Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award, Hawke has directed two feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary, and written the novels The Hottest State, Ash Wednesday, and Rules for a Knight. He made his debut in 1985 with the science fiction feature Explorers. He appeared in films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites. Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for films, along with BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter. Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, and James Hawke, Hawkes parents were high school sweethearts in Fort Worth and married young, when Hawkes mother was 17. Hawke was born a year later, Hawkes parents were students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth, and 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.
Hawkes mother remarried when he was 10 and the moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey. He transferred to the Hun School of Princeton, a boarding school. In high school, Hawke aspired to be a writer, and he twice enrolled in New York Universitys English program, but dropped out both times to pursue acting roles. Hawke obtained his mothers permission to attend his first casting call at age 14 and he secured his first film role in 1985s Explorers, in which he played an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix. The film received favorable reviews but had poor box office revenues, Hawke described the disappointment as difficult to bear at such a young age, adding I would never recommend that a kid act. His next film appearance was not until 1989s comedy drama Dad, in 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance, playing a shy student opposite Robin Williamss inspirational English teacher in Dead Poets Society. The film was critically well-received, the Variety reviewer noted Hawke, with revenue of US$235 million worldwide, the film remains Hawkes most commercially successful picture to date.
Hawke described the opportunities he was offered as a result of the success as critical to his decision to continue acting, I didnt want to be an actor. But the success was so monumental that I was getting offers to be in such interesting movies and be in such interesting places, Hawkes next film, 1991s White Fang, brought his first leading role. The film, an adaptation of Jack Londons novel of the name, featured Hawke as Jack Conroy
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor and musician. Reeves is best known for his career, beginning in 1985. He has appeared in films such as Dangerous Liaisons, My Own Private Idaho. Since becoming active in the industry, Reeves abilities have earned critical acclaim. One New York Times critic praised Reeves versatility, saying that he displays considerable discipline and he moves easily between the buttoned-down demeanor that suits a police procedural story and the loose-jointed manner of his comic roles. However, Reeves has spent much of his career being typecast. A recurring character arc in many roles he has portrayed is one of saving the world, as can be seen in the characters of Ted Logan, Neo, Johnny Mnemonic, John Constantine, and Klaatu. His acting has garnered awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During his film career, Reeves has engaged in several forms of artistic expression, active as a musician for a decade, he played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky.
Acting onstage, he performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centres production of Hamlet and he wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has produced a documentary, Side by Side, Reeves was born in Beirut, the son of Patricia Bond, a costume designer/performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. His mother is English, from Essex and his father, an American from Hawaii, has Native Hawaiian, Chinese and English ancestry. Reeves has said, My grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian, so I was around Chinese art, Reevess mother was working in Beirut when she met his father. Reevess father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport and he abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew him until he was six. They last met on the island of Kauai when Reeves was 13, Reeves moved around the world frequently as a child, and lived with various stepfathers. The couple moved to Toronto and divorced in 1971, when Reeves was 15, he worked as a production assistant on Aarons films.
Reevess mother married Robert Miller, a promoter, in 1976. She subsequently married her husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond
Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker and author who has performed in theatre and television. He is known for his big acting style and on-screen diversity, Oldman began acting on stage in 1979, and gained his first starring film role in Meantime. Identified in the late 1980s with the Brit Pack, he was described by critic Roger Ebert as the best young British actor around and he meanwhile gave a critically acclaimed reading of Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved. Motion pictures in which he has starred have grossed over $10.6 billion, in 2011, Empire readers voted Oldman the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. He will portray Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Oldman was born in New Cross, the son of Leonard Bertram Oldman, a former sailor who worked as a welder, and Kathleen Cheriton. He has stated that Leonard was an alcoholic who left the family when Oldman was seven years old, Oldman attended West Greenwich School in Deptford, leaving school at the age of 16 to work in a sports shop.
