Kim Victoria Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Samantha Jones on HBO's Sex and the City, for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, she reprised the role in the films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Cattrall went on to appear in various television roles, she came to prominence in the 1980s with films such as Ticket to Heaven, Police Academy, City Limits, Big Trouble in Little China, Masquerade, Midnight Crossing, The Return of the Musketeers. She worked on several occasions with director Bob Clark, appearing in four of his films: Tribute, Porky's, Turk 182, Baby Geniuses, her other film credits include The Bonfire of the Vanities, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Split Second, Above Suspicion, 15 Minutes, Ice Princess, My Boy Jack, The Ghost Writer, Meet Monica Velour. On stage, Cattrall appeared in the 1986 Broadway production of Michael Frayn's Wild Honey.
Her other stage credits include August Strindberg's Miss Julie, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Noël Coward's Private Lives, Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. From 2014 to 2016, Cattrall starred and served as executive producer on the HBO Canada series Sensitive Skin, for which she received a nomination for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, she stars on the web television series Tell Me a Story. Cattrall was born in Liverpool, her mother, Gladys Shane, was a secretary, her father, Dennis Cattrall, was a construction engineer. When she was three months old, her family emigrated to Canada, settling in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. At age 11, she returned to England, she took acting examinations at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art but returned to Canada after a year, at age 16 she moved to New York City for her first acting role. Cattrall began her career after graduating from Georges P. Vanier Secondary School in 1972, when she left Canada for New York City.
There, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, upon her graduation signed a five-year film deal with director Otto Preminger. She made her film debut in Preminger's action thriller Rosebud. A year Universal Studios bought out that contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants in the contract player system of Universal before the system ended in 1980; the Universal system's representative in New York, Eleanor Kilgallen, cast Cattrall in numerous television guest-star roles. One of the first jobs Kilgallen got her was in a 1977 episode of Quincy, M. E. starring Jack Klugman, whom Kilgallen represented. In 1978, Cattrall played the love interest of a murderous psychologist in an episode of Columbo and in "Blindfold", an episode of the 1970s action series Starsky & Hutch, in which Starsky is grief-stricken since he accidentally blinded Cattrall's character, young artist Emily Harrison, by a shot of his gun, she starred in The Bastard and The Rebels, two television miniseries based on the John Jakes novels of the same names.
In 1979, she played the role of Dr. Gabrielle White on The Incredible Hulk and would go down in television Hulk lore as one of the few characters who knew David Banner was alive and was the creature, her work in television paid off and she made the transition to cinema. She starred opposite Jack Lemmon in his Oscar-nominated film Tribute, in Crossbar, the film about a high jumper who loses his leg and still participates in the Olympic trials, with Cattrall's help; the following year, she appeared in Ticket to Heaven. In 1982, Cattrall played P. E. teacher Miss Honeywell in Porky's, followed two years by a role in the original Police Academy. In 1985, she starred in three films: Turk 182, City Limits and Hold-Up, the last with French star Jean-Paul Belmondo. In 1986, she played Kurt Russell's brainy flame in the action film Big Trouble in Little China. In 1987, her lead role in the cult comedy film Mannequin proved a huge success with audiences. One of her best-known film roles is that of Lieutenant Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Near the end of filming, Cattrall had a photographer shoot a roll of film on the Enterprise bridge set, in which she wore nothing but her Vulcan ears. After finding out about the unauthorized photo session, Leonard Nimoy had the film destroyed. Aside from her film work, Cattrall is a stage actress, with performances in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters and Wild Honey to her credit. In addition, she can be heard reading the poetry of Rupert Brooke on the CD Red Rose Music SACD Sampler Volume One. In 1997, she was cast in Sex and the City, Darren Star's series, broadcast on HBO; as Samantha Jones, Cattrall gained international recognition. She capitalized on her success by appearing in steamy television commercials promoting Pepsi One. Sex and the City ran for six seasons and ended as a weekly series in spring 2004 with 10.6 million viewers. Cattrall reprised the role of Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City film
Jon Raymond Polito was an American character actor and voice artist. In a film and television career spanning 35 years, he amassed over 220 credits. Notable television roles included Detective Steve Crosetti in the first two seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street and as Phil Bartoli on the first season of Crime Story, he appeared in several films including The Rocketeer, The Crow and Gangster Squad, as well as his work with the Coen brothers. He appeared including Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski. Polito portrayed legendary "hungry i" nightclub impresario Enrico Banducci in a large supporting role in Tim Burton's 2014 film Big Eyes starring Amy Adams. Polito was reluctant to audition for Homicide as he didn't want to move to Baltimore for the series, having just relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, his agents sent him the script anyway, featuring a dialogue scene between a Polish-American and an Irish-American detective. Polito was told that he could only do the Polish one.
