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  • American film actors

    For film actors of all nationalities, please see Entertainment industry people . American film actors are actors from the United States who perform on film. The cinema of the United States, often generally referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. Its history is sometimes separated into four main periods: the silent film era...

  • Film directors

    Scope of Project This project aims to identify notable film directors. Overview A film director is a person who directs the actors and crew in the making of a film. They control a film's artistic and dramatic aspects, while guiding the technical crew and actors. Responsibilities Film directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the film producer. They ofte...

  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame

    The entertainment industry has provided the world with film, television and music for decades. In 1958, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce began honoring those individuals who have made significant contribution to the media with stars on Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Avenue. Since then, over two thousand stars have been placed on the Walk of Fame recognizing individuals, both living and deceased, ...

  • Academy Award winners

    What is an Academy Award? An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. The formal ceremony at which the Awards of Meri...

  • The Silent Era

    People who have made significant contribution to silent films: actors, directors, writers, etc. Top grossing silent films in the United States as calculated by Variety magazine in 1932. The dollar amounts are not adjusted for inflation. The Birth of a Nation (1915) - $10,000,000 The Big Parade (1925) - $6,400,000 Ben-Hur (1925) - $5,500,000 Way Down East (1920) - $5,000,000 The Go...

  • Forgotten Actors

    Een project waar we de beroemde acteurs van weleer een plaats kunnen geven. Om ze te eren voor hetgene ze ons geschonken hebben. Interesse, ontspanning, plezier en soms ook in gedachten de bioscoop verlaten omdat de film je niet los liet. Dan was het verhaal geweldig maar de acteurs (vrouwen en mannen) die je in het verhaal (fictie of werkelijkheid) deden geloven Een stapje uit je eigen wereld ...

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  • Forgotten Actresses

    A tribute to the character actresses, pin-ups, "legends" from the Golden Age, who the modern public never really speak or think about; and those who succumbed to tragic deaths. "Life can be wildly tragic at times, but whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh." - Katharine Hepburn. List (alphabetical by fi...

  • Top 50 Greatest Screen Legends

    Top 50 Greatest Screen Legends The following list includes the top 50 greatest actors in the history of film, according to the American Film Institute. The American Film Institute defines an American screen legend as “an actor or a team of actors with a significant screen presence in American feature-length films whose screen debut occurred in or before 1950, or whose screen debut occu...

  • Bollywood

    This project is for modern day Indian actors who star in what is known as "Masala Movies" and not such much the legendary actors from yesteryear (unless they are still acting in films today). Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is on...

  • Cinema Brasileiro/Brazilian Film

    O cinema do Brasil existe como exibição e entretenimento desde julho de 1896, e como realização e expressão desde 1897. Embora nunca tenha chegado a se estruturar plenamente como indústria, o cinema brasileiro, em seus mais de 110 anos de História, teve momentos de grande repercussão internacional, como na época do Cinema Novo, e de...

  • Comic Book Villains & Superheroes

    From actors who have portrayed superheroes to their creators. Creators Stan Lee - Co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and many other fictional characters. List of characters created by Stan Lee Alex Raymond - Flash Gordon Joe Shuster - Co-created Superman William Moulton Marston - Wonder Woman DC COMICS Superman Batman Catwoman...

  • Canadian Actors in United States

    This project focuses on Canadian actors that made it big in the United States. In most cases, people did not know or recognized them as Canadians. Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood Canadian expatriate actors in the United States List Jack Carson (1910–1963), actor Al Christie (1881–1951), co-founder of Christie Film Company, director/producer/screenwriter Charles ...

  • The Sound of Music

    The story of the von TRAPP family There are many films made around the world every year. And yet, every one of us can name but a few films that have changed our lives and the way we perceive it. One of these films is the 1965 The Sound of Music , starring Christopher PLUMMER . It is a story of family values and ideals, of love between man and woman, of parents’ love and love towards on...

  • Titanic, the movie

    Titanic is a 1997 romance and devastating disaster magically directed, written co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. The movie achieved critical and commercial success, with eleven Academy Awards, receiving the prizes for Best Picture and Best Director.Titanic is also ranked as the sixth best epic film of all time in AFI's 10 Top 10 by the Ameri...

  • Latina / Latino Entertainers of the Golden Age (US)

    Whether they are songs and dances from Mexico, Cuba, Spain or Brazil, there is that unmistakable beat and colorful presentation. Enjoy these performers who proudly represented their culture and countries while making movies in Hollywood - artists singing and dancing. What can you do here? Ask questions. Collaborate on your research. Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your ...

  • RMS Titanic (films and TV movies)

    RMS Titanic (films and TV movies) Includes actors, directors, producers and others involved in the many films and TV movies about RMS Titanic. List of films and TV movies about the RMS Titanic: List of films about the RMS Titanic Cinema dramas and documentaries Saved From The Titanic - 1912 Co-written and starring Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson and released only 29 days after the s...

  • Race Films

    The race movie or race film was a film genre which existed in the United States between about 1915 and 1950. It consisted of films produced for an all-black audience, featuring black casts. In all, approximately five hundred race films were produced. Of these, fewer than one hundred remain. Because race films were produced outside the Hollywood studio system, they have been largely forgotte...

  • Blaxploitation

    Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is a film genre which emerged in the United States circa 1970. These exploitation films were made specifically for an urban black audience. The word itself is a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation", and was coined in the early 1970s by the Los Angeles National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) head, and ex-film publicist ...