Charlie's Angels (2000 film)
Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. Unlike the original series, which had dramatic elements, the film features more comical elements, was directed by McG, adapted by screenwriters Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August, it stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu as three women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles. John Forsythe reprised his role as the unseen Charlie's voice from the original series. Making cameo appearances in the film are Tom Green and LL Cool J; the film was released on November 3, 2000 in the United States by Columbia Pictures, received mixed to positive reviews from critics. A sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, was released in 2003. Natalie Cook Dylan Sanders and Alex Munday are the "Angels", three talented, attractive women who work as private investigators together for an unseen millionaire named Charlie. Charlie uses a speaker in his offices to communicate with the Angels, his assistant Bosley works with them directly when needed.
Charlie assigns the Angels to find Eric Knox, a software genius who created a revolutionary voice-recognition system and heads his own company, Knox Enterprises. Knox is believed to have been kidnapped by Roger Corwin, who runs a communications-satellite company called Redstar; the Angels infiltrate a party held by Corwin and spot a suspicious-looking man that they had seen from surveillance videos of Knox's kidnapping. Dubbing him the "Thin Man", the Angels chase him down and fight him. After the Angels reunite Knox with his business partner Vivian Wood, Charlie explains that they must determine whether the Thin Man has stolen Knox's voice-recognition software; the Angels infiltrate Redstar headquarters, fool the security system, plant a device in the central computer that will enable them to explore it remotely. They retire for the night after giving Bosley the laptop computer that communicates with the Redstar computer. Dylan takes up Knox's offer to spend the night with him, they end up having sex.
Afterwards, Knox betrays her. Knox tells Dylan his kidnapping was all faked to get the Angels to help him access the Redstar satellite network, he plans to use it along with his voice recognition software to find and kill Charlie, who Knox asserts killed his father in the Vietnam War. Dylan reunites with Natalie and Alex, who survived their attacks, they approach Charlie's offices. They find a radio transmitter that Bosley is able to communicate through via a radio transmitter implanted in a tooth. Bosley provides enough information of his place of captive to allow Natalie to deduce its location, an abandoned lighthouse. With help from Dylan's current boyfriend Chad the Angels stealthily approach the lighthouse. On finding Knox, Dylan is tied up and gagged with duct tape by Knox's henchman, helplessly watching Knox triangulate Charlie's position; the Angels are too late from stopping Knox from determining Charlie's location, but they rescue Bosley, Dylan fights her captors while bound to a chair, joining with the others and defeat Vivian, the Thin Man, some henchmen before Knox blows up the lighthouse.
Knox flies an attack helicopter towards Charlie's house. Alex reprograms the missile to have it shoot backwards, which blows up the helicopter and kills Knox while the Angels land together safely on the beach. Seeing the opportunity to meet Charlie in person, they enter the beach house that Knox had targeted with the missile, but Charlie has left, he remotely congratulates the Angels on a job well done through another speaker, treats them and Bosley to a vacation. Charlie tells them; when he speaks to the Angels unseen again by telephone on the beach, they ask if they could meet him in person. Dylan suspects, she raises a toast to Charlie. Bosley playfully douses the Angels with his drink, they chase him laughing towards the ocean. From a distance, Charlie in silhouette walks off. Cameron Diaz as Natalie Cook Drew Barrymore as Dylan Sanders / Helen Zass Lucy Liu as Alex Munday Bill Murray as John Bosley John Forsythe as Charlie Townsend Sam Rockwell as Eric Knox Kelly Lynch as Vivian Wood Crispin Glover as Thin Man Tim Curry as Roger Corwin Matt LeBlanc as Jason Gibbons Luke Wilson as Peter Kominsky Tom Green as Chad LL Cool J as Mr. Jones Alex Trebek as Himself Karen McDougal as Roger Corwin's Girlfriend Melissa McCarthy as Doris The film opened on November 3, 2000, earning $13.7 million in its opening day, debuting at the top of the box office.
