D.A. Pennebaker

D.A. Pennebaker
One of the most influential documentary filmmakers of all time, D. A. Pennebaker revolutionized both filmmaking and the rock-n-roll world with his seminal film, "Dont Look Back" (1967), starring Bob Dylan. Using experimental film techniques, Pennebaker was instrumental in changing the way documentary films were made by using handheld cameras and lighter sound equipment in order to introduce more...

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger
A multilingual, German-born actress who balanced film careers in France and Hollywood, Diane Kruger was unknown in the United States when she beat out A-listers Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman for the role of reluctant queen Helen of Troy in the blockbuster epic, "Troy" (2004). From launching a thousand ships with her face, this former model stayed in the realm of highly active films, including...

Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin
Bright and energetic comedian Eddie Griffin, at one time named "the king of hip-hop stand-ups," won over a large audience with his straight-talking comedy routines, but reached even more people as an actor, excelling especially in comedic roles, but proving more than capable of dramatic fare as well. As star of "Malcolm & Eddie," one of UPN's most successful and long-running sitcoms, Griffin...

Enid Bennett

Credits: Intermezzo, Waterloo Bridge BIRTHDATE| 07/15/1895

Ernie Barnes

Credits: Don't Look Back, Number One, Good Times BIRTHDATE| 07/15/1938

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker
Though actor Forest Whitaker started college on an athletic scholarship, the charismatic and award-winning performer made the unlikely shift from football to studying to become a classical tenor and eventually, an actor. After gaining some attention in several stage musicals, Whitaker made an immediate impression with a small, but memorable role in his feature debut, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...

Haley Scarnato

Haley Scarnato
This long-haired brunette beauty dazzled the judges during her impressive audition for season 6 of "American Idol. " A huge fan of Celine Dion, whom she considers her personal hero, Haley Scarnato, 24, currently lives in San Antonio, TX, where she performs in a local band. Recently engaged, the fledgling songstress has been performing as a freelance singer since she was 15 years old.
Credits: American Idol BIRTHDATE| 07/15/1982

Henri Colpi

Colpi cut several of Alain Resnais' best known films, including "Night and Fog" (1955), "Hiroshima mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). He is a considerable director in his own right, primarily thanks to the lyrical, understated "Une aussi longue absence" (1961), which earned the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Colpi is also the author of a seminal book on film history, "Le Cinema et ses...