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  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
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  1. Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had…
  4. Photo: Katharine HepburnIn the city of Hartford, in the summer May 12, 1907 into a wealthy family, was born Katherine Hepber. His father, Thomas Norvel Hepburn, was a wonderful doctor and his mother, Katharine Houghton in March, the daughter of a wealthy owner…
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  6. Photo: Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 into a wealthy family of a retired military man. The whole family lived Borda, near Paris, in a suburb of Neuilly. Bridget's parents, like real Parisian bourgeoisie, gave his daughter a good education,…
  7. Photo: Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, her parents, Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland worked directors of musicals and musical comedies, so Liza's musical talent developed from childhood. Liza's childhood was quite happy: her parents spoiled and…
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  10. Photo: Marlon BrandoAmerican actor. Acted in films: A Streetcar Named Desire, " Viva Zapata! "," Savage, " In Port "(Oscar)," Pursuit, " Candy, " Queimado, " The Godfather "(Oscar)," Last Tango in Paris "," Superman, " Apocalypse Now "," Don Juan de Marco…
  11. Photo: Marcello MastroianniItalian actor. Appeared in the movies: "White Nights", "Sweet Life", "8 1 / 2", "Divorce in Italian", "City of Women," "Ginger and Fred," "Interview" "black eyes", etc. He was awarded the Prize for Creativity, Felix (1988).Marcello Mastroianni was born September 28,…
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Burt Lancaster

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«Burt Lancaster»

American actor. Appeared in films: "From now and for ever", "tattooed rose," "Sweet smell of success", "Elmer Gentri, the Nuremberg process," "Amateur birds from Alkatrasa", "Leopard," " ; Train "," Professionals "," Family Portrait in the interior, " Twentieth Century "," Atlantic City "," skin ", etc.

Burton Stephen Lancaster, the fourth child in a family of New York postal employee, James Lancaster, was born November 2nd, 1913.

High growth and natural agility ensured him a lasting place in baseball, and this, in turn, helped to university, where glittering Lancaster, however, only success in the sport. In the second course, Lancaster, and his close friend Nick Krevet prepared acrobatic number with a long sixth and went to Pittsburgh where the troupe performed brothers Cay. Their number Lan and Krevet "was adopted. For Lancaster started the difficult life of itinerant acrobat. For seven years he has acted pereezdnyh circuses and nightclubs.

In the twenty-two years, Lancaster married aerial gymnast June Ernst. He said later that she was "the only woman in America, who managed in the horizontal air stunts." But the admiration of her skill has not prevented an early divorce. This gap is not ruined relations with teschey. For several years he was involved with it in the attraction, in which she was a star.

Lancaster Circus career ended in 1941, when he severely injured his right hand. Lancaster received the controller in a large Chicago supermarket, and then moved to the New York concert bureau. During the war he was enrolled in the front concert brigade.

The team traveled to North Africa, Italy and Austria. Then he got acquainted with the norms of Anderson, who in another concert administrator team. They married in 1947-m, lived together for twenty-two years and have five children - two boys and three girls.

After the war, Lancaster accidentally met in New York theater producer and an assistant, who for the Broadway play "Sound of Hunting" was needed atletichny actor for the role of Sergeant. Lancaster was invited to test and immediately approved. The play failed, but critics noted the debutant, and he has received seven proposals film. On the advice of an aspiring actor, the agent decided to play a police officer in the criminal drama "Furiya desert."

On the role of Lancaster failed, but he was lucky: the picture on the screen output was delayed so that the same actor in 1946, managed to pull in screening Hemingway story "Murderers." Bert showed a character that was conceived.

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Of great importance was the voice of Lancaster - in a beautiful tone, rich coloration intonation. Lancaster followed the instructions of the director. Director Robert Siodmak skillfully avoided close-ups, expressing a state of mind hero - Ole Anderson - and demanding a high artistic skill. The success of "killers" in the audience began a line of Lancaster.

In a subsequent number of films: "brute force", "I′m always lonely," "Sorry, wrong number" Lancaster plays criminals. At the same time, the band "All My Sons" Irving Reis, filmed on the same play by Arthur Miller, the actor was able to try themselves in the role of a plan. His hero, an American pilot, returned home after the war, but finds no place in life.

In 1948, Burt, along with his agent arranged kinofirmu "Hekt - Lancaster. The success came when they asked the kostyumnym adventure films. "Pirates of ALOM (1952), shot by Robert Siodmakom, brought a good profit. The courageous appearance acrobatic ability to perform risky stunts, humor inherent in it did Lancaster indispensable for this kind of pictures.

