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Kurt Russell’s first acting roles were as a child in television such as the lead role in  
the western series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney company, where he became the
studio’s top star of the ’70s. In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for
the made-for-television film Elvis. In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe
Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for  
his performance in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in  
several films by director John Carpenterin the futuristic action film Escape From New York, the horror film The Thing (1982), and the dark comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate.

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Kurt Russell with his father Bing Russell (left)  who was a character
actor best-known for playing Deputy Clem Foster on Bonanza. Bing
was also the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club, a minor
league team that began play in the Class A Northwest League in 
1973 after the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast league moved 
to Spokane, Washington.

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Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley

Kurt Russell with co-stars ,left to right, Meryl Streep and Cher

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Kurt as U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp in TOMBSTONE (1993)

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John Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the ABC-TV series
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 – 1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His career faced a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994), and he has since continued starring in many Hollywood films.Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award For Best Actor.The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award For Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his 1995 performance in Get Shorty.

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John Travolta as Vinny Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter


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John Travolta with Olivia Newton-John in Grease

Travolta in Pulp Fiction

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christian bale

Christian (Charles Philip) Bale is an English actor who, In addition to starring
in big budget Hollywood  films,  has played in films produced by independent
producers and art houses. Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13,
when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg’s 1987 film Empire
of the Sun. He has
recently received critical acclaim for his performance in
The Fighter
(2010),earning him several awards including the Golden Globe
for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and a  nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Christian Bale as a lost English boy in a Japanese interment
camp during World War ll. 

                  Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight (2008)


                Psychological thriller,The Machinist (2004)

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