Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.
Jonathan Kolia Favreau is an American actor and filmmaker. As an actor, he is known for roles in films such as Rudy , Swingers , Very Bad Things , The Break-Up , Couples Retreat , and Chef . He has also directed the films Elf , Zathura: A Space Adventure , Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Cowboys & Aliens , and The Jungle Book , and served as an executive producer on The Avengers , Iron Man 3 , and Avengers: Age of Ultron . Favreau also portrays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played Pete Becker during season three of the television sitcom Friends. He produces films under his banner, Fairview Entertainment. The company has been credited as co-producers in most of Favreau's directorial ventures.
Frank Hall Crane was an American stage and film actor and director. He appeared in 75 films between 1909 and 1939. He also directed 48 films between 1914 and 1927. His first screen writing included The Stolen Voice in 1915. He was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.
Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and co-teacher at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-teaches "Advanced Producing: Script to Screen". He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused , before going on to appear in the slasher film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation , the legal thriller A Time to Kill , the comedy film Larger than Life , Steven Spielberg's historical drama Amistad , the science fiction drama Contact , the comedy EDtv , and the war film U-571 .
Jonah Hill Feldstein is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. Hill is known for his comedic roles in films such as Accepted , Grandma's Boy , Superbad , Knocked Up , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Get Him to the Greek , 21 Jump Street , This Is the End , 22 Jump Street , and War Dogs , as well as his performances in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street , for which he received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.