Arguably the greatest and most accomplished actor of his generation, Al Pacino became a cultural icon thanks to revered performances in a wide range of classic films.
An old frame house, willow trees, a dirt driveway, a small garden ," these are images that were ingrained in Alan Jackson as he grew up near a stretch of road known as the Dixie Highway.
Antwone Fisher is a classic example of how anyone can overcome diversity and obstacles to become one of the most respected and giving people in the world.
Academy Award winner Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Barry Levinson has crafted an enviable reputation in the film industry as a director who blends literate and intelligent visions into films.
Blair Underwood has established himself as a charismatic and versatile actor, with the rare ability to achieve a successful acting career on stage, television and the big screen. Most recently, Underwood has regularly appeared on HBO's hit series Sex in the City.
Francis Ford Coppola is a director, producer, composer, and writer who has had more failures (One From The Heart, The Cotton Club, Gardens of Stone, Finian's Rainbow, and Jack) than successes (Patton, The Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now).
Jerry Zucker (born March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American movie director. He co-directed the movies Airplane! in 1980, Top Secret! in 1984, Ruthless People in 1986. He also directed Ghost in 1990 and Rat Race in 2001. He is the brother of David Zucker.
Stone has become one of the best known filmmakers working in Hollywood, making his name and fortune from political subjects like the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassination, and the US involvement in El Salvador.
Quentin Tarantino is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and director known for films like "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained," among others.
Scott grew up in an Army family meaning that for most of his early life his father an officer in the Royal Engineering Corps was absent. Ridley's older brother, Frank, joined the Merchant Navy when he was still young and the pair had little contact. After the war the Scott family moved to the north-east of England and then settled in Teesside.
Multi-talented Rob Reiner has had one of Hollywood's more remarkable careers, having gone from celebrity's son to comedy writer to TV actor to one of film's most successful producers and directors.
Sean Penn's film performances have earned him a reputation for dramatic intensity, but to many filmgoers he will always be remembered as Jeff Spicoli, the teenage stoner from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Penn made his movie debut in 1981's Taps (alongside Tom
Stacey David is best known as the host of the top rated TV show TRUCKS ! where for eight years, he wrote, produced, designed, and built custom vehicles. Stacey currently hosts "Gearz" on ESPN 2.
As the Director General of Al Jazeera from 2003-2011, Wadah Khanfar worked to bring rare liberties like information, transparency and dissenting voices to repressive states and political hot zones.
A fixture on the American cultural scene, Wynton Marsalis has brought jazz back to centre stage in the U.S.A. through his relentless work ethic and drive.
During an exclusive tour in the fall of 2009, hip hop enthusiasts and young business people worlds will come together in the major release of the The 50th Law co written by 50 Cent with business guru and best selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene.
Andrew Stanton has made you laugh and cry. The writer behind the three "Toy Story" movies and the writer/director of "WALL-E," he releases his new film, "John Carter," in March.
Baaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist. In addition to acoustic guitar, he also plays percussion. He has released several albums, both for independent and major labels. He is also a UNDP Youth Emissary.
Though his formal education had little to do with film or writing, Bobby Farrelly joined his older, writer brother Peter Farrelly to become one of the top purveyors of comedy.
Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC, New York Public Radio's highly-acclaimed daily talk and call-in show, "The Brian Lehrer Show," has been an anchor and host of broadcast news and information programs for over 20 years.
Charles Ferguson is the founder and president of Representational Pictures, Inc., director and producer of No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq (2007) and Inside Job (2010), which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Chuck Lorre is a writer, director, producer and composer. He is the creator of television shows including "Grace Under Fire," "Dharma and Greg," "Cybill," Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory."
Dallas Austin is a songwriter, record producer, and musician known for working with artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink and Gwen Stefani, among others.
David Ireland is arguably one of the worlds most experienced wildlife film presenters and cameramen. David`s "Wildlife Man" films are seen by hundreds of millions around the world and his dream to highlight the problems wild animals face surviving in the modern world is now a reality.
Dustin Lance Black is a multi-talented writer, producer and director, having won the 2008 Academy Award and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original
Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Motion Picture Academy to have received Oscar nominations for her work both in front of and behind the camera.
The average rapper wouldn't be able to grace the pages of Rap Pages, VIBE, Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and go on a national tour months before their major label debut album is released.
Bearing the kind of sensitive-man good looks that have led many to think he would be perfect for a career as a tortured, latte-chugging intellectual, Ethan Hawke instead emerged in the 1990s as both a talented actor and a thinking girls' poster boy. In addition to acting, Hawke penned two novels -- The Hottest State, which is rumored to be based on a former relationship he had with singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb, and the best-selling Ash Wednesday.
In spite of the fact that Faith Evans carved out a recording career in her own right, her name will forever remain linked in the minds of many to her late husband,
Born and raised in the Bronx, future Hollywood producer, director, writer and sometime actor Garry Marshall grew up just across the Grand Concourse from where Carl Reiner and his son Rob (later husband to Marshall's younger sister Penny) lived.
A woman whose combination of talent, tenacity, and beauty has made her one of Hollywood's busiest actors, Halle Berry has enjoyed a level of success that has come from years of hard work and her share of career pitfalls.
J. R. Havlan is a writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a writer for the Daily Show, he has won six Emmy's for Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
His book and documentary, Maxed Out, both came out in March 2007. "A riveting examination of America's credit card debt roblem" ," The Washington Post 2007 NACA National Convention Film Screening
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