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    Robin Williams Influence

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    Williams won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in the film ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997. In 1992 Disney's 'Aladdin' was a turning point in forming the talents of Robin as a voice actor in his role of the Genie, the majority of which he unplanned and improvise. Williams performance was one the film's most outstanding A-list stars carried the box office receipts past $200 million. Six movie releases in 2006 spotlight Williams' versatility as an actor. In 'Man of the Year', Robin performed the role of Tom Dobbs, the host of a comedy talk show. Robin then took on another different character in computer animated feature film “Everyone's Hero” in which he had a voice role. 'Runaway Vacation' saw him portray a California beverage company struggling with a dysfunctional family on a holiday full of problems. Since then Robin had repeated his voice roles in animated “Happy Feet Two” in 2011, which was his only project that year. Robin Williams had married…

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    The actor that I choose for this assignment is one of the most well-known actors of all time, Denzel Washington. With as many accomplishments as he has, it is still shocking to me that he has only one the academy award for best actor, one time in his entire 40 plus years on the scene. Nevertheless, the award came at the right time with one of my favorite films of all time, Training Day, released in 2001 and directed by Antoine Fuqua. While I believe that he is an all-around amazing actor,…

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    Toby pairs up with the only man he knows would accept to him offering such a crazy task, his brother Tanner, a man who would break every rule there is just for the ‘fun’ of trying to get away with it. Jeff Bridges fills the classic role of a Texas ranger that is out to stop the two robbers from stealing any more money from the Texas banks that he swore to protect. Bridges attempts the best John Wayne impression that he has. For ranger Marcus it is his last case as he will be retiring after the…

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    Have there been that one or two people that affected your life in one way or another, and do you remember that story in your life? Well “The Glass Menagerie” written by Tennessee Williams in 1944 is a tale with many stories that are ties by family. The setting is the key to each one. The characters are also each independently living in a tale of their own even thought they are related. The time period is also a key to the story in the play. This is one of the most telling illusions that is being…

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    Director Gavin O’Connor takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster in his 2011 film The Warrior. Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, and Joel Edgerton star in this sports drama that is sure to have you cheering, crying, laughing, and crying all over again. Tommy (Tom Hardy) is an ex-marine haunted by his troubled past who returns home from war and recruits his estranged newly sober father (Nick Nolte) to be his trainer for the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament, “Sparta”, ever held. This starts…

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    In Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie, the main character, Tom Wingfield constantly struggles with his desire to escape. He dreams of adventure and a life beyond his tiny tenement apartment. He is imprisoned in an unsatisfying world where he is constantly nagged and made to be responsible for his unusual sister. Tom’s desire to escape is emphasized by a number of symbols throughout the play. Tom battles with being tied down, his desire to escape, and his actual attempts to escape. They…

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    Jerry Maguire Essay

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    night before the draft and Jerry is this kids agent who is expected to be the number one draft pick. But later on that night while Jerry and him are having a strategy meeting Jerry finds out that Bob and the athlete’s father have gone behind his back and signed a contract with the agency that Jerry used to work for. Therefore breaking the verbal commitment that he had made to Jerry months in advance and taking away Jerry’s last major client. Before Jerry had his change of heart he was just like…

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    Based on Rick’s Café Americain in the city of Casablanca, Morocco in Northern Africa during the 1940’s, Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blain, owner of the café. An American expatriate owner of a black market nightclub watches his old flame, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) from Paris walk into his café with her Czech fugitive alongside. The stirring up of emotions between the two was instant when the love story then began to unfold. Bogart’s brisk and suave character completely emotionally resonated viewers as…

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    Oliver Burgess Meredith, professionally known as Burgess Meredith was an American actor, director, writer in theater, television, and film and producer. He was born on November 16, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio to a Canadian-born physician of English descent, Dr. William George Meredith, and Ida Beth. He studied from Hoosac School in 1926 and went to Amherst School. He died on September 9, 1997. He was known as a proficient actor and one of the most refined actors of the century. He was a life member…

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    Pacino seeks to create a Shakespeare play that is more accessible and relatable to a twentieth century audience. Rather than condemn Richard 's duplicity, Pacino subtlety admires Richard 's skill as an actor and how on a grander stage he is able to constantly switch personas and deceive the characters who trust him, "he 's in good shape. He can move around. He can manoeuvre. He 's got room" (Pacino). Moreover, the smooth transitions between rehearsals, staged performances, actors heated…

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