Keira Knightley, was born in March 22, 1985 in a family of actors and writers in Teddington, a suburb of London. For three years, little Keira begged his mother to hire her own agent, who was looking for suitable projects for her participation.
At the age of six Knightley parents agreed to allow their daughter to have her agent, but under the condition that she would work hard every day during her summer vacation. For Keira, who grew up with a slight defect in development - dyslexia (when people cannot pronounce the long words), it was a great gift.
Initially, her main goal has remained diligent study in school, but little by little success on the actor's career began to become reality. Hard work by Keira on the development of her artistic skills soon began to bear fruits. Through its diligence and close resemblance with Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley hit the cast of the film "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" on the role of servant of Queen Amidala, played by Portman. This small but memorable role attracted her attention in Britain, and in the States, and after the movie was released in 1999, Knightley has the role of Rose Fleming in the miniseries "Oliver Twist".
After "Star Wars" and "Oliver Twist" everything went even better in actress biography. In 2001, Knightley starred in the success of British films "Hole", and in 2002 spent three months in Slovakia, filming in "Doctor Zhivago". But the real breakthrough for a great movie she got in 2002 with movie "Bend It like Beckham".
Summer 2003 marked the release of large movie hit - Hollywood blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" with Keira Knightley in the main female role. After the release of this epic adventure to the actress came true success, not comparable with the fact that she had received before. Now, many people speak about her. The film opened her way to Hollywood Olympus.
In one of the interviews Keira told about her success and life at all.
"In school I was a nerd. I have always been first raised my hand. My homework was done on time. I never had to stay after school. Now I'm ashamed to even talk about it, because this pattern of behavior is so boring! But then I focused on success in school and was very afraid that I can something fail. Therefore, acting game was for me a kind of salvation from possible failures in school. If the school went something wrong, I could always say: "But I can do it!" But now, when I finished school, I was nowhere to retreat. That is, I can't do something in film, there is no change I will not stay, and it scares me. Now that I have achieved such heights in my career, I'm still surprised how quickly it has come to me. The role in "Pirates of the Caribbean" I've got rather easy. My agent has phoned me and asked: "Would you like to play in this film?" I replied: "Of course!"
"Pirates of the Caribbean" became for me an unforgettable experience. Johnny Depp is simply amazing! He's a great guy and a phenomenally talented actor. The entire film crew was at both the selection is good, and we had a great time during the entire period of filming. In the film, I had to kiss Orlando Bloom himself, and it was just amazing! The film with such stars was so massive that I cannot imagine another larger project".
Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in New York, USA, in the family of independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. The first role of Robert was a small part of the puppy in the movie of his father. At the age of twenty years (in 1985) Downey Jr. on one season joined the team, which produces popular American TV show Saturday Night Live.
After his experience in television, he finally decided to tie the fate of cinema and moved to Hollywood. In 1987, Robert Downey Jr. got a lead role in a comedy by James Toback "The Pick-up Artist", then starred in a series of elusive art.
The situation changed in 1992, when on the screens we saw a film "Chaplin" by Sir Richard Ettenboro in which actor played the legendary comedian. Acting there Downey Jr. has impressed everyone, without exception, and the actor nominated for an Oscar in the category "Best Actor". Critics and audiences called Robert Downey Jr. the most promising actor of the younger generation.
However, at this time the actor appears drug addiction, which resulted in following a string of scandals to be fired from the studio, where he was busy on the set, and the court sentenced to imprisonment and forced treatment. In the words of Downey Jr. his introduction with marijuana was held at the age of 8 years and not without his own father.
After undergoing treatment Downey Jr. returned to the screens in 2004 with the movie "Gothic", where he played along with Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz.
The play of actor has received rave reviews after a detective comedy "Kiss on a Bang". In 2006, his performance as a mysterious Lionel, which comes into contact with the heroine Nicole Kidman in the movie "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus", has received the most enthusiastic responses of Film Critics.
Some facts from Robert biography:
Robert Downey Jr. said that his wife Susan helped him get rid of alcoholism and drug addiction. For many years he had been treated in various rehabilitation centers, but all was in vain, until in 2003 he met Susan Levin on the set of the thriller "Gothic".
Robert is a childhood friend of Moby.
The real name of the actor: Robert Downey Jr., John.
He declared that his father taught him to drugs, in particular to marijuana at age 8.
Robert's son, Indio, was born Sept. 7, 1993. His godfather - Actor Anthony Michael Hall.
He married his first wife, Deborah Falconer, after a 42-day of relations.
The Time has named Robert as one of the 100 most influential people.
Robert Downey Jr. has had relationships with Sarah Jessica Parker, for 7 years, which left in 1991.
Divorced with his first wife Deborah Falconer after 12 years of marriage (from 1992 to 2004).