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Michael Shannon – American actor and musician

Michael Shannon – American actor and musician

Michael Shannon – American actor and musician

Michael Shannon is an American film and theater actor, musician. Shannon began his acting career in 1991. He made his debut in the theater in the city of Chicago. The first film in his career was Groundhog Day where he played a cameo role of the groom at a wedding.
His most famous film is considered Revolutionary Road by Sam Mendes. The actor is also known for his role as General Zod in Man of Steel, as well as for the TV series Boardwalk Empire. He also starred in the film Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Shannon is known for collaborations with filmmaker Jeff Nichols. He starred in all his films, and the most notable are Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special.
Michael is a winner of the US Screen Actors Guild Award, and Saturn, a nominee for Oscar, Golden and Tony.
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Emily Ratajkowski – American model and actress

Emily Ratajkowski – American model and actress

Emily Ratajkowski – American model and actress

Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. She gained popularity after shooting topless in Robin Thicke’s music video for the song Blurred Lines.
Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991 in London in an American family. She has Polish, Jewish, English, Irish and German roots. Her mother is a professor and writer, Emily characterized her as “a feminist and intellectual”. Her father is a talented Polish artist. Emily grew up in the city of Encinitas, California. As a child, she visited many parts of Europe and lived in Bantry in Ireland and in Mallorca in Spain.
At the age of 14 Ratajowski signed a contract with Ford Models. She combined her studies at the school in San Diego (CA) with her work as a model in Los Angeles. Emily studied art at the University of California in Los Angeles and a year later she quit it and decided to devote herself to her modeling career.
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Shelley Duvall – American actress

Shelley Duvall – American actress

Shelley Duvall – American actress

Shelley Duvall is an American film and television actress. She was nominated for BAFTA Award in 1978 and for Emmy in 1988 and 1992. In 1977 she won Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. She is best known for her roles in the films Nashville (1975), Three Women (1977), Annie Hall (1977), The Shining (1980), Popeye (1980), Time Bandits (1981) and Portrait of a Lady (1996).
Shelley Alexis Duvall was born on July 7, 1949 in Houston, Texas. Her father Robert Richardson Duvall was a lawyer and her mother Bobby Ruth Crawford was a real estate broker. Shelley has three brothers – Scott, Shane and Stuart.
After school Shelley sold cosmetics. Then she studied at the South Texas College.
In 1970 she debuted in Robert Altman’s film Brewster McCloud. Altman was impressed and invited the actress to his following films: western McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), crime drama Thieves Like Us (1974) and the musical Nashville (1975).
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Kate Upton – model and actress

Kate Upton – model and actress

Kate Upton – model and actress

Kate Upton is an American model and actress.
Katherine Upton was born on June 10, 1992, St. Joseph, Michigan. The girl grew up in Melbourne, Florida. The girl’s father, Jeff Upton, is the director of the sports school, and her mother, Shelley Upton, was a tennis champion in Texas. He uncle, Fred Upton, is a Congressman of the Republican Party of Michigan. Kate has three brothers.
Upton studied at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Since childhood Kate was engaged in horseback riding. She was a three-time winner of APHA Reserve World Championship among young riders (13-14 years). Her first horse’s name was Roanie Pony, and together with the second horse nicknamed Zipped she continued to participate in the championships until 2009. Kate was a member of the famous American Paint Horse Association.
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Sophie Marceau – French actress and singer

Sophie Marceau – French actress and singer

Sophie Marceau – French actress and singer

Sophie Marceau is a French actress, film director and singer.
Sophie Daniele Sylvie Marceau was born on November 17, 1966 in Paris, France. Her father worked as a driver, and her mother was a saleswoman.
In February 1980, Sophie joined one of the modeling agencies. Casting director of the film Boum Françoise Menidre asked modeling agencies to recommend a teenager for the role in the comedy. So Sophie got her first role. The film was a huge success and two years later its sequel La Boum 2 was released. For her role Sophie received Cesar award in the category Best Newcomer and the most promising actress.
At the age of 16, she already played with Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve in the film Fort Sagan. Depardieu was her partner once again in the film Police, directed by Maurice Pialat.
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Charles Dance – British actor

Charles Dance - British actor

Charles Dance – British actor

Charles Dance is a British actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. In 2006 he became officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Walter Charles Dance was born on October 10, 1946 in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. His father, Walter Dance, worked as a civil engineer, and his mother, Eleanor Perks, was a cook. His father died when Charles was four years old, and he and his mother moved to Plymouth. Charles studied design and photography in Plymouth College of Art and then in art school in Leicester, but later he chose a career of actor.
In the mid ’70s, he became a member of the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Dance first appeared on screen in 1974, but wide fame came to him only 10 years later, after he starred in the 1984 television series Jewel in The Crown.
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Priscilla Presley. In the shadow of Elvis

Priscilla Presley. In the shadow of Elvis

Priscilla Presley. In the shadow of Elvis

Priscilla Presley is an American actress and entrepreneur, the only wife of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. As an actress she is best known for the role of Jenna Wade in the television series Dallas, as well as in the film series The Naked Gun.
Priscilla Ann Beaulieu Wagner was born on May 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Her biological father, James Wagner, was a pilot in the US naval forces and was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was still an infant. Her mother, Anna Lillian Iversen, married Paul Bole, US Air Force officer, and they called her Priscilla Ann. Bole family was in West Germany at the same time as Elvis served there in the US Army. Priscilla was 14 years old, and Elvis 24, when they first met in Wiesbaden. And after his departure from Europe Elvis kept warm relations with Priscilla, regularly called her and sent his records.
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