Happy Birthday: Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn Picture

Sean Gunn (I)


Is a 1996 graduate of DePaul University’s prestigious acting program where he earned his BFA in Acting.

The character “Gunn” on the TV series Angel (1999) was named such after Angel (1999) creator Joss Whedon worked with both Sean and his brother James Gunn.

Former roommate of fellow DePaul classmate Judy Greer

Brother of Brian Gunn, James Gunn, Patrick Gunn and Matt Gunn.

Happy Birthday: Samantha Bee

samanthabee.jpgSamantha Bee

Born: October 25, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Married to:
Jason Jones (13 October 2001 – present) (3 children)

[on adjusting to life in New York:] My apartment is the equivalent of one room in my Toronto home. Now I understand why New Yorkers are on the streets at all hours. People don’t want to stay inside for fear they’ll go crazy. I’ve also found television remotes to be an afterthought here. I don’t even have to get up from the couch to change channels. [September 29, 2003]

[on working with her husband Jason Jones on television productions] We met each other working in a children’s-theatre troupe and have continued to work together for almost twenty years. He’s good at pushing comedy beyond my comfort zone, and I’m good at reining him in. Having children helps because they do not care about our work at all.

 

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Happy Birthday: Eliza Taylor

elizataylor.jpgEliza Taylor

Born: October 24, 1989 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Being on Twitter and social media, you obviously get to see a lot more of what people are thinking of you and of your show.

I started on Neighbours (1985) when I was 14. It’s crazy to think now that I had such a bizarre adolescence.

THE NOVEMBER MAN
2014
dir. Roger Donaldson
Stars:
Olga Kurylenko
Eliza Taylor
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Happy Birthday: Bob Odenkirk

bobodenkirk.jpgBob Odenkirk

Born: October 22, 1962 in Naperville, Illinois, USA

Married to: Naomi Odenkirk (1997 – present) (2 children)

David and I got cut out the editing process on that. We were able to affect it more than not. We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts. We weren’t allowed to see dailies and we weren’t allowed to sit in the editing room and just work.

 

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2013
dir. Alexander Payne
Stars:
Bruce Dern
Will Forte
actorARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season 1
2003-2004
Stars
Jason Bateman
Michael Cera
MOVIE POSTERLET’S GO TO PRISON
2006
dir. Bob Odenkirk
Stars:
Dax Shepard
Will Arnett
Take Me Home TonightTAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
dir. Michael Dowse
MOVIE POSTERMOVIE 43
2013
Stars:
Emma Stone
Stephen Merchant
Richard Gere
Liev Schreiber
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Happy Birthday: Andrew Scott

andrewscott.jpgAndrew Scott

Born: October 21, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland

[Speaking about how he learned a Russian accent for Legacy, and his homosexuality] There isn’t a huge amount of footage of Russians speaking English as a second language, so I started looking at Vladimir Putin videos on YouTube. But then Putin introduced anti-gay legislation this summer – so, being a gay person, I switched to Rudolf Nureyev videos instead. It was another Nureyev defection of sorts!

 

LOCKE
2014
dir. Steven Knight
Stars:
Tom Hardy
Ruth Wilson

MOVIE POSTERSAVING PRIVATE RYAN
1998
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Happy Birthday: Aaron Tveit

aarontveit.jpgAaron Tveit

Born: October 21, 1983 in Middletown, New York, USA

I like auditioning! A lot of people hate it, but I like it. Especially like right now, I’m not shooting a show so you get to act. You get to do that stuff, kind of treat everyone as ‘All right, throw the paint against the wall and see what I can do with this and what people say.’ I think it’s a great mental workout because you have to ready something, learn something fast. It’s good to stay on your toes and keep sharp if you’re auditioning. [interview with Backstage Magazine, June, 2013]

PREMIUM RUSH
dir. David Koepp
Stars:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Michael Shannon

 

LES MISERABLES
dir. Tom Hooper
Stars:
Hugh Jackman
Russell Crowe
Ghost TownGhost Town
2008
dir David Koepp
Starring
Greg Kinnear
Tea Leoni
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Happy Birthday: Snoop Dogg

snoopdogg.jpgSnoop Dogg

Born: October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, USA

Married to:
Shante Taylor (12 June 1997 – present) (3 children)

I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don’t want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world.

I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.

TURBO
2013
dir. David Soren
Stars:
Ryan Reynolds
Paul Giamatti

STARSKY AND HUTCHStarsky and Hutch
2004
dir. Todd Phillips
Starring
Ben Stiller
Owen Wilson
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Happy Birthday: Danny Boyle

dannyboyle.jpgDanny Boyle

Born: October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England, UK

[on Slumdog Millionaire (2008)] – You leave India, but it never leaves you. It’s an extraordinary place and you learn about yourself as a person and as a filmmaker. It’s an incredibly generous place and it’s an incredibly contradictory place. And these contradictions are on a viciously extreme scale: the poverty and the wealth, the nuclear status [but] no toilets – half the population of Mumbai have no toilets. I was trying to capture some of that, really, and we did it by some extreme storytelling. People say, ‘How can you go from the deliberate maiming of a child to a big Bollywood song and dance in the end?’ Well, you don’t try to smooth the path from one to the other. I was trying to put all the elements into the film that belong to the city, that are a part of that city.

