Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, a documentary, he has written three novels. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society, he appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, all of which received critical acclaim. Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, as well as BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter, his other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca, the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13, the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, the horror film Sinister.
In 2018 he garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a protestant minister in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed receiving numerous accolades including New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. In addition to his film work, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions, he made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. In 2010, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, James Hawke, an insurance actuary. Hawke's parents were high school sweethearts in Fort Worth and married young, when Hawke's mother was 17. Hawke was born a year later. Hawke's parents were students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth, separated and divorced in 1974.
After the separation, Hawke was raised by his mother. The two relocated several times, before settling in New York City, where Hawke attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. Hawke's mother remarried when he was 10 and the family moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey, where Hawke attended West Windsor Plainsboro High School, he transferred to the Hun School of Princeton, a secondary boarding school, from which he graduated in 1988. In high school, Hawke aspired to be a writer, but developed an interest in acting, he made his stage debut at age 13, in a production at The McCarter Theatre of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, appearances in West Windsor-Plainsboro High School productions of Meet Me in St. Louis and You Can't Take It with You followed. At the Hun School he took acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus, after high school graduation he studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh dropping out after he was cast in Dead Poets Society.
He enrolled in New York University's English program for two years, but dropped out to pursue other acting roles. Hawke obtained his mother's permission to attend his first casting call at the age of 14, secured his first film role in Joe Dante's Explorers, in which he played an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix; the film was met with favorable reviews but had poor box office results, a failure which Hawke has admitted caused him to quit acting for a brief period after the film's release. Hawke described the disappointment as difficult to bear at such a young age, adding "I would never recommend that a kid act."In 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society, playing one of the students taught by Robin Williams's inspirational English teacher. The Variety reviewer noted "Hawke, as the painfully shy Todd, gives a haunting performance." The film received considerable acclaim, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Film and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
With revenue of $235 million worldwide, it remains Hawke's most commercially successful picture to date. Hawke described the opportunities he was offered as a result of the film's success as critical to his decision to continue acting: "I didn't want to be an actor and I went back to college, but the success was so monumental that I was getting offers to be in such interesting movies and be in such interesting places, it seemed silly to pursue anything else." While filming Dead Poets Society he auditioned for what would be his next film appearance, 1989's comedy drama Dad, where he played Ted Danson's son and Jack Lemmon's grandson. Hawke's next film, 1991's White Fang, brought his first leading role; the film, an adaptation of Jack London's novel of the same name, featured Hawke as Jack Conroy, a Yukon gold hunter who befriends a wolfdog. According to The Oregonian, "Hawke does a good job as young Jack... He makes Jack's passion for White Fang real and keeps it from being ridiculous or overly sentimental."
He appeared in Keith Gordon's A Midnight Clear, a well-received war film based on William Wharton's novel of the same name. In the survival drama Alive, adapted from Piers Paul Read's 1974 book, Hawke portrayed Nando Pa
John Linson is an American film producer, Television producer and founder of Linson Entertainment. He is known for producing films such as Great Expectations Lords of The Runaways. Linson was born in Los Angeles, CA, he is a licensed Private pilot and longtime motorcycle enthusiast. John began his career making music videos; some credits include directing the Porno for Pyros video Tahitian Moon. He went on to produce Nirvana Live at the Paramount and the Guns N' Roses mini-documentary entitled "Guns N' Roses Don't Cry: Makin' F@*!ing Videos". His first major film production was Great Expectations directed by oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón. John has since produced movies such as Lords of Dogtown, which starred Heath Ledger directed by Catherine Hardwicke, The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning directed by Floria Sigismondi, named by Rolling Stone as the #1 rock movie of all time. In 2014, John and his producing partner Art Linson inked an overall deal with HBO, their project Yellowstone is penned by Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan.
John is developing Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson book The Long Gray Line into a series which will be penned by Phil Klay who won National Book Award for Fiction for his book Redeployment. In 2016, John produced the movie The Comedian, an American comedy-drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and written by Lewis Friedman, Richard LaGravenese, Art Linson, Jeff Ross; the film stars Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel. John produced The Outsider, an action crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin; the film stars Tadanobu Asano. John Linson on IMDb
Mitchell A. "Mitch" Glazer is an American movie producer and actor. Glazer was born in Key Biscayne and was raised in Miami, the son of Leonard and Zelda Glazer, an English teacher. Glazer is a relative of musician Tom Glazer, he attended Miami Beach High School and graduated from there early in 1970. He attended Clark University before transferring to NYU. Before becoming a screenwriter, he wrote for the music publications Rolling Stone magazine and Crawdaddy!, where he met and befriended Timothy White. He is Jewish. Glazer was a reporter for Crawdaddy! magazine in the late 1970s. He collaborated with friend and writing partner Michael O'Donoghue on several projects, most notably the holiday comedy Scrooged that starred Bill Murray. Glazer was married to actress Wendie Malick but divorced her in 1989 after seven years. In 1992 he married actress Kelly Lynch and adopted her daughter Shane. Glazer and Lynch own two modern architectural homes in California: one by John Lautner in the Hollywood Hills and the other by Richard Neutra in Lone Pine, California.
