Info for Jane Fonda
Quote: “To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.”
Hollywood legend has it that Bette Davis was forced to talk to a blank wall rather than her co-star Henry Fonda during filming of her close-ups in Jezebel; the reason was that he had repaired to New York to attend the birth of his daughter Jane.
A child of privilege, the young Jane Fonda exhibited the imperious, headstrong attitude and ruthlessness that would distinguish both her film work and her private life. The teenage Fonda wasn’t keen on acting until she worked with her father in a 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of The Country Girl. Slightly interested in pursuing a stage career at that point, Fonda nonetheless studied art both at Vassar and in Europe, returning to the States to work as a fashion model. Studying acting in earnest at Lee Strasberg’s Actors’ Studio, Fonda ultimately starred on Broadway in Tall Story, then made her film debut by re-creating this stage appearance in 1960.
A talented but not really distinctive player at that time, Fonda astonished everyone (none as much as her father) by becoming one of the first major American actresses to appear nude in a foreign film. This was La Ronde (1964), directed by her lover (and later her first husband) Roger Vadim. The event was heralded by a giant promotional poster in New York’s theater district, with Fonda’s naked backside in full view for all of Manhattan to see. Vadim decided to mold Fonda into a “sex goddess” in a series of lush but forgettable films; the best Fonda/Vadim collaboration was Barbarella (1968), which scored as much on the actress’ sharp comic timing (already evidenced in such American pictures as Cat Ballou 1965) as it did on her kinky costuming. In the late ’60s, Fonda underwent another career metamorphosis when she became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Her notorious visit to North Vietnam at the height of the conflict earned her the sobriquet “Hanoi Jane,” as well as the enmity of virtually every ex-GI who fought in Southeast Asia.
Even so, Fonda’s film stardom ascended in the early ‘70s; in 1971, she won the first of two Oscars for her portrayal of a high-priced prostitute in Klute (her other was for Coming Home 1978), and Fonda’s career flourished despite a sub-rosa Hollywood campaign to discredit the actress and spread idiotic rumors about her subversive behavior (one widely circulated fabrication had Fonda destroying the only existing negative of Stagecoach because she despised John Wayne).
In the 1980s, the actress realized several personal and career milestones: she worked with her father on film for the only time in On Golden Pond (1981); she assisted former peace activist Tom Hayden, whom she had married in the early ‘70s, in his successful bid for the California State Assembly; and she launched the first of several best-selling exercise videos. She also won an Emmy for her performance in the TV movie The Dollmaker (1984). After her marriage to Hayden ended in the early ’80s, Fonda married media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 (the couple would divorce in 2000), and began curtailing her film appearances, all but retiring from the screen after her lead role opposite Robert De Niro in 1990s Stanley & Iris. Fonda was no less the social activist in the 1990s than she was two decades earlier; among her projects was the production of several “revisionist” dramatic specials and documentaries about the history of Native Americans, duly telecast on Turner’s various worldwide cable services.
Just when it seemed audiences might have seen the last of Fonda on the big screen, she returned in 2005 with the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law. Starring Fonda as a meddling mother bent on disrupting the planned nuptials of her son (Michael Vartan) and his fiance (Jennifer Lopez), the film went on to be a modest box-office success despite mixed reviews from critics. 2005 also saw the release of Fonda’s best-selling autobiography My Life So Far, after which she took some time off. She got back in the saddle a few years later with 2007’s Georgia Rule, playing the hard-driving grandmother of a rebellious teenager played by Lindsay Lohan.
Please add Gillian Jacobs to the cast of The Box
Please add Gillian Jacobs to the cast of Choke
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Quote for Gillian Jacobs
On her role in The Box: “I play a babysitter, so I don’t have to take my clothes off in that one.”
