The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouThe movie follows internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew, Team Zissou, as they set sail on an expedition in order to seek revenge on a mythical shark for causing the death of his partner.
Critic Reviews of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
Wall Street JournalMarch 17, 2014
Like the jaguar shark, The Life Aquatic is hard to get a hook into.
TIME MagazineMarch 17, 2014
If you go with it, you'll love the film.
The New RepublicMarch 17, 2014
The Life Aquatic drifts along at a lazy pace, the occasional encounter with pirates notwithstanding.
Chicago ReaderMarch 17, 2014
Noah Baumbach collaborated on the arch script, whose bittersweet weirdness leaves a residue even as the narrative disintegrates.
Associated PressMarch 17, 2014
Like the film's fake fish, The Life Aquatic is endlessly fascinating to watch but, if you look closer, there's not much there.
Time OutJune 24, 2006
The director magically conjures emotional dividends in the film's invigorating last moments, which wordlessly celebrate an underrated and truly Andersonian virtue: solidarity.
PopMattersJune 27, 2014
While one may expect a little more consistency from a film with such acclaim, consistency is hardly the order of the day when one is making iconoclastic and unconventional movies like Anderson does.
People MagazineMarch 17, 2014
Aquatic seems willfully eccentric without ever letting the rest of us in on the joke.
Spokesman-Review (Washington)March 17, 2014
Much of what happens feels rough, as if Anderson never completed his shooting script... But individual moments... just might keep you entertained throughout the film's near-two-hour running time
Orlando WeeklyMarch 17, 2014
Anderson needs to diversify his bag of tricks A.S.A.P. -- unless he wants to exhaust his audiences' good will by cycling them through the same dreary spirals of ennui as he does his characters.
Radio TimesMarch 17, 2014
For some, Anderson's world is too hermetically sealed and downright strange to be affecting; for others, there's an irresistible charm to his eccentric characters.
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Bill MurrayBirth date: 21 September 1950, Wilmette, Illinois, USADescription: Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray. He and most of his siblings worked as caddies, which paid his tuition to Loyola Academy, a Jesuit school. He played sports and did some acting while in that school, but in his words, mostly "screwed off." He enrolled at Regis College in Denver to study pre-med but dropped out after being arrested for marijuana possession. He then joined the National Lampoon Radio Hour with fellow members Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi. However, while those three became the original members of Saturday Night Live (1975), he joined Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (1975), which premiered that same year. After that show failed, he later got the opportunity to join Saturday Night Live (1975), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. He later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Scrooged (1988), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990). Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore (1998), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), St. Vincent (2014), and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.
Owen WilsonBirth date: 18 November 1968, Dallas, Texas, USADescription: Self-proclaimed troublemaker Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts. He grew up in Texas with his mother, Laura (Cunningham), a photographer; his father, Robert Andrew Wilson, an ad exec; and his brothers, Andrew Wilson (the eldest) and Luke Wilson (the youngest). Expelled from St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas, TX) in the tenth grade, Wilson finished his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson School and then headed to a military academy in New Mexico. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his future mentor and friend, Wes Anderson. They wrote a screenplay, Bottle Rocket (1996), and sent it to their family friend, screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson, who sent it to producer Polly Platt, who gave it to James L. Brooks, who gave the Texans $5 million dollars to make it into a feature film. Despite critical praise, Bottle Rocket (1996) only grossed one million dollars. After making the film, Wilson moved to Hollywood, setting up house with his two brothers and Anderson. Fairly quickly, Owen found himself acting in a series of big budget films, such as The Cable Guy (1996), The Haunting (1999), Anaconda (1997) and Breakfast of Champions (1999). This led to more work, such as Shanghai Noon (2000), Meet the Parents (2000) and Behind Enemy Lines (2001). He's known not only for his nose, which has been broken several times, but also for his 'free wheeling ways' with a script. He co-wrote the film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) with his oft partner Wes Anderson. He has been romantically linked with singer Sheryl Crow.
