James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history". Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award for his role in The Great White Hope, which earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film version of the play. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1990, he is known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, as well as many other film and television roles. Jones has been said to possess "one of the best-known voices in show business, a stirring basso profondo that has lent gravel and gravitas" to his projects, including live-action acting, voice acting, commercial voice-overs. In 1970, he won a Grammy Award for Great American Documents; as a child, Jones had a stutter.
In his episode of Biography, he said he overcame the affliction through poetry, public speaking, acting, although it lasted for several years. A pre-med major in college, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting. On November 12, 2011, he received an Honorary Academy Award. On November 9, 2015, Jones received the Voice Arts Icon Award. On May 25, 2017, he received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Harvard University and concluded the event's benediction with "May the Force be with you". James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, on January 17, 1931, to Ruth Jones, a teacher and maid, Robert Earl Jones, a boxer and chauffeur who left the family shortly after James Earl's birth, he became a stage and screen actor in New York and Hollywood. Jones and his father became reconciled then, his parents were African-American, Jones has learned they had Irish and Native American ancestry. From the age of five, Jones was raised by his maternal grandparents, John Henry and Maggie Williams, who had moved from Mississippi in the Great Migration and had a farm in Jackson, Michigan.
Jones found the transition to living with his grandparents in Michigan traumatic, developed a stutter so severe that he refused to speak. When his family moved to the more rural Brethren, Michigan, a teacher helped him overcome his stutter, he remained functionally mute for eight years. He credits his English teacher, Donald Crouch, who discovered he had a gift for writing poetry, with helping him end his silence. Crouch urged him to challenge his reluctance to speak. "I was a stutterer. I couldn't talk. So my first year of school was my first mute year, those mute years continued until I got to high school." After being educated at the Browning School for boys in his high school years and graduating as vice president of his class from Dickson Rural Agricultural School in Brethren, Jones attended the University of Michigan where he was a pre-med major. He excelled, he felt comfortable within the structure of the military environment and enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow cadets in the Pershing Rifles Drill Team and Scabbard and Blade Honor Society.
During the course of his studies, Jones discovered. Instead, he focused on drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with the thought of doing something he enjoyed, before, he assumed, he would have to go off to fight in the Korean War. After four years of college, Jones graduated from the university in 1955. With the war intensifying in Korea, Jones expected to be deployed as soon as he received his commission as a second lieutenant; as he waited for his orders, he worked as a part-time stage crew hand at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, where he had earlier performed. Jones was commissioned in mid-1953, after the Korean War's end, reported to Fort Benning to attend the Infantry Officers Basic Course, he received his Ranger Tab. He was to report to Fort Leonard Wood, but his unit was instead sent to establish a cold weather training command at the former Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado, his battalion became a training unit in the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains.
Jones was promoted to first lieutenant prior to his discharge. He moved to New York, he worked as a janitor to support himself. Jones began his acting career at the Ramsdell Theatre in Michigan. In 1953, he was a stage carpenter. During the 1955 -- 57 seasons, he was an stage manager, he performed his first portrayal of Shakespeare's Othello in this theater in 1955. His early career included an appearance in the ABC radio anthology series Theatre-Five. Jones is an accomplished stage actor, he has acted in many Shakespearean roles: Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, Claudius in Hamlet. In 1973, Jones played Hickey on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theater in a revival of "The Iceman Cometh." Jones played Lennie on Broadway in the 1974 Brooks Atkinson Theatre production of the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, with Kevin Conway as George and Pamela Blair as Curley's Wife. Jones received Kennedy Center H
Diahann Carroll is an American actress and model. She rose to stardom in performances in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts, including Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959. In 1962, Carroll won a Tony Award for best actress, a first for a black woman, for her role in the Broadway musical No Strings, her 1968 debut in Julia, the first series on American television to star a black woman in a nonstereotypical role, was a milestone both in her career and the medium. In the 1980s she played the role of a mixed-race diva in the primetime soap opera Dynasty. Carroll is the recipient of numerous stage and screen nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress In A Television Series" in 1968, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for the 1974 film Claudine. A breast cancer survivor and activist, Carroll was scheduled to return to the Broadway stage in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun as Mama, but withdrew prior to opening citing the demands of the rehearsal and performance schedule.
Carroll was born in the Bronx, New York, to John Johnson, of Aiken, South Carolina, Mabel, of Bladenboro, North Carolina. When Carroll was an infant, the family moved to Harlem, she attended Music and Art High School, was a classmate of Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support, enrolling her in dance and modeling classes. By the time Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony. After graduating from high school, she attended New York University. Carroll got her big break at 18, when she appeared as a contestant on the Dumont Television Network program, Chance of a Lifetime, hosted by Dennis James. On the show which aired January 8, 1954, she took the $1,000 top prize for a rendition of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein song, "Why Was I Born?" She went on to win the following four weeks. Engagements at Manhattan's Café Society and Latin Quarter nightclubs soon followed. Carroll's film debut was a supporting role in Carmen Jones as a wholesome country-bred rival to the sultry lead character played by Dorothy Dandridge.
That same year, she starred in House of Flowers. In 1959, she played Clara in the film version of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, but her character's singing parts were dubbed by opera singer Loulie Jean Norman, she made a guest appearance in the series Peter Gunn, in the 1960 episode "Sing a Song of Murder". She starred with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward in the 1961 film Paris Blues. In 1962, Carroll won the Tony Award for best actress for the role of Barbara Woodruff in the Samuel A. Taylor and Richard Rodgers musical No Strings. In 1974, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the film Claudine; the role of Claudine had been written for actress Diana Sands, but shortly before filming was to begin, Sands found out that she was terminally ill with cancer. Sands attempted to carry on with the role, but as filming began, she became too ill to continue, recommended her friend Carroll take over the role. Sands would not live to see Claudine, she died in September of 1973.
Diahann Carroll is well known for her title role in the 1968 television series Julia, which made her the first African American actress to star in her own television series where she did not play a domestic worker. That role won her the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress In A Television Series" in 1968, a nomination for an Emmy Award in 1969; some of her earlier work included appearances on shows hosted by Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, Judy Garland, Ed Sullivan, on The Hollywood Palace variety show. In 1984, Carroll joined the nighttime soap opera Dynasty as the mixed-race jet set diva Dominique Deveraux, half-sister of Blake Carrington, her high-profile role on Dynasty reunited her with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams, who played her onscreen husband Brady Lloyd. Carroll remained on the show until 1987 making several appearances on its short-lived spin-off, The Colbys, she received her third Emmy nomination in 1989 for the recurring role of Marion Gilbert in A Different World. In 1991, Carroll played the role of Eleanor Potter, the wife of Jimmy Potter, portrayed by Chuck Patterson, in The Five Heartbeats, a musical drama film in which Jimmy manages a vocal group.
In this role, Carroll was a doting and protective wife alongside actor and musician Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, others. In a 1995 reunion with Billy Dee Williams in Lonesome Dove: The Series, she played Mrs. Greyson, the wife of Williams' character. In 1996, Carroll starred as the self-loving and deluded silent movie star Norma Desmond in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of the classic film Sunset Boulevard. In 2001, Carroll made her animation début in The Legend of Tarzan, in which she voiced Queen La, an evil sorceress and ruler of the ancient city of Opar. In 2006, she appeared in the television medical drama Grey's Anatomy as Jane Burke, the demanding mother of Dr. Preston Burke. In December 2008, Carroll was cast in USA Network's series White Collar as June, the savvy widow who rents out her guest room to Neal Caffrey. In 2010, Carroll was featured in UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docudrama entitled, 1 a Minute, she appeared as Nana in two Lifetime movies: At Risk and The Front, movie adaptations of two Patricia Cornwell novels.
