Csak az kiabál, aki fél - Exodus: Istenek és királyok kritika 2014.12.12.
Ezredéves bibliai történet, grandiózus díszletek: megafonba kiabál, csak nem mond semmit Ridley Scott. Az Exodus: Istenek és királyokat nézni jó, csak hallgatni ne kelljen.
A világ egyik legismertebb történetében Mózest a fáraó lánya menti ki a Nílusból és hercegként neveli fel. A férfi gyilkol, menekülése közben találkozik az Úrral. Szembefordul az istenkirállyal, és végül kivezeti a zsidókat a rabszolgaságból de az Ígéret Földjére már nem léphet be.
Ezredéves bibliai történet, grandiózus díszletek: megafonba kiabál, csak nem mond semmit Ridley Scott. Az Exodus: Istenek és királyokat nézni jó, csak hallgatni ne kelljen.
Christian Bale (Haverfordwest, 1974. január 30. –) Oscar- és Golden Globe-díjas brit színész. Christian még fiatal korában háta mögött hagyta anyját és Angliából apjához költözött az Egyesült Államokba. Anyja és nővérei cirkuszosok, apja környezetvédő aktivistaként dolgozik. Három nővére: Erin, Sharon és Louise. Már nagyon fiatalon a londoni West Enden is fellépett, majd 1987-ben 4000 gyermek közül választották ki Steven Spielberg A nap birodalma (Empire of the Sun) című háborús produkció főszerepére, amiben olyan partnerei voltak, mint John Malkovich és Miranda Richardson. A tehetséges fiú Kenneth Branagh rendezőnek is feltűnt, mert fontos szerepet osztott rá a nagy sikerű V. Henrik Shakespeare adaptációban, ahol a fiatal Bale a kor nagy brit színészeivel játszhatott együtt.
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including England, Portugal, and the United States. Bale acknowledges the constant change was one of the influences on his career choice. His first acting job was a cereal commercial in 1983; amazingly, the next year, he debuted on the West End stage in "The Nerd". A role in the 1986 NBC mini-series _Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) (TV)_ (qv) caught 'Steven Spielberg' (qv)'s eye, leading to Bale's well-documented role in _Empire of the Sun (1987)_ (qv). For the range of emotions he displayed as the star of the war epic, he earned a special award by the National Board of Review for Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor. Adjusting to fame and his difficulties with attention (he thought about quitting acting early on), Bale appeared in 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv)'s 1989 adaptation of Shakespeare's _Henry V (1989)_ (qv) and starred as Jim Hawkins in a TV movie version of _Treasure Island (1990) (TV)_ (qv). Bale worked consistently through the 1990s, acting and singing in _Newsies (1992)_ (qv), _Swing Kids (1993)_ (qv), _Little Women (1994)_ (qv), _The Portrait of a Lady (1996)_ (qv), _The Secret Agent (1996)_ (qv), _Metroland (1997)_ (qv), _Velvet Goldmine (1998)_ (qv), _All the Little Animals (1998)_ (qv), and _A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)_ (qv). Toward the end of the decade, with the rise of the Internet, Bale found himself coming one of the most popular online celebrities around, though he, with a couple notable exceptions, maintained a private, tabloid-free mystique. Bale roared into the next decade with a lead role in _American Psycho (2000)_ (qv), director 'Mary Harron (I)' (qv)'s adaptation of the controversial 'Bret Easton Ellis' (qv) novel. In the film, Bale played a murderous Wall Street executive obsessed with his own physicality - a trait for which Bale would become a specialist. Subsequently, the 10th Anniversary issue for "Entertainment Weekly" crowned Bale one of the "Top 8 Most Powerful Cult Figures" of the past decade, citing his cult status on the Internet. EW also called Bale one of the "Most Creative People in Entertainment", and "Premiere" lauded him as one of the "Hottest Leading Men Under 30". Bale was truly on the Hollywood radar at this time, and he turned in a range of performances in the remake _Shaft (2000)_ (qv), _Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)_ (qv), the balmy _Laurel Canyon (2002)_ (qv), and _Reign of Fire (2002)_ (qv), a dragons-and-magic commercial misfire that has its share of defenders. Two more cult films followed: _Equilibrium (2002)_ (qv) and _The Machinist (2004)_ (qv), the latter of which gained attention mainly due to Bale's physical transformation - he dropped a reported 60+ pounds for the role of a lathe operator with a secret that causes him to suffer from insomnia for over a year. Bale's abilities to transform his body and to disappear into a character influenced the decision to cast him in _Batman Begins (2005)_ (qv), the first chapter in 'Christopher Nolan (I)' (qv)'s definitive trilogy that proved a dark-themed narrative could resonate with audiences worldwide. The film also resurrected a character that had been shelved by Warner Bros. after a series of demising returns, capped off by Batman and Robin's massive commercial