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Bruce Willis
Red (2010 film)
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Action/Thriller
Bruce Willis
Walter Bruce Willis
(born March 19, 1955) is an American actor and film producer. Born in Germany to a German mother and American father, Willis moved to the U.S. with his family when he was two years old. His career began on the off-Broadway stage in the 1970s. He achieved fame with a leading role on the comedy-drama series
Moonlighting
(1985–1989) and has since appeared in over 70 films, gaining widespread recognition as an action hero after his portrayal of John McClane in the
Die Hard
franchise (1988–2013) and other subsequent roles.
Willis's other credits include
Hudson Hawk
(1991),
Pulp Fiction
(1994),
12 Monkeys
(1995),
Last Man Standing
(1996),
The Fifth Element
(1997),
Mercury Rising
(1998),
The Sixth Sense
(1999),
Unbreakable
(2000),
Tears of the Sun
(2003),
Hostage
(2005),
Over the Hedge
(2006),
Red
(2010),
Moonrise Kingdom
(2012) and
Glass
(2019).

As a singer, Willis released his debut album
The Return of Bruno
in 1987, followed by two more albums in 1989 and 2001. He made his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of
Misery
in 2015. Willis has received numerous accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.





American actor and film producer
2
Hans Zimmer
Hidden Figures
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Drama
Hans Zimmer
Hans Florian Zimmer
(German pronunciation:[ˈhans ˈfloːʁi̯aːn ˈtsɪmɐ] (listen); born 12 September 1957) is a German film score composer and record producer. Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films. His works include
The Lion King
(for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995),
Crimson Tide
,
Gladiator
, the
Pirates of the Caribbean
series,
The Dark Knight Trilogy
,
Inception
,
Interstellar
,
Dunkirk
, and
Blade Runner 2049
. He has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by
The Daily Telegraph
.
Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and works with other composers through the company that he founded, Remote Control Productions, formerly known as Media Ventures. His studio in Santa Monica, California has an extensive range of computer equipment and keyboards, allowing demo versions of film scores to be created quickly. Zimmer has collaborated on multiple projects with directors including Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay, Guy Ritchie and Christopher Nolan.





German film composer
3
Pharrell Williams
Hidden Figures
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Drama
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams
(; born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Alongside close friend Chad Hugo, he formed the hip hop and R&B production duo The Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists. In 1999, he became lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D., which he formed with Hugo and Shay Haley.

Williams released his debut solo album,
In My Mind
, in 2006. In 2013, he was featured on the song "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke and T.I., and his song "Happy" was the lead single for the soundtrack of the film
Despicable Me 2
. In the same year, he was featured on Daft Punk's single "Get Lucky", which won Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. His second album,
Girl
, was released in 2014.
Williams has received numerous accolades and nominations. He has won 13 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (one as a member of The Neptunes). He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee: in 2014 for Best Original Song, for "Happy" (from
Despicable Me 2
); and in 2017 for Best Picture, as a producer of
Hidden Figures
.





American singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer from Virginia
4
Martin Scorsese
Aviator
Casino
The Irishman
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Action/Thriller
Drama
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese
(, Italian:[skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence and the liberal use of profanity. Scorsese has also dedicated his life to film preservation and film restoration by founding the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation in 1990, as well as the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.
Scorsese studied at New York University, where he received a bachelor's degree in English literature in 1964, and received a master's degree in fine arts in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1968. In 1967 Scorsese's first feature film
Who's That Knocking at My Door
was released and was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival, where critic Roger Ebert saw it and called it "a marvelous evocation of American city life, announcing the arrival of an important new director". Scorsese's mentors included John Cassavetes, whose chatty, improvisational style did much to influence Scorsese's scripts and production work, and who told him to "make films about what you know". In 1971 Scorsese moved to Hollywood, where he associated with some of the young directors who defined the decade, including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, and George Lucas. He directed
Boxcar Bertha
(1972), a cut-rate Depression-era film for Roger Corman, and
Mean Streets
(1973), a personal film about faith and redemption shot in Little Italy, starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

He has established a filmmaking history involving repeat collaborations with actors and film technicians, including nine films made with Robert De Niro. His films with De Niro are the psychological thriller
Taxi Driver
(1976), the biographical sports drama
Raging Bull
(1980), the satirical black comedy
The King of Comedy
(1982), the musical drama
New York, New York
(1977), the psychological thriller
Cape Fear
(1991), and the crime films
Mean Streets
(1973),
Goodfellas
(1990),
Casino
(1995) and
The Irishman
(2019). Scorsese has also been noted for his collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films: the historical epic
Gangs of New York
(2002), the Howard Hughes biography
The Aviator
(2004), the crime thriller
The Departed
(2006), the psychological thriller
Shutter Island
(2010), and the Wall Street black comedy
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013).
The Departed
won Scorsese an Academy Award for Best Director, and for Best Picture. Scorsese is also known for his long-time collaboration with film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited every Scorsese film beginning with
Raging Bull
. Scorsese's other film work includes the black comedy
After Hours
(1985), the romantic drama
The Age of Innocence
(1993), the children's adventure drama
Hugo
(2011), and the religious epics
The Last Temptation of Christ
(1988),
Kundun
(1997) and
Silence
(2016).

Scorsese's films have consistently garnered critical acclaim, with nine nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director, Scorsese is the most-nominated living director and is second only to William Wyler's twelve nominations overall. In 2007, Scorsese was presented with the Kennedy Center Honor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for his influence in American culture, and four of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, a British Film Institute Fellowship in 1995, and a BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Scorsese is also a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Silver Lion, a Grammy Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. Scorsese is also known for his work in television, including directing the pilot episodes of the HBO series
Boardwalk Empire
and
Vinyl
, the latter he also co-created. As a fan of rock music, he has directed several documentaries on the subject after editing
Woodstock
(1970), including
The Last Waltz
(1978),
No Direction Home
(2005),
Shine a Light
(2008),
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
(2011), and
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
(2019).






American filmmaker
5
Alec Baldwin
Aviator
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Drama
Alec Baldwin
Alexander Rae Baldwin III
(born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and political activist. He is the eldest of the four actor brothers in the Baldwin family. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on the sixth and seventh seasons of the CBS primetime soap opera
Knots Landing
.

