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Robin Williams – comedic genius

Robin Williams – comedic genius

Robin Williams – comedic genius

Robin Williams was an American actor, screenwriter, producer and stand-up comedian. He became popular after his role in the comedy series Mork & Mindy. His film career includes many works by famous directors, such as Popeye (1980), August Rush (2007), and many others. Williams voiced Genie in the cartoon Aladdin (1992). Throughout his acting career Williams starred in about 100 films. He received three Oscar nominations and won the statuette for Best Supporting Actor in the film Good Will Hunting (1997). He was also the owner of two Emmy awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild awards and five Grammy awards. There is his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film industry.
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams was a senior manager in Ford Motors and his mother Laurie Williams was a former model. Robin had a lot of expensive toys, but wasn’t happy because he was lonely. Parents were constantly busy. His only friends were the turtle and the dog. However at school Robin had a lot of friends. After school, Williams entered Claremont College, where he studied political science. He was expelled for academic failure.
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Jennifer Lopez – brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez - brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez – brilliant actress and singer

Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. During her career Jennifer has a variety of achievements, including two Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards. She has sold over 75 million records worldwide. In 2010, Lopez became a member of the jury of American Idol. On June 20, 2013 Jennifer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of the most successful singers of her generation, one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses and talented businesswoman. In addition, she is one of the richest women in the world of show business and one of the most influential Spanish-speaking people of the world.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in Bronx, New York. She has two sisters. Linda Lopez is a journalist. Lopez received secondary education in a Catholic school for girls. She also studied singing and choreography since childhood. At school, Jennifer was engaged in gymnastics and played softball and tennis.
After school Lopez got a job in a law office, where she worked during the day and at night she performed in nightclubs. She was a dancer in the group New Kids on the Block. Then Jennifer danced with many artists, including Janet Jackson and Marc Anthony.
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Gwyneth Paltrow – American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow - American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow – American actress and singer

Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress and singer. She is the owner of Oscar and Golden Globe awards for the lead female role in Shakespeare in Love and Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in the comedy television series The Choir.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born on September 27, 1972 in Los Angeles into the family of film director Bruce Paltrow and famous actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow grew up in Santa Monica, California. She attended a private school for girls in New York and then briefly studied art history at Santa Monica. Paltrow has younger brother Jake who has become quite well-known film director and cousin Katherine Moennig who is also an actress.
Her debut film was Scream, and then she had a small role in the movie Captain Hook directed by Steven Spielberg, a friend of her family. Later she starred together with Brad Pitt in the movie Seven.
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James McAvoy – Scottish actor

James McAvoy - Scottish actor

James McAvoy – Scottish actor

James McAvoy is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in the films Filth, Inside I’m Dancing, The Last Station, Atonement, Becoming Jane, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Last King of Scotland, Victor Frankenstein, Wanted and for the role of Professor X in the films X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as the TV series Children of Dune and Shameless.
James McAvoy was born on April 21, 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland. When the boy was seven years old his parents decided to divorce. James has sister, Joy, who is a singer in the Scottish group Streetside. Joy stayed with their mother and James was sent to his grandparents. The boy attended Catholic school and wanted to become a priest.
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Ben Affleck – American actor and screenwriter

Ben Affleck - American actor and screenwriter

Ben Affleck – American actor and screenwriter

Ben Affleck is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He is a winner of two Oscar awards for the film Good Will Hunting (with Matt Damon) and for the film Argo (with George Clooney and Grant Heslov). He was the winner of Golden Raspberry Award for his roles in the films Gigli, Daredevil and Paycheck.
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California into the family of a physician and a teacher. Ben has younger brother Casey Affleck who is also an actor.
At the age of twelve he played a small role in the TV series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984). At the same time he met Matt Damon who became his best friend.
After school Affleck entered the University of Vermont, but soon quit his studies and moved to Hollywood.
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Mark Rylance – Big Friendly Giant

Mark Rylance - Big Friendly Giant

Mark Rylance – Big Friendly Giant

Mark Rylance is a British theater, television and film actor, theater director and playwright. He is the first artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London (1995-2005). In 2015 he played Thomas Cromwell in the TV series Wolf Hall, adaptation of historical novels by Hilary Mantel. He is known for his friendship and cooperation with film director Steven Spielberg. Mark played the role of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in his movie Bridge of Spies, as well as a giant in the movie The Big Friendly Giant. Rylance is the winner of numerous film and theater awards, including Oscar for his role as Rudolf Abel and three BAFTAs. During his theatrical career Mark received three Tony awards and two Laurence Olivier Awards. In 2016 Rylance was recognized one of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
David Mark Rylance Waters was born on January 18, 1960 in Ashford, Kent. He is the son of English teachers Anne and David Waters. In 1962 they moved to Connecticut and in 1969 to Wisconsin, where David Waters taught at the University School of Milwaukee. Mark entered the school where he joined the school theater. He appeared in numerous school productions. His first major role was in 1976 in the play Hamlet. He also played the role of Romeo in the school play Romeo and Juliet.
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Matt Damon – American actor and producer

Matt Damon - American actor and producer

Matt Damon – American actor and producer

Matt Damon is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He is a winner of Oscar and Golden Globe in the category Best original screenplay for the film Good Will Hunting (1997) (together with Ben Affleck). He was nominated for Oscar in 1997, 2009 and 2016.
The most famous films with Matt Damon are drama Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Dogma (1999), crime drama The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999); three parts of the Ocean’s adventures: Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007); Jason Bourne trilogy, The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007); as well as the films The Departed (2006) and The Martian (2015).
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father, Kent Damon (born in 1943) was a tax inspector, and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige was a University professor. Matt has elder brother Kyle (born in 1967), who became a sculptor.
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