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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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Richard Marx

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Richard Noel Marx (né le 16 septembre 1963 à Chicago, Illinois) est un auteur-compositeur-interprète et un producteur de musique américain. Pendant les années 1980 et 1990, Marx a sorti plusieurs tubes, y compris Right here waiting, Hazard, et Hold on to the nights. Bien qu'il ait rencontré le succès principalement avec des ballades comme celles-ci, beaucoup de ses chansons ont un son rock, comme Don't mean nothing, Should've known better, Satisfied, et Too late to say goodbye. Marx a été le premier artiste aux États-Unis à avoir les sept premiers extraits de ses albums placés dans le top 5 du Billboard.
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Edward Andrews

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Andrews (October 9, 1914 – March 8, 1985) was an American actor, one of the most recognizable character actors on television and films between the 1950s and the 1980s. His stark white hair, portly build and horn-rimmed glasses added to the type of roles he received, as he was often cast as an ornery boss, a cagey businessman, or a strict disciplinarian of some type. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Andrews, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Jesse Eisenberg

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Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author, and playwright. He made his television debut with the short-lived comedy-drama series Get Real (1999–2000). Following his first leading role in the comedy-drama film Roger Dodger (2002), he appeared in the drama film The Emperor's Club (2002), the psychological thriller film The Village (2004), the comedy-drama film The Squid and the Whale (2005), and the drama film The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). In 2009, Eisenberg had his breakthrough with starring roles in the comedy-drama film Adventureland and the horror comedy Zombieland. His portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's The Social Network (2010) earned him nominations for various awards, including the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in Holy Rollers (2010), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Eisenberg later voiced the main character, Blu, a male Spix's macaw, in the animated films Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014). His other films include the action-comedy film 30 Minutes or Less (2011), the action-comedy film American Ultra (2015), the Woody Allen films To Rome with Love (2012) and Café Society (2016), and the heist film Now You See Me (2013) and its sequel Now You See Me 2 (2016). In 2016, Eisenberg portrayed Lex Luthor in the blockbuster superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jesse Eisenberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Jessica Chastain

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Jessica Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American theater, film and television actress. She played guest roles in several television shows before making her feature film debut with the 2008 independent film Jolene. In 2011, Chastain gained wide public recognition for her starring roles in seven film releases; for her performance in The Help she received Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award ceremonies. In 2012, Time magazine featured her as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". Chastain's performance in the 2012 military thriller Zero Dark Thirty and the 2013 horror film Mama led film critic Richard Roeper to describe her as "one of the finest actors of her generation". For the former, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Drama) and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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Lara Pulver

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​Lara was born and raised in Kent, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Hons degree in Theatre. Lara's extensive theatre career led her to gain a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of Lucille Frank in Rob Ashford's production of Parade at The Donmar Warehouse. She was invited to re-create the role at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles opposite TR Knight (Grey's Anatomy), gaining much critical praise. Lara made her screen debut in 2008, in the BBC prime time show Robin Hood, playing Isabella of Gisbourne. The show is a huge international success and is airing on BBC America, Saturday evening at 8/9c. She has just completed filming the new Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) movie, The Special Relationship, starring Michael Sheen and Dennis Quaid.
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Mary Ellen St. Aubin

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Born on September 21,1920, and a professional performer since the tender age of 13, Mary Ellen's diminutive stature, along with her talents in tap, ballet, toe and acrobatic dancing, made her a natural for a show business. She was employed by famous troupes including Rose's Royal Midgets, Fred Roper & His Wonderful Midgets, Henry & Dolly Kramer Midget Troupe, and Nate Eagle's Hollywood Midgets. The next big roundup of Little People took place when MGM put out a nationwide casting call for characters to populate Munchkinland for the 1939 extravaganza The Wizard Of Oz. – wizardofozfestival.tripod.com
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Dwayne Johnson

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An American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE. Johnson is half-Black and half-Samoan. His father, Rocky Johnson, is a Black Canadian, from Nova Scotia, and part of the first Black tag team champions in WWE history back when it was known as the WWF along with Tony Atlas. His mother is Samoan and the daughter of Peter Maivia, who was also a pro wrestler. Maivia's wife, Lia Maivia, was one of wrestling's few female promoters, taking over Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her husband's death in 1982, until 1988. Through his mother, he is considered a non-blood relative of the Anoa'i wrestling family. On March 29, 2008, The Rock inducted his father and his grandfather into the WWE Hall of Fame. As of 2014, Johnson has a home in Southwest Ranches, Florida as well as Los Angeles, California. He also owns a farm in Virginia. In 2009, Johnson gained citizenship in Canada in honor of his father's background. Though Johnson was previously registered as a Republican, he voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 United States presidential elections and is now an independent voter. He stated he did not vote in the 2016 U.S. election. In recognition of his service to the Samoan people, and because he is a descendant of Samoan chiefs, Johnson had the noble title of Seiuli bestowed upon him by Malietoa Tanumafili II during his visit there in July 2004. He received a partial Samoan pe'a tattoo on his left side in 2003,and, in 2017, had the small "Brahma bull" tattoo on his right arm covered with a larger half-sleeve tattoo of a bull's skull. Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997. Their only child together, a daughter named Simone, was born in August 2001. On June 1, 2007, they announced they were splitting up amicably. Johnson then began dating Lauren Hashian, daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian. They first met in 2006 while Johnson was filming The Game Plan. Their first child together, a daughter, was born in December 2015. Their second child, another daughter, was born in April 2018. Johnson attended the 2000 Democratic National Convention as part of WWE's non-partisan "Smackdown Your Vote" campaign, which aimed to influence young people to vote. He also had a speaking role at the 2000 Republican National Convention that same year. In 2006, Johnson founded the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a charity working with at-risk and terminally ill children. On October 2, 2007, he and his ex-wife donated $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities; it was noted as the largest donation ever given to the university's athletics department by former students. The University of Miami renamed the Hurricanes' locker room in Johnson's honor. In 2015, Johnson donated $1,500 to a GoFundMe to pay for an abandoned dog's surgery. In 2017, he donated $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In 2018, Johnson donated a gym to a military base in Oahu, Hawaii. After the 2018 Hawaii floods, he worked with Malama Kauai, a nonprofit organization, to help repair damages caused by the floods.
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Bridgit Mendler

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Bridgit Claire Mendler (born December 18, 1992) is an American actress, singer, musician and songwriter. She is best known for her lead role as Teddy Duncan on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie and her recurring role as Juliet Van Heusen on Wizards of Waverly Place. She has also appeared in Labor Pains, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth. She has since ventured into music, having signed with Hollywood Records, and will be releasing her debut studio album in 2012. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bridgit Mendler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Daniel Keough

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Daniel was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago. He began studying voice in his last year of high school, and after graduation, attended Wright Jr. College, majoring in music. During the summer break after his freshman year, he took an acting workshop at Columbia College and got hooked on the challenge of acting. So the following fall, instead of returning to college, he enrolled as a full-time student at the prestigious, Goodman Theater School of Drama, the Theater Arts arm of the Chicago Art Institute. Following Goodman, he volunteered for the draft and served a hitch in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Upon full-filling his tour of duty, he moved to New York City, taking up residence in Manhattan, and resumed his studies at the HB Studio, studying first with Herbert Berghof, and then with Uta Hagen. While working at various survival jobs as he attended acting classes, he also continued to study voice, and also began dance training, starting jazz dance with Matt Mattox and soon after, classical ballet at the Ballet Russe.When the summers came around, he would interrupt his training by leaving town to work in summer stock, then return to the city in the fall and resumed his pursuits. After only a year and a half of an intense training schedule, and desperate for a job in a show, he gave a go at his first Equity dance audition and won the gig. After relocating to California, he was dancing in an Equity musical comedy stage show within a month after he arrived in Hollywood, and continued to perform in shows for the first year and a half, all the while continuing his training between shows at the American School of Dance, until he was signed by a top commercial and modeling agency and immediately began to work in TV commercials and print. With auditions, fittings and bookings, there was hardly enough convenient time to continue to go to dance class regularly, so he withdrew from the discipline and quit dancing. He focused instead on the much more lucrative activity of working in advertising media. At the same time however, he concentrated again on his singing, starting with performing at the, Horn, in Santa Monica, a nightclub venue that was to singers, what the various comedy clubs are to stand-up comedians, a place to try material and perform in a club environment. He also continued with acting classes, studying with Estell Harman and then with Stella Adler every summer that she would come out from New York to teach her master class in Los Angeles. During other times he studied acting with Kenneth McMillan, musical scene study with Charles Nelson Reilly and audition presentation with David Craig, and continued voice training with various teachers and coaches. In his late thirties, as a personal challenge to see what sort of shape he could get back into, he returned to jazz dance classes at the Roland Dupre' dance facility and gave it a go for about a year, until the reality of diminished capacity convinced him to put his dance bag away for good. Also, by then he was working as an actor in all venues of media. Presently, he is semi-retired and lives in the Cahuenga Pass area of the Hollywood Hills. - IMDb Mini Biography
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