Carroll was present on stage for the 2013 Emmy Awards, to speak about being th
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a first and third-person action game in the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series released in 2002. The Microsoft Windows and OS X versions were developed by Raven Software, the Xbox and GameCube versions by Vicarious Visions and published by LucasArts with the OS X version was published by Aspyr. Powered by the id Tech 3 game engine, the game revolves around ranged and melee combat, with the player capable of wielding classic Star Wars weapons such as blasters and Force powers; the game features both multiplayer modes. The story-driven single-player campaign is set in the Star Wars expanded universe two years after the events of Mysteries of the Sith; the plot follows Kyle Katarn as he fights against his followers. The game was critically well-received on all platforms, with scores on Metacritic of 89 out of 100 for the PC version, 81 out of 100 for the Xbox version, 75 out of 100 for the GameCube version. In 2003, a sequel titled Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy was released for the Xbox, Mac OS and PC.
In 2006, the PC version of Jedi Outcast was re-released with four other Star Wars games in a pack entitled Star Wars: The Best of PC. On September 16, 2009, the game was re-released with the other Jedi Knight games onto Steam and Direct2Drive. Jedi Outcast allows the player to wield a variety of firearms from the Star Wars franchise, as well as lightsabers and Force powers; the player can choose whether to use first or third-person perspective for each weapon, including the lightsaber. Combat is standard for the shooter genre, offering players an array of energy and projectile weapons, plus a variety of explosives. Players have health and shield meters, each of, replenished separately. Jedi Outcast places a strong emphasis on lightsaber combat; as in the films, lightsabers can be used to deflect shots from blasters. The game offers three lightsaber styles. There are a number of combos, many of which are unique to the selected saber style. Force powers are available in both single-player and multiplayer modes, but more powers can be used in the latter.
The use of powers is restricted by a "Force Meter", which depletes with each use and refills over time. The "level" of a Force power determines the strength of that power and the amount depleted from the Force meter during its use; the multiplayer mode divides players into Light Siders and Dark Siders, pitting each side against the other in team battles. Each side has access to both shared "Neutral" Force powers, which are focused on increasing speed and athletic ability. There are numerous powers unique to both Light and Dark sides; as in the previous games, Light Side powers are focused around protection and healing, while Dark Side powers are aggressive. Unlike previous games, Kyle does not select Light or Dark powers in the single-player, instead receiving a selection of both; the single-player campaign follows Kyle Katarn as he moves through the levels in a linear manner, meeting friendly and hostile non-player characters. Friendly NPCs will assist the player in combat. In addition to combat, the campaign features a variety of puzzles.
When the game starts, Kyle has forsaken The Force after the events of the previous game, as such, the player has no access to a lightsaber or any Force powers. However, after the first two missions, Kyle regains his Force abilities; as the game progresses the number of powers available, their strength, increase. Progression of Force abilities is fixed, cannot be customized. Having fallen to the Dark Side, Kyle has access to both Light Side powers and Dark Side powers, along with neutral ones. Jedi Outcast features a set of multiplayer modes. In the PC and Macintosh versions, these can be played over a LAN or the Internet, but combat is limited to two players on the console versions. There are a variety of game modes which can be played with bots, or both; each player has limited customization control over her avatar. He or she can choose the player lightsaber color. Before a match, the server specifies the game rules, including "Force ranking", which controls how many points the players have available to allocate into Force powers.
Players customize their powers for the match. The server can choose to disable normal weapons so as to create lightsaber-only matches; the single-player game is set in 12 ABY, eight years after the events of Return of the Jedi and around two years after the events of Mysteries of the Sith. As with Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the player controls Kyle Katarn, a former Jedi who has cut his links with the Force after succumbing to the Dark Side. At the start of the game he is a mercenary working for the New Republic. Over the course of the game, Kyle is joined by various other characters. Three of the most prominent are a fellow mercenary and subsequent love interest.
Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The island in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. Montserrat measures 16 km in length and 11 km in width, with 40 km of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants. On 18 July 1995, the dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997; the volcanic activity continues affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010. An exclusion zone, encompassing the southern half of the island to as far north as parts of the Belham Valley, was imposed because of the size of the existing volcanic dome and the resulting potential for pyroclastic activity.
Visitors are not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but a view of the destruction of Plymouth can be seen from the top of Garibaldi Hill in Isles Bay. Quiet since early 2010, the volcano continues to be monitored by the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. A new town and port are being developed at Little Bay, on the northwest coast of the island. While this construction proceeds, the centre of government and businesses is at Brades. In 1493, Christopher Columbus named the island Santa María de Montserrate, after the Virgin of Montserrat in the Monastery of Montserrat, on Montserrat mountain, near Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. "Montserrat" means "serrated mountain" in Catalan. Archaeological field work in 2012, in Montserrat's Centre Hills indicated there was an Archaic occupation between 4000 and 2500 BP. Coastal sites show the presence of the Saladoid culture. In November 1493, Christopher Columbus passed Montserrat in his second voyage, after being told that the island was unoccupied due to raids by the Caribs.
A number of Irishmen settled in Montserrat in 1632. The preponderance of Irish in the first wave of European settlers led a leading legal scholar to remark that a "nice question" is whether the original settlers took with them the law of the Kingdom of Ireland insofar as it differed from the law of the Kingdom of England; the Irish being historical allies of the French in their dislike of the English, invited the French to claim the island in 1666, although no troops were sent by France to maintain control. It was captured shortly afterwards by the English and English control of the island was confirmed under the Treaty of Breda the following year. Despite the seizing by force of the island by the English, the island's legal status is that of a "colony acquired by settlement". A neo-feudal colony developed amongst the "redlegs"; the colonists began to transport Sub-Saharan African slaves for labour, as was common to most Caribbean islands. The colonists built an economy based on the production of sugar, rum and sea island cotton, cultivated on large plantations manned by slave labour.
By the late 18th century, numerous plantations had been developed on the island. Many Irish continued to work as indentured servants. On 17 March 1768, slaves failed to achieve freedom; the people of Montserrat celebrate St Patrick's Day as a public holiday due to the slave revolt. Festivities held that week commemorate the culture of Montserrat in song, dance and traditional costumes. In 1782, during the American Revolutionary War, as America's first ally, France captured Montserrat in their war of support of the Americans; the French, not intent on colonizing the island agreed to return the island to Great Britain under the 1783 Treaty of Paris. The Irish constituted the largest proportion of the white population from the founding of the colony in 1628. Many were indentured labourers; the geographer Thomas Jeffrey claimed in The West India Atlas that the majority of those on Montserrat were either Irish or of Irish descent, "so that the use of the Irish language is preserved on the island among the Negroes".
African slaves and Irish colonists of all classes were in constant contact, with sexual relationships being common and a population of mixed descent appearing as a consequence. The Irish were prominent in Caribbean commerce, with their merchants importing Irish goods such as beef, pork and herring, importing slaves. There is indirect evidence that the use of the Irish language continued in Montserrat until at least the middle of the nineteenth century; the Kilkenny diarist and Irish scholar Amhlaoibh Ó Súilleabháin noted in 1831 that he had heard that Irish was still spoken in Montserrat by both black and white inhabitants. A letter by W. F. Butler in The Atheneum quotes an account by a Cork civil servant, C. Cremen, of what he had heard from a retired sailor called John O'Donovan, a fluent Irish speaker: He told me that in the year 1852, when mate of the brig Kaloolah, he went ashore on the island of Montserrat, out of the usual track of shipping, he said he was much surprised to hear the negroes talking Irish among themselves, that he joined in the conversation… The British phonetici
Mahogany is a 1975 American romantic drama film directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions. The Motown founder Gordy took over the film direction after British filmmaker Tony Richardson was dismissed from the film. Mahogany stars Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers, a struggling fashion design student who rises to become a popular fashion designer in Rome. Fresh from the success of Lady Sings the Blues, this film served as Ross' follow-up feature film, it was released on October 8, 1975. Tracy Chambers is a sassy industrious young woman living on the southside of Chicago who dreams of becoming a fashion designer, she has worked her way up from salesgirl to secretary and assistant to the head buyer at a luxury department store. Her supervisor at the department store, Miss Evans, does not support Tracy's desire to be a designer, she dissuades her from taking the night class due to her belief that it is interfering with Tracy doing her job for her effectively. In actuality Tracy is attempting to bring her dream of being a designer into fruition.