For its first weekend, the film grossed $40.1 million dethroning Meet the Parents, which had stayed at number-one for four weeks. Charlie's Angels grossed a total of $125,305,545 domestically. Against a budget of $93 million Charlie's Angels grossed $125.3 million in North America and $148.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide gross of $264.1 million, making it the 12th highest-grossing film of 2000. Charlie's Angels received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 68% approval rating based on 142 reviews. On Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score, it has a score of 52 out of 100 b
Lucy Liu is an American actress, voice actress and artist, known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal and Joan Watson in the crime-drama series Elementary. Throughout her career, she has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, has received nominations for three People's Choice Awards and two Saturn Awards. Liu's film work includes starring in Payback, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Lucky Number Slevin, The Man with the Iron Fists, Set It Up. Liu is a voice actress and has voiced Master Viper in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, which has spawned three movies: Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3, she voiced Silvermist in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, Pixie Hollow Games, Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.
Her other voice credits include Mulan II, as well as the English and Mandarin-dubbed versions of Magic Wonderland and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. In 2008, she starred in an ABC comedy-drama, Cashmere Mafia, as Mia Mason, which ended after one abbreviated season; the show was one of only a few American television shows to have an Asian American series lead. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the TNT series Southland in the recurring role of Jessica Tang, for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress. Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968, in Jackson Heights, New York City, New York. In high school, she adopted Alexis, she is the youngest of three children born to Cecilia, who worked as a biochemist, Tom Liu, a trained civil engineer who sold digital clock pens. Liu's parents came from Beijing and Shanghai and immigrated to Taiwan as adults before meeting in New York, she has an older brother, an older sister, Jenny. Her parents worked many jobs while her siblings were growing up.
Liu has stated. She learned to speak Mandarin at home and began studying English when she was 5, she studied the martial art kali-eskrima-silat as a hobby. Liu attended Joseph Pulitzer Middle School, graduated from Stuyvesant High School, she enrolled at New York University and transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Liu earned a bachelor's degree in Asian cultures, she worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa 1988–89. At the age of 19, while traveling on the subway, Liu was discovered by an agent, she did one commercial. As a member of the Basement Arts student-run theater group, she auditioned in 1989 for the University of Michigan's production of Alice in Wonderland during her senior year of college. Although she had tried out for only a supporting part, Liu was cast in the lead role. While queuing up to audition for the musical Miss Saigon in 1990, she told The New York Times, "There aren't many Asian roles, it's difficult to get your foot in the door."
In May 1992, Liu made her New York stage debut in Fairy Bones, directed by Tina Chen. Liu had small roles in films and TV. In 1993, she appeared in an episode of L. A. Law as a Chinese widow giving her evidence in Mandarin, she was cast in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in "The March to Freedom" and The X-Files in "Hell Money", In 1996, Liu landed her first role in the main cast of a television series, that of Amy Li in Pearl alongside Rhea Perlman and Malcolm McDowell. Shortly after the end of Pearl's run in 1997, Liu was cast in a role on Ally McBeal. Liu auditioned for the role of Nelle Porter, the character Ling Woo was created for her. Liu's part on the series was temporary, but high audience ratings secured Liu as a permanent cast member. Additionally, she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. In Payback, Liu portrayed a high-class BDSM prostitute with links to the Chinese mafia.
