Ansel Elgort is an American actor, DJ. Born to photographer Arthur Elgort and stage producer Grethe Barrett Holby, he began his acting career with a supporting role in the horror film Carrie. Elgort gained wider recognition for starring as a cancer patient in the romantic teen drama The Fault in Our Stars and for his role in The Divergent Series franchise. In 2017, he played the title character in Edgar Wright's action thriller Baby Driver, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy; as a singer, he has released the singles "Thief" and "Supernov@". Elgort was born in Manhattan, his parents are Arthur Elgort, a fashion photographer who has worked extensively for Vogue for over thirty years, Grethe Barrett Holby, an opera director. His father is of Russian Jewish descent, his mother is of Norwegian and German ancestry, his Norwegian maternal grandmother, Aase-Grethe, was in the Norwegian resistance during World War II, saved Norwegian Jewish children by moving them into neutral Sweden.
Elgort is named after photographer Ansel Adams. The third of three children, he has two older siblings: sister Sophie Elgort, a fashion photographer, brother Warren Elgort, a cinematographer. At the age of nine, his mother took him to try out for School of American Ballet. Elgort went on to study there for 5 years, he attended The Professional Performing Arts School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and Stagedoor Manor summer camp. Elgort started taking acting classes at the age of twelve and at LaGuardia, where he performed in a rendition of Hairspray with schoolmate Kyle Jean-Baptiste and starred in the school's productions of Guys and Dolls. Elgort's first professional acting appearance was a few months before graduating high school, just days after his eighteenth birthday, when he premiered a lead role in an Off-Broadway production of Regrets in March 2012, his film debut was in the 2013 remake of Carrie, in the key secondary role of the lead character’ s prom date. His first publicized role was in Divergent as Caleb Prior, the brother of the lead character.
After the filming of Divergent was completed, it was announced that Elgort would play Augustus Waters in the film adaptation of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars, opposite Woodley who would play Hazel Grace Lancaster. The film followed the story of Hazel, a teenage cancer patient, forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with Waters, an ex-basketball player; the film, directed by Josh Boone, was released on June 6, 2014. Elgort next co-starred in the comedy film Men, Women & Children, directed by Jason Reitman and released in October 2014. In 2014, Elgort was named one of the best actors under twenty years of age. Elgort reunited with Chloë Grace Moretz to present the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2015 Oscars, he reprised his role, Caleb Prior, in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second film of the book series Divergent, released March 20, 2015, in the third film, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, released on March 18, 2016.
In 2016, Elgort was on a shortlist of actors for the role of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. After Alden Ehrenreich was cast in May 2016, Elgort expressed some relief, saying that, if he had been cast, he would have had to change his DJ name, Ansølo. In 2017, Elgort played the title role in the action film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright, starring Lily James and Kevin Spacey. Elgort's audition in 2014 required him to lip dance to the song of his choosing; the film performed well at the box office. He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination for it; that year, Elgort played Addison Schacht in the drama thriller film November Criminals, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, starring again with Chloë Grace Moretz. Elgort stars in the film Billionaire Boys Club, opposite Kevin Spacey, Cary Elwes, Emma Roberts and Taron Egerton, directed by James Cox. Due to claims of sexual harassment by Spacey, the future of the film was uncertain and no release date was set.
The film was released through video on demand on July 17, 2018, prior to a limited release in theaters on August 17, 2018, by Vertical Entertainment. He will next headline The Goldfinch, an adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel, scheduled for release in October 2019. On June 27, 2017, it was announced that Elgort would portray future President John F. Kennedy during his time in the United States Navy in the film Mayday 109. On February 9, 2018, it was reported that Elgort would costar alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya in crime thriller Finest Kind, in which two brothers, portrayed by Elgort and Gyllenhaal, "strike a dangerous deal with a crime syndicate that draws them into the Boston underworld."On February 28, 2018, it was revealed that Elgort would star as Hans Christian Andersen in an untitled original musical film with music composed by Stephen Schwartz and script provided by David Magee. The film would find Elgort as Hans, "a young man, and as Hans searches for a way back to reality, he comes face-to-face with characters from his own fairy tales, nearly all of whom try to trap him in their world forever."On October 1, 2018, it was reported that Elgort had been cast in the lead role of Tony in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of West Side Story.
