Too Big to Fail 2011 premiereby mikeseravello-41380 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Monday May 16th, The Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
1. James Woods
Actor | Vampires
James Howard Woods was born on April 18, 1947 in Vernal, Utah, the son of Martha A. (Smith) and Gail Peyton Woods, a U.S. Army intelligence officer who died during Woods' childhood. James is of Irish, English, and German descent. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, with his mother and stepfather ...
Actor | Entourage
Warren Edward Buffett born in Omaha ( August 30, 1930 ). He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the age of 19. Buffett...
4. Edward Asner
Actor | Up
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...
Actor | Sideways
Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella ...
6. Billy Crudup
Actor | Almost Famous
Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years.
Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb), the middle child in a family of ...
Actress | Sex and the City 2
Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...
8. Topher Grace
Actor | Spider-Man 3
Topher Grace was born Christopher John Grace in New York City, New York, to Pat, a schoolmaster's assistant, and John Grace, an executive. He was raised in Darien, Connecticut. He attended boarding school in New Hampshire for two years, where he began his acting career in such musicals as "Joseph ...
10. Matthew Modine
Actor | Full Metal Jacket
The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While...
11. Ruby Modine
Actress | Shameless
From drama to comedy, Ruby Modine has quickly become a rising star in the entertainment industry, landing roles in critically acclaimed films and prolific television series. Modine may be best known for her breakout role on seasons seven and eight of Showtime's long-running hit series "Shameless" ...
12. William Hurt
Actor | A History of Violence
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his ...
13. Bill Pullman
Actor | Independence Day
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...
14. Mariska Hargitay
Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...
15. Peter Hermann
Actor | United 93
Peter Hermann lived in Germany until he was age 10. He was later educated at Yale University.
He met his wife Mariska Hargitay, on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
Before becoming an actor, Peter taught ESL and Special Ed as part of Teach For America Program. After that, he ...
16. Curtis Hanson
Director | L.A. Confidential
After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was ...
Writer | Billions
Andrew Ross Sorkin was born on February 19, 1977. He is a writer and producer, known for Billions (2016), The Search for Satoshi and Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World (2018). He has been married to Pilar Queen Sorkin since June 9, 2007. They have two children.
21. Ayad Akhtar
Actor | The War Within
From Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated from Brown University.
Spent a year working with acting theorist and pioneer, Jerzy Grotowski (Towards a Poor Theater).
Has taught acting on his own and alongside Andre Gregory in New York City & Vienna, Austria.
Alumnus of the Graduate Film Program at Columbia ...
24. Tony Shalhoub
Actor | Monk
Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...
25. Brooke Adams
Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Brooke Adams was born on February 8, 1949 in New York City, to Rosalind (Gould), an actress, and Robert K. Adams, a former CBS vice president. She is of English and German descent, and is said to be related to President John Adams. She was educated at the prestigious High School for the Performing ...
27. Victor Slezak
Actor | Hell on Wheels
A staple of American stage, screen, and television for over 30 years, Victor Slezak hails from Youngstown, Ohio.
Victor's earliest influences in entertainment came through the screen of Jack and Sam's Warner Brothers Theater, where his mother was a box office girl. So, too, was the black and white ...
28. Amy Carlson
Actress | Green Lantern
Born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Amy Carlson spent most of her early life in the Chicago area. But when Amy was in junior high, she and her family also lived in the Middle East where her parents, Bob and Barb, taught at the American School. Amy has three siblings, sisters Betsy and Lori and brother ...
30. Peter Gould
Producer | Breaking Bad
Writer/Director Peter Gould was born and raised in the Chelsea neighborhood of Lower Manhattan where he was expelled from a number of tony, non-conformist private schools. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Sarah Lawrence College, Peter became a fixture on the New York Indie scene, ...
32. Dan Hedaya
Actor | The Usual Suspects
Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain (although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla's ex-husband, in Cheers (1982) and its short-lived spin-off The Tortellis (1987)). He has also done much stage work, ...
33. Michael O'Keefe
Actor | Caddyshack
Michael O'Keefe was born on April 24, 1955 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Raymond Peter O'Keefe Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Caddyshack (1980), Michael Clayton (2007) and Keith (2008). He has been married to Emily Donahoe since September 18, 2011. They have one child. He was ...