Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond. Born to a Russian Jewish family in Leningrad and his family moved to the United States when he was a baby. In the late 1990s, Yelchin began appearing in film roles, his role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries Taken helped further his career. Yelchin starred in Huff and the posthumously released Trollhunters. Yelchin was born on March 1989 in Leningrad, Soviet Union, his parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were pair figure skaters, who were celebrities and stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for fifteen years. His family is Jewish. Yelchin had said: "my grandparents suffered in ways I can't begin to understand under Stalin." Nationally, Yelchin's parents were the third-ranked pair team. Yelchin had said the reason was unclear: "I don't know what, – because they were Jewish or because the KGB didn't want them to travel."Yelchin's family fled to the United States in September 1989, when Anton was six months old, was thereafter granted refugee status from the United States Department of State.
Yelchin's mother worked as a figure skating choreographer and his father as a figure skating coach, having been Sasha Cohen's first trainer. Yelchin's uncle is painter Eugene Yelchin. In an article published in the Los Angeles Times in December 1989, Yelchin's mother stated "A woman came up, saw Anton, said,'He's beautiful, he will be actor.'" Yelchin had stated that he "wasn't good" at figure skating, his parents' profession. Yelchin was born with the genetic condition cystic fibrosis. However, details of his medical condition were only revealed in 2017 after his death by a foundation established in his name, the Anton Yelchin Foundation. Yelchin attended the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Tarzana and enrolled at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2007 to study film. After his film debut in A Man Is Mostly Water, Yelchin's early roles in both film and television included A Time for Dancing, Delivering Milo, House of D and Taken, he guest-starred in the Season Four episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm as Stewart, Cheryl David's cousin and a self-described magician who knows a card trick.
Yelchin played Bobby Garfield in Hearts in Atlantis, based on Stephen King's novel. He won a 2002 Young Artist Award for this performance. In Showtime's television series Huff, Yelchin played Byrd Huffstodt, the 14-year-old son of the eponymous character. In 2006, he guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Tru Love", as a boy who falls in love with his teacher, he appeared in the Criminal Minds episode "Sex, Birth & Death" as Nathan Harris, a boy who has murderous urges towards prostitutes and approaches Dr. Spencer Reid to help him before he does kill. In Alpha Dog, Yelchin played Zack Mazursky, a character based on real-life murder victim Nicholas Markowitz. USA Today's review described Yelchin's performance as "heartbreakingly endearing". After the film's premiere, Markowitz's mother praised his portrayal of her son. Yelchin subsequently headlined Fierce People, which received a limited release on 7 September 2007. In 2008, he played the title role in Charlie Bartlett, a film about a wealthy teenager in a public high school.
He appeared alongside the Russian duo t. A. T.u. in the film You and I, co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Justin Chatwin in Middle of Nowhere. Yelchin played supporting roles in two blockbuster films released in May 2009: Star Trek, in which he played teenage navigator Pavel Chekov, Terminator Salvation, in which he played a young Kyle Reese. In 2011, Yelchin played Charley Brewster in Craig Gillespie's remake film Fright Night, starred in the romantic drama Like Crazy, voiced Clumsy Smurf in the film adaptation of The Smurfs and its sequel, he replaced Russell Tovey for the voice role of Albino Pirate in the American version of the animated film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Yelchin voiced Shun in Studio Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill. Yelchin again played the role of Chekov in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness, he played the lead in the thriller Odd Thomas and the horror comedy Burying the Ex. In 2015, Yelchin starred in the independent horror film Green Room, which premiered at the Cannes film festival that year and received limited theatrical release in May 2016.
Shortly before his death, Yelchin reprised his role as Chekov in Star Trek Beyond, released on July 22, 2016. He completed filming several independent films. Yelchin recorded the voice role of Jim in Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters. Yelchin enjoyed playing the guitar, saying that it gave him "a lot of fulfillment," and was a fan of acoustic blues music. Yelchin once played. Yelchin was interested in photography. In January 2018, an exhibit of Yelchin's photography entitled Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty was displayed at New York City’s De Buck Gallery. On June 19, 2016, Yelchin was found stuck and pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a brick pillar outside his house in Studio City, California, in what was described as a "freak accident"; as Yelchin got out of his car, the vehicl
Hepburn romanization is a system for the romanization of Japanese that uses the Latin alphabet to write the Japanese language. It is used by most foreigners learning to spell Japanese in the Latin alphabet and by the Japanese for romanizing personal names, geographical locations, other information such as train tables, road signs, official communications with foreign countries. Based on English writing conventions, consonants correspond to the English pronunciation and vowels approximate the Italian pronunciation; the Hepburn style was developed in the late 19th century by an international commission, formed to develop a unified system of romanization. The commission's romanization scheme was popularized by the wide dissemination of a Japanese–English dictionary by commission member and American missionary James Curtis Hepburn, published in 1886; the "modified Hepburn system" known as the "standard system", was published in 1908 with revisions by Kanō Jigorō and the Society for the Propagation of Romanization.
