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Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhaaronsorkin ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, California, to Billie Joann (Early), an import-export agent, and Emilio Diaz, who worked for an oil company. Her mother has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry, and her father was from a Cuban family (of Spanish origin). Self-described as "adventurous...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhjustincameron ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhadamkatie ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhjustincameron ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Michael C. Hall
Actor, Dexter
Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character "Dexter" in Dexter and as mortician "David Fisher" in Six Feet Under...
 
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Katie Holmes
Actress, Batman Begins
Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhadamkatie ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
 
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Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul was born Aaron Paul Sturtevant in Emmett, Idaho, to Darla (Haynes) and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays. He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron decided he wanted to become an actor...
 
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Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting classes at the Glasgow Arts Centre...
“ Interview link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/cinema/self-portraits-by-carlyle ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Jon Bon Jovi
Soundtrack, Armageddon
“ Interview link: http://tanejamainhoon.tumblr.com/post/31397853330/jonbonjoviinterview ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Wagner Moura
Wagner Moura is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal of Captain (later Colonel) Roberto Nascimento, protagonist of the highly successful 2007 film Elite Squad and its sequel...
 
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Kevin Dillon
Actor, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, born in Mamaroneck, New York was known for playing tough guys and bad boys during his early career. His first major role was Rooney, the bully in the brilliant (though much understated) film Heaven Help Us. Kevin has since made many memorable film and television appearances, most notably in Oliver Stone's Platoon and The Doors...
“ Interview link: http://tinyurl.com/tmhkevindillon ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Hannah Simone
Actress, New Girl
Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl, opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG Ultimate Gamer...
“ Interview link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/art-culture/who-s-that-girl ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Josh Radnor
Josh Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carol Radnor, a high school guidance counselor, and Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer. Radnor has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small city nested inside Columbus. Radnor attended Orthodox Jewish day schools (including the Columbus Torah Academy) and was raised in Conservative Judaism...
 
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Justin Long
A likable, boyish-looking actor with thick eyebrows and a friendly smile, Justin Long is a native of Connecticut. He was born and raised in Fairfield, the second of three sons. His father, R. James Long, is a Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University, and his mother, Wendy Lesniak, is a former Broadway actress...
“ Interview link: http://tanejamainhoon.tumblr.com/post/31397107236/justinlonginterview ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Ashok Amritraj
An internationally renowned Award winning Producer, Ashok Amritraj has produced over 100 films during the span of his 30-year career, with a worldwide gross in excess of $2 billion. He has partnered with every major studio in Hollywood, and produced films starring the likes of Bruce Willis, Sandra Bullock...
 
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M. Night Shyamalan
Born in India but raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is the son of two doctors. His passion for filmmaking began when he was given a Super-8 camera at age eight, and even at that young age began to model his career on that of his idol, Steven Spielberg...
 
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Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor. He moved from India to the US in 1999. He first moved to Portland, Oregon, to study business. He started acting in plays as a way of making new friends. He took acting classes, but he went on to graduate from the University of Portland with a degree in business, as something to fall back on...
“ Interview link: http://tanejamainhoon.tumblr.com/post/29965455146/kunalnayyarinterview ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Naveen Andrews
Actor, Lost
Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis ...
 
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Sendhil Ramamurthy
Actor, Heroes
Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The CW sci-fi romance series Beauty & the Beast...
 
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Archie Panjabi
Actress, The Good Wife
Archie made her film debut in the British hit East Is East. Since then, she has continued to work on international blockbuster films, from Bend It Like Beckham and The Constant Gardener to critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart (starring opposite Angelina Jolie) and Yasmin (written by Simon Beaufoy)...
 
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Stana Katic
Actress, Castle
Stana Katic finished two films during her Castle hiatus - The Rendezvous directed by Amin Matalqa and Sister Cities based on the play by Colette Freedman. She is currently filming her 8th season of Castle. Stana's other feature film work includes: CBGB about the Punk Rock club in NYC, Big Sur about Jack Kerouac's life after writing On the Road...
 
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Phillip Noyce
Director, Salt
Born in the Australian outback town of Griffith, New South Wales, Phillip Noyce moved to Sydney with his family at the age of 12. As a teenager, he was introduced to underground films produced on shoestring budgets as well as mainstream American movies. He was 18 when he made his first film, the 15-minute...
 
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K'Naan
Soundtrack, Neighbors
 
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Tim Roth
Often mistaken for an American because of his skill at imitating accents, actor Tim Roth was born Simon Timothy Roth on May 14, 1961 in Lambeth, London, England. His mother, Ann, was a teacher and landscape painter. His father, Ernie, was a journalist who had changed the family name from "Smith" to "Roth"; Ernie was in Brooklyn, New York, to an immigrant family of Irish ancestry...
 
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Flo Rida
Soundtrack, The Hangover
 
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Kenny G
Soundtrack, Cars
 
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Sarita Choudhury
After her debut film Mississippi Masala became an art house hit, Sarita Choudhury was determined not to "go Hollywood," focusing her acting energies on independent film instead. Raised in Jamaica, Mexico, and Italy, the half-Indian, half-English Choudhury studied economics at Queens University in Ontario before switching to acting...
 
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Jay Sean
Soundtrack, The Karate Kid
Jay Sean, born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti in Harlesden, London, is a British R&B singer. Jay Sean is a stage name that he adopted because his family affectionately called him 'Shaan' and 'J' from his MC name (MC Nicky J). He grew up in Hounslow in the western part London. Sean started his hobby of rapping at the age of 11...
 
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Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to Mary Frances (Cashion), who owned a community arts center, and Harry Galifianakis, a heating oil vendor. His father is of Greek descent and his mother is of mostly English and Scottish ancestry. Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point...
 
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Gustavo Santaolalla
Music Department, Brokeback Mountain
Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, with Aníbal Kerpel...
 
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James Walsh
Soundtrack, Layer Cake
 
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Panjabi MC
Soundtrack, The Dictator
 
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Juggy D.
Music Department, Hum Tum
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/mumbai-film-festival-in-conversation-with-writer-director-kirsten-sheridan-495031.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/mumbai-film-festival-in-conversation-with-sundance-winner-james-ponsoldt-493601.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/mumbai-film-festival-director-marshall-lewy-on-his-latest-film-california-solo-499501.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/living/mumbai-film-festival-in-conversation-with-writers-of-tron-legacy-on-their-directing-debut-497670.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/mumbai-film-festival-in-conversation-with-oscar-winner-james-marsh-492067.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Brian Klugman
Brian was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother is a retired school teacher and his father is a real estate broker. Brian has an older brother Jeffrey, a younger sister, Laurie and a younger brother, Michael. Brian went to Germantown Academy for high school and Carnegie Mellon University.
“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/living/mumbai-film-festival-in-conversation-with-writers-of-tron-legacy-on-their-directing-debut-497670.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/mumbai-film-festival-brazilian-director-luciano-moura-talks-about-fathers-chair-502865.html ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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“ Interview link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/cinema/recreating-bombay-s-child ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Benh Zeitlin
Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film...
“ Interview link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/cinema/a-story-to-believe-in ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Alison Klayman
The New York Times' chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis named Alison Klayman one of the "20 Directors to Watch" on 2013 list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40. Alison's debut feature documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry", was shortlisted for an Academy Award and earned Alison a Director's Guild of America nomination...
“ Interview link: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/cinema/the-spirit-of-defiance ” - nikhil_taneja
 
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Colin Trevorrow
Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the internet...
 
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Paul Schrader
Writer, Taxi Driver
Although his name is often linked to that of the "movie brat" generation (Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, etc.) Paul Schrader's background couldn't have been more different than theirs. His strict Calvinist parents refused to allow him to see a film until he was 18...