She visits her aunt who works in a factory and gives her designs to sew together for her and she visits buyers to see if anyone will purchase her designs. There are no takers as well as comments made to her that the designs are good for Paris but not Chicago, she does not give up though. One day a great photographer, played by Anthony Perkins, comes to the department store to shoot models, all Caucasian, he is dissatisfied with the models and the shoot. Tracy and Miss Evans come in to see what they can do for him; as soon as Tracy meets him she begins to talk about what a great photographer he is, Miss Evans cuts her off by asking her to fetch chairs for the models and coffee for herself and Sean. When Sean first sees Tracy he says that she is the type of model that he is looking for not realizing that she is Miss Evans secretary. Miss Evans insists that she is only a secretary to which Sean insists that he has found a great model. Tracy is smitten with the attentions of the photographer because he is a conduit into the world of fashion that she is working so hard to get into but she is not romantically interested in him.
When his time is done in Chicago he lets her know that she would do great in Rome and that he will be sending for her in the future. She takes that news with a grain of salt. One night, while coming home from her art class, she is verbally accosted by Brian Walker, a local activist trying to make the neighborhood aware of the gentrification taking place in their community and attempting to drum up support for change. Tracy is somewhat beleaguered by her circumstances; when Brian directly addresses her through the bullhorn as she walks past him, she begins to exchange verbal slings with him because she is in no mood. During the verbal exchange, an upstairs neighbor looks out his window and yells at Brian about making so much noise late at night while opening a can of beer and some of the foam falls on Tracy. Everyone laughs, except for Tracy who in a beer-soaked huff, heads up to her apartment. Tracy again encounters Brian during her walk to work, she hears him talking through a bullhorn while neighborhood buildings are being demolished.
The construction workers make comments meant to annoy Brian, such as that the neighborhood is better with the rat infested buildings coming down. However, Brian decides that he continues to speak about the situation. At one point, Brian puts the bullhorn down and Tracy sees her chance to get back at him for their last encounter. While no one is looking, she pours milk into the mouthpiece; when he picks it up, the milk splatters all over him. For Brian, this is the last straw, he assumes that a free for all fight begins. The police are called and Brian is taken to jail; when Brian is let out, he finds Tracy waiting outside the police station. She tells him, she tells him that she has written a bum check for his bail and they high tail it away from the precinct. He tells her that he will give it back to her and he talks about when, she tells him that she is not interested in him and that she was only relieving her guilty conscience for the misunderstanding which put him in jail. He insists so she tells him to put it in the mail slot.
One night she hears lots of them, being placed in her mail slot. She opens the slot and tons of change fall to the floor, she finds Brian is in the hallway. They begin a relationship at that point and Brian becomes her boyfriend, their relationship includes her assisting in his running unsuccessfully for office in the district. The same night when Brian insists Tracy give up her dreams for his, Tracy receives a call from Sean to come to Rome and she flees in the middle of the night to become his muse. Sean reinvents Tracy as "Mahogany" and she becomes among the most in-demand fashion models. An uneasy relationship develops with Sean, possessive and jealous of anyone vying for Tracy's attention, he struggles to control Tracy sexually and artistically by discouraging her attempts to break away from modeling and further her design aspirations. Tracy, feeling she owes Sean a great deal for bringing her into a world where she has wealth and fame, reluctantly agrees to sleep with him. Sean's implied or latent homosexuality makes the union a failure.
Sean goes on to threaten Brian, who visits Tracy in Rome. Brian fails to persuade Tracy to return home with him to support him in his political aspirations, Tracy remains behind with Sean; this lea
Two-Face is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The character was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appeared in Detective Comics #66; as one of Batman's most enduring enemies, Two-Face belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up Batman's rogues gallery. Once an upstanding Gotham City District Attorney, Harvey Dent is hideously scarred on the left side of his face after mob boss Sal Maroni throws acidic chemicals at him during a court trial, he subsequently goes insane and adopts the "Two-Face" persona, becoming a criminal obsessed with duality and the conflict between good and evil. In years, writers have portrayed Two-Face's obsession with chance and fate as the result of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, he obsessively makes all important decisions by flipping his former lucky charm, a two-headed coin, damaged on one side by the acid as well. The modern version is established as having once been a personal friend and ally of James Gordon and Batman.
