The Sweet Hereafter (film)
The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Bruce Greenwood and adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film tells the story of a bus accident in a small town that results in the deaths of numerous children. A class-action lawsuit ensues, proving divisive in the community and becoming tied in with personal, the story is inspired by actual events in Alton, Texas in 1989. It was filmed in British Columbia and Ontario, incorporating a film score with Medieval music influences and references to the story The Pied Piper of Hamelin and it received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Toronto International Film Festival critics named The Sweet Hereafter one of the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time. In the small town of Sam Dent, British Columbia, a bus hits a patch of ice, runs through a barrier and crashes into a lake. The grieving parents are approached by a lawyer, Mitchell Stephens.
The case depends on the few surviving witnesses to say the things in court, particularly Nicole Burnell. Before the accident, Nicole was a songwriter and was being sexually abused by her father. One bereaved parent, Billy Ansel, distrusts Stephens and pressures Sam to drop the case, in the pretrial deposition, Nicole unexpectedly accuses the bus driver Dolores of speeding, halting the lawsuit given Dolores lack of deep pockets. Stephens and Nicoles father know she is lying but can do nothing, two years later, Stephens sees Driscoll working as a bus driver in a city. Canadian director Atom Egoyan adapted the screenplay after his wife, actress Arsinée Khanjian, the novel is inspired by an incident in Alton, Texas in 1989, in which a bus crash killed 21 students, leading to multiple lawsuits. Egoyan found it challenging to acquire the rights, as they had been optioned to another studio that was not actually producing it. Egoyan stated he was drawn to filming the novel because he felt film is for confronting the most extreme things, as an Armenian Canadian, he saw the story as a metaphor for the Armenian Genocide, in which those guilty had not accepted responsibility.
In adapting the novel, Egoyan changed the setting from Upstate New York to British Columbia and he added references to the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, to emphasize how Egoyan saw the The Sweet Hereafter as a grim fairy tale. Nicole is seen reading The Pied Piper to children who die in the accident. In that story, the Pied Piper leads all the children away, never to return, Egoyan wrote a new stanza in the Pied Piper style for the scene in which Nicole testifies Dolores was speeding, in which she describes her fathers lips as frozen as the winter moon. Egoyan made Mitchell Stephens the main character and increased the importance of Stephens daughter, the film was shot in British Columbia and Ontario, on a budget of $5 million
Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman and she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination for her performance in the HBO television film The Normal Heart. Roberts was the actress in the world throughout most of the 1990s. Her fee for 1990s Pretty Woman was US$300,000, in 2003, as of 2007 Robertss net worth was estimated to be US$140 million. She has been named one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in the World eleven times, Roberts was born on October 28,1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts. She is of English, Irish, Welsh and her father was a Baptist, her mother a Roman Catholic, and she was raised Catholic. Her older brother, Eric Roberts, from whom she was estranged until 2004, sister Lisa Roberts Gillan, Robertss parents, one-time actors and playwrights, met while performing theatrical productions for the armed forces.
They co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta and they ran a childrens acting school in Decatur, while they were expecting Julia. The children of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King attended the school, as a thank-you for his service, Mrs. King paid Mrs. Robertss hospital bill when Julia was born. Robertss mother filed for divorce in 1971, the divorce was finalized in early 1972, from 1972, Roberts lived in Smyrna, where she attended Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Campbell High School. In 1972, her mother married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed, the couple had a daughter, Nancy Motes, who died at 37 on February 9,2014, of an apparent drug overdose. The marriage ended in 1983, with Betty Lou divorcing Motes on cruelty grounds, Robertss own father died of cancer when she was ten. Roberts wanted to be a veterinarian as a child and she played the clarinet in her school band. After graduating from Smyrnas Campbell High School, she attended Georgia State University and she headed to New York City to pursue a career in acting.
Once there, she signed with the Click Modeling Agency and enrolled in acting classes, Roberts made her first big screen appearance in the film Satisfaction, alongside Liam Neeson and Justine Bateman, as a band member looking for a summer gig. She had previously performed a role opposite her brother, Eric, in Blood Red, filmed in 1987. Her first television appearance was as a rape victim in the initial season of the series Crime Story with Dennis Farina, in the episode titled The Survivor. Her first critical success with moviegoers was her performance in the independent film Mystic Pizza in 1988, that same year, she had a role in the fourth-season finale of Miami Vice
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He began his career by starring as Josh in Critters 3. He starred in the adaptation of the memoir This Boys Life. Since 2000, DiCaprio has received acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. Edgar, the western Django Unchained, and the period drama The Great Gatsby and he won his first Academy Award and BAFTA Award for his performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio is the founder of his own company, Appian Way Productions. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born on November 11,1974 in Los Angeles and he is the only child of Irmelin, a legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an underground comics artist and producer/distributor of comic books. DiCaprios father is of Italian and German descent, DiCaprios maternal grandfather, Wilhelm Indenbirken, was German. His maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, was a Russian-born German citizen, in an interview in Russia, DiCaprio referred to himself as half-Russian and said that two of his grandparents were Russian.
DiCaprios parents met while attending college and subsequently moved to Los Angeles, DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when he first kicked. His parents separated when he was an old, and he lived mostly with his mother. The two lived in several Los Angeles neighborhoods, such as Echo Park and Los Feliz, while his mother worked several jobs, DiCaprio attended Seeds Elementary School and John Marshall High School a few blocks away, after attending the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for four years. However, he dropped out of school following his third year. DiCaprio spent part of his childhood in Germany with his grandparents, Wilhelm. He is conversant in German and Italian, DiCaprios career began with his appearance in several commercials and educational films. In 1990, he got his break on television when he was cast in the series based on the movie Parenthood. After Parenthood, DiCaprio had bit parts on several shows, including The New Lassie and Roseanne, as well as a stint on the soap opera Santa Barbara.
His involvement in Parenthood and the daily soap earned him a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor each, released in 1991, the movie went direct-to-video
Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. She is the black woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one, and is the only black actress or actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting. In 2012, she was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993, Davis began her career on stage, in 2001, she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Tonya in the original production of August Wilsons King Hedley II. Davis film breakthrough came in 2008 when her role in the drama Doubt earned her several nominations, including the Golden Globe, SAG. Greater success came to Davis in the 2010s and she won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Rose Maxson in the revival of August Wilsons play Fences. For her lead role as 1960s housemaid Aibeleen Clark in the comedy-drama The Help, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress among others and her portrayal won her two SAG Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, are the founders of the production company JuVee Productions, Davis has starred in their productions Lila & Eve and Custody. Davis was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina, at her grandparents house on the Singleton Plantation and she is the daughter of Mary Alice and Dan Davis, and is the second youngest of six children. Her father was a trainer and her mother was a maid. Her mother was an activist during the Civil Rights Movement, at the age of two, Davis was taken to jail with her mother after she was arrested during a civil rights protest. Two months after she was born, her moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, with Davis. She has described herself as having lived in poverty and dysfunction during her childhood. Davis is the cousin of actor Mike Colter, who is known for portraying the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage. Davis attended Central Falls High School, the alma mater to which she credits her love of stage acting with her involvement in the arts.
As a teen, she was involved in the federal TRIO Upward Bound, when enrolled at the Young Peoples School for the Performing Arts in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Davis talent was recognized by a director at the program, Bernard Masterson. Following graduation from school, Davis studied at Rhode Island College, majoring in theater. She was awarded a doctorate in Fine Arts from the college in 2002
Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and film producer. Born in a town near Sonoma and raised in Sacramento. In 1998, she made her stage debut as Shakespeares Juliet. After studying acting at the Juilliard School, she was signed to a talent holding deal with the television producer John Wells and she was a recurring guest star in several television shows, including Law & Order, Trial by Jury. She took on roles in the productions of Anton Chekhovs play The Cherry Orchard in 2004. Chastain made her debut in the drama Jolene, and gained wide recognition in 2011 for starring roles in half a dozen films, including the dramas Take Shelter. Her performance as a socialite in The Help earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 2012, she won a Golden Globe Award and received a second Oscar nomination for playing a CIA agent in the thriller Zero Dark Thirty, Chastain made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Heiress in the same year. Chastains accolades include two Academy Award and British Academy Film Award nominations and she is known to prepare extensively for her roles.
Chastain is the founder of the production company Freckle Films, which was created to promote diversity in film and she is vocal about social issues such as gender and racial equality, and mental health. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, Jessica Michelle Chastain was born on March 24,1977, in a small town near Sonoma, California. She is the daughter of Jerri Renee Hastey and her biological father is Michael Monasterio, a rock musician. Her parents were teenagers when she was born. Chastain is reluctant to discuss this aspect of her childhood. She has two sisters and two brothers and her sister Juliet committed suicide in 2003 following years of drug abuse. She was raised in Sacramento, California, by her mother and stepfather, Michael Hastey and she considers her stepfather to be one of the greatest people she knows, and has said that he was the first person to make her feel secure. She shares a bond with her maternal grandmother, Marilyn. As a student at the El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento and she was a loner and considered herself a misfit in school, eventually finding an outlet in the performing arts
Mary Louise Meryl Streep is an American actress and philanthropist. Nominated for 20 Academy Awards, Streep has more nominations than any actor or actress. Streep has received 30 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight—more nominations, Streep made her professional stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975, and in 1976 received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust and she went on to win Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer, and Best Actress for Sophies Choice and The Iron Lady. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, in 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2017, Streep was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. Mary Louise Streep was born on June 22,1949, in Summit, New Jersey, the daughter of Mary Wolf Wilkinson, a commercial artist and art editor, the eldest child, she has two younger brothers, Dana David and Harry William III.
Streeps father Harry was of German and Swiss ancestry and her fathers lineage traces back to Loffenau, from where her second great-grandfather, Gottfried Streeb, immigrated to the United States, and where one of her ancestors served as mayor. Another line of her fathers family was from Giswil and her mother had English and Irish ancestry. Some of Streeps maternal ancestors lived in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and were descended from 17th-century immigrants from England and her eighth great-grandfather, Lawrence Wilkinson, was one of the first Europeans to settle in Rhode Island. Streep is a distant relative of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, Streeps maternal great-great-grandparents, Manus McFadden and Grace Strain, the namesake of Streeps second daughter, were natives of the Horn Head district of Dunfanaghy, Ireland. Streeps mother, whom she has compared in both appearance and manner to Dame Judi Dench, strongly encouraged her daughter and instilled confidence in her from a young age.
Streep has said, She was a mentor because she said to me, Meryl and she was saying, You can do whatever you put your mind to. If youre lazy, youre not going to get it done, but if you put your mind to it, you can do anything. Although Streep was naturally more introverted than her mother, at times when she needed an injection of confidence in adulthood, she would consult her mother, asking her for advice. Streep was raised as a Presbyterian in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School, in her Junior High debut, she starred as Lousie Heller in the play The Family Upstairs. In 1963 the family moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School
Josh James Brolin is an American actor. His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies, other roles include Hollow Man, In the Valley of Elah, American Gangster, True Grit, and Sin City, A Dame to Kill For. In 2015, he appeared in Everest and Sicario, Brolin was born in Santa Monica, the son of Jane Cameron, a wildlife activist who was a native of Corpus Christi and actor James Brolin. Brolin was raised on a ranch in Templeton, with exposure to his fathers acting career. His parents divorced when he was 16 years old, in 1998 his father married his third wife, singer/actress Barbra Streisand. Brolin became interested in acting after taking an acting class in high school. Brolin explained in a 2014 interview that during his teenage years, in his description of the group, he stated, It was Santa Barbara. You either had the children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, neglectful parents, but we basically grew up the same way. Ive never seen a group like that before or since. He admitted to stealing cars to pay for his use, which included heroin, a drug that he explained he did not like, I mean, I never got into it and I never died from it.