Liu was cast alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. The film earned more than US$125 million in the United States. Charlie's Angels earned a worldwide total of more than US$264 million; the sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, opened in June 2003 and did well at the box office, earning US$100 million in the U. S. and a worldwide total of more than US$259 million. Liu starred with Antonio Banderas in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, a critical and box office failure. In 2000, she hosted Saturday Night Live with Jay-Z. In a 2001 episode of Sex and the City entitled "Coulda, Shoulda" she guest starred as herself, playing Samantha Jones' new client, she starred in the Sex and the City–inspired TV show Cashmere Mafia on ABC. Liu made a cameo appearance on Futurama in the episodes "I Dated a Robot" and "Love and Rocket", on The Simpsons in the season 16 episode "Goo Goo Gai Pan". In 2002, Liu played Rita Foster in Vincenzo Natali's Brainstorm. Soon thereafter, she appeared as O-Ren Ishii
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, director, author and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, the granddaughter of John Barrymore, she achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA nomination. Following a publicized childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse, Barrymore released an autobiography, Little Girl Lost, in 1991, she went on to appear in a string of successful films throughout the decade, including Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side, Mad Love, Ever After and The Wedding Singer. The latter was her first collaboration with Adam Sandler. Barrymore's other films include Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels, Donnie Darko, Riding in Cars with Boys, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Fever Pitch and Lyrics, Going the Distance, Big Miracle and Miss You Already. Barrymore made her directorial debut with Whip It, in which she starred, received a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in Grey Gardens.
She stars on the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet. In 1995, Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films; the pair have produced several projects. In 2013, Barrymore launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner, which has grown to include lines in makeup and eyewear, her other business ventures include a range of a clothing line. In 2015, she released Wildflower. Barrymore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. Barrymore was born in California, to actor John Barrymore and aspiring actress Jaid. Jaid was born in a displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany, to Hungarian World War II refugees. Barrymore is one of four children and has a half-brother, an actor, her parents divorced in 1984. Barrymore was born into an acting family. All of her paternal great-grandparents—Maurice and Georgie Drew Barrymore and Mae Costello —as well as her paternal grandparents, John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, were actors, with John being arguably the most acclaimed actor of his generation.
Barrymore is a niece of Diana Barrymore, a grandniece of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Helene Costello, a great-great-granddaughter of Irish-born John and English-born Louisa Lane Drew, all of whom were actors. She was a great-grandniece of Broadway idol John Drew Jr. and silent film actor and director Sidney Drew. Barrymore's godmothers are Lee Strasberg's widow, Anna Strasberg, her godfather is director Steven Spielberg. Barrymore's first name, was the maiden name of her paternal great-grandmother, Georgie Drew, her middle name, was the surname of the family first used by her great-grandfather, Maurice Barrymore. In her 1991 autobiography Little Girl Lost, Barrymore recounted early memories of her abusive father, who left the family when Barrymore was 6 months old, she and her father never had anything resembling a significant relationship and spoke to each other. Barrymore grew up on Poinsettia Place in West Hollywood until the age of 7, when she moved to Sherman Oaks. In her 2015 memoir, she says she talks "like a valley girl" because she grew up in Sherman Oaks.
She moved back to West Hollywood upon becoming emancipated at 14. Barrymore attended elementary school at Fountain Day School in Country School. In the wake of her sudden stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood, she was a regular at the racy Studio 54 as a young girl, her nightlife and constant partying became a popular subject with the media. She was placed in rehab at the age of 13, spent 18 months in an institution for the mentally ill. A suicide attempt at 14 put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife; the stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she "needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety." Barrymore described this period of her life in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost. After a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment at the age of 15. Barrymore's professional career began at 11 months, she was nipped by her canine co-star, to which she laughed and was hired for the job.
After her film debut with a small role in Altered States, she played Gertie in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg. He felt that she had the right imagination for her role after she impressed him with a story that she led a punk rock band. E. T. is the highest-grossing film of the 1980s and made her one of the most famous child actors of the time. For her work, she won a Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the 1984 horror film adaptation of Stephen King's 1980 novel Firestarter, Barrymore played a girl with pyrokinesis who becomes the target of a secret government agency known as The Shop; the same year, she played a young girl divorcing her famous parents in Irreconcilable Differences, for which she was nominated for her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. In a review in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert stated, "Barrymore is the right actress for this role b
Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American comedian and voice actor. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Mac gained popularity as a stand-up comedian, he joined fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, D. L. Hughley in the film The Original Kings of Comedy. After hosting the HBO show Midnight Mac, Mac appeared in several films in smaller roles, his most noted film role was as Frank Catton in the remake Ocean's Eleven and the title character of Mr. 3000. He was the star of his eponymous show, which ran from 2001 through 2006, earning him two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Mac's other films included starring roles in Booty Call, The Players Club, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Guess Who, Soul Men, Old Dogs, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough in Chicago, Mac was the second child of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. Mac was raised by his grandparents on the city's south side.
