Over the past couple of years we have witnessed several Hollywood family dramas, played out in the best traditions of world cinema. That family, despite the fact that some relationships were not legally issued. Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Mel Gibson and his wife, Oksana Grigorieva. In this list, the collapse of the Union of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis holds a special place. Because it really is...there was no union, there was only an illusion.
Suffice it to recall previous attempts of Depp to build relationship to understand why the latter was doomed from the start.
Early in his career, he was married to the sister of the bassist of the group. It was she who introduced her husband to Nicolas Cage, who advised a new friend to try himself in the movie. After the success of "A Nightmare on Elm Street” marriage broke up. For three years he has lived with actress Winona Ryder, and even got a tattoo "Winona Forever", which after breaking up turned into a shamefaced "Wine Forever." Four years went on his whirlwind romance with Kate Moss, who did not leave marks on the body of Depp, but was accompanied by loud parties, candid photo sessions, the defeat of rooms in New York Hotel and the first arrest.
And now, after all these experiments in 1998 on his way comes, popular in the past French singer Vanessa Paradis, a year later gave birth to Depp's daughter, and another three - son. It might seem that the fragile Frenchwoman has made impossible. But...
14 years - a period which will now appear as their romance in the official chronicles, but it is clear that it was over much sooner. Much earlier than the first rumors began to appear on their break. Most likely, already in 2004, when after the first "Pirates of the Caribbean", Depp from the low-budget melodramas and art-house became the most compelling and well-paid star of modern cinema.
Since then, they rarely saw each other: Depp was wound on the set and premieres, Paradis - drove children in one of private schools in Los Angeles or stayed with them at home in the French Plan-de-la-Tour. Naturally, they met periodically to record a new disc, through which Paradis tried to restart her music career to walk the red carpet or spend time with their children.
2007 was critical in family life of Depp and Paradis, when a serious illness of their daughter brought them together again and, oddly enough, has given a second chance to their relationship. But one of them or both have not taken advantage.
Already in 2009, being in the movie "The Rum Diary" in Puerto Rico, Depp had fun in the local pubs mainly in female company. Around the same time, he more than once, has been noticed in the sea on the yacht, surrounded by friends of both sexes, but without Vanessa. The last effort to save their relationship, the couple apparently did in the summer of 2010, when Paradis with children arrived in Honolulu, where came the shooting of fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean." After that, they have practically ceased to appear together.
In May 2011 Paradis was not with Depp at Cannes Film Festival, and only in the summer is clearly ex-lovers, perhaps, for the sake of children went on a cruise on a yacht, so that after its completion disperse in different directions completely. The gap was obvious to everyone except ... most Paradis. In January 2012, in an interview, she categorically denied all the rumors about the collapse of her relationship with Depp, called "do not believe this malarkey."
Rather, she is not disingenuous. Vanessa Paradis, with characteristic French women, even to the end of innocence maintained the belief that she still managed to curb the "bad guy" for which ideals have always been the star gonzo journalism Hunter S. Thompson and The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, with all the consequences.
But the family idyll was just another illusion of the Depp, touching a new way, which contrasted well with all of his past life and habits. Vanessa has not been able to understand that the only truly strong alliance with Johnny Depp is just one man - Tim Burton. Of course, it is absolutely creative.
The actor has repeatedly said that his biography, can be easily learned by tattoos, that capture the most important moments of his life. Over the past 14 years has broadened the list of drawings. On the Depp body appeared two names of his children, Hunter S. Thompson, pirate Jolly Roger, a symbol of his beloved grandfather's card games, Native American symbols and the like. But no mention of Vanessa Paradis.
In April 2012 photographers have noticed a new tattoo as a key and a skull. Perhaps, with the help of it Johnny Depp wants to open the door to a new life.
