When you think 1980s cinema, what do you think of? Is it John Hughes and his wonderful coming-of-age movies like The Breakfast Club (1985) and Sixteen Candles (1984), the corny feel of the horror of the times like in Fright Night (1985) and An American Werewolf in London (1981) or the amazement Spielberg made ..
Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for more than his impressive bodybuilder body and thick Austrian accent. The actor with the almost unpronounceable surname is also know as one of the greatest action stars ever and despite turning 70 years old recently he is still going strong! From a small town in Austria, Schwarzenegger first made ..
Born this day 50 years ago, Jason Statham didn’t start out as the action hero we know and love him as today. Before debuting in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998, Statham was a diver on the British National Diving Team, a fashion model and black market salesman. Looking like he ..
Born into a middle-class family in the state of New York, this child og divorced parent fell in love with the theatre at the age of 12 when he saw a stage production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. To years later a neck injury put a stop to any dreams of a sporting career which made him ..
Like many other comic actors, the California born Will Ferrell first made a name for himself in the popular sketchshow Saturday Night Live in the mid-1990s. Ferrell is considered part of the so-called Frat Pack consisting of comic actors who emerged in the late-1990s to early-2000s, actors such as Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, ..
Canadian born Dan Aykroyd is probably best known for his roles in cult comedies Ghostbuster and The Blues Brothers but has given many memorable performances during his career. Starting out as a stand-up comedian, the actor gained fame on late night comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he became known for his impersonations of celebrities ..
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. ..