In 2007, Glazer and Lynch were named as one of Vanity Fair's best-dressed couples. Glazer is friends with Mickey Rourke, two years ahead of him at Miami Beach High School. Mitch Glazer on IMDb Schmitt, Gavin C. "Interview with Mitch Glazer,'Passion Play'", May 2011 Interview
Christopher Walton Cooper is an American film actor. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including the drama American Beauty, the biopic about a NASA engineer titled October Sky, the action spy film The Bourne Identity, the biographical sports film Seabiscuit, the biographical film about Truman Capote, the geopolitical thriller Syriana, the action-thriller The Kingdom, the crime drama The Town, the musical comedy film The Muppets, he portrayed Sheriff July Johnson in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove, which became one of the most successful Westerns in history. Cooper won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2002 film Adaptation, he played a lead role in the historical and political thriller Breach, playing FBI agent and traitor Robert Hanssen. He played Daniel Sloan in the 2012 political action thriller The Company You Keep, supervillain Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he portrayed Al Templeton on the 2016 Hulu miniseries 11.22.63.
He is a frequent collaborator with director John Sayles, including Matewan, City of Hope, Lone Star, Silver City and Amigo. Cooper was born on July 9, 1951, in Kansas City, the son of Charles and Mary Ann Cooper, he has Chuck Cooper. His father was both a United States Air Force doctor and a cattleman, his mother was a housewife. Both of his parents were from Texas. Cooper grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, spent his summers at his family's cattle ranch, located about 15 miles west of Leavenworth, Kansas, he was raised in Las Vegas and Houston. While attending high school in Kansas City, Cooper worked for a local theater company: "I had a background in carpentry, so I could build sets and work in the wings and shift scenes in the evening." After he graduated high school, Cooper became the shop foreman for another repertory group. He considered helping his father raise cattle for a living. Cooper avoided getting drafted to serve in the Vietnam War following a stint in the Missouri River Coast Guard.
Cooper attended the University of Missouri and enrolled in the theater program majoring in set design. It was during his sophomore year when Cooper changed his major to acting in order to overcome his "overpowering shyness." Cooper, took acting classes at the University of Missouri. He recalled in a 1996 interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, "I started going in and watching some shows at the theater department. I auditioned for plays, and once I got into it, it was pretty immediate. I felt right, felt at home." Cooper took dance classes at Stephens College. After he graduated from the University of Missouri, Cooper moved to New York City in 1976. While living in New York, Cooper shared a one-bedroom railroad flat with four other aspiring actors and dancers, he supported himself by renovating apartments. In addition, he served as a janitor and a chauffeur. At the same time, he studied with Wynn Handman. Prior to his film debut with Matewan, Cooper spent the previous twelve years doing stage work with the Actors Theater of Louisville and the Seattle Repertory.
In 1985, Cooper appeared in the London revival of Sweet Bird of Youth. Cooper's early performances include John Sayles' 1987 film Matewan; some of his more notable performances include: Money Train, as a psychotic pyromaniac who terrifies toll booth operators. To get into character, Cooper said. I asked him to go deep. What would this man have done? What would be on his walls? On his desk?"In 2000, Cooper played Colonel Harry Burwell in The Patriot. He was nominated for another Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award in 2003 for playing the role of John Laroche in Adaptation. In 2002, Cooper appeared in The Bourne Identity as a ruthless CIA special ops director, a role he reprised in The Bourne Supremacy. Cooper received another Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his supporting role as racehorse trainer Tom Smith in 2003's Seabiscuit. In 2004, Cooper starred in Silver City, playing an inept Republican gubernatorial candidate, a character noted for similarities to U.
S. President George W. Bush. Cooper appeared in three acclaimed films in 2005: Jarhead, he acted in the thriller Breach, playing real-life FBI agent and traitor Robert Hanssen. Cooper commented that Breach was "the first studio film where they've considered me the lead ". In 2007, he appeared as a government agent in dangerous territory in the action thriller The Kingdom and voiced the character Douglas in the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's book, Where the Wild Things Are. At the 2010 Sundance film festival, Cooper appeared alongside Be
Christopher John Cornell was an American musician and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Audioslave. Cornell was known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, his powerful vocal belting technique, he released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning, Carry On, Higher Truth and the live album Songbook. Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song "The Keeper", which appeared in the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher, co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale, "You Know My Name", his last solo release before his death was the charity single "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the 2016 film of the same name.
