Benicio del Toro
Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez is a Puerto Rican actor. He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and he has portrayed the Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Del Toro was born on February 19,1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico, to Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermúdez and Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera, many of del Toros relatives are involved in Puerto Ricos legal system. He has a brother, who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. He had a Catalan paternal great-grandfather and a Basque maternal great-grandmother and he spent most of his infancy in Santurce, a barrio within San Juan. Del Toro, whose childhood nicknames were Skinny Benny and Beno, was raised a Roman Catholic and attended Academia del Perpetuo Socorro, when del Toro was nine years old, his mother died of hepatitis. At age 12, he moved with his father and brother to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania and he spent his adolescence and attended high school there.
After graduation, del Toro followed the advice of his father and pursued a degree at the University of California. Del Toro began to surface in small roles during the late 1980s, playing mostly thugs and drug dealers on programs such as Miami Vice. He appeared in Madonnas 1987 music video La Isla Bonita as a background character sitting on a car, Del Toro continued to appear in movies including The Indian Runner, China Moon, Christopher Columbus, The Discovery, Money for Nothing and Swimming with Sharks. His career gained momentum in 1995 with his performance in The Usual Suspects. The role won him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Del Toro shared the screen with Robert De Niro in the big budget thriller The Fan, in which he played Juan Primo, a charismatic Puerto Rican baseball star. He subsequently starred opposite Alicia Silverstone in Excess Baggage, which Silverstone produced. For Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons famous book, he gained more than 40 lbs.
to play Dr. Gonzo, Thompsons lawyer and drug-fiend cohort. The surrealistic film, directed by Terry Gilliam, has earned a following over the years. Returning from a hiatus after Fear and Loathing, del Toro gained a mainstream audience in 2000 with a string of performances in four high-profile films. First up was The Way of the Gun, a yarn that reunited him with The Usual Suspects screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie. A few months later, he stood out among an ensemble cast in Steven Soderberghs Traffic
The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS, the awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016, were held on February 26,2017, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, the ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,048 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 88th, the first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16,1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.
The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel, the cost of guest tickets for that nights ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists and other participants in the industry of the time. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes, winners were announced to media three months earlier, that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since then, for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11,00 pm on the night of the awards. The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and he had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier, this made him the first Academy Award winner in history. With the fourth ceremony, the system changed, for the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27,1957, until then, foreign-language films had been honored with the Special Achievement Award. The 74th Academy Awards, held in 2002, presented the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies always end with the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Academy awards Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, see § Awards of Merit categories The best known award is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. The five spokes represent the branches of the Academy, Writers, Producers. The model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio El Indio Fernández, sculptor George Stanley sculpted Cedric Gibbons design. The statuettes presented at the ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war drama film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. It follows United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller and a squad as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan, who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen. The film received acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast. The film grossed US$481.8 million worldwide, making it the film of the year. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, Spielbergs direction won his second Academy Award for Best Director, Saving Private Ryan was released on home video in May 1999, earning another $44 million from sales. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed culturally, historically, in the late 1990s, an elderly World War II veteran and his family visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France. The veteran walks around the cemetery and, upon seeing one specific gravestone, collapses to his knees, on the morning of June 6,1944, the beginning of the Normandy Invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach.
They suffer heavily from their struggle against German infantry, machine gun nests, after the battle, the body of a dead soldier lying face down on the beach, with S. Ryan stenciled on the back of his pack, is shown. Meanwhile, in Washington, D. C, at the U. S, War Department, General George Marshall is informed that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that their mother is to receive all three telegrams on the same day. He learns that the son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan, is a paratrooper and is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. Marshall, after reading Abraham Lincolns Bixby letter, orders that Ryan must be found, three days after D-Day, Miller receives orders to find Ryan and bring him back from the front. He assembles six men from his company—T/Sgt and his men move out to Neuville, they meet a squad from the 101st Airborne Division. Caparzo dies after being shot by a sniper, they locate a Private James Ryan, but soon learn that he is not their man.
