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Abigail Pogrebin (born May 17, 1965) is an American writer.
The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.
The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture.
The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute on February 26, 1973, to honor a single individual for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through motion pictures and television.
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Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).
Agatha is a 1979 British drama thriller film directed by Michael Apted, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman and Timothy Dalton, and written by Kathleen Tynan.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.
Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Alan Alda (born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo; January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author.
Alfredo, Alfredo is a 1972 Italian language award winning comedy film directed by Pietro Germi.
All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
American Buffalo is a 1996 British-American drama film directed by Michael Corrente and starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, and Sean Nelson, the only members of the cast.
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor and director.
Anna Graham Hunter is an American blog writer and career coach.
Anne Byrne Hoffman (born September 28, 1943) is an American actress.
The Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation.
The Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production (or Annie Award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production) is an Annie Award awarded annually to the best animated feature film and introduced in 1998.
An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality.
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater.
Ascoli Piceno (Asculum) is a town and comune in the Marche region of Italy, capital of the province of the same name.
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or simply Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכְּנַזִּים, Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation:, singular:, Modern Hebrew:; also), are a Jewish diaspora population who coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the end of the first millennium.
Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.
An Audie Award (or Audie), bestowed annually in the United States, recognizes outstanding audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior.
Bar Mitzvah (בַּר מִצְוָה) is a Jewish coming of age ritual for boys.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC.
BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
Being There is a satirical novel by the Polish-born writer Jerzy Kosinski, first published in 1970.
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
Bette Midler (Inside the Actors Studio, 2004 born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.
Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American gangster film directed by Robert Benton, starring Loren Dean as the title character and Dustin Hoffman as real-life gangster Dutch Schultz.
A bit part is a role in which there is direct interaction with the principal actors and no more than five lines of dialogue, often referred to as a five-or-less or under-five in the United States, or under sixes in British television.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
Robert Louis Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor.
Robert Upshur Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author.
A bookmaker, bookie, or turf accountant is an organization or a person that accepts and pays off bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds.
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
Henry Zuckerman, credited as Buck Henry (born December 9, 1930), is an American actor, writer, film director, and television director.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
The California Birth Index (CABI) is a database compiled by the California Office of Health Information and Research.
Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the main antagonist of J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pan's archenemy.
Carl Bernstein (born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist and author.
The title Chancellor has designated different offices in the history of Germany.
A character actor or character actress is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters.
Charles Frohman (July 15, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American theatrical producer.
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and writer.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899 – September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Circle in the Square Theatre is a Broadway theatre in midtown Manhattan at 235 West 50th Street in the Paramount Plaza building.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (commonly known as Columbia Pictures and Columbia, formerly CBC Film Sales Corporation, and stylized as COLUMBIA) is an American film studio, production company and film distributor that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation.
Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
Confidence is a 2003 crime drama film starring Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia and Rachel Weisz, directed by James Foley, and written by Doug Jung.
Cori Thomas is an playwright whose works include When January Feels Like Summer.
Costa-Gavras (short for Konstantinos Gavras; Κωνσταντίνος Γαβράς; born 12 February 1933) is a Greek-French film director and producer, who lives and works in France.
Cuba Michael Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968), is an American actor and comedian.
A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000.
David Denby (born 1943) is an American journalist, best known as a film critic for The New Yorker magazine.
David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter and author.
David Owen Russell (born August 20, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller.
Death of a Salesman is a 1985 American made-for-television film adaptation of the 1949 play of the same name by Arthur Miller, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang and Charles Durning.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, producer, singer and comedian.
Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action comedy film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould.
Donald McNichol Sutherland, (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss).
The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.
Dustin Lancy Farnum (May 27, 1874 – July 3, 1929) was an American singer, dancer, and actor on the stage and in silent films.
Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses.
Edward Fitzgerald Burns (born January 29, 1968) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director best known for appearing in several films including Saving Private Ryan (1998), 15 Minutes (2001), Life or Something Like It (2002), Confidence (2003), A Sound of Thunder (2005), The Holiday (2006), One Missed Call (2008), 27 Dresses (2008), Man on a Ledge (2012), Friends with Kids (2012), and Alex Cross (2012).
Eh? is a play by Henry Livings.
Elaine May (born April 21, 1932) is an American screenwriter, film director, actress, and comedienne.
Eli Herschel Wallach (December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014) was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s.
Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".
