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Irving Grant Thalberg MP (1899 - 1936)

Irving Grant Thalberg was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and his extraordinary ability to select the right scripts, ch...

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Schmuel Gelbficz / Sam Goldwyn MP (c.1879 - 1974)

Samuel Goldwyn (c. July 1879 – January 31, 1974) was an American film producer, and founding contributor executive of several motion picture studios. Biography Goldwyn was born Schmuel Gelbf...

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Cecil B. DeMille MP (1881 - 1959)

Cecil Blount Demille, known as Cecil B. DeMille , was a pioneering film director - in both silent and sound movies. Starting in 1913, he became a dominant force in the Hollywood film industry for 40 ye...

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Mike Todd MP (1907 - 1958)

Michael Todd was an American theatre and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in Eighty Days , which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is also well-known as the...

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Tony Richardson (1928 - 1991)

He was was an English theatre and film director and producer. Richardson was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist. He attende...

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Jack "J.L." Warner MP (1892 - 1978)

Jack Leonard "J.L." Warner (born Jacob Warner) was the president and driving force behind the successful development of Warner Bros. Studios. Warner's 45-year career was lengthier than that of any othe...

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Sydney Pollack MP (1934 - 2008)

One of the rare Hollywood talents who excelled at both acting and directing, Sydney Pollack fell haphazardly into a craft that eventually earned him three Oscar nominations and one Academy Award. Thank...

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Kevin Michael Costner MP

Oscar and Golden Globes winner Kevin Costner made his now-infamous major film debut in director Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill" (1983). He established a reputation in the critically acclaimed films B...

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Steven Spielberg MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Steven Spielberg is one of the wealthiest and most powerful moviemakers in Hollywood. The director of such elaborate fantasies as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, he ...

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Alan Ladd, Jr. MP

American film industry executive and producer Alan Ladd, Jr. is famous for giving George Lucas the go-ahead to make Star Wars. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Ladd received a star ...

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James Francis Cameron MP

Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, United States

The top-tiered action director of his generation, James Cameron reshaped 1980s and '90s Hollywood with a string of lucrative multimillion-dollar films remarkable for their marriage of technical wizardr...

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Ron Howard MP

Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director and producer, as well as an actor. Howard came to prominence in the 1960s while playing Andy Griffith's TV son, Opie Taylor, on The Andy Griffit...

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Clint Eastwood MP

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, composer, and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series...

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Kathryn Ann Bigelow MP

Director Kathryn Bigelow's small but impressive body of work has consistently dealt with issues of violence and tension. With The Hurt Locker , Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award f...

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Leonard George Hayton (1908 - 1971)

Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton was a Jewish American composer, conductor and arranger. He was initially a pianist in jazz groups led by Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and o...

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John Barry (1933 - 2011)

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influen...

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Henry Mancini MP (1924 - 1994)

He was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1...

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Ernest Gold MP (1921 - 1999)

He was an American composer. Born in Vienna, Austria; Gold wrote nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and 1992. Among his credits are Too Much, Too Soon, Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Wo...

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold MP (1897 - 1957)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austro-Hungarian film and romantic music composer.[1] While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the ti...

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Charles Previn (1888 - 1973)

American film composer Charles Previn is a familiar name to anyone who's ever watched a Universal film of the 1940s or 1950s. For nearly three decades, Previn was musical director at Universal, oversee...

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Billy Bob Thornton MP

One of Hollywood's few celebrators of the "Southern bad boy" image, country musician turned actor-screenwriter-director Billy Bob Thornton consistently engenders a reputation -- via chosen onscreen par...

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Richard Brooks MP (1912 - 1992)

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. Early life and career Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Ru...

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James Edmund (Neil) Paterson (1916 - 1995)

) James Edmund Neil Paterson (31 December 1916 – 19 April 1995), known as Neil Paterson, was a Scottish screenwriter. Early life and football career Born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (now...

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John Villiers Farrow (1904 - 1963)

A former naval officer, in Hollywood from 1927 as a scriptwriter, John Farrow as a director turned out several well-crafted entertainments often marked by the imaginative use of locations, such as the ...

