Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Robert De Niro

For anyone who has seen Goodfellas or Casino, he's the one who usually remains calm and may have an angry outburst occasionally
Robert De Niro
-Birth name: Robert Anthony De Niro Jr.
-DOB: 08/17/1943
-Where: New York City, New York
-Nickname: Bobby Milk (because of his pale complexion as a kid)

-Usually plays characters who are prone to violence or borderline psychopaths
-Known for heavily studying the backgrounds of the characters he plays
-Mole on his right cheek
-Plays violently angry or extremely depressed characters
-Goes through intensive/mental preparation for the roles he takes
-New York accent
-Usually plays antiheroes/shifty people

-He adopted Drena De Niro, the daughter of De Niro's former wife Diahnne Abbott, who was black. A lot of people are shocked by the fact that a lot of the women that De Niro was married to were black
-In 1997, married actress Grace Hightower
-As a child, he read playwrights
-His mother, Virginia Admiral and father Robert De Niro Sr. were both talented artists
-In 1989, formed his own film company called Tribeca Productions
-Despite being referred to as 'Italian-American', he is only a quarter Italian. His father was half-Irish and half-Italian while his mother was of English, German, Dutch and French descent. He identifies with his Italian side while visiting his Italian paternal grandfather in Syracuse, N.Y.
-The Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter" has appeared in three movies he was in: Goodfellas (1990), The Fan(1996) and Casino (1995)
-Meryl Streep has been listed as his favorite actress to work with
-In October of 2003, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was said to have made a full recovery
-He was in Ossining, New York, which is home to the famous Sing Sing Penitentiary to film three movies: Analyze This(1999), Analyze That(2002) and Hide and Seek(2005)
-Was good friends with comedian John Belushi before his death on March 5, 1982
-He rarely does interviews and is considered highly private
-Grew up blocks apart from future director Martin Scorsese. They met at a party and realized they had seen each other many times, but had not spoken
-Good friends with actor and fellow frequent co-star Joe Pesci
-During the making of Raging Bull, he accidentally broke one of Joe Pesci's ribs
-He has played characters that are Vietnam veterans on five occasions: Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Jacknife, Meet the Parents trilogy and Grudge Match

The Wedding Party
Bloody Mama
-Lloyd Barker

Hi, Mom!
-Jon Rubin
Bang the Drum Slowly
-Bruce Pearson
Mean Streets
-Johnny Boy
The Godfather: part II
-Young Don Vito Corleone
Taxi Driver
-Travis Bickle
The Last Tycoon
-Monroe Stahr
New York, New York
-Jimmy Doyle
The Deer Hunter
-Michael Vronsky
Raging Bull
-Jake LaMotta
True Confessions
-Father Des Spellacy
Once Upon a Time in America
-David "Noodles" Aaronson
Angel Heart
-Louis Cyphre
The Untouchables
-Alphonse 'Scarface' Capone
Midnight Run
-Jack Walsh
We're No Angels
-Jimmy "The Gent" Conway
-Leonard Lowe
Guilty by Suspicion
-David Merill
-Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale
Cape Fear
-Max Cady
Mad Dog and Glory
-Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie
A Bronx Tale
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
-The Creature
-Sam "Ace" Rothstein
-Neal McAuley
-Father Robert Carrillo
Cop Land
-Moe Tilden
Analyze This
-Paul Vitti
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
-Fearless Leader
Men of Honor
-Master Chief Billy Sunday
Meet the Parents
-Jack Byrnes
-Det. Mitch Preston
City by the Sea
-Vincent LaMarca
Analyze That
-Paul Vitti
Shark Tale
-Don Lino (voice)
Meet the Fockers
-Jack Byrnes
Hide and Seek
-David Callaway
The Good Shepherd
-Bill Sullivan
Righteous Kill
Everybody's Fine
-Frank Goode
Little Fockers
-Jack Byrnes
Silver Linings Playbook
-Pat Sr.
Last Vegas
Grudge Match
-Billy "The Kid" McDonnen
Saturday Night Live
-Three Wise Guys

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I have definitely got to read this!

Phil Collen, best known as the lead guitarist of legendary British hard rock band Def Leppard, has a memoir set to come out in October

Working together with journalist Chris Epting, Phil Collen will release a memoir titled Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard and Beyond. It will release on October 27 of this year and is the first book written by a member of Def Leppard
Phil says "It's fascinating for even me to look back at my life from working in a factory at 16 years old to eventually travelling the world selling over one hundred million records and all the experiences that come with that journey. I realise that there is a constant evolution of 'me' that is still a work in progress even as I continue to be vital and dynamic in my same occupation for the past 35 years well into my late 50s."

Like most bios, it will feature personal, very rare photos of Phil Collen growing up, his fellow Def Lep band mates both on and off stage

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Girls who think like guys

For those of us girls who think like guys, somehow, we're called tomboys. IDK if that's a bad thing; in my mind, it isn't. What's wrong with being one of the guys? Some girls would rather hang out with the guys, drink beer and watch sports than go out shopping for the latest fashions and try on makeup and gossip over stupid stuff or obsess over the latest cute guy to catch your eye

Here are some ways to see if some girls think like guys

1. PDA- public displays of affection probably make you want to throw up

2. Flowers are wastes of money. On Valentine's Day, your preferred gift is a burrito from Chipotle, or chocolate and wine

3. 80% of the time you're hungry and can probably put away food like a man

4. Even though some think swearing is unladylike, you last only a short while before you're cussing like Ozzy Osbourne on speed or like Bill Nighy's character in Love Actually

5. Despite your astounding ability to drink virtually everyone under the table, you still wind up alone at the bar

6. Present buying is not your forte. You run around trying to find a gift that doesn't say "I forgot"

7. Blunt and direct is not always the policy. Passive-aggressive is not in your dictionary

8. You have almost nothing in common with other girls. You can only handle talk of beauty products for so long before you go bonkers!

9. When issues are bothering you, you become confrontational. People see this as a bad thing, but your mindset is solve it ASAP

10. Rather than shop all day, you prefer alcohol and sports or drinking and concerts

11. You spend precious hours of your equally precious life waiting for friends to try on everything when shopping

12. You like to get over it and not hold grudges

13. Because you're a girl, people naturally assume you like girly things and the colors pink or lilac

14. Not understanding why some girls wake up early to do their hair and makeup when that valuable time could be spent doing something sleeping

15. The idea that you're being a total bitch or rude because you're not as sweet as sugar or that because it's your "time of the month"

9 funny animal signs you have to see to believe

This is something you have to see to believe

Must be some new breed of deer
Who do you think will win this fight?
Just what kind of bugs are living here?!?!?
Awww, now even the ducks have to stay home
I just wanted to go to the zoo...
Wow. Not sure about this one
Yeah, you have nothing to worry about that...
Yeah, animals get sick too
Never take your octopus to Mardi Gras...

Monday, May 18, 2015

35 actors with strange resemblances to historical figures

This applies to those "based on a true story" movies.

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in Frida
Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in Malcolm X
Adrien Brody as Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris
Robert Downey Jr as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin
Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
Helen Mirren as HM Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen
Jennifer Lopez as Selena Quintanilla-Perez in Selena
Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in Ali
Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison in The Doors
Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb as Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in Sid and Nancy

That has to be the most normal I've ever seen Sid Vicious dressed!
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in Milk
Jared Leto as Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27
-Pretty much everyone who is a Beatles fan knows who Mark David Chapman is. He's the one who killed John Lennon
Colin Firth as King George VI in The King's Speech