The character has been featured in various media adaptations, such as feature films, television series and video games. Two-Face has been voiced by Richard Moll in the DC animated universe, Troy Baker in the Batman: Arkham series, Billy Dee Williams in The Lego Batman Movie, William Shatner in Batman vs. Two-Face, his live-action portrayals include Billy Dee Williams in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever, Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight, Nicholas D'Agosto in the television series Gotham. In 2009, Two-Face was ranked #12 on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time. Two-Face first appears in Detective Comics #66 with the name Harvey "Apollo" Kent; the character only made three appearances in the 1940s, appeared twice in the 1950s. By this time, he was dropped in favor of more "kid friendly" villains, though he did appear in a 1968 issue, in which Batman declared him to be the criminal he most fears. In 1971, writer Dennis O'Neil brought Two-Face back, it was that he became one of Batman's arch-enemies.
In his autobiography, Batman creator Bob Kane claims to have been inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde the 1931 film version which he saw as a boy. Some inspiration was derived from the Pulp magazine character the Black Bat whose origin story included having acid splashed on his face. In the wake of Frank Miller's 1986 revision of Batman's origin, Andrew Helfer rewrote Two-Face's history to match; this origin, presented in Batman Annual #14, served to emphasize Dent's status as a tragic character, with a back story that included an abusive, alcoholic father, early struggles with bipolar disorder and paranoia. It was established, in Batman: Year One, that pre-accident Harvey Dent was one of Batman's earliest allies, he had clear ties to both Batman and Commissioner Gordon, making him an unsettling and personal foe for both men. The Pre-Crisis version of Two-Face is Gotham City's handsome young District Attorney. A mobster throws acid in his face during a trial.
Driven insane by his reflection, he renames himself Two-Face and goes on a crime spree, deciding with a flip of his lucky coin whether to break the law or perform acts of charity. Batman and Robin capture him, he is rehabilitated thanks to plastic surgery. Stories, depict him as returning to crime after being re-disfigured; the Post-Crisis version of Harvey Dent is depicted as having had an unhappy childhood. The abuse instills in Dent his lifelong struggle with free will and his eventual inability to make choices on his own, relying on the coin to make all of his decisions. Dent is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia at a young age, but manages to hide his illnesses and, thanks to an unyielding work ethic, rises up through the ranks of Gotham City's district attorney's office until, at age 26, he becomes the youngest DA in the city's history. Gordon suspected that Dent could be Batman but discarded this suspicion when he realized he lacked the financial resources of Batman.
Dent forges an alliance with police captain James Gordon and Batman to rid Gotham of organized crime. Mob boss Carmine Falcone bribes corrupt Assistant District Attorney Vernon Fields to provide his lieutenant Sal Maroni, whom Dent is trying for murder, with sulfuric acid. Dent reinvents himself as the gangster Two-Face, he scars one side of his father's coin, uses it to decide whether to commit a crime. Two-Face takes his revenge on Fields and Maroni, but is captured by Batman, leading to his incarceration in Arkham Asylum. During the Batman: Dark Victory story arc, the serial killer Hangman targets various cops who assisted in Harvey Dent's rise to the D. A.'s office. Two-Face gathers Gotham's criminals to assist in the destruction of the city's crime lords. After a climactic struggle in the Batcave, Two-Face is betrayed by the Joker, who shoots at Dent, causing him to fall into a chasm to his death. Batman admits in the aftermath that if Two-Face has survived, Harvey is gone forever. During a much period, Two-Face is revealed to have murdered the father of Jason Todd.
When attempting to apprehend
Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. In The Empire Strikes Back, Lando is introduced as an old friend of Han Solo. Prior to the events of the film, Lando made a professional career as a gambler, con artist, mining engineer and was the original owner of the Millennium Falcon, until losing the ship to Han in a bet, he has become the Baron Administrator of Cloud City on the gas planet Bespin, in the film, betrays Han to Darth Vader. In Return of the Jedi, he becomes a general in the Rebel Alliance and leads the attack on the second Death Star, he is portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy and the forthcoming The Rise of Skywalker, marking one of the longest intervals between portrayals of a character by the same actor in American film history. Donald Glover portrayed a younger Lando in the standalone Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lando appears in the Star Wars expanded universe of novels, comic books and video games, including a series of Legends novels in which he is the protagonist.
