Insights from the Cinematic World: Actors /Directors

In January 2012,Anthony Hopkins released an album of classical music, entitled Composer, performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra released by Decca.

Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond since 2006. Daniel Craig was born in West Cheshire Hospital. His mother, Carol Olivia (née Williams), was an art teacher. Both of Daniel Craig’s parents were of half Welsh descent.

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Brad Pitt

William Bradley “Brad” Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. Pitt has received four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one Golden Globe. He has been described as one of the world’s most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media attention.

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In 2007, Farrell joined other celebrities to become an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell was born in Dublin, the son of Rita (née Monaghan), a housewife, and Eamon Farrell, a footballer who played for Shamrock Rovers F.C. and owned a company importing and exporting canned goods in Dublin City. He was raised as a Roman Catholic. He was inspired to try acting after being brought to tears while watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Farrell unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish group Boyzone when he was still unknown.

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John Cusack

John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American film actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than 50 films. Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish Catholic family. His father, Dick Cusack (1925–2003), was also an actor, as are his siblings Ann, Joan, Bill and Susie.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is involved in women’s rights organisations, and has marched in pro-choice rallies. Theron also is a supporter of animal rights and active member of PETA. She appeared in a PETA ad for its anti-fur campaign.

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African actress who later became an American citizen. She started her acting career in the United States and rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), becoming the first African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.

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