I think it's cool that these people all share my October 10th birthday. That is all. Apologies to the other 898 10-10ers currently on IMDb. So far these are the names that struck me on first glance through the listings. I'm sure you're cool too. In your own way.
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Randin Graves
Composer, Reco
Now an award-winning film composer of orchestral, electronic and world music and a renowned expert on the Australian didjeridu, Randin started his artistic career as a self-taught electronic musician and guitarist in Del Mar, California. His formal study began at the California State Summer School for the Arts in 1991...
“ Well, that's me. Apparently, as of this writing I am the 72nd most popular person on IMDb with an October 10th birthday. Neat. ” - randinmusic
“ He has an Oscar. I do not. Maybe I'll follow 7 years behind, like our births. Maybe not. Anyway, I loved his work in the Incredibles and the early seasons of Lost. ” - randinmusic
Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least until 1999 and his appearance on NBC's acclaimed political drama, The West Wing...
“ I'm a fan, particularly of his work in Sorkin-world. ” - randinmusic
Bai Ling
Actress, The Crow
Born in the southern city Cheng Du of China, Bai Ling began her career at the age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army where she spent three years in a performance troop entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. Bai Ling first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike when she won the coveted lead role opposite Richard Gere in Jon Avnet's Red Corner...
“ Call her Bai Ling or Ling Bai, either way she's hot and she's cool. ” - randinmusic
Charles Dance
Charles Dance is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, Guy Perron in The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992)...
“ He got to play with Aliens, was in Gosford Park and Space Truckers. You don't get much cooler than that. ” - randinmusic
“ The alien hunter with a heart of gold. ” - randinmusic
Julia Sweeney
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Benevolent, sweet-faced, actress and comedienne Julia Sweeney, who was born in 1959 in Spokane, Washington, is normally identified with one single, highly unappetizing androgynous character. This sniveling, chunky-framed, springy-haired, plaid shirt-wearing, grotesque-looking character named Pat was the basis of many hilarious sketches that toyed with revealing his/her true gender...
“ Yes, it's Pat. But check out her post-Pat monologues on youtube. Brilliant. ” - randinmusic
Edward D. Wood Jr.
Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the Hollywood film industry, thousands of untalented people come to Los Angeles to try to make it big, (artists, writers, producers, directors, actors, etc.), but who end up exploiting others for money and also use his or her self-taught creative ability or training which leads to the production of dull...
“ Yep, a proud fellow 10-10er. ” - randinmusic
Ben Vereen
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline...
“ He gets on here for Roots and All That Jazz, not for his appearances on the Love Boat. ” - randinmusic
Harold Pinter
Writer, Sleuth
Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's clothing and Frances was a homemaker...
“ Sweet. I didn't know Pinter was a 10-10er. ” - randinmusic
David Lee Roth
Soundtrack, Argo
David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington Indiana in 1954. A few years later, his father Nathan, a doctor, moved the family to sunny California. The move proved to be a good one because while attending Pasadena Community College, David hooked up with the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony to form the Mighty Van Halen hard rock band...
“ How the heck does he make that sound? You know the one I'm talking about. ” - randinmusic
Giuseppe Verdi
Soundtrack, Django Unchained
Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At age 20 he moved to Milan to continue his studies...
“ Joe Green! ” - randinmusic
Kirsty MacColl
Soundtrack, P.S. I Love You
English songwriter and singer Kristy MacColl had hits with such albums as "Kite" (1989), "Titanic Days" (1994) and "Tropical Brainstorm" (2000). Her first hit as a songwriter was "They Don't Know" for Tracey Ullman in 1983. Her trademark style is a sharp wit allied to strong melodies. Her work combines these with Cuban and Brazilian rhythms...
“ No matter what else she achieved in her too short life, she's on here for singing with the Pogues. ” - randinmusic
Thelonious Monk
Soundtrack, Se7en
“ COOL. ” - randinmusic
“ OK, clearly his dad would be cooler, but congrats to Andrea for being a 10-10er as well. ” - randinmusic
“ His letters were used for Glory? That's cool. ” - randinmusic
“ Dave is an actor who has appeared in several short films I have scored. He's got a cool deep voice. And he shares my birthday. These things make him cool. ” - randinmusic
Rebecca Pidgeon
Actress, RED
From the adorably quirky Ann in State and Main, to a sister seeking justice in The Winslow Boy, to the tightly wound risk taker in The Spanish Prisoner, Rebecca Pidgeon has portrayed a wide range of multifaceted characters in both film, television and on the stage. In addition to the aforementioned films directed by David Mamet and also including Heist...
“ OK, she married the boss, but she was so great in Mamet's films. I'll never forget her brilliant oddness in them. ” - randinmusic
Lucy Griffiths
Actress, Winter's Tale
Lucy Griffiths (10 October 1986) was born in Brighton, Griffiths was educated at Roedean School, Windlesham House School, Dorothy Stringer High School and Varndean College. She is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre. She first appeared on television in Sea of Souls and then Sugar Rush...
“ OK, I've never seen anything she's been in, but she's currently the most popular 10-10er. Which I guess means she must be cool. ” - randinmusic
Aimee Teegarden
Aimee Richelle Teegarden born October 10, 1989 is an American actress, model and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, she starred as Jenny Randall in the horror film Scream 4, and as Nova Prescott in the Disney film Prom...
“ Again, I haven't seen anything she's been in, but she's a 10-10er and I've known a couple very cool people named Aimee, so I'm guessing she must be cool. ” - randinmusic
Joelle Carter
Actress, Justified
Joelle Carter can be seen in such feature cult favorites as High Fidelity and American Pie 2, and indies, Swimming and Lisa Picard is Famous (2000). In addition, Carter has starred in numerous television projects, including the controversial series, Wonderland, created by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)...
“ She was one of the exes in High Fidelity. That is cool. ” - randinmusic
“ She's beautiful and German and is the first one I've noticed on this list born on the same day in the same year as me. All this = cool. ” - randinmusic
“ If you're only going to have one film actor credit in your life, it should be Jaws. ” - randinmusic
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Being just a "regular guy" and partying with his friends are two things that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser, likes to do when he has time off from his NASCAR racing schedule. Outgoing and fond of being out in public, another of his favorite things to do is to hang out with his friends at the local Wal-Mart store...
“ Well, they say NASCAR is the most popular sport, so he must be cool. Plus, he's not just a 10-10er, but 10/10/74, like me, which is cool. ” - randinmusic
“ A birth year of 1684 makes him the oldest credited 10-10er on IMDb. Which is cool. ” - randinmusic
Alexander Rhodes
Miscellaneous Crew, The Dark Knight Rises
Alexander Julian Rhodes was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents Althea Azeff and Phillip Rhodes. He has two siblings, Axel and Claire, along with a cat named Huckle. He recently graduated with a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Due to his interest in the film industry and a need for money...
“ Who the heck is this guy and why is he the 2nd most popular person on IMDb right now? ” - randinmusic
Jamie J. Watkins
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Resin
“ Jamie worked on the short film 'The Devil's Bounty' which I scored a while back. I just found out she's also a 10-10er. This is cool. ” - randinmusic