Anton Alexander (actor)
Anton Alexander is an actor born in London. Alexander was the recipient of the Best Actor award for The Novel at the NYLA International Film Awards 2013, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, his TV and film appearances include EastEnders, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, King David and Cemetery Man - a cult Italian horror film starring Rupert Everett, hailed by Martin Scorsese as one of the best Italian films of the 1990s. He played Hirah in the Emmy Award-winning TV film and Kim Roosevelt in the TV mini series Soraya, he worked with Sir Ridley Scott twice in 2013, playing the machiavellian Roccagiovine in The Vatican and the Hebrew spy Dathan in Exodus: Gods and Kings. Gore as the Reporter Taboo as Code Duello Exodus: Gods and Kings as Dathan The Vatican as Urbano Roccagiovine The Best Offer as Real Estate Agent Romeo and Juliet as Abraham The Novel as Edgar Allan Poe The Power of Three as Nigel Gli occhi dell'altro as Nick Forbes Soraya as Kim Roosevelt Ferrari as lawyer to Enzo Ferrari Der Grosse Bagarozy as Air Force Officer Joseph as Hirah Cemetery Man as Franco EastEnders as accountant to Ian Beale The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Paul Kratides King David as Runner Anton Alexander on IMDb "Dellamorte Dellamore" appraisal
Vincent Andrew "Vince" Schiavelli was an American character actor and food writer noted for his work on stage and television described as "the man with the sad eyes." He was notable for his numerous supporting roles. He linked his unique facial appearance and tall stature to Marfan syndrome. Schiavelli gained fame as a character actor, his best-known roles include Fredrickson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the Subway Ghost in Ghost, Organ Grinder in Batman Returns, Chester in The People vs Larry Flynt, Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies and ABC executive Maynard Smith in Man on the Moon. Before his death in 2005, Vincent Schiavelli was considered by many as one of Hollywood's best character actors. Roger Ebert stated "Schiavelli had a way of slipping into films without people knowing his name, but they remembered his great performances as unique characters." Schiavelli was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Sicilian-American family, John Schiavelli and Katherine Coco.
He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School as a teen. He studied acting through the theatre programme at New York University, he began performing on stage in the 1960s. Schiavelli's first film role occurred in Miloš Forman's 1971 production Taking Off, in which he played a counselor who taught parents of runaway teens to smoke marijuana in order to better understand their children's experiences. Schiavelli's aptitude and distinctive angular appearance soon provided him with a steady stream of supporting roles in Miloš Forman films, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The People vs. Larry Flynt and the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon, he played Mr. Vargas, the biology teacher, in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a role he reprised in the 1986 television spin-off Fast Times, he was cast in a similar role in Better Off Dead in which he played a geometry teacher. In 1987, he starred alongside Tim Conway in the short film comedy Dorf on Golf, Dorf and the First Games of Mount Olympus in 1988.
In 1990, he played the Subway Ghost in Ghost and in 1992, he played in Tim Burton's Batman Returns as the "Organ Grinder", one of the Penguin's henchmen. He appeared as another villain in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, as a silent monk in The Frisco Kid, as John O'Connor, one of the evil Red Lectroids in 1984's The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. In 1994 he appeared in the music video for ZZ Top's song "Breakaway", alongside Fairuza Balk and in 1997, he was named one of America's best character actors by Vanity Fair magazine, he made several voice appearances in the animated television show Hey Arnold!. In 2002, he played a children's television show host turned heroin addict named Buggy Ding Dong in Death to Smoochy, his first television role came in 1972 as Peter Panama in The Corner Bar, the first sustained portrayal of a gay character on American television. His other television credits include The Moneychangers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, WKRP in Cincinnati and Taxi as the priest who marries Latka and Simka.
He appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Arsenal of Freedom" as a holographic salesman, on Miami Vice as a research scientist who conspires to steal a top-secret prototype weapon from his employer, in an uncredited role in an episode of Punky Brewster. In 1987 he appeared as Lyle, a gangster, in the MacGyver season 2 episode "Soft Touch". In Highlander: The Series, he played Leo Atkins, a homeless Vietnam War veteran accused of murder in the Season 1 episode "Innocent Man". In The X-Files, he played Lanny, man with an underdeveloped conjoined twin in the Season 2 episode "Humbug", he wrote a number of cookbooks and food articles for various magazines and newspapers, notably Gourmet and the Los Angeles Times. In 1999, Schiavelli starred in a 26-episode Italian cooking show called Chefs of Cucina Amore that aired on PBS periodically for the next couple of years, he received a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in 2001 and was nominated on several other occasions. Vincent Schiavelli's three cookbooks are memoirs, with recipes related to personal history and anecdotes: Papa Andrea's Sicilian Table: Recipes from a Sicilian Chef As Remembered by His Grandson, 1993 Bruculinu, America: Remembrances of Sicilian-American Brooklyn, Told in Stories and Recipes, 1998 Many Beautiful Things: Stories and Recipes from Polizzi Generosa, 2002 Schiavelli served as honorary co-chair of the National Marfan Foundation, an organization which serves those affected by Marfan syndrome, from which Schiavelli suffered.
Schiavelli performed in a few video games, including Emperor: Battle for Dune and as Dr. Hellman in the video game Corpse Killer. Schiavelli was married to actress Allyce Beasley from 1985 until their 1988 divorce, he guest-starred as the love interest of Beasley's character on one episode of Moonlighting. Their son, Andrea Schiavelli, was born in 1987. In 1992, Schiavelli married American harpist Carol Mukhalian. Schiavelli died of lung cancer on December 26, 2005, aged 57, at his home in Polizzi Generosa, the Sicilian town where his grandfather, Andrea Coco, was born, about which he wrote in his 2002 book Many Beautiful Things: Stories and Recipes from Polizzi Generosa. Schiavelli was buried at Polizzi Generosa Cemetery, near Sicily. Two documentaries were made about Schiavelli's Sicilian life; the first, Once Upon a Time in Polizzi, was released on October 11, 2005 and the second, Many Beautiful Things, was produced by Aurelio Gambadoro and released in 2014. The film Hey Arnold
Enthusiasm is intense enjoyment, interest, or approval. The word was used to refer to a person possessed by a god, or someone who exhibited intense piety; the word originates from the Greek ἐνθουσιασμός from ἐν and θεός and οὐσία, meaning "possessed by god's essence", applied by the Greeks to manifestations of divine possession, by Apollo, or by Dionysus, the term enthusiasm was used in a transferred or figurative sense. Socrates taught; the term was confined to a belief in religious inspiration, or to intense religious fervor or emotion. From this, a Syrian sect of the 4th century was known as the Enthusiasts, they believed that "by perpetual prayer, ascetic practices and contemplation, man could become inspired by the Holy Spirit, in spite of the ruling evil spirit, which the fall had given to him". From their belief in the efficacy of prayer, they were known as Euchites. Several Protestant sects of the 16th and 17th centuries were called enthusiastic. During the years that followed the Glorious Revolution, "enthusiasm" was a British pejorative term for advocacy of any political or religious cause in public, i.e. fanaticism.