and critical failure. A quiet, personal victory for Bale: he accepted the role after the passing of his father in late 2003, an event that caused him to question whether he would continue performing. Bale segued into two indie features in the wake of Batman's phenomenal success: _The New World (2005)_ (qv) and _Harsh Times (2005)_ (qv). He continued working with respected independent directors in 2006's _Rescue Dawn (2006)_ (qv), 'Werner Herzog (I)' (qv)'s feature version of his earlier, Emmy-nominated documentary, _Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)_ (qv). Leading up to the second Batman film, Bale starred in _The Prestige (2006)_ (qv), the remake of _3:10 to Yuma (2007)_ (qv), and a reunion with director 'Todd Haynes' (qv) in the experimental 'Bob Dylan' (qv) biography, _I'm Not There. (2007)_ (qv). Anticipation for _The Dark Knight (2008)_ (qv) was spun into unexpected heights with the tragic passing of 'Heath Ledger' (qv), whose performance as The Joker became the highlight of the sequel. Bale's graceful statements to the press reminded us of the days of the refined Hollywood star as the second installment exceeded the box-office performance of its predecessor. Bale's next role was the eyebrow-raising decision to take over the role of John Connor in the Schwarzenegger-less _Terminator Salvation (2009)_ (qv), followed by a turn as federal agent Melvin Purvis in 'Michael Mann (I)' (qv)'s _Public Enemies (2009)_ (qv). Both films were hits but not the blockbusters they were expected to be. For all his acclaim and box-office triumphs, Bale would earn his first Oscar in 2011 in the wake of _The Fighter (2010/I)_ (qv)'s critical and commercial success. Bale earned the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of Dicky Eklund, brother to and trainer of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, played by 'Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv). Bale again showed his ability to reshape his body with another gaunt, skeletal transformation. Bale then turned to another auteur, 'Yimou Zhang' (qv), for the epic _Jin ling shi san chai (2011)_ (qv), in which Bale portrayed a priest trapped in the midst of the Rape of Nanking. Bale earned headlines for his attempt to visit with Chinese civil-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, which was blocked by the Chinese government. Most recently, Bale capped his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in _The Dark Knight Rises (2012)_ (qv); in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, Bale made a quiet pilgrimage to the state to visit with survivors of the attack that left theatergoers dead and injured. He also starred in the thriller _Out of the Furnace (2013)_ (qv) with _Crazy Heart (2009)_ (qv) writer/director 'Scott Cooper (III)' (qv), and the drama-comedy _American Hustle (2013)_ (qv), reuniting with David O. Russell. Bale will re-team with _The New World (2005)_ (qv) director 'Terrence Malick' (qv) for two upcoming projects: _Knight of Cups (2015)_ (qv) and an as-yet-untitled drama. In his personal life, he devotes time to charities including Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation. He lives with his wife, 'Sibi Blazic' (qv), and their daughter, Emmeline.
Joel Edgerton, (Blacktown, Új-Dél-Wales 1974. június 23. –) ausztrál színész és rendező.
Sigourney Weaver, születési nevén Susan Alexandra Weaver (Manhattan, New York, 1949. október 8.) Golden Globe-díjas amerikai színésznő. Legismertebb szerepei Ellen Ripley hadnagy a Nyolcadik utas: a Halálban és folytatásaiban, Dana Barrett a Szellemirtók-filmekben és Dr. Grace Augustine az Avatarban. Háromszor jelölték Oscar-díjra. Sigourney Weaver 1949. október 8-án született New Yorkban Susan Alexandra Weaverként. Édesanyja Elizabeth Inglis (született Desiree Mary Lucy Hawking, elhunyt 2007-ben), angol színésznő. Édesapja az NBC televízió igazgatója, a skót származású amerikai Sylvester "Pat" L. Weaver (elhunyt 2002-ben). Nagybátyja Doodles Weaver, színész és komikus volt. Ő kezdte el a Sigourney Weaver nevet használni a 14 éves Susanra F. Scott Fitzgerald A nagy Gatsby című novellájának egyik mellékszereplője, Sigourney Howard után. Weaver az Ethel Walker iskolába járt, ami egy előkészítő iskola Simsburyben (Connecticut), ahol rendszeresen volt tréfák céltáblája strébersége és magassága miatt. 13 évesen már 175 cm magas volt, de felnőtt koráig mindössze már csak néhány cm-t nőtt. 1972-ben diplomázott a Stanford Egyetemen, majd a Yale Egyetem dráma iskolájában tanult 1974-ig. Itt feltűnt Stephen Sondheim A békák című komédiájának kórusában és egy másik produkcióban, római katonák egyikeként, illetve később barátja és osztálytársa, Christopher Durang darabjaiban. 1981-ben Durang egy komédiájában (Beyond Therapy) szerepelt az épp feltörekvő Jerry Zaks rendezésében. Folyékonyan beszél franciául és németül.
Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer 'Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.' (qv), originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, 'Elizabeth Inglis' (qv) (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins), was an English actress who had sacrificed her career for a family. Sigourney grew up in a virtual bubble of guiltless bliss, being taken care by nannies and maids. By 1959, the Weavers had resided in 30 different households. In 1961, Sigourney began attending the Brearley Girls Academy, but her mother moved her to another New York private school, Chapin. Sigourney was quite a bit taller than most of her other classmates (at the age of 13, she was already 5' 10"), resulting in her constantly being laughed at and picked on; in order to gain their acceptance, she took on the role of class clown. In 1962, her family moved to San Francisco briefly, an unpleasant experience for her. Later, they moved back east to Connecticut, where she became a student at the Ethel Walker School, facing the same problems as before. In 1963, she changed her name to "Sigourney", after the character "Sigourney Howard" in 'F. Scott Fitzgerald' (qv)'s "The Great Gatsby" (her own birth name, Susan, was in honor of her mother's best friend, explorer Susan Pretzlik). Sigourney had already starred in a school drama production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and, in 1965, she worked during the summer with a stock troupe, performing in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "You Can't Take It With You" (she didn't star in the latter because she was taller than the lead actor!). After graduating from school in 1967, she spent some months in a kibbutz in Israel. At that time, she became engaged to reporter 'Aaron Latham' (qv), but they soon broke up. In 1969, Sigourney enrolled in Stanford University, majoring in English Literature. She also participated in school plays, especially Japanese Noh plays. By that time she was living in a tree house, alongside a male friend, dressed in elf-like clothes! After completing her studies in 1971, she applied for the Yale School of Drama in New Haven. Despite appearing at the audition reading a 'Bertolt Brecht' (qv) speech and wearing a rope-like belt, she was accepted by the school but her professors rejected her, because of her height, and kept typecasting her as prostitutes and old women (whereas classmate 'Meryl Streep' (qv) was treated almost reverently). However, in 1973, while making her theatrical debut with "Watergate Classics", she met up with a team of playwrights and actors and began hanging around with them, resulting in long-term friendships with 'Christopher Durang' (qv), 'Kate McGregor-Stewart' (qv) and 'Albert Innaurato' (qv). In 1974, she starred in such plays as 'Aristophanes (I)' (qv)' "Frogs" and Durang's "The Nature and Purpose of the Universe" and "Daryl and Carol and Kenny and Jenny", as "Jenny". After finishing her studies that year, she began seriously pursuing a stage career, but her height kept being a hindrance. However, she continued working on stage with Durang (in "Titanic" ) and Innaurato (in "Gemini" ). Other 1970s stage works included "Marco Polo Sing a Song", "The Animal Kingdom", "A Flea in Her Ear", "The Constant Husband", "Conjuring an Event" and others. However, the one that really got her noticed was "Das Lusitania Songspiel", a play she co-wrote with Durang and in which she starred for two seasons, from 1979 to 1981. She was also up for a Drama Desk Award for it. During the mid-70s, she appeared in several TV spots and even starred as "Avis Ryan" in the soap opera _"Somerset" (1970)_ (qv). In 1977, she was cast in the role 'Shelley Duvall' (qv) finally played in _Annie Hall (1977)_ (qv), after rejecting the part due to prior stage commitments. In the end, however, 'Woody Allen' (qv) offered her a part in the film that, while short (she was on-screen for six seconds), made many people sit up and take notice. She later appeared in _Madman (1978)_ (qv) and, of course, _Alien (1979)_ (qv). The role of the tough, uncompromising "Ripley" made Sigourney an "overnight" star and brought her a British Award Nomination. She next appeared in _Eyewitness (1981)_ (qv) and _The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)_ (qv), the latter being a great success in Australia that won an Oscar and brought Sigourney and co-star 'Mel Gibson (I)' (qv) to Cannes in 1983. The same