Gillian Jacobs bio
Gillian Jacobs is an American film, television, and stage actress known during the early stages of her acting career to perform roles of lost girls with tortured souls. She grew up in an upper middle class suburb called Mount Lebanon, just outside of Pittsburgh. It was there that her love for acting grew as she dreamed of one day appearing on Broadway. Gillian performed in local productions at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and once starred as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream . After she graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2000, Jacobs moved to New York to attend the prestigious… More Juilliard School, where she refined her acting skills. Six months after graduation, Gillian would land her first professional acting job in the 2005 comedy Building Girl . The following year, she made her television debut in a three-episode appearance as Adele Congreve in NBC’s short-lived religious drama The Book of Daniel , which top-billed Ellen Burstyn and Aidan Quinn . While she was tapped to play Kimberly in the pilot episode of ABC’s Traveler , the part went to Pascale Hutton when the show was picked up. Her other television appearances include guest-starring roles as Joanne Ostler, a villain in Fringe , as Sue Smith, a struggling music artist in Law & Order: Criminal Intent , and as Tess Frimoli, a ballerina in Royal Pains . On the big screen and on stage, one would think that a Juilliard graduate like Gillian would choose characters of glamour and prestige. On the contrary, the front-end of her career would include challenging roles that are on the other end of the social spectrum. In her short and still-budding acting career, she has portrayed a rape victim in the play Cagelove (2006), a 16-year-old homeless junkie in Blackbird (2007), a druggy girlfriend in Philip Seymour Hoffman ‘s The Little Flower of East Orange (2008), a sexy blonde stripper in Choke (2008), and a sexual abuse victim in Gardens of the Night (2008). Ironically, in 2009, she was cast as Britta on NBC’s Community , a comedy about a group of misfits attending a community college. -TV.com (http://www.tv.com/gillian-jacobs/person/415729/biography.html)
…sorry about the multiple posts… :)
Henry Brandon, http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/98793, needs to be added to the CAST of The Searchers, http://www.theauteurs.com/films/1381.
CAST additions for Batman Returns, http://www.theauteurs.com/films/17710
Michael Murphy, http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/4964
Pat Hingle, http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/31479
~ Profile info for Peter Watkins
~ Profile Picture
I think that the main impact on my work, on the making of this film, came from the intensity of the similarity I felt to Edvard Munch as a man, as an artist, as someone who struggled throughout his life. This intensity—combined with the angst I was feeling at the time about the growing attacks on my own work—definitely shaped the form and structure of Edvard Munch, and thus played a role in the direction of my later work.
Peter Watkins (born 29 October 1935) is an English film and television director. He was born in Norbiton, Surrey, lived in Sweden, Canada and Lithuania for many years, and now lives in France. He is one of the pioneers of docudrama. His movies, pacifist and radical, strongly review the limit of classic documentary and movies. He mainly concentrate his works and ideas around the mass media and our relation/participation to a movie or television documentary.
Nearly all of Watkins’ films have used a combination of dramatic and documentary elements to dissect historical occurrences or possible near future events. The first of these, Culloden, portrayed the Jacobite uprising of 1745 in a documentary style, as if television reporters were interviewing the participants and accompanying them into battle; a similar device was used in his biographical film Edvard Munch. La Commune reenacts the Paris Commune days using a large cast of French non-actors.
In 2004; he also wrote a book, Media Crisis, an engaged essay about the media crisis, the monoform and foremost, the lack of debate around the construction of new form of audiovisual medias.
After studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Watkins began his television and film career as an assistant producer of short TV films and commercials; and in the early 1960s was an assistant editor and director of documentaries at the BBC. All of his films have either been documentary or drama presented with documentary techniques, sometimes portraying historical occurrences and sometimes possible near future events as if contemporary reporters and filmmakers were there to interview the participants. Watkins pioneered this technique in his first full-length television film, Culloden, which portrayed the Jacobite uprising of 1745 in a style similar to the Vietnam War reporting of the time. In 1965, he won a Jacob’s Award for Culloden at the annual presentation ceremony in Dublin.
The scope and formal innovation of Culloden drew immediate critical acclaim for the previously unknown director, and the BBC commissioned him for another ambitious production, the nuclear-war docudrama The War Game, for The Wednesday Play strand. The production was subsequently released to cinemas and won the 1966 Academy Award for Documentary Feature, eventually being screened by the BBC on 31 July 1985.
His reputation as a political provocateur was amplified by Punishment Park, a story of violent political conflict in the United States that coincided with the Kent State Massacre. Opposition to war is a common theme of his work, but the films’ political messages are often ambiguous, usually allowing the main characters to present violently opposing viewpoints which in many cases are improvised by the cast: in Punishment Park, the soldiers and dissidents were played by nonprofessional actors whose political opinions matched those of their characters so well that the director said he feared actual violence would break out on set. He took a similar approach in his Paris Commune reenactment La Commune, using newspaper advertisements to recruit conservative actors who would have a genuine antipathy to the Commune rebels. Watkins is also known for political statements about the film and television media, writing extensively about flaws in television news and the dominance of the Hollywood-derived narrative style that he refers to as “the monoform”.
After the banning of The War Game and the poor reception of his first non-television feature, Privilege, Watkins left England and has made all of his subsequent films abroad: The Gladiators in Sweden, Punishment Park in the United States, Edvard Munch in Norway, Resan (a 14-hour film cycle about the threat of nuclear war) in ten different countries, and La Commune in France. Freethinker: The Life and Work of Peter Watkins, is a forthcoming biography by Patrick Murphy, a Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at York St John University and Dr John Cook. It is being compiled with Watkins’ active help and participation.
( wiki )
Natasha Lyonne need to be in the cast for The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle.
She is the star of the film
Dimitri Kirsanoff and Juan-Lopez Moctezuma both need to be changed from “cast member” to “director” in the listings here.
New still for Hedgehog in the Fog
Stills for 2019: After the Fall of New York.
I know they’re not the best of quality, but it’s the best I could do at the moment.
More identifiable still for Blood and Black Lace.
James Broughton ( http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/78308 ) should be updated to Director status.
Profile Picture: http://files.posterous.com/tusk/e7Hdtz3spxJMQMaEw527gaT4PLPTTSZTq2oBRcRFytKWgIeKBtF77O1eVObI/Braughton.jpg.scaled.1000.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=1C9REJR1EMRZ83Q7QRG2&Expires=1273571950&Signature=ngWil2gx9oShd%2FbSnYekt0hrkRI%3D
For the profile quote I suggest: “I have always been a passionate spokesman for love, even before I knew what it was.” or “Amazement awaits us at every corner.”
I also think that his seminal film “This Is It” should be added to the database ASAP. ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067851/ )
Eduard Artemyev: http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/5457
New Profile Picture: http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve//4361176/Edward+Artemiev.jpg
His credits as composer for Solyaris and Stalker are also missing.
Quote suggestion: “The sequence on the screen has a miraculous effect on me. I’m always patiently waiting for whatever will be shown to me by the director, and then his style, language, his imagery of thinking will evoke a response in me”.-———————————————————————————————————
Picture for Yeong-wook Jo ( http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/18765 )
His credits for East Of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause are Missing (his most famous film scores!)
Also, picture: http://rarescores.info/index/Special/SilverAge/Leonard%20Rosenman/rosenmanheadshot.jpg
“One of my piano students was James Dean! He became a roommate, he moved in with us, and we became very dear friends.
Quote: “I had a big concert in New York. James Dean took Elia Kazan to the concert. Kazan asked me if I’d be interested in writing the music for Jimmy’s first film […]. I refused, because I wasn’t interested in films. The more I refused, the more they wanted me. Finally everyone talked me into it – Steinbeck, Kazan, James Dean, Aaron Copland, Lenny Bernstein. That’s how I got into films.”
John Williams (http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/21186):
Quote: “So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.” -—————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Clint Mansell (http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/15636):
Quote: “I don’t really think of myself as a film composer. I think of myself more as a collaborator with somebody on their project.”-——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Erik Nordgren: (http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/5267):
Bio and Picture: http://www.google.at/imgres?imgurl=http://bergmanorama.webs.com/crew/gallery/nordgren-1c.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bergmanorama.webs.com/crew/nordgren.htm&usg=lSD5wVeb7Ys4Ecp5dP3GuIoRueU=&h=248&w=224&sz=10&hl=de&start=1&itbs=1&tbnid=IB9jeHIyBIk03M:&tbnh=111&tbnw=100&prev=/images%3Fq%3DErik%2BNordgren%26hl%3Dde%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1-——————————————————————————————————————————————-
Hans Zimmer ( http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/6992 ):
Quote: "If something happened where I couldn`t write music anymore, it would kill me. It`s not just a job. It`s not just a hobby. It`s why I get up in the morning. "-————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Danny Elfman (http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/15379):
Quote: “I’ve never understood why it’s any different to be inspired by Bernard Herrmann as opposed to Wagner or whomever. They’re both composers and they’re both geniuses. And what difference does it make whether it’s Shostakovich or Franz Waxman?”
Photo for Judy Greer.
Quote: “I was studying acting, but I didn’t think it would happen so fast.”
Mini Biography from IMDb:
With a genuine gift for comedy and an engaging on-screen presence, Judy Greer has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most captivating young talents. Having appeared in such diverse films as Jawbreaker (1999), What Women Want (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001) and Adaptation. (2002), as well as a number of upcoming feature film projects, Greer turns in scene-stealing performances opposite some of the industry’s biggest stars.
Greer recently starred opposite Jennifer Garner in Columbia Pictures’ romantic comedy, 13 Going on 30 (2004), directed by Gary Winick. Greer played an office colleague to Garner’s character, with whom she shares a checkered past.
She co-stars in writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village (2004), opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt. Set in 1897, the film revolves around a close-knit community that lives with the knowledge that a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods surrounding them. The Village (2004) is scheduled for release July 30, 2004 by Walt Disney Pictures.
Greer also co-stars in director Wes Craven’s upcoming Cursed (2005), a modern twist on the classic werewolf tale written by Kevin Williamson.
The busy actress has most recently landed a co-starring role opposite Orlando Bloom and Susan Sarandon in writer/director Cameron Crowe’s upcoming Elizabethtown (2005). Greer will play the sister to Bloom’s character and daughter to Sarandon’s character.
She has also joined Jeff Bridges and Jeanne Tripplehorn in the independent film The Moguls (2005) for writer/director Michael Traeger. The film revolves around a motley group of friends who band together to make an amateur porno film. Greer plays a young temptress at the local mattress store who secures a role in the movie by allowing the store to be used as a film location. Filming is underway in Los Angeles.
Greer recently wrapped production in New York on a co-starring role opposite Thomas McCarthy (“The Station Agent”) in Danny Leiner’s The Great New Wonderful (2005) for Serenade Films/Sly Dog Films. The dark comedy tells five different stories against the backdrop of an uncertain post-September 11 New York. The cast also includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub.
She also appears in writer/director Adam Goldberg’s psychological drama, I Love Your Work (2003), opposite Giovanni Ribisi. The film is about a fictional movie star (Ribisi) and his gradual meltdown and increasing obsession with a young film student and his girlfriend. The stellar cast also includes Franka Potente, Christina Ricci, and Jason Lee and debuted at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Greer plays “Samantha”, the personal assistant to Ribisi’s character.
Greer most recently starred as the female lead role in the comedy, The Hebrew Hammer (2003). Greer was the feisty, fearless “Esther”, who joins forces with an Orthodox Jewish private detective (Adam Goldberg) to save Hanukkah from an evil son of Santa Claus (Andy Dick). The Hebrew Hammer (2003) debuted at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on Comedy Central followed by a theatrical release.
She also appeared in Adaptation. (2002), from director Spike Jonze. In the film, Nicolas Cage stars as self-loathing writer “Charlie Kaufman” (and twin brother “Donald”) as he attempts to adapt the novel “The Orchid Thief” for the big screen. Greer plays “Alice”, the waitress with whom he becomes obsessed — the object of his fantasies.
Greer turned in a scene stealing comedic performance in The Wedding Planner (2001), with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. She played “Penny”, Lopez’s sweet but ditsy assistant who tries hard, but often falls a little short.
