Persons

by Daniel_Ailer | created - 17 Oct 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Joseph Campbell

Writer | The Looney Tunes Guide to Fairy Tales

Joseph Campbell was born on March 26, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph John Campbell. He was married to Jean Erdman. He died on October 31, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

2. Joseph Goebbels

Writer | Der Führer

Josef Goebbels, the man who almost single-handedly developed the field of propaganda into an art form, would, for a day, be the leader of World War II Germany. Goebbels was born in the German Rhineland to strict Catholic parents. He was short, standing at just under 5' 6", of small stature and ...

3. Daniel Everett

Self | The Grammar of Happiness

Daniel Everett is known for his work on The Grammar of Happiness (2012).

4. Louis Theroux

Writer | When Louis Met... Jimmy

Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. He is a writer and producer, known for When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000), My Scientology Movie (2015) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. They have three ...

5. Bear Grylls

Producer | You vs. Wild

Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 in Isle of Wight, England as Edward Michael Bear Grylls. He is a producer and writer, known for You vs. Wild (2019), Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (2015) and Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014). He has been married to Shara Cannings-Knight since 2000. They have ...

6. Ross Kemp

Actor | EastEnders

Ross Kemp was born on July 21, 1964 in Barking, Essex, England. His mother, Jean, was a hairdresser and his father, John, was a policeman with the Metropolitan Police force. He has a brother named Darren who is a documentary producer for the BBC.

Ross attended Shenfield High School, where he is ...

7. Edward Bernays

Edward Bernays was born on November 22, 1891 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was married to Doris Fleischman. He died on March 9, 1995 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

8. Jacque Fresco

Art_department | Self-erecting Structures

Jacque Fresco was born on March 13, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Self-erecting Structures (2002), Untitled Venus Project and Cities in the Sea (2002). He was married to Patricia. He died on May 18, 2017 in Sebring, Florida, USA.

9. Jeremy Clarkson

Self | Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster in the North of England, an area renowned for its loud shouting and rampant exaggeration. He went to Repton school but didn't really pay attention and then got a job with a local newspaper where he was famed for stories such as '...

10. James May

Self | Top Gear

James May was born in the 18th century in the British city of Bristol. He studied music at university, although secretly he was thinking about old motorcycles. In his career to date he has been sacked from Autocar, let go from Driven, and relieved of his duties at CAR magazine. He previously ...

11. Richard Hammond

Self | Top Gear

Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no...

12. Noam Chomsky

Self | Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. From 1951-55, he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. While a ...

13. Richard Nixon

Soundtrack | Frost/Nixon

Richard Nixon was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California, USA as Richard Milhous Nixon. He was an actor and writer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), Presidential Countdown (1960) and Startime (1959). He was married to Pat Nixon. He died on April 22, 1994 in Manhattan, New York City, New ...

14. Henry Kissinger

Tomorrow Never Dies

Henry Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Heinz Alfred Kissinger. He is an actor, known for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brother's Keeper (1998) and Dynasty (1981). He has been married to Nancy Maginnes since March 30, 1974. He was previously married to Ann Fleisher.

15. Adam Curtis

Director | The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

Adam Curtis was born on May 26, 1955 in Dartford, Kent, England as Kevin Adam Curtis. He is a director and producer, known for The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004), Pandora's Box (1992) and HyperNormalisation (2016).

16. H.R. Giger

Art_department | Alien

H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

17. Ayn Rand

Writer | Love Letters

Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She was a writer and actress, known for Love Letters (1945), We the Living (1942) and The Fountainhead. She was married to Frank O'Connor. She died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York, ...

18. Syd Mead

Art_department | Blade Runner

Syd Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he has visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd's movie designs have appeared in '...

19. John D. Rockefeller

Self | Freakonomics

John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford, New York, USA as John Davison Rockefeller. He was married to Laura Celesdia Spelman. He died on May 23, 1937 in Ormond, Florida, USA.

20. David Rockefeller

Self | Empire City

David Rockefeller was born on June 12, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as David John Rockefeller. He was married to Margaret McGrath. He died on March 20, 2017 in Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, New York.

21. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

22. Jack White

Soundtrack | Quantum of Solace

Jack played guitar and sang in the band The White Stripes. They released six albums: their self-titled debut -- "The White Stripes", "De Stijl", "White Blood Cells", "Elephant", "Get Behind Me Satan", and "Icky Thump", before breaking up in 2011.

White also sings and plays guitar in the band The ...

23. Ralph McQuarrie

Art_department | Cocoon

Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in ...

24. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

25. Slavoj Zizek

Writer | The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Slavoj Zizek was born on March 21, 1949 in Llubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. He is a writer, known for The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006), The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) and The Three Lives of Antigony (2018).

26. David Attenborough

Self | Blue Planet II

Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...

27. Hunter S. Thompson

Writer | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Hunter Stockton Thompson. He was married to Anita Thompson and Sondi Wright. He died on February 20, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado, USA.

28. Richard Dawkins

Actor | Doctor Who

Richard Dawkins was born on March 26, 1941 in Nairobi, Kenya as Clinton Richard Dawkins. He is an actor and writer, known for Doctor Who (2005), Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) and Intersect. He has been married to Lalla Ward since September 1992. He was previously married to Eve Barham ...

29. Ben Burtt

Sound_department | WALL·E

Ben Burtt was born in New York, USA. Though he is a writer, an editor and a director, he is best known for his work as a sound designer. Ben has worked on many Pixar and Star Trek movies and all of the Star Wars movies. He is credited for creating Chewbacca's voice and sounds as well as the voice ...

30. Margaret Thatcher

SDI Star Wars

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England, the younger daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. Her father was a greengrocer and respected town leader, serving as lay-leader with their church, city-alderman and then as mayor. He taught Margaret never to do things because ...

31. Milton Friedman

Self | The Corporation

Milton Friedman was born on July 31, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Corporation (2003), Free to Choose (1980) and The Incredible Bread Machine Film (1975). He was married to Rose Friedman. He died on November 16, 2006 in San Francisco, California, USA.

32. Boney M.

Soundtrack | Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Boney M were originally Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams, and Bobby Farrell, and the brainchild of pop Svengali Frank Farian.

33. Leilani Münter

Actress | America's Sweethearts

Leilani Münter is biology graduate turned professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery's Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world. She is a recipient of ELLE Magazine's 2012 Genius Award and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car ...

34. Martin Luther King

Soundtrack | Freedom Writers

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six ...

35. Ol' Dirty Bastard

Soundtrack | Blade: Trinity

Ol' Dirty Bastard was born on November 15, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Russell Tyrone Jones. He was married to Icelene Jones. He died on November 13, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City.

36. Masta Ace

Soundtrack | Kids

Masta Ace was born as Duval Clear.

37. Tsuyoshi Abe

Stunts | Big Stan

Tsuyoshi Abe was born and raised in Japan. He studied many martial arts including karate, kendo, and shorinji kenpo until his departure for the U.S. in 1985. He lived in Seattle, Washington and while there, studied in Bruce Lee's martial art, Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, under Taky Kimura. Mr. ...

38. Hillary Clinton

Actress | Madam Secretary

Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hillary Diane Rodham. She has been married to Bill Clinton since October 11, 1975. They have one child.

39. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...



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