Mark Ross Pellegrino was born on April 9, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. He began acting quite accidently. Once a joke he has appeared in advertising and the guy, who was filming, said that Mark has acting abilities. Pellegrino got an agent and began going to auditions, not knowing really what he should do. His agent, seeing that the customer needs to brush up, supplied him with a list of acting schools, and Mark chose one, training cost in which was the cheapest and the school was near his home. It turned out that it was one of the best acting schools of the west coast.
In 1987 he received a small role in one episode of "Los Angeles Laws" (' LA Law) and played Frankenstein in the crime comedy "Fatal Beauty". In the early 90's, while Mark went from one audition to another, he for a time worked as an insurance agent and collecting money for charity for the California branch of NARAL, the National Association, which fights for the abolition of laws banning abortion.
One of the most winning his roles - is the role of a violent ex-husband of Rita, Dexter's girlfriend, in the series "Dexter". In the story, the character of Pellegrino having problems with his ex-wife and her current boyfriend, who concurrently is also a maniac, restoring trampled justice. Mark admitted that during filming he and performer of Dexter's Michael C. Hall avoided each other, knowing their mutual enmity, and this gave their characters more realistic. However, after filming, they chatted and parted the best friends.
When he was 20 years or so, Pellegrino was baptized in the church, but today the religion has been replaced by spiritual and philosophical approach to life. By the way, he played the role of bishop in mystical new television series "Being Human", stories about ghosts, vampires and werewolves who live in one house and try to lead a normal human life.
Mark is married on Tracy Aziz, who also found herself in the film industry, but on the other side of the camera - Tracy works as director assistant. He brings her stepdaughter Tess and his family live in Los Angeles.
Mark is a fan of martial arts, kickboxing, professional Thai boxing, judo, karate, tae kwon do and jujitsu. He loves reading and don’t watch TV. In his youth Mark was going to become a marine biologist, because he is fond of nature and ocean. He has two dachshunds - Johnny and Frankie. In addition to filming, Pellegrino few years teaches acting classes in the Drama School of the Playhouse West Theatre.
Films: Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, The X-Files, The Beast, Knight Rider, Supernatural, No Holds Barred, Lethal Weapon 3, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Mulholland Drive, The Hunted, National Treasure, Capote, The Number 23.
Full Name: Nicky Lynn Okoks (Nicki Aycox)
Date of birth: May 26, 1975
Birthplace: Henessey, Oklahoma (USA)
Height: 1.63 m
Total movies: 37
The first film in 1990 , the last film in 2009
A very famous actress, which is more specialist on serials, rather than on full-length films. Her acting career includes some 14 known and 16 other serials. Nicky has begun her ascent from the role of FBI agent in the film "Control Shotâ€.
"Secret FBI agent Catherine Hansen (Nicky Okoks), introduced in drug trafficking, trying to reach its leaders. But whenever Catherine and his assistants calculates the next intermediary on its way gets a mysterious killer with a firm "sign", picking a way to cartel ringleaders".
After starring in the acclaimed action film - drama, Nicky has received worldwide recognition. Worldwide the film has collected a small $11 million, but remembers not money, and acting game. Then Nicky tried to try her force in melodramatic series "Dark Angel", and again successfully. She understood that her destiny - series.
"I was just contemplating the fact that the series - it is as if the same film, but strictly scheduled and dozen", - said Nicky.
Also, viewers may remember her small role in the acclaimed horror film "Jeepers Creepers 2." Probably, in this movie, she moved closer to the horrors, and then has to combine her addiction and agreed to star in "Supernatural" as a demon who was always on the tail of the brothers Winchester.
Facts of Life: Nicky has learned German for a long time.
She plays the piano and sings angelic voice.
Loves British men, especially those who give an interview to "Jack" magazine.
Films: Ticking Clock, Tom Cool, Dark Blue, Animals, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Dead Birds, Cold Case, Las Vegas, Jeepers Creepers II, CSI: Miami, Twilight Zone, Slap Her... She's French, Rave Macbeth, Ed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dark Angel, Opposite Sex, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Family Law, Cruel Justice, Dogwalker, Providence, Ally McBeal, Double Tap, Defying Gravity, L.A. Heat, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weird Science, Boy Meets World, X-Files, Law & Order.
Misha Collins was born as Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnits in August 20, 1974 and grew up in Massachusetts. After visiting Greenfield school, he has graduated from Mount Hermon Norsfild in 1992. The following year, he had many interests, including work at the headquarters of the NPR (national public radio), training in the White House, construction work and a certificate course in first aid. After, he has entered the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory. After college, Mischa moved to Washington with his girlfriend Vicky (now wife) and began to participate in the training company for software development.
Then, abruptly, Misha decided to go to acting class and soon was in the center of the change in his career. He received a call about the role of "Height of Liberty" (directed by Barry Levinson), then starred in "Girl, Interrupted" (played with Angelina Jolie). He moved to Los Angeles and now he has an impressive list of actors' work (under the name Misha Collins), including roles in the television series "24", "ER", "CSI", "Charmed," "NYPD" and "Supernatural."
- A few years ago he has lived in a Tibetan monastery in Nepal among the monks ... Not just for the sake of learning Buddhist meditation, which he has practice before, but also because in the Himalayas, a man can feel the physical closeness to the heavens.
- Misha is a published poet. Two of his poem "Children's pants" and "Old Bones" can be found in the publication of Colombian Poetry – 21, of 2008.
- He was an intern in the President Office (Bill Clinton).
- Misha's mother was an actress in amateur theater and professional storyteller. Misha played a child in her performances.
- His mother went to Russia when she was in college. There she met a guy named Misha. And to the chagrin of the boy father, she called him after that guy.
- Misha's brother name is Sasha. They are not Russian, but apparently, their mother has dreamed about this.
New York Police (TV series), ER (Series), Seven Days (TV series), Charmed (TV series), Freedom Heights, CSI Crime Scene Investigation (TV series), 24 Hours (TV series), Defective Detective (TV series), Without A Trace (TV series), Next to the house (TV series), Things to Do Before You're 30 (TV), Supernatural (TV series), Paul Bernardo 2007 Reinventing the Wheelers (TV), Over Her Dead Body, producer of Loot-2008.
The life story of Ronald Reagan - from childhood to Hollywood career, and then to the U.S. president - will soon appear on the big screen. The film, titled "Reagan" with a modest budget of 30 million dollars will be released on evergreen screens at the end of the next year.
The basis for the film will be the two best-selling books, biographies of the 40th U.S. president: "Crusader" and "God and Ronald Reagan" Paul Kengor.
Script was written by Jonas McCord, no great fan of Reagan. "I thought that at best he was a bad actor, and at worst - a clown," said McCord. There is an opinion, it is true that the private point of view not reflected in the tape.
The film begins with attack on the president in 1981 and tells Reagan story with memories and flash-forwards. While there is no evidence that will show whether the movie late Ronald Reagan, dying in full senility and never know his wife or children. Also, do not know what actor played in the movie, and who signs up for best director.
Hollywood's latest attempt to portray Reagan happened in 2003 when he was running TV series "Reagan", which starred James Brolin. The series was supposed to go on CBS channel, while not suspect that it reflects the views of the Lefts, after which he moved briskly on pay TV channel Showtime.
Adrien Brody was born on April 14, 1973 in New York City, the son of a schoolteacher and fashionable Hungarian photojournalist Sylvia Plachu, and spent her childhood in Queens. The unusual appearance of his son's mother used in her works, Adrien himself later admitted that it was she who taught him how to properly behave in front of the camera. With the entertainment industry has met in 12 years, when with the support of the mother appeared with a focus on children's parties and even earned the nickname "Amazing Adrien", and later thanks to Sylvia he entered an actor's class.
Graduating from American Academy of Dramatic Art, Brody got his first role in several performances. Despite of episodic occurrence of two or three films in the early 90's, the first significant work of 20-year old Brody at the time considered to be the movie of Stephen Soderbergh's "King of the hill" ( 1993). However, this role so far was of a practical character, although even then the audience and critics have noted a peculiar charm of a newbie. A number of these films showed that the actor can easily agree on the role of the second plan, but already within them creates memorable characters, so that they sometimes turn out to be more interesting then main characters.