Equally adept at more dramatic roles, Greer gave a standout performance opposite Mel Gibson in What Women Want (2000), playing a suicidal file clerk rescued by the one man who can hear women’s thoughts. Greer’s pivotal scene with Gibson is the heart of the film.
Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, the daughter of a mechanical engineer and a hospital administrator. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet, Greer shifted her interest to acting and was accepted into Chicago’s prestigious Theatre School at DePaul University.
After a variety of odd jobs during college, from telemarketer to oyster shucker, Greer landed her first on-screen role just three days after graduation — a small part in the Jason Lee/David Schwimmer comedy Kissing a Fool (1998). She flew to Los Angeles for the film’s premiere and never left. Greer quickly landed a role in the dark comedy Jawbreaker (1999), with Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart. Greer starred as a school wallflower-turned-babe in a story about high school girls who accidentally kill their best friend and try to cover up the murder.
She went on to play a news correspondent in David O. Russell’s Three Kings (1999), landing a memorable opening love scene with George Clooney. Her performance caught the eye of Hollywood, and she appeared next in Mike Nichols’s What Planet Are You From? (2000) as a flight attendant opposite Garry Shandling.
Her television credits include a recurring role as Jason Bateman’s assistant “Kitty” on FOX’s “Arrested Development” (2003), as well as guest-starring roles on “Love & Money” (1999), “Maggie Winters” (1998), and “Early Edition” (1996).
Photo for Julie Benz.
Quote: "I actually find the fans are always supportive and respectful. A couple times I’ve been approached when I’m buying underwear. That’s more embarrassing for me rather than for them because it’s like, “Oh hello. I’m just buying some panties.”"
Born in Pennsylvania, Julie Benz’s father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling, coming in 13th. Her older brother and sister, Jeffrey and Jennifer, were in the 1987 U.S. Junior Champions in ice dancing and competed internationally. When Julie was 14, she had a bad stress fracture and had to take time off.
By 1989, with her figure skating career over, Julie turned to acting and got involved in the local theater where she got a role in the play “Street Law”. Her first movie role was a small, credited, speaking part in in the Black Cat episode in the Dario Argento/George A. Romero co-direction horror flick, Due occhi diabolici (1990) playing in one scene alongside Harvey Keitel. A year later, she got a role on a TV show called “Hi Honey, I’m Home” (1991).
After graduating from high school, Julie entered New York University to study acting there. After graduation, Julie moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her career and landed some small roles in movies and TV shows including a guest appearance on “Married with Children” (1987) and in the Aaron Spelling TV pilot Crosstown Traffic (1995) (TV).
In 1996, Julie auditioned for the role of “Buffy” in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997), but lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, she was offered a small role as a vampire girl in which she did such a good job that her part was expanded to a few more episodes in playing the vampire “Darla”. With that, Julie Benz’s career had finally taken off. She reprised her role as “Darla” in the Buffy spin-off series “Angel” (1999) for two years and has had several small roles in various film productions. She also had a small, but memorable, role playing a receptionist in the movie As Good as It Gets (1997).
Even after her role on “Angel” (1999) wrapped up, Julie continued to find work on television in playing many guest staring roles in numerous popular TV shows from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000), to “Supernatural” (2005), to playing the lead and supporting roles in various made-for-TV movies. Most recently, she landed another notable role on the TV-cable series “Dexter” (2006) playing “Rita”, a troubled divorcée and lover of the title character played by Michael C. Hall.
Eduard Artemyev: (http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/5457)
I forgot to add that his credit for The Mirror is also missing.
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Quote: “My beauty routine is basically plenty of sleep and lots of water.”"
Career from Wikipedia:
In her first film role, Gayheart appeared in Brett Ratner’s New York University (NYU) short film Whatever Happened to Mason Reese? (1990) starring Mason Reese. She also appeared in the Ratner-directed music video “Nuttin’ But Love” performed by Heavy D and the Boyz.
Gayheart’s break into the television industry was a series of television commercials for Noxzema in the early 1990s, earning her the moniker “The Noxzema Girl”. The commercials began airing in 1991 and brought her recognition. (This was also referenced at the end of the film Urban Legend, when one of the new college students remarks, “And Brenda [Gayheart’s character] was the Noxzema Girl.”)
