Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, filmmaker, and social activist. He made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse , followed by minor film roles. He was part of the original cast of This Is Our Youth , for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Following were his roles in 13 Going on 30 , Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Zodiac , and What Doesn't Kill You . In 2010, he starred in the psychological thriller Shutter Island and the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right. For the latter, he received nominations for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also co-starred in the mystery films Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2 as FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes.
Matthew Abraham Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell and the television series The Simpsons , Futurama , and the upcoming Disenchantment . The Simpsons has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. primetime-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated series and sitcom.
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. DuVernay won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma , DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th .
I'm a big advocate of the power of positive thinking, particularly for small businesses.Kevin Plank
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.Dale Carnegie
What I relish most is when a member of my staff, who has worked with passion and patience towards achieving their dream of owning a restaurant, walks up to me and says, 'Nobu! I have done it!'Nobu Matsuhisa
I've developed into quite a swan. I'm one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older until I drop dead of beauty.Rufus Wainwright