Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is " and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote or produced such films as Regarding Henry , Forever Young , Armageddon , Cloverfield , Star Trek , Star Wars: The Force Awakens , and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX .
John Nicholas Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty Dozen . He studied acting with Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.
It's funny: people who meet me say, 'I thought you'd be different.' But I'm still the same guy.Bill Engvall