Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diffrent Strokes and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the 1980s as one of televisions most promising stars, after a successful childhood acting career, Coleman struggled financially in life. In 1989, he sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets. On May 28,2010, Coleman died of an epidural hematoma at age 42, Gary Wayne Coleman was born in Zion, outside Chicago, on February 8,1968. He was adopted by W. G. Coleman, an operator, and Edmonia Sue. He suffered from disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. He underwent two unsuccessful kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, and required daily dialysis, in 1974, Colemans career began when he appeared in a commercial for Harris Bank. His line was You should have a Hubert doll, Hubert was a stuffed lion representing the Harris bank logo. The same year, he appeared in an episode of Medical Center, while best known for his role on Diffrent Strokes, Coleman had appeared earlier on television, on The Jeffersons as Raymond, George Jeffersons nephew, and on Good Times as Pennys friend Gary.
He appeared in a 1977 pilot for a revival of The Little Rascals as Stymie, vH1 rated Coleman first on a list of 100 Greatest Child Stars on television. Coleman was cast in the role of Arnold Jackson in Diffrent Strokes, the series was broadcast from 1978 to 1986. He became the most popular fixture of the series, enhanced by his characters catchphrase Whatchu talkin bout, at the height of his fame on Diffrent Strokes, he earned $100,000 per episode. A Biography Channel documentary estimated he was left with a quarter of the amount after paying his parents, lawyers. He successfully sued his parents and his advisers for misappropriation of his finances and was awarded $1.3 million. Coleman became a figure, starring in a number of feature films and television films, including On the Right Track. The latter eventually served as the basis for The Gary Coleman Show in 1982 and he made video game appearances in The Curse of Monkey Island and Postal 2. In 2005, Coleman appeared in John Cenas music video for his single Bad, Bad Man, Coleman played himself as a villain taking Michael Jackson, the video was a spoof of 80s culture, focusing on The A-Team.
In the 2003 California recall election, Coleman was a candidate for governor and this campaign was sponsored by the free newsweekly East Bay Express as a satirical comment on the recall
Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Hollands Opus. Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Geraldine Dreyfus, a peace activist, and Norman Dreyfus, an attorney and restaurateur and he has commented that he grew up thinking that Alfred Dreyfus and are from the same family. His father disliked New York, and moved the family first to Europe, and to Los Angeles, Dreyfuss attended Beverly Hills High School. Dreyfuss began acting in his youth, at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Arts Center and he debuted in the TV production In Mamas House, when he was fifteen. During this time, he acted in a few small TV roles on shows, Peyton Place, That Girl, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, he performed on stage on Broadway, Off-Broadway and improvisational theater. Dreyfuss appeared in the play The Time of Your Life, which was revived on March 17,1972 at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Los Angeles, dreyfusss first film role was a small, uncredited appearance in The Graduate.
He had one line, Shall I get the cops and he was briefly seen as a stage hand in Valley of the Dolls, in which he had a few lines. In 1973 he starred in the CBS pilot Catch-22 and he appeared in the subsequent Dillinger, and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. Dreyfuss played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, receiving positive reviews, Dreyfuss went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both directed by Steven Spielberg. This record stood for 25 years until it was broken in 2003 by Adrien Brody and he entered rehabilitation and eventually made a Hollywood comeback with the films Down And Out In Beverly Hills in 1986 and Stakeout the following year. Dreyfuss starred in the Rob Reiner movie, Stand by Me, Dreyfuss plays the elder Gordie Lachance, who narrates the film. In 1988, he reunited with director Paul Mazursky to star in the political farce Moon Over Parador, in 1989, Dreyfuss reunited with Spielberg on Always, a remake of A Guy Named Joe in which he co-starred with Holly Hunter.
