SHARUKH KHAN – THE KING KHAN OF BOLLYWOOD

Khan was born to Muslim parents of Pathan ethnicity in New Delhi, India. His father, Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom activist from Peshawar, British India. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.

Khan’s father came to New Delhi from Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar before the Partition of India, while his mother’s family came from Rawalpindi, also in present-day Pakistan. Khan has an elder sister named Shehnaz. Khan attended St. Columbia’s School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics. He won the Sword of Honour, an annual award bequeathed to the student who embodies most the spirit of the school. He later attended the Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics. After this, he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia. After the death of his parents, Khan moved from New Delhi to Mumbai in 1991. In that same year, before any of his film releases, he married Gauri Khan in a Hindu wedding ceremony on October 25, 1991. They have two children, son Aryan Khan (born 1997) and daughter Suhana (born 2000).

In 2005, Nasreen Munni Kabir produced a two-part documentary on Khan, titled The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan. Featuring his 2004 Temptations concert tour, the film contrasted Khan’s inner world of family and daily life with the outer world of his work. The book Still Reading Khan, which details his family life, was released in 2006. Another book by Anupama Chopra, “King of Bollywood: Shahrukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema”, was released in 2007. This book described the world of Bollywood through Khan’s life. Khan’s life-size wax statue is available in Madame Tussauds wax museum, London, installed in April 2007. Khan has been chosen for the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award of the French government for his “exceptional career”.CAREER

AS AN ACTOR

Khan studied acting under celebrated Theatre Director Barry John at Delhi’s Theatre Action Group (TAG). In 2007, John commented thus on his former pupil “The credit for the phenomenally successful development and management of Shah Rukh’s career goes to the superstar himself.”

Khan made his acting debut in 1988 when he appeared in the television series, Fauji, playing the role of Commando Abhimanyu Rai. He went on to appear in several other television serials, appearing most notably in the 1989 serial, Circus (directed by Aziz Mirza), which depicted the life of circus performers. The same year, Khan also had a minor role in the made-for-television English-language film, In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones, which was based on life at Delhi University and was written by Arundhati Roy.

After the death of his parents, Khan moved from New Delhi to Mumbai in 1991. He made his Bollywood movie debut in Deewana (1992). The movie was a box office hit, and launched his career in Bollywood. His performance won him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. His second movie, Maya Memsaab, generated some controversy because of his appearance in an “explicit” sex scene in the movie.

In 1993, Khan won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar. Darr marked his first collboration with renowned film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films, the largest production company in Bollywood. Baazigar, which saw Khan portraying an ambiguous avenger who murders his girlfriend, shocked its Indian audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollywood formula, yet his performance won him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award. In that same year, Khan played the role of a young musician in Kundan Shah’s Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, a performance that earned him a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Khan himself maintains that this is his all-time favorite among the movies he has made. In 1994, Khan once again played an obsessive lover/psycho’s role in Anjaam. Though the movie was not a box office success, Khan’s performance earned him the Filmfare Best Villain Award.In 1995, Khan starred in Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, a critical and commercial success, for which he won his second Filmfare Best Actor Award which entered its twelfth year in 2007 in Mumbai theaters. By then the movie had grossed over 12 billion rupees, making it as one of the biggest movie blockbusters.

1996 was a disappointing year for Khan as all his movies released that year failed to do well at the box office. His first 1997 release, Yash Chopra’s Dil to Pagal Hai, however, became that year’s second highest grossing movie, and he won his third Filmfare Best Actor Award. Earlier that year, he saw success with Subhash Ghai’s Pardes — one of the biggest hits of the year– and Aziz Mirza’s Yes Boss.

In 1998, Khan starred in Karan Johar’s directoial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was the biggest hit of the year. His performance won him his fourth Best Actor award at the Filmfare. He won critical praise for his performance in Mani Ratnam’s Dil Se. This movie did not do well at the Indian box office, but was a commercial success overseas. Khan’s only release in 1999, Baadshah, was an average grosser.

In 2000, Khan starred in Aditya Chopra’s second film, Mohabbatein, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. The film did well at the box office, and Khan’s performance won him his second Critics Award for Best Performance at the Filmfare. He also starred in Mansoor Khan’s Josh, which was also a box office success. In that same year, Khan set up his own production house, Dreamz Unlimited with Juhi Chawla. Both Khan and Chawla starred in the first movie of their production house, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani.

In 2001, Khan collaborated with Karan Johar for the second time in the family drama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham which was the second biggest hit of the year. He also received favorable reviews for his performance as Emperor Asoka in the historical epic, Asoka.

In 2002, Khan received acclaim for playing the title role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s award-winning period romance, Devdas. It was the third Hindi movie adaptation of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s well-known novel of the same name, and surfaced as one of the biggest hits of that year. Khan also starred opposite Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the family-drama Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, which did well at the box office.

In 2003, Khan starred in the moderately successful romantic drama, Chalte Chalte. That same year, he starred in the romantic drama movie, Kal Ho Naa Ho, written by Karan Johar and directed by Nikhil Advani. Khan’s performance in this movie as a man with heart disease was appreciated. The movie proved to be one of the year’s biggest hits in India and the biggest Bollywood hit overseas.

2004 was a good year for Khan, commercially as well as critically. He starred in Farah Khan’s directorial debut, Main Hoon Na. The movie did well at the box office. He then played the leading role of Veer in Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara, which was the biggest hit of 2004 in both India and overseas. Khan’s performance in the film won him awards at several award ceremonies. In that same year, he received critical praise for his performance in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades, which won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the sixth time, although the movie was a box office failure. He was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for all three of his releases in 2004, winning it for Swades.

Khan’s only movie release in 2005 was the fantasy film, Paheli. It was a box office failure, but won him acclaim. The movie was India’s nomination for the Oscars.

In 2006, Khan collaborated with Karan Johar for the fourth time with the melodrama movie, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. It did well in India and much more so in the overseas market, becoming the biggest Bollywood hit in the overseas market ever. His second release in that saw him playing the title role in the action film Don, a remake of the 1978 hit Don. The movie was a success.

Khan’s first release in 2007 was a film about the Indian women’s national hockey team, Chak De India. Earning over Rs 639 million, Chak De India became the third highest grossing movie of 2007 in India and was critically acclaimed. In addition, Khan received his seventh Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance as the coach of the team.

Khan also starred in Farah Khan’s 2007 film, Om Shanti Om. The film emerged as the year’s highest grossing film in India and the overseas market, as well as earned him another nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare ceremony.

AS A PRODUCER

Khan turned producer when he set up a production company called Dreamz Unlimited with Juhi Chawla and director Aziz Mirza in 1999. The first two of the films he produced and starred in: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000) and Asoka (2001) were box office failures. However, his third film, as a producer and star, Chalte Chalte (2003), was the first box office hit from his production house.

In 2004, he set up another production company called Red Chillies Entertainment and produced and starred in Main Hoon Na which was another hit at the box office. In 2005 he produced and starred in the fantasy film Paheli, which was a box office failure. It was India’s official entry to the Oscars for a nomination for Best Foreign Film, but it did not pass the final selection. That same year he also co-produced the supernatural horror film Kaal with Karan Johar and performed an item number for the film with Malaika Arora Khan. Kaal was moderately successful at the box office. The latest film Om Shanti Om, which he produced as well as starred in, has done very well at the box office. In 2008, The Red Chillies Entertainment became the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders in the BCCI backed IPL cricket league.

AS A TV HOST

In 2007, Khan replaced Amitabh Bachchan as the host of the third series of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The previous had hosted the show for five years from 2000-05. On January 22, 2007, Kaun Banega Crorepati aired with Khan as the new host and later ended on April 19, 2007.

On April 25, 2008, Khan began hosting the game show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, the Indian version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

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MARILYN MONROE – HOLLYWOOD’S MOST FAMOUS BLONDE

Marilyn Monroe, whose name was Norma Jean Baker in childhood, was born to Gladys Mortenson, a film technician, whose husband, Edward Mortenson, deserted the family. Norma Jean’s natural father may have actually been another studio employee, C. Stanley Gifford. Gladys’ mental illness surfaced shortly after her daughter’s birth, and she was institutionalized much of Norma Jean’s growing years. Norma Jean was placed in a series of twelve foster homes, and once in an orphanage. She attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California.

At sixteen, Norma Jean escaped the foster system by marrying 20-year-old James Dougherty. A year later, in 1943, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marine. Norma Jean took a job in an airline plant, part of the World War II factory effort, and worked first as a parachute inspector, then as a paint sprayer. When the government came through to take promotional photographs of the women working in the plant, the brunette Norma Jean learned that she photographed well, took a modeling course, and began working part-time as a photographer’s model.

Success as a photographer’s model led her to her dream of becoming an actress. In 1946, she divorced Dougherty and bleached her hair to become a blond. She signed a one-year, $125/month contract with Twentieth Century-Fox on August 26, 1946. Ben Lyon, casting director, suggested that she take the name Marilyn, and she added her grandmother’s last name, Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe played one bit part that year, all of which ended up on the cutting room floor. The next year, she signed another one-year contract, this time with Columbia. The results weren’t any better. In 1950, Marilyn Monroe posed for full-length nude shots, which the photographer Tom Kelley sold for a calendar. That same year, she appeared in a bit part in The Asphalt Jungle, and though her name wasn’t even mentioned in the credits, her appearance generated a huge amount of fan mail. Her reputation as a blond bombshell had begun to be established.

So Twentieth Century-Fox signed Marilyn Monroe to a new contract — this time, for seven years. She appeared in All About Eve. In 1946, she had her first starring role, in Niagara. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she sang, and for the first time, she had her own dressing room. In January, 1954, Marilyn Monroe married the famous baseball player, Joe Di Maggio. The marriage was short-lived; they divorced in October. For the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe appeared in the famous photographic stunt, in a white halter dress, with her skirt blown up by a draft from a sidewalk grate, leaning down to catch her dress so that her cleavage showed. The photograph was used to advertise the film, and has become one of the iconic images of Marilyn Monroe.

But after filming The Seven Year Itch, in which she plays a prototypical “dumb blond,” Marilyn Monroe decided to work more seriously on her acting skills, to the skepticism of many critics. She broke her movie contract, and moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg for a year. In 1955, she founded her own company with Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe Productions, and signed a new contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. She made the 1956 movie Bus Stop which wowed the critics, but she’d begun to lose herself to self-doubt, depression, drugs, and alcohol. Marilyn Monroe, whose mother and maternal grandparents had all struggled with mental illness and institutionalization, began taking sleeping pills for her insomnia. She regularly consulted psychiatrists. She drank heavily, and began a habit of arriving late to work, and sometimes not being able to work at all.

She married Arthur Miller, the playwright, shortly after Bus Stop was released, and for the marriage converted to Judaism. She lived quietly for two years with her new husband. During that time, Miller was fighting his conviction for contempt-of-Congress for refusing to answer two questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). The marriage, and several miscarriages, added to her self-doubt and depression, and to her use of drugs and alcohol. Marilyn Monroe’s next movie, The Prince and the Showgirl, brought mixed reviews. That was followed by Let’s Make Love, and an unhappy romantic liaison with co-star Yves Montand.

The Misfits was written for Marilyn Monroe by her husband, Arthur Miller. She performed well in the final product, though during its filming, she was often under the influence of alcohol and pills, and she was notoriously late to the set. Marilyn was affected by the death, two months after the film was completed, by co-star Clark Gable. In early 1961, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller divorced. During this period, she was also bothered by many rumors of affairs, including with the President, John F. Kennedy, and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. Filming her next project, ironically titled Something’s Got to Give, Marilyn’s lateness and addictions led to her dismissal after a month. She was briefly committed to a mental hospital. She was approved to return to the film, but never resumed filming.

Two months later, in her home in Los Angeles, Marilyn Monroe was found by her housekeeper, dead, with an empty bottle of sleeping pills next to her body. The coroner found the death was caused by an overdose of barbiturates, and pronounced it a possible suicide. No evidence of foul play was presented to the coroner. Marilyn Monroe’s funeral was planned by Joe Di Maggio; Lee Strasburg delivered the eulogy.

