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  1. Biography of Alberto Caracciolo
  2. Biography of Francesco Crispi
  3. Glenn Gould biography
  4. Charlton Heston biography
  5. Janis Joplin biography
  6. Buster Keaton biography
  7. Biography of Max Planck
  8. Biography of Rembrandt
  9. Susan Sarandon biography
  10. Biography of Liev Schreiber
  11. Biography of Luis Sepulveda
  12. Alicia Silverstone biography
  13. Micky Ward biography

Biography of Alberto Caracciolo

Philosophy, religion, poetry
January 22, 1918
October 4, 1990

Who is Alberto Caracciolo?

Born on January 22, 1918 in San Pietro di Morubio (VR), where his father, Ferdinand was doctor, just three years lost his mother, but the father had
a loving Guide, an example of honesty and generosity. He studied in Verona high school and attended the University in Pavia, as pupil of Collegio Ghislieri. Here he met the future martyr of the resistance, Teresio Olivelli with whom he collaborated, writing for the notebooks of "rebel", and which stretched, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and friends of Ghislieri, a significant biography.
Alberto Caracciolo began as early as 1940 the career of Italian and Latin teacher in high school: he was first in Pavia, Lodi and then Brescia.
In 1951, he obtained a doctorate in aesthetics, was called to the University of Genoa, where they ran his long and prestigious academic career: Professor of aesthetics, initially won the first Chair in Italy in the philosophy of religion, to go to the Chair of Theoretical. These three perspectives and these three research fields correspond to three key moments in the development of its rich scientific reflection.
In the field of aesthetics has compared especially with the thought of cross, Kant and Heidegger, by making its own independent perspective, whose theme is the idea of truth in the domain of poetry; in the field of philosophy of religion has entered into the original religious liberalism; in light of this guideline of thought proposed a vision of religion as constitutive structure of consciousness; in the field more properly theoretical, conversing with leopards in particular, Kant, Jaspers and Heidegger, he redesigned the human existence in the horizon of nihilism, and offered to the latter an original interpretation.
Also important to his work as a promoter of culture as evidenced by: the seminars devoted to "music and philosophy" (in collaboration with the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa), and "language Problems" (in collaboration with the Teatro Stabile of Genoa); the three conferences on "the experience of God's absence in modern culture", "beautiful soul" hateful and moi, the problem of "unnecessary suffering" (sponsored by the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung); the many conferences planned in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Genoa and with the Institute of philosophy of the University.
His thinking and his work occupy a unique position in the panorama of Italian philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century; singular as his personality, dodges and end humanly warm and open, but very strong in defence of freedom of thought and autonomy of teaching, each yielding alien seduction of fashion and ISMS, dominant true to a severe life conception. He worked until I caught him at night, sudden death on October 4, 1990, not long after he made his last note: "From October 4, 90 readings and notes for a research project on the topic of equality".
Teresio Olivelli. Biography of a martyr, London 1947 (new ed. 1975); Benedetto Croce's aesthetics in his conduct and within its limits, Torino 1948 (ed.: aesthetics and religion of Benedetto Croce, Arona, Genoa .1988 1958); Written by aesthetics, Brescia 1949; Ethics and transcendence, Brescia 1950; Art and thought in their metaphysical instances. The problems of "critique of judgment", Milano 1953 (new ed. Kantian studies, Napoli 1995); The person and the time, Arona 1955; Philosophical essays, London 1955; Jaspersiani studies, Milan 1958; Religion as structure and how their own consciousness, Milano 1965 (new ed. Genoa 2000); Art and language, Milano 1970; Religion and ethics, Naples (new ed. 1971 Genova 1999); Karl Löwith, Napoli 1974 (new ed. Brescia, 1997); Contemporary thought and nihilism, 1976 Naples; And ethical nihilism, Genoa 1983.2002 (new ed.); Heideggerian studies, London 1989; Religious and nothing eternal imperative, Genoa 1990.
Posthumous works: politics and autobiography, London 1993; Leopards and nihilism, Milan 1994; Virtue and the course of the world. Lectures academic year 1975-76, Alexandria 20It is in progress, at the Morcelliana publishing complete works in 5 vols., of which so far appeared first.
Translations from German:
E. Troeltsch, The absoluteness of Christianity and the history of religions, Napoli 1968; and in collaboration with Maria Perotti Caracciolo: a. Lang, introduction to the philosophy of religion, London 1959-1969; M. Heidegger, journeying towards the language, Milan 1973-1979-1990; W.f. Otto, Theophania. The spirit of ancient Greek religion, London 1983.
In ' 72 participated in the radio program "the philosophers", presenting a brief summary of his thought (see pp. 497-502 in: AA.VV., philosophy from 45 to date. Curated by Valerio Verra. ERI Edizioni RAI, Radiotelevisione Italiana) .1976.

Biography of Francesco Crispi

The great dream of a nation
4 October 1818
August 12, 1901

Who is Francesco Crispi?