He had a role opposite Bill Murray in the 1991 comedy What About Bob. as a psychiatrist who goes crazy while trying to cope with a particularly obsessive new patient. That same year, Dreyfuss produced and starred as Georges Picquart in Prisoner of Honor and he recited Kaddish as part of a performance of Leonard Bernsteins Third Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gilbert Levine. Dreyfuss was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as Glenn Holland in Mr. Hollands Opus, since then, he has continued working in the movies and the stage. In 2001/2002, he played Max Bickford in the television drama The Education of Max Bickford, in April 2004, he appeared in the revival of Sly Fox on Broadway. Dreyfuss recorded the voiceover to the Apple, Inc. Apple Computer, think Different ad campaign in 1997. In November 2004, he was scheduled to appear in The Producers in London, both he and his assistant for the production stated that Dreyfuss was accumulating injuries that required him to wear physical therapy supports during rehearsals
Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7,1934, the strip was inspired by, the Flash Gordon comic strip has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures and animated series. The latest version, a Flash Gordon television series, appeared on the Syfy channel in the United States in 2007–2008. At first King Features tried to purchase the rights to the John Carter of Mars stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, King Features turned to Alex Raymond, one of their staff artists, to create the story. Raymonds first samples were dismissed for not containing enough action sequences, Raymond reworked the story and sent it back to the syndicate, who accepted it. Raymond was partnered with ghostwriter Don Moore, an experienced editor, Raymonds first Flash Gordon story appeared in January 1934, alongside Jungle Jim. The Flash Gordon strip was well received by readers, becoming one of the most popular American comic strips of the 1930s.
Like Buck Rogers, the success of Flash Gordon resulted in numerous licensed products being sold, including books, colouring books. The comic strip follows the adventures of Flash Gordon, a polo player and Yale University graduate. The story begins with Earth threatened by a collision with the planet Mongo, Dr. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to fly into space in an attempt to stop the disaster. Half mad, he kidnaps Flash and Dale and they travel to the planet, landing on the planet, and halting the collision, they come into conflict with Ming the Merciless, Mongos evil ruler. They are joined in early adventures by Prince Thun of the Lion Men. Eventually, Ming is overthrown, and Mongo is ruled by a council of leaders led by Barin and friends return to Earth and have some adventures before returning to Mongo and crashing in the kingdom of Tropica, reuniting with Barin and others. Flash and his friends travel to worlds and return to Mongo. In the 1950s, Flash became an astronaut who travelled to other planets besides Mongo, the long story of the Skorpii War takes Flash to other star systems, using starships that are faster than light.
After Raymonds tenure, created new enemies for Flash to combat. Austin Briggs created Kang the Cruel, Mings callous son, Prince Polon, who had the power to shrink or enlarge living creatures, the unscrupulous Queen Rubia, and Pyron the Comet Master were among the antagonists introduced during Mac Raboys run. The Skorpi, a race of alien shape shifters who desired to conquer the galaxy, were recurring villains in both the Mac Raboy and Dan Barry stories, the Skorpi space-fighter ace Baron Dak-Tula became a periodic nemesis of Flash in the late 1970s stories
Caitlyn Marie Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. Jenner was a football player for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery. Coach L. D. Weldon, who had coached Olympic decathlete Jack Parker, after intense training, Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games, gaining fame as an all-American hero. Jenner set a third world record while winning the Olympics. The winner of the Olympic decathlon is traditionally given the title of worlds greatest athlete. With that stature, Jenner subsequently established a career in television, writing, auto racing, Jenner has six children from marriages to wives Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner. Previously identifying publicly as male, Jenner revealed her identity as a woman in April 2015. Her name and gender change became official on September 25,2015 and she has been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
From 2015 to 2016, Jenner starred in the reality television series I Am Cait, Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born William Bruce Jenner on October 28,1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, to Esther Ruth and William Hugh Jenner. She has two sisters and Pam and her younger brother, was killed in a car accident in Canton, Connecticut on November 30,1976, shortly after Jenners success at the Olympic Games. As a young child, Jenner was diagnosed with dyslexia, Jenner earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College in Lamoni, but was forced to stop playing football because of a knee injury. Recognizing Jenners potential, Graceland track coach L. D. Weldon encouraged Jenner to switch to the decathlon, in 1970, Jenner placed fifth while debuting in the decathlon at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education, all Olympic events and medals are for mens events and prior to her public gender transition. At the 1972 U. S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Jenner was in place in the mens decathlon, behind Steve Gough.
