Category Archive: Film

Mar 01

March 1: Javier Bardem (1969)

It was on this date, March 1, 1969, that Spanish actor Javier Bardem – the first Spanish actor to receive an Oscar nomination – was born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands, Spain. He father having left his mother, Bardem was reared by his mother and churched in …

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Feb 14

February 14 Simon Pegg (1970)

It was on this date, February 14, 1970, that English actor, comedian, writer, film producer and director Simon Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. Simn was seven when his parents divorced and he took the surname of his stepfather, Pegg, after his mother re-married. Simon Pegg is known for having co-written …

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Jan 28

January 28 Alan Alda (1936)

It was on this date, January 28, 1936, that American actor, director, screenwriter, and author Alan Alda was born Alphonso Joseph D’Abruzzo to actor and singer Robert Alda and Joan Browne, a former showgirl and Miss New York pageant winner. His adopted stage and screen name, “Alda,” is a portmanteau of ALphonso and D’Abruzzo. A …

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