They find a member of Ryans regiment who informs them that his drop zone was at Vierville, once they reach it, Miller meets a friend of Ryans, who reveals that Ryan is defending a strategically important bridge over the Merderet River in the fictional town of Ramelle. On the way to Ramelle, Miller decides to neutralize a German machine gun position, no longer confident in Millers leadership, Reiben declares his intention to desert the squad and the mission, prompting a confrontation with Horvath. The argument heats up until Miller defuses the situation by disclosing his background in civilian life, Reiben reluctantly decides to stay. Upon arrival at Ramelle and the squad come upon a group of paratroopers. Ryan is told of his brothers deaths, the mission to bring him home, and that two men had been lost in the quest to find him
Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. In 1984, he made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppards The Real Thing, Irons first major film role came in the 1981 romantic drama The French Lieutenants Woman, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After starring in such as Moonlighting and The Mission. In 1990, Irons played accused murderer Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune, other notable films have included Steven Soderberghs mystery thriller Kafka, the period drama The House of the Spirits, the romantic drama M. Irons has made several notable appearances on TV. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited. In 2005, Irons starred opposite Helen Mirren in the historical miniseries Elizabeth I, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, from 2011 to 2013 he starred as Pope Alexander VI in the Showtime historical series The Borgias. He is one of the few actors who won the Triple Crown of Acting, winning an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, in October 2011, he was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Irons was born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the son of Paul Dugan Irons, an accountant and his paternal great-great-grandfather was a Metropolitan Policeman who was sacked for drunkenness, and a Chartist. He has an amount of Irish ancestry, tracing back to County Cork. Irons has a brother, and a sister, Felicity Anne and he was educated at the independent Sherborne School in Dorset from 1962 to 1966. He was the drummer and harmonica player in a school band called the Four Pillars of Wisdom. Irons trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and he made several appearances on British television, including the childrens television series Play Away and as Franz Liszt in the BBC1974 series Notorious Woman. More significantly he starred in the 13-part adaptation of H. E, the role which brought him fame was that of Charles Ryder in the television adaptation of Evelyn Waughs Brideshead Revisited. First broadcast on ITV, the ranks among the greatest British television dramas. Brideshead reunited him with Anthony Andrews, with whom he had appeared in The Pallisers seven years earlier, in the same year he starred in the film The French Lieutenants Woman opposite Meryl Streep.
On 23 March 1991, Irons hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC in the US, in 2005, Irons won both an Emmy award and a Golden Globe award for his supporting role in the TV mini-series, Elizabeth I. A year Irons was one of the participants in the series of the BBC documentary series Who Do You Think You Are. In 2008, he played Lord Vetinari in Terry Pratchetts The Colour of Magic, on 6 November 2008, TV Guide reported he would star as photographer Alfred Stieglitz with Joan Allen as painter Georgia OKeeffe, in a Lifetime Television biopic, Georgia OKeeffe
Joaquín Rafael Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is a Puerto Rican–born American actor, music video director and activist. For his work as an artist, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, Phoenix started acting in television shows with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major release was in the comedy-drama film Parenthood. During his period as an actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix. He received international attention for his portrayal of Commodus in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, to this date, he and River Phoenix hold the distinction of being the first and only brothers to be nominated for acting Academy Awards. Aside from his career, he has ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films. He has recorded an album, the soundtrack to Walk The Line, Phoenix is a social activist, lending his support to a number of charities and humanitarian organizations. He is known for his animal rights advocacy. He has been a vegan since the age of three, and actively campaigns for PETA and In Defense of Animals, Phoenix was born Joaquín Rafael Bottom in the Río Piedras district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to parents from the U. S. mainland.
He is the third of five children, including River, Rain and Summer and he has a half-sister named Jodean from a previous relationship of his fathers. Phoenixs father, John Lee Bottom, originally from Fontana, was a lapsed Catholic, of English, Phoenixs mother, was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents whose families emigrated from Russia and Hungary. Arlyn left her family in 1968 and moved to California, meeting Phoenixs father while hitchhiking and they married in 1969, later joined a religious group, the Children of God, and began traveling throughout South America. His parents eventually became disenchanted with the Children of God, they made the decision to leave the group and they changed their last name to Phoenix, after the mythical bird that rises from its own ashes, symbolizing a new beginning. Around this time, Joaquín began calling himself Leaf, desiring to have a name like his siblings. Leaf became the name he used as a actor, until at age 15. He first used it as a credit in his big comeback film To Die For.
In order to provide food and financial support for the family, in Los Angeles, his mother started working as a secretary for NBC, and his father worked as a landscaper. He went on to himself as a child actor before deciding to withdraw from acting for a while and travel to Mexico
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, singer and musician. In 2016, he starred in an Amazon original series, Goliath about a washed up attorney with a new case. He has been vocal about his disrespect for celebrity culture, choosing to keep his life out of the public eye, the attention of the media has proven unavoidable in certain cases, his marriage to Angelina Jolie being a notable example. Thornton has appeared in at least one film per year every year since 1991. Thornton has written a variety of films, usually set in the Southern United States and mainly co-written with Tom Epperson, including A Family Thing, after Sling Blade, he directed several other films, including Daddy and Them, All the Pretty Horses, and Jayne Mansfields Car. He was nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, in addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four albums and is the vocalist of a blues rock band The Boxmasters. His brother Jimmy Don wrote a number of songs, two of which Thornton has recorded on his solo albums, during his childhood, Thornton lived in numerous places in Arkansas, including Alpine, Mount Holly, and Malvern.
He was raised a Methodist in a family in a shack that had neither electricity nor plumbing. He graduated from school in 1973. A good high school player, he tried out for the Kansas City Royals. After a short period laying asphalt for the Arkansas State Transportation Department, he attended Henderson State University to pursue studies in psychology, in the mid-1980s, Thornton settled in Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor, with future writing partner Tom Epperson. He initially had a difficult time succeeding as an actor, and worked in telemarketing, offshore wind farming and he played drums and sang with South African rock band Jack Hammer. While Thornton worked as a waiter for an event, he served film director. Thornton struck up a conversation with Wilder, who advised Thornton to consider a career as a screenwriter, thorntons first screen role was in 1980s South of Reno, where he played a small role as a counter man in a restaurant. He made an appearance as a store clerk in the 1987 Matlock episode The Photographer.
Another one of his screen roles was as a cast member on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire. His role as the villain in 1992s One False Move, which he co-wrote and he had small roles in the 1990s films Indecent Proposal, On Deadly Ground, Bound by Honor, and Tombstone
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past, the film received positive reviews and was a financial success. It grossed over US$225 million during its run with only a modest $10 million budget. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, after Williams death in 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporters 100 Favorite Films list. When Professor Gerald Lambeau posts a difficult problem as a challenge for his graduate students, Will solves the problem anonymously. As a challenge to the genius, Lambeau posts an even more difficult problem. Will solves the problem, but flees the scene when Lambeau catches him, at the bar, Will meets Skylar, a British student about to graduate from Harvard, who plans on attending medical school at Stanford.
The next day, as Will and his friends fight a gang at the court, police arrive. Lambeau visits his court appearance and notices Wills intellect in defending himself and he arranges for him to forgo jail time if he agrees to study mathematics under Lambeaus supervision and participate in therapy sessions. Will tentatively agrees, but treats his first few therapists with mockery, in desperation, Lambeau calls on Dr. Sean Maguire, his estranged college roommate, who now teaches psychology at Bunker Hill Community College. Unlike other therapists, Sean actually challenges Wills defense mechanisms, and after a few unproductive sessions, Will begins to open up. Will is particularly struck by Seans story of how he met his wife by giving up his ticket to the game six of the 1975 World Series. Sean neither regrets his decision, nor does he regret the final years of his marriage and this encourages Will to build a relationship with Skylar, though he lies to her about his past and is reluctant to introduce her to his friends or show her his rundown neighborhood.
