Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film and the sequel to Jurassic World. Directed by J. A. Bayona, it is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returned as writers, with Trevorrow and the original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg as executive producers. Set on the fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it follows Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as they rescue the remaining dinosaurs before a volcanic eruption destroys it. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from previous films in the series, with Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin joining the cast. Filming took place from February in Hawaii. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, Fallen Kingdom premiered in Madrid on May 21, 2018, was released internationally in early June 2018 and in the United States on June 22, 2018.
The film grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the third Jurassic film to pass the billion-dollar mark. It is the 12th-highest-grossing film of all time, it received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Pratt and Howard's performances, Bayona's direction, musical score and the "surprisingly dark moments", while others suggested the series had run its course, criticizing the screenplay and predictability. An untitled sequel is set to be released on June 2021, with Trevorrow returning to direct. A small mercenary team arrives on the abandoned Isla Nublar to collect DNA from the remains of the Indominus rex at the bottom of the park's lagoon. After collecting a bone, the team's survivors escape the island following attacks by the Mosasaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. A U. S. Senate hearing in Washington, D. C. debates. Mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm testifies that the dinosaurs should be allowed to perish to correct John Hammond's mistake of cloning them. Meanwhile, Jurassic World's former operations manager, Claire Dearing, has established the Dinosaur Protection Group to save the animals.
After the Senate rules against rescuing the dinosaurs, Hammond's former partner, Benjamin Lockwood, summons Claire to his Northern California estate. Lockwood and his aide, Eli Mills, reveal a plan to relocate the dinosaurs to a new island sanctuary. Claire is needed to reactivate the park's dinosaur tracking system to locate the animals Blue, the last surviving Velociraptor. Though now estranged, Claire recruits Owen Grady, Jurassic World's former Velociraptor trainer and Blue's alpha, to help capture her. On Isla Nublar and former park technician Franklin Webb reactivate the online tracking system. Owen, paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez, a mercenary team led by Ken Wheatley and find Blue; the encounter escalates, resulting in Blue Wheatley tranquilizing Owen. Wheatley abandons Owen and Franklin on the island while forcibly taking Zia to treat Blue's injury; the mercenary ship, loaded with the captured dinosaurs, departs for the U. S. mainland as the animals left behind die in the eruption. Claire and Owen have sneaked aboard the ship and find Zia, who transfuses Blue with Tyrannosaurus blood.
The group realize that the captured dinosaurs are being transported to an unidentified location for an unknown purpose. At the estate, Lockwood's orphaned pre-teen granddaughter Maisie overhears Mills and auctioneer Gunnar Eversol secretly planning to auction the captured dinosaurs on the black market, they will unveil the Indoraptor, a new genetically-modified dinosaur created by geneticist Dr. Henry Wu using Indominus rex and Velociraptor DNA. Wu wants Blue's DNA to create an enhanced Indoraptor, obedient to commands, unaware that Blue's blood has been contaminated. After Maisie informs Lockwood about the auction, he confronts Mills. Maisie is revealed to have been cloned from Lockwood's deceased daughter and is the reason John Hammond, who opposed human cloning, ended their association; the dinosaurs are caged. Zia and Franklin narrowly evade capture. Owen incites a Stygimoloch into breaking open their cell, they find Maisie, who leads them to the auction where the Indoraptor is being sold despite Wu's protests that it is a prototype.
Owen disrupts the proceedings by luring the Stygimoloch into the room. In the ensuing chaos, Wheatley tranquilizes the Indoraptor and extracts a tooth as a trophy, but it feigns sedation killing him and others as it escapes; the Indoraptor hunts Owen and Maisie throughout the mansion. Zia releases Blue; when a hydrogen cyanide gas leak threatens the caged dinosaurs, Maisie frees them, despite Owen's objections. Mills attempts to flee with the Indominus rex bone but is devoured by the Tyrannosaurus, which tramples the bone. Owen, Maisie and Franklin safely escape, while Blue and the other released dinosaurs flee the estate grounds. In a new U. S. Senate hearing, Dr. Malcolm declares the beginning of a Neo-Jurassic Age, where humans and dinosaurs must learn to coexist; the closing scenes depict freed dinosaurs roaming outer urban areas. Chris Pratt as Owen Grady: A Navy veteran and ethologist, former Velociraptor handler for Jurassic World. Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing: Jurassic World's former opera
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics's flagship character, Superman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Kids' WB from September 6, 1996 to February 12, 2000; the series was the first of several followups of the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, was praised for its thematic complexity, quality animation and modernization of its title character. Premiering ten years after the 1986 reboot of the Superman comic-book character, the animated series paid tribute to both the classic Superman of old and the newer "modern" Superman. For instance, the depiction of Krypton reflects the older idealized version in the Silver Age of Comic Books while the scope of Superman's powers reflects the more restrained contemporary concept as developed by John Byrne in that the superhero has to struggle to perform spectacular feats, while Clark Kent is shown to be if self-confident. Midway through the series' run, it was combined with The New Batman Adventures to become The New Batman/Superman Adventures.
The characters of Superman and Batman were spun off into a new animated series, Justice League, which featured other popular DC Comics characters, including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl which spawned a sequel series Justice League Unlimited. Producer Bruce Timm wanted the show to have a more 1940s Fleischer Studios Superman-cartoon feel. Another original character design sheet showed the characters in a stylised 1950s style, suggesting that the producers considered setting the series during that period, or ending up like Batman: The Animated Series or as the producers said Gotham was Art Deco with Gothic elements, Metropolis was "Ocean Liner Deco"; as with the first season of Batman, the opening theme sequence of Superman lacked an on-screen title. Like Batman, the opening theme for Superman lacked any lyrics, instead being an instrumental piece played over various scenes from the series. Koko Enterprise Co. LTD. TMS-Kyokuchi Corporation and Dong Yang Animation Co.
LTD contributed some of the animation for this series. One noticeable aspect of the series carried over from Byrne's work was Superman's powers were downplayed compared to his comic book counterpart. Where as in the comic he could lift millions or billions of tons effortlessly, this version struggled lifting trucks, construction equipment, etc; the writers admit. His durability was considerably less that while bullets bounced off him, heavier ordnance like high caliber bullets and missiles caused him pain or discomfort. He's recurrently shown being sensitive to electricity, high-voltage electric currents being able to cause him a great deal of pain, in one episode lasers proved capable to blind him temporarily. Despite this reduced durability, he's rarely shown injured or bleeding, his lung capacity seems quite limited, since he needs special equipment to go underwater or in outer space. In the series, the evil computer Brainiac is not only from Krypton, but is portrayed as responsible for preventing the knowledge of Krypton's imminent destruction from reaching its people so as to save himself, rather than be committed in the futile task of saving the population of the planet.
In addition, the ship that carries the infant Kal-El to Earth is designed to have a pilot, the autopilot used instead was programmed to land smoothly upon reaching its destination. This was done so that the ship is in perfect working condition during Superman's adulthood and could be used as his mode of long range transportation in space. Access to Kryptonian technology and artifacts is severely restricted, such as the ship containing a phantom zone projector and Braniac's technology, although Superman finds a devastated colony in Krypton's solar system with salvageable technology, in addition to Kara In-Ze in her functioning cryostasis capsule. Season two was scheduled to run 26 episodes, but it was extended to 28 episodes in order to accommodate a two-part story introducing Supergirl. While the series features adaptations of much of Superman's rogues gallery, the writers supplemented the supply of enemies by paying tribute to Jack Kirby's Fourth World creations that introduced the villain Darkseid to the series as Superman's archenemy.
