Transformers: Animated is an animated television series based on the Transformers toy line. It was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Hasbro and animated by The Answer Studio, Mook Animation, Studio 4°C; the series debuted on Cartoon Network on December 26, 2007, ended on May 23, 2009. In Japan, the show debuted on April 2010, on both TV Aichi and TV Tokyo; the series has 42 episodes across three seasons, with many fanservice references to other Transformers shows. The show's continuity is separate from any other previous Transformers continuities, despite using footage from the first series in its first episode as a historical film, having many references to the other Transformers continuities in the Transformers franchise; the Japanese version of the cartoon was rewritten to tie into Michael Bay's Transformers film series. Despite being a Cartoon Network original series, the show was aired on Nicktoons in the UK since February 2008, Jetix/Disney XD in the rest of Europe from September 10, 2008, back in the U.
S. on The Hub, now known as Discovery Family in high definition until 2014. The series began with a three-part pilot called "Transform and Roll Out!". Stellar-cycles after the Autobots won the great war for Cybertron against the Decepticons, an Autobot maintenance crew led by Optimus Prime and consisting of Ratchet, Bulkhead and Bumblebee discover the legendary Allspark buried on an asteroid; the Autobots take the Allspark back to their ship, but are soon confronted by a crew of Decepticons led by the notorious warlord Megatron and consisting of Blitzwing, Lugnut and Starscream. Megatron attacks the Autobot ship and tries to retrieve the Allspark, but when an explosive planted on Megatron by the treacherous Starscream detonates, the ship crashes on Earth; the Autobots go into stasis to survive the crash, while the scattered remains of Megatron are discovered by a human scientist named Isaac Sumdac. In the futuristic year of 2050, Professor. Issac Sumdac is the CEO of a robotics company known as Sumdac Systems, based in a futuristic version of Detroit.
Optimus Prime and the Autobots awaken from stasis and defend the people of Detroit from a monster, resulting in them becoming local celebrities. They befriend Professor Sumdac's young daughter Sari, who teaches them about Earth customs, whose security card is transformed into a supercharged key which possesses a fraction of the AllSpark's vast power. At the end of the pilot episodes, Starscream arrives on Earth and tries to take the all-powerful AllSpark for himself, but the Autobots stop him and save the Earth once again; the Autobots settle into their new home and learn about Earth culture and customs, all of the while defending Detroit from various threats. Megatron's disembodied head, in Professor Sumdac's laboratory since the ship crashed, comes back online and manipulates Sumdac into building him a new body, pretending that he is an Autobot. Blitzwing and Lugnut arrive on Earth searching for Megatron, while Blackarachnia targets Optimus Prime, blaming him for her techno-organic mutation.
New Transformers introduced in the first season include the Autobot Arcee, the Decepticon Soundwave, the bounty-hunter Lockdown, the Dinobots Grimlock and Swoop. Several human villains are introduced, including Nanosec, the Headmaster and Meltdown; the season ends with Megatron returning with a new body, the AllSpark exploding into many fragments that scatter across Detroit. The Autobot Elite Guard members Ultra Magnus, Sentinel Prime, Jazz arrive on Earth to retrieve the Allspark, only to learn of its destruction in the Season One finale. While Sentinel disbelieves Optimus's claims and his team are able to convince Magnus of Decepticon activity on Earth; the main theme for Season Two is the discovery of small fragments of the Allspark littered across the city, while the Decepticons work on building a space bridge back to Cybertron with the help of Issac Sumdac, kidnapped by Megatron in the previous season's finale. This is part of Megatron's plan to invade Cybertron from within, without the Autobots' awareness.
