Emily Margaret Watson (born 14 January 1967) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning English actress known for her acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves.
Watson was virtually unknown until director Lars von Trier chose her to star in his controversial Breaking the Waves after the first choice, Helena Bonham Carter, dropped out over the uncompromisingly bleak eroticism and the graphic nudity demanded for the role. Her performance as Bess McNeill was her first in front of a camera, and became the most critically acclaimed of 1996. She won the Los Angeles, London and New York Critics Circle Awards, the US National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, and ultimately an Oscar nomination.
Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Paul Crewe in the original version of The Longest Yard, Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, J.J. McClure in The Cannonball Run and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.Burt is one of America's most recognizable film and television personalities. With more than 90 feature film and 300 television episode credits, he was the number-one box-office attraction for five straight years (1978-82).
Author: Harry Potter.Joanne "Jo" Murray, nÃ©e Rowling [ (born 31 July 1965),who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
Author: Harry Potter.Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated $15 billion (Â£7 billion), and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. The series, totalling 4,195 pages, has been translated, in whole or in part, into 65 languages.
Author: Harry Potter.The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold nearly 400 million copies. The 2007 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at Â£545 million, ranking her as the 136th richest person and the 13th richest woman in Britain. Forbes has named Rowling the second-richest female entertainer in the world the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007
Chef, restauranter and host on The Food Network television programs.
Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. Jeter is an eight-time All-Star shortstop, and currently the captain of the New York Yankees.
General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret.) KCB (Honorary) (born April 5, 1937) is an American politician. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position. As a General in the United States Army, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987â€“1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989â€“1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War.
Powell opposed the majority of George H.W. Bush Administration officials who advocated the deployment of troops to the Middle East to force Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to withdraw his armies from neighboring Kuwait, believing the dictator could instead be contained through sanctions and a buildup of forces around Kuwait.
Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress and tabloid talk show host, perhaps best known for her long-running Ricki Lake talk show and starring in the original version of the film Hairspray.In early 2007, Lake pursued an intense "new routine" resulting in over 125 pounds of weight loss, taking her to 120 pounds, down from a high of 260 pounds . In November 2007, Lake stated that her weight gain was the result of being sexual abused as a child.
A Golden Globe-nominated American actor. He is known for playing either sensitive misfits (Mask, Kicking and Screaming, The Waterdance) or sociopathic criminals (Pulp Fiction, Killing Zoe). Stoltz has also appeared in the movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Some Kind of Wonderful, Memphis Belle, Rob Roy, Little Women, The Rules of Attraction, and The House of Mirth.
Stoltz is a vegetarian and member of the Actors Studio. He lived with actress Ally Sheedy (whom he met in college) sometime before 1983, then with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh from 1985â€“1989 and with Bridget Fonda from 1990â€“1998. He currently lives in New Mexico.Director Cameron Crowe and Stoltz became friends on the set of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Crowe promised Stoltz a role, however small, in every film he makes, although since Stoltz wasn't able to appear in Almost Famous (his name does appear briefly on a billboard) he hasn't appeared in Crowe's following films.
Chyna , born Joan Marie Laurer on December 27, 1969, is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. A former bodybuilder, she is best known for her career with the World Wrestling Federation from 1997 to 2001, where she was billed as "Chyna: "The Ninth Wonder of the World".Laurer posed partly nude for Playboy magazine's November 2000 issue; this had been facilitated by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, as a crossover marketing strategy.
Author: Sex And The City, Lipstic Jungle, Four Blondes, Trading Up.
John Cameron Mitchell (born April 21, 1963 in El Paso, Texas) is an American writer, actor, and director. He is best known for his motion pictures Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus.
Founder of the SWAT team and Chief of the Los Angeles Police department for longer than any other Chief in the history of theLAPD.Also,he was the founder of the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) He was forced to retire in the aftermath of the 1992 L.A. riots due to the Rodney King verdict.
Academy Award winning Australian actor, for his role in "Shine", 1996.
Heather Joan Graham (born January 29, 1970) is an American film and television actress.Initially, Graham's parents were supportive of her budding acting career. However, her parents were concerned that she should not appear in any movie featuring sex or nudity. She appeared fully nude in several scenes in her breakout role in Boogie Nights and is currently estranged from her parents, who continue to be devout Catholics.Graham has been in relationships with musician Adam Ant and actors Heath Ledger and Edward Burns (1998-2000).
Genaro Anthony Sirico Jr. (born July 29, 1942 Midwood, Brooklyn), better known as Tony Sirico, is an American character actor who is most famous for his role as Paulie Gualtieri in the hit television series The Sopranos
Tony Sirico, who has a criminal background related to the Mafia, signed on to play Paulie Walnuts as long as his character was not to be a "rat."
Dominic Chianese (pronounced Key-ah-NAYZ-e; born February 24 or September 2,1931) is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated American film, television and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.
Born August 6, 1970, known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian American writer-director of major studio films, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that usually climax with a twist ending. He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania