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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino
Early life[edit] Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1963.[6] He is the son of actor and amateur musician Tony Tarantino and nurse Connie McHugh.[7][8] He has a younger half-brother named Ron. Tarantino grew bored with the James Best Acting School and left after two years, although he kept in touch with all of his acting friends. Film career[edit] 1980s[edit] After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged him to write a screenplay. 1990s[edit] In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In Pulp Fiction (1994), Tarantino maintained the aestheticization of violence, for which he is known, as well as his non-linear storylines. 2000s[edit] Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds, released in 2009, is the story of a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. 2010–present[edit] Related:  M-Z

Everything Tarantino | The film works of Quentin Tarantino Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and military veteran. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films focus on contemporary and controversial American political and cultural issues during the late 20th century. Early life[edit] Writing and directing career[edit] 1970s[edit] 1980s[edit] Platoon brought Stone's name to a much wider audience. 1990s[edit] I make my films like you're going to die if you miss the next minute. 1994 saw the release of Stone's satire of the modern media, Natural Born Killers. 2000s[edit] Oliver Stone with Rino Barillari in "Piazza dé Ricci" exit of the restaurant "Pierluigi" in Rome – September 25, 2012 2010s[edit] Documentaries[edit]

Dean Martin - Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness.[1][2] He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and a star in concert stage/nightclubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1985). Early life[edit] Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to an Italian father, Gaetano, and an Italian-American mother, Angela Crocetti (née Barra). In October 1941 Martin married Elizabeth ("Betty") Anne McDonald, they had four children, and the marriage ended in 1949. By 1946 Martin was doing well, but he was little more than an East Coast nightclub singer with a common style, similar to that of Bing Crosby.

Terrence Malick Early life[edit] Film career[edit] Malick started his film career after earning an MFA from the AFI Conservatory in 1969, directing the short film "Lanton Mills". At the AFI, he established contacts with people such as Jack Nicholson, longtime collaborator Jack Fisk, and agent Mike Medavoy, who procured for Malick freelance work revising scripts. He is credited with the screenplay for Pocket Money (1972), and he wrote an early draft of Dirty Harry (1971).[14] Paramount Pictures produced Malick's second film, Days of Heaven (1978), about a love triangle that develops in the farm country of the Texas Panhandle in the early 20th century. Chris Wisniewski about Days of Heaven and The New World[17] Following the release of Days of Heaven, Malick began developing a project for Paramount, titled Q, that explored the origins of life on earth. A. Malick's sixth feature, titled To the Wonder,[32] was shot predominately in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and a few scenes were filmed in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Quentin Tarantino Almost Quit Film And Isn't Working On 'Kill Bill 3' Imagine a Hollywood without Quentin Tarantino. Something wouldn't feel right if we didn't have the Oscar-winning director around to add to the oeuvre of blood-splattering violence. Luckily, he's not going anywhere -- but that almost wasn't the case. Tarantino recently revealed to The Independent that he considered quitting film "after 10 movies," which, by our calculations, means he was probably weighing whether last year's "Django Unchained" would be one of his final films. "I went back on the idea," Tarantino said. "OK, it would sound really cool because it's a round number and it would make sense, as I would have made three movies per decade, but it's not fixed in time. We know that Tarantino has at least one more up his sleeve: a Western. One thing Tarantino isn't working on, to many fans' despair, is a third "Kill Bill." The director also told The Independent that, while he no longer has a checklist of things to tackle in his career, he might like to some day work on a horror film.

Takashi Miike Takashi Miike (三池 崇史, Miike Takashi?, born August 24, 1960) is a highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker. He has directed over ninety theatrical, video, and television productions since his debut in 1991. Miike is credited with directing fifteen productions in the years 2001 and 2002 alone. Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Miike was born in Yao, Osaka, Japan, an area inhabited by the working class and immigrants. Career[edit] Miike's first films were television productions, but he also began directing several direct-to-video V-Cinema releases. Themes of his work[edit] Miike has garnered international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes of extreme violence and sexual perversions. Controversies[edit] However, the British Board of Film Classification refused to allow the release of the film uncut in Britain, citing its extreme levels of sexual violence towards women. Filmography[edit] Director[edit] Actor[edit] Producer[edit] Other work[edit] References[edit] Further reading[edit]