New characters introduced in season 2 include the Autobots Omega Supreme, Wreck-Gar and Blurr, the Decepticons Shockwave, Swindle and Scrapper, the human villain Slo-Mo, Starscream's army of clones Thundercracker, Skywarp and Slipstream. At the end of the season, the Decepticon Space Bridge is destroyed, but Megatron and Omega Supreme are sucked through and lost in deep space. Sari meanwhile, notices an injury that exposes mechanical components under her skin, revealing that she is not human. Sari is shocked and distraught over the revelation that she is a robot, assumes that her "father" had built her, refusing to believe Sumdac's claim that he discovered her as a small liquid metal body. Upon examining Sari, Ratchet discovers something quite jarring. Prowl does some research and discovers that Professor Sumdac was in fact telling the truth, deduces that Sari is a Cybertronian protoform (t
David Walter Foster, OC, OBC, is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer and arranger. He has been a producer for musicians including Chaka Khan, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Rogers, Rod Stewart, Jake Zyrus, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Peter Cetera, Cheryl Lynn and Barbra Streisand. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations, he was the chairman of Verve Records from 2012 to 2016. Foster was born in Victoria, British Columbia, the son of Maurice Foster, a maintenance yard superintendent, Eleanor May Foster, a homemaker. In 1963, at the age of 13, he enrolled in the University of Washington music program. In 1965 he auditioned to lead the band in an Edmonton nightclub owned by well known jazz musician Tommy Banks. Tommy mentored David in jazz, producing records, music business. After a year there, he decided to move to Toronto to play with Ronnie Hawkins.
In 1966, he joined a backup band for Chuck Berry. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles with his band Skylark. Foster was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark, discovered by Eirik Wangberg; the band's song "Wildflower" was a top ten hit in 1973. When the band disbanded, Foster remained in Los Angeles and together with Jay Graydon he formed the band Airplay, whose album of the same name is labeled as important within the west coast AOR genre. In 1975, he played on George Harrison's album Extra Texture, he followed that up by playing the Fender Rhodes and clavinet on Harrison's album Thirty Three & 1/3 a year later. In 1976 Foster joined Guthrie Thomas on Thomas' 2nd Capitol Records album and Alibis, with Ringo Starr and a host of many other famed performers. Foster was a major contributor to the 1979 Earth and Fire album I Am, both as a studio player and arranger, as well as being a cowriter on six of the album's tracks; the most noteworthy being the song "After the Love Has Gone", for which Foster and his cowriters, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin, won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
Foster worked as an album producer on albums for The Tubes: 1981's The Completion Backward Principle, 1983's Outside Inside. Foster cowrote such songs as "Talk to Ya Later" co-written with Tubes and Steve Lukather from Toto, the Top 40 hit "Don't Want to Wait Anymore," and the number 10 US hit "She's a Beauty"; the 1980 Boz Scaggs album Middle Man saw Foster cowrite and play keyboard on some of Scaggs's most successful songs, including "Breakdown Dead Ahead", "Jojo", "Simone", followed by "Look What You've Done to Me" from the film Urban Cowboy. Foster was a major contributor to Chicago's career in the early and middle 1980s, having worked as the band's producer on Chicago 16, their biggest-selling multi-platinum album Chicago 17, Chicago 18; as was typical of his producing projects from this time period, Foster was a cowriter on songs such as the US Chart No. 1 hit "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Love Me Tomorrow", "Stay the Night", "You're the Inspiration". These four songs were cowritten with the band's lead vocalist Peter Cetera.
Foster helped Cetera co-write his US No. 1 solo hit "Glory of Love" in 1986. Foster cowrote Kenny Loggins's songs "Forever", from the 1985 album Vox Humana, "Heart to Heart", from the 1982 album High Adventure. Foster worked with country singer Kenny Rogers on the hit albums What About Me? and The Heart of the Matter, the latter of which featured "The Best of Me" a song co-written by Richard Marx, covered by Cliff Richard in 1989, resulting in a number-two UK hit. In 1985, Rolling Stone magazine named Foster the "master of... bombastic pop kitsch". That year, Foster composed the score for the film St. Elmo's Fire, including the instrumental "Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire", which hit No. 15 on the US pop charts. Another song from the film, "St. Elmo's Fire", recorded by John Parr, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7, 1985. In the following years, Foster continued turning out occasional film scores, including for the Michael J. Fox comedy The Secret of My Success, which featured a song co-written by Foster titled "The Price of Love", a track of, performed by Roger Daltrey from the album Can't Wait to See the Movie, which Foster produced, the Jodie Foster-Mark Harmon film Stealing Home, both of which spawned soundtrack albums with prominent Foster-penned contributions.
