Om Prakash Puri, OBE was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Indian films, as well as independent and art films. He is best known for his author-backed roles in films like Aakrosh , Arohan , Ardh Satya and television films like Sadgati and Tamas and also light-hearted roles in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Chachi 420 . He had various collaborations with director Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani. Puri also appeared in non-Indian productions in the United States, Britain and Pakistan.
John Christopher Reilly is an American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and producer. He made his film debut in Brian De Palma's war film Casualties of War . He then gained exposure through his supporting roles in Days of Thunder , What's Eating Gilbert Grape , and The River Wild . Reilly collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson on the crime thriller Hard Eight , and the dramas Boogie Nights and Magnolia . For his performance in Chicago , Reilly was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He worked with director Martin Scorsese on both Gangs of New York and The Aviator .
Charles Stuart Kaufman is an American screenwriter, producer, director, and lyricist. He wrote the films Being John Malkovich , Adaptation , and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . He made his directorial debut with Synecdoche, New York , which was also well-received; film critic Roger Ebert dubbed it "the best movie of the decade" in 2009. It was followed by Anomalisa .
Paul Frederic Simon is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water".