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Daryl Hannah (born 3.12.1960)
Daryl Hannah is an American actress. She rose to fame in the 1980s, with roles in Blade Runner and Splash.
Childhood: Daryl Hannah was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Susan Wexler and Don Hannah. Her father was the owner of a barge and tugboat company. Shortly after she was born, Daryl Hannah's parents divorced. Her mother married Jerrold Wexler, whose brother Haskell was a well-known cinematographer. She has a brother, Don Hannah, a sister, Page Hannah and a half-sister, Tanya Wexler.
Daryl Hannah attended Francis W. Parker School, where she played soccer on the boys' team and was diagnosed as being 'borderline autistic'. She later attended the Latin School of Chicago and the University of Southern California.
Acting Career: Daryl Hannah's debut film appearance came in 1978 when she had a brief role in The Fury, directed by Brian De Palma. After turning down the role of Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon, which eventually went to Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah took her first serious film role in 1982, when she appeared in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. The cult classic sci-fi thriller also starred Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. Later that year, Hannah was cast in Summer Lovers. The film starred Peter Gallagher and became a seasonal hit.
In 1984, Daryl Hannah landed her next big role, when she was cast in Splash. Starring Tom Hanks and John Candy, the film was a huge success and helped to propel Daryl Hannah's profile into Hollywood stardom.
The remainder of the 1980s remained a successful period for Daryl Hannah. In 1986, Hannah was cast in Wall Street, which starred Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. Although the performances from the two male leads were highly regarded, Daryl Hannah's performance was widely panned and she earned herself a derogatory 'Razzie' award.
The following year, Daryl Hannah starred opposite Steve Martin in Roxanne, the comedy film version of Cyrano De Bergerac. The film was a hit and the respected film critic Roger Ebert wrote in praise of her performance.
In 1989, Daryl Hannah was part of an all-star cast that performed in the film Steel Magnolias. Other members of the cast included Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine.
After the 1980s, there was something of a break in Daryl Hannah's career, though she worked with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Daryl Hannah's reputation entered a renaissance with the release of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2, in which she played Elle Driver, a one-eyed assassin. The films also starred Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and David Carradine. These two films were followed by an appearance in Northfork, with James Woods and Nick Nolte. Hannah then featured in Dancing at The Blue Iguana, by Michael Radford, the director of Il Postino. Along with her performances in Casa de los Babys and Silver City, Daryl Hannah's career has seen a resurgence since her work with Tarantino. She also appeared as the love interest in Robbie Williams' music video for his song 'Feel'.
Daryl Hannah has also tried her hand working on the other side of the camera. She wrote, produced and directed The Last Supper, which won an accolade at the Berlin Film Festival. She also worked as director and producer on the Channel 4 documentary Strip Notes.
Personal Life: Daryl Hannah runs a weekly video blog entitled 'DHLoveLife', which focuses on sustainable solutions. She also acted as a judge of treehugger.com's 'Convenient Truth' series. She has worked with the Sea Shepherd Conservation group as part of their Operation Musashi, a campaign against whaling. In 2006, she was arrested and jailed for some time for her involvement in a protest against the destruction of an urban farm in Los Angeles. In 2009, she was arrested again - this time for protesting against mountaintop removal in West Virginia.
In the past, Daryl Hannah has had relationships with a number of high profile men, including the singer Jackson Browne, Val Kilmer and John F Kennedy Jr.
The re-imagining of the 1984 comedy is currently in development at Disney.
Channing Tatum is about to become fish out of water in Disney’s remake of Splash. According to reports Tatum has signed on to the film which will see the gender roles reversed, with the Magic Mike actor taking on the character originally played by Daryl Hannah, while Jillian Bell will be in the Tom Hanks role.
Channing Tatum will play a mermaid in a remake of Splash by Disney.
Deadline reports that Disney is moving ahead with the reimagining, with Ron Howard, who directed the original film and Brian Grazer, who first pitched the idea, producing. Also producing will be Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kieran and Imagine’s Anna Culp will serve as executive producer.
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Daryl Hannah opens up about her life-long struggle with autism.
American actress Daryl Hannah reveals that she has suffered from a lifelong struggle with autism.
The 80's it girl has said she was diagnosed as a child and suffered from a "debilitating shyness" admitting that in her youth " [she] wasted so much time scared, self-conscious and insecure,".
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A host of famous names have paid their respects to the recently deceased founder of the Tulsa Sound; JJ Cale.
The legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale passed away in a California hospital on Friday (26 July) after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home, leaving behind a legacy that wont soon be forgotten. The Grammy-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter, who was 74-years-old when he passed away, was responsible for a string of hits that were made famous after being covered by some of the biggest names in rock music, including Tom Petty, Santana and most famously of all; Eric Clapton.