The majority of the friends whom he grew up with died, Brolin started his career in TV films and guest spots on TV shows before getting a more notable role as Brand Walsh in the Richard Donner-directed film The Goonies. He was considered for the role of Tom Hanson in the series 21 Jump Street, he and Johnny Depp were the finalists for the role, the role was ultimately awarded to Depp. Brolin guest-starred in an episode of the show in its first season, Brolin implied that he turned away from film acting for years after the premiere of his second film, where he witnessed what he called horrendous acting on his part. For several years, he appeared in roles in Rochester, New York, often alongside mentor. One of Brolins more prominent roles early in his career was that of Wild Bill Hickok in the ABC western TV series The Young Riders, which lasted three seasons. Two other TV series he was involved in include the Aaron Spelling production Winnetka Road and Mister Sterling and he played the lead role in the Coen brothers Academy Award-winning film No Country for Old Men.
Brolin starred in another Oliver Stone film in 2008 called W. a biopic about key events in the life of President George W. Bush, Stone pursued an initially hesitant Brolin for the role. He made news by wearing a White Knot to the Academy Awards ceremony to demonstrate solidarity with the equality movement
Other notable films in Sheens career include Gandhi, The Departed, and The Amazing Spider-Man. He starred in the television series The West Wing as President Josiah Bartlet, in film, Sheen has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, Sheen received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989. Born and raised in the United States by immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts and he is the father of four children, all of whom are actors. Although known as an actor, Sheen has directed one film, appearing alongside sons Charlie, Sheen has narrated and directed documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s. In addition to film and television, Sheen has been active in liberal politics, Sheen was born in Dayton, the son of Mary-Ann and Francisco Estévez Martínez. During birth, Sheens left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of that arm, both of Sheens parents were immigrants, his mother from Borrisokane, County Tipperary and his father was born in Salceda de Caselas, Spain.
After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory worker/machinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company, Sheen grew up on Brown Street in the South Park neighborhood, one of ten children. Due to his fathers work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. Johns Road, Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, after the family returned from Bermuda. Sheen contracted polio as a child and had to remain bedridden for a year and his doctors treatment using Sister Kennys method helped cure him and he regained use of his legs. When he was years old, Sheens mother died. The family was able to remain together with the assistance of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton, raised as a Catholic, he graduated from Chaminade High School. At fourteen years, he organized a strike of golf caddies while working at a golf club in Dayton. He complained about the golfers, They often used obscene language in front of us and we were little boys and they were abusive. And they, for the most part, were upstanding members of the community, Sheen was drawn to acting at a young age, but his father disapproved of his interest in the field.
Despite his fathers opposition, Sheen borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York City in his early twenties and he spent two years in the Living Theatre company. It was in New York that he met the legendary Catholic activist Dorothy Day, Sheen deliberately failed the entrance examination for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career. He adopted his name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break
Blake Lively is an American actress. She is best known as her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama series Gossip Girl. Lively has starred in films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Town, Green Lantern, The Age of Adaline. Lively was born on August 25,1987, in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles and she is the daughter of Ernie Lively, an actor, and his wife, who worked as a talent scout. She was named after her grandmothers brother and she has an older brother, two half-sisters and Robyn, and a half-brother, Jason. Both of her parents and all of her siblings are, or have been, during Livelys childhood, her parents took her with them to acting classes that they taught because they did not want to leave her with a babysitter. Lively said that watching her parents teach acting classes helped her learn the drills of acting and she was initially not particularly interested in acting, and wanted to attend Stanford University. During the summer between her junior and senior years of school, her brother Eric asked his agent to send her on a few auditions over a period of a few months.
