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#598 Derek Jarman / Daniela Bianchi – 31 January 1942

Derek Jarman Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. His most notable films are Sebastiane (1976),  Jubilee(1977),  Caravaggio (1986),  The Last of England (1988), War Requiem (1989), Edward II(1991), Wittgenstein (1993), and Blue(1993). Daniela Bianchi Daniela Bianchi (born 31 January 1942) is … Continue reading

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#538 Edward Norton / Christian Slater – 18 August 1969

Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 1996 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Two years later, his lead role in American History X earned a nomination for Academy … Continue reading

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#536 Quentin Tarantino / Xuxa – 27 March 1963

Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. In the early 1990s, he began his career as an independent filmmaker with films employing non linear storylines and the aestheticization of violence. His films include Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp … Continue reading

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#491 Dana / Timothy Bottoms – 30 August 1951

Dana Dana Rosemary Scallon (born Rosemary Brown on 30 August 1951) is better known simply as Dana, an Irish singer and former politician. She achieved fame when she won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with “All Kinds of Everything”, a subsequent worldwide million-seller. Over thirty singles and thirty albums … Continue reading

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#442 Steve Biko / Steven Spielberg – 18 December 1946

Steve Biko Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Since his death in police custody, he has been … Continue reading

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#440 Peter Farrelly / Dominic Lawson – 17 December 1956

Peter Farrelly Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. The Farrelly Brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing gross-out humor romantic comedy films such as, Dumb and Dumber, Me, Myself and Irene, There’s Something About … Continue reading

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#414 Bruce Lee / John Alderton – 27 November 1940

Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other … Continue reading

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#409 Terry Gilliam / Roy Thomas – 22 November 1940

Terry Gilliam Terrence Vance “Terry” Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is a screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen … Continue reading

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#360 Quintin Hogg / Jacques Tati – 09 October 1907

Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, KG, CH, PC, QC (9 October 1907 – 12 October 2001), formerly 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1950–1963), was a British politician who was known for the longevity of his career, the vigour … Continue reading

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#348 Trevor Howard / Stanley Kramer – 29 September 1913

Trevor Howard Trevor Howard (29 September 1913 – 7 January 1988), born Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith, was an English film, stage and television actor. Howard’s film reputation was secured in The Third Man (1949). He also starred in The Key, (1958), for which he received the best actor award … Continue reading

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#332 Oliver Stone / Tommy Lee Jones – 15 September 1946

Oliver Stone William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as … Continue reading

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#325 Martin Freeman / David Arquette – 08 September 1971

Martin Freeman Martin John C. Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as John in Love Actually, Tim Canterbury in the BBC’s Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office, Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dr. … Continue reading

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#297 George Galloway / James Cameron – 16 August 1954

George Galloway George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician, author, and broadcaster who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987 to 2010. James Cameron James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, … Continue reading

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#293 Nicolas Roeg / Nosher Powell – 15 August 1928

Nicolas Roeg Nicolas Jack Roeg CBE, BSC (born 15 August 1928 in London) is an English film director and cinematographer. Contributing to the visual look of Lawrence of Arabia and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death, and co-directing Performance, he would later become the guiding force … Continue reading

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#291 Steve Martin / Wim Wenders – 14 August 1945

Steve Martin Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer. In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. Martin was in three more Reiner-directed comedies … Continue reading

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#266 Blake Edwards / Jason Robards – 26 July 1922

Blake Edwards Blake Edwards (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Some of his best films include Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often … Continue reading

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#121 Francis Ford Coppola / Sir David Frost – 07 April 1939

Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most influential film directors. One of America’s most celebrated filmmakers, he epitomized the group of … Continue reading

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