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Sean Connery

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes. Connery is best-known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983 (six "official" EON productions films and the non-official Kevin McClory-helmed Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again). In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock. Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot". He was knighted in July 2000. In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century". In tribute a bronze bust sculpture of Connery was placed in the capital city of Estonia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sean Connery, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
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Jan Sterling

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Most active in films during the 1950s, Jan Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty (1954), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. Her career declined during the 1960s, however she continued to play occasional roles for television and theatre. Sterling was born Jane Sterling Adriance in New York City, into a well-to-do family. She was educated in private schools before heading to Europe with her family. She was schooled by private tutors in London and Paris, and was enrolled in Fay Compton's dramatic school in London. As a teenager she returned to Manhattan, and using variations of her given name, such as Jane Adriance and Jane Sterling, began her career by making a Broadway appearance in Bachelor Born, and went on to appear in such major stage works as Panama Hattie, Over 21, and Present Laughter. In 1947, she made her film debut in Tycoon, billed as Jane Darian. Ruth Gordon reportedly insisted she change her stage name and they agreed upon Jan Sterling. She played a prominent supporting role in Johnny Belinda (1948). Alternating between films and television, Sterling appeared in several television anthology series during the 1950s, and played film roles in Caged (1950), Mystery Street (1950), The Mating Season (1951), Ace in the Hole (1951), Flesh and Fury (1952), The Human Jungle (1954), and Female on the Beach (1955). Often cast as hard and determined characters, she played a more sympathetic character in Sky Full of Moon (1952). In 1950, she was cast as Ruth in the ABC western series The Marshal of Gunsight Pass. The series was telecast live from a primitive studio lot at the Iverson Ranch at Chatsworth, California. In 1954 Sterling was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty. Later that year, she travelled to England to play the role of Julia in the first film version of George Orwell's 1984, despite being several months pregnant at the time. During the following years, she appeared regularly in films such as Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Kathy O, and The Female Animal. In late 1968, she began portraying the role of conniving Miss Foss in the long-running CBS soap opera The Guiding Light. She retired from films in favor of the stage in 1969 and returned to television in 1979 to portray Lou Henry Hoover in the miniseries Backstairs at the White House. Sterling's marriage to John Merivale ended in divorce, and her career began to decline after the death of her second husband, the actor Paul Douglas, in 1959. In the 1970s, she entered into a long-lasting personal relationship with Sam Wanamaker. Jan Sterling died in 2004 in Los Angeles, California, aged 82.
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Nicole Barela

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is an American retired professional wrestler. She formerly competed for Women Superstars Uncensored where she has worked under the names Niya and Ezavel Suena. Barela made her debut for Women Superstars Uncensored as a babyface under the name Niya in April 2010, teaming with Joey Janella in a losing effort to Jana and Ricky Oceans in the first round of the King and Queen of the Ring tournament. She would later take part in that year's Uncensored Rumble Match, which was won by former WWE Women's Champion Jazz. Niya would pick up her first WSU victory by defeating Rick Cataldo, but she would lose to Brittney Savage two months later at Breaking Barriers in a match for Savage's Spirit Championship that was officiated by Cataldo. Niya defeated Athena at The Final Chapter in January 2011. She also took part of WSU's 4th Anniversary Show in a losing effort against the evil Nikki Roxx. Niya again competed in the Uncensored Rumble Match, which was won by Lexxus that year. At Breaking Barriers II, Niya lost a Loser Leaves WSU match to Jennifer Cruz. By 2015, Barela wrestled fewer matches than her previous years. All total, she wrestled five more matches beginning in February at WSU 8th Anniversary Show, where she dropped the WSU Spirit Championship to Nevaeh. She returned three months later on May 9 at WSU Power, where she was eliminated in the first round of a WSU Spirit title tournament by Athena. Her next match was on June 6 at WXW C-4 Heat wrestling a Four Way match against Renee Michelle, defending WXW Diamond Division Champion Jenny Rose and Sammi Pandora, but the Michelle won the match and the title. Two months later on August 2 at WXW C-4 August Armageddon, Niya defeated Sammi Pandora in a singles match. Niya wrestled her final match on October 3 at WXW C-4 Mind Games where defeated Rebecca Payne.
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Sushma Seth

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Sushma Seth (born 20 June 1936) is an Indian stage, film and television actress. She started her career in the 1950s, and was a founder member of the Delhi-based theatre group Yatrik. Her first movie was Junoon in 1978. She is known for playing the mother and the grandmother in movies and television, and is best remembered for her role of Dadi in the pioneering TV soap Hum Log (1984–1985).She has worked with famous directors like Dev Raj Ankur, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Manish Joshi Bismil, Chander Shekhar Sharma
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Bill Nighy

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William Francis "Bill" Nighy (pronounced /ˈnaɪ/ ny) is a British actor and comedian. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, in which he played the womanizer Prof. Mark Carleton, whose extra-marital affairs kept him "vital". He became known around the world in 2003 as Billy Mack, the aging pop star in Love Actually, and in the same year played James Mortmain, the eccentric husband struggling to keep his family afloat in a decaying English castle, in I Capture the Castle. He is also known for his roles in the films Underworld, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Fuzz, Valkyrie, G-Force and provided voice talents in the films The Magic Roundabout, Flushed Away and Rango. He recently played Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bill Nighy is a Patron and supporter of the artistic collective The Factory Theatre Company alongside other actors such as Mark Rylance, Ewan McGregor and Richard Wilson. Other notable members include founder Alex Hassell, Catherine Bailey and Alan Morrissey. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bill Nighy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Vincent Laresca