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MATT DILLON – AN AMERICAN ACTOR

Born on February 18, 1964, in New Rochelle, New York. A veteran performer, Matt Dillon has tackled a variety of roles in both dramatic and comedic films. He got his first break when he was fourteen years old. A talent scout spotted him hanging out in a hallway at his junior high school. Dillon was cutting class at the time. Soon after this fateful encounter, he landed his first film role. Making his debut in Over the Edge (1979), Dillon played a teenager who lives with his family to a planned community outside of Denver. His character—like the other teens in community—had little to do and nowhere to go. In response, he acts out in all sorts of ways with some dire consequences. Critics hailed the mostly teenage cast’s realistic portrayal of youthful angst and frustration. Unfortunately, the film received little promotion and quickly disappeared from movie theaters.

With his next role, Dillon quickly became one of the most popular teenage heartthrobs of the 1980s, joining the ranks of Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, and others. He appeared in Little Darlings (1980) with Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol. As part of a bet, the two young women try to become the first to lose their virginity while at summer camp. McNichol ends up accomplishing this task with Dillon’s character. That same year, Dillon co-starred in My Bodyguard (1980) with Chris Makepeace as a high school bully. The tough guy role wasn’t too far from his real life at the time, according to Dillon. He told People magazine that “I used to get in a lot of fights.” The same article went on to explain how the teenage Dillon was receiving as much as 200 fan letters a day and had a 5,000-strong fan club at the time.

Dillon played the title character in Tex (1982), an adaptation of a popular young adult novel by S. E. Hinton. In this family drama, Tex and his brother Mason are two teenagers who basically left to fend for themselves since their rodeo cowboy father is practically never home. Meg Tilly played Tex’s girlfriend and Emilio Estevez appeared as her brother. For his work in the film, Dillon earned many positive reviews, with critic Robert Ebert calling his performance “complicated and convincing.” Working with director Francis Ford Coppola, Dillon starred in two other film adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels. He co-starred with many up-and-coming stars, such as Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, and C. Thomas Howell in The Outsiders (1983). In this film, set in 1950s Nebraska, he played Dallas Winston, the leading member of a gang of poor teens known as the Greasers. The Greasers’ main rivals are a group of rich kids known as the Soches. When a Greaser kills one of the Soches (played by Leif Garrett), the conflict between the two groups escalates.Released that same year, Dillon played Rusty James, a young thug, in Rumble Fish (1983). Part of his character’s struggle in the film was to live up to the reputation of his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy, played by Mickey Rourke. Diane Lane appeared in the film as Rusty’s girlfriend and Dennis Hopper played his father. While critics had mixed opinions about both of Coppola’s adaptations, the films proved popular with movie-goers. The Flamingo Kid (1984) was also a big hit for Dillon. In this dramatic comedy, he played a recent high school grad who takes a summer job as a cabana boy at an affluent beach club. Critics were wowed by his subtle portrayal of a young man trying to figure out his future as he pushed and pulled by two very different examples—the wealthy, but morally suspect car dealer (Richard Crenna) and his own humble, hard-working father (Hector Elizondo).

Dillon seemed to disappear off the pop culture radar for a time, but, in fact, he was working a very personal project. For several years, he worked on the crime thriller City of Ghosts (2002), which he wrote, directed, and starred in. The independent film failed to garner much attention, but Dillon told People magazine that the project was worth all of the effort he put into it. “I wish more people saw it and appreciated it but, hey, I have nothing but great memories of that experience.” In 2004, Dillon returned to the spotlight for his critically acclaimed turn as a bitter, bigoted cop in Paul Haggis’s Crash. The film explored several intersecting storylines set in Los Angeles and the drama unfolds over the course of a few days. For the first time in his career, Dillon netted an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the film. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his complex portrayal of the prejudiced police officer. All of the lead actors on Crash won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

After Crash, Dillon continued to make toward some unusual choices in films. He played the fictional alter ego of writer Charles Bukowski in Factotum (2006). Tackling much lighter fare, Dillon played a rival race car driver in the family comedy Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) with Lindsay Lohan and a husband caught between his wife and his deadbeat friend in You, Me and Dupree (2006) with Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson. Dillon is expected to appear in several upcoming films, including the legal drama Nothing But the Truth with Kate Beckinsale and the comedy Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams. One of six children, Dillon is not the only member of his family in the entertainment business. Younger brother Kevin Dillon currently appears in the hit HBO comedy series Entourage.

FILM APPEARANCES

  • Richie, Over the Edge, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Randy, Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980
  • Melvin Moody, My Bodyguard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Jack Duncan, Liar’s Moon, Crown, 1982
  • Tex McCormick, Tex, Buena Vista, 1982
  • Host, Wild Rides, 1982
  • Dallas “Dally” Winston, The Outsiders, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Rusty James, Rumble Fish, Universal, 1983
  • Jeffrey Willis, The Flamingo Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Title role, Rebel, Vestron, 1985
  • Chris Lloyd, Target, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Jan Florek, Native Son, Cinecom, 1986
  • J. C. Cullen, The Big Town (also known as The Arm), Columbia, 1987
  • Doyle Kennedy, Kansas, Trans World, 1988
  • Regret, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Columbia, 1989
  • Bob Hughes, Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue R Films, 1989
  • Jonathan Corliss, A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991
  • Narrator, Prufrock, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed with Madonna and Truth or Dare), 1991
  • Cliff Poncier, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Gus DeMarco, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Matthew, The Saint of Fort Washington, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Kevin Walker, Golden Gate, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994
  • Larry Maretto, To Die For, Columbia, 1995
  • Terry Klout, Frankie Starlight, Fine Line, 1995
  • Tommy “Birdman” Rowland, Beautiful Girls, Miramax, 1996
  • Jay Phillips, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy/Universal, 1996
  • Dova, Albino Alligator, Miramax, 1996
  • Himself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996
  • Cameron Drake, In and Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Himself, Pitch, 1997
  • Sam Lombardo, Wild Things (also known as Sex Crimes and wildthings), Columbia, 1998
  • Pat Healy, There’s Something about Mary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Himself, Rockets Redglare! (documentary), Big Plate Pictures, 2000
  • Randy, One Night at McCool’s, USA Films, 2001
  • Fritzy Zennetti, Deuces Wild (also known as Deuces Wild–Wild in den Strassen), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Jimmy Cremming, City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003
  • Interviewee, Breakfast with Hunter, 2003
  • David Wells, Employee of the Month, Bull’s Eye Entertainment, 2004

