Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles, and was the author of 14 books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as his signature tune.
Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused" reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries. She was one of the most influential American film critics of her day.
Bradley Whitford is an American actor and political activist. He portrayed White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC television drama The West Wing, for which he was nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards from 2001 to 2003, winning in 2001. This role also earned him three consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations.
John Alberto Leguizamo is an American actor, voice artist, stand-up comedian, film producer, playwright and screenwriter. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in the action/comedy Super Mario Bros. as Luigi and a supporting role in the crime drama Carlito's Way . Other notable roles include Sid the Sloth in the animated Ice Age films and the narrator of the sitcom The Brothers García . As of 2009, he has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions , made over 12 television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows.