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HUMPHREY BOGART

Humphrey Deforest Bogart was born on 23 January 1899 in New York City (United States), within an affluent family where he grew up without money problems.
His father DeForest Bogart was an important surgeon and his mother Maud was a popular magazine illustrator.

In principle the desire of their parents was to study medicine, but his bad behavior at school led to his expulsion from the Phillips Academy and joining the U.S. Navy.

When he was fighting in World War I, Bogart suffered in a boat accident that left him paralyzed his upper lip, making this a significant physical tara speech.

After completing the Great War, Bogart returned to the Big Apple and start his career as a stage actor with William S. Brady.
After passing through Broadway with little success he moved to Hollywood to try to seek his fortune in the movies, getting his debut in a short musical called “Broadway’s Like That” (1930), which would films like “A devil with women” (1930) and “Upstream” (1930), a prison comedy directed by John Ford.
His classic type of drive would be established in those years 30, when he starred for a number of Warner titles in the psychology of his characters had been defined by an attitude rarely inclement and imperturbable.

Among them, films like “Bullets or Ballots” (1936), William Keighley’s film co-starring Edward G. Robinson, “The Petrified Forest” (1936), a film by Archie Mayo which also involved Bette Davis and Leslie Howard, “Dead End” (1937), directed by William Wyler, “Marked Woman” (1937) Lloyd Bacon and Bette Davis, “The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse” (1938), a curious and magnificent title directed by Anatole Litvak in which they shared credits again with Edward G. Robinson, “Angels with Dirty Faces” (1938) by Michael Curtiz and James Cagney and Pat O’Brien as co-stars or “The Roaring Twenties” (1939), directed by Raoul Walsh film was played by Cagney.

Humphrey Bogart was a very handy player for Warner but his status was far from being a big star in Hollywood.
Begin the 40 was ended at 30, showing Bogie gangster in “Brother Orchid” (1940) Lloyd Bacon.
Before starring in the two titles that would raise to stardom, Bogart appeared in “They Drive by Night” (1940), a great film by a great director, Raould Walsh. With the same director starred “The last refuge” (1941), a beautiful title that became one of the most acclaimed of its protagonist, confirmed acclaim for starring in the directorial debut of John Huston, The Maltese Falcon ” (1941), film in which Bogart played in a superb detective Sam Spade. From there, the New York actor became one of the great icons of cinema.

The next year, “Casablanca” (1942) by Michael Curtiz would make him an idol and a legend for all generations cinéphiles.

The number of master titles Bogar starred in the decade of the 40 is overwhelming, “Sahara” (1943) Zoltan Korda, “Have and Have Not” (1944), Howard Hawks key title, which helped him learn to love of her life, Lauren Bacall, “The Big Sleep” (1946), also directed by Hawks, “The Dark Passage” (1947) in Delmer Daves, “Dead Reckoning” (1947) John Cromwell, “Key Largo” ( 1948) by John Huston, The Treasure of Sierra Madre “(1948) again with Huston or” Knock on Any Door “(1949), a film co-starring John Derek and directed by Nicholas Ray.

Friendly, sports-loving, independent (had set up his own production company called Santana Pictures) and committed (he was one of the main supporters of the protest in Washington against the Witch Hunt), Bogie was also a celebrity and a beloved character out of the screen.

If the forties were good for his film career, the fifty continue the same course. “In a Lonely Place” (1950) by Nicholas Ray, “The Queen of Africa” (1951) directed by his friend John Huston, “The Fourth Estate” (1952), a story about journalism signed by Richard Brooks, “The Barefoot Contessa “(1954) by John L. Mankiewicz, “Beat the Devil” (1954) by John Huston, “The Caine Mutiny” (1954), directed by Edward Dmytryk title, “Sabrina” (1954) Billy Wilder, “Desperate Hours” (1955) by William Wyler and his latest film, the masterpiece by Mark Robson set in the world of boxing, “The Harder They Fall” (1956) assume the title of a recent extraordinary films.

For his performance in “The Queen of Africa” (1951), Humphrey Bogart get the best actor Oscar, having as co-nomination for Montgomery Clift in “A Place in the Sun”, Marlon Brando for “A Streetcar Named Desire” Fredric March in “Death of a Salesman” and Arthur Kennedy’s “New Dawn.” His last nomination would be for “The Caine Mutiny”, getting the prize Marlon Brando for “On the Waterfront.”