Will challenges Sean to take a look at his own life. Skylar asks Will to move to California with her, but he refuses and tells her he is an orphan, will breaks up with Skylar and storms out on Lambeau, dismissing the mathematical research he has been doing. Sean points out that Will is so adept at anticipating future failure in his relationships that he deliberately sabotages them in order to avoid emotional pain. Chuckie tells Will that he disapproves of Will laying bricks for a living like the rest of his friends, will walks in on a heated argument between Sean and Lambeau over his potential. Sean and Will share and find out that they were victims of child abuse
A Simple Plan (film)
A Simple Plan is a 1998 American neo-noir crime thriller film adapted by Scott B. Smith from his 1993 novel of the same name. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film stars Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, set in rural Minnesota, the story follows Hank Mitchell and his brother Jacob, along with Jacobs friend Lou, discover a crashed plane containing $4.4 million in cash. The three men go to lengths to keep the money a secret but begin to doubt each others trust, resulting in lies, deceit. Development of the began in 1993 before the novel was published. Mike Nichols purchased the rights, and the project was picked up by an independent film studio. After Nichols stepped down, the adaptation became mired in development hell, during the troubled pre-production, Ben Stiller. After Savoy closed in November 1995, the project was sold to Paramount Pictures, John Boorman was hired to direct, but scheduling conflicts led to his replacement by Raimi. Principal photography began in January 1998 and concluded in March after 55 days, filming took place in Wisconsin, the score was produced and composed by Danny Elfman.
A Simple Plan premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival, the films appearance at the festival preceded a limited release in the United States on December 11,1998, followed by a general release in North America on January 22,1999. It underperformed at the North American box office, grossing $16.3 million on a $17 million production budget, reviewers praised various aspects of the films production, including the storytelling and Raimis direction. A Simple Plan earned multiple awards and nominations, among them two Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, Hank Mitchell and his wife Sarah live in rural Minnesota. One of the few college graduates, Hank works in a feed mill. When Hank, his older, socially challenged brother Jacob and Jacobs friend Lou chase a fox into the woods, Hank decides to look inside the plane where he discovers a dead pilot and a bag containing $4.4 million in $100 bills. He suggests turning the money in but is persuaded not to by Jacob, Hank proposes that he keep the money safe at his house until the end of winter.
Sheriff Carl Jenkins drives by the area and notices the three men after they hide the money in Jacobs pick-up truck, Jacob mentions hearing a plane in the area to avoid suspicion. After Carl leaves, the three men decide to keep the money a secret, but Hank breaks the pact when he reveals the discovery to Sarah, Sarah suggests that Hank and Jacob return a paltry sum of the money to the plane to avoid suspicion from local authorities. While travelling on foot to the woods, the come across an old man on a snowmobile. Jacob, thinking that their cover is blown, bludgeons him, when the man regains consciousness, Hank suffocates him, uses the snowmobile to drive his body off a bridge, making the murder look like an accidental death
The Contender (2000 film)
The Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater, the film focuses on a fictional United States President and the events surrounding his appointment of a new Vice President. The film serves as a response to the Lewinsky scandal that arose during the presidency of Bill Clinton and it became the subject of controversy regarding alterations that allegedly displeased Oldman, who co-produced. Joan Allen was nominated for Best Actress and Jeff Bridges for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, second-term Democratic U. S. President Jackson Evans must select a new Vice President following the sudden death of his previous vice president. The obvious choice seems to be Virginia Governor Jack Hathaway, who is hailed as a hero after he dove into a lake in a failed attempt to save a drowning girl. The President instead decides that his song will be helping to break the glass ceiling by nominating Laine Hanson.
