8th February ~ Notable birth date: James Dean (1931 – 1955) Birthdays today: Seth Green, Vince Neil, Nick Nolte and Mary Steenburgen

James Dean (1931 – 1955)

James Dean

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James Dean
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James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause
Born James Byron Dean
February 8, 1931
Marion, Indiana, U.S.
Died September 30, 1955 (aged 24)
Cholame, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Vehicular accident (fractured neck)
Resting place
Park Cemetery
Nationality American
Other names Jim or Jimmy
Education Fairmount High School
Alma mater Santa Monica College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951–1955
Signature Firma de James Dean.svg

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor.[1] He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status.[2]

Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations.[3] In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star on their AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.[4]



Seth Green

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For other people named Seth Green, see Seth Green (disambiguation).
Seth Green
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Seth Green in July 2012
Born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
February 8, 1974 (age 39)
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia,PennsylvaniaUnited States
Occupation Actorvoice actorwriter,producerdirectorcomedian
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Clare Grant (2010–present)

Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974) is an American actorvoice actor, comedian, television producer, television director and screenwriter. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim‘s Robot Chicken, where he is also a writer and director. He directed many of the Robot Chicken specials including Robot Chicken: Star Wars and DC Comics Special. He has starred in the feature films, AirborneThe Italian JobParty MonsterCan’t Hardly WaitWithout a Paddle and all three Austin Powers films, among many others. He is also well known for his role as Chris Griffin on Fox‘s Family Guy and previously as Daniel “Oz” Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Greg the Bunny. He also voices Lieutenant Gibbs in Titan Maximum and Jeff “Joker” Moreau in the Mass Effect video game series. Green has appeared in many other movies, such as Rat RaceAmerica’s SweetheartsOld Dogsand as a child in Woody Allen‘s Radio Days, and in the horror films Idle Hands and Stephen King’s It.



Vince Neil

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Vince Neil
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Background information
Birth name Vincent Neil Wharton
Born February 8, 1961 (age 52)
Hollywood, California[1]
Genres Heavy metalhard rockglam metal
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Vocalsguitarharmonica
Years active 1981-present
Labels Warner Bros.ImageMötley,Hip-OElektra, Beyond, Leathür
Associated acts Mötley CrüeHear ‘n Aid
Website www.vinceneil.net

Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961)[2] is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.


Nick Nolte

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Nick Nolte

Nolte at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000
Born Nicholas King Nolte
February 8, 1941 (age 72)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Arizona State University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Sheila Page (1966–70)
Sharyn Haddad (1978–83)
Rebecca Linger (1984–94)
Partner(s) Karen Louise Ecklund (1970–77)
Vicki Lewis (1994–2003)
Clytie Lane (2003–present)

Nicholas King “Nick” Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American actor. His films include The Deep (1977), 48 Hrs. (1982), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Another 48 Hrs. (1990), The Prince of Tides (1991), Cape Fear (1991), Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Hulk (2003), The Good Thief (2003), and Warrior (2011). He has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.




Mary Steenburgen

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Mary Steenburgen

Steenburgen at the December 2009 ceremony to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Born Mary Nell Steenburgen
February 8, 1953 (age 60)
Newport, Arkansas, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Malcolm McDowell (1980–1990)
Ted Danson (m. 1995)
Children 2 (with McDowell)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress:
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Melvin and Howard (1980)

Mary Nell Steenburgen[1] (born February 8, 1953) is an American actress. She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme‘s 1980 film Melvin and Howard.




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