Richard Stuart Linklater is an American filmmaker and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his realistic and natural humanist films which revolve mainly around suburban culture and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the observational comedy film Slacker ; the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused ; the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise , Before Sunset , and Before Midnight ; the music-themed comedy School of Rock ; and the rotoscope animated films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly .
Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American rapper, actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, film producer, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2007 he played the role of the fictional footballer TJ Harper in the film Goal II: Living the Dream. In 2006, Cannon recorded the singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for the planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married American R&B/pop singer Mariah Carey in 2008. He filed for divorce in December 2014, after six years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 2016. In early 2017, Cannon announced he would not be returning to host the 12th series of America's Got Talent. He would be replaced by American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer Tyra Banks.
Guillermo del Toro Gómez is an Academy award winning Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror films The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth , and more mainstream American action films, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II , the supernatural superhero film Hellboy , its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army , and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim .
Siddharth Pico Raghavan Iyer , known as Pico Iyer, is a British-born American essayist and novelist, best known for his travel writing. He is the author of numerous books on crossing cultures including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul. An essayist for Time since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper's, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and other publications.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.Georgia O'Keeffe
A nation may be born in a day, but the great truths which make for the glory and uplift of the race only through long ages permeate and control humanity. We must have the divine patience and understand the divine mathematics of a thousand years as one day.David Josiah Brewer