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Zayas recently wrapped a lead role opposite Helen Hunt in the indie feature Ride and this Fall will start production on the feature Annie Sony co-starring opposite Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. He has performed on New York City stages for more than 20 years. At the same time muMs is an internationally known Poet- performing at over cafe's, Colleges and Universities across the U. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, and Melissa Leo. The film premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Rockwell recently wrapped production for the remake of the classic film Poltergeist , starring as 'Eric Bowen' opposite Rosemarie Dewitt.
He is currently filming Don Verdean with Jared Hess. Ricky Paul is a nightclub entertainer who has been living in Berlin for the past thirty years and came out of retirement to perform this "fake" voice-over. Bogosian's ever since he started out acting in the Chicago storefront theatre scene in the early 90's. At much too young an age, full of piss and vinegar, he decided to perform Drinking In America in its entirety at a little theatre called A Red Orchid, which he is a founding member of and just celebrated its 20th anniversary.
That is when he started getting his mind blown by actually seeing Mr. Bogosian in the flesh from time to time. And oddly enough, the monologue "Godhead" is part of Drinking In America. If you had told me 20 years ago that I would have been performing that monologue in front of Eric while he videotaped me doing it, I would not have believed you at all.
What a wonderful world. Received the Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance. She wrapped principal photography on the film, which she also directed in March and is currently in post production.
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As an actor, Beckwith has developed new work with Gregory S. Moss and Eric Bogosian among others. She made her New York stage debut in Joshua Conkel's hit play MilkMilkLemonade to critical acclaim, and performs with The Story Pirates, a kids literacy and arts organization where she is an actor, director and teaching artist. She is from Newburyport, Massachusetts where she grew up making plays in various living rooms. Geer works with the kids of the 52nd St. Upcoming this summer: Samuel D. As such it is the only monologue in the solos written and performed for and by a woman.
This monologue began as something very different. I was writing about a gang rape up near my home town in Massachusetts and wanted to get inside the head of one of the perps. Having long been a fan of Erics work, the experience of actually being in one of his plays remains a personal highlight. He lives in Brooklyn with wife and son. This solo was meant to explore "negative attitudes" and featured a slide show of liberated concentration camps and child porn.
It was a rebuttal to criticism I was receiving in the press at the time that my work was "too dark. She is currently working on a commission for Manhattan Theatre Club. Jennifer Tilly has appeared in thousands and thousands of movies and television shows. After graduating Juilliard, Dallas has worked continuously on stage, film and tv. The series, from Carlton Cuse and FremantleMedia, focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences.
He starred as "George Altman," a single father who moves his daughter out to the tamer suburbs for a better life, a role for which he received a Television Critics Choice Award nomination in The film, about two brothers who united to form a doubles tennis team for a run at a grand slam, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.
The film also includes David Walton, J. The play was directed by Robert Falls. This is the opening monologue of the play, "Talk Radio", performed here by Zach Grenier who created the role in the original production of the play.
He originated the role of Dr. His first Broadway credit was Larry Gelbart's "Mastergate," in which he had no lines, but played all four lawyers: Mr. Child, Mr. Picker, Mr. Boyle and Mr. As we post more of them, it will all make sense. Goodman Theatre and Kennedy Center. It's about as close to the way my mind works as anything I've written. Best know for his role opposite Glenn Close on the critically acclaimed "Damages", Zach Booth is an New York based actor with extensive credits both on stage and on screen.
Most recently he made his broadway debut in "The Winslow Boy. Melting Pot is one of the older monologues , "Drinking in America" from the days when I used to hang out and try to pick up the chain of consciousness monologues of the street. There was a diner on the Bowery where me and Zwack would hang at the end of the night. As the sun rose over the greasy streets, the hookers and junkies would gather at the diner to get their last cup of coffee and doughnut before hitting the sack.
I was loved the contrast between the immigrant workers behind the counter and the street life who wandered in and out. I am the grandson of immigrants. My grandfather would call people who didn't work, "bums. Written in at the height of the anti-Clinton hysteria, it was a shot at the vociferous junkie and radio personality Rush Limbaugh. I wanted to explore the ass-backwards logic of the cavalier right-wing mass media characters who pretty much will say anything as long as they get their ratings.
