Known mostly for his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Ballhaus also directed movies in his native Germany and unofficially (Ballhaus was billed as cinematographer only) co-directed Under the Cherry Moon with Prince. Starting with 1985’s After Hours, Ballhaus began a seven-film partnership with Scorsese, which included Goodfellas and the Best Picture of 2007, […]
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A very accomplished British Shakespearean actor, Pigott-Smith had appeared in small roles in several major films, but the main core of his screen acting work was on television. From Downton Abbey to Midsomer Murders….from Foyle’s War to Poirot…from Inspector Lewis to Inspector Lynley, Pigott-Smith became a very recognized face on the British telly, and eventually across the pond as well. […]
Known for being much more acerbic than most comedians, Rickles initially wanted to be an actor but turned to stand-up comedy after he couldn’t get any acting work. After his career took off, he took the occasional acting job, but it never gave him the level of success that he found with his harsh comedy […]
Known for his highly energetic stage performances, Berry is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Born in St. Louis, Berry’s big break came after he moved to Chicago and signed with Chess Records in 1955. At Chess, he recorded some of his most famous works, including “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and […]