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Adam Sandler: An Actor that Gives More than Just Funny Movies to Hollywood - ... In June 2008 Adam Sandler is beat by an animal in the movie income. The movie was “Kung Fu Panda” and it racked up 60 million dollars in the first three days. That’s 20 million more dollars than “Don’t Mess With the Zohan!” On the plus side it wasn’t a complete shut out. 70% of the people that went to go see “Kung Fu Panda” had also gone to see other Adam Sandler movies. ( MINA 1 ) Adam Sandler plans to make even more movies in 2014 than he has made is the last two years. Some titles are “Candyland,” “Blended,” and “Pixels.” Blended is labeled “finished” on the IMDb site but does not seem to have a release date....   [tags: SNL comedian, producer, actor]
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The Actor and The Liar - After playing a convincing role as an action hero in a new film, a movie star exits the stage, leaving his character behind, and attends a press conference claiming that he did all his own stunts, becoming both an actor and a liar. When it comes to the difference between these two characters, clear differentiations are not immediately apparent. In this example, in order to impress his audience, both the actor and the liar are untruthful regarding their accomplishments. Both require a skilled performer who is well versed in the various protocols....   [tags: Sociology] 797 words
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Analysis of the Authenticity of an Actor's Persona - ... Throughout Crowe’s interview, it is observed that he often looked down at his hands (04:15 – 05:15) instead of at the interviewer or the audience (refer to Figure 1). This, paired with a lack of eye contact when speaking, indicated the shy persona (Sathre-Eldon et al as cited by Atkins, 1988) Crowe seemed to portray in the interview. Crowe’s use of hand gestures was also limited, and for long periods of time his hands were placed firmly on his lap (04:20 – 04:50, 05:55 – 06:25) (refer to Figure 1)....   [tags: dramatic arts] 1364 words
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The Media is a Powerful Actor in Terrorism - ... Terrorists organizations not only use one media outlet for transferring information. This is a result of competition among current media system (Barnhurst, 1991). Media stations always try to be the first to cover a news story , that cause them to draw bigger audiences to their particular news feed (Glüpker, 2008). This is because of increase in competition among media stations to cover news very quickly (Kushner, 2000). This can result to journalist underestimating the consequences of reporting and may cause incorrect interpretations of the activities of terrorist groups ....   [tags: link between terrorism and public opinion]
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The State as One Actor Amongst Many - The sovereign nature of states is a topic that has come into question towards the end of the last century. Many advancements and changes, both within and outside borders, have brought into some doubt whether the state is indeed as strong an actor within its borders as it once was. By analysing internal and external influences on the governments of the UK and USA in the twentieth century, it is possible to judge how the nature of power has changed. I will argue that a gradual progression of events, in particular marketisation of the economy and growing dependence on supranational bodies such as the EU and the international economy, have clearly reduced the state to an actor that still retains...   [tags: Globalization, International Politics]
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Realism - The State is the Most Important Actor - Realism - The State is the Most Important Actor Introduction During the latter half of the 20th century, the realist theory has been criticized as an outdated method which can no longer sufficiently explain the actions of the global community. Critics point to liberalism, another widely accepted theory, as the successor of realism as the dominant theory of international relations. Opponents of realism assert that the Democratic Peace theory is evidence that the theory of realism is no longer complete....   [tags: Philosophy] 2068 words
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The Rituals of an Actor: Biography of David Edwards - David Edwards is a stage and film acting veteran from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has performed in countless stage performances and several onscreen acting jobs during the last four decades. Mr. Edwards employs both practical and magic rituals to the preparations for his stage performances, and he keeps a good luck charm on his person. His rituals are less extreme than many other stage performers who are extremely observant of superstitions and adamant about preshow rituals. Anthropologists would take note of the greater ritual associated with stage acting than with film acting, as performers feel a lesser need for luck in the mistakes- forgiving world of film....   [tags: film, acting, performing]
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Mos Def: A Poet, Lyricist, and Actor - Our group chose the man known by many in the hip-hop world as Mos Def. He is known for being a superb lyricist, poet, and actor. We are doing two of his works named “Hip-Hop” from off his album Black on Both Sides and a poem he wrote regards to the Barclays Center named “On center.stadium.status”. Before I talk about these two works of art, let me give a brief background on Mos Def. Mos Def parents named him Dante Terrell Smith on the 11th of December in 1973. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: hip-hop, theater, on center stadium status]
