Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, screenwriter, martial artist, and musician who holds American and Serbian citizenship. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his life as a martial arts instructor in Japan. He moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as an arts instructor on Never Say Never Again. In 1988, Seagal made his debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films and he achieved further fame in 1992, when he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. However, On Deadly Ground and Under Siege 2, Dark Territory were less successful at the box office, during the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more theatrical films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Since that time, with the exception of Exit Wounds and Half Past Dead, from 1998 to 2014, Seagal appeared in a total of 27 of these. At the age of 58, he returned to prominence as Torrez in the 2010 film Machete and he created and starred in two seasons of the undercover police drama series True Justice between 2011 and 2012.
Seagal is an accomplished guitarist, having released two albums, and performed on a number of film scores. He has worked with musicians, including Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel. As a businessman, Seagal has undertaken many ventures, he is estimated to be anywhere from $5–16 million. In 1997, he began working closely with Young Living on a line of oil products. As the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises, he began to market his own drink, Lightning Bolt. In 2013, he began representing the Russian firearms manufacturer ORSIS, in addition to his professional achievements, Seagal is known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist, and as a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He is known for his political views and for his friendship with Vladimir Putin. Seagal once referred to Putin as one of the living world leaders. Seagal was born in Lansing and his mother, was a medical technician, and his father, Samuel Seagal, was a high school math teacher. His mother was of English and Dutch ancestry and his father was the son of Russian Jews who moved to the U. S
George Timothy Clooney is an American actor and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana and the other for co-producing Argo, in 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooneys fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, the heist comedy remake Oceans Eleven, in 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo. He is the person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. In 2009, Clooney was included in Times annual Time 100 as one of the Most Influential People in the World and he is noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31,2008. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman and his father, Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and game show host who hosted AMC for five years in the late 1990s.
Clooney has Irish and English ancestry and his maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln. Clooney has a sister named Adelia. His aunt was the cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. Through Rosemary, his cousins include actors Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, and Gabriel Ferrer, Clooney was raised a strict Roman Catholic, but said in 2006 that he does not know if he believes in Heaven, or even God. He has said, Yes, we were Catholic, big time, whole family and he began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He attended St. Michaels School in Columbus, Western Row Elementary School in Mason, from 1968 to 1974, and St. Susanna School in Mason, the Clooneys moved back to Kentucky when George was midway through the seventh grade. In middle school, Clooney developed Bells palsy, a condition that partially paralyzes the face, the malady went away within a year. In an interview with Larry King, he stated that yes and it takes about nine months to go away.
It was the first year of school, which was a bad time for having half your face paralyzed. After his parents moved to Augusta, Clooney attended Augusta High School and he has stated that he earned all As and a B in school, and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out to professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977
Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor, film director and activist. He is credited with bringing realism to film acting and he helped to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, studying with Stella Adler in the 1940s. Julius Caesar, The Wild One, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Last Tango in Paris, Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the Civil Rights Movement and various Native American movements. Brando received Academy Award nominations for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata, Mark Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewiczs 1953 film adaptation of Shakespeares Julius Caesar, and Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver in Sayonara, an adaption of James Micheners 1954 novel. Brando was included in a list of Top Ten Money Making Stars three times in the 1950s, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, the 1960s proved to be a fallow decade for Brando. The Godfather was one of the most commercially successful films of all time, Brando took a four-year hiatus before appearing in The Missouri Breaks.
After this, he was content with being a highly paid actor in cameo roles, such as in Superman and The Formula. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million and 11. 75% of the profits for 13 days work on Superman. Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of three professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century. He died of respiratory failure on July 1,2004, at age 80, Brando was born on April 3,1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr. a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, and Dorothy Julia. Brando had two sisters, Jocelyn Brando and Frances. His ancestry included German, Dutch and Irish and his patrilineal immigrant ancestor, Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in New York in the early 1700s from the Palatinate in Germany.
Brando was raised a Christian Scientist, she was an alcoholic and often had to be brought home from Chicago bars by her husband. In his autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Brando expressed sadness when writing about his mother and Brandos father eventually joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Brando harbored far more enmity for his father, stating, I was his namesake and he enjoyed telling me I couldnt do anything right. He had a habit of telling me I would never amount to anything, Brandos parents moved to Evanston, when his fathers work took him to Chicago, but separated when Brando was 11 years old. His mother took the three children to Santa Ana, where they lived with her mother, in 1937, Brandos parents reconciled and moved together to Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago
Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian American actress and model known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and V. I. P. She was Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990, Anderson was inducted into Canadas Walk of Fame in 2006. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, the daughter of Barry, a furnace repairman, and Carol Anderson, a waitress. Her great-grandfather, Juho Hyytiäinen, was Finnish, a native of Saarijärvi and he changed his name to Anderson when he arrived as an immigrant. Anderson has Russian ancestry on her mothers side and she revealed that her father, though loving, had been an alcoholic. Anderson attended Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia, during high school, she played on the volleyball team. In 1988, Anderson moved to Vancouver and worked as a fitness instructor, in 1989, Anderson attended a BC Lions Canadian Football League game at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, where she was featured on the Jumbotron while wearing a Labatts Beer T-shirt.
The brewing company hired Anderson briefly as a spokesmodel, inspired by that event, her then-boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced a poster of her image, entitled the Blue Zone Girl. Anderson appeared as the girl on Playboy magazines October 1989 issue. She moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a modeling career, Playboy subsequently chose her as Playmate of the Month in their February 1990 issue, in which she appeared in the centerfold photo. Anderson elected to have breast implant surgery, increasing her bust size to 34D and she famously increased her bust size again, to 34DD, several years later. Anderson has since appeared in Playboy several times in the 1990s, Andersons Playboy career spans 22 years, and she has appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model. She has made appearances in the publications newsstand specials, Anderson wrote the foreword in the Playboy coffee table book Playboys Greatest Covers. Anderson was the last to pose nude in Playboy, on the magazines January/February 2016 cover, after she moved to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as Lisa, the original Tool Time girl, on the television sitcom, Home Improvement.
She left the show after two seasons and won the role of C. J. Parker on Baywatch, whom she played for five seasons between 1992 and 1997 making her one of the longest serving cast members. This has been one of her best known roles to date and has gained her a lot of popularity from international viewers and she reprised her role to return in a reunion movie, Hawaiian Wedding in 2003 and to star in commercials for DirecTV in 2007. Anderson was still modeling for Outdoor Life and appearing on the cover of the each year. In 1993, Anderson appeared in a music video Cant Have Your Cake by Vince Neil to promote his first solo album Exposed
He was nicknamed The Worm and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Rodman played at the forward position in his early years before becoming a power forward. He earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice and he led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships. His biography at NBA. com states that he is arguably the best rebounding forward in NBA history, on April 1,2011, the Pistons retired Rodmans No.10 jersey, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame that year. Rodman experienced a childhood and was shy and introverted in his early years. After aborting a suicide attempt in 1993, he reinvented himself as a bad boy and he repeatedly dyed his hair in artificial colors, had many piercings and tattoos, and regularly disrupted games by clashing with opposing players and officials. He famously wore a dress to promote his 1996 autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be.
Rodman pursued an affair with singer Madonna and was briefly married to actress Carmen Electra. Rodman attracted attention for his visits to North Korea. Apart from basketball, Rodman is a retired professional wrestler. He was a member of the nWo and fought alongside Hulk Hogan at two Bash at the Beach events, in professional wrestling, Rodman was the first ever winner of the Celebrity Championship Wrestling tournament. He had his own TV show The Rodman World Tour, and had roles in the action films Double Team. Both films were critically panned, with the former earning Rodman a triple Razzie Award and he appeared in several reality TV series and was the winner of the $222,000 main prize of the 2004 edition of Celebrity Mole. Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Shirley and Philander Rodman, Jr. an Air Force enlisted member, when he was young, his father left his family, eventually settling in the Philippines. Rodman has many brothers and sisters, according to his father, Rodman himself has stated that he is the oldest of a total of 47 children.
After his father left, Shirley took many odd jobs to support the family, in his 1997 biography Bad As I Wanna Be, he expresses his feelings for his father, I havent seen my father in more than 30 years, so whats there to miss. I just look at it like this, Some man brought me into this world and that doesnt mean I have a father. Rodman and his two sisters and Kim, grew up in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Rodman was so attached to his mother that he refused to move when she sent him to a nursery when he was four years old
Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award and he received the National Medal of Arts in 2005. Duvall began appearing in theatre during the late 1950s, moving into television and film roles during the early 1960s, playing Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird and appearing in Captain Newman and this was followed by a series of critically lauded performances in commercially successful films. Duvall was born January 5,1931, in San Diego, the son of Mildred Virginia, an actress, and William Howard Duvall. He has English, and smaller amounts of Belgian, French Huguenot, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh ancestry. His mother was a relative of American Civil War General Robert E. Lee, Duvall was raised in the Christian Science religion and has stated that, while it is his belief, he does not attend church. He grew up primarily in Annapolis, site of the United States Naval Academy and he recalled, I was a Navy brat.
