Peter Hans Docter is an American film director, animator, screenwriter, producer and voice actor from Bloomington, Minnesota. He is best known for directing the animated feature films Monsters, Inc. , Up and Inside Out and as a key figure and collaborator at Pixar Animation Studios. The A.V. Club has called him "almost universally successful". He has been nominated for eight Oscars , seven Annie Awards , a BAFTA Children's Film Award , and a Hochi Film Award . He has described himself as a "geeky kid from Minnesota who likes to draw cartoons."
Samuel Smiles , was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help , promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.
Robert William Corddry is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and for his starring role in the comedy film Hot Tub Time Machine and supporting roles in comedy films such as Blades of Glory, The Heartbreak Kid, Semi-Pro, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, What Happens in Vegas, Warm Bodies, Pain & Gain, The Way, Way Back, Sex Tape, Office Christmas Party, & How to Be a Latin Lover. He is also the creator and star of the Adult Swim comedy series Childrens Hospital and won his first and second Emmy Awards in September 2012 and September 2013. Corddry currently co-stars in the HBO series Ballers.
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and writer. Lawrence came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the television sitcom Martin and the films House Party, Boomerang, Bad Boys, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Life, Big Momma's House, and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate.