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Rose McGowan

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Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actor, filmmaker, activist and musician. Born in Italy, they were raised among the Children of God cult, before their American-born parents fled back to the USA when Rose was 10 amid concerns about the direction of the community. Settling in Oregon, McGowan was bullied at school and rebelled from their family. At 15, they legally emancipated herself from their parents and lived in a squat with drag artists, before moving to Los Angeles to try their hand at acting. Commercials, extras work and a small part in 1992’s Encino Man followed, but McGowan walked away from the industry, deciding to work in cosmetology instead. In 1994, they were standing looking grouchy outside of an LA gym when they were discovered by a casting director for Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation, believing they’d be perfect for the role of Amy Blue, an apathetic gen-X femme fatale. Their performance became synonymous with 90s punk cool, and they were nominated for Best Debut Performance at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Landing an agent, McGowan quickly found further roles, among them the smash hit Scream and cult indies including Jawbreaker, Going All the Way and Devil in the Flesh. With their pale white skin and blood-red lipstick, along with a relationship with rock star Marilyn Manson, McGowan was promoted as a bad girl sex symbol for the 1990s, but began to struggle finding mainstream success. On advice from their management, McGowan joined the cast of the fantasy drama Charmed in its fourth season, replacing the departed Shannen Doherty as one third of a trio of sister witches. After five seasons on the series, McGowan returned to film with roles in Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia and the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double bill Grindhouse. While Grindhouse garnered McGowan international attention, particularly for their role as a go-go dancer with a machine gun for a leg, it was an unhappy period in their personal life. A relationship with Rodriguez imploded, a car accident forced them to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery, and their father died. In 2015, McGowan announced that they were walking away from acting to explore other ventures, due to their own traumatic experiences in the industry and their frustration with the quality of work promoted by Hollywood. Their filmmaking debut, the short film Dawn, premiered at Sundance 2015 to rave reviews, and in the same year they released their debut single — an atmospheric slice of electronica called RM486. They have since become a prominent activist across social media, launching their own feminist movement known as Rose Army, and continues to work as an artist, filmmaker and musician. Rose has said they don't identify with being either a man or woman.
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Hal Holbrook

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Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr. (born 17 February 1925) is an American actor. His television roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator and Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo. He is also known for his role in the 2007 film Into the Wild, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award. He has also done a one-man show as Mark Twain since 1954. He also had a multi-episode arc on The Event, an American television series, airing on NBC. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hal Holbrook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Liev Schreiber

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Liev Schreiber is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having initially appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, The Sum of All Fears, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Salt. Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions. In 2005, Schreiber won a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. That year, Schreiber also made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated, based on the novel of the same name. Schreiber is in a relationship with Naomi Watts, with whom he has two children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Liev Schreiber, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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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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Joe Pantoliano

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An American film and television actor. He played the character of Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Teddy in Memento, Francis Fratelli in The Goonies, Guido "the Killer Pimp" in Risky Business, and Jennifer Tilly's violent mobster boyfriend, Caesar, in Bound. He also played US Marshall Renfro in both The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals. He is often referred to as "Joey Pants", due to the difficulty some have pronouncing his Italian surname. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joe Pantoliano, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Michael Biehn

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An American actor. He is best known for his roles in James Cameron's science fiction action films The Terminator as Kyle Reese, Aliens as Cpl. Dwayne Hicks, and The Abyss as Lt. Coffey. He has also acted in other genres in such films as Tombstone, The Rock, and Planet Terror. On television, Biehn appeared in the cast of the Emmy Award-winning 1980s television series Hill Street Blues. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Michael Biehn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Michael Gambon