Filming will commence in the summer of 2019. And in December of 2018, it was announced that Elgort would be starring as the title character in a fi
The Thieves is a 2012 South Korean heist film directed by Choi Dong-hoon with an ensemble cast. With over 12.9 million ticket sales, the action comedy is the eighth highest-grossing film in Korean film history. A cat burglar named Yenicall seduces the owner of Leesung Gallery, steals a rare artifact with the help of three other criminals: Popeye, the leader, the assistant, Chewing Gum, a middle-aged conwoman, they are visited by a detective shortly after, realize that staying in Korea is too dangerous. They decide to join a heist led by a master thief named Macau Park, a Korean based in Macau, Popeye's former boss. Popeye brings along Pepsi, a convicted safe-cracker, released on parole. In Hong Kong, Chen and Andrew are contacted by Macau Park and agree to enroll as the Chinese part of the team, along with a safe-cracker named Julie. Macau Park reveals the target to be the Tear of the Sun, a valuable diamond in the possession of Tiffany, the mistress of a powerful crime lord named Wei Hong; the plan is to steal the diamond while Tiffany is visiting a casino in Macau, to sell it back to Wei Hong, a risky venture seeing that Wei Hong is known for murdering whoever offends him.
Each team agrees, however,soon they find out that the diamond is worth USD 20 million. It turns out that Julie is an undercover police officer hoping to arrest Wei Hong. Moreover, both the Chinese and Korean teams are mistrustful of Macau Park. Chen and Andrew plan to ignore the diamond and run off with Tiffany's money, while Popeye and Pepsi have purchased a fake diamond to swap with the real one. A flash-back reveals that Macau Park and Pepsi were a team, but Park's cable snapped during an escape as he was rappeling and he ran off with the gold. Pepsi, worried for his safety, inadvertently exposed herself to a security camera, leading to her conviction. With the help of Tiffany's step-sister, Macau Park lays out the plan. Chen and Chewing Gum are to pose as a Japanese couple and keep Tiffany occupied at the gambling table. Yenical and Zampano are to infiltrate Tiffany's private suite through a window and open the door from the inside. Popeye and Julie are to enter the suite and open the two safes, one of which contains the diamond.
As this takes place and Andrew must enter the security room and hold the guards at gun-point. All of this has to happen within 10 minutes. Chen and Chewing Gum end up growing closer, they spend the night together. Zampano, unsuccessfully prods Yenicall for a confession of love, she avoids answering by setting the plan in motion. As the plan is being executed, the team, to their dismay, discovers that neither of the two safes contains the diamond; as the police rush in, Chen and Chewing Gum try to escape in a car, but Chen is shot dead and the car collides with a wall, killing Chewing Gum. Johnny manages to escape, so does Yenicall after Zampano surrenders to the police to buy her time. In the commotion, Macau Park, disguised as an old janitor, steals the diamond from a safety deposit box. Popeye and Andrew are arrested but fight inside the police van. Popeye and the police jump out before the van plunges into a sea. Pepsi, however, = is still hand-cuffed and nearly drowns, except that Macau Park arrives and rescues her.
Pepsi regroups with Popeye and Andrew, they force Tiffany's step-sister to reveal Macau Park's place of exchange: the Busan Grand Hotel, located in Busan, South Korea. While the step-sister distracts Macau Park in a cafe, the four break into Macau Park's apartment to search for the diamond. Macau Park reveals that it was Popeye who cut the rapelling cable four years ago because he too was in love with Pepsi; when Macau Park tried to find his way back to them, he discovered the two locked in a passionate kiss. Not realizing that it was Pepsi's way of dealing with his "betrayal", he left. Hearing this via earpiece, Pepsi confronts Popeye and walks off of the job. Yenicall finishes it by replacing it with afake. Macau Park meets with Wei Hong, revealing that his main motive is revenge, as Wei Hong killed Macau Park's father; the meeting is raided by the South Korean police and SWAT and multiple gun-fights ensue. Popeye tricks Yenicall into giving him the diamond and runs away with it, leaving Andrew and Yenicall behind.
While running Popeye is hit by a car and the diamond breaks, revealing that this too is a fake, planted by Yenicall. Pepsi is waiting at Busan Pier and spots Macau Park in the crowd, but Wei Hong arrives to kill him and Julie arrives to arrest Pepsi. After Wei Hong opens fire, Julie turns her attention on Wei Hong and shoots him to death, while Macau Park and Pepsi escape. Pepsi returns to Korea and learns that Yenicall has travelled to Hong Kong again, hoping to find another buyer for the diamond. Pepsi finds a gift of gold bars left by Macau Park; the story concludes with Pepsi meeting Leesung Gallery's owner, whom Yenicall had seduced, asking him to buy the diamond. Before the exchange can take place, Macau Park calls Pepsi and reveals that he has infiltrated Yenicall's hotel room and stolen the diamond, he promises that Pepsi will reunite with him soon. Casting negotiations began since late 2010, on March 21, 2011, film distributor Showbox confirmed the star-studded cast in a press release.
