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Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and producer of Spanish descent. He has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards.

Including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film Traffic (2000).

Del Toro’s performance as ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

As well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

  • Full name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
  • Profession: Puerto Rican actor
  • Born: 19 February 1967 (age 53 years), San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • TV shows: Escape at Dannemora
  • Children: Delilah del Toro
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Judi Dench

Judi Dench is an English actress, artist and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company.

Over the following few years, she performed in several of Shakespeare’s plays, in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

Although most of her work during this period was in theatre, she also branched into film work and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer. She drew rave reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968.

Over the next two decades, Dench established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

She received critical acclaim for her work on television during this period, in the series A Fine Romance (1981–1984) and As Time Goes By (1992–2005), in both of which she held starring roles.

Her film appearances were infrequent, and included supporting roles in major films, such as A Room with a View (1986), before she rose to international fame as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films until Skyfall (2012).

A seven-time Academy Award nominee, Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998); her other Oscar-nominated roles were in Mrs Brown (1997), Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006) and Philomena (2013).

She has also received many other accolades for her acting in theatre, film, and television; her other competitive awards include six British Academy Film Awards, four BAFTA TV Awards, seven Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award.

She has also received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001, and the Special Olivier Award in 2004. In June 2011, she received a fellowship from the British Film Institute (BFI). Dench is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

  • Full name: Dame Judith Olivia Dench CH DBE FRSA
  • Profession: British actress
  • Born: 9 December 1934 (age 85 years), Heworth, York
  • Spouse: Michael Williams (m. 1971–2001)
  • TV shows: As Time Goes By, A Fine Romance, Cranford
  • Upcoming movies: Artemis Fowl, Blithe Spirit, Six Minutes to Midnight
  • Children: Finty Williams
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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an American actress and author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and blockbuster films.

She has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and two Golden Globes. Time magazine named Moore one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.

After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance.

Her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), and she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992).

Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman’s Short Cuts (1993), and successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Safe (1995) continued this acclaim.

Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) established her as a leading lady in Hollywood.

Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002).

In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while the other three starred her as an unhappy, mid-20th century housewife.

She also had success with the films The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009), The Kids Are All Right (2010), and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change (2012).

Moore won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her playing an Alzheimer’s patient in Still Alice (2014) and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars (2014).

Her highest-grossing releases include the final two films of The Hunger Games series and the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

In addition to acting, Moore has written a series of children’s books about a character named “Freckleface Strawberry”. She is married to director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.

  • Full name: Julianne Moore
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 3 December 1960 (age 59 years), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
  • Upcoming movie: The Woman in the Window
  • Spouse: Bart Freundlich (m. 2003), John Gould Rubin (m. 1986–1995)
  • TV shows: As the World Turns, I’ll Take Manhattan, Lisey’s Story, Inside Amy Schumer, Gloria Bell: Extras
  • Children: Liv Freundlich, Caleb Freundlich
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Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is an American actress. Her breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

She gained further critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), for which she received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, and nominations for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her other major films include the action films Max Payne (2008) and The Book of Eli (2010), the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits (2011), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West, and the comedies Ted (2012), Bad Moms (2016) and its sequel (2017).

  • Full name: Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 14 August 1983 (age 36 years), Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Ashton Kutcher (m. 2015)
  • Children: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, Dimitri Portwood Kutcher
  • Nationality: American, Ukrainian
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Cate Blanchett

Catherine Elise Blanchett AC is an Australian actress and theatre director. One of Australia’s most accomplished actresses, she is known for her roles in both blockbusters and independent films.

She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.

Time magazine named Blanchett one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and in 2018, she was ranked among the highest-paid actresses in the world.

  • Full name: Catherine Elise Blanchett AC
  • Profession: Actress and theatre director
  • Born: 14 May 1969 in Ivanhoe, Australia
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Spouse: Andrew Upton (m. 1997)
  • Children: Dashiell John Upton, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton
  • TV shows: Mrs. America, Heartland, Bordertown, Stateless and more
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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two British Academy Film Awards.

She is best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

  • Full name: Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
  • Born: 23 February 1983, London
  • Height: 1.71 m
  • Spouse: John Krasinski (m. 2010)
  • Children: Hazel Krasinski, Violet Krasinski