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Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer.

He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles.

He won the league championship in seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional. At international level, he played for the French national team.

  • Full name: Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona
  • Profession: French actor, director, producer
  • Born: 24 May 1966 (age 53 years), Marseille, France
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 7 (Manchester United F.C. / Forward), 11 (FC Girondins de Bordeaux / Forward), 11 (Montpellier HSC / Forward)
  • Spouse: Rachida Brakni (m. 2007), Isabelle Ferrer (m. 1987–2003)

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972).

Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese’s comedy-drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster’s breakthrough came with Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; at age 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney’s Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).

After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992.

The company’s first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award.

Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999).

Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007).

She has focused on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018).

  • Full name: Alicia Christian “Jodie” Foster
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 19 November 1962 (age 57 years), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Spouse: Alexandra Hedison (m. 2014)
  • TV shows: Gunsmoke, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, MORE
  • Children: Kit Bernard Foster, Charles Bernard Foster

Ajay Devgn

Vishal Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most intense and influential actors of Hindi cinema, who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films.

Devgn has won numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.

  • Full name: Vishal Devgan, Ajay Devgn
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 2 April 1969 (age 51 years), New Delhi, India
  • Upcoming movies: Chhalaang, Maidaan, Bhuj: The Pride of India, Golmaal 5, RRR, The Big Bull, Thank God
  • Children: Nysa Devgan, Yug Devgan

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He is notable in Indian parallel cinema.

He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival.

The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.

  • Full name: Naseeruddin Shah
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 20 July 1950 (age 69 years), Barabanki, India
  • Spouse: Ratna Pathak (m. 1982)
  • Children: Heeba Shah, Vivaan Shah, Imaad Shah
  • Awards: Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, MORE
  • TV shows: Mirza Ghalib, Bharat Ek Khoj, Mid Wicket Tales, The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, Chamatkar
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Aamir Khan

Aamir khan is one of top rated Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host.

Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema.

He has a large global following, especially in India and China, and has been described by Newsweek as “the biggest movie star” in the world.

  • Born: 14 March 1965 (age 54 years), Mumbai, India
  • Full name: Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Kiran Rao (m. 2005), Reena Dutta (m. 1986–2002)
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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English/American film director and producer. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential film producers of the Twentieth Century

Some of his most famous films include 39 Steps (1935), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), and Psycho (1960).

  • Born: 13 August 1899, Leytonstone, London
  • Died: 29 April 1980, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Full name: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an actress, director, and producer.

She is best known for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey in ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation.

The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses.

  • Born: 19 November 1969, Everett, Massachusetts, US
  • Full name: Ellen Kathleen Pempeo
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68m)