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Daniel Irwin Taradash (1913 - 2003)

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John Huston MP (1906 - 1987)

American motion-picture director John Huston's taut dramas were some of the most famous movies of the 20th century, including the Humphrey Bogart classics The Maltese Falcon (1941), Key Largo (1948), T...

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Donald Ogden Stewart (1894 - 1980)

Donald Ogden Stewart (November 30, 1894 - August 2, 1980) was an American author and screenwriter. As a screenwriter, he won an Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story (1940). Life His hometown ...

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Sidney Coe Howard (1891 - 1939)

Sidney Coe Howard (26 June 1891 – 23 August 1939) was an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1925 and a posthumous Academy Award in 1940 for the s...

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Reuben Robert Riskin (1897 - 1955)

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Sofia Coppola MP

Paris, France

See Wikipedia... Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American film director, actress, producer and screenwriter. She is the third female director, and only American woman, to be nominated for an Academy Aw...

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Julian Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford MP

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Matt Damon MP

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he wrote with friend Ben Affl...

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Ben Affleck MP

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck , is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known with his performances in such Kevin S...

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino MP

Born: Quentin Jerome Tarantino March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor Years active: 1988–present Influenced by: S...

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Woody Allen MP

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg) is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, comedian, writer, musician, and playwright. Allen's distinctive films, which run the gamut from d...

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Francis Ford Coppola MP

Schooled in low-budget filmmaking, Francis Ford Coppola has gone on to direct some of the most financially successful and critically praised movies in U.S. cinematic history, including The Godfather an...

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Mel Brooks MP

Melvin Kaminsky, better known by his stage name Mel Brooks , is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film f...

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Michael Kanin (1910 - 1993)

Michael Kanin, 83, Film Writer For Hepburn and Tracy, Is Dead Michael Kanin, a director, producer, playwright and screenwriter who shared an Academy Award in 1942 for writing the Katharine Hepburn-Sp...

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Orson Welles MP (1915 - 1985)

A descendant of seven Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice, John Cooke and his father Francis Cooke. George Orson Welles May 6, 1915-O...

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Edmund Preston Biden (1898 - 1959)

Preston Sturges (29 August 1898 – 6 August 1959), originally Edmund Preston Biden, was a celebrated playwright, screenwriter and film director born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1941 he won the Aca...

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Lionel Barrymore (1878 - 1954)

Herbert Lionel Blyth (April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania â€" November 15, 1954 in Van Nuys, California) was an American actor of stage, radio and film. Biography He was the ...

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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (1885 - 1949)

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor, known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, his titular role in a series of films featuring the character Sweedie, and his t...

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Clark Gable MP (1901 - 1960)

'The former blue-collar worker from Ohio with the prominently jutting ears became the 'King of Hollywood,' a title based on his being the leading male box office attraction throughout the 1930s. The da...

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Victor Andrew DeBeer McLaglen (1886 - 1959)

MR. VICTOR McLAGLEN RUGGED GOOD NATURE Mr. Victor McLaglen, a British-born film actor, died in Hollywood on Saturday at the age of 72. Born in Tunbridge Wells on December 11, 1886, the eldest of ...

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Paul (Meshilem Meier) Muni MP (1895 - 1967)

Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; 22 September 1895 – 25 August 1967) was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the most prestigio...

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Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (1900 - 1967)

American film star Spencer Tracy was one of Hollywood's greatest male leads and the first actor to receive two consecutive Academy Awards for best actor. Tracy appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. I...

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James "Jimmy" Stewart MP (1908 - 1997)

Jimmy Stewart was one of Hollywood's most respected and admired stars during his long movie career. He won an Academy Award in 1940 and was considered by many critics to be one of the great leading men...

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Bing Crosby MP (1903 - 1977)

Bing Crosby was one of the biggest music and movie stars of the mid-20th century. His career stretched more than half a century from 1926 until his death in 1977. Crosby's unique bass-baritone voice ma...

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Ray Milland MP (1907 - 1986)

Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of ...

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Ronald Colman MP (1891 - 1958)

Hollywood film actor Ronald Colman's screen image embodied the archetypal English gentleman. His elegant accent and polished demeanour gave voice to characters who were sophisticated yet graciously her...

