Saturday, March 31, 2007

Justine Timberlake

Name: Justin Timberlake
Birth Name: Justin Randall Timberlake
Height: 6' 1"
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: January 31, 1981
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Profession: actor, musician
Relationship: Cameron Diaz (actress; born on August 30, 1972; dated since 2003; split on January 11, 2007), Britney Spears (singer; born on December 2, 1981; dated in 2000; broke up in March 2002)
Father: Randall Timberlake (divorced in 1985)
Mother: Lynn Bomar (aka. Lynn Harless, manager of the all-girl group Innosense; born on March 19, 1961)
Half Sister: Laura Katherine Timberlake (died shortly after birth in 1997; mother: Lisa Timberlake)
Half Brother: Stephen Robert Timberlake (born on August 14, 1998; mother: Lisa Timberlake), Jonathan Perry Timberlake (born September 12, 1993; mother: Lisa Timberlake)
Grand Father: Charles L. Timberlake (paternal grandfather)
Grand Mother: Sadie Bomar
Step Father: Paul Harless (a banker)
Step Mother: Lisa Timberlake
Claim to fame: Former member of 'NSYNC

For Justin, son of a bluegrass musician, performance began early. The curly haired moppet appeared on the Star Search TV talent contest at age 11, and was signed the next year to the Disney Channel’s 90’s remake of the Mickey Mouse Club (1993-94). There he met future band-mate JC, and a year after that the two had been put together with three more singers/dancers to tour Europe as ’N Sync. Back in the States, they recorded their close harmonies on a debut self-titled album (1998), immediately following its success (seven million copies sold) with Home For Christmas (1998). Immense popularity in Europe and subsequent immense popularity in North America came as no surprise to supporters; the boys of the band give their all at each performance, truly entertaining their audiences. Most recently, the release of the band’s album, No Strings Attached (2000), was delayed while the lawsuit played out, but promises to be another monster hit. Fans who can’t get enough are also promised the release of the soundtrack (complete with ’N Sync vocals) to the film Dr Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

His own education is difficult, with concerts six nights a week, 300 days a year, but Timberlake did earn his high school diploma – it’s just that he received it, not in a usual gymnasium commencement, but during a Memphis concert. He, as well, has put some engineering and computer skills to work, designing the track of a virtual Disney rollercoaster ride. Timberlake has recently, too, broken into acting and will appear as a “male model” in a World of Walt Disney feature entitled Model Behaviour/Janine and Alex: Cover Girls. He cares a great deal about performance, lending his name and energies to the Justin Timberlake Foundation, initiated to support theatre arts and music in public schools in America. Timberlake has an upcoming appointment with the U.S. President and First Lady to further develop the program. More acting is upcoming for the teen heartthrob. He is to star, along with his band-mates, in the stage musical Grease 3, and all plan to have a bit of fun lending their voices to an episode of the animated television series, The Simpsons.

*Justin's twin sister, Laura Katherine, died minutes after birth.
*At 11, he appeared on the show "Star Search" and later joined "The Mickey Mouse Club."
*He used his first and middle name 'Justin Randall' for his appearances on "Star Search." *Accepted an apology and undisclosed substantial damages from British newspaper, News of the World, over its story claimed he had cheated girlfriend Cameron Diaz, dating model Lucy Clarkson (August 2005).
*In 1999, he was chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21."
*He is addicted to golf.
*He often sings himself to sleep.
*He collects sneakers, candles and sports jerseys.
*His favorite ice cream is Baskin Robin's Daquiri Ice.
*Is a fan of Björk's.
*He was a member of the National Beta Club.
*Justin was featured on the first episode of the MTV series Punk'd starring Ashton Kutcher. *Justin is best friends with Coldplay's Chris Martin.
*His involvement in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction is protested by veteran band The O'Jays who insists he's irrelevant to their musical achievements.
*He apologizes to "Alpha Dog" (2005) co-star Olivia Wilde after the pair locked lips for a scene in the movie.
*He is planning to launch his own record label.
*He owns half a dozen Harley Davidsons, a Mercedes M Class and two Mercedes Benz.
*He starred as a young Elton John in one of John's music videos.
*In 2002, Justin named as the Most Eligible Bachelor in America.
*To promote music education, Justin founded Timberlake Foundation.
*He was hosting the 2003 MTV Movie awards with actor Seann William Scott.
*In the performance during the halftime show of 2004's Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcasted live, Justin 'accidently' tore off Janet Jackson's costume, baring her right breast.
*He was the Best Male Artist in the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.
*In 2005, he was marking his fifth appearance in Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 .
*Was praised by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for taking on a role of a journalist in their thriller "Edison."
*He studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Porterfield to prepare for his role in "Edison."
*He has backed out of an agreement to co-host ABC's Motown 45 special because of a conflict with filming his first movie "Edison."
*Once underwent an operation on his throat in Los Angeles to get rid of the throat nodules.
*He is advised to not sing or speak loudly for at least a few months (May 2005).
*Has in an interview with the Observer Music Monthly magazine, in July 2006, admitted to taking drugs.
*Chosen as International Man of the Year at GQ magazine annual ceremony held in 2006 in London.
*Voted the 7th Celebrity with Biggest Ego in a poll conducted by Teen People in October 2005. Launched his William Rast clothing line, called "Street Sexy", October 17th, 2006 at Los Angeles Fashion Week.
*Won the categories of Best Pop and Best Male at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held November 2nd, 2006 in Copenhagen.
*Took home the 2006's Big Music Artist award at the "VH1 Big In '06 Awards", held December 3rd in Culver City, California.
*Chosen the 4th Best Dressed Man of 2006 in a poll conducted by US news show Access Hollywood to find Hollywood's most elegant man.
*Included in the list of the Top Entertainers of 2006 compiled by U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly in December 2006.
*Earned the R&B Song award for "SexyBack" at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards. Nabbed the Song Of The Year prize in US men's magazine Blender's 2006 Readers' Poll, thanks to his single "My Love" from album "FutureSex/LoveSounds".
* Was named International Male Artist of the Year at the 2007 NRJ Awards.
* Shared with Timbaland the Best Dance Recording award at the 49th annual Grammy Awards for their collaboration on "Sexy Back".
*Shared with T.I. the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 49th annual Grammy Awards for their hit "My Love".
*Inked deal with communication giant Verizon to launch his own channel to be called JT-TV, which will feature movies, music and fashion programming (February 2007).
*Is the No. 1 Hollywood's Hunk according to the 'Guy Candy' list compiled by TV show Access Hollywood in March 2007.

[24 award(s)] [28 nomination(s)]

2007 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Dance Recording for "Sexy Back"
shared with Timbaland

2007 : Won Brit Award
category: Best International Male Solo Artist

2007 : Won NRJ Music Award
category: Best International Male Artist of the Year

2007 : Won People's Choice Award
category: Favorite R&B Song for "SexyBack"

2007 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "My Love"
shared with T.I.

2006 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Male

2006 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category Best Pop

2006 : Won TMF Award - Belgium
category: Best Male International for "SexyBack"

2004 : Won Meteor Ireland Music Award
category: Best Male Singer

2004 : Won NRJ Radio Award
category: Best International Male Artist

2004 : Won Grammy Award
category Best Pop Vocal Album for "Justified"

2004 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Pop2004 : Won Brit Award
category: Best International Album for "Justified"

2004 : Won Brit Award

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Pop Video for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Male Video for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Dance Video for "Rock Your Body"

2003 : Won World Music Award
category: Best-Selling Dance Artist

2003 : Won Radio Music Award
category: Artist of the Year - Top 40 Radio

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Male

2003 : Won International Dance Music Award
category: Best Pop for "Rock Your Body "

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category:Best Album for "Justified"

2003 : Won American Music Award
category: Favorite Pop/Rock Album for "Justified"

Friday, March 30, 2007

Paris Hilton

Name: Paris Hilton
Birth Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: February 17, 1981
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Actor, Writer, Musician, Model
Education: The Dwight School in New York City Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California
Earned GED in 1999
Relationship: Stavros Niarchos (Greek billionaire; separated May 2, 2006), Paris Latsis (Greek shipping heir; engaged May 29, 2005-Sept 2005), Nick Carter (musician; 2003-2004), Jason Shaw (model/actor; engaged in 2001), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), Rick Salomon (actor)
Father: Rick Hilton (grandson of Hilton hotel-chain founder, Conrad Hilton)
Mother: Kathy Richards Hilton (actress; born on April 7, 1959)
Sister: Nicky Hilton (actress; born on October 5, 1983)
Brother: Barron Nicholas Hilton and Conrad Hughes Hilton
Aunt: Kyle Richards (actress; born on January 11, 1969), Kim Richards (actress; born on September 19, 1964)
Claim to fame: Heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire

Her grandfather, Conrad ''Nicky'' Hilton, Jr., also brought some notoriety to the family, as he was the first of Elizabeth Taylor's many ex-husbands. Paris' younger sister, Nicky (born in 1983), shares the throne as co-heiress of the Hilton empire.
Growing up in Manhattan's ritzy Waldorf-Astoria, the family's New York home, as well as other Hilton digs in Beverly Hills and the Hamptons, Paris didn't seem to yearn for much. Even after graduating from high school, college didn't appeal to her. So, around the year 2000, Paris decided to branch out and become famous.
She began to make a name for herself as a model, soon appearing in shows for designers such as Marc Bouwer and Catherine Malandrino, and she later completed an ad campaign for Iceberg, an Italian label. In addition, Paris has posed for spreads in national magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair and FHM; she was most recently profiled, along with her sister, in People magazine.
At the same time, Paris became the center of attention because of her relationships -- real or imagined by the paparazzi -- with some of Hollywood's hottest young stars. In early 2000, Paris was spotted around town with Leonardo DiCaprio. However, the press, especially the National Enquirer, blew their casual friendship far out of proportion. Nevertheless, she apparently dated Terminator 2's Edward Furlong for a few months, and was later seen out and about with boxer Oscar de la Hoya. The latest news is that Paris is currently shacked up with actor and Tommy Hilfiger model, Jason Shaw.
Paris, along with her younger sister Nicky, also became notorious as socialites, gracing party after party and getting bad press for their antics. For example, Paris has grabbed headlines by shoving ahead of others in a washroom line, then, when upbraided for her rudeness, quipped that she only wanted to look at herself in the mirror. She has also danced on top of bar banquettes, gone topless for attention, and paraded around in designer T-shirts with slogans like, ''Got Blow?'' Yet Paris maintains that the bad press ''sucks'' and that ''people are mean.''
Perhaps in an effort to clean up her image, Paris has tried to make her mark by working on more substantial projects. In 2001, she had a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller's fashion spoof, Zoolander. Other appearances include a role as a strung-out supermodel in the film short QIK2JDG and the upcoming The Hillz (co-starring boyfriend Jason Shaw), and negotiations are underway for Paris to star in an upcoming FOX reality show along the lines of Green Acres.
On top of that, along with her sister, Paris has designed a high-end collection of purses for Tokyo label Samantha Thavasa. Paris has also given back; she has done charity work for Toys for Tots. Unfortunately, her attempts to start a modeling company and a makeup line seem to have fizzled.

2006 National Lampoon's Pledge This!
2006 Bottoms Up
2005 House of Wax
2005 The Simple Life: Season 03
2004 The Hillz
2004 The O.C.: The L.A.
2004 Raising Helen
2004 George Lopez: Jason Tutors Max
2004 The Simple Life: Season 02
2004 One Night In Paris
2003 Wonderland
2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
2003 The Simple Life: Season 01
2002 Nine Lives
2001 Zoolander

Awards: MTV Awards
Category: Best Frightened Performance
For: House of Wax
Result: Nominated

Year: 2006
Awards: Razzie Awards
Category: Worst Supporting Actress
For: House of Wax
Result: Won

Year: 2006
Awards: Razzie Award
Category: Most Tiresome Tabloid Target
For: Paris Hilton and ... Who EVER!
Result: Nominated

Year: 2006
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: TV- Choice Reality Star (female)
For: The Simple Life
Result: Nominated

Year: 2005
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Movie Scream Scene
For: House of Wax
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female
For: House of Wax (2005)
Result: Nominated

Year: 2004
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Female
For: "The Simple Life"
Result: Nominated

* Heiress, actress, singer & author... Paris's book "Confessions of an Heiress" beat out the former President's on the New York Times bestseller list. Add on to the list is designer as she's got a new jewelry line compltee with pink sparkles, stars & hearts. Proces range from $15 to $95. (Dec 2004)
* Named one of the most fascinating people of 2004 by celebruty journalist Barbara Walters.
* Blasted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for wearing rabbit-fur boots. (2004)
* Her stapler sells for $1,000 at a charity auction. (2004)
* Photographs of Hilton embracing and kissing another woman when she was 20 are set to be published by Hustler magazine. (November 23, 2004)
* Will open Club Paris at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (October 26, 2004)
* Is the inspiration for Club Paris at the beleaguered Church Street Station in downtown Orlando.
* Was booed off stage when she was performing her debut single Screwed to an audience of Miami club goers. (2004)
* Has launched her own jewelry line. (September 2, 2004)
* Has been threatened with a lawsuit, after failing to pay two electricians for $3,995 worth of work carried out at her Los Angeles home. (August 3, 2004)
* Decided to end her romance with Nick Carter after getting her psychic’s opinion. (2004)
* Paris Hilton and Nick Carter have ended their romance. (July 24, 2004)
* Asked John Kay, of the rock group Steppenwolf, to let her use the song Born To Be Wild on her reality show, The Simple Life, but he refused.
* A suburban Los Angeles porn production company will release Hilton’s home video circulated on the Internet showing her having sex with her former boyfriend. (April 23, 2004)
* Richard Salomon, who appeared with her in a sex video that went public, has dropped his $10 million slander lawsuit issued against her and her parents. (April 12, 2004)
* Has finally settled her legal spat with New York jewelers Kwiat Inc after losing a $159,500 bracelet they loaned her for the 2003 Oscars. (April 7, 2004)
* Says she often manages to get away from having to pay up for speeding offenses - because most of the policemen who stop her want to take her out to dinner. (March 31, 2004)
* Was thrown by a horse during the taping of The Simple Life 2.
* Is said to be in final negotiations to join the cast of HOUSE OF WAX, which includes Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray. (March 12, 2004)
* Made a splash at the LORD OF THE RINGS pre-Oscars party by falling into a swimming pool. (March 3, 2004)* Seattle-based Marvad Corp. have asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to dismiss a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by Rick Salomon on the basis that Hilton's actions also gave her rights to their sex tape. (February 25, 2004)
* Her videotaped sex romp is making her ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon a small fortune, thanks to sales through a Czech Republic internet site. (February 20, 2004)
* Was so eager to be invited to Clive Davis' legendary bash, she contacted the J Records executive relentlessly prior to Sunday's Grammy party. Davis refused to bow to her requests and she had to gate-crash the event with help of boyfriend Nick Carter, who was invited to the bash with his band The Backstreet Boys. (February 11, 2004)
* Has sued a Panama-based Internet company for $15 million, claiming that it illegally distributed a now-infamous tape of her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon. (February 7, 2004)
* Is negotiating with Donald Trump to host the Miss USA Pageant. (February 5, 2004)
* Her partner in the infamous sex tape, Rick Solomon, has offered to drop his $10 million lawsuit against her family in exchange for the distribution rights to the controversial video. (January 30, 2004)
* Paris Hilton and Nick Carter surprised onlookers at the Sundance Film Festival, because they couldn't keep their hands off each other. (January 20, 2004)
* Named worst dressed woman of 2003 by fashion guru Mr. Blackwell.
* Her television show The Simple Life got higher ratings than President Bush's exclusive ABC interview Tuesday night. (December 19, 2003)
* Was forced to retreat from the spotlight for a few weeks after a tape featuring her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon surfaced on the internet -- She opted to spend her time strictly among close friends and family. (December 15, 2003)
* Hilton and pal Nicole Richie appeared on U.S. reality show The Simple Life, Tuesday night. It was the highest-rated show of the night among teenagers, as well as adults ages 18 to 49. (December 4, 2003)
* Is pulling out of her announced interview on David Letterman's Late Show -- Hilton's spokesman says she wants to keep a lower profile because of the extraordinary amount of attention she's received from her now-ubiquitous Internet porn video. (November 21, 2003)
* Is considering quitting her partying ways after the shame of her sex video scandal. (November 20, 2003)
* A second video, in which Hilton appears naked with a model pal, has reportedly surface -- Earlier this month footage of her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon leaked onto Internet sites. (November 18, 2003)
* Trade mark: she wears blue colored contact lenses
* Announced she would live on a farm for a new fish-out-of-water reality show called The Simple Life. The show is reportedly a takeoff on the 1960s sitcom Green Acres. (2003)
* Great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, granddaughter of Barron Hilton, and grand-niece of Nicholas Conrad Nicky Hilton (the first husband of Elizabeth Taylor.)
* The Hilton-owned Paris Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas) is named after her.
* For her 21st birthday threw five parties for herself: one in New York, Las Vegas, London, Hollywood, and Tokyo.
* Nickname: Star
* Hair Color: Bottle Blond
* Eye Color: hazel-bluish green but wears blue contacts
* Pets: 3 Pomeranians named Dolce, Sebastian, and Prince. She also owns a mystery dog.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bruce Willis

Name: Bruce Willis
Birth Name: Walter Bruce Willis
Height: 6'
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: March 19, 1955
Birth Place: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
Profession: actor, musician, producer, writer
Education: Penns Grove High School in Penns Grove, New JerseyMontclair State College in Montclair, New Jersey (honorary doctorate)
Husband/Wife: Demi Moore (actress; born on November 11, 1962; re-married on November 21, 1987; divorced on October 28, 2000 after 13-year marriage)
Relationship: Lara Flynn Boyle (actress; born on March 24, 1970), Maria Bravo Rosado (Spanish model)
Father: David Willis (welder, mechanic)
Mother: Marlene Willis
Sister: Flo Willis
Brother: David Willis (producer)
Daughter: Tallulah Belle Willis (born on February 3, 1994), Scout LaRue Willis (born on July 20, 1991), Rumer Glenn Willis (born on August 16, 1988)
Claim to fame: as John McClane in Die Hard (1988)

Bruce Willis is a name to reckon with in the Hollywood film industry. He was born on 19th March, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, a German town near the border with Luxembourg. He was born to David, a military man, and his wife, Marlene, who was from Kassel. Bruce was called as Walter Bruce Willison on his birth.The Willis family moved from a West German military base to the small town of Carneys Point, New Jersey, when Bruce was two years old. He grew up as the oldest of four children in a blue-collar family. As a teenager, he worked in a DuPont chemical plant.

Bruce was quite popular in his school times and therefore was elected as Student Council President. After graduating from high school, Willis attended Montclair (NJ) State College, where he first became interested in acting. He left college and moved to New York City in 1977, when he landed a bit part in an Off-Broadway play. In New York, he supported himself by working as a bartender in between small roles in stage productions.