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Johnny Depp: A Truely Unique Actor - A perfect movie character is one that the audience can form a complex, personal relationship with in the short time that a movie is viewed, displaying the art of acting and drama perfectly. When the thought of lovable movie characters is brought up, Johnny Depp will almost always be apart of the discussion. With his quirky, lively attitude which blends perfectly into roles that should not have soul, Johnny Depp is truly a one-of-a-kind actor. With a spectrum of characters Depp has played, ranging from Edward Scissorhands in the movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), to playing his role in 21 Jump Street (1987), up until the recent Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), he is involved in roles that “on...   [tags: Edward Scissorhands]
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The Company Men: Actor John Wells - ... But when Walker gets fired from the company, he starts to lose, without getting any success,he gradually loses luxuries such as his country club membership and his Porsche. When recession leaves him and fellow mates Phil Woodward (Played By Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Played By Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and fathers. Ultimately Walker finally resorts to selling his luxurious house and moves his kin in with his parents. Bobby soon finds himself lasting enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Played By Kevin Costner) that does not play to his managerial skill set, and perhaps -- the real...   [tags: film analysis, drama] 912 words
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Actor, Will Rogers, Succeeded in Silent Films and Talkies - ... He was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at a time. One lasso would fly under the horse, looping all four legs together, whilst one went around the horses neck, and the last one circling the rider.(Official Site of Will Rogers. Web) He attended several schools, including Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri until he dropped out in the tenth grade to become a cowboy. (“Official Site” web) Rogers traveled in South Africa with “Texas Jack’s Wild West Show” playing “The Cherokee Kid” doing roping tricks, in 1902 and 1903....   [tags: ranch, politics, follies]
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Showing up the Actor - Showing up the Actor When I was younger I spent much of my time alone. My father bred in me, perhaps by nothing more than his example, a certain New England stoicism which thrived on solitude. Nothing displayed this rustic discipline more than the pop-up camper my father bought from our neighbors when I was six. From that summer our family spent most vacations on the road, pulling the camper behind us, my father winching it up and spreading the canvas roofing in Nova Scotia or Florida or upstate New York....   [tags: Boxing Personal Narrative Papers] 4313 words
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Need to Rehearse Your Lines in Book, A Challenge for the Actor by Uta Hagen - ... Three Entrances: • Preparation is key to a good scene • When acting, don’t ever leave that character. Remain and do what that character is doing from the moment you enter the stage and from the moment you leave the stage. I agree that practicing and preparing for a play or an acting scene is very important and from my own experiences I understand this because whenever I would not prepare myself for a speech, I would just blow it in class. Immediacy: • Being able to improvise when something goes wrong • Practicing your rehearsing while pretending to find something to improvise helps I have always been good at improvisations in my life just because I grew up watching “whose line is it a...   [tags: perform, character, stage]
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Personal Experience Aiding the Actor's Development of Theatrical Character - Through personal experience, reading and research an insight can be gleaned into how improvisation can play such an important role in aiding the Actor's development of theatrical character. Through personal experience, reading and research an insight can be gleaned into how improvisation can play such an important role in aiding the Actor's development of theatrical character. To fully comprehend how liberating improvisation can be as a doorway to one's creative self, one has to experience and understand the process....   [tags: Drama] 1199 words
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Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear - Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear Dear Mr Simon I am writing in reply to your advertisement for an actor to play the character of King Lear in your upcoming production. I have much acting experience and have appeared in many theatre and film performances over the last 40 years. I have previous experience in King Lear, as I starred as King Lear at the New York 'Shakespeare in the park' festival. This production required extreme emotional elements, which I believe I executed with sincerity....   [tags: King Lear Theatre Drama Plays Essays] 1211 words
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Directing the Actor Playing Macbeth in Act 2 - Imagine you are a director. Direct the actor playing Macbeth in Act 2 Scene 2. Shakespeare's Macbeth has been a play out of the ordinary. It was written to upset, and show life at its most cynical and brutal. It is among his darker pieces of work along with Othello, King Lear and Hamlet. It was also written to please the current King of England at the time, King James I. The play is based on real Scottish history, as King Duncan was killed by one of his kinsmen who then became King. It is set within a Scotland in which frequent wars occur....   [tags: Drama] 2681 words
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Explaining Why Biological Warfare Cannot be Explained with the SCOT Theory, Actor-Network Theory and Technological Systems Theory - The purpose of this essay is to explain why it will be a problem to explain biological warfare with the SCOT theory, actor-network theory and technological systems theory. Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) is a theory that was introduced by Weiber Bijker that explains the link between social and technical processes of a technology or artifact. Bjiker argued that technology is shaped by human engineers, market forces, consumer’s needs and demands. In SCOT, technology is a social construction....   [tags: biological warfare]
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Play and Theater Analysis of Shakespeare’s Hamlet - “I don't really agree with the notion of setting the plays anywhere in particular. When asked that question about Hamlet I tend to say that it was set on the stage.”-Neil Armfield1. No other quote on Shakespeare’s Hamlet could have more precisely summed up the play’s echoic, reverberant and hauntingly evocative self-referential quality. No other playwright deployed the language, conventions and the resources of the theatre as effectively, so as to bring alive the whole world of the text/stage to the world of the audience....   [tags: Actor, Stage, Reality]
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Class Interview with Director Adam Burke - ... Moreover, the director has to understand where the vision is going so that he/she can ensure the cast and crew is on the correct track and maintain their focus. In addition, Adam expresses that a director must be able to develop relationships between the actors and crew so that may work as team. He concludes that a good director “must be somebody that people want to work with,” a director must be personable. I agree with him; a director must be a shepherd-like figure to the members. His job is to navigate the cast and crew through a particular vision....   [tags: actor, crew, cast, theatre] 779 words
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Will Ferrell and teh World of Comedy - Will Ferrell and the World of Comedy He is a towering 6'3, has wildly curly hair, stunning blue eyes, and is one of the world's most respected comedic actors. Who is it. It's Will Ferrell. The star of many hit comedies, including Old School, Anchorman, Elf, and Talladega Nights,Will has been making people laugh ever since his 7-year run on Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, when he first started on the show, people looked to him as being one of the most annoying cast members in the history of the show....   [tags: Biography, American Actor, Comedy]
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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth President of the United States - ... Reagan also had a seven year contract with Warner Brothers that threw him into the spotlight. As if Reagan wasn’t busy enough in his early life he decided to take on another project, he enlisted into the Army Reserves. On January 26,1940 Reagan married for the first time to his co-actress Jane Wyman. Together they had two children Naureen and Christine but unfortunately she died the day after she was born; they decided to adopt, Michael. Wyman filed for Divorce from Reagan after talk of his political ambitions....   [tags: president, actor, announcer, governor]
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CNN and BBC´s Depiction of Arnold Schwarzenegger - ... According to CNN, Arnold Schwarzenneger is nothing more but a liar, an “expert in living in denial” and an irresponsible father and unfaithful husband. Arnold’s representation is exposed through the article’s headline, “Schwarzenegger admits habit of keeping secrets, including multiple affairs,” which immediately positions the reader to view Arnold as a liar without having to read on any further. Through certain words like ‘habit’,”keeping secrets’ and ‘including’, it shows that it is a norm for Arnold to constantly hide his secrets, but through the use of the word ‘incuding’ it indicates that there are many more secrets being hidden and his affair is only a part of his habit....   [tags: Actor, Politician, Scandal] 528 words
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Ronald Reagan: The 40th President of the United States - ... Ronald Reagan was in world war two he help with filming and was in the military. His first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. With Ronald Reagans second wife came two more kids at the height of Reagan's popularity as an actor, Maureen was part of the picture-perfect family that, in the 1930s and '40s, Warner Brothers promoted as Hollywood's wholesome face. Michael was adopted later, in 1946. At a time when joint custody was virtually unknown, the children remained with their mother after Reagan and Wyman divorced in 1949....   [tags: esucation, actor, office, funderal]
