Taesu ByunSpouseLisa Gottsegen (12 October 1980 – present) 4 childrenAnne Byrne Hoffman (4 May 1969 – 6 October 1980) (divorced) 2 childrenTrade MarkFamous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy (1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie (1982) and an autistic in Rain Man (1988).Has a reputation for being difficult to work withDeep nasal voice, which has a unique "honking" timbreTriviaWas considered for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).During the filming of Wag the Dog (1997) Hoffman, his co-star Robert De Niro and director Barry Levinson had an impromptu meeting with President Bill Clinton at a Washington hotel. "So what's this movie about?" Clinton asked De Niro. De Niro looked over to Levinson, hoping he would answer the question. Levinson, in turn, looked over to Hoffman. Hoffman, realizing there was no one else to pass the buck to, is quoted as saying, "So I just started to tap dance. I can't even remember what I said."October 1997: Ranked #41 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.His parents named him Dustin after actor Dustin Farnum.January 1999: He was awarded $3m in damages and compensation in a case against "Los Angeles" Magazine, because it had printed a digitally altered image of him in a dress (cf. Tootsie (1982)). In July 2001 a federal appeals court overturned the verdict. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that because the photo appeared in an article, not an advertisement, the use of the actor's likeness did not constitute "commercial speech" and was entitled to the full protection of the 1st Amendment.Brother-in-law of producer Lee Gottsegen.Was in early consideration for the role of Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (1982). The role eventually went to Harrison Ford.Has known Gene Hackman since 1956 when they met at the Pasadena Playhouse.Has a house in the Kensington area of London.Friday, March 6th, 1970, he and wife Anne Byrne Hoffman were living in a brownstone on 11th St. in New York City's Greenwich Village when the house next door blew up. Fortunately, he and his family weren't home. Members of the radical 1960's domestic terror group, that called themselves "The Weathermen" were living in that house unknown to anyone and had stored a large cache of explosives that accidentally detonated, killing three of the group's members. Henry Fonda's ex-wife, Susan Wager, was also a neighbor in that block and witnessed the explosion, as it occurred.He was a neighbor of Mel Brooks in New York and was set to play the role of Franz Liebkind in Brooks' first film, The Producers (1967). Just before production was to commence, Hoffman was offered the role of Ben Braddock in The Graduate (1967), co-starring Brooks' wife Anne Bancroft, and asked to be let out of his contract. The role of Liebkind eventually went to Kenneth Mars.Met actor Gene Hackman in their first month at Pasadena Playhouse and had several classes with him. Hackman failed out after three months and moved to New York to try his luck as a stage actor.After attending the Pasadena Playhouse, Hoffman decided to move to New York and looked up former Playhouse classmate Gene Hackman. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman's one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. and 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look for his own apartment.Eventually Hackman persuaded Hoffman to room with their mutual friend Robert Duvall, and soon the two nascent actors were sharing an $80-a-month apartment on W. 109th St.in Manhattan's Upper West Side.As roommates, Hoffman and Gene Hackman would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.Entered into The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for Little Big Man (1970) in which he portrayed a character from age 17 to age 121.Despite being old friends and roommates with Gene Hackman back in the 1960s, it was literally decades before he appeared on screen with him. He finally starred with Hackman in Runaway Jury (2003).He was voted the 28th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.Was interested in playing Shylock in Michael Radford's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice": The Merchant of Venice (2004). However, by the time he contacted Radford, Al Pacino had already been cast for the role.While filming Finding Neverland (2004) lost the tip of a finger and performed one day of shooting on morphine.Has appeared in two films about "Peter Pan" (Hook (1991) and Finding Neverland (2004)). Following his appearance in ""Hook", close friend and former roommate Gene Hackman began calling him "Hook" as a joke. The name stuck and his contemporaries call him by that nickname to this day.Both he and Robert Duvall said one of the best reasons why they went to acting classes were the girls. When they were young, the classes were a gold mine to them.April 2005: Recipient of a Lincoln Center tribute.Had expressed an early desire to play the title role in Gandhi (1982), but was offered Tootsie (1982) the same year and ended up taking the latter role. He eventually lost the Oscar that year to Ben Kingsley who played Gandhi.In 1993 he, together with Anne Bancroft, accepted the Oscar for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium", on behalf of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.He and Anne Bancroft are less than 6 years apart in real life, even though she was supposed to be more than twice his age in The Graduate (1967).He is from a family of Polish Jews.Was considered for the role of Beau Burruoghs in Rumor Has It… (2005), but the part eventually went to Kevin Costner.Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Laurence Olivier for "Marathon Man" (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses." Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead. Instead, Evans insisted on the casting of the even-shorter Dustin Hoffman! On her part, Christie — who was notoriously finicky about accepting parts, even in prestigious, sure-fire material — turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977)). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.His performance as "Ratso" Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy (1969) is ranked #7 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).His performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie (1982) is ranked #33 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).His performance as Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man (1988) is ranked #88 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Hoffman says he infused his portrayal with aspects of the personality of a patient he had known from the days when he worked as a nurse's aide in a New York City psychiatric facility.His performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie (1982) is ranked #39 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.His performance as "Ratso" Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy (1969) is ranked #33 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.Two of his films are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are Rain Man (1988) at #63 and All the President's Men (1976) at #34.While having dinner with Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman told the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." Paul had a guitar with him and immediately played an impromptu chord progression while singing the quote. Thus, "Picasso's Last Words", one of the highlights of the "Band On The Run" album, was made.Is active in a commercial campaign with the Swedish clothing company KappAhl.On an episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), Dustin Hoffman said that his cameo in the film The Holiday (2006) was not scripted and unplanned. He was driving by the Blockbuster shown in the film and saw all of the cameras and equipment so he decided to stop in and see what was happening. Because he knew director Nancy Meyers, they worked up a scene which ultimately made the final cut.Was Warner Brothers' first consideration for "The Penguin" in Batman Returns (1992).Was an L.A. high school classmate of Johnnie L. Cochran Jr..Was in talks to appear in The Verdict (1982).Has 6 children: Jenna Byrne and Karina Hoffman-Birkhead (born 1966 – adopted) with his first wife Anne Byrne Hoffman; Jake Hoffman, Rebecca Hoffman, Max Hoffman and Alexandra Hoffman with his second wife Lisa Gottsegen.Is one of the main supporters and contributers to the Santa Monica College Madison Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.The only actor in history to have top billing in three films that won the Best Picture Oscar: Midnight Cowboy (1969), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988).The bathroom scene in Runaway Jury (2003), where Roar confronts Finch is the first ever dialog in a movie between him and Gene Hackman. It was added when someone on the crew found out that the two, though they had been friends for 50 years, had never starred in a movie together.As of 2008, he and Philip Seymour Hoffman are the only two winners of best actor in a leading role at the Oscars to share a last name. Philip won for Capote (2005) and Dustin won for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988).Was considered for the role of Mario Mario in Super Mario Bros. (1993).Did a brief stint while he was a struggling actor working at the toys' department at Macy's. As a joke, he set Gene Hackman's toddler son up on a display and tried to pass him off as a large doll, until a woman offered to buy him.Nominated for the 1990 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Merchant of Venice".Good friends with The Graduate (1967) co-star 'Katharine Ross (I).Played Tiny Tim in a middle school production. On a bet, he changed the ending line from "God bless everyone!" to "God bless everyone, goddamn it!" on performing night and was subsequently suspended.Both Hoffman and his former roommate, Gene Hackman, had their big breaks in 1967. Hoffman in The Graduate (1967) and Hackman in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).As of 2010, Marlon Brando and he are the only actors to win two Oscars for leading roles in pictures that earned Oscars for best pictures: Brando won for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972) and Hoffman won for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988).Stars in four of the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies: The Graduate (1967) at #17, Midnight Cowboy (1969) at #43, Tootsie (1982) at #69 and All the President's Men (1976) at #77.Is only seven years younger than Sean Connery, who played his father in Family Business (1989).On April 27, 2010, Dustin Hoffman helped to save the life of Sam Dempster, 27, a lawyer who suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while jogging in Hyde Park in London, England. Hoffman, who owned a house in London, was taking a morning walk when he saw Dempster fall and land on his face. The actor waited with Dempster until ambulances came to the scene and resuscitated him.Is one of only four actors to win two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others being Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Gene Hackman.Recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipient that year were Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and the rock band Led Zeppelin, comprising John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant.Once bought an old house in London and had asked Robin Moore-Ede, the designer Freddie Mercury hired to design his Garden Lodge mansion, if he could show him some work he had done. Rather than show drawings, Robin asked Freddie if Dustin could see Garden Lodge. Freddie readily agreed and acted as the tour guide, pointing out all the details for a few hours.His public relations agent is Jodi Gottlieb.Is active in a commercial campaign for the Swedish cloth-company KappAhl. [October 2006]
A fanneSpouseColeman 'Coley' Laffoon (1 September 2001 – 4 March 2009) (divorced) 1 childTriviaSurname is pronounced "Haytch".Went to Ocean City High School in Ocean City, New Jersey. Graduated from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois.Her father Don, a choir director, died at 45 of AIDS in 1983.Her late sister Susan Bergman was the author of "Anonymity: The Secret Life of an American Family" (1994), a book about their father's long-closeted life and the impact his death had on their family.During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" (1981) to promote her movie Return to Paradise (1998), Heche was asked to respond to rumors that she may have been romantically involved with co-star Vince Vaughn while making the film. Heche, who lives an openly gay life with Ellen DeGeneres, was insulted by the question, cut short the interview and left with the tape.Announced her intention to marry Ellen DeGeneres if Vermont carried through its plans to legalize gay marriages. [October 1999]19 August 2000: A scantily clad and disoriented Heche was picked up by police at a ranch house in Cantua Creek, Calif., after telling the home's occupant she was looking for a spaceship that was supposed to be meeting her there.Announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend, cameraman Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon. [30 May 2001]4 September 2001: Autobiography "Call Me Crazy" released. Heche wrote it in just six weeks.During an interview with Barbara Walters, Heche stated that she has an alter ego named "Celestia". [5 September 2001]2 March 2002: 7 pound boy, Homer Laffoon, born in Los Angeles. The baby is the first child for Heche and her husband, cameraman Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon.One of five children, though three of her siblings are deceased. Her sister Cynthia died of a heart defect as an infant; her brother Nate died in a car wreck (which Heche claims was suicide) in 1983; her sister Susan died of brain cancer in 2006. Her only remaining sibling, Abigail, is a jewelry designer in New York.Auditioned for the Kate Hudson role in Almost Famous (2000).Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of "Twentieth Century".Her Christian mother Nancy claims to have cured her lesbianism by praying for her.Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham wrote the song "Come" about her, taking shots at her her lesbianism and delusions.She was born at 4:51 PM (EDT).Has a tattoo of a butterfly on her lower back.Separated from husband Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon after five 1/2 years of marriage. [January 2007]14 May 2008: Submitted a financial declaration to the Los Angeles Superior Court showing that she has a grand total of $34,840.93 in her bank accounts and can no longer afford to pay child support for her six-year-old son.Announced she is pregnant by her boyfriend, actor James Tupper. [5 December 2008]7 March 2009: Gave birth to her second son, Atlas Heche Tupper. He weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. Dad is Heche's boyfriend, James Tupper.Returned to work eight days after giving birth to her son Atlas in order to begin filming episodes of "Hung" (2009).Her first job was performing in a troupe at a dinner theater in Swainton, New Jersey.Worked at a gas station and an ice cream shop as a teen.Former daughter-in-law of Polk Laffoon IV (vice president of corporate relations for the newspaper Knight-Ridder) and his wife Anne.Considers Sophia Loren her style icon.Launched a mineral powder sunblock called "Tickle Time" in August 2012.The first movie she ever saw was Star Wars (1977).Staring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Proof' on Broadway [July 2002]Appearing as a regular guest star on the TV show "Everwood" (2002). [March 2005]Finished pilot for her new ABC series, "Men in Trees" (2006). [March 2006]Currently in Vancouver, Canada filming the first season of "Men in Trees" (2006). [July 2006]Release of her autobiography, "Call Me Crazy". [September 2001]
The_gabbo@yahoo.comSpouseFrançois-Henri Pinault (14 February 2009 – present) 1 childTrade MarkOften plays strong-willed, independent womenCurvaceous, buxom figureDeep sultry voiceTriviaChosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1996, 2003 and 2008.Is dyslexic and has ADHD.Was ranked 8th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).Frequently collaborates with Antonio Banderas and Robert Rodriguez, and is godmother to Rodriguez's children.Her paternal grandfather was a Lebanese immigrant to Mexican. Her other ancestry is Mexican-Spanish. Salma is fluent in Arabic, Spanish, Portugese and English.Was originally considered for the part of Alicia Larde in A Beautiful Mind (2001) because the character in real life is from El Salvador. But the character for the film was later changed to American and given to Jennifer Connelly.Salma is an Arabic name that means "peace" or "calm".She was sent to a boarding school in Louisiana at age 12, but was soon sent back home after getting in trouble for frequently terrorizing the nuns!Studied international relations & drama at college in Mexico City.Won Best Newcomer at the 1989 Novela Awards for "Un nuevo amanecer" (1988).Has her own production company, Ventanarosa.Is the second Latin American actress to be nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award, for her performance in Frida (2002). Brazilian veteran Fernanda Montenegro was the first, for Central do Brasil (1998).Her brother, Sami, designs custom chairs. His celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.Was named one of the ten most stylish women in the world by Mr. Blackwell (aka Richard Selzer) in 1997. InStyle named her the most stylish celebrity of 2003 and Eonline.com ranked her as the best dressed female celebrity.Ranked #31 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).Good friend of Penélope Cruz, Ashley Judd and Valeria Golino.She loves dogsE! entertainment voted her look at the 1997 Academy Awards one of the 5 most memorable in Oscar history. At the event she wore a beaded Armani gown complemented by a 1920s diamond tiara.Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005Her parents are Sami Hayek Dominguez (oil company executive) and Diana Jiménez Medina (opera singer).Played a (mythological creature disguised as a) stripper twice: in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and in Dogma (1999) (A Vampire and a Muse respectively).Visited Guatemala from 2 May 2005 to 5 May 2005 as ambassador to Youth/AIDS, to promote the prevention of the mortal disease. Ashley Judd and Colombian pop singer Juanes also came with her.Named #34 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 in 2005, then #90 in 2007. She was also ranked #12 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" in the 2005 special supplement , and then #36 the following year.As the announcer for the Oscars 2007, she was able to announce best friend Penélope Cruz' nominations for Best Actress for Volver (2006/I).Announced engagement on March 9, 2007 to Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of the luxury goods company PPR SA. On Sept. 21, she and Pinault gave birth to their first child, daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault. Pinault has a son Francois (b. 1998) and a daughter Mathilde (b. 2001) from his first marriage to Dorothée Lepère, and a son, Augustin James (born 2006) from his relationship to Linda Evangelista.Recently diagnosed with diabetes while pregnant (July 2007).They called off their engagement in July 2008, but then after months of speculation about whether they were still a couple, Salma and Pinault married in a secret ceremony on Valentine's Day 2009 in the city hall of the Second Arrondissement in Paris.Her spokeswoman is Jillian Roscoe.She and Francois Henri Pinault renewed their vows at Venice's Teatro La Fenice opera house in late April 2009 with 150 guests present. Among them were Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend', Woody Harrelson, Hayek's ex-boyfriend Edward Norton, French president Jacques Chirac, Lucy Liu, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Anna Wintour, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Bono and Stella McCartney.In 2009, musician Prince included a song on his CD "Lotus Flow3r/MPLSound" that is about Salma Hayek. The song shares the same name as her daughter, Valentina.Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Valentina in order to begin filming Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009).Was in attendance at the wedding of Reese Witherspoon to Jim Toth (26 March 2011).Welcomed her first child, daughter Valentina Paloma. [September 2007]
AnonymousSpouseRyan Shawhughes-Hawke (18 June 2008 – present) 2 childrenUma Thurman (1 May 1998 – 20 July 2004) (divorced) 2 childrenTriviaAttended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in central New Jersey, but is not pictured in the yearbook (1984-1986).Became a father for the 4th time at age 40 when his wife Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke gave birth to their daughter Indiana Hawke in August 2011.Graduated from the Hun School of Princeton. Published his first novel, "The Hottest State," in 1996 (the novel sold for $400,000 to Little, Brown and Company).Was in a production of "Great Expectations" at West Windsor Plainsboro High School.Was accepted by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Drama in Pittsburgh, PA, but dropped out after only 5 months.Proposed to ex-wife Uma Thurman twice before she said yes.Childhood friend of director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects (1995), X-Men (2000)).His cat appeared in the Lisa Loeb music-video "Stay", which he directed.Has appeared in two film adaptations of William Wharton novels: Dad (1989) and A Midnight Clear (1992).He was the original choice to play FBI Agent Will Graham in Red Dragon (2002), but turned the role down to take time off from making movies.His parents were University of Texas students when Ethan was born, and they separated when he was three.Says that he is constantly mistaken for Mark McGrath from the band Sugar Ray so often that he signs autographs as "Mark McGrath" and, apparently, the same thing happens to Mark McGrath who, in turn, signs autographs as "Ethan Hawke" to fans.Met and became friends with River Phoenix during the making of Explorers (1985).When he was in the seventh grade, he played "Lon" in West Windsor-Plainsboro junior high school production of the play "Meet Me in St. Louis".Remains close friends with Dead Poets Society (1989) co-stars, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.Attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York for one year.First cousin twice removed of Tennessee Williams. Hawke's great grandfather and Williams' father were brothers.Is close friends with actor/director Frank Whaley, whom he met while filming A Midnight Clear (1992).On Father's Day 2004 he went to a Yankees game with his kids.Is a big fan of the Star Wars movie seriesHis mother Leslie is a charity worker who lives in Romania.Co-founded the now-defunct theater company called "Malaparte" with Robert Sean Leonard, Frank Whaleyand Steve Zahn.Very good friends with Catalina Sandino Moreno and Julie Delpy.Stepbrother Patrick Powers is a Green Beret who served a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, and is currently (late 2006/early 2007) serving a six-month tour in Iraq.Turned down the part of Bobby Mercer in Four Brothers (2005). He loved the script but could not commit to it because of scheduling conflicts. The part eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.His first acting role was at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey at age 12.His mother is a strict vegetarian and animal rights activist.Is a big fan of the band Wilco.Reds (1981) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) are his favorite movies.To prepare for his role in the film version of Hamlet he spent the summer before filming attending three study sessions a week with a friend who had played the part on the stage.Took a year off acting after Training Day (2001) to complete his novel Ash Wednesday.Twice during his 20s he took a two-year leave of absence, once to go to NYU and study English (he dropped out when a part came up), and then to write a novel.In Before Sunset (2004) (which he co-wrote with Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater), Hawke's character Jesse is in a failing marriage with a woman he married because she had become pregnant. Soon after the film's release, Hawke divorced his real-life wife Uma Thurman, whom he had married while she was pregnant with their first child.He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2004 in Austin, Texas.Lives in New York City.A fan of Guns N' Roses.Was considered for the role of Dignam in The Departed (2006).Former brother-in-law of Dechen Thurman, Ganden Thurman and Mipam Thurman.Former son-in-law of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman.Son of Leslie Hawke and Jim Hawke – they divorced in 1974. Stepson of David Weiss. He has five stepsisters and one stepbrother.He has English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) ancestry.Became a father for the 1st time at age 27 when his wife Uma Thurman gave birth to their daughter Maya Ray Hawke, aka Maya Thurman-Hawke, on July 8, 1998.Became a father for the 2nd time at age 31 when his wife Uma Thurman gave birth to their son Levon Green Hawke, aka Roan Thurman-Hawke, on January 15, 2002.Became a father for the 3rd time at age 37 when his wife Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke gave birth to their daughter Clementine Jane Hawke on July 18, 2008.Starring in two plays directed by Sam Mendes – "The Winter's Tale" (Shakespeare) and "The Cherry Orchard" (Chekhov) – as part of the transatlantic "Bridge Project". The company also include Simon Russell Beale, Sinéad Cusack, Josh Hamilton and Rebecca Hall. [February 2009]Starring in the acclaimed, Off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly". The production also stars Bobby Cannavale, Parker Posey, Elizabeth Berkley, Wallace Shawn, and Josh Hamilton. [May 2005]Starring in the Tony-winning Broadway epic "The Coast of Utopia" (Chekhov) written by Tom Stoppard. The cast also includes 'Richard Easton', Brían F. O'Byrne and Billy Crudup. [January 2007]Starring in the Tony-winning Broadway epic "The Coast of Utopia" written by Tom Stoppard. The cast also includes Richard Easton, Brían F. O'Byrne and Billy Crudup. [January 2007]Release of his book, "Ash Wednesday: A Novel". Directing the first major Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's award-winning play "A Lie of the Mind" in New York City. [February 2010]Chelsea, New York City, New York: Acting [February 2012]Release of his novel, "The Hottest State". Appearing in the widely acclaimed off-Broadway projects "The Winter's Tale" (Shakespeare) and "The Cherry Orchard" (Chekhov) directed by Sam Mendes, which stars Simon Russell Beale, Sinéad Cusack, Josh Hamilton and Rebecca Hall. [June 2009]