In 1992, Gayheart was cast in her first major role in the soap opera Loving as Hannah Mayberry. In 1993 and 1994, she had a recurring role in the Vanishing Son action pack series. In 1994 and 1995, Gayheart played Bess Martin in the science fiction series Earth 2. In 1995, she had a recurring role as Antonia Marchette in the series Beverly Hills, 90210 as Luke Perry’s love interest.
Gayheart has been a regular on the 1999 television series Wasteland, Dead Like Me, Vanished, and had a recurring role on Nip/Tuck. She was initially hired to play the part of Inara Serra in the 2002 series Firefly, but was dropped after only one day of filming. Morena Baccarin took over the role, and none of Rebecca’s scenes were used.
In 2007, Gayheart guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Jordan, an ex-girlfriend of Alexis Meade. The following year, Gayheart starred in the Broadway comedy, Boeing-Boeing opposite Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Greg Germann, Paige Davis and Missi Pyle.
Great pictures, Max.
Keep ’em coming! :)
Photo for Bibi Andersson.
Quote: “Career implies that you are on a staircase and you have to take one step up. I want to dismiss the whole idea of career. I’m living my life, and I love to work.”
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (via Bergmanorama.com):
Following her theatre training which included study at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School from 1954-56, and a series of bit parts in films, Andersson made her first memorable screen appearance in a small role in Smiles of a Summer Night, thereby joining the wonderful company of actors who played in Bergman’s films of the 1950s and 1960s. Following her role in The Seventh Seal, as the wife in the pair of fairground innocents who survive the destruction of the knight and his family after the apocalypse, she played the hitchhiker in Wild Strawberries, again projecting a youthful hopefulness and innocence. Her portrayal of the unmarried mother in Brink of Life revealed a broader range and won her an award at Cannes (along with Ingrid Thulin and Eva Dahlbeck for the same film).
With the exception of a role in All These Women, Andersson did not work with Bergman for six years. Their collaboration resumed with her most important film, Persona, in which she established herself as an actress of international stature. This masterpiece owes much to Andersson’s brilliance and is evidence of her greater emotional experience than was apparent in her earlier work. The film required of Andersson an enormous extension of her talent; her submission to the film’s somewhat cruel objectivity attested to Andersson’s dedication–not only to the aims of Bergman’s films but also to the demands made by a role of extraordinary emotional complexity. The characterization did much to erase the rather condescending view of her as a pleasant, lightweight actress, and elevated her to the first rank of Bergman’s ensemble, along with Thulin and Ullmann.
Andersson then made a number of films with other Swedish directors, and worked again with Bergman in a supporting part in The Passion of Anna, in a central role opposite Elliott Gould in The Touch, and in a brief appearance in one episode of Scenes from a Marriage, which would be the last films they made together. Like Ullmann and Thulin she has also appeared in a number of international films, usually wasting her talent.
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In 1998, Nir Bergman was producing his own film entitled “Sea horses” to be submitted as his graduation work for the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem. Maya was cast as the lead role.
In 2002 Bergman cast her in the leading role in Broken Wings. A highly symbolic portrayal of a family living in Haifa and struggling to recover 9 months after the sudden and senseless loss of its father figure (himself appearing only in vague recollections and old family footage). She played the lead role of the daughter struggling to come to terms with her new position as head of the crumbling household, after mother Orly Banai shunts the task. The movie won audience approval as well as international and national critical acclaim appearing in numerous international film festivals. The movie won several awards including the Ophir award for best picture, landing Maya with the best actress award.
Between 2003 and 2004, she played several minor parts in the films She’s Not 17 alongside Dalia Shimko and Campfire. In 2005 she again played the lead in a Sam Spiegel student movie dubbed “Whatever It Takes” (בעיניים עצומות), as the fragile and self-destructive partner in a lesbian relationship.
In 2005 she was cast on the Betipul television series as a suicidal gymnast. She played the fiancee of the character played by Yehuda Levi in the crime series Haborer (“The Arbitrator”), and in 2009 she was cast in the lead role on the melodrama Weeping Susannah on HOT3.
