Terrence Dashon Howard is an American actor and singer. Having his first major roles in the 1995 films Dead Presidents and Mr. Holland's Opus, Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of television and cinema roles between 2004 and 2006, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Flow. Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies, including Winnie, Lackawanna Blues, Four Brothers, Get Rich or Die Tryin', August Rush, The Brave One, Prisoners. Howard played James Rhodes in Iron Man and its video game adaptation, but he was replaced by Don Cheadle for the future films, he stars as the lead character Lucious Lyon in the television series Empire. His debut album, Shine Through It, was released in September 2008. Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 1969, to Tyrone and Anita Howard, both of whom were biracial, with African and Anglo ancestry. Howard was raised in Cleveland, where he had a rocky childhood, he endured beatings from his physically abusive father, saw his father stabbing another man in the Santa Line Slaying when Terrence was 2 years old.
His father was served 11 months in jail. Howard's parents divorced upon his father's release, he was raised by his great-grandmother. She died shortly after Howard appeared in Iron Man as Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man's best friend. Howard first entered the entertainment world when he portrayed Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Three years he made his big film break in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus, he continued being cast in television and movie roles, co-starred as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s short-lived television series Sparks, with James L. Avery, Sr. and Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Howard appeared in The Best Man, in Ashanti's music video for her 2002 single "Foolish", in Mary J. Blige's video for "Be Without You". Howard made an appearance on the TV series Family Matters. Howard has said that he looks for characters that "teach him about himself" when choosing his film roles. For the 2005 film Hustle & Flow, Howard portrayed an aspiring rapper.
He performed all the character's tracks himself, including "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards. Howard has worked as a film producer, as when he was credited for the 2007 film Pride. In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS series Independent Lens. Howard was contracted to play Colonel Rhodes in the 2008 film Iron Man. Howard was signed on before any of the other major actors and was the highest paid actor in the film, he was replaced by actor Don Cheadle in the film's sequels. Entertainment Weekly reported that Howard was offered a 50 to 80 percent pay cut for Iron Man 2, though it said that it was unclear whether Howard turned down the role or whether Marvel withdrew their offer. Howard released his debut adult alternative album, Shine Through It, in 2008 on Columbia/SME Records, he described the album as urban country, either wrote or co-wrote all the songs on it. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut, playing Brick in an all-African-American production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen.
During rehearsals, he attacked and injured musical composer Tex Allen. Allen said he suffered multiple injuries and in October 2008, Allen filed a $5 million lawsuit against Howard. In 2010, Howard joined the cast of the Law & Order: Los Angeles, playing the character Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker, he alternated shows with Alfred Molina. The series was cancelled after one season. In 2011, Howard played Nelson Mandela in the film Winnie Mandela. Since 2015, Howard has starred on the television series Empire, playing Lucious Lyon, a hip-hop mogul who discovers he is dying and must ensure the survival of his music empire, he appeared in the television series Wayward Pines portraying Sheriff Arnold Pope, a main character in the first season in 2015 and a guest character in the second and final season. Howard lives outside Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, he has been married four times to three women, has five children and two grandchildren. Howard married his first wife, Lori McCommas, in 1989, they divorced in 2003, remarried in 2005, divorced again.
They had three children together: daughters Aubrey and Heaven, son Hunter. Through Aubrey, Howard has two grandchildren, a granddaughter born in December 2012 and a grandson born in February 2015. Howard and McCommas divorce filed in 2000 and finalized in 2003, but remarried in 2005, they subsequently filed for divorce a year and finalized for a second time in 2007. McCommas was raising their children as Jehovah's Witnesses. Howard married his second wife, Michelle Ghent, in 2010 Ghent filed for divorce in February 2011. Ghent filed for a restraining order in December 2011, accusing Howard of being physically abusive toward her, their divorce was finalized in May 2013, though the agreement was overturned in 2015 after judge ruled Howard had signed it under duress of Ghent threatening to sell nude pictures of Howard and other personal information. Howard wed his third wife and restaurateur Mira Pak, in late 2013, they have Qirin Love and Hero. The two divorced in 2015 and got engaged to remarry in December 2018.
Though he did not complete his engineering degree, Howard thinks of himself as an engineer and intends to return one day to complete the "three credits" of which he is short. Howard's account of his educational history has not been confirmed.
Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Demetrius Shipp Jr. is an American actor. He portrayed actor Tupac Shakur in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me. Shipp was cast in the role of Tupac in 2011, after a friend suggested he audition given his strong resemblance to the legendary hip-hop artist. Shipp remarked in an interview that he "never aspired to act." Principal photography did not begin until 2015, the film was released in June 2017. Shipp's father worked with Tupac Shakur on the 1996 album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory on the song "Toss It Up". Shipp worked at Dish Network prior to his acting career. Demetrius Shipp Jr. on IMDb
Katerina Alexandre Hartford Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, singer and model. She is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennett on The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries, her film credits include The Parent Trap, 17 Again, The Roommate, Honey 2, Addicted and All Eyez on Me. In music, Graham was signed to A&M/Octone and Interscope Records, has released two extended plays and two studio albums. Graham was born in Geneva and raised in Los Angeles, California, her father, Joseph, is of Americo-Liberian descent, her mother, Natasha, is Jewish. Graham's father was the godfather of two of producer Quincy Jones' children, her paternal grandfather was an UN Ambassador, serving for 40 years in the Netherlands, Sweden and Kenya. Her parents divorced, she has a half-brother, born in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graham attended Hebrew school. Graham began her career in the entertainment industry at age six. Over the next eight years, she appeared in various commercials, including those for Barbie, K-Mart, Pop-Tarts and Edison.
At the age of 15, Graham caught the eye of choreographer Fatima Robinson, was asked to perform at the BET Awards as a background dancer for Bow Wow. Graham followed her BET Awards appearance with work as a background dancer for Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, choreographers Hi-Hat and Michael Rooney. At age 17, Graham participated in a national marketing campaign to advertise The Coca-Cola Company's soft drink Fanta. Graham appeared in the marketing campaign as a member of the "Fantanas", known as Capri known as Strawberry. Graham has appeared in various music videos, including Akon's "Lonely", Christina Milian's "Dip It Low", Justin Bieber and Usher's "Somebody to Love", 112's "What If", John Legend's "Used to Love U", B2K's "Why I Love You", Musiq Soulchild's "B. U. D. D. Y.", Nelly's "Just A Dream" and Diddy – Dirty Money with Usher's "Looking for Love". In 2002, Graham made her television debut on the Disney Channel teen comedy series Lizzie McGuire. Graham went on to appear on various television shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The O.
C. Malcolm in the Middle, Joan of Arcadia, Grounded For Greek. In 2008, she appeared in three episodes of the Disney Channel comedy series Hannah Montana playing the role of a girlfriend to Jason Earles's character Jackson Stewart. Graham has had notable supporting roles in films such as 17 Again and The Roommate. In December 2008, Graham began filming sci-fi dance film Boogie Town in Los Angeles. Filming on the film was put on hold that same month due to payroll issues with background performers. In April 2009, principal photography was stopped due to schedule conflicts with some of her cast mates and other projects; the film is set in a futuristic New York City in 2015. Graham plays the role of Ingrid; the film was set to be released in theaters worldwide October 2011, however it was set to be released in June 2009. In March 2009, Graham was cast in The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries based on the book series of the same name. Graham portrays the role of Bonnie Bennett, a teenage witch, considered her breakout role.
The series premiered on September 10, 2009 to 4.91 million viewers and received praise for the series progression from critics. In May 2012, the series was renewed for the shows fourth season, she took over as the female lead in 2015. In 2011, Graham won "Scene Stealer Female" at the Teen Choice Awards for her role on the show. In August 2010, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Graham was cast in the Universal Pictures dance drama film Honey 2; the film is a sequel to the 2003 film Honey. The film follows a troubled teenager and aspiring dancer; the film was released theatrically in selected countries for a limited release and went on to make over $8 million worldwide. In June 2011, the film was released Straight-to-DVD in North America to negative reviews from critics though Graham's performance and dancing was praised; that same year Graham starred in another Dance film this time a Kung Fu Dance Action film called Dance Fu in which Graham appeared as the female lead. In 2017, she played actress Jada Pinkett Smith in the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me.
