William John Hunter was an Australian actor of film and television, prominent as a voice-over artist. He won two AFI Awards, he was a recipient of the Centenary Medal. Hunter was born in Ballarat, the son of William and Francie Hunter, he had a brother, a sister, Marie Ann. During his teens, Hunter was a champion swimmer, held a world record for the 100 yards freestyle until his record was broken by John Devitt in the next heat ten minutes later. Hunter had qualified for the Australian swimming team in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia but a bout of meningitis ended his Olympic hopes. Hunter made his film debut as an extra in 1957 film The Shiralee. An introduction to Ava Gardner saw him gain a job as an extra and swimming double in the Hollywood film On the Beach, filming in Melbourne. Hunter claimed that he was inspired to take up acting after watching one of the leads do 27 takes of a scene, thinking he could do better, he took an intensive drama course in Melbourne, aboard the RHMS Ellinis on New Years Eve 1964 sailed for adventures of luck in England.
There he won a two-year scholarship to the prestigious Northampton Repertory Company in England. In 1966, Hunter made his first television appearance, two episodes in The Ark, a serial within the third season of the BBC television drama series Doctor Who. Hunter discovered what he wanted to know: the acting business was brutal in the big city and he returned to the terrain he knew, Australia, in 1967, finding a new beginning in television drama, becoming a prolific performer there and in feature films, his character was most the strong, archetypal gruff Australian whose exterior belies his softer heart and within his performances sensibilities vulnerable to pressure. Some of his most notable movie roles include Mad Dog Morgan, Gallipoli, The Dismissal, Scales of Justice, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Australia. In 2007, he reprised the role of Bob in the Australian touring stage production of Priscilla, he provided the voice of the dentist in Finding Nemo and the voice of Bubo in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
He portrayed United Nations Secretary General Spencer Chartwell in the American science fiction series Space: Above and Beyond. His last film role was in The Cup. Of acting, Hunter said, "As long as the director told me where to stand and what to say, I was happy. Anyone who says there's any more to it than that, is full of bullshit.... It's a job, it is a craft. What you need is common sense and a reasonably rough head. You put on the makeup and the wardrobe, and, half the performance; that upsets the purists, but never mind, they don't work as much as I do." Hunter's first marriage was to Robbie Anderson from 1963 to 1973, with whom he had a son, named James Hunter. His next marriage was to actress Pat Bishop, in 1976. According to writer Bob Ellis, the marriage was short-lived after Hunter ran off with their marriage celebrant, his third marriage was to artist and television presenter Rhoda Roberts, from 1993 until their divorce in 1999. Hunter was a supporter of the Australian Labor Party, appearing in the party's official 1996 Federal Election Campaign advertisement.
On 15 May 2011, Hunter was admitted to Caritas Christi hospice in Kew after refusing to go to a hospital. Surrounded by family and friends, he died of liver cancer on 21 May 2011, aged 71. A memorial service for Hunter was held at Melbourne's Princess Theatre on 26 May. Close friend and co-star Mick Molloy paid tribute to Bill Hunter on stage at the 54th Logie Awards in April 2012. Hunter won the 1978 AFI Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Newsfront, the 1981 Best Supporting Actor award for Gallipoli. In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to acting. A painting of Hunter by artist Jason Benjamin won the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2005 Archibald Prize. Bill Hunter on IMDb "Bill Hunter's list of film and television credits"; the Australian. Retrieved on 21 May 2011 Bill Hunter on australianscreen Strictly Heslop – Bill Hunter Tribute Fanzine
Fathers and Daughters is a 2015 U. S.-Italian drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Kylie Rogers. It is based on a 2012 script written by Brad Desch, included in the 2012 Black List survey; the film received negative reviews from critics while audiences gave it favorable reviews. It grossed over $5.1 million against a $22.4 million production budget. A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown while, twenty-five years his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own. Gabriele Muccino was hired to direct during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Russell Crowe was the first cast in October, with Amanda Seyfried joining the same month as Crowe's daughter. Kylie Rogers joining as the younger version of Crowe's daughter. In November, Aaron Paul was cast in the film as Seyfried's love interest. Actresses Diane Kruger, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhané Wallis were cast in the film during the Berlin Film Festival.
The same month, Janet McTeer was cast. In April 2014, it was announced Jane Fonda, Bruce Greenwood had joined the cast of the film. Crew members scouted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a filming location, with production slated for an April start date. Principal photography began on March 14 in Pittsburgh. Michael Bolton wrote the song to this movie. On May 25, 2014, James Horner was hired to compose the music for the film, but on September 26, Paolo Buonvino replaced Horner to score the film; the film was released first in Italy on October 1, 2015. It was released in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2015, by Warner Bros. Vertical Entertainment distributed the film in the U. S on July 8, 2016; the film received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports a rating of 28% based on 50 reviews, with an average rating of 4.24/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 31% from 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Official website Fathers and Daughters on IMDb Fathers and Daughters at Box Office Mojo Fathers and Daughters at Rotten Tomatoes Fathers and Daughters at Metacritic Fathers and Daughters at AllMovie
Amory Holbrook was an American attorney and politician in the Oregon Territory. He was the first United States Attorney for the territory and served as mayor of Oregon City and in the Oregon Legislative Assembly. Holbrook was born on August 1820, on the United States East Coast, he attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, where he graduated in 1841. Following graduation he began practicing law, he married Mary Hooper, they would have one son named Millard. In August 1848, the United States created the Oregon Territory out of territory gained with the settlement of the Oregon Question in 1846. Holbrook was appointed as the first United States Attorney for the territory by President Zachary Taylor, arrived in Oregon in May 1850 with his family. In June, he served as the prosecution in the trial of the Native Americans charged with carrying out the Whitman Massacre; the five members of the Cayuse were hung in Oregon City. Holbrook was elected as mayor of Oregon City in 1856, serving until 1859. Oregon entered the Union in 1859 as the 33rd state.
In 1860, he was a candidate for the United States Senate, but lost that year and a subsequent attempt for the position. That year he served in the Oregon House of Representatives. Holbrook represented Clackamas County as a Republican, he started the Know Nothing Party in the state before serving as editor of The Oregonian from 1862 to 1864. Holbrook entered private legal practice, he died at the age of 46 on September 26, 1866. The Lincoln Log The Whitman Massacre Trial