Alain Delon was born Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon in Sceaux, France and was compared to the American actor James Dean. While many of his films were made and released in his home country, he did several films in the US. Among them are Once a Thief, Lost Command, Texas Across the River, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Alain Delon once said: “I like to be loved like I love myself.” Well, Alain, we’ll sure give it a try.
Adrian Paul Hewett is a television and film actor born in London. He made recurring guest appearances in several television series’ such as The Colbys, War of the Worlds, and Dark Shadows. He is best known for his role as “Duncan MacLeod” on Highlander: The Series. More recently Paul played “Cole/Daggon” in the series Tracker. His latest role is as “Brad” in the film Deauville due to be released sometime in 2010.
Adrian Paul said, “I would love to play a vampire because they are so sexual.” Hopefully we will get to see that soon!
Bruce Springsteen was born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen in Long Branch, NJ and is a world famous and well loved musician. His breakthrough album, Born to Run was a critical and commercial success. His second successful album, Born in the U. S. A. sold 15 million copies in the U. S. alone. The album produced 7 top ten singles and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Springsteen has won many awards for his music. Among them are: an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Streets of Philadelphia, an Emmy Award for the HBO special Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in New York City, and 19 Grammy Awards. He has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The song Born To Run was named “the unofficial youth anthem of New Jersey” by the New Jersey state legislature. Springsteen considered this ironic in view of the fact that the song is about leaving New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen says, “When I was growing up there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.” Bet that’s changed now!
Although he became a cultural icon James Dean made only three films during his tragically short career. First was Rebel Without a Cause, the movie which made him a star. Next came East of Eden which won Dean an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It was the first posthumous award in the history of the Academy Awards. His last film was Giant and he received the second consecutive Best Actor nomination for Best Actor.
Burton Stephen Lancaster, born in New York City, was known for his distinct smile which earned him the nickname “Teeth”.
Lancaster appeared in over 80 films, among them, From Here to Eternity, the film that won Frank Sinatra an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor, Come Back, Little Sheba, The Rainmaker opposite Katherine Hepburn, Sweet Smell of Success with Tony Curtis, as the title character in Elmer Gantry which won him an Oscar, as “Robert Franklin Strout” in the biographical film Birdman of Alcatraz and dozens more.
Burt Lancaster said, “Tits and sand – that’s what we used to call sex and violence in Hollywood.” Well, hell’s bells, now they just call it sex and violence.
Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris was born in Ryan, OK. After a tour of duty in Korea he became interested in the martial arts. Eventually he became a karate instructor and ran several martial-arts schools.
Chuck Norris made his acting debut in an uncredited role in a Dean Martin film titled The Wrecking Crew. He went on to do two Delta Force films in the role of “Maj. Scott McCoy” and three Missing in Action films as “Colonel James Braddock”. The television series Walker, Texas Ranger, with Norris playing “Cordell Walker” ran for a very successful nine seasons.
Holder of a black belt in the Asian martial art of Tang Soo Do, Chuck Norris says, “I don’t initiate violence, I retaliate”. That would be a good thing to keep in mind!
He was born David Micheal Hassellhoff in Baltimore, MA. You know him from Knight Rider, Baywatch Nights and Baywatch. And, of course, David Hasselhoff also played “Michael Knight” in the made for TV film Knight Rider 2000 and in one episode of the short-lived 2008 revival of Knight Rider. He can be seen in the film short To Live and Dine in L. A. and will appear in the film The Legend of the Dancing Ninja, co-starring Lucas Grabeel.
In addition to his acting, David Hasselhoff is a major recording artist in Europe. He attempted to break into the American music scene with a recording of Do You Love Me? but didn’t fare too well. His second attempt was a live pay per view concert. Unfortunately, it didn’t receive a lot of attention because it took place at the same time OJ Simpson was doing his famous L. A. freeway car chase(?).
Gary Conway was born Gareth Monello Carmody in Boston, MA. Early in his acting career he had roles in films such as I Was a Teenage Frankenstein and How to Make a Monster. He turned to television with appearances in Bourbon Street Beat, Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip. Conway co-starred with Gene Barry in the series Burke’s Law and starred as “Captain Steve Burton” in Land of the Giants.
When Conway was 37 and still in his physical prime, he posed for the centerfold of the August 1973 issue of Playgirl Magazine.
Bret Michael Sychak, lead singer of metal band Poison, was born in Butler, PA. Poison and bands like it were called glam metal or hair metal because of the penchant of band members to have their long hair in a backcombed style. Poison was one of the 80’s biggest metal bands in the world having several multi-million selling albums including Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say…Ahh!, Power to the People and Poison’d!. Michaels also released five solo albums: A Letter from Death Row, Ballads, Blues & Stories, Songs of Life, Freedom of Sound and Rock My World. He was featured on the reality show Rock of Love for three seasons. Twenty-five girls competed for a chance to spend time with Michaels on a “date”
Together with actor Charlie Sheen, Bret Michaels established a film production company called Sheen/Michaels Entertainmant. The company produced the movies A Letter from Death Row, No Code of Conduct, which starred Sheen, Free Money starring Marlon Brando and Mira Sorvino and a surfer movie call In God’s Hands.
Bruce Willis’ four season run as David Addison on the TV series Moonlighting established his acting career. Some of his better known films are The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, followed by The Whole Ten Yards, and Hostage. He is probably best known as John McClane in the Die Hard series of films. The first Die Hard came out in 1988, followed by Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007). The latest one, A Good Day toDie Hard, is due to be released February 14, 2013. Willis also makes a cameo appearance in the latest Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables 2.