Peter Lawford Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford (born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen;[1][2] September 7, 1923 – December 24, 1984) was an English-born American actor.[3] He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, and more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he had a strong presence in popular culture and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films. Early life[edit] Born in London in 1923, he was the only child of Lieutenant General Sir Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford, KBE (1865-1953) and May Sommerville Bunny (1883-1972). He spent his early childhood in France, and owing to his family's travels, was never formally educated. Career[edit] Films[edit] Prior to World War II, Lawford had gained a contract position with the MGM studios. MGM career[edit] With actors such as Clark Gable and James Stewart away at war, Lawford was recognized as the romantic lead on the MGM lot. Post-MGM[edit] Television[edit]

Ingmar Bergman Early life[edit] "I devoted my interest to the church's mysterious world of low arches, thick walls, the smell of eternity, the coloured sunlight quivering above the strangest vegetation of medieval paintings and carved figures on ceilings and walls. There was everything that one's imagination could desire — angels, saints, dragons, prophets, devils, humans". Although raised in a devout Lutheran household, Bergman later stated that he lost his faith at age eight and only came to terms with this fact while making Winter Light in 1962.[4] Bergman’s interest in theatre and film began early: "At the age of nine, he traded a set of tin soldiers for a magic lantern, a possession that altered the course of his life. Within a year, he had created, by playing with this toy, a private world in which he felt completely at home, he recalled. In 1934, aged 16, he was sent to Germany to spend the summer vacation with family friends. Career[edit] Film work[edit] Repertory company[edit] Financing[edit]

Alex Proyas Early life[edit] Proyas was born to Greek parents in Egypt and moved to Sydney when he was 3.[1] At 17 he attended the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School, and began directing music videos shortly after.[1] He moved to Los Angeles in the United States to further his career, working on MTV music videos and TV commercials.[1] Career[edit] His next project was meant to be an action-oriented adaptation of John Milton's 17th-century Christian epic poem Paradise Lost, starring Bradley Cooper.[9] Both Proyas and Cooper were on hand to debut concept art at ComicCon 2011,[10] but the project was ultimately cancelled over budgetary concerns related to the effects.[11] Proyas also worked with John Foxx on the creation of Parallel Lives, a joint project. Awards[edit] At the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, Proyas was nominated for a Golden Palm award for his short film, Book of Dreams: 'Welcome to Crateland '​. Filmography[edit] Short films[edit] Feature films[edit] Music videos[edit] References[edit]

John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of the crime and arrested that evening. Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald two days later, before a trial could take place. The FBI and the Warren Commission officially concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) agreed with the conclusion that Oswald fired the shots which killed the president, but also concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.[5] Since the 1960s, information concerning Kennedy's private life has come to light. Early life and education The Kennedy family at Hyannisport in 1931 with Jack at top left in white shirt. In 1946, U.S.

David Lynch David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences.[2] Over his career, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations[3] for Best Director and a nomination for best screenplay. Life and career[edit] Early life: 1946–1965[edit] Lynch had become interested in painting and drawing from an early age, becoming intrigued by the idea of pursuing it as a career path when living in Virginia, where his friend's father was a professional painter.[18] At Francis C. Philadelphia and short films: 1966–1970[edit] Los Angeles and Eraserhead: 1971–1979[edit]

James Mangold Life and career[edit] James Mangold was born in New York City and is the son of artists Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.[1] He was raised in New York State's Hudson River Valley.[1] After graduating from Washingtonville High School, Mangold was accepted into and later attended the California Institute of the Arts film/video program.[2] While there, he mentored under Alexander Mackendrick. During his third year, Mackendrick suggested that Mangold should study at CalArts School of Theater as an actor alongside his regular film studies.[citation needed] In 1985 Mangold secured a writer/director deal at Disney.[2] He wrote a television movie and co-wrote the animated feature Oliver and Company.[2] A few years later, Mangold moved to New York and applied to Columbia University's film school,[2] where he graduated with an MFA in film. [3] While there, he studied under Miloš Forman and developed both Heavy and Cop Land. Filmography (director)[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]