He collaborated with then-wife Linda Thompson on the song "I Have Nothing", sung by Whitney Houston in the 1992 film The Bodyguard. In 1985 Foster co-wrote and produced "Tears are Not Enough", which reached top 15 status, it was produced by Foster and recorded by a group of Canadian artists such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bryan Adams and others in similar fashion to the UK's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and the USA's "We are the World". Foster composed "Winter Games", the theme song for 1988 Winter Olympics in Alberta. "Winter Games" is the soundtrack for fountain shows at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. In 1995, Foster signed a deal with Warner Brothers that enabled him to set up his own boutique label, 143 Records, as a joint venture with Warner. Foster gave the responsibility for running the label to manager Brian Avnet. One of the label's first signings was a then-little known Irish folk-rock band, The Corrs, for whom he produced their debut album. By 1997, Foster had come to the realisation that, in the Americ
Matthew Raymond Dillon is an American actor and film director. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge and established himself as a teen idol by starring in the films My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders and The Flamingo Kid. From the late 1980s onward, Dillon achieved further success, starring in Drugstore Cowboy, The Saint of Fort Washington, To Die For, Beautiful Girls, In & Out, There's Something About Mary, Wild Things. In a 1991 article, famed movie critic Roger Ebert referred to him as the best actor within his age group, along with Sean Penn. In the 2000s, he made his directing debut with City of Ghosts and went on to star in the films Factotum, You, Me and Dupree, Nothing but the Truth, Sunlight Jr. and The House That Jack Built. For Crash, he won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
In 2015, he has starred in the first season of the FOX television series Wayward Pines, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, to Mary Ellen, a homemaker, Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a toy bear manufacturer, his paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. Dillon is the second of six children with one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Kevin Dillon, he is of Irish descent, with some Scottish and German ancestry. Dillon was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family, he grew up in New York. In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon made his debut in the film; the film received a regional, limited theatrical release in May 1979, grossed only over $200,000. Dillon's performance was well-received, which led to his casting in two films released the following year: the teenage sex comedy Little Darlings, in which Kristy McNichol's character loses her virginity to a boy from the camp across the lake, played by Dillon, the more serious teen dramedy My Bodyguard, where he played a high-school bully opposite Chris Makepeace.
The films, released in March and July 1980 were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences. Another of Dillon's early roles was in the Jean Shepherd PBS special The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters; the only available copies of this film are stored at UCLA, where a legal dispute makes it unavailable to the public. One of his next roles was in Liar's Moon, where he played Jack Duncan, a poor Texas boy madly in love with a rich banker's daughter. In the early 1980s, Dillon had prominent roles in three adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels: Tex, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. All three films were shot in Tulsa, Hinton's hometown; the Outsiders and Rumble Fish had Dillon working with Francis Ford Diane Lane. He followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984, he made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985. Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. In 1989, Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.
Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in films like Singles. He had a resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman's husband in To Die For, as well as starring roles in Wild Things and There's Something About Mary, for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts, starring himself, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu. In 2005, he starred in a film adaptation of an autobiographical work by Charles Bukowski. Two years he received critical praise and earned Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his role in Crash, a film co-written and directed by Paul Haggis. In 2005, Dillon co-starred in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded and on March 11, 2006 hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he impersonated Greg Anderson and Rod Serling in sketches. Dillon starred in the comedy You, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson; the film opened on July 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. In 2006, he narrated Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos. Dillon appeared in several music videos during his career, he made a cameo appearance as a detective in Madonna's Bad Girl music video which stars Christopher Walken. Dillon appeared in 1987 in the music video for "Fairytale of New York" by the Irish folk-punk band The Pogues playing a cop who escorts lead singer Shane MacGowan into the "drunk tank". In 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired Dillon to direct the video for their single "Been There All The Time" from the album Beyond. That year, he guest-starred on The Simpsons episode "Midnight Towboy". Early in 2015 he played the role of a Secret Service agent in the FOX 10-episode series Wayward Pines. In 2018, Dillon played the lead role in the Lars von Trier thriller The House That Jack Built. Dillon had a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz.