In 1998, Adrien has appeared in the grand military masterpiece, Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line". The very next year in Spike Lee drama "Sam Summer" Brody was more accurate than a marginal role Ritchie, punk outsider with a characteristic "outfit", which became the first victim of the raging New Yorkers, who were intoxicated from the unbearable heat and the fear of nocturnal maniac Sam.
Perhaps it was raid marginality somehow unites practically all the heroes of Adrian Brody. He tries to play fundamentally opposing roles, with his characteristic blend with a naturalness to the characters shy of good eccentrics ("Doll") and cold-blooded sociopaths ("Oxygen"), talented professionals ("Save the Harrison") and useless dummy ("Affair of the Necklace"), criminals of all stripes - from small uselessness of the six "Ernie (" Blood and milk ") to the romantic rascal Jack (" The bitterness of love ") the movie Malik Lee, Barry Levinson ("The heights of freedom"), Ken Loach ("Bread and Roses"), the actor became a prominent figure, but he would have remained a favorite performer creators of copyright and "independent" movie not guess it Roman Polanski, the hero of his new film, the drama "The Pianist", inspired by the autobiography famous Polish musician Wladyslaw Spielmann. From the Pianist, in fact, we can keep count "star" career of Brody.
Born on July 12, 1978 in Texas, in Hispanic family, Michelle Rodriguez has dreamed of becoming famous, though she did not know which way she will achieve this. When she was eight years old, his parents moved first to the Dominican Republic, then to Puerto Rico, and when their daughter was eleven, the family returned to the U.S. and settled in Jersey City, New Jersey.
After high school, Rodriguez attempted to break into show business, shooting in the crowd in the film "Sam bloody summer" and "Cradle Will Rock". She thought about going to marketing school, when her eyes came across the announcement of the open audition in the movie "Girlfight", which was going to shoot Karyn Kusama, a former assistant of John Sayles.
The film "Girlfight" was shown in 2000 at the festival "Sundance", where it has received the Grand Prix. Later, Rodriguez was named the best actress at the American Film Festival in Deauville, and the community of Las Vegas Film Critics named her work the best actor's debut of the year. That's when she signed a contract to participate in the movie "Resident Evil".
Because of the delays in slow work on the project before filming, she had got shot in the blockbuster "Fast and the Furious", which was released almost a year before the "Resident Evil" and became a surprise summer hit in 2001. "Fast and the Furious" even became almost a cult film in the genre of youth gangs in Los Angeles asserting its power in urban areas with furious street racing. Michelle has played one of the heroines of the movie, consisting in a "gang-gang fans".
After success of "Fast and the Furious" Michelle was going to sign a contract to star in the continuation of the blockbuster, but was unable to negotiate with producers. But she managed to get into the draft, perhaps even more successful - action movie "S.W.A.T".
There, she is together with Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell played a member of the S.W.A.T of Los Angeles, Chris Sanchez, adding to the treasury of her roles another image of "cool girl".
Of course, there are a lot of interesting roles on Michelle account.
Michelle Rodriguez is not going to lock herself in the role of "cool girl". In the 2002 she appeared on stage in the feminist play "Vagina Monologues" and insists that she intends to continue working in the theater.
While shooting the film "Fast and the Furious" she has some flirt with Vin Diesel. However, from time to time raised questions about her sexual orientation, she stated that she is not a lesbian, while actively supporting the rights of homosexuals. Michelle loves to skate and play the piano. She can be seen in various clubs in West Hollywood.
