American Cinema

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Monroe first attracted notice in The Asphalt Jungle, thereafter she became a reigning screen siren. Her major films include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop and Some Like It Hot.

While still in her thirties, she died of an overdose of sleeping pills.

To many people, Marilyn Monroe is a tragic symbol of the unhappiness that can accompany fame and glamor.

Murphy, Eddie (1961) an actor and comedian who first became known for his work on the television program Saturday Night Live but now is known mostly for his films, such as Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop.

Newman, Paul (1925) an actor and director, lending male star of Hollywood films in the 1900s and 1970s and considered very attractive. His films include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Color of Money, etc.

Nicholson, Jack (1937) an actor who started appearing in films in the l960s, such as Easy Rider which represented the feelings of young Americans, and has now become a big Hollywood star.

Pacino, Al (1940) an actor, known for the films such as The Godfather and Scarface.

Poitier, Sidney (1927) a black Amer ican film star and director, who was one of the first black actors to play serious parts rather than black stereotypes.

Pryor, Richard (1940-) - a comedian who has appeared in films and made several records. He is black and often makes jokes about situations involving black and white people together.

Redford, Robert (1937) a film actor and director who was in films such as ''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'',The Sting and Out of Africa. He is popular for his good looks as well as his acting.

Schwarzenegger, Arnold (1947) an American actor, born in Austria, whose bodybuilding appearance won him the titles of Mr. Gcrriiaiiy and Mr. Universe. He is best known for his part in the film The Terminator in which he plays the hero.

Scott, George C. (1926) an actor, best known for his film parts, especially strong-willed characters, such as soldiers. He was the first actor to refuse an Oscar.

Streisand, Barbra (1942) a singer and actress who has performed on stage and in many successful film musicals, including Hello, Dolly, The Way We Were, A Star is Born, etc.

Taylor, Elizabeth (1932) an American film actress, born in Britain. She began making films at the age of ten, but is perhaps at least as well known for marriages, of which there have been eight (two of them to Richard Burton).

Temple, Shirley (1928) a film actress who was the child star of over 20 films in the 1930s, and in later life, as Shirley Temple Black, became a US ambassador. She was very popular when her films first appeared because of her style of singing, dancing and acting and her curly golden hair.

Valentino, Rudolph (1895I926) an American film actor, born in Italy. He was famous for playing the part of a lover in silent films, especially in The Sheikh. He is sometimes mentioned as a typical example of a good-looking romantic man. Valentino was a ballroom dancer and movie extra before reaching stardom in Four Horsemen in the Apocalypse (1921).

Soon he became the American womens idea of masculinity, and his private life and loves were avidly reported in newspapers and magazines. His physique, his good looks and his physical grace were well exhibited in The Sheikh and Monsieur Beaucaire. Valentinos most successful film is Blood and Sand, for here he seems able to bring some of his own personality to the portrayal of the matador, an opportunity his other, more stereotyped roles had thwarted. His untimely death created a national furor and reportedly drove some of his fans to suicide.

: 15/02/2010