He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World, ranked 4th in the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader, 9th in the list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, 12th in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music". Across his entire catalog, Cornell has sold 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, 300 million on-demand audio streams in the U. S. alone, as well as over 30 million records worldwide. He won three. Cornell struggled with depression for much of his life, he was found dead in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert an hour earlier at the Fox Theater. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964, in Seattle, where he was raised, his parents are Edward F. Boyle, a pharmacist of Irish-Catholic background, Karen Cornell, an accountant and psychic of Jewish background. After his parents' divorce when he was a teenager and his siblings adopted their mother's maiden name, Cornell, as their surname.
Cornell was one of six children. He attended Christ the King Catholic elementary school, where he performed for the first time in front of a crowd, singing the 1960s anti-war song "One Tin Soldier", he attended Shorewood High School. When he was in seventh grade, his mother pulled his sister out of Catholic school. Cornell recalled the episode in a 1994 interview: "With a religion like that, it's not designed for anyone to question. Being young people who have a natural curiosity and half a brain, you're going to start finding inconsistencies, which there are tons of in organized religion. We both sort of made it clear in classroom situations. "Explain this to me." And they couldn't, so we started creating a lot of problems."Cornell traced his musical influences back to Little Richard via The Beatles. He spent a two-year period between the ages of nine and eleven solidly listening to The Beatles after finding a large collection of Beatles records abandoned in the basement of a neighbor's house.
He described himself at this age as a loner. During his teenage years, he spiraled into severe depression, dropped out of school, never left the house. At the age of 12, he had access to alcohol, marijuana, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and prescription drugs and used them daily by 13, stopped for a year, but relapsed at age 15 for another year until he turned to music. Cornell took guitar lessons as a child, he once explained that his mother saved his life when she bought him a snare drum, the instrument he adopted in beginning his path to become a rock musician. Before becoming a successful musician, he worked as a busboy, as a dishwasher, as a fish monger at a seafood wholesaler and was a sous-chef at Ray's Boathouse in Seattle. In the early 1980s, Cornell was a member of a cover band called The Shemps, which featured bassist Hiro Yamamoto and performed around Seattle. After Yamamoto left The Shemps, the band recruited guitarist Kim Thayil. Cornell and Yamamoto stayed in contact, after The Shemps broke up, the pair started jamming together bringing Thayil in to join them.
Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell and Yamamoto with Cornell on drums and vocals. In 1985, the band enlisted Scott Sundquist as the drummer to allow Cornell to concentrate on vocals; the band's first recordings were three songs that appeared on a compilation for C/Z Records called Deep Six. In 1986, who by that point had a wife and a child, decided to leave the band and spend time with his family, he was replaced by Matt Cameron, the drummer for Skin Yard, who became Soundgarden's permanent drummer. Soundgarden signed to Sub Pop, releasing the Screaming Life EP in 1987 and the Fopp EP in 1988. Though the band was being courted by major labels, they signed to independent label SST Records in 1988 to release their debut album, Ultramega OK, for which they earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1990; the band subsequently signed with A&M Records, becoming the first grunge band to sign to a major label. In 1989, the band released their second effort and their first album for a major label, Louder Than Love.
Following the album's release, Yamamoto left the band to finish his master's degree in physical chemistry at Western Washington University. He was r
Harry F. Sinclair House
The Harry F. Sinclair House is a mansion at 2 East 79th Street at Fifth Avenue, New York City, that houses the Ukrainian Institute of America, which promotes art and literature by hosting exhibitions open to public, among other means, it was designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert for the New York banker and stockbroker Isaac D. Fletcher in 1897 and completed in 1898; when Fletcher died in 1917, he left the house and his art collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which sold the house to create the Fletcher Fund for purchases of prints and drawings. The purchaser in 1918 was the self-made oil millionaire Harry F. Sinclair, who lived in the house until 1930. Sinclair is best known for founding Sinclair Oil in 1916 and was made notorious by his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal in 1922. After Sinclair sold it in 1930 it became known as the Augustus and Anne van Horne Stuyvesant House. Since 1955 it has been owned by the Ukrainian Institute of America. In 1996 architectural historian Christopher Gray quoted an anonymous critic writing for the Real Estate Record & Guide in 1899, who in praising the design noted that much of the ornament was ecclesiastical in origin rather than domestic.
The writer closed with the observation that the Fletcher mansion had "too much the air of an archeological reproduction to be accepted as an appropriate New York City house of 1898."It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978, remained "refreshingly unrestored", according to Christopher Gray, until 1997, when modest renovations were undertaken. The Ukrainian Institute of America is a nonprofit institution, with its headquarters at the mansion It was founded by Ukrainian industrialist and philanthropist William Dzus on May 3, 1948 to promote Ukrainian culture, art and literature and started formally in 1955, it hosts art exhibitions of notable Ukrainian artists living in the states and other events related to Ukrainian heritage. The house was used as a location in the film Cruel Intentions, as well as many other films and advertisements; the exterior is featured in "Great Expectations", where Ethan Hawke yells in the rain. The house was used in the Gossip Girl as a house of Jenny's boyfriend Asher Hornsby where she hosted her first party.
