Happy Birthday: Casey Wilson

caseywilson.jpgCasey Wilson

Born: October 24, 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Married to: David Caspe (25 May 2014 – present) (1 child)

 

THE GUILT TRIP
dir. Anne Fletcher
Stars:
Seth Rogen
Barbra Streisand
BRIDE WARSBride Wars
2009
dir. Gary Winick
Starring
Hathaway
Kate Hudson
Killers
dir. Robert Luketic
Stars
Katherine Heigl
Ashton Kutcher
27 DRESSES27 Dresses
2008
dir. Anne Fletcher
Cast
Brian Kerwin
Charli Barcena

JULIE AND JULIA Movie PosterJulie and Julia
2009
dir. Nora Ephron
Starring
Adams
Meryl Streep
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Happy Birthday: Kevin Kline

kevinkline.jpgKevin Kline

Born: October 24, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Married to: Phoebe Cates (5 March 1989 – present) (2 children)

[1983 interview] When I’m doing a film, I prefer the stage; when I’m working on stage, I prefer film. That doesn’t sound neurotic, does it? Seriously, I like them both. They’re both different. I’ve heard of a lot of actors who do both, who have done both for years, say that the stage is more fulfilling. Film is still new enough to me that, right now, I find film more fulfilling. In films you don’t have the audience and the communication and the contact that you do on stage. You have to wait six months or a year before you commune with an audience in a film, and you’re not even there when it happens… When you work in a film, you’re working in a vacuum… that also has advantages. It’s a different sensation which is not altogether unpleasant.

No Strings Attached
dir. Ivan Reitman
Stars:
Natalie Portman
Ashton Kutcher
THE EMPEROR'S CLUBThe Emperor’s Club
2002
dir. Michael Hoffman
Starring
Kevin Kline
Hirsch
The Ice Storm
1997
dir. Ang Lee
starring
Kevin Kline
Joan Allen
Weaver
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUXThe Tale of Despereaux
2008
dir. Sam Fell
Robert Stevenhagen
Voices by
Matthew Broderick
Dustin Hoffman
MOVIE POSTERLAST VEGAS
2013
dir. Jon Turteltaub
Stars:
Robert De Niro
Michael Douglas
MOVIE POSTERA PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
2006
dir. Robin Altman
Stars:
Meryl Streep
Lily Tomlin
MOVIE POSTERTHE PINK PANTHER
2006
dir. Shawn Levy
Stars:
Steve Martin
Kevin Kline
DAVEDave
1993
dir. Ivan Reitman
Starring
Kevin Kline
Weaver
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Happy Birthday: Shenae Grimes-Beech

shenaegrimes.jpgShenae Grimes-Beech

Born: October 24, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Married to: Josh Beech (10 May 2013 – present)

[on comparing 90210 (2008) to her YouTube video “Gun Size Matters”] I never get to be a bad ass, and they never put me in black leather on 90210 (2008).

 

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scream 4SCREAM 4
dir. Wes Craven
Stars:
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
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Happy Birthday: BD Wong

bdwong.jpgBD Wong

Born: October 24, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA

“It is always, always, always one of the harder things to do for me. I remain on “SVU” because it is an incredible opportunity. It affords me also the additional opportunity of doing [stage work]. I am really grateful for the opportunity to do that because it’s pretty rare I think, and I also choose to live in New York, and it’s been really great that way.” When asked about balancing TV work with stage work.

 

Jurassic Park
1993
dir. Spielberg
Starring
Jeff Goldblum
Sam Neill
Laura Dern

MOVIE POSTERJURASSIC PARK 3D
2013
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Sam Neill
Laura Dern
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Happy Birthday: Katie McGrath

katiemcgrath.jpgKatie McGrath

Born: October 24, 1983 in Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland

[on her quick success as an actress]: It was a bit cheeky, granted. What happened was that I obviously knew all the [The Tudors (2007)] crew well, and one of the drivers gave me a confidential cast list with all the actors’ agents’ details on it, and I wrote to them. I got picked up from that, and Merlin (2008) came along just a few months later. So I won the lottery! I do feel quite bad when everyone talks about how difficult it is to get a foothold in this [acting] business. Most actors slog for years. For instance, everyone on Merlin (2008) did four years at drama school, but I just lucked out.

It’s not an understatement to say that I owe everything as an actor to Merlin (2008). It was pretty much my first job, and I didn’t know what I was doing for many years on it. It wasn’t until the third and fourth series – the fourth series especially – that I really found my feet with the character, and as an actress.
 