FILM WORK

  • Producer and director, City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003

TV APPEARANCES

SERIES

  • Fishing with John, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 1991

MOVIES

  • When He’s Not a Stranger, CBS, 1989
  • Eddie Megeffin, “Return to Kansas City,” Women & Men II (broadcast as a segment of HBO Showcase; also known as A Domestic Dilemma and Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules), HBO, 1991

SPECIALS

  • Young Ralph, “The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters,” American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • The Boy Who Loved Trolls, PBS, 1984
  • Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Mike, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (also knownas Dear America), HBO, 1987
  • Marsalis on Music, PBS, 1995
  • AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Stars, CBS, 1999

AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Academy Awards, 1983
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998

EPISODIC

  • Late Show with David Letterman, multiple appearances, 1993-1998
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2003
  • The View, 2003

STAGE APPEARANCES

  • Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • (Broadway debut) Monsoon, Boys of Winter, Biltmore Theatre, 1985

TV DIRECTOR – EPISODIC

  • “Napoleon’s Boney Parts,” Oz, HBO, 1999

RECORDINGS

VIDEOS

  • Cop, “Bad Girl,” Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99, Warner Reprise Video, 1999
  • Appeared as a cop in the music video “Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues.

AUDIO BOOKS

  • Narrator, On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, Caedmon Audio, 2000

WRITINGS

  • Screenplays – (With Barry Gifford) City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003

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PENELOPE CRUZ – THE SEXY SPANISH ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz ( full name Penelope Cruz Sanches ) was born on April the 28th 1974. The eldest daughter of a hairdresser and an auto mechanic, growing up in Madrid, Spain, Penelope Cruz didn’t want the normal pretty pony or a pretty stud,she instead dreamed of swans and nutcrackers and handsome princes! She further studied classical ballet at the National Conservatory for nine years.

Penelope Cruz worked steadily in Spanish cinema from her 1991 debut in El Laberinto Griego (Greek Labyrinth), for the next seven years. Cruz also made a brief and forgettable trip to the American shores, and accepted a role in a 1993 telepic, Framed, featuring Timothy Dalton. And then in Belle Epoque, which won a 1994 foreign film Oscar. She then played what she deemed “the u gly woman” in Live Flesh and in Mother (1999), in which Cruz depicted a nun impregnated by a transvestite. Penelope Cruz filmed La Nina de Tus Ojos (The Girl of Your Dreams), a role that would earn her a 1999 Best Actress Goya. She also appeared in the Hollywood feature, The Hi-Lo Country, with Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup.

She ran right out and completely spent all of her first official Tinseltown paycheck. Unlike any starlet, however, she donated those earnings to Mother Theresa’s children’s sanctuary in Calcutta, India, where she had briefly volunteered.

Penelope Cruz’s physical beauty secured her next upcoming major motion picture outing, as Johnny Depp’s drug-addicted wife, in Blow (2001). Penelope Cruz spent the beginning of the new millennium in Greece as Nicolas Cage and Christian Bale vie for her affections in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Meanwhile, her name has been paired with the other world-famous Cruise (Tom, but of course) to complete director-screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s next pic, Vanilla Sky.FILMOGRAPHY

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011 – Angelica
  • Sex and the City 2, 2010 – Carmen
  • Nine, 2009 – Carla Albanese
  • G-Force, 2009 – Juarez (voice)
  • Broken Embraces, 2009 – Magdalena
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008 – María Elena
  • Elegy, 2008 – Consuela Castillo
  • Manolete Antoñita ,2007 – “Lupe” Sino
  • The Good Night, 2007 – Anna
  • Bandidas, 2006 – María Álvarez
  • Volver, 2006 – Raimunda
  • Sahara , 2005 – Doctor Eva Rojas
  • Chromophobia, 2005 – Gloria
  • Don’t Move, 2005 – Italia
  • Head in the Clouds, 2004 – Mia
  • Noel Nina, 2004 – Vasquez
  • Diary of a Young London Physician, The – 2003 – Leilah
  • Masked & Anonymous – 2003
  • Fanfan la tulipe – 2003 – Adeline La Franchise
  • Vanilla Sky – 2001 – Sofia Serrano
  • Sin noticias de Dios – 2001 – Carmen Ramos
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes – 2001 – Herself
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – 2001 – Pelagia – The Greeks
  • Blow – 2001 – Mirtha Jung
  • 73rd Annual Academy Awards, The – 2001 – Herself
  • Woman on Top – 2000 – Isabella Oliveira
  • All the Pretty Horses – 2000 – Alejandra de la Rocha
  • Volaverunt – 1999 – Pepita Tudo
  • Todo sobre mi madre – 1999 – Sister Rosa
  • Hi-Lo Country, The – 1998 – Josepha O’Neil
  • Nigna de tus ojos, La – 1998 – Macarena
  • Talk of Angels – 1998 – Pilar
  • Man with Rain in His Shoes, The – 1998 – Louise
  • Don Juan – 1998 – Mathurine
  • Abre los ojos – 1997 – Sofia
  • Carne tremula – 1997- as Penelope Cruz – Isabel
  • Hjrne af paradis
  • Amor perjudica seriamente la salud, El – 1996 – Diana
  • Mas que amor, frenesi – 1996
  • Celestina, La – 1996 – Melibea
  • Brujas – 1996/I – Patricia
  • Entre rojas – 1994 – Lucia
  • Todo es mentira – 1994 – Lucia
  • Alegre ma non troppo – 1994 – Salome
  • Per amore, solo per amore – 1993 – Mary
  • Ribelle, La – 1993 – Enza
  • Jamon, jamon – 1992 – Silvia
  • Belle epoque – 1992 – Luz
  • Framed – 1992- TV- as Penelope Cruz Sanchez – Lola Del Moreno
  • Laberinto griego, El – 1991 – Elise

AWARDS WON

  • Cannes Film Festival Volver (2006), Best Actress 2006
  • David di Donatello Awards Non ti muovere (2004), Best Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista) 2004
  • European Film Awards Non ti muovere (2004), Best Actress 2004
  • Fotogramas de Plata – Best Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine) 1999
  • Goya Awards Non ti muovere (2004), Best Lead Actress (Mejor Actriz Principal) 1999
  • Ondas Awards – Best Acting (Mejor Interpretación) 1993
  • Penlscola Comedy Film Festival Todo es mentira (1994), Best Actress 1995

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MATT DAMON – THE TOUGHEST ACTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER

Matthew Paige Damon, or better known to fans as Matt Damon was born in Boston Massachusetts, USA to Kent Delfer Damon, a stockbroker, Realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. Unfortunately for Matt and his brother, their parents divorced in the year 1973.