Embassy Pictures Corporation (also and later known as AVCO Embassy Pictures as well as Embassy Films Associates) was an American independent film production and distribution studio responsible for such films as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Graduate, The Lion in Winter, Carnal Knowledge, The Night Porter, Phantasm, The Fog, Prom Night, Scanners, The Howling, Escape from New York, and This Is Spinal Tap.
Dame Emma Thompson, DBE (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and screenwriter.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.
Family Business is a 1989 American comedy-drama heist film directed by Sidney Lumet with a screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel.
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population.
Finding Neverland is a 2004 historical fantasy drama film directed by Marc Forster and written by David Magee, based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a documentary television series hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. that airs on PBS.
Gary Fleder (born December 19, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Gary Leonard OldmanBirths, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005. (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film and television.
Gene D. Phillips, S.J. (March 3, 1935 – August 29, 2016) was an American author, educator, and Catholic priest.
Eugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist.
The Genie Awards were given out annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize the best of Canadian cinema from 1980-2012.
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".
GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931.
Greenwich Village often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City.
When used in a sexual context, groping is touching or fondling another person in an unwelcome sexual way using the hands.
Hallmark Hall of Fame, originally called Hallmark Television Playhouse, is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City-based greeting card company.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (3 April 1930 – 16 June 2017) was a German statesman who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany 1982–1990 and of the reunited Germany 1990–1998) and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998.
Henry Livings (20 September 1929 – 20 February 1998) was an English playwright and screenwriter, who worked extensively in British television and theatre from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Hero (released in the United Kingdom and Ireland as Accidental Hero) is a 1992 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears.
Hook is a 1991 American fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo.
Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.
Horton Hears a Who! is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and was published in 1954 by Random House.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899January 14, 1957) was an American screen and stage actor.
I ♥ Huckabees (known usually as I Heart Huckabees but also as I Love Huckabees) is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed and produced by David O. Russell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Baena.
Iași (also referred to as Jassy or Iassy) is the second-largest city in Romania, after the national capital Bucharest, and the seat of Iași County.
In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison.
The International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor is a category of the International Emmy Awards, held since 2005 and which awards actors outside the United States.
Ishtar is a 1987 American action-adventure-comedy film written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, who co-starred with Dustin Hoffman.
"Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (9 May 1860 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and musician.
Jacob Edward "Jake" Hoffman (born March 20, 1981) is an American actor, writer and director.
Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times.
Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor.
Jerzy Kosiński (June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991), born Józef Lewinkopf, was a Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of P.E.N., who wrote primarily in English.
Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American film, television and theatre actress.
Jimmy Shine is a play with music.
Joel Hopkins (born 6 September 1970) is a British independent film director and screenwriter best known for his films Jump Tomorrow (2001) and Last Chance Harvey (2008).
John and Mary is a 1969 American romantic drama film directed by Peter Yates.
John Ray Grisham Jr. (born February 8, 1955).
John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
John Richard Schlesinger (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician.
Judaism (originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; via Latin and Greek) is the religion of the Jewish people.
Judith Crist (May 22, 1922 – August 7, 2012) was an American film critic and academic.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress.
Kathryn Rossetter is an American retired actress who best known for her role in a Broadway production of Death of a Salesman (1984) as well as its 1985 TV movie adaptation, opposite Dustin Hoffman.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens).
Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician.
Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer and singer.
Kiev or Kyiv (Kyiv; Kiyev; Kyjev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper.
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an American computer-animated television series spun off from the Kung Fu Panda films.
Last Chance Harvey is a 2008 British-American romantic drama film written and directed by Joel Hopkins.
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (May 26, 1910 – July 11, 2004) was an American philanthropist, businessman, financier, and major conservationist.
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacoby, December 8, 1911February 11, 1976) was an American actor.
Lee Strasberg (born Israel Strasberg; November 17, 1901February 17, 1982) was a Polish-born American actor, director, and theatre practitioner.
Lenny is a 1974 American biographical drama film about the comedian Lenny Bruce, starring Dustin Hoffman and directed by Bob Fosse.
Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.
Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.
Lisa Jo Hoffman (née Gotsegen; born September 1, 1954) is an American businesswoman.
"Lisa's Substitute" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season.
Little Big Man is a 1970 American western film directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.
Little Fockers (known as Meet the Parents: Little Fockers in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia) is a 2010 American comedy film and sequel to Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004).
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
Los Angeles High School is the oldest public high school in the Southern California Region and in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman.
Mad City is a 1997 American thriller film directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Tom Matthews based on a story by Matthews and Eric Williams, and starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta, with a supporting cast featuring Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, Ted Levine, Raymond J. Barry, and Larry King.
