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Arnold Schwarzenegger


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Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Schwarzenegger at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego
Born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
July 30, 1947 (age 66)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Residence Brentwood, Los Angeles,California, U.S.
Citizenship Austria
United States
Alma mater Santa Monica College
University of Wisconsin–Superior
Occupation Bodybuilder, actor, director, producer, businessman, investor, politician, writer, activist
Years active 1970–present
Political party
Republican Party
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]
Spouse(s) Maria Shriver (m. 1986)(separated)
Children Katherine
Christina (b. 1991)
Patrick (b. 1993)
Christopher (b. 1997)
Joseph Baena (b. 1997)
Relatives Gustav Schwarzenegger
(father, deceased)
Aurelia Jadrny
(mother, deceased)
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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (/ˈʃwɔrtsənɛɡər/; German: [ˈaɐnɔlt ˈalɔʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American actor, film producer, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. He was nicknamed the “Austrian Oak” and the “Styrian Oak” in his bodybuilding days, “Arnie” during his acting career and more recently “The Governator” (a portmanteau of “Governor” and “The Terminator” – one of his best-known movie roles).[2]

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis’s term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in California’s 2006 gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his second term on January 5, 2007.[3] In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor, and it was announced that he had separated from Maria Shriver, his wife for the previous 25 years; she is a member of the influential Kennedy family, as a niece of the lateDemocratic US President John F. Kennedy.

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Vivica A. Fox

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Vivica Fox

Fox in 2009
Born Vivica Anjanetta Fox
July 30, 1964 (age 49)[1]
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Other names Vivica Fox
Occupation Actress, television producer, executive producer, co-executive producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Harvest (m. 1998–2002)

Vivica Anjanetta Fox (born July 30, 1964)[1] is an American actress and television producer. She is best known for her roles in the films Independence Day, Set It Off, Soul Food, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Kill Bill, Booty Call, and Juwanna Mann. Fox will also be a contestant on the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice season 7.

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Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank
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Swank on the ‘magenta carpet’ at Life Ball 2013 in Vienna, Austria.
Born Hilary Ann Swank
July 30, 1974 (age 39)
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Chad Lowe (m. 1997–2007)

Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress. She has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Swank made her film debut in a minor role in the 1992 comedy film Buffy the Vampire Slayer before starring in her breakout lead role in the fourth installment of the The Karate Kid franchiseThe Next Karate Kid in 1994, alongside Pat Morita. On television, she was cast as part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210 as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998. Swank garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical indie film Boys Don’t Cry, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She starred in Clint Eastwood‘s 2004 sports drama film Million Dollar Baby as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Her other films include, The Gift (2000), Insomnia (2002), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), The Reaping (2007), P.S. I Love You (2007), Freedom Writers (2007), the biographical aviation filmAmelia (2009) and New Year’s Eve (2011).

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Laurence Fishburne

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Laurence Fishburne
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Fishburne in September 2009
Born Laurence John Fishburne III
July 30, 1961 (age 52)
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Other names Larry Fishburne
Occupation Actor, film director, film producer, playwright
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Hajna O. Moss (1985–1990s)
Gina Torres (2002–present)
Children Langston

Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy, Clean in Apocalypse Now, Cowboy Curtis on the television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Ike Turner in the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It and as Furious Styles in Boyz n the Hood. He became the first African-American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker‘s 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. He won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Two Trains Running (1992), and an Emmy Award for Drama Series Guest Actor for his performance in TriBeCa(1993).

From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne has starred in several cult classics, including Deep Cover, andKing of New York. In 2013, he portrayed Perry White in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel and stars as Special Agent Jack Crawford on the NBC thriller series Hannibal.

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Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy
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Buddy Guy performing and interacting with the crowd
Background information
Birth name George Guy
Born July 30, 1936 (age 77)
Lettsworth, Louisiana, United States
Genres Chicago blues, electric blues
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1953–present
Labels RCA, Cobra, Chess, Delmark,Silvertone, MCA, Atlantic, MPS,Charly, Zomba Music Group,Jive, Vanguard, JSP Records,Rhino Records, Purple Pyramid,Flyright, AIM Recording Co., Alligator Records, Blues Ball Records
Associated acts Junior Wells
Website http://www.buddyguy.net/
Notable instruments
Fender Buddy Guy Signature Stratocaster

George “Buddy” Guy (born July 30, 1936[1]) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced white blues-rock musicians such as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters‘ band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. Guy had a long musical partnership with harmonica player Junior Wells.

Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“,[2] His song “Stone Crazy” was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.[3]

Guy’s autobiography, When I Left Home: My Story, was released on May 8, 2012.

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