Mac began his high school career at Chicago Vocational High School. During 1973, Mac moved to Tampa, Florida to attend Jesuit High School after the death of his mother during his sophomore year. Mac returned to Chicago and graduated from Chicago Vocational in 1975. Mac married his high school sweetheart Rhonda Gore on September 17, 1977 and together they had a daughter Ja'Niece Childress born in 1978. During his 20s through his early 30s, Mac worked in a variety of jobs, including janitor, professional mover, bus driver, Sears Delivery man, furniture mover and a UPS agent while doing comedy on the weekends at funerals and parties. Bernie Mac's influences were from The Three Stooges and listening to stand-up comedians Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. Mac started as a stand-up comedian in Chicago's Cotton Club. After he won the Miller Lite Comedy Search at the age of 32, his popularity as a comedian began to grow. A performance on HBO's Def Comedy Jam thrust him into the spotlight. Mac's comedy and fearlessness on stage cemented his reputation with colleagues.
Mac opened for Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole. He played a small role in 1994's House Party 3 as Uncle Vester, he had a short-lived talk show on HBO titled Midnight Mac. Mac acted in minor roles and got his big break as "Pastor Clever" in Ice Cube's 1995 film Friday. Following that role, Mac was selectively chosen to play the title role, The Wiz in the 1995 Apollo Revival of The Wiz. Mac had his first starring role as "Dollar Bill", a silly, slick-talking club owner in The Players Club. Mac was able to break from the traditional "black comedy" genre, having roles in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven and becoming the new Bosley for the Charlie's Angels sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. In 2003 he gave an impressive performance in a supporting role as the villain "Gin Slagel, The Store Dick" in Bad Santa, he starred in Guess Who?, a comedic remake of the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, made an appearance in the 2007 film Transformers as the car salesman "Bobby Bolivia". In his years, he hosted the reality television talent show Last Comic Standing.
He served as the voice of Zuba, Alex the Lion's long lost father in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the 2008 musical comedy Soul Men as "Floyd Henderson", his final film role was as Jimmy Lunchbox in the 2009 Disney film Old Dogs, released a year after his death. He starred alongside Robin Williams in that film. In 2001 the Fox network gave Mac his own television sitcom called The Bernie Mac Show portraying a fictional version of himself. In the show, he becomes custodian of his sister's three children after she enters rehab, it was a success, in part because it allowed Mac to stay true to his stand-up comedy roots, breaking the fourth wall to communicate his thoughts to the audience. The show contained many parodies of events in Bernie's actual life. Bernie, who grew up on Chicago's South Side, was a fan of the Chicago White Sox, would sneak a reference to his favorite team in his episodes, including enlisting White Sox pitcher Jon Garland to make a guest cameo appearance.
Bernie Mac's "fourth wall" technique allowed him a moment of heartfelt sincerity during the sitcom's 2005 season when, sitting in his customary easy chair and facing the audience before the start of an episode, Bernie unabashedly donned a White Sox jacket and cap, congratulated his hometown Chicago White Sox and their staff members, on their recent World Series championship. The show was not renewed after the 2005–2006 season; the series finale aired on April 14, 2006. However, the finale left a conclusion for the series, no ending to the storyline of Bernie and Wanda trying to adopt a baby, abandoned a few episodes earlier. Among other awards, the show won an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing", the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, the Humanitas Prize for television writing that promotes human dignity, his character on The Bernie Mac Show was ranked #47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time". In 2004 Bernie Mac starred as a retired baseball player in the film Mr. 3000.