AnonymousSpouseJon Tenney (27 May 1994 – 5 March 2003) (divorced) 1 childMarkus Leithold (4 June 1988 – 2 June 1989) (divorced)Trade MarkNatural brunette hairVoluptuous figureLisp, breathless voiceTrivia#3 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine. Went to Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California (class of '82).Attended De Anza College for 2 1/2 years and dropped out when she landed the part of a mermaid on "The Love Boat" (1977).Enjoys playing golf.The October 1996 issue of "Movieline" (US movie magazine) originally had a cover picture of her wearing nothing but rope wrapped around her. This proved too controversial and a second cover picture (her in a dress) was substituted.Was a San Franciso 49ers cheerleader.Married actor Jon Tenney in New York City at FAO Schwarz. They spent their honeymoon night at the Four Seasons hotel. [27 May 1994]Filed for divorce from Jon Tenney, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the petition submitted in Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple have agreed to joint custody of their five-year-old daughter, Emerson Rose. [28 February 2003]Was captain of the Fremont High School Featherettes drill team.In the mid-1990s, a photo of her wrapped in nothing but a red Superman cape famously became the most downloaded image on America Online.Appeared in two completely different, unrelated productions in which she played a character who was targeted by assassination by a hit man played by Vincent Schiavelli: the television series "MacGyver" (1985) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).Screen-tested for the part of Jamie Buchman in "Mad About You" (1992), opposite Paul Reiser. Lost the part to Helen Hunt.First person to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for a show that has not yet completed its first season.First husband Markus Leithold said their marriage was over even before they got the wedding photos developed.Broke two ribs filming a scene for "Desperate Housewives" (2004), in which she stumbles into a wedding cake.Won two Awards at the British Glamour magazine's Women of the Year Awards in London, England, on June 7, 2005. She was named U.S. TV actress of the Year for her role as single mother Susan Mayer in "Desperate Housewives" (2004), and also got the Editor's Special Award for her talent to combine motherhood and a career while looking glamorous at the same time. Chosed by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.Clairol has signed her to a multiyear contract to be the Nice 'N Easy hair color spokesperson. She will promote the brand across marketing vehicles, including television and print advertising, public relations, interactive, and in-store and direct-to-consumer initiatives. [September 16, 2005].She and "Desperate Housewives" (2004) co-star Marcia Cross both made guest appearances on "Seinfeld" (1989) as prospective girlfriends of Jerry Seinfeld.Received the World Actress Award at the 2005 Women's World Awards in Leipzig, Germany.Her inspirational autobiography, "Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life", was released in hardcover by publisher Hyperion on May 2, 2006, in the United States. The audio CD version of the book narrated by Teri Hatcher was released on the same date. The book deals with a woman's struggle of to juggle life through good times and bad.Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) that she may be of 1/16th Choctaw Native American descent.Claims that she was sexually molested by her then-uncle, Richard Hayes Stone, from age 5 to 9. [March 8, 2006] Stone died of colon cancer on August 19, 2008.Suffered an injury to her right eye when a lightbulb exploded on the "Desperate Housewives" (2004) set on April 25, 2006. Her cornea was scratched and she wore an eye patch, but she returned to work in a few days.Named #7 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)Named #10 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).Loves fishing. Has enjoyed it since before her teenage years.She and actor Steven Schub (lead singer of ska band The Fenwicks) were classmates at the American Conservatory Theater, and Annette Bening was their teacher.Ranked #6 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).Years after gaining fame as "Lois Lane" on TV's "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993), she played Lois Lane's mother in an episode of "Smallville" (2001). In so doing, she became the third actress who previously played "Lois Lane" to later play Lane's mother. Phyllis Coates, who played "Lois Lane" on "Adventures of Superman" (1952), played Hatcher's Lois's mother on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993). Noel Neill, who played "Lois Lane" on "Adventures of Superman" (1952), played Lois's mother in the movie Superman (1978).Along with Dean Cain, Patrick Cassidy, Michael McKean, George Murdock, Richard Gant and Rob LaBelle, she is one of only seven actors to appear in both "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993) and "Smallville" (2001) and the only woman to do so.Gave birth to her first child at age 33, a daughter Emerson Rose Tenney (aka Emerson Tenney) on November 10, 1997. Child's father is her second husband, Jon Tenney.Starring as "Susan Mayer" in "Desperate Housewives" (2004)- TV 2004. [November 2004]Starring as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" on tour.Release of her autobiography, "Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life". 
Bruce Cameron <firstname.lastname@example.org>SpouseRita Wilson (30 April 1988 – present) 2 childrenSamantha Lewes (24 January 1978 – 19 March 1987) (divorced) 2 childrenTrade MarkPlaying conflicted regular guysFrequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situationsHis characters are often immensely likeable ordinary guysTriviaIs a frequent guest host on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).Received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the U. S. Navy's highest civilian honor, on Veterans Day 1999 for his work in the movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).Entertainment Weekly chose him as the only actor worthy of $20 million.Dislocated his shoulder when he fell through a rotting floor in a building in Germany while scouting locations with Steven Spielberg for the HBO series "Band of Brothers" (2001) (1999).Second actor to win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, for his work in Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). The first was Spencer Tracy, for Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938).Ranked #17 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list (October 1997).Attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.Attended Chabot College in Hayward, California.Attended California State University, Sacramento.Voted best actor by the readers of "Us" magazine (1995).Younger brother of Sandra Hanks and Larry Hanks and older brother of Jim Hanks.After a one-shot guest appearance on "Happy Days" (1974), producer Ron Howard asked him to read for a secondary part in Splash (1984), and he got the lead instead.Married his first wife Samantha Lewes (real name: Susan Dillingham) two months after their son Colin's birth.Hanks cited the help of a nearby ice cream shop which helped him gain 30 pounds for his role in A League of Their Own (1992).Received emergency treatment for serious staph infection in leg after returning from overseas location shoot (1999).Was asked to play the title role in Jerry Maguire (1996).Born at 11:17 AMHis Oscar acceptance speech for 1993's Philadelphia (1993) led to the plot of the movie In & Out (1997). Hanks thanked a gay teacher in his speech.Has another brother who is a professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL.Received American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, presented by fellow Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, the youngest ever to receive that award (12 June 2002).Returned to his old high school, Skyline High School in Oakland, California, to dedicate a renovated theater named for Rawley T. Farnsworth, the retired drama teacher he thanked in his Philadelphia (1993) Oscar speech. Oakland Tribune reports Hanks donated about 1/4 of the $465,000 cost of the project. Then he led the audience of some 1000 people in a chorus of "There's No Business Like Show Business" (6 March 2002).Is a member of the International Thespian Society (a group supporting theatre for high school students internationally).Jim Lovell, whom Hanks played in Apollo 13 (1995), is actually left-handed, but Hanks refused to write with his left hand for the movie.He is a third cousin, four generations removed, of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Their common ancestors were John Hanks (1680 – 1740) and his wife, Catherine, who were the great-great-grandparents of Lincoln, and the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents of Tom Hanks. It is commonly (albeit incorrectly) reported that they are fourth cousins, four times removed, but Thomas Hanks (b. 1819) and Abraham Lincoln were both great-great-grandchildren of John Hanks and Catherine, making them third cousins. Tom Hanks was Thomas Hanks' great-great-grandson, making his relation to Abraham Lincolns four generations removed.Ranked #13 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #15 in 2002.Is a diehard Cleveland Indians baseball team fan.Ranked #1 on Star TV's Top Ten Box Office stars of the 1990s (2003)Lost 30 lbs. for his role in Philadelphia (1993).Gained and later lost 50 lbs. for his role in Cast Away (2000).Is a fan of English Premier League soccer team Aston Villa and was presented with a shirt on a TV show with the print 'Hanks 1' on the back.Has been referred to by many as "the modern James Stewart".Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 205-206. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387His heroic Oscar-winning gay character Andrew Beckett in the 1993 film Philadelphia (1993) was ranked #49 on the Amerian Film Institute's heroes list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villians.He was voted the 26th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.His three favourite bands/artists are Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat and Alabama Thunderpussy.His first wife Samantha Lewes died of cancer 14 years after their divorce.Had made three films with director Steven Spielberg, all of which are tied to Europe. Saving Private Ryan (1998) revolved around his character and his infantry unit seeking out a missing private in Europe during WW II. Catch Me If You Can (2002) involved his character tracking down Frank Abagnale Jr. in France and in The Terminal (2004), his character was from the fictional eastern European country of Krakohzia.Shortly before the release of Columbia Pictures' Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), he was one of several actors speaking out against the use of "synthespians" (computer-generated actors) in the place of flesh-and-blood humans. Nevertheless, he took the lead role in the computer-animated film The Polar Express (2004), a film highly-publicized for its use of new (and expensive) technique of digital actors.Between 1994 and 2004, he was the performer nominated for the most Academy Awards (four times, along with Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Ed Harris) and won the most (twice).Was considered for the role of Peter Banning (Peter Pan) in Hook (1991).Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2005 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category on the 2005 ballot for his roles in the films The Polar Express (2004) (referred to as "Bi-Polar Express" on the ballot), The Ladykillers (2004) and The Terminal (2004). He was suggested again in the Worst Actor category two years later, for his performance in The Da Vinci Code (2006). He failed receive either nomination.Has been good friends with Bruce Springsteen since his youth.He once worked as a hotel bellman. Some of the celebrity guests whose bags he carried were Cher, Sidney Poitier, Slappy White and Bill Withers.Premiere Magazine ranked him as #28 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).He is an environmental conservationist and often advocates and supports natural causes.In three of his movies, he has had a scene where he is stranded at sea: Splash (1984), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), and Cast Away (2000).Has worked with two actors who played Howard Hughes. In Philadelphia (1993), he worked with Jason Robards, who played Hughes in Melvin and Howard (1980) for director Jonathan Demme. His cast mate in Catch Me If You Can (2002) was Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Hughes in The Aviator (2004) for Martin Scorsese.He and his good friend Meg Ryan have been co-stars in three movies as love interests: Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and You've Got Mail (1998).Shares his birthday with Jack White, David O'Hara, Courtney Love, Chris Cooper, O.J. Simpson and Donald Rumsfeld.On his father's side, Tom is of English, and some German, ancestry. Two of his paternal great-grandparents were English immigrants. Tom's maternal grandparents were both of Portuguese descent (from the Azores Islands). Tom's maternal great-grandfather had changed his surname from "Fraga" to "Frager".Born to Amos Mefford Hanks, a chef, and his wife Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker, his parents divorced in 1960.Has been Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch) since 2001.Related to Bill Cosby's wife Camille O. Cosby (née Camille Olivia Hanks), as both share a biological lineage to Abraham Lincoln through his mother, Nancy Hanks.Stepson of the former Frances Wong, whom his father married in 1965.Sold popcorn and peanuts as a teenager at the Oakland Coliseum.His performance as Josh Baskin in Big (1988) is ranked #15 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).His performance as Chuck Noland in Cast Away (2000) is ranked #46 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).He and President George Bush are both related to 19th-century Presidents. Bush, a Republican, is descended, by way of his mother's family, from Franklin Pierce, one of the last Democratic presidents before Abraham Lincoln. Hanks, a Democrat, is descended from the family of Lincoln's mother.His top five all-time favorite films are 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Godfather (1972), Fargo (1996), Elephant (2003) and Boogie Nights (1997), with Stanley Kubrick's film holding the top ranking.His performance as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994) is ranked #43 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.Is the third most-represented actor (behind Sidney Poitier and Gary Cooper) on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, with four of his films making the list. They are: Forrest Gump (1994) at #37, Philadelphia (1993) at #20, Apollo 13 (1995) at #12, and Saving Private Ryan (1998) at #10.Ranked #16 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #16 in 2005 as well.Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 244, pages 199-202. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.He once shared a record (with Tom Cruise and Will Smith) as the actor to star in the most consecutive $100 million-grossing movies (7). As of 2008, Smith holds the record alone with 8 movies.Frequently works with director Steven Spielberg, and is related to Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln. Ironically, he was not involved in Spielberg's film about Lincoln, despite his frequent involvement in historical projects.Forbes magazine estimated his 1999 earnings at $71.5 million.Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted in 2002, 2004, 2005, a record number of times as the #1 favorite. Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood are the only other actors to have achieved that feat.Was a member of Monty Python for one night only, filling in for John Cleese, at A Concert For George.Married Rita Wilson at Saint Sophia's Church, converting from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity.Was in attendance at Princess Diana's funeral along with Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, among others.Auditioned for the role of Joel in Risky Business (1983), which eventually went to Tom Cruise.Has also credited Joe Spano, former co-star of the TV series "Hill Street Blues" (1981), as being another of his most important early inspirations.Favorite baseball team is the Cleveland Indians. He purchased a stone in the front of Jacobs Field when it was built.In 2007, Forbes Magazine reported that his earnings were estimated to be $74 million the previous year.The asteroid "12818 tomhanks" was named after him.Enjoys collecting typewriters, purchasing over 80 of them around the globe.Publicly endorsed Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.Is a die hard Oakland Raiders fan. Featured in the documentary Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s (2003) (TV).Is a fan of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), and has expressed desire to one day guest star on the show.Is a fan of "Doctor Who" (1963).Was originally cast in the dual role of "Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman" in Adaptation. (2002), but later dropped out. Nicolas Cage, who went on to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance, was cast instead.When he appeared on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009), Conan's last NBC show in L.A. (Jan. 22, 2010), the Tonight Show Band played The Beatles' "Lovely Rita" as Hanks made his entry, undoubtedly a nod to the lovely Rita Wilson, Tom's beloved wife.Lives in Pacific Palisades, Malibu, California and Ketchum, Idaho.Both Tom Hanks and his son, Colin Hanks, have been "Not My Job" quiz contestants on the National Public Radio show, "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!". Both won the quiz.Has often done films which (comically) use urinating/using the bathroom as a plot device (e.g. The Green Mile (1999), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995) and Dragnet (1987)).Has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes [October 7, 2013].Became a father for the 1st time at age 21 when his girlfriend [now ex-wife] Samantha Lewes gave birth to their son Colin Hanks on November 24, 1977.Became a father for the 2nd time at age 25 when his 1st [now ex] wife Samantha Lewes gave birth to their daughter Elizabeth Hanks on May 17, 1982.Became a father for the 3rd time at age 34 when his 2nd wife Rita Wilson gave birth to their son Chet Hanks on August 4, 1990.Became a father for the 4th time at age 39 when his 2nd wife Rita Wilson gave birth to their son Truman Theodore Hanks on December 26, 1995.Became a grandfather for the 1st time at age 54 when his granddaughter Olivia Jane Hanks, via son Colin Hanks, was born on February 1, 2011.Became a grandfather for the 2nd time at age 56 when his granddaughter Charlotte Bryant Hanks, via son Colin Hanks, was born on July 1, 2013.New York, NY, USA: Opens on Broadway in "Lucky Man", the last play written by his friend and frequent director, the late Nora Ephron. This will also be Hanks's first-ever appearance in a stage production since he was in junior college. And he'll be co-starring with another old friend, his old "Bosom Buddies" (1980) co-star, Peter Scolari. [February 2013]
Steinar Bang <email@example.com>SpouseJames Cameron (26 July 1997 – 16 December 1999) (divorced) 1 childBruce Abbott (19 December 1982 – 28 December 1989) (divorced) 1 childTrade MarkFrequently portrays women who endure in spite of great hardship or tragedyTriviaDaughter: Josephine Cameron (b. 15 February 1993). Father is James Cameron.Son: Dalton Abbott (b. 4 October 1989). Father is Bruce Abbott.Linda is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.Linda went to Wicomico Junior High in Salisbury, Maryland, with her identical-twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren.She reprised her Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) character, Sarah Connor, for the theme-park attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996), a short film shot in a new 3-D process that makes the film appear to jump out at you.While Hamilton was attending Washington College, the acting professor told her that she had no hope of earning a living as an actress.After her role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), she learned that she made such an impression as the pumped and ferociously tough Sarah Connor that she was typecast into being offered only roles for similarly tough characters.Turned down a chance to reprise the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).Her identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren was Linda's double in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Leslie is seen when Sarah is remembering playing with John at the park and when the T-1000 is impersonating her.Sprained her ankle prior to filming The Terminator (1984) and it never quite healed right due to all the running she had to do in the film.She divorced second husband James Cameron after discovering he was having an affair with actress Suzy Amis during the making of the movie Titanic (1997). Her divorce from him was the second-most expensive divorce next to that of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving. Hamilton stood to take half of Cameron's earnings – close to $50 million.Auditioned for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995), which went to Kate Mulgrew.Good friends with former "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) co-star Ron Perlman. They reunited in the theater play "Love Letters" (1990), and in the post-Vietnam war drama Missing in America (2005).Has appeared on television and revealed that she suffered from bipolar disorder. She said that her condition had destroyed her marriage to her first husband, Bruce Abbott, abusing him verbally and physically, and that it also had ruined her marriage to second husband James Cameron. Linda said that it was her love for her two children that finally forced her to seek treatment, and she began taking medication. That was 10 years ago, and Linda says that she will always be grateful that she chose treatment and regrets the pain that her illness caused those she loves.In the original screenplay of The Terminator (1984), the character she played, Sarah Connor, was 19 years old. It was decision of James Cameron to make the character somewhat older to fit into Hamilton's age. In real life, Linda was 27 when filming started and turned 28 before the film was released.Talked about 20 years of treatment for being bipolar on the October 14, 2005 show of "Larry King Live" (1985).Has worked with both actors who were the main heroes of the Predator movies: Arnold Schwarzenegger in two Terminator movies (The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)), and Danny Glover in Missing in America (2005).Is perhaps best known for her roles as Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and as Catherine Chandler in "Beauty and the Beast" (1987).James Cameron offered her the role of Molly Brown in Titanic (1997) (ultimately played by Kathy Bates), but she declined.Was considered for the role of Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995), which went to Nicole Kidman.Read for the role of Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men (1992), which went to Demi Moore instead.She was a method acting student at the Lee Strasberg Institute.A former manager of hers embezzled $100,000 of her money.At one stage in her life, she was addicted to cocaine.Her father died in a car crash when she was five.Ex-sister-in-law of Mike Cameron and John David Cameron.
Azure_GirlSpouseGeena Davis (1 November 1987 – 17 October 1990) (divorced)Patricia Gaul (4 July 1980 – 1986) (divorced)Trade MarkOften cast as either an intellectual of some sort (teachers, scientists, etc.) or an eccentric or both.Halting delivery of linesTowering height and slender frameTriviaIs the voice behind the iMac/iBook commercials for Apple Computer.Was engaged to Laura Dern (1995-1997) .In a jazz band called "The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra" with actor Peter Weller, they perform at local clubs in Los Angeles. They were also in a band together in the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of legendary acting coach, Sanford Meisner.Was engaged to Catherine Wreford, a 23-year-old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.Appears alongside ex-wife Geena Davis in three films, back to back: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985); The Fly (1986) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), he and co-stars Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey took approximately two hours to be suited up as the aliens. The trio also dubbed certain scenes.After playing the victim of an alien invasion in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), he appears in two films in which he fights aliens: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) and Independence Day (1996). Also one where he plays an alien: Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).He can wiggle his ears one at a time. He demonstated this talent on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993).Has worked twice with three of the writers of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): the film's director, Steven Spielberg, directed him in Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997); the screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, directed him in The Big Chill (1983) and Silverado (1985). Philip Kaufman, whose idea it was for Indy to pursue the Ark of the Covenant, directed him in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and The Right Stuff (1983).Appears in two remakes of cult science fiction/horror films: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and The Fly (1986).Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.Father was a doctor and mother a radio broadcaster. Has two older brothers, Rick and Lee, and a sister Pamela. Older brother Rick (by four years) died of kidney failure while traveling in Morocco at age 23. Lee is a realtor and Pamela an artist.Almost got the part of 'Dr. David Blume' in Blue Sunshine (1978), but lost the part to Robert Walden because the director thought Goldblum and Zalman King looked too similar.Appeared opposite his then-girlfriend Geena Davis in The Fly (1986), and future girlfriend Laura Dern in Jurassic Park (1993). In both films, each actress's character remarks that "Something went wrong.".In three films, Jeff Goldblum plays characters that have some sort of vomit-related sickness. In The Right Stuff (1983) he plays a NASA promoter who gets seasick. In The Fly (1986), Seth Brundle gets motion sickness which is why he invents teleporting. And in Independence Day (1996), David Levinson gets airsick. It's unknown if Goldblum actually suffers from any of these.Appeared with his first wife, Patricia Gaul, in The Big Chill (1983) and Silverado (1985), both of which were directed by Lawrence Kasdan. His second wife, Geena Davis, appeared in The Accidental Tourist (1988), also directed by Kasdan.His favorite films include The Godfather (1972), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Mulholland Dr. (2001), A Serious Man (2009), Chinatown (1974), Rosemary's Baby (1968), and The King of Comedy (1982).Is a skilled piano player.Attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh.Played one member in a trio of thugs in two Charles Bronson films: Death Wish (1974) and St. Ives (1976).His surname is often mispronounced due to its spelling until he pointed out on a talk show that his name is pronounced Gold-'bloom' and not Gold-'blum'.Performing in The Pillowman on Broadway. [May 2005]Co-starring with Kevin Spacey in London's Old Vic Theatre's production of "Speed the Plow" by David Mamet. [February 2008]Currently starring in an Irish commercial on RTE Television to promote the new and updated version of the Irish National Lottery. [November 2006]His father's side of the family immigrated from Russia and his mother's from Austria.
Scott firstname.lastname@example.orgSpouseLyle Trachtenberg (1 October 1994 – October 1995) (divorced)David Claessen (1 September 1986 – October 1988) (divorced)Alvin Martin (1973 – 1979) (divorced) 1 childTrade MarkDreadlocks and no eyebrowsWire-rimmed sunglassesThe role of Guinan on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)Trivia2000: Broke up with boyfriend of five years Frank Langella.Discovered by director Mike Nichols.1994: Became the very first woman to host the Academy Awards solo.Born at 12:48pm-EST.Daughter: Alexandrea; Granddaughters: Amarah and Jerzey.Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying.She won a Grammy Award for "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway".Once worked in a mortuary where her job was applying makeup to corpses.1985: Listed as one of 12 Promising New Actors of 1985 in "John Willis's Screen World," Vol. 37.Holds an honorary degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.Dropped out of high school and became addicted to heroin. She ended up marrying her drug counselor. She cleaned up and later divorced him. In 1974, she moved to California and helped found the San Diego Repertory Company, where she used the name, Whoopi Cushion. Before making it as an actress, she worked as a bank teller, a bricklayer and in a mortuary.She was inspired to become an actress by watching Nichelle Nichols' portrayal of Uhura on "Star Trek" (1966).Is dyslexic.Mother of actress Alex Martin.Asked Gene Roddenberry for a role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) because she was a huge fan. She was given the role of Guinan, the head of the Ten-Forward lounge. Her character was named for legendary entertainer / nightclub owner Texas Guinan.Is an avid Fiesta Ware (china) collector.2002: Won a Tony Award as a producer for Best Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie".1985: Won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical for "Original Broadway Show Recording".Was the second African American woman to win an Academy Award. The first was Hattie McDaniel.Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 184-186. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.Has over four different action figures modeled after her character, Guinan from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) and the Star Trek films.Is part-owner of Mary's Kitchen, a country store/kitchen in Malibu, California. It is staffed by "New Yorkers" and certain furnishings were imported from New York because Whoopi wanted a touch of home in Malibu.In the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) (episode "Gay"), she played a woman who arranges marriages. In her guest-starring role in "The Nanny" (1993) (episode "The Pre-Nup"), she played a wedding planner.Has a tattoo of Woodstock (the bird from the Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" cartoon strip) on her shoulder.Granddaughter Amarah Skye was born on her 34th birthday.When she was only 8, she performed with the Children's Program, the Hudson Guild and the Rubenstein Children's Theatre.Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991.Has her own production company, One Ho Productions, which backs most of her movies and television projects.Michael J. Fox accompanied her to the 1986 Academy Awards when she was nominated for The Color Purple (1985).Was one of the eulogists at Gene Roddenberry's funeral in 1991, along with other Star Trek stars Nichelle Nichols and Patrick Stewart.Did a private stand-up comedy routine entitled "If E.T. landed in Oakland" in front of, among others, Steven Spielberg and Michael Jackson, which eventually won her the lead in The Color Purple (1985), which Spielberg directed.One of only four actresses who won the quadruple crown of acting: The Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy.Her performance as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990) is ranked #95 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.Good friends with Patrick Stewart and Marlon Brando.She was awarded the Annual Kennedy Centre Mark Twain Prize for Comedy.The first woman to host the Academy Awards on her own. She hosted them in 2002, 1999, 1996 and 1994.Is one of 9 African-American actresses to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe and Viola Davis.She is one of only 10 individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award (counting Daytime Emmy Awards).Worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant called "Big Kitchen" at 3003 Grape Street in San Diego, California.Performed all her own singing in the "Sister Act" movies. Her co-stars have claimed that they were surprised at her vocal ability.Has a brother who is seven years older.Is one of 6 African-American actresses to have won an Academy Award. The others, in chronological order, are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009/II) and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011).She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.Grandmother to Amarah Skye (b. 1989), Jerzey (b. 1995) and Mason (b. 1998), via daughter Alex Martin.Is an active pro-choice campaigner, having undergone the procedure herself at age 14.Owns a cat named Oliver.Is one of two African-American actresses (the other being Viola Davis) to have been nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 20, 2001.While working as a waitress at San Diego's "Big Kitchen" café in 1978, she witnessed PSA flight #182 falling from the sky in flames following a mid-air collision. The sight was so traumatic, that to this day she will not fly on an airplane.Is one of only 14 individuals who are an "EGOT", meaning that she has received at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. The other recipients, in chronological order, are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Scott Rudin and James Earl Jones. However, three of the 14 recipients did receive one non-competitive award: Barbra Streisand won a Special Tony, Liza Minnelli won a Special Grammy, and James Earl Jones won a Special Oscar.Is a staunch liberal Democrat.Currently hosting her own radio show with co-host Cubby, the show is heard in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver-Boulder, Cincinnati, Norfolk-Virginia Bch-Nwprt Nws, Las Vegas, Brunswick, Utica – Rome, Rochester, Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz. [November 2006]A co-host on the ABC talk show "The View" (1997). She replaced Rosie O'Donnell as the moderator of the women's talk show produced and starring Barbara Walters. [September 2007]Performing the lead role in August Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the Royal Theater in New York City. [January 2003]Debut of her new line of bedding on QVC. [February 2008]Host of "The View" (1997). 
TrendEkiD@aol.comSpouseRobyn Moore (7 June 1980 – 23 December 2011) (divorced) 7 childrenTrade MarkOften acts and directs stories involving an individual who is persecuted, and fights for justiceHas often portrayed a widower, in films such as Mad Max (the sequels), Lethal Weapon film series, Braveheart, The Patriot, Signs, and Edge of Darkness.Often portrays men who seek revenge for the murder of family or friendsRugged, chiseled featuresRich, gravelly voicePiercing blue eyesOften plays angry or deranged charactersIntense Acting styleTriviaRanked #12 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]Born at 4:45pm-EST.Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world. Educated at University of New South Wales, Australia.Attended drama school with Judy Davis. They played Romeo and Juliet together.Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world. Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world. Trained at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts). As well as Judy Davis, other fellow students, during his time there, included Colin Friels.Awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia), Australia's highest honor, in mid-1997.Roommates with Geoffrey Rush after college (the National Institute of Dramatic Art) when they were in an acting company (called Jane Street) together that was affiliated with NIDA. Geoffrey Rush trained at La Cocq Mime School in France.He took up acting only because his sister submitted an application behind his back. The night before an audition, he got into a fight, and his face was badly beaten, an accident that won him the role.Older brother of actor Donal Gibson.Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#37). Chosen as People Magazine's first "Sexiest Man Alive." Is a big fan of The Three Stooges.First studied drama at the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari in Wellington, New Zealand. After getting accepted he completed the course and used this as a foot-in into NIDA in Australia in 1975.He and his wife met through a dating service in Australia.Has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one).Owns a production company, Icon International, with branches in the USA, Australia, and the UK.Ranked #15 in Premiere's 2003 annual "Power 100" list. Had ranked #17 in 2002.His voice in Mad Max (1979) was dubbed for the film's US release.The doctor who delivered him into the world is believed to be Charles Sweet, grandfather of filmmaker Jay Ruzicka.He was a part of the movement dubbed the "Australian New Wave" by the press. They were a group of filmmakers and performers who emerged from Down Under at about the same time in the early 1980's and found work in other parts of the world. Other members included actress Judy Davis and directors George Miller, Gillian Armstrong and Peter Weir.He was the first Australian actor to be paid $1,000,000 for a film role.Almost turned down the role of William Wallace in Braveheart (1995) because he thought he was too old for the role. He asked the producers if he could direct it instead. A compromise was made, he could direct the movie if he agreed to portray Wallace.His father, Hutton Gibson, moved the family from upstate New York to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1968 after winning as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" (1964).For The Passion of the Christ (2004), which he directed, wrote and produced, he spent 25 million dollars of his own money. Back in 1992, he started doing research for the movie that was not released until 2004.Has 8 children from two women: seven children from his marriage to Robyn Gibson: daughter, Hannah Gibson (born 1980); twin sons, Edward Gibson and Christian Gibson (born 1982); son, Willie Gibson (born 1985); son, Louis Gibson (born 1988); son, Milo Gibson (born 1990); son, Tommy Gibson (born 1999); daughter, Lucia (born (2009) from his relationship with Oksana Grigorieva.Son, Christian Gibson, is a freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder. [Fall 2001]Was considered for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995).Ranked #10 in Premiere's 2004 annual "Power 100" list. Had ranked #15 in 2003. He is the highest-ranked actor on the 2004 list.Has his own private chapel in his grounds, where he attends mass every day.He was voted the 48th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly.Ranked number 1 on Forbes's 2004 "Celebrity 100 List". He was the highest paid celebrity in 2004 with a reported $210,000,000 salary from his The Passion of the Christ (2004) profits, plus a potential $150,000,000 that is yet to be accounted for. He made more money than Oprah Winfrey ($210,000,000), J.K. Rowling ($147,000,000), Tiger Woods & Michael Schumacher ($80,000,000 each) and Steven Spielberg ($75,000,000) in 2004.In Portuguese, his name means "honey."Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).Was considered for the role of Wolverine in X-Men (2000).Son of the controversial Hutton Gibson and Anne Gibson.In the movie Forever Young (1992), he needed to appear older in the last few scenes. Because his eyes were so bright blue, no matter how many wrinkles they put on him, he did not look authentically older. So, he had to wear gray contacts, in order to look old.Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Richard Attenborough and Kevin Costner one of 6 people to win and Academy Award for "Best Director", though they are mainly known as actors.Was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in May 2003, and gave the commencement address.Ranked #15 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #10 in 2004.His favourite films include, The Big Country (1958), Double Indemnity (1944), and Spartacus (1960)His family line goes back several generations in Australia, but his ancestors originally came from Ireland, Scotland and England (ancestor of John Gibson, c. 1601).Was offered the role of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987), but had to decline because he was already working on one of the Lethal Weapon films.He turned down the role of Harvey Dent/Two Face in Batman Forever (1995), due to scheduling conflicts with Braveheart (1995).Sold his home in Connecticut in July 2010 to settle his divorce with ex-wife Robyn.When Apocalypto (2006) is finished, he plans to donate six replicas of Mayan pyramids and several movie-set villages.In early December 2004, he flew to Fiji, where he bought the 2,160 hectare island of Mago from a Japanese hotel chain for $15 million. He plans to turn the Pacific paradise, which is home to forty residents (mostly coconut farmers and their families) into his own personal retreat. The South Pacific island boasts two lagoons and stunning white-sand beaches. The sale was finalized in March 2005.Gibson has been widely perceived as a conservative Republican, even though he has never identified himself as such. In March 2004 he expressed doubts over the Iraq war, in particular the failure to find weapons of mass destruction, although he maintained that President George W. Bush had "done a lot of good" elsewhere. At the People's Choice Awards ceremony in January 2005, Gibson again condemned the Iraq war and praised the liberal director Michael Moore and his documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). Many of Gibson's positions are in accordance with traditional Catholicism. He released a statement in March 2005 condemning the euthanasia of Terri Schiavo, and has criticized stem cell research.He was the original choice to play Jack Stanton in Primary Colors (1998) but lost out to John Travolta.He was named after the Church of St. Mel in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland where his mother's family is from.Was spoofed in both "South Park" (1997) and "Family Guy" (1999), and both of the times he was spoofed, there was a reference to the Looney Tunes cartoons. In the "South Park" (1997) episode "The Passion of the Jew", his character acts a lot like Daffy Duck in the cartoon Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943), while scaring Stan and Kenny, in the hopes that they will both torture him. And in the "Family Guy" (1999) episode "North by North Quahog", he chases Peter and Lois Griffin to the top of Mount Rushmore and is tricked into walking off a ledge, to which he plummets to the ground, very much like Wile E. Coyote does in several cartoons.He and his wife Robyn filed for divorce in April 2009. They had already been separated since August 2006.His performance as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the "Mad Max" trilogy is ranked #78 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.Braveheart (1995) is ranked #62 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.Ranked #17 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #15 in 2005.Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006) to direct Apocalypto (2006) instead.On July 28, 2006, he was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, California. He did three-year probation following the misdemeanor drunken driving arrest in which he made derogatory comments about Jews and women.On the 1st of August 2006, he checked himself into a recovery program for alcohol abuse. His wife, Robyn, separated from him that same month.Pleaded no contest to DUI on 17 August 2006 and was ordered to attend one year of Alcholics Anonymous meetings. For the first four-and-a-half months, he must attend those meetings five times a week, and for the remainder of the time, he must attend three times a week. Gibson was also ordered to pay $1200 in fines and penalties and $100 in restitution.Father-in-law of Kenny Wayne Shepherd.Played a pilot in four movies: Bird on a Wire (1990), Air America (1990), Forever Young (1992) and Ransom (1996).Has bipolar disorder.Moved to Sydney, Australia at age 12 with his family.Received the Chairman's Visionary Award from Latin Business Association Chairman Rick Sarmiento during the 2006 Latino Global Business Conference and Digital Expo in Beverly Hills, California, on 2 November 2006. Gibson's appearance marked his first public appearance since his DUI arrest on 28 July in Malibu.Director Martin Scorsese sent him the script for The Departed (2006), offering him the role of Ellerby. Gibson was unable to accept the role as he was starting production on Apocalypto (2006) that same year. Alec Baldwin later took the role.Oliver Stone has tried casting him twice. Once as Jim Garrison in JFK (1991), and another time as Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006).Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted in 1996 and 2003.A chain smoker for most of his career, in 2004 Gibson's wife persuaded him to limit his addiction to just three cigarettes a day. However this did not last.Turned down the role of Kyle Reese in James Cameron's The Terminator (1984).Actor Girard Swan formerly worked as his stand in and photo double.Was considered for the role of Robert Clayton Dean in Enemy of the State (1998).On 27 January 1997, nine lesbian and gay filmmakers met with Gibson on the set of Conspiracy Theory (1997). Conceived and sponsored by GLAAD, the day long event gave the filmmakers the opportunity to meet with director Richard Donner, producer Joel Silver, and co-stars Patrick Stewart and Julia Roberts. A 40-minute lunch with Gibson, however, found the filmmakers not only discussing the inner workings of the industry but also Gibson's troubled relationship with the lesbian and gay community.Endorsed the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of California in the 2006 mid-term elections.In interviews promoting The Passion of the Christ (2004), Gibson admitted that depression had led him to contemplate suicide, and that he made the film to "heal" himself.Along with Rolf Harris and Clive James, Gibson publicly supported keeping Queen Elizabeth II as head of state in an Australian poll in 1999.Voted the most powerful Christian in Hollywood in a poll by religious website Beliefnet.com in October 2007.He was awarded the honorary A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Australian film industry.In April, 2009, made a first public appearance together with his girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva who was then three-months pregnant with his child.Due to the worldwide recession in 2008, his personal fortune is reported to have declined from around $900 million to $650 million.He and Oksana Grigorieva became the parents of a girl, Lucia, on October 30, 2009, in Los Angeles.Mad Max 2 (1981) (aka The Road Warrior) is his favorite out of the "Mad Max" series.Turned down the chance to voice a parody of himself in the "Family Guy" (1999) episode "North by North-Quohag". He later admitted in an interview that he regretted the decision because he thought the episode was hilarious.Split from Oksana Grigorieva [April 14, 2010].Has been under restraining order since July, 2010, after an episode of domestic violence with his then girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. In return, he filed for a restraining order against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. (June 2010).Was investigated for domestic violence by Malibu/Lost Hills station detectives, in reference to an incident between him an ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva on January 6, 2010. [July 2010]Appeared on the cover of GQ magazine four times: June '83, February '87, May '95 and November '96 (with Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Jordan).His mother was born in County Longford, Ireland. His father was born in New York, of mostly Irish, as well as English, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.He was a mentor to the late actor Heath Ledger.