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Bob Dylan – Folk Troubadour

Bob Dylan - Folk Troubadour

Bob Dylan – Folk Troubadour

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, writer and film actor. He has been a cult figure in rock music for five decades. Many of his songs, such as Blowin ‘in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’, became the anthem of the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement in the United States. In 2016 he was awarded Nobel Prize in literature. According to Rolling Stone survey he is the second (after The Beatles) leading performer in the history of music.
Robert Allen Zimmerman (his real name) was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota into the family of a merchant. His ancestors are immigrants from the Russian Empire. In 1947, Robert’s father contracted polio, and the family moved to the nearby town Hibbing. As a child, Robert was fond of music and Woody Guthrie greatly influenced him. At the age of ten Robert wrote his first poems.
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Bradley Cooper – American actor

Bradley Cooper - American actor

Bradley Cooper – American actor

Bradley Cooper is an American actor, four-time Oscar nominee for his roles in the films Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013) and American Sniper (2014).
Bradley Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria, is an Italian-American and his father, Charlie Cooper, is an Irish American. He worked as a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch Bank.
Cooper studied at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1993. Then he entered Villanova University, but a year later transferred to Georgetown University.
The film The Elephant Man by David Lynch determined his future profession. In New York he entered the local actor’s drama school, where he debuted as Elephant Man.
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Ashton Kutcher – American actor

Ashton Kutcher - American actor

Ashton Kutcher – American actor

Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, presenter and producer.
Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His father Larry Kutcher worked for General Mills and his mother Diane (nee Finnegan) worked for Procter & Gamble. The boy was brought up in a conservative family. Kutcher has elder sister and the twin brother Michael, who survived heart transplant in the childhood.
Ashton attended Washington High School in his hometown, and then his family moved to Homestead, where Kutcher continued his studies at Clear Creek Amana High. At the same time the future actor took part in school plays. When he was 16 years old, his parents divorced.
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Nicole Kidman – Australian and American actress

Nicole Kidman - Australian and American actress

Nicole Kidman – Australian and American actress

Nicole Kidman is an Australian and American actress, singer and producer. She was a winner of Oscar in 2003 for her role in The Hours (the first actress from Australia to receive the award in Best Actress category). Nicole also received three Golden Globe awards (1996, 2002, 2003).
Nicole Mary Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents were born in Australia. For a while Nicole’s father worked as a specialist in the study of cancer cells in the Washington, DC, USA. When the future actress was 4 years old, her family moved back to Australia: Nicole’s father got a job at the Technical University of Sydney. She has a younger sister – Antonia Kidman (born in 1970) – journalist and television presenter.
At the age of four Nicole started practicing ballet. Passion for dance led her to the Australian Theatre for Young People and then to Philip Street Theater. Nicole had to leave school as her mother fell ill with breast cancer, and the girl was forced to devote herself to the care of the family.
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Tom Hanks – brilliant American actor

Tom Hanks – brilliant American actor

Tom Hanks – brilliant American actor

Tom Hanks is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his career in family comedies, but by the age of forty he has achieved universal recognition as a serious dramatic actor and won two Oscar awards for his main roles in the films Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks is also known for collaborations with director Steven Spielberg.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California. His father was a chef at the local restaurant, and his mother worked as a waitress. Tommy was the third of four children in the family. Five years after his birth his parents divorced and the children were brought up by their father.
Tom took judo lessons and participated in Little League. In high school, Hanks, with encouragement from a friend, joined the school’s drama program. He appeared in a number of plays under the direction of the school’s drama teacher, Rawley Farnsworth.
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Vanessa Paradis – French actress and singer

Vanessa Paradis - French actress and singer

Vanessa Paradis – French actress and singer

Vanessa Paradis is a French actress, singer and model.
Vanessa Chantal Paradis was born on December 22, 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Paris. She was born to filmmakers André and Corinne Paradis. Vanessa has sister Allison Paradis, who also became an actress. Since childhood, Vanessa was fond of singing and dancing. At the initiative of her uncle, actor and producer Didier Payne, 7-year-old girl appeared on French television in a TV contest L’école des fans with the song Emilie Jolie. In 1987, at the age of 14, Vanessa won European fame with the song Joe le taxi. The following year she released her debut album M&J, which became platinum.
In 1989, Vanessa made her debut in the film Noce Blanche by Jean-Claude Brissot where she played the main female role. It is said that this role brought the actress the hate of French female population for erotic scenes. For five years Vanessa didn’t play in films, but recorded three albums Variation Sur Le Même T’aime (1990), Vanessa Paradis (1992), Vanessa Paradis Live (1994).
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Mila Kunis – American film actress

Mila Kunis - American film actress

Mila Kunis – American film actress

Mila Kunis is an American actress. She began her acting career in 1993 when she appeared in several commercials. The following year she made her debut in the episode of the soap opera Days of Our Lives, but the role in the film Flight became her breakthrough in career. One of her the most important roles is the role of the ballerina in the film Black Swan, for which she was awarded Saturn and was nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. She is also engaged in the modeling business, her photos repeatedly appear on the covers of many magazines including Complex, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, W, Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour.
Milena Markovna Kunis was born on August 14, 1983 in Chernovtsi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. Her mother Elvira is a former physics teacher and her father is a former mechanical engineer. Mila has an elder brother Mikhail.
In 1991, the family emigrated to the United States and settled in Los Angeles where Mila attended Bancroft Middle School.
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