Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|This Canadian actor had a successful role in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). Who is this distinguished actor?||Canadian Celebrities
Christopher Plummer. Christopher Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada on December 13, 1929. His career has brought him over fifty years of success.
He is widely known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" (1965). One of Plummer's critically acclaimed roles was his portrayal of Mike Wallace, a television journalist in the film "The Insider" (1999).
He played the role of Dr. Rosen in "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). The story is about John Forbes Nash Jr. who was a math genius able to solve problems that baffled even the greatest and smartest of minds. He suffered for years with schizophrenia but ultimately won the Nobel Prize. As Dr. Rosen, Christopher Plummer was Nash's doctor at the psychiatric hospital.
Other roles included the role of Aristotle in "Alexander" (2004) and the role of John Adams Gates in "National Treasure" (2004). Some of his other successful roles were in such films as "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964) and "12 Monkeys" (1995). In November 2008, the memoir of Plummer, "In Spite of Myself", was published.
|Best known for her role in "Anne of a Thousand Days" (1969), this Canadian actress has had an exciting career. Who is she?||Canadian Celebrities
Genevieve Bujold. On July 1, 1942, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Genevieve Bujold was born. She studied at Montreal's Conservatory of Dramatic Art. She acted in several French films in her early career such as "Le Roi de Coeur" (1966) while she was in France. She appeared opposite Sir Alec Guinnes in "Caesar and Cleopatra" (1976).
Her most noted role was that of Anne Boleyn in "Anne of a Thousand Days" (1969). "Anne of a Thousand Days" is the story of how King Henry VIII discarded his wife, Katherine of Aragon, in favor of Anne Boleyn, mother of Queen Elizabeth I. When Anne could not produce a son for King Henry VIII he sentenced her to death. She had been Queen for only 1000 days. Her fate was met by losing her head. For her part as Anne Boleyn, Bujold won a Golden Globe Award as best actress in a leading role as well as an Academy Award nomination for best actress in a leading role. Genevieve Bujold has been cast in many films including "Earthquake" (1974), "Swashbuckler" (1976), "Coma" (1978) and "Tightrope" (1984).
|In the role of Kathy Lutz in "The Amityville Horror" (1979), this Canadian actress has starred in many films. Who is she?||Canadian Celebrities
Margot Kidder. Margot Kidder (christened Margaret Ruth Kidder) was born October 17th, 1948, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. She is most recognized for her role of Lois Lane in "Superman" (1978), "Superman II" (1980), "Superman III" (1983) and "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987).
In 1990 she was in a serious car accident which caused an inability to work for a couple of years. In 1996, she was found by Los Angeles police in some undergrowth, quite distressed due to her bipolar disorder, which was later brought under control.
"The Amityville Horror" (1979) was a story about a couple who moved into a home with their three children. A murder had taken place in the house, which ended up being haunted by demons. Margot's role was that of Kathy Lutz, the mother of the family who moved into the house. She played opposite James Brolin, who was the father, George Lutz.
Mary Pickford. Mary Pickford was born on April 8, 1892 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was born Gladys Marie Smith and began acting at the age of six. She starred in 52 features throughout her acting career. Some of the films include "The Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917), "Daddy-Long-Legs" (1919) and "Rosita" (1923). Sadly, on May 29, 1979 Mary Pickford died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
|Recognized as Ace Merrill in "Stand by Me" (1986), this Canadian actor has starred in many popular films. Who is he?||Canadian Celebrities
Kiefer Sutherland. Born abroad, on December 21, 1966 in London, England, this Canadian actor has portrayed many memorable characters in many films. His first major role was in "The Bay Boy" (1984). More of Kiefer Sutherland's acting skills can be seen in such films as "Young Guns" (1988), "Young Guns II" (1990), "Flatliners" (1990), "Eye for an Eye" (1996) and as his television character Jack Bauer in television's "24" (2001). His grandfather was the former premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas. Kiefer Sutherland's famous parents are actor Donald Sutherland and actress Shirley Douglas. In his role as Ace Merrill in "Stand by Me" (1986) he and his gang tried to stand in the way and find the dead body of a missing boy before four young boys could find it first.
On a more personal note, inspired by his roles in westerns, Kiefer purchased a 900 acre ranch in Montana, retired from acting and toured the rodeo circuit. He took part in many roping contests and won two in Phoenix and in Albuquerque.
Kiefer is a collector of guitars with most of his collection being Gibson Les Pauls.