Francesco Crispi was born in Ribera (Agrigento) on 4 March 18His parents are Thomas Charles, a grain dealer who has also held the position of Mayor of Ribera twice, and Josephine Genoa. Francis, at birth, he was baptized with the Greek Rite according to the traditions of the Holy Eastern Church, because for paternal line descends from a family of Albanian origin; his paternal grandfather, in fact, is a priest of italo-Greek Catholic Church, while his uncle Joseph is a bishop and Rector of a seminary Greek-Albanian.
Francis spends a serene childhood in Sicily, Ribera, with his parents. It is a child friendly, socializing with his peers with whom he enjoys across the country. He attended primary school in Villafranca Sicula and during the period between 1828 and 1835 he studied at the Greek-Albanian Seminary, where for a time he also worked at his uncle Giuseppe. Two years later, without saying anything to his family, joined in marriage with Rosa D'Angelo has two sons.
A few years after a dramatic event deeply affects Crispi, in fact, die his two children and wife. As a result of this tragic event, he enrolled at the University of Palermo, where he devoted himself to the study of law. A little later also founded a newspaper that he directs, "Oreteo. New journal of useful knowledge and literature ". In 1843 earned a Bachelor's degree in law, and being able to practise the profession of lawyer, moved to the city of Naples. During the riots that erupted in the city of Palermo, five years after he returned to Sicily and fought alongside rebels who want independence. The insurgents were able to get the better, getting the victory.
In this circumstance, Charles joined the Sicilian Parliament, and the new provisional Government. On 15 may 1849, however, the provisional Government collapses, because it restored the Bourbon Government. Does not get amnesty, for which he was forced to leave Sicily to take refuge in Piedmont, where making a living working as a journalist. Four years later, he is forced to leave even the Piedmont, as it is involved in the conspiracy organised by Mazzini and his men in Milan. Find refuge in Malta, where bride Rosalia Montmasson and later in Paris, but was again expelled.
On this occasion, flees to London where welcomes Giuseppe Mazzini. Here continues to struggle for a United Italy. Soon back in Italy, where fighting again for the great national dream. Traveling incognito in Sicily with the objective to prepare the Sicilian uprising of 18Along with Garibaldi and his men, took part in the expedition of the thousand began on 5 may of the same year with the landing of Marsala, Sicily. Sicily is finally free and Garibaldi has control of the island. Charles becomes the Interior Minister of the Sicilian provisional Government for a short time because of misunderstandings between Garibaldi and Cavour's men.
He soon became Secretary to Garibaldi and after having contributed to the realization of his great dream, national unity, in 1861 he joined the nascent Italian Parliament. Plays within the Republican party, openly siding in extreme left. Three years later instead supports the monarchical power, stating that the monarchical form of Government combines Italy, while the Republican form the divide.
In 1866 rejects the proposal made by Bettino Ricasoli, or joining his Government, and the next year trying to make the partisans did not invade the Papal States. In those years he tries in every way to intervene to try to curb a possible alliance between Italy and France, which in the early 70s of 1800 is involved in the war against Prussia. It is also conducive to the Government pager Lanza in Rome. In 1873 supports the candidacy of Agostino De Pretis as Italian Prime Minister. Three years later, having left the Government, becomes speaker of the House. Covering this important political office, travel time between Paris, London and Berlin, where they established cordial relations with Bismarck, Granville, Gladstone and other great statesmen.
In December 1877 he was elected Chairman of the Board, having to attend a series of events that are taking place in Italy. In January of the following year the King Vittorio Emanuele II, that will happen. Under his reign, the Italian Government is Crispi guide in the name of a United monarchy because the re Umberto do you proclaim King Umberto I, King of Italy and not with the name of Umberto IV of Savoy.
The relationship with his wife Rosalia Montmasson becomes rougher and soon manages to obtain the annulment of the marriage, which was celebrated in Malta. In the same year he marries Lina Barbagallo, noble woman, part of the Bourbon dynasty, with whom he had a daughter years before.
The opposition accuses him of bigamy, since married to both Malta and in Italy. After seventy days of Government must resign, Crispi resigned.
After nine years manages to establish itself again in politics, being appointed Minister of the Interior of the Government De Pretis. In 1889 replaces the latter at the helm of Government. Very intense foreign policy which is carried out under his rule. First, after having travelled to Prussia to get clarification from Biamarck on the functioning of the Triple Alliance in which Italy took part along with Austria and Prussia, strengthens relations with the German country. Later strengthens relations with England, already good long afterwards to a Naval Treaty between the two countries. Instead they cool relations with France, because they turn out to be unproductive negotiations toward a trade agreement between the two countries.
On the Italian domestic politics, the Crispi Government adopts a series of important measures, including the reform intended to change the administration of Justice, the health code and processing of the commercial code. Until the fall of his Government, which took place on 31 January 1891, he was able to lead the country with the help of the right, not being able to have more the support of the Italian radical party. After the fall of Crispi Government and brief period of liberal-conservative Government of Di Rudinì, Italy is led by Giovanni Giolitti, a member of the political group crispino.
The Giolitti Government does not last long, since these cannot restore public order after the unrest began in Sicily and in Lunigiana and because it called into question during the Roman bank scandal. Italian public opinion is Crispi again wants to lead the country. His second Government is very conservative and authoritarian, because orders to repress by force the workers movements, to dissolve the Italian workers ' Socialist Party. Ensures the development of Italian industry, supporting in particular the steel industry and metallurgy. In 1895 gets a majority in the elections. The following year, after the defeat of the Italian army in the following battle of Adwa, Crispi resigns.
Despite this he continued his political career and was elected to the College of Palermo, having a great popular support. Because of his poor health, Francesco Crispi died on August 12, 1901, at the age of 83 years.

Glenn Gould biography

The mind's eye
September 25, 1932
October 4, 1982

Who is Glenn Gould?

Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist from multifaceted personality, great performer in particular Bach compositions (of which he has left us an unparalleled wealth of recordings), and controversial character become the channel of mythologizing, disappeared just fifty years in 1982, after revolutionizing the approach to his instrument.
This pianist appeared beginning in the sign of a radical newness, that disconcerted many and fomented fierce oppositions (also powered by its spectacular eccentricities, particularly dramatically playing) until his genius was not fully recognized, to the point of becoming a real cult object and a model of life, as well as create neologisms as "Gouldian" or "gouldismo".
From the engravings of Gould not only shows an astonishing and new conception of sound plans of the instrument but also an absolute perfection of sound, tended to "imitate", through use of the Luciferian "staccato", the typical clavicembalistica keyboard. A perfection that the nature of the instrument itself, to investigate how the rib x-ray the same musical idea.
As well as a pianist, Glenn Gould was "one way" of thinking about music. What he has said and written by Bach or Schoenberg, Richard Strauss or Beethoven, Mozart or Boulez, sometimes edgy but always such an obliging acumen to challenge from time to time acquired beliefs.
Born in Toronto on September 25, 1932 by Russell Herbert and Florence Greig, Glenn Herbert Gould studied piano with his mother up to ten years, then theory with Leo Smith, organ with Frederick Silvester and then piano with Alberto Guerrero, principal teacher of the Toronto Conservatory of music (now the Royal Conservatory of Music), where the young student reports the highest votes ever achieved in Canada.
After a series of Debuts as an organist and as a soloist with orchestra, holds her first piano recital at the Auditorium "Eaton" by Toronto on October 20, 1947, then give a series of concerts for radio and television (very important events in the light of his subsequent decision to withdraw from the scene to communicate to the world only through recordings and video appearances).
The January 2, 1955 New York debut at Town Hall, and the following day, signing an exclusive contract with Columbia Records, whose observers were struck by his performances. Of 1956 is in fact his first recording of the "Goldberg Variations" by Bach, a monumental sheet music consists of an air and thirty-two variations that constitute the business card of Gould's genius for the future, as well as his most famous and most cited.
Just a year after another musical genius, Leonard Bernstein, with whom he debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra of Ludwig van Beethoven. From this moment on his career Gould concert will proceed smoothly, even though the pianist immediately develops a deep hatred toward this lifestyle, made continuous travel and late nights spent in hotels. But that's not all: the well-known gouldiana idiosyncrasy towards the establishment of the "concerto form", rests on sophisticated sociological-historical analysis, fundamental considerations as about the role of technology in our lives; the technique allows the listener to have an active role in the process of listening, allowing the user to build by itself the sound event. In short, the technology is for the extraordinary means Gould establish a new and more active relationship between "artist" and "public" (note that the pianist detested both terms for the hierarchical implications that contain).
Repeatedly clarified concepts in its sharp, hilarious and sometimes disturbing interviews. In one of them we find written "technology should not, in my opinion, be treated as something neutral, like a sort of passive voyeur; his ability to "skinning", and especially of idealizing an impression given should be exploited [...] I have faith in the "intrusion" of technology because, in essence, such intrusion forces the art a moral dimension that transcends the idea of art itself. "
Gould gives up so the concert career only thirty-two years later, in 1964, to take refuge in an unspecified Canadian Hermitage (probably a Residence), and to devote himself exclusively to the disks and the recording of tv and radio shows in great quantity.
His life seemed to be marked by an increasingly extreme physical isolation, a loneliness that the artist believed necessary not only to create but also to live.
Glenn Gould died of a stroke on October 4, 1982, leaving a priceless heritage of recordings and writings, as well as a huge void of intelligence, sensitivity and human purity.
Thomas Bernhard, one of the greatest contemporary writers of German language, a year after death made it the "absent" protagonist of his novel "the loser", history of the drama not to be Glenn Gould. What Gould represents in the novel is in fact perfection; and the perfection of its implementation of the "Goldberg Variations" (Bach), one of the high points of the interpretation of all time, generally, though wrongly, still bind.
-Jonathan Cott, conversations with Glenn Gould-new edition (EDT, 2009)
-Glenn Gould-No, I'm not an eccentric. Interviews and installation by Bruno Monsaingeon (EDT)
-Glenn Gould-smart turbines wing, writings on music (Adelphi)
-Glenn Gould-Letters (Rosellina Archinto)
-Michael Stegemann, Glenn Gould-Leben und Werk (Piper).
-Thomas Bernhard-loser (Adelphi)
Recommended: discography
-Bach: Italian Concerto, Matches, Tap
-Bach: The art of Fugue, Handel: harpsichord Suites Nos. 1-4
-Bach: concertos for piano and orchestra-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Bach: Goldberg Variations 1955-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Bach: inventions for two and three voices-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 2)
-Bach: Partitas BWV 825-830, small preludes, Piccole-leaks (Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 4)
-Bach: the well-tempered Clavier, book I (Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 4)
-Bach: the well-tempered Clavier, book II-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 4)
-Bach: English Suites, BWV 806-811-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 6)
-Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-817, Overture in the French style-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 6)
-Bach: Toccatas-(Glenn Gould Editiion vol. 5)
-Bach: sonatas for violin and harpsichord sonatas for viola da gamba and clav. (Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 6)
-Bach: variations Goldberg (1981, digital Version)-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 2)
-Beethoven: piano sonatas, Vol. I, nn. 1-3, 5-10, 12-14-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 5)
-Beethoven: piano sonatas, Vol. II, nn. 15-18, 23, 30-32-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 5)
-Beethoven: piano sonatas, Nos. 24 and 29-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 3)
-Beethoven: the last three piano sonatas
-Beethoven: 32 variations on the theme of "heroic" Woo 80, 6 Variations, op. 34, Bagatelle. 33 and 126-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Beethoven: piano concertos, Nos. 1-5-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5; Strauss: Burlesque
-Byrd, Gibbons, Sweelinck: Consort Of Musicke-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 3)
-Wagner: transcriptions for piano, Siegfried Idyll (Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 5)
-Grieg: Sonata op. 7; Bizet: Premier Nocturne, Variations Chromatiques; Sibelius: Three Sonatinas op. 67, 3 Lyric pieces, op. 41 (Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Strauss: Ophelia Lieder, op. 67; Enoch Arden op. 38, Sonata for piano op. 5, 5 pieces for piano op. 3-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 1)
-Berg/Krenek: Sonatas; Webern: variations for piano; Debussy: Rhapsody No. 1 for clarinet and piano; Ravel: La Valse-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 7)
-Schoenberg: piano pieces, Concerto for piano and orchestra, fantasy, Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte, Pierrot Lunaire-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 6)
-Schönberg: Lieder-(Glenn Gould Edition Vol. 7)
Note: all records are published by Sony Classical

Charlton Heston biography

The film recounts the great history
October 4, 1924
April 5, 2008

Who is Charlton Heston?

His real name is John Charles Carter. Born on October 4, 1924 in Evanston, Illinois, Charlton Heston was the actor who perhaps more than any other has been at ease in the blockbuster film genre or historical so fashionable over the years ' The tall, sculptural traits of the figure, the prepared of course to read biographies of great characters inspired by history or popular novels.
Serious and dedicated actor, having studied Shakespeare at the Academy, after working for a radio station in Chicago and then be left for the war, Heston was noted more for his physical prowess, considered ideal for precisely those "meatloaf" historians that Hollywood offered in large quantities. Her film debut dates back to 1941 with "Peer Gynt", then its activity has ranged between both television and the big screen, gathering the harvest of praise for the iron force who could convey the characters played.
And indeed, in the long career of Heston, meet more well-rounded figures, inspired by unshakable certainty and willing to sacrifice not to fail in their short but simple principles. Principles of all crystalline, is obvious. Whether dressed as Ben Hur, or Moses, or Michelangelo del Cid, Charlton Heston was unfailingly wise hero and posed, never touched by doubt and balance in their interpretation of the world.
After some western minor fame comes with the mega production of "the ten commandments" of Cecil b. De Mille, followed by "Julius Caesar" and "Antony and Cleopatra" (Charlton Heston is also Director). With "the infernal Quinlan" has the privilege of being directed by Orson Welles but then returns to town with the immortal epic "Ben Hur", the film that brought him an Oscar as best actor.
Subsequently starred in many adventure films such as "King of the Isles" and "the three Musketeers" (1973, with Raquel Welch and Richard Chamberlain), or traditional western "Tombstone" (1994, with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer), is also dedicated to science fiction-type films as "planet of the apes" (1968)-the elderly, will also appear in the remake released in 2001 by Tim Burton (with Tim Roth)-or "Armageddon" (Narrator). Very successful television series in which he took part between 1985 and 1986, "Dynasty", and equally unforgettable her performance in the famous movie "Airport 1975". Among the latest efforts are "in the mouth of madness" (1994, by John Carpenter, starring Sam Neill), "any given Sunday" (1999, by Oliver Stone, starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Dennis Quaid), "The order" (2001, with Jean-Claude Van Damme) ", while the small screen has appeared in the television series" Friends "(with j. Aniston, m. LeBlanc, and c. Cox).
Always politically engaged, Charlton Heston has held positions as President of the Union of the actors ' Union and later of the American Film Institute, in addition to having fought for 60 years the civil rights movement alongside Martin Luther King. Heston has made itself heard as the President (since 1998) of the National Rifle Association, the powerful lobby of American arms, supporter of the right of citizens to defend themselves.
One of his last appearances was in the docu-film Michael Moore's "Bowling for Colombine", in which he is interviewed, and the rifle between trembling hands for Alzheimer's makes proclamations, apologists and claims the right to own weapons.
Long time sufferer of Alzheimer's, Charlton Heston dies on April 5, 2008 at the age of 84 years.

Janis Joplin biography

In the world of ideas
January 19, 1943
October 4, 1970

Who is Janis Joplin?

Photos of Janis from little girl show us a puppy blonde and always smiling, well-dressed and groomed, somehow the very image of the petty bourgeoisie of Port Arthur, Texas, the industrial city where Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943 refinery worker father and homemaker mother.
Shots of early adolescence, however, troubled face of an ugly duckling, a little overweight and with the face acne, invaded by the type of girl that most guys would not ever.
In 15 years in school is snubbed by everyone. Janis just 17 leaving Port Arthur and the prospect of a pale life as wife and mother to chase the dream of becoming a singer.
Follow years of stray dogs within the city alternated, Janis graduated with good grades and enrolled at the University, but the lure of the road and the perennial dissatisfaction the lead every time, to stir up all to return to ring in dark clubs. In these years he meets Jorma Kaukonen (guitar and future Jefferson Airplane member) and with him performing in clubs with a repertoire mainly folk and country.
In 1963 Janis Joplin went for the first time in San Francisco, where he came into contact with the world of beats and the philosophy on the road. This is, perhaps, what Janis goes looking for a "world of ideas" in which no matter the appearance, a group of people for whom it is essential to have something to say and say it stronger than the others. In the perfect world of ideas, however, Janis also meets the alcohol and drugs that become part of his life so bossy.
In 1966 he took refuge in Port Arthur, deeply wounded by a promise of marriage, shipwreck and tries to live as every good girl should Texas. It is the period of a Janis tremendously austere, always dressed in dark, with her long hair tied in a bun, hard look outdated and lacking any spark of rebellion. Gentle as a lamb, finds a job and spends his free time embroidering and reading, with the joy of his parents who see the eldest "finally came to her senses".
The Idyll, however, breaks down when Chet Helms (a friend of the times in which he played for clubs in Austin) has the role of vocalist for a band of San Francisco he is manager.
Surrender long skirts part for California along with Chet and after a brief audition is hired by Big Brother and The Holding Co. ", a band of blues with array and psychedelic rock. The explosive mixture created by the roca blues voice of Janis Joplin and Big Brother's innovative sound was an immediate smash hit and the group gets the first contract, producing an album for Mainstream Records.
Out in 1967, "Big Brother and the Holding Company," an album still highly immature and unable to render justice to the grit of the band, that can give the best of themselves and live sessions in the evenings at the Frisco Bay. The album is quite subdued and the only tracks where there is really no sign of talent of the band are "Down on me" (a classic where Janis has repeatedly claimed to be reflected clearly-"it seems that everyone in this fucking world they round me"), "Call on me" (a slow melody composed by Sam Andrew, guitarist and lyricist of "Big Brother") and "Bye bye baby".
Despite the failure of the first album, the band does not give up and gets a recording contract with Columbia Records thanks to an impressive performance on stage at the Monterey International Pop Festival (summer 1967), in which Janis petrifies the audience with a poignant and personal version of "Ball and chain" by Big Mama Thornton.
In 1968 (after a reissue of first album) "Cheap Thrills", considered by many as the pinnacle of the career of Janis Joplin. In this work we find a series of "dime pieces", from the beautiful cover of "Summertime" by George Gershwin for "I need a man to love" (a strongly autobiographical song, composed by Janis along with Sam Andrew), a live recording of "Ball and Chain" pure "Janis style" and "Piece of my heart", the first single from the album.
The sound of Big Brother is definitely improved and the Group seems to have found the right balance, but the abuse of alcohol and drugs by members of the band, the continual stress of the concerts and events combined with the temperament of blood two prima donnas (Janis and James Gurley) brings the band to disband.
This time with the Big Brother makes Janis a person smiling and full of life, dressed in colorful clothes and junk, the look is that of a curious young woman and hungry for life; photos of onstage performances reveal the most intimate and profound nature of Janis: squinting hand clinging to the boom mic, lips glued to the window so as not to waste even one note.
Despite the break with Big Brother, Janis Joplin maintains the deal with Columbia and form a new band, the "Kozmic Blues Band" (which also includes Sam Andrew, who has not abandoned the singer), which has released in 1969, "I got dem ol' Kozmic Blues Again mama", an album that splits in two the audience by Janis : for American audiences it's a blues-oriented album too, in contrast with the evolution of the U.S. music scene, while for European audiences this twenty-six-year old girl becomes "the White Queen of the blues".
What is certain is that songs like "Maybe", "Little girl blue" and "Kozmic Blues" (just to name a few) remain among the best performances of this stage Panther.
Unfortunately, however, the relationship with this band is ruined by heroin and alcohol abuse (the marriage of Janis Joplin and Southern Comfort) and the group split up.
Janis never gives up, it detoxifies and form another band, the "Full Tilt Boogie Band" (this time without the support of Sam Andrew, who comes from old classmates to replenish the Big Brother) and went to work for the realization of the third album, "Pearl". She is excited, thinks he has finally found the right rhythm of his life and devoted himself with great zeal to new tracks, but the voltage is too high and she too weak, so once again falls into the trap of heroin.
"Pearl" was released in 1971 and obtained a great success, especially with songs like "Cry baby", "Get it while you can", "My baby" and "Me and Bobby mcGee" (a cover of Kris Kristofferson's piece). The Janis Joplin vocal maturity surprises for its fullness and the ability of shaping and gently on any type of sound, the band has a sound exciting and considerable skills.
Unfortunately, Janis fails to enjoy this triumph. The October 4, 1970 his lifeless body is found in a room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood, lying in a pool of blood: the broken nasal septum to the impact with a bedside table. Janis Joplin, 27, had died of an overdose.

Buster Keaton biography

A two-sided mask
4 October 1895
February 1, 1966

Who is Buster Keaton?

