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Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brosnan
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Brosnan in February 2014
Born Pierce Brendan Brosnan
16 May 1953 (age 60)
DroghedaCounty Louth, Ireland
Occupation Actor, producer, environmentalist
Years active 1977–present[1]
Home town NavanCounty Meath, Ireland
Religion Roman Catholicism[2]
Spouse(s) Cassandra Harris
(1980–1991) (her death)
Keely Shaye Smith
(2001–present)
Children 5

Pierce Brendan Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).

After Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as The Fourth Protocol and Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. During this period, he also took the lead in other films such as Dante’s Peakand the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. After leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008), and The Ghost Writer (2010).

In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.

He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and he became an American citizen in 2004.

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Janet Jackson

 

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This article is about the singer. For her self-titled album, see Janet Jackson (album).
Janet Jackson
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Janet Jackson at a 2006 press conference
Born Janet Damita Jo Jackson
May 16, 1966 (age 47)
GaryIndianaUnited States
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • dancer
  • actress
  • record producer
  • film producer
  • author
Years active 1973–present
Net worth US $150 million (estimate as 2013)
Height 5′ 4″ (163 cm)
Relatives
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts The Jackson 5
Website
janetjackson.com

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. She is known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television appearances, and film roles.

After signing a recording contract with A&M, she came to prominence following the release of her third studio album, Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated popwith elements of rhythm and bluesdancefunkrock, and industrial overtones, leading to appeal in popular music. Her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), focused on socially conscious themes and various musical styles, and made Jackson the only artist in history to garner seven top five singles from the same album. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation of her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio and music channels, she was acknowledged as a role model for her lyrical substance.

Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking, multimillion dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the industry’s highest paid artists. Her debut album under the label, janet. (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore carnality in her work. Upon its release, she played the starring role in the film Poetic Justice; and has continued to act in feature films, including The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and the Why Did I Get Married? franchise. Her following album, The Velvet Rope (1997), discussed themes of depression and sadomasochism, spawning the biggest hit of her career, “Together Again“. By the end of the nineties, Billboard named her the second most successful recording artist of the decade, following Mariah Carey. Jackson’s seventh album, All for You (2001), returned to an upbeat, optimistic sound. It was succeeded by Damita Jo (2004), 20 Y.O. (2006), and Discipline (2008).

Having sold over 140 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.[1][2] The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-sellingfemale artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums.[3] In 2012, Billboard declared Jackson the seventh most successful female artist of the past twenty years, the ninth most successful overall, and was previously ranked second during the mid-decade.[4][5] In 2010, the publication declared her as the fifth most successful R&B artist of the past twenty-five years. She is currently the third most successful artist on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[6] Jackson has a total of five albums among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s “Definitive 200 Albums”, Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and The Telegraph’s “120 Essential Pop Albums”, considered among the most influential in popular music.[7][8][9] She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as “Nasty“, “Rhythm Nation“, “That’s the Way Love Goes“, “Together Again“, and “All for You” her most iconic.

One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. Her influence is thought to rival that of Madonna and Michael Jackson.[10][10] Jackson’s accolades include six Grammy Awards, an Emmy AwardMTV’s Video Vanguard Award, and Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. She has been awarded the Radio Music Award‘s “Legend Award”, Recording Academy‘s “Governor’s Award”,[11] Billboard Award’s “Artistic Achievement Award”, MTV‘s inaugural Icon tributeAmerican Music Award‘s “Award of Merit”, MTV Japan‘s “Inspiration Award”, and was also the recipient of the “Legend Award” at the World Music Awards.[12] Her film career has garnered industry recognition, receiving MTV Movie Awards and Image Awards.[13] Jackson holds a record of over thirty Billboard Awards, and is the only artist in history to receive Grammy nominations spanning five different genres.

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Danny Trejo

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Danny Trejo
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Danny Trejo in 2009
Born Dan Trejo
May 16, 1944 (age 69)
Echo Park, Los Angeles,CaliforniaUnited States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Debbie Shreve (1997-2009)

Dan “Danny” Trejo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtɾexo]; born May 16, 1944) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. Some of his notable films include HeatCon AirMachete, and Desperado, the latter two with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez.

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Jim Sturgess

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Jim Sturgess
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Born James Anthony Sturgess
16 May 1978 (age 35)
London, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Salford University
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter
Years active 1994–present
Musical career
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Tragic Toys
Dilated Spies
Saint Faith
Website Official website

James Anthony “Jim” Sturgess[1] (born 16 May 1978)[2][3][4] is an English actor and singer-songwriter.[5] His breakthrough role was appearing as Jude in the musical romance drama film Across the Universe (2007).

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Debra Winger

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Debra Winger
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Debra Winger at the inauguration of President Obama
Born Mary Debra Winger
May 16, 1955 (age 58)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Timothy Hutton (1986–1990; divorced; 1 child)
Arliss Howard (1996–present; 1 child)

Mary Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress and producer. She gained critical acclaim for her performance in Urban Cowboy in 1980. She then gave Academy Award-nominated performances in An Officer and a GentlemanTerms of Endearment, and Shadowlands.

She has been nominated for four Golden Globe awards, two BAFTA awards, an Emmy Award, and won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for Terms of Endearment and the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for A Dangerous Woman. She was also an executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland.

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