Director Choi Do
The Thief (Turner novel)
The Thief is a young adult fantasy novel by Megan Whalen Turner published in 1996 by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of William Morrow. It is the first in the Queen's Thief series, the fifth book of, published in 2017, it was a runner-up for a Newbery Honor Book. In 2012, The Thief was ranked number 13 among the Top 100 Chapter Books in a survey published by School Library Journal, a monthly with a U. S. audience. The main character, Gen, is released from prison by the magus of the King of Sounis. Gen had been imprisoned for stealing the King's seal; the magus, whose name is not revealed, finds Gen to be filthy and insolent, but he values Gen's skills as a thief. Without telling Gen where they are going, he takes him out of the city, they are joined by the magus's two apprentices and Ambiades, by a soldier, Pol. The travelers are strained by personal conflict, as well as the dangers present due to the political and secret nature of their mission; the magus reveals that the object he wants Gen to steal is a precious stone called Hamaithes's Gift in the country of Attolia.
The magus' plan is to use the long lost tradition embedded within the stone in order to claim the country of Eddis for his king. In exchange, the magus offers Gen fame and threatens him with a bounty on his head if he tries to escape. Agreeing, Gen risks death in a daring attempt to steal the stone from an inaccessible temple, while the entire party is pursued by the Guard of Attolia. After Gen steals the stone, the temple is washed away by a river. While traveling back, the party is captured by the Attolian guard. Ambiades turns out to be a traitor, but is killed by Pol, who pushes him off a cliff and jumps after him holding two Attolian soldiers, killing them, but dying himself. After being questioned by the queen of Attolia, Gen and the Magus escape and go to Eddis. There they are taken to the palace and Gen gives the stone to the queen, it is revealed that Gen is Eugenides, the Queen's Thief, Sophos is the heir to the kingdom of Sounis. Four sequels have been published: 2000 The Queen of Attolia 2006 The King of Attolia 2010 A Conspiracy of Kings 2017 Thick as Thieves Megan Whalen Turner Megan Whalen Turner at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
The Thief (1997 film)
The Thief is a 1997 Russian drama film written and directed by Pavel Chukhray. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won the Nika Award for Best Picture and Best Directing. Winner of the International Youth Jury's prize, the President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal, the UNICEF Award at the 1997 Venice Film Festival; the film is about a young woman and her son Sanya, who, in 1946, meet a veteran Soviet officer named Tolyan. Katya falls in love with Tolyan, who turns out to be a professional criminal, but who becomes a father figure to Sanya. Katya, a poor and desperate widow, her young son Sanya try to survive in the post-World War II Soviet Union during the late 1940s through the early 1950s. While on a train, the two meet a handsome, rakish officer, who seduces the mother. Katya stays with Tolyan, who pretends to be her husband and acts as a stepfather to Sanya, at first distrustful of the man, resenting his presence and authority. There are several allusions to Hamlet.
Through his good looks, apparent generosity, his status as a war veteran, Tolyan charms his way into a variety of lucrative positions. Katya and Sanya both realize the harsh and abusive nature of the new head of their family, although alarmed, neither mother nor child seems willing to leave the man; the extent of Tolyan's love for his new family remains ambiguous throughout the film and provides one of the more compelling elements of the story. Vladimir Mashkov as Tolyan Yekaterina Rednikova as Katya Misha Philipchuk as Sanya Amaliya Mordvinova as the doctor's wife Lidiya Savchenko as Baba Tanya Yuliya Artamonova as the engineer's wife Yury Belyayev as Sanya Dmitri Chigaryov as Sanya Anton Tabakov Sozvezdie 1997: Best Actor - Vladimir Mashkov Venice Film Festival 1997: Prize of the International Youth Jury - Pavel Chukhray President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal - Pavel Chukhray UNICEF Award - Pavel Chukhray Open CIS and Baltik Film Festival 1997: Best Actor - Vladimir Mashkov Best Director - Pavel Chukhray Prize of the Distributors Jury - Pavel Chukhray Nika Awards 1998: Best Actor - Vladimir Mashkov Best Actress - Ekaterina Rednikova Best Director - Pavel Chukhray Best Film - Pavel Chukhray and Igor Tolstunov Best Music - Vladimir Dashkevich Young Artist Award 1998: Best Young Performer in a Foreign Film - Misha Philipchuk Venice Film Festival 1997: Golden Lion - Pavel Chukhray European Film Awards 1997: Best Film - Igor Tolstunov Golden Globe Award Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film - Russia Academy Award 1998: Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film - Russia Nika Awards 1998: Best Cinematographer - Vladimir Klimov Best Costume Designer - Natalya Moneva Best Production Designer - Viktor Petrov Best Screenplay - Pavel Chukhray Best Sound - Yuliya Yegorova Goya Awards 1999: Best European Film - Pavel Chukhray List of submissions to the 70th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Russian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Thief at AllMovie The Thief at Box Office Mojo The Thief at Rotten Tomatoes The Thief on IMDb