Buster Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas (Usa) on 4 October 18His exceptional qualities and his unique and inimitable style as a performer have overshadowed his talent as a film director, qualities that can in part be attributed to the fact that since childhood he had to solve problems of staging. Son of acrobats, Buster Keaton grew up in the music hall and vaudeville (his parents were travelling in a "medicine show"), and at the age of three, Keaton joined them as an interpreter of a number.
When his father turned to alcohol and the team disbanded, Keaton joined just 20 years, the world of cinema as shoulder-antagonist (from 1917 to 1919 in fifteen short films, with the exception of the last months of the war during which Keaton had to pay military service) of Fatty Arbuckle. In 1920 he opened a his studio, relying on athletic skills acquired in childhood and on a minimum of technical knowledge; circondatosi of trustworthy people, began to produce with their comedy shorts, including, to name just a few, "One week", "Neighbours" and "Convict" 13.
Gradually her roles became more important to refining his style. In 1919 Joseph Schenck formed a company for the production of short films, written and directed by Keaton. The first was "The high sign" (1920), which was followed by a long series of "movies two coils" that was the best comedy of the time, including Hollywood, always for space issues restricting the titles cited, "The goat", "The Playhouse" and "The boat".
In 1920 Keaton starred in a feature film for Metro, "The Saphead," adapted from the stage play "The new Henrietta"; only three years later began their own production of feature films with "love through the ages" (1923). The series of films that followed had a consistency of style and technical qualities that reveal the creative control of Keaton. Among his most significant films: "damn it" (1923), "the ball # 13" (1924), "the Navigator" (1924), "Seven Chances" (1925), "the cow" (1925), Battling Butler (1926), "the General" (1926), "College" (1927) and "cyclone" (1928).
Keaton was at the same time American Director, screenwriter and actor. The mask was then only one component of his art; as a screenwriter instead is a subject where the gags derive from each other, according to a given narrative logic; as a Director takes advantage of tricks and illusions.
With the advent of talkies, Keaton found himself tied to the new industrial organizations of the time, and had to produce through MGM. The working methods of the major studios were not congenial and after two other silent films ("me and the monkey (1928) and" Spite marriage "(1929)), his career began to decline even though his talent remained intact. After some sound film, where he could work tried without great distinction. Keaton is reduced to second-rate movie actor, and then others shoulder. Pace declines his private life: divorce, economic troubles, alcohol. He spent a year in a psychiatric clinic. For a dozen years Keaton prowls like a ghost for Hollywood studios, directing, writing, interpreting, in anonymity.
After the war some short but intense high class interpretations bring him back to prominence: the poker player of "Sunset boulevard" (Billy Wilder), the old "pianist" Limelights (Charlie Chaplin) and especially the man who clears himself in "movies" (the only short film of the playwright Samuel Beckett). The desperate absurdity of Beckett's theater meets neurosis keatoniana mask outline: Keaton hides the mirror, tears up his photographs, and it is only in a vacuum (locked in a room, he horror of himself.
Only towards the end of his life, recognition of new generation lifted his spirits. His last was in 1966 in "Dolci vizi at hole".
Often, in interviews that the plaintiff is granted, he was asked the reason for his seriousness. stainless He, quite serious, pitted the following anecdote: "one of the men most comedians I've ever known was a vaudeville actor. It was presented to the public as "the great man". I have never seen more fun ". For those who are not satisfied with the explanation Keaton had a remark: "making film comedy is a serious business. If an actor starts laughing as if the screen was telling the viewer that should not believe what you see, as it is not serious. I debuted in variety, where by dint of catch cakes in face I realized something, that as I showed me indifferent and almost amazed the audience laughter, the more that laughed. In short, there is the kind of comedian who tries to get familiar with the public, to make the audience laugh with him. As far as I'm concerned, the audience laughs at me ", returning to the original question:" I find nothing to laugh ".
Selected filmography:
-How I won the war
-I and v
The three ages (1923)
Our hospitality (1924)
The general (1926)
The cameraman (1928)
Speak easily (1932)
Sunset boulevard (1950), actor
Limelight (1952), actor
The film, by Samuel Beckett, actor

Biography of Max Planck

How many ... problems!
23 April 1858
October 4, 1947

Who is Max Planck?

Remembered as one of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Max Planck should some immense scope conceptual revolutions, those that still influences contemporary physics. In fact, it is considered the father of quantum theory.
Born on 23 April 1858 in Kiel (Germany), came from a family of rich cultural stimuli, if you launch that among his ancestors were distinguished jurists and Protestant pastors, versed in theology. In particular, his father was a law professor.
He moved with his family to Munich in 1867, just before the unification of Germany, the little genius attends the first Gymnasium in Munich, which has the good fortune to meet a great physics teacher who instills him, inter alia, the principle of conservation of energy, then the universities of Munich and Berlin.
Thanks to its amazing qualities, gets so the Chair of physics at the University of Kiel in 1885, only twenty-eight years. Then from 1889 to 1928 he worked at the University of Berlin, continuing the educational and research activities.
Planck becomes with time one of the most influential German physicists. In 1900, during his research on the radiation emitted by a black body, an ideal surface that absorbs all the incident energy, he advanced the hypothesis that energy was not already radiated as assumed by classical physics, namely in the form of continuous wave, but in discrete quantities, in "packets", that he called "quanta".
In a short time, therefore, Planck became Secretary of the Academy of Sciences of Berlin and one of the leading exponents of German science officers. Despite his fame, however, was strangely very few students ever to its sequel, although it can be said with certainty that almost all became prominent scientists.
I must say, however, that in light of what we know today, Planck's theory was indeed the success it deserved, and just as important that the relief was due. Although actually, the revolutionary theory was formulated on empirical and mathematical bases and therefore considered mostly a hypothesis useful for explaining difficult phenomena interpretation. The value of Planck's hypothesis was instead clear some years later by Einstein, whose work was able to highlight the importance in proper physical sense.
In any event, it is also undeniable that the Max Planck theory, produced at least a conceptual revolution in the field of studies on the nature, introducing the concept of "discontinuity" in many fields of physics and imposing a radical change in the description of the phenomena. And don't forget that for this theory in 1918 Planck received the Nobel Prize.
If the professional achievements of Planck were dazzling, the scientist's life was sadly overshadowed by family bereavements very painful. He lost his first wife in 1909 and three of his four children died during the first world war. Later remarried and had another child. The last surviving son of the first marriage was killed by the Nazis for having participated in the conspiracy against Hitler and Planck 1944 now old lost its home in an airstrike. At the end of the war he was brought to Göttingen where he died on October 4, 1947.

Biography of Rembrandt

A scene of light and shadow
15 July 1606
4 October 1669

Who is Rembrandt?

