As the film industry was more lucrative than chemical engineering, he decided to pursue this new path. When he learned that a role for “Rocky IV” was open and that it needed an imposing fighter, he sent pictures and videos to a contact connected to Sylvester Stallone. The move paid off and he was cast as the steroid-enhanced Russian fighter, Ivan Drago. It was a very memorable character with his physical appearance and unforgettable lines that are still being quoted in pop culture today. This role catapulted him into Hollywood’s newest and hottest action star.
Most Influential Score: The Gladiator Growing up surrounded with action figures and a father who was into action films involved me watching many of them with him. It was a way for us to bond even though we did not agree with everything. Gladiator was one of the first films I watched with him and we both watch it periodically every other year to remember the times of migrating from India and coming to America where the movie stars in the film reside, it was a dream come true. The scenes of Maximus going through his physical battles was at the forefront when I was a child and the thrill of the warriors causing chaos and fighting to the death was the main reason for watching it, however as I’ve gotten older his emotional battle of avenging his wife and son became apparent and created a situation for
Born in New York City on April 4, Robert Downey Jr. began acting as a young child. He made his first film appearances and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s, but his growing success was marred by years of struggles with drug abuse. Eventually turning his life around, he earned a resurgence of critical and popular acclaim, and is considered one of Hollywood’s A-list actors. Admittedly, Robert has had his bad moments but he has still made positive influences in America. Downey was raised in an artistic household in New York City’s Greenwich Village; his father was a noted underground filmmaker who gave the five-year-old Downey his first part.
Troy Ross Comp 1 9/22/2014 Rocky “Life is not about how hard of a hit you can give… it’s about how many you can take and still keep going.” This is one of Sylvester’s Stallone quotes from the movie Rocky. One of the greatest movies of all time. A lot of research went into this paper. The challenges Sylvester Stallone faced to produce Rocky presented every obstacle, had an all-star cast, and was the greatest underdog story ever told. Stallone was and actor and screen writer, who wrote the screen play for Rocky in three days.
But the biggest success he got was working on the Howard Stern Show, which stamped his authority as an elite comedian. In 2005 he released his own movie ‘Artie Lange’s Bear League’. Awards & Achievements Till now this section is blank for Lange but he is still working and going great guns so, this section will have something very soon. Net Worth of Artie Lange This amazing actor and comedian had earned a lot during his career. Right now his net worth is around $12 million.
Nick Venable says, “Empire is just breaking its on records” in a previous review. The main character Lucious Lyon, acted by Terrence Howard, is diagnosed with ALS that leaves Lucious with three years left of life where he must pick one of his sons to run his major record label, Empire. Another main character Cookie, acted by actress Taraji P. Henson, is released from jail and ready to reclaim what was rightfully hers which is Empire. Lee Daniels and music producer Timbaland, makes this show filled with drama, heart-felt music, and a twisted plot that will only be understandable by watching Empire from season one. When Empire was first advertised on television, it back the big talk of many people wanting to watch it, and how “good” is was going to be.
When speaking of the fabled Trojan War, many people can only name a few heroes from that time, such as; Achilles, Hector, Paris, Helen of Troy, or King Agamemnon. Another one of these well-known heroes is Odysseus, who not only had to endure a decade of war, and then win the aforementioned war, but also spent another decade trying to find his way home to his kingdom and family. Odysseus is a well-known hero for not only winning the Trojan War through his cunning and trickery, but also for all the hardships and trails he and his crew mates went through trying to get home. According to Homer, Odysseus was king of Ithaca, and Homer portrayed Odysseus as “a man of outstanding wisdom and shrewdness, eloquence, resourcefulness, courage, and endurance.” (Britannica) Odysseus is a well-known Greek hero, who is always associated with the Trojan War, and in the
Kateyn Kistler Ms. Davis College Prep English 1 14 April, 2017 A glimpse into the minority On September 7, 1996, Tupac was on tv, he showed up for Mike Tyson’s fight at MGM Grand Casino. He was happy, celebrating with friends, watching Tyson lead in the fight to “Wrote the Glory” a song he wrote and dedicated to Tyson. However, just hours later at 11:15, everyone that thought it would be a normal day were soon proven wrong. “It was devastating, no matter who you were you felt the sadness and anger of someone who was going on to do so much more than people give him credit for. A young man’s life ended to tragically soon, changing the world forever” (Monti, personal).
There was a time, many years ago, when I was a budding young entrepreneur fighting the good fight. My father, Nerva, was a relatively young senator who adopted me out of the Roman Army when I was but a child. Grateful as I was, I worried for the health of my new father whose gray hair and tired face showed years of stress and many a sleepless night. The Montresor family was vast and powerful, and the name carried influence throughout the Empire was recognizable by friend and enemy alike across the globe. For the next year, I trained with generals and scholars alike – just about anyone my father could convince to prepare me for the Senate.
For decades, many children grew up watching Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. They both became well-established in the industry for their abilities in various forms of self-defense and attacks as they would perform many these unbelievable stunts alone. Although many people give a positive reaction seeing action through skilled fighting techniques, this has created an attached image to many Asians in society. Numerous of Hollywood castings seek physical backgrounds from these particular clients — “‘now the flipside of stereotyping is that every Asian American actor is expected to know some form of martial arts,’ Tisa Chang, director of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York, told ABC News”(Nittle). On many occasions, Asians are in the spotlight when the storyline resonance with what many people depict this race as.