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The Brat Pack is a nickname given to a group of young actors who appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s. First mentioned in a 1985 New York magazine article, it is now defined as the cast members of two specific films released in 1985—The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire—although other actors are sometimes included; the "core" members are considered to be Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. The term "Brat Pack", a play on the Rat Pack from the 1950s and 1960s, was first popularized in a 1985 New York magazine cover story, which described a group of successful film stars in their early twenties. David Blum wrote the article after witnessing several young actors being mobbed by groupies at Los Angeles' Hard Rock Cafe; the group has been characterized by the partying of members such as Robert Downey Jr. Estevez and Nelson. However, an appearance in one or both of the ensemble casts of John Hughes' The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire is considered the prerequisite for being a core Brat Pack member.
With this criterion, the most cited members include: Emilio Estevez Anthony Michael Hall Rob Lowe Andrew McCarthy Demi Moore Judd Nelson Molly Ringwald Ally SheedyAbsent from most lists is Mare Winningham, the only principal member of either cast who never starred in any other films with any other cast members. Estevez was cited as the "unofficial president" of the Brat Pack, he and Demi Moore were once engaged. In 1999, McCarthy said he was never a member of the group: "The media made up this sort of tribe. I don't think I've seen any of these people since we finished St. Elmo's Fire."The initial New York article covered a group of actors larger, or more inclusive, than the understood meaning of the term "Brat Pack". For example, most of the cast members of The Outsiders were mentioned, including Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, none of whom starred in any other 1980s movies with any "core" Brat Packers, besides Patrick Swayze. Charlie Sheen appears in several lists – more for his family relationship to Brat Pack leader Emilio Estevez and his partying than for his collaborative film work with other members.
James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. have been considered members, performed alongside other Brat Packers: both of them with Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero. Other actors who have been linked with the group include Kevin Bacon, Matthew Broderick, Jon Cryer, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Jami Gertz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Sean Penn, Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson. In her autobiography, Melissa Gilbert connects herself with the Brat Pack, as her social life centered on Estevez and Lowe. Through frequent collaborative work, the actor Harry Dean Stanton in his late 50s, became a mentor for the group of young actors. David Blum's New York story, titled "Hollywood's Brat Pack", ran on June 10, 1985, it was supposed to be just about Emilio Estevez, but one night, Estevez invited Blum to hang out with him, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, others at the Hard Rock Cafe. It was a typical night out for the group; that night, Blum decided to change the article's focus to an entire group of young actors at the time. The St. Elmo's Fire crew members did not like Blum and sensed that he was jealous of the actors' success.
When the piece ran, the actors all felt betrayed Estevez. The article mentioned people in several films but focused on Estevez and Nelson, portrayed those three negatively; the "Brat Pack" label, which the actors disliked, stuck for years afterward. Before the article ran, they had been regarded as talented individuals. Interviewed for Susannah Gora's 2010 book You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, And Their Impact on a Generation, Blum admitted that he should not have written the article. With the increased negative attention to them, the actors soon stopped socializing with one another. On the group's camaraderie, Ally Sheedy said, " just destroyed it. I had felt a part of something, that guy just blew it to pieces." During the late 1980s, several of the Brat Pack actors had their careers mildly derailed by problems relating to drugs, in Lowe's case, a sex tape. According to Gora, "Many believe they could have gone on to more serious roles if not for that article, they were talented.