Thief is a 2006 American thriller crime drama miniseries starring Andre Braugher as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major heist. It aired on FX from March 28 to May 2; the pilot was ordered by FX back in 2002, but didn't move forward until Braugher signed on. Despite critical acclaim, the show failed to garner significant ratings and FX declined to extend the series. Andre Braugher as Nick Atwater Mae Whitman as Tammi Deveraux Yancey Arias as Gabriel "Gabo" Williams Malik Yoba as Elmo "Mo" Jones Clifton Collins Jr. as Jack Hill On August 27, 2006, at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards, Andre Braugher won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Nick Atwater, the second career Emmy for Braugher. Clifton Collins, Jr. was nominated for his portrayal of Jack Hill for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Thief on IMDb Episode guide at TV.com FX getting a dramatic kick
Thief: The Dark Project
Thief: The Dark Project is a 1998 first-person stealth video game developed by Looking Glass Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. Set in a medieval steampunk metropolis called the City, players take on the role of Garrett, a master thief trained by a secret society who, while carrying out a series of robberies, becomes embroiled in a complex plot that sees him attempting to prevent a great power from unleashing chaos on the world. Thief was the first PC stealth game to use light and sound as game mechanics, combined complex artificial intelligence with simulation systems to allow for emergent gameplay; the game is notable for its use of first-person perspective for non-confrontational gameplay, which challenged the first-person shooter market and led the developers to call it a "first-person sneaker", while it had influences in stealth games such as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Hitman. The game received critical acclaim and has been placed on numerous hall-of-fame lists, achieving sales of half a million units by 2000, making it Looking Glass' most commercially successful game.
It is regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and helped popularize the stealth genre. Thief was followed by an expanded edition entitled Thief Gold which modified certain missions and included a few brand new levels, two sequels - Thief II: The Metal Age, Thief: Deadly Shadows - and a reboot of the series - Thief. Thief was one of two games in the series. Thief takes place from a first-person perspective in a 3D environment, with the game's story taking place over a series of missions, in which the player character is able to perform various actions such as leaning, swimming, climbing and fighting, amongst other abilities. Levels are unscripted and maze-like, allow for emergent gameplay. In each level, the player is given a set of objectives to complete, such as stealing a specific object, which they must complete in order to progress to the next level. In some missions, players may find objectives being changed or new ones being added, due to certain circumstances they encounter, while failing a key objective or dying, will fail a level, forcing a player to either replay it or load up a previous save.
As the game's emphasis is on stealth, players are encouraged to focus on concealment, distraction and subtle takedowns, rather than on outright confrontation. To do so, players must remain aware of their surroundings. To assist them in remaining hidden, a special meter on the heads-up display, in the form of a gem, helps to indicates the player's visibility to NPCs. To remain quiet, players must be careful of how much noise they produce, as well as what surfaces they are moving over. NPCs produce noise, either from whistling, or walking about for example, which can help players determine how where NPCs are relative to their own position. Noise can be used by the player to mislead/distract NPCs, such as throwing an object to lure them elsewhere; the game's NPCs feature artificial intelligence systems that detect unscripted visual and aural cues. If an NPC sees or hears something out of place, it will react to this, depending on the level of its suspicions. NPCs will react to things such as clashing swords or the reaction in other NPCs' voices, as well as to visual changes to their environment, such as blood stains, opened doors and fallen bodies.
NPCs are divided between three categories - "guards", "servants", "non-human" - whose reactions vary. If a guard is injured, he will try to escape and find help. Non-human characters range from giant spiders, feral creatures, to zombies and ghosts, with certain levels containing survival horror elements. To assist them on each level, the player character carries with them a few pieces of equipment - a blackjack, which can incapacitate humanoid NPCs. Players can use a variety of arrows with each varying in properties.
Thieves is a 2005 EP by the Austin, Texas band Shearwater. "I Can't Wait" "You're the Coliseum" "Mountain Laurel" "There's a Mark Where You Were Breathing" "Near a Garden" Misra Records Official Shearwater site