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

Born in Chicago in 1947, as a young man Mamet was already a…

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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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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

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2009
dir. Gavin Hood
Starring
Jackman
Liev Schreiber
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Happy Birthday: Perrey Reeves

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perreyreeves.jpgPerrey Reeves

Born: November 30, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Perrey is accomplished on both the big and small screens. She has co-starred in features such as Tri-Star’s The Suburbans (1999), Miramax’s Smoke Signals (1998), Trimark’s Kicking and Screaming (1995) and Universal’s Child’s Play 3 (1991). She has landed series regular roles in four pilots and has guest starred on numerous television shows ranging from Fox’s The X-Files (1993) to the WB’s Off Centre (2001). She has played lead roles in made-for-television movies, including CBS’ An Element of Truth (1995) and ABC’s Escape to Witch Mountain (1995). Perrey showcased her talents on stage in theater productions of “High Tor”, “House Arrest”, “Women of Manhattan”, “Picnic” and “Last Night at Ballyhoo” at The Canon Theatre in which she played Rhea Perlman’s daughter.

CHILD’S PLAY 3
1991
dir. by Jack Bender
Stars:
Justin Whalin
Perrey Reeves
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Happy Birthday: Emmanuel Lubezki

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emmanuellubezki.jpgEmmanuel Lubezki

Born: November 30, 1964 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

The first man to win for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography three years in a row, for his work on Gravity (2013), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015). He is the seventh individual to win a three-peat in any Oscar category. He is the first cinematographer in history to win three Academy Awards in a row.

[on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)] I didn’t want to make a gimmicky film for no reason or just to do it in one take to show off. But Alejandro’s script had the seed of the idea in it and was perfectly written, it reads like one continuous take, where you go into the madness of Riggan Thomson [Michael Keaton] and the collapse of his life. So it did make sense. I…

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Happy Birthday: Marc Forster

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marcforster.jpgMarc Forster

Born: November 30, 1969 in Illertissen, Bavaria, Germany

I feel really good about Quantum of Solace (2008). The issue which we always had at the time, and still bugs me, [was] we never had a completed script. It was the writers’ strike and so… we could’ve gotten longer, deeper but at the same time I’m really pleased with the movie. (…) But at the time, the main thing for me – what I was missing – or wished that we’d had… six months without the writers’ strike, to develop the script properly, get certain sub-plots a little deeper and stronger. (…) I haven’t seen the movie since, so I have to see how it’s aged. It would be interesting to re-watch it. [2015]

Monster’s Ball
2001
dir. Forster
starring
Billy Bob Thornton
Halle Berry
Stay
2005
dir. Forster
starring
Ewan McGregor
Ryan Gosling
Stranger Than Fiction
2006
dir…

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Happy Birthday: Richard Crenna (1926–2003)

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richardcrenna.jpgRichard Crenna (1926–2003)

Born: November 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 17, 2003 (age 76) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[on Charles Bronson] I don’t think reviews get to Charlie much, though, unless they’re especially personal. In the twenty-five years or so I’ve known him, he’s not changed much. He’s his own man. Stays pretty much to himself. If he cares what other people think of him, he doesn’t show it.

[on working with Matt Dillon on “The Flamingo Kid”] I wasn’t sure if I was going to encounter a teen idol or a professional, but I’m happy to report that Matt is a professional. He’s very dedicated, very conscientious. He is very concerned about being a good actor and I think he’s going to be around for a long time.

POSTERRAMBO 2
1985
dir. George P. Cosmatos
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone
Richard Crenna
FIRST BLOODFirst Blood
1982
dir…

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Happy Birthday: Ryan Murphy

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ryanmurphy.jpgRyan Murphy

Born: November 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Married to:
David Miller (4 July 2012 – present) (1 child)

[on what it takes to be a provocateur] I never think I’m creating anything controversial, and I’m always surprised when it is. I’ll admit, when I first started and was doing “Nip/Tuck,” I was really trying to sort of make a statement about hedonism and narcissism and sexuality, and I spent half my day fighting battles on that show. I had huge standards problems, and I’d have big fights with [FX’s] John Landgraf, whom I love now, and Peter Liguori. Now I never fight… I’m less interested in shocking now. Being emotional is more interesting to me. It’s funny because I don’t get as many standards notes as I used to. I guess what I’m interested in is what has become much more personal to me and thus much…

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Happy Birthday: Chris Weitz

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chrisweitz.jpgChris Weitz

Born: November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Mercedes Martinez (2006 – present) (1 child)

[on the box office failure of The Golden Compass]: The Golden Compass became a bad experience because the studio didn’t have faith in the strength of the ideas of the novel, which is ironic because it’s one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written, if not the greatest, and they took the religion out of it and tried to turn it into a popcorn movie. We had an inferior product, which was trying to avoid anything with any religious content in it, which emasculated the film. I think there were some very unwise decisions that led to its financial ruin here, and in turn, to the destruction of New Line as we knew it.

MOVIE POSTERAMERICAN PIE
1999
dir. Chris Weitz
Paul Weitz
Stars
Jason Biggs
Eugene Levy
movie posterA…

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