Everyone has their most favorite actors and their favorite movies. We might disagree on who is best or which movie is best but we all know what we enjoy. There are several incredibly talented actors in Hollywood and there are also some very attractive actors. Several squeeze into both categories. And there’s also the actors who have used their notoriety and celebrity for even more than just a movie but additionally to promote philanthropy and help the world.
Some people might not even keep in mind that Tom Hanks began on a goofy but funny television show called “Bosom Buddies”. It became surprising to see the depth of his talent as it emerged throughout his career, with such inspiring roles as Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer who became infected with AIDS in the past days of the disease and the hardships he faced as he was fired from his conservative law firm due to the fear. That role brought Tom Hanks his very first Academy Award in 1993.
The very next year in 1994, Tom Hanks also received the Academy Award for the role of Forrest Gump. He was just the 2nd actor to have ever won back-to-back Academy Awards, the solitary other being Spencer Tracy clear back in 1937 and 1938.
An additional favorite actor is Mr Brad Pitt, who began in the role of the pretty boy in the 1991 film, Thelma and Louise. However, despite his good looks, he wasn’t typecast as only the good looking one. You might can remember the films “Seven” and “Twelve Monkeys” from the year 1995. Brad Pitt has been exceptionally active in humanitarian causes and through that he has donated both large amounts of time and money to worthy causes.
After the Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Brad Pitt founded the “Make it Right Foundation”. The reason was to be the catalyst for fast redevelopment of the Lower 9th ward in New Orleans by building new houses which were affordable, sustainable and true to the New Orleans culture, also to build the homes quickly so the residents could return home sooner. This worthy cause found positive results.
There is another great actor who is no longer around but his memory lingers on. Paul Newman died on September 26, 2008 but he’s fondly recalled for his roles in several great movies including “Road to Perdition” in 2002, “The Color of Money” in 1986 and “Absence of Malice” in 1981. Among his greatest and many memorable roles came in 1969 as Butch Cassidy in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.
Paul Newman had a number of great roles but perhaps his greatest and most outstanding accomplishments came from his philanthropy efforts. In 1982, he and a business colleague he made a line of foods known as “Newman’s Own”. First there was salad dressing and now there is pasta sauce, lemonade, popcorn, salsa, cookies and much more. But the remarkable thing is the fact that Newman declared that all of the proceeds from the food line company after taxes would be donated to charity, including his own “Hole In the Wall” camps for sick children. As of early 1006, Newman’s Own had donated more than $ 250 million to worthy charitable causes around the world.
Movies are an everlasting supply of great entertainment for all of us and we may love the most popular actors for their movies or even for some other reasons. Since we can now download movies right from our own computer there’s never grounds to overlook your preferred actor or film.
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