In accordance with the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, approval from both houses of Congress is required, standing in her way is Republican Congressman Sheldon Runyon of Illinois, who believes she is unqualified for the position, and backs Hathaway for the nod. His investigation into her background turns up an incident where she was apparently photographed participating in an orgy as part of a sorority initiation. He is joined in his opposition by Democratic Representative Reginald Webster, the confirmation hearings begin in Washington, D. C. and Runyon, who chairs the committee, quickly addresses Hansons alleged sexual imbroglio. Hanson refuses to address the incident, neither confirming nor denying anything, Hanson meets with Evans and offers to withdraw her name, to save his administration more embarrassment. Evans meets with Runyon, informing him he will not choose Hanson as Vice President, Runyon casually brings forward Hathaway as a replacement. They make an agreement that Runyon will back down on his attacks if Evans chooses Hathaway as Vice President, Evans requests Runyon to make a public statement defending Hathaway.
Hanson and Runyon are all invited to the White House, Evans shocks them by showing a FBI report that proves Hathaway paid the woman to drive off the bridge into the lake, part of a plan to increase his approval ratings. Hathaway is arrested and Runyon is disgraced because he vouched for Hathaways integrity just hours earlier, Evans meets with Hanson, and she finally tells what actually happened that night in college. She said that she did indeed arrive at a fraternity house to have sex with two men as part of an initiation, but changed her mind before any sex occurred. However, she did not prove her innocence, citing that by doing so further the idea that it was acceptable to ask the questions in the first place. Evans addresses Congress, where he chastises all Democrats and Republicans who blocked Hansons confirmation and he explicitly calls out Runyon, who leaves in humiliation. Director Rod Lurie stated he wrote the screenplay because he wished to make a film starring Joan Allen, having a fascination with politics, and inspired by his daughter, he wished to make a feminist film that would differ from Allens frequent role as troubled wife
Myron Leon Mike Wallace was an American journalist, game show host and media personality. He interviewed a range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the correspondents for CBS60 Minutes. Wallace retired as a regular correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008. Hinckley, Vladimir Putin, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand, Salvador Dalí, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his father was a grocer and insurance broker. Wallace attended Brookline High School, graduating in 1935 and he graduated from the University of Michigan four years with a Bachelor of Arts. While a college student he was a reporter for the Michigan Daily, Wallace appeared as a guest on the popular radio quiz show Information Please on February 7,1939, when he was in his last year at the University of Michigan. His first radio job was as newscaster and continuity writer for WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids and this lasted until 1940, when he moved to WXYZ Radio in Detroit, Michigan, as an announcer.
He became a radio worker in Chicago, Illinois. Wallace enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and served as an officer during World War II on the USS Anthedon. He saw no combat, but traveled to Hawaii and Subic Bay in the Philippines, patrolling the South China Sea, Wallace returned to Chicago after being discharged in 1946. Wallace announced for the radio shows Curtain Time, Ned Jordan, Secret Agent, Sky King, The Green Hornet, Curtain Time and it is sometimes reported Wallace announced for The Lone Ranger, but Wallace said he never did. Wallace announced wrestling in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in the late 1940s, Wallace was a staff announcer for the CBS radio network. He had displayed his skills when he appeared opposite Spike Jones in dialogue routines. He was the voice of Elgin-American in their commercials on Groucho Marxs You Bet Your Life, as Myron Wallace, he portrayed New York City detective Lou Kagel on the short-lived radio drama series Crime on the Waterfront.
In 1949, Wallace began to move to the new medium of television, in that year, he starred under the name Myron Wallace in a short-lived police drama, Stand By for Crime. Wallace hosted a number of shows in the 1950s, including The Big Surprise, Whos the Boss. Early in his career Wallace was not known primarily as a news broadcaster and it was not uncommon during that period for newscasters to announce, do commercials and host game shows, Douglas Edwards, John Daly, John Cameron Swayze and Walter Cronkite hosted game shows as well
Fargo is a 1996 American black comedy crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Fargo premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where Joel Coen won the festivals Prix de la mise en scène, a critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. McDormand received the Best Actress Oscar, and the Coens won in the Best Original Screenplay category, the American Film Institute named it one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time in 1998. A Coen-produced FX television series of the name, inspired by Fargo and taking place in the same universe. In the winter of 1987, Jerry Lundegaard, the manager at a Minneapolis Oldsmobile dealership, is desperate for money. He floated a $320,000 GMAC loan and collateralized it with nonexistent dealership vehicles, dealership mechanic and paroled ex-convict Shep Proudfoot refers Jerry to Gaear Grimsrud. Jerry pitches Gustafson a lucrative real estate deal, and he agrees to front $750,000, Jerry considers calling off the kidnapping, learns that Gustafson plans to make the deal himself, giving Jerry a finders fee.
At Jerrys home and Gaear carry out the kidnapping, as they transport Jean to their remote cabin on Moose Lake, a state trooper pulls them over outside Brainerd for driving without temporary tags. When the trooper hears a sound from the seat, Gaear kills him. The following morning, Brainerd police chief Marge Gunderson discovers that the trooper was ticketing a car with dealership plates. Later, two men driving a dealership vehicle checked into the nearby Blue Ox Motel with two girls, placed a call to Proudfoot. After questioning the prostitutes, she drives to Gustafsons dealership, where Proudfoot feigns ignorance, while in Minneapolis, Marge reconnects with Mike Yanagita, an old classmate who tells her that his wife, another classmate, has died, and makes an awkward pass at her. Jerry informs Gustafson that the kidnappers have demanded $1 million, Carl, in light of the complication of three murders, demands that Jerry hand over the entire $80,000. GMAC gives Jerry 24 hours to prove the existence of the vehicles or return the loan, Carl is attacked and beaten by a furious Proudfoot for involving him in the murder investigation.
Carl orders Jerry to deliver the ransom immediately, Gustafson insists on making the money drop himself. At the prearranged drop point in a Minneapolis parking garage, he tells Carl he will not hand over the money without seeing Jean, an enraged Carl shoots and kills Gustafson. After fleeing the scene, Carl is astounded to discover that the briefcase contains $1 million and he removes $80,000 to split with Gaear, buries the rest alongside the highway. At the cabin, Gaear has killed Jean, Carl says they must split up and leave the state immediately, Marge learns that Yanagitas dead wife is not dead, nor his wife
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian theatre and television actor. After making his debut in Stage Struck, Plummer went on to a successful film career. Plummer has ventured into television projects, including the miniseries The Thorn Birds. Plummer has won awards and accolades for his work, including an Academy Award. With his win at age 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award and his fathers uncle was patent lawyer and agent F. B. Plummers parents were divorced shortly after his birth, and he was brought up at the Abbott family home in Senneville, Quebec and he is bilingual, speaking English and French fluently. Plummer is a cousin of actor Nigel Bruce, the British actor, best known as Doctor Watson to Basil Rathbones Sherlock Holmes. He had studied to be a concert pianist, but developed a love for the theatre at an early age and he began acting while he was living on Pine Avenue in Montreal and attending Montreal High. He attended McGill, at time he took up acting.
Whittaker, who was stage director of the Montreal Repertory Theatre, cast Plummer, aged 18. Plummer made his Broadway debut in January 1953 in The Starcross Story and his next Broadway appearance, Home is the Hero, lasted 30 performances from September to October 1954. He appeared in support of Broadway legend Katharine Cornell and film legend Tyrone Power in The Dark is Light Enough, the play toured several cities, with Plummer serving as Powers understudy. Later that same year, he appeared in his first Broadway hit, Plummer appeared less frequently on Broadway in the 1960s as he moved from New York to London. From May to June 1973, he appeared on Broadway as the character in Cyrano. For that performance, Plummer won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, that year, he played Anton Chekhov in Neil Simons adaptation of several Chekhov short stories, The Good Doctor. In the 1980s, he appeared on Broadway in two Shakespearean tragedies, playing Iago to James Earl Jones Moor, and the role in Macbeth with Glenda Jackson playing his lady.
His Iago brought him another Tony nomination and he appeared with Jason Robards in the 1994 revival of Harold Pinters No Mans Land and had great success in 1997 in Barrymore, which he toured with after a successful Broadway run. His turn as John Barrymore brought him his second Tony Award and he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his 2004 King Lear and for a Tony playing Henry Drummond in the 2007 revival of Inherit the Wind