From these auditions, she was cast as Bridget for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lively filmed her scenes in that film between her junior and senior years at Burbank High School. While at Burbank, Lively served as class president, a cheerleader. Lively began her career at age 10, when she appeared in the 1998 film Sandman. She describes her role as a bit part and she appeared in the film adaptation of the novel of the same name, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in 2005, as Bridget, one of the four female leads. Livelys performance in the film earned her a nomination for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout – Female, in 2006, Lively co-starred with Justin Long in Accepted, and Lively had minor roles in the horror film, Simon Says. While Accepted was not well received by critics, Livelys performance was, in 2007, she played one of the two title characters in Elvis and Anabelle as Anabelle, a bulimic girl who hoped to win a beauty pageant. Lively said of getting into character for the role that she had shed serious weight for her height, Lively stated that that process was difficult for her because food is the No.1 love of my life.
MovieLine. com praised her performance in the film and credited it as having been her breakthrough role, Lively was cast in The CWs series Gossip Girl, based on the book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar, which premiered in September 2007. She played Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama until 2012 when the show ended and her first magazine cover was the November 2007 issue of Cosmo Girl, where she discussed her time in high school and her career prior to Gossip Girl. In 2008 Lively reprised her role as Bridget in the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, similarly to the first film, Livelys performance was positively received by critics
His double A-sided debut single Anything Is Possible / Evergreen was released two weeks after the shows finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the UK. Young came in place in World Idol performing his single Light My Fire. As a teenager, Young studied politics at the University of Exeter before moving to London, Young put his studies on hold in late 2001 to become a contestant on Pop Idol. After winning the competition the year, he released his debut album From Now On which went straight to number one. Fridays Child followed and enjoyed success, eventually going platinum five times in the UK. His following albums Keep On and Let It Go and Echoes went multi-platinum and his albums have spawned many songs that have accomplished top ten positions in the UK, four of which went to the number one spot. Young has undertaken numerous concert tours and he has accumulated multiple honours, including two BRIT Awards from 12 nominations, and the estimated worldwide sale of over eight million albums.
Youngs net worth was estimated at £13.5 million in April 2012, alongside his music career, Young has acted in film, on stage and in television. For his performance in the 2013 London revival of the musical Cabaret and he has participated in philanthropy and released books Anything is Possible, On Camera, Off Duty and his autobiography Funny Peculiar. Will Young was born on 20 January 1979 in Wokingham, and is the second-oldest child of Robin Young, a director of an engineering firm, and Annabel Young. Born six weeks prematurely, he is ten minutes older than his twin brother and he has an older sister, Emma. Young was born into an affluent, middle-class family, whose ancestry has strong ties to the British government. Aretas was stationed in Trinidad and eventually took charge of the Trinidadian government, aretas became the sixth Governor of Prince Edward Island in 1831, and three years was knighted by King William IV. His first appearance on stage was at the age of four when he played a fir tree in a production and had one line to speak.
At Horris Hill, Young was head chorister in the school choir, at thirteen and his brother were enrolled in Wellington College, Crowthorne, a public boarding school. Young appeared in school productions and often gave speeches in assembly. He became captain of the basketball and athletics teams, and represented the school in the triple jump, long jump, football. The only sport he says he felt uncomfortable playing was cricket, Young left school with ten GCSEs, but achieved disappointing A-Level results and had to enroll in DOverbroecks College, Oxford, to re-sit his exams
Rebecca Maria Hall is an English-American actress. In 2003, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her stage performance in a production of Mrs. Warrens Profession. She has appeared in the films The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town, The Awakening, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 3, Transcendence, in 2016, Hall portrayed the troubled news anchor Christine Chubbuck in the critically acclaimed drama Christine. In June 2010, Hall won the Supporting Actress BAFTA for her portrayal of Paula Garland in the 2009 Channel 4 production Red Riding, In the Year of Our Lord 1974. She was nominated for the Leading Actress Television BAFTA in 2013 for her role as socialite Sylvia Tietjens in BBC Twos Parades End, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Hall was born on 3 May 1982 in London, the daughter of English stage director and Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall and her mother is of African American, Dutch and Sioux origin. Her parents separated when she was young, eventually divorcing in 1990. Hall has five half-siblings, stage director Edward Hall, producer Christopher Hall, Jennifer Caron Hall and actress Emma Hall and Jennifer are Peter Halls children with his first wife, French actress Leslie Caron.