Willis’ first break came in 1984, when he stepped in for another actor in the lead role in Sam Shepard’s Off-Broadway hit Fool for Love. His success led to an audition for Desperately Seeking Susan, an upcoming production starring Madonna. Willis didn’t get the role, but he stayed in Hollywood long enough to attend a casting call for a new television series called Moonlighting. Chosen from among 3,000 hopefuls to play the wisecracking private detective David Addison, Willis became a star overnight when Moonlighting became a hit. The chemistry between Willis and co-star Cybill Shepherd won over fans for four successful seasons (1985-89), and Willis won an Emmy in 1987 for Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical).

In 1994, Willis emerged from this slump with two powerful supporting performances in relatively low-budget films—Quentin Tarantino’s gleefully violent Pulp Fiction (which also revived Travolta’s fading career) and Nobody’s Fool, starring Paul Newman. He also had a much-talked-about frontal nude scene in the psychological thriller Color of Night (1994). Unlike many of his fellow action heroes, Willis continued to mix riskier roles in smaller films with big-budget action films—meeting with varying results. He scored hits with two weird futuristic thrillers—Twelve Monkeys (1995), also featuring Brad Pitt, and The Fifth Element (1997)—while more traditional action films, like Last Man Standing (1996), The Jackal (1997), co-starring Richard Gere, and Mercury Rising (1998), did relatively mediocre business.

In 2000, Willis showed off his considerable comedic talent by starring as a hit man in the hit film The Whole Nine Yards, and guest starring on three episodes of the hit TV series Friends during the May sweeps.

Willis marrie the A-list actress Demi Moore. But after 10 years of their marriage the couple announced their divorce.

BRUCE WILLIS has demonstrated incredible versatility in his career with such diverse roles as the action-hero in the popular Die Hard film series, a meek, classic anti-hero in Death Becomes Her, the prizefighter in Quentin Tarantino's Academy Award winning Pulp Fiction, and the traumatized Vietnam vet in Norman Jewison's In Country. Its just right to say that he is a versatile and accomplished actor of all times.

2007 Perfect Stranger
2007 Grindhouse
2007 What Just Happened?
2007 Perfect Stranger
2007 Live Free or Die Hard
2006 Alpha Dog
2006 The Astronaut Farmer
2006 Fast Food Nation
2006 Tony Bennett: An American Classic
2006 Lucky Number Slevin
2006 The Hip Hop Project
2006 16 Blocks
2006 Over the Hedge
2005 Hostage
2005 Sin City
2004 Wildwood Days
2004 The Whole Ten Yards
2003 Rugrats Go Wild
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 Tears of the Sun
2002 Hart's War
2002 True West
2001 Bandits
2000 Friends: The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad
2000 Friends: The One With the Ring
2000 Disney's The Kid
2000 Friends: The One Where Paul's the Man
2000 Unbreakable
2000 The Whole Nine Yards
1999 Ally McBeal: Love Unlimited
1999 The Story of Us
1999 Breakfast of Champions
1999 The Sixth Sense
1998 Armageddon
1998 The Siege
1998 Mercury Rising
1997 The Fifth Element
1997 The Jackal
1997 Mad About You: The Birth, Part 2
1996 Last Man Standing
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1995 Die Hard With a Vengeance
1995 12 Monkeys
1995 Four Rooms
1994 North
1994 Color of Night
1994 Pulp Fiction
1994 Nobody's Fool
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
1993 Striking Distance
1992 The Player
1992 Death Becomes Her
1991 The Last Boy Scout
1991 Billy Bathgate
1991 Hudson Hawk
1991 Mortal Thoughts
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 Look Who's Talking, Too
1990 Die Hard 2
1989 That's Adequate
1989 Look Who's Talking
1989 Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis
1989 In Country
1989 Roseanne: Dear Mom and Dad
1988 Sunset
1988 Moonlighting: A Womb With a View
1988 Moonlighting: Season 05
1988 Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno
1988 Die Hard
1987 Blind Date
1987 Moonlighting: Season 04
1986 Moonlighting: Season 03
1985 Moonlighting: Season 01
1985 Moonlighting: Season 02
1985 Moonlighting
1984 Miami Vice: No Exit
1982 The Verdict
1980 The First Deadly Sin

Executive Producer
2006 The Hip Hop Project
2004 Touching Evil [TV Series]
2002 True West

2007 Live Free or Die Hard
2005 Hostage
2002 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

1991 Hudson Hawk

1991 Hudson Hawk


2000 People's Choice Awards - Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama
1999 Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Actor - Armageddon
1999 Blockbuster Awards - Supporting Actor - The Siege

1998 Star on the Walk of Fame
1987 Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor - Moonlighting
1987 Golden Globe - Best Performance - Moonlighting

2000 People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actor
2000 Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Actor - The Sixth Sense
1998 Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Actor - The Jackal
1992 MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo - The Last Boy Scout
1990 Golden Globe - Best Supporting Actor - In Country
1988 Golden Globe - Best Actor - Moonlighting
1986 Golden Globe - Best Actor - Moonlighting
1986 Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor - Moonlighting

