Kim N. Wayans is an American actress, producer and director. Wayans is the sister of Keenen Ivory, Damon, Sr. Marlon and Nadia Wayans, she is best known for her numerous roles on the Fox sketch comedy show In Living Color, Tonia Harris on In the House. Wayans is best known as the family matriarch of The Wayans Family. Wayans was born in New York City, the daughter of Elvira Alethia, a homemaker and social worker, Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager, her family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. She and her family lived in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. In film she appeared in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, had a starring role in the art film Talking About Sex and co starred in Juwanna Mann as Latisha Jansen, she starred with her siblings on the Fox variety show In Living A Low Down Dirty Shame. Her other television work includes regular appearances on the sitcom In the House with LL Cool J and a recurring role on A Different World.
She has worked as a story editor on her brother Damon's sitcom My Wife and Kids. In 2008, she co wrote a series of children's books with her husband Kevin Knotts, entitled Amy Hodgepodge, about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling. In December 2011, she got a chance to showcase her dramatic chops with a supporting role as a mother who struggles to understand her seventeen-year-old daughter in Pariah, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Black Reel Awards but lost to Octavia Spencer for The Help. Benita Butrell Cousin Elsee Laquita Lil' Magic Mrs. Brooks Reesie Altovise Davis La Toya Jackson Esther Rolle Crystal Waters Grace Jones LaWanda Page Oprah Winfrey Tracy Chapman Della Reese Lynne Thigpen Whitney Houston Vanessa L. Williams Cree Summer Tina Turner Sandra "Pepa" Denton Telma Hopkins Dionne Warwick Kim Wayans on IMDb Kim Wayans on Twitter http://amyhodgepodge.com/
Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. is an American actor, photographer and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father and American mother, he was a resident of Venezuela and Argentina during his childhood, he is the recipient of various accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards. Mortensen made his film debut in a small role in Peter Weir's 1985 thriller Witness starring Harrison Ford and has appeared in several notable films since, including The Indian Runner, Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, The Portrait of a Lady, G. I. Jane, Psycho, A Perfect Murder, A Walk on the Moon, 28 Days. Mortensen received international attention in the early 2000s with his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller A History of Violence. Two years another Cronenberg film, Eastern Promises, earned him further critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
A third teaming with Cronenberg in A Dangerous Method resulted in a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. Other well-received films include Appaloosa and Far from Men. Further Academy Award nominations came for his leading roles in Captain Fantastic and Green Book. Aside from acting, Mortensen's other artistic pursuits include fine arts, photography and music. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish the works of little-known artists and authors. Mortensen was born the first of three boys in New York City on October 20, 1958, the son of Grace Gamble and Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr.. His mother was American, while his father was Danish, his maternal grandfather was a Canadian from Nova Scotia. The family moved to Venezuela Denmark, settled in Argentina in the provinces of Córdoba and Buenos Aires, where Mortensen attended primary school and acquired a fluent proficiency in Spanish while his father managed poultry farms and ranches, he was baptized Lutheran.
When Mortensen was 11 and his brothers 8 and 6, their parents divorced and they and their mother returned to New York, where Viggo spent the rest of his childhood, graduating from Watertown High School in Watertown in 1976. He attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish Studies and Politics in 1980. Upon graduating, he lived in England and Spain moved back to Denmark, where he took various jobs such as driving trucks in Esbjerg and selling flowers in Copenhagen, he returned to the United States to pursue an acting career. Mortensen's first film role was in The Purple Rose of Cairo, but his scenes were deleted from the final cut, his first onscreen appearance was playing an Amish farmer in Peter Weir's Witness. He was cast in Witness because the director thought he had the right face for the part of an Amish man, he had been cast for another role as a soldier in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Henry V, but he decided to turn down that one for the film because he wanted to try something new.
He credited that decision and the positive experience on the film as the start of his film career. In 1985, he was cast in the role of Bragg on Search for Tomorrow. Mortensen's 1987 performance in Bent at the Coast Playhouse, Los Angeles, won him a Dramalogue Critics' Award. Coincidentally, the play, about homosexual concentration camp prisoners, was brought to prominence by Ian McKellen, with whom Mortensen costarred in The Lord of the Rings. In 1987, Mortensen guest starred as a police detective on the hit series Miami Vice. During the 1990s, Mortensen appeared in supporting roles in a variety of films, including Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, Young Guns II, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Sean Penn's The Indian Runner, Danny Cannon's The Young Americans, Carl Colpaert's The Crew, which won the São Paulo Film Festival Audience Award, Brian de Palma's Carlito's Way, Crimson Tide, G. I. Jane, Daylight, A Walk on the Moon, American Yakuza, Charles Robert Carner's remake Vanishing Point, Philip Ridley's films The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon, the remake films A Perfect Murder and Gus Van Sant's Psycho, 28 Days, The Prophecy, with Christopher Walken.