Here it is performed by the master of rant, Mike Daisey, known for his own amazing list of monologue shows. He is best known for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a tour de force that explores the contradictions inherent in the major corporation, Apple Inc. I was always on the look-out for a natural monologue.
Though it is 25 years old, there are still guys moving through the subway trains in New York City apologizing for taking up your time and then asking for money. I was interested in the mixture of pathos, threat and irony caught up in this monologue. In addition to writing, Mr. His other film credits include 'Pollock' and 'Two Lovers'. One day I was on the subway and in the the car was a filthy, smelly guy, basically camped out in the corner of the car. Everyone on the train was keeping their distance.
We came to a station and the guy pulled himself together and shuffled off. Leaving empty the seat he had been occupying. An unsuspecting commuter got on, and seeing a big clear space, promptly sat down there. Everyone on the train was thinking the same thought, what kind of horrific bacteria was on that seat? This character is the most threatening of all my street people. He represents the complete unknown. While honing his craft, he appeared in several films at New York University and worked as a bouncer at dance clubs in the city.
Often I sat in offices with agents or lawyers, listening to them work their magic on the phone. Somehow he got the plane back to JFK, and though we were given a new plane about an hour later, the cabin was half-empty. Most of the passengers were too freaked to get back on the plane. Lucille Lortel Nom. This is relatively new phenomenon. Or self-esteem or co-dependence or any of that shit.
But as I observe folks around me engage in this kind of introspective self-absorbtion, I am struck by how many of them remain complete assholes. The character has no real sense of who he is. He believes in himself. And the blurbs made it sound pretty cool. So I bought it. And it was better than cool. It was awesome. My great buddy Brian Amidei and I would stay up late into the night drinking and firing monologues back and forth at each other.
It was a brilliant training ground for me as a young actor. The characters were alive, visceral, raw and fun. The pieces were an incredible, challenging, blast to explore. To say I was blown away would be the understatement of a lifetime. I could barely speak in my first rehearsal, alone there in a room with him, much less act. It worked.
Really well. By the time Eric stopped talking our rehearsal time was over. And the stories were, of course, hilarious and highly entertaining. It may have been unproductive rehearsal, but it sure was fun as hell for me.
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And we put up the show. And, we became friends. Which truly blew me away. It was an amazing experience for me. Working with him made me believe that dreams can come true in this business. I am performing a piece of his, directed by him- this time on film, for posterity, as part of this incredible project celebrating his work. He is also currently appearing on the Fox show Gotham. Tele-evangelists provided a great reservoir of styles and energy.
And the idea that Satan really exists. Anson Mount grew up in a part of the country where he could see actual snake handlers and other intense preachers. He clearly knows the territory. He is also adjunct faculty at Columbia University's MFA Acting program, a playwright and author, a philanthropist and owner of a french bulldog named 'Mac'. Right" with Sam Rockwell. One of my earliest monologues, it is an accurate reflection of my general state of mind, circa I was resentful of everyone and blamed everyone else for my problems.
Whatever they might be. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His poems and essays have been published in numerous journals online and in print, and his short plays have been performed at The Illusion Theater in Minneapolis and Theater Alliance in Washington, D. Most recently, he won the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry prize. Gold Card is part of a sequence of monologues that make up the center of "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" - these include "Upgrade", "Captain" and four others.
The sequence revolves around air travel as metaphor for modern insanity. I loved the way he talked about things. I should add that the whipped cream line came from my Armenian uncle up in Medford, Mass. Anyway, Joe on Elizabeth Street had a voice I could "do" and the character's not Joe's obliviousness really appealed to me. Performing "Calamari" was also a revelation. When I created it, I just wanted to lay out an archetypical character.
But when I performed "Calamari", people laughed and I discovered that I could be funny. Just never occurred to me before. Over the years, this monologue taught me more about comic beats than any teacher ever could. In addition he has been a regular on four other shows and has appeared in at least episodes of television.
He came to life at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, learned many things about acting at the Yale School of Drama, and has a long way to go. I used to do a ton of touring. This piece is very much about loneliness — eating the cheese burger alone in my hotel room while watching the Nature Channel. I was transfixed by the rhythms of street people.
New York City abounds with street folk. As a dramatic device, I worked this angle for years — using a series of non-sequiters and crazy language to find a kind of truth. Also these monologues Bottleman, the Pacer and others are technically difficult to perform. Chernus is a graduate of the Juilliard School's Drama Division. I am intrigued by the way that progressive action has been co-opted by the mass media promotion machine. It becomes harder and harder to discern sincere empathetic action from lip-service. His newest play, called The Qualms, premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in and will be seen at Playwrights Horizons next year.
He used to be an actor. He lives in New York. Every single one of them sees himself as a victim of some sort. It has to be performed full-tilt. I would use it to end the shows, especially if I was playing a big non-theatrical house. He first became aware of Eric Bogosian at high school speech tournaments all over Texas in the late 90s. More importantly, the writing was visceral, funny, biting; if someone who thought like that could make it in theatre, maybe Bobby belonged there, too.
He began performing Blow Me in college, at parties on request, in his own one-man show, and once, in the courtyard of his college, where campus security approached saying they had received calls that a madman was ranting and raving. More at bobbymorenoworld. For many years, I have lived and worked in the universe of the mass media. It is a special dimension, full of demented ideation. What is fame and fortune, why is it so desirous? Explain the logic out loud and it sounds crazy. Hypocrisy comes in many flavors.
But still…. This monologue stands alone. The plane crash that Satan describes here is the same plane crash that "Eric" survives and takes a meeting to discuss in LA see 82 The Meeting with Richard Kind , it's also the flight that Tate Donovan is trying to get on 73 and that Lisa Joyce is ticketing His hobby is writing about himself in the third person. I was working in Holland in when I learned the story of a little boy who hid in the closet because he was so full of fear.
In the closet there was a rubber raincoat. He would wrap himself in it. As he got older, he developed a taste for black rubber. I found an old rubber fetishist magazine that featured people completely covered in black rubber outfits. I tried to get inside the mindset. It has a lot to do with why I started acting in the first place — to play the tough guys who frightened me when I was growing up north of Boston. But it is not based on them, it is based on some of the tough guys I ran into in Little Italy, New York City when I first moved into that neighborhood in Fascism is like the wolf at the door, always trying to find an excuse to enter.
People seek safety when they are full of fear. Beggars are great observers of humanity, since they are forever interacting with strangers. We all believe in some kind of logic or order in the universe, until it lets us down. The person who has nothing cannot believe in a benevolent order to reality. They must believe in something deeper. He was Playwright in Residence for the Signature Theatre season. In he stepped down in order to produce films on his own. In Evans' career, and life, took a downturn a.
It is also the oldest and largest of the four notable Chinatowns within the City. Chinatown is an enclave that continues to retain its own customs, languages, places of worship, social clubs, and identity. There are two hospitals, several parks and squares, numerous churches, a post office, and other infrastructure. Recent immigrants, many of whom are elderly, opt to live in Chinatown because of the availability of affordable housing and their familiarity with the culture. Richard Morea born April 30, , better known by his stage name Burt Young, is an American actor, author and painter.
He is best known for his role as Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law and best friend Paulie Pennino in the Rocky film series.
He lives in Port Washington, New York. He was trained by Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. While in the Marine Corps, he won 32 of 34 boxing bouts. He had an extended, notable collaboration with the director Mike Nichols, with whom he edited twelve films between and As a child in Burbank, he would try to make it onto the Warner Bros. He was finally able to secure a position as an assistant editor in ,. Centred on Pender Street, it is surrounded by Gastown and the Downtown financial and central business districts to the west, the Downtown Eastside to the north, the remnant of old Japantown to the northeast, and the residential neighbourhood of Strathcona to the east.
Chinatown remains a popular tourist attraction and is one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America. However, it experienced decline as newer members of Vancouver's Cantonese Chinese community dispersed to other parts of the metropolitan area. Due to the large ethnic Chinese presence in Vancouver—especially represented by multi-generation Chinese Canadians and first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong—the city has been referred to as "Hongcouver". This is an alphabetical index of topics related to Asian Americans. He later turned up in The Untouchables series itself, in the 2 part episode, "The Unhired Assassin", where he played Giuseppe Zangara, the would-be assassin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who ended up accidentally assassinating Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak instead.