In the 2003 National League Championship Series, Mac sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Cubs leading the Florida Marlins in the series 3 games to 2 and in Game 6 by a 2–0 sco
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state, it is sandwiched between China to Russia to the north. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan. At 1,564,116 square kilometres, Mongolia is the 18th-largest and the most sparsely populated sovereign state in the world, with a population of around three million people, it is the world's second-largest landlocked country behind Kazakhstan and the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. The country contains little arable land, as much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the country's population. Ulaanbaatar shares the rank of the world's coldest capital city with Moscow and Nur-Sultan. 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic. The majority of its population are Buddhists.
The non-religious population is the second largest group. Islam is the dominant religion among ethnic Kazakhs; the majority of the state's citizens are of Mongol ethnicity, although Kazakhs and other minorities live in the country in the west. Mongolia joined the World Trade Organization in 1997 and seeks to expand its participation in regional economic and trade groups; the area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Turkic Khaganate, others. In 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous land empire in history, his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict, except during the era of Dayan Khan and Tumen Zasagt Khan. In the 16th century, Tibetan Buddhism began to spread in Mongolia, being further led by the Manchu-founded Qing dynasty, which absorbed the country in the 17th century.
By the early 1900s one-third of the adult male population were Buddhist monks. After the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Mongolia declared independence, achieved actual independence from the Republic of China in 1921. Shortly thereafter, the country came under the control of the Soviet Union, which had aided its independence from China. In 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was founded as a socialist state. After the anti-Communist revolutions of 1989, Mongolia conducted its own peaceful democratic revolution in early 1990; this led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, transition to a market economy. Homo erectus inhabited Mongolia from 850,000 years ago. Modern humans reached Mongolia 40,000 years ago during the Upper Paleolithic; the Khoit Tsenkher Cave in Khovd Province shows lively pink and red ochre paintings of mammoths, bactrian camels, ostriches, earning it the nickname "the Lascaux of Mongolia". The venus figurines of Mal'ta testify to the level of Upper Paleolithic art in northern Mongolia.
Neolithic agricultural settlements, such as those at Norovlin, Tamsagbulag and Rashaan Khad, predated the introduction of horse-riding nomadism, a pivotal event in the history of Mongolia which became the dominant culture. Horse-riding nomadism has been documented by archeological evidence in Mongolia during the Copper and Bronze Age Afanasevo culture; the wheeled vehicles found in the burials of the Afanasevans have been dated to before 2200 BC. Pastoral nomadism and metalworking became more developed with the Okunev culture, Andronovo culture and Karasuk culture, culminating with the Iron Age Xiongnu Empire in 209 BC. Monuments of the pre-Xiongnu Bronze Age include deer stones, keregsur kurgans, square slab tombs, rock paintings. Although cultivation of crops has continued since the Neolithic, agriculture has always remained small in scale compared to pastoral nomadism. Agriculture arose independently in the region; the population during the Copper Age has been described as mongoloid in the east of what is now Mongolia, as europoid in the west.
Tocharians and Scythians inhabited western Mongolia during the Bronze Age. The mummy of a Scythian warrior, believed to be about 2,500 years old, was a 30- to 40-year-old man with blond hair; as equine nomadism was introduced into Mongolia, the political center of the Eurasian Steppe shifted to Mongolia, where it remained until the 18th century CE. The intrusions of northern pastoralists into China during the Shang dynasty and Zhou dynasty presaged the age of nomadic empires; the concept of Mongolia as an independent power north of China is expressed in a letter sent by Emperor Wen of Han to Laoshang Chanyu in 162 BC: Since prehistoric times, Mongolia has been inhabited by nomads who, from time to time, formed great confederations that rose to power and prominence. Common institutions were the office of the Khan, the Kurultai and right wings, imperial army and the decimal military system; the first of these empires, the Xiongnu of undetermined
John Forsythe was an American stage, film/television actor, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades. He appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows, his 60-year acting career began in films in 1943. He signed up with Warner Bros. at age 25 as a minor contract player, but he starred in films like The Captive City. He co-starred opposite Loretta Young in It Happens Every Thursday, Edmund Gwenn and Shirley MacLaine in The Trouble With Harry, Olivia De Havilland in The Ambassador's Daughter. Forsythe enjoyed a successful television career, starring in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as the single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the sitcom Bachelor Father, as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend in the crime drama Charlie's Angels — a role he would reprise in the 2000 and 2003 film adaptations — and as patriarch Blake Carrington in Dynasty, he hosted the series World of Survival, was the presenter of the 38th Miss Universe Pageant, broadcast on CBS in 1989.