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Happy Birthday: Philip Kaufman

philipkaufman.jpgPhilip Kaufman

Born: October 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

[on Ashley Judd’s character driving a jet black Mustang in Twisted (2004)] That’s a direct homage to Bullitt (1968). And we looked a lot at Steve McQueen. In a way we wanted to have a woman character with the kind of energy that Steve McQueen had. Even though Steve McQueen was a huge star in his day, my feeling is that he was underrated. Now that Steve McQueen’s gone, we miss him. I don’t know of anybody who has that kind of kinetic energy that he brought to bear in movies like that.[2004]

MOVIEThe Right Stuff
1983
dir. Kaufman
starring
Ed Harris
Sam Shepard
MOVIEQUILLS
2000
dir. Philip Kaufman
Cast:
Geoffrey Rush
Kate Winslet
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Happy Birthday: Dwight Yoakam

dwightyoakam.jpgDwight Yoakam

Born: October 23, 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky, USA

I got a little bashed up, but thanks to David [Fincher] it was well worth it. I burst a bursa sac on my elbow and cracked ribs and (suffered) hyper-extended thumbs. [on his injuries while filming Panic Room]

PROVINCES OF NIGHT
2010
dir. Shane Dax Taylor
Starring:
Val Kilmer
Kris Kristofferson
THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADAThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2005
dir. Lee Jones
Four Christmases
2008
dir. Seth Gordon
Starring
Vince Vaughn
Witherspoon
MOVIE POSTERCRANK
2006
dir. Mark Neveldine
Brian Taylor
Stars:
Jason Statham
Amy Smart
MOVIE POSTERBANDIDAS
2006
dir. Joachim Ronning
Espen Sandberg
Stars:
Penelope Cruz
Salma Hayek
Red Rock WestRed Rock West
1993
dir. John Dahl
starring
Nicolas Cage
Dennis Hooper
CRANK 2 Movie PosterCrank 2: High Voltage
dir. Mark Neveldine
Brian Taylor
Starring
Jason Statham
PANIC ROOMPanic Room
2002
dir. David Fincher
Starring
Foster
Kristin Stewart
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Happy Birthday: Amandla Stenberg

amandlastenberg.jpgAmandla Stenberg

Born: October 23, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA

I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called ‘Rock Star,’ which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, ‘Why not play the drums?’

 

 

THE HUNGER GAMES
dir. Gary Ross
Stars:
Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson

MOVIE POSTERCOLOMBIANA
dir. Olivier Megaton
Stars:
Zoe Saldana
Michael Vartan
MOVIE POSTERRIO 2
2014
dir. Carlos Saldanha
Stars:
Anne Hathaway
Rodrigo Santoro
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Happy Birthday: Jessica Stroup

jessicastroup.jpgJessica Stroup

Born: October 23, 1986 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA

She originally auditioned for the role of Annie in 90210, but believes she wasn’t Midwestern enough. Jessica was driving home from the grocery store when she found out she got the part of Silver. She was so excited that she almost got pulled over.

TED
dir. Seth MacFarlane
Stars:
Mark Wahlberg
Mila Kunis
THE INFORMERS Movie PosterThe Informers
2009
dir. Gregor Jordan
Starring
Billy Bob Thornton
Mickey Rourke
Kim Basinger
THIS CHRISTMAS Movie Poster

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THIS CHRISTMAS
2007
dir. Preston A. Whitmore II
Starring
Delroy Lindo
Regina King

90210Best of 90210 TV series

Takers Movie PosterProm Night
dir. Nelson McCormick
Starring
Brittany Snow
Scott Porter
THE HILLS HAVE EYES IIThe Hills Have Eyes II
2007
dir. Martin Weisz
Starring
Michael McMillian
Jessica Stroup
Written by Craven
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Happy Birthday: Johnny Carson (1925–2005)

johnnycarson.jpgJohnny Carson (1925–2005)

Born: October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa, USA
Died: January 23, 2005 (age 79) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Alexandra (Alexis) Maas (20 June 1987 – 23 January 2005) (his death)
Joanna Carson (30 September 1972 – 30 August 1985) (divorced)
Joanne Carson (17 August 1963 – 21 June 1972) (divorced)
Joan Morrill (Jody) Wolcott (1 October 1949 – 25 May 1963) (divorced) (3 children)

I’m often asked, “What is your favorite moment during the 30 years you hosted [“The Tonight Show”]?” I really don’t have just one. The times I enjoyed the most were the spontaneous, unplanned segments that just happened, like Ed Ames’ infamous “Tomahawk Toss” that produced one of the longest laughs in television history. When these lucky moments happen, you just go with them and enjoy the experience and high of the moment.

[asked why he didn’t keep the controversial edge that his predecessor Jack Paar has brought to The Tonight Show] I think that shows that have gone in just for controversy, to bring on two people of opposing view is very easy night after night. It’s easier to that kind of show then it is to get laughs.

 

 

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