Today Shchukin School celebrates its 101st birthday. This is a theater institute with its own special traditions. Only one out of a hundred applicants manage to get the coveted student ID. Only graduates of the “Pike” teach here – this is a long tradition. Among them are many famous actors. Let’s think today about how to enter the legendary institute.
The Shchukin school began with … failure. At one time it was an amateur theater studio. Unprofessional actors called for the head of Yevgeny Vakhtangov – a student of Stanislavsky and a young actor of the Moscow Art Theater. The first performance of the students was a failure, and in response, Vakhtangov said: “Let’s learn.” So, on October 23, 1914, the studio became a school.
The institute, which was at first one of the Moscow Art Theater’s studios, received the name of Boris Schukin, Vakhtangov’s favorite student, an actor who first played in the cinema of Vladimir Lenin. There is a version that it was for this ideological reason that the school became Schukinsky, and not Vakhtangovsky. Continue reading
In the movie, everyone gets in different ways. Some study in specialized schools and institutes, others follow on the heels of their parents, actors, directors or producers, while others accidentally catch the eye of film-makers, and they see future stars in them.
But there is a special category of movie roles involving the possession of martial arts. And many famous actors got into Hollywood precisely thanks to serious successes in this field.
Chuck Norris is remembered by many on the series, which went under the name “Cool Walker: Justice in Texas” in our country. Norris’s real name is Carlos Ray, and he was nicknamed Chuck in military service in South Korea, where he went in 1959 with the goal of subsequently becoming a police officer. Chuck did not like to serve, and out of boredom, the guy enrolled in the martial arts section: judo and tansudo (Korean martial art), karate. Three years later, by the end of the service, Norris had already won the black belt. Continue reading
Many can dream of fame, popularity, fame. And a significant part of the “afflicted” is quite capable of achieving its goal and settling among VIPs. Another question, what then to do with this glory? Some get into all the hardships, others continue to live as if nothing had happened, content with amended financial situation, still others are experiencing attacks of the so-called “star disease”, and the fourth … The fourth direct all their influence and opportunities to at least a little make this world a better place.
Charity. Here, too, there are “mods”, but for the most part people who are sincerely concerned about a particular problem, the solution of which, as a rule, rests on additional financing and attracting public attention and influential people.
And today we invite you to get acquainted with some celebrities, for whom fame has become a new opportunity to change the world for the better.
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Usually children cannot seriously compete with adults: forces are obviously unequal. But there are exceptions to any rule. For example, these kids who competed with famous adult actors for the main film award.
The youngest Oscar winner in the history of the award. She received it at the age of ten for her supporting role in the film Paper Moon. Tatum played a little chaperone chaperone who moves from one city to another. The girl’s partner was her own father, actor Ryan O’Neill. True, in real life, her relationship with her dad developed worse than in the movies. The actress did not speak with her father for 25 years, and only in 2011 they solemnly made peace on a reality show.
I must say that Tatum O’Neill’s adult acting career was not the best. She periodically plays small roles in series, and the press writes about her not because of successful film works, but because of drug scandals. Continue reading
Why do men love these actors? They starred in their favorite boy films and embodied the ideal of masculinity for children. It is probably hard to find men whose childhood was in the 1990s, who did not play the Terminator and did not speak in a stern voice: “I’llbeback” to scare the bully or impress the girl. Let’s remember today the actors who inspired those very boys.
In a nutshell, Schwarzenegger’s biography may read: “Schwarzenegger decided – Schwarzenegger did.” Wanted to be the best bodybuilder in the world? Done! Wanted to move from Germany to America? You are welcome. Become a successful businessman? There is. A world famous actor? There is. By the governor? Performed. In this list, perhaps, only the position of the US president is missing. Although the “The Simpsons” and the film “Destroyer” predicted such a development. However, perhaps this is yet to come.
When Schwarzenegger arrived in the United States, he was an illegal migrant who barely spoke English. Which did not stop him from making a brilliant acting career. Continue reading