Needing to make up a 19-second gap on Gough in the mens 1500 metres, Jenner qualified for the Olympic team by running a fast final lap, Video on YouTube @25,58 This prompted the Eugene Register-Guard to ask, Whos Jenner. Following the Olympic Trials, Jenner finished in place in the decathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. By watching Soviet Mykola Avilov win the event, Jenner was inspired to start a training regimen. For the first time, I knew what I wanted out of life and that was it, I literally started training that night at midnight, running through the streets of Munich, training for the Games
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and actor. One of the worlds best-selling artists of all time, he has sold over 120 million records worldwide since the start of his career in the 1960s. With 38 songs in the Top 10, he is the second most successful artist in the history of the Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10 charts and his songs have been covered internationally by many performers from a variety of musical genres. Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock, additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at Kennedy Center. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had eleven No, Sweet Caroline is played frequently at sporting events, and has become an anthem for the Boston Red Sox. Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish family descended from Russian and his parents were Rose and Akeeba Kieve Diamond, a dry-goods merchant. He grew up in homes in Brooklyn, having spent four years in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
In Brooklyn he attended Erasmus Hall High School and was a member of the Freshman Chorus and they were not close friends at the time, Diamond recalls, We were two poor kids in Brooklyn. We hung out in the front of Erasmus High and smoked cigarettes, after his family moved he attended Abraham Lincoln High School, and was a member of the fencing team. For his 16th birthday, he received his first guitar, and the next thing, I got a guitar when we got back to Brooklyn, started to take lessons and almost immediately began to write songs, he said. He adds that his attraction to songwriting was the first real interest he had growing up, Diamond used his newly-developing skill at writing lyrics to write poetry. By writing poems for girls he was attracted to in school and his male classmates took note and began asking him to write poems for them which they would sing and use with equal success. He spent the following his graduation as a waiter in the Catskills resort area. There he first met Jaye Posner, who would, years later, Diamond next attended New York University as a pre-med major on a fencing scholarship.
His skill at fencing made him a member of the 1960 NCAA mens championship team, however, he was often bored in classes, and found writing song lyrics more to his liking. He began cutting classes and taking the train up to Tin Pan Alley where he tried to get some of his songs heard by music publishers. By his senior year, and just 10 units short of graduation, Sunbeam Music Publishing offered him a 16-week job writing songs for $50 a week, and he dropped out of college to accept it. After his 16 weeks at Sunbeam Music were up, he was not rehired, I never really chose songwriting, he says
The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto. The character has been called an icon of American culture. He first appeared in 1933 in a show conceived either by WXYZ radio station owner George W. Trendle, or by Fran Striker. The radio series proved to be a hit and spawned a series of books, a popular television show that ran from 1949 to 1957, comic books. The title character was played on the show by George Seaton, Earle Graser. Clayton Moore portrayed the Lone Ranger on television, although during a dispute, Moore was replaced temporarily by John Hart. The Lone Ranger was named so because the character is the survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers. While details differ, the story of the origin of the Lone Ranger is the same in most versions of the franchise. Later, an Indian named Tonto stumbles onto the scene and discovers one ranger is barely alive, in some versions, Tonto recognizes the lone survivor as the man who saved his life when they both were children.
According to the series, when Tonto left the Reid place with a horse given him by the boy Reid, he gave Reid a ring and the name Kemo Sabe. Among the Rangers killed was the older brother, Daniel Reid, who was a captain in the Texas Rangers. To conceal his identity and honor his brother, Reid fashions a black domino mask from the material of his brothers vest. To aid in the deception, Tonto digs a grave and places at its head a cross bearing Reids name so that Cavendish. In many versions Reid continues fighting for justice as The Lone Ranger even after the Cavendish gang is captured, as generally depicted, the Lone Ranger conducts himself by a strict moral code based on that put in place by Striker at the inception of the character. That to have a friend, a man must be one and that all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world. That God put the firewood there, but that man must gather. In being prepared physically and morally to fight when necessary for what is right and that a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
That this government of the people, by the people, and that men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number
Golden Raspberry Awards
The Golden Raspberry Awards often shortened to Razzies and Razzie Awards, is an award in recognition of the worst in film. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, the awards themselves are in the form of a golf ball-sized raspberry which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray painted gold. The first Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony was held on March 31,1981, wilsons living-room alcove in Los Angeles, to honor the worst in film of the 1980 film season. The 37th ceremony was held on February 25,2017, american publicist John J. B. Wilson traditionally held potluck parties at his house in Los Angeles on the night of the Academy Awards. In 1981, after the 53rd Academy Awards had completed for the evening, Wilson decided to formalize the event, after watching a double feature of Cant Stop the Music and Xanadu. He gave them ballots to vote on worst in film, approximately three dozen people came to the 1st Golden Raspberry Awards. The 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards had double the attendance as the first, by the 4th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, CNN and two major wire services covered the event.