My father started at the Academy when he was 16, made captain at 39 and he attended Severn School in Severna Park and The Principia in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated, in 1953, from Principia College in Elsah, Duvall served in the United States Army for a brief period shortly after the Korean War leaving the Army as private first class. Thats led to confusion in the press, he explained in 1984. Hell, I barely qualified with the M-1 rifle in basic training, while stationed at Camp Gordon in Georgia, Duvall acted in an amateur production of the comedy Room Service in nearby Augusta, Georgia. In the winter of 1955, Duvall began studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, under Sanford Meisner and he was there for two years. Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and James Caan were among his classmates and he was there in 1957 attending Meisners classes. While studying acting, he worked as a Manhattan post office clerk, Duvall remains friends today with fellow California-born actors Hoffman and Hackman, who he knew during their years as struggling actors.
In 1955, Duvall roomed with Hoffman in a New York City apartment while they were studying together at the Playhouse. Around this time, he roomed with Hackman, while working odd jobs such as clerking at Macys, sorting mail at the post office. The three roommates have since earned, among themselves,19 Academy Award nominations, with five wins, Duvall began his professional acting career with the Gateway Playhouse, an Equity summer theatre based in Bellport, Long Island, New York. Arguably his stage debut was in its 1952 season when he played the Pilot in Laughter In The Stars, after a years absence when he was with the U. S
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards and he started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps and The Outsiders, his first leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete Maverick Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun. One of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Cruise starred in more successful films in the 1980s, including the dramas The Color of Money, Rain Man. In 2012, Cruise was Hollywoods highest-paid actor,16 of his films grossed over $100 million domestically,22 have grossed in excess of $200 million worldwide. In 2002, Cruise won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for Vanilla Sky, in 2003, he won an AFI Movie of the Year Award for The Last Samurai and an Empire Award for Best Actor for Minority Report. Cruise is an advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. He has three sisters, Lee Anne and Cass and they are of English and Irish ancestry. One of Cruises paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799, he married Teresa Johnson in County Meath and they left Ireland for the United States that same year and settled in New York. They had a daughter, Mary Paulina Russell Cruise, whose son Thomas Cruise Mapother was Cruises great-grandfather, a cousin, William Mapother, is an actor, he and Cruise have appeared in five films together. Cruise grew up in poverty, and had a Catholic upbringing. The family was dominated by his father, whom Cruise has described as a merchant of chaos. Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a bully and he stated, He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a lesson in my life—how hed lull you in, make you feel safe and then.
For me, it was like, Theres something wrong with this guy, Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruises father could take a position as a consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. There, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four, in grade four, Cruise first became involved in drama, under the tutelage of George Steinburg
Sandra Annette Bullock is a German-American actress and philanthropist. Her breakthrough role was in the film Demolition Man and she subsequently starred in several successful films including Speed, While You Were Sleeping, The Net, A Time to Kill, Hope Floats, and Practical Magic. Bullock achieved further success in the decades in Miss Congeniality, Two Weeks Notice, The Proposal. Bullocks greatest commercial success is the comedy film Minions, which grossed over US$1 billion at the box office. In 2007, she was one of Hollywoods highest-paid actresses and she was named Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine in 2015. In addition to her career, Bullock is the founder of the production company Fortis Films. She has produced some of the films in which she starred, including Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality 2, Armed and Fabulous and she was an executive producer of the ABC sitcom, George Lopez, and made several appearances during its run. Bullock was born in Arlington and her father, John W. Bullock, was a U. S.
Army employee and part-time voice coach, her mother, Helga Mathilde Meyer, was an opera singer and voice teacher. Helga was German, while John is from Birmingham and has English, German, Bullocks maternal grandfather was a German rocket scientist from Nuremberg. John, who was in charge of the U. S. Armys Military Postal Service in Europe, was stationed in Nuremberg when he met Helga. They married in Germany and moved to Arlington, where John worked with the Army Materiel Command before becoming a contractor for The Pentagon, Bullock has a younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, who went on to serve as vice president of Bullocks production company Fortis Films. Until the age of 18, Bullock held American-German dual citizenship and she held only American citizenship until 2009, when she reapplied for German citizenship. Bullock was raised in Germany for 12 years, and grew up speaking German and she attended the humanistic Waldorf School in Nuremberg. As a child, while her mother went on European opera tours, Bullock usually stayed with her aunt Christl and cousin Susanne, Bullock studied ballet and vocal arts as a child and frequently accompanied her mother, taking small parts in her opera productions.