Adventure series continues the film "Ten high-Men" (1951), "Woman of Southern Seas" (1952), "His Majesty O′Kif" (1954). These tapes give us a lot of money and Lancaster uproarious success. Company Hekt-Norma Productions moved in a solid building in which rooms are decorated with expensive paintings companions - Burt sustained weakness in painting.

In 1953, Lancaster was one of his best films "From here to eternity" ( "From now and for ever"), produced by the Fred Tsinnemanom based on the novel by James Jones.

Place and time of precisely defined: naval base in Hawaii, United States of America - Pearl Harbor, the second half of 1941. Burt Lancaster perform the role of Sergeant Milton Ward. In this horrible world sergeant contrive not only to survive but to stay himself.

Lancaster alarmed by the tragic fate of the continent′s natives - the Indians. In Apache Oldricha Robert (1954), an actor playing a young Indian warrior Massan. Besides, "Apache" - Western and Lancaster lifelong love them removed. His first film of this genre was "The rope on the Sand" (1949), and then he made a dozen of such pictures: "The Valley of vengeance," "Vera Cruz", "The exchange in DC Coral "," Professionals "," Hunters of the scalp, " Annie and Little Skotovodka pants, " Buffalo Bill and the Indians ", etc.

In 1955, Lancaster in the screen shot of one of the early plays of Tennessee Williams′ "Rose tattooed.

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In this film he created the image of Americans of Italian origin, Alvaro Mangakavallo. Burt Lancaster freely and naturally felt in the comedy elements of the film, playing his Alvaro easily and naturally. He felt his perfect partner Anna Magnani. Berta generally can be called a master of acting duets. Thus, in full agreement, he played with Katherine Hepburn and Silwan Mangan, Montgomery Clift and Alain Delaunay, Kirk Douglas and Michael Simon ...

Criticism has rightly considered the role of Alvaro better for all ten years of the actor in a movie.

In 1957, Lancaster, after a series of positive characters in the film director Alexander Makkendrika "Sweet smell of success" brought an influential newspaper columnist, a man of power and violent, ready at all to achieve the goal. Lancaster wanted to convince the audience that can play diverse roles. But the picture in the office collapsed, bringing the company substantial losses.

Outwardly, Bert seemed rude, primitive. But his friends testified to the contrary. For example, when "Dance Magazine" appealed to him with the question "What does it mean for you to ballet?" Response Lancaster, fans of this art form, has a professional: "The art in general are most attracted me to identify individual creator. In the dance is through it takes a huge physical energy, which is the springboard for a true identifying the psyche, the human person is revealed in all its naked. "

Cases organized by them, together with Hektom company went brilliantly. In a few short years earned a tremendous amount of partners - thirty-five million dollars. But in the late 1950′s Lancaster suddenly closed the company, mainly because he was always acting work.

In the film "Elmer gaiters" Lancaster has created sharply satiric portrait prohodimtsa constantly evolving profession, until he becomes a preacher. "In this role, Lancaster has surpassed himself, showing the different facets of the hero - says cinema E. Kartseva. - It turns gentleman and a fraud, became ill and protective father, was something immensely confident in themselves, then stayed on the brink of despair. " Burt Lancaster won the Oscar. "

Victory for him, and was next role - a former Minister of Justice of Nazi Germany Ernst Yanninga in the Stanley Kramer film "The Nuremberg process" (1961).

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Lancaster, thanks to his inexhaustible temperament, bright plastic expressiveness, was able to create an image of outstanding rights, bigoted conviction, but in the end, aware monstrous crime cases, he served ...

The next hero Lancaster - Robert Straud prosidel nearly half a century in prison, and not only not broken, but found the strength to become the largest ornithologists. The actor wrote: "Straud who is always himself. And this is important in a person. " Directed by "lovers of birds Alkatrasa" (1962) J. Frankenhaymer said: "I think that Burt Lancaster - one of the most hardworking people with whom I had to meet. He - a true professional, very understanding of all that makes ... When the role of the nature of his talent, nobody can play it better ... In "Lovers of birds from Alkatrasa" it spread to the limit. The role of liked him, and in my opinion, he coped with it well, even though Robert Strauda it was much harder to translate on the screen, than, for example, Elmer Gentri.