Although Kunrei romanization is favored by the Japanese government today, Hepburn romanization is still in use and remains the worldwide standard. The Hepburn style is regarded as the best way to render Japanese pronunciation for Westerners. Since it is based on English and Italian pronunciations, people who speak English or Romance languages will be more accurate in pronouncing unfamiliar Japanese words romanized in the Hepburn style compared to Nihon-shiki romanization and Kunrei-shiki romanization. Hepburn is based on English phonology and has competed with the alternative Nihon-shiki romanization, developed in Japan as a replacement of the Japanese script. In 1930 a Special Romanization Study Commission was appointed to compare the two; the Commission decided in favor of a slightly-modified version of Nihon-shiki, proclaimed to be Japan's official romanization for all purposes by a September 21, 1937, cabinet ordinance. The ordinance was temporarily overturned by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers during the Occupation of Japan, but it was reissued with slight revisions in 1954.
In 1972 a revised version of Hepburn was codified as ANSI standard Z39.11-1972. It was proposed in 1989 as a draft for ISO 3602 but rejected in favor of the Kunrei-shiki romanization; the ANSI Z39.11-1972 standard was deprecated on October 6, 1994. As of 1978 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, many other official organizations used Hepburn instead of Kunrei-shiki. In addition The Japan Times, the Japan Travel Bureau, many other private organizations used Hepburn instead of Kunrei-shiki; the National Diet Library used Kunrei-shiki. Although Hepburn is not a government standard, some government agencies mandate it. For example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires the use of Hepburn on passports, the Ministry of Land and Transport requires the use of Hepburn on transport signs, including road signs and railway station signs. In many other areas that it lacks de jure status, Hepburn remains the de facto standard. Signs and notices in city offices and police stations and at shrines and attractions use it.
English-language newspapers and media use the simplified form of Hepburn. Cities and prefectures use it in information for English-speaking residents and visitors, English-language publications by the Japanese Foreign Ministry use simplified Hepburn as well. Official tourism information put out by the government uses it, as do guidebooks, both local and foreign, on Japan. Many students of Japanese as a foreign language learn Hepburn. There are many variants of the Hepburn romanization; the two most common styles are as follows: The Traditional Hepburn, as defined in various editions of Hepburn's dictionary, with the third edition considered authoritative. It is characterized by the rendering of syllabic n as m before the consonants b, m and p: Shimbashi for 新橋. Modified Hepburn known as Revised Hepburn, in which the rendering of syllabic n as m before certain consonants is no longer used: Shinbashi for 新橋; the style was introduced in the third edition of Kenkyūsha's New Japanese-English Dictionary, was adopted by the Library of Congress as one of its ALA-LC romanizations, is the most common version of the system today.
In Japan itself, there are some variants mandated for various uses: Railway Standard, which follows the Hyōjun-shiki Rōmaji. All Japan Rail and other major railways use it for station names. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism Standard, how to spell Roman letters of road signs, which follows the modified Hepburn style, it is used for road signs. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Passport Standard, a permissive standard, which explicitly allows the use of "non-Hepburn romaji" in personal names, notably for passports. In particular, it renders the syllabic n as m before b, m and p, romanizes long o as oh, oo or ou. Details of the variants can be found below; the romanizations set out in the first and second versions of Hepburn's dictionary are of historical interest. Notable differences from the third and versions include: エ and ヱ were written as ye: Yedo ズ and ヅ were written as dzu: kudzu, tsudzuku キャ, キョ, キュ were written as kiya, kiy
Kylee Saunders, better known mononymously as Kylee, is a Japanese American singer. She is signed with Sony Music Japan's DefStar Records label. Kylee was born in Chandler, Arizona, to a British-American father and Japanese mother, Her father inspired her to become a singer, she has a younger brother. When she was eleven years old, she passed an audition to perform the national anthem at the opening of an NBA game, earning a standing ovation; this performance earned her the interest of music producers, she was signed onto the independent label RX-Records. Kylee attended Stoller Middle School in Portland, until 2007, when she returned to Arizona, she attended Hamilton High School and in 2016 graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree. Kylee is a devout follower of the Mormon Church. On October 17, 2008, her first single, "Vacancy", was released by RX-Records in the United States as a digital single. "Vacancy" was featured as the ending theme to the Sony Computer Entertainment anime series Xam'd: Lost Memories.
