Where actors are taught: Schukin School
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…

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. From friendship to love
"Cumpleanos feliz!" from all sides she will hear tomorrow "Happy Birthday!" He fell in love with her at first sight, but could only admit his feelings after many years. They…

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Superheroes or ordinary people? The most "male" actors
Today is the birthday of Iron Arnie - a famous actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Five years ago, the Austrian village where he was born declared July 30…

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Between young people

Not twins, but twins: brothers and sisters in the movies

Today we celebrate a double birthday: on this day, with a difference of 13 minutes, actors James and Oliver Phelps were born. How is it – you don’t know who they are? You know, you know! It’s just that we are better known to them under the names of Fred and George Weasley, the hooligan twins from the Harry Potter series of films (by the way, they also played Gideon and Fabian Pruett, members of the first Order of the Phoenix). Let’s see what other movie twins we can remember.

Ksenia and Polina Kutepovs
The sisters do not have a small joint filmography, and they often go on the stage together, playing at the same time not at all relatives. How at the same time they are distinguished by the audience – I do not know! Continue reading

Strong gender: sex symbols of Hollywood

When we watch a movie, we are primarily interested in the plot and talent of the actors. But let’s be honest with ourselves: the attractive appearance of male characters is a nice bonus. Let’s remember the cutest male actors in Hollywood.

93 years ago, on November 13, 1921, the film Sheikh by George Melford was released. This picture made a superstar and a recognized sex symbol of actor Rudolf Valentino, who played a major role in it. He was one of the main handsome men of silent black and white cinema. But in his youth he was not accepted to military school because of his too slender physique. And today, his photographs do not seem so beautiful. But the magic of cinema did its job – the actor had a huge number of fans, and his early death led to real audience hysteria.

It is easy to trace how the tastes of the spectators changed throughout the 20th century. Sex symbol of the 50s can be called Elvis Presley. A handsome guy with a magnificent hairstyle admired fans in any way: both as a romantic singer with a guitar, and as an ordinary American army. The sex symbol of the 60s was Sean Conner in the guise of a secret agent, a strong man, far from tenderness and romance. By the way, later People magazine called him the sexiest man of the XX century. Continue reading

Oscar: forecasts and scandals

Already this Sunday in Los Angeles, the winners of the main cinema award will be announced. Some directors, screenwriters and actors will make fiery speeches and receive well-deserved figurines, while others will hide the bitterness of defeat. Let’s try to guess who this year will be the triumph of the Oscars.

Although the results of the award will be known only on Sunday, Oscar 2015 already has its own record holders. These are the films “Birdman” and “Hotel” Grand Budapest “, received nine nominations. However, it can still change, because it is important not the number of nominations, but the number of figurines received. Let’s see who they prophesy.

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Celebrities: couples of different ages
Still, age is an interesting thing. Everything can be attributed to it - from mood to weather. It is especially interesting to observe the relationships between people in married couples.…

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Innocent Smoktunovsky. Favorite
He was missing, knew everything about hunger, wandered around summer Moscow in a ski suit, a planet was named after him, and he kept his whole life on one straw,…

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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Exactly 31 years ago he was gone. A classic of the genre is a psychological thriller, he was madly in love with traveling, going to wrestling and symphony concerts in…

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Very special effects
The jokes that soon computer technology will reach such a level that there will be no need for real actors are still jokes ... However, they say, they are less…

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