25th April ~ Our birthday wishes for today go to ~ Al Pacino ~ Sara Paxton ~ Renee Zellweger ~ Bjorn Ulvaeus & Stu Cook ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Al Pacino

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Al Pacino
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Attending Venice Film Festival, September 2004
Born Alfredo James Pacino
April 25, 1940 (age 74)
East HarlemManhattanNew York City, U.S.
Alma mater HB Studio
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1967–present
Partner(s) Jan Tarrant (1988–1989)
Beverly D’Angelo (1996–2003)
Children Julie Marie (b. 1989)
Twins: Anton and Olivia (b. 2001)

Alfredo James “Al” Pacino (/pəˈn/; born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is well known for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on the other side of the law—as a police officer, a detective and lawyer. For his performance as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He had received seven previous Oscar nominations, including one in that same year.

He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the lead role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough with the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part IISerpicoDog Day Afternoon…And Justice for All.

In addition to a career in film, he has enjoyed a successful career on stage, winning Tony Awards for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. A longtime fan of Shakespeare, he made his directorial debut with Looking for Richard, a quasi-documentary on the play Richard III. Pacino has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including one from the American Film Institute. He is amethod actor, taught mainly by Lee Strasberg and Charles Laughton at the Actors Studio in New York.

Although he has never married, Pacino has had several relationships with actresses and has three children

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Sara Paxton

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Sara Paxton
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Sara Paxton at the annual Mother Goose Parade, 2007
Born Sara Paxton
April 25, 1988 (age 25)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 1996–present

Sara Paxton[1] (born April 25, 1988) is an American actress, model and singer. She grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy’s Wild Life and Sarah Borden in Summerland. Paxton has also starred in the films SleepoverAquamarineReturn to Halloweentown,Sydney WhiteSuperhero MovieThe Last House on the LeftShark Night 3D and Lovestruck: The Musical

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Renée Zellweger

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Renée Zellweger
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Zellweger at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010
Born Renée Kathleen Zellweger
April 25, 1969 (age 45)
Katy, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin(B.A.)
Occupation Actress, producer, voice artist
Years active 1992–present
Notable work(s) Jerry MaguireNurse Betty,Bridget Jones’s Diary,ChicagoCold Mountain
Spouse(s) Kenny Chesney
(2005; annulled)
Awards See list of awards and nominations

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress, producer and voice artist. She first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002). Zellweger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Cold Mountain (2003).

She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a BAFTA Award; was named Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year in 2009;[1] and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses as of 2007

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Björn Ulvaeus

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Björn Ulvaeus
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Björn Ulvaeus at Gothenburg Book Fair 2007.
Background information
Birth name Björn Kristian Ulvaeus
Born 25 April 1945 (age 69)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres EuropopFolk rockSwedish folk,Euro discoSchlager
Occupations Songwriter, composer, musician, writer, producer
Instruments Guitar, mandolinbanjo, vocals
Years active 1963–present
Labels Polar Music
Associated acts ABBAHootenanny Singers,Benny Andersson

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (Swedish pronunciation: [bjœːɳ ɵlˈveːɵs]; born 25 April 1945) often credited as Björn Ulvæus is a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, writer, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–83), and co-composer of the musicals ChessKristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ex-ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.

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Stu Cook

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Stu Cook
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Background information
Birth name Stuart Alden Cook
Born April 25, 1945 (age 69)
Genres Rockroots rockcountry rock,blues rockswamp rock,southern rockrock and roll
Occupations Musiciansongwriter, producer
Instruments Bass guitarguitarpianovocals,Double Bass
Years active 1961–present
Labels Fuel 2000Fantasy Records,Warner Bros. RecordsWounded Bird Records
Associated acts Creedence Clearwater Revival,Southern PacificCreedence Clearwater Revisited
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass

Stuart Alden “Stu” Cook (born April 25, 1945) is an American bass guitarist, best known for his work in the rock bandCreedence Clearwater Revival.

Career

In the mid-1970s, Cook and former CCR drummer Doug Clifford joined the Don Harrison Band, which released two albums. In 1979, Cook produced 15 songs by Roky Erickson and the Aliens, which were released in 1980 on two LPs with different running orders, The Evil One and I Think Of Demons. From 1986 to 1991, Cook was a member of the country and western band Southern Pacific. Cook and Clifford later formed the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995.

Discography

Main article: Creedence Clearwater Revival discography

With Don Harrison Band

  • 1976: The Don Harrison Band
  • 1977: Red Hot

With Roky Erickson and The Aliens

  • 1980: Roky Erickson and the Aliens
  • 1981: The Evil One

With Southern Pacific

  • 1986: Killbilly Hill
  • 1988: Zuma
  • 1990: County Line
  • 1991: Greatest Hits

With Creedence Clearwater Revisited

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