After reading for the part Polito added a message on his audition tape saying that if the producers wanted to call him back he would only be interested if he could take the part of the Irish detective. Series co-creators Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana rewrote the character as an Italian named Steve Crosetti and cast him in the role; the Polish detective was rewritten, becoming Detective Meldrick Lewis, was played by African-American actor Clark Johnson. The show was rating poorly and the producers were under pressure from NBC to include a new female character in the hope of gaining broader appeal; as a result, they decided to write out Polito's character at the end of Season 2. Fontana assured him that he would be brought back in the season, but Polito was unhappy and criticized the producers publicly, an action he regretted; the outburst caused a rift with Fontana and the Crosetti character was killed off early in Season 3, with the explanation that the detective had committed suicide. This further infuriated Polito, who again complained to the media, triggering a public slanging match between him and Fontana.
Interviewed about the situation in 2005, Polito expressed regret for his handling of the matter. He noted that he and Fontana subsequently patched up their differences, as a result the Crosetti character returned to make a farewell appearance as a spirit in Homicide: The Movie. Polito was a regular in the Coen brothers movies appearing in five of their films; the Coens had seen Polito in the New York stage adaptation of Death of a Salesman in 1986 playing Howard Wagner. They approached him to play the part of The Dane in Miller's Crossing, but after reading the script he turned them down saying he would only play the Italian gangster Johnny Caspar; the Coens auditioned several other actors but used Polito after they made him read his entire role cold. He was offered the role of Lou Breeze in their next film Barton Fink, in a role, written for him. Again he turned down the Coens offer saying he wanted to play the part of movie producer Jack Lipnick. Actress Frances McDormand persuaded him to take the role saying.
He appeared in The Hudsucker Proxy as an eccentric businessman, The Big Lebowski as a private detective and in 2001 as a flirtatious salesman in The Man Who Wasn't There. Polito won an Obie Award in 1980 for his theater performances off Broadway and for his lifetime of work in film and television he received the Maverick Spirit Event Award at Cinequest Film Festival in 2005. In 2012, he won the award for "Best Actor in a Short Film" at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Polito was born on December 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to John and Delaida "Dee" Polito, he had Rosemary Simpson and Jack Polito, an animator. After acting at high school he studied theater at Villanova University. Polito was gay, he married fellow actor Darryl Armbruster on October 2015, fifteen years after they first met. He died from multiple myeloma on September 1, 2016, at the City of Hope Hospital, where he was being treated. Polito was 65 years old. Jon Polito on IMDb Jon Polito at AllMovie Jon Polito's channel on YouTube Grouchoreviews.com interview with Jon Polito Name Dropping with Jason Stuart interview with Jon Polito
The American Latino Media Arts Award or ALMA Award known as NCLR Bravo Award, is an award highlighting the best American Latino contributions to music and film. The awards promote accurate portrayals of Latinos. In Spanish the word ALMA means "soul"; the awards were created by UnidosUS. The first ceremonies were broadcast on Univision. In 1995, they were televised on Fox; the name was changed to the "American Latino Media Arts Awards" in 1997 and ABC became the network venue. However, ABC faced a boycott which forced the award ceremonies to be postponed until 1998. From the years 2003 to 2005, the ceremonies were not held for undisclosed reasons. In 2008 the NCLR and New York firm Society Awards redesigned the trophy statuette. ABC stopped airing the ceremonies in 2009; the ceremonies were cancelled in 2010, to "focus on a bigger and better show in 2011."The awards started up again in 2011, on a new network, NBC. They were cancelled for 2015. In 2018, Fuse announced that it had acquired the rights to the award show in partnership with UnidosUS.
