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“ Ayn Rand in "The David Whiting Story" (2014) ” - angelwizzard666
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ Emily Brontë in "Les sœurs Brontë" (1979) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Salman Rushdie in "International Gorillay" (1990) ” - angelwizzard666
“ F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ William S. Burroughs in "Lifes and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
Harry Andrews
British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool Repertory in 1933 and focusing on Shakespearean roles...
“ Leo Tolstoy in "A Question of Faith" (1979) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Franz Kafka in "Milena" (1991) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Truman Capote in "Watchmen" (2009) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Marcel Proust in "Céleste" (1980) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Ernest Hemingway in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011)
Ernest Hemingway in "Hail to the Groupies" (2012) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Marguerite Duras in "J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka" (2005) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (2006) ” - angelwizzard666
Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro...
“ Reinaldo Arenas in "Before night falls" (2000) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Jack Kerouac in "Big Sur" (2013) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Robert Louis Stevenson in "Adventures in Silverado" (1948) ” - angelwizzard666
“ William Makepeace Thackeray in "Les sœurs Brontë" (1979) ” - angelwizzard666
Kathy Bates
Actress, Titanic
Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as Irish...
“ Gertrude Stein in "Midnight in Paris" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Ken Kesey in "Neal Cassady" (2007) ” - angelwizzard666
“ George Sand in "Pontcarral, colonel d'empire" (1942) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Marcel Proust in "Mauvais genre" (1997) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (1935) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Victor Hugo in "La symphonie fantastique" (1942) ” - angelwizzard666
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ George Sand in "Les enfants du siècle" (1999) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Arthur Miller in *beep* Different New York" (2007) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ George Sand in "Jutrzenka" (1969) ” - angelwizzard666
“ J.D. Salinger in "Chasing Holden" (2003) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Ernest Hemingway in "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (2003) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Guy de Maupassant in "Guy de Maupassant" (1982) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Bram Stoker in "La herencia Valdemar" (2010) ” - angelwizzard666
Horst Buchholz
On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven, you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst Buchholz,...
“ Miguel de Cervantes in "Cervantes" (1967) ” - angelwizzard666
Sandra Bullock
Actress, Gravity
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ Harper Lee in "Infamous" (2006) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Gertrude Stein in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Mark Twain in "Battle of Greed" (1937) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Charles Dickens in "Christmas Carol : The Movie" (2001) ” - angelwizzard666
John Cameron
Producer, Fargo
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "Lunatics : A Love Story" (1991) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Alexandre Dumas in "Mam'zelle Bonaparte" (1942) ” - angelwizzard666
Sharon Carpenter-Rose
Actress, Signals 2
Multi-award winning actress and award-winning on-camera television host, and Assistant Producer for the multi-award winning film production company, Roman Pictures. She most recently performed in the Roman Pictures film production of the suspense/thriller drama, "Dissensions," which garnered a Silver Remi Award at the 50th annual WorldFest Houston Film Festival...
“ Virginia Woolf in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Victor Hugo in "Giuseppe Verdi" (1953) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Victor Hugo in "La Malibran" (1944) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Colette in "Gigi" (1949) ” - angelwizzard666
Ben Chaplin
With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs. While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent vehicles is quite intact, in retrospect it looks as if he has purposely avoided glossy Hollywood stardom in search of quality work...
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "Twixt" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Franz Kafka in "Labyrinth" (1991) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Alexandre Dumas in "Pontcarral, colonel d'empire" (1942) ” - angelwizzard666
Imogen Claire
Stark-looking Imogen Claire, the British dancer, choreographer and actress, was born in London in 1943 and trained at the Royal Ballet School. She went on to study at the London Dance Theatre and progressed to principal roles. As an actress with a decided taste for the avant garde, she became a regular player in the splashy...
“ George Sand in "Lisztomania" (1975) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Alexandre Dumas in "La loca historia de los tres mosqueteros" (1983) ” - angelwizzard666
Chris Cooper
Christopher Walton Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mary Ann (Walton), a homemaker, and Charles Sherwood Cooper, a cattleman and internist who served as a doctor in the US Air Force. His parents were from Texas, where Cooper was raised. Educated at the University of Missouri school of drama...
“ J.D. Salinger in "Coming Through the Rye" (2015) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Emily Brontë in "Cuatro caras para Victoria" (1992) ” - angelwizzard666
“ D.H. Lawrence in "Catchfire" (1990) ” - angelwizzard666
Bernard Cribbins
An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also achieved a great degree of success doing voiceovers for cartoons and TV commercials.