  • Was seen passionately kissing Courtney Love at his 52nd birthday celebration. (March 19, 2007)
  • Has slammed reports he used the services of Hollywood madam Jody Babydoll Gibson, claiming that he doesn't even know her. (March 1, 2007)
  • Was kicked in the forehead during a fight scene in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD and was briefly hospitalized. (January 24, 2007)
  • Is rumored to be dating Renee Zellweger after they were seen looking cozy at new Los Angeles restaurant Cut. (November 23, 2006)
  • Will reprise the role of hard-nosed police detective John McClane in a fourth DIE HARD movie, to be called LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. (August 4, 2006)
  • Sued a photographer for $1 million in damages, claiming the man defamed him by charging that hit him outside a West Hollywood restaurant. (June 20, 2006)
  • Credited Will Smith for advising him to put his kids first during the divorce from Demi Moore, for it not only ensured that the two remained friends, but also that their daughters were not caught between feuding parents. (May 30, 2006)
  • Filming on the 4rth DIE HARD movie has been postponed because Bruce Willis is too fat. (May 26, 2006)
  • Confirmed that shooting on the fourth DIE HARD movie will begin soon and it is set to be released next year. (May 22, 2006)
  • Voted the worst (2nd) autographer in Hollywood by Autograph Collector's 14th annual survey. (2006)
  • Credited his addiction to playing cops on his admiration for the work they do. (May 9, 2006)
  • Slammed the media for its poor news coverage, accusing the industry of deliberately ignoring serious news in favor of racy stories. (May 9, 2006)
  • Believes he will die a bachelor - because he can't commit to one woman. (May 3, 2006)
  • Keen to do DIE HARD 4 if the studio can come up with a script he likes. (April 20, 2006)
  • Says that the secret to his youthful looks is to avoid the news. He says he started looking and feeling younger as soon as he stopped keeping up to date with depressing events from around the globe. (April 20, 2006)
  • Has apologized to Colombia after blaming the nation for America's drug problems. (March 25, 2006)
  • Offers a $1million reward for anyone who turns in al-Qaeda terrorist Osama Bin Laden. (November 15, 2005)
  • Admits to having a a little crush on Halle Berry when they were neighbors. (October 29, 2005)
  • Ordered ex-wife Demi Moore not to expose their three daughters to Kabbalah. (September 29, 2005)
  • Willis, Virginia Madsen, and Bruce Dern have all joined the cast of the Warner Independent Pictures film ASTRONAUT FARMER, starring Billy Bob Thornton. (September 16, 2005)
  • Made a special guest appearance on That '70s Show, playing a shady security boss who interviews Ashton Kutcher’s character for a bouncer's job. (September 13, 2005)
  • Headed the jury at 2005 Miss Italy beauty pageant. (September 8, 2005)
  • Shocked a German family in the south western town of Idar-Oberstein by turning up unannounced on their doorstep and demanding to see inside - because he was born there 50 years ago. He then used his rusty German to ask if he could take some photographs of the basement bedroom, where he spent the first two years of his life. (August 11, 2005)
  • Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore are furious the former manager of their Idaho ranch is trying to publish a tell-all book about his time with the couple. (June 14, 2005)
  • Has been made an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters, one of France's highest cultural honors. (April 14, 2005)
  • Enjoys being single so much he would have to meet someone really special to even consider sacrificing his bachelor status. (April 5, 2005)
  • A British TV interview with Willis was cut halfway through because he upset two 10-year-old presenters by shouting at them after they asked him their trademark cheeky questions. (2005)
  • Says he has given up on finding love because his standards are too high. (March 15, 2005)
  • Almost missed out on securing the film rights to Robert Crais' novel Hostage, because he left his copy of the book on a shelf for a month after he bought it in 2001. (2005)
  • Offered a chunk of his land in Idaho for the construction of a new airfield. (2004)
  • Sued the producers of his 2003 film TEARS OF THE SUN, claiming he suffered physical and mental injuries due to their negligence. (2004)
  • Has signed up to play the father of drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood in the film ALPHA DOG. (October 27, 2004)
  • Pays $21,000 in penalties for violating federal wetlands protection laws at his home in Hailey. (August 28, 2004)
  • Has consulted experts about a new 'hair cloning' treatment which has only been tested on rodents and is awaiting approval from the US government. (June 29, 2004)
  • Willis and his girlfriend of 10 months, Brooke Burns, have split. (June 4, 2004)
  • Has denied reports he proposed to his young girlfriend Brooke Burns last month. (December 5, 2003)
  • Willis, on a goodwill tour of Iraq, visited a remote desert outpost Friday to meet with a small number of U.S. troops monitoring the border with Iran. (September 27, 2003)
  • Willis treated 300 old school chums to a lavish 30th reunion party at the fancy Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Friday. (August 22, 2003)
  • Willis has hit out at ex-wife Demi Moore's new boyfriend Ashton Kutcher following reports the young hunk's cheating on the actress – Reports say Bruce warned Kutcher to treat Demi with respect, otherwise he'd have himself to answer to. (June 23, 2003)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington are demanding $1 million each from American electronics giant Fry's Electronics after their images appeared in newspaper ads for the company. (June 19, 2003)
  • Willis has spoken out about his ex-wife Demi Moore's high-profile romance with young star Ashton Kutcher and insists he's happy for them – the actor says the three of them are great pals. (June 14, 2003)
  • Bruce Willis and Demi Moore can't stay away from each other -- Bruce is making a cameo appearance in Demi's comeback film CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE where Moore has a main role as villain Madison Lee. (June 4, 2003)
  • Willis has cast doubt over plans for a fourth installment of action franchise DIE HARD, claiming he's bored of the films, “Fox certainly wants it to happen, but I think they have a tough job ahead of them. Because within the genre of the three DIE HARD films that have already been done, it has always been about terrorism. And to do a film about terrorism right now doesn't seem like a very good idea. (March 8, 2003)
  • After appearing in Willis’s new movie TEARS OF THE SUN, John Anyak received a special gift from Willis and the movie's director, Antoine Fuqua – Willis and Fuqua spent $20,000 to buy a new artificial leg for the Sudanese refugee to replace the one he wore out in four months of filming in the jungles of Windward Oahu. (March 7, 2003)
  • Willis faced his toughest challenge on TV in America Wednesday night – The actor, who was scheduled to appear on The Late Show to promote his new film TEARS OF THE SUN, found himself hosting the show when chat show titan David Letterman phoned in sick with an eye infection; admitting he was terrified, Willis did a good job of hosting the show. (March 1, 2003)
  • A skydiver hired for stunt work on the Navy SEALs drama starring Willis and Italian beauty Monica Bellucci, is presumed dead Thursday after disappearing in the Pacific Ocean. (November 1, 2002)
  • After several years of trying, he has finally secured a lead role in an Elmore Leonard's short story TENKILLER.
  • Named a national spokesman for kids in foster care by President Bush
  • Originally, BLIND DATE (1987) was scheduled for Madonna and Sean Penn. When Madonna heard that they had cast Bruce Willis in the male lead role, she pulled out.
  • Managed to blow nearly $120,000 in less than five hours at a London casino
  • He was high school student council president.
  • Bruce and Demi announce they are ending their marriage of eleven years. No reasons given. (24 June 1998)
  • He was ranked #22 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. (October 1997)
  • He appeared on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) to advertise for Demi Moore's STRIPTEASE (1996) by doing his own undressing act. (1996)
  • As a young man his personality was very much like that of the character that he portrayed on MOONLIGHTING (1985). He was always getting into trouble because of this and was bodily ejected from parties by the hosts for being obnoxious.
  • He has been very vocal in his support of almost every major republican candidate in recent history except Bob Dole. He felt that presidential candidate Dole was out of line in his attacks on Demi Moore and her part in the movie STRIPTEASE (1996).
  • He was the first actor to ever act in a video game. No one before has ever done voice work along with having their movements digitally added to the game.
  • He stated he will no longer be doing violent action or save-the-world movies. (2001)
  • He wears his watch upside down with the face on the inside of his hand. This is also visible in many movies he's done (DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE, MERCURY RISING, etc.) where they haven't requested him to flip it over.
  • Memorial Day weekend, 1987: He was arrested after reportedly disturbing the peace and assaulting a police officer who was called to quiet a raucous party at his home. The charges were dropped after Willis agreed to apologize to his neighbors.
  • According to friends, he had a terrible stammer as a child.
  • He set a new benchmark for actors' salaries when he was paid $5 million for DIE HARD in 1988. Eight years later his wife Demi set a benchmark of 12 million with STRIPTEASE.
  • He was named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. (February 2002)
  • He auditioned for a role in THE FISHER KING (1991)
  • Director of ARMAGEDDON (1998), Michael Bay, had the actors write their list of demands on the papers Willis read from.
  • In BANDITS (2001) the little girl who belches during the dinner scene is his daughter, Scout... and according to him, that belch was not enhanced.
  • Val Kilmer was originally considered for the part of Joe in BANDITS (2001), and Willis was originally going to play the part of Terry, but due to scheduling conflicts, Kilmer backed out, and Willis took over the part of Joe.
  • The cigarette that he smokes in THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) appears to have a filter that takes up most of the cigarette.
  • From DIE HARD (1988) Willis received a then unheard of $5 million, a fee that was ok'd by Rupert Murdock. Bruce and Demi Moore tied the knot at the Golden Nugget hotel in Las Vegas during this shoot, Moore having recently broken her engagement to actor Emilio Estevez. Little Richard presided over the ceremony and former brat packer Ally Sheedy was a bridesmaid.
  • In a scene of DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE (1995) where Bruce Willis talks about his hangover he said I was happy I smoked cigarettes and watched captain kangaroo. That phrase is also used in one of the songs in the PULP FICTION soundtrack in which Willis also starred.
  • According to director of LOOK WHO'S TALKING (1989) Amy Heckerling, Willis improvised X-rated voiceover takes.
  • Actually lives on Pacific Coast Drive just like in LOADED WEAPON 1 (1993).
  • Among the people in the courtroom during the dramatic closing speech in THE VERDICT (1982) is a young Bruce Willis.
  • Director Terry Gilliam first met him while casting his film THE FISHER KING 1991). He was impressed by the sensitivity shown by Willis in the scene from DIE HARD (1988) where McClane (Willis) talks about his wife while pulling glass from his feet. Talking to Willis, Gilliam discovered that this part was ad-libbed by Willis. Gilliam remembered this, and was convinced to cast him in TWELVE MONKEYS.
  • During the scene in PULP FICTION where he is drying himself off after the shower, the TV version digitally stretches his towel so it covers him up.
  • Elijah asks David what made him choose protection as a career out of all the things he could have done, such as founding a chain of restaurants. In reality, Willis is one of the founders of Planet Hollywood, a restaurant chain (UNBREAKABLE).
  • Gilliam gave Willis a list of Willis acting clichés not to be used during the film, including the steely blue eyes look.
  • He was cast in OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001), but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts
  • In DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE (1995), Inspector Cobb (Larry Bryggman) says of McClane (Bruce Willis) that by next month he's gonna be a security guard. In UNBREAKABLE (2000), Willis finally is a security guard.
  • In PULP FICTION (1994), his character has a flashback dream about his childhood. His character in 12 MONKEYS does the same thing.
  • In THE LAST BOY SCOUT (1991) Joe (Willis) mentions reindeer goat cheese pizza, which Willis also mentioned in HUDSON HAWK (1991).
  • In the scene in the Ultimart, during the shootout of GROSSE POINTE BLANK (1997), the head of Bruce Willis gets shot off of a stand-up cardboard cutout of PULP FICTION.
  • Much like his character Jimmy says about Matthew Perry's character Oz, Bruce Willis has stated in interviews that although it surprised him, he actually couldn't help liking Matthew Perry and they now are very good friends (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS (2000)).
  • Starring in THE RETURN OF BRUNO (1988), Bruno was Willis's nickname from his bartending days.
  • THE SIXTH SENSE is the second movie in which he plays a psychologist who has a traumatic experience and wants to give up. The other one was COLOR OF NIGHT (1994).
  • THE SIXTH SENSE is the second movie with him in a leading role where one of the main characters is named Cole, whom nobody believes and is considered to be insane or unusual. The other was TWELVE MONKEYS - in which Cole says, All I see are dead people. Also, both movies have a number in the title, and both take place in Philadelphia.
  • There is a persistent rumor that a shot of Bruce Willis in full DIE HARD gear was composited into the triage scene. The likeness is certainly striking, but it remains merely a rumor for the time being.
  • While circling a passage in the notes, he does so with his right hand. Willis is actually left-handed; he possibly circled it right-handed to provide for a better camera angle (THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)).
  • Willis said that TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) is only the second film where he decided to take a role in a film after only one reading of the script. The other film was PULP FICTION (1994).
  • Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for THE SIXTH SENSE (2000) - shared with Haley Joel Osment
  • Nominated for Best Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards for THE SIXTH SENSE (2000)
  • Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for THE LAST BOY SCOUT (1992) - shared with Damon Wayans
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for IN COUNTRY (1990)
  • Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for Moonlighting (1988)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at Emmy Awards for Moonlighting (1986)

  • Jennifer Garner

    Name: Jennifer Garner
    Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Garner
    Height: 5' 9"
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: April 17, 1972
    Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
    Profession: actress
    Education: George Washington High School in Charleston, WV Denison University in Granville, OH.
    Husband/Wife: Ben Affleck (actor; born on August 15, 1972; began dating in 2004; married on June 29, 2005 at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean Islands), Scott Foley (actor; born on July 15, 1972; married on October 19, 2000; divorced on March 30, 2004)
    Relationship: Michael Vartan (actor; born on November 27, 1968; costar on Alias; quietly dated 2003-2004 and were rarely seen in public)
    Father: William John Garner (a former chemical engineer)
    Mother: Patricia Ann English (a retired English teacher)
    Sister: Melissa Garner Wiley (older), Susannah Garner Carpenter (younger)
    Daughter: Violet Anne(born on December 1, 2005 at 6:26 in Los Angeles, California, father: Ben Affleck)
    Claim to fame: as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on Alias

    Jennifer Anne Garner was born on April 17, 1972 in Houston, Texas to Bill & Pat Garner. Bill is a retired chemical engineer and Pat is a retired college English teacher. Her parents were always supportive of Jennifer and helped her to pursue her dreams. Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, Garner began appearing in television and film in the mid-1990s. While growing up Jennifer studied ballet for six hours a day which helped teach her discipline that would help her later in life. Jennifer graduated from George Washington High School in the class of 1990 and went on to attend Dennison University. She started college majoring in Chemistry. She later changed her major to drama when she realized that her passion for the stage outweighed her love of science. After graduating from Dennison in 1994 she headed to New York City to pursue her career.

