Died Today (August 28th) John Huston (1906–1987)

 

Died Today (August 28th) Robert Shaw (1927–1978)

robertshaw.jpgRobert Shaw (1927–1978)

Born: August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK

Died: August 28, 1978 (age 51) in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland

Married to:
Virginia Jansen (29 July 1976 – 28 August 1978) (his death) (2 children)
Mary Ure (13 April 1963 – 3 April 1975) (her death) (4 children)
Jennifer Bourke (1952 – 1963) (divorced) (4 children)

From Russia with Love
1963
dir. Terence Young
Starring:
Sean Connery
Lotte Lenya
The StingThe Sting
1973
dir. George Roy Hill
starring
Paul Newman
Robert Redford

JAWSJaws
1975
dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring
Roy Scheider
Shaw
Richard Dreyfuss

Happy Birthday: Donald O’Connor (1925–2003)

donaldoconnorDonald O’Connor (1925–2003)

Born: August 28, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: September 27, 2003 (age 78) in Calabasas, California, USA

Married to: Gloria Noble (11 October 1956 – 27 September 2003) (his death) (3 children)

[In 1998, on his Singin’ in the Rain (1952) co-star Gene Kelly] It’s not easy working with a genius – but Gene was very patient with me.

Happy Birthday: Daniel Stern

danielstern.jpgDaniel Stern

Born: August 28, 1957 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Married to:
Laure Mattos (1980 – present) (3 children)

[in 1983] I want to work in the movies for the next 50 years. I feel I can find my place, get the parts I like, and just keep working. It might all end tomorrow, and I try to remember that. Bt so far it’s been fantastic.

MOVIE POSTERROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1993
dir. Daniel Stern
Stars:
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Gary Busey

WHIP IT Movie PosterWhip It
dir. Drew Barrymore
Starring
Page
Drew Barrymore
Kristen Wiig
MOVIE POSTERHOME ALONE
1990
dir. Chris Columbus
Stars:
Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
MOVIE POSTERHOME ALONE 2
1992
dir. Chris Columbus
Stars:
Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
MOVIE POSTERLEVIATHAN
1989
dir. by George P. Cosmatos
Stars:
Peter Weller
Richard Crenna

 

Happy Birthday: Quvenzhané Wallis

quvenzhanewallis.jpgQuvenzhané Wallis

Born: August 28, 2003 in Houma, Louisiana, USA

[answering the question ‘If you had caused the end of the world, what would you do?’] I would try to fix it. I would go to bed on time and brush my teeth.

MOVIE POSTERBEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
2012
dir. Benh Zeitlin
Stars:
Quvenzhane Wallis
Dwight Henry

MOVIE POSTER12 YEARS A SLAVE
2013
dir. Steve McQueen
Stars:
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Kenneth Williams

 

Happy Birthday: Jason Priestley

jasonpriestley.jpgJason Priestley

Born: August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Married to: Naomi Lowde-Priestley (14 May 2005 – present) (2 children)

[on his departure of 90210] In retrospect, I do regret leaving. Understanding what I do now about story and character, I believe that [Aaron Spelling] was pushing the story in a direction that would have had Brandon and Kelly end up together at the end of the show and I think I probably should have stuck around to its fruition. I think my departure also hurt Aaron’s feelings. Aaron and I had worked very closely together for a number of years. He gave me a lot of opportunities, and I feel like my departure hurt his feelings and I never meant to do that.

Best of 90210 TV series

TOMBSTONETombstone

 

Happy Birthday: Luis Guzmán

luisguzmanLuis Guzmán

Born: August 28, 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico

Married to: Angelita Galarza-Guzman (1985 – present) (5 children)

Never thought about pursuing acting as a career. Back then we were mainly performing at block parties. It was a labor of love and it was a lot of fun. The best I thought I could do was maybe make a few extra bucks on the side. All I really wanted was to earn enough to buy myself a used car so I could drive out to Orchard Beach at the weekend. This whole thing is a complete fluke.

INNOCENT BLOODInnocent Blood
1992
dir. Landis
Starring
Anne Parillaud
David Proval
CARLITO'S WAYCarlito’s Way
1993
dir. Brian DePalma
Starring
Al Pacino
Sean Penn
Boogie NightsBoogie Nights
1997
dir. PT Anderson
starring
Mark Wahlberg
Burt Reynolds
OUT OF SIGHTOut of Sight
1998
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Jennifer Lopez
MagnoliaMagnolia
1999
dir. by PT Anderson Anderson
starring
Tom Cruise
John C. Reilly
PUNCH DRUNK LOVEPunch Drunk Love
2002
dir. PT Anderson
starring
Adam Sandler
Emily Watson
Welcome to Collinwood
2002
dir. Anthony, Joe Russo
starring
Macy
George Clooney
Anger ManagementAnger Management
2003
dir. by Peter Segal
starring
Sandler
Nicholson
MOVIE POSTERJOURNEY 2 THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
dir. Brad Peyton
Stars:
Josh Hutcherson
Dwayne Johnson
Nothing Like the HolidaysNothing Like the Holidays
dir. Alfredo De Villa
Starring
Alfred Molina
Elizabeth Pena
Beverly Hills ChihuahuaBeverly Hills Chihuahua
2008
dir Raja Gosnell
Voices by
Barrymore
Andy Garcia
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123The Taking of Pelham 123
dir. Scott
Starring
Denzel Washington
John Travolta
arthurARTHUR
dir. Jason Winer
Stars:
Russell Brand
Helen Mirren
MOVIE POSTERTURBO
2013
dir. David Soren
Stars:
Ryan Reynolds
Paul Giamatti
MOVIE POSTERTHE LAST STAND
2013
dir. Jee-woon Kim
Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Eduardo Noriega
MOVIE POSTERFAST FOOD NATION
2006
dir. Richard Linklater
Stars:
Greg Kinnear
Bruce Willis