Although married four times, the most important woman to always be Bogey Lauren Bacall, with whom he married in 1945. Was previously married to actress Helen Menken, Mary Phillips and Mayo Methot.
Bogie died on January 14, 1957 in Hollywood because of throat cancer. He was 58.

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Hollywood’s Resonance

Long before you could connect with the world at the speed of light, watch movies on your HDTV, or access blackjack online through your iPhone, the world was a much simpler place. The historic town that is Hollywood, just starting up in the early 1900s, captivated much of America with its glitz, glamour and star appeal, creating a wholly imposing yet intriguing air.

Now that we’ve evolved and are used to seeing crashes, explosions and things of a magnificent nature, thanks primarily—and ironically—to Hollywood, once revered iconic mainstays like the Hollywood sign simply fail to move us like before.

Could you imagine, however, being that proverbial Midwestern wholesome girl, driving out to Los Angeles in the 1930s chasing stardom and seeing that sign staring back at you in all its glory?

LA has become as popular as it is due to Hollywood, and Hollywood wouldn’t have nearly the respect it has today without the sign drawing people in. What the sign was then, what many contend it still is now, is the face—the brand—of the entire culture. One look in its general direction and you’re bombarded with the entire history of the movie industry, with timeless on-screen heroes and heroines flashing before your eyes.

Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and even so many popular actors of our modern generation – the sign is like a time capsule that’s opened up every time it’s seen or even mentioned.

It calls back a time in American life when black-and-white lifestyles didn’t need color. Our ideas of late-night LA parties, where stars mingled with starlets, are more vivid than anything we’ll see in the modern world.

The Hollywood sign is to the entertainment culture what the Statue of Liberty is to American independence. And while our lives are all about convenience today, worrying about instant text messaging and playing baccarat online while waiting for a pizza delivery, we’d all do well not to let true history become suppressed by our modern lifestyles.

Hollywood is the stuff of legend, and we should never forget that.

Long before you could connect with the world at the speed of light, watch movies on your HDTV, or access blackjack online through your iPhone, the world was a much simpler place. The historic town that is Hollywood, just starting up in the early 1900s, captivated much of America with its glitz, glamour and star appeal, creating a wholly imposing yet intriguing air.

Now that we’ve evolved and are used to seeing crashes, explosions and things of a magnificent nature, thanks primarily—and ironically—to Hollywood, once revered iconic mainstays like the Hollywood sign simply fail to move us like before.

Could you imagine, however, being that proverbial Midwestern wholesome girl, driving out to Los Angeles in the 1930s chasing stardom and seeing that sign staring back at you in all its glory?

LA has become as popular as it is due to Hollywood, and Hollywood wouldn’t have nearly the respect it has today without the sign drawing people in. What the sign was then, what many contend it still is now, is the face—the brand—of the entire culture. One look in its general direction and you’re bombarded with the entire history of the movie industry, with timeless on-screen heroes and heroines flashing before your eyes.

Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and even so many popular actors of our modern generation – the sign is like a time capsule that’s opened up every time it’s seen or even mentioned.

It calls back a time in American life when black-and-white lifestyles didn’t need color. Our ideas of late-night LA parties, where stars mingled with starlets, are more vivid than anything we’ll see in the modern world.

The Hollywood sign is to the entertainment culture what the Statue of Liberty is to American independence. And while our lives are all about convenience today, worrying about instant text messaging and playing baccarat online while waiting for a pizza delivery, we’d all do well not to let true history become suppressed by our modern lifestyles.

Hollywood is the stuff of legend, and we should never forget that.

PULP FICTION

Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman…

The hired murderers Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) working for a mobster named Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Vincent will have to protect the partner of Marsellus, Mia (Uma Thurman), who ends up on the brink of death after a heroin overdose.
On the other hand a boxer named Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is intended to escape the city after failing to meet the combat rigged that it had agreed with Wallace.

During that second cinephile Quentin Tarantino named after his great “Reservoir Dogs” in which the director and screenwriter of Knoxville squeeze and talent combined with all its cultural influences ranging from Eastern action films, television series through the pulp (about flashy magazines with covers that contain mostly black genre stories, but touched many other subjects such as science fiction or adventure, and was famous authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs known, Leigh Brackett and Dashiell Hammett) to a great string of classic films of series B belonging to the action genre that surely spent hours and hours watching from his job in a small video store.