He was a pianist as a child, and a singer, in a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose, Oldman said, Something about Malcolm just arrested me, and I connected, and I said, I wanna do that. Growing up in south London, Oldman supported his local football club Millwall, and I knew that my dad was involved somehow with the reserve team. But two weeks ago my mum said, Oh yeah, your dad played for Millwall, when he was young he had a couple of first team games. He won a scholarship to attend the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London, Oldman describes himself as shy although a diligent worker during his time at Rose Bruford, where he performed roles such as Puck in the performance of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream. After leaving school, Oldman was the first in his class to receive professional work, Oldman stated on The South Bank Show that it had nothing to do with being better than someone else, rather his diligence and application. When asked by Charlie Rose if he had reminded RADA of this and he made his professional stage debut in 1979 as Puss, alongside Michael Simkins and Peter Howitt, in Dick Whittington and His Cat, at Yorks Theatre Royal.
The play ran in Colchester, with Glasgows Citizens Theatre, Oldmans work ethic, from 1980 to 1981, he appeared in The Massacre at Paris, Desperado Corner, and Robert David MacDonalds plays Chinchilla and A Waste of Time. He performed in a 6-month West End run of MacDonalds Summit Conference, opposite Glenda Jackson, that year, Oldman made his film debut in Colin Greggs Remembrance, and would have starred in Don Boyds Gossip if that film had not collapsed. The following year, he landed a role as a skinhead in Mike Leighs film Meantime. Afterwards, he went to Westcliffe to star in Saved, Saved proved to be a major breakthrough for Oldman. Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, had seen Oldmans performance and cast him as Scopey, Oldman was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1985 to 1986. The 1984 production of The Popes Wedding had been seen by director Alex Cox and he twice turned down the role before accepting it, because, in his own words, I wasnt really that interested in Sid Vicious and the punk movement
Patricia Arquette is an American actress. She made her debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Arquettes Academy Award acceptance speech, which she used to bring female wage inequality to attention, on television, she played the character Allison DuBois—based on the author and medium Allison DuBois, who claims to have psychic abilities—in the supernatural drama series Medium. She received three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy Award nominations, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama in 2005, Arquette appeared in the CSI franchise as Avery Ryan, the Deputy Director of the FBI, starring in CSI, Cyber. Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1968, the daughter of Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Olivia Mardi, through her father, Patricia is distantly related to explorer Meriwether Lewis. Arquettes father had converted from Catholicism to Islam and her fathers familys surname was originally Arcouet, and his paternal line was of French-Canadian descent. Her paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette, patricias siblings became actors, Alexis and David Arquette.
When she was a child, her parents offered to get her braces for her teeth, for a time her family lived on a commune in rural Bentonville, Virginia. She has said they became poorer the longer lived there. Their father was an alcoholic, and their mother violently abusive, when Arquette was seven, the family relocated to Chicago. They settled in Los Angeles and she has described her father as a working actor, describing the range of his experience–in industrial films, voiceovers, etc. He was best known for his role as J. D. Pickett in the TV series The Waltons, before pursuing a career in acting, Arquette had wanted to be a midwife. She put this career prospect aside briefly in an attempt to gain acting jobs and she was cast to appear in the sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, The Dream Master, but she had to drop out due to pregnancy with her son Enzo. She had to give up the role of Tralala in Last Exit to Brooklyn, in 1988, Arquette played the daughter of Tess Harper in Far North. In 1992, she won a CableACE Award for Best Lead Actress in a Mini-Series for her portrayal of a girl with epilepsy in Wildflower, directed by Diane Keaton.
In her early career, Arquette received the most recognition for her role as Alabama Whitman, the film was a moderate success, although some critics were deterred by the graphic violence. In one scene, Arquette puts up a physical struggle in a fight which her character ultimately wins. Arquettes performance received unanimous praise from critics
Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American comedy road film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly brothers directorial debut, the film was released on December 16,1994. It grossed $247 million at the box office and has developed a following in the years since its release. The success of Dumb and Dumber launched the career of the Farrelly brothers, the film spawned an animated TV series, a 2003 prequel, and a 2014 sequel. Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, two good-natured but dim-witted men, are best friends and roommates living in Providence, Rhode Island, Lloyd, a limousine driver, immediately falls in love when he meets Mary Swanson, a woman he is driving to the airport. She leaves a briefcase in the terminal, unaware that it contains ransom money for her kidnapped husband Bobby, retrieves it and her Aspen-bound plane has already departed, leading to Lloyd running through and falling out of the jetway. Fired from his job, Lloyd returns to his apartment and learns that Harry has fired from his dog-grooming job after delivering dogs late to a show.
Bobbys kidnappers, Joe Mental Mentalino and J. P. Shay, mistaking the crooks for debt collectors, the duo flee the apartment and return to find that Mental and Shay have decapitated Harrys parakeet. Lloyd suggests they head to Aspen to find Mary and return the briefcase, at first, Harry opposes the idea, but he eventually agrees and the duo leaves the next day. Mental and Shay catch up to the duo at a motel that night, posing as a hitchhiker, Mental is picked up by Harry and Lloyd while Shay secretly follows them. During a lunch stop, the duo prank Mental with chili peppers in his burger, when Mental reacts adversely, they accidentally kill him with rat poison pills after mistaking it for his medication. Nearing Colorado, Lloyd takes a turn and ends up driving all night through Nebraska. Upon waking up and realizing Lloyds mishap, Harry gives up on the journey and decides to walk home, the two arrive in Aspen, but are unable to locate Mary. After a short scuffle over some gloves that night, the briefcase breaks open and they borrow it for a hotel suite, clothes and a Lamborghini Diablo.
They learn that Mary and her family are hosting a gala, at the gala, attempting to lure Mary over to Lloyd, reluctantly agrees to go skiing with her the next day and lies to Lloyd that he got him a date. The next day, Lloyd finds out Harry lied to him after waiting all day for Mary at the hotel bar, in retaliation, Lloyd pranks Harry with coffee spiked with laxatives, causing him to defecate in a broken toilet at Marys house. Lloyd arrives at Marys house and informs her he has her briefcase and he takes her to the hotel, shows her the briefcase, and confesses his love after some initial struggle, she rejects him. Before Nicholas can kill them, an FBI team raids the suite and arrests him, realizing he came all this way for nothing, fantasizes about shooting Bobby dead
Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. She began her career in 1978 and had her first starring film role in Grease 2. Her greatest commercial successes include Batman Returns, Dangerous Minds, What Lies Beneath and she received a third Oscar nomination for Love Field. Her other notable roles include The Witches of Eastwick, Married to the Mob and Johnny, The Age of Innocence, Wolf. Pfeiffer was born in Santa Ana, the second of four children of Richard Pfeiffer, a contractor, and Donna. She has one brother and two younger sisters, Dedee Pfeiffer, a television and film actress, and Lori Pfeiffer. Her parents were originally from North Dakota. The family moved to Midway City, where Pfeiffer spent her childhood and she attended Fountain Valley High School, graduating in 1976. She worked as a girl at Vons supermarket, and attended Golden West College where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After a short stint training to be a stenographer, she decided upon an acting career.
She won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant in 1978, and participated in Miss California the same year, following her participation in these pageants, she acquired an acting agent and began to audition for television and films. Pfeiffers early acting appearances included roles in Fantasy Island, Delta House. In the meantime, I was playing bimbos and cashing in on my looks and she landed her first major film role as Stephanie Zinone in Grease 2, the sequel to the smash-hit musical Grease. The film was a critical and commercial failure, and Pfeiffers single release of Cool Rider from the soundtrack on PolyGram failed to dent the music charts. Despite escaping the critical mauling, Pfeiffers agent admitted that her association with the film meant that she couldnt get any jobs. Director Brian De Palma, having seen Grease 2, refused to audition Pfeiffer for Scarface, but relented at the insistence of Martin Bregman and she was cast as cocaine-addicted trophy wife Elvira Hancock. The film was considered violent by most critics, but became a commercial hit.
Pfeiffer received positive reviews for her turn, Richard Corliss of Time Magazine wrote, most of the large cast is fine
Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress and model. Born in Los Angeles to parents working in business, Stewart began her acting career in 1997 with uncredited roles. She gained notice in 2002 for playing Jodie Fosters daughter in the thriller Panic Room and she went on to star in Speak, Catch That Kid and Into The Wild, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received widespread recognition in 2008 for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga film series, Stewart has appeared in a wide variety of films, including Adventureland, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Camp X-Ray, Still Alice and Equals. She won the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2010 and was awarded the Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2011 for Welcome to the Rileys. She starred in Personal Shopper, written for her by director Olivier Assayras, Stewart was listed as the highest-earning female actress in the Vanity Fair Hollywood Top Earners List of 2010, with an estimated earning of $28.5 million.
