Samuel Shepard Rogers III , known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned half a century. He won 10 Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most given to any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff . Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described him as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."
Ronald Dee "Ron" White is an American stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad", he is the author of the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability , which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.
Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, author, producer and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and surprise endings. He was born in Puducherry, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror thriller The Sixth Sense , the superhero thriller Unbreakable , the science fiction horror Signs , and the historical drama-horror film The Village . For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan receieved a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including, the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water , the horror thriller film The Happening , the film adaptation of The Last Airbender , and the science-fiction film After Earth . Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyalaman's career was revived with the release of the found footage horror The Visit and the psychological horror Split , the latter of which is set in the same universe as his previous film Unbreakable. He was a producer for Devil and was instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines.
Rupert James Hector Everett is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country as an openly gay pupil at an English public school in the 1930s; the role earned him his first BAFTA Award nomination. He went on to receive a second BAFTA Award nomination and his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in My Best Friend's Wedding , followed by a second Golden Globe nomination for An Ideal Husband .
What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn't have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that's startling or is so poignant.Patti Smith
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.Paulo Coelho
There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.Yoko Ono
A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years.Michael Leunig