“ Gertrude Stein in "Picassos äventyr" (1978) ” - angelwizzard666
Michael Culkin
Actor, Candyman
Michael Culkin is a veteran actor of film, screen and theater. An actor of British origins, Michael began his screen career in 1992 with the horror film Candyman, starring Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd in the title role of the killer 'The Candyman'. Three years later, he reprised his character of Philip Purcell in "Candyman: Farewell to Flesh" (1995)...
“ Oscar Wilde in "An Ideal Husband" (1999) ” - angelwizzard666
John Cusack
John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family...
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven" (2012) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Honoré de Balzac in "A Song to Remember" (1945) ” - angelwizzard666
James D'Arcy
James D'Arcy was born Simon Richard D'Arcy in London, England, to Caroline (O'Connor) and Richard D'Arcy. He was raised by his mother, a nurse. He trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 1995. During his three-year course, he gained acting experience by appearing in the plays "Heracles", "As You Like It"...
“ Ian Fleming in "Age of Heroes" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Franz Kafka in "Marie Soleil" (1966) ” - angelwizzard666
Judy Davis
Actress, Barton Fink
Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's novel...
“ George Sand in "Impromptu" (1991) ” - angelwizzard666
Bruce Allen Dawson
Bruce Allen Dawson was born on October 2, 1957 and is a Bronx, New York native. In his late teens, he hung out in Times Square and the theatre district in mid-town Manhattan where the neon lights of Broadway left a very lasting impression. Since bitten by the acting bug, he is now a veteran actor with both an extensive U.S...
“ Ralph Ellison in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
Olivia de Havilland
Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather...
“ Charlotte Brontë in "Devotion" (1946) ” - angelwizzard666
Maria de Medeiros
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher. Studied at Lycée Français Charles Le Pierre...
“ Anaïs Nin in "Henry & June" (1990) ” - angelwizzard666
Judi Dench
Actress, Skyfall
Judi Dench was born in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre...
“ Iris Murdoch in "Iris" (2001) ” - angelwizzard666
Gérard Depardieu
Actor, Life of Pi
Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou...
“ Alexandre Dumas in "L'autre Dumas" (2010) ” - angelwizzard666
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ J.M. Barrie in "Finding Neverland" (2004) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Charles Dickens in "The Best House in London" (1969) ” - angelwizzard666
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3, to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s, as the hunky lead actor in movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Titanic...
“ Jim Carroll in "The Basketball Diaries" (1995) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Victor Hugo in "Si Paris nous était conté" (1956) ” - angelwizzard666
“ D.H. Lawrence in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Honoré de Balzac in "Mon cœur est rouge" (1976) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Jack London in "Klondike Fever" (1980) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Mary Shelley in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
Mikhail Efremov
Actor, 12
He made his stage and screen debut in mid 1970's as schoolboy. In 1982-1984 Yefremov served in Soviet Army. In 1987 he graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School. Yefremov was married four times, has six children. His first wife was the editor Asya Vorobieva, their son Nikita Efremov is a Sovremennik Theatre actor...
“ Leo Tolstoy in "Rzhevskiy protiv Napoleona" (2012) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Mary Shelley in "Adieu au langage" (2014) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Miguel de Cervantes in "Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo" (1973) ” - angelwizzard666
Carl Esmond
Born Willy Eichberger in Vienna, Austria, he changed his name to the ethnically nondescript Carl Esmond and went on to become a well-regarded actor both here and in Europe, a career that sustained itself for nearly 50 years. He initially studied drama in Vienna at the State Academy of Dramatic Arts and started things off with the German film The Emperor's Waltz [The Emperor's Waltz]...
“ Jules Verne in "From the Earth to the Moon" (1958) ” - angelwizzard666
Brent Fidler
Actor, Saved!
Brent Fidler was born to play characters that have a spiritual impact, his first stage role at age six being the bar owner that tossed Jesus out of the Inn and into the manger. Brent's theater and film company, Theater Crossing, has produced a wide variety of acclaimed productions in Canada and Los Angeles...
“ Edgar Allan Poe in "Poe : Last Days of the Raven" (2008) ” - angelwizzard666
Ralph Fiennes
Actor Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born on December 22, 1962 in Suffolk, England, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is the eldest of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes...
“ Charles Dickens in "The Invisible Woman" (2013) ” - angelwizzard666
Goran Filipas
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Peti leptir
“ Herman Melville in "Srce je mudrih u kuci zalosti" (2009) ” - angelwizzard666
Peter Finch
Actor, Network
Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up acting...
