Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SIX OF MY FAVOURITE ACTORS


1. RYAN GOSLING





Born Ryan Thomas Gosling, on 1
2 November 1980, in London, Ontario

Height: 1.85 m

The Gosling family moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan grew up and was home-schooled by his mother. Ryan attended Cornwall C
ollegiate and Vocational High School in Cornwall, where he excelled in Drama and Fine Arts. The family then relocated to Burlington, Ontario, where Ryan attended Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario.

TV Series includes:

The Mickey Mouse Club (1989)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991)
Young Hercules (1998)
Breaker High (1997)


Big-screen features:

Remember the Titans (2000)
The Believer (2001)
The Slaughter Rule (2002),
Murder by Numbers (2002)
The United States of Leland (2003)
The Notebook (2004)
Stay (2005)
Half Nelson (2006)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Fracture (2007)


Upcoming big-screen features include:
All Good Things (2009)
The Dallas Buyer's Club (2009)
Blue Valentine (2009)


Interesting facts:

The Gosling family are Mormon.

While appearing on "MMC" for two years, he lived with co-star Justin Timberlake's family.

Gosling is an accomplished jazz guitarist.

He built the kitchen table featured in The Notebook (2004) in preparation for his role as Noah.

In school, his nickname was Trouble.

Traveled to Chad in 2005 to make a documentary on the Darfur refugees living there.


2. WENTWORTH MILLER



Born Wentworth Earl Miller III on the 2nd of June 1972, in Chipping Norton, England
.

Height: 1.85 m

Born in England, raised in Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Princeton University, Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed young actor whose credits span both television and feature film.

TV Series includes:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
ER (1994)
Popular (1999)
Dinotopia (2002)
Joan of Arcadia (2003)
Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Prison Break (2005)

Big-screen features:
The Human Stain (2003)

Interesting facts:

He is allergic to cats and dogs as well as certain foods.

His tattoos for the show "Prison Break" (2005) are a 4 hour make-up process.

ccording to the special features on the "Prison Break" (2005) DVD, he auditioned for Superman/Clark Kent when the project was still in Brett Ratner's hands.

Was one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the world (2007).

He was in the music video for the song "It's Like That" (2005) by Mariah Carey.

3. PAUL RUDD





Born Paul Stephen Rudd , on 6 April 1969, in Passaic, New Jersey

Height: 1.75 m


Paul Rudd traveled with
his family during his early years because of his father's airline job. he attended the Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and then enrolled in the University of Kansas in Lawrence, majoring in theater. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles and participated in a three-month intensive workshop under the guidance of Michael Kahn at the British Drama Academy at Oxford University in England.

TV Series includes:
Wild Oats (1994),
Sisters (1992 - 1995),
Friends (17 episodes, 2002-2004)

Big-screen features:
A Question of Ethics (1992),
J
amie's Secret (1992),
Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (1993),
Clueless (1995)
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995),
The Size of Watermelons (1996),
Romeo + Juliet (1996),
The Locusts (1997),

Overnight Delivery (1998),
The Object of My Affection (1998),
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998),
200 Cigarettes (1999),
The Cider House Rules (1999),
Tejing xinrenlei 2 (2000),
Wet Hot American Summer (2001),
The Ch√Ęteau (2001)
On the Edge (2001),
Reaching Normal (2001),
The Shape of Things (2003),
Two Days (2003),
House Hunting (2003)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004),
P.S. (2004),
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
The Baxter (2005),
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005),
The Oh in Ohio (2006), Diggers (2006),
Night at the Museum (2006),
The Ten (2007),
Reno 911!: Miami (2007),
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007),
Knocked Up (2007),
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007),
Over Her Dead Body (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008),
Role Models (2008)

Upcoming big-screen features include:
I Love You, Man (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)


4. ZACH BRAFF




Born Zachary Israel Braff , on 6 April 1975, in South Orange, New Jersey Height: 1.83 m Born and raised in New Jersey. Attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in film.

TV Series includes:

Scrubs (2001 - 2008)
,
Arrested Development (2003)

Big-screen features:

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
,
Getting to Know You (1999),

Blue Moon (2000)
,
Th
e Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000),
Garden State (2004)
,
The Last Kiss (2006)
,
Fast Track (2006)


Upcoming big-screen features include:

Open Hearts (2008)


Interesting facts:

He has gained praise at film festivals for his directorial debut, Garden State (2004).


Some of the events in Garden State (2004) (which Braff wrote and directed) are quirky, exaggerated derivatives of
occurrences in his real life.

He is best friends in real life with "Scrubs" (2001) co-star Donald Faison, who plays Turk.

Parents are divorced, each is remarried, and all get along with one another. Zach's "four parents" are all at Thanksgiving dinner together every year, with the four children, and the grandchildren. Is a die-hard fan of the show "Lost" (2004).

His right leg is an eighth of an inch longer than his left, which led to a herniated disk in late 2006.



5. CHRIS EVANS




Born Christopher Robert Evans, on 13 June 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts


Height: 1.83 m

The Evans family moved to suburban Sudbury when he was 11 years-old. He attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater. After more school plays and regional theater, he moved to New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Evans then began auditioning for feature films and series television.

TV Series includes:
Opposite Sex (2000)
Big-screen features:
The Newcomers (2000)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Eastwick (2002)
The Perfect Score (2004)
Cellular (2004)
The Orphan King (2005)
Fierce People (2005)
Fantastic Four (2005)
London (2005)
Sunshine (2007)
4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Street Kings (2008)

Upcoming big-screen features include:
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)
Under the Blue Sky (2008)
Push (2009/II)

Interesting facts:

Has played the role of boyfriend/ex-boyfriend of real-life girlfriend Jessica Biel twice: once in Cellular (2004) and again in London (2005).

Split with Jessica Biel, his girlfriend of two years [June 2006].

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#99).
Has signed on to do three Fantastic Four films.

Chris auditioned for a role in Elizabethtown (2005) opposite Kirsten Dunst but unfortunately, he lost the role to Orlando Bloom.

6. JAMES FRANCO




Born James Edward Franco, on 119 April 1978, in Palo Alto, California


Height: 1.78 m

James graduated from Palo Alto high school in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood.

TV Series includes:
Freaks and Geeks (1999)

TV Movies:
James Dean (2001)
Big-screen features includes:
Spiderman (2002)
Mean People Suck (2002)
Deuces Wild (2002)
You Always Stalk the Ones You Love (2002)
Mother Ghost (2002)
Blind Spot (2002/I)
Sonny (2002)
City by the Sea (2002)
The Car Kid (2003)
The Company (2003)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Fool's Gold (2005)
The Ape (2005)
The Great Raid (2005)
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Annapolis (2006)
Flyboys (2006)
The Wicker Man (2006)
The Dead Girl (2006)
An American Crime (2007)
Camille (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Good Time Max (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Upcoming big-screen features include:
Milk (2008)
Sympathy for Delicious (2009)

Interesting facts:

Nicolas Cage directed “Sonny”.

James starred in and directed the films “The Ape” and “Max”.

Has his own production company - Rabbit Bandini Productions.

Went by the name of Ted in high school and was voted "Best Smile" at Palo Alto High School.

Although he always hated it, he started smoking for his lead role in "James Dean".

Close friends with Tobey Maguire. He also used to "babysit" Tobey's daughter on the set of Spiderman 3.

His first overseas trip was to Australia to film The Great Raid.

4 comments:

  1. Zach Braff is so cute XD

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  2. Zach Braff should be #1

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  3. i absolutely love Ryan Gosling, Paul Rudd, and James Franco

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  4. Jamess franco is sooo. Hottttt!!!!

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