Steven Spielberg is today a major and successful American film director and producer. Spielberg has directed, produced, as well as being apart of numerous well-known movies and worked with highly respected actors and actresses. Spielberg also shows he is committed, especially in Hollywood because he has been married to his wife over 20 years. Steven Spielberg is an influential American because he has changed the film industry, due to his success with films and making every opportunity remarkable.
Dale Earnhardt was among one of the best nascar racecar drivers of all time. One of his amazing accomplishments was he had 76 wins throughout his career. He also has changed the way our safety in every way of racing. Many lives have been saved because of his bad crash there was more and more safety requirements leading up to today's equipment not only in NASCAR, but on every track across the nation.
At age 16, the family moved to Orem, Utah (they had moved around a whole lot). The got a scholarship and entered BYU as a archaeology major but found himself spending more and more time in the theatre department so he changed his major. It was as a theatre student he began to school himself as a writer. "It's the best training in the world for a writer, to have a live audience" he says.
If I were to describe Sinbad’s style of comedy, I would have to say it to be much different than that of Richard Pryor. Sinbad’s humor is more family oriented. His homegrown humor is comparable to Bill Cosby, and his good hearted party nature is similar to Sammy Davis Jr. He is one who, like Pryor, has used his fame to help bring people together in a positive environment, such as his “Share the Dream” tour of historically black colleges and “The Sinbad Soul Festival” which performs all over the world.
He was a stand up comedian, a comedic actor, a dramatic actor, a broadway talent, and a voice actor (Biography.com). His work as Genie in the childrens film Aladdin influenced actor Josh Gad directly as he prepared for his role as the talking snowman Olaf in the film Frozen. Gad says: “The joy and laughter that my little snowman has brought to children is because of the man who has left this world far too early” (Ryan). Gad also says: “A man who taught me to be free, to be childlike, and a man who taught me to get out of my own way as a performer. His gift was to take all of our pain away and to allow us to escape. If only we could have returned the
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Jerry Seinfield Sometimes a persons achievements can have an impact on an entire segment of an industry. In the book Jerry Seinfeld by Josh Levine this theory stands true. Jerry Seinfeld's brilliant comedy has had a tremendous impact on this segment of the entertainment industry. His clean comedy and detailed tactics have set a precedent for comedians to come. Jerry Seinfeld was voted the America's Best Male Comedian Club Performer in 1988 by a pole of night club regulars, even thought by then he had already moved up to the large concert halls and amphitheaters for most of his performances.
Kevin Smith has make the grueling trek from an unknown, extremely low-budget filmmaker to a well known and respected filmmaker thanks to the help of his vision to stick to the basics. His films are about normal, middle class life adding elements of humor, drugs, and the daily struggle of blue-collar workers.