Michael Austin Cera is a Canadian actor, singer and musician. He started his career as a child actor, portraying a young Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, he is known for his role as George Michael Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development and for his film roles as Evan in Superbad, as Paulie Bleeker in Juno, as Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as a fictional version of himself in This Is the End, as the voice of Dick Grayson / Robin in The Lego Batman Movie. Cera made his Broadway debut in the 2014 production of Kenneth Lonergan's. For his performance in the 2018 production of Lonergan's Lobby Hero, Cera was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. In addition to acting, Cera is a musician, having released his debut album True That in 2014. Cera has acted as the touring bassist for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly. Cera was born in Ontario, he is Luigi Cera, a technician. His father is Sicilian, his mother has Irish, Dutch and English ancestry.
His parents both worked for Xerox. Cera has an older sister, a younger sister, Molly, he became interested in acting after viewing Ghostbusters when sick with the chicken pox at the age of three. He idolized Bill Murray, he took improvisation classes. Cera attended Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School until grade nine, but completed school online through grade 12, his first role was an unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. That appearance landed him a position in a Pillsbury commercial in which he poked the Pillsbury Doughboy, his first role with lines, he found not being cast in commercials after auditioning "really disheartening" but, in 1999, Cera was cast as Larrabe Hicks in the Canadian children's show I Was a Sixth Grade Alien, which ran for two seasons. That year, he appeared in the television films What Katy Did and Switching Goals starring the Olsen twins. Cera made his theatrical film debut in the science fiction film Frequency as the son of Noah Emmerich's character.
Cera appeared in the films Steal This Movie! and Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream in 2000, the latter of which featured Cera in his first leading role and was presented in IMAX theaters. Cera appeared in several television films in 2001 including My Louisiana Sky and The Familiar Stranger and began voicing Josh Spitz in the animated series Braceface, continuing to do so until 2004. In 2002, Cera played the young Chuck Barris in the George Clooney-directed film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, he provided the voice for Brother Bear – an anthropomorphic bear – in the 2003 The Berenstain Bears animated series, which aired for three seasons. Following a role in the critically panned unaired Fox pilot The Grubbs in 2002, Cera auditioned for a part in another Fox sitcom, Arrested Development, which began airing in November 2003; the show follows the wealthy and dysfunctional Bluth family, with Cera playing George Michael Bluth, the teenage son of Jason Bateman's character, Michael Bluth. After three seasons, Fox canceled the series in 2006 due to low viewership despite critical acclaim.
In 2006, he created and starred in a parody of Impossible is Nothing, a video résumé created by Aleksey Vayner. Cera and his Arrested Development co-star Alia Shawkat guest starred as a pair of college students in the teen noir drama Veronica Mars in the episode "The Rapes of Graff" in 2006. Along with best friend Clark Duke, Cera wrote and starred in a series of short videos released on their website; the idea came from Duke, enrolled at Loyola Marymount University and did it for his film school studies. In 2007, they signed a deal with CBS Television to write, produce and act in a short-form comedy series entitled Clark and Michael; the show featured guest stars such as David Cross, Andy Richter and Patton Oswalt, was distributed via CBS's internet channel, CBS Innertube. In May 2007, Cera appeared in a staged comedy video that shows him being fired from the lead role of the film Knocked Up after belittling and arguing with its director Judd Apatow, in a scene that mocks the David O. Russell blow up on the set of I Heart Huckabees.
Cera starred in the Apatow-produced teen comedy Superbad alongside Jonah Hill. Their characters in the film – two virgin teenagers about to graduate from high school whose party plans go awry – were based on its writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Superbad was released in cinemas in August 2007. Cera's performance was met with critical acclaim, with The Atlantic opining that the film "belongs to Michael Cera" for capturing "teenage sexual abashment as indelibly as he did in the role of George Michael", while The New York Times felt he was "excellent" and CNN praised Cera and Hill for playing "off each other beautifully". In November 2007, Cera hosted an untelevised live staged version of Saturday Night Live, not broadcast due to the then-ongoing 2007 Writers Guild of America Strike. In his second film of 2007, Cera co-starred in Juno as Paulie Bleeker, a teenager who impregnates his long-time school friend Juno. For Superbad and Juno, Cera won Breakthrough Artist in the Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2007 and was included in Entertainment Weekly's 30 Under 30 list in February 2008.
Cera starred alongside Kat Dennings in the romantic comedy-drama Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, in whic
Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Tony Award, has been nominated for an Academy Award and two competitive British Academy Film Awards. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Epsom, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions, he made his feature-film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. That year, his performance in the television film Boy A earned him a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, he came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama The Social Network, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his portrayal of Eduardo Saverin, the science fiction romance Never Let Me Go. Garfield subsequently gained wider recognition for playing the titular superhero in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. In 2016, Garfield starred in Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, his portrayal of Desmond T. Doss in the former earned him nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
On stage, Garfield has played Biff in a 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. In 2017, he starred as Prior Walter in a production of Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre in London, a role for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor, he reprised the role on Broadway in 2018, for which he received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. Garfield was born in California, his mother, Lynn, is from Essex and his father, Richard Garfield, is from California. Garfield's paternal grandparents were from the United Kingdom. Garfield's parents moved the family from Los Angeles to the UK when he was three years old and was brought up in Epsom, Surrey. Garfield's father is Jewish, his paternal grandparents were from Jewish immigrant families who moved to London from Poland and Romania, the family surname was "Garfinkel". Garfield's parents ran a small interior design business.
His mother is a teaching assistant at a nursery school, his father became head coach of the Guildford City Swimming Club. He has an older brother, a doctor. Garfield was a gymnast and a swimmer during his early years, was an avid philatelist, he had intended to study business but became interested in acting at the age of sixteen when a friend convinced him to take Theatre Studies at A-level as they were one pupil short of being able to run the class. Garfield attended Priory Preparatory School in Banstead and City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Garfield began taking acting classes in Guildford, when he was 9, appeared in a youth theatre production of Bugsy Malone, he joined a small youth theatre workshop group in Epsom and took Theatre Studies at A-level before studying for a further 3 years at a UK conservatoire, the Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon graduating in 2004 he began working in stage acting.
In 2004 he won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, won the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2006 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Garfield made his British television debut in 2005 appearing in the Channel 4 teen drama Sugar Rush. In 2007 he garnered public attention when he appeared in the series 3 of the BBC's Doctor Who, in the episodes "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks". Garfield commented. In October 2007, he was named one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch", he made his American film debut in November 2007, playing an American university student in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, with co-stars Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. "I'm just lucky to be there working on the same project as them, although I don't expect to be recognised by audiences," Garfield told Variety in 2007. In his review for The Boston Globe, Wesley Morris considered Garfield's work "a willing punching bag for the movie's jabs and low blows".
In the Channel 4 drama Boy A, released in November 2007, he portrayed a notorious killer trying to find new life after prison. The role garnered him the 2008 British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle wrote that "there is no doubt about the intelligence and sensitivity" of Garfield's portrayal. Minneapolis Star Tribune's Christy DeSmith echoed Biancolli's sentiment, citing his "detailed expressions" as an example. Writing in The Seattle Times, John Hartl noted that Garfield demonstrated range in the role, concluded: "Garfield always manages to capture his passion". Joe Morgenstern, the critic for The Wall Street Journal, dubbed Garfield's performance "phenomenal", assessing that he "makes room for the many and various pieces of Jack's personality". In 2008, he had a minor role in the film The Other Boleyn Girl, was named one of the shooting stars at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, Garfield held supporting roles in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and the Red Riding television trilogy.
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times thought that Garfield gave a stand out performance in the latter. In 2010, Garfield co-starred opposite Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in Mark Romanek's dystopian science fiction drama Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's 200
59th British Academy Film Awards
The 59th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 19 February 2006 and honoured the best films of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won Best Film, Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal, Best Adapted Screenplay. Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for Capote and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for Walk the Line; the Constant Gardener only received one award. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, directed by Nick Park and Steve Box, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2005. Https://web.archive.org/web/20101211032422/http://www.timeout.com/film/news/865/the-constant-gardener-dominates-bafta-nominations.html Complete list of BAFTA nominees http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4626932.stm - all nominations Constant Gardener Rakes In Bafta Noms https://web.archive.org/web/20080208094736/http://www.timeout.com/film/newyork/news/939/brokeback-bags-four-baftas.html http://www.bafta.org/awards/film/nominations/?year=2005
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an English actor and screenwriter, best known as the titular character in the Kick-Ass films, as well as Robbie from Angus and Perfect Snogging. He played Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taylor-Johnson began performing at age six and has appeared in films such as Shanghai Knights, playing a young Charlie Chaplin, The Illusionist and Angus and Perfect Snogging, he had his breakthrough performance in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. He went on to portray Ben in the Oliver Stone-directed crime thriller Savages, Russian aristocrat Count Vronsky in Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina and Lt. Brody in Gareth Edwards' monster movie Godzilla, he played Pietro Maximoff in the film Avengers: Age of Ultron. For his performance as psychopathic drifter Ray Marcus in Tom Ford's thriller Nocturnal Animals, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, he was credited as Aaron Johnson, but began being billed as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 2013, with Kick-Ass 2.