Along with his regular partner in the texts, Roger Avary, Tarantino tells the time playing with the story of two hired murderers recovered embodied by John Travolta (thanks to this role would a prolonged ostracism) and Samuel L. Jackson, a character full of fun certainly memorable ascetic philosophy.

Using an episodic structure, the movie addresses not only the code of honor between gangsters and thugs, but also serves as its director to capture all the feelings and actions of the American people see clearly is, from their own formative references in a vulgar but funny and incisive script full of unexpected twists and resolved, violence, sex, drugs, fast food, cars, theme restaurants, television, the mix of cultures go parading through the footage in a visual format dazzling used to give the film a steady pace, with little ups and downs, despite its long stretch.

With a multitude of honors and appointments to icons and characters of American culture (from Douglas Sirk to Marilyn Monroe, from the couple Lewis / Martin to rock the 50), a notorious band sound full of great songs performed by famous musicians past, like the surfer Dick Dale, the Soulman Al Green, the funky Kool & The Gang, the wonderful British diva 60, Dusty Springfield, the father of rock & roll, Chuck Berry or the contemporary Urge Overkill, remixing an old theme Neil Diamond, a well-developed unique characters that keep vividly intense talks to film Tarantino serve a great movie.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

One of the brightest female stars of the film in its history. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, 1932 in London (England). His parents were upper middle class Americans dedicated to the art trade, a business that they occupied in the capital.

When World War II broke out, the Taylor family decided to return to the United States to settle in Los Angeles.

After introducing some casting, Liz got a contract with Universal at the age of ten, debuting in “There’s one born every minute” (1942), a comedy directed by Harold Young.

After this film, Universal ignored the girl, shortly after being hired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. In this study, Elizabeth became one of the most outstanding girls prodigy of the time.

With “Lassie” (1943), film starring Lassie the dog that was run by Fred. M. Wilcox, Liz Fortune debuted in the glamorous studio.
At this early stage as an actress Taylor also spoke in titles like “Soul Rebel” (1944) by Robert Stevenson, or “The White Cliffs of Dover” (1944), a film directed by Clarence Brown.
The final leap to stardom for Elizabeth came with “National Velvet” (1944), a film directed by Clarence Brown said the actress co-starred with Mickey Rooney.

The 40 ended with another Lassie movie directed again by Wilcox, “The Courage of Lassie” (1946), the famous version of “Little Women” (1949) by Mervyn Leroy, and “Life with Father” (1947), Michael Curtiz comedy with William Powell as the main male protagonist.

Already become quite a woman, the beautiful violet-eyed interpreter would be in the following decades the most important actress of Hollywood, not only for their professional achievements but for their sentimental publicized adventures, which began in 1950 when she married the millionaire Nicky Hilton Jr.

The cinema, the 50 confirmed to Elizabeth Taylor as a great performer thanks to films like “Father of the Bride” (1950), “Father’s” (1951), “A Place in the Sun” (1951) “Ivanhoe” (1952), “Beau Brummell” (1954), “The Last Time I Saw Paris” (1954), “Giant” (1956), “The tree of life” (1957), Cat on Tin Roof “(1958) or” Suddenly, Last Summer “(1959), a film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

In this period, the actress met two of his best friends, Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift (who called her “Bessie Mae”), actors (both gay) with Liz always maintained a close friendship.

His work in “The Tree of Life,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Suddenly, Last Summer” were rewarded by his peers each with Oscar nominations.

Their married life had many changes during the 50′s. The link to Hilton lasted less than a year after divorcing in 1951 and married Liz over the decade with the actor Michael Wilding (“Torn”), who lived between 1952 and 1957, with producer Mike Todd (” Around the World in 80 Days “), with whom he was married from 1957 to 1958, which left a widow, and singer and occasional actor Eddie Fisher, former husband of Debbie Reynolds with whom he was matched between 1959 and 1964.

After being nominated several times, Elizabeth Taylor was finally able to achieve the golden statuette for his role in “A Marked Woman” (1960).

After this film and the prize of the Academy Awards, the brunette actress embarked on a mega project of “Cleopatra” (1963), an adaptation of the life of the famous and seductive Egyptian queen.
The shooting was dire and lasted an eternity, causing the shooting of the cost figures by the time skippers, with Liz Taylor’s salary of one million dollars.

