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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Although, the movie turned out great the lawsuit didn’t end so well for Salamo Arouch’s plaintiff. The fact that Salamo Arouch could have survived the holocaust, have a movie made about him, and have fought for over 208 fights is extraordinary. This man has left a mark in the history books. Hopefully more people will see that mark and notice his importance. Imagine the Roman colosseum fights happening not but 60 years ago.
Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, and Joe Montana are the three most influential quarterbacks of the last twenty five years of the twentieth century. Kelly’s contributions to modern offenses are incredible, but nothing is more impressive than what he has done off the field with his charities. Moon has helped bring about the age where there is no discrimination against the black quarterback, and Montana helped usher in one of the most successful offensive schemes of all time in the west coast offense, which is still used by many teams today. Many other quarterbacks of this time period were very influential, including players like John Elway, Dan Marino, and Dan Fouts, but Moon, Montana and especially Kelly were the most
Bernie, Jack’s older brother, earned money as a fighter in the local saloons and taught Jack these life skills. A fun fact about Jack’s life is that his brother told him to chew pine tar gum and soak his face in brine to toughen his skin. Around the age
Coach Sears had well deserved this place in the hall of fame as he lead the Belleville west wrestlers to countless victories and even gotten wrestlers scholarships to multiple universities or colleges. The wrestlers of Belleville West will always miss him as the seasons and years go on. Reflection on their past the wrestlers will take into account the coaching the coach has taught them and will continue to be successful in their journey. Coach Joe will be an amazing coach as he has taken over but will not be as amazing as Al
Brian “The G.O.A.T.” Scalibrine was a very dominant player and won a championship because of it. He would have won more If he was allowed to play more. Even though Brian “The G.O.A.T.” Scalibrine didn’t win all those championships in Boston, he was traded to the Bulls and went on to be the best Chicago Bull player of all time. Long-Live Magic