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Jared Leto – actor and rock singer

Jared Leto - actor and rock singer

Jared Leto – actor and rock singer

Jared Leto is an American actor and rock singer, lead singer of alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He is the director of many music videos under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins (the name is borrowed from the book by Dr. Seuss The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins). Jared is a winner of many awards, including Oscar, Golden Globe and the US Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the drama Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
Jared Joseph Leto was born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana. He has elder brother Shannon. Their parents divorced when Jared and Shannon were little boys. Shortly after the second marriage their father died (two boys were born in marriage). Second mother’s husband, Carl Leto, adopted them, although they later divorced. Jared has half-sister Melissa Lafsky, who is a writer.
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Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake – American singer and actor

Justin Timberlake is an American pop and R&B-singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor. He is a winner of four Emmy and nine Grammy awards. Timberlake came to fame as one of the soloists of the boy band ‘N Sync. In 2002, he released his first solo album, Justified, sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. The second solo release was the album FutureSex / LoveSounds, which was released in 2006 and included the successful singles such as the SexyBack, My Love and What Goes Around … Comes Around, which became number 1 hits in USA. Timberlake has sold more than 18 million copies of his two solo albums. He also founded his own record label Tennman Records and launched a clothing line William Rast.
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee to Lynn Harless and Randall Timberlake. His parents divorced in 1985, and then both found new spouses. His mother, who now runs an entertainment company Just-in Time Entertainment, married Paul Harless, when Justin was 5 years old. His father, the conductor of the choir in the Baptist church, married Lisa who gave birth to two sons, Jonathan (born in 1993) and Steven (born in 1998). Justin’s half-sister Laura died in infancy. Some time after his sister’s death, he moved to Ottawa (Canada), but soon returned to the United States.
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Richard Gere – American actor

Richard Gere - American actor

Richard Gere – American actor

Richard Gere is an American actor, winner of numerous awards, including Golden Globe (2003).
Richard Tiffany Gere was born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent in the Nationwide Insurance Company. His mother, Doris Anna Tiffany was a housewife. Richard has three sisters, brother Sam Geer and half-brother Herman Henry Januszewski. The boy grew up in a suburb of New York City, on a village farm. After graduating from school in 1967, he went to the University of Massachusetts to study philosophy. Two years later he left the University and seriously decided to become a professional trumpet player. Gere settled in the commune of rock musicians in Vermont, but once understood that the musicians were even more capricious than the actors and left them. Gere was a talented gymnast and even received a scholarship to college.
In 1974, Richard was supposed to appear in the film The Lords of Flatbush, in the low-budget American film about a gang, where young still unknown Sylvester Stallone also got the role. Gere was approved for the role of Chico, but he and Stallone often argued and as a result, the director replaced Gere.
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Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan – actor and stuntman

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong, Chinese and American actor, stuntman, film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, philanthropist, a martial arts master, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Chan is one of the most popular action heroes in the world, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style and comic gift. He has played leading roles in over 100 films and is one of the most famous Asian actors in the world. In addition, he sings songs in many of his films and has been releasing albums since the 1980s. He is a winner of Oscar for his contribution to cinema.
Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong, China into a poor Chinese family. His parents Charles Chan (1914-2008) and Lily Chan (1916-2002) fled to Hong Kong during the Civil War and in 1960 moved to Australia. They worked as a cook and maid at the residence of the French consul in Hong Kong.
Jackie studied at Nah-Hwa Primary School but at the age of 6 he entered the Peking Opera School. The little boy was fond of martial arts.
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Sophia Loren – bright star

Sophia Loren – bright star

Sophia Loren – bright star

Sophia Loren is an Italian actress and singer. Her acting career has covered over 50 years and more than 100 films. She is a winner of all major film festivals – Cannes (1961), Venice (1958, 1998, 2002), Moscow (1965, 1997), Berlin (1994). The actress is a winner of five Golden Globe awards and the first winner of Oscar for best actress in a foreign language movie (1962).
Sofia Villani Scicolone (her real name) was born on September 20, 1934 in Rome. She was the illegitimate child of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. Shortly after her birth the family moved to a small fishing town of Pozzuoli, near Naples, where the girl spent her childhood and youth. Her mother, Sofia, and eventually her sister Maria, lived with her maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles in a two room apartment. At the age of 14 she won the local beauty contest after which the family moved to Rome. In 1950, Sophia participated in Miss Italy contest and received Miss Elegance prize. Soon Sophia met producer and her future husband Carlo Ponti, who was twenty-two years older than her. Ponti was married and it was very difficult to get a divorce for a Catholic. So, Carlo and Sophia secretly married in Mexico. Over time, when he finally got the long-awaited divorce, he remarried Sophia on April 9, 1966. Initially, the actress starred under the name Sofia Lazarro, but in 1953 she became Loren. In the early 1960s, Carlo Ponti bought all erotic movies with young Loren, in order to avoid an international scandal.
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Tyler Posey – American actor and musician

Tyler Garcia Posey

Tyler Posey – American actor and musician


Tyler Posey is an American actor and musician, best known for his role of Scott McCall in the TV series Teen Wolf.
Tyler Garcia Posey was born on October 18, 1991 in Santa Monica, California. His father is actor and writer John Posey. His mother, Cindy Garcia Posey, died in December 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer. The 5th season of the television series Teen Wolf was devoted to her. Tyler’s acting career began since his childhood, at first it was just an interest in art, music and the stage. His father often took his son with him, so Tyler began his acting career. At the age of eight the boy worked on television and in films. In addition to acting, Tyler is a singer, the author of musical compositions. Posey sings and plays the guitar in the band Lost In Kostko (Disappearing Jamie).
In 2000, Posey debuted in the biographical drama Men of Honor. Despite the fact that he appeared only briefly in the frame, Posey met outstanding actors: Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Michael Rapaport and others.
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Sylvester Stallone – Hollywood action star

Sylvester Stallone – Hollywood action star

Sylvester Stallone – Hollywood action star

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. During his acting career he has starred in more than 50 films, including Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables. He was nominated for Golden Globe and Oscar for his role as Rocky Balboa in the first and seventh films. Sylvester is a winner of Saturn, Cesar and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
On June 12, 2011 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. In December 2016, US President Donald Trump offered Stallone the Chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. However, Stallone refused the offer.
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