But they had professional difficulties, personal difficulties after that." By the 21st century, the term "Brat Pack" had lost its negative connotation. The films themselves have been described as representative of "the apathetic, money-possessed and ideologically barren eighties generation." They made frequent use of adolescent archetypes, were set in the suburbs surrounding Chicago, focused on white, middle-class teenage angst. According to author Susannah Gora, these films "changed the way many young people looked at everything from class distinction to friendship, from love to sex and fashion to music." They are considered "among the most influential pop cultural contributions of their time."In 2012, Entertainment Weekly listed The Breakfast Club as the best high school movie made. On VH1's list of the 100 greatest teen stars, Molly Ringwald was ranked #1, Rob Lowe was ranked #2
St. Elmo's Fire (film)
St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher; the movie, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, centers on a clique of recent graduates of Washington, D. C.'s Georgetown University, their adjustment to post-university life and the responsibilities of adulthood. This film is a prominent movie of the Brat Pack genre; the film was reviled by the critics but was a moderate financial success, grossing $37.8 million against a $10 million budget. Recent Georgetown University graduates Alec, his girlfriend Leslie, Kevin and Kirby are waiting to hear about the conditions of their friends Wendy, a sweet-natured girl devoted to helping others, Billy, a former fraternity boy and now reluctant husband and father, after a minor car accident. At the hospital, Kirby spots a female medical student named Dale, with whom he has been infatuated since college; the group gathers at St. Elmo's Bar. Billy, trapped in an unstable marriage, has been fired from the job.
At their apartment, Alec pressures Leslie to marry him, but she thinks they are unprepared to make such a commitment. Kirby is telling Kevin of his love for Dale when Billy shows up, asking to spend the night as he cannot cope with his wife. Jules accuses Kevin of loving Alec; when Kevin visits Alec and Leslie for dinner, during a private moment with Kevin, confesses that he had sex with a lingerie saleswoman. Billy and Wendy get drunk together, Wendy reveals that she’s a virgin, they kiss, Billy, tugging at her clothing, makes fun of her girdle. Wendy insists. At St. Elmo's, Jules reveals to Leslie. Billy attacks him. Billy reconciles with his wife; the girls confront Jules about her affair and reckless spending, but she insists that everything is under control. Kirby takes a job working for Mr. Kim, a wealthy Korean businessman, invites Dale to a party that he’s holding at Mr. Kim’s house. Wendy arrives with an ungainly Jewish boy whom her parents want her to marry. Alec announces, she confronts him about her suspicions of his infidelity, the two break up.
Alec accuses Kevin of telling Leslie about the tryst with the lingerie lady. Jules gives Billy a ride home, Billy makes a pass at her. Furious, Jules orders him out of her car, Billy’s wife witnesses the confrontation; when Dale skips the party, Kirby drives to the ski lodge where she is staying and meets her tall, handsome boyfriend. Kirby's borrowed car gets stuck, Dale and her boyfriend invite him in; the next morning, as Kirby prepares to leave the lodge, Dale tells him that she’s flattered by his interest in her. He kisses her, poses for a photo with her before leaving; as he drives off, Dale watches him thinking about their kiss and doubtless wondering if she is missing out on something by not being involved with him. Leslie goes to Kevin’s apartment to spend the night after the breakup and discovers photographs of her. Kevin confesses his love for her, the two sleep together. Alec goes to the apartment to apologize to Kevin and finds Leslie there, Alec and Leslie argue. Wendy tells her father that she wants to move into her own place.
Jules has been fired from her job, fallen behind on her credit card payments, her possessions have been seized. Jules opens the windows, intending to freeze to death, her friends attempt to coax her out. Kirby fetches Billy, who landed a job at a gas station courtesy of Kevin, to calm Jules down. Billy convinces Jules to let him in, the two share a tender talk about the challenges of life, overheard by the rest of the gang. Wendy moves into her own place, where Billy visits and informs her that he is getting a divorce and moving to New York City, the two have sex. At the bus station, the group gathers once more to say goodbye to Billy. Billy urges Alec to make up with Leslie, but she declares that she does not want to date anyone for a while. Alec and Kevin make up, the group decides to get brunch. However, they decide not to go to St. Elmo's and instead choose Houlihan's because there are "not so many kids" there. According to Schumacher, "a lot of people turned down the script...the head of major studio called its seven-member cast "the most loathsome humans he had read on the page."
The producers interviewed "hundreds of people" for the cast, including Anthony Edwards and Lea Thompson. According to Lauren Shuler Donner, she found Estevez and Sheedy through recommendations from John Hughes, who had cast them in The Breakfast Club. Demi Moore had to go to rehab before shooting; the private Jesuit-affiliated Georgetown University would not permit filming on campus, with their administrators citing questionable content such as premarital sex. As a result, the university seen on film is the public University of Maryland located 10 miles away in College Park, Maryland. David Denby called Schumacher "brutally untalented" and said that "nobody over the moral age of fifteen" will like the work of the Brat Pack actors in the film: According to Janet Maslin: St. Elmo's Fire holds a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, wi
Waynflete School is a private, college preparatory day school established in 1898 for early childhood education to twelfth grade, in Portland, Maine. In 1898, Waynflete School was established by Caroline Crisfield. During a trip to England, they became interested in statesman and educator William Waynflete, after whom the school is named; the school opened with forty-nine students, admitting small numbers of boys from its early days. In the early twentieth century, Waynflete adopted a progressive education model emphasizing physical, social and intellectual development through hands on learning, as championed by philosopher John Dewey. In 1950, boys past the fourth grade were admitted, in 1967, boys were admitted into the Upper School. Lower School provides education from early childhood to fifth grade, with the Middle School serving sixth through eighth grades, Upper School serving ninth through twelfth grades; the school has 550 students, with an average classroom size of 13 students, a student to adult ratio of 9:1.
Cocurricular activities such as student government and community service are offered in Middle and Upper School. Waynflete is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Maine Association of Independent Schools, Independent School Association of Northern New England, Association of Independent Schools of New England, Cum Laude Society. Bowdoin College – Abraxas Award, 2005 Malone Family Foundation – Malone Scholar School, 2011 Down East Magazine – Readers' Choice Private School, 2011 Waynflete has a three-acre campus made up of historic homes modified for school use, as well as newly constructed buildings; the campus consists of eleven buildings, which include: Boulos House, Hurd House, Sills Hall, Hewes Hall, Founders Hall, Morrill House, Cook-Hyde House, Thomas House, Davis Hall, Emery Building, Upper School Science Center, LEED Silver certified Arts Center designed by Scott Simons Architects consisting of a 276-seat theater and exhibition gallery, two gymnasiums, two school-owned housing units, one used for the residence of the Headmaster, the other not used for educational purposes.
Waynflete has a thirty-five-acre off-campus scenic athletic complex named Fore River Fields. Lower School students participate in physical education. Middle School students participate in non-competitive activities. Upper School offers competitive sports at the junior varsity and varsity level, as well as, physical education options and an independent physical activity program. Waynflete is a member of Maine Principals' Association; the school athletic teams are called Flyers, with the school colors being white. Vanessa Cariddi – mezzo-soprano, Carmen at Metropolitan Opera Christopher Fitzgerald – actor, Young Frankenstein Linda Lavin, actress Nicole Maines - Transgender activist and actress, Supergirl Judd Nelson – actor, The Breakfast Club Michael Odokara-Okigbo – member of the Dartmouth Aires, runner up on The Sing Off Rosa Scarcelli – 2010 candidate for Governor of Maine Jane Spencer – writer, Pulitzer Prize winner Liv Tyler – actress, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Incredible Hulk Official School Website
William James "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. A prolific character actor, Dafoe has received multiple awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations. Dafoe has collaborated with filmmakers Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara, Lars von Trier, Wes Anderson. Dafoe is a founding member of experimental theater company The Wooster Group, where he acted in several productions. Dafoe was fired during production. Dafoe had his first leading role in the outlaw biker film The Loveless and played the main antagonist in Streets of Fire and To Live and Die in L. A.. Dafoe received his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Sergeant Elias in Oliver Stone's war film Platoon. In 1988, Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ and starred with Gene Hackman in Mississippi Burning, both of which were controversial. Following small roles in Born on the Fourth of July and Wild at Heart, Dafoe began a six-film collaboration with director Paul Schrader with the drama Light Sleeper.