For the role of a prisoner Strauda actor was nominated for Oscar. " This time he chose Gregory pitch.

Straud, played with great psychological depth, Lancaster finally brought in a number of Universal artists. Luchino Visconti, invited him to Italy to play a major role in the film "The Leopard" (1962) - aristocrat Prince Salina. American actor entered the atmosphere of Sicilian life of the mid XIX century. It is as if absorbed in the atmosphere of a carefully examined all the memorable places of Palermo, read many books on the history of Sicily and garibaldiyskomu movement.

In Lancaster were language difficulties: he makes remarks in English, as partners, of course, he answered in Italian. Visconti advised: "Do not worry to Duke, though he himself will come to you." Finally came a time when Lancaster could say: "It happened. I feel like it takes me all the stronger by the day. "

Perhaps in no other film is not so evident is amazing plasticity typical of this actor. Lancaster creates a true aristocrat. Visconti wrote: "The prince was very complex: at times - tyrannical, brutal, strong, at times - a romantic, well, all knowing and sometimes even silly, but always mysterious. All of this applies to Bertoux Lancaster. I think that Bert - the mysterious man, whom I met in my life. "

At the premiere of "The Leopard" in the United States Lancaster was not.

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«Burt Lancaster»

At that time he had filmed in the movie "Seven Days in May". And then, in 1965, went to France for the shooting "Trains." Both films are a director - John Frankenhaymerom. In the anti-war band "Seven Days in May," he painted a portrait of an American General Scott, who led the conspiracy against the President of the United States, and the "train" it is a simple French railwayman Labish participant resistance.

In 1968, Lancaster was selected as the director Frank Perry, the difficult role in the film, create symbolic and fantastic novel by John Chivera "The Swimmer." Two years later, Bert has Mela Beykersfilda in screening Heili sensational novel "Airport". As noted by E. Kartseva, Lancaster was able to show his hero in a matter of passionate obsession that hides under an unexpressed sadness rights, under the influence of circumstances, forced to give up the illusions and hopes. "

In 1974, Luchino Visconti, invited Bert Lancaster in the movie "Family portrait in a room" - the latter, which appears on the screen during the lifetime of the producer. The actor rarely noble, so quiet personal dignity, which is rarely produced on the screen, plays the role of the old American professor living in Italy.

Another great Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, remove picture "XX Century", proposed to Lancaster помещичьей the role of patriarch of a rich family, a man degraded, vpavshego in marasmus, is almost degenerate.

Bert only rarely spoke about the creative problems and is not often agree to appear before television cameras. He did not like social events, although this was a Hollywood star: receive astronomical fees, often appeared to have continuing success with the public. Lancaster has never liked to flaunt their private lives. He was harsh with the press. And do not give her any opportunity, no reason to talk about a naughty stories.

Meanwhile, his kinokarera successfully continued. The film "Bridge Cassandra" was released on screens in 1976. Its funded by Carlo Ponti, set - the director George Kosmatos. Colonel MacKenzie - Lancaster, though, and discipline in its mandated task of dishonesty, is not proud of them and even come into conflict with his own conscience.

In the painting, "Go, tell Spartans" (1978), the action takes place in Vietnam (director Ted Post).

It is estimated the press, this film - one of the most realistic pieces of Vietnam War.

Perseverance with which Lancaster over the years developed a key theme of his life - anti-war, is truly worthy of admiration and respect.

In dvadtsatiseriynoy television epic "The Great Patriotic War" as seen in the United States and the Soviet Union in 1979, a film series begins with what appears on the screen Burt Lancaster and is a story about what is happening. The actor felt "honored to participate in this series, perhaps the most important work in their lives." Lancaster is not just reading text. He does so with all the passion of honest artist seeking to convey to the American audience the whole truth about the "unknown war in the East."

In 1980, screens out Louis malaria film "Atlantic City" with the participation of Lancaster. The actor was in shock and then turned to the applicants for the "Oscar". Was memorable and the next work in the "Skin" (1981) Kavan. Lancaster General has created a complex image of Forages.

He continued to play a movie until 1990.

Burt Lancaster died of a heart attack in autumn 1994 in Los Angeles. For more than forty master career took off in the eighties movies. "Because life goes, this giant of cinema - said the outstanding American actor and close friend of Lancaster Kirk Douglas. - But the name of Bert never die. " "It was one of the best film-century," - noted English director Michael Uinner.

  1. People and biographies — Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had…
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