    Jen scored her first television role as Melissa Gilbert's daughter on the miniseries "Zoya" based on Danielle Steel's book. The next few roles that Jennifer received were in two Hallmark Hall of Fame fims, "Harvest of Fire" and "Rose Hill". Jennifer did a few other feature films before landing her first role on a television series, "Significant Others". Also featured in the ABC miniseries "Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk" (1996), Garner made her big screen debut in 1997, with roles in Agnieszka Holland's adaptation of the Henry James classic "Washington Square" as well as the modern NYC tale "Deconstructing Harry" and the comical "Mister Magoo". The recurring role that got Garner some increased notice and also landed her a husband (she and Foley married in 2000), was portrayal of Hanna, the musician girlfriend of laid-back resident advisor Noel (Scott Foley).

    Though "Significant Others" didn't work out, Garner was eager to try another series, and was cast opposite popular Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Time of Your Life" but it was out of time by mid-2000 due to unexpectedly low ratings.In 2000, Garner returned to film with a fun supporting role as the increasingly fed-up girlfriend of Ashton Kutcher's lame-brained hero in the goofy comedy "Dude, Where's My Car?". The following year she had the third female lead in the Michael Bay actioner "Pearl Harbor", playing a thoughtful military nurse stationed at the embattled site, doing her best with a disappointingly underdeveloped role.

    2001 saw Garner get back on the TV series horse, starring as a graduate student with a secret life as a spy in the ABC adventure "Alias." In 2002, she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series for her role in "Alias" and expanded into feature films: She had a brief but memorable turn as a beautiful fashion model with an intriguing sideline in director Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), then followed up in 2003 with the pivotal role of the martial artist and assassin Elektra, the enemy and lover of the Marvel Comics superhero "Daredevil" (Ben Affleck). Promising a smooth transition from small-screen superstar to A-list actress, Garner next signed on to star in "13 Going on 30" (lensed 2003), a sort of girl power version of "Big" in which she plays the thirty-year-old transformation of an awkward teenage girl.

    2007 Juno
    2007 The Kingdom
    2007 Catch and Release
    2005 Alias: Season 05
    2005 Alias: Season 04
    2005 Elektra
    2004 13 Going on 30
    2003 Alias: Season 03
    2003 Daredevil
    2003 Stealing Time
    2003 Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Garner
    2002 Alias: Season 02
    2002 Catch Me If You Can
    2001 Alias: Season 01
    2001 Alias [TV Series]
    2001 Pearl Harbor
    2000 Dude, Where's My Car?
    1999 Felicity: The Fugue
    1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
    1999 Time of Your Life [TV Series]
    1998 1999
    1998 Felicity: Thanksgiving
    1998 Significant Others [TV Series]
    1997 Deconstructing Harry
    1997 Washington Square
    1997 Mr. Magoo
    1996 Dead Man's Walk
    1996 Law & Order: Aftershock
    1996 Rose Hill
    1996 Harvest of Fire
    1995 Danielle Steel's 'Zoya'

    2009 Christmas in Connecticut
    2008 Devil in the Junior League


    2005 Best Actress in a Drama Alias: Season 04
    2001 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Alias [TV Series]

    Golden Globe
    2003 Best Actress - Drama (TV) Alias [TV Series]
    2002 Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama Alias (TV Series)
    2001 Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama Alias

    * Insists she slimmed down after childbirth by breastfeeding, because she had no intention of abandoning her daughter to hit the gym. (November 16, 2006)
    * Was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the Arizona desert while filming for THE KINGDOM in soaring temperatures. (August 14, 2006)
    * Reportedly turned down a role in DALLAS after discovering Ben Affleck’s former fiancee Jennifer Lopez had been signed up. (June 6, 2006)
    * Has signed on to star in new terrorism drama THE KINGDOM that will co-star Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper. (May 6, 2006)
    * Despite having given birth for real, Garner is terrified about her upcoming onscreen childbirth in Alias, because she thinks the on-screen labor will be a huge embarrassment. (April 14, 2006)
    * Opts out of Hollywood extreme dieting to lose her baby weight and is working on a healthier regime after her daughter's birth. (March 23, 2006)
    * Gave birth to a baby girl on December 1, 2005.
    * Her spy drama Alias will end its five-season run in May 2006. (November 24, 2005)
    * Garner, Lindsay Lohan, and Kate Hudson have emerged as the front runners in the race to land the coveted role of Jeannie in the upcoming movie adaptation of TV series I Dream Of Jeannie. (November 18, 2005)
    * Garner and Ben Affleck are reportedly planning to quit Hollywood, to raise their child on a sprawling estate in New York's upscale Westchester County. (October 17, 2005)
    * Garner's hometown of Charleston, West Virginia threw a Jen and Ben Baby Shower Night on July 9, 2005 with all the gifts going to charity.
    * Garner and Ben Affleck wed in a top-secret Caribbean ceremony. (July 1, 2005)
    * Ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan said that Garner deemed ELEKTRA was awful, and that she had to do it because it was in her contract when she did DAREDEVIL. (2005)
    * Vowed to continue performing stunts for the screen - despite suffering nerve damage while carrying out such tasks on her hit TV show Alias. (2005)
    * Suffered from nerve damage caused by an accident performing a stunt on the set of ABC's hit drama Alias. (January 7, 2005)
    * Suffered from a viral infection. (January 5, 2005)
    * Revealed she missed Ben Affleck while she was filming ELEKTRA in Canada. She said, I miss him. I would love nothing more than to see his big old goofy walk coming this way and saving me for a day and making me laugh. (December 22, 2004)
    * Says she can't stop giggling and dancing around between takes on Alias. (April 23, 2004)
    * Says she sees a lot of herself in her character Jenna Rink in 13 GOING ON 30.
    * Says her heavy workload broke up her marriage to Scott Foley. (April 15, 2004)
    * Hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards on February 14, 2004.
    * Was named best brilliant brunette in a celebrity hair survey conducted by Wella. (December 20, 2003)
    * Says the media were remarkably kind to her and Scott Foley when they announced they were divorcing. (October, 2003)
    * Her ex husband Scott Foley has spoken out about the meltdown of their marriage, insisting there was no cheating involved in their decision to split. (October 16, 2003)
    * Hired by CIA to appear in recruitment videos for the agency.
    * The Garner household was a conservative one, wherein makeup and earrings were prohibited.
    * Speaking at her alma mater of Ohio's Denison University, Garner admitted that she took her time choosing her words -- Not to be more careful about what she was about to say, but because she tends to procrastinate. (October 8, 2002)
    * After college, Garner moved to New York and began auditioning for stage roles, landing her first part only a month after arriving in town in 1995 as an understudy in the Broadway production of A Month in the Country.
    * Started ballerina dance since 3yo, practicing for up to six hours a day.
    * Met Scott Foley during FELICITY.
    * Claimed she had to go through five rounds of auditions before she was given the Felicity role.
    * She spent nine years of her adolescence studying ballet.

    Michael Jackson

    Name: Michael Jackson
    Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
    Height: 5' 10
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: August 29, 1958
    Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
    Profession: musician, song writer, actor
    Education: California Preparatory School, Encino, California
    Husband/Wife: Debbie Rowe-Jackson (married on November 14, 1996 in Sydney, Australia; divorced on October 8, 1999), Lisa Marie Presley (married on May 26, 1994 in the Dominican Republic; divorced in January 1996)
    Father: Joseph Walter Jackson
    Mother: Katherine Esther Jackson
    Sister: Janet Jackson (born on May 16, 1966), LaToya Jackson (born on May 29, 1956), Rebbie Jackson (musician; born on May 25, 1950)
    Brother: Randy Jackson (born on October 29, 1961), Marlon David (March 12, 1957), Jermaine La Juane (December 11, 1954), Tito Jackson (October 15, 1953), Jackie Jackson (May 4, 1951)
    Son: Prince Michael Jackson II (born in 2002), Prince Michael Jackson I (born on February 12, 1997; mother: Debbie Rowe)
    Daughter: Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (born on April 3, 1998; mother: Debbie Rowe)
    Claim to fame: album Thriller (1982)

    Michael began his musical career at the age of 5 as the lead singer of the Jackson 5 who formed in 1964. In these early years the Jackson 5, Jackie, Jermaine,Tito,Marlon and lead singer Michael played local clubs and bars in Gary Indiana and moving further afield as there talents grew and they could compete in bigger competitions. From these early days Michael would be at the same clubs as big talented stars of there days, such as Jackie Wilson and would be learning from them even back then. In 1968 the Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers discovered the Jackson five and from there they got an audition for Berry Gordy of Motown Records. The Jackson 5 signed for Motown and moved to California. Their first 4 singles, "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There" all made US No1 hits. The Jackson 5 recorded 14 albums and Michael recorded 4 solo albums with Motown.

    The Jackson 5 stayed with Motown until 1976, wanting more artistic freedom they felt they had to move on and signed up with Epic. The group name Jackson 5 had to be changed as it was owned by Motown, so they reverted to The Jacksons as they had be known in the early days. Brother Jermaine married Berry Gordy's daughter and stayed with Motown. Youngest brother Randy joined in his place. The Jacksons had a number of hit recordsand in total made 6 albums between the years of 1976 and 1984.

