Robert De Niro
|Robert De Niro|
|Born||August 17, 1943
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, film producer|
|Parents||Robert De Niro, Sr.
Robert De Niro (/dəˈnɪroʊ/; born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director, and producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) and Mean Streets (1973). In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, he was cast as the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is also highly regarded for his role in the 1990 crime film Goodfellas.
De Niro’s longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese began with Mean Streets, and later earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He earned nominations for Taxi Driver in 1976 and Cape Fear in 1991. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino‘s The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall‘s Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese’s Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990.
De Niro has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for his work in New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988),Analyze This (1999), and Meet the Parents (2000). He has also simultaneously directed and starred in films such as 1993’s A Bronx Tale and 2006’s The Good Shepherd. De Niro has received many accolades for his career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award (2003) and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award
|Blood on the Dance Floor|
BOTDF at Ace Of Spades 2013
Jayy Von Monroe (left) and Dahvie Vanity (right)
|Origin||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Labels||Dark Fantasy Records|
|Associated acts||Jeffree Star, Deuce|
Jayy Von Monroe
|Past members||Christopher Mongillo
|Penn at the premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013 New York Film Festival|
|Ambassador-at-large for Haiti|
January 31, 2012
|Born||Sean Justin Penn
August 17, 1960
Los Angeles County, California, United States
|Relations||Chris Penn (brother)
Michael Penn (brother)
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, director, activist, politician|
Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, activist, and politician. He is known for his left-wing political and social activism, including humanitarian work. He is a two-time Academy Award winner for his roles in Mystic River (2003) and Milk (2008), as well as the recipient of a Golden Globe Award for the former and aScreen Actors Guild Award for the latter.
Penn began his acting career in television with a brief appearance in a 1974 episode of Little House on the Prairie, directed by his father Leo Penn. Following his film debut in 1981’sTaps and a diverse range of film roles in the 1980s, Penn emerged as a prominent leading actor with the 1995 drama film Dead Man Walking, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Penn received another two Oscar nominations for Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and I Am Sam (2001), before winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Mystic River and a second one in 2008 for Milk. He has also won a Best Actor Award of the Cannes Film Festival for She’s So Lovely (1997), and two Best Actor Awards at the Venice Film Festival for Hurlyburly (1998) and 21 Grams (2003).
Penn made his feature film directorial debut with 1991’s The Indian Runner, followed by the drama film The Crossing Guard (1995) and the mystery film The Pledge (2001). In 2002, Penn directed one of the 11 segments of 11’09″01 September 11, a compilation film made in response to the September 11 attacks. His fourth feature film, Into the Wild (2007), garnered critical acclaim and two Academy Award nominations.
In addition to his film work, Penn is known for his political and social activism, most notably his criticism of the George W. Bush administration, his contact with the Presidents ofVenezuela and Cuba, and his humanitarian work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Penn also attracted media attention for his previous marriages to pop singer Madonna and actress Robin Wright.
Belinda Carlisle performing in 2010
|Birth name||Belinda Jo Carlisle|
|Also known as||Belinda, Dottie Danger, Belinda Jo Kurczeski|
|Born||August 17, 1958
Hollywood, Los Angeles,California, United States
|Genres||Pop rock, pop|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, author|
|Instruments||Vocals, Drums, Guitar|
Ark 21 (1996-1997)
|Associated acts||The Go-Go’s
Black Randy and the Metrosquad
Belinda Jo Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go’s, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven million albums in just three years and she later went on to have a successful solo career with hits such as “Mad About You“, “I Get Weak“, “Circle in the Sand“, “Leave a Light On” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” among others, which were major successes in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as internationally.
Her autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews. On August 11, 2011, she received, as a member of the Go-Go’s, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
O’Hara in c. 1940
17 August 1920
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Maureen O’Hara (born 17 August 1920) is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with a highly sensible attitude. She often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, ‘Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and was a New York Times Bestseller.