Of these roles, Mortensen was best known for playing Master Chief John Urgayle in G. I. Jane. Another major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Mortensen was a last-minute replacement for Stuart Townsend, would not have taken the part of Aragorn had it not been for his son's enthusiasm for the J. R. R. Tolkien novel. In The Two Towers DVD extras, the film's swordmaster, Bob Anderson, described Mortensen as "the best swordsman I've trained." Mortensen performed his own stunts, the injuries he sustained during several of them did not dampen his enthusiasm. At one point during shooting of The Two Towers, Orlando Bloom, Brett Beattie all had painful injuries, during a shoot of them, running in the mountains, Peter Jackson jokingly referred to the three as "the walking wounded." According to the Special Extended Edition DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, M
John Paul Cusack is an American actor and screenwriter. He began acting in films during the 1980s and has since starred in a number of movies, including Better Off Dead, Say Anything... Grosse Pointe Blank, Being High Fidelity, 1408, Igor, 2012 and The Raven. Cusack was born on June 28, 1966, at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, he was born into fourth of five children. His mother, Ann Paula "Nancy", is political activist, his father, Richard Cusack, was an actor, along with John's siblings Ann, Joan and Susie. They moved from New York, to Illinois. Richard was a documentary filmmaker who owned a film production company and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan. Cusack graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1984, where he met Jeremy Piven, spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in his belly". Cusack began acting in films in the early 1980s, he made his breakout role in Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing.
He starred in Cameron Crowe's directorial debut film, Say Anything.... Cusack played a con artist in Stephen Frears' 1990 neo-noir film The Grifters. After establishing New Crime Productions, Cusack co-wrote the screenplay for and starred in George Armitage's crime film Grosse Pointe Blank, in which he played an assassin who goes to his 10-year high school reunion to win back his high school sweetheart. In Spike Jonze's fantasy film Being John Malkovich, Cusack played a puppeteer who finds a portal leading into the mind of the eponymous actor, John Malkovich; the film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in High Fidelity, based on Nick Hornby's novel. In Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012, he played a struggling novelist who attempts to survive the apocalypse and save mankind. Cusack played Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue's biopic film The Raven and starred in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars.
He starred in video on demand films, including The Factory, The Numbers Station, The Frozen Ground, Drive Hard, The Prince, Cell, Blood Money and Singularity. Between 2005 and 2009, Cusack wrote blogs for The Huffington Post, which included an interview with Naomi Klein, he blogged on his opposition to the war in Iraq and his hatred for the Bush administration, calling its worldview "depressing, corrupt and tragically absurd". He appeared in a June 2008 MoveOn.org advertisement, where he made the claim that George W. Bush and John McCain have the same governing priorities. Cusack criticized the Obama administration for its drone policy in the Middle East and its support of the National Defense Authorization Act, became one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2012. In June 2015, he stated in an interview with The Daily Beast that "when you talk about drones, the American Empire, the NSA, civil liberties, attacks on journalism and whistleblowers, is as bad or worse than Bush".
However, he scolded the publication for misquoting him in order to make an interesting headline. In 2015, Daniel Ellsberg and Arundhati Roy met Edward Snowden, a fugitive from the US because of his leaks of classified information, at a Moscow hotel room; this meeting was converted into a book co-authored with Roy titled Things That Can and Cannot Be Said. The book is a transcript of the conversation between Snowden and Cusack, with a selection of relevant photos and illustrations as well as a detailed list of references. Cusack endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2020 presidential bids. In November 2017, Cusack became a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Cusack is a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which he says he is "in trouble" in Chicago due to the longstanding rivalry between the teams, he led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. He was in attendance—along with fellow Cubs fans Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Bonnie Hunt—during the Cubs' historic Game Seven victory during the 2016 World Series.
Cusack appeared at multiple Chicago Bears games and attended many Stanley Cup Finals games in support of the Chicago Blackhawks. Cusack once told NBC Nightly News, "I'm not lazy. I just enjoy waking up in the morning. If that means sleeping in and walking around the house in my crocs and a bathrobe'til three in the afternoon, I welcome that appealing lifestyle—all day." He trained in kickboxing under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez for over two decades. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything... and holds the rank of a level six black belt in Urquidez's Ukidokan Kickboxing system. In March 2008, police arrested Emily Leatherman outside Cusack's Malibu, home for stalking him. On October 10, 2008, Leatherman pleaded no contest and received five years' probation and mandatory psychiatric counseling, was ordered to stay away from Cusack, his home, business for the next ten years, he is well known for being a bachelor. When asked in 2009 why he had never married he answered, "society doesn't tell me what to do."