In 2002, she wrote a song titled "Derailed", featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film of the same title. In 2006, Graham pursued a career as a musical artist. Graham found her break in 2007 when she was featured on "The Donque Song" and "I Got It From My Mama" on singer/rapper will.i.am's third studio album Songs About Girls. The move saw Graham embark on a world tour with The Black Eyed Peas as a supporting act for the Black Blue & You Tour. In April 2010, the song "My Boyfriends Back" released on YouTube and got over 1 million views In October 2010 Graham released her debut single "Sassy". A music video for the song premiered that same month, but the track performed poorly and it failed to chart, she went on to release covers of artists such as Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul which garnered Graham the attention of Paula who praised her cover. Graham contributed a cover of the Garbage song "Only Happy When It Rains" to The Vampire Diaries soundtrack; the song premiered in December 2010 in an episode of the series titled "The Sacrifice".
In March 2011, Graham released another single titled "I Want It All". The music video premiered in May 2011. In February 2012, Graham signed a recording contract with A&M/Octone Records, marked as her first major label signing. In March 2012, Graham released "Put Your Graffiti On Me". The
Joel David Moore
Joel David Moore is an American character actor and director. Born and raised in Portland, Moore studied acting in college before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, his first major role was as Owen Dittman in the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, followed by roles in the comedy Grandma's Boy, Terry Zwigoff's Art School Confidential, the independent slasher film Hatchet. In 2008, he was cast in the role of Colin Fisher on the Fox series Bones, a guest role he portrayed in sixteen episodes until the series' conclusion in 2017. In 2009, he was cast as Dr. Norm Spellman in James Cameron's Avatar, a role he will reprise for the film's upcoming sequels, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Moore has starred in several music videos, directed films: His directorial debut was the psychological thriller Spiral, followed by the drama Youth in Oregon, Killing Winston Jones. Moore was born September 25, 1977 in Portland, the son of Missy and John Moore. Moore was raised in Portland, he graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1995.
After high school, Moore attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, for two years. In 1998, he transferred to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001 and performed for two summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Before relocating to Hollywood, Joel starred with Gretchen Stouts and Nina Smidt in Tom Monson's Drug Wars, The High Times, a video about underage binge drinking. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles and appeared in several television commercials, including ones for eBay, Cingular Wireless, Best Buy. Moore shot an international campaign for a branch of Siemens cell phones, XELIBRI, which won a Lion Award. Moore's first major film role was in 2004's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Between 2004 and 2005, he appeared in a recurring guest role on the NBC series LAX; this was followed by roles in the films Grandma's Boy, as a jaded art student in Terry Zwigoff's Art School Confidential. The same year, he had a lead role in the independent slasher film Hatchet, a bit part in The Shaggy Dog, a supporting role in El Muerto, based on the eponymous comic book series.
In 2007, Moore made directorial debut with the psychological thriller Spiral, which he filmed in his hometown of Portland, co-starred in with Amber Tamblyn. In 2008, he was cast in the supporting role of Dr. Norm Spellman in James Cameron's Avatar; the same year, he was cast as Colin Fisher on the Fox series Bones, a guest role he would portray across sixteen episodes until the series' conclusion in 2017. Moore had a supporting role in Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, a remake of the 1956 film of the same name, he starred alongside Katy Perry in her music video for "Waking Up in Vegas" in 2009. Other film roles included a supporting part in 2012's Savages, directed by Oliver Stone, in the crime-thriller Gone, opposite Amanda Seyfried. Moore directed Killing Winston Jones in the fall of 2012 in Savannah, which starred Danny Glover, Jon Heder, Richard Dreyfuss, he would reprise his role with a cameo appearance in Hatchet III. during 2014-2015 he played a supporting role in the series Forever, had film roles in the thriller The Guest, played Joey Ramone in the historical film CBGB.
In 2016, he directed his second feature, Youth in Oregon, starring Frank Langella, Christina Applegate, Billy Crudup. In 2017, it was reported that Moore had signed on to appear in both of the Avatar sequels, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Joel David Moore at AllMovie Joel David Moore on IMDb Joel David Moore on Twitter
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Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, a documentary, he has written three novels. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society, he appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, all of which received critical acclaim. Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, as well as BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter, his other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca, the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13, the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, the horror film Sinister.