Cate BlanchettBirth date: 14 May 1969, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDescription: Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten years old, her 40-year-old father died of a sudden heart attack. Her mother never remarried, and her grandmother moved in to help her mother. Cate graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992 and, in a little over a year, had won both critical and popular acclaim. On graduating from NIDA, she joined the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls", then played Felice Bauer, the bride, in Tim Daly's "Kafka Dances", winning the 1993 Newcomer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle for her performance. From there, Blanchett moved to the role of Carol in David Mamet's searing polemic "Oleanna", also for the Sydney Theatre Company, and won the Rosemont Best Actress Award, her second award that year. She then co-starred in the ABC Television's prime time drama Heartland (1994), again winning critical acclaim. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Female Performance for her role as Ophelia in the Belvoir Street Theatre Company's production of "Hamlet". Other theatre credits include Helen in the Sydney Theatre Company's "Sweet Phoebe", Miranda in "The Tempest" and Rose in "The Blind Giant is Dancing", both for the Belvoir Street Theatre Company. In other television roles, Blanchett starred as Bianca in ABC's Bordertown (1995), as Janie Morris in G.P. (1989) and in ABC's popular series Police Rescue (1994). She made her feature film debut in Paradise Road (1997). She also married writer Andrew Upton in 1997. She had met him a year earlier on a movie set, and they didn't like each other at first. He thought she was aloof, and she thought he was arrogant, but then they connected over a poker game at a party, and she went home with him that night. Three weeks later he proposed marriage and they quickly married before she went off to England to play her breakthrough role in films: the title character in Elizabeth (1998) for which she won numerous awards for her performance, including the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Cate was also nominated for an Academy Award for the role but lost out to Gwyneth Paltrow. 2001 was a particularly busy year, with starring roles in Bandits (2001), The Shipping News (2001), Charlotte Gray (2001) and playing Elf Queen Galadriel in the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy. She also gave birth to her first child, son Dashiell, in 2001. In 2004, she gave birth to her second son Roman. Also, in 2004, she played actress Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's film "Aviator" (2004), for which she received an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. Two years later, she received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for playing a teacher having an affair with an underage student in "Notes on a Scandal" (2006). In 2007, she returned to the role that made her a star in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007). It earned her an Oscar nomination as Best Actress. She was nominated for another Oscar that same year as Best Supporting Actress for playing Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There" (2007). In 2008, she gave birth to her third child, son Ignatius. She and her husband became artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, choosing to spend more time in Australia raising their three sons. She also purchased a multi-million dollar home in Sydney, Australia and named it Bulwarra and made extensive renovations to it. Because of her life in Australia, her film work became sporadic, until Woody Allen cast her in the title role in Blue Jasmine (2013), which won her the Academy Award as Best Actress. She ended her job as artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company, while her husband continued there for two more years before he too resigned. In 2015, she adopted her daughter Edith in her father's homeland of America. That same year, she and her husband sold their multi-million dollar home in Australia at a profit and moved to America. Reasons varied from her wanting to work more in America to wanting to familiarize herself with her late father's American heritage. She played the title role of Carol (2015), a 1950s American housewife in a lesbian affair with a younger woman, for which she received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress. While most actresses might slow down in their forties, Blanchett did the opposite by stretching her boundaries even further, such as when she played 13 different characters in Manifesto (2015) and then making her Broadway debut in 2017 in "The Present", which is her husband's adaptation of Chekhov's play "Platonov."
