Brittany Leanna Robertson is an American actress. She began acting as a child at the Greenville Little Theater in Greenville, South Carolina, she made her screen debut as the younger version of the title character in an episode of Sheena in 2000, she made a guest appearance on Power Rangers Time Force the following year and received a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress for her role in The Ghost Club. Robertson went on to have roles in Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, Keeping Up with the Steins, Dan in Real Life, The Tenth Circle and Child, Avalon High, Scream 4 and The First Time. Robertson played the lead role of Lux Cassidy in the television drama series Life Unexpected, cancelled in its second season despite positive reviews, she had a leading role in the supernatural teen drama television series The Secret Circle, but it was cancelled after its first season. In 2013, she landed a role in the main cast of the science fiction mystery television series Under the Dome, which she played until 2014.
She had subsequent roles in the films Delivery Man and Ask Me Anything, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Nashville Film Festival, she was awarded the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in White Rabbit. Robertson received wider recognition in 2015 after landing the roles of Sophia Danko in The Longest Ride and Casey Newton in Tomorrowland. For the former, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama, for the latter, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy. In 2016, she starred in the films Mr. Church and Mother's Day, in 2017, she starred in the science fiction romance film The Space Between Us and in the comedy-drama film A Dog's Purpose; that same year, she headlined the Netflix comedy television series Girlboss, portraying a fictionalized version of self-made millionaire Sophia Amoruso. She stars in the ABC legal drama For the People. Robertson was born in North Carolina, to Beverly and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner.
Robertson grew up in South Carolina. She is the oldest of seven children; when she was 14 years old, Robertson moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles to audition for TV pilots. Her grandmother Shuler Robertson came with her. Robertson said, she has been living on her own since her grandmother returned to North Carolina when Robertson was sixteen. They remain close, she stayed in Chester, South Carolina with her grandparents and Jerry, for a couple of months while filming The Ghost Club. Robertson first appeared before an audience when performing various roles on stage at the Greenville Little Theater in her home town. At age 12, she began making extended trips to Los Angeles to audition for roles in television series and landed a role in a television pilot for a series, never picked up by a network, her first big break came when she was selected to play Michelle Seaver in the Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers. She played Cara Burns in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life. Robertson appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the episode "Go to Hell", had a role as a recurring character in the CBS television series Swingtown.
In 2008, she played the main character in a Lifetime original film, Trixie Stone, based on Jodi Picoult's novel, The Tenth Circle, followed by other television roles. In 2009, she played a small role as DJ in The Alyson Stoner Project, she made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode "Babes" as Tina Bernardi, a Catholic teen who gets pregnant in a pact. In 2010, she starred in The CW's series Life Unexpected as Lux Cassidy, a teenager who, while in the process of being emancipated, gets back in her birth parents' lives. In late autumn 2010, she starred as Allie Pennington in the Disney Channel original film Avalon High. Robertson played Cassie Blake in The CW's 2011 television series The Secret Circle, but the series was cancelled in 2012 after its first season; that same year, she starred in the film The First Time. In 2013, Robertson was cast. In 2014, Robertson won the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress for White Rabbit. In 2015, she starred in The Longest Ride, played the starring role in the film Tomorrowland.
Robertson is a series regular in the Shondaland drama For the People on ABC. Robertson began dating actor Dylan O'Brien when they met on the set of The First Time in 2011. Britt Robertson on IMDb
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, was spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he achieved renown. In the mid-1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him "the greatest actor of his generation." Hopkins portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall and its sequels, The Remains of the Day, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian and Fracture.
In 2015, he starred in the BBC television film The Dresser, since 2016, he has starred in the HBO television series Westworld. Hopkins was born on New Year's Eve 1937, in a suburb of Port Talbot, Glamorgan, his parents were Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. He stated. "Whenever I get a feeling that I may be special or different, I think of my father and I remember his hands – his hardened, broken hands". His school days were unproductive. In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, he remained there for five terms and was educated at Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan. In a 2002 interview he stated: "I was a poor learner, which left me open to ridicule and gave me an inferiority complex. I grew up convinced I was stupid."Hopkins was inspired by Welsh compatriot Richard Burton, whom he met at the age of 15. Hopkins promptly enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, from which he graduated in 1957.
