Alan Marshall

Alan Marshall began his career as an assistant film editor on documentaries in his native London. In 1970, he and director Alan Parker co-founded The Alan Parker Film Company. Beginning with 1976's "Bugsy Malone", Marshall served as producer on Parker's films including "Midnight Express" (1978), "Fame" (1980), "Shoot the Moon" (1981) and "Birdy" (1984). Since the late 80s, he has also been...

Bob Carroll Jr.

The old saying goes that behind every successful man, there was a strong woman. But for Lucille Ball - as successful a woman as there has ever been in Hollywood - there was a man, Bob Carroll, Jr., behind the scenes. With life-long writing partner, Madelyn Pugh Davis, Carroll wrote every episode of "I Love Lucy" (CBS, 1951-57) and spent the next few decades writing for the manic redhead. The pair...

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood
Having appeared in scores of films and television projects since the 1980s, actor Bruce Greenwood spent decades in smaller roles before finally receiving his due as President John F. Kennedy in the nail-biting docudrama "13 Days" (2000). Prior to the high-profile turn, Greenwood had worked steadily throughout the years on television and in features, first in his native Canada and later in...

Cantinflas

A diminutive, renowned, high-octane performer of the Spanish-speaking world, primarily in Mexican films from 1936, Cantinflas began his entertainment career at age 16 as a song-and-dance man in "carpas", variety shows staged in tents. He also performed as a circus clown, a bullfighting clown and an amateur bullfighter, and gradually developed the star persona which would serve him so well in his...

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck
While still in his twenties, the likeable and low-key Casey Affleck, who enjoyed a slow and steady rise as an actor, saw the show business mechanics from the inside out while watching his older brother Ben Affleck gain meteoric Hollywood success - as well as the inevitable and subsequently vicious backlash. Still, the younger Affleck saw himself on another path, eschewing studio-produced...