“Cleopatra” directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, finally opened in 1963 unable to recover the money invested. During the filming of this movie Elizabeth shared the limelight with a British actor who portrayed Mark Antony, Richard Burton, the actress who starred in one of the most famous romances in history of cinema.
They married in 1964, divorced ten years later, in 1974 and remarried in 1975 to end definitively split in 1976. All of a soap opera.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton appeared together in a handful of titles. In addition to “Cleopatra”, the two staged “International Hotel” (1963), “The Sandpiper” (1965), “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), a film for which Liz won her second Oscar, “The Taming of the Shrew” (1967), “The Comedians” (1967), “Doctor Faustus” (1968), “The woman cursed” (1968), “Covenant with the Devil “(1972),” Under Milk Wood “(1973), and television and with an appropriate title for your personal situation,” Divorce His, Divorce Hers “(1973).

The following decades were less prolific and successful professional at Liz, who worked mainly for television products and devoted much of his free time to promote the fight against diseases such as cancer (had surgery for a brain tumor) and AIDS, especially after the death of his friend Rock Hudson.

Some of the titles rolled in his last professional stage was “Ash Wednesday” (1973) by Larry Peerce, “The Blue Bird” (1976) by George Cukor, “The Broken Mirror” (1980) by Guy Hamilton, or ” The Flinstones. The Flintstones “(1994), adapted from the cartoon series was produced by Steven Spielberg.

Elizabeth Burton after his divorce, he remarried twice more. In 1976 he married the politician John Warner, who broke up in 1982. Her last husband was the builder Larry Fortensky, who was married between 1991 and 1996.

One of the Best Movies in Film History: Citizen Kane

Charles F. Kane a billionaire media magnate, dies staff in decline, his last words are “Rosebud. ” A journalist is sent to discover the mystery of that last word,  what was going through his head before dying, of a man who in life has had it all. Investigative journalist interviewing some of the most important people in his life, as his personal secretary, his former best friend and his ex-wife. Each one will give his vision of the deceased and his complex personality.

The Best of the Film

His absolute present, is a film that refuses to grow old, and makes the most natural in the world.

His undeniable technical and cinema at the time meant an update of an existing but underutilized technology, giving the image a force not seen since the end of silent movies.

The discovery of large film professionals, not only Orson Welles himself, but other talented actors such as Joseph Cotten, the photographer Gregg Toland, and known for his work to John Ford, or a musician like Bernard Herrmann, which that time and had worked in radio and composer who would become the preferred and most characteristic of Alfred Hitchcock.

MARLON BRANDO

A giant in the interpretation of immense influence, the paradigm of interpretation methods of Konstantin Stanislavsky established by the Actors Studio, and symbol maverick of his generation.

Marlon Brando Jr. was born on April 3, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska (United States). He was the youngest son of a trade representative of Irish descent named Marlon Brando and stage actress Dorothy (Dodie) Pennebaker, co-founder of the Omaha Community Playhouse and addicted to alcohol. This addiction led to his death in 1954. Marlon had two older sisters, Jocelyn and Frances.

Rebel from his early youth, Brando was expelled from several schools (including the Shattuck Military School for insubordination), failing to find his career path until he decided to move to early 40 to the city of New York to study first in the New School, under the orders of the director Erwin Piscator, and later at the Actors Studio, under the guidance of Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg.

Brando became one of the greatest exponents of the method, achieving significant successes in the theater world with her performances on Broadway.

After starring in such plays as “I Remember Mama” or “A Streetcar Named Desire” (directed by Elia Kazan, one of the great representatives of the Actors Studio), managed to make the leap to film speaking on “Men” (1950), a great Fred Zinnemann film.

From this interpretation, Marlon Brando and mirror erected an idol of many other actors (including James Dean and Paul Newman), thanks to its impressive presence in films like “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), directed by Kazan, “Viva Zapata” (1952) also Kazan, starring as Marc Antony in “Julius Caesar” (1952) by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, “On the Waterfront” (1954) of Kazan, playing Napoleon in “Desiree” (1954) by Henry Koster, “Savage” (1954) Laslo Benedek, “The Teahouse of the August Moon” ( 1956) by Daniel Mann, “Sayonara” (1957) Joshua Logan, alongside another great actor, Montgomery Clift in The Young Lions “(1958) by Edward Dmytryk,” The Fugitive “(1959), Sidney Lumet, Music or Joseph L. Mankiewicz “Guys and Dolls” (1955), a film in which actor credits shared Omaha Frank Sinatra.