Films: X-Men Origins: Magneto (2012), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Machete (2010), Trapico de sangre (2009), Avatar (2009), Los Bandoleros (2009), Fast & Furious (2009) , A Cat's Tale (2008), Gardens of the Night (2008) , Battle in Seattle (2007), Breed (2006), IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix TV series (2005 - 2008), BloodRayne (2005), Control (2004), Lost (2004-2010), S.W.A.T.(2003), Blue Crush (2002), Resident Evil (2002), Fast and the Furious (2001), 3 A.M.(2001), Girlfight (2000)
On July 3, died one of the oldest Hollywood agents, Ed Limato. He has represented Gibson for three decades. But exactly one day before his death, the agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has broken the contract with the actor. According to the sources, the only thing that hampered the WME on the move - Gibson relationship with Limato.
"Mel was very important for Ed. He worked with him for 32 years, and as many seem to perceive him as a son".
However, it's not a secret for anyone in Hollywood that one of the partners WME Ari Emanuel has repeatedly expressed outrage at the behavior of Gibson.
Gibson problems didn't start yesterday. Back in the late 1990's he was accused in homophobia. In 2006, the actor was arrested for drunk driving. While the police were handcuffed, Mel has issued anti-Semitic tirade, saying "Jews are responsible for all wars in the world." There was a publicist, two apologies and an interview with Diane Sawyer, after which the incident was hushed up.
Last week, the network hit record conversation of Gibson with his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, who last fall gave birth to a daughter. "If you rapes a crowd of niggers, it'll be your fault" - these words of actor and cost him his membership in the WME. As they say in the agency, they can't maintain a relationship with a man which allows a word with the letter "N". However, accusations of racism - is the official version.
According to unofficial conversations, WME decision was also based on the fact that is simply not profitable to keep Gibson in financial terms. Anonymous from the agency told Hollywood Reporter:
"With Mel Gibson now has nothing to do. No not touch him even with a three-meter stick. Let shoots his films: from them we still do not get any commission".
Hollywood has repeatedly turned a blind eye to the behavior of stars, whether Sean Penn, beating Madonna, Johnny Depp, wrecked hotel rooms, or Charlie Sheen and Mickey Rourke, methodically beat their women. However, Gibson's account is not only physical violence, allowing to blame him in homophobia, anti-Semitism, racism and chauvinism, not to the liking of modern America.
Return Gibson on the screens with thriller "Edge of Darkness" has not taken place: the film failed miserably, having collected only 79 million dollars in worldwide box office. Who will take him for the lead role? As acknowledged by the head of one of Hollywood studios:
"I'm not going to shoot a movie with him, whether he was the last actor on Earth."
Some producers believe that Gibson has a chance to further work only as a director. However, if he'll shoot "The Passion of the Christ" today, the movie would not earn a penny, according to insiders.
In Gibson's stock there is a black comedy "Beaver", which has shot Jodie Foster. The movie is run by Summit studio, which is awash in the "twilight" income, so that the possible failure of this film (Beaver) it is unlikely care. But would it be this movie in wide release after the scandal with Gibson still being the big question.
Sandra Bullock was born in July 26, 1964 - American actress, one of the most popular and highly paid stars in Hollywood.
Fame as an actress has come to Sandra Bullock rather late: until 1993 the most famous films with her (relatively small) participation were comedy "Love Potion number 9" and the musical drama of a famous film director Peter Bogdanovich's "The Thing Called Love" in which Bullock played with movie stars, like River Phoenix and Dermot Mulroney.
In 1993 was released fantastic action movie "Demolition Man" where Sandra Bullock appears in one shot with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. Participation of Sandra in the film can be called an accident: she went into the project for a few days before the shooting after the actress Laura Petty refused from the role. A few years later Stallone in an interview said that he would again film with Bullock, but he just hadn't enough money to ask her.
The situation has changed in a few years: in 1994, Sandra Bullock once again decided to shoot in action and this time received an invitation from the Dutch filmmaker Jan De Bont, who worked with Paul Verkhoven and Madonna, in her directorial debut about the bus, which cannot slow because of the bomb in the engine.