In his early career he then played both leading and supporting roles in a variety of films such as Tim Burton's
Beetlejuice
(1988), Mike Nichols'
Working Girl
(1988), Jonathan Demme's
Married to the Mob
(1988), and Oliver Stone's
Talk Radio
(1988). He gained attention for his performances as Jack Ryan in
The Hunt for Red October
(1990) and in
Glengarry Glen Ross
(1992). Since then he has worked with directors such as Woody Allen in
Alice
(1990),
To Rome with Love
(2012) and
Blue Jasmine
(2013), and Martin Scorsese in
The Aviator
(2004) and
The Departed
(2006). His performance in the drama
The Cooler
(2003) garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has done voice work for
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie
(2004),
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
(2008),
Rise of the Guardians
(2012), and
The Boss Baby
(2017).

From 2006 to 2013, Baldwin gained critical acclaim starring alongside Tina Fey as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom
30 Rock
, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the series, making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards in history. On stage, he portrayed Stanley Kowalski in the 1992 Broadway production of
A Streetcar Named Desire
and the title character in a 1998 Off-Broadway production of
Macbeth
, the former earning him a Tony Award nomination. Baldwin co-starred in
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
(2015) and
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
(2018), the fifth and sixth installments of the
Mission: Impossible
series. He is also a columnist for
The Huffington Post
. Since 2016, he has been the host of
Match Game
.

Baldwin has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Donald Trump on the long-running sketch series
Saturday Night Live
, both during the latter part of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign and following the inauguration, a role that won him his third Primetime Emmy in 2017. He was nominated again in 2018.




American actor, writer, producer, and comedian
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Joe Pesci
Casino
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Action/Thriller
Joe Pesci
Joseph Frank Pesci
(
PESH-ee
, Italian pronunciation:[ˈpeʃʃi]; born February 9, 1943) is an American actor and musician. He is known for portraying tough, volatile characters in a variety of genres and for his collaborations with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the films
Raging Bull
(1980),
Goodfellas
(1990),
Casino
(1995), and
The Irishman
(2019). He also appeared in
Once Upon a Time in America
(1984),
Moonwalker
(1988),
JFK
(1991),
A Bronx Tale
(1993), and
The Good Shepherd
(2006). His comedy roles include such films as
Home Alone
(1990),
My Cousin Vinny
(1992),
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(1992), and the
Lethal Weapon
franchise (1989–1998).

Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic gangster Tommy DeVito in
Goodfellas
and received two other nominations in the same category for his portrayals of Joey LaMotta and Russell Bufalino in 1980's
Raging Bull
and in 2019's
The Irishman
, respectively.

He announced his retirement from acting in 1999, and has since appeared only occasionally in films.

He is also a musician who has recorded three studio albums,
Little Joe Sure Can Sing!
(1968),
Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You
(1998) and
Pesci... Still Singing
(2019).





American actor
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Robert de Niro
Casino
The Irishman
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Drama
Robert De Niro
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
(, Italian:[de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is particularly known for his nine collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor, and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016.

Born in Manhattan in New York City, De Niro studied acting at HB Studio, Stella Adler Conservatory, and Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio. His first major role was in
Greetings
(1968), and gained recognition with his role as a baseball player in the sports drama
Bang the Drum Slowly
(1973). His first collaboration with Scorsese was
Mean Streets
(1973), where he played small-time criminal "Johnny Boy". Stardom followed with his role as young Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's crime epic
The Godfather Part II
(1974), which won De Niro the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. For his portrayal of Travis Bickle in
Taxi Driver
(1976) and a soldier in the Vietnam War drama
The Deer Hunter
(1978) he earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

De Niro portrayed Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's biographical drama
Raging Bull
(1980), and won the Academy Award for Best Actor, his first in this category. He diversified to other roles, playing a stand-up comic in
The King of Comedy
(1982), and gained further recognition for his performances in Bernardo Bertolucci's epic
1900
(1976), Sergio Leone's crime epic
Once Upon a Time in America
(1984), Terry Gilliam's dystopian satire
Brazil
(1985), the religious epic
The Mission
(1986), and the comedy
Midnight Run
(1988)
.
De Niro portrayed gangster Jimmy Conway in
Goodfellas
and a catatonic patient in the drama
Awakenings
(both 1990), and a criminal in the psychological thriller
Cape Fear
(1991). All three films received praise for De Niro's performances. He then starred in
This Boy's Life
(1993), and directed his first feature film with 1993's
A Bronx Tale.
His other critical successes include the crime films
Heat
and
Casino
(both 1995).

He is also known for his comic roles in
Wag the Dog
(1997),
Analyze This
(1999), and
Meet the Parents
(2000). After appearing in several critically panned and commercially unsuccessful films, he earned a Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in David O. Russell's 2012 romantic comedy
Silver Linings Playbook
. In 2017, De Niro portrayed Bernie Madoff in
The Wizard of Lies
, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He then starred in the psychological thriller
Joker
and Scorsese's crime epic
The Irishman
(both 2019).

De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal founded the film and television production company TriBeCa Productions in 1989, which has produced several films alongside his own. Also with Rosenthal, he founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Six of De Niro's films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".




American actor, director, and producer
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Al Pacino
The Irishman
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Drama
Al Pacino
Alfredo James Pacino
(; Italian:[paˈtʃiːno]; born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning over five decades, he has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. He is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also been honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the National Medal of Arts. A method actor and former student of the HB Studio and the Actors Studio, where he was taught by Charlie Laughton and Lee Strasberg, Pacino's film debut came at the age of 29 with a minor role in
Me, Natalie
(1969). He gained favorable notice for his first lead role as a heroin addict in
The Panic in Needle Park
(1971). Wide acclaim and recognition came with his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's
The Godfather
(1972), for which he received his first Oscar nomination, and he would reprise the role in the sequels
The Godfather Part II
(1974) and
The Godfather Part III
(1990).

Pacino received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for
Serpico
(1973),
The Godfather Part II
,
Dog Day Afternoon
(1975), and
...And Justice for All
(1979), ultimately winning it for playing a blind military veteran in
Scent of a Woman
(1992). For his performances in
The Godfather
,
Dick Tracy
(1990),
Glengarry Glen Ross
(1992), and
The Irishman
(2019), he earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations. Other notable portrayals include Tony Montana in
Scarface
(1983), Carlito Brigante in
Carlito's Way
(1993), Benjamin Ruggiero in
Donnie Brasco
(1997), and Lowell Bergman in
The Insider
(1999). He has also starred in the thrillers
Heat
(1995),
The Devil's Advocate
(1997),
Insomnia
(2002), and appeared in
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(2019).

On television, Pacino has acted in several productions for HBO, including
Angels in America
(2003) and the Jack Kevorkian biopic
You Don't Know Jack
(2010), winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for each. Pacino currently stars in the Amazon Video series
Hunters
(2020–present). He has also had an extensive career on stage. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, in 1969 and 1977, for his performances in
Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?
and
The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
.