Darkseid had been portrayed as a villain in Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians in the 1980s, but in this series, he was closer to the enormously powerful, evil cosmic emperor envisioned by Kirby. Corey Burton's voice performance as Brainiac was done in the same cold, low-affect style as HAL 9000 in the Space Odyssey films, was modeled after the'Control Voice' heard during the opening narration of The Outer Limits; as with the majority of shows in DC animated universe, Superman: The Animated Series received a comic adaptation taking place in the same universe, that ran from 1996 to 2001, with 68 issues, an annual and a special issue featuring Lobo. Paul Dini wrote the first issue of the series, followed by Scott McCloud, Mark Millar and Evan Dorkin. Among the artists that contributed with the series are Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Mike Manley, Aluir Amancio, Min S. Ku and Neil Vokes. List
Oak Park, Illinois
Oak Park is a village adjacent to the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the 29th largest municipality in Illinois as measured by population in the 2010 U. S. census. As of the 2010 United States Census the village had a population of 51,878. Oak Park was settled beginning in the 1830s, with rapid growth in the 19th century and early 20th century, it incorporated in 1902. Development was spurred by railroads and street cars connecting the village to jobs in Chicago. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife settled here in 1889. Population peaked at 66,015 in 1940. Smaller families led to falling population in the same number of apartments. In the 1960s, Oak Park faced the challenge of racial integration, devising many strategies to integrate rather than resegregate the village. Oak Park includes three historic districts for the historic homes: Ridgeland, Frank Lloyd Wright and Seward Gunderson, reflecting the focus on historic preservation. In 1835, Joseph Kettlestrings, an immigrant from England, purchased 172 acres of land just west of Chicago for a farm and their home.
Once their children were born, they moved to Chicago for the schools in 1843, moved back again in 1855 to build a more substantial home a bit east on their quarter section of land. More farmers and settlers had entered the area, their land was called by several names locally, including Oak Ridge. When the first post office was set up, it could not use the name Oak Ridge as another post office was using that name in Illinois, so the post office chose Oak Park, that name became the name for the settlement as it grew, for the town when it incorporated in 1902. By 1850, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad was constructed as far as Elgin and passed through the settlement area. In the 1850s the land on which Oak Park sits was part of the town of Cicero; the population of the area boomed during the 1870s, with Chicago residents resettling in Cicero following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the expansion of railroads and street cars to the area. "In 1872, when Oak Park received its own railroad depot on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, its rapid emergence as a residential suburb of Chicago began.
In 1877, the railroad was running thirty-nine trains daily between Oak Chicago. As Chicago grew from a regional center to a national metropolis Oak Park expanded – from 500 residents in 1872 to 1,812 in 1890, to 9,353 in 1900, to 20,911 in 1910, to 39,585 in 1920. Oak Park thus emerged as a leading Chicago suburb."A review of Oak Park's history by Wiss, Elstner Associates in 2006 further explains the importance of railroads and street cars in the development of Oak Park: The Village of Oak Park was formally established in 1902, disengaging from Cicero following a referendum. According to the local historical society, "The period 1892–1950 saw the construction of all of the housing stock in Oak Park, most of the village's current buildings." The village population grew and "by 1930, the village had a population of 64,000 larger than the current population", while cherishing a reputation as the "World's Largest Village." Chicago grew in the 19th century, recording 4,470 residing in the 1840 Census in the place so a fur trading post, reaching 1,099,850 in 1890, 1,698,575 in 1900, passing Philadelphia to the number two spot in the US, in that year, the fifth largest in the world.
Chicago was well located on the shores of Lake Michigan for transport. After World War II, "Oak Park was affected by larger developmental trends in the Chicago Metropolitan area; the construction of the Eisenhower Expressway cut through the southern portion of the Village in the mid 1950s. Starting in the 1960s and 1970s, Oak Park has made a conscious effort to accommodate changing demographics and social pressures while maintaining the suburban character that has long made the Village a desirable residential location. Beginning in the 1960s, Oak Park faced the issue of racial integration with effective programs to maintain the character and stability of the Village, while encouraging integration on racial basis; this was the greatest challenge to Oak Park, which some judge it has met with success, see #Demographics. Population fell from the peak level from smaller average household size, including a rise in one-person households. Oak Park has a history of alcohol prohibition; when the village was incorporated, no alcohol was allowed to be sold within its village limits.