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Life and Career of Jared Leto - ... Acting life Leto has also played roles in the films The Thin Red Line in 1998, Girl, Interrupted in 1999, Urban Legend in1998 and received praise from critics for his role in Requiem for a Dream in 2000 by Darren Aronofsky. He has collaborated with David Fincher in the films Fight Club in 1999 with the role of Angel Face playing alongside with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Other famous films are: American Psycho (2000), Highway (2002), Panic Room (2002), Alexander (2004) where he played Hephaistion, Lord of War (2005), Lonely Hearts (2006), Chapter 27 (2007) where he played Mark David Chapman John Lennon’s murderer, and Mr....   [tags: actor, humanitarian, activist] 607 words
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Biography of Robin Williams, An Outline - ... How many of you have seen Jumanji. How many of you have seen Happy Feet. How many of you have seen Robots. Robin Williams was a part of all of these movies. LOGICAL ORIENTATION: Robin Williams, being an actor, producer, musician, and comedian, is a man of great accomplishment and is considered to be one of the world’s greatest comedians due to his roles on television. Today, I will be talking about the life of Robin Williams starting with his origin story and ending with where his career is today....   [tags: actor, producer, musician, and comedian] 846 words
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The Life of Mark Wahlberg - ... Once he was reunited with his family, his older brother Donnie had recently joined a singing group called “New Kids On The Block.” With his record behind him, he began his life into fame, thanks to Donnie, for starting Mark into his singing group. (Jones12) Mark was only with “New Kids on the block for a short time, their common boyband music wasn’t a right fit for him. In 1990, not long after he quite Donnie’s band, he established his own group called “Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch.” Donnie was with Mark every step of the way, offering advice, helping produce his music, and even writing songs for his production....   [tags: singer, actor, male model]
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Other Jobs of Television Personalities - ... Josh holds a Masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and a Bachelors of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has contributed to the network's coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin tornado, the Sandy Hook School shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, the 2013 papal conclave, and the 2012 presidential election of President Obama as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, Tournament of Roses Parade for the last six years....   [tags: actor, sports, journalism] 671 words
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Absolute Power Does NOT Corrupt Absolutely - A man named Lord Actor once said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This means that giving a person some power can turn them into a bad person. However, giving someone absolute power will always corrupt some and that these people are always bad. Knowing what the quote means the question remains, is the quote true. The answer is no. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This is because nothing is always anything, a person’s bad deeds can be outdone by good deeds, and corruption is a matter of opinion....   [tags: Lord Actor] 834 words
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Independence Day: Harvey Fierstein - June 6, 1952, Harvey Fierstein, the American actor and playwright is birthed to Jacqueline Harriet and Irving Fierstein of Brooklyn, New York. Harvey Fierstein’s screen success came in a few highly acclaimed films: “Mulan”, “Independence Day”, and “Mrs. Doubtfire”, just to name a few. These lists of movies have captured the attention of many, but his initial claim to fame is his playwriting ability. The playwright turned actor began his writing career in high school, where he enrolled in creative writing....   [tags: acclaimed films, american actor]
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Arnold's Impact on Bodybuilding - ... He encouraged Arnold to play sports even though Arnold grew up with poor health. By teaching him discipline, Arnold always strived for his goals and applied his father’s teachings to his training. Arnold played several different sports but favored soccer because of the high intensity, physical activity it involved and eventually his health improved, making him an excellent athlete ( Ryan 1-4 ; Schwarzenegger 2275). “Even from an early age, Arnold was an ambitious person. ‘From the time I was ten old,’ he told an interviewer in 1977, ‘I wanted to be the very best at something‘” (“Arnold Schwarzenegger”2275)....   [tags: sports, actor, fitness] 768 words
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Ira Aldridge: The First African-American Othello - Many actors throughout the centuries have performed William Shakespeare’s Othello, both on stage and in film. A few famous actors to have played Othello include Richard Burbage, Edmund Kean, Ira Aldridge, Orson Welles, James Earl Jones, and Laurence Fishburne (Arogundade). Othello was described as a Moor by Shakespeare, despite this, Othello was usually performed by white actors that would wear blackface makeup. Not only were women not allowed to perform in theatre, neither were African-Americans....   [tags: actor, william shakespeare, white actors]