The 5’10” star is of English, Finnish and Scottish ancestry. While his parents were still together, their family lived in Newton, before eventually settling for a divorce, where Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge. He grew up in a stable community back in Massachusetts. Matt also grew up near actor Ben Affleck, when he was younger.

Matt attended Cambridge Ridge and Latin School which is located in Cambridge and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there. Later on, he was accepted into Harvard University as an English major in the fall of 1988 and was supposed to graduate with the class of 1992. While in Harvard, he kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Sun (1993), and prep-school drama, School Ties (1992). It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely.

Arriving in Hollywood, Matt managed to get his first break with a part in the romantic comedy, Mystic Pizza (1988). However, the film did not do too well and his film career failed to take off. Not letting failure discourage him from acting, he went for another audition, and managed to get a starring role in School Ties (1992).

Up next for Matt was a role as a soldier who had problems with drug-addiction in the movie, Courage Under Fire (1996). Matt had, in fact, lost forty pounds for his role which resulted in health problems. The following year, his garnered accolades for Good Will Hunting (1997), a screenplay he had originally written for an English class at Harvard University. Good Will Hunting (1997) was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, one of which, Matt won for Best Original Screenplay along with Ben Affleck.

In the year 1998, Matt played the title role in Steven Spielberg’s film, Saving Private Ryan (1998), which was one of the most acclaimed films in that year. Matt had the opportunity of working with Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel while filming that movie. That same year, he starred as an earnest law student and reformed poker player in Rounders (1998), starring opposite Edward Norton and John Malkovich.

The next year, Matt rejoined his childhood friend, Ben Affleck and fellow comedian, Chris Rock, in the comedy Dogma (1999). Towards the end of 1999, Matt played “Tom Ripley”, a working-class young man who tastes the good life and will do anything to live it. Both Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow also starred in the movie. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) earned mixed reviews from critics, but even so, Matt earned praise for his performance.

Matt lent his voice to the animated movie, Titan A.E. (2000) in the year 2000, which also earned mixed reviews from the public. He also starred in two other movies, All the Pretty Horses (2000) and the golf comedy-drama, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), starring alongside Will Smith. In the year 2003, he signed on to star in The Informant! (2009) by Steven Soderbergh and the Farrelly Brothers’ Stuck on You (2003). He also starred in Gerry (2002), a film he co-wrote with his friends, Gus Van Sant and Casey Affleck. One of Matt’s most recognizable work to date is his role in the “Bourne” movie franchise. He plays an amnesiac assassin, “Jason Bourne”, in The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

Another praised role is that as “Linus Caldwell” in the “Ocean’s” movie franchise. He had the opportunity to star opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle in Ocean’s Eleven (2001). The successful crime comedy-drama eventually had two other sequels, Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). Among other highly acclaimed movies that Matt managed to be a part of was in Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm (2005), George Clooney’s Syriana (2005), Martin Scorsese’s The Departed (2006) and Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006).

In his personal life, Matt is now happily married to Argentine-born Luciana Barroso, whom he met in Miami, where she was working as a bartender. They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple have three children Alexia, Luciana’s daughter from a previous relationship, as well as Isabella and Gia Zavala, both Matt’s and Luciana’s child together.

Matt is a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and he tries to attend their games whenever possible. He has also formed great friendships with his Ocean’s co-stars, George Clooney and Brad Pitt, whom he works on charity projects with. He and actor Ben Affleck, together with Ben’s wife, Jennifer Garner, are also good family friends and can be often seen going out together with Matt’s wife, Luciana Barroso.ACTOR

Green Zone (2010)- Miller
The Informant! (2009)- Mark Whitacre
Gake no ue no Ponyo (2009)- Koichi (voice in the English version). The film is also known as ‘Ponyo’ or ‘Ponyo on the Cliff’.
Che: Part Two (2008)- Fr. Schwartz. The film is also known as ‘Guerilla’
Youth Without Youth (2007)- Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)- Jason Bourne
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)- Linus Caldwell
The Good Shepherd (2006)- Edward Wilson
The Departed (2006)- Colin Sullivan
Syriana (2005)- Bryan Woodman
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)- Al Shepard (voice)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)- Wilhelm Grimm
Ocean’s Twelve (2004)- Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)- Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl (2004)- PR Executive #2
EuroTrip (2004)- Donny
Stuck on You (2003)- Bob Tenor
The Bourne Identity (2002)- Jason Bourne
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)- Matt, Batchelor #2
The Third Wheel (2002)- Kevin (uncredited)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)- Spirit (voice)
Gerry (2002)- Gerry
The Majestic (2002)- Luke Trimble (voice)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)- Linus Caldwell
All the Pretty Horses (2000)- John Grady Cole
Finding Forrester (2000)- Steven Sanderson
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)- Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E (2000)- Cale Tucker (voice)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)- Tom Ripley
Dogma (1999)- Loki
Rounders (1998)- Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan (1998)- Private James Francis Ryan
Good Will Hunting (1997)- Will Hunting
The Rainmaker (1997)- Rudy Baylor. The complete title is ‘John Grisham’s The Rainmaker’.
Chasing Amy (1997)- Shawn Oran
Courage Under Fire (1996)- Ilario
Glory Daze (1995)- Edgar Pudwhacker
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)- 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
School Ties (1992)- Charlie Dillon
Field of Dreams (1989)- Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (unconfirmed and uncredited)
The Good Mother (1988)- Extra (unconfirmed and uncredited)
Mystic Pizza (1988)- Steamer

WRITER

Gerry (2002)
Good Will Hunting (1997)

PRODUCER

Running the Sahara (2008)- executive producer
Feast (2005)- executive producer
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)- executive producer
The Third Wheel (2002)- executive producer
Speakeasy (2002)- executive producer
Stolen Summer (2002)

AWARDS

Matt Damon Awards in 1997

  • Won – National Board of Review, Special Achievement in Filmmaking for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck.