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Sir Michael Gambon is an Irish-British actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. A highly respected theatre actor, Gambon is recognised for his role in The Singing Detective and for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, replacing the late actor Richard Harris. Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin during World War II. His father, Edward Gambon, was an engineer, and his mother, Mary, was a seamstress. His father decided to seek work in the rebuilding of London, and so the family moved to Mornington Crescent in North London, when Gambon was five. His father had him made a British citizen - a decision that would later allow Michael to receive an actual, rather than honorary, knighthood. Gambon married Anne Miller when he was 22, but has always been secretive about his personal life, responding to one interviewer's question about her: "What wife?" The couple lived near Gravesend, Kent, where she has a workshop. While filming Gosford Park, Gambon brought Philippa Hart on to the set and introduced her to co-stars as his girlfriend. When the affair was revealed in 2002, he moved out of the marital home and bought a bachelor pad. In February 2007, it was revealed that Hart was pregnant with Gambon's child, and gave birth to son, Michael, in May 2007. On 22 June 2009 she gave birth to her second child, a boy named William, who is Gambon's third child. Gambon is a qualified private pilot and his love of cars led to his appearance on the BBC's Top Gear programme. Gambon raced the Suzuki Liana and was driving so aggressively that it went round the last corner of his timed lap on two wheels. The final corner of the Dunsfold Park track has been named "Gambon" in his honour.
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Anaïs Demoustier

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Anaïs Aude Marie Michèle Demoustier, née le 29 septembre 1987 à Lille, est une actrice française. Anaïs Demoustier grandit à Villeneuve-d’Ascq, née d'un père cadre commercial dans la grande distribution natif de Lyon et d'une mère au foyer originaire de Lille. Elle a deux sœurs, Camille et Jeanne, et un frère, Stéphane, qui lui fait découvrir et aimer le cinéma. Encore adolescente, elle passe des auditions et débute aux côtés d'Isabelle Huppert dans Le Temps du loup (2002) de Michael Haneke. À partir de la première, elle suit la section cinéma-audiovisuel au lycée Sainte Thérèse-d'Avila de Lille. Elle vient à Paris après son bac en 2005 pour faire une licence de lettres et cinéma à l'Université Paris III-Censier mais abandonne rapidement pour enchaîner des rôles secondaires au cinéma mais également au théâtre. Elle est par la suite repérée pour des rôles plus importants tels que dans La Belle Personne, où elle côtoie une série de jeunes acteurs français dont Louis Garrel et Léa Seydoux. Par la suite, elle est nommée deux fois aux Césars en 2009 et 2011. Elle obtient à partir de 2011 plusieurs prix, dont le prix Romy-Schneider. Elle continue alors à tourner sous la direction de réalisateurs tels que Claude Miller, Pascale Ferran ou Bertrand Tavernier. En 2013, elle retrouve Robert Guédiguian ainsi que ses acteurs Ariane Ascaride et Jean-Pierre Darroussin qu'elle a déjà côtoyés plusieurs fois. En 2014, elle est à l'affiche du nouveau film de François Ozon, Une nouvelle amie. Elle retrouve pour l'occasion une nouvelle fois Raphaël Personnaz, après George et Fanchette, diffusé en 2010, et Quai d'Orsay, sorti en 2013.
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David Robinson

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for his entire career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". Robinson is a 10-time NBA All-Star, the 1995 NBA MVP, a two-time NBA Champion (1999 and 2003), a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1992, 1996), a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2009 for his individual career, 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team), and a two-time U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee (2008 individually, 2009 as a member of the 1992 Olympic team). He is widely considered one of the greatest centers in both college basketball and NBA history. To date, Robinson is the only player from the Naval Academy to play in the NBA.
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Mike Judge

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Michael Craig Judge is an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor, best known as the creator and star of the popular animated television series Beavis and Butt-head (1993–1997, 2011–), King of the Hill (1997–2009), and The Goode Family (2009). He also wrote, directed and occasionally produced the films Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999), Idiocracy (2006) and Extract (2009). Judge is also known for his role in the Spy Kids movie franchise. He had been working on a new show, The Goode Family, on ABC, which ran from May 27, 2009–August 7, 2009. The show also had a short four-week run on Comedy Central in 2010.
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