The term raspberry is used in its irreverent sense, as in blowing a raspberry, Wilson commented to the author of Blame It on the Dog, When I registered the term with the Library of Congress in 1980, they asked me, Why raspberry. But since then, razz has pretty much permeated the culture and we couldnt have done it without Hollywoods help. Wilson is referred to as Ye Olde Head Razzberry, paying members of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation vote to determine the recipients. For the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards in 2009, award results were based on votes from approximately 650 journalists, cinema fans, voters hailed from 45 states in the United States and 19 other countries. The ceremony, typically one day before the Academy Awards, is modeled after the latter but deliberately low-end. Most winners do not attend the ceremony to collect their awards, notable exceptions include Tom Green, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock, Michael Ferris, J. D. Shapiro, and Paul Verhoeven. Three people won both the Razzies and Oscars the same weekend, Alan Menken in 1993, Brian Helgeland in 1998, two actors had performances in the same movie scoring Oscar and Razzie nominations, James Coco and Amy Irving.
Neil Diamond, winner of the inaugural Worst Actor Razzie for 1980s The Jazz Singer, was nominated for the Golden Globe in the same role, wall Street is the only film to date to win both an Oscar and a Razzie. Michael Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Actor, however Daryl Hannahs performance was not as well received and earned her a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress, special prizes for the 25th anniversary of the Razzies awards were given out in 2005. This is an award given by Razzie Award Governor John J. B. Wilson to an individual whose achievements are not covered by the Razzies other categories. It was awarded in 2003 to Travis Payne for Distinguished Under-Achievement in Choreography in the film From Justin to Kelly and this award is given to a critical and financial failure that wouldve been nominated if it had received an eligible release
Staying Alive (1983 film)
It was directed, co-produced and co-written by Sylvester Stallone. The title comes from the Bee Gees song of the same name and it goes hand-in-hand with Tonys new lifestyle, in which he is barely surviving as he pursues his dream of making dancing his career. This is along with Homefront, one of two films which Stallone has written without being the star. Six years after a dance contest, Anthony Tony Manero. He lives in a flophouse and works as an instructor and a waiter at a dance club. Other attitudes remain unchanged, such as his disregard for his most recent girlfriend, still immature, Tony maintains some of his other macho and childish double standards, such as seeing other women but offended if he sees Jackie with other men. Tony watches a show which features Jackie as a dancer in the chorus, but focuses on the lead, Tony pursues her with seduction in mind, and spends the night with her. Hes annoyed when she dismisses him afterward, not understanding that she intended their encounter to be a one-night stand.
Laura coldly justifies her treatment of him with a statement that Everybody uses everybody, Jackie is hurt when Tony breaks several promises to meet with her. Jackie is the vocalist for a rock band in addition to her dance career. Unable to trust Tony, and tired of being disregarded when other women catch his eye and she displays an apparent interest in her bands rhythm guitarist. Tonys wounded ego takes another blow in addition to his conflict with Laura, Jackie and Laura audition for the Broadway production Satans Alley. Jackie and Tony land small roles and Laura is cast in the role of the female dancer. Tony begins to realize how callous hes been to Jackie, Tony feels better after this and heads back to Manhattan to repair his relationship with Jackie. His hostility and distance from the arrogant Laura increase as the production progresses, Tony decides to take a shot at replacing the male lead of Satans Alley and asks Jackie to help him practice the number. Laura is disgusted when Tony succeeds and openly displays her resentment at having to partner him in the show and they cant hide their chemistry on stage despite her animosity, which pleases the shows director.
