If you are a movie buff, then you must have seen some movies or heard of the Irish actor “Colin Farrell”. Though this actor has not done a large number of Hollywood movies, but he has done a brilliant job in all the movies he has done. In this article, we will discuss a few Hollywood movies in which this actor has acted.
“Phone Booth” is an amazing Hollywood movie in which Colin Farrell has acted in the lead role. This movie was released in 2003. Joel Schumacher has directed this movie. The story of this movie is unique in itself. In this movie, from the starting and till the end Colin gets trapped in a phone booth as he has wrongly received a call from that phone booth. Rest of the movie is full of excitement, action and efforts of the actor for getting away with this problem. If you want to see a movie with a really different kind of plot, then go for this movie. You would love this movie.
However, if you wish to watch Colin Farrell playing the role of a villain in a super hero movie, then you should watch “Daredevil”. This movie was released in 2003. It is full of relevant action and special effects. Colin Farrell has done a short role in this movie. But he has played the role of a dangerous villain in this movie. If you wish to watch a science fiction movie of Colin Farrell, then you can watch “Minority Report”. The lead role in this movie is done by Tom Cruise.
Aishwarya Rai began her career with modelling at a young age while still in school. Her younger years were spent juggling her studies with winning various beauty contests and modelling for many different advertising companies. The beautiful Aishwarya Rai’s modelling career really took off when she managed to win the Miss World contest and the acting jobs begun to roll in at this time also.
Aishwarya didn’t have any acting experience initially, only her modelling background experience to draw from. This lack of experience didn’t stop Aiswarya from shining on the film set and soon acting offers were flooding in. Aishwarya Rai has appeared in many Bollywood films such as Devdas, Jodhaa Akbar and Jeans. Many of Aishwarya’s films have received awards in the industry and numerous prestigious nominations. Aishwarya has burst onto the Hollywood film scene of recent years and is now starring in Hollywood blockbusters as well as other international productions. Some of her recent international offerings are the films The Last Legend and Chaos. In the Hollywood production of Chaos Aishwarya Rai stars alongside top actress Meryl Streep. Another recent Hollywood dramatisation starring Aish Rai is Racing the Monsoon where Aish acts alongside the Hollywood star Michael Douglas.
With her recent marriage during 2007 to Abhishek Bachchan her co-star in bollywood films such as Guru, it seems Aishwarya is happy in her personal life as well. With her new marriage, Hollywood film role offers flooding in and recently winning Female Star of the Year at the Mumbai Max Stardust Awards for her role in Dhoom 2 Aishwarya Rai is flying high.
“Identity” is a very vague term with different meanings. What is identity? “It refers to the cultural values or perspectives an individual most strongly relates to; such as an Asian identity”(SCP), “The distinguishing character or personality of an individual”(Arts Connected Organization), “It includes those qualities that distinguish one person from another” (Encarta Encyclopedia), “The distinguishing character or personality of an individual” (Britannica Encyclopedia). The very concise definition of “Identity” is realized in the question of “who Am I?” It refers to one’s specific and unique characteristics and features which differ it from others. It represents the real “self” of the person and the behaviors and desires due to that understood “self”. Like most human characteristics identity is formed through a very long and deep process.
The personal continuity and being unique are the most important factors of identity formation. It goes without saying that people, moreover to their personal identity that is formed mainly in families and schools in very young ages, acquire their social identity according to what group they belong to; membership in familial, ethnic, religious or even occupational groups. These group identities are necessary for people in order to define themselves in the eyes of both others and themselves.
Erik Erikson has extensively discussed “Identity Formation” under his theory of “developmental stages”, which believes identity formation extends from birth through adulthood. He states that this identity formation begins in childhood and goes along to adolescence and it also gains prominence in adolescence. Having had physical growth, sexual maturation, and various occupational opportunities, adults will start integrating their former experiences and characteristics, gained specifically through childhood, into a fixed and -perhaps- permanent identity. But basics of identity are constructed in childhood and teenage years. Thus, it can be said that the most significant period of identity construction is childhood.
The predictable obstacle through the identity formation can be identity crisis caused by various reasons and circumstances. According to Erikson, the crisis can be resolved by one’s progress through previous developmental stages, orienting on basic issues of life such as trust, autonomy, and motives. “J. E. Marcia illustrates four common ways in which adults deal with the challenge of identity formation. Those who successfully resolved and passed identity crisis are referred as “identity-achieved.” Others who are trying to make commitments without questioning or investigating alternatives are named “identity-foreclosed,” those who are “identity-diffused” flee from making decisions about their futures who are unable to make total heartily commitments to careers, values, or other people. In contrary, those in the “moratorium” group are struggling and experiencing an ongoing crisis as they try to “find themselves.”(Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology)
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Here is a list of the top 5 among the 100 Funniest Movies selected by the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, California in the year 2000. These 100 movies are the funniest ones according to AFI’s jury who prepared this list. The jury comprised more than 1800 people including actors, directors, writers, editors, film critics, cinematographers, and historians.
1.Some Like It Hot(1959) – Ashton/Mirisch
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon
Actors in supporting role: George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Pat O’Brien, and Nehemiah Persoff.
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SUMMARY: A man who walks out on his family shows up 4 years later walking the Texas badlands in a daze. He slowly regains his hold on reality and memories and reclaims his past by taking his estranged 7 year old son back to his wife. But tracking down his missing wife in Houston also leads to the surprise of a lifetime.
PARIS, TEXAS (1984) is a German-French-American co-production directed by German director Win Wenders. The screenplay by the great character actor Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down, Steel Magnolias, The Notebook) treats a sensitive subject with a lot of dignity without, however, any overt exposition.
This is a story about losing things that are most precious to us in life. It’s about losing and then somehow reclaiming them after going through the purgatory.
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