Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, he began his career as a child. He appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting, which they starred in, he established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the sci-fi disaster film Armageddon, the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, the war drama Pearl Harbor, the spy thriller The Sum of All Fears. After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli, Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic Hollywoodland, his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, which he co-wrote, was well received. He directed and starred in the crime drama The Town and the political thriller Argo.
For the latter, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award for Best Picture. He has since starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl, played the superhero Batman in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, starred in the action thrillers The Accountant and Triple Frontier. Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization, he is a stalwart supporter of the Democratic Party. Affleck and Damon are co-owners of the production company Pearl Street Films. Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 1972 in Berkeley, California, his family moved to Massachusetts when he was three, living in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before settling in Cambridge. His mother, Christopher Anne "Chris" Boldt, was a Harvard-educated elementary school teacher, his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, was an aspiring playwright who made a living as a carpenter, auto mechanic, electrician and janitor at Harvard.
In the mid-1960s, he had been an stage manager with the Theater Company of Boston. During Affleck's childhood, his father had a self-described "severe, chronic problem with alcoholism", Affleck has recalled him drinking "all day... every day". His father was "very difficult" to live with and he felt a sense of "relief" at the age of 12 when his parents divorced, his father left the family home, his father continued to drink and became homeless, spending two years living "on the streets" of Cambridge. When Affleck was 16, his father entered a rehabilitation facility in California, he lived at the facility for twelve years to maintain his sobriety, worked as an addiction counselor. Affleck was raised in a politically active, liberal household, he and his brother were surrounded by people who worked in the arts attended theater performances with their mother, were encouraged to make their own home movies. The brothers auditioned for roles in local commercials and film productions because of their mother's friendship with a Cambridge-area casting director, Affleck first acted professionally at the age of seven.
His mother saved his wages in a college trust fund, hoped her son would become a teacher, worrying that acting was an insecure and "frivolous" profession. David Wheeler, a family friend, was Affleck's acting coach and described him as a "very bright and intensely curious" child; when Affleck was 13, he filmed a children's television program in Mexico. He learned to speak Spanish during a year spent travelling around the country with his mother and brother; as a Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school student, Affleck acted in theater productions and was inspired by drama teacher Gerry Speca. He became close friends with fellow student Matt Damon. Although Damon was two years older, the two had "identical interests", traveled to New York together for acting auditions, they saved their acting earnings in a joint bank account to buy airline tickets. While Affleck had high SAT scores, he was an unfocused student with poor attendance, he spent a few months studying Spanish at the University of Vermont, chosen because of its proximity to his then-girlfriend, but left after fracturing his hip while playing basketball.
At 18, Affleck moved to Los Angeles, studying Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College for a year and a half. Affleck acted professionally throughout his childhood but, in his own words, "not in the sense that I had a mom that wanted to take me to Hollywood or a family that wanted to make money from me... I kind of chanced into something." He first appeared, at the age of seven, in a local independent film called Dark Side of the Street, directed by a family friend. His biggest success as a child actor was as the star of the PBS children's series The Voyage of the Mimi and The Second Voyage of the Mimi, produced for sixth-grade science classes. Affleck worked "sporadically" on Mimi from the age of eight to fifteen in both Massachusetts and Mexico; as a teenager, he appeared in the ABC after school special Wanted: A Perfect Man, the television film Hands of a Stranger, a 1989 Burger King commercial. After high school, Affleck moved to New York in search of acting work. While studying at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Affleck directed student films.
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The Great Egg-Scape is a 1997 animated short film and a spin-off of The Flintstones starring Dino, the Flintstone family's pet dinosaur, produced by Hanna-Barbera. It aired on Cartoon Network as part of What a Cartoon! on March 5, 1997. Dino is working as a night watchman at the Bedrock Museum; when a last-of-its-kind brontosaurus egg is stolen while he's sleeping on duty, Dino must find it or else he loses his job. Frank Welker – Dino, Older Baby, Siren Russi Taylor – Baby Nick Jameson – Scientist, Guard Bird, Dinosaur Rob Paulsen – Cop Gary Owens – Announcer, Commander Fred Seibert became president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992 and helped guide the struggling animation studio into its greatest output in years with shows like 2 Stupid Dogs and SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. Seibert wanted the studio to produce short cartoons, in the vein of the Golden age of American animation. Although a project consisting of 48 shorts would cost twice as much as a normal series, Seibert's pitch to Cartoon Network involved promising 48 chances to "succeed or fail," opened up possibilities for new original programming, offered several new shorts to the thousands present in the Turner Entertainment library.
According to Seibert, quality did not matter much to the cable operators distributing the struggling network, they were more interested in promising new programs. Seibert's idea for the project was influenced by Looney Tunes. William Hanna, with partner Joseph Barbera, as well as veteran animator Friz Freleng, taught Seibert how the shorts of the Golden age of American animation were produced; as was the custom in live action film and television, the company did not pay each creator for the storyboard submitted and pitched. For the first time in the studio's history, individual creators could retain their rights, earn royalties on their creations. Dino: Stay Out! What a Cartoon! Dino: The Great Egg-Scape on IMDb Dino: The Great Egg-Scape at The Big Cartoon DataBase
José Luis Senobua García known as Sena, is a Spanish-born Equatoguinean retired footballer who played as a midfielder, is the current assistant manager of CD Oriente. He was a member of the Equatorial Guinea national team. Born in Almería, Sena finished his formation in Los Molinos CF's youth setup, made his senior debuts with UD Almería B, playing several seasons in the regional leagues. On 25 January 1997, aged only 18, he made his first team debut, starting in a 1–1 away draw against UD Las Palmas for the Segunda División championship. Sena alternated between both reserve and main squads during his spell, only appearing with the latter in the 2000–01 campaign, in Segunda División B, he subsequently resumed his career appearing in the fourth level but in the regional leagues, representing CD Roquetas, AD Mar Menor-San Javier, Mármol Macael CD, Pinatar CF, UD Villa de Santa Brígida, CD Zuera, CD Teruel, AD Comarca de Níjar and AD Adra, retiring with the latter in 2007. Sena was called to the Spanish U-18 national team, although he never got to make debut in an official match.
As his father is a Bubi from Malabo, in 2003, he was called up to Equatorial Guinea national team, along with several other Spanish-born players of Equatoguinean descent. He made his debut in a 0–1 loss against Morocco at the 2004 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on 6 July 2003; this was his only appearance in the national team. Sena's cousin Kike, is a footballer. A forward, he too was groomed at Almería's youth system. In turn, Sena has an uncle called Tarcisio Senobua who played for the Equatoguinean national team too. Sena at BDFutbol Sena at La Preferente