Timothy Francis Robbins is an American actor, director and musician. He is well known for his portrayal of Andy Dufresne in the prison drama film The Shawshank Redemption, his other roles include Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Jacob Singer in Jacob's Ladder, Griffin Mill in The Player, Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He directed the films Dead Man Walking and Bob Roberts, both of which received critical acclaim, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director for Dead Man Walking. In 2015, he played Secretary of State Walter Larson in the HBO comedy The Brink, in 2018, he portrayed Greg Boatwright in Alan Ball's drama series Here and Now. Robbins was born in West Covina and raised in New York City, his parents were Mary Cecelia, an actress, Gilbert Lee Robbins, a singer and manager of The Gaslight Cafe. Robbins has two sisters and Gabrielle, a brother, David, he was raised Catholic. He moved to Greenwich Village with his family at a young age, while his father pursued a career as a member of the folk music group, The Highwaymen.
Robbins started performing in theater at age twelve and joined the drama club at Stuyvesant High School. He spent two years at SUNY Plattsburgh and returned to California to study at the UCLA Film School, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama in 1981. Robbins's acting career began at Theater for the New City, where he spent his teenage years in their Annual Summer Street Theater and played the title role in a musical adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. After graduation from college in 1981, Robbins founded the Actors' Gang, an experimental theater group, in Los Angeles with actor friends from his college softball team. In 1982, he appeared as domestic terrorist Andrew Reinhardt in three episodes of the television program St. Elsewhere. In 1985, he guest-starred in the second episode of the television series Moonlighting, "Gunfight at the So-So Corral", he took small parts in films, such as the role of frat animal "Mother" in Fraternity Vacation and Lt Sam "Merlin" Wells in the fighter pilot film Top Gun.
He appeared on The Love Boat, as a young version of one of the characters in retrospection about the Second World War. His breakthrough role was as pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh in the 1988 baseball film Bull Durham, in which he co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner, he received critical acclaim and won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his starring role as an amoral film executive in Robert Altman's 1992 film The Player. He made his directorial and screenwriting debut with 1992's Bob Roberts, a mockumentary about a right-wing senatorial candidate. Robbins starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the critically acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption, based on Stephen King's novella. Robbins has written and directed several films with strong social content, such as the critically acclaimed capital punishment saga Dead Man Walking, starring Sarandon and Sean Penn; the film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. His next directorial effort was 1999's Depression-era musical Cradle Will Rock.
Robbins has appeared in mainstream Hollywood thrillers, such as 1999's Arlington Road and 2001's Antitrust, in comical films such as The Hudsucker Proxy, Nothing to Lose, High Fidelity. Robbins has acted in and directed several Actors' Gang theater productions. Robbins won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the SAG Award for his work in Mystic River, as a man traumatized from having been molested as a child. In 2005, he won the 39th annual Man of the Year Pudding Pot Award given by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard, his recent acting roles include a temporarily blind man, nursed to health by a psychologically wounded young woman in The Secret Life of Words and an apartheid torturer in Catch a Fire. As of 2006, he was the tallest Academy Award-winning actor at 6 feet 5 inches. In early 2006, Robbins directed an adaptation of George Orwell's novel 1984, written by Michael Gene Sullivan of the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe; the show opened at Actors' Gang, at their new location at The Ivy Substation in Culver City, California.
In addition to venues around the United States, it has played in Athens, the Melbourne International Festival in Australia and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Robbins is considering adapting the play into a film version. In 2008, Robbins appeared with co-star Rachel McAdams as well as City Of Ember. Robbins next film role was as Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of the film's villain Hector Hammond, in the 2011 superhero film Green Lantern. In 2010 Robbins released the album Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band, a collection of songs written over the course of 25 years that he took on a world tour, he was offered the chance to record an album in 1992 after the success of his film Bob Roberts, but he declined because he had "too much respect for the process", having seen his father work so hard as a musician, because he felt he had nothing to say at the time. Robbins directed two episodes of the HBO series Treme; the series follows the interconnected lives of a group of New Orleanians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
He helmed the episodes "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky" in Season 2 and "Promised Land" in Season 3. Robbins became interested in the show while staying in New Orleans during the filming of Green Lantern. "I had the unique experience of watching Treme with locals. It resonated for me and it resonated fo
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio, production company and film distributor, a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation. What would become Columbia Pictures, CBC Film Sales Corporation, was founded on June 19, 1918 by Harry Cohn, his brother Jack Cohn, Joe Brandt, it went public two years later. In its early years, it was a minor player in Hollywood, but began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Cary Grant. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, William Holden became major stars at the studio, it is one of the leading film studios in the world and is a member of the "Big Five" major American film studios.
It was one of the so-called "Little Three" among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, it has become the world's fifth largest major film studio; the studio was founded on June 19, 1918 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Jack's best friend Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. Brandt was president of CBC Film Sales, handling sales and distribution from New York along with Jack Cohn, while Harry Cohn ran production in Hollywood; the studio's early productions were low-budget short subjects: "Screen Snapshots", the "Hall Room Boys", the Chaplin imitator Billy West. The start-up CBC leased space in a Poverty Row studio on Hollywood's famously low-rent Gower Street. Among Hollywood's elite, the studio's small-time reputation led some to joke that "CBC" stood for "Corned Beef and Cabbage". Brandt tired of dealing with the Cohn brothers, in 1932 sold his one-third stake to Harry Cohn, who took over as president. In an effort to improve its image, the Cohn brothers renamed the company Columbia Pictures Corporation on January 10, 1924.
Cohn remained head of production as well. He would run one of the longest tenures of any studio chief. In an industry rife with nepotism, Columbia was notorious for having a number of Harry and Jack's relatives in high positions. Humorist Robert Benchley called it the Pine Tree Studio, "because it has so many Cohns". Columbia's product line consisted of moderately budgeted features and short subjects including comedies, sports films, various serials, cartoons. Columbia moved into the production of higher-budget fare joining the second tier of Hollywood studios along with United Artists and Universal. Like United Artists and Universal, Columbia was a horizontally integrated company, it controlled distribution. Helping Columbia's climb was the arrival of Frank Capra. Between 1927 and 1939, Capra pushed Cohn for better material and bigger budgets. A string of hits he directed in the early and mid 1930s solidified Columbia's status as a major studio. In particular, It Happened; until Columbia's existence had depended on theater owners willing to take its films, since as mentioned above it didn't have a theater network of its own.
Other Capra-directed hits followed, including the original version of Lost Horizon, with Ronald Colman, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which made James Stewart a major star. In 1933, Columbia hired Robert Kalloch to be women's costume designer, he was the first contract costume designer hired by the studio, he established the studio's wardrobe department. Kalloch's employment, in turn, convinced leading actresses that Columbia Pictures intended to invest in their careers. In 1938, the addition of B. B. Kahane as Vice President would produce Charles Vidor's Those High Gray Walls, The Lady in Question, the first joint film of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Kahane would become the President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1959, until his death a year later. Columbia could not afford to keep a huge roster of contract stars, so Cohn borrowed them from other studios. At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the industry's most prestigious studio, Columbia was nicknamed "Siberia", as Louis B. Mayer would use the loan out to Columbia as a way to punish his less-obedient signings.
In the 1930s, Columbia signed Jean Arthur to a long-term contract, after The Whole Town's Talking, Arthur became a major comedy star. Ann Sothern's career was launched when Columbia signed her to a contract in 1936. Cary Grant signed a contract in 1937 and soon after it was altered to a non-exclusive contract shared with RKO. Many theaters relied on westerns to attract big weekend audiences, Columbia always recognized this market, its first cowboy star was Buck Jones, who signed with Columbia in 1930 for a fraction of his former big-studio salary. Over the next two decades Columbia released scores of outdoor adventures with Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Jack Luden, Bob Allen, Russell Hayden, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Gene Autry. Columbia's most popular cowboy was Charles Starrett, who signed with Columbia in 193
E. G. Daily
Elizabeth Ann Guttman, credited as E. G. Daily and sometimes Elizabeth Daily, is an American actress, voice artist and singer, best known for voicing Tommy Pickles in the Nicktoons Rugrats and All Grown Up! and Buttercup in Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls. She voiced the title-character from the live-action film Babe: Pig in the City replacing Christine Cavanaugh. Daily is well known for her roles in a variety of live action films such as Valley Girl, Dogfight, No Small Affair, Streets of Fire, The Devil's Rejects, My Sister's Keeper, most famously Pee-wee's Big Adventure, she has voiced television characters such as Chairy in Pee-wee's Playhouse and in the Rugrats film series, Silent Bob in Clerks: The Animated Series, Freefall / Roxy Spaulding in the film Gen¹³ and Private Isabel "Dizzy" Flores in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. She provided the voice for the title role in the live-action feature film Babe: Pig in the City, replacing Christine Cavanaugh. More from 2013-2015, she voiced Julius Jr. on the self-titled Nick Jr. television show.
In a 2000 article from LA Weekly, in reference to how she portrays Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, Daily says: "Spicy Buttercup is feisty. She's passionate about things, a little bit aggressive. I get to rage out every then. You have to be pretty contained a lot of the time, Buttercup sometimes gets a little leaky." Besides doing voice-overs, Daily has acted in film and on TV. She played Sandy Burns on the PBS series The Righteous Apples from 1980 to 1981. In 1985, she starred as Dottie in Pee-wee's Big Adventure as well as Loryn in Valley Girl and as a singer in the comedy Better Off Dead, she appeared on such shows as Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs, Fame and Friends. She was in the video for Rod Stewart's song "Young Turks" as Patti, one of the runaway teens, she has been cast in several Rob Zombie films, most in 2015 as Sex-Head in Rob Zombie's 31, the woman on the side of Torsten Voges, who plays Death-Head. Daily signed with A&M Records in 1985, working with Madonna's frequent collaborators John "Jellybean" Benitez and Stephen Bray.
In 1986, that label released the R&B/Rock single "Say It, Say It". The song made it to No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, the No. 1 spot on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.. Her songs "Shake It Up" and "I'm Hot Tonight" were included in the soundtrack to the film Scarface; those same songs were included in the lineup of fictional radio station Flashback 95.6 FM in the Grand Theft Auto III video game. They were included in the Scarface: The World Is Yours video game, based on the 1983 film, her hit "Love in the Shadows" was featured in the films Thief of Circuit. In 1985, she provided backup vocals for The Human League front-man Philip Oakey's debut solo album, Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder; that same year, she appeared in the comedy film Better Off Dead, singing the songs "One Way Love" and "A Little Luck" as a member of a band performing at a high school dance. Both songs were included on the soundtrack album credited to E. G. Daily, she performed a song on The Breakfast Club soundtrack called "Waiting".
In 1987, she released the song "Mind over Matter", featured in the film Summer School. Daily plays guitar, harmonica and percussion instruments. In her 1988 song, "Some People", from her Lace Around the Wound album, produced by Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, she plays guitar and harmonica. In 1999, she released her third studio album Tearing Down the Walls. Daily released a song titled "Changing Faces" in 2003; the song was used on the end credits of Rugrats Go Wild. She released a single titled "Beautiful" which she made available through iTunes on April 29, 2008, she sang the song "Dawn's Theme", used at the end of the movie Streets. From 2003 to 2011, Daily did the voice-over of Jake Harper singing a Half Men song, her genres are country, dance and rock. In fall 2013, Daily sang. In the blind audition broadcast on September 24, 2013, she sang "Breathe" from Faith Hill. Two of the four judges on the show, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green, turned around their chairs for her, she chose to be on Team Blake.