In 2006 and 2007 her acting projects included a theater role as Strophe in Phaedra’s Love, Sarah Kane’s modern take on the mythological tale of Phaedra and Hippolytus.
Thanks, Salem. I’m done for the moment. My computer is so slow… those five took me about an hour. Ugh.
Yeong-wook Jo: http://www.theauteurs.com/cast_members/18765
His credit for Oldboy is missing.
Photo for Ricki Lake.
Quote: “My goal in life was to be loved and adored by everyone.”
Mini Biography on IMDb:
Ricki Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, surprisingly as a blond. She has one sister, who is one year younger than, her named Jennifer. Her father, Barry, is a pharmacist and her mother, Jill, is a homemaker. The two currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ricki attended Hastings Elementary as a child, then on to Farragut Middle, and then attended Hastings High, for two years. At the end of her sophomore year, she transferred to The Professional Children’s School, in NYC, to focus on perfecting her craft as an actress. Also, Ricki began singing professionally at the age of nine, in cabarets and clubs. After finishing high school, she attended Ithaca College for one year. During final exams of her freshman year, she received a call from her agent, telling her to audition for the lead in a John Waters film. Unsurprisingly, she landed the role as “Tracy Turnblad”. Thus, Hairspray (1988) marked the movie debut for Ricki Lake. She then went on to act in fifteen more movies and a recurring role in ABC’s “China Beach” (1988), for one season. Although, at one point in her life, she hit rock-bottom. Then, she decided to take charge of her life and make a dramatic change. She began eating right and exercising and soon lost over 125 lbs. In 1993, she was chosen, out of a hundred people, to host her own daytime talk show. After only three years, “Ricki Lake” (1993) has successfully been rated second, in its time frame. Also, in 1993, she met the man of her dreams. At a Halloween party, she locked eyes with her current husband, Rob Sussman, a political illustrator. It was love-at-first sight, on both ends. The two married in Las Vegas in March of 1994 and are currently residing in Manhattan.
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Quote: “I went to Hollywood to do a play, and I ended up staying.”
Angela Marie Bettis (born January 9, 1973) is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead role in the 2002 TV remake of the Stephen King film Carrie,and the title character in May 2002.
Bettis was born in Austin, Texas to Mary Lynn (née Guthrie) and Richard Joseph Bettis and graduated from Westlake High School. Her debut role was a lead in the romantic tragedy, Sparrow, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, at the age of eighteen. After that film she attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She later went on to star in a movie called The Last Best Sunday, before supporting Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted and Kim Basinger in Bless the Child.
Bettis is most famous for her work in independent horror movies, and especially her working relationship with writer/director Lucky McKee. Her title role in McKee’s 2002 gem May won her something of a cult following. Since then, she has appeared in McKee’s Masters of Horror episode, Sick Girl, and provided a voice-over for his film The Woods. In 2006, their May roles reversed, when McKee acted for Bettis in her directorial debut, Roman (based on a McKee script.)
Bettis also starred as Carrie White in Carrie, a made-for-TV remake of Brian de Palma’s 1976 classic, and headlined Tobe Hooper’s Toolbox Murders, an in-name-only remake of an obscure 1970s horror film. Next up is crime thriller Scar.
In addition, Bettis has produced many short films through her production company, MoFreek, which she co-owns with her husband, Kevin Ford.
Photo for Summer Bishil.
Born in Pasadena, California on July 17, 1988, to an American mother and a father of East Indian ancestry. Summer is the youngest of three siblings. Summer and her family moved to Saudi Arabia when she was three. A year later, the family relocated back to the Pasadena area for a short time, awaiting the transfer of her father to the small Island Kingdom of Bahrain. There Summer and her brother attended the British school of Bahrain for three years before transferring to the Bahrain School, which is the only US Department of Defense School in the Middle East. Summer returned to Southern California with her mother and brother just shy of her fourteen birthday. In love with the idea of becoming an actress since the age of five, Summer took her first acting class at 14. Nine months later, a manager and agency signed her.