Daniel Mann

Daniel Mann
This 'Actors' director' successfully brought to the screen a number of stage hits and best-selling novels in the 1950s. From the stage came "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952), "The Rose Tattoo" (1955)--both of which he had previously directed on Broadway--and "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956). From best-sellers came "The Last Angry Man" (1959) and "Butterfield 8" (1960).

Dino de Laurentiis

Dino de Laurentiis
A colorful and flamboyant Hollywood player for decades, producer Dino De Laurentiis spent what seemed like eons producing a remarkable mix of motion pictures, ranging from art house fare like Fellini's "La Strada" (1954) to camp classics like "Barbarella" (1968) to overblown spectacles like "King Kong" (1976) and "Tai Pan" (1986), as well as popular entertainment like "Hannibal" (2001). Ever since...

Donald Bellisario

Donald Bellisario
One of the most interesting creators of contemporary TV genre shows, this producer-writer-director is best known for the immensely successful "Magnum, P. I." which propelled Tom Selleck to international stardom. Bellisario started his TV career after working 14 years as the creative director of an advertising agency. Breaking in as a director of TV commercials, he soon parlayed his extensive...

Drew Lachey

Drew Lachey
After almost a decade of peripheral fame as a member of the "boy band" 98 Degrees (which also featured his older brother Nick), and later as second banana to Nick on his MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica" (2003-05), Drew Lachey finally came into his own in 2006, albeit under offbeat circumstances - he took home the winning trophy in the second season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC...

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman emerged as a key figure in the Hollywood Renaissance period of the 1960s and 1970s, personifying identifiable misfits and antiheroes in films embraced by a new breed of filmgoer. After struggling on and off Broadway, the Strasberg-trained actor rocketed to fame as the star of director Mike Nichols' seminal "The Graduate" (1967). Chameleon-like characters in such diverse efforts as...