Since his passing last week, tribute have been pouring in from those wishing to pay their respects to the great musician, a man who helped invent the laid back and much-copied Tulsa Sound, a combination of country, blues and rock. Documentarian Louis Theroux shared his favourite Cale track in his online tribute, whilst one of Cale's many collaborators Tom Petty shared a backstage picture of the two from 2009, with the Twitter hashtag #RIPJJCale embedded into the Tweet. Actress Daryl Hannah also gave her respects with the simple statement "RIP JJ Cale... peace xo" uploaded to her Twitter feed over the weekend.
Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested yesterday following a protest over a controversial oil pipeline, whose construction was supposed to begin this week.
The Kill Bill actress and a fellow protester named Eleanor Fairchild were arrested in Winnsboro, Texas, a small town about 80 miles (130 km) east of Dallas. According to Paul Bassis, Hannah's agent, Ms Fairchild owns property on the proposed construction site, however her land was subject to compulsory purchase for the project and bought from her without consent. Bassis went on to say; "Ms Hannah and Ms Fairchild were defending Ms Fairchild's property from eminent domain abuse by TransCanada."
According to Wood County Police, the actress was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest, although the exact reason for the 78-year-old Ms Fairbank's detainment was not given.
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The film may look like a relative to the Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle She's All That (1999), but it's more like a cousin to Robert Mulligan's The Man in the Moon (1991). The story begins predictably enough: Landon (Shane West), a young teen sowing his oats through his high school years, is forced to take on charity work after orchestrating a stupid stunt that nearly paralyzes a kid. While mopping up hallways and tutoring youngsters, he comes across Jamie Sullivan (Moore), a level-headed duckling (not so ugly), with a good heart and religion at her core. If this were Prinze pap, Landon would spruce her up and show the world what it's been missing. Instead, in this Karen Janszen adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, Jamie stays true to herself, and the shy girl has a life-changing effect on the guy.
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Now, after Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Robert Greenwald's Uncovered: The War on Iraq, France's The World According to Bush, the upcoming Bush's Brain, and many more, filmmaker John Sayles adds his satiric shovelful with Silver City, a (fictional) feature film which explores the ramifications of a political system that lends itself to corrupt and unseemly influences.
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The phrase, now famous via Douglas's Oscar-winning performance, was initially uttered by Ivan Boesky, the 1980s business biggie who thrived on doing whatever it took to become rich, and paid the price as a result. Director/co-writer Stone, with Douglas at the epicenter, erects an overdone behemoth of a movie that, like Boesky himself, is an ageless -- and, at times, clichéd -- cautionary tale.
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Well, it's not as bad as you might think. We even get Verne "Mini-Me" Troyer crawling out of a toilet, so who can complain?
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In the wake of "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction" and "Jackie Brown," film buffs have come to expect intrepid sub-Hollywood scavenger Quentin Tarantino to bowl us over with ingenious, amped-up, style-blending B-movie off-shoots made with a quantum leap of depth and cinematic panache.
Influenced by cut-rate, under-the-counter samurai imports, spaghetti Westerns and popcorn-munching exploitation flicks of bygone eras, the writer-director's two-part revenge saga "Kill Bill" ("Volume 2" is due in February) has sexy, gritty, droll, deluxe Tarantino élan coming out its ears -- and absurdly grisly dam-bursts of stage blood spurting from other violently severed body parts in ambitious marathon swordfight scenes. But while the picture oozes style (and blood), it comes up short on substance -- which is what has always set Tarantino's grindhouse homages head and shoulders above the pulp pictures that inform them.
Choreographed by both kung-fu genius Yuen Wo-Ping ("The Matrix" movies, "Charlie's Angels," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," etc.) and Japanese Kenjutsu legend Sonny Chiba (who plays an eccentric master sword-maker in the film), these focal-point fights are the culmination of a plot about a sultry, strong-willed former assassin (Uma Thurman) who was left for dead when her employer -- possibly peeved by her resignation, although "Volume 1" is vague on that point -- turned her wedding into a massacre.
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Everything the kinetic, colorful, superficially violent "Kill Bill: Volume 1" lacked in depth and character is remedied tenfold in Quentin Tarantino's stunning, cunning conclusion to his epic revenge fantasy.
Gone are the absurdist bloodbaths and the superficial grindhouse storytelling, and in their stead the wily writer-director transitions (with masterfully effortless cinematic aplomb) into a character- and dialogue-driven feast of substance and surprises -- which is, nonetheless, still punctuated by spectacularly stylish swordplay.
After a winking mock-noir prologue of recap narration, Tarantino opens "Volume 2" with a parched black-and-white flashback to the wedding rehearsal (glimpsed throughout last year's installment) at which The Bride (Uma Thurman), an unnamed and incognito former assassin trying to go straight, was brutally gunned down (along with everyone in attendance) by her former compatriots.
Continue reading: Kill Bill: Volume 2 Review
Date of birth
3rd December, 1960
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