Although the creator of fashions derived from the characters he played (such as the biker look “Savage”), Brando was a very individualistic and lived apart from starry world that surrounded the glamorous Hollywood of the 50.

Before the ’60s Brando had already won an Oscar for his role in “On the Waterfront” and was nominated for “A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata,” “Julius Caesar” and “Sayonara.”

The 60′s were not so fortunate in quality as the previous decade, and its most outstanding films “The Chase” (1966) by Arthur Penn, “Queimada” (1968) by Gillo Pontecorvo, and his only film as director, the phenomenal western “One-Eyed Jacks” (1961), a title co-starring his good friend Karl Malden.

Also in this decade worked with the great Charles Chaplin in “A Countess from Hong Kong” (1967), but overall his career in this period suffered a major commercial and artistic decline.

The 70′s began differently. With his remarkable impersonation of Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather” (1972), directed by Francis Ford Coppola for which he won an Academy Award (prize went to collect an alleged native India, was not so, to protest the treatment accorded to the Reds in USA), Brando was back in today at the box office.

A year later with “Last Tango in Paris” (1973), Bernardo Bertolucci film which was a big scandal, Marlon Brando returned to the forefront of cinema.

From here, his appearances became more irregular. His brief appearance in the blockbuster “Superman” (1978) by Jor-El, the father of the hero, he was a large and advertised contract.

Beautifully finished the decade thanks to the movie “Apocalypse Now” (1979), adapted from “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad who led Francis Ford Coppola.

Retired from the screen, sometimes with a surprising unexpected return, usually in small roles in minor films and thanks to having the presence of Brando and managed a huge extra publicity (“The Rookie”, “A Dry White Season” or ” Don Juan de Marco “).

Ava Gardner, the world´s most beautiful animal

Ava Lavinia Gardner (Brogden, North Carolina, December 24, 1922 – London, January 25, 1990) was a classic American film actress nominated for an Academy Award, considered one of the biggest stars of the twentieth century and one of the myths of the Seventh Art. Known for its lush beauty and photogenic, it is said it was “the world’s most beautiful animal.”

Ava Gardner was born in 1922 in the small rural community of Brogden, in the state of North Carolina. He grew up in the rustic atmosphere of the camp in the midst of a very poor family of snuff and cotton growers, along with his six brothers, of which she was the youngest. His mother, Molly, was a Baptist woman Irish-Scottish origins and English and his father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was a Catholic man of Irish-American descent and American Indian (Tuscarora). When the brothers were still small, the Gardner family lost the property he had in Brogden and Jonas Gardner was forced to work as a sawmill and his mother, Molly, a cook and housekeeper in the hall of Brogden.

Ava 13 years to meet the whole family moved to Newport News in Virginia, hoping to improve their lot. But, before long, given the difficulties of finding employment, they had to move back to Rock Ridge suburb of Wilson (North Carolina). In 1935 his father, Jonas Gardner, died of bronchitis and Ava and some of his brothers decided to go to school in Rock Ridge in order to graduate. Thus, Ava could go further secretarial classes at Atlantic City Christian College.

At 18, Ava had become a beautiful young woman with green eyes and lovely brown hair. Thus, in 1941, while visiting her sister Beatrice in New York, her husband, who was a photographer, asked if he could take some photos and, satisfied with the result, decided to hang in the window of his photography studio Fifth Avenue.

It so happened that while his photographs were displayed in the establishment of his brother, Barnard “Barney” Duhan, a scout for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he saw and decided to contact her. Duhan entered the shop and asked for her phone number but did not get anyone to give it. Finally, it was pointed out that “someone had to send her information to the MGM” and her sister did immediately. Soon, Ava, who was still a student at Atlantic Christian College, traveled back to New York to meet with executives that MGM was in the offices of the city and that year he was offered a seven-year contract the company. In 1941 he left school to go to Hollywood with her sister Beatrice and the first thing he did was go to drama classes and diction as his North Carolina accent was almost incomprehensible.

