Paul Edward Haggis is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director of film and television. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners: Million Dollar Baby and Crash , the latter of which he also directed. He is the creator of the television series Due South and the co-creator of Walker, Texas Ranger. He is a two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and seven-time Gemini Award winner.
Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer is an English actress and screenwriter. She began acting in stage productions, and has since appeared in several film and television roles. In 2003, she won an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Lovely and Amazing. She is also known for playing roles in Match Point , Lars and the Real Girl , Chaos Theory , Harry Brown , Shutter Island , Hugo , and the HBO series The Newsroom.
Rene Marie Russo is an American actress, producer, and former model. Russo began her career in the 1970s as a fashion model appearing on several magazine covers including Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She made her film debut in the 1989 comedy film Major League. Later, Russo starred in a number of thrillers and action movies throughout the 1990s, including Mr. Destiny and One Good Cop . In the 1990s, she played Lorna Cole in Lethal Weapon 3 , In the Line of Fire , Outbreak , Get Shorty , Tin Cup , Ransom , Lethal Weapon 4 , The Thomas Crown Affair , and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle . After she starred in the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005, she took a six-year break from acting.
Richard Stuart Linklater is an American filmmaker and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his realistic and natural humanist films which revolve mainly around suburban culture and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the observational comedy film Slacker ; the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused ; the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise , Before Sunset , and Before Midnight ; the music-themed comedy School of Rock ; and the rotoscope animated films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly .
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music and of aviation.Tom Stoppard
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.Rumi