year she delivered an honorary Emmy award to her father, a few months before her uncle, actor 'Doodles Weaver' (qv), committed suicide. That year also brought her a romance with 'Jim Simpson (I)' (qv), her first since having broken up two years previously with 'James M. McClure' (qv). She and Simpson were married on 1 October 1984. Sigourney had, meanwhile, played in the poorly received _Deal of the Century (1983)_ (qv) and the mega-hit _Ghost Busters (1984)_ (qv). She was also nominated for a Tony Award for her tour-de-force performance in the play "Hurly Burly". Then followed _Une femme ou deux (1985)_ (qv), _Half Moon Street (1986)_ (qv) and _Aliens (1986)_ (qv). The latter was a huge success, and Sigourney was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar. She then entered her most productive career period and snatched Academy Award nominations, in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, for her intense portrayal of 'Dian Fossey' (qv) in _Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988)_ (qv) and her delicious performance as a double-crossing, power-hungry corporate executive in _Working Girl (1988)_ (qv). She ended up losing in both, but made up for it to a degree by winning both Golden Globes. After appearing in a documentary about fashion photographer 'Helmut Newton' (qv), _Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989)_ (qv), and reprising her role in the sequel _Ghostbusters II (1989)_ (qv), she discovered she was pregnant and retired from public life for a while. She gave birth to her daughter, 'Charlotte Simpson (I)' (qv), on 13 April 1990, and returned to the movies as a (now skinhead) Ripley in _Alienł (1992)_ (qv) and a gorgeous "Queen Isabella of Spain" in _1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)_ (qv), her second film with director 'Ridley Scott' (qv). She starred in the political comedy _Dave (1993)_ (qv) alongside 'Kevin Kline (I)' (qv), and then a 'Roman Polanski (I)' (qv) thriller, _Death and the Maiden (1994)_ (qv). In 1995, she was seen in _Jeffrey (1995)_ (qv) and _Copycat (1995)_ (qv). The next year, she "trod the boards" in "Sex and Longing", yet another Durang play. She hadn't performed in the theater in many years before that play, her last stage performances occurring in the 1980s in "As You Like It" (1981), "Beyond Therapy" (1981), "The Marriage of 'Bette and Boo'" (1985) and "The Merchant of Venice" (1986). In 1997, she was the protagonist in Grimm's _Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)_ (qv), _The Ice Storm (1997)_ (qv) and _Alien: Resurrection (1997)_ (qv). Her performance in _The Ice Storm (1997)_ (qv) got her a BAFTA prize and another Golden Globe nod. She also gave excellent performances in _A Map of the World (1999)_ (qv) and the sci-fi spoof _Galaxy Quest (1999)_ (qv). Her next comedy, _Company Man (2000)_ (qv), wasn't quite so warmly welcomed critically and financially, however. She next played a sexy con artist in _Heartbreakers (2001)_ (qv) and had a voice role in _Big Bad Love (2001)_ (qv). Her father died at the age of 93. Sigourney herself has recently starred in _Tadpole (2000)_ (qv) and is planning a cinematic version of _The Guys (2002)_ (qv), the enthralling September 11th one-act drama she played on stage on late 2001. At age 60, she played a crucial role in _Avatar (2009)_ (qv), which became the top box-office hit of all time. The film reunited her with her _Aliens (1986)_ (qv) director 'James Cameron (I)' (qv). Her beauty, talent, and hard-work keeps the ageless actress going, and she has continued to win respect from her fans and directors.
Hans Petter Moland rendező Az eltűnés sorrendjében c. filmben harmadik alkalommal dolgozik együtt a skandináv film egyik legelismertebb színészével, Stellan Skarsgard-dal (Dogville, Melankólia, A nimfomániás), akinek mások mellett Bruno Ganz az egyik legismertebb színészpartnere a filmben.
Saajan Fernandes (az Ezerízű szerelem főszereplője): "Amikor a feleségem meghalt, vízszintes koporsóba temették... Másnap megpróbáltam venni magamnak egy hasonlót, de csak függőlegeset tudtak ajánlani. Egész életemben álltam a buszokon, vonatokon, nehogy már halálom után is állnom kelljen!"
Tavaly májusban a cannes-i filmvásáron a Viharsarok című filmet észak-amerikai, angol, francia és lengyel forgalmazók már megvásárolták.
Gwyneth Paltrow bevallotta, hogy rendkívül kínosan érezte magát a Vágyak szerelmesei című film vetkőzős jelenetének forgatása közben.