Such "enthusiasm" was seen in the time around 1700 as the cause of the previous century's English Civil War and its attendant atrocities, thus it was an absolute social sin to remind others of the war by engaging in enthusiasm. The Royal Society bylaws stipulated that any person discussing religion or politics at a Society meeting was to be summarily ejected for being an "enthusiast." During the 18th century, popular Methodists such as John Wesley or George Whitefield were accused of blind enthusiasm, a charge against which they defended themselves by distinguishing fanaticism from "religion of the heart." Artistic inspiration Connoisseur Emotional contagion Entheogen Euphoria Fan Flow Motivation Zest Daniels, M. D. D.. The Essential Enneagram, New York: HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-251676-0 Ronald Knox. Enthusiasm: a Chapter in the History of Religion, with Special Reference to the XVII and XVIII Centuries. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1950. Viii. OCLC 1542527 John Locke. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
Vol. 2. New York: Dover Publications Susie Tucker. Enthusiasm: A Study in Semantic Change. London: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521082631 Joshua Grooms. Enthusiasm: A Study in Project Management. London: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521082631 David Hume, Of Superstition and Enthusiasm The Ronald Knox Society of North America The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: enthusiasm John Wesley's Sermon, "The Nature of Enthusiasm"
Elio Germano is an Italian actor. He is the recipient including a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Born in Rome to a Molisan family, Germano debuted aged twelve in Castellano e Pipolo's movie Ci hai rotto papà. During his studies at scientific lyceum, he received acting training at Teatro Azione in Rome. In 1999, he abandoned an opportunity to work in theatre with Giancarlo Cobelli in order to play in Carlo Vanzina's film Il cielo in una stanza, which launched Germano as one of the most popular Italian actors, his big break came in 2007, when he was cast as the lead in the successful movies Fallen Heroes and My Brother is an Only Child by Daniele Luchetti. The following year he first received international recognition by winning the Shooting Stars Award at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. Germano worked with numerous directors such as Ettore Scola, Emanuele Crialese, Gianluca Maria Tavarelli, Giovanni Veronesi, Michele Placido, Gabriele Salvatores, Paolo Virzì, Francesco Patierno, Daniele Vicari and Ferzan Özpetek.
For his role in the movie My Brother is an Only Child, he won his first David di Donatello as best actor in a leading role. In 2010, he won the Best Actor Award, ex-aequo with Javier Bardem, at the Cannes Film Festival, for his interpretation in La Nostra Vita; that year, he played the son of Italian journalist Tiziano Terzani in The End Is My Beginning. For his portrait of 19th century poet Giacomo Leopardi in Mario Martone's film Leopardi, Germano was praised at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. At an early age Germano thought about becoming a cartoonist; when he was not accepted into the school of graphic arts, he opted for acting. In his spare time, Germano makes rap for a music band called Bestierare, which sings about "unemployment, precariousness and Fascist violence." Elio Germano on IMDb
Fiat Automobiles S.p. A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p. A., part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat Automobiles was formed in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automobile business, traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced. Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy. During its more than century-long history, it remained the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe and the third in the world after General Motors and Ford for over twenty years, until the car industry crisis in the late 1980s. In 2013, Fiat S.p. A. was the second largest European automaker by volumes produced and the seventh in the world, while FCA is the world's eighth largest auto maker. In 1970, Fiat Automobiles employed more than 100,000 in Italy when its production reached the highest number, 1.4 million cars, in that country. As of 2002, it built more than 1 million vehicles at six plants in Italy and the country accounted for more than a third of the company's revenue.
Fiat has manufactured railway engines, military vehicles, farm tractors and weapons such as the Fiat–Revelli Modello 1914. Fiat-brand cars are built in several locations around the world. Outside Italy, the largest country of production is Brazil, where the Fiat brand is the market leader; the group has factories in Argentina and Mexico and a long history of licensing manufacture of its products in other countries. Fiat Automobiles has received many international awards for its vehicles, including nine European Car of the Year awards, the most of any other manufacturer, it ranked many times as the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe. On 11 July 1899, Giovanni Agnelli was part of the group of founding members of FIAT, Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino; the first Fiat plant opened in 1900 with 35 staff making 24 cars. Known from the beginning for the talent and creativity of its engineering staff, by 1903 Fiat made a small profit and produced 135 cars; the company went public selling shares via the Milan stock exchange.
Agnelli led the company until his death in 1945, while Vittorio Valletta administered the firm's daily activities. Its first car, the 3 ½ CV resembled contemporary Benz, had a 697 cc boxer twin engine. In 1903, Fiat produced its first truck. In 1908, the first Fiat was exported to the US; that same year, the first Fiat aircraft engine was produced. Around the same time, Fiat taxis became popular in Europe. By 1910, Fiat was the largest automotive company in Italy; that same year, a new plant was built in Poughkeepsie, NY, by the newly founded American F. I. A. T. Automobile Company. Owning a Fiat at that time was a sign of distinction; the cost of a Fiat in the US was $4,000 and rose up to $6,400 in 1918, compared to $825 for a Ford Model T in 1908, $525 in 1918, respectively. During World War I, Fiat had to devote all of its factories to supplying the Allies with aircraft, machine guns and ambulances. Upon the entry of the US into the war in 1917, the factory was shut down as US regulations became too burdensome.
After the war, Fiat introduced its first tractor, the 702. By the early 1920s, Fiat had a market share in Italy of 80%. In 1921, workers hoisted the red flag of communism over them. Agnelli responded by quitting the company. However, the Italian Socialist Party and its ally organization, the Italian General Confederation of Labour, in an effort to effect a compromise with the centrist parties ordered the occupation ended. In 1922, Fiat began to build the famous Lingotto car factory—then the largest in Europe—which opened in 1923, it was the first Fiat factory to use assembly lines. In 1928, with the 509, Fiat included insurance in the purchase price. Fiat made military machinery and vehicles during World War II for the Army and Regia Aeronautica and for the Germans. Fiat made obsolete fighter aircraft like the biplane CR.42, one of the most common Italian aircraft, along with Savoia-Marchettis, as well as light tanks and armoured vehicles. The best Fiat aircraft was the G. 55 fighter. In 1945, the year Benito Mussolini was overthrown, the National Liberation Committee removed the Agnelli family from leadership roles in Fiat because of its ties to Mussolini's government.
They were not returned until 1963, when Giovanni's grandson, took over as general manager until 1966, as chairman until 1996. In 1970, Fiat employed more than 100,000 in Italy when its production reached the highest number, 1.4 million cars, in that country. As of 2002, Fiat built more than 1 million vehicles at six plants in Italy and the country accounted for more than a third of the company's revenue. Towards the end of 1976 it was announced that the Libyan government was to take a shareholding in the company in return for a capital injection Other aspects of the Libyan agreement included the construction of a truck and bus plant at Tripoli. Chairman Agnelli candidly described the deal as "a classic petro-money recycling operation which will strengthen the Italian reserves, provide Fiat with fresh capital and give the group greater tranquility in which to carry out its investment programmes". On 29 January 20
Romeo & Juliet (2013 film)
Romeo & Juliet is a 2013 internationally co-produced romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of the same name written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei. The film stars Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ed Westwick, Stellan Skarsgård and Paul Giamatti; the film opened in the United Kingdom and the United States on 11 October 2013. Like Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, this film uses the traditional setting of Renaissance Verona, unlike previous major film adaptations, only follows the plot and uses only some of the dialogue as written by Shakespeare; this has led to several critics denouncing the film's advertising as misleading and losing the essence of the play. The film grossed $3 million. During the late Middle Ages in Verona, two wealthy families, the Montagues and Capulets, have been feuding for centuries. One day at the market place, the feuding families start a brawl which infuriates the Prince and he threatens that if the peace of Verona is disturbed again, he shall take their lives.
Meanwhile, Romeo, a young Montague, reveals that he is in love with Rosaline. Romeo's cousin, Benvolio persuades him to forget Romeo rebuffs him; that night, there is a party held by Lord Capulet. Romeo sneaks in with Mercutio hoping to meet Rosaline. Instead, Romeo sees Juliet, Lord Capulet's daughter and falls in love with her. Juliet feels the same and they share a dance, they share a passionate kiss. Juliet's Nurse interrupts and when Romeo talks to the nurse, he discovers that Juliet is a Capulet. After the party ends, Romeo sneaks into Juliet's garden secretly where he witnesses Juliet expressing her love for him, he climbs the balcony and they decide to get married the next day. Romeo seeks help from Friar Laurence to wed them and the Friar agrees thinking that their love may end the violent war between Capulets and Montagues, they perform afterwards Juliet returns home. Romeo catches up with Mercutio and Benvolio but they meet Tybalt and his men on the way; this starts another violent brawl.
Romeo runs after Tybalt seeking revenge. They fight and Romeo slays Tybalt; as the result of this loss, the Prince banishes Romeo from Verona. Meanwhile, both families are filled with grief over their losses Juliet; the Friar sends Romeo to Juliet. Romeo goes to Juliet and they consummate their marriage. Romeo leaves in haste the next morning, but Juliet is shocked. Juliet is resistant but her father threatens to disown her if she does not wed Paris. Juliet goes to Friar Laurence for help, threatening to kill herself if the Friar does not have a solution; the Friar in return, gives her a potion that will put her in a deathlike sleep temporarily while he will inform Romeo about this and they shall run away together to Mantua. Juliet drinks the potion that night, her parents are devastated when they find her next morning, instead of her marriage, her funeral is planned. During the funeral, Benvolio sees Juliet and thinks she is dead and runs off to tell Romeo. Friar's letter however, does not reach Benvolio tells Romeo that Juliet is dead.
Romeo plans to take his life. He goes to Juliet. Paris is killed in a sword fight. Romeo kisses Juliet one last time he drinks the potion unaware that Juliet has awakened. Juliet is overjoyed to see him and they kiss but Romeo collapses; when Juliet finds out that Romeo took poison, he dies in her arms. The Friar arrives to find a heartbroken Juliet weeping over Romeo's dead body, he hears some guards coming and leaves to hold them off, trying to persuade Juliet to come with him, without success. When Juliet hears the approaching watchmen, she stabs herself with Romeo's dagger; the Friar returns to finds them both dead. Their funeral is held together and the Capulets and Montagues reconcile, ending their feud. During the procession, Benvolio joins their hands. Ed Westwick was the first actor to read the script. In April 2011, Hailee Steinfeld was said to be in talks for the lead role as Juliet in this adaptation. Owing to Steinfeld's young age, there was some concern she would be asked to appear nude in the film.
Director Carlo Carlei explained, "there was a lovemaking scene that included nudity for the married Romeo and Juliet. This script was written with a 20-year-old actress in mind; as soon as Hailee Steinfeld was cast, all nudity and lovemaking have been excised from the script. It will be romantic and age-appropriate for a 14-year-old." Julian Fellowes added, "We did feel it would be nice to have romantic, married love, that purity was an important part of the film. They don't make love until they have been married." The role of Romeo was found in June 2011 when Douglas Booth was cast, beating out 300 other actors who were interested in the part. Paul Wesley had been offered the role of Count Paris, but it was announced in February 2012 that Tom Wisdom would play him. Principal photography started on 3 February 2012 in Italy; the film was shot at the grotto Sacro Speco in Subiaco. The first pictures of the set were posted on Italian newspaper Gazzetta di Mantova on 14 February 2012. Steinfeld finished filming her scenes on 7 March 2012.
Relativity Media was paid for by the producers to release the movie in North America on 11 October 2013, while the film was released through D Films in Canada on the same date. The premiere was held in Hollywood on 24 September 2013 at th
Pierfrancesco Favino is an Italian actor. He is known outside of his home country for his role in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and World War Z. Favino was born in Rome, Italy, to Apulian parents, he has appeared in more than forty European films and television series since the early 1990s, including Gabriele Muccino's The Last Kiss, Gianni Amelio's The Keys to the House, Giuseppe Tornatore's The Unknown Woman and Ferzan Özpetek's Saturn in Opposition. In 1999 he starred in the HBO film Excellent Cadavers, an adaptation of Alexander Stille's novel of the same name. In 2006 he received the David di Donatello award - the Italian equivalent of the Oscar - for his role in the crime film Romanzo Criminale, directed by Michele Placido. In 2006 he portrayed Christopher Columbus in Twentieth Century Fox's Night at the Museum. In 2008 he played General Glozelle, the leader of Miraz's Telmarine troops in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, he has worked with American director Ron Howard twice: in the 2009 film Angels & Demons, the adaptation of the novel of the same name by Dan Brown, in which he played the role of Inspector Ernesto Olivetti, in the 2013 film Rush, in which he played the role of Formula One racing car driver Clay Regazzoni.
Other significant roles include the partisan leader Peppi Grotta in Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna in 2008, the sadistic riot control force policeman Cobra in Stefano Sollima's ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards in 2012, the anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli in Marco Tullio Giordana's Piazza Fontana, the W. H. O. Doctor in Marc Forster's apocalyptic-horror World War Z. In February 2018, he co-hosted the 68th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, alongside Claudio Baglioni and Michelle Hunziker. Pierfrancesco Favino - Official Website Pierfrancesco Favino on IMDb