He delivered the film's famous last l. Bruce Herbert Glover born May 2, is an American character actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the assassin Mr. He is the father of actor Crispin Glover. In , Glover and jazz musician Putter Smith portrayed the assassins Mr. Wint and Mr. This film-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. A list of American films released in Rance Howard born Harold Rance Beckenholdt; November 17, — November 25, was an American actor who starred in film and on television. John A. Alonzo, ASC June 12, — March 13, was an American cinematographer, television director, and actor known for his diverse body of work in both film and television.
Alonzo pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development during his career. Alonzo was the first American cinematographer of Mexican-American and Latino heritage to become a member of the Cinematographer's Union in Los Angeles, as well as the first to be inducted into the ASC. However, within a short time he had made himself indispensable, not only building sets, hanging lights and moving cameras, but also directing cooking and children's sho. He was the ninth child of a wealthy New Territories indigenous inhabitant businessman Cheung Yan-lung.
His birth mother was Angela Liu Fung-wo. As a child, his family lived in Hawaii for a few years and there he began training in judo and karate. Cheh had Fu Sheng train with Lau Kar-leung for 6 months. Fu Sheng made his film debut as an extra in the film The Fourteen Amazons. His first lead role was in Cheh's Police Force. The Venom Mob is the colloquial title of a group of actors from the Shaw Brothers Studio, popular creators of martial arts films in the s and s.
They appeared in numerous Shaw films, but did not become a group in high demand until Five Deadly Venoms. They were the main choreographers in all of their films, highly skilled Chinese weapon experts, talented actors, and excellent acrobats. Their films usually dealt with Chang Cheh's common themes of brotherhood, valor, and betrayal. As with most groups, time saw their talents being pulled in different directions, not to mention in-fighting for starring roles and production credits. Roster This is the main 5 though there are six, Chiang Sheng is actually the 5th member of the Venoms, not Wei Pai who only appeared in 4 films with the others.
It is frequently referred to as "Oakland Chinatown" in order to distinguish it from nearby San Francisco's Chinatown. It lies at an elevation of 39 feet 12 m. Chinese were the first Asians to arrive in Oakland in the s, followed by Japanese in the s, Koreans in the s, and Filipinos in the s and s. Southeast Asians began arriving in the s during the Vietnam War. Many Asian languages and dialects can be heard in Chinatown due to its diverse population.
Chinatown is located in downtown Oakland, with its center at 8th Street and Webster Street. Its northern edge is 12th Street, and its southern edge is Interstate located approximately at 6th Street. It stretches from Broadway on the west to the southern tip of Lake Merritt in the east. History Oakland Chinatown dates back to the arrival of Chinese immigrants in the s, makin. Wing in the Gremlins films.
He had four s. In Carradine's autobiographical book Kill Bill: The Diary, Carradine described Jesse Vint as "an acting buddy of mine who is a very wise and cool dude," even though they were usually cast as rivals. In addition to his work in the film industry, Vin. The film was loosely inspired by Hollywood classic Chinatown  This is directorial debut film for Nikhil Mahajan. Atif Afzal composed the music and background score for the film.
His life is in shambles, and his marriage, a mess. A chance encounter with a client leads to dramatic changes in his life, as the city that he lives in, changes around him forms the crux of the story. In , Fonda responded by saying that director Roman Polanski had never really offered her the part, and that it was written for Dunaway. This is an incomplete list of conspiracy thriller films and TV series. Films Name Date Description Above the Law A Chicago vice unit cop stumbles on a CIA plot to finance black ops with crack cocaine Absolute Power A master burglar goes on the run after witnessing the President murdering his mistress Air America Pilots in Laos discover that they are patsies for a CIA heroin-smuggling plot All the President's Men Two young reporters uncover the Watergate scandal Angels and Demons A Harvard symbologist discovers an Illuminati plot to destroy the Roman Catholic Church Antitrust A computer engineer who graduates from Stanford joins a Portland-based computer firm and uncovers the terrible truth of the company's operation The Arrival Mysterious forces cover up an alien invasion Arlington Road A former FBI agent, grieving for his deceased wife, suspects his next-door neighbors are terrorists The Assassination Bur.