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Vincent Laresca (born January 21, 1974) is an American actor. Laresca first appeared in film in 1992, in the movie Juice as Radames. Since then, he has appeared in many popular films, including The Devil's Advocate, The Aviator, Empire, Coach Carter, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. In 1997, he had a supporting role in the short-lived Fox ensemble drama 413 Hope St. He has also had major supporting roles on 24, CSI: Miami and Weeds.
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David Hill

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David Hill was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. David has always demonstrated leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit. At age 19 he worked as a Ship's Agent for Marine Agency where he was the first person to board ships as they docked with US Customs, USDA and Imigration following him on board. At age 21 he began training in law enforcement with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Dept. Always having an entrepreneurial spirit, by age 29 he had run the Hillsborough Airport, himself owning five airplanes, owned an Italian restaurant and created and published the Town 'n Country News which is now owned by the Chicago Tribune. At age 30 he moved to the Los Angeles, California area where he has enjoyed a successful career in telecommunications and real estate investment. David began his career as a professional actor in 2006. He is the father of actor and stunt man Brandon David Hill. David's recent and present entrepreneurial ventures include creating the management office of Hollywood & Vine Talent, an industry rentals service known as For Movie Rentals and the widely successful casting services of Hollywood TV Cops and Hollywood TV Doctors where he continues to demonstrate his leadership skills as one of Hollywood's strongest actors to cast in the role of a cop or doctor.
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Buster Keaton

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Buster Keaton was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Keaton was recognized as the seventh-greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. Critic Roger Ebert wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies."Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator.
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Christoffer Bro

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Christian Christoffer Christoffersen Bro er søn af lærer Viggo Johannes Christoffersen Bro (død 1937) og hustru søndagsskolelærer Anna Christensen (død 1964). Han blev stud.mag. og havde læst hos Einar Juhl, da han kom på elevskole på Aarhus Teater 1958-60. Der fik han straks debut som Puk i "En skærsommernatsdrøm". Han viste også sit komiske talent som Jonatan i "Folk og røvere", som Elin Reimers partner i musicalen "Rose Marie" og som Herløv i "Eventyr på Fodrejsen" i 62. I 1959 var han med til at oprette Forsøgsscenen i Århus. Han spillede i revyer på ABC-teatret i 62/63, og på Dansk Skolescene var han Peter i "Anne Franks dagbog" i 62 og Leander i "Scapins gavtyvestreger" i 64. I 1963 var han også på Folketeatret som Pierrot i "Don Juan". I tv spillede han Les i "Jimmys tog" i 63 og Lexy i "Candida" i 64. I København fik han mange gode opgaver - bl. a. som Kirsebærkat i "Sommeren" på Boldhus Teatret, som "Kong Ubu" i Riddersalen og som Søren Brun i "Radiserne" på Allé Scenen med søsteren Vigga Bro som Trine. Christoffer Bro var pioner i det opsøgende teaterarbejde på landets arbejdspladser. Han var direktør på Gladsaxe Teater i årene 1972-1984, hvor der bl.a. blev vist følgende forestillinger: "Niels Klim", "Heksejagt", "Hvem er bange for Virginia Woolf?" og "Kristihimmelfartsfesten". Efter tiden som teaterchef fortsatte Christoffer Bro som skuespiller og har været instruktør på teatrene. Han iscenesatte bl.a. revyen "Spektakler i juli", "Lille Malcolm", "Arbejderen kan 300 ord", "Hvem er det der blir snydt", "Månebørn", "Henrik og Pernille" og "Med hatten lige på hovedet". Han havde roller i "The Boys in the Band", "Seks på Weekend", "Den gamle dame besøger byen", "Clockwork Orange", "Rygter, rygter", "Eventyr på fodrejsen", "Brok" og i mangfoldige andre opsætninger. Fra 1963 til 1978 var han gift med skuespillerinden Helle Hertz, med hvem han fik 3 børn. De er alle - Anders Peter, Nicolas og Laura - uddannede skuespillere. Han filmdebuterede som marinesoldat i filmen "Sorte Shara" og har gennem årene haft en del småroller. Han spillede Tom i "Paradis retur", Soldaten i "Sommerkrig" og han medvirkede i en række sengekantsfilmm ligesom han havde roller på TV. Bl.a. huskes han for sin rolle som Fiffig Jørgensen i julekalenderen "Nissebanden i Grønland" fra 1989 og han spillede den usympatiske Nicolaisen fra Taxanævnet i TV-serien "Taxa" i 1998-1999.
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Hamsavardhan

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Hamsavardhan is an Indian film actor who has acted in Tamil language films. He is the son of noted actor Ravichandran. Hamsavardhan made his debut in Maanaseega Kadhal directed by his father, playing a dual role, but the film performed poorly at the box office.[1] In 2002, he appeared in the commercially successful multi-starrer Punnagai Desam, starring alongside Tarun, Sneha, Preitha and Kunal. The film won good reviews with a critic noting that Hamsavardhan "is an energetic new find — the debut didn't do much for this lad, but Punnagai Desam proves that he does have the potential."[2] He was also seen that year in Junior Senior, playing a parallel lead role alongside veteran Malayalam actor Mammooty, but the film became a surprise failure at the box office. He appeared in his father's directorial venture again in Manthiran, and the film made headlines for the father-son combination.[3] It was subsequently announced that his father would make another film with him titled Kandeepan and that he had signed on to appear in Nagu's Idiot, but the former film remained unmade and in the latter he was replaced by Yogi.[4] His next release was Piragu, which he shaved his head for, but the film also went unnoticed.[5] Other films including Guru and Bomman were started in 2009, but were also subsequently never finished.
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