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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TV Cops and Private Eyes

    WORK IN PROGRESS! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Televisions shows that depicted Police Officers and Private Eyes that ran approximately 1940-1975. Dramas involving Police procedural work, and private detectives, secret agents, and the justice system have been a mainstay of broadcast television since the early days of broadcasting. Shows that aren't dramatic programming are indicated (e.g. Reality t...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...