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Happy Birthday: Morgan Fairchild

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morganfarchild.jpgMorgan Fairchild

Born: February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas, USA

They’re not paying me to play a chairwoman. They’re paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I’m gonna show up looking glam!

Every year has its blonde, and I’m this year’s.

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Blythe Danner

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blythedanner.jpgBlythe Danner

Born: February 3, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Married to: Bruce Paltrow (14 December 1969 – 3 October 2002) (his death) (2 children)

[on granddaughter Apple’s name]: Creative people choose creative names and unusual names. I think it’s a great name.

[in defense of her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow] I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area, and people don’t like that – people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away. I mean, I don’t read any of it. I just find it disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic.

PAUL
dir. Greg Mottola
Stars:
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Little Fockers Little Fockers
dir. Paul Weitz
Stars:
Ben Stiller
Teri Polo
THE X-FILES
dir. Rob Bowman
Starring
David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
MOVIE POSTERTHE LUCKY ONE
dir. Scott Hicks
Stars:
Zac Efron
Taylor Schilling
MOVIE POSTERTHE GREAT SANTINI
1979

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Happy Birthday: Nathan Lane

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nathanlane.jpgNathan Lane

Born: February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

[on being gay] From the time I told my mother, I’ve been living openly. But really, I was born in 1956. I’m one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades. My family referred to them as “fags”, and that was it.

[Coming “Out” following the death of Matthew Shepard] It was like somebody slapped me awake. At this point, it’s selfish not to do whatever you can… If I do this story and say I’m a gay person, it might make it easier for somebody else.

I told my mother I was gay, and she s… and she… and then her face went white, and then she said, “I would rather you were dead.” And I said, “I knew you’d understand.” And then once I got her head out of…

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Happy Birthday: Michael Cimino (1939–2016)

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michaelcimino.jpgMichael Cimino (1939–2016)

Born: February 3, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 2, 2016 (age 77) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[how the failure of Heaven’s Gate (1980) affected his life] It was really a great trauma, as everyone knows. Since then, I’ve been unable to make any movie that I’ve wanted to make. I’ve been making the best of what is available. [People Magazine, Nov. 11, 1996]

[on The Deer Hunter (1978) post-9/11] They’ve been running The Deer Hunter (1978) like crazy on Bravo. And here is the whole goddamned Congress singing ‘God Bless America’ on the steps of the US Capitol. I said, ‘Holy shit, this is the ending of the movie.’ Do you get now, 20 years later, why that was in the movie? [July 2002]

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
1974
dir. Michael Cimino
Cast
Clint Eastwood
Jeff Bridges
THE DEER HUNTERThe Deer Hunter
1978
dir…

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Happy Birthday: Maura Tierney

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mauratierney.jpgMaura Tierney

Born: February 3, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I’ve been misquoted a lot, and there’s this tendency for people to put on to you how they think you should be or what they think you should feel.

I tend to focus on what I’m doing at the moment, and that takes up the entire span of my focus.

Everyone in my family has seen me cry before.

On The Affair (2014): They presented me with really challenging things to do and I really wanted to be up to the challenge. I think my work excited the writers and the writers’ work excited me.

Best of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski
Semi Pro
2008
Directed by Kent Alterman
Starring
Ferrell
Woody Harrelson
INSOMNIAInsomnia
2002
dir. Christopher Nolan
Starring
Pacino
Robin Williams
Hilary Swank

Baby MomaBaby Moma
2008
Directed by Michael McCullers
Starring
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Happy Birthday: Bridget Regan

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bridgetregan.jpgBridget Regan

Born: February 3, 1982 in San Diego County, California, USA

I just always wanted to be an actor. I don’t remember ever not wanting to be an actor.

Being on film is forever. Television, as well, just lives on and on and on, which is really exciting. But then with theater, it’s like an experience. You have to be there that one special night that was like that to see that one performance that was really remarkable. It’s more intimate as well. So I like them both.

I did a lot of musical theater when I was younger, and I really hope to get back there someday. I miss singing a lot. I listen to Broadway show tunes in my car and sing along to them.

 

 

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Happy Birthday: Stephen McHattie

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stephenmchattie.jpgStephen McHattie

Born: February 3, 1947 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bears a striking resemblance to actor Lance Henriksen, with whom he is often confused. The both appeared on an episode of the ’80s TV show Beauty and the Beast (1987) called “Snow”.

He is the only actor to appear in Beauty and the Beast (1987) and its remake Beauty and the Beast (2012). He played Gabriel in the former and Mr. Zalman in the latter.

IMMORTALS
dir. Tarsem Singh
Stars:
Henry Cavill
Mickey Rourke
2012 Movie Poster2012
dir. Roland Emmerich
Stars:
Cusack
Thandie Newton
Chiwetel Ejiofor
300300
2007
dir. Snyder
Starring
Butler
Lena Headey
Watchmen
2009
dir. Snyder
Starring
Billy Crudup
Carla Gugino
seinfeldBest of SEINFELD TV series
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCEA History of Violence
2005
dir. David Cronenberg
Starring
Viggo Mortenson
Maria Bello
MOVIE POSTERTHE FOUNTAIN
2006
dir. Darren Aronofsky
Stars:
Hugh Jackman
Rachel Weisz
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Happy Birthday: Kiefer Sutherland

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kiefersutherland.jpgKiefer Sutherland

Born: December 21, 1966 in Paddington, London, England, UK

[on his father, actor Donald Sutherland, being a huge fan of his television series 24 (2001)]: I remember last year we were having dinner and I made the mistake of saying I had to go home soon because we’re shooting x, y and z. And he got cross with me, because I had told him what I was shooting, just not thinking about it, and obviously gave away a piece of the plot.

Twelve years ago, if anyone had suggested I would do TV, I would have laughed at them. Film actors didn’t do TV. But when I was finally offered 24 (2001), it came like a saving grace. I owe it a lot.

Stand By Me
1986
dir. Rob Reiner
Starring
Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix
The Lost BoysThe Lost Boys
1987
dir. Joel Schumacher
Starring
Jason Patric
FLATLINERSFlatliners
1990
dir…

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Happy Birthday: Jane Fonda

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janefonda.jpgJane Fonda

Born: December 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Ted Turner (21 December 1991 – 22 May 2001) (divorced)
Tom Hayden (19 January 1973 – 10 June 1990) (divorced) (2 children)
Roger Vadim (14 August 1965 – 16 January 1973) (divorced) (1 child)

[on the infamous photo of her posing with a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun] The biggest lapse of judgment in my life. I don’t regret going to North Vietnam. I’m glad I went. I’m glad I did everything I did, except that.

Sometimes all I can do when I walk down the street, and this matters especially in New York, is look people in the eye. Especially homeless people and prostitutes. I mean, you don’t see streetwalkers so much here, but I’ve been in cities where you run into streetwalkers. Looking them in the eye and saying “hello” I know makes a difference…

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Happy Birthday: Samuel L. Jackson

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samuelljackson.jpgSamuel L. Jackson

Born: December 21, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Married to: LaTanya Richardson Jackson (14 January 1980 – present) (1 child)

[on how his look was created in Pulp Fiction (1994)] “Quentin Tarantino wanted Jules to have a big afro. He sent this PA out to buy a wig. She went to South Central and bought this jeri-curl wig. And Quentin was going off, saying, ‘It’s got to be an afro because he had this whole blaxploitation thing’. I told him, ‘That’s the South Central look.’ You look at Ice Cube and NWA. Guys had all this shit dripping down their necks. I had already grown the sideburns out and the mustache. It was perfect. Total Gangster.”

Do the Right Thing
1989
dir. Spike
starring
Danny Aielo
Ossie Davis
JUNGLE FEVERJungle Fever
1991
dir. Spike
starring
Wesley Snipes
Annabella Sciorra
PulpFictionPulp Fiction
1994
dir. Tarantino
starring
John…

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Happy Birthday: Milla Jovovich

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millajovovich.jpgMilla Jovovich

Born: December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]

Married to: Paul W.S. Anderson (22 August 2009 – present) (2 children)
Luc Besson (14 December 1997 – 2 May 2000) (divorced)
Shawn Andrews (2 October 1992 – 25 November 1992) (annulled)

[on Resident Evil (2002)] If this movie was made in America they would have had a guy and we would have been his harem or entourage. Big studios don’t trust that women will bring in that kind of audience, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) was really an exception to the rule. Most of the time, if you make a big action film there has to be a big action guy in it. It’s very European to trust a woman to play that kind of a role.

Dazed and Confused
1993
dir. by Richard Linklater
starring
Jason London
Matthew McConaughey
RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFERESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE
dir. Paul W.S…

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Happy Birthday: Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)

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philipkdick.jpgPhilip K. Dick (1928–1982)

Born: December 16, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: March 2, 1982 (age 53) in Santa Ana, California, USA

Sometimes to go insane is an appropriate response to the World.

If you want to get well, you’re going to have to stop trying to help people.

The most dangerous kind of person… is one who is afraid of his own shadow.

What a tragic realm this is, he reflected. Those down here are prisoners, and the ultimate tragedy is that they don’t know it; they think they are free because they have never been free, and do not understand what it means.

Any system which says, This is a rotten world, wait for the next, give up, do nothing, succumb–that may be the basic Lie and if we participate in believing it and acting (or rather not acting) on it we involve ourselves in the Lie…

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Happy Birthday: Sarah Hyland

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sarahhyland Sarah Hyland

Born: November 24, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA

You know, every woman has issues with her body. I’m sure Adriana Lima has something she doesn’t like, which is ridiculous! But it’s just how women are. It’s one of those things where you have to love yourself for who you are; as long as you’re healthy, that’s all that matters. Girls deal with pressure differently. Some days I’m depressed, and other days I’m completely fine. The only advice I have for young women is to cherish the body you have now; when I was 18, I don’t think I did.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
2013
dir. Brian Dannelly
Stars:
Rebel Wilson
Christina Hendricks

MOVIE POSTERVAMPIRE ACADEMY
2014
dir. Mark Waters
Stars:
Zoey Deutch
Lucy Fry
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Happy Birthday: Katherine Heigl

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katherineheigl.jpgKatherine Heigl

Born: November 24, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Married to: Josh Kelley (23 December 2007 – present) (2 children)

[on Knocked Up (2007)] A little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.

KNOCKED UPKnocked Up
2007
dir. Judd Apatow
Starring
Seth Rogen
Heigl
27 DRESSES27 Dresses
2008
dir. Anne Fletcher
Cast
Brian Kerwin
Charli Barcena
THE UGLY TRUTH Movie PosterThe Ugly Truth
2009
dir. Robert Luketic
Starring
Katherine Heigl
Butler
KILLERSKillers
dir. Robert Luketic
Stars
Katherine Heigl
Ashton Kutcher
LIFE AS WE KNOW ITLIFE AS WE KNOW IT

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