He changed his name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood. Johnson was born in High Wycombe, the son of Sarah and Robert Johnson, a housewife mother and civil engineer father, respectively, he has a sister, who appeared in his film Tom & Thomas in a small role. Johnson is Jewish, he was educated at Holmer Green Senior School and attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe between 1996 and 2008, where he studied drama, jazz and singing. Johnson began acting at the age of six. On stage, he appeared in a London production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, playing the son of Macduff alongside Rufus Sewell, who played Macbeth, in 1999, he appeared in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2000. His television roles have included Niker in the 2004 BBC adaptation of the novel Feather Boy, Aaron in Danny Brocklehurst's ITV1 serial Talk to Me, Owen Stephens in Nearly Famous. In 2003, Johnson appeared as a young Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai Knights, with Chaplin depicted as a member of a London gang of street thugs.
In 2006, he appeared in The Illusionist, appearing in the early flashback scenes as Edward Norton's character, Eduard Abramovicz, as a teenager. The scenes show the young Eduard as he first learns magic, to do this, Johnson had to learn how to perform the ball trick displayed by his character, he learned how to perform the balancing of the egg on the stick, although, effected mechanically. In 2006, he starred in the film The Thief Lord, as Prosper. Johnson appeared as John Lennon in the 2009 biopic film Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, his performance saw him receive the Empire Award for Best Newcomer and he was nominated for Young British Performer of the Year by the London Film Critics' Circle. In 2010, Johnson appeared as David "Dave" Lizewski/Kick-Ass, the lead character in Kick-Ass, based on the superhero comic book of the same name by Scottish writer Mark Millar, his performance in Kick-Ass saw. He has appeared as the central character, William, in Hideo Nakata's Chatroom. In December 2010, Johnson joined the cast of Albert Nobbs as a replacement for Orlando Bloom, who dropped out of the production due to his wife's pregnancy.
Johnson starred in R. E. M.'s 2011 music video "Überlin", directed by his then-fiancée. In 2012, Johnson played Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina; that year, he starred as Ben in Oliver Stone's Savages. HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny was positive of the bond between Johnson and co-star Taylor Kitsch, which "seems not only credible but lived in and authentic throughout the film", noted the evolution in maturity of Johnson since Kick-Ass. Johnson starred in the Godzilla reboot, released in May 2014. Johnson played Quicksilver in Avengers: the sequel to The Avengers. Johnson first appeared as the character in a post-credits scene of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier; the role reunited him with Elizabeth Olsen. In 2016, he played a menacing Texan, in Tom Ford's thriller Nocturnal Animals. For the role, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. Johnson became first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor winner since Richard Benjamin who did not receive an Academy Award nomination.
For the role he received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2017, he played an American soldier in Doug Liman's thriller The Wall, in 2018, he appeared in Outlaw King, an American-British historical action drama about Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence. Aaron Johnson began a relationship with Nowhere Boy director Sam Taylor-Wood, after meeting on the 2009 set of the film when he was 18 and she was 42, they announced their engagement in October 2009 and married at Babington House, England on 21 June 2012. The two use the surname professionally; the couple have Wylda Rae and Romy Hero. He is stepfather to two daughters from his wife's previous marriage. Taylor-Johnson was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015. Aaron Taylor-Johnson on IMDb Aaron Taylor-Johnson on Instagram
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor and producer. García Bernal is best known for his performances in the films Bad Education, The Motorcycle Diaries, Amores perros, Y Tu Mamá También, Babel and Coco, for his role as Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios' web television series Mozart in the Jungle, he and Diego Luna founded Canana Films in Mexico City. García Bernal was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Motorcycle Diaries in 2005, in 2016 won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor — Television Series Musical Or Comedy for Mozart in the Jungle. In 2016, Time Magazine named him in the annual Time 100 most influential people list. García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, the son of Patricia Bernal, an actress and former model, José Ángel García, an actor and director, his stepfather is Sergio Yazbek. He started acting at just a year old and spent most of his teen years starring in telenovelas; when he was fourteen, he taught indigenous people in Mexico to read working with the Huichol people.