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden (Netherlands), eighth child of nine siblings. His father, a wealthy Miller, owned a mill on the banks of the Rhine and so called "Van Rijn" (Rhine).
Eager that the son made a major career, and which extends from artisan class, enrolled, in 1620, at the Faculty of letters in his city.
The young stays there a few months, preferring to attend the studio of the painter Isaaksz van Swanenburg that lets him know the art masterpieces and Italian, studied by the student feverishly
In addition, it should be noted that in the twenties of the Seicento painting in Europe is buffeted by Caravaggio's revolutionary art that gets amazing realistic effects using entirely personal. A lesson that Rembrandt held in mind.
In addition, the Netherlands exploded economically (due to sweating by the Spanish independence and unification of the Netherlands), the city of the painter becomes an important humanistic and artistic Center, even under the impulse of the University. Then develops an important school of painting second only to that of Utrecht, whose flagship was artist Luca from Leiden; an important reference point for the top pictorial experiences of Rembrandt.
After this apprenticeship, Rembrandt is associated with contemporary Jan Lievens, also a painter of great renown: Fame gradually spread among the educated middle class, the same who loves phrases by the two artists portray realistically and recognizable. But the real opportunity for the Dutch painter's career, takes place in 1631, shortly after his father's death. In fact, Rembrandt decides to leave Leiden to Amsterdam. In this city, we conclude the formation of Rembrandt's painting, in particular thanks to the lessons of Pieter Lastman, a famous artist of the place. Rembrandt, he studied with attention the paintings of Lastman and learn the accuracy and the use of color is typically Italian, presenting some of the historical subjects of the master. Thanks to the extreme skill, but soon the student surpasses the teacher. Realize even connoisseurs, that within a short time they elect their Rembrandt in Benjamin. In addition, he was able to access environments of high society and educated, thanks to these "broad access", to get engaged with Saskia, grandson of a wealthy art dealer; the two will get married later in 16And it is precisely in this period, from 1634 to 1642, Rembrandt inaugurates its masterpieces, ranging from the famous "the anatomy lesson of Dr. nicolaes Tulp" to "passion of Christ".
Rembrandt, by now, it also surrounds a large group of disciples, who decides to build "ex novo" school. But starting from 40 years of the seventeenth century, also begins its economic meltdown and familiar, because, on one side of the little sound management of finances and on the other the fall of real emotional dramas. In 1640 the mother dies shortly after the beloved wife. Lonely and dejected retires in painting until he knows Dirck Geertge, housekeeper of his son Tito, with whom he began a close relationship. The latter, however, for his scandalous conduct undergoes a process that resolves to a conviction in the House of correction. Not surprisingly, in this period the production of Rembrandt reveals extreme suffering: the self-portraits appears a man aged and devoid of vitality.
After this love affair, had of Hendrickje Stoffels, which coexists with the first and late bride. Together they will make two children.
In 1657, Rembrandt lost all assets and is forced to move into a modest house. After 1660, however, manages to assert itself again on the European scene: he painted "Syndics of the Drapers ' Guild" and the "Oath of the Batavians", works characterized by an extreme mastery of color and brushstroke.
A ray of light back to illuminate the artist's life when his son Titus married a distant relative of Saskia: the personal lives into works of the painter and gives them a remarkable humanity. Not surprisingly Rembrandt in the "Presentazione al tempio" infuses the old man Simeon the extreme sweetness of those who, like him, has become a grandfather.
In recent years Rembrandt decided to paint only itself, reaching the highest results. He died in 1669.
Bainbridge wrote: "there is In him a different development of the Caravaggesque light and a different concept of" true ". Theatrical taste, typical of Rembrandt, but also to a careful study of human reality, as in "old portrait" of the Hermitage. Is realized in the works of the Dutch artist, a perfect coincidence of light and matter, strongly lit points where Rembrandt loads the brush stroke, until three-dimensional effects, leveraging the refraction of light on his own brush strokes to create varied and shimmering effects. "

Susan Sarandon biography

The charm, sweet and disturbing
October 4, 1946

Who is Susan Sarandon?

Unconventional beauty, charm and great subtlety of interpretation: these are the features that make Susan Sarandon is one of the most talented performers existing film. Anti-diva par excellence, Sarandon is undoubtedly a difficult actress who chooses difficult roles in movies just as difficult.
This remarkable peculiarity United with her priceless talent makes it unique in today's cinema scene. He was born as Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York, the October 4, 19After graduating from Catholic University in Washington, married little more than the 20-year-old aspiring actor Chris Sarandon (which will keep the name, even after the divorce in 1979), with which he goes to New York to audition for the movie "Joe-Joe citizen" (Joe, 1970).
Oddly is just Susan, who faced the specimen almost as a joke, to be signed.
It is here that he started his career, but a few years later, when she plays the character of sensual and eccentric protagonist ' musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975) by Jim Sharman, who becomes a star.
Equipped with an instinctive acting which leads her to bet on a strong sensuality and an incisive and impetuous temperament, Sarandon makes her way thanks to his personality and his independence of women.
Engaged politically, never stops to fight for the rights of the weakest and respect for minorities (in 1968 was even arrested for taking part in a demonstration against the war in Viet Nam). But the cinema is his true love, and it will reciprocate by making it a myth.
Starting from the years ' 80 has a hit after another: is the disenchanted Sally embroiled in a story in the drama "Atlantic City (Atlantic City, 1980) by Louis Malle, with the memorable scene where, spied by Burt Lancaster, is rubbed into the womb of lemon; one of the three friends searching for their Prince charming in the extravagant "the witches of Eastwick" (The Witches of Eastwick, 1987) by George Miller; the 40-year-old unhappy with establishing a passionate relationship with a wealthy but unhappy in the 27-year-old drama "emotion" (White Palace, 1990) by Luis Mandoki; and the impatient waitress who looks with her friend happiness through a car journey in "Thelma & Louise" (1991) by Ridley Scott, with Geena Davis.
After a few mid-level movie, finally in 1995 get recognition for his extraordinary talent: is awarded the Oscar as best actress for her incisive interpretation nun quietly lay call from a Catholic sentenced to death (played by Sean Penn) to act as chaplain, in "Dead Man Walking" ("Dead Man Walking", 1995) directed by Tim Robbins, his partner since 1988 (and with whom he had two children).
In the following years the actress continues to give outstanding performances in films more or less level moot. One of his most recent film is successful "Elizabethtown" (Elizabethtown, 2005) by Cameron Crowe, with Orlando Bloom.
Susan Sarandon continues with its political commitment and prepares to route on his own daughter Eva Street (the two already have starred together in several films, such as "two explosive", The Banger Sisters, 2002), had in 1985 by an affair with Italian Director Franco Amurri. But what we hope is that continues to ignite the screen with his look so magnetic, seemingly perennial challenge but with a deep vein of tenderness and melancholy, which prevent the viewer not to be won over by his charm so sweet and disturbing.
At the end of 2009 after 23 years of marriage separates from husband Tim Robbins.

Biography of Liev Schreiber

October 4, 1967

Who is Liev Schreiber?

