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Image The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred...

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony (referred to as "The #Oscars") is an upcoming event during which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards for the first time (Wikipedia) #films #history #events #entertainment

   

Image The Oscars | The Academy Awards, informally...

The Oscars | The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. (Wikipedia) #films #history #news #entertainment

   

Image Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films...

Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce. #film #Knowledgefix #Justlearned #entertainment

   

Image Promised Land | Promised Land is the new...

Promised Land | Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans. #film #causes

   

Image Lincoln | Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis...

Lincoln | Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, #Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. #history #film

   

Image Robert Downey Jr. Born in Manhattan, New...

Robert Downey Jr. Born in Manhattan, New York, on April 4, 1965, Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as an actor at the age of five in the film Pound (1970), written and directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr., and since that early role, Robert Downey Jr. has amassed an enviable list of credits and honors throughout a four-decades-plus career that shows no signs of slowing. Downey Jr.'s laurels include two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe wins, numerous other award nominations.

   

Image Heath Ledger. When a young, hunky 20 year...

Heath Ledger. When a young, hunky 20 year old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of not much depth. He has spent the past five years trying desperately to sway this image away, but this has indeed been a double-edged sword. But that comes much later in his story. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979, in Perth, Western Australia.

   

Image Jeff Bridges. The son of well-known film and...

Jeff Bridges. The son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges, Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without billing, alongside their mother in the film The Company She Keeps (1951), and appeared on occasion with their famous dad on his popular underwater TV series "Sea Hunt" (1958) while growing up.

   

Image Renée Zellweger. Renée Kathleen Zellweger...

Renée Zellweger. Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA to parents Emil Erich Zellweger, a Swiss-born engineer who married Renée's mother Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen, a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife in 1963. Renée also has a brother named Drew Zellweger, a marketing executive born on February 15, 1967. Renée got interested in acting in high school while working on the drama club. She also took an acting class at the University of Texas (Austin).

   

Image Meg Ryan. Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an...

Meg Ryan. Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an effervescent personality, Meg Ryan graduated from Bethel high school, Bethel in June 1979. Moving to New York, she attended New York University where she majored in journalism. To earn extra money while working on her degree, Meg went into acting using her new name Meg Ryan. In 1981, she had her big screen debut with a brief appearance as Candice Bergen's daughter in George Cukor's last film Rich and Famous (1981).

   

Image Jennifer Aniston. Born in Sherman Oaks,...

Jennifer Aniston. Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Jennifer Aniston spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents, actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, divorced when she was 9. Jennifer was raised by her mother and her father landed a role, as "Victor Kiriakis", on the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives" (1965). Jennifer had her first taste of acting at age 11 when she joined the Rudolf Steiner School'

   

Image Judi Dench. Attended Mount School in York,...

Judi Dench. Attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and at Old Vic Theatre. She is a ten-time BAFTA winner including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for "A Fine Romance" (1981) in which she appeared with her husband, Michael Williams, and Best Supporting Actress in A Handful of Dust (1988) and A Room with a View (1985) .

   

Image Waiting for 'Superman' (2010). Filmmaker...

Waiting for 'Superman' (2010). Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that #education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," metho

   

Image Chimpanzee (2012) A 3-year-old chimpanzee is...

Chimpanzee (2012) A 3-year-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

   

Image Invictus (2009) Nelson Mandela, in his first...

Invictus (2009) Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

   

Image A Beautiful Mind (2001)After a brilliant but...

A Beautiful Mind (2001)After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.

   

Image Lincoln (2012) As the Civil War continues to...

Lincoln (2012) As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. #AbrahamLincoln #history

   

Image The King's Speech (2010) The story of King...

The King's Speech (2010) The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue.

   

Image 300 (2006) King Leonidas and a force of 300...

300 (2006) King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans.

   

Image Schindler's List (1993) - IMDb, In Poland...

Schindler's List (1993) - IMDb, In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz.

   

Image Braveheart (1995) William Wallace, a...

Braveheart (1995) William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule. William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest.

   

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