    In 1977 Michael made his first film debut when he starred in the musical 'The Wiz' playing Scarecrow with Diana Ross in the lead role of Dorothy. It was at this time Michael met Quincy Jones who was doing the score for the film.

    Michael teamed up with Quincey Jones as his producer for his first solo album with Epic Records. The album titled "Off The Wall" was a big success around the world and the first ever album to release a record breaking 4 No1 singles in the US.

    In 1982 Michael Jackson released the world's largest selling album of all time, 'Thriller'. This album produced 7 hit singles, breaking yet again more records, and went on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide. Michael was keen to use music video or short films as he called them to promote his singles from the album. He worked with the best directors and producers, using the latest technology and special effects.for the hit song 'Billie Jean' The short film 'Thriller' used the latest make-up artists technolgy combined with fantastic dancing and cherography, to produce a 14 minute video, with a start, a middle and an ending. So successful was this video that 'The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller' became the world's largest selling home video combined with soaring album sales. In 1983 Michael performed the now legendary moonwalk for the first time on the 'Motown 25 years' anniversary show. This performance alone set Michael undoubtable into the realm of a superstar.

    In 1984 Michael won a record breaking 8 Grammy awards in one night. The awards were for his work on the 'Thriller' album and his work on the narrative for the 'ET Storybook'.

    On December 9th 1984 at the last concert of the Jackson's Victory Tour, Michael announced he was splitting from the group and going solo.

    In 1987 Michael released his much awaited third solo album, titled 'Bad', and lauched his record breaking first solo world tour. 1988, Michael wrote his first autobiography talking for the first time on his childhood and his career. At the end of the 1980s Michael was named 'Artist Of The Decade' for his success off of his 'Thriller' and 'Bad' albums.

    In 1991 Michael signed with Sony Music the largest ever recording contract and released his fourth solo album, 'Dangerous'. He toured world again in 1992, taking his concerts to countries that had never before been visited by a pop/rock artist. Also Michael founded the 'Heal the World Foundation' to help improve the lives of children across the world.

    In 1994 Michael married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley. The marriage only lasted for 19 months, as they divorced in 1996.

    1995 saw Michael release a fifth solo album, 'HIStory', which was a double album, first half new material and second half half greatest hits. Michael toured again over a legs covering a 2 year period. In between legs of the tour on November 14th 1996, Michael married for his second time to Debbie Rowe who was a nurse that Michael had met in the treatment of his skin pigment disorder. Together they had their first child Prince Michael Joseph Jackson jr born on February 13 1997 and a daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson born on April 3rd 1998. In 1997 Michael released the remix album 'Blood On The Dance Floor' which also contained 5 new song linked with a 38min film "Ghosts". This film Michael played 5 roles using the latest special effects and make-up artistry, combined with his dance and music.

    In September, 2001 Michael celebrated his 30th anniversary as a solo artist with two concerts to be held in New York, USA. Many artists such as Whitney Houston, Usher, Destinys Child, Shaggy and many more performed there own and Michael Jacksons past songs. Michael then reunited with all of his brothers performed there biggest hits. Michael then went onto perform solo some of his biggest hits. In October 2001 Michael released the album 'Invincible' so far releasing only 2 singles including the big hit "You Rock My World". Since the release of this first single the album has been surrounded by rumours of a rift with Sony Music and a clear lack of promotion of the album.

    Sales records

    * Michael Jackson one of the best-selling male pop artist of all-time, with over 350 million albums and singles sold worldwide.
    * Thriller is the best-selling album of all-time, with over fifty one million copies sold worldwide .
    * HIStory: Past, Present, & Future is the best-selling multiple-disc album of all-time (7th best-selling album overall), with over eighteen million copies sold worldwide .
    * Blood On The Dance Floor/HIStory In The Mix is the best-selling remix album of all-time, with over six million copies sold worldwide .
    * Jackson has nine platinum singles, second only to Elvis Presley among male artists.

    Chart records
    * Jackson's Thriller remained at number one for thirty-seven weeks, the longest stay by a non-soundtrack album to date.
    * Jackson was the first artist to have seven top-ten singles from one album (Thriller).
    * Jackson was the first artist to simultaneously have the number-one album and number-one single on Billboard's Pop Charts and Black Charts.
    * Jackson was the first artist in the 1980s to have two simultaneous top-five hits ("Beat It" and "Billie Jean" on April 16 1983).
    * Jackson was the first and, to date, only artist to have five number-one hits from one LP, Bad ("Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", and "Dirty Diana").
    * Jackson had nine number ones in the 1980s, more than any other artist during the decade.
    * Jackson has the most Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles for a male recording artist.
    * Jackson was the first artist to ever have a song debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 ("You Are Not Alone").
    * Jackson's album Bad remained in the top five of the Billboard 200 for thirty-eight weeks, longer than any other album to date.
    * Michael Jackson has had thirteen number-one singles on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart and behind only Elvis Presley's seventeen among male artists.

    Michael's US Number Ones (13) 1-Ben (1 week) 2-Rock with You (4 weeks) 3-Don't Stop Till you get enough (1 week) 4-Billie Jean (7 weeks) 5-Beat It (3 weeks) 6-Say Say Say (6 weeks) 7-I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)(1 week) 8-Bad (2 weeks) 9-The Way You Make Me Feel (1 week) 10-Man In The Mirror (2 weeks) 11-Dirty Diana (1 week) 12-Black Or White (7 weeks) 13-You Are Not Alone (1 week)
    * Michael has had seven number-one singles on the U.K. singles chart,

    Michael's UK Number Ones (7) 1-One Day In Your Life 2-Billie Jean (1 week) 3-I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)(2 weeks) 4-Black or White (2 weeks) 5-You Are Not Alone (2 weeks) 6-Earth Song (6 weeks) 7-Blood on the Dance Floor (1 week)
    * Michael Jackson has had thirteen number-one singles on US R&B Singles Chart

    Michael's R&B Number Ones (13) 1-Don't Stop Till You Get Enough (5 weeks) 2-Rock With You 3-The Girl Is Mine (3 weeks) 4-Billie Jean (9 weeks) 5-Beat It 6-I Just Can't Stop Loving You 7-Bad 8-The Way You Make Me Feel 9-Man In The Mirror 10-Another Part Of Me 11-Remember The Time 12-In The Closet 13-You Are Not Alone (4 weeks)

    * Michael Jackson has supported more charities than any other pop singer - 39 charitable organizations either with monetary donations through sponsorships of their projects or the participation in their activities. The charities involved include AIDS Project L.A., American Cancer Society, BMI Foundation, Inc., Childhelp USA, United Negro College Fund, YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw, The Sickle Cell Research Fund and Volunteers of America.
    * David O Selznick's 1940 Best Film Oscar for Gone With The Wind (USA, 1939) was bought by the singer, Michael Jackson, for $1,542,000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby's, New York. The pop star made his bid by phone. It is the most expensive Oscar.
    * Michael Jackson and Bubbles, a porcelain sculpture created by the artist Jeff Koons in 1988 sold for $5,616,750 at Sotheby's in New York on May 15, 2001. The piece measures 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm (42 x 70.5 x 32.5 in) and is described as a mix of pop culture and high art. The sculpture shows Michael Jackson reclining with his arm around his pet monkey. It is the most valuable sculpture by a living artist.
    * Michael Jackson's part feature film, part music video, Ghosts (USA, 1996), is 35 min long and was based on an original concept by horror writer Stephen King. Jackson plays five different roles in the video, directed by Stan Winston. It is the longest ever Music Video.
    * Jackson holds the record for most expensive music video ("Scream" in 1995 with sister Janet Jackson ) cost reportedly over seven million U.S. dollars.
    * On November 14, 1991, Michael Jackson’s music video to his son Black or White was broadcast simultaneously in 27 countries with an estimated audience of 500 million people. It is the largest audience ever to view a music video.
    * In March 1991, Jackson was awarded a new record-breaking US$890 million contract by Sony. It is still the largest recording contract of all time.
    * In 1986 Michael Jackson signed a $15 million deal with Pepsi - it was the largest ever endorsement for product promotion.
    * Jackson has the record for the two best-selling VHS music videos ever released("Moonwalker" in first place, and "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller" in second place).
    * Jackson jointly holds the record for most Grammy Awards won in a single year; he won eight awards at the 1984 ceremony. This has been equaled by Carlos Santana at the 2001 ,and Norah Jones at the 2003 ceremony.
    * Jackson jointly holds the record for most American Music Awards won in a single year,winning eight awards at the 1984 ceremony. This has only been equaled by Whitney Houston
    at the 1994 ceremony.
    * Jackson jointly holds the record for the most World Music Awards won in a single year, with five awards at the 1996 ceremony (tied with Whitney Houston from the 1994 ceremony).
    * Michael Jackson had more music awards than any other artist in the history of music.
    * honored as Artist of the decade from George Bush in 1989 and another seven awards from
    * Named Artist Of The Century in American Music Awards ceremony in 2002.
    * Named Artist Of The Millennium in MTV Video Music ceremony in 2002.
    * Jackson's "Bad World Tour" (1987–1988) was the highest-grossing tour ever at the time, with over $125 million earned. This record was later broken by the "Dangerous World Tour"
    (1992-1993) and later broken again by the "HIStory World Tour" (1996-1997).