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Neal P. McDonough is an American actor and voice actor, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, Deputy District Attorney David McNorris on Boomtown, Sean Cahill on Suits, Robert Quarles on Justified, William Parker in Mob City, Dave Williams on ABC's Desperate Housewives, he appeared in films such as Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report, Walking Tall, The Guardian, Flags of Our Fathers, Red 2, The Marine 3: Homefront, The Hitcher, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Proud Mary, as Dum Dum Dugan in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films and TV series. He appeared as Damien Darhk on Arrow, in Legends of Tomorrow, as well as voicing a variety of comic superheroes and villains in a number of animated films and video games. McDonough was born in Dorchester, the son of Catherine and Frank McDonough, motel owners who emigrated from Ireland, with his mother coming from County Tipperary and his father from County Galway. McDonough grew up in Barnstable and was raised Roman Catholic.
His childhood nickname was "Headster", which McDonough says originated in his brothers' teasing him about the size of his head. He graduated from Barnstable High School, attended Syracuse University, where he was initiated and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988, he had obtained several college scholarships to play baseball, but he decided to go to Syracuse as he thought it had the best theater department. In 1991, McDonough won the Best Actor Dramalogue for "Away Alone". McDonough has made many television and film appearances since including Band of Brothers, Star Trek: First Contact, Minority Report and The Hitcher. McDonough played Dave Williams on the fifth season of Desperate Housewives, he starred in the lead role on 2004 medical drama Medical Investigation for its one full season. McDonough was set to star in the ABC dramedy Scoundrels, but was fired for refusing to act in sex scenes, citing his family and Catholic faith as basis for his decision.
McDonough portrays Jesus in "The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament Bible," a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced dramatized audio New Testament which uses the Catholic edition of the revised standard version of the Bible. In 2011, McDonough appeared as Marvel comic book character Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. McDonough voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier, he reprised his role three times since then: in Agent Carter. H. I. E. L. D.. In 2012, McDonough had a recurring role in the third season of FX's Justified as Robert Quarles, a sadistic carpetbagging mobster from Detroit, he was cast as Police Chief Parker in Frank Darabont's TNT pilot Mob City. During the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on NBC, McDonough was featured in a high-profile and aired Poolside commercial for the Cadillac ELR hybrid electric car. In 2015, McDonough was cast as DC Comics villain Damien Darhk on the fourth season of Arrow. McDonough is a devout Catholic.
In 2003 McDonough married Ruvé Robertson, a South African model whom McDonough met in the United Kingdom while filming Band of Brothers. The couple have five children, Morgan "Little Buck" Patrick, Catherine Maggie, London Jane, Clover Elizabeth, James Hamilton, he has stated that he refuses to do sex or kissing scenes because of his faith and respect for his wife. He claimed that he was fired from the TV series Scoundrels for his refusal in doing sex scenes. Neal McDonough on IMDb Neal McDonough at the TCM Movie Database Neal McDonough at AllMovie
The Saturn Award is an American award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films. The award was referred to as a Golden Scroll; the Saturn Awards were created in 1973. The Saturn Awards were devised by Donald A. Reed in 1973, who felt that work in films in the genre of science fiction at that time lacked recognition within the established Hollywood film industry's award system; the physical award is a representation of the planet Saturn, with its ring composed of film. The Saturn Awards are voted upon by members of the presenting Academy; the Academy is a non-profit organization with membership open to the public. Its President and Executive Producer is Robert Holguin, Producer/Writers Bradley Marcus and Kevin Marcus Its members include filmmakers JJ Abrams, Bryan Singer, Steven Spielberg, Bryan Fuller, Mark A. Altman, Vince Gilligan and James Cameron, among others. Although the Award still focuses on films and television in the science fiction and horror categories, the Saturns have recognized productions in other dramatic genres.
