Happy Birthday: Dick Clark (1929–2012)

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dickclark.jpgDick Clark (1929–2012)

Born: November 30, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Died: April 18, 2012 (age 82) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Married to: Kari Clark (7 July 1977 – 18 April 2012) (his death)
Loretta Martin (25 April 1962 – 1973) (divorced) (2 children)
Barbara Mallery (28 June 1952 – 21 November 1961) (divorced) (1 child)

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?

Music is the soundtrack of our life.

My business is teenagers. I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Terrence Malick

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terrencemalick.jpgTerrence Malick

Born: November 30, 1943 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA

Married to: Alexandra Wallace (1998 – present)
Michelle Morette (5 July 1985 – 16 December 1998) (divorced)
Jill Jakes (29 December 1970 – 1978) (divorced)

[on his methodology] I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can’t. My attitude is always let it keep rolling.

[on the cinematography of Days of Heaven (1978)] With Néstor Almendros, we decided to film without any artificial light. It wasn’t possible in the houses at night, but outside, we shot with natural light or with the fire. When the American team was saying, ‘This is not how we should proceed,’ Nestor Almendros, very courageously insisted. As we filmed, the team discovered that it was technically easier, and I was able to capture absolute reality. That was my wish: to prevent the appearance…

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Died Today (November 30th): Paul Walker (1973–2013)

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paulwalker.jpg Paul Walker (1973–2013)

Born: September 12, 1973 in Glendale, California, USA
Died: November 30, 2013 (age 40) in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, USA

[on “The Fast & the Furious” franchise and being real and authentic]: That’s what’s capturing people, unless of course you’re doing Avengers Assemble (2012) where you’ve gotta be larger than life and you’ve gotta be out there and turn green and drag your arm down the side of a building, and jump all over the place. But for us, I like having (special effects) to fall back on. You allow the creative minds to get in there and figure out how to do it real, and it gives you more to be proud of.

[on working on Hours (2013)]: What I’ve found recently is the heart, the soul, whatever you want to call it, it doesn’t differentiate: If you really live the experience making a movie, it’s…

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Happy Birthday: Kaley Cuoco

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kaleycuocoKaley Cuoco

Born: November 30, 1985 in Camarillo, California, USA

Married to: Ryan Sweeting (31 December 2013 – 6 May 2016) (divorced)

For me, what I really want to come out of it is to show people that I can hold together a movie, be the number one character and play someone who is twenty or twenty-one.

I will always be the way I was a couple years ago before anything happened. And that’s to my parents’ credit, my amazing parents who have been around me my whole life and raised me right. I’m very happy with what has happened so far.

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Happy Birthday: Ben Stiller

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benstiller.jpgBen Stiller

Born: November 30, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Christine Taylor (13 May 2000 – present) (2 children)

[on advice he receives from his father, Jerry Stiller] My father is always telling me to take care of myself and get a lot of rest. He’s always saying, “Sleep will fix anything. Go take a nap”. I think he’s right. I find when I get frazzled, if I get a good night’s sleep, I feel much better about things.

(1998 quote on auditioning) It’s hard to maintain a sense of dignity in an audition. I have done so many auditions where I’ve put it out there and have been met with that kind of blank stare – “Great! Thanks! OK! Great work! Thanks for coming in!” At the door I’m thinking, ‘What the hell am I doing with my life?’

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Happy Birthday: Mandy Patinkin

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mandypatinkinMandy Patinkin

Born: November 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Married to:
Kathryn Grody (15 June 1980 – present) (2 children)

[re quitting Criminal Minds (2005)] It wasn’t the right fit. I made a choice I didn’t want to make. I pushed myself, thinking I needed more fame, more economic security. One of the greatest gifts that Homeland (2011) has given me is it’s affirming on a daily basis. I’m always with the script, walking around with this stuff 24/7, so my head’s in a good place. The role is about listening, and when you don’t listen to yourself, you get in trouble. I wasn’t listening to myself in Heartburn (1986) [from which he was fired]. I listened to [my agent and] the culture at large saying, ‘You’ve got to be in a movie, this is going to make you,’ and it wasn’t who I was. Yes, I did Yentl…

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Happy Birthday: Gael García Bernal

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gaelgarciabernal.jpgGael García Bernal

Born: November 30, 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Talent survives and remains while beauty is diluted.

Histories are to educate, so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.

I believe fervently in the nature, in truth and imagination, I believe in the blood, in life, words, and motivations.

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