Since , he has been a fugitive from the U. After his mother and father were taken in raids, Polanski spent his formative years in foster homes under an adopted identity, trying to survive the Holocaust. Clarence Oscar "C. Born in Kankakee, Illinois on December 17, , Erickson began his career at Paramount Pictures in , ultimately working his way up to production manager. He later reteamed with Huston as associate producer of Reflections in a Golden Eye He was also associate producer of Richard C. John Joseph Nicholson born April 22, is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years.
He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance, and dark portrayals of anti-heroes and villainous characters. In many of his films, he has played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", someone who rebels against the social structure. Dorothy Faye Dunaway born January 14, is an American actress.
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Her career began in the early s on Broadway. She made her screen debut in the film The Happening, and rose to fame that same year with her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Her most notable films include the crime caper The Thomas Crown Affair , the drama The Arrangement , the revisionist western Little Big Man , an adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers , the neo-noir mystery Chinatown , for which she earned her second Oscar nomination, the action-drama disaster The Towering Inferno The following is a list of awards and nominations received by American actor Jack Nicholson.
Nicholson is one of only six performers to have won three Academy Awards in the acting categories, and is the most nominated male performer in the acting categories, with a total of 12 nominations. Academy Awards The Oscars officially called "Academy Awards" are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The reservoir and surrounding neighborhood are overlooked by the Hollywood Sign. During its first years in service the reservoir level varied, though for most of the time it was kept a high level and was filled.
Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's , and later portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers On television, he played the title role of millionaire insurance investigator and sleuth Thomas Banacek in the earlys mystery series Banacek. He played Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squad, in the hit s action show The A-Team.
Peppard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 8, , and rose to the rank of corporal, leaving the Corps at the end of his enlistment in January The film released on 21 September It follows an amateur detective in a small sleepy town from Rajasthan who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder.
This movie is based on Chinatown by Roman Polanski, with the basic premise being similar to the original, despite changes in the representation of characters and some key plot points. He compares Lakhot — dry, desolate and despon. Feodor Chin born August 18, is an American actor, writer, voiceover artist, producer and director. Paul R. Jenkins August 2, — July 1, was an American actor. He decided to become an actor after deciding he had no vocation to the priesthood, and, while living in New York City, began performing roles in theater.
He soon turned to a career in television, where he found roles in daytime dramas such as The Secret Storm and Love of Life. Jenkins would spend most of his career in tele. It is one of the first plays by an Asian American playwright to be produced on a mainstream New York stage.
Chin wrote the play as a critique of the racism in American society, and the play satirizes "American tourists who eroticize, objectify, and commodify Chinatown and its residents. He competed as a martial artist on the U. It was a massive success in Vietnam, garnering unprecedented attention for a locally made film. His acting career spanned 40 years. Studios in , his first appearance being Bogus Charlie in Drum Beat. However, he was perhaps best known as Lieutenant Lou Escobar in the Chopsocky or chop-socky is a colloquial term for martial arts movies and kung fu films made primarily in Hong Kong and Taiwan between the late s and early s.
The term was coined by the American motion picture trade magazine Variety following the explosion of films in the genre released in in the U. Chopsocky movies are usually characterized by over-blown story-lines, cheesy special effects particularly exaggerated and sometimes bizarre sound effects during the actual fight scenes , and excessive violence. The genre also is known for its clumsy dubbing. Although the term "chopsocky" is commonly used as a name of martial arts cinema by the general media, the word can be disparaging as well. Another common meaning is a generalization for martial arts movies from Asia or Hong Kong in particular with.
Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. August 31, — January 17, was an American television and film actor who appeared in more than thirty films and in many television shows, including a stint opposite Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger. Career Willingham was teaching government and economics at Sam Houston High School in Houston before he followed his dream of becoming an actor.
He won the role, which led to another appearance, in Paper Moon Willingham appeared in more than thirty featur.
Howard Winchel "Hawk" Koch Jr. Career After his time in the music business, Hawk Koch turned to filmmaking in Hollywood, working as assistant director for a number of directors and later as a producer. Personal life Koch is married to Molly Jordan Koch. Sydney Pollack, Chinatown dir. Roman Polanski, Marathon Man dir. John Schlesinger, Heaven Can Wait dir.
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