At the age of 15, he took part in peaceful demonstrations during the Chiapas uprising of 1994. He began studying philosophy at UNAM, Mexico's national university but, during a prolonged student strike, he decided to take a sabbatical to travel around Europe, he moved to London, became the first Mexican accepted to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After García Bernal's success in soap operas, Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu offered García Bernal a part in the Oscar-nominated Amores Perros; the film won rave reviews, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. From there, Garcia Bernal went on to star in several films, including director Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también and the Mexican box-office record-breaker El crimen del Padre Amaro, he has done some theatre work, including a 2005 production of Bodas de Sangre, by Federico García Lorca, in the Almeida Theatre in London. García Bernal portrayed Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara twice, first in the 2002 TV miniseries Fidel and better known, in The Motorcycle Diaries, an adaptation of a journal the 23-year-old Guevara wrote about his travels across South America.
He was nominated for a BAFTA in 2005 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Motorcycle Diaries. García Bernal has worked for acclaimed directors including González Iñárritu, Pedro Almodóvar, Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Michel Gondry, Iciar Bollaín, among others, he has taken on roles in English-language films, including the Gondry-directed The Science of Sleep and The King, for which he earned rave reviews. García Bernal directed his first feature film, Déficit, released in 2007, he was cast in the 2008 film Blindness, an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by José Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize, about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. As in the novel, the characters have no names or histories. I just think what my character wants.'" García Bernal again paired with Diego Luna in Rudo y Cursi directed by Carlos Cuarón. García Bernal and Diego Luna own Canana Films; the company joined with Golden Phoenix Productions to produce a number of television documentaries about the unsolved murders of more than 300 women in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
In May 2010, García Bernal did a cameo appearance as himself playing Cristiano Ronaldo in Ronaldo: The Movie for the Nike advertisement, Write the Future. In 2010, he co-directed with Marc Siver four short films in collaboration with Amnesty International; the tetralogy, called "Los Invisibles," is about migrants from Central America in Mexico, their journey and risks, their hopes, what they can contribute to Mexico, the US and the world. He directed the movies, did the interviews and narrates the four short movies, he starred in Spain's official entry for the 2011 Academy Awards. García Bernal narrated Human Planet for Hispanic audiences, which premiered on Discovery en Español on 25 April 2011 and aired on Discovery Channel in Latin America on May 12. For the third time García Bernal appeared with Diego Luna in the American Spanish-language comedy film Casa de Mi Padre, opposite Will Ferrell, where he played a feared drug lord. García Bernal's next projects included a film adaptation of José Agustín's Ciudades Desiertas and the Jon Stewart directorial biopic Rosewater, in which he portrayed Maziar Bahari to widespread critical acclaim.
He was set to star in the 20th Century Fox reboot Zorro film called Zorro Reborn. The script is by Glen Gers, Lee Shipman, Brian McGeevy. In April 2014, he was announced as a member of the main competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In June 2014, he began production as the star of the dramatic comedy Zoom, directed by Pedro Morelli. In 2014, he was cast in the lead role of Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios comedy-drama television series Mozart in the Jungle, his performance in the show was met with rave reviews, earning him a Golden Globe Award in 2016. In 2016, he starred in two movies selected to enter the competition for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Neruda. In 2017, he was announced as a member of the U. S. Dramatic Jury at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival; that same year, he provided the voice of Héctor, an undead trickster and one of the main protagonists of the Pixar animated film Coco. García Bernal founded The Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, which works to br
65th British Academy Film Awards
The 65th British Academy Film Awards, more known as the BAFTAs, were held on 12 February 2012 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2011. The nominations were announced on 17 January 2012 by actor Daniel Radcliffe and actress Holliday Grainger. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2011. Stephen Fry, who hosted from 2001 to 2006, returned to host the ceremony; the Artist won seven awards out of its twelve nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. Meryl Streep won Best Actress for The Iron Lady. Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor for Beginners and Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for The Help. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2011. Director Martin Scorsese was given the BAFTA Fellowship and Sir John Hurt garnered the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.
Martin Scorsese Sir John Hurt Most wins7 wins The Artist 2 wins Hugo, The Iron Lady and Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyMost nominations12 nominations The Artist 11 nominations Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 9 nominations Hugo 6 nominations My Week with Marilyn 5 nominations The Help and War Horse 4 nominations Drive, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Iron Lady 3 nominations The Descendants, Senna, We Need to Talk About Kevin 2 nominations The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Ides of March, Shame 17th Critics' Choice Awards 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards 66th Tony Awards 69th Golden Globe Awards 84th Academy Awards 65th BAFTA Awards page