#56 Alan Parker / Carl Bernstein – 14 February 1944

Alan Parker

Photo by Mariusz Kubik

Sir Alan William Parker, CBE (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer, writer and actor. He has been active in both the British film industry and Hollywood and was a founding member of the Director’s Guild of Great Britain.

Parker directed Oscar nominated films Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988) and a number of one-off musicals including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), The Commitments (1991) and Evita (1996).

Carl Bernstein

GFDL photo by Larry D. Moore

Carl Bernstein (born February 14, 1944) is an American journalist who, at The Washington Post, teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did the majority of the most important news reporting on the Watergate scandal. For his role in breaking the scandal, Bernstein received many awards; his work helped earn the Post a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973. Bernstein was portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film version of All The President’s Men.


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