The first draft of The Empire Strikes Back featured a character named Lando Kadar, a veteran of the Clone Wars who lived on Hoth. His name and familiar aspects of his backstory materialized in the second draft. Lando was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, was played by Donald Glover in the film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Website The Verge noted that despite Han Solo's first name being written as "Han" and franchise creator George Lucas pronouncing the name as "Han" off-screen, within the films most characters, including Luke Skywalker, pronounce it as "Hahn"; the Verge noted how Billy Dee Williams' Lando seems to be the only character to pronounce it as "Han" like Lucas, that when, in The Empire Strikes Back, Lando is choked by Chewbacca for betraying Han, Lando causes most other characters to shift to "Han". In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Glover decided to deliberately use "Han" instead of the other characters "Hahn" in order to honor the character's trait.
Lando Calrissian first appears in The Empire Strikes Back as the administrator of Cloud City. The rebels arrive in the Millennium Falcon. Shortly before Han Solo and crew make it to Bespin, Darth Vader and a contingent of Imperial forces arrive and force Lando to betray his old friend in a plot meant to ensnare Luke Skywalker. Lando reluctantly leaves the city in the hands of the Empire, but his conscience gets the better of him when Vader takes Leia and Chewbacca prisoner; when Lando sets them free, Chewbacca tries to strangle Lando for giving Han to bounty hunter Boba Fett. In the ensuing evacuation of Cloud City, he helps Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 escape in the Falcon, he assists in rescuing a disarmed Luke from the underside of Cloud City. Afterwards, he promises to help find Han. In Return of the Jedi, Lando goes undercover to help Luke rescue Han from crime lord Jabba the Hutt. During a battle with Jabba's henchmen, Han saves Lando from being devoured by the Sarlacc. For his heroics, he is made a general in the Rebel Alliance.
Lando takes the pilot chair in his old ship, the Millennium Falcon, leads the attack on the second Death Star. He helps the rebels to victory by destroying the gigantic Imperial battle station. Lando did not appear in the first film of The Force Awakens. According to Williams, the reason Lando did not return may have been that he did not fit into the storyline, his absence from the casting announcement caused the displeasure of some fans. Lando was absent from The Last Jedi. During the early development of the film, director Rian Johnson considered bringing back Lando as the codebreaker that Finn and Rose Tico seek in the coastal city of Canto Bight, but Lando was written out of the film's script, with the codebreaker role going to Benicio del Toro's character DJ. In July 2018, it was confirmed that Lando will appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which will mark one of the longest intervals between portrayals of a character by the same actor in American film history. Donald Glover portrays a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, which takes place before the original trilogy.
Glover had the opportunity to seek his input. "He said,'Just be charming'. Which is the best advice." Williams had expressed interest in making a cameo appearance in the film, but he did not appear. Lando is introduced as a gambler and "retired" smuggler who owns a ship fast enough for Han and his associates to use in stealing a load of raw starship fuel. Han tries to win the ship from him in a game of sabacc. However, Lando agrees to join the team in exchange for a percentage of the profits from the mission. During the heist and subsequent escape, Lando is injured and his droid co-pilot L3-37 is irreparably damaged, but Han brings the Falcon to safety with help from L3's navigational database after it is hotwired into the ship's computer. Lando takes the Falcon and abandons the team, but Han tracks him down and wins it from him in another game of sabacc, having stolen the card Lando had up his sleeve to let him cheat. Kathleen Kennedy said, in a statement, that a film focusing on Lando Calrissian could happen, but it would not be a priority at the time.
Billy Dee Williams returned to the role in the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Idiot's Array" and Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal. In "Idiot's Array", Lando wins Chopper, the repair droid of the crew of the Ghost, in a game of sabacc, forcing the crew to assist him with a dangerous s