Matt Damon Awards in 2010

  • Nominated – Academy Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Invictus (2009).
  • Nominated – Critics Choice Award, Best Supporting Actor for Invictus (2009)
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Informant! (2009).
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Invictus (2009).
  • Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Invictus (2009).

Matt Damon Awards in 2009

  • Nominated – Chicago Film Critics, Best Actor for The Informant! (2009)
  • Nominated – Satellite Award, Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for The Informant! (2009).

Matt Damon Awards in 2008

  • Nominated – Empire Award, Best Actor for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Fight for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), shared with Joey Ansah.
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Male Performance for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  • Won – People’s Choice Award, Favorite Male Action Star

Matt Damon Awards in 2007

  • Nominated – People’s Choice Award, Favorite Leading Man
  • Nominated – People’s Choice Award, Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for The Departed (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.
  • Nominated – Screen Actors Guild, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for: The Departed (2006).
  • Nominated – Teen Choice Award, Choice Movie Chemistry for Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).

Matt Damon Awards in 2006

  • Won – National Board of Review, Best Ensemble for The Departed (2006).

Matt Damon Awards in 2005

  • Nominated – Critics Choice Award, Best Acting Ensemble for Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • Nominated – Emmy Award, Outstanding Reality Program for “Project Greenlight 3” (2005).
  • Won – Empire Award, Best Actor for The Bourne Supremacy (2004).
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Male Performance for The Bourne Supremacy (2004).
  • Nominated – People’s Choice Award, Favorite Male Action Movie Star.
  • Won – ShoWest Award, Male Star of the Year.
  • Nominated – Teen Choice Award, Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller for The Bourne Supremacy (2004).

Matt Damon Awards in 2004

  • Nominated – Emmy Award, Outstanding Reality Program for “Project Greenlight 2” (2003)
  • Nominated – Producers Guild of America, TV Producer of the Year Award in Reality / Game /Informational Series for “Project Greenlight 2” (2003)

Matt Damon Awards in 2003

  • Nominated – DVD Premiere Award, Best Audio Commentary, New Release for: Ocean’s Eleven (2001).
  • Nominated – Kid’s Choice: Blimp Award, Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
  • Nominated – Producers Guild of America, TV Producer of the Year Award in Reality / Game /Informational Series for: “Project Greenlight 2” (2001)

Matt Damon Awards in 2002

  • Nominated – Emmy Award, Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) for “Project Greenlight” (2001)
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best On-Screen Team for Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Matt Damon Awards in 2001

  • Nominated – Blockbuster Award, Favorite Actor – Drama/Romance for All the Pretty Horses (2000).

Matt Damon Awards in 2000

  • Nominated – Blockbuster Award, Favorite Actor – Suspense for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Nominated – Sierra Award, Best Actor for All the Pretty Horses (2000)
  • Nominated – Sierra Award, Best Actor for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Musical Performance, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) shared with Jude Law and Fiorello
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Villain for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Nominated – Teen Choice Award, Choice Film Actor for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Nominated – Teen Choice Award, Film – Choice Liar for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Matt Damon Awards in 1999

  • Won – Blockbuster Award, Favorite Actor – Video, Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – London Critics Circle, Actor of the Year for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – London Critics Circle, Screenwriter of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Online Film Critics Society, Best Ensemble Cast Performance for Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Nominated – Teen Choice Award, Film – Choice Actor

Matt Damon Awards in 1998

  • Won – Academy Award, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Nominated – Academy Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Won – Silver Berlin Bear Award, Outstanding Single Achievement for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – Blockbuster Award, Favorite Actor – Drama for The Rainmaker (1997)
  • Won – Critics Choice Award, Best Screenplay, Original for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Critics Choice Award, Breakthrough Artist for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Won – Chicago Film Critics, Most Promising Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – Chlotrudis Award, Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Florida Film Critics, Newcomer of the Year for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Golden Globe Award, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Won – Humanitas Prize, Feature Film Category for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Sierra Award, Most Promising Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Kiss for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Minnie Driver
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best Male Performance for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – MTV Movie Award, Best On-Screen Duo for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Nominated – Online Film Critics Society, Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Won – Golden Satellite Award, Best Motion Picture Screenplay – Original for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck
  • Nominated – Golden Satellite Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Won – ShoWest Award, Male Star of Tomorrow
  • Nominated – Writers Guild of America, Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Good Will Hunting (1997) shared with Ben Affleck

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE HANDSOME GUY

Leonardo DiCaprio (full name Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio) was born on November 11, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is a three-time Academy Award-nominated,SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997).

He is the only son of George DiCaprio, who is an underground comic artist and distributor of comic books, and Irmelin Indenbirken is a former legal secretary. Leonardo had attended John Marshall High School and Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies.His acting career started in 1989 but he became famous when he received the role in “Titanic” in 1997. Other roles he had had until now were in movies like “Gangs of New York”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Blood Diamond”, “The Departed” or “The Aviator”.

He posed for many magazines until now and also won many awards. In 2005 he won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama with the role in “The Aviator”. Between 2002 and 2005 he had a romantic relationship with Gisele Bundchen.

His career is now a successful one and there is no doubt it will continue being this way many years from now on. Besides being talented and intelligent he is also a handsome guy and women would love dating him. He participates at many charity actions and likes helping others.