It was in 1942 when he began to act as hero in films and in the following years he performed in numerous productions modest budget as The Haunting (1943), a horror comedy that belongs to the period of decline of the great Bela Lugosi, or Three white men in 1944, a comedy-drama in which doctors were also involved Van Johnson and Lionel Barrymore.

His big break came in 1946 with two titles: Whistle stop thriller, which plays a major role alongside the legendary and now-forgotten, George Raft, and the black drama based on a story by Ernest Hemingway Outlaws, which was showcased along a very young Burt Lancaster and also the always excellent Edmond O’Brien. This film will be the place on the map within the Hollywood industry.
In the years stands out in The Hucksters (with Clark Gable), Venus was a woman (comedy rather goofy but nice) and bribery (1949), where it works great wonderfully dramatic thriller with Robert Taylor, according to legend one of his conquests love.

From here, begins his reign as the star chaining many media productions for the major studios, and performing memorable performances. Outstanding: The Great Sinner (moral drama that moralist with great works of Gregory Peck and Ethel Barrymore and a flawless script, where Ava is beautiful), opposite Worlds (1949, where the actress fits perfectly on the screen next to the always gorgeous James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin), Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951), fascinating dream-avant-garde drama.

Sandra Bullock is the 2010 highest paid actress in Hollywood

Nobody can deny that 2010 has been ups and downs for Sandra Bullock,  which won the Oscar for best actress for “The Blind Side”, and this was followed by his scandalous separation from his partner Jesse James.

But  Bullock has returned to the top of Hollywood when the financial site Forbes named her the highest paid actress in the last 12 months to get U.S. $ 56 million with two blockbusters: the romantic comedy “The Proposal” and drama “The Blind Side.”

Bullock not only received money for acting, she also share in the gains for tickets, and for her two films at the box office numbers were high, Forbes said.

“The Blind Side” raised nearly $ 310 million in worldwide box office and had a budget of about $ 30 million, while “Proposal” got a bit less than 320 million with a cost of close to 40 million dollars.

Tied for second place were Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz, with 32 million dollars.  Witherspoon has not appeared in films since 2008, but she has received advance payments for the films “How Do You Know” and “Water for Elephants”.

Diaz’s revenues came from the movie “Knight and Day” and “Shrek”, which got U.S. $ 2,800 million at the box office worldwide.

Jennifer Aniston was in fourth place with $ 27 million and the star of “Sex and the City” Sarah Jessica Parker, in fifth place with $ 25 million.

To determine the remuneration of the actresses, Forbes spoke with agents, publicists, producers, lawyers and took into account other forms of income such as brands of perfume, clothing lines and advertising campaigns.

Forbes based their figures on the profits from June 2009 to June 2010. Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston were the highest paid actresses in the same period last year.

Marilyn Monroe. The Legendary Hollywood Diva

Marilyn Monroe was the epitome of the quintessential Hollywood glamor. Its immense appeal was able to conquer the world, but despite its seductive beauty and voluptuous curves, Marilyn was more than a sex symbol of the 50′s. The apparent innocence of her eyes with her innate sensuality made her an iconic image of international acclaim for over a century. His life was a reflection of his passion and personal struggle. Today, his spirit shines with the prestige of its unique image of legendary Hollywood diva.

The Hollywood star, Marilyn Monroe, was born on June 1, 1926, under the name Norma Jeane Mortenson, and was later baptized as Norma Jeane Baker. His mother, Gladys Monroe, who had modest financial resources, suffered from mental problems. His father was never known.

In search of a more prosperous life for her daughter, Gladys sent to Norma Jeane to live with a foster family. In 1935, after having gone through several of them, Norma went to live in an orphanage. He lived there until 1935. Then, on June 19, 1942, aged 16, Norma Jean married Jimmy Dougherty, a 21 he had met while working at an aircraft assembly plant. The couple divorced in June 1946.

In 1944, Marilyn Monroe was photographed while working for a journalist who did an article on the contribution of women to the economy during the war. The photographer asked permission to take more photos, and unwittingly she began her modeling career. In 1945, the beauty of Norma Jeane Dougherty became immensely popular, appearing in the top 33 of the most popular magazines of the time. In 1946 she terminate your work as an operator and is dedicated full time to her modeling career, taking a special interest in acting.