Madigan's Millions (It: Un dollaro per 7 vigliacchi, Sp: El Millón de Madigan) is a 1968 Italian-Spanish comedy crime film directed by Stanley Prager and produced by Sidney W. Pink.
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, (born 28 December 1934) is an English actress.
Marathon Man is a 1976 American suspense-thriller film directed by John Schlesinger.
Marie Brenner (born December 15, 1949) is an American author, investigative journalist and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair.
Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor, stage actor and singer.
Meet the Fockers, sometimes referred to as Meet The Parents 2, is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents.
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach.
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress.
Method acting is a range of training and rehearsal techniques that seek to encourage sincere and emotionally expressive performances, as formulated by a number of different theatre practitioners, principally in the United States, where it is among the most popular—and controversial—approaches to acting.
María de Lourdes "Mia" Villiers Farrow (born February 9, 1945) is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model.
Michael David Apted, (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor.
Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy.
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian.
Modern American liberalism is the dominant version of liberalism in the United States.
Moonlight Mile is a 2002 American romantic drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling.
Morgan Freeman, The New Yorker, July 3, 1978.
Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.
Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from 1958 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1963 on the ABC television network.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is a full-time professional conservatory for actors located at 340 East 54th Street in New York City, and is known as the home of the Meisner technique, developed by Sanford Meisner.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York State Psychiatric Institute, located in the Columbia University Medical Center in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was established in 1895 as one of the first institutions in the United States to integrate teaching, research and therapeutic approaches to the care of patients with mental illnesses.
Nichols and May was a Grammy Award-winning American improvisational comedy duo act developed by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) and Elaine May (born 1932).
Nicole Mary Kidman, (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
An Off-Broadway theatre is any professional venue in Manhattan in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, inclusive.
Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston's nonfiction book The Hot Zone.
Papillon is a 1973 historical period drama prison film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
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Paul Gardner (born May 15, 1930 in Ramsgate, England) is an American soccer journalist and author.
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor.
People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Meredith Corporation.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 2006 German period psychological crime thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Dustin Hoffman.
Peter Biskind is an American cultural critic, film historian, journalist, former executive editor of Premiere magazine from 1986 to 1996.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Pietro Germi (14 September 1914 – 5 December 1974) was an Italian actor, screenwriter, and director.
Quartet is a 2012 British comedy-drama film based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood, which ran in London's West End from September 1999 until January 2000.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.
Rachel Hannah Weisz ("vice"; born 7 March 1970) is an English actress.
Racing Stripes is a 2005 American sports comedy family film directed by Frederik Du Chau.
Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.
Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes.
Rene Marie Russo (born February 17, 1954) is an American actress, producer, and former model.
Richard Sumner Meryman (August 6, 1926 – February 2, 2015) was a journalist, biographer and Life magazine writer and editor.
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot is a British comedy television film that was first broadcast as part of BBC One's 2015 Christmas programming.
Robert Douglas Benton (born September 29, 1932) is an American screenwriter and film director.
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, producer, and director.
Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Robert Evans (born June 29, 1930) is an American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown.
Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist.
Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer.
Runaway Jury is a 2003 American legal thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz.
The Russian Empire (Российская Империя) or Russia was an empire that existed across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.
Santa Monica College (SMC) is a public two-year community college in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Savant syndrome is a condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average.
The Church of Scientology has operated in Germany since 1970.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).
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Sharon Yvonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model.
Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit.
Sidney W. Pink (March 16, 1916 – October 12, 2002) was an American movie producer and occasional director.
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.
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Sphere is a 1998 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed and produced by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish (2005) is a book by journalist and former 60 Minutes producer Abigail Pogrebin.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.
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Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Marc Forster, produced by Lindsay Doran, and written by Zach Helm.
Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George.
Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer, and actor.
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"That's Amore" is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks.
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The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965.
The Graduate is a 1967 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College.
The Holiday is a 2006 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers.
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is an independent, nonprofit community weekly newspaper serving the Jewish community of greater Los Angeles, published by TRIBE Media Corp.
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The Mirror Theater was founded by Sabra Jones in 1983, who was also the Founding Artistic Director.
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The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan.
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The Weather Underground is a 2002 documentary film based on the rise and fall of the American radical organization The Weathermen.
The Theatre World Award is an American honor presented annually to actors and actresses in recognition of an outstanding New York City stage debut performance, either on Broadway or off-Broadway.
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