SHALLOW GRAVEShallow Grave
1994
dir. Boyle
Starring
Kerry Fox
Ewan McGregor
TRAINSPOTTINGTrainspotting
1996
dir. Boyle
Cast
Ewan McGregor
Ewen Bremner
The Beach
2000
dir. Boyle
Starring
Leonardo DiCaprio
28 DAYS LATER28 Days Later
2002
dir. Boyle
starring
Cillian Murphy
Naomie Harris
MOVIE POSTERTRANCE
2013
dir. Danny Boyle
Stars:
James McAvoy
Rosario Dawson
127 HOURS
dir. Danny Boyle
MILLIONSMillions
2004
dir. Boyle
Starring
Alex Etel
Lewis McGibbon
SUNSHINESunshine
2007
dir. Boyle
starring
Cillian Murphy
Rose Byrne
Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire
dir. Boyle
Starring
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
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Died Today (October 20th): Burt Lancaster (1913–1994)

burtlancaster.jpgBurt Lancaster (1913–1994)

Born: November 2, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 20, 1994 (age 80) in Century City, California, USA

Married to: Susan Martin (10 September 1991 – 20 October 1994) (his death)
Norma Anderson (28 December 1946 – 1969) (divorced) (5 children)
June Ernst (1935 – 1946) (divorced)

[advice to actor Bruce Davison, on the set of Ulzana’s Raid (1972)] You try to please the director, and the cameraman and the soundman, and you’re acting and acting and acting and by the time you come to your close-up, you’ve shot your wad. It’s like making love to a woman: you can’t try to come all at once, son. A bit of a tit here, a bit of an inner thigh there, and you have a performance!

THE KILLERSThe Killers
1946
dir. by Robert Siodmak
starring
Lancaster
Ava Gardner
SORRY WRONG NUMBERSorry Wrong Number
1948
dir. Anatole Litvak
Starring
Barbara Stanwyck
Lancaster
FROM HERE TO ETERNITYFrom Here to Eternity
1953
dir. Fred Zinnemann
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Montgomery Clift
GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRALGunfight at the OK Corral
1957
dir. John Sturges
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas
Elmer Gantry
1960
dir. Richard Brooks
Cast:
Lancaster
Jean Simmons
THE UNFORGIVENThe Unforgiven
1960
dir. John Huston
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Audrey Hepburn
The Professionals
1966
dir. Richard Brooks
starring
Lancaster
Jack Palance
THE SWIMMERThe Swimmer
1968
dir. Frank Perry
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Janice Rule
AIRPORTAirport
1970
dir. George Seaton
Starring
Lancaster
Dean Martin
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1989
dir. Phil Alden Robinson
Starring:
Kevin Costner
James Earl Jones
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZBirdman of Alcatraz
1962
dir. John Frankenheimer
Cast
Burt Lancaster
Karl Malden
SEVEN DAYS IN MAYSeven Days in May
1964
dir. John Frankenheimer
starring
Lancaster
Kirk Douglas

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Michael Gambon

michaelgambon.jpgMichael Gambon

Born: October 19, 1940 in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

I’ve always tried to be an actor who… I just plod on and try to keep my mouth shut, mind my own business. I find the whole thing about people’s lives… I can’t understand it. I’m always astonished that people want to know anything about me.

(On replacing Richard Harris as Dumbledore) Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy.

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dir. Albert Hughes
Allen Hughes
Stars
Denzel Washington
Mila Kunis
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2010
dir. Tom Hooper
starring
Helena Bonham Carter
Colin Firth
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007
dir. David Yates
Starring
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Melling
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCEHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2009
dir. David Yates
Starring
Daniel Radcliffe
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dir. David Yates
Stars:
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
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2006
dir. Robert DeNiro
Stars:
Matt Damon
Angelina Jolie
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2013
dir. Dustin Hoffman
Stars:
Maggie Smith
Michael Gambon
The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2004
dir. Anderson
starring
Bill Murray
Kate Blanchett
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dir. Anderson
Stars:
George Clooney
Meryl Streep
Bill Murray
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2006
dir. Michael Apted
Cast:
Ioan Gruffudd
Romola Garai
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SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROWSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2004
dir. Kerry Conran
Cast
Jude Law
Gwyneth Paltrow
GOSFORD PARKGosford Park
2001
dir. Altman
Starring
Helen Mirren
Kristen Scott Thomas
Road to PerditionLAYER CAKE
2004
dir.Matthew Vaughn
Cast:
Daniel Craig
Tom Hardy
SLEEPY HOLLOWSleepy Hollow
1999
dir. Burton
Starring
Johnny Depp
Christina Ricci
95. MOVIE
THE GOOD NIGHTThe Good Night
2007
dir. Jake Paltrow
Starring
Paltrow
Simon Pegg
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2004
dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Starring
Gary Oldman
HARRY POTTER 4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2005
dir. Mike Newell
starring
Alan Rickman
Ralph Fiennes
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