In 2011, she was named number one on Forbes list of Hollywoods Best Actors for the Buck, Forbes named her as the highest paid actress in 2012, with total earnings of $34.5 million. She is the face of Chanel and Balenciaga fashion brands, Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles. Both of her parents work in the entertainment industry and her father, John Stewart, is a stage manager and television producer who has worked for Fox and currently works on Comedy Central show @midnight. Her mother, Jules Mann-Stewart, is originally from Maroochydore and she is a script supervisor and has directed a film, the 2012 prison drama K-11. She has a brother, Cameron B. Stewart, and two adopted brothers and Taylor, Stewart attended local schools until the seventh grade. As she became involved in acting, she continued her education by correspondence until completing high school. As she grew up with a family who worked behind the camera, Stewart thought she would become a screenwriter/director and she recalled, I never wanted to be the center of attention — I wasnt that I want to be famous, I want to be an actor kid.
I never sought out acting, but I always practiced my autograph because I love pens, Id write my name on everything. She began acting at 8, after an agent saw her perform in her elementary schools Christmas play, after auditioning for a year, Stewart gained her first role with a small, nonspeaking part in the Disney Channel TV-movie The Thirteenth Year. Her next film was The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, where she played the ring toss girl and she appeared in the independent film The Safety of Objects, as the tomboy daughter of a troubled single mother. Stewart played a tomboy, diabetic daughter of a mother in the film Panic Room
Juliette L. Lewis is an American actress and singer. She gained fame for her role in Martin Scorseses 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This followed with roles in Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, Strange Days, The Evening Star, From Dusk till Dawn. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations, Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band and the Licks, until 2009 when she launched a solo career. Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California, to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and his wife, Glenis Batley. She has eight siblings – brothers Lightfield, Peter and Matthew, and sisters Brandy, Dierdre Lewis, Lewis appeared in The Wonder Years as Waynes girlfriend in Episodes 24,34 and 36. She played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, over the next few years, she appeared in Woody Allens Husbands and Wives, Peter Medaks Romeo Is Bleeding, and opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia.
In 1993, she acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film Whats Eating Gilbert Grape and she played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stones Natural Born Killers. She played a singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Hysterical Blindness in 2003 and she appeared in the HIM music video for Buried Alive By Love in 2003. She appeared in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch, playing the role of Kitty, Lewis appeared in Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of Juliette, the host of fictional radio station Radio Broker. She appeared in a GAP commercial in which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song Digital Love and she appeared in the Jan Kounen film Renegade with Vincent Cassel. In 2012 she starred in the short-lived series The Firm, on NBC as Tammy and she reprised her role as Audrey Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family.
In 2015, she had a role in the television series Wayward Pines. Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette. Lewis features on the track Bad Brother by the band The Infidels, from The Crow, Salvation Soundtrack album, Lewis has appeared on three tracks by Electronic Music group The Prodigys 2004 CD Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. In 2006, Blender magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list, in 2009, Lewis performed at the Przystanek Woodstock in Poland. In 2010, she played at the Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic, in December 2010, Lewis hosted the game television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and repeated in January 2012
Kimila Ann Kim Basinger is an American actress and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s and she starred in several made-for-TV films, including a remake of From Here to Eternity, before making her feature debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L. A. Confidential. For her role in L. A. Confidential, she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include I Dreamed of Africa,8 Mile, The Door in the Floor, The Nice Guys, Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia, on December 8,1953. Her mother, Ann Lee, was a model and her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager, as a U. S. Army soldier, he landed in Normandy on D-Day. The third of five children, she has two brothers, James Michael Mick and Skip, and two sisters and Barbara, basingers ancestry includes English, German and Scots-Irish. Basinger has described herself as shy, which had a major effect on her during her childhood.
She has said that her shyness was so extreme that she would faint if asked to speak in class, Basinger studied ballet from about age three to her mid-teens. By her mid-teens, she grew in confidence and successfully auditioned for the cheerleading team. At 17, she entered the Americas Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant, although she lost in the state pageant to Sue Whitted, who competed as Georgias Junior Miss, her beauty was profiled in the national program. She had competed at the level for the Breck Scholarship and was featured in an ad for Breck in a joint portrait with her mother. She was subsequently offered a contract with the Ford Modeling Agency. She turned it down in favor of singing and acting, and enrolled at the University of Georgia, but soon reconsidered and went to New York to become a Ford model. Despite earning $1,000 a day, Basinger never enjoyed modeling, saying It was very hard to go from one booking to another and always have to deal with the way I looked. Basinger has said that even as a model, when others relished looking in the mirror before appearing, she abhorred it, not long after her Ford deal, Basinger appeared on the cover of magazines.
She appeared in hundreds of advertisements throughout the early 1970s, most notably as the Breck Shampoo girl and she alternated between modeling and attending acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, as well as performing in Greenwich Village clubs as a singer. In 1976, after five years as a girl, Basinger quit modeling
Marisa Tomei is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, Tomei had initial success in films as an actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful films. Following her work on the television series As the World Turns, after having minor roles in a few films, she came to international attention in 1992 with the comedy My Cousin Vinny, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Tomei has appeared in a number of successful movies, including What Women Want, Anger Management, Wild Hogs. Other films include Untamed Heart, The Paper, Unhook the Stars, Slums of Beverly Hills, In the Bedroom, Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead, The Wrestler and Love Is Strange. She has been cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Aunt May and has appeared in Captain America, Civil War and will appear in Spider-Man, Tomei has worked in theater. Tomei was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Patricia Adelaide Addie, an English teacher, and Gary A. Tomei and she graduated from Edward R.
Murrow High School in 1982. She has a brother, actor Adam Tomei, and was partly raised by her paternal grandparents. Tomeis parents are both of Italian descent, her fathers ancestors came from Tuscany and Campania, while her mothers ancestors are from Tuscany, Tomei grew up in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. While there, she became captivated by the Broadway shows to which her parents took her and was drawn to acting as a career. At Andries Hudde Junior High School, she played Hedy LaRue in a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. After graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School in 1982, Tomei followed up As the World Turns in 1986 with a role on the sitcom A Different World as Maggie Lauten during the first season. Her film debut was a role in the 1984 comedy film The Flamingo Kid, in which she played Mandy. She only had one line in the entire film, during this phase, she made her stage debut in 1987 at the age of 22 with the off-Broadway play Daughters, in which she played Cetta.
The role earned her rave reviews and the Theatre World Award for outstanding debut on stage, following several small films, Tomei came to international prominence with her comedic performance in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, for which she received critical praise. Mona Lisa is an auto mechanic, which comes in handy in the untying of the knotted story. For her performance, Tomei was named Best Supporting Actress at the 1993 Academy Awards, prevailing over Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright, Vanessa Redgrave, American film critic Rex Reed created controversy when he suggested that Jack Palance had announced the wrong name after opening the envelope. While this allegation was repeatedly disproved – even the Academy officially denied it – Tomei called the story extremely hurtful, after her Oscar win, Tomei appeared as silent film star Mabel Normand in the film Chaplin, with her then-boyfriend Robert Downey Jr. playing the title character
Julie Delpy is a French-American actress, film director and singer-songwriter. She has been nominated for three César Awards, two Online Film Critics Society Awards, and two Academy Awards, after moving to the United States in 1990, she became an American citizen in 2001. Julie Delpy was born in Paris to Albert Delpy, a director, and Marie Pillet, an actress in feature films. On the stages of Paris, Delpys parents were involved in underground theatre, at an early age, Julie was exposed to the arts. Delpy has said she has been plagued by problems since childhood and had to wear callipers at age eight. She occasionally experiences migraines and panic attacks, in 1984, at the age of fourteen, Delpy was discovered by film director Jean-Luc Godard, who cast her in Détective. Two years later, Delpy starred in the role in Bertrand Taverniers La Passion Béatrice. For her performance, Delpy was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress and she used the money she earned to pay for her first trip to New York City.
Delpy became a celebrity after starring in the 1990 film Europa Europa directed by Agnieszka Holland. In the film, she plays a young pro-Nazi who falls in love with the hero, Solomon Perel and she did not speak German so she performed her role in English and was dubbed over. Following the success of Europa Europa, Delpy appeared in several Hollywood and European films, including Voyager, in 1993, she was cast by director Krzysztof Kieślowski to play the female lead in Three Colors, the second film of Kieślowskis The Three Colors Trilogy. Delpy appeared briefly in the two films in the same role. That same year, she appeared opposite Brendan Fraser in the Percy Adlon feature Younger and Younger starring Donald Sutherland, in 1994, she starred opposite Eric Stoltz in Roger Avarys directorial debut Killing Zoe, a cult heist film capturing the Generation X zeitgeist. Delpy is best known for her role with Ethan Hawke in director Richard Linklaters 1995 film Before Sunrise. The film received glowing reviews and was considered one of the most significant films of the 1990s independent film movement and its success led to the casting of Delpy in the 1997 American film An American Werewolf in Paris.
In late 2001, she appeared alongside comedian Martin Short in the 30-minute film CinéMagique, CinéMagique won the 2002 Themed Entertainment Association award for outstanding themed attraction. Delpy reprised her Before Sunrise character, Céline, with an animated appearance in Waking Life. The film was received and earned Delpy, who co-wrote the script
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bram Stokers Dracula is a 1992 American romantic horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. It stars Gary Oldman as Count Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Harker, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula grossed $215 million on a $40 million budget. Rotten Tomatoes consensus cited some terrific performances, but Reeves turn has been widely criticized and its score was composed by Wojciech Kilar and featured Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox, which became an international hit, as the closing credits theme. In 1462, Vlad Dracula, a member of the Order of the Dragon, returns from a victory against the Turks to find his wife, in a fit of rage, he stabs the chapels stone cross with his sword and drinks the blood which pours out of it. In 1897, newly qualified solicitor Jonathan Harker takes the Transylvanian Count Dracula as a client from his colleague Renfield, Jonathan travels to Transylvania to arrange Draculas real estate acquisition in London, including Carfax Abbey.
Jonathan meets Dracula, who discovers a picture of Harkers fiancée, Dracula leaves Jonathan to be attacked and fed upon by his brides and sails to England with boxes of his native soil, taking up residence at Carfax Abbey. His arrival is foretold by the ravings of Renfield, now an inmate in Dr. Jack Sewards insane asylum, appearing young and handsome during daylight and charms Mina. When Mina receives word from Jonathan, who has escaped the castle and recovered at a convent, in his fury, Dracula transforms Lucy into a vampire. Van Helsing, Holmwood and Morris kill Lucy the following night, after Jonathan and Mina return to London and Van Helsing lead the others to Carfax Abbey, where they destroy the Counts boxes of soil. Dracula enters the asylum, where he kills Renfield for warning Mina of his presence and he visits Mina, who is staying in Sewards quarters while the others hunt Dracula, and confesses that he murdered Lucy and has been terrorizing Minas friends. A confused and angry Mina admits that she loves him.
At her insistence, Dracula begins transforming her into a vampire, the hunters burst into the bedroom, and Dracula claims Mina as his bride before escaping. As Mina changes, Van Helsing hypnotizes her and learns via her connection with Dracula that he is sailing home in his last remaining box, the hunters depart for Varna to intercept him, but Dracula reads Minas mind and evades them. The hunters split up, Van Helsing and Mina travel to the Borgo Pass, at night, Van Helsing and Mina are approached by Draculas brides. They frighten Mina at first, but she gives in to their chanting, before Mina can feed on his blood, Van Helsing places a communion wafer on her forehead, leaving a mark. He surrounds them with a ring of fire to them from the brides, infiltrates the castle. As sunset approaches, Draculas carriage arrives at the castle, pursued by the hunters, a fight between the hunters and gypsies ensues. Morris is stabbed in the back during the fight and at sunset Dracula bursts from his coffin, Harker slits his throat while a wounded Morris stabs him in the heart with a Bowie knife