The eldest of three children, Forsythe was born as John, or Jacob, Lincoln Freund on January 29, 1918, in Penns Grove, New Jersey, to Blanche Forsythe and Samuel Jeremiah Freund. Blanche was born in Georgia, to David Hyat Blohm, a Russian Jewish immigrant, Mary S. Materson, who herself was born in Maryland, to Jewish emigrants from Prussia. Forysthe's father was a stockbroker, born in New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants, he was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where his father worked as a Wall Street businessman during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn at the age of 16, began attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1936 at the age of 18, he took a job as the public address announcer for Brooklyn Dodgers games at Ebbets Field, confirming a childhood love of baseball, he was a lifelong active Democrat. Despite showing initial reluctance, Forsythe began an acting career at the suggestion of his father, he met actress Parker Worthington McCormick, the couple married in 1939.
As a bit player for Warner Brothers, Forsythe appeared in several small parts. As a result, he was given a small role in Destination Tokyo. Leaving his movie career for service in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, he appeared in the U. S. Army Air Corps play and film Winged Victory worked with injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. In 1943, Forsythe met Julie Warren a theatre companion, but a successful actress in her own right, landing a role on Broadway in Around the World. Warren became Forsythe's second wife and in the early 1950s the marriage produced two daughters. In 1947, Forsythe joined the initial class of the Actors Studio, where he met Marlon Brando and Julie Harris, among others. During this time he appeared on Broadway in The Teahouse of the August Moon. In 1955, Alfred Hitchcock cast Forsythe in the movie The Trouble with Harry, with Shirley MacLaine in her first movie appearance, for which she won a Golden Globe. In 1969, Forsythe appeared in another Hitchcock film, Topaz.
Throughout the 1950s, Forsythe appeared in the new medium and worked on all the networks as a guest star. For example, during this period, he appeared on the popular anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents in an episode titled "Premonition" opposite Cloris Leachman, he starred in an episode of the CBS Western anthology series Zane Grey Theatre titled Decision at Wilson's Creek, which premiered May 17, 1957. Outdoor location sequences for the episode were shot on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, where a number of scenes took place in a group of oak trees on the Upper Iverson that came to be known as the Midway Oaks. One of those oak trees, a distinctive multi-trunked tree with a characteristic lean, became known as the Forsythe Oak, commemorating John Forsythe's appearance at the fabled movie ranch, considered the most filmed outdoor location in movie and television history; the Forsythe Oak remains in place today, located on a private estate on the former Upper Iverson. In 1957, he took a leading role in the situation comedy Bachelor Father for CBS as Bentley Gregg, a playboy lawyer who has to become a father to his niece Kelly, upon the death of her biological parents.
The show was an immediate ratings hit and moved to NBC the following season and to ABC in the fall of 1961. On various episodes Forsythe worked with such up-and-coming actresses as Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Eden, Donna Douglas, Sally Kellerman, Sue Ane Langdon, a teenage Linda Evans. During the 1961–1962 season, Bachelor Father was cancelled due to declining ratings. During the 1960s, Forsythe returned to acting in movies including Kitten with a Whip, Madame X and In Cold Blood. In 1964 he starred in See How They Run, notable for being the first film made for television, he attempted two new television programs: The John Forsythe Show on NBC with Guy Marks, Elsa Lanchester, Ann B. Davis, Peggy Lipton, Forsythe's two young daughters and Brooke, To Rome with Love on CBS with co-star Walter Brennan. Between 1971 and 1977, Forsythe served as narrator on the syndicated nature series, World of Survival, he was the announcer for Michelob beer commercials during the 1970s and 1980s, notably during the "Weekends were made for Michelob" era.