There are special awards for lifetime achievement in film production. The Saturn Awards are criticized for having a broad and inconsistent definition of genres, as well as for nominating and awarding movies not related to sci-fi, fantasy or horror. Best DVD or Blu-ray Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Special Edition Release Best Classic Film DVD Release Best Television DVD Release Best DVD or Blu-ray Collection Best Retro Television Series on DVD The George Pal Memorial Award The Life Career Award The President's Memorial Award Special Recognition Award Breakthrough Performance Award Best Low-Budget Film Best Network Television Series Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series Best International Series Best Youth-Oriented Television Series 1Star Wars was nominated for 16 awards, won 12; the actual number of nominations include two nominations as part of compilations. 214 wins for Star Wars, 4 wins for The Empire Strikes Back, 5 wins for Return of the Jedi, 2 wins for The Phantom Menace, 2 wins for Attack of the Clones, 2 wins for Revenge of the Sith, 8 wins for The Force Awakens, 3 wins for Rogue One, 3 wins for The Last Jedi, 1 win for a compilation comprising several films of the franchise.
38 nominations for Iron Man, 1 nomination for The Incredible Hulk, 4 nominations for Iron Man 2, 4 nominations for Thor, 7 nominations for Captain America: The First Avenger, 6 nominations for The Avengers, 5 nominations for Iron Man 3, 5 nominations for Thor: The Dark World, 11 nominations for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 9 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy, 4 nominations for Avengers: Age of Ultron, 6 nominations for Ant-Man, 8 nominations for Captain America: Civil War, 10 nominations for Doctor Strange, 4 nominations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 4 nominations for Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2 nominations for Thor: Ragnarok, 14 nominations for Black Panther. The year indicates the year of release of the films eligible. Hugo Award Nebula Award Scream Awards Official website Saturn Award on IMDb
Rockne S. O'Bannon
Rockne S. O'Bannon is an American television writer and producer. O'Bannon has created five original television series. O'Bannon made his writing debut selling spec material to NBC's Amazing Stories and CBS's The Twilight Zone, but first garnered critical attention for his film Alien Nation and its subsequent spinoff television show, his next notable achievement was his original series seaQuest DSV. O'Bannon's most critically acclaimed success was the space epic Farscape on the Sci-Fi Channel which ran for four seasons and spun off into a mini-series, a comic book series, a rumored film. Since Farscape, he's created the TV show Defiance and The CW's Cult, the miniseries The Triangle, along with helping to write the Warehouse 13 pilot, he has written and produced for Constantine, V, among others. O'Bannon prides himself on creating "shows that aren't like anything else" and pushing the boundaries of the science fiction genre. He's won multiple Saturn Awards and been nominated for other awards such as a Hugo Award and a WGA Award.
O'Bannon was born in Los Angeles. His father, Charles O'Bannon, was a career gaffer for over 30 years with Warner Bros. and his mother, was a dancer for MGM. He grew up tailing his father around the Warner Brothers backlot and reading scripts his dad would bring home for him. From a young age he knew that his dreams lay in writing. I'd been writing passionately. My first screenplay was a television pilot—how prophetic. I was a huge fan of the spy series, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Which had spawned a spin-off that year titled The Girl from U. N. C. L. E. So the first script I wrote was my version of a pilot for yet another spin-off titled The Boy from U. N. C. L. E. O'Bannon continued submitting them to anyone who would read them, he sold his first material to The Twilight Zone reboot in the mid-1980s, was hired as story editor. He wrote for Steven Spielberg's anthology series of the same era, NBC's Amazing Stories. O'Bannon's career got its start with a couple of spec scripts he had written for submission to ABC's Darkroom.
However, the show was canceled. He followed it up by submitting those scripts to both the CBS revival of The Twilight Zone and NBC's new anthology series Amazing Stories, receiving positive reaction from both shows. Based on his pitches for some additional stories, The Twilight Zone producers hired him as Story Editor. During his time on The Twilight Zone, he wrote and rewrote several episodes, including more original episodes than anyone else. Among his original episodes was "Wordplay", starring Robert Klein, his first, "The Storyteller", nominated for that year's Writer's Guild Award. After the cancellation of The Twilight Zone, O'Bannon turned his efforts to a new project: Alien Nation, his first feature film; the film and subsequent television series developed a strong fan following which has resulted in a television series, five television films, comic books, novels. He made his directorial debut on the suspense thriller Fear, a Showtime original that premiered on July 15, 1990. O'Bannon's biggest success was his cult fan favorite Farscape.