On July 23, 1946, Marilyn signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox, for a salary of $ 125 a week. Shortly after her and Marilyn Monroe called himself, taking the surname of his mother and the name of the famous actress Marilyn Miller. His first film appearance was small, during 1947, being in the film “The Shocking Miss Pilgrim.” She continued to take roles insignificant until 1950, when John Huston’s thriller, “Asphalt Jungle”, opened the door to a small but important role. His performance in “All About Eve”, also in 1950, generated even more notoriety.

On January 14, 1954, Marilyn decided to embark on a second marriage. This time with baseball superstar Joe DiMaggio. Only nine months later, on October 27, 1954, Monroe and DiMaggio were divorced. During a press conference his lawyer said the reason for separation was “the inconsistency of their careers.”

After appearing as a pretty face in Hollywood’s most miscellaneous films Marilyn began preparing to leave his image as a “blonde bombshell” and engage in high-level performance. In 1956, he began studying the art scene with the well-known teacher Lee Strasberg, director of the study Actor’s Studio in New York. During the same year, launched Marilyn Marilyn Monroe Productions with photographer Milton Green. His new company produced “Bus Stop” (1956) and “The Prince and the Showgirl” (1957), films that allowed Marilyn to show his new acting skills.

On June 29, 1956, Marilyn contracted in marriage to playwright Arthur Miller. The film “The Misfits” was written by him especially for Marilyn. This was the last complete work of Marilyn. Miller and Marilyn were divorced on January 20, 1961.

In 1962, Marilyn was hailed as the most popular star in the world with the delivery of a Golden Globe, reaffirming its international fame and recognition. On August 4 of that year, barely 36 years old, Marilyn Monroe died in his sleep at his home in Brentwood, California. The world suffered for their loss. His body was buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Corridor of Memories, 24, also of Los Angeles.

Marilyn Monroe appeared in 30 films, leaving one of them, “Something’s Got to Give” without being completed. But she was much more than a movie star. His popularity was transformed into a myth and legend of immense admiration. Currently the name and image of Marilyn Monroe are symbols of beauty and glamor. His spirit is an inspiration to those fighting for their lives in search of greatness.