On March 24, 2010, Kylee released her first major-label single under Sony Music Japan's label DefStar Records, titled "Kimi ga Iru Kara", featured as the theme song to the 2010 film Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, a Japan-America co-production in which she gave a cameo performance. Her second major-label single, "Missing/It's You", was slated for release on July 7, 2010, with "Missing" being the second opening theme song to the Bones and Stan Lee anime Heroman, she performed as one of the opening acts for the 2010 Summer Sonic Festival, playing on the Urban/Dance Stage. This was followed by her single "Everlasting", used as the theme song for the second episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA series. Kylee appeared on NBC's Today in the United States on May 13, 2011, where she was interviewed by Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, before she performed her fourth major single "Never Give Up". Kylee performed at Otakon 2011 on July 31, 2011, in Baltimore, her US concert debut, her fifth major single, "Crazy for You", was released on October 5, 2011.
Kylee released her debut album, 17, on November 23, 2011. She did a duet with Sam Tsui in May 2013, she was married August 2017. Kylee started a covers project on YouTube. Kylee is managed in the Japan by Antinos Management America. Official website by DefStar Records Official website by RX-Records
Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow, Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, she released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts appeared in numerous films, including Aquamarine, Nancy Drew, Wild Child, Hotel for Dogs, Valentine's Day, It's Kind of a Funny Story, The Art of Getting By. Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife, 184.108.40.206. Scream 4, Adult World, We're the Millers, Palo Alto, The Blackcoat's Daughter, Nerve, she appeared in four seasons of the FX anthology horror series American Horror Story, starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the Fox comedy horror series Scream Queens. Roberts was born in New York, to Kelly Cunningham and actor Eric Roberts, her parents separated. Through her father's marriage, she is the stepdaughter of Eliza Roberts and step-granddaughter of David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett.
Through her mother's marriage, she is the stepdaughter of musician Kelly Nickels. She has Grace, her paternal grandmother was acting coach Betty Lou Bredemus, her aunts are actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. During her childhood, Roberts spent time on the sets of her aunt Julia's films; these experiences sparked a desire to follow her father and aunts into the film industry. Her mother wanted her to have a normal childhood, she is of English, Irish, Welsh and Swedish descent through her father. Roberts made her acting debut at age nine in Ted Demme's 2001 drama film Blow, it was the first film for which she auditioned. In the film, she portrayed the daughter of Johnny Depp's character; that year, she had a role in Leif Tilden's 10-minute short bigLove, was an uncredited extra in some scenes featuring her aunt Julia Roberts in America's Sweethearts. Roberts went on to appear in smaller roles in two family films: in 2002's Grand Champion, as the sister of the main character Buddy. Grand Champion had a brief theatrical release in August 2004, while Spymate was not released until February 2006, when it was given a theatrical run in Canada, followed by its DVD release in April 2006.
In 2004, she began starring as the lead character Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, which debuted in September of that year. The sitcom earned Roberts several Teen Choice Award and Young Artist Award nominations; the series focused on a seventh grader and her two best friends. It aired for three seasons; the show spawned TV movies, including The Perfect Moment. In 2004, Roberts guest starred in an episode of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh titled "Honor Council". After her run on Unfabulous, Nickelodeon had considered giving Roberts a kick start into a music career. In 2006, Roberts returned to the big screen, starring alongside Sara Paxton and singer JoJo in Aquamarine, she won a 2007 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film for her role in the film. The film Aquamarine took fifth place at the box office in its opening weekend making $8 million. In early 2006, Roberts finished shooting her title role in Nancy Drew; the film was released to theaters on June 15, 2007, grossed over $7 million in its opening weekend, though the film was not well received by critics.
Roberts was set to reunite with Nancy Drew director Andrew Fleming on both Rodeo Gal and a Nancy Drew sequel in 2007, but these films were never made. In 2008, Roberts starred as the lead in the film Wild Child, about a rebellious teen from Malibu, California sent to a boarding school in England. Roberts described her character as "pretty much your typical spoiled-brat Malibu socialite who gets shipped off to a British boarding school." Roberts appeared in two films: Lymelife, premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, The Flight Before Christmas, where she had her voiceover debut when she voiced the English version of the character Wilma. In 2009, Roberts starred alongside Jake T. Austin in Hotel for Dogs, based on the novel by Lois Duncan; the film premiered in January 2009, took fifth place in its opening weekend with over $17 million. The film has to-date grossed over $114 million, received mixed reviews from critics, she appeared that year in The Winning Season, portraying Abbie Miller.
In 2010, Roberts co-starred as Grace in the film Valentine's Day in which her aunt, Julia Roberts appeared, although they were never together on-screen. She appeared that year in Twelve, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, 220.127.116.11. It's Kind of Virginia; the following year, she starred alongside Freddie Highmore in the romantic comedy The Art of Getting By. She played the role of Jill Roberts in the Wes Craven film Scream 4. Roberts next appeared in the 2012 film Celeste and Jesse Forever, parodying pop stars such as Kesha with her performance as Riley Banks, an incurious blonde singer. Roberts said in an interview that her role as Banks tempted her to write an album of songs using her character as an alter ego. On February 7, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Roberts had been cast to star in a pilot for Fox called Delirium, based on the Lauren Oliver novels, she portrayed Lena Haloway, the protagonist, but Fox decided not to pick
Maki Horikita is a Japanese former actress. During her career from 2003 until 2017, she starred in numerous Japanese television dramas and magazine advertisements, movies, including roles in Nobuta wo Produce, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e and Umechan Sensei. Horikita was born on October 6, 1988 in Kiyose, Japan, she is the eldest of three daughters. Considered a tomboy in her childhood, Horikita enjoyed playing baseball, she was the vice-captain of their basketball club in junior high. Despite her boyishness, Horikita looked up to her mother; this was revealed when she appeared in an episode of KAT-TUN's now-defunct variety show Cartoon KAT-TUN where she mentioned that she liked imitating her mother when she was younger. Apart from modeling for photobooks, Horikita has appeared in magazines and television advertisements, she is best remembered for her television commercials for Lotte. She is a staple image endorser for Suntory and NTT DoCoMo. In 2008, Nihon Monitor recognized Horikita as one of Japan's top endorsers during its annual Most Popular Personality in TV CMs.
Horikita had been cast in several drama series and movies since 2003 but her roles in Densha Otoko and Nobuta wo Produce became her breakthrough performances. Her promising portrayal of the titular character in Nobuta wo Produce won her a Best Supporting Actress award from Japan's Television Academy Awards, it was around this time that she won the Newcomer Award from Japan Academy Awards for her role as a student apprentice in Always: Sunset on Third Street. In the following year, she won her second Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Kurosagi. Months she was given the lead role for Teppan Shoujo Akane and the role of a bully, behind a class rebellion in Seito Shokun! where she co-starred with her agency senior Rina Uchiyama. She was cast in the horror movie, One Missed Call: Final, the last installment of the One Missed Call franchise with agency colleague and best friend Meisa Kuroki and South Korean actor Jang Keun-suk. Soon after, Horikita was awarded her first Best Actress award for her role as Mizuki Ashiya in the Japanese drama adaptation of the gender-bender manga Hana-Kimi, or Hanazakari no Kimitachi e.
In the same year that Hana Kimi was filmed, Horikita starred in the Taiga drama Atsuhime with Aoi Miyazaki. In the same year, she played the lead character who has multiple personality disorder in the suspense movie Tokyo Shōnen and reprised her role as a student apprentice in Always: Zoku Sanchome no Yuhi, the sequel to her breakthrough movie. Horikita's exceptional work was recognized by Vogue Nippon which identified her as one of the eleven Women of the Year in 2007. On October of the following year, she was once again seen on television opposite Yuzu's lead vocalist Yujin Kitagawa, leading the cast of Fuji TV's golden time slot in the drama Innocent Love. Towards the end of the year, she had been cast as Naomi, the female protagonist of Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shite or DareKiss a Hollywood-Japan collaboration film directed by internationally acclaimed director and self-confessed Japanese culture fanatic Hans Canosa, it was revealed. As soon as the filming for DareKiss ended, Horikita had gone on to appear in two television dramas: Atashinchi no Danshi in 2009 as an adoptive mother of six young men and Tokujo Kabachi!! in 2010 as an administrative scrivener opposite Arashi's Sho Sakurai.
In January 2011, Horikita starred in the movie adaptation of Into the White Night, a read novel, adapted into a television drama in 2006 starring Haruka Ayase and Takayuki Yamada. Produced by WOWOW FILMS, the movie was screened at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama category. In 2012, Horikita was offered to lead the cast of an NHK asadora named Umechan Sensei; the morning drama featured Horikita as Umeko Shimomura in her carefree teenage years until she blossomed into a dependable town doctor during the Showa era. For the first time in nine years, NHK recorded an average audience rating past 20% for an asadora time slot when Umechan Sensei garnered an average audience rating of 20.7%. At the end of 2012, Horikita made her stage debut in a performance of Joan of Arc. After the success of her asadora, Horikita has continued accepting lead roles in more television and movie projects like in the evening dramas Miss Pilot in 2013 and Masshiro in 2015 as well as in the film Mugiko-san to in 2013.
Horikita was one of the six female celebrities taking turns to host Girls Locks!, a segment of the Japanese radio program School of Locks from the radio network Tokyo FM. When she was the host, Horikita provided book recommendations to her listeners and called selected letter-senders to discuss the questions they wrote in their letters, her stint was at ten in every third or fourth week of the month. She took turns with Erika Toda, Yui Aragaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Nana Eikura, Kii Kitano until she left the program in 2009. Horikita had ventured into voice acting, debuting as an anime voice actress for one of the characters in Nobita and the Green Giant Legend 2008, her featured project as a voice actress was for Professor Layton in which she provided the voice of the main character Luke. In early 2009, she dubbed a character from the Belgian 3D animated movie Nat's Space Adventure 3D/Fly Me to the Moon, she dubbed the voice of the protagonist, a young male fly, determined to explore outer space.
On 22 August 2015 Horikita's management agency announced that she had married actor Koji Yamamoto earlier th
Kenichi Matsuyama, real name Kenichi Matsuyama, is a Japanese actor. He is known for his affinity for strange character roles, he is best known internationally for playing L in the 2006 films Death Note, Death Note 2: The Last Name and L: Change the World in 2008, as well as voicing Gelus in the Death Note animated adaptation, he was cast to play lead character Toru Watanabe in the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, released in December 2010. On April 1, 2011, he married Koyuki Katō; the couple's first child was born in January 2012, their second child was born in January 2013 in South Korea. In July 2015, the couple had their third child. Horipro agency profile Kenichi Matsuyama on IMDb
Gabrielle Zevin is an American author and screenwriter. Zevin's first novel Elsewhere was published in 2005, it was nominated for a 2006 Quill award, won the Borders Original Voices Award, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Book Club. It made the Carnegie long list; the book has been translated into over twenty languages. In 2007 Zevin was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Conversations with Other Women which starred Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart and was directed by Hans Canosa. In 2014, her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List. Zevin graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a degree in English & American Literature and lives in Los Angeles. Zevin's father is a Russian-Jewish American, her mother is Korean. Young Jane Young The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry The Hole We're In Margarettown Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Elsewhere In the Age of Love and Chocolate Because It Is My Blood All These Things I've Done Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac has been made into a Japanese live-action movie of the same name.
"Interview: Gabrielle Zevin" Teenreads.com Interview about Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, 09/07 "Interview: Gabrielle Zevin" Teenreads.com Interview about Elsewhere, 09/30/05 "Interview: Gabrielle Zevin" Bildungsroman, 1/28/08 "Interview: Gabrielle Zevin" Estella's Revenge, 9/1/07 "Seven Impossible Interviews Before Breakfast #55: Gabrielle Zevin" Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, 11/9/07 Gabrielle Zevin's Official Website Gabrielle Zevin on IMDb Farrar Straus Giroux's Elsewhere website Teenreads Author Profile Barnes & Noble's Meet the Writers profile The New York Times Book Review of Elsewhere