Sold to the Sci-Fi Channel, the head of the network told O'Bannon "Just make it as weird as you can, because I just don't want a kids' show." In an interview with the Huffington Post, O'Bannon notes: "The greatest words I've heard were,'Just make it as weird as you can.' It took all the restraints off! And it was their decision to shoot in Australia. Australians are just creative and they embraced the insanity of the show." O'Bannon began the new millennium continuing work on Farscape. After a four-season run, the show was caught in a business conflict when The Henson Company was sold to foreign investors, ended without an already-ordered fifth season. Fans began campaigning en masse to the Sci-Fi Channel; the Sci-Fi Channel committed to making the three-hour mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars to wrap up the show. Brian Henson directed the mini-series with O'Bannon and his friend David Kemper writing and executive producing; the cancellation of Farscape has been noted as a blunder for the Sci-Fi Channel.
O'Bannon immediately sold The Triangle to the Sci-Fi Channel which he wrote and executive produced with Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin. The Triangle was a critical success, he sold his pilot Cult to The WB, but the series didn't proceed at that time when The WB was merged with UPN to become The CW. Around this time the Sci-Fi Channel asked O'Bannon to rewrite the pilot script for Warehouse 13, ending up with a series order. In 2010, O'Bannon was asked to help out on ABC's reboot of V, struggling in its second season. Early in 2011, Syfy approached O'Bannon to showrun their project Defiance. Defiance's concept included combining a TV series with a massively multiplayer online game, developed concurrently by Trion Worlds Online. With Defiance up and running, O'Bannon moved on to Warner Bros. Television when it was announced the CW had placed a pilot order to make Cult in January 2012 nearly seven years after the network's predecessor had bought it. With both of his projects slated to go on the air, O'Bannon chose to follow his longtime passion project.
O'Bannon wrote Cult in the aftermath of Farscape and watching the legions of fans mobilize to save the show. "I saw this phenomenon with fans rallying around the show. Okay, what if there wa
Timothy Robert DeKay is an American actor. He starred in the USA Network series White Collar, which chronicled the partnership between a con artist and an FBI agent. Tim DeKay was born June 12, 1963 to Jim DeKay and Jill Vaughn in Lansing, New York, where he and his brother Jamey grew up. Growing up DeKay enjoyed athletics, he played both varsity basketball and baseball, the latter of, a generational tradition in his family, he enjoyed the arts, performed in his high school's production of Oliver!. He attended Le Moyne College to study Business and Philosophy, where he played baseball deciding to pursue a career in theater. DeKay planned for a career in business or law, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985. However, he realized. After taking a few courses in directing at Syracuse University, he attended Rutgers University, where he received a Master of Fine Arts and met his wife, actress Elisa Taylor. DeKay has performed in plays both on Broadway and off, including Ridiculous Fraud at the McCarter Theatre.
In 2009, he was both producer of the short film This Monday. It was included in several short film festivals, including Cannes Short Film Corner and The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, his first onscreen acting job was as corporation head Larry Deon on seaQuest 2032. He was a cast member of Party of Five from 1997–1999, Carnivàle from 2003–05 and Tell Me You Love Me in 2007, he appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld: "The Soul Mate" and "The Bizarro Jerry", as Elaine's boyfriend Kevin. He would work with Julia Louis-Dreyfus again in The New Adventures of Old Christine, playing a temperamental boyfriend of Louis-Dreyfus's character in a three episode story arc, he has guest-starred on a number of other television series, including Friends, CSI, My Name Is Earl, NCIS, Chuck. In 2009, DeKay began starring in the USA Network comedy-drama White Collar as FBI agent Peter Burke, he made his directorial debut in the episode "Stealing Home", which premiered in 2012. In March 2015, it was announced that he will play FBI agent Duval Pritchard in the FOX pilot, Frankenstein.
DeKay played Duvall Pritchard in Fox Television's 2016 sci-fi drama series Second Chance. He is a member of the Actors Studio, he taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. DeKay and his wife, actress Elisa Taylor, reside in California, they have a daughter, a son, Jamis. Tim DeKay on IMDb Team DeKay, Tim DeKay fansite VIdeo of Tim Dekay's 2010 Commencement speech at LeMoyne College via YouTube