The Hollywood myth that eclipsed the movies with his blue eyes: Paul Newman

Winner of three Oscars, his last screen appearance was in (Road to Perdition). Director of six feature films, won 36 awards and received 47 nominations during his career of Hollywood heartthrob sweeping blue eyes was considered one of the sexiest men in the film that made swoon over a young girl in its heyday. Winner of two Oscars for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes many others, Newman was a clear example of that talent goes beyond a pretty face and always get the effort off. Jewish family, German and owned a sporting goods store, Newman suddenly split the family business and joined the Navy. When he return from military service decided to venture into the interpretation and began to captivate the theater and film with small but promising work. The actor was part of the School of Drama at Yale and the Actors Studio in New York, which opened its doors to television and theater. After several years practicing in extra roles and after a failed marriage to be his first wife Jackie Witte, Newman tried his luck in films with “The Silver Chalice” in 1954 his first big screen role was not well received by audiences and critics. The film was directed by Victor Saville and was a biblical-themed film in the actor’s own words was “the worst movie of the decade.” He even published a statement in which he apologized for the quality of the tape. All details by hand. However, to make the jump from theater to film served two years later to participate in his first blockbuster entitled “Somebody Up There Likes” which gave birth to the boxer Rocky Graziano with a remarkable performance. Road to stardom In 1958 Paul Newman opened what will be one of the most popular films of his career: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, a great adaptation of the play by Tennessee Williams. This movie was exalted to the highest in an interpretation supported by the force also injected the powerful performance of the sultry Elizabeth Taylor. Next came major roles in such films as “Lefty,” “Billy the Kid” and “The Long, Hot Summer” where he worked with actress Joanne Woodward for falling in love with you after you marry, forming one of the most stable couples in Hollywood. With the adaptation of the bestseller by Leon Uris ‘Exodus’, the actor returns to hit the mark by participating in an epic that recreates the birth of the State of Israel after World War 2. In 1962 Paul Newman chain achieved different success on the big screen entrench him further as one of the great promises of Hollywood. Reaches its final consecration in 1966 with the participation of black cinema movie “Harper, a private detective.” With “Rachel, Rachel” the actor made his directorial debut with his wife as the protagonist in one of his best performances in front of the camera. In “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Newman meets for the first time with Robert Redford. The chemistry between the two are the protagonists makes so many movies together. Clearly formula backed by pretty boys, always yields the best results and behold films.
FALL OF A STAR.  After a period where the interpretative maturity floods Paul Newman’s career, will be from 1975 when his fame and popularity to experience a slight decline. In 1982 when the actor emerges with one of those roles that make history. “Verdict,” where the actor develops all his acting ability. AND FINALLY ARRIVED THE OSCAR … After a hard day at the sudden death of her son 28 years for drugs, Paul Newman took refuge in work and resulted in stellar performances. With “Harry and Son” which tries to make a tribute to his deceased son, and shows the quality of interpretation and realization that Newman has acquired over the years. But not until it rolls “The Color of Money” when the Film Academy awarded its first Oscar despite being nominated nine times. Already in the 90′s actor reduced its pace of work and paid to participate only in small roles and guest appearances. PAUL NEWMAN: GENIUS AND FIGURE Despite being one of the sexiest men who have walked the Hollywood industry, Paul Newman was able to keep our feet on the ground. Surrounded by wealth and beautiful women chose to devote between film quality and let your eyes sweeping blue background. Galan of all time, Newman was able to adapt his film career in the circumstances of the moment. In his personal life stable marriage to actress Joanne Woodward and the loss of his son at the young age of 28 years, marked him forever making it a reactionary man with his environment and his time. His human qualities was more than evident in the many expressions of humility demonstrated throughout his career. Created a foundation which helps children with problems, camps and parks built for your needs. He also defended the military disarmament to the UN, but his testimony was not very taken into account from their own country the United States. One of his last appearances for the film animation house Pixar Cars. The actor put the veteran voice of the character Doc Hudson. On 25 May 2007, the actor announced his complete withdrawal of cinema at 82 years. There were several rumors about his health and many sources pointed to the famed actor was suffering from lung cancer. Finally the worst predictions are fulfilled and Paul Newman had to admit the obvious. After a long illness, his captivating gaze off at age 83, leaving the memory of one of the most charismatic men of Hollywood, a legend that will remain forever in the hearts of his wife, Joanne Woodward, their three daughters and all of whom were attracted by his splendid career in cinema.
Filmography of Paul Newman Road To Perdition 2002, Actor / Message in a Bottle 1999, Actor / Twilight 1998, Actor /  Where the Money 1998, Actor /  In The Hudsucker Proxy 1994, Actor /  Not a fool 1994, Actor /  Dances with Wolves 1990, Director Waiting for Mr. Bridge 1990, Actor /  Shadow Makers 1989, Actor /  Blaze 1989, Actor /  In The Color of Money 1986, Actor / Harry and son 1984, Actor /  Harry and Son 1984, Director Harry & Son 1984, 1982 The Verdict Screenwriter, Actor /  Absence of Malice 1981, Actor /  Apache District 1980, Actor /  dark box 1980, Director’s Day End of the World 1979, Actor / Quintet 1979, Actor /  Slap Shot 1977, Actor /  Buffalo Bill 1976, Actor /  In Silent Movie, 1976, Actor /  With The Drowning Pool 1975, Actor /in The Towering Inferno 1974, Actor /The 1973 coup, Actor /1973 The Mackintosh Man, Actor /The effect of gamma rays on the Daisies 1972, Chief Judge of the gallows 1972, Actor / Actress Pocket Money 1972, Actor /Sometimes a Great Notion 1971, Actor / Notion 1971, 500 miles 1969 Director, Actor /Butch Cassidy and the Sundance 1969, Actor /Rachel, Rachel 1968, Director 1967 Cool Hand Luke, Actor /A Man 1967, Actor / Torn Curtain 1966 , Actor /Harper, a private investigator, 1966, Actor /Lady L 1965, Actor / Actress Award 1963, Actor / Hud Hud the most 1963, Actor / Samantha 1963, Actor / Sweet Bird of Youth 1962, Actor /  The Hustler, 1961, Actor /  The playboy 1961, Actor /Paris Blues 1961, Actor /Exodus 1960, Actor / The Long, Hot Summer 1958, Actor / Cat on Tin Roof 1958, Actor /  Guilty Women 1957, Actor / Somebody Up There Likes 1956, Actor /  The Silver Chalice 1954.