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Al Pacino was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in The Godfather, Dick Tracy (1990), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). 1)

TV Roles

Al Pacino has appeared in various HBO projects, notably the miniseries Angels in America (2003) and the biography You Don't Know Jack (2010), both of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. 2)

Shakespeare Fan

Al Pacino, a lifetime Shakespeare lover, directed and acted in Looking for Richard (1996), a documentary film about the play Richard III, a part he had previously played on stage in the 1970s. 3)


Titanic's studios originally wanted Matthew McConaughey to play Jack, but director James Cameron insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio instead. 4)

Romper Space

Leonardo DiCaprio made his first appearance on screen in the children's television show Romper Space, but he was fired due to his disruptive conduct. 5)


Leonardo DiCaprio was at the core of all casting choices for the film Inception. “We were just trying to cast the best people I could find for those roles, who felt right around Leo,” says Nolan, who knew he wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play Cobb. 6)

Keeps the award in her bathroom

Kate Winslet was nominated for six Academy Awards before she won the 2009 award for Best Actress for her role in “The Reader.” She revealed in an interview with WSJ Magazine that she keeps the award in her bathroom so that her guests can hold it while making acceptance speeches in the mirror without feeling self-conscious. 7)

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

In 2012, Kate Winslet was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. 8)

James Bond

Sean Connery was well renowned for being the first actor to play James Bond in a film. He appeared in seven Bond films between 1962-1983. 9)

Before Bond

Sean Connery had previously worked in minor theatrical and television shows before landing his big break with the Bond movie. 10)

No Oscar

Surprisingly, Keanu Reeves has never been nominated for an Academy Award. 11)


Keanu Reeves has faced several adversities in his life. River Phoenix, his best buddy, died of a heroin overdose in 1993. Later, he and his partner were expecting a child, who was sadly stillborn, and their relationship dissolved as a result of the pressure. A year later, his then-girlfriend was killed in a vehicle accident. Keanu has avoided meaningful relationships and having children since then. 12)


Keanu has stated that he does not worry about money; he claims that he could live off of what he has already made for the next several centuries, which is why he is so kind. 13)

Confessions of an Actor

“A fresh young actor in the company of extraordinary potential named Anthony Hopkins was understudying me and went away with the part of Edgar like a cat with a mouse between its jaws,” Olivier later wrote in his memoir, Confessions of an Actor. 14)

Highest Paid

Anthony Hopkins was the highest-paid actor in Britain in 1998, appearing in The Mask of Zorro and Meet Joe Black, and he also agreed to reprise his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter for a salary of £15 million. 15)

The Silence Of The Lambs

Anthony Hopkins' most well-known portrayal was as the cannibalistic serial murderer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1991, with Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, who also won for Best Actress. 16)


Mamma Mia!, Evan Almighty, Where the Wild Things Are, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding are among the films in which Tom Hanks is credited as a producer or executive producer but does not appear, as is the HBO miniseries John Adams.17)


Tom's Oscar acceptance speech for Philadelphia, in which he acknowledged a gay instructor, inspired Frank Oz's 1997 film In & Out, starring Kevin Kline. 18)

Typewriter Fan

Tom Hanks like typewriters and discusses them extensively in the beautiful and interesting documentary California Typewriter, as well as in an NPR interview. He allegedly possesses over 250 typewriters. 19)

The Last Temptation of Christ

Robert de Niro declined the part of Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ. It was later passed on to Willem Dafoe. 20)

Tribeca Film Festival

De Niro founded the Tribeca Film Festival in May 2002 with the goal of revitalizing Lower Manhattan following the September 11th attacks. 21)

Favorite Roles

Depp's favorite characters to play to this day are Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Captain Jack Sparrow. 22)

Jack Sparrow

In 2003, Johnny Depp rose to fame as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. 23)

Tim Burton

Johnny Depp and Burton have collaborated on other films since Edward Scissorhands, including Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie, and the Chocolate Factory, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. 24)

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