National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets Kathrens, Michael C.. Great Houses of New York, 1880–1930. New York: Acanthus Press. P. 91. ISBN 978-0-926494-34-3. Media related to Harry F. Sinclair House at Wikimedia Commons American Memory from the Library of Congress Ukrainian Institute of America
20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The studio is located on its namesake studio lot in the Century City area of Los Angeles. For over 84 years, it was one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. In 1985, the studio was acquired by News Corporation, succeeded by 21st Century Fox in 2013 following the spin-off of its publishing assets. In 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox through its merger with 21st Century Fox. Starting with Breakthrough, all studio releases will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Disney now owns the rights to the studio's pre-merger film library. Twentieth Century Pictures' Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck left United Artists over a stock dispute, began merger talks with the management of financially struggling Fox Film, under President Sidney Kent. Spyros Skouras manager of the Fox West Coast Theaters, helped make it happen.
The company had been struggling since founder William Fox lost control of the company in 1930. The new company, 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, began trading on May 31, 1935. Kent remained at the company, joining Zanuck. Zanuck replaced Winfield Sheehan as the company's production chief; the company established a special training school. Lynn Bari, Patricia Farr and Anne Nagel were among 14 young women "launched on the trail of film stardom" on August 6, 1935, when they each received a six-month contract with 20th Century Fox after spending 18 months in the school; the contracts included a studio option for renewal for as long as seven years. For many years, 20th Century Fox claimed to have been founded in 1915, the year Fox Film was founded. For instance, it marked 1945 as its 30th anniversary. However, in recent years it has claimed the 1935 merger as its founding though most film historians agree it was founded in 1915; the company's films retained the 20th Century Pictures searchlight logo on their opening credits as well as its opening fanfare, but with the name changed to 20th Century-Fox.}
After the merger was completed, Zanuck signed young actors to help carry 20th Century-Fox: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Sonja Henie, Betty Grable. Fox hired Alice Faye and Shirley Temple, who appeared in several major films for the studio in the 1930's. Higher attendance during World War II helped Fox overtake RKO and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to become the third most profitable film studio. In 1941, Zanuck was commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the U. S. Signal Corps and assigned to supervise production of U. S. Army training films, his partner, William Goetz, filled in at Fox. In 1942, Spyros Skouras succeeded Kent as president of the studio. During the next few years, with pictures like The Razor's Edge, Gentleman's Agreement, The Snake Pit and Pinky, Zanuck established a reputation for provocative, adult films. Fox specialized in adaptations of best-selling books such as Ben Ames Williams' Leave Her to Heaven, starring Gene Tierney, the highest-grossing Fox film of the 1940s.
Fox produced film versions of Broadway musicals, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein films, beginning with the musical version of State Fair, the only work that the partnership wrote for films. After the war, with the advent of television, audiences drifted away. 20th Century-Fox held on to its theaters until a court-mandated "divorce". That year, with attendance at half the 1946 level, 20th Century-Fox gambled on an unproven gimmick. Noting that the two film sensations of 1952 had been Cinerama, which required three projectors to fill a giant curved screen, "Natural Vision" 3D, which got its effects of depth by requiring the use of polarized glasses, Fox mortgaged its studio to buy rights to a French anamorphic projection system which gave a slight illusion of depth without glasses. President Spyros Skouras struck a deal with the inventor Henri Chrétien, leaving the other film studios empty-handed, in 1953 introduced CinemaScope in the studio's groundbreaking feature film The Robe. Zanuck announced in February 1953.
To convince theater owners to install this new process, Fox agreed to help pay conversion costs. Seeing the box-office for the first two CinemaScope features, The Robe and How to Marry a Millionaire, Warner Bros. MGM, Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Disney adopted the process. In 1956 Fox engaged Robert Lippert to establish a subsidiary company, Regal Pictures Associated Producers Incorporated to film B pictures in CinemaScope. Fox produced new musicals using the CinemaScope process including Carousel and The King and I. CinemaScope brought a brief upturn in attendance; that year Darryl Zanuck announced his resignation as head of production. Zanuck moved to Paris, setting up as an independent producer being in the United States for many years. Zanuck's successor, producer Buddy Adler, died a year later. President Spyros Skouras brought in a series of production executives, but none had Zanuck's success. By the early 1960s, Fox was in trouble. A new version of Cleopatra had begun in 1959 with Joan Collins in the