Andy Serkis is an actor who, ever since the Lord of the Rings movies, has been the face of motion capture. He has played various characters which, through a combination of his amazing talent and the talent of the animators who turn that performance into a digital character (whether that’s Gollum, King Kong or Caesar for example), have been extremely memorable and believable. Often people forget that he has also acted in various other movies, with his own face, without digital magic. Time to have a look at the roles of Andy Serkis. Continue reading
There are some actors who have had a solid career, but a lot of people really don’t know about. Jeffrey Wright or John Leguizamo immediately come to mind, but so does Michael Peña. Looking at some of the movies he’s been in alone says enough: Million Dollar Baby, Babel, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crash, End of Watch, American Hustle and Fury. He’s also part of the new Ant-Man movie. Preparing this post it is clear that he’s someone who might not be as well-known as he should be as I wasn’t able to find pictures for various movies he’s been in in the past.
He was born on Januar 13, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois. He started acting in 1994, but it wasn’t until ten years later when he gave his breakthrough performance in Million Dollar Baby and Crash. He currently has been in 72 productions. Continue reading
Chris Pratt was born on the 21st of june 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota. He was raised in Lake Stevens, Washington and wrestled as a high school student. He later would drop out of college and even worked as a stripper. For a while he was homeless and lived in Maui where he worked a little to survive. While working at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at age 19 he was discovered by Rae Dawn Chong. She decided to cast him in the first movie she was going to direct named Cursed Part 3.
Pratt played roles in Everwood and The O.C. He read for roles in the 2009 Star Trek movie and also for Avatar, but was not cast. He then landed a role in Parks and Recreation. The character he played was so popular it became a returning character. He also was in movie like Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and Delivery Man. In 2014 he really made a name for himself in the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and voicing the main character in The Lego Movie. Both movies were huge box office successes and this year he has repeated that with his leading role in Jurassic World. He is married to actress Anna Faris. Continue reading
Margot Robbie was born on the 2nd of July 1990 in Gold Coast, Australia. Growing up she spent a lot of time at the beach and at her grandparents’ farm. At school she studied drama which eventually led her to move to Melbourne to start her acting career. Her first movies were I.C.U. and Vigilante, but beside that she also did commercials and did several guest roles. She also appeared in the soap opera Neighbours, eventually as a regular cast member.
Eventually she moved to L.A. and landed a role in Pan Am. She appeared in the romantic time travelling comedy About Time, but it was her role in The Wolf of Wall Street which really put her on the map. She acted opposite of Will Smith in Focus. Other movies she’s in include Z for Zachariah and Suite française. She will also appear in upcoming movies like Tarzan and Suicide Squad (as Harley Quinn). Continue reading
Oscar Isaac was born on March 9, 1979 in Guatemala and was raised in Miami. He played in a band named Blinking Underdogs. At school he usually got into quite a bit of trouble as he liked to do things which weren’t allowed. He studied drama in New York and graduated in 2005. His first major movie role was in The Nativity Story. In Robin Hood he played King John. Other movies he acted in were Drive and The Bourne Legacy. Inside Llewyn Davis meant his breakthrough and he has since has been doing impressive roles in movies like Ex Machina and A Most Violent Year. He will also play a role in the upcoming Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse movies. Continue reading
Olivia Thirlby was born on October 6, 1986 in New York City. When growing up she went to various performing arts festivals and summer camps an took classes at the American Globe Theatre and is trained in classical Shakespearian acting. Her first movie role was in United 93 and she also acted on TV in Kidnapped. Other movies she has starred in include Juno, The Wackness, New York, I Love You, Solitary Man, No Strings Attached, The Darkest Hour, Being Flynn, Dredd and The Wedding Ringer. Later this year she’ll appear in The Stanford Prison Experiment. Continue reading
After recently watching a movie set in prison I started wondering which other movies and TV shows ste in prison are worth watching. There is a wide selection of choices available and these are my ten personal favourites. Continue reading