Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker
One of the busiest character actors of the late 1990s and 2000s, Dylan Baker was the go-to talent for men of authority whose professional veneer often covered a fundamental flaw in such films as "Happiness" (1998), "The Cell" (2000), "Road to Perdition" (2002) and "Spider-Man 2" (2004). A veteran of the New York stage, he began appearing in features and on television in the late 1980s, eventually...

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell
He was called rude, annoying, vain, smug and mean. But Simon Cowell, the music mogul behind numerous hit singles and one of the creators and co-judges of the hugely successful talent show, "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ), asserted that he was never nasty for sadistic reasons; he truly believed he was helping aspiring singers understand when they had no talent. "All we [were] doing [was] telling...