Happy Birthday: Elisha Cuthbert

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elishacuthbert.jpgElisha Cuthbert

Born: November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Married to:
Dion Phaneuf (6 July 2013 – present)

[on Kiefer Sutherland] He taught me not to read anything in the media or on the Internet. He’s definitely a long-time mentor to me.

[on 24 (2001)] From the beginning, you could tell that it was something really different and it was 10 years of my life. I went from being an 18-year-old girl to a woman.

I’m not knocking 24 (2001), but after playing a character like Kim, you can’t help wanting to do something completely different. The criticism didn’t hurt me. I wasn’t writing the storylines, I was just doing the best job I could.

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Carlos Bernard

 

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Happy Birthday: Ridley Scott

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ridleyscott.jpgRidley Scott

Born: November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

[on directing blockbusters] You want big films and stories to keep people going to the cinema. It’s up to us to keep the bar raised. That’s the trick. I’ve always done that. (…) It is brain surgery! It is bloody brain surgery! You’re putting together a whole group of people, you’re trying to budget as accurately as you can and, at the end of it, you’ve got to sell a lot of tickets. That’s more complex than banking – but a few of us manage to pull it off. (…) I’m not kidding myself: I love the challenge. If you don’t, don’t do the job. [2016]

ALIENAlien
1979
dir. Scott
starring
Tom Skerritt
Sigourney Weaver
Blade RunnerBlade Runner
1982
dir. Scott
starring
Harrison Ford
Rutger Hauer
LEGENDLegend
1985
dir. Ridley Scott
Cast
Tom Cruise
Mia Sara
THELMA AND LOUISEThelma…

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Happy Birthday: David Yates

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davidyates.jpgDavid Yates

Born: November 30, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK

People who work in television often don’t think they can trust film makers because they are supposed to be a bit more arty and self indulgent, and people in film might think anyone who works in television is a hack. If we had more filmmakers working in television, and more television writers and directors working in film, we’d have a much healthier and more vital industry.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007
dir. Yates
Starring
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Melling
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCEHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2009
dir. Yates
Starring
Daniel Radcliffe
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWSHARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
dir. Yates
Stars:
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
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dir. David Yates
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Happy Birthday: Chrissy Teigen

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chrissyteigen.jpgChrissy Teigen

Born: November 30, 1985 in Delta, Utah, USA

Married to:
John Legend (14 September 2013 – present) (1 child)

Some people, I think, think that because I don’t take it as seriously as a lot of the girls do, that I frown upon modeling or think it’s stupid. I don’t at all. This is my life. I would be nothing without this. But I really don’t take it seriously.

I have to have breakfast, and breakfast has to be eggs!

When I wake up, I’m like, ‘I gotta go to Whole Foods.’ I’m constantly reading cookbooks; I bring hardcover cookbooks with me on the plane and tag pages. I just have this crazy food obsession.

 

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Happy Birthday: David Mamet

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davidmametDavid Mamet

Born: November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

There’s no such thing as character development; all there is is action.

Working as a screenwriter, I always thought that ‘Film is a collaborative business’ only constituted half of the actual phrase. From a screenwriter’s point-of-view, the correct rendering should be ‘Film is a collaborative business: bend over’.

In my experience, almost every financial interchange with Hollywood ends with an accusation by the corporation of theft. ‘You didn’t do what I wanted, you didn’t work hard enough, you intended to defraud me.’ These are the recurring plaints of industry. They may be translated as: You forgot to work for nothing.

HeistHeist
2001
dir. Mamet
starring
Gene Hackman
Danny DeVito
SPARTANSpartan
2004
dir. Mamet
starring
Val Kilmer
Kristen Bell
RedbeltRedbelt
2008
dir. Mamet
Starring
Chiwetel Ejitofor
Alice Braga

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Happy Birthday: Jessalyn Gilsig

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jessalyngilsig.jpgJessalyn Gilsig

Born: November 30, 1971 in Montréal, Québec, Canada

“It takes someone pretty persistent to stick it out with me.” (on relationships)

“Everything. I would relax a little more. I thought everybody knew what was going on except me, and that I was completely missing the boat. Now, I think I was probably on par with everybody else. So, I’d just cut myself some slack and have more fun.” (on what she would change about her high school days)

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Starring:
Zach Gilford
Brad Leland
A Movie PosterPROM NIGHT
2008
dir. Nelson McCormick

THE STEPFATHER Movie PosterThe Stepfather
dir. Nelson McCormick
Stars:
Penn Badgley
Dylan Walsh
Sela Ward
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Brad Leland
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2008
dir. Nelson McCormick

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Happy Birthday: Adelaide Clemens

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adelaideclemens.jpgAdelaide Clemens

Born: November 30, 1989 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I remember vividly one distinct memory of arriving in Hong Kong and being the only blonde haired girl in this sea of international students, and thinking, ‘Oh, my God. There’s no hiding here.’

I live in L.A. and I do have wonderful friends; I moved there when I was 19 so I developed a close knit group of friends, none of whom are actors, none of which are Australian, but I couldn’t do it long term.

In a photo shoot, you have to be very comfortable in your own skin. It’s all about confidence-boosting and putting on armor.

SILENT HILL 3D
2012
dir. Michael J. Bassett
Stars:
Adelaide Clemens
Sean Bean

X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE Movie PosterX-Men Origins: Wolverine
2009
dir. Gavin Hood
Starring
Jackman
Liev Schreiber
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