Isaac Liev Schreiber was born on 4 October 1967 in San Francisco, in Northern California, the son of Heather Milgran, American painter of Jewish origins, and Tell Schreiber, American actor and Director.
Raised in Canada, following the separation of their parents decide to go and live in New York, where reveals a significant interest in writing for the theatre.
After following a seminar with actress Amanda Peet, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and, in 1992, he graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
The early work between theatre and cinema
In the theater, working on Broadway in Shakespearean classics engaged as "Otello", "Hamlet" and "the storm", while at the cinema debuts in the Nora Ephron comedy, "Mixed Nuts" (Italian title: "mixed nuts"), in 1994.
The next year back on the big screen in "Denise Calls Up" ("Hello Denise!"), directed by Hal Salwen, and directed by Antonia Bird in "Mad Love" ("mad love") and Daisy von Scherler Mayer in "Party Girl".
In 1996 he starred for Greg Mottola in The "the Daytrippers" ("The daytrippers") and Nicole Holofcener in "Walking and Talking" ("walking and talking"), but also participates in the Ron Howard film "Ransom" ("Ransom") and "Big Night", directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Liev Schreiber plays the role of Cotton Weary in the "Scream" and "Scream 2", by Wes Craven, and then joined the cast of "Phantoms", by Joe Chappelle.
Is the 1998, when Schreiber also appears in "Sphere" ("sphere"), Barry Levinson, and in "Twilight," by Robert Benton, as well as to provide the voice of "Desert Blue", by Morgan Freeman. In 1999 the Californian actor starred in "A Walk on the Moon" ("A Walk on the Moon-the Moon"), Tony Goldwyn, and "Jakob the Liar" ("Jakob the liar"), directed by Peter Kassovitz, but also to "Spring Forward", by Tom Gilroy, and "The Hurricane" ("Hurricane-the cry of innocence"), by Norman Jewison.
Other projects
At the same time, in an interview with "The New Yorker", is revealed to be not sure to remain an actor for the rest of his life. In the late 1990s looking for producing and directing a film adaptation of "the merchant of Venice" starring Dustin Hoffman, but without success, and in the meantime he began to write a screenplay about his relationship with his Ukrainian grandfather: a project, however, when reading the story Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything Is Illuminated" and realizes that Foer had already written the best possible.
The years 2000
In 2002 Liev Schreiber reads in theater alongside Sigourney Weaver in Neil LaBute's "The Mercy Seat", Off Broadway, achieving a success with audiences and critics important.
In the spring of 2005 he made his debut as a film director taking on the big screen adaptation of Foer's book, while in theater plays the role of Richard Roma in "Glengarry Glen Ross", remake of the work of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winner: thanks to this role, gets a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
In 2006 he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and in the autumn of the same year he conducts and interprets 2006 "Join the Fight", as part of a campaign against Aids (among other stars involved in the project there are also Tony Kushner, Calvin Klein and Naomi Watts).
Meanwhile, on the big screen in "The Painted Veil" ("the painted veil"), alongside Edward Norton, with the face to the character of Charlie Townsend, and "The Omen" ("the Omen"), a remake of the film of the same name released thirty years earlier. She also appeared on television, in the CBS television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", wearing the clothes of Michael Keppler, a character who temporarily takes the place of Gil Grissom (William Petersen).
In 2007 is at the cinema with Schreiber "Love in the Time of Cholera" ("love in the time of cholera"), directed by Mike Newell, and the following year was part of the cast of "Defiance" ("Defiance of courage"), directed by Edward Zick. In 2009 is directed by Gavin Hood in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" ("X-Men origins: Wolverine"), alongside Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds, and Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" ("taking Woodstock").
The next year back on the big screen with "Salt", by Phillip Noyce, with "Every Day", by Richard Levine, and with "Repo Men", by Miguel Sapochnik.
Private life
Liev Schreiber has a half-sister and four half-brothers: Max, Charles, Will and Pablo, quast'ultimo born from a relationship of father and actor himself. He was romantically linked to Actress Kristin Davis. Lives with actress Naomi Watts, with whom he had two sons: Alexander Pete was born July 26, 2007 (called Sasha: Russian term of Endearment) and December 13, 2008 was born Samuel Kai.
The years 2010
In 2011 Liev Schreiber reads for Michael Dowse in "Goon". In 2012 is among the actors of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" ("the reluctant fundamentalist"), Mira Nair, while working in 2013 "The Butler" ("The Butler-Butler at the White House"), Lee Daniels. After taking part in "Fading Gigolo" ("Gigolo"), John Turturro, and "Perfect Man", by Kees van Oostrum, in 2014 to Edward Zwick says in "Pawn Sacrifice", before working with Tom McCarthy in the "Spotlight".

Biography of Luis Sepulveda

Fiery words
October 4, 1949

Who is Luis Sepulveda?

Sepulveda is a sharp and catchy, but if his novels have not been successful, it would still be keen in his life, so jagged, full of events, so full of twists, to remain in suspense.
Luis Sepulveda was born on 4 October 1949 in a hotel room of Ovalle, in Chile. His parents were there because put to flight following a complaint (to which there were political reasons) issued by the maternal grandfather against the son-in-law. So he spends the first years of his life in the company of Valparaìso paternal grandfather (the Andalusian anarchist-fugitive sentenced to death because-Gerardo Sepulveda Tapia, better known as Ricardo Blanco), uncle Pepe (himself an anarchist), and Salgari, Conrad and Melville, who soon send love for writing and for adventure.
Between fifteen and seventeen he joined the Communist Youth and became editor of the newspaper "Clarín". Just twenty years gets the Prix Casa de las Americas with his first book of stories, "Crònicas de Pedro Nadie", and followed by a scholarship to drama classes for five years, at the Lomonosov University in Moscow. But it remains in the Russian capital only 4 months: "attitudes are contrary to public morals" (becomes his relationship with Professor of Slavic Literature and wife of Dean of Marxist Studies Institute) is expelled; and that is how his wandering life really takes off.
Back in Chile, but it contrasts with the father, is moved away from the Communist Youth, and so decides to among the military ranks of the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional in Bolivia.
Back in Chile he graduated of theater director, he shows, writes short stories, works on the radio, he became head of an agricultural cooperative, he joined the Socialist Party and of the personal guard of Salvador Allende. Happy years for Sepulveda: "the thousand days of popular Government were hard, intense, suffered and happy. We slept a little. We lived everywhere and nowhere. [...] Us that we had a youth, and was vital, rebellious, nonconformist, incandescent, why you forged in volunteer work, on cold nights of action and propaganda. [...] We studied, read Marx and Sartre, Gramsci and Ho Chi Minh, and Willy Brandt, Marta Harnecker and Olof Palme [...]. We listened to Quilapayun and Janis Joplin sang with Victor Jara, Inti-Illimani and the Mamas & the Papas. We danced with Hector Pavez and Margot Lang, and the four boys of Liverpool were sighing our hearts. "
With the coup of 1973 and the dictatorship of General Pinochet, Sepulveda is captured, interrogated, tortured. Is closed for seven months in a cell in the barracks at Tucapel, a closet off fifty centimeters long, a metre and a half, and so low they can't ever get up on your feet. Twice must intervene to Amnesty International, which allows him to be released from prison, and to commute the death sentence to an exile lasting eight years.
Instead of flying in Sweden, where he had been promised the Chair of playwriting at the University of Uppsala, Sepulveda flees to Brazil and then in Paraguay, then in Quito (Ecuador), where resumes to theater and participated in the UNESCO expedition to study the impact of civilization on the Shuar Indians. For seven months, then living in the Amazon, experience that will form the basis of a masterpiece, "the old man who read love stories".
Having obtained Nicaraguan citizenship (these were the years when he joined the Simon Bolivar Brigade) and having lived in Hamburg from 1982 to 1986 he worked with Greenpeace. Since 1996 he lives in Gijon, Spain, with his partner Carmen, the children and the dog Zarko.
From the literary point of view Sepulveda has the ability to be lyrical, essential and touching; but in his writings there is also Fort, Audacity, critical sense and courage: believes in the word, is not afraid to use it, whether it's tinged themes, poetic and intense, whether it's complaint, anger, hope and ardor.
In his words there is love for nature (the old man who read love stories), the anger at injustice (The power of dreams and Tales from the Southern Cone), the passion for adventure (Patagonia Express), sweetness (a story gabbanella and cat who taught her to fly). He can be intense, scurrilous and ironic and lyrical.
"Storia di una gabbanella and cat who taught her to fly" was made into an animated film in 1998 by Enzo d ' Alò, but we find his name among the credits of "Nowhere" (portrayed by Harvey Keitel) and "Corazonverde", where the same documentary Sepulveda is Director, along with Diego Meza.

