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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 82 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the
ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence of the Lambs 
(1991),
a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He
has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Nixon (1995).  

Hopkins turned to TV in 2016 upon landing a starring role on HBO’s
series Westworld.  He was encouraged by actor
Richard Burton to
pursue acting at age 15.

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MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a film about a group of patients at a
mental institution, opened in theaters on this day in 1975. Directed by
Milos Forman and based on a 1962 novel of the same name by Ken
Kesey, the film starred Jack Nicholson and was co-produced by the
actor Michael Douglas. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest went on to
become the first film in four decades to win in all five of the major
Academy Award categories: Best Actor (Nicholson’s first win), Best
Actress (Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratchet), Best Director,
Best Screenplay (Adapted) and Best Picture.

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Louise Fletcher as Nurse Frida Ratchet.


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Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital, now a museum in Salem, was
the setting for the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

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ACTRESS KATE WINSLET IS 44 YEARS YOUNG

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Kate Elizabeth Winslet

Kate Winslet is the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award
nominations, including the 2008 Academy Award for Best Actress
which she won for her role in "The Reader". One of the few actresses
to have won three of the four major American entertainment awards
(EGOT), with her Oscar, Emmy and Grammy wins.

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British actress Kate Winslet won her first Oscar for her
portrayal of a German woman with a secret Nazi past
in the romantic drama ‘The Reader.’

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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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DUSTIN HOFFMAN IS 82 TODAY

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Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Lee Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman is a renowned method actor who won the Academy
Award for Best Actor for
Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man
in 1988. He had his breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in the
1967 classic The Graduate and also played leading roles in the films
Midnight Cowboy (1969),
Tootsie (1982) and Outbreak (1996).  

      
     

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