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Taking a Look at Government Models - ... • According to organizational process model, a conflict is broken down into several institutional procedures and responsibilities, making it difficult to fully depict the situation. • In times of crisis, there is not much time availability. Hence, state leaders usually resort to strategies that are transmitted first; not necessarily the better ones. • The most convenient method is to follow the already settled organizational lines and principles that strive to eliminate short term uncertainties and provide a solution accordingly....   [tags: rational actor, organizational process, politics] 705 words
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Parkinson's Disease: The Stem Cell Approach - Michael J. Fox has been recognized for many great accomplishments having to do with his career as an actor. Throughout his career he played numerous roles in many films and television shows. His success has been recognized through his portrayal of characters such as Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy and Alex P. Keaton from the once popular television show, “Family Ties.” However, at barely thirty years old, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (Michael’s Story). Such a young man contracting a restrictive disease so early on in his life is nothing short of life changing....   [tags: Michael J. Fox, actor, Parkinson's]
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: A Brief Biography - ... Even though both of these roles were given to Arnold to play out, he was able to do so because of his ambitious and driven background. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian- American actor, politician, and businessman who started his career out as a weight lifter. Born July 30th, 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria, Schwarzenegger had a keen interest in physical fitness. His motivation to win can be reflected in his title as a five-time Mr. Universe and seven-time Mr. Olympia champion (Wall Street Journal)....   [tags: Austrian-American actor, politician, businessman]
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Kanye West: Successful, Paid, Dropout - Rapper, producer, fashion designer, and actor; what does Kanye West not do. Ever since 1999, West has been using the world as his personal show to exploit all his talents. A person like this must have gone to a great university and gotten a great degree. Truth is, he didn’t. Actually, he never even graduated and was automatically considered a dropout who would never make it anywhere. Through College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation, and his personal lifestyle, Kanye West demonstrates that in the 21st century, a self-made man can break the status quo....   [tags: Rapper, Producer, Fashion Designer, Actor]
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Who was Vsevold Pudovkin? - ... The impression of this contrast is vividly increased; one can relate the starving sequence to the gluttony sequence whilst forcing the audience to compare two actions. Pudokvin said “The editing of contrast is one of the most effective, but also one of the commonest and most standardised, of methods, and so care should be taken not to overdo it.” 2. Parallelism- this method has qualities of contrast but is consider being more in depth. One can connect two unrelated scenes by cutting between them and focusing on parallel features....   [tags: russian soviet director, actor, screenwriter]
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What a Non-State Actor Is in International Affairs - ... Societies are built on ideologies, so it needs to incorporate reason. Leaders have to be elected as a result of merit without resulting to favors as is the case in many democracies most of which could practice autocratic rule . When talking about international relations, this doesn’t imply that the focus is only based on how a specific country may be governed but rather how the political nature may be, due to different experiences amongst countries. Countries do thrive in the eyes of the international community....   [tags: cooperation amongst countries]
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Life Of Bruce Lee - The Greatest Concentration of Bruce Lees life was spent trying to become better at both martial arts and acting. Bruce lee was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco California. He was born at Jackson street hospital to Lee Hoi-Chun and Grace Lee. They named him Jun-Fan, meaning "Return again Lee" in hopes he would one day return to the US. His father was originally from china but he was in America a traveling opera star. In 1941 Lee returned to Kowloon, Hong Kong with his family. At the young age, Lee was a child star; he was involved in the growing eastern film industry....   [tags: Actor Biography Bruce Lee] 1869 words
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Free Hamlet Essays: The Great Actor in Hamlet - The Great Actor in Hamlet Hamlet is sane, not insane. He is putting on an act making people think that he is really insane when he is really just acting. Hamlet was ordered to avenge his fathers death by his father's spirit. The spirit told Hamlet that how he died. The spirit said that he was sleepong in his garden when the uncle came and poured poison into his ear. The spirit told Hamlet to avenge his death by killing his uncle. Hamlet wanted to prove that his uncle really killed his father....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet] 639 words
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Compare and Contrast of Two Movie Versions of The Great Gatsby - ... He didn’t hold back and he gave the audience a reaction that anyone in life would have had if they were in his situation. Nick had the major issue of being dragged into situations because of people he knows. I thought Maguire did a great job of showing the struggle that he is being faced with, and being able to live through the experiences everyone has put him through. Mia Farrow’s role as Daisy was a “beautiful little fool” she wanted to be loved and romanticized in only a way that Gatsby could solve, yet she also wanted the money and her status in society....   [tags: Film, Actor]
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Paul Walker, the Hero - ... The earthquake’s magnitude was 7.0 and hit just a few miles from the capitol. Then on January 12th, Reach out Worldwide was born. After years of thinking about the idea, founding members Lucas Wimer, Paul Walker, Jesse Brisendine, Dave Marquez, Christan Urzua, John Cloughen and others were spurred into action. They had to get tons of supplies immediately including water, canned food, headlamps and much more. Then the team went to Jesse’s house and began to pack for their flight to the Dominican Republic....   [tags: American actor]
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Chris Tucker - Chris Tucker The one and only “motor mouth,” Chris Tucker, is a great actor and cutting-edge comic who made it to stardom with his fast talking wise cracks. The sleek and slender 6’1” young African American was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1972. Chris was the youngest of six children in his family; his parents were Norris and Mary Tucker. Norris Tucker owned his own family business, a carpet cleaning business. Chris used to work for his dad at the carpet cleaning shop so he could have some extra money to spend....   [tags: Biography Actor Essays]
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Omar Epps - Omar Epps In the movies, Love and Basketball, and The Program the viewer can see various similarities that develop. One of the obvious comparisons can be seen in how the actor Omar Epps performs and the similar situations he’s faced with. In both films, he goes through struggles and reveals the life of a highly recruited athlete. The Program is produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., while Love and Basketball is produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kitt. Love and Basketball is a movie that combines a love story with how basketball affects the relationship of two high school sweethearts....   [tags: Actor Love and Basketball Movies Essays] 967 words
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Dominic Chianese - Dominic Chianese Today, Dominic Chianese is best known for his role on the television series "The Sopranos," but he has a career that spans decades and includes theatre, movies, and music. Dominic Chianese was born on February 24th, 1931, in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. Dominic’s grandparents emigrated to American in the early 1900’s from Naples and Sorrento, Italy (Internet Movie Database, 2005). Dominic’s theatre career began in 1952 with ‘The American Savoyard’, which was a small Gilbert and Sullivan company of singers, actors, and musicians....   [tags: Actor Biography Biographies Chianese Essays]
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Improvitional Theater: Saturday Night Live - ... The practice promotes quick critical thinking, decision making, acknowledge of failure, willingness to adapt, creative problem solving, and exploration of controversial and sensitive themes. For example, the first recorded long-form performance is noted to have been about the morality of the Vietnam War8. Improvisation explores the normality of society when the unknown and abnormal occur. More often than not, this performance promoted free expression of stories and thoughts, which may otherwise not have been told....   [tags: performance tools, actor, comedy]
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The Story of Justin Timberlake - Excelling in music, dancing, and acting, Justin Timberlake is a “Jack of all trades”. He is known for being classy, always sporting a “Suit and Tie”. His sexy façade and luscious locks only make up a fraction of this amazing man. After releasing seven albums and starring in numerous films, Timberlake is still building on his career and making an impact on the music world. Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. His parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar Harless divorced when Timberlake was only three....   [tags: music, singer, dancer, actor]
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The Life of Miley Cyrus - ... Miley was with her father the first time she was on stage. She was at the age of three. Miley sang songs from Elvis Presley to her father’s best songs. Miley was on Big Fish in 2003, High School Musical 2 in 2007, and Bolt in 2008. She has also played in Super Rhino in 2009, Hannah Montana the movie in 2009, and The Last Song in 2010. Miley was in sixth grade when she was participating in competitive cheerleading and auditing for the lead role in Hannah Montana.The competitive cheerleading coach states: if you miss three practices for any reason you will be kicked off the team....   [tags: singer, actor, dreams]
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