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Sir Laurence Olivier MP (1907 - 1989)

Laurence Olivier -- Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 -- has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era...

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José Ferrer MP (1912 - 1992)

José Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known professionally as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor to win ...

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Humphrey Bogart MP (1899 - 1957)

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was American actor who became a preeminent motion picture “tough guy” and was a top box office attraction during the 1940s and '50s. In his performances he projec...

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Gary Cooper MP (1901 - 1961)

He was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularl...

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William Holden (1918 - 1981)

William Holden (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1954 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the biggest box...

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Ernest Borgnine MP (1917 - 2012)

Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino ; January 24, 1917) is an American actor of television and film. His career has spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films ...

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Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE MP (1914 - 2000)

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David Niven MP (1910 - 1983)

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known professionally as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, popular both in Europe and the US. He is perhaps best known for his rol...

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Charlton Heston MP (1923 - 2008)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Charlton Heston born John Charles Carter (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television. Heston is known for heroi...

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Burt Lancaster (1913 - 1994)

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initial...

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Gregory Peck MP (1916 - 2003)

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003), born Eldred Gregory Peck, was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to t...

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Sir Rex Harrison MP (1908 - 1990)

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards. Youth and stage career Harri...

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John Wayne MP (1907 - 1979)

John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison), nicknamed "Duke", was a legendary Hollywood actor who played a key role in establishing and popularizing the western genre in American cinema. He started wor...

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Gene Hackman MP

Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

He is an American actor and novelist. Hackman has made 80 films. He came to fame in 1967 when his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde earned him his first Oscar nomination. His major roles...

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Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)

Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an Academy Award-winning American actor, whose body of work spanned over half a century. He is widely considered one of the greatest actors ...

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Arthur "Art" Carney (1918 - 2003)

Over a period of close to two decades, Art Carney charmed and delighted audiences as Ed Norton, the subterranean sanitation engineer and comic foil to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, in "The Honeymoone...

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Jon Voight MP

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence at the end of the 1960s, with a performance as a would-be hustler in 1969's Best Picture winner, Midnight C...

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Robert De Niro MP

Robert De Niro's grandfather Henry De Niro was born in Italy. Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of ...

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Henry Jaynes Fonda MP (1905 - 1982)

Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to advertising-printing jobber William Brace Fonda and Elma Herberta Jaynes, in the second year of their marriage. The Fonda family had emigrated westward from ...

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Robert Selden Duvall MP

Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. He is best known for his roles in To K...

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William McGill Hurt MP

William McGill Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School, and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut ...

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Paul Newman MP (1925 - 2008)

 Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner and auto ...

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Michael Douglas MP

CA, USA

Major star, prominent producer, and member of one of Hollywood's most prominent families to boot, Michael Douglas is one of Hollywood's biggest movers and shakers. The son of movie icon Kirk Douglas an...

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Jeremy John Irons MP

Jeremy John Irons is an acclaimed English actor. More here: .

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Philip Anthony Hopkins MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937), best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, is perhaps be...

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Al Pacino MP

Alfredo James Pacino- Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 afte...

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Tom Hanks MP

American leading actor, producer, writer and director Tom Hanks has become one of the most popular stars in contemporary American cinema. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before ...

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Nicolas Cage MP

Born Nicolas Kim Coppola, he changed his name early in his career to Nicholas Cage to avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. A peripheral member of the early Eighties' ...

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Kevin Spacey MP

An actor whose remarkable versatility has often been described as chameleon-like, Kevin Spacey has made an art of portraying a gallery of morally ambiguous characters ranging from the mildly shady to t...

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Russell Ira Crowe MP

Born in Wellington in April 1964, Russell Crowe started his acting career with parts in Australian television before moving to Hollywood where he co-starred in the acclaimed L.A.Confidential. He has be...

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Jamie Foxx MP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and singer. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best ...

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Sir Daniel Day-Lewis MP

Ireland

He is an English actor with British and Irish citizenship. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years...

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Sean Penn MP

Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American film actor and director, also known for his political activism. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River and Milk, as...

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Jeff Bridges MP

A Hollywood leading man since the early 1970s and a four-time Oscar nominee, Jeff Bridges finally won an Oscar in 2010 for his performance as hard-living country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart. Other ...

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