    Sandra Bullock

    Name: Sandra Bullock
    Birth Name: Sandra Annette Bullock
    Height: 5' 7½''
    Sex: F
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: July 26, 1964
    Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA
    Profession: Actress, Producer, Director, Writer, Composer
    Education: Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia (graduated in 1982)
    East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina (B.A., Drama, 1986)
    Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, New York (studied with Sanford Meisner)
    Husband/Wife: Jesse James (mechanic/TV host; dating since early 2004; married on July 16, 2005 in Santa Barbara)
    Relationship: Guy Forsythe (blues guitarist; dated in 1999), Matthew McConaughey (actor; b. November 4, 1969; met while costarring in A Time to Kill - 1996), Tate Donovan (actor; b. September 25, 1963; 1992-1996)
    Father: John Bullock (voice coach)
    Mother: Helga Bullock (German opera singer; died on April 4, 2000)
    Sister: Gesine Bullock-Prado (producer; born in 1968; married Raymond Prado - assistant director on April 3, 1999)
    Step son: Chandler, Jesse Jr. and Sunny (father: Jesse James)
    Claim to fame: As Annie Porter in Speed (1994)

    The cutest woman to hit Hollywood since Meg Ryan has all the necessary elements needed to have a career filled with success and abundance. Everyone, men and women alike, love the characters she plays in her film roles, and she is able to bring her characters to life in every movie she stars in.

    Sandra Annette Bullock was Born in Washington D.C. on July 26th, 1964. This part German and Alabamian was raised in Arlington. Being the oldest of two children, Sandra, her baby sister and their mom used to travel to Europe often because her mom was a renowned opera singer.

    Although Sandra was constantly traveling, she made a habit of fitting in with every crowd she encountered. In her years at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School, she was even voted "Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day" .

    After having completed high school, Sandra attended East Carolina University majoring in drama. Since Sandra knew that fame wasn't simply handed to a person, she decided to jump start her career and, with the approval of her parents, she left University before acquiring her degree, packed up and moved to New York.

    Once she arrived in the Big Apple, Sandra didn't waste any time and enrolled in intensive acting classes whilst simultaneously holding a bartending job. She was a bartender for three years after that while she worked hard at achieving her dream of becoming an actress. Sandra went to every casting call and audition she could.

    Finally, in 1998, a critic named John Simon gave Sandra's career a push in the right direction when he made a positive comment about her acting talent in a review of No Time Flat an off-Broadway production that Sandra was in.

    With positivity by her side, Sandra got herself an agent and began acting in television with the role of a beautiful bionic woman in the 1989 show entitled Bionic Showdown: The Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.

    After her stint on television, she moved to LA and landed her first starring role in NBC's adaptation of the movie Working Girl. Unfortunately, the show only lasted for six episodes, in which case, Sandra had to resort to holding various odd jobs.

    Trying hard to boost her career, she took a role in the 1992 film entitled Love Potion No. 9. Even if the film did not reach incredible heights or land her other bigger movie roles, it did introduce her to Tate Donovan, her boyfriend for the three years that followed.

    As she slowly began making her way into mainstream, Sandra managed to land herself five film roles in '93. Her most noticeable film of that year, however, was Demolition Man with co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.

    Although her part in the film was not that of epic-proportion, producer of the film, Joel Silver, introduced her to his friend and colleague, director Jan De Bont.

    De Bont gave Sandra the female lead in the upcoming action movie Speed alongside Keanu Reeves. Even with opposition from fellow workers, De Bont kept Bullock, which evidently proved to be a very smart move.

    Speed launched her popularity intensely, which led her to star in upcoming movies like While You Were Sleeping and A Time To Kill, where she began earning a seven digit salary.

    Sandra had a little slump in 1996 with Two If by Sea, a romantic comedy co-starring Denis Leary. As well she chose other bad roles in movies like In Love and War and A Farewell to Arms. But Sandra's worst career move was her starring role in the sequel to Speed; Speed 2: Cruise Control.

    Being the smart woman that she is, however, Sandra began her own production company called Fortis Films. Her first project was Hope Floats, and even though it only achieved a minimal amount of success, her career came back in full force when she starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Practical Magic.

    Sandra then lent her voice to The Prince of Egypt. And 1999 even started very well for Sandra with her role in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, opposite Ben Affleck and 28 Days in which she plays a recovering alcoholic.

    Proving to be a master of physical comedy, she starred as Miss Congeniality in 2000, and was next seen in the 2002 thriller Murder By Numbers. She can also add Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, co-starring Ashley Judd, and the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice, to her already long filmography.

    2008 One of the Guys
    2007 Premonition
    2006 The Lake House
    2006 The Lake House
    2006 Infamous
    2006 Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
    2005 Crash
    2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
    2004 Loverboy
    2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
    2002 Murder By Numbers
    2002 Two Weeks Notice
    2000 Lisa Picard is Famous
    2000 Gun Shy
    2000 Miss Congeniality
    2000 28 Days
    1999 Forces of Nature
    1998 Hope Floats
    1998 Making Sandwiches
    1998 The Prince of Egypt
    1998 Welcome to Hollywood
    1998 Practical Magic
    1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control
    1996 Two If by Sea
    1996 In Love and War
    1996 A Time to Kill
    1995 While You Were Sleeping
    1995 The Net
    1994 Speed
    1993 The Vanishing
    1993 When the Party's Over
    1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
    1993 The Thing Called Love
    1993 Demolition Man
    1993 Fire on the Amazon
    1992 Love Potion No. 9
    1992 Me & the Mob
    1992 Who Shot Pat?
    1990 Working Girl [TV Series]
    1989 A Fool and His Money
    1989 Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman
    1989 The Preppie Murder
    1987 Hangmen

    1998 Making Sandwiches

    Executive Producer
    2002 George Lopez [TV Series]
    2002 Murder By Numbers
    1998 Hope Floats

    2008 One of the Guys
    2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
    2002 Two Weeks Notice
    2000 Miss Congeniality
    2000 Gun Shy

    2001 - Teen Choice Awards - Choice Wipeout - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Actress - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - American Comedy Awards - Funniest Actress - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - ShoWest Awards - Female Star of the Year
    2000 - Bambi - Film - International
    1999 - Flanders Int. Film Festival - Joseph Plateau Award of Honour
    1999 - Lone Star Film & Television Award - Best Actress - Hope Floats
    1999 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
    1998 - Montreal World Film Festival - Career Excellence Award
    1997 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
    1997 - Blockbuster Awards - Favorite Actress - A Time to Kill
    1996 - Sho West Convention - Female Star Of The Year
    1995 - Golden Apple Award - Female Star Of The Year
    1995 - MTV AWARDS - Best Female Performance - Speed
    1995 - MTV AWARDS - Best On-Screen Duo - Speed
    1995 - MTV AWARDS - Most Desirable Female

    2001 - People's Choice Awards - Favorite Actress
    2001 - Golden Satellite Award - Best Actress - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - Blockbuster Award - Favorite Actress - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - Golden Globe - Best Actress - Miss Congeniality
    2001 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
    2000 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
    2000 - Blockbuster Award - Favorite Actress - Forces of Nature
    1997 - MTV Movie Award - Best Female Performance - A Time to Kill
    1996 - MTV Movie Award - Best Female Performance - While You Were Sleeping
    1996 - MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable Female - The Net
    1996 - MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable Female - While You Were Sleeping
    1996 - Golden Globe - Best Actress - While You Were Sleeping
    1995 - MTV Movie Award - Best Kiss - Speed
    1998 Making Sandwiches

    *On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. [1999]
    *While working on Two If by Sea (1996), discovered she is allergic to horses.
    *She replaced Demi Moore in While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    *Wrote and performed her own song "Heaven Knocking On My Door" in The Thing Called Love (1993).
    *Replaced Lori Petty in Demolition Man (1993).
    *Daughter of a German opera singer and an American voice coach.
    *Attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
    *friends with Samantha Mathis.
    *Was a cheerleader in high school.
    *Voted "Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day" by her high school class.
    *Received the scar on her head when she fell into a lake and cut her head on a rock.
    *Sister Gesine Bullock-Prado broke Sandy's nose with her elbow while opening a garage door when they were kids.
    *Spent time at a Rehabilitation Clinic to research her role in 28 Days (2000).
    *Was considered for the lead in Runaway Bride (1999).
    *Is fluent in German.
    *Was engaged to Tate Donovan.
    *Owns a home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
    *Born at 3:15 AM
    *Appeared in Bob Schneider's video 'Round and Round' (2000).
    *Her favorite perfume is Dune, by Christian Dior.
    *Replaced Nancy McKeon in the sitcom "Working Girl" (1990)
    *Studied ballet when she was a child
    *Her favorite time of the day is dusk
    *Loves horses, but is extremely allergic to them
    *her favorite drinks are beer (Heineken and Rolling Rock) and tequila.
    *Owns a house in Austin, Texas where she filmed some scenes in Miss Congeniality (2000).
    *Uses the ancient Chinese technique of accupuncture as a form of weight loss.
    *Was considered for the role of Lois Lane in a proposed relaunch of the Superman franchise by *Warner Brothers and was also considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a film adaptation that was never made.
    *Has a house on Tybee Island, Georgia.
    *Sister-in-law of Raymond Prado.
    *Shares a birthday with Kevin Spacey, Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy Piven.
    *Donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Did the same, again donating $1 million to the Red Cross, after the tsunami-disaster in Asia in 2004.
    *After college, she moved to New York to waitress.
    *Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame [March 24, 2005].
    *Was originally cast as Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004).
    *Her mom taught her to speak German.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    Ben Affleck