Dafoe starred with Madonna in the critically reviled erotic thriller Body of Evidence in 1993 and co-starred in Clear and Present Danger, The English Patient, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Boondock Saints. After receiving his second Best Supporting Actor nomination for portraying Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire, Dafoe played Norman Osborn in the superhero film Spider-Man and played the villains in both Once Upon a Time in Mexico and XXX: State of the Union. In 2009, he starred in one of his three films with Lars von Trier. Dafoe appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Great Wall, Murder on the Orient Express, The Florida Project, for which he received his third Best Supporting Actor nomination. Dafoe has had voice-over roles in Finding Nemo and its sequel Finding Dory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, John Carter, Death Note, as well as the video games Spider-Man, Finding Nemo, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Beyond: Two Souls. Dafoe has portrayed several real life figures including T.
S. Eliot in Tom & Viv, Pier Paolo Pasolini in Pasolini and most Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity's Gate, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, his first in that category. Dafoe was born in Wisconsin. One of eight children of Muriel Isabel and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, he recalled in 2009: "My five sisters raised me because my father was a surgeon, my mother was a nurse and they worked together, so I didn't see either of them much." His brother, Donald Dafoe, is researcher. He has German, Irish and French ancestry. In high school, he acquired the nickname Willem, the Dutch version of the name William. Dafoe studied drama at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, but left after a year and a half to join the experimental theater company Theatre X in Milwaukee, before moving to New York in 1976. There he apprenticed under Richard Schechner, director of the avant-garde theater troupe The Performance Group, where he met and became romantically involved with Elizabeth LeCompte.
She, with her former romantic partner Spalding Gray and others, edged out Schechner and created the Wooster Group. Within a year Dafoe was part of the company. Dafoe would continue with the Wooster Group into the 2000s. Dafoe began his film career in 1979, when he was cast in a supporting role in Michael Cimino's epic Western film Heaven's Gate. Dafoe was only present for the first three months of an eight-month shoot, his role, that of a cockfighter who works for Jeff Bridges' character, was removed from a majority of the film during editing but was visible during a cockfight scene. Dafoe did not receive a credit for his work on the film. In 1982, Dafoe starred as the leader of an outlaw motorcycle club in the drama The Loveless, his first role as a leading man; the film was co-directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery and paid homage to 1953 film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando in a similar role. Following a brief appearance in the horror film The Hunger, Dafoe again played the leader of a biker gang in Walter Hill's 1984 action film Streets of Fire.
His character in the film served as the main antagonist, who captures the ex-girlfriend of a mercenary, played by Diane Lane and Michael Paré, respectively. Janet Maslin of The New York Times felt there were no great performances in the film, but praised Dafoe's "perfectly villainous" face. Dafoe starred alongside Judge Reinhold in Roadhouse 66 as a pair of yuppies who become stranded in a town on U. S. Route 66. In 1985, Dafoe starred with William Petersen and John Pankow in William Friedkin's thriller To Live and Die in L. A. in which Dafoe portrays a counterfeiter named Rick Masters, being tracked by two Secret Service agents. Film critic Roger Ebert commended his "strong" performance in the film. Dafoe's sole film release of 1986 was Oliver Stone's Vietnam War film Platoon, gaining him his widest exposure up to that point for playing the compassionate Sergeant Elias, he enjoyed the opportunity to play a heroic role and said the film gave him a chance to display his versatility, saying "I think all characters live in you.
You just frame them, give them circumstances, that character will happen." Principal photography for the film took place in the Philippines and required Dafoe to undergo boot camp training. Los Angeles Times writer Sheila Benson praised his performance and foun