Hall attended Roedean School, where she became head girl and she studied English Literature at St Catharines College, before dropping out in 2002 just before her final year. During her time at Cambridge, she was active in the student theatre scene and she was a member of the Marlowe Society and starred alongside housemate Dan Stevens, who was an English literature student at Emmanuel College, in several critically acclaimed productions. Halls first professional role came in 1992, when she appeared as young Sophy in her fathers television adaptation of Mary Wesleys The Camomile Lawn at the age of 10 and her feature film debut came in 2006 as Rebecca Epstein in the film adaptation of David Nichollss Starter for Ten. She got her breakthrough with the role of Sarah Borden in Christopher Nolans film The Prestige and she appeared in Stephen Poliakoffs Joes Palace in 2007, as well as appearing in several other television films including Wide Sargasso Sea and Rubberheart. Halls Hollywood fame grew when she starred in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona as one of the title characters and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
In 2008 she appeared in Frost/Nixon as the girlfriend of Michael Sheens David Frost, Hall was cast with Ben Barnes in the film Dorian Gray in 2009. She appeared in Please Give with Catherine Keener and Amanda Peet and The Town with Ben Affleck and she is the female lead role in the British ghost film The Awakening, released in September 2011. She played the role of Sylvia Tietjens in the BBC/HBO/VRT production of Parades End in 2012 opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and she replaced Jessica Chastain as Maya Hansen in the superhero film Iron Man 3. She starred as Claudia Simmons Howe in the thriller Closed Circuit, in October 2013, she was engaged in promoting her latest film, the espionage thriller Closed Circuit, in which one commentator described her as good. better than Eric Bana. In 2015, Hall starred in the romantic comedy Tumbledown, opposite Jason Sudeikis, Halls professional stage debut came in 2002 when she starred as Vivie in her fathers production of Mrs Warrens Profession at the Strand Theatre in London
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U. S, marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive. Early in his career, Jones first gained recognition for his role as Dr. Mark Toland on the soap opera One Life to Live for six years. Jones was born on September 15,1946, in San Saba and his mother, Lucille Marie, was a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and his father, Clyde C. Jones, was an oil field worker, the two were married and divorced twice. He was raised in Midland and attended Robert E. Lee High School, Jones soon moved to Dallas and graduated from the St. Marks School of Texas in 1965, which he attended on scholarship and he attended Harvard College on a need-based scholarship. He stayed in Mower B-12 as a freshman, across the hall from future Vice President Al Gore, as an upperclassman, he stayed in Dunster House with roommates Gore and Bob Somerby, who became editor of the media criticism site the Daily Howler.
He recounts his memory of the most famous game in Ivy League history in the documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29. Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1969, Jones moved to New York to become an actor, making his Broadway debut in 1969s A Patriot for Me in a number of supporting roles. In 1970 he landed his first film role, coincidentally playing a Harvard student in Love Story, in early 1971, he returned to Broadway in Abe Burrows Four on a Garden where he shared the stage with Carol Channing and Sid Caesar. Between 1971 and 1975 he portrayed Dr. Mark Toland on the ABC soap opera and he returned to the stage for a 1974 production of Ulysses in Nighttown with Zero Mostel. It was followed by the acclaimed TV movie The Amazing Howard Hughes, in 1981, he played a drifter opposite Sally Field in Back Roads, a comedy that received middling reviews. In 1983, he received an Emmy for Best Actor for his performance as murderer Gary Gilmore in a TV adaptation of Norman Mailers The Executioners Song and that same year he starred in a pirate adventure and Hayes, playing the heavily-bearded pirate Captain Bully Hayes.
In 1989, he earned another Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Texas Ranger lawman Woodrow F, call in the acclaimed television mini-series Lonesome Dove, based on the best-seller by Larry McMurtry. Marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive received broad acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, actually Im lucky to be working. Jones co-starred with director Clint Eastwood as astronauts in the 2000 film Space Cowboys, in 2005, the first theatrical feature film Jones directed, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, was presented at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Joness character speaks both English and Spanish in the film and his performance won him the Best Actor Award