In 1997 he was among People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”. He likes actors like Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson. He has Italian and German origins. When he has free time he likes watching baseball cards, comic books and visit museums. Kate Winslet is one of his good friends.
FILMOGRAPHY

– Inception (2010)
– The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (2009)
– The Chancellor Manuscript (2009)
– Shutter Island (2009)
– Freedom Within the Heart (2008)
– Revolutionary Road (2008)
– Body of Lies (2008)
– Blood Diamond (2006)
– The Departed (2006)
– The Aviator (2004)
– Catch Me If You Can (2002)
– Gangs of New York (2002)
– Don’s Plum (2001)
– The Beach (2000/I)
– Celebrity (1998)
– The Man in the Iron Mask (1998/I)
– Titanic (1997)
– Marvin’s Room (1996)
– Romeo + Juliet (1996)
– Total Eclipse (1995)
– The Basketball Diaries (1995)
– The Quick and the Dead (1995)
– The Foot Shooting Party (1994)
– What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
– This Boy’s Life (1993)
– Poison Ivy (1992) (as Leonardo Di Caprio)
– Growing Pains (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
– Roseanne (1 episode, 1991)
– Critters 3 (1991)
– Santa Barbara (1984) TV series (unknown episodes, 1990)
– The New Lassie (1 episode, 1990)
– Parenthood (1990) TV series (unknown episodes)

AWARDS

Academy Awards, USA

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)
  • 1994 – Got nomination for Oscar, category Best Actor in a Supporting Role for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Austin Film Critics Association

  • 2006 – Won Austin Film Critics Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

BAFTA Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for BAFTA Film Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for BAFTA Film Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1997 – Won Silver Berlin Bear, category Best Actor for Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

  • 1998 – Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award, category Favorite Actor – Drama for Titanic (1997)
  • 1997 – Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award, category Favorite Actor – Romance for Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for BFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Aviator (2004)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

  • 2007 – Won COFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2006 – Got nomination for CFCA Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 1993 – Won CFCA Award, category Most Promising Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Chlotrudis Awards

  • 1997 – Won Chlotrudis Award, category Best Supporting Actor for Marvin’s Room (1996)

Empire Awards, UK

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Empire Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)

Golden Globes, USA

  • 2009 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Won Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Titanic (1997)
  • 1994 – Got nomination for Golden Globe, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Hollywood Film Festival

  • 2004 – Won Hollywood Film Award, category Actor of the Year

Irish Film and Television Awards

  • 2007 – Won Irish Film and Television Audience Award, category Best International Actor for The Departed (2006)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • 1993 – Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award

MTV Movie Awards

  • 2005 – Won MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Gangs of New York (2002), shared with Cameron Diaz.
  • 2003 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 1998 – Won MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Titanic (1997)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Titanic (1997), shared with Kate Winslet.
  • 1998 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best On-Screen Duo for Titanic (1997), shared with Kate Winslet.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Kiss for Romeo + Juliet (1996), shared with Claire Danes.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best Male Performance for Romeo + Juliet (1996).
  • 1997 – Got nomination for MTV Movie Award, category Best On-Screen Duo for Romeo + Juliet (1996), shared with Claire Danes.

National Board of Review, USA

  • 2006 – Won NBR Award, category Best Ensemble for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson; Mark Wahlberg.
  • 1993 – Won NBR Award, category Best Supporting Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

National Movie Awards, UK

  • 2010 – Got nomination for National Movie Award, category Performance of the Year for Shutter Island (2010)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for OFCS Award, category Best Actor for The Departed (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for OFCS Award, category Best Actor for The Aviator (2004)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • 2009 – Won Ensemble Performance Award, for Revolutionary Road (2008), shared with Kate Winslet; Kathy Bates; Michael Shannon.

People’s Choice Awards, USA

  • 2007 – Got nomination for People’s Choice Award, category Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson.

Razzie Awards

  • 2001 – Got nomination for Razzie Award, category Worst Actor for The Beach (2000)
  • 1999 – Won Razzie Award, category Worst Screen Couple (As twins) for The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

Satellite Awards

  • 2008 – Got nomination for Satellite Award, category Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • 2006 – Won Satellite Award, category Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2006 – Got nomination for Satellite Award, category Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Golden Satellite Award, category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Titanic (1997)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for The Departed (2006)
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Departed (2006), shared with Matt Damon; Jack Nicholson; Vera Farmiga.
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Aviator (2004), shared with Jude Law; Alan Alda; Alec Baldwin.
  • 1998 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Titanic (1997), shared with Suzy Amis; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher.
  • 1997 – Got nomination for Actor Award, category Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Marvin’s Room (1996), shared with Meryl Streep; Diane Keaton; Robert De Niro.

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2010 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller for Shutter Island (2010)
  • 2009 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Celebrity Activist
  • 2007 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Drama for The Departed (2006); Blood Diamond (2006)
  • 2005 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Actor: Drama for The Aviator (2004)
  • 2003 – Won Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Liar for Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • 2003 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Choice Movie Liplock for Gangs of New York (2002), shared with Cameron Diaz.
  • 1999 – Got nomination for Teen Choice Award, category Film – Choice Hissy Fit for Celebrity (1998)

TV Land Awards

  • 2007 – Got nomination for TV Land Award, category Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Men)

Visual Effects Society Awards

  • 2005 – Got nomination for VES Award, category Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film for The Aviator (2004)

Young Artist Awards

  • 1992 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series for Growing Pains (1985)
  • 1991 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Series for Parenthood (1990)
  • 1991 – Got nomination for Young Artist Award, category Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series for Santa Barbara (1984)

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JESSICA ALBA – THE SKY ANGEL

Jessica Alba ( full name Jessica Marie Alba ) was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi while Jessica was very young. Jessica Alba’s father, who was in the Air Force, moved the family to Del Rio, Texas, later. Eventually, the family settled in southern California when Jessica Alba was nine. She had always wanted to be an actress from the age of five. She took her first acting class at the age of 12.

Shortly later, Jessica was signed by an agency. In 1993, she made her movie debut in Camp Nowhere. Jessica Alba was originally hired for a short time but got lucky when one of the main actresses dropped out. Jessica Alba , who had the same color hair as the actress, eagerly took over the spot. After her first movie, Jessica Alba appeared in two
commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penny and a few independent films. In 1994, she landed a reoccurring role in “The Secret World of Alex Mac.” Jessica Alba played a snob who made life hard for the main character with magical powers.

Also in 1994, she landed the role of Maya for a pilot of “Flipper.” Jessica Alba spent 1995 filming the first season of “Flipper” in Australia. Jessica Alba is a PADI-certified diver and the “Flipper” show allowed her to have fun and play with the dolphins. The success of the first season of “Flipper” lead to the filming of the second season, which Jessica also starred in. Jessica involvement in “Flipper” lasted from 1995-1997. Since “Flipper” Jessica has appeared in a number of television shows and movies.

In 1996, she appeared in Venus Rising as Young Eve. Also in 1996, Jessica Alba appeared in an episode of “Chicago Hope”, as Maria. In 1997, Jessica appeared on the “Dini Petty Show”, a Canadian talk show, and talked about her role in Flipper and her general acting career. Jessica Alba began working on P.U.N.K.S., featuring Randy Quaid, in 1998. P.U.N.K.S. was just recently released on video in early January, 1999.

In 1998, she appeared in several TV shows for an episode or two. In early 1998, she appeared in “Brooklyn South”, as Melissa. A few months later, Jessica Alba appeared in two episodes of “Beverly Hills 90210”, as Leanne. And finally, she appeared in an episode of “Love Boat: The Next Wave.” In 1999 she appeared a huge number of magazines. Jessica Alba had a small role in Never Been Kissed which was released in the Spring. A month later Jessica Alba could be found with a larger role in Idle Hands. Her two performances in those movies started a buzz in the entertainment industry. Many more magazines would come knocking on her door. Shortly after the release of those two movies, Jessica Alba landed the starring role in Paranoia. Jessica Alba finished filming Paranoia in June. The movie is in post-production now.

Shortly later Jessica Alba started working on what will potentially be her biggest work ever. Jessica Alba auditioned for the leading role in Dark Angel. Jessica Alba caught the eye of James Cameron and will now star in the post anticipated TV show of 2000, Dark Angel. With the huge success of Dark Angel and its legion of fans, Jessica will no longer be a rising star, she will be among the hollywood elite, a star.

She made a comeback in 2003 with the title role in Honey. In 2005 Jessica Alba appeared opposite Bruce Willis in the movie “Sin City”, the down-and-dirty feature-film version of Frank Miller’s popular graphic novels. Alba played Nancy, a stripper with a tortured past who’s about as close to innocence as it gets in a grisly black-and-white world.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1994 – Camp Nowhere – Gail
  • 1996 – Venus Rising – Young Eve
  • 1999 – P.U.N.K.S.
  • 1999 – Never Been Kissed – Kirsten
  • 1999 – Idle Hands – Molly
  • 2000 – Paranoia – Chloe
  • 2001 – The Sleeping Dictionary – Selima
  • 2003 – Honey – Honey Daniels
  • 2005 – Sin City – Nancy Callahan
  • 2005 – Into the Blue – Sam
  • 2005 – Fantastic Four – Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman
  • 2006 – Sonic (announced)
  • 2007 – Knocked Up
  • 2007 – Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • 2007 – The Ten
  • 2007 – Good Luck Chuck
  • 2007 – Awake
  • 2008 – The Eye
  • 2008 – Meet Bill
  • 2008 – The Love Guru
  • 2010 – Valentine’s Day
  • 2010 – The Killer Inside me
  • 2010 – Machete
  • 2010 – An Invisible Sign
  • 2010 – Little Fockers
  • 2011 – Spy Kids 4: All the time in the World

TV SHOWS

  • 1994 – “The Secret World of Alex Mack” – Jessica
  • 1995-1997 – “Flipper” – Maya
  • 1996 – “Too Soon for Jeff” – Christy
  • 1996 – “Chicago Hope” – Maria
  • 1997 – “Dini Petty Show” – herself
  • 1998 – “Brooklyn South” – Melissa
  • 1998 – “Beverly Hills 90210” – Leanne
  • 1998 – “Love Boat: The Next Wave” – Layla
  • 1998 – “E! News” – herself
  • 1999 – “E! News” – herself
  • 1999 – “E! Behind the Scenes: Never Been Kissed” – herself
  • 1999 – “MTV News” – herself
  • 2000 – “Dark Angel” – Max
  • 2000 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2001 – “Rosie O’Donnell” – herself
  • 2001 – MTV’s “TRL” – herself
  • 2001 – “Daily Show” withJohn Stewart – herself
  • 2001 – “Late Night” with Conan O’Brian
  • 2001 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2001 – “Access Hollywood” – herself
  • 2001 – “The View” – herself
  • 2001 – “Late Night” with Conan O’Brian – herself
  • 2001 – “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno – herself
  • 2002 – “E! News daily” – herself
  • 2002 – “Access Hollywood” – herself
  • 2002 – “Extra” – herself
  • 2002 – “Rosie O’Donnell Show” – herself
  • 2002 – “Late Show” with David Letterman – herself brook
  • 2002 – “Rank” – herself (episode: “25 Toughest Stars” 24 April 2002)
  • 2003 – “Punk’d” – herself (episode # 1.3, 31 March 2003)
  • 2003 – “Tinseltown TV” – herself
  • 2003 – “Mad TV” – “Jessica Simpson” (episode # 9.5, 1 November 2003)
  • 2003 – “Live in Hollywood” – herself as a guest host ( November 15, 2003)
  • 2003 – “Rock Me Baby” – herself (episode: “The Difference Between Men and Women”, 18 November 2003)
  • 2003 – “The Sharon Osbourne Show” – herself (5 December 2003)
  • 2004 “Last Call with Carson Daly” – herself (23 February 2004)
  • 2004 – “The View” – herself (7 July 2004)
  • 2004 – “Entourage” – herself (episode: “The Review”, 25 July 2004)
  • 2005 – “Late Show with David Letterman” – herself (22 March 2005)
  • 2005 – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” – herself (25 March 2005)
  • 2005 – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – herself (1 April 2005)

JESSICA ALBA’S DATES

  • Michael Weatherly (2001 – 2003)
  • Sergio Garcia (2003)
  • Wilmer Valderrama (2003)
  • Mark Wahlberg (2003 – 2004)
  • Paul Walker (2004)
  • Scott Caan (2004)
  • Derek Jeter (2004)
  • Cash Warren (2004)
  • Dane Cook (2007)

She was married to Cash Warren in the year 2008.

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