Daily proceeded to win her battle in the show's battle rounds singing the song "Something to Talk About". She lost in the Knockout Rounds, with a performance of Bonnie Raitt's, "I Can't Make You Love Me". Daily was dating actor Jon-Erik Hexum from the TV show Cover Up at the time of his death in 1984, she was rumored to have dated actor and comedian Paul Reubens while filming Pee-wee's Big Adventure, had a brief relationship with actor Brad Pitt. Daily was married to Rick Salomon from 1995 to 2000, they have two children and Tyson. Daily owns a chihuahua and a rottweiler. List of number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart Official website Elizabeth Daily on IMDb
Jeffrey Michael Tambor is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his television roles such as Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, George Bluth Sr. and Oscar Bluth on Arrested Development and Maura Pfefferman on Transparent. His film roles include Jay Porter in... And Justice for All, Jinx Latham in Mr. Mom, Sully in There's Something About Mary, the Mayor of Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, King Neptune in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Tom Manning in Hellboy and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Sid Garner in The Hangover trilogy, Francis Silverberg in The Accountant, Georgy Malenkov in The Death of Stalin. Tambor was born in San Francisco, the son of Eileen, a homemaker, Bernard Tambor, a flooring contractor, he grew up in a Conservative Jewish family with roots in Ukraine. Tambor is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and San Francisco State University, where he studied acting and went on to receive a master's degree from Wayne State University. Tambor first moved to repertory theater in Milwaukee making his Broadway debut in the comedy Sly Fox, appearing with George C. Scott and directed by Arthur Penn.
He appeared in Measure for Measure in the same year. In 1979 he starred in Norman Jewison's... And Justice For All, as a lawyer friend of the protagonist, Arthur Kirkland. In an early TV job, an ad for Avis rent-a-car, he was seen running through an airport, mocking O. J. Simpson's "Go, O. J. go!" Ads for Hertz. He has had a significant career in episodic TV, where he made numerous guest appearances on different shows, including Taxi, Kojak, M*A*S*H, The Golden Girls, Three's Company. In 1979 Tambor got his first role as a main character in television in the short-lived show The Ropers. Throughout the 1980s Tambor had a recurring role on Hill Street Blues playing a defense attorney who becomes a judge. In 1981 he appeared in an episode of Barney Miller as a man, trying to bring exposure to the members of the Trilateral Commission in charge of the coming New World Order. In 1987 and 1988, Tambor appeared as a regular on the prime time ABC series Max Headroom as Murray, Edison's editor. In 1990, he appeared in the music video for the Phil Collins song'I Wish It Would Rain Down'.
Tambor played Hank Kingsley, the narcissistic sidekick of fictional talk show host Larry Sanders on The Larry Sanders Show. Tambor received four Emmy nominations for his performance on the show—all of which he would lose, to Michael Richards for Seinfeld, David Hyde Pierce for Frasier, his co-star Rip Torn; the character had the then-famous catch phrase "Hey Now!". Beginning in 2003, Tambor starred in the television comedy Arrested Development as George Bluth, Sr. and in some episodes as his twin brother Oscar Bluth. The show was cancelled in 2006, after three seasons, but a fourth season was released on Netflix in 2013. In 2004, Tambor received his fifth Emmy nomination for his work on the show, he lost to David Hyde Pierce for the final season of the sitcom Frasier. Tambor was nominated for a sixth time in 2005 but lost to Brad Garrett for the final season of Everybody Loves Raymond; the second episode of Arrested Development's third season lampooned this loss: Tambor's character's son describes his acting ability by saying, "It's a wonderful performance, Dad.
You're a regular Brad Garrett." Tambor served as the announcer for the game show Hollywood Squares in 2002 and 2003. He was the voice of King Neptune in 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. In the spring of 2005, he starred as George Aaronow in the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. After the cancellation of Arrested Development in April 2006, Tambor signed on to a series with John Lithgow called Twenty Good Years about two men who ponder the last 20 years of their life; the show was taken off the air after only a few episodes. In 2006, he portrayed George Washington on The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, he starred as "Uncle" Saul in the CBS comedy Welcome to The Captain until its cancellation in March 2008. He has made several cameo appearances on Entourage as a fictionalized version of himself who annoys his agent, Ari Gold. For several years, based on his availability, Tambor has taught a class for actors, he was a longtime teaching associate of acting coach Milton Katselas. In 2009, Tambor appeared in the comedy The Hangover.
In 2009, Tambor began playing the recurring character Len Trexler in the sardonic comedy Archer, an animated television series on the FX network. He is a major love interest to Malory Archer played by Jessica Walter – the two playing husband and wife in Arrested Development. Tambor replaced Kelsey Grammer as Georges in the Broadway revival of the musical La Cage aux Folles on February 15, 2011, but withdrew from the production after the February 24 performance. In 2011, Tambor starred in an indie comedy, Lucky; that same year, he had a minor role in the film Paul with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, reprised his Hangover role for its sequel, was featured in Flypaper, with Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd. In 2012, Tambor co-starred as Walt, Pete's aspiring musician father on the sitcom Bent starring Amanda Peet and David Walton. In May 2013 he returned to Arrested Development for season 4. In May 2017, Tambor released, Are You Anybody? A Memoir. In February 2014, Amazon premiered its original series Transparent, which starred Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, a transgender, Jewish parent of three.
Tambor won the Golden Globe Award for Bes
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
The Seduction of Joe Tynan is a 1979 American political drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg, produced by Martin Bregman. The screenplay was written by Alan Alda, who played the title role; the film stars Alda, Barbara Harris, Meryl Streep, with Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Kimbrough, Carrie Nye. Meryl Streep said that she was on "automatic pilot" during filming because she went to work not long after the death of John Cazale, adding that she got through the process due to Alda's support. Joe Tynan is a liberal U. S. senator from New York with possible presidential ambitions. For the time being, he is weighing the nomination of a potential Supreme Court justice, with the elderly Sen. Birney urging him to support the nominee. Tynan is married, with two children, his frequent work-related absence is an occupational hazard tolerated by wife Ellie, busy studying for a new career as a therapist; when he travels to Louisiana to investigate the nominated judge, he encounters labor lawyer Karen Traynor, who knows of evidence revealing the nominee to be unfit.
Their time together results in the married Karen beginning a romantic affair. While back in Washington, D. C. engaging in a friendly rivalry with Southern senator Kittner and preparing for the party's upcoming national convention, Tynan begins to realize that Sen. Birney is suffering from a form of early dementia. Ellie, discovers his relationship with Karen, causing considerable friction at home. Tynan breaks off the affair, makes amends to his wife as he delivers a speech at the convention. Alan Alda as Joe Tynan Barbara Harris as Ellie Tynan Meryl Streep as Karen Traynor Rip Torn as Senator Kittner Melvyn Douglas as Senator Birney Charles Kimbrough as Francis Carrie Nye as Aldena Kittner Michael Higgins as Senator Pardew Blanche Baker as Janet Chris Arnold as Jerry Maureen Anderman as Joe's Secretary John Badila as Reporter on TV Screen Robert Christian as Arthur Briggs Maurice Copeland as Edward Anderson Lu Elrod as Congresswoman at Party Marian Hailey as Sheila Lerner The Seduction of Joe Tynan received a mixed-to-positive critical reception.
The film holds an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on six reviews. Wins Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: LAFCA Award, Best Supporting Actor, Melvyn Douglas. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures: NBR Award, Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep. National Society of Film Critics: NSFC Award, Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep. New York Film Critics Circle Awards: NYFCC Award, Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep. American Movie Awards: Marquee, Best Actor, Alan Alda; the Seduction of Joe Tynan on IMDb The Seduction of Joe Tynan at Rotten Tomatoes
Clinton and Nadine
Clinton and Nadine is an American TV movie broadcast on HBO on May 28, 1988. Clinton enlists the aid of an expensive call girl, to find his brother's murderer. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua. Andy Garcia as Clinton Dillard Ellen Barkin as Nadine Powers Morgan Freeman as Dorsey Pratt John C. McGinley as Turner Clinton and Nade on IMDb
The Day the Ponies Come Back
The Day the Ponies Come Back is a 2000 French/American film directed by Jerry Schatzberg. The Day the Ponies Come Back on IMDb