Interesting people

by pedro-quesad | created - 31 Aug 2014 | updated - 01 May 2019 | Public

List of people tha interest me for their work and life.

2. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. The family...

3. Peter Gabriel

Soundtrack | WALL·E

Peter Gabriel was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. He was the lead singer of leading progressive rock band Genesis from its inception until he left in 1975 for a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer and innovator in visual presentation of music, music ...

4. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

5. Gerald Di Pego

Writer | Phenomenon

Gerald Di Pego was born in 1941. He is a writer and producer, known for Phenomenon (1996), Message in a Bottle (1999) and The Forgotten (2004). He has been married to Christine DiPego since 1992. He was previously married to Janet Kapsin.

6. Gary K. Wolf

Writer | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

He is most well-known for his novel "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" (which was nothing like the movie) a spoof of detective crime novels. Roger was a cartoon strip star, not a movie star. Jessica didn't love him, their marriage was a sham. And Roger (and many other toons) could clone themselves. Roger...

8. Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Writer | Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei

He is the originator of the now-infamous line "It was a dark and stormy night", often used by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip "Peanuts", as a classic example of bad writing. It is from the novel "Paul Clifford".

9. Mario Caserini

Director | Capitan Fracassa

Mario Caserini was born on February 26, 1874 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for Captain Fracasse (1919), The Last Days of Pompeii (1913) and Romeo and Juliet (1908). He was married to Maria Caserini. He died on November 17, 1920 in Rome.

10. Nacer Khemir

Director | El-haimoune

Nacer Khemir was born in 1950 in Korba, Tunisia. He is a director and writer, known for Wanderers of the Desert (1984), The Dove's Lost Necklace (1991) and Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005).

11. Henfil

Writer | Tanga (Deu no New York Times?)

Henfil was born on February 5, 1944 in Ribeirão das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Henrique de Souza Filho. He was a writer and director, known for Tanga (Deu no New York Times?) (1987), Estúdio A... Gildo (1982) and O Evangelho Segundo Teotônio (1984). He died on January 4, 1988 in ...

12. Rupert Hughes

Writer | Souls for Sale

Rupert Hughes was born on January 31, 1872 in Lancaster, Missouri, USA as Rupert Raleigh Hughes. He was a writer and director, known for Souls for Sale (1923), True As Steel (1924) and Look Your Best (1923). He was married to Patterson Dial, Mrs. Rupert Hughes and Agnes Wheeler Hedge. He died on ...

13. Michael Sembello

Soundtrack | Flashdance

Michael Sembello was born on April 17, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

14. Irene Cara

Actress | Fame

Ms. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films. She is a veteran artist whose career began in childhood and has span over two decades. Honored by the entertainment industry, ...

15. Ken Burns

Producer | The Central Park Five

Celebrated American documentarian who gradually amassed a considerable reputation and a devoted audience with a series of reassuringly traditional meditations on Americana. Burns' works are treasure troves of archival materials; he skillfully utilizes period music and footage, photographs, ...

16. Denny O'Neil

Writer | Batman: The Animated Series

Dennis O'Neil began as Stan Lee's editorial assistant in the mid-1960s. He wrote comic stories for Batman starting in the 1970s, and was one of the guiding forces behind returning the Batman character to its dark roots from the campiness of the '60s. He's written several novels, comics, short ...

17. Nanni Moretti

Producer | La stanza del figlio

Nanni Moretti was born on the 19th of August, 1953. He lives in Rome, where since he was a kid he devotes himself to his two passions: cinema and water-polo. In 1970 he also played in water-polo first division in Italy, and in the junior National team. In those years he was also very committed in ...

18. Scott Spiegel

Actor | Evil Dead II

Scott Spiegel was born on December 24, 1957 in Walnut Lake, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Evil Dead II (1987), Spider-Man (2002) and The Evil Dead (1981).

19. Adam Rifkin

Writer | Dog Years

Adam Rifkin is a Writer/Director whose eclectic career ranges from broad family comedies to cult classics to dark and gritty dramas. Most recently, Rifkin Wrote and Directed THE LAST MOVIE STAR, a poignant drama starring Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter and Chevy Chase. The critically acclaimed film ...

20. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...

21. David Mackenzie

Director | Perfect Sense

David Mackenzie was born on May 10, 1966 in Corbridge, Northumberland, England. He is a director and producer, known for Perfect Sense (2011), Hell or High Water (2016) and Starred Up (2013).

22. John C. McGinley

Actor | Scrubs

John C. McGinley's path to stardom is a story that reads like a classic Hollywood script. While an understudy in New York in the Circle-In-The-Square production of John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," he was spotted by director Oliver Stone and soon after was cast in "Platoon," the...

23. John Badham

Director | WarGames

English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor ...

24. Patrick Sheane Duncan

Writer | Courage Under Fire

Patrick Sheane Duncan was born in 1947. He is a writer and producer, known for Courage Under Fire (1996), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) and Vietnam War Story (1987).

25. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

26. Robin Swicord

Writer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Robin Swicord was born in 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. She is a writer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Little Women (1994). She has been married to Nicholas Kazan since 1984. They have two children.

27. Arthur Miller

Writer | The Crucible

Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, one of three children born to Augusta (nee Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's ...

28. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

29. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is known for her work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

30. Youssou N'Dour

Soundtrack | Judge Dredd

Youssou N'Dour was born on October 1, 1959 in Dakar, Senegal. He has been married to Aida Coulibaly since 2006.

31. Norman Jewison

Director | In the Heat of the Night

Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, ...

32. Fernando Ayala

Producer | El jefe

He was one of the most important Argentinian filmmakers; he was the first of them who dared to talk about political issues in his films, back in the fifties, and during his whole career he criticized the military repression in Argentina, both in the films he directed, and the ones he produced, ...

33. Walerian Borowczyk

Director | Docteur Jekyll et les femmes

Born in Kwilcz, Poland, Walerian Borowczyk trained as a painter and lithographer, winning Poland's National Prize in 1953. He began his film career as a film poster designer, then started making short animated films in the late 1950s. Moving to France in the early 1960s, he gained a reputation as a...

34. Howard Shore

Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...

35. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on ...

36. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

37. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

38. Jean Gruault

Writer | Mon oncle d'Amérique

Jean Gruault was born on August 3, 1924 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France as Jean Valery Gruault. He was a writer and actor, known for My American Uncle (1980), Jules and Jim (1962) and The Story of Adele H (1975). He was married to Ginette Geslot. He died on June 8, 2015 ...

39. Julien Duvivier

Writer | Un carnet de bal

Revered by such legendary fellow directors as Ingmar Bergman and Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier is one of the greatest figures in the history of French cinema and of world cinema in general. He is perhaps the most neglected of the "Big Five" of classic French cinema (the other four being Jean Renoir,...

40. Michael Haneke

Writer | Caché

A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world ...



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