Pacino made his filmmaking debut with
Looking for Richard
(1996), directing and starring in this documentary about
Richard III
; Pacino had played the lead role on stage in 1977. He has also acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation and 2010 stage production of
The Merchant of Venice
. Pacino directed and starred in
Chinese Coffee
(2000),
Wilde Salomé
(2011), and
Salomé
(2013). Since 1994, he has been the joint president of the Actors Studio.





American actor
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Jude Law
The New Pope
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Jude Law
David Jude Heyworth Law
(born 29 December 1972) is an English actor. He has received multiple awards including a BAFTA Film Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and two Tony Awards. In 2007, he received an Honorary César and was named a knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
Born and raised in London, Law started acting in theatre. After finding small roles in feature films, Law gained recognition for his role in Anthony Minghella's
The Talented Mr. Ripley
(1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for an Academy Award. He found further critical and commercial success in
Enemy at the Gates
(2001), Steven Spielberg's
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
(2001) and Sam Mendes'
Road to Perdition
(2002). He continued to gain praise for starring in the war film
Cold Mountain
(2003), the drama
Closer
(2004), and the romantic comedy
The Holiday
(2006), gaining Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for the first of these.

Law played Dr. Watson in
Sherlock Holmes
(2009) and
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
(2011), a younger Albus Dumbledore in
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
(2018), and Yon-Rogg in
Captain Marvel
(2019); all of which rank among his highest-grossing releases. His other notable roles were in
Contagion
(2011),
Hugo
(2011),
Side Effects
(2013),
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014), and
Spy
(2015); and the television series
The Young Pope
(2016) and
The New Pope
(2020).

Law has also had an accomplished career on stage, performing in several West End and Broadway productions such as
Les Parents terribles
in 1994,
Hamlet
in 2010, and
Anna Christie
in 2011. He received Tony Award nominations for the first and second of these.

Law's Riff Raff Entertainment, founded with business partner Ben Jackson, inked a first-look deal for both feature films and television production with New Republic Pictures on April 13, 2021.




English actor
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Luca Guadagnino
Call Me By Your Name
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Luca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
(Italian:[ˈluːka ɡwadaɲˈɲiːno]; born 10 August 1971) is an Italian filmmaker. He has collaborated a number of times with actress Tilda Swinton, including on the films
The Protagonists
(1999),
I Am Love
(2009),
A Bigger Splash
(2015) and
Suspiria
(2018), a remake of the 1977 film of the same name.

For directing and producing
Call Me by Your Name
(2017), Guadagnino received widespread critical acclaim and several accolades, including nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction and Best Film, and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.





Italian film director
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Maggie Cheung
In the Mood for Love
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Romance
Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
(simplified Chinese: 张曼玉; traditional Chinese: 張曼玉; pinyin:
Zhāng Mànyù
; Jyutping:
Zoeng1 Maan6 Juk2
; born 20 September 1964) is a Hong Kong actress. Raised in Hong Kong and Britain, she started her career after placing second in 1983's Miss Hong Kong Pageant. She achieved critical success in the late 80s and into the early 2000s, before taking a break from acting since her last starring role in 2004. In recent years, she rarely makes public appearances except for fashion events and award ceremonies.

Cheung has won numerous accolades at home and abroad for her acting. She has won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress 5 times in the span of 11 years from 1990 to 2001, and holds the record for most wins in that category. She also holds the record for most wins for the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in Taiwan, having won 4 times. In the West, she has been awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin International Film Festival in 1992 and Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival in 2004. In 2004, she became the first Asian actress to be nominated for the French César Award for Best Actress.

Her most acclaimed performances include
As Tears Go By
,
Center Stage
,
Comrades: Almost a Love Story
,
Green Snake
,
The Soong Sisters
,
Irma Vep
,
In the Mood for Love
, and
Clean
. Her cheongsam-wearing character in 2000's
In the Mood for Love
, opposite male lead Tony Leung Chiu Wai and under the direction of Wong Kar-wai, is a classic in both the film and fashion worlds.




Hong Kong actress
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Wong Kar-Wai
In the Mood for Love
Musik bei Wong Kar-Wai (Doku auf Arte)
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Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(traditional Chinese: 王家衛; simplified Chinese: 王家卫; born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong film director. His films are characterised by nonlinear narratives, atmospheric music, and vivid cinematography involving bold, saturated colours. A pivotal figure of Hong Kong cinema, Wong has had a considerable influence on filmmaking with his trademark personal, unconventional approach. His films frequently appear on best-of lists domestically and internationally.

Born in Shanghai in 1958, Wong moved to British Hong Kong with his family when he was five. He began a career as a screenwriter for soap operas before transitioning to directing with his debut, the crime drama
As Tears Go By
(1988). While
As Tears Go By
was fairly successful in Hong Kong, Wong moved away from the contemporary trend of crime and action movies to embark on more personal filmmaking styles.
Days of Being Wild
(1990), his first venture into such direction, did not perform well at the box office. It however received critical acclaim, and won Best Film and Best Director at the 1991 Hong Kong Film Awards. His next film,
Ashes of Time
(1994), was met with mixed reception because of its vague plot and atypical take on the
wuxia
genre.

The production of
Ashes of Time
was time-consuming and left Wong exhausted; he subsequently directed
Chungking Express
(1994) with hopes of reconciling with filmmaking. The film, expressing a more lighthearted atmosphere, catapulted Wong to international prominence, and won Best Film and Best Director at the 1995 Hong Kong Film Awards. Wong consolidated his worldwide reputation with the 1997 drama
Happy Together
, for which he won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 2000 drama
In the Mood for Love
, revered for its lush visuals and subtle storytelling, concretely established Wong's trademark filmmaking styles. Among his other work are
2046
(2004) and
The Grandmaster
(2013), both of which received awards and nominations worldwide.





Hong Kong film director
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Leonardo DiCaprio
Django Unchained
Shutter Island
Inglorious Bastards
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Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
(; Italian:[diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. He has often played unconventional roles, particularly in biopics and period films. As of 2019, his films have grossed $7.2 billion worldwide, and he has placed eight times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors.

Born in Los Angeles, DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, he played recurring roles in various television series, such as the sitcom
Parenthood
. Leonardo DiCaprio had his first major film role as Tobias "Toby" Wolff in
This Boy's Life
(1993). 19-year-old Leonardo received critical acclaim and first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his supporting role as a developmentally disabled boy Arnie Grape in
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
(1993), becoming the seventh-youngest nominee in the category. He achieved international stardom in the epic romance
Titanic
(1997), which became the highest-grossing film to that point. After a few commercially unsuccessful films, DiCaprio starred in two successful features in 2002: the biographical crime drama
Catch Me If You Can
and the historical drama
Gangs of New York
, which marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese.

DiCaprio portrayed Howard Hughes in
The Aviator
(2004) and continued to receive acclaim for his performances in the political thriller
Blood Diamond
(2006), the crime drama
The Departed
(2006), and the romantic drama
Revolutionary Road
(2008). In the 2010s, he starred in the science fiction thriller
Inception
(2010), the western
Django Unchained
(2012), the biopic
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013), the survival drama
The Revenant
(2015), and the comedy-drama
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(2019), all of which were critical and commercial successes. His accolades include an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Golden Globe Award for
The Revenant
as well as two other Golden Globes for
The Aviator
and
The Wolf of Wall Street
.

DiCaprio is the founder of Appian Way Productions—a production company that has produced some of his films and the documentary series
Greensburg
(2008–2010)—and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness. He regularly supports charitable causes and has produced several documentaries on the environment. In 2005, he was named the commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts, and in 2016, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by
Time
magazine.




American actor and producer
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Martin Scorsese
Shutter Island
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Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese
(, Italian:[skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American identity, Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, machismo, nihilism, crime and sectarianism. Many of his films are known for their depiction of violence and the liberal use of profanity. Scorsese has also dedicated his life to film preservation and film restoration by founding the nonprofit organization The Film Foundation in 1990, as well as the World Cinema Foundation in 2007 and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017.
Scorsese studied at New York University, where he received a bachelor's degree in English literature in 1964, and received a master's degree in fine arts in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1968. In 1967 Scorsese's first feature film
Who's That Knocking at My Door
was released and was accepted into the Chicago Film Festival, where critic Roger Ebert saw it and called it "a marvelous evocation of American city life, announcing the arrival of an important new director". Scorsese's mentors included John Cassavetes, whose chatty, improvisational style did much to influence Scorsese's scripts and production work, and who told him to "make films about what you know". In 1971 Scorsese moved to Hollywood, where he associated with some of the young directors who defined the decade, including Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, and George Lucas. He directed
Boxcar Bertha
(1972), a cut-rate Depression-era film for Roger Corman, and
Mean Streets
(1973), a personal film about faith and redemption shot in Little Italy, starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

He has established a filmmaking history involving repeat collaborations with actors and film technicians, including nine films made with Robert De Niro. His films with De Niro are the psychological thriller
Taxi Driver
(1976), the biographical sports drama
Raging Bull
(1980), the satirical black comedy
The King of Comedy
(1982), the musical drama
New York, New York
(1977), the psychological thriller
Cape Fear
(1991), and the crime films
Mean Streets
(1973),
Goodfellas
(1990),
Casino
(1995) and
The Irishman
(2019). Scorsese has also been noted for his collaborations with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, having directed him in five films: the historical epic
Gangs of New York
(2002), the Howard Hughes biography
The Aviator
(2004), the crime thriller
The Departed
(2006), the psychological thriller
Shutter Island
(2010), and the Wall Street black comedy
The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013).
The Departed
won Scorsese an Academy Award for Best Director, and for Best Picture. Scorsese is also known for his long-time collaboration with film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited every Scorsese film beginning with
Raging Bull
. Scorsese's other film work includes the black comedy
After Hours
(1985), the romantic drama
The Age of Innocence
(1993), the children's adventure drama
Hugo
(2011), and the religious epics
The Last Temptation of Christ
(1988),
Kundun
(1997) and
Silence
(2016).

Scorsese's films have consistently garnered critical acclaim, with nine nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director, Scorsese is the most-nominated living director and is second only to William Wyler's twelve nominations overall. In 2007, Scorsese was presented with the Kennedy Center Honor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for his influence in American culture, and four of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". He also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, a British Film Institute Fellowship in 1995, and a BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Scorsese is also a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, a Cannes Film Festival Award, a Silver Lion, a Grammy Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and two Directors Guild of America Awards. Scorsese is also known for his work in television, including directing the pilot episodes of the HBO series
Boardwalk Empire
and
Vinyl
, the latter he also co-created. As a fan of rock music, he has directed several documentaries on the subject after editing
Woodstock
(1970), including
The Last Waltz
(1978),
No Direction Home
(2005),
Shine a Light
(2008),
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
(2011), and
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
(2019).






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Woody Harrelson
White Men Can't Jump
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Woody Harrelson
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
(born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and playwright. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

Harrelson first became known for his role as bartender Woody Boyd on the NBC sitcom
Cheers
(1985–1993), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from a total of five nominations. He has received three Academy Award nominations: Best Actor for
The People vs. Larry Flynt
(1996) and Best Supporting Actor for
The Messenger
(2009) and for
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017). He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Hart in the first season of the HBO crime anthology series
True Detective
.





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Frances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Frances McDormand
Frances Louise McDormand
(born
Cynthia Ann Smith
, June 23, 1957) is an American actress and producer. McDormand is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting." One of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong female characters. Although primarily recognized for her roles in small-budget independent films, McDormand's worldwide box office gross exceeds $2.2 billion helped by her appearances in the
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
(2011) and
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
(2012).
McDormand was educated at Bethany College and Yale University. She has starred in a number of Coen Brothers’ films, including
Blood Simple
(1984),
Raising Arizona
(1987),
Fargo
(1996),
The Man Who Wasn't There
(2001),
Burn After Reading
(2008), and
Hail, Caesar!
(2016). For her portrayal of Marge Gunderson in
Fargo
, McDormand won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include
Mississippi Burning
(1988),
Almost Famous
(2000), and
North Country
(2005), all of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, she starred as a hardened woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder in the crime-drama film
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
, which won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2020, she starred in the acclaimed independent drama film
Nomadland
, receiving further Academy Award nominations for her work in the Best Actress and, as a co-producer, the Best Picture category.

McDormand made her Broadway debut in a 1984 revival of the drama
Awake and Sing!
, and received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her acclaimed performance as Stella Kowalski in a 1988 revival of
A Streetcar Named Desire
. She returned to Broadway in 2008 with a revival of
The Country Girl
, leading to a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play. In 2011, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for playing a troubled single mother in
Good People
. On television, McDormand played the titular protagonist in the HBO miniseries
Olive Kitteridge
(2014), which won her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.





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Wesley Snipes
White Men Can't Jump
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Wesley Snipes
Wesley Trent Snipes
(born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, martial artist, and author. His prominent film roles include
New Jack City
(1991),
White Men Can't Jump
(1992),
Passenger 57
(1992),
Demolition Man
(1993),
U.S. Marshals
(1998) and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the
Blade
film trilogy (1998–2004),
The Expendables 3
(2014) and for his role on
The Player
(2015). Snipes was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his work in
The Waterdance
and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the film
One Night Stand
.

He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.




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Lily-Rose Depp
The King (2019 film)
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Lily-Rose Depp
Lily-Rose Melody Depp
(born 27 May 1999) is a French-American actress and model, born to parents Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. Depp began her acting career with a small role in
Tusk
(2014), and went on to star in the period dramas
The Dancer
(2016), in which she played Isadora Duncan,
Planetarium
(2016), and
The King
(2019). Depp has been nominated for two César Awards for Most Promising Actress, for her performances in
The Dancer
and
A Faithful Man
(2018).





French-American actress and model
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Martin McDonagh
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Martin McDonagh
Martin Faranan McDonagh
(; born 26 March 1970) is a British playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director. Born and brought up in London, the son of Irish parents. A winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, McDonagh has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, and in 2018 won three BAFTA Awards from four nominations and two Golden Globe Awards from three nominations for his film
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
.






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Sam Rockwell
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He became well known for his leading roles in
Lawn Dogs
(1997),
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
(2002),
Matchstick Men
(2003),
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(2005),
Moon
(2009),
Seven Psychopaths
(2012),
Mr. Right
(2015), and
Richard Jewell
(2019). He has also played supporting roles in
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(1999),
The Green Mile
(1999),
Galaxy Quest
(1999),
Charlie's Angels
(2000),
Frost/Nixon
(2008),
Iron Man 2
(2010),
Conviction
(2010),
Cowboys & Aliens
(2011),
The Way, Way Back
(2013),
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017),
Vice
(2018), and
Jojo Rabbit
(2019).

In 2017, Rockwell's performance as a racist, troubled police officer in the crime film
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated in the same category the following year for his portrayal of George W. Bush in the 2018 political satire
Vice
. In 2019, he portrayed Bob Fosse in the FX biographical miniseries
Fosse/Verdon
, earning him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series and winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.

On stage, Rockwell has appeared in plays including
Zoo Story
(2001),
A Behanding in Spokane
(2010) and
Fool for Love
(2015). He has voiced characters in
G-Force
(2009),
F is for Family
(2015-present)
Trolls World Tour
and
The One and Only Ivan
(both 2020).





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Mark Ruffalo
Shutter Island
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Mark Ruffalo
Mark Alan Ruffalo
(; born November 22, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's play
This Is Our Youth
(1998) and drama film
You Can Count On Me
(2000). He went on to star in the romantic comedies
13 Going on 30
(2004) and
Just like Heaven
(2005) and the thrillers
Zodiac
(2007) and
Shutter Island
(2010); and received a Tony Award nomination for his supporting role in the Broadway revival of
Awake and Sing!
in 2006. Ruffalo gained international recognition for playing Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films
The Avengers
(2012), a cameo in
Iron Man 3
(2013),
Avengers: Age of Ultron
(2015),
Thor: Ragnarok
(2017),
Avengers: Infinity War
(2018), a cameo in
Captain Marvel
(2019), and
Avengers: Endgame
(2019), as well as the upcoming Disney+ series
She-Hulk
(2022). Also in 2019, Ruffalo starred in and co-produced
Dark Waters
.

Ruffalo gained nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a sperm-donor in the comedy-drama
The Kids Are All Right
(2010), Dave Schultz in the biopic
Foxcatcher
(2014), and Michael Rezendes in the drama
Spotlight
(2015). He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for playing a gay writer and activist in the television drama film
The Normal Heart
(2015), and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his dual role in the miniseries
I Know This Much Is True
(2020). During his career, Ruffalo has been nominated for at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, one of a select group in history to have been nominated for all four awards.





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Timothée Chalamet
Call Me By Your Name
The King (2019 film)
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Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Hal Chalamet
(born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. He began his acting career in short films and commercials, before appearing in the television drama series
Homeland
in 2012. Two years later, he made his feature film debut in the drama
Men, Women & Children
and subsequently appeared in Christopher Nolan's science-fiction film
Interstellar
.

Chalamet's breakthrough came in 2017 with his role as Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama
Call Me by Your Name
, after which he appeared in the coming-of-age films
Hot Summer Nights
and
Lady Bird
as well as the western film
Hostiles
. His performance in
Call Me by Your Name
earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor; at 22 years old, it made him the third-youngest nominee in the category. He then played a drug-addicted teenager in the drama
Beautiful Boy
(2018), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award. In 2019, Chalamet starred as King Henry V and Theodore "Laurie" Laurence in the period dramas
The King
and
Little Women
, respectively.

On stage, Chalamet starred in John Patrick Shanley's autobiographical play
Prodigal Son
in 2016, for which he garnered a Drama League Award nomination and won a Lucille Lortel Award.





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Joseph Fiennes
Risen (2016 film)
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Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
(; born 27 May 1970), known as
Joseph Fiennes
, is an English film and stage actor. He is known for his portrayals of William Shakespeare in
Shakespeare in Love
(1998), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Sir Robert Dudley in
Elizabeth
(1998), Commisar Danilov in
Enemy at the Gates
(2001), and Monsignor Timothy Howard in the second season of the TV series
American Horror Story
(2012–2013). His role in the 2017 TV drama series
The Handmaid's Tale
was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.





English actor
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Kevin Reynolds (director)
Risen (2016 film)
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Kevin Reynolds (director)
Kevin Hal Reynolds
(born January 17, 1952) is an American film director and screenwriter. He directed
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
,
Waterworld
,
The Count of Monte Cristo
, the cult classic
Fandango
, and the 2016 film
Risen
. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the History miniseries
Hatfields & McCoys
.





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Joaquin Phoenix
Joker (2019 film)
Maria Magdalene (2018 film)
Her (film)
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Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
(; né
Bottom
; born October 28, 1974) is an Puerto Rican-American actor, producer, animal rights activist, and environmentalist. He has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2020, he was ranked No. 12 on the list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century by
The New York Times
.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Los Angeles and Florida, Phoenix began his career by appearing in television series in the early 1980s with his brother River and sister Summer. His first major film roles were in
SpaceCamp
(1986) and
Parenthood
(1989). During that period, he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, a name he gave himself. Phoenix took back his birth name in the early 1990s and received critical acclaim for his supporting work in the comedy-drama film
To Die For
(1995) and the period film
Quills
(2000). He received international attention and acclaim for his portrayal of Commodus in the historical drama film
Gladiator
(2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for portraying musician Johnny Cash in
Walk the Line
(2005) and an alcoholic war veteran in
The Master
(2012) and won for his lead performance as the title character in
Joker
(2019). His other films include the horror films
Signs
(2002) and
The Village
(2004), the historical drama
Hotel Rwanda
(2004), the romantic drama
Her
(2013), the crime satire
Inherent Vice
(2014), and the psychological thriller
You Were Never Really Here
(2017), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Phoenix has also ventured into directing music videos, as well as producing films and television shows. For recording the soundtrack to
Walk the Line
, he won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. He is a social activist and has lent his support to several charities and humanitarian organizations. He is on the board of directors for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides daily meals to school students in the South African town of Soweto. He is also known for his animal rights advocacy; he has been a vegan since the age of three and often campaigns with PETA and In Defense of Animals.




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Joel Coen
Fargo (1996 film)
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Coen brothers
Joel Coen
(born November 29, 1954) and
Ethan Coen
(born September 21, 1957), collectively referred to as
the Coen Brothers
(), are American film directors, producers, screenwriters, and editors. Their films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody. Their most acclaimed works include:
Raising Arizona
(1987),
Miller's Crossing
(1990),
Fargo
(1996),
The Big Lebowski
(1998),
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2000),
No Country for Old Men
(2007),
Burn After Reading
(2008),
A Serious Man
(2009),
True Grit
(2010),
Inside Llewyn Davis
(2013), and
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(2018).

The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until
The Ladykillers
(2004) Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing editing credits under the alias
Roderick Jaynes
. They have been nominated for 13 Academy Awards together, and individually for one award each, winning Best Original Screenplay for
Fargo
and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for
No Country for Old Men
. The duo also won the Palme d'Or for
Barton Fink
(1991).

The Coens have written a number of films they did not direct, including the biographical war drama
Unbroken
(2014), the historical legal thriller
Bridge of Spies
(2015), and lesser-known, commercially unsuccessful comedies such as
Crimewave
(1985),
The Naked Man
(1998) and
Gambit
(2012). Ethan is also a writer of short stories, theater and poetry.

They are known for their distinctive stylistic trademarks including genre hybridity.
No Country for Old Men
,
A Serious Man
and
Inside Llewyn Davis
have been ranked in the BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest motion pictures since 2000. In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked
Fargo
among the 100 greatest American movies ever made.




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Ethan Coen
Fargo (1996 film)
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Coen brothers
Joel Coen
(born November 29, 1954) and
Ethan Coen
(born September 21, 1957), collectively referred to as
the Coen Brothers
(), are American film directors, producers, screenwriters, and editors. Their films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody. Their most acclaimed works include:
Raising Arizona
(1987),
Miller's Crossing
(1990),
Fargo
(1996),
The Big Lebowski
(1998),
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2000),
No Country for Old Men
(2007),
Burn After Reading
(2008),
A Serious Man
(2009),
True Grit
(2010),
Inside Llewyn Davis
(2013), and
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(2018).

The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until
The Ladykillers
(2004) Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing editing credits under the alias
Roderick Jaynes
. They have been nominated for 13 Academy Awards together, and individually for one award each, winning Best Original Screenplay for
Fargo
and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for
No Country for Old Men
. The duo also won the Palme d'Or for
Barton Fink
(1991).

The Coens have written a number of films they did not direct, including the biographical war drama
Unbroken
(2014), the historical legal thriller
Bridge of Spies
(2015), and lesser-known, commercially unsuccessful comedies such as
Crimewave
(1985),
The Naked Man
(1998) and
Gambit
(2012). Ethan is also a writer of short stories, theater and poetry.

They are known for their distinctive stylistic trademarks including genre hybridity.
No Country for Old Men
,
A Serious Man
and
Inside Llewyn Davis
have been ranked in the BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest motion pictures since 2000. In 1998, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked
Fargo
among the 100 greatest American movies ever made.




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Jim Carrey
Yes Man (film)
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Jim Carrey
James Eugene Carrey
(born 17 January 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and artist. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series
In Living Color
(1990–1994). He broke out as star in motion pictures with
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
,
The Mask
and
Dumb and Dumber
(all 1994). This was followed up with
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
(1995),
Batman Forever
(1995), and
Liar Liar
(1997).

In the 2000s, he gained further notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and for the comedy
Me, Myself & Irene
(both in 2000), as well as
Bruce Almighty
(2003),
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(2004),
Fun with Dick and Jane
(2005),
Yes Man
(2008),
Horton Hears a Who!
(2008), and
A Christmas Carol
(2009). In the 2010s, Carrey appeared in the films
Mr. Popper's Penguins
(2011),
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
(2013),
Kick-Ass 2
(2013),
Dumb and Dumber To
(2014) and portrayed Leap Day William in the sitcom
30 Rock
(2012). In 2020, he portrayed Dr. Robotnik in
Sonic the Hedgehog
and Joe Biden in six episodes of
Saturday Night Live
in the leadup to the 2020 United States presidential election.

Although largely typecast as a comedic actor, Carrey has had success in dramatic roles. His first dramatic success was for starring in the Emmy-nominated made-for-television film
Doing Time on Maple Drive
(1992). Carrey gained attention for his leading roles in
The Truman Show
(1998) and
Man on the Moon
(1999), earning Golden Globe Awards for each film. He later starred in the psychological science fiction romantic drama film
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
(2004), this performance is repeatedly lauded as one of the most important and seminal in Carrey's career and for which he was nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and another Golden Globe Award. He was also praised for his dramatic role of Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime tragicomedy series
Kidding
, for which he was nominated for another Golden Globe.
The Guardian
named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.
In 2013, Carrey published his first book, a children's story, entitled
How Roland Rolls;
the book was awarded a 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award. In 2020, Carrey published his first novel,
Memoirs and Misinformation
, which he co-authored with Dana Vachon.




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Zooey Deschanel
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Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Claire Deschanel
(; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model, musician, and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in
Mumford
(1999) and had a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film
Almost Famous
(2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan roles in comedy films such as
The Good Girl
(2002),
The New Guy
(2002),
Elf
(2003),
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(2005),
Failure to Launch
(2006),
Yes Man
(2008), and
500 Days of Summer
(2009). She has also ventured into dramatic film territory with
Manic
(2001),
All the Real Girls
(2003),
Winter Passing
(2005),
Bridge to Terabithia
(2007), and
The Driftless Area
(2015). From 2011 to 2018, she starred as Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom
New Girl
, for which she received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards.

For a few years starting in 2001, Deschanel performed in the jazz cabaret act
If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies
with actress Samantha Shelton. In 2006, Deschanel teamed up with M. Ward to form She & Him, and subsequently released their debut album,
Volume One
, in 2008. They have since released five albums:
Volume Two
(2010),
A Very She & Him Christmas
(2011),
Volume 3
(2013),
Classics
(2014), and
Christmas Party
(2016). She received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "So Long", which was featured on the soundtrack of the 2011 film
Winnie the Pooh
. Besides singing, she plays keyboards, percussion, banjo, and ukulele.
Deschanel is also a co-founder of the female-focused website HelloGiggles, which was acquired by Time, Inc. in 2015.




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Bradley Cooper
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Bradley Cooper
Bradley Charles Cooper
(born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for various awards, including eight Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won two Grammy Awards and a BAFTA Award. Cooper appeared on the
Forbes
Celebrity 100 three times and on
Time
's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His films have grossed $11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors.

Cooper enrolled in the MFA program at the Actors Studio in 2000 after beginning his career in 1999 with a guest role in the television series
Sex and the City
. He made his film debut in the comedy
Wet Hot American Summer
(2001). He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the spy-action television show
Alias
(2001–2006), and achieved minor success with a supporting part in the comedy film
Wedding Crashers
(2005). His breakthrough role came in 2009 with
The Hangover
, a critically and commercially successful comedy, which spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. Cooper's portrayal of a struggling writer in the thriller
Limitless
(2011) and a rookie police officer in the crime drama
The Place Beyond the Pines
(2012) drew praise from critics.

Cooper found greater success with the romantic comedy
Silver Linings Playbook
(2012), the black comedy
American Hustle
(2013), and the war biopic
American Sniper
(2014), which he also produced. For his work in these films, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, becoming the tenth actor to receive an Oscar nomination in three consecutive years. In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of
The Elephant Man
, garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, and began voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018, Cooper produced, wrote, directed and starred in a remake of the musical romance
A Star Is Born
. He earned three Oscar nominations for the film, as well as a BAFTA Award and two Grammys for his contributions to its U.S.
Billboard
200 number one soundtrack and its chart-topping lead single "Shallow". He gained another Academy Award nomination for producing
Joker
(2019).

Cooper was married to actress Jennifer Esposito from 2006 to 2007. He was also in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2015 to 2019, with whom he has a daughter. He gives press interviews in both English and French, having been an exchange student in France for six months during his college years. He supports several organizations that help people fight cancer.





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Kevin Spacey
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Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey Fowler
(born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Spacey began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles in film and television. Spacey's first roles in film were in Mike Nichols'
Heartburn
(1986), and
Working Girl
(1988). He gained critical acclaim in the 1990s, with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller
The Usual Suspects
(1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife-crisis themed drama
American Beauty
(1999). Spacey's other starring roles have included
Glengarry Glen Ross
(1992), the comedy-drama film
Swimming with Sharks
(1994), the psychological thriller
Seven
(1995), the neo-noir crime film
L.A. Confidential
(1997), the drama
Pay It Forward
(2000), the science fiction-mystery film
K-PAX
(2001), the musical biopic
Beyond the Sea
(2004), the superhero film
Superman Returns
(2006), and the action film
Baby Driver
(2017).

In Broadway theatre, Spacey starred in
Long Day's Journey into Night
in 1986 alongside Jack Lemmon. In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his role in
Lost in Yonkers
. He continued to act in theatre receiving his second Tony Award nomination for
The Iceman Cometh
in 1999. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. From 2013 to 2017, he played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series
House of Cards
, which won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series as well as five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Other men alleged that Spacey had made unwanted advances and had sexually harassed them as well. Netflix cut ties with Spacey, shelving his film
Gore
and removing him from the last season of
House of Cards
. Spacey's role as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's film
All the Money in the World
(2017) was reshot with Christopher Plummer in his place. In 2018,
Billionaire Boys Club
(which had been completed before the allegations surfaced) was released with Spacey's role unchanged and as of 2021, it remains his last film.
As of March 2021, the case involving Spacey has yet to come to court and he has not been found guilty of any criminal offence.





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Russel Crowe
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Russell Crowe
Russell Ira Crowe
(born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer, director and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia since 1985. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the epic historical film
Gladiator
(2000), directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, an Empire Award, and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor, along with ten other nominations in the same category. Crowe's other award-winning performances include portrayals of tobacco firm whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand in the drama film
The Insider
(1999) and John F. Nash in the biopic
A Beautiful Mind
(2001).

Crowe's other films include the drama
Romper Stomper
(1992), the mystery-detective thriller
L.A. Confidential
(1997), the epic war film
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
(2003), the boxing drama
Cinderella Man
(2005), the Western
3:10 to Yuma
(2007), the crime drama
American Gangster
(2007), the thriller-drama
State of Play
(2009), and a third collaboration with Ridley Scott in
Robin Hood
(2010).

Crowe later starred in the musical drama
Les Misérables
(2012), he starred as Jor-El in the superhero epic
Man of Steel
(2013), the biblical fantasy drama
Noah
(2014), and the action comedy
The Nice Guys
(2016).

In 2014, Crowe made his directorial debut with the drama
The Water Diviner
, in which he also starred. Crowe's work has earned him several accolades during his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, two Golden Globe Awards, one BAFTA and one Academy Award out of three consecutive nominations (1999, 2000, and 2001). Crowe has also been the co-owner of the National Rugby League (NRL) team South Sydney Rabbitohs since 2006.





New Zealand-born actor, film producer and musician
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Kim Basinger
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Kim Basinger
Kimila Ann Basinger
(
BAY-sing-ər
; born December 8, 1953) is an American actress, singer and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976. She starred in several made-for-television films, including a remake of
From Here to Eternity
(1979), before making her feature debut in the drama
Hard Country
(1981).

Hailed as a sex symbol of the 1980s and 1990s, Basinger came to prominence for her performance of Bond girl Domino Petachi in
Never Say Never Again
(1983). She subsequently received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her role in
The Natural
(1984), starred in the erotic drama
9½ Weeks
(1986), and played Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's
Batman
(1989), which remains the highest-grossing film of her career. For her femme fatale portrayal in
L.A. Confidential
(1997), Basinger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include
No Mercy
(1986),
Blind Date
(1987),
Prêt-à-Porter
(1994),
I Dreamed of Africa
(2000),
8 Mile
(2002),
The Door in the Floor
(2004),
Cellular
(2004),
The Sentinel
(2006),
Grudge Match
(2013) and
Fifty Shades Darker
(2017).





American actress, singer and former fashion model
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Woody Allen
Midnight in Paris
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Romance
Woody Allen
Woody
Allen
(born
Allan Stewart Konigsberg
; December 1, 1935) is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films. He began his career as a comedy writer on Sid Caesar's comedy variety program,
Your Show of Shows
, working alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart and Neil Simon. He also began writing material for television, published several books featuring short stories, and writing humor pieces for
The New Yorker
. In the early 1960s, he performed as a stand-up comedian in Greenwich Village alongside Lenny Bruce, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, and Joan Rivers. There he developed a monologue style (rather than traditional jokes), and the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish. He released three comedy albums during the mid to late 1960s, earning a Grammy Award nomination for his 1964 comedy album entitled simply,
Woody Allen
. In 2004 Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen the third-greatest comedian.
By the mid-1960s, Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies such as
Take the Money and Run
(1969),
Bananas
(1971),
Sleeper
(1973), and
Love and Death
(1975), before moving into dramatic material influenced by European art cinema during the late 1970s with
Interiors
(1978),
Manhattan
(1979) and
Stardust Memories
(1980), and alternating between comedies and dramas to the present. Allen is often identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late 1970s such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Sidney Lumet. He often stars in his films, typically in the persona he developed as a standup. His film
Annie Hall
(1977), a romantic comedy featuring Allen and his frequent collaborator Diane Keaton, won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress for Keaton. Critics have called his work from the 1980s his most developed period. His films include
Zelig
(1983),
Broadway Danny Rose
(1984),
The Purple Rose of Cairo
(1985),
Hannah and Her Sisters
(1986),
Radio Days
(1987),
Another Woman
(1988), and
Crimes and Misdemeanors
(1989). In the 21st century many of Allen’s films have been set and shot in Europe, including
Match Point
(2005),
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(2008), and
Midnight in Paris
(2011). Allen returned to America gaining acclaim for
Blue Jasmine
(2013) and
Cafe Society
(2016).

In 1979, Allen began a professional and personal relationship with actress Mia Farrow, and over a decade-long period they collaborated on 13 films. They separated after Allen began a relationship with Mia's and Andre Previn's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. During the separation, Allen was publicly accused of sexually abusing his daughter, the seven-year-old Dylan. The allegation gained substantive media attention, but Allen was never charged or prosecuted, and vehemently denied the allegation. He married Soon-Yi in 1997, and they adopted two children.
Critic Roger Ebert described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema". Allen has received many accolades and honors. He has received the most nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, with 16. He has won four Academy Awards, one for Best Director, and three for Best Original Screenplay. He also garnered nine British Academy Film Awards. In 1997, Allen was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 2014 he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement and a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical for
Bullets over Broadway
. The Writers Guild of America named his screenplay for
Annie Hall
first on its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays". In 2011 PBS televised the film biography
Woody Allen: A Documentary
on its series
American Masters
.




American film director, writer, actor, and comedian
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Owen Wilson
Midnight in Paris
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Owen Wilson
Owen Cunningham Wilson
(born November 18, 1968) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson with whom he shared writing and acting credits for
Bottle Rocket
(1996),
Rushmore
(1998), and
The Royal Tenenbaums
(2001), the latter of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.

He has had leading roles in
Behind Enemy Lines
(2001),
I Spy
(2002),
Marley and Me
(2008),
Midnight in Paris
(2011), and a number of Frat Pack comedies including
Zoolander
(2001),
Starsky & Hutch
(2004),
Wedding Crashers
(2005),
You, Me and Dupree
(2006),
Drillbit Taylor
(2008),
How Do You Know
(2010),
The Big Year
(2011), and
The Internship
(2013). For his role as unsatisfied screenwriter Gil Pender in
Midnight in Paris
, he earned a Golden Globe nomination. He voices Lightning McQueen in the
Cars
film series (2006–present), Coach Skip in
Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009), the title character in
Marmaduke
(2010) and Reggie in
Free Birds
(2013).





American actor, producer, and screenwriter
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Rachel McAdams
Midnight in Paris
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Rachel McAdams
Rachel Anne McAdams
(born November 17, 1978) is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film
Perfect Pie
(2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film
My Name Is Tanino
(2002), and the comedy series
Slings and Arrows
(2003–2005), for which she won a Gemini Award.

In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy
The Hot Chick
. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with the comedy
Mean Girls
and the romantic drama
The Notebook
. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy
Wedding Crashers
, the psychological thriller
Red Eye
, and the comedy-drama
The Family Stone
. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl", and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Rising Star.

After a brief sabbatical, she returned to prominence in 2009, by appearing in the political thriller
State of Play
, the romance
The Time Traveler's Wife
, and the mystery film
Sherlock Holmes
. In 2010, McAdams appeared in the star vehicle comedy film
Morning Glory
, and went on to star in the films
Midnight in Paris
(2011),
The Vow
(2012), and
About Time
(2013). In 2015, she starred in the second season of the HBO anthology crime drama series
True Detective
, and portrayed the journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama
Spotlight
. For the latter, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This was followed by roles in the superhero film
Doctor Strange
(2016), the romantic drama
Disobedience
(2017), and the comedies
Game Night
(2018) and
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
(2020).





Canadian actress
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Max Frisch
Biedermann und die Brandstifter
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Max Frisch
Max Rudolf Frisch
(German:[maks ˈfʁɪʃ] (listen); 15 May 1911 – 4 April 1991) was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. The use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war output. Frisch was one of the founders of Gruppe Olten. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1986.





Swiss playwright and novelist (1911–1991)
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Morgan Freeman
The Shawshank Redemption
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Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. He has appeared in a range of film genres portraying character roles and is particularly known for his distinctive deep voice. Freeman is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman was raised in Mississippi where he began acting in school plays. He studied theatre arts in Los Angeles and appeared in stage productions in his early career. He rose to fame in the 1970s for his role in the children's television series
The Electric Company.
Freeman then appeared in the Shakespearean plays
Coriolanus
and
Julius Caesar
, the former of which earned him an Obie Award. His breakout role was in
Street Smart
(1987), playing a hustler, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He achieved further stardom in
Glory
, the biographical drama
Lean on Me
, and comedy-drama
Driving Miss Daisy
(all 1989), the latter of which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1992 he starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the western revenge film
Unforgiven
; this would be the first of several collaborations with Eastwood. In 1994, Freeman starred in the prison drama
The Shawshank Redemption
for which he received another Academy Award nomination. Freeman also starred in David Fincher's crime thriller
Se7en
(1995), and Steven Spielberg's historical drama
Amistad
(1997). Freeman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama
Million Dollar Baby
. In 2009 he received his fifth Oscar nomination for playing South African President Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's
Invictus
. Freeman is also known for his performances in Christopher Nolan's
The Dark Knight Trilogy
(2005-2012).

In addition to acting, Freeman has directed the drama
Bopha!
(1993)
.
He also founded film production company Revelations Entertainment with business partner Lori McCreary. He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. For his performances in theatrical productions, he has won three Obie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for recognizing excellence in theatre.