Alicia Silverstone biography

The Angel next screen
October 4, 1976

Who is Alicia Silverstone?

Alicia Silverstone actress lovely face SOAP and water, was born in San Francisco on October 4, 1976; After a brief apprenticeship in showbiz where you used to do a bit of everything, grasps his big break when he agrees to appear in some video clips of the rock band Aerosmith, a venerable group of musicians on the scene for decades, whose components of pretty girls if they want to. In a universe like that of music videos in which men often provocative and decidedly vulgar, angelic creature as the Silverstone could only strike the imagination of users of this particular promotional vehicle.
But his dream and ambition of this American girl raised in vitamins and principled is cinema.
His pick for reaching the goal is called "tv series".
In fact, after debuting in 1988 in The series "The wonder years", arrives on the big screen with yellow "girl next door", in which he was able to produce all the subtle malice he is capable of, just by virtue of its innocent appearance. All qualities that do not escape to various manufacturers who hang around the Green Valley of Hollywood and that use it first for the thriller "Premonition," which seems perfect in sweet girl as opposed to a dark world and fearful, then in "Babysitter" and "Danger in the shadows".
At this point, after three filmed thriller starring role (or almost), its image is likely to stick in the "specialist" like that.
In fact Alicia is eclectic and complete and wants to prove it. Thus completely changing the genre with "clueless", jaunty atmosphere film in which we see her struggling with a really fun script that you know make the best of it. Soon after, another twist: here she is impersonating Batgirl in the expensive "Batman & Robin" (the episode with George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell and Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Perhaps at this point its changes are too radical, and probably have displaced fans and the general public; so much so that his career suffered a setback going to flop unflattering as "wild girl" or "blast from the past".
It will take the Shakespeare's "love's labour's lost Penis" to prove once and for all the remarkable skills and uncommon this grown Angel.

Micky Ward biography

The Irishman from Lionheart
October 4, 1965

Who is Micky Ward?

Micky Ward, nicknamed "Irish" (Irish), born October 4, 1965 in Lowell, Massachusetts (USA). Former welterweight professional Boxer, his story is especially known for the movie "The Fighter" (released in the United States at the end of 2010, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by David o. Russell).
Ward was three-time New England Golden Gloves "before turning pro in 19His career off to a great start and won his first 14 fights. Then in 1990, after losing four games consecutively, decides to take a break from boxing.
During the period when Ward's remains away from the sport he worked as a labourer in the remake of the asphalt road. Then use part of his earnings to undergo surgery on his right hand, suffering various problems for some time.
The surgery is based on the use of certain parts of the bones of the sto that apply same basin and merged with the hand bones to strengthen them. During this same period his half-brother, former boxer Dicky Eklund, who fight against the problems of drug addiction, which is released from jail where he was imprisoned on charges of drug possession, Micky Ward convinces to take up his boxer's racing career.
Ward returns to training and to fight: his first nine WINS matches, and earned the title "WBU Intercontinental Light Welterweight's" Louis Veader. Then defends the championship belt against Veader. In the 1997 title fight "IBF Light" against champion Vince Phillips, but don't get to win: the match is stopped in the third round because of cuts suffered by Ward; Phillips wins the bout by TKO. A year later, Ward once again approaches the title, but loses to points against Zab Judah.
Micky Ward in 2000 flies to London to fight WBU champion Shea Neary won with a technical knockout in the eighth round. Ward subsequently will defend the title ever.
The match won against Emanuel Augustus (then known as Emanuel Burton) was voted "Fighter of the year" by The Ring magazine.
On May 18, 2002, Mycky Ward for the first time faces Arturo Gatti-Canadian born in Italy-the opponent for which his story will become famous.
Combat is hard and wild, but a knockdown in the ninth round procured from Ward against Cats makes a difference in delivering victory to the American.
At the end of the match both fighters needed care at a trauma center. This match also was named 2002 meeting of the year for The Ring magazine.
In a short time the two agree to arrange a rematch again: the meeting takes place in November and this time it is Arturo Gatti who manages to win fighting another battle. Ward falls to the ground in the third round, but he completed the combat until the end. Cats at the end of meeting pays tribute to the tenacity of Ward, telling him: "I was wondering what would have happened if I had fought my twin. Now I know. "
Not long organized a third match between the two for the June 8, 2003: the beginning of the third chapter of this saga that begins to take an epic character, is marked by Arturo Gatti's punches that can flow like a river out of Ward. Ward fight and manages the match as best he can and the sixth round is able to send Cats to the mat before Cats can get up and before the referee could count to ten, the bell sounds to establish the end of the round.
Cats recovered and eventually won the match with the unanimous decision of the jury. This time both boxers after meeting make a trip to the hospital, because of damage suffered during the fight. And this time The Ring magazine vote as the best meeting for 2003.
Before his final fight with Gatti, Micky Ward announces his intention to retire from competitive boxing after the match. In his State, Massachusetts, Micky Ward is considered a "working class hero" (a working class hero), an athlete who has overcome many difficulties in her life and that prevailed at its Mack determination and hard work.
Besides the already mentioned the movie "The Fighter" (2010) the heroic figure of Ward was picked as the cover of a disc entitled "The Warrior's Code" (song), by Dropkick Murphys in 2005; the song "Animal Rap" hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks has a version called "Micky Ward Mix"; Finally the video game Fight Night Round 3 "(2006) sees Ward and cats on the cover.


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