Happy birthday to Nicole Kidman! Born 50 years ago today on 20 June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Australian parents. This elegant and tall Aussie is one of Australia’s top cultural export and has a remarkable career behind her while still landing great roles, something which is far and wide between for actresses when they ..
Ever since sound was added to film, the musical has been there, beginning with the very first “talkie” The Jazz Singer (1927) and during the 1930, 1940s, and 1950s the genre enjoyed its greatest public success, producing countless classic films. The musical made stars of people like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Top Hat, 1935) and relatively quickly ..
The versatile American actor Paul Giamatti was born into an affluent family in Connecticut. Educated at Yale University, Giamatti was active on the university’s theater stage together with fellow students Ron Livingston and Edward Norton. Over the last 20 years has had an illustrious career, excelling in numerous strong supporting roles (including an Oscar nominated ..
Born on 1st June 1937 in Memphis Tennessee to a school teacher and a barber, Morgen Freeman served as a US air force mechanic during the 1950s before getting his stage début in an all African American production of the musical Hello, Dolly! Freeman continued an impressive stage career up through the 1970s and 98s ..
Few Hollywood actor have as iconic status as john Wayne. His influence may have been forgotten for a while after hi film persona and personal political and social views grew out of fashion and sparked controversy towards the end of his life, but still he often creeps up when the conversation falls on favourite actors. ..
Richard Dale Jenkins was born into a middle class family on 4 May 1947 in Illinois and worked as a linen truck driver as a young man (coincidentally, his boss was actor John C. Reilly’s father) before earning a degree in drama from Illinois Wesleyan University. Jenkins has been married to wife Sharon his 1969 ..
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council and is celebrated every year on April 29th. The idea of the day, is to celebrate dance and attract attention to dance arts from a wider public. Cinematic history has given us many memorable dances, right from Gene Kelly’s unforgettable dance in the ..
Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson was born in humble circumstances as an illegitimate child and was raised by his grandparents without ever knowing who his father was. Few could then have predicted that Nicholson would end up as the most Oscar nominated male actor in the Academy’s history with a total of 12 nominations resulting in ..
William James Murray, better known as Bill Murray, was born on 21st September 1950, one of 9 siblings, and grew up in a Chicago suburb. He lost his father at the age of 17 and had a troubled youth when his older brother Brian got him into improvisational comedy. Murray rose quite suddenly to fame ..
It is fair to say that we live in an age of cinematic superheroes and for everyone who loves fantastical action entertainment with added humour and spectacle, things couldn’t be better. Marvel has impressed us time and time again since they kick-started their cinematic universe with Iron Man (2008), whereas DC have only recently begun ..
Robert “Rob” Reiner, son of actors Carl Reiner and Estelle Reiner, was born on 6 March 1947 in The Bronx, New York City. Reiner rose to prominence in his homeland for his role in the long-running TV show All in the Family (1971-79), for which he earned two Emmy Awards, and has since played smaller ..
Today is the 60th birthday of American actor and director John Turturro. Born in Brooklyn, New York to a father who worked as a construction worker and a mother who was an amateur jazz Inger, both of whom were Italian immigrants. Turturro’s screen début was an uncredited non-speaking role in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) ..