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Stephen Dorff (* July 29th 1973 in Atlanta , Georgia ) is an American actor . His major roles include the part of Deacon Frost in the comic book movie Blade .Stephen Dorff lived for a short time after he was born in Atlanta. After the birth of his younger brother Andrew, the family moved to Los Angeles . This turned out pretty fast that Dorff had a great interest in the film industry. So it was that he was already at the age of nine years for a role in the U.S. television series Family Ties was hired. In 1987, he then got his first starring role in the fantasy film gate – The Underground .Dorff was 1989 alongside Giovanni Ribisi a guest appearance on Married with Children , in the episode “The hero of the modern world.” Stephen and John played Boz Buds friends and Teddy.Blessed Stephen dorff was presentation of the so-called “fifth Beatles’ bassist Stuart Sutcliffe , in the film Backbeat by Iain Softley , a film from 1994 about the beginnings of the Beatles.Stephen Dorff then reached worldwide popularity in 1998 when he was in the Marvel comic adaptation Blade plays the role of the villain Deacon Frost. For this representation, he is in 1999 at the MTV Movie Awards awarded “Best film villain.” Other Dorff showed significant acting performances in the film I Shot Andy Warhol alongside Lili Taylor and in the John Waters film Cecil B. Demented (2000). After the films FearDotCom and Creek Manor – Cold Creek Manor in 2005 was Stephen Dorff movie Alone in the Dark to the cinemas.Stephen Dorff had been smaller roles in some 30 music videos. Most recently, he was in the music video Everytime by Britney Spears to see.Dorff left in November 2006, a death threat on the answering machine of the Jackass cast member Steve-O , because this dating dorff with ex-girlfriend May Andersen. Steve-O filmed themselves laughing along with Andersen while listening to the message and put the video on the Internet.
Taylor Daniel Lautner (* February 11 1992 in Grand Rapids , Michigan ) is an American actor.Taylor Lautner was born in 1992, the son of Deborah and Dan Lautner. He is French, Dutch, German and Native American descent. He has a younger sister named Makena.Lautner began at the age of six years with the karate lessons . The following year he won several tournaments and then allowed to train with the actor and martial artist Michael Chaturantabut (Mike Chat). At the age of eight years he represented his country in an international karate competition, the WKA World Championships in Louisville. There he won three gold medals in the freestyle disciplines and weapons forms in parallel with the World Youth Cup discharged.After Michael persuaded him Chaturantabut, Lautner went to an audition for a Burger King advertisement in Los Angeles, but was unsuccessful. As Lautner was ten years old, his family moved to Los Angeles. He further took part in karate competitions. In 2003 he was first in the world rankings for NASKAs ( The North American Sport Karate Association ) so-called Black Belt (Black Belt) in all four forms of competition that exists in the NASKA (traditional, creative, extreme, and choreography). The age of twelve, he won the Junior World Championships.His acting career began in 2001 with the television film Shadow Fury . He became famous among other things, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 , in which he plays Elliot Murtaugh. In 2006 he was honored for his role in the film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D for the Young Artist Award nominations.In 2008 he took over the role of Jacob Black in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestseller Twilight . In the sequel New Moon (2009) embodies the role, and Lautner had to train yourself for over ten kilograms of additional muscle mass. In 2008 he was high school students in the third year at Valencia High School . Recently, he attended courses at a university. In his spare time playing football and Lautner like baseball , is a big fan of Texas Longhorns and Michigan Wolverines . He is a member of the Hart Baseball Program in the area of Los Angeles, where he plays as a center fielder and second baseman. He is also in a hip-hop dance group called the LA Hip Kids , and a jazz dance group called Hot Shots .In 2009, Lautner was a comedy for Valentine’s Day and for Eclipse , the third installment of the Twilight saga, before the camera.
James Wesley Marsters (* August 20 1962 in Greenville , California ) is an American actor and musician . He became famous for the role of the platinum blond vampire Spike on the television series Buffy – The Vampire Slayer . He also starred in the final season of Angel – The Vampire Slayer with a role in just called.He grew up with his brother Paul and his sister Susan in Modesto on, was married to actress Liane Davidson and has been divorced a few years back. Today he takes care of his son (Sullivan, born 1996) and his niece, with whom he collaborated in Los Angeles live (Santa Monica). He has since 2004 a German girlfriend, Patricia, to whom he dedicated some songs already, and his entire sophomore solo album.After the completion of the Davis High School , he attended the theater school Juilliard School , Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and the American Conservatory Theater . He worked about 10 years as an actor at the theater , including New York , Chicago and Seattle . In the 1990s he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career as a film actor.After several minor roles, including the series Northern Exposure succeeded him with the role of the vampire Spike on the show Buffy – The Vampire Slayer , the breakthrough. In 1999 he participated as a clerk at the comic book series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike & Dru , which in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics published.In 2001, Marsters his vocal talent in a musical episode, Once More With Feeling , in the series Buffy – The Vampire Slayer prove. After his Serientod in the final season of the show he performed in the same role (at times as a disembodied spirit) in the final season of Angel – The Vampire Slayer on.In addition, Marsters was lead singer of U.S. band Ghost of the Robot , in addition to the album Mad Brilliant , three singles (Valerie, David Letterman, New Man) and the EP ” it’s nothing published. ” In June 2004, James Marsters, the resolution of the famous band, but already entered on Halloween of that year, again with a guitar on stage in London, this time as solo artists.In the following year (2005) he released his album Civilized Man in April and went on tour through Great Britain. Other concert appearances and a theater performance followed in October of that year. He worked in the film Shadow Puppets with a co-star.In the spring of 2007, James Marsters did a few gigs in London and was on the Collectormania 11 in Milton Keynes (UK) found. In October 2007 he released his second solo album Like A Waterfall .In nine episodes of Smallville , he played the android Brainiac , aka ” Prof. Milton Fine . ” He is also in the second Season of Doctor Who offshoot Torchwood seen as “Captain John Hart”.In the 2007 and produced in March 2008 for the first time in U.S. broadcast television two-parter The Capture of the Green River Killer (dt of the Green River trail of the killer ), he plays a supporting role in the serial killer Ted Bundy .In January 2008 the film PS I Love You in German cinemas. Published in the 2009 feature film Dragonball evolution it is seen in the role of Piccolo.
Hayao Miyazaki (* January 5th 1941 in Tokyo ) is a world famous and successful director of Japanese animated films ( anime ). In addition, he is still draftsman, graphic artist, writer, producer and mangaka .That he and Isao Takahata founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli is known worldwide and a springboard for some other anime artists.Hayao Miyazaki was born on 5 January 1941 as the second child born of an aircraft operator in Tokyo. To escape the U.S. bombing, his family moved to the city Utsunomiya , 100 km north of Tokyo, where he grew up. After school, he studied political science and economics four years before his 1963 production company Toei studio joined. There he began his career as an illustrator of various animated films / series, among others, he worked for the implementation of the cartoon TV series Heidi (1974) with. With Toei he met his future business partner Isao Takahata , with whom he, after several changes, the Studio Ghibli Studios founded.1979 realized by Hayao Miyazaki The Castle of Cagliostro, his first feature film as writer-director. In the early 1980s he launched his biggest project so far with the manga “Nausicaä”, a story in which a young princess fighting for survival in an unreal world. The manga was published in 1982 and became, like two years later screen adaptation Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds , a commercial success and earned him international recognition. This allowed him the founding of Studio Ghibli , where he produced his movies from now on, but also released the films of other talented artists. In addition to short films, he produced seven feature films for the Ghibli Studios, which made him one of the most important representatives of the Japanese animated film.After the production of Princess Mononoke as then the most successful Japanese film of all time in 1997 Miyazaki said initially his resignation as director in order to make room for younger talent. He returned, however, and created among others the 2001 film Spirited Away Land , the new sales record was setting up and become the world’s most award-winning animated film (including the Golden Bear in 2002 , Oscar in 2003 ).Miyazaki’s last film to date, Howl’s Moving Castle came, released in 2004, in German-speaking countries went through a dubbed version in August 2005. The next project was the film Gake no Ue no Ponyo , who came in July 2008 and already released in Japan in its opening weekend than 1.2 million people visited. in 2008 the film received an invitation to the competition of the 65th Venice Film Festival . A production of Studio Ghibli, Tales from Earthsea (2006), was developed by Miyazaki’s son Goro , and was conducted without the participation of Hayao Miyazaki.. A recurring theme in Miyazaki’s films, the confrontation of traditional culture on the one hand, tech, modern and destruction of nature is on the other side 1997 Miyazaki said in an interview: “I have come to a point where I just do not film more may do, without addressing the problem of humanity as part of an ecosystem. ” Miyazaki has to present this issue both Japanese ( Princess Mononoke , Spirited Away Land ) and European settings chosen as the background ( Castle in the Sky , Porco Rosso ). The film Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) for example, plays in a romantic German or Alsatian half-timbered town in the era of industrialization. The romantic setting, based on Colmar is destroyed when the city by bombing from the air to fall victim. The dramatic images of burning cities present the achievements of modernity ( industrialization , nationalism and militarism ) in question. A similar issue is playing in Princess Mononoke a supporting role. Here a forest inhabited by mythical beasts of the wood or charcoal demand falls victim to an iron works. The technology of modernity is confronted with figures and mythical or magical powers from the traditional lore. Often, children grow to adults or young heroes of Miyazaki’s films as a mediating function between these two poles. A recurring theme in Miyazaki’s films are emergent fantastic flying machines and blimps.  Due to the integration of these machines in an alternative fictional 19th Miyazaki’s films can century in part to the genre of Steampunk are attributed.
Wong Kar-Wai (Wang Jia Wei , on edge. Wohng Gà Waih , * July 17 1958 in Shanghai ) is a screenwriter, film producer and film director from Hong Kong . The writer-director is known for exquisite aesthetics in a specific image, light and rhythm, the major influence in Asian and other contemporary filmmakers exercised.Wong Kar-Wai was born in Shanghai. The family moved to Hong Kong when he was five years old. He studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic College Graphic Design until 1980. He subsequently spent two years as a production assistant for television. Between 1982 and 1987 he wrote as a screenwriter for over ten scripts from different genres – from romantic comedy to action drama. Of these, Wong holds Final Victory .Since 1988, Wong Kar-Wai has directed ten feature films directed and won numerous awards.1991 began his ongoing collaboration with cinematographer Christopher Doyle with the feature film Days of Being Wild . In 2001, Wong Kar-Wai shot the short film The Follow , as part of promotional short film series The Hire from BMW . Also for Lacoste , he made a promotional film, again with the Taiwanese actor Chang Chen , who starred already in “Happy Together” and “2046″.In 2004, Wong Kar-Wai, presented four years after In the Mood for Love ‘s film series in 2046 finished with a considerable delay. Production was shifted regularly, which caused quite a stir of title for such jokes about the announced premiere date. The film premiered at last on the film festival in Cannes world premiere, not without worrying too excited for last: Because of transportation difficulties had to be canceled at the press screening – the first time in the history of the festival took place then this coincides with the gala screening. Other rumors say that the film would have still found until recently in the subtitling. The criticism was enthusiastic about the exceptionally produced film, but also noted some problems understanding how films are often intrinsically poetic image. Wong Kar-Wai, 2006 was jury president at the Cannes Film Festival . A year later he was the opening film My Blueberry Nights also in competition at the 60th Cannes Film Festival represented.
Ang Lee ( * October 23 1954 in Pingtung , Taiwan , Republic of China ) is a Taiwanese film director , screenwriter and producer. He is an award-winning director known for such diverse films as Eat Drink Man Woman , the Jane Austen adaptation Sense and Sensibility , the martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain , for which he is directing the 2006 Oscar was awarded.Ang Lee was in 1954 at the East Asian island nation of Taiwan at the time of the Kuomintang regime of General Chiang Kai-shek was born. Lee’s parents, immigrants from mainland China, met in Taiwan know, Lee is her oldest son. The grandparents both came in the communist revolution in China lost their lives. Lee grew up in different cities of Taiwan, as his father often as a teacher changes jobs.Against the wishes of his parents as his father embark on a classic academic career, Lee was interested in drama and graduated with the blessing of the parents initially a theater and film studies in Taipei . Subsequently, Lee was in 1978 in the USA to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign to study drama and direction. After receiving his BA in Illinois, moved to Lee all on the study of film and theater production at the University of New York . He graduated in 1985 with a Master’s from. He then decided together with his wife, coming also from Taiwan in the United States to stay.His interest has, in spite of the initial experience with super-8 film in Taiwan late completely shifted to directing and production, and because Lee could not admit his career aspirations of his family and especially his father in a long time. After graduation, he initially could not be realized for some time their own projects. Only in 1992 he made his first feature-length film ready to be joined, however, then as a continuous career director.As Lee’s biggest successes, both with the public as well as critics, are the martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with a pan-Asian star cast and the Post-Western romance Brokeback Mountain with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal . For these Lee got the 2006 Oscar for best director, making him the first Asian-born and non-white director who received this award. In addition, Lee’s films, among many other awards, now with two Golden Bear at the Berlinale and two Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival award.Lee has been married since 1983, when the microbiologist Jane Lin. With her two sons, Haan (* 1984) and Mason (* 1990) both live in White Plains , Westchester County in New York .After his first movie experience in Taiwan, Lee first sat in his study in the United States had seriously deal with the filmmaking. During his studies in New York, he made several short films and worked among other things, the final shooting his fellow students, Spike Lee , with an assistant director. His own thesis film Fine Line won the 1985 two awards at the prestigious film festival of his university. Only in 1992 he manages to spin after winning a lucrative screenplay competition in Taiwan, the first of a series of three films, the East-West conflict Taiwanese families as a topic.Could realize these first three feature films, Lee, are generally referred to as Father Knows Best taken. This name goes back to the recurring figure of the Chinese family head, each played by Taiwanese actor Sihung Lung . The three films discuss how later below when Ang Lee, familial problems resulting from the conflict between autonomy and tradition, between inside and outside, between East and West and between the generations .. The films are co-productions, American-Taiwanese. Unlike all of the following projects to date are in these early films are adaptations not Lee, but for films of his own original screenplays written.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hulk are very different action movies. With Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Lee won two Golden Globes . The work was also with four Academy Awards awarded (Oscar), including the trophy for best foreign language film. For this film he was in 2001 with a Chlotrudis Award awarded his second Chlotrudis he received in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain .For Brokeback Mountain , Lee was honored with a number of film awards including the Oscar for best director, the Golden Lion of Venice Film Festival 2005 and the award of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for best director this year. In 2007 he filmed with danger and desire a short story by Eileen Chang . The thriller is set during the Second World War in Shanghai and is about a young Chinese agent (played by Tang Wei ) who is charged with a traitor ( Tony Leung Chiu Wai liquidate). Lee’s first Chinese-language feature film since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , 2007 was the official competition of the 64th Venice Film Festival and earned him again represented the Golden Lion. That same year, dangerous and desire as the official Taiwanese contribution to the nomination for the best non-English language film at the Oscars selected Awards 2008, but later on the recommendation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, retired again, and by Chen Huai- ens Lian xi qu replaced.End of February 2009 it was announced that Lee, the jury of the 66th Venice Film Festival guide. is Two months later he received for his comedy Taking Woodstock, an invitation to the competition of the 62nd International Film Festival of Cannes .