Anjelica HustonBirth date: 8 July 1951, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Anjelica Huston was born on July 8, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, to prima ballerina Enrica "Ricki" (Soma) and director and actor John Huston. Her mother, who was from New York, was of Italian descent, and her father had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Huston spent most of her childhood overseas, in Ireland and England, and in 1969 first dipped her toe into the acting profession, taking a few small roles in her father's movies. However, in that year her mother died in a car accident, at 39, and Huston relocated to the United States, where the tall, exotically beautiful young woman modeled for several years.While modeling, Huston had a few more small film roles, but decided to focus more on movies in the early 1980s. She prepared herself by reaching out to acting coach Peggy Feury and began to get roles. The first notable part was in Bob Rafelson's remake of the classic noir movie The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) (in which Jack Nicholson, with whom Huston was living at the time, was the star). After a few more years of on-again, off-again supporting work, her father perfectly cast her as calculating, imperious Maerose, the daughter of a Mafia don whose love is scorned by a hit man (Nicholson again) in his film adaptation of Richard Condon's Mafia-satire novel Prizzi's Honor (1985). Huston won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, making her the first person in Academy Award history to win an Oscar when a parent and a grandparent (her father and grandfather Walter Huston) had also won one.Huston thereafter worked prolifically, including notable roles in Francis Ford Coppola's -Gardens of Stone (1987), Barry Sonnenfeld's film versions of the Charles Addams cartoons The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), in which she portrayed Addams matriarch Morticia, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). Probably her finest performance on-screen, however, was as Lilly, the veteran, iron-willed con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters (1990), for which she received another Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actress. A sentimental favorite is her performance as the lead in her father's final film, an adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead (1987) -- with her many years of residence in Ireland, Huston's Irish accent in the film is authentic.Endowed with her father's great height and personal boldness, and her mother's beauty and aristocratic nose, Huston certainly cuts an imposing figure, and brings great confidence and authority to her performances. She clearly takes her craft seriously and has come into her own as a strong actress, emerging from under the shadow of her father, who passed away in 1987. Huston married the sculptor Robert Graham in 1992, The couple lived in the Los Angeles area before Graham's death in 2008.
Willem DafoeBirth date: 22 July 1955, Appleton, Wisconsin, USADescription: Willem Dafoe was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Muriel Isabel (Sprissler), a nurse, and Dr. William Alfred Dafoe, a surgeon. He is of German, French, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. In 1979, Dafoe was given a small role in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980) from which he was fired. His first feature role came shortly after in Kathryn Bigelow's The Loveless (1981). From there, he went on to perform in over 80 films - in Hollywood (John Carter (2012), Spider-Man (2002), The English Patient (1996), Finding Nemo (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Clear and Present Danger (1994), White Sands (1992), Mississippi Burning (1988), Streets of Fire (1984), American Dreamz (2006)) and in independent cinema in the U.S. (The Clearing (2004), Animal Factory (2000), The Boondock Saints (1999), American Psycho (2000)) and abroad (Theo Angelopoulos' Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou (2008), Yim Ho's Pavilion of Women (2001), Yurek Bogayevicz's Edges of the Lord (2001), Wim Wenders' Faraway (2011), So Close (2009), Nobuhiro Suwa's segment of Paris, je t'aime (2006), Brian Gilbert's Tom & Viv (1994), Christian Carion's Farewell (2001), _Mr. Bean's Holiday and The Spierig Brothers' Daybreakers_, Daniel Nettheim's The Hunter (2011)). He has chosen projects for diversity of roles and opportunities to work with strong directors. He has worked in the films of Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)), Martin Scorsese (The Aviator (2004), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)), Spike Lee (Inside Man (2006)), Julian Schnabel (Miral (2010), Basquiat (1996)), Paul Schrader (Auto Focus (2002), Affliction (1997), Light Sleeper (1992), The Walker (2007), Adam Resurrected (2008)), David Cronenberg (eXistenZ (1999)), Abel Ferrara (4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011), Go Go Tales (2007), New Rose Hotel (1998)), David Lynch (Wild at Heart (1990)), William Friedkin (To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)), Werner Herzog (My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009), Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Platoon (1986)), Giada Colagrande (A Woman (2010) and Before It Had a Name (2005)) and Lars von Trier (Antichrist (2009) and Manderlay (2005)). He was nominated twice for the Academy Award (Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000)) and once for the Golden Globe. Among other nominations and awards, he received an LA Film Critics Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Upcoming films include Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Anton Corbjin's A Most Wanted Man (2014), Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace (2013), Josh Boone's The Fault In Our Stars (2014)_, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski's John Wick (2014)_, and Chris Brinker's Bad Country (2014). Dafoe is one of the founding members of The Wooster Group, the New York based experimental theatre collective. He created and performed in all of the group's work from 1977 thru 2005, both in the U.S. and internationally. Since then, he worked with Richard Foreman in Idiot Savant at The Public Theatre (NYC) and most recently the international productions of Robert Wilson's The Life & Death of Marina Abramovic abroad and Robert Wilson's The Old Woman with Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Jeff GoldblumBirth date: 22 October 1952, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen. Possessing his own unique style of delivery, Goldblum made an impression on moviegoers with little more than a single line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), when he fretted about having forgotten his mantra. Goldblum went on to appear in the remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and co-starred with Ben Vereen in the detective series Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980) before a high-profile turn in the classic ensemble film The Big Chill (1983).The quirky actor turned up in the suitably quirky film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), which became a 1980s cult classic, starred in the modern-day film noir Into the Night (1985), then went on to a breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg remake The Fly (1986), which also featured actress Geena Davis, Goldblum's wife from 1987-1990 and co-star in two additional films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) and Julien Temple's Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).Goldblum was the rather unlikely star of some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg's dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), as well as the alien invasion film Independence Day (1996). These films saw Goldblum playing the type of intellectual characters he has become associated with. More recently, roles have included critically acclaimed turns in Igby Goes Down (2002) and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). In 2009, he returned to television to star in his second crime series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
Michael GambonBirth date: 19 October 1940, Cabra, Dublin, IrelandDescription: Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. His career was catapulted in 1980 when he took the lead role in John Dexter's production of "Galileo". Since then, Gambon has regularly appeared at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC. Roles include, King Lear, Othello, Mark Anthony and Volpone. He was described by the late Sir Ralph Richardson as being "The Great Gambon" and he is now considered to be one of the British theatre's leading lights. He was made a CBE in 1992.
Noah TaylorBirth date: 4 September 1969, London, England, UKDescription: Noah George Taylor, the elder of two boys, was born in 1969 in London, England, to Maggie (Miller), a journalist and book editor, and Paul Taylor, a copywriter and journalist. His family lived in both England and New Zealand before returning to his parents' native Australia in 1974. His parents divorced when he was a teenager and his father remarried--to theater publicist, Suzie Howie. Noah left home at age 16 before graduating from University High School in Melbourne when he fell into acting. He decided to pursue his craft at St. Martin's Youth Theater. Despite his intense studies, the remote, slim-framed actor did not make his professional theater debut until March 1997 with Chekhov's "The Seagull."His work at St. Martin's led to an auspicious debut playing the painfully shy and sensitive teen Danny Embling in the coming-of-age film The Year My Voice Broke (1987). This affecting performance lost none of its heart-tugging appeal when the sequel Flirting (1991) came out four years later. Noah won awards for both films. Unconventionally typecast as the gawky, gloomy-eyed, somewhat manic depressive, directors started lining up to use the young actor. It all culminated in what is arguably the best known performance of his career--as the young, tortured genius, pianist David Helfgott, in Shine (1996). Working in tandem with Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, who played Helfgott as an older adult, Noah's scenes with Armin Mueller-Stahl, who played the pianist's egregiously abusive father, were incredibly powerful and helped him to win the Film Critics Circle of Australia and Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival awards. The variety of Noah's performances have been stunning over the years. He played a young Adolf Hitler in the drama Max (2002), a "what-if" spin on Hitler growing up as an angry tortured artist instead of a Fascist dictator following World War I. He played the darkly humorous protagonist in He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) and the titular Jewish outcast in Simon Magus (1999).Music, songwriting and art have been other strong passions for Noah. In 1994 he became part of a band called "The Honky Tonk Angels. A singer-guitarist, included in this band were Noah's co-stars from previous movies Loene Carmen and Kym Wilson. He has also formed other bands with such names as Cardboard Box Man, Flipper & Humphrey and The Thirteens, a country-western rock group.American audiences have taken an equal "shine" to Noah recently, particularly as the manager of Stillwater in the popular film Almost Famous (2000); as Bryce in the popular adventure film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and its sequel which both starring Angelina Jolie; a featured role in Vanilla Sky (2001) which starred Tom Cruise; and in the "Willy Wonka" extravaganza Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) as Mr. Bucket.
Bud CortBirth date: 29 March 1948, New Rochelle, New York, USADescription: Bud Cort, American actor/comedian, was born Walter Edward Cox in New Rochelle, New York. The second of five children, he grew up in Rye, New York, the son of Joseph P. Cox, an orchestra leader, pianist, and owner of a successful men's clothing store in Rye, and Alma M. Court a former newspaper and Life magazine reporter and an executive asst. at M.G.M. in New York City. From early childhood on, Bud displayed a remarkable acting ability and appeared in countless school plays and community theatre. Also a talented painter, he earned extra money doing portraits at art fairs and by commission to the people in Rye. However, he knew acting was his real dream and began riding trains into New York City at the age of 14 to begin studying with his first teacher Bill Hickey at the HB Studios in Greenwich Village.Upon graduation from Iona Prep School run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Bud applied to the NYU School of the Arts, now known as Tisch. Unfortunately, the acting department was full but after seeing Bud's art portfolio he was admitted as a scenic design major in 1967. Bud continued to study with Bill Hickey and secretly began to work in commercials, - off Broadway Theater, and the soap opera, "The Doctors."He formed a comedy team with actress Jeannie Berlin, and later with Judy Engles, performing Bud's original comedy material all over Manhattan's burgeoning nightclub scene. Bud and Judy won first place during amateur night at the famed Village Gate and were signed to a management contract with the club's owner. Soon after, while appearing at the famed Upstairs at the Downstairs in the musical revue "Free Fall," Bud was spotted by Robert Altman who was in New York looking for actors for his film "M. A. S. H." Bud was hired and from that went on to play the title role in Altman's next film "Brewster McCloud."A quirky May-Dec. love story, "Harold and Maude," next saw Cort opposite Ruth Gordon in arguably his most famous role. After a confused reception, the film went on to become not only one of the most successful cult movies in history, but eventually was crowned an American Film Classic. Bud was also awarded the French equivalent of the Oscar, the Crystal Star, for Best Actor of the Year. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award.Resisting type casting, Bud turned down the role of Billy Bibbit in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" and returned to the theater. He made his Broadway debut opposite Donald Pleasance in Simon Gray's "Wise Child" at the Helen Hayes Theatre in 1971. Again he resisted being type cast by Hollywood and finally made his first film five years after "Harold and Maude," in the political thriller "Darkness of the Brain" or "Flash" opposite Marcel Bozzuffi (The Conformist).Title roles in "Why Shoot the Teacher?" (one of the most successful films in Canadian history), "The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud," (a comedy with Klaus Kinski and Carol Kane), and "She Dances Alone" (a documentary/fantasy about the real life daughter of Vaslav Nijinski, with Max Von Sydow) followed and led to countless more films. His latest films being the Wes Anderson comedy "The Life Aquatic" (with Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett) as well as "The Number 23" (with Jim Carrey). Besides his film and theater work, Bud has sung all over the world from Carnegie Hall in New York, to the Alcazar in Paris. He was the youngest actor ever given an homage at the Cinematheque in Paris in an evening hosted by the great comedic actor, Jacques Tati.Bud lived as a house guest for many years with his dear friend Groucho Marx. In 1979 Bud survived a near fatal car crash on the Hollywood Freeway. He continued working in film and theater and co-founded the LA Classic Theatