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Jeff Bezos


BIO: 126
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. Bezos is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, having previously served as chairman, president and CEO of the company. With a net worth of more than $200 billion as of June 2021, he is the richest person in the world according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Born in Albuquerque and raised in Houston and later Miami, Bezos graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He worked on Wall Street in a variety of related fields from 1986 to early 1994. Bezos founded Amazon in late 1994, on a cross-country road trip from ...
Joaquin Phoenix


BIO: 125
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is an American actor, producer, and animal rights activist. He has often played dark and unconventional characters in independent film and has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Grammy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2020, he was ranked 12th on the list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century by The New York Times. Phoenix has been described as being 'widely regarded as the actor of generation.' Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Los Angeles and Florida, Phoenix began his career by appearing in television series in the early 1980s with his brother River. His first major film roles were in SpaceCamp and Pa ...
Hugh Jackman


BIO: 124
Hugh Michael Jackman AC is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine/Logan in the X-Men film series, a role for which he holds the Guinness World Record for 'longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero'. Jackman is also recognised for his lead roles in films such as the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold, the action film Van Helsing, the drama The Prestige, the fantasy drama The Fountain, the period romance Australia, the film version of Les Misérables, the thriller Prisoners, and the musical The Greatest Showman, for which he received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. For playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, he was nominated for the Acad ...
Steven Spielberg


BIO: 123
Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career in the New Hollywood era, and is one of the most commercially successful directors in history. Spielberg is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards for Best Director, a Kennedy Center honor, and a Cecil B. DeMille Award. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He later moved to California and studied film in college. After directing television episodes and several minor films for Universal Studios, he became a household name for directing 1975's summer blockbuster Jaws. He then directed box office hits Close Encounters of the Third K ...
Andrea Meza


BIO: 122
Mexico has taken the world to surprise but not for the people of Mexico because they had faith. And now, Andrea Meza's life will forever change. It began when she heard the words 'Viva Mexico.' In May, Andrea Meza beat out Miss Brazil, becoming the 69th Miss Universe. Previous winner Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa held the title since December 2019. Last year's ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic. The pageant was hosted by Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo, the 2012 Miss Universe. It was broadcast live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood in Florida. The Miss Universe competition airs in 160 territories and countries across around the world including in the U.S. on the ...
Sissy Spacek


BIO: 121
Awards: Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Academy Film Awards, 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award
Mary Elizabeth 'Siss'y Spacek is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for four British Academy Film Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. Spacek was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Born and raised in Texas, Spacek initially aspired to a career as a recording artist. At age 18, she recorded a single, 'John, You Went Too Far This Time', under the name Rainbo in 1968. After sales of her music sputtered, she was dropped from her record label which led her to switch her focus to acting, enrolling at the Lee Stras ...
Meg Ryan


BIO: 120
Meg Ryan is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid 1980s like box office hit Top Gun, achieving recognition in independent films such as Promised Land before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination. Ryan subsequently established herself, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most successful actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly in romantic comedy films ...
Greta Garbo


BIO: 119
One of the most famous actresses of the 'Golden Era'. The reception of Garbo's first American film led Thalberg to cast her in a similar role in The Temptress
On 13 November 1963, just nine days before the assassination of President Kennedy, Garbo was a dinner guest at the White House.
Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress. She was known for her melancholic, somber persona due to her many portrayals of tragic characters in her films and for her subtle and understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. She was nicknamed 'The Divine' because of her whimsical attitude and her willingness to avoid the press. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She stirred interest with her ...
Jane Fonda


BIO: 118
Two-Time Academy Award Winner, Work-out Queen, Takes a long walk every day, “I'm never going to stop."
Daughter of Henry Fonda, former wife of Ted Turner, Independent minded, Anti-Vietnam War cursader, Environmentalist
Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Honorary Golden Lion, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Born to socialite Frances Ford Seymour and actor Henry Fonda, Fonda made her acting debut with the 1960 Broadway play There Was a Little Girl, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and made her screen debut later the same year with the romantic comedy Tall Story. She rose to prominence in the 1960s with s ...
Ingrid Bergman


BIO: 117
Female Star of Casablanca
Won three Academy Awards
Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. With a career spanning five decades, she is often regarded as one of the most influential screen figures in cinematic history. She won numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. Born in Stockholm to a Swedish father and a German mother, Bergman began her acting career in Swedish and German films. Her introduction to the American audience came in the English-language remake of Intermezzo . Known for her naturally luminous beauty, she starred in Casablanca as Ilsa Lund, her m ...
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