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of various villainous characters, he is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations. Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2, Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day —a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne's World and Last Action Hero. Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky, Cop Land, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Ladder 49, Walk the Line, Flags of Our Fathers, We Are Marshall, Bridge to Terabithia, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Safe House. In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit, has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort, Sons of Anarchy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
In 2014 he was cast in the role of DHS agent Cabe Gallo in the CBS drama series Scorpion. He was guest host on season two of GunnyTime. AllMovie journalist Tracie Cooper wrote that, by the conclusion of The X-Files in 2002, Patrick had developed a "solid reputation within the industry", with critics, fans and co-stars alike praising his "work ethic and consistent performances." He was described by actor and director Jason Bateman as "one of the great heavies." Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born in Marietta, Georgia, on November 5, 1958, the oldest of five children born to Nadine and Robert Patrick Sr. He is of Scottish descent, he has two sisters named Cheri and Karen, two brothers named Lewis and Richard, the latter of whom is best known as the lead singer for the rock band Filter. Patrick spent his early life in Ohio, he did not start to pursue an acting career until his mid-twenties. During his childhood, he did not like to act, he graduated from Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan in 1977.
He was a field and football athlete at Bowling Green State University. He dropped out before acting. After leaving college, Patrick worked as a house painter and continued as such until a boating accident in 1984 in Lake Erie, he swam for three hours in order to save others still stranded on the accident site, nearly drowned in doing so. After the accident, he moved to Los Angeles at age 26, his main income during his first years was as a bartender, he lived in his car. He was picked up for various small roles in low-budget films. Looking back, he credited his early appearances in films to his "tough-looking exterior". Patrick made a short appearance in Die Hard 2 as a bit part henchman for Colonel Stuart before landing a role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as the main villain, the T-1000. James Cameron, the film's director, said he chose Patrick for the role because of his physical appearance, which he felt fit the role. During the filming of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Patrick was "broke", living in a cheap apartment with his girlfriend, whom he married during filming.
He has credited the film with starting his career. After Terminator 2, Patrick landed roles in various feature films such as Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky and Striptease; because of his fondness for martial arts, Patrick starred in two martial arts films titled Double Dragon and Hong Kong 97, both released in 1994. His performance in Fire in the Sky led The X-Files creator Chris Carter to cast him in that series for the role of John Doggett. Patrick's brother, had worked for the series by adding music for the soundtrack album The X-Files: The Album. Patrick was cast as Doggett in 2000; the X-Files was canceled two seasons after Duchovny left the show following season 7, which resulted in low ratings for the show. Patrick made several appearances on many genre magazines, with TV Guide going so far as to label him one of the Ten Sexiest Men of Sci-Fi. In 2000, Patrick appeared in three episodes of The Sopranos as David "Davey" Scatino, a store owner struggling with gambling debts owed to Richie Aprile and Tony Soprano.
Four years he made a guest appearance in the pilot episodes for Sci-Fi Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis, "Rising", as the military component commander of the Atlantis expedition, Marshall Sumner. He accepted the role, since he had worked with the same crew on The Outer Limits, a series which he appeared in during the early 1990s. Patrick played Johnny Cash's father, Ray Cash, in the film Walk the Line and Elvis's father, Vernon Presley in the miniseries Elvis, he had a regular role on The Unit, played Elvis Presley in Lonely Street. In October 2006, he starred in the WWE Films production The Marine as Rome, he appeared in We Are Marshall as Marshall University head coach Rick Tolley, who lost his life when Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed in 1970. His credits include a guest starring role in the Lost episode "Outlaws", as well as a recurring role as the voice of Master Piandao in Season 3 of the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Patrick played a supporting role in Firewall, a 2006 action movie starring Harrison Ford.
He has appeared in Meat Loaf's music video "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer than They Are" with Will Estes. Director McG, who directed Terminator Salvation, said that he wan