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Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Petrovich Zvyagintsev is a Russian film director and screenwriter. His film The Return won him a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Following The Return, Zvyagintsev directed The Elena, his film Leviathan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2014 and won the Best Film award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. His most recent film Loveless won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, was among the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, he won the Achievement in Directing award for this film at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Zvyagintsev was born in Siberia. At the age of 20 in 1984, he graduated from the theater school in Novosibirsk as an actor. Since 1986, he has lived in Moscow where he continued his studies at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts until 1990. From 1992 to 2000, he worked as an actor for theater. In 2000, he began to work for the TV station REN TV and directed three episodes of the television series The Black Room.

He directed his first feature film The Return, which received several awards, including a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His second feature film The Banishment premiered at its year's Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Palme d'Or; this was followed by "Apocrypha", a short segment for the film New York, I Love You. The segment was cut from the film's theatrical release but is included on the DVD. Elena, again premiered at Cannes, in the Un Certain Regard section, receiving the festival's Jury Prize. Leviathan was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section for its year at Cannes, where Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin won the award for Best Screenplay for the film. Leviathan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, it won the award for Best Film at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2015, Zvyagintsev was a jury president of the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.

His most recent film, won the Jury Prize at Cannes in May 2017. It won the Best Film at the 2017 London Film Festival, making him the second director to have won the award twice, having been honoured for Leviathan.. In November 2017, the film won three awards at the Golden Unicorn Awards in London: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress. Loveless was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Zvyagintsev won the Achievement in Directing award at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Loveless. In March 2018, Loveless won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, making Zvyagintsev the first Russian director to have won this award. In 2018, Zvyagintsev was a jury member of the Cannes Film Festival; the Black Room The Return The Banishment New York, I Love You – segment cut from theatrical release Experiment 5IVE Elena Leviathan Loveless Official website Andrey Zvyagintsev on IMDb

George Barker Windship

George Barker Windship, sometimes spelled "Winship", was a Boston physician most noted for his promotion of weight lifting as a route to health and strength and inventing the first adjustable dumbbell and the forerunners of several modern exercise machines. Windship first introduced Weight Training in the United States between 1859 - 1872, he toured with exhibitions. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to Dr. Charles May Windship and Susan Barker, he attended Roxbury Latin School and Harvard Medical School, where he obtained his M. D. in 1857 at the age of 20. After a brief flirtation with acting as a career, he was appointed Assistant Physician at Boston Lunatic Hospital in June, 1856. On 28 April 1868 he married daughter of Rev. Green Haskins, he died 12 September 1876, in Roxbury of a stroke. When he entered Harvard at 16 he weighed 100 pounds; because of his stature he was the victim of relentless teasing. After a larger student threw his books downstairs and refused to apologize, Windship determined to build himself up by practicing gymnastics at the school gym, working on the various equipment, including the spring-board, vaulting apparatus, parallel bars, suspended rings and inclined ladders, pulley-weights, climbing rope, trapezoid every evening after classes.

Motivated by revenge, in an article published in the January 1862 Atlantic Monthly, he said that his desire for retaliation was extinguished as habit and progress took its place. He discovered that his perseverance in exercise transferred to other areas of his life and he found he had gained the ability to resist and overcome other bad habits and ailments of the body, from which he coined the slogan "Strength is Health". At the time of his graduation, he could do 12 one-arm chinups with either arm and perform a one-arm chin with either arm using only his little finger. Todd, Jan. "'Strength is Health': George Barker Windship and the First American Weight Training Boom." Iron Game History 3:1, 3-14. Windship, George. "Autobiographical Sketches of a Strength-Seeker." The Atlantic Monthly, 9: 51, 102-115