Satans Alley sells out and the cast takes the stage to a standing-room-only crowd, the first act is a success despite Tonys brash disregard for the script when he kisses Laura at the end of their number. Laura angrily retaliates by clawing Tonys face, the director blasts Tony backstage, telling him to take his personal war away from the production
Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel and directed by Robert Greenwald. The title is a reference to the nightclub in the film, which takes its name from Xanadu and this city appears in Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a poem that is quoted in the film. The films plot was inspired by 1947s Down to Earth, Xanadu stars Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly, and features music by Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra, Cliff Richard, and The Tubes. The film features animation by Don Bluth, a box office flop, Xanadu earned mixed to negative critical reviews and was an inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards to memorialize the worst films of the year. Despite the lacklustre performance of the film, the album became a huge commercial success around the world. The song Magic was a U. S. number one hit for Newton-John, the film opens with a large mural of the Nine Muses of Olympia coming to life, with the women emerging from the painting and flying into the sky.
One of them returns to Earth, Sonny Malone is a talented artist who dreams of fame beyond his job, which is the non-creative task of painting larger versions of album covers for record-store window advertisements. As the film opens, Sonny is broke and on the verge of giving up his dream. Having quit his day job to try to make a living as a freelance artist, after some humorous run-ins with his imperious boss and nemesis, Simpson, he resumes painting record covers. At work, Sonny is told to paint a cover for a group called The Nine Sisters. The cover features a woman in front of an art deco auditorium. Earlier that day, this woman had collided with him, kissed him. Now, Malone becomes obsessed with finding her and he finds her at the same auditorium, now abandoned. She identifies herself as Kira, but she not tell him anything else about herself. Unbeknownst to Sonny, Kira is one of the muses that emerged from the mural, walking near the beach, Sonny befriends Daniel Danny McGuire, a has-been big band orchestra leader turned construction mogul.
Danny lost his muse in the 1940s, and Sonny has not yet found his muse, Kira encourages the two men to form a partnership and open a nightclub at the old auditorium from the album cover. She falls in love with Sonny, and this presents a problem because she is actually an Olympian Muse. The other eight women from the beginning of the film are her sisters and fellow goddesses, the Muses, and her parents, presumably the Greek gods Zeus and Mnemosyne, recall her to the timeless realm of the Olympian gods
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and he received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur, Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of five men ever to rise to the rank of General of the Army in the US Army. During the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz, he conducted a reconnaissance mission, in 1917, he was promoted from major to colonel and became chief of staff of the 42nd Division. From 1919 to 1922, MacArthur served as Superintendent of the U. S, Military Academy at West Point, where he attempted a series of reforms. His next assignment was in the Philippines, where in 1924 he was instrumental in quelling the Philippine Scout Mutiny, in 1925, he became the Armys youngest major general. He served on the martial of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell and was president of the American Olympic Committee during the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.
In 1930, he became Chief of Staff of the United States Army, as such, he was involved in the expulsion of the Bonus Army protesters from Washington, D. C. in 1932, and the establishment and organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from the US Army in 1937 to become Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines, MacArthur was recalled to active duty in 1941 as commander of United States Army Forces in the Far East. A series of disasters followed, starting with the destruction of his air forces on 8 December 1941, MacArthurs forces were soon compelled to withdraw to Bataan, where they held out until May 1942. In March 1942, MacArthur, his family and his staff left nearby Corregidor Island in PT boats and escaped to Australia, upon his arrival in Australia, MacArthur gave a speech in which he famously promised I shall return to the Philippines. For his defense of the Philippines, MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor, after more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, he fulfilled a promise to return to the Philippines.
He officially accepted Japans surrender on 2 September 1945, aboard USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, as the effective ruler of Japan, he oversaw sweeping economic and social changes. He led the United Nations Command in the Korean War until he was removed from command by President Harry S. Truman on 11 April 1951 and he became Chairman of the Board of Remington Rand. A military brat, Douglas MacArthur was born 26 January 1880, at Little Rock Barracks, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Arthur MacArthur, Jr. a U. S. Army captain, Pinkney came from a prominent Norfolk, family. Two of her brothers had fought for the South in the Civil War and Pinky had three sons, of whom Douglas was the youngest, following Arthur III, born on 1 August 1876, and Malcolm, born on 17 October 1878. The family lived on a succession of Army posts in the American Old West, conditions were primitive, and Malcolm died of measles in 1883. In his memoir, MacArthur wrote I learned to ride and shoot even before I could read or write—indeed and this time on the frontier ended in July 1889 when the family moved to Washington, D. C.