“ Oscar Wilde in "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960) ” - angelwizzard666
Albert Finney
Actor, Big Fish
Albert Finney came from the theatre, where he was especially successful in plays of William Shakespeare, to the movies. There he became a leading figure of the young Free Cinema. His debut in cinema was in 1960 with The Entertainer of Tony Richardson who had directed him also in theatre plays various times before. His typical roles when he was young were projects like Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
“ Ernest Hemingway in "Hemingway, the Hunter of Death" (2001) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Arthur Conan Doyle in "Shanghai Knights" (2003) ” - angelwizzard666
Glenn Fitzgerald
Glenn Fitzgerald is a highly regarded actor of stage, film, and television. Film roles include: Lonnie, the son of Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin in David O. Russell's cult classic Flirting with Disaster; Neil, the boy at the "key party" that goes home with Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm; the...
“ Jack Kerouac in "Neal Cassady" (2007) ” - angelwizzard666
Bridget Fonda
Actress, Jackie Brown
Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider, but first became interested in acting after appearing in a high school production of "Harvey." At age 18...
“ Mary Shelley in "Frankenstein Unbound" (1990) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Charlotte Brontë in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Mark Twain in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1921) ” - angelwizzard666
Frederic Forrest
Frederic Forrest, the Oscar-nominated character actor, was born two days before Christmas Day 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas, the same home town as director Robert Benton. Forrest had long wanted to be an actor, but he was so nervous that he ran out of auditions for school plays. Later, at Texas Christian University...
“ Dashiell Hammett in "Hammett" (1982) ” - angelwizzard666
Ben Foster
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland...
“ William S. Burroughs in "Kill Your Darlings" (2013) ” - angelwizzard666
Laurence Foster
Actor, Cal
Born in Wolverhampton in 1944. Educated at Regis School and Birmingham Theatre School where he won the Outstanding Student Award. Seasons of twice nightly rep followed in 1968 and was then engaged by Peter Dews at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Othello, Romeo & Juliet, St. Joan and After The Rain with Michael Gambon and Timothy Dalton...
“ Charles Dickens in "A Christmas Carol" (2012) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Edna Ferber in "Act One" (1963) ” - angelwizzard666
Stephen Fry
Self, QI
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
“ Oscar Wilde in "Wilde" (1997) ” - angelwizzard666
Gabriel Gabrio
The youngest of no less than sixteen children, Gabriel Gabrio was born in Reims in 1887. His father worked for the Pommeray Champagne cellars but his son was soon more attracted to the theater than to the bubbles of the famous French sparkling white wine. Puppet theater was his first passion. He was only seven...
“ Honoré de Balzac in "Giuseppe Verdi" (1938) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Gustave Flaubert in "Madame Bovary" (1947) ” - angelwizzard666
Juan Luis Galiardo
Actor, Familia
He studies in the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia (Madrid). His debut was in 1966. He works also in theater and TV.
“ Miguel de Cervantes in "Miguel y William" (2007) ” - angelwizzard666
Bruno Ganz
Actor, Downfall
Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with Peter Stein the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful during the decade of 1960. His talent as a reflexive actor with tendencies towards introspection was widely known after Summer Guests.
“ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in "Saint-Ex" (1996) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Daniel Defoe in "Hagyjátok Robinsont !" (1990) ” - angelwizzard666
Victor Garber
Actor, Titanic
Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor is currently appearing in The Slap, The Flash, Motive and Web Therapy. He will soon star in Greg Berlanti's new Untitled DC Comics Superhero series for Warner Bros/CW. He has shared in two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast...
“ Ernest Hemingway in "The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway" (1989) ” - angelwizzard666
John Geoffrion
Actor, Open Cam
John is a professional actor, director, writer and producer originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has worked in various professional, summer stock, and local theatres throughout New England, New York City, and Washington DC. He received his MFA in Acting from Catholic University of America....
“ James Joyce in "Lives and Deaths of the Poets" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Émile Zola in "Dreyfus" (1930) ” - angelwizzard666
Sergey Gerasimov
Director, Tikhiy Don
Sergei Gerasimov was born in the village of Kundravy in Urals area of the Russian Empire, in 1906. He studied at the Leningrad College of Arts and graduated from the Actors Department of the Leningrad Institute for Stage Arts in 1928. He started his film career in 1924 as an actor, continued as an assistant director and joined the "FEKS" film group...
“ Leo Tolstoy in "Lev Tolstoy" (1984) ” - angelwizzard666
“ Mark Twain in "The Pony Express" (1925) ” - angelwizzard666
Malcolm Gets
Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of his parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist and his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston-based publisher and runs in many competitve marathons...
“ F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994) ” - angelwizzard666
Robert Gill
Actor, Hugo
“ James Joyce in "Hugo" (2011) ” - angelwizzard666