Born this day in 1901, Strasberg is the "father of method acting," who mentored many actors whose work we now consider great. The following clip gives an idea of the man in terms of his famous "method" and its impact on the actors who use it.
It's a long way from Mean Girls to The Notebook and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. But Rachel McAdams, born this day in 1978 is a bonafide star now. Here's a look at her audition for The Notebook.
Born this day 71 years ago, this director has given us one great film after another - Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, Gangs of New York, and The Color of Money among them. But wasn't it nice that his 2011 film, Hugo, picked up five Oscars and a Golden Globe for Best Director - a film without an ounce of violence even his own little kid could see. Here's the trailer.
Born this day in Toronto, Canada, in 1944, Lorne Michaels got his start as a writer for Laugh-in back in the 1960's. By 1975, he was ready to co-create one of the most successful television comedy programs in the history of the medium. We know him for Saturday Night Live, which has served as the launching pad for many successful actors over the years: Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroyd, Tina Fey, Adam Sandler Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, John Belushi, and the list goes on. Here is the famous "ignorant slut" clip, followed by news for the hearing impaired.
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