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David Michael Navarro is an American guitarist, songwriter and actor. Navarro is a member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction and a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he released one solo album Trust No One. Navarro has been a member of the Jane's Addiction spin-off bands and The Panic Channel. Allmusic's Greg Prato described him as "one of alternative rock's first true guitar heroes", with an eclectic playing style that merges heavy metal and modern rock. Navarro is host and one of the judges on Ink Master, an American tattoo competition reality show now in its eleventh season on Paramount Network. Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California on June 7, 1967, the son of James Raul Navarro and Constance Colleen Hopkins, his paternal grandparents were Mexican immigrants. His grandfather Gabriel Navarro was close friends with Mexican silent film actor Ramón Novarro, who adopted his artistic surname, he attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, where he was a member of the marching band with future Jane's Addiction bandmate Stephen Perkins.
Navarro's mother was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Riccardi, in March 1983. Riccardi was arrested in 1991, thanks to a viewer tip after Riccardi was featured on the television series America's Most Wanted. During his appearance on America's Most Wanted in 2004, Navarro stated that he was supposed to visit and stay with his mother on the night of her murder but at the last minute went to stay with his father. In 2015, Navarro released the documentary Mourning Son, which details his mother's murder and his spiral into drug addiction, as well as the pain he has had to overcome in the years since her death. Navarro has been married three times: celebrity makeup artist Tania Goddard-Saylor, Rhian Gittins, model and actress, Carmen Electra. On his Instructional Guitar DVD Navarro tells how he started playing guitar at the age of seven after hearing a Jimi Hendrix song at a skate park. Navarro joined the band Jane's Addiction in 1986 as the lead guitarist after he was recommended to vocalist Perry Farrell by drummer Stephen Perkins, a childhood friend of Navarro's.
The band was popular in the alternative-rock music scene. Over the next five years, Jane's Addiction released three albums, Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual. Personal tensions, led to their breakup in 1991; the Lollapalooza festival was created by Farrell as a farewell tour for Jane's Addiction. After the departure of Guns N' Roses' original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in August 1991, Navarro was the first choice of lead singer Axl Rose to replace Stradlin. However, he went on to play on the 1999 Guns N' Roses song "Oh My God", featured on the End of Days soundtrack. In 1993, Navarro formed Deconstruction with Jane's Addiction's Eric Avery on vocals and bass and Michael Murphy on drums; the band put out one self-titled album in 1994. Rick Rubin was involved in the production and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes makes a guest appearance, they did not tour due to Avery's exhaustion after Jane's Addiction. Navarro joined Red Hot Chili Peppers in September 1993, his first large-scale performance with the band was at Woodstock'94.
The only album on which Navarro played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, One Hot Minute, was released in 1995. The band recorded and released a cover of the Ohio Players' song "Love Rollercoaster" for the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack, released as a single; the band contributed the John Lennon song "I Found Out" to the Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon album, as well as the One Hot Minute outtake "Melancholy Mechanics" to the Twister soundtrack. In 1995, Navarro played guitar for Alanis Morissette's track "You Oughta Know" on one of the 1990s most successful albums, Jagged Little Pill. Despite mixed reviews, One Hot Minute sold over eight million copies worldwide and produced three hit singles. Navarro toured with Jane's Addiction for their 1997 Relapse tour with Flea on bass. After two years of touring on and off with Red Hot Chili Peppers, his subsequent heroin relapse, Navarro was fired in 1998 over "creative differences." Navarro remixed Janet Jackson's "What'll I Do" for her Janet Remixed album in this time.
The album, Trust No One, marked his solo debut in the summer of 2001 for Capitol Records. The band assembled for the accompanying US tour consisted of Navarro, guitarist Dave Kushner, bassist Miiko Watanabe and drummer Angel Roché, Jr.. In 2002, Jane's Addiction reformed with bass player Chris Chaney, started work on a new album; the band entered the studio with veteran rock producer Bob Ezrin, resulting in the album Strays and the Lollapalooza 2003 tour in support of the album. In 2002, Michael Jackson performed at the Apollo Theater, Navarro played guitar for his hit song "Black or White". During this time Navarro made a cameo in Mariah Carey's "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" music video. Navarro began working with Camp Freddy during this time. In 2003, he and his fiancée, Carmen Electra, agreed to have their wedding preparations filmed for an MTV show titled Til Death Do Us Part; the show was a great success and was released on DVD in the fall of 2005. Navarro's book, Don't Try This at Home, was released on October 5, 2004 with Regan books, became a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
Navarro appeared in two tournaments on Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2004. In the third t
1992 Los Angeles riots
The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County in April and May of 1992. Unrest began in South Central Los Angeles on April 29, after a trial jury acquitted four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department for usage of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King, videotaped and viewed in TV broadcasts; the rioting spread throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area, as thousands of people rioted over a six-day period following the announcement of the verdict. Widespread looting, assault and murder occurred during the riots, estimates of property damage were over $1 billion. With local police overwhelmed in controlling the situation, Governor of California Pete Wilson sent in the California Army National Guard, President George H. W. Bush deployed the 7th Infantry Division and the 1st Marine Division. Order and peace were restored throughout L. A. County, but 63 people were killed, with more than 12,000 arrests. LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates, who had announced his resignation by the time of the riots, was attributed with much of the blame.
On the evening of March 3, 1991, Rodney King and two passengers were driving west on the Foothill Freeway through the Lake View Terrace neighborhood of Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop. A high-speed pursuit ensued with speeds estimated at up to 115 mph, along freeways and through residential neighborhoods; when King stopped, CHP Officer Timothy Singer and CHP Officer Melanie Singer, arrested him and two other occupants of the car. After the two passengers were placed in the patrol car, five white Los Angeles Police Department officers – Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind, Theodore Briseno, Rolando Solano – surrounded King, who came out of the car last, they tasered him, struck him dozens of times with side-handled batons, tackled him to the ground before handcuffing him. Sergeant Koon testified at trial that King resisted arrest, that he believed King was under the influence of PCP at the time of the arrest, which caused him to be aggressive and violent toward the officers.
Video footage of the arrest showed that King attempted to get up each time he was struck, that the police made no attempt to cuff him until he lay still. A subsequent test of King for the presence of PCP in his body at the time of the arrest was negative. Unknown to the police and King, the incident was captured on a camcorder by local civilian George Holliday from his nearby apartment; the tape was 12 minutes long. While the tape was presented during trial, some clips of the incident were not released to the public. In a interview, on parole for a robbery conviction and had past convictions for assault and robbery, said that he had not surrendered earlier because he was driving while intoxicated under the influence of alcohol, which he knew violated the terms of his parole; the footage of King being beaten by police became an instant focus of media attention and a rallying point for activists in Los Angeles and around the United States. Coverage was extensive during the first two weeks after the incident: the Los Angeles Times published forty-three articles about it, The New York Times published seventeen articles, the Chicago Tribune published eleven articles.
Eight stories appeared including a sixty-minute special on Primetime Live. Upon watching the tape of the beating, LAPD chief of police Daryl Gates said: "I stared at the screen in disbelief. I played the one-minute-50-second tape again. Again and again, until I had viewed it 25 times, and still I could not believe. To see my officers engage in what appeared to be excessive use of force criminally excessive, to see them beat a man with their batons 56 times, to see a sergeant on the scene who did nothing to seize control, was something I never dreamed I would witness." Before the release of the Rodney King tape, minority community leaders in Los Angeles had complained about harassment and excessive use of force by LAPD officers. An independent commission formed after the release of the tape concluded that a "significant number" of LAPD officers "repetitively use excessive force against the public and persistently ignore the written guidelines of the department regarding force," and that bias related to race and sexual orientation were contributing factors in use of excessive force.
The commission's report called for the replacement of both Chief Daryl Gates and the civilian Police Commission. The Los Angeles County District Attorney subsequently charged four police officers, including one sergeant, with assault and use of excessive force. Due to the extensive media coverage of the arrest, the trial received a change of venue from Los Angeles County to Simi Valley in neighboring Ventura County; the jury was composed of nine white people, one bi-racial male, one Latino, one Asian American. The prosecutor, Terry White, was black. On April 29, 1992, the seventh day of jury deliberations, the jury acquitted all four officers of assault and acquitted three of the four of using excessive force; the jury could not agree on a verdict for the fourth officer charged with using excessive force. The verdicts were based in part on the first three seconds of a blurry, 13-second segment of the videotape that, according to journalist Lou Cannon, had not been aired by television news stations in their broadcasts.
The first two seconds of videotape, contrary to the claims made by the accused officers, show King attempting to flee past Laurence Powell. During the next one minute and 19 seco
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, singer and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, received international attention after writing and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, he appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn, political drama Primary Colors, science fiction disaster film Armageddon, the highest-grossing film of that year, the crime drama A Simple Plan, which earned him his third Oscar nomination. In the 2000s, Thornton achieved further success in starring dramas Monster's Ball, The Man Who Wasn't There, Friday Night Lights. In 2014, Thornton starred as Lorne Malvo in the first season of the anthology series Fargo, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie at the Emmy Awards and won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. Thornton has been vocal about his distaste for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye. However, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. Thornton has written a variety of films set in the Southern United States and co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing and The Gift. After Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them, All the Pretty Horses, Jayne Mansfield's Car. Thornton has received the President's Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he has been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter.
He has is the vocalist of the blues rock band The Boxmasters. Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, the son of Virginia Roberta, a self-proclaimed psychic, William Raymond "Billy Ray" Thornton, a high school history teacher and basketball coach, his brother, Jimmy Don, wrote a number of songs, two of which Thornton has recorded on his solo albums. He is of part Irish descent, he has another brother John David Thornton. Thornton lived in numerous places in Arkansas during his childhood, including Alpine and Mount Holly, he was raised Methodist in an extended family in a shack that had plumbing. He graduated from Malvern High School in 1973. A good high school baseball player, he tried out for the Kansas City Royals, but was released after an injury. After a short period laying asphalt for the Arkansas State Transportation Department, he attended Henderson State University to pursue studies in psychology, but dropped out after two semesters. In the mid-1980s, Thornton settled in Los Angeles, California, to pursue his career as an actor, with future writing partner Tom Epperson.
He had a difficult time succeeding as an actor and worked in telemarketing, offshore wind farming, fast food management between auditioning for acting jobs. He played the drums and sang with South African rock band Jack Hammer. While working as a waiter for an industry event, he served film director and screenwriter Billy Wilder, he struck up a conversation with Wilder, who advised Thornton to consider a career as a screenwriter. Thornton's first screen role was in 1980's South of Reno, where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant, he made an appearance as a pawn store clerk in the 1987 Matlock episode "The Photographer". Another one of his early screen roles was as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire and in 1989 he appeared as a angry heckler in Adam Sandler's debut film Going Overboard, his role as the villain in 1992's One False Move, which he co-wrote, brought him to the attention of critics. He had small roles in the 1990s films Indecent Proposal, On Deadly Ground, Bound by Honor, Tombstone.
He went on to write and star in the 1996 independent film Sling Blade. The film, an expansion of the short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, introduced the story of a mentally handicapped man imprisoned for a gruesome and inexplicable murder. Sling Blade garnered international acclaim. Thornton's screenplay earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Writers Guild of America Award, an Edgar Award, while his performance received Oscar and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor. In 1998, Thornton portrayed the James Carville-like Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors, he adapted the book All the Pretty Horses into a 2000 film of the same name. The negative experience led to his decision to never direct another film. In 2000, an early script which he and Tom Epperson wrote together was made into The Gift. In 2000, Thornton appeared in Travis Tritt's music video for the song "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde", his screen persona has been described by the press as that of a "tattooed, hirsute man's man".
Olivia Barash is an American actress. She began her career as a child actor, appearing in television series such as Little House on the Prairie, Charlie's Angels, Soap, she subsequently had a lead role on the short-lived sitcom In the Beginning, which aired in 1978. She had a lead role in the Walt Disney television film Child of Glass; as a young adult, Barash established herself in supporting film roles in Repo Man, Tuff Turf, Patty Hearst, Floundering. Barash was born January 1965 in Miami, Florida. Barash was raised in New York City, began acting professionally at age 11. During her early years of acting and dancing in classic musicals on stage in New York, Olivia starred as "Baby June" in Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, she was the first child actor to win the acclaimed New York Critic's Circle Award. Moving to Hollywood as a teen with her family, she attended Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades and graduated in 1982. Barash appeared as a guest in two episodes of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman in 1977, in 1978, was cast in a main role on the sitcom In the Beginning, which followed a conservative Catholic priest and liberal, socially-conscious nun who run a mission in Baltimore.
The same year, she starred in the Walt Disney television film Child of Glass, in which she portrayed the ghost of a young girl murdered during the Antebellum era. In 1984, Barash appeared in Repo Man; the following year, she appeared opposite James Kim Richards in the teen drama Tuff Turf. In 1987, Barash had a main supporting role in the television series Fame. In 1988, she had a supporting role in Paul Schrader's biopic Patty Hearst. In 2013, she revealed plans to direct and produce Fallout Entertainment: Friends Of The Viper Room; this project was inspired by her accounts and experiences while working at the Los Angeles club The Viper Room back in its heyday in the mid 1990s. Olivia Barash on IMDb Olivia Barash at AllMovie