The film "Speed" is a real released hit. With a modest budget of $ 30 million film has collected around the world more than 350 million, has generated a lot of imitations and parodies, making of it performed in starring Bullock and Keanu Reeves true superstars. Three years later, Sandra Bullock will take part in the sequel to the film, but "Speed 2" will be one of the biggest financial failures in Hollywood in 1997.
However, in the intervals between success and failure Sandra acted in several films, attaching her status of a good actress. Comedy "While You Were Sleeping", a thriller "Network" and race drama "A Time to Kill" became hits no less than "Speed".
After an unsuccessful "Speed 2" Sandra suspend her participation in the action films and focuses her career on comedies and dramas: family drama "Hope afloat" (1998) and the comedy "Forces of Nature" with Ben Affleck.
Today Sandra continues successfully shooting in different films and still not less popular than in 90th.
She is fluent in German. Has double-sacrificed $ 1 million to American Red Cross. For a long time has driving Porsche and only in 2004 change it to Prius. Bullock is actively involved in charitable activities and is a constant and a major sponsor of the Red Cross.
Husband: Jesse James the head director of West Coast Choppers and a show presenter of "Monster Garage" on Discovery Channel. He has a son and two daughters from two previous marriages; the second wife was a pornographic actress Janine Lindmyulder. Jesse has met with Sandra when she arranged for his 10-year-old godson on tour in "Monster Garage" in 2003. Married in July 16, 2005 in California.
Actor Wentworth Miller was born in June 2, 1972 in the UK. Later he moved to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from college there, Wentworth went to Princeton University, postponing his childhood dream of becoming an actor until later.
"I always dreamed to become an actor and, one way or another, embody this idea in college. But when I came to Princeton, I allowed myself a little bit to turn off the road, because Princeton - an amazing place"- Says the actor.
In his decision an important role played by the fact that his parents were both teachers and poorly conceived, what does this mean - to be an actor.
During his time at Princeton, Miller served in the school chapel "The Princeton Tigertones" and made plans for the future. But his plans were far from the dreams of fellow students, and the young man kept them to himself. After graduating from Princeton with a degree in English literature, Wentworth moved to Los Angeles in spring 1995.
Miller began his career in cinema on the other side of the camera. He was forced to work for some time behind the scenes to earn money for life. Wentworth worked in the department of a small production company that made movies for television. But soon Miller realized that he is going wrong way, and it woke up again children's ambitions to realize himself as an actor.
Over the next several years, Wentworth has small guest roles in television series "Buffy: the Vampire Slayer", "Ambulance" and "The Best".
But perhaps the most important of his success at that time was getting roles in the movie "Human Stain", where he played the character Anthony Hopkins in his youth.
"To play a young Anthony Hopkins was so honorable for me, but I thought: "How I'm going to deal with this? This man is a legend and I've always been a fan of his work. Then I felt like a little kid on the corner, I had to adapt his game exclusively to Sir Tony, there was no other way "- admits Miller.
In 2005, Miller appeared on the screen like Michael Scofield in the drama series "Prison Break". Excellent performance as a brilliant engineer who becomes a prisoner, to pull out his brother, brought Wentworth nominated for a Golden Globe Award (Best Actor in a Drama Series), and a lot of fans around the world.
The actor's way to the dream was not easy, but, nonetheless, Wentworth satisfied with his life and refers to the whole philosophy.
"The road was what it was and took as much as needed, on reaching the goal. I do not regret any second. There couldn't be better than it is "- said Wentworth Miller.
Wentworth is a popular Hollywood actor who hides personal life, saying that he has no girlfriend (despite his alleged various flirts). Miller traveled all over the world with the promotion of the series, receives award (for example, German BRAVO OTTO 2008), he also regularly included in the lists of the sexiest men of the world according reputable publishers. He refuses to act in other films before the end of the series, but was filmed in large numbers of commercials. He lives in LA, always attends cafe "Starbucks", receive bags of letters from fans and admirers. The actor is also actively involved in charity work, what attracts his numerous fans.