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Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed more than 170 films since 1967, he has received acclaim for his performances in The Last Metro, for which he won the César Award for Best Actor, in Police, for which he won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, Jean de Florette, Cyrano de Bergerac, winning the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, his second César Award for Best Actor, his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He co-starred in Peter Weir's comedy Green Card, winning a Golden Globe Award and acted in many big budget Hollywood movies including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, he is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013, became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro during the same month. Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, France.

He is one of the five children of Anne Jeanne Josèphe and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, a metal worker and volunteer fireman. After leaving school at the age of thirteen, he worked at a printworks, he became involved in selling stolen goods, was put on probation at one point. At the age of sixteen, Depardieu left Châteauroux for Paris. There, he began acting in the new comedy theatre Café de la Gare, along with Patrick Dewaere, Romain Bouteille, Sotha and Miou-Miou, he studied dancing under Jean-Laurent Cochet. His first film role to gain attention was playing Jean-Claude in Bertrand Blier's comedy Les Valseuses. Other prominent early roles include a starring role in Bernardo Bertolucci's historical epic 1900, with Robert De Niro, a role in François Truffaut's The Last Metro, with Catherine Deneuve for which he won his first César Award for Best Actor, his international profile rose as a result of his performance as a doomed, hunchbacked farmer in the film Jean de Florette and received notice for his starring role in Cyrano de Bergerac, for which he won his second César Award for Best Actor, the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor, received a nomination for an Academy Award.

Depardieu co-starred in Peter Weir's English language romantic comedy Green Card, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He has since had other roles in other English language films, including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, he played Obélix in the four live-action Astérix films in which he is said to have discovered Mélanie Laurent when she was fourteen. In 2009, he took part in a rare performance of Sardou's La Haine at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, with Fanny Ardant. In 2013, he starred in an independent film titled A Farewell to Fools. Depardieu featured as a main character in Antwerp, a play in The Europeans Trilogy by Paris-based UK playwright Nick Awde. In 1970, Depardieu married Élisabeth Guignot, with whom he had two children, actor Guillaume and actress Julie. On 28 January 1992, while separated from Guignot, he had a daughter, with the model Karine Silla. In 1996, he divorced Guignot and began a relationship with actress Carole Bouquet, his partner from 1997 to 2005.

On 14 July 2006, he had a son, with French-Cambodian Hélène Bizot. Since 2005, Depardieu has lived with Clémentine Igou, he underwent heart surgery in July 2000. On 13 October 2008, Depardieu's son Guillaume died from pneumonia at the age of 37. Guillaume's health had been adversely affected by drug addiction and by a 1995 motorcycle crash that required the amputation of his right leg in 2003. Depardieu and Guillaume had a turbulent relationship, but had reconciled prior to Guillame's death. In his sixties, Depardieu attracted attention from legal authorities for his behavior. On 16 August 2011, he urinated in a bottle while on board a CityJet flight bound for Dublin as it taxied in Paris; the incident was attributed to urinary incontinence caused by a prostate problem with the flight attendant not allowing him to get up from his seat to go to the toilet because the aircraft was moving. In August 2012, he was accused of battery for punching a motorist in Paris. In November 2012, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he fell from his scooter, was found to have a blood alcohol level of 1.8 grams per litre, well above the French limit for driving of 0.5.

After claiming in 2014 that he could drink up to 14 bottles of wine a day, in 2016 he declared that he had given up alcohol. He has been an official resident of Néchin, since 7 December 2012. French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault criticised his move. On 15 December 2012, Depardieu publicly stated. On 3 January 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order granting Russian citizenship to Depardieu. In his first interview thereafter, Depardieu attacked Putin's critics for "lacking vision". In his autobiography, Depardieu said Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side." In February 2013, he registered as a resident of Saransk. In January 2013, he was appointed a cultural ambassador for Montenegro. During the s

Mario Hernandez (comics)

Mario Hernandez is an American writer and sometime publisher of comics. He is one of the Hernandez brothers, along with his younger brothers Gilbert and Jaime, with whom he co-created the acclaimed independent comic book Love and Rockets; as children and his siblings were voracious comic readers, a habit encouraged by their mother, who had loved comics during her own childhood. Their enthusiasm for the medium led the youngsters to begin writing and drawing comics themselves for fun, collaborating with one another and sharing their own individual creations; as they grew older, Mario discovered girls and abandoned his drawing hobby, but Jaime and Gilbert remained committed and prolific, accumulating hundreds of pages of sophisticated and personal work. Mario noticed what his brothers had been up to and was so impressed by their comics that he encouraged them to try to get published. In 1982 Mario instigated and self-published a black and white comic book of his and his brothers' work, the original version of Love and Rockets No. 1.

It was sold at that year's San Diego Comicon and by mail order, advertised in comics fanzines. A copy of the issue was submitted to The Comics Journal for review, the brothers reasoning that if they could endure the Journal's notoriously harsh criticism, they were ready for anything. To their surprise, they received not only a positive review, but an offer from the Journal's publisher Fantagraphics to publish their work; the brothers agreed, Fantagraphics published a revised reprint version of the self-published issue, featuring a new full-color cover, as the first issue of an ongoing Love and Rockets series. The title found a cult audience and became a key title in the 1980s independent comics movement, developing into a influential early example of what came to be known as "alternative" or "art" comics. Around 1984, all three brothers were hired by Toronto-based publisher Vortex Comics to collaborate on a new series, Mister X; this project was based upon a character created by artist Dean Motter, had been in development for some time when the Hernandez brothers became involved.

The first issues of Mister X were co-written by Gilbert and Mario based on Dean Motter's story and drawn by Jaime, but the brothers left the title after four issues over alleged nonpayment for their work, refocusing their efforts back onto Love and Rockets. As the series continued, Mario's own comics contributions to the title became sporadic. Jaime and Gilbert's work dominated Love and Rockets from the beginning both in acclaim. Mario all but stopped contributing to the comic writing and drawing a short story every few years for anniversary issues. In the early 1990s, Fantagraphics published Mario's one-shot comic Brain Capers, featuring non-Love and Rockets work; as of 2007, Mario's most recent contribution to Love and Rockets was "Me for the Unknown," a serial written by Mario and drawn by Gilbert. In 2009, Mario and Gilbert collaborated on a mini-series called Citizen Rex. Cooke, Jon B. "A Love of Comics" interview with Mario Hernandez. Comic Book Artist vol. 1, no. 15, November 2001, pages 34–42.

Cooke, Jon B. "Mister X-Man Motter" interview with Dean Motter. Comic Book Artist vol. 1, no. 15, November 2001, pages 76–88. Cooke, Jon B. "Rivoche's Mr. X Files" interview with Paul Rivoche. Comic Book Artist vol. 1, no. 15, November 2001, pages 90–99. Gaiman, Neil "The Hernandez Brothers" interview with Jaime Hernandez; the Comics Journal no. 178, July 1995, pages 91–123. Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez and Dean Motter; the Return of Mister X New York: Warner Books, 1987. Herzog, Marty. Interview with Bill Marks. Comics Interview no. 40, 1986, pages 50–65. Knowles, Chris. "Down Palomar Way" interview with Gilbert Hernandez. Comic Book Artist vol. 1, no. 15, November 2001, pages 44–55. Knowles, Chris. "The Mechanic of Love" interview with Jaime Hernandez. Comic Book Artist vol. 1, no. 15, November 2001, pages 56–64. Return of the Ultimate Comics Catalogue. Seattle:Fantagraphics Books, 1993, page 20

Clark Blanchard Millikan

Clark Blanchard Millikan was a distinguished professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering. Millikan's parents were noted Greta Erwin Blanchard, he attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, graduated from Yale College in 1924 earned his PhD in physics and mathematics at Caltech in 1928 under Professor Harry Bateman. He became a professor upon receiving his degree, full professor of aeronautics in 1940, Director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory in 1949, his first major engineering work began with the construction of large wind tunnels the Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel in Pasadena, shared by five major aircraft companies. In 1942, Rolf Sabersky worked in mechanical design on the Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel under Mark Serrurier and Hap Richards. Caltech wind tunnels were subsequently used during the design phase of more than 600 types of aircraft and missiles, he was active in the formation of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during World War II, served as chairman of Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory committee from 1949 onwards.

He taught first college course in rocket propulsion in the United States. He authored Aerodynamics of the Airplane. Millikan received both the Medal for Merit from the U. S. President and the British government's King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom for his World War II work in aeronautics and ballistic missiles, he served as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Naval Research Advisory Committee, Defense Science Board, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Army Ballistic Research Laboratory. He was a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1964 and was a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering. Clark Blanchard Millikan — Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences National Academy memorial tribute