Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer, author, and fashion model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask , My Best Friend's Wedding , and There's Something About Mary , and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series . Other high-profile films include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle , The Sweetest Thing , In Her Shoes , The Holiday , What Happens in Vegas , My Sister's Keeper , Knight and Day , The Green Hornet , Bad Teacher , What to Expect When You're Expecting , The Counselor , The Other Woman, Sex Tape, and Annie .
Samuel Shepard Rogers III , known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned half a century. He won 10 Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most given to any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff . Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described him as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."
Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus . Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me," and his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers." Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute."
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.Kurt Vonnegut