His passion and drive made him one of the greatest explorers of his time. But while Columbus changed the world, he received little credit in his lifetime and died a broken and forgotten man.
Actress Natalie Wood was born in San Francisco on July 20, 1938. At 16, she co-starred with James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). In 1961, she played Maria in West Side Story and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Splendor in the Grass. In 1981, Wood drowned during a boating trip with husband Robert Wagner and Brainstorm (1983) co-star Christopher Walken. The circumstances of her death remain controversial.
Mini biography on the life of Frank Zappa.
A mini-biography on the life of Ava Gardner.
Marie Antoinette was born in 1755 in Austria and helped provoke the French Revolution. She became a symbol of the excesses of the kingdom and is credited with the quote, "Let them eat cake."
A short biography of Steve McQueen who scored big with his first hit film, "The Magnificent Seven." Considered a rebel from an early age, his outsider persona earned him the nickname "The King of Cool."
Richard Nixon served as Vice President under Dwight Eisenhower and was the Republican Nominee for President in 1960. He was elected President in 1968, won re-election in 1972, and resigned in 1974 after the Watergate scandal.
Abraham Lincoln grew up in a log cabin in rural Kentucky and went on to become the 16th President of the United States. On January 1, 1963, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery. He was assassinated on April 15, 1865.
Betty White is best known for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls." She has appeared for decades on talk shows and game shows and spends her free time advocating for animals.
Thank You For Smoking movie trailer - starring Sam Elliott, Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Katie Holmes, Adam Brody, Cameron Bright. Directed by Jason Reitman. Theatrical Release Date: 3/17/2006
Known as "The Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock is most famous for his voyeuristic style, twist endings, and cameo appearances in his films.
Bob Wiley, a lovable therapy patient who fears everything!
Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel of the same title and adapted for the screen by Jason Reitman, Thank You for Smoking is a fiercely satirical look at today's culture of spin! Aaron Eckhart stars as Nick Naylor, a sexy, charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke - even if it kills him. When he incurs the wrath of a senator (William H. Macy) bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test. With a smokin' all-star cast that includes Rob Lowe, Maria Bello, Katie Holmes, Adam Brody and Robert Duvall, this hilarious comedy will prove seriously addictive!
Based on Christopher Buckley's acclaimed 1994 novel of the same title, Thank You for Smoking is a fiercely satirical look at today's "culture of spin."
Aaron Eckhart stars as Nick Naylor, a sexy, charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator (William H. Macy) bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test. As Nick says, "If you want an easy job, go work for the Red Cross." With a smokin' all-star cast that includes Rob Lowe, Maria Bello, Katie Holmes, Adam Brody and Robert Duvall, this hilarious comedy will prove seriously addictive!
The fun and excitement are back - and so is Willy! The 7,000-pound whale who captured the world's imagination returns in a thrilling all-family adventure hailed by critics as better than Free Willy. Back, too, is Willy's pal Jesse (Jason James Richter), a teenager settling into life with his adoptive parents, with an eye for girls and a feisty half-brother named Elvis. He never expects to see Willy again. But during a Pacific Northwest vacation, Jesse meets a special girl and to his delight encounters Willy and his family! But when a tanker runs aground and spills oil, the whales are trapped - and the danger escalates when the oil ignites. To save Willy's family, Jesse must brave a sea of flame - and hope Willy will be there to rescue him right back.
It's been two years since a brave 12-year-old boy rescued a majestic orca whale named Willy, but their reunion is marred when an oil spill threatens Willy's pod.
Greetings from SSGT Wheeler, PFC Engstrom, 1LT Dunlap and others.
From his beginnings as a teenage music prodigy to a multi-award winning career now spanning almost 50 years, Stevie Wonder is the definition of the world "Legend".
Before Madonna discovered cone-shaped bustiers, before Marilyn Manson ever applied kabuki makeup, David Bowie shocked the world with glitter and gold as the androgynous glam-rock icon Ziggy Stardust.
He's the gentleman of Rock and Roll, who came up through the backstreets of a working class town in Northern England. Raised on American music, he became a key part of the Hollies, before he fell in with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.
The career of the famed pro wrestler, whose incredibly violent performances have made him a top star. Follows Foley's life from his middle-class teenage days, when he ate worms and mutilated himself, to his bizarre multiple personas in the ring.
The life of the tough-as-nails Marine who compiled an unmatched fighting record from the jungles of the Banana Wars and Guadalcanal, and from Peleliu to the Chosin Reservoir.
JOHNNY CASH'S AMERICA was not red, white or blue, but black. This documentary ties together Cash's politics, beliefs, influence and his patriotism. How did personal, national and political events shape Cash and how did he reflect it back to the country?
They said he was a lustful Mad Monk, a Holy Devil, who preached God's word, yet practiced every form of evil. Did he hypnotize the czar and seduce the czarina?
How did one man inspire a nation and motivate Americans to work harder and give something back to their government? John F. Kennedy will long be remembered for challenging the American people.
John Pierpont Morgan was a man with an aptitude for acquiring art and making money. He was a man who single-handedly saved the United States from bankruptcy on two occasions, but was often accused of being a monopolist.
True story of the gangsters immortalized in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Viewers will be surprised to learn that the Sundance Kid was killed in the Bolivian gunfight depicted in the movie, but Butch escaped.
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