After two years of his national service, which he served in the British Army, Hopkins moved to London where he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Hopkins made his first professional stage appearance in the Palace Theatre, Swansea, in 1960 with Swansea Little Theatre's production of Have a Cigarette. In 1965, after several years in repertory, he was spotted by Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre in London. Hopkins became Olivier's understudy, filled in when Olivier was struck with appendicitis during a 1967 production of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death. Olivier noted in his memoir, Confessions of an Actor, that A new young actor in the company of exceptional promise named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and walked away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between its teeth. Hopkins was nervous prior to going on stage, but since that night he has relaxed, quoting his mentor: "He said:'Remember: nerves is vanity – you’re wondering what people think of you.
It was great advice.” Despite his success at the National, Hopkins tired of repeating the same roles nightly and yearned to be in films. He made his small-screen debut in a 1967 BBC broadcast of A Flea in Her Ear, his first starring role in a film came in 1964 in Changes, a short directed by Drewe Henley and produced by James Scott and co-starring Jacqueline Pearce. In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard the Lionheart. Although Hopkins continued in theatre he moved away from it to become more established as a television and film actor, he portrayed Charles Dickens in the BBC television film The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens in 1970, Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's mini series War and Peace. Making a name for himself as a screen actor, in 1972 he starred as British politician David Lloyd George in Young Winston, in 1977 he played British Army officer John Frost in the World War II-set film A Bridge Too Far. Both of these films were directed by Richard Attenborough, who described Hopkins as “unquestionably the greatest actor of his generation”.
In 1978 he starred in the psychological horror film Magic about a demonic ventriloquist's puppet. In 1980, he starred in The Elephant Man as the English doctor Sir Frederick Treves, who attends to Joseph Merrick, a deformed man in 19th century London; that year he starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in A Change of Seasons and famously said "she was the most obnoxious actress I have worked with." In 1983, Hopkins became a company member of The Mirror Theater Ltd's Repertory Company. He remained an enthusiastic member of the company and the Mirror's Producing Artistic Director Sabra Jones visited him in London in 1986 to discuss moving Pravda to New York from the National Theatre. In 1984, he starred opposite Mel Gibson in The Bounty as William Bligh, captain of the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty, in a retelling of the mutiny on the Bounty. In 1992
Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French actor of Spanish descent. He has worked in French, Japanese and Italian productions, appeared in films such as Crimson Rivers, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Les visiteurs, The Big Blue and the Search for Happiness and Léon: The Professional. Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Morocco, his parents were Spanish, natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, had moved to North Africa to find work and escape Francoist Spain. He has a younger sister named María Teresa, the children were raised Catholic, their father was a linotypist. Their mother died, he learned Spanish from his parents, Arabic and French growing up in Morocco. At the age of 17, he moved to France; when he moved to France, he served in the French Army, mandatory after his family gained its French citizenship. After he started to get acting jobs in France, Juan adopted the French version of his name and shortened his surname to Reno.
Due to his large frame, Reno was called on to play "heavies" in his early career. He appeared in romantic comedies and action films, he began his film career in France, appearing in many films by director Luc Besson, including his early Le dernier combat. The two have continued to work together, collaborating in films produced, written, or directed by Besson. Of their joint work, those that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include: Nikita, the English-language films The Big Blue and Léon: The Professional. Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, a role performed in English by James Earl Jones. Reno has starred in such high-profile American films as French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise, Ronin with Robert De Niro, Godzilla with Matthew Broderick. Reno turned down the role of Agent Smith in The Matrix, he acted in French productions: Les Visiteurs. In 2006, Reno had a prominent role in The Pink Panther 2006 remake and its sequel The Pink Panther 2, playing Gilbert Ponton, opposite Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau.
He portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code. Among his most successful films are Les Visiteurs and L'Enquète corse. In other media, Reno was involved in the production of the third installment in the popular Capcom series Onimusha, lending his likeness to the protagonist Jacques Blanc, as well as providing the voice for the character's French dialogue. In advertising work, Reno has appeared in American television commercials for UPS and portrayed Doraemon in a series of Toyota ads in Japan, as part of the "ReBorn" campaign. Reno first married a woman named Geneviève, with whom he had a daughter, a son, Mickael. Reno's second wife was Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, a Polish model, with whom he had a son, a daughter, Serena. On 29 July 2006, Reno married for the third time, to British model and actress of Polish descent, Zofia Borucka, 35, at the Les Baux-de-Provence city hall; the presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy served as his best man. Zofia and Reno welcomed their first son Cielo born in July 2009 in New York City.
Their second son Dean was born in September 2011. Reno maintains homes in Paris and New York City. 1977: Prends bien garde aux zeppelins 1978: Ecce Homo 1978: Celimare le bien-aimé 1979: Je romps et ne plie pas 1979: Société Un 1981: La Manufacture 1984: Terre étrangère 1989: Andromaque 1991: Montserrat 2006: Les Grandes Occasions 2015: Nos femmes Jean Reno on IMDb Jean Reno: Cannes, and... Bouillabaisse Couples Retreat Video Interview at AMCtv.com
Rosamund Mary Ellen Pike is an English actress who began her acting career by appearing in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. After her screen debut in the television film A Rather English Marriage and television roles in Wives and Daughters and Love in a Cold Climate, she received international recognition for her film debut as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day, for which she received the Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Following her breakthrough, she won the BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Libertine and portrayed Jane Bennet in Pride & Prejudice. Pike had film appearances in the sci-fi film Doom, the crime-mystery thriller film Fracture, the drama film Fugitive Pieces, the coming-of-age drama An Education, for which she was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year, sci-fi comedy The World's End, she received British Independent Film Award nominations for An Education and Made in Dagenham, was nominated for a Genie Award for Barney's Version.
Her other films include the spy action comedy Johnny English Reborn, the epic action-adventure fantasy Wrath of the Titans and the action thriller Jack Reacher. In 2014, her performance in the psychological thriller film Gone Girl was met with widespread critical acclaim and she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Pike received further acclaim for her role as Ruth Williams Khama in the biographical drama A United Kingdom and is nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in the western Hostiles, her upcoming films include the thriller The Informer and Radioactive, in which she will play Marie Curie. Pike, born on 27 January 1979 in London, is the only child of opera singers Caroline Friend and Julian Pike.
Her father is a professor of head of operatic studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The family travelled across Europe until she was seven, following wherever her parents' performing careers took them. Pike won a scholarship to Badminton School in Bristol, while appearing as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the National Youth Theatre, was noticed by an agent, who helped her embark upon a professional career. After being turned down by each stage school to which she applied, she gained a place to read English literature at Wadham College, Oxford, she graduated with an Upper Second class degree in 2001, having taken a year off to pursue her acting career, gaining stage experience in David Hare's Skylight, Arthur Miller's All My Sons, several plays by Shakespeare. While she was still at Oxford, Pike acted in and directed various plays, including one by Simon Chesterman, a graduate student, she made appearances on British television shows, including A Rather English Marriage and Daughters, Love in a Cold Climate, a miniseries based on Nancy Mitford's novels The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.
She appeared as Sarah Beaumont in an episode of the series Foyle's War. After graduating, she considered working at Waterstone's bookshop due to a lack of acting opportunities, but was offered a role as a Bond girl and MI6 agent assigned to aid James Bond in Die Another Day, she appeared in the special show Bond Girls Are Forever and, shortly afterwards, the BAFTA tribute to the James Bond series. She was the first Bond girl to have attended Oxford. Pike played Elizabeth Malet in The Libertine, co-starring Johnny Depp, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the British Independent Film Awards. In the same year, she portrayed Rose in The Promised Land, a film about Israel, starred as scientist Samantha Grimm in the cinematic adaptation of the computer game series Doom. In 2005, she appeared as the elder sister of Elizabeth, in Pride & Prejudice. Pike starred in the film adaptation of Anne Michaels's novel Fugitive Pieces, she starred as a successful attorney in the film Fracture, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.