This law was relaxed in 1973, when restaurants and hotels were allowed to serve alcohol with meals, was further loosened in 2002, when select grocery stores received governmental permission to sell packaged liquor. Now alcohol, such as beer and wine, is accessible. In 1889, Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife settled in Oak Park, he built many homes and the Unity Temple, his own church, in the village, before he left in 1911 to settle in Wisconsin. Oak Park attracts architecture buffs and others to view the many Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes found in the village, alongside homes reflecting other architectural styles; the largest collection of Wright-designed residential properties in the world is in Oak Park. A distinct focus on historic preservation of important architectural styles began in the 1970s and continues, with many buildings marked as significant, so far, three historic districts defin
Mary Megan Winningham is an American actress and singer-songwriter. An eight-time Emmy Award nominee, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Amber Waves in 1980 and George Wallace in 1998, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1995 film Georgia. Winningham's other film and TV roles include St. Elmo's Fire, Miracle Mile, Turner & Hooch, The War, Swing Vote, Mildred Pierce, Hatfields & McCoys and four seasons of American Horror Story: Coven, Freak Show and Cult, she made her New York stage debut in the 2007 Off-Broadway musical 10 Million Miles, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. And her Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of Picnic. In 2014, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the original Broadway production of Casa Valentina. Winningham was born in Phoenix and raised in Northridge, California, she is the daughter of Sam Neal Winningham. She has one sister, her father was the chairman of the Department of Physical Education at California State University and her mother was an English teacher and college counselor at Monroe High School.
She credits her first interest in acting to seeing an interview with Kym Karath on Art Linkletter's television show House Party when she was five or six years old. Winningham attended Andasol Ave. Elementary School, where her favorite activities included drama and playing the guitar and drums, she took the extended drama option at Patrick Henry Junior High School and continued to study over her summer vacations at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop. It was at this time that she adopted the nickname "Mare", her mother arranged. In grade 12, Winningham starred in a production of The Sound of Music, playing the part of Maria, opposite classmate Kevin Spacey as Captain Von Trapp, she graduated co-valedictorian of her high school class in 1977. Winningham began her career as a singer-songwriter. In 1976 and 1977, she got her break singing The Beatles song "Here and Everywhere" on The Gong Show. Though Winningham received no record contracts as result of the appearance, she was signed to an acting contract by Hollywood agent Meyer Mishkin, received her Screen Actor's Guild card for doing three lines in an episode of James at 15.
That year she was offered a role on Young Pioneers and Young Pioneers Christmas, pilots for the short-lived 1978 drama The Young Pioneers. Though the series ended with just three episodes being broadcast, a number of television projects followed, including parts on Police Woman in 1978 and Starsky and Hutch in 1979; that same year, she played the role of teenage outcast Jenny Flowers in the made-for-TV film The Death of Ocean View Park. In 1980, Winningham starred in Off the Minnesota Strip playing a young prostitute, she won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for her role in the critically acclaimed Amber Waves, a television film about a rough farmer who finds he is dying of cancer. In that year, she broke into feature films with One Trick Pony, starring Paul Simon. In 1983, Winningham was nominated for a Canadian Genie Award for her work in the futuristic 1981 drama Threshold, appeared in the 1983 epic miniseries The Thorn Birds, in which she played Justine O'Neill.
In 1984, she starred as Helen Keller in Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues. Winningham achieved greater fame co-starring in St. Elmo's Fire, alongside the other original "brat pack" alumni. Despite the film's success, she failed to cash in on her teen idol status, returned to television in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Love Is Never Silent, for which she received an Emmy nomination. Another well-known and well-received performance was as a homeless young mother in the television movie God Bless the Child. Winningham finished the 1980s with two Hollywood films: the nuclear disaster drama, Miracle Mile, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination in 1989, the Tom Hanks vehicle Turner & Hooch in 1989. In 1988, Winningham starred in the Los Angeles stage production of Hurlyburly with Sean Penn and Danny Aiello. In the early 1990s, she returned to film for 1994's all-star Wyatt Earp and the family drama The War, both starring Kevin Costner. 1995 brought Georgia, a thoughtful character study of two sisters, which earned Winningham Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations.
Two years she starred opposite Gary Sinise in George Wallace, for which she garnered her first Golden Globe Award nomination and won an Emmy Award. She made acclaimed appearances on the series ER and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as appearances in the 2001 television project Sally Hemmings opposite Sam Neill and the short-lived David E. Kelley series The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire. In 2001, she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Snap Decision with Felicity Huffman, she appeared in the independent film Dandelion, a staple of film festivals worldwide between 2003 and 2004 and had a limited American release in October 2005. In 2006, she landed the role of Susan Grey on the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy where she played the stepmother of one of the main characters, Dr. Meredith Grey, her character was killed off in May 2007. In 2006, Winningham voiced the audio version of Stephen King's Lisey's Story. In 2007, she voiced Alice Hoffman's Skylight Confessions. In 2010, Winningham starred in an episode of Cold Case as main character Lilly Rush's stepmother, Celeste Co
Monk (TV series)
Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character, Adrian Monk. It ran from 2002 to 2009 and is a police procedural series, but exhibits comic and dramatic tones in its exploration of the main characters' personal lives; the series was produced by Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television in association with Universal Television. The series debuted on July 12, 2002, on USA Network, it continued for eight seasons, with the final season concluding on December 4, 2009. The series held the record for the most-watched scripted drama episode in cable television history from 2009 through 2012 with "Mr. Monk and the End – Part II", its series finale, with 9.4 million viewers, 3.2 million of them in the 18–49 demographic. Adrian Monk was a detective for the San Francisco Police Department until his wife, was killed by a car bomb in a parking garage, he believes that Trudy's death was part of a larger conspiracy that she had uncovered during her time as a journalist.
Trudy's death led Monk to suffer a nervous breakdown. He was discharged from the force and became a recluse, refusing to leave his house for three and a half years; until the final episode, Trudy's death was Monk's only unsolved case. He is able to leave the house with the help of his nurse/assistant, Sharona Fleming; the breakthrough allows him to work as a private detective and a consultant for the homicide unit, despite limitations rooted in his obsessive–compulsive disorder, which has heightened since Trudy's death. Monk's numerous compulsive habits and a number of phobias compound his situation, such as his fear of germs. Monk is afraid of 312 things, including milk, harmonicas, asymmetry, enclosed spaces, foods touching on his plate and risk; the OCD and phobias cause problems for Monk and anyone around him as he investigates cases. These same personal struggles the OCD, are what aid him in solving cases: his sharp memory, specific mindset, attention to detail. In one episode, "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan", Marci Maven has compiled a list of all of Adrian's fears.
In another episode, he tries to conquer his fears by doing various activities which involve his phobias. For example, he tries drinking milk, climbing a ladder, putting a ladybug on his hand, but when things are scattered unorganized across a table, he cannot resist the compulsion to arrange them neatly. Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Randy Disher call on Monk when they have trouble with investigations. Stottlemeyer is irritated by Monk's behavior, but respects his friend and former colleague's amazing insight and observational abilities, as does Disher. Since childhood, Monk's obsessive attention to detail has allowed him to spot tiny discrepancies, find patterns, make connections that others miss. Something someone says or does triggers Monk to make the connection. In his spare time, Monk continues to search for information about his wife's death, is plagued with the idea that he may never determine who killed Trudy, he dedicates his life to solving other murders because he feels a moral obligation when the outcome disrupts him or affects his friends or him negatively, which happens periodically throughout the series.
Monk becomes intrigued when a woman is killed, or when someone is killed with some type of bomb, because this reminds him of Trudy's murder. In the middle of season three, Sharona decides to remarry her ex-husband and move back to New Jersey, prompting Monk to hire Natalie Teeger as his new assistant. Natalie is a widow and mother of an 11-year-old daughter, Julie. Monk discovers Natalie when she is involved in a murder case herself, in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring". Natalie is able to understand and bond with Monk better than most people due to sharing his grief over the loss of a spouse. Monk has a brother Ambrose and a half-brother, Jack Jr. about whom Monk first learns when his father tells him in season five. He meets Jack Jr. in the episode "Mr. Monk's Other Brother" during season seven. Adrian Monk is a former homicide detective and a current consultant for the San Francisco Police Department, he has an extreme case of OCD and is well known for his various fears and phobias, but not limited to, snakes, glaciers, rodeos and milk.
His wife Trudy was murdered in 1997, he is haunted by her death until the series finale. Sharona Fleming is Monk's nurse and becomes his first assistant, she refuses to baby him forcing him to do things that are unpleasant to him. Her final appearance as a regular character is in "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine", she moves to New Jersey midway through season three, leaving only a note. However, she returns in the final season in "Mr. Monk and Sharona" to give closure to her character. By "Mr. Monk and the End", Randy and she have are revealed to have moved to New Jersey together. Natalie Teeger is Monk's second and final assistant. Although she is more deferential to her boss than Sharona, referring to him as "Mr. Monk", she is not hesitant about telling him when his eccentricities are going too far. A young widow who lives with her daughter Julie, Natalie lost her husband Mitch when he was shot down over Kosovo in 1998, she first appears in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring". Natalie was introduced partway through season three when Bitty Schram, who played Sharona, left "precipitous" over a contract dispute.
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adapted from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, the film dramatizes the relationship between Jesse James and Robert Ford, focusing on the events that lead up to the titular killing. Filming took place near Calgary and Edmonton, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Intended for a 2006 release, it was postponed and re-edited for a September 21, 2007 release date. In 1881, starstruck Robert "Bob" Ford seeks out Jesse James when the James gang is planning a train robbery in Blue Cut, making unsuccessful attempts to join the gang with the help of his older brother Charley a member; the train turns out to be carrying only a fraction of the money thought, Frank James tells Charley Ford that this robbery would be the last the James brothers would commit. Jesse returns home to Kansas City, bringing Dick Liddil and his cousin, Wood Hite. Jesse sends Charley and Dick away, but insists that Bob stay.
He wanted the younger man just for his help in moving furniture to a new home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bob becomes more admiring of James before being sent back to the farmhouse of his widowed sister, Martha Bolton, where he rejoins his brother Charley and Liddil. Liddil reveals to Bob that he is in collusion with another member of the James gang, Jim Cummins, to capture Jesse for a substantial bounty. Meanwhile, Jesse visits Ed Miller, who gives away information on Cummins' plot. Jesse kills Miller departs with Liddil to hunt down Cummins. Unable to locate him, Jesse viciously beats a young cousin of Bob and Charley. Liddil returns to the Bolton farmhouse, argues with Hite, which ends with Bob Ford killing Hite, they dump his body in the woods to conceal the murder from Jesse. Jesse and Charley Ford travel to St. Joseph where Jesse learns of Hite's disappearance, which Charley denies knowing anything about. Meanwhile, Bob goes to Kansas City Police Commissioner Henry Craig, saying he knows Jesse James' whereabouts.
To prove his allegiance with the James gang, Bob urges Craig to arrest Dick Liddil. Following Liddil's arrest and confession to participation in numerous gang robberies, Bob brokers a deal with the Governor of Missouri, Thomas T. Crittenden, he is given ten days to capture or kill Jesse James, promised a substantial bounty and full pardon for murder. Charley persuades Jesse to take Bob Ford into the gang. Introduced as cousins to the Howards, they stay with the family, including Zee James and their two children. Jesse wants to revive his gang beginning with the Platte City bank. On the morning of April 3, 1882, Jesse and the Ford brothers prepare to depart for the robbery. Jesse reads in confessions of Liddil. While the three men are in the living room, Jesse removes his gun belt and climbs a chair to clean a dusty picture. Bob flees with Charley, they send a telegram to the governor to announce Jesse's death, for which they were to receive $10,000. However, they never receive more than $500 each.
After the killing, the Fords become celebrities, touring with a theatre show in Manhattan in which they re-enact the shooting, but people soon dislike that Bob shot Jesse, unarmed, in the back. Guilt-stricken, Charley writes numerous letters to Zee James asking for her forgiveness, but does not send them. Suffering from terminal tuberculosis, he commits suicide in May 1884. Bob works around the West. On June 8, 1892, Bob is murdered at his saloon in Creede, Colorado. O'Kelley is sentenced to life in prison, but Colorado Governor James Bradley Orman pardons him after ten years in 1902. Ron Hansen made a cameo as a frontier reporter. In March 2004, Warner Bros. and Plan B Entertainment acquired feature film rights to Ron Hansen's 1983 novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Andrew Dominik was hired to direct the film adaptation. Pitt was considered to portray Jesse James; the role of Ford was between Affleck and Shia LaBeouf. Bill Clinton's presidential campaign strategist James Carville was selected to play the Governor of Missouri.
By January 2005, Pitt was cast, filming began on August 29, 2005 in Calgary. Filming took place in other parts of Alberta, including McKinnon Flats, Heritage Park, the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, the Kananaskis area, several private ranches and the historical Fort Edmonton Park; the historical town of Creede, Colorado was recreated at a cost of $1 million near Goat Creek in Alberta. Filming took place in Winnipeg in the city's historic Exchange District; the film was edited by director Dominik to be "a dark, contemplative examination of fame and infamy," similar to the style of director Terrence Malick. The studio opposed Dominik's approach, preferring more action. One version of the film had a running time of more than three hours. Pitt and Ridley Scott, producers of the film, editors Dylan Tichenor and Michael Kahn (who was brought in for several weeks as the stud
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day. Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures, such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom, Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane, football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters, drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster, he has been a featured actor in films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, Tony Scott. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
In 2002, Washington made his directorial debut with the biographical film Antwone Fisher. His second directorial effort was The Great Debaters, his third film, Fences, in which he starred, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 28, 1954, his mother, Lennis "Lynne", was a beauty parlor owner and operator born in Georgia and raised in Harlem, New York. His father, Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. was a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, an ordained Pentecostal minister, an employee of the New York City Water Department, as well as working at a local S. Klein department store. Washington attended Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon until 1968; when he was 14, his parents divorced, his mother sent him to a private preparatory school: Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York. Washington said, "That decision changed my life, because I wouldn't have survived in the direction I was going; the guys I was hanging out with at the time, my running buddies, have now done maybe 40 years combined in the penitentiary.
They were nice guys, but the streets got them." After Oakland, he attended Mainland High School, a public high school in Daytona Beach, from 1970 to 1971. He was interested in attending Texas Tech University: "I grew up in the Boys Club in Mount Vernon, we were the Red Raiders. So when I was in high school, I wanted to go to Texas Tech in Lubbock just because they were called the Red Raiders and their uniforms looked like ours." Washington earned a BA in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University in 1977. At Fordham, he played collegiate basketball as a guard under coach P. J. Carlesimo. After a period of indecision on which major to study and taking a semester off, Washington worked as creative arts director at an overnight summer camp: Camp Sloane YMCA in Lakeville, Connecticut, he participated in a staff talent show for the campers and a colleague suggested he try acting. Returning to Fordham that fall with a renewed purpose, Washington enrolled at the Lincoln Center campus to study acting, where he was given the title roles in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones and Shakespeare's Othello.
He attended graduate school at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he stayed for one year before returning to New York to begin a professional acting career. Washington spent the summer of 1976 in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in summer stock theater performing Wings of the Morning, the Maryland State play, written for him by incorporating an African-American character/narrator based loosely on the historical figure from early colonial Maryland, Mathias Da Sousa. Shortly after graduating from Fordham, Washington made his screen acting debut in the 1977 made-for-television film Wilma, his first Hollywood appearance in the 1981 film Carbon Copy, he shared a 1982 Distinguished Ensemble Performance Obie Award for playing Private First Class Melvin Peterson in the Off-Broadway Negro Ensemble Company production A Soldier's Play which premiered November 20, 1981. A major career break came when Washington starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in NBC's television hospital drama St. Elsewhere, which ran from 1982 to 1988.
He was one of only a few African-American actors to appear on the series for its entire six-year run. He appeared in several television, motion picture and stage roles, such as the films A Soldier's Story, Hard Lessons and Power. In 1987, he starred as South African anti-apartheid political activist Steven Biko in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom, for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1989, Washington won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a defiant, self-possessed ex-slave soldier in the film Glory; that same year, he appeared in the film The Mighty Quinn. In 1990, Washington starred as Bleek Gilliam in the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues. In 1991, he starred as Demetrius Williams in the romantic drama Mississippi Masala. Washington was reunited with Lee to play one of his most critically acclaimed roles, the title character of 1992's Malcolm X, his performance as the black nationalist leader earned him another nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
That year, he established the production company Mundy Lane Entertainment. The next year, he played the lawyer of a gay man with AIDS in th