where Douglas attended the Force Public School
Sir Michael Caine, CBE is an English actor and author. Renowned for his working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. His most notable roles in the 1970s included Get Carter, The Last Valley, for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, The Man Who Would Be King, and A Bridge Too Far. He achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita earning him the BAFTA, in 1986, he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allens Hannah and Her Sisters. Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol, Caine played Nigel Powers in the 2002 parody Austin Powers in Goldmember, and Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolans The Dark Knight Trilogy. He appeared in other of Nolans films including The Prestige, Inception. He appeared as a character in Alfonso Cuaróns Children of Men. As of February 2017, films in which he has starred have grossed over $3.5 billion domestically, Caine is ranked the eleventh highest grossing box office star.
Caine is one of two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s. In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema. Caine was born in St Olaves Hospital in Rotherhithe, the son of Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a market porter, and Ellen Frances Marie Burchell. His father had English, and, Irish Traveller ancestry and he was brought up in his mothers Protestant religion. Caine had a maternal half-brother, David William Burchell and a full brother, Caine grew up in Southwark and during the Second World War, he was evacuated to North Runcton near Kings Lynn in Norfolk. In 1944, he passed his eleven plus exam, winning a scholarship to Hackney Downs School, after a year there he moved to Wilsons Grammar School in Camberwell, which he left at sixteen after gaining a School Certificate in six subjects. He worked briefly as a clerk and messenger for a film company in Victoria Street. He had gone into Korea feeling sympathetic to communism, coming as he did from a poor family, Caine would like to see the return of national service to help combat youth violence, stating, Im just saying, put them in the Army for six months.
Youre there to learn how to defend your country, when you come out, you have a sense of belonging rather than a sense of violence. Adopting the stage name Michael Scott, in July 1953 he was cast as the drunkard Hindley in the Companys production of Wuthering Heights and he moved to the Lowestoft Repertory Company in Suffolk for a year when he was 21
Hercules is the Roman adaptation of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures, the Romans adapted the Greek heros iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In Western art and literature and in culture, Hercules is more commonly used than Heracles as the name of the hero. Hercules was a figure with contradictory characteristics, which enabled artists and writers to pick. This article provides an introduction to representations of Hercules in the tradition, Hercules is known for his many adventures, which took him to the far reaches of the Greco-Roman world. One cycle of these adventures became canonical as the Twelve Labours, one traditional order of the labours is found in the Bibliotheca as follows, Slay the Nemean Lion. Capture the Golden Hind of Artemis, clean the Augean stables in a single day. Obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, obtain the cattle of the monster Geryon.
Steal the apples of the Hesperides, Hercules was a favorite subject for Etruscan art, and appears often on bronze mirrors. The Etruscan form Herceler derives from the Greek Heracles via syncope, a mild oath invoking Hercules was a common interjection in Classical Latin. Hercules had a number of myths that were distinctly Roman, one of these is Hercules defeat of Cacus, who was terrorizing the countryside of Rome. The hero was associated with the Aventine Hill through his son Aventinus, Mark Antony considered him a personal patron god, as did the emperor Commodus. Roman brides wore a belt tied with the knot of Hercules. The comic playwright Plautus presents the myth of Hercules conception as a sex comedy in his play Amphitryon, during the Roman Imperial era, Hercules was worshipped locally from Hispania through Gaul. Tacitus records a special affinity of the Germanic peoples for Hercules, in chapter 3 of his Germania, Tacitus states. They say that Hercules, once visited them, and they have those songs of theirs, by the recital of this barditus as they call it, they rouse their courage, while from the note they augur the result of the approaching conflict.
For, as their line shouts, they inspire or feel alarm, some have taken this as Tacitus equating the Germanic Þunraz with Hercules by way of interpretatio romana. In the Roman era Hercules Club amulets appear from the 2nd to 3rd century, distributed over the empire, mostly made of gold, a specimen found in Köln-Nippes bears the inscription DEO HER, confirming the association with Hercules