In 2018 he garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a protestant minister in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed receiving numerous accolades including New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. In addition to his film work, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions, he made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. In 2010, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, James Hawke, an insurance actuary. Hawke's parents were high school sweethearts in Fort Worth and married young, when Hawke's mother was 17. Hawke was born a year later. Hawke's parents were students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth, separated and divorced in 1974.
After the separation, Hawke was raised by his mother. The two relocated several times, before settling in New York City, where Hawke attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. Hawke's mother remarried when he was 10 and the family moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey, where Hawke attended West Windsor Plainsboro High School, he transferred to the Hun School of Princeton, a secondary boarding school, from which he graduated in 1988. In high school, Hawke aspired to be a writer, but developed an interest in acting, he made his stage debut at age 13, in a production at The McCarter Theatre of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, appearances in West Windsor-Plainsboro High School productions of Meet Me in St. Louis and You Can't Take It with You followed. At the Hun School he took acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus, after high school graduation he studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh dropping out after he was cast in Dead Poets Society.
He enrolled in New York University's English program for two years, but dropped out to pursue other acting roles. Hawke obtained his mother's permission to attend his first casting call at the age of 14, secured his first film role in Joe Dante's Explorers, in which he played an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix; the film was met with favorable reviews but had poor box office results, a failure which Hawke has admitted caused him to quit acting for a brief period after the film's release. Hawke described the disappointment as difficult to bear at such a young age, adding "I would never recommend that a kid act."In 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society, playing one of the students taught by Robin Williams's inspirational English teacher. The Variety reviewer noted "Hawke, as the painfully shy Todd, gives a haunting performance." The film received considerable acclaim, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Film and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
With revenue of $235 million worldwide, it remains Hawke's most commercially successful picture to date. Hawke described the opportunities he was offered as a result of the film's success as critical to his decision to continue acting: "I didn't want to be an actor and I went back to college, but the success was so monumental that I was getting offers to be in such interesting movies and be in such interesting places, it seemed silly to pursue anything else." While filming Dead Poets Society he auditioned for what would be his next film appearance, 1989's comedy drama Dad, where he played Ted Danson's son and Jack Lemmon's grandson. Hawke's next film, 1991's White Fang, brought his first leading role; the film, an adaptation of Jack London's novel of the same name, featured Hawke as Jack Conroy, a Yukon gold hunter who befriends a wolfdog. According to The Oregonian, "Hawke does a good job as young Jack... He makes Jack's passion for White Fang real and keeps it from being ridiculous or overly sentimental."
He appeared in Keith Gordon's A Midnight Clear, a well-received war film based on William Wharton's novel of the same name. In the survival drama Alive, adapted from Piers Paul Read's 1974 book, Hawke portrayed Nando Pa
Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the bulk of the movie is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production. Principal photography is the most expensive phase of film production, due to actor and set crew salaries, as well as the costs of certain shots, on-set special effects, its start marks a point of no return for the financiers, because until it is complete, there is unlikely to be enough material filmed to release a final product needed to recoup costs. While it is common for a film to lose its greenlight status during pre-production – for example, because an important cast member drops out or unexpectedly dies, or some kind of scandal engulfs the studio or an actor – it is uncommon for financing to be withdrawn once principal photography has begun. Feature films have insurance in place by the time principal photography begins; the death of a bankable star before completing all planned takes, or the loss of sets or footage can render a film impossible to complete as planned.
For example, sets are notoriously flammable. Furthermore, professional-quality movie cameras are rented as needed, most camera houses will not allow rentals of their equipment without proof of insurance. Once a film concludes principal photography, it is said to have wrapped, a wrap party may be organized to celebrate. During post-production, it may become clear that certain shots or sequences are missing or incomplete and are required to complete the film, or that a certain scene is not playing as expected, or as seen in the late stages of filming The Hate U Give, that a particular actor's performance or behavior has not turned out as desired, causing him or her to be replaced with another. In these circumstances, additional material may have to be shot. If the material has been shot once, or is substantial, the process is referred to as a re-shoot, but if the material is new and minor, it is referred to as a pick-up. Learning materials related to Filmmaking at Wikiversity Media related to Filmmaking at Wikimedia Commons