    Name: Ben Affleck
    Birth Name: Benjamin Geza Affleck
    Height: 6' 2½
    Sex: M
    Nationality: American
    Birth Date: August 15, 1972
    Birth Place: Berkeley, California, USA
    Profession: actor
    Education: University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont (dropped out after one semester)
    Occidental College, Eagle Rock, California (was attending when he made School Ties in 1992; dropped out after one year; studied Middle Eastern Studies)
    Husband/Wife: Jennifer Garner (actress; b. April 17, 1972; dating since 2004; married on June 29, 2005 at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos)
    Relationship: Jennifer Lopez (actress; b. July 24, 1970; July 2002-January 2004), Gwyneth Paltrow (actress; b. September 28, 1972; dated 1998-2000), Cheyenne Rothman (dated on and off since high school)
    Father: Tim Affleck (drug rehab counselor; divorced)
    Mother: Chris (teacher; divorced)
    Brother: Casey Affleck (actor; born on August 12, 1975; married in June 2006)
    Sister in law: Summer Phoenix (actress; born on December 10, 1978; siblings: Joaquin and River Phoenix)
    Daughter: Violet Anne Affleck (born on December 1, 2005 at 6:26, mother: Jennifer Garner)
    Claim to fame: as the writer of Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Benjamin Geza Affleck was born on August 15th, 1972 in Berkeley, California. HisFather works in a Drug rehabilitation hospital in California and his mother is aTeacher in Cambridge. His younger brother (and only sibling), Casey, is also anactor and co-starred with Ben in Good Will Hunting.When Affleck was very young his family relocated to the Boston area. This is wherehe broke into acting. At the age of eight he starred in PBS’s marine biology-themed''The Voyage of the Mimi.'' He also struck up a friendship with Matt Damon, a boy twoyears older than himself who lived down the street.After Graduating high school the young Affleck dabbled in higher education at boththe University of Vermont and California’s Occidental College. He found it all toorestricting and opted to give Hollywood a try. He landed parts in made-for-TV moviesand had a small role in ''School Ties'' in 1992 which also featured Matt Damon. Benfollowed with work in ''Dazed and Confused'' (1993), and ''Mallrats'' in 1995.

    Affleck began feeling frustrated with the lack of substantial roles he found inTinseltown. He received a phone call from long time friend Matt Damon. Damonwanted Ben to help him work on a screen play he had started while at Harvard.Affleck agreed and together they came up with a brilliant story that featured them inthe lead characters. However, it was Afflecks brother, Casey, who introduced the pairto director Gus Van Sant. Van Sant had directed Casey in ''To Die For.'' Thanks toVan Sant’s interest the script was picked up by Miramax and in 1997 ''Good WillHunting'' was realized.The movie was a huge success and so were Affleck and Damon. They won theOscar for Best Original Screenplay. Ben became one of Hollywoods most promisingyoung men. He also gained a lot of attention for his ongoing relationship with GwynethPaltrow.

    He continued to keep busy with enormous success in Oscar winner ''Shakespeare inLove'' starring Gwyneth Paltrow and the block buster ''Armegedon'' (1999) oppositeLiv Tyler and Bruce Willis. He has continued with a dizzying pace, appearing in''Forces of Nature,'' ''Boiler Room,'' ''Daddy and Them'', and reuniting with Damon in''Dogma.''You can currently catch him in ''Deception'' co-staring Charlize Theron, as an ex-contrying to mend his ways. He has also tried his hand at directing a short feature with theprovocative title I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I havea Three-Picture Deal at Disney.

    2007 Smokin' Aces
    2006 Clerks II
    2006 Hollywoodland
    2005 Man About Town
    2004 How's Your News? On the Campaign Trail
    2004 Jersey Girl
    2004 Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck [2]
    2004 Surviving Christmas
    2003 Daredevil
    2003 Paycheck
    2003 Project Greenlight: Season 02
    2003 The Curse of the Bambino
    2003 Gigli
    2002 Changing Lanes
    2002 The Sum of All Fears
    2002 The Third Wheel
    2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    2001 Pearl Harbor
    2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    2001 Daddy & Them
    2000 Reindeer Games
    2000 Boiler Room
    2000 Joseph: King of Dreams
    2000 Bounce
    2000 Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck [1]
    1999 Forces of Nature
    1999 Dogma
    1999 200 Cigarettes
    1998 Phantoms
    1998 Armageddon
    1998 Shakespeare in Love
    1997 Going All the Way
    1997 Chasing Amy
    1997 Good Will Hunting
    1996 Glory Daze
    1995 Mallrats
    1993 Dazed and Confused
    1993 Against the Grain [TV Series]
    1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    1992 School Ties
    1991 Danielle Steel's 'Daddy'
    1987 Hands of a Stranger
    1986 Wanted: A Perfect Guy
    1984 The Voyage of the Mimi [TV Series]

    2007 Gone, Baby, Gone

    Executive Producer
    2006 Feast
    2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights
    2002 Push, Nevada [TV Series]
    2002 Stolen Summer
    2002 The Third Wheel
    2002 Speakeasy

    2001 Project Greenlight [TV Series]

    2007 Gone, Baby, Gone
    2002 Push, Nevada [TV Series]
    1997 Good Will Hunting

    1997 Best Original Screenplay Good Will Hunting

    Broadcast Film Critics Association
    2006 Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland
    1997 Best Original Screenplay Good Will Hunting

    Chicago Film Critics Circle
    2006 Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland

    Golden Globe
    2006 Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland
    1997 Best Screenplay Good Will Hunting

    National Board of Review
    1997 Special Achievement Award Good Will Hunting

    Venice International Film Festival
    2006 Best Actor Hollywoodland

    * Ben and Jennifer Garner had their daughter baptised. Violet, who turned one on December 1, was baptised on Christmas Eve at the United Methodist Christ Church, in Charleston.
    * Ben wrote the introduction in the trade paper back of, Daredevil: Guardian Devil which contains Daredevil (Volume 2) #1–8.
    * Ben is a big Daredevil fan.
    * Ben was mentioned in I'll Sue Ya in "Weird Al" Yankovic's CD, Straight Outta Lynwood: with the lines... I sued Ben Affleck... Aw, do I even need a reason?
    * Ben has Scotish and English ancestry on his father's side of the family and Irish ancestry on his mother's side of the family.
    * Ben is reportedly leading a list of candidates to play ‘80s detective Magnum P.I in a movie version of the cult TV show.
    * Ben joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 101 entitled "Fat Butt and Pancake Head."
    * Ben recently listed his Los Angeles (Brentwood) home for sale for $4.99 million in December 2005, since he's currently residing with his wife, Jennifer Garner, and their baby. It is 4,500 square feet, and has five bedrooms. It also has partial ocean views.
    * Ben and his friend Matt Damon sold their Academy Award winning script Good Will Hunting for $600,000.
    * Ben was chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2005.
    * Ben's teeth are capped.
    * When Ben was little, he asked his mom for a dog, and she tested him by making him walk an imaginary dog for a week. Ben only lasted for five days and didn't end up getting a real dog.
    * Ben was accidently knocked unconscious by football player Dana Stubblefield during the filming of Reindeer Games. Stubblefield slipped, and Affleck was knocked down. He was taken to the hospital, but fully recovered.
    * Ben owns vintage Ms. Pac-Man and Millipede video-arcade games.
    * Ben was fined $135 for driving in Massachusetts with a suspended license.
    * Ben runs an internet company with Matt Damon, LivePlanet.
    * In 2001, Ben booked himself into the Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, due to his battle with alcoholism.
    * Ben's movie Gigli, with former fiance Jennifer Lopez, has been called one of the worst movies of all time.
    * Ben's father once served as a janitor for M.I.T. This was also the job of the lead character in Good Will Hunting.
    * Ben attended Rindge And Latin High School with fellow actor Matt Damon.
    * Ben brought his mom as his date when he won his Academy Award for Good Will Hunting.
    * Ben's father, Tim, was an actor and director who worked and partied with Dustin Hoffman, and joined the Theatre Company Of Boston.
    * In 2006, Ben will begin directing his first feature, Gone, Baby, Gone, which is based on the Dennis Lehane novel about two Boston area detectives investigating the kidnapping of a little girl.
    * Ben is an avid poker player, regularly entering local events. He has been tutored by poker professionals Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke. He won the California State Poker Championship on June 20, 2004, taking home the first prize of $356,000, and qualifying him for the 2004 World Poker Tour final tournament.
    * Ben had a brief but high-profile romance with actress Gwyneth Paltrow following her breakup with Brad Pitt.
    * Ben currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
    * Anticipating the stress of having a child, Ben has already planned a romantic get-away for him and wife Jennifer Garner come April 2006, sans baby.
    * After Jennifer Garner mentioned seeing a beautiful $14,000 Sol Rafael diamond ring, Ben got his dad to hand-deliver the cash so he could get her the ring as quickly as possible.
    * Ben loves his Bentleys (cost: $167,000). He drives at least three different ones!
    * Ben invited Jennifer's mother, Pat, to be present for the birth of their first child.
    * Ben hoped to snag the role of James Bond in the next Bond movie, but he lost out.
    * Ben previously starred in ads for Burger King as a child actor and L'Oreal Elvive hair products in 2003.
    * Ben has signed a $1.8 million deal to be the face of popular British deodorant Lynx (August 2005). Lynx is the European name of the American brand, Axe body spray.
    * Ben wed actress Jennifer Garner on June 29, 2005 at a resort in the Caribbean.
    * Ben is 6'2".
    * Ben was engaged to pop singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. The high-profile couple was known as "Bennifer." Ben and wife Jennifer Garner are known as "Bennifer Part II."
    * Ben is a huge fan of his hometown team, the Boston Red Sox. Like most Sox fans, he can't stand the New York Yankees.
    * Ben's best friend is fellow actor and Bostonite Matt Damon.