She sang in the childrens choir at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Bullock has a scar above her eye, caused by falling into a creek when she was a child. She attended Washington-Lee High School, where she was a cheerleader, after graduating in 1982, she attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a BFA in Drama in 1987. While at ECU, she performed in theater productions, including Peter Pan
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film based on the MTV television series Beavis and Butt-Head. The film was directed by series creator Mike Judge, and stars the regular television cast of Judge, with guest performances by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Robert Stack, the plot follows Beavis and Butt-Head who travel across the country in search of their stolen television set. Previous offers by MTV to create a version of Beavis and Butt-Head were rejected by Judge. When the film went into production and the shows staff halted production on the series, while Judge and they conceived numerous plot ideas, with Judges being the one developed into a film. The music was composed by John Frizzell, the film was theatrically released on December 20,1996, by Paramount Pictures. After a surreal dream of the two of them menacing a city as giants and Butt-Head wake up to realize someone has stolen their television. The pair embark on a quest to find it, after several mishaps they visit a low-quality motel that advertises TVs in every room.
There, they encounter Muddy Grimes, who is waiting for two hired hitmen to murder his wife, Muddy, thinking that Beavis and Butt-head are the killers he has contacted, says that they must do his wife. Thinking that by do Muddy means score with, Butt-head convinces Beavis that both of them can score as well as get paid enough to buy a new television, Muddy hands them a photograph of Dallas with instructions on where to find her. He drives them to the airport to catch a plane to Las Vegas, after arriving in their Vegas casino where they are staying, the boys get arrested by security after being mistaken for trespassers and they are taken to their rooms. Their room was purchased by Muddy to be adjacent to the room of the woman, Dallas Grimes. Dallas soon realizes they have no idea what they have hired for. While Beavis and Butt-Head begin fighting over who will do Dallas first, thinking quickly, she plants a stolen biological weapon known as the X-5 Unit in Beavis pants in order to get rid of it.
She gets them tickets on a bus to Washington, D. C. instructing them that she will be waiting for them in the United States Capitol and will let them do her there. Flemming becomes convinced that the duo are criminal masterminds after they release the water behind the Hoover Dam. On the tour bus, they visit landmarks including the Grand Canyon, after becoming stranded in a gift shop at Petrified Forest National Park, they are told Washington is about 2,000 miles that way and begin to wander through the desert. A security guard admits that he let go because he was afraid of them. Flemming sends out roadblocks for over 200 miles over every road in the desert and they soon meet two former Mötley Crüe roadies, who are heavily implied to be their fathers, but part ways before they can make the kinship connection
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, director and musician. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, Costner has played Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Crash Davis in Bull Durham, Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, Lt. John J. He directed and starred in The Postman, Costner was born January 18,1955 in Lynwood, California. He grew up in Compton, California and he is the youngest of three boys, the middle of whom died at birth. His mother, Sharon Rae, was a worker, and his father, William Costner, was an electrician. His fathers heritage originates with German immigrants to North Carolina in the 1700s and Costner has English, Scottish, Welsh and he instead enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry, and sang in the First Baptist Choir. He has stated that a viewing of the 1962 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had formed his childhood. Spending his teenage years in parts of California as his fathers career progressed, Costner has described this as a period when he lost a lot of confidence.
Costner lived in Ventura, in Visalia, he attended Mt. Whitney High School and moved to Orange County and he went on to earn a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978. While at CSUF, he was a fraternity brother in Delta Chi. Costner became interested in acting while in his last year of college, Burton agreed to speak to Costner after he finished reading his book. Costner, who had been taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton closely and approached when Burton gestured. Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton, Burton replied, You have green eyes. After landing, Burtons limousine pulled up to the curb where Costner, Burton wished Costner luck, and the two would never meet again. Still, Costner credits Burton with partially contributing to his career, having agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive, Costner began taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife.
His marketing job lasted 30 days, Costner allegedly made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, U. S. A. Although a biography claims it was filmed in the winter of 1978–79. Costner made a brief appearance in the Ron Howard film Night Shift. He is listed in the credits as Frat Boy No.1 and appears at the climax of a frat-style, blow-out party in the New York City morgue, Costner can be seen holding a beer and looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration