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    been entered into categories for movie award shows such as the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and especially the Academy Awards. But for many reasons, some of those films that have a higher rating are not entered into some of them, like the Oscars, for instance, because most films that have been praised are not worthy to them or only because of personal reasons, for example, like Straight Outta Compton because of the prejudiced issues and how many award nominees are only one color but not other

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    revolution is thanks to him: when you compare his work from the Quay to The Last Tango in Paris, you see the lightest possible, and full of sensations. "- (Martin Scorsese) Despite his German-British origins, Marlon Brando was the most influential actor in the history of the American cinema and even the most "disturbing" critic. Roger Ebert, said, "There is no one before or ever since that has been like Marlon Brando.” Jack Nicholson also said “He was so ingenious that it was the beginning of a revolution

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    It centers with a former boxing trainer named Frankie, who is played by one of the greatest actors Hollywood has ever seen, Clint Eastwood. Reluctant at first, he managed to help a waitress fulfill her dream of becoming a boxer and eventually making her a star in the boxing ring. Despite of her success, she has been cheated on by her opponent and

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    leading actors include Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, and Graham Greene. The film is also said to be an adaptation of a novel of the same title written by Michael Blake. Costner stars as the main character of Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. The plot follows the growing relationship between Lieutenant Dunbar and a group of Lakota Native Americans during the Civil War after Dunbar takes a liking to their lifestyle. Costner does an excellent job of handling the movie. As a result, the film won 7 Academy Awards

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    Throughout the 1980s, many talented people had been recognized and many more were to be recognized. Therefore, another piece of talent came along. Before becoming famous this young adult was seen as a good student with a charming personality. His quick tongue got him out of trouble and being seen as the type of guy he was, he then earned the nickname ¨Prince¨ (www.biography.com). This wonderful piece of talent was Will Smith. Smith was a young teen when he recognized his very first talent. Rapping

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    It’s a challenge for me to think of any movie that doesn’t have at least one kiss between two characters. Even Lady and the Tramp, a children’s movie, has that iconic moment when the two dogs lock lips after sharing a plate of spaghetti. Sure, it wasn’t full-on making out - and it may border on beastiality - but it was a kiss nonetheless. At this point, a good kissing scene is a Hollywood institution; we see one (or an attempt at one) in practically every movie ever made, just as we do an exploding

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    “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “The Departed”- this is only a short list of movies which were directed by a talented Italian-American screenwriter, Martin Charles Scorsese. With more than 50 years of film directing experience, with lots of rewards, including Oskar, he remains to be one of the most influential and recognized film producers around the globe. From very young age Mr. Scorsese was very passionate about film making and at the age of 26 he already

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    I play football because my family grew up playing it all of my uncles and my dad and my brother and I was also just really good at it because everyone has taught me from a very young age.The main to people who taught me everything were my dad and brother which were both really good at football. When I got to the field that day, it felt like a normal practice. We started off with warm-ups, and then ran the basic drills, like running through the pads. Towards the middle of practice all the positions

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    Airlift Movie Analysis

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    Last night, I watched the movie ‘Airlift’ and I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie is gripping, the performances and direction were definitely above the average ‘Bollywood’ standard and Akshay Kumar gives one of the best performances of his career as Ranjit Katyal – the man who led 170,000 Indians stranded in Kuwait, to their homeland. Now if you are movie buff, that’s all you should know to enjoy the movie. A movie is meant to entertain and if entertainment is what you want

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    to society Page 5 Conclusion Page 6 Timeline Page 7 Sources Page 7 Introduction From a small gig rap star, to the “Fresh Prince,” to “The Most Powerful Actor In Hollywood,” the one and only Will Smith!!!- In this informational piece, you will be walking in the shoes of the one and only Will Smith!!! I will be showing you The famous actor Will Smith’s Life, from early life, famous life, and contributing to society. Clearly, I will be showing you When he was born, and when he was famous, and contribution

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    African American Actor

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    the same complexion as a milk chocolate bar. He has a perfect smile, all white and straight, and he always keeps his hair low and tamed. When you see him in public, you’re always able to recognize him. Not only is he good-looking, be he’s also an actor, singer, song-writer, comedian, and much more. He’s had TV shows, and more movies then I can count. He’s done more in his 48 years of living then what an average 48-year-old would. He’s been in over fifty movies and TV shows combined. He’s starred

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    Stephen King’s novella, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” and Frank Darabont’s adaptation, The Shawshank Redemption, offer a story about a man who is sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. The predominant reading is that it is redemptive and hopeful. In fact, the term “redemption” in the title also seems to “invite theological exploration,” and many critics have taken on that task (Marsh 47). The story is laden with Christian symbols of rebirth, baptism, covenants

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    “She had all her life long been accustomed to harbor thoughts and emotions which never voiced themselves,”- Kate Chopin. Edna goes through life not completely fitting in and finally is able to break free. With breaking free Edna discovers the various qualities in a man that she wants but finds only certain qualities in certain men. The three main men in “Awakening” have the qualities she wants but in the end, cannot have. These three men are Leonce Pontellier, the husband, Robert Lebrun, the emotional

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    Role models. A very controversial topic, to be honest. There are good role models and bad role models, but what exactly is a role model? A role model is someone who one can look up to, aspire to be and be inspired by. A good example of role models is celebrities. They have a massive influence on people all around the world, especially teenagers. Many teens idolize celebrities aspire to be them. They are famous and many people try to imitate them. This is the perfect way to get them to do good things

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    Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, believes that a tragedy is “that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity.” Since Aristotle’s time, writers utilized the main character that possesses a fatal flaw and portrayed how it sparks his or her tragic demise. Arthur Miller explains that a tragedy is when the consequences of a man’s total compulsion to evaluate himself justly. Throughout Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller illustrates that Willy Loman is the epitome of a tragic

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    A movie could seem completely different on the surface, but share many similarities. Midnight Cowboys and Jaws are a great example of this. One movie is a horror movie that uses gore to create a shock value. The other is a drama that shows a man trying to make it after moving from a small town to Manhattan. The concepts of these movies seem as if they would have no similarities, yet they are a lot more alike than one would think. Midnight Cowboy was an enjoyable movie. My main critic would be

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    Ocean’s Eleven is a movie based on Danny Ocean, the protagonist, who wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven-member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It 's not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million. Danny is a smart risk taker, being no stranger to a life of high stakes crime. He is smooth, loyal, and very protective

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    love and betrayal. The film, directed by Chen Kaige has received widespread critical and popular success around the world, tugging at the heartstrings of its many movie-goers. In accreditation to its success, the film was also nominated for two Academy Awards and had been the winner of the Palme d 'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival (Festival De Cannes, 2017). The plot follows two Beijing opera stars through decades of change in China during the twentieth century, from the nationalist, Japanese to

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    Get ‘er done” says Larry the Cable Guy as he drinks a beer, turns on NASCAR and scratches his rear end. Larry, of course, is not a real person. He is a character created by the so-called comedian Daniel Whitney, a native of Pawnee City in the state of Nebraska. Despite being a work of fiction, Larry the Cable Guy is a remarkably accurate depiction of the common redneck. The vast majority of those who relate to Whitney’s work are themselves beer-swilling, gun-toting, flannel-wearing sons of the soil

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    MENIS story edited and written by Anne Scott Includes a mixture of stories from Sophocles’ Electra and Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a story named Modern. Between all these stories there are many themes presented however only one can attract the attention of the reader. The theme that is very common would be Betrayal, it was portrayed in these stories many times and the theme is what triggered families to divide and decline in all the stories of Hamlet, Electra, and Modern. In the story of Hamlet by Shakespeare

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