Pike was a judge at the 2008 Costa Book Awards. Her stage credits include Hitchcock Blonde by Terry Johnson and Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, both in London's West End, Gaslight at London's Old Vic Theatre. Pike has said. In 2009, she played the title character in Madame De Sade during the Donmar's West End season, she appeared in the British film Made in Dagenham and in the Canadian film Barney's Version where she plays Miriam. In 2010, she starred in a production of Hedda Gabler on UK tour. Pike has recorded voicework for a lead role in the film Jackboots on Whitehall and lent her voice to a new series of James Bond audio-books, narrating The Spy Who Loved Me. In 2010 Pike played the part of Pussy Galore in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Fleming's Goldfinger. In 2011, Pike played the part of Kate Sumner in the Bond spoof film Johnny English Reborn, playing a psychologist and English's love interest; the film is a sequel to the 2003 film Johnny English and was a box office success, taking over $160 million.
In 2012, she played the role of Queen Andromeda in the fantasy epic Wrath of the Titans. She replaced Alexa Davalos, who had played the role in Clash of the Titans and had dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. Taking the role in Wrath of the Titans meant s
Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at the University of Oxford, she appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland, Cold Comfort Farm and The Golden Bowl, in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco and Brokedown Palace, she had starring roles in the war drama Pearl Harbor, the romantic comedy Serendipity and Tiptoes, she followed those with appearances in The Click. Since being cast as Selene in the Underworld film series, Beckinsale has become known for her work in action films, including Van Helsing, Whiteout and Total Recall, she continues to make appearances in smaller dramatic projects such as Snow Angels, Nothing but the Truth, Everybody's Fine. In 2016, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the period comedy film Love & Friendship.
Beckinsale was born in Chiswick or Hounslow, England. She is the only child of actors Richard Judy Loe, she has an older paternal half-sister, actress Samantha Beckinsale, but they have not had regular contact. Her father was of one quarter Burmese descent, she made her first television appearance at the age of four, in an episode of This is Your Life dedicated to her father. When she was five years old, her 31-year-old father died of a heart attack. Beckinsale was traumatised by the loss and "started expecting bad things to happen." Her widowed mother moved in with director Roy Battersby when Beckinsale was nine and she was brought up alongside his four sons and daughter. She has a close relationship with her step-father, a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party during her youth. Beckinsale helped to sell The News Line, a Trotskyist newspaper, as a little girl and has said the household phone was tapped following Battersby's blacklisting by the BBC. Family friends included Vanessa Redgrave. Beckinsale was educated at Godolphin and Latymer School, an independent school for girls in Hammersmith, West London and was involved with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre.
She was twice a winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award for both poetry. She has described herself as a "late bloomer": "All of my friends were kissing boys and drinking cider way before me. I found it depressing that we weren't making camp fires and everyone was doing stuff like that." "I loathed being a young girl." She had a nervous breakdown and developed anorexia at the age of 15 and underwent Freudian psychoanalysis for four years. Beckinsale read French and Russian literature at New College and was described by a contemporary, journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell, as "whip-clever nuts, charming", she became friends with Roy Kinnear's daughter Kirsty. She was involved with the Oxford University Dramatic Society, most notably being directed by fellow student Tom Hooper in a production of A View from the Bridge at the Oxford Playhouse; as a Modern Languages student, she was required to spend her third year abroad, studied in Paris. She decided to quit university to concentrate on her burgeoning acting career: "It was getting to the point where I wasn't enjoying either thing enough because both were high pressure."
Beckinsale decided at a young age she wanted to be an actress: "I grew up immersed in film. My family were in the business. I realised that my parents seemed to have much more fun in their work than any of my friends' parents." She was inspired by the performances of Jeanne Moreau. She made her television debut in 1991 with a small part in an ITV adaptation of P. D. James' Devices and Desires; that year, she appeared as a young woman engaging in a forbidden affair with a Nazi officer in the Hallmark film One Against the Wind. In 1992 she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in Rachel's Dream, a 30‑minute Channel 4 short, in 1993, she appeared in the pilot of the ITV detective series, Anna Lee, starring Imogen Stubbs. In 1993, Beckinsale landed the role of Hero in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, it was filmed in Tuscany, during a summer holiday from Oxford University. She attended the film's Cannes Film Festival premiere and remembered it as an overwhelming experience.
"Nobody told me I could bring a friend!" "I had Doc Martens boots on, I think I put the flower from the breakfast tray in my hair." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone was won over by her "lovely" performance while Vincent Canby of The New York Times noted that she and Robert Sean Leonard "look right and behave with a certain naive sincerity, although they seem numb with surprise at hearing the complex locutions they speak." The film earned over $22 million at the box office. She made three other films while at university. In 1994, she appeared as Christian Bale's love interest in Prince of Jutland, a film based on the Danish legend which inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, starred in the murder mystery Uncovered. In 1995, while studying in Paris, she filmed the French language Marie-Louise Ou La Permission. Shortly after leaving Oxford University in 1995, Beckinsale starred in Cold Comfort Farm as Flora Poste, a newly orphaned 1930s socialite sent to live with distant family members in rural England; the John Schlesinger-directed film was an adaptation of Stella Gibbons's novel and featured Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, Rufus Sewell and Stephen Fry.
Beckinsale was considered too young, b
Richard Tiffany Gere is an American actor. He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a starring role in Days of Heaven, he came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. He went on to star in many well-received films, including An Officer and a Gentleman, The Cotton Club, Pretty Woman, Primal Fear, Runaway Bride, I'm Not There and Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer. For portraying Billy Flynn in the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago, he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast. Gere was born in Pennsylvania, his mother, Doris Ann, was a housewife. His father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had intended to become a minister. Gere is second child, his paternal great-grandfather had changed the spelling of the surname from "Geer". Both of his parents were Mayflower descendants.
In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music, played the trumpet. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy. Gere first worked professionally at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Provincetown Playhouse on Cape Cod in 1969, where he starred in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, his first major acting role was in the original London stage version of Grease, in 1973. Gere was one of the first notable Hollywood actors to play a homosexual character, starring as a gay Holocaust victim in the 1979 Broadway production of Bent, he began appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-1970s. Cast in a starring role in The Lords of Flatbush, he was replaced after fighting with another star of the film, Sylvester Stallone, he played a small but memorable part in Looking for Mr. Goodbar and starred in director Terrence Malick's well-reviewed drama Days of Heaven; the crime drama American Gigolo boosted his profile and the romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman cemented Gere's ascent to stardom, grossing $130 million and winning two Academy Awards out of six nominations.
For the remainder of the 1980s, Gere appeared in films of varying commercial reception. His career rebounded with the releases of Internal Affairs and Pretty Woman, the latter of which earned him his second Golden Globe Award nomination; the 1990s saw Gere star in successful films including Primal Fear and Runaway Bride. He took a leading role in the action thriller The Jackal, playing former IRA militant Declan Mulqueen. Gere was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999. Not long thereafter, all in the same year, he appeared in the hit films The Mothman Prophecies and the Academy Award-winning musical film adaptation Chicago, for which he won his first Golden Globe Award. Gere's ballroom dancing drama Shall We Dance? was a solid performer that grossed $170 million worldwide. His next film, the book-to-screen adaptation Bee Season, was a commercial failure. Gere went on to co-star with Jesse Eisenberg and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party, a thriller in which he played a journalist in Bosnia.
He next appeared with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' semi-biographical film about Bob Dylan, I'm Not There. Gere co-starred with Diane Lane in the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe; the film was panned by critics, but grossed over $84 million worldwide. The film is Gere's most recent to have been produced by a major film studio. Gere has expressed belief that his politics regarding Tibet and China, the latter an important financial resource for major studios, have made him persona non grata within Hollywood. Gere embraced his apparent exile from Hollywood, appearing in independent features that garnered some of the best reviews of his career, he was notably singled out for portraying businessman Robert Miller in Arbitrage, earning his fourth Golden Globe Award nomination. Among many positive reviews, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone cited Gere's performance as "too good to ignore" and "an implosive tour de force". Lou Lumenick of the New York Post further wrote "Richard Gere gives the best performance of his career".
In 2012, Gere received the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Hamptons International Film Festival and the Career Achievement Award from the Hollywood Film Awards. He had earlier received an award from the 34th Cairo International Film Festival in December 2010. Gere made a notable departure from his traditional screen persona with Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer; the political drama saw him portray Norman Oppenheimer, a "small time Jewish'fixer
Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield is an English actor. He began his acting career at the age of 9 in the television drama After Thomas and the comedy film Son of Rambow, he became known for playing the main character Bruno in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, for which he received nominations for the British Independent Film Award and the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year at the age of 11. He played the young Mordred in the BBC TV series Merlin and Norman in the fantasy film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. For his leading performance as Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese's drama Hugo, Butterfield received considerable praise and was awarded the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance—Male and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer, among other accolades, he is known for portraying Ender Wiggin in the 2013 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for playing Nathan Ellis in Morgan Matthews's X+Y. He starred as Jacob "Jake" Portman in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and as Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us. In 2019, Butterfield began playing Otis Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education. Butterfield was born in Islington, is the son of Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield, he was named "Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield" at birth, but now uses the name "Asa Bopp Farr Butterfield" on his passport instead, taking "Bopp" as a middle name after Comet Hale–Bopp, which passed perihelion on the day of his birth. Butterfield first started acting at the age of 7 on Friday afternoons after school at the Young Actors Theatre Islington, he secured minor roles in the 2006 television drama After Thomas and the 2007 film, Son of Rambow. In 2008, he had a guest role playing Donny in the television series Ashes to Ashes. In that same year, aged 10, he played the lead role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Director Mark Herman said. He was on the first audition tape he received and he was the third hopeful he met in person. Herman thought Butterfield's performance was outstanding, but only decided to cast him after auditioning hundreds of other boys, "so no stone was left unturned". Producer David Heyman and director Mark Herman were looking for someone, able to portray the main character's innocence, so they asked each of the children what they knew about the Holocaust. Butterfield's knowledge was slim and it was purposely kept that way throughout filming so it would be easier for him to convey his character's innocence; the final scenes of the film were shot at the end of the production period to prepare both him and Jack Scanlon for the dramatic ending of the film. He beat hundreds of boys to the role and successfully passed the auditions for a role in Mr. Nobody for which he auditioned at the same time, he elected not to pursue the latter role. In 2008, Butterfield appeared in the Merlin episode "The Beginning of the End".
Despite the Great Dragon's advice and the warning that Arthur cannot survive if the boy does and Arthur, with the help of Morgana, help the boy escape to rejoin the Druids. When they are about to disappear into the forest, Arthur asks him for his name, which he says is Mordred, an important character from the Arthurian legends, supposed to kill King Arthur. Butterfield appeared as Mordred in a number of subsequent episodes. In 2010, he had a small part in The Wolfman, he starred as Norman Green at the age of 12 in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, working together with Emma Thompson. The film, his performance, both received positive reviews. At the age of 13 he played the main and title character in Martin Scorsese's Hugo, adapted from the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Hugo was filmed from June 2010 to January 2011, it was released on 23 November 2011, achieved critical and box-office success. Butterfield played the title role of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin in the film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel Ender's Game, along with Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford.
The film completed filming in the first half of 2012, was released in 2013. After the shooting of Ender's Game, Butterfield was cast in coming of age British drama, X+Y as Nathan Ellis, a mathematical savant on the autism spectrum selected to compete with other gifted children on a United Kingdom team in an internationally renowned mathematics competition; the film premiered on 5 September 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in UK cinemas on 13 March 2015. Butterfield's performance received widespread critical acclaim, saw him nominated for the BIFA Award for Best Actor. In 2013, Butterfield was reported to be in talks for a role in King of Kastle and in May, he was cast in The White Circus with his fellow cast member from Hugo, Chloë Grace Moretz. In early 2014, Butterfield was cast in a film adaptation of Ten Thousand Saints. Shooting began on 27 January 2014 and the film was released on 14 August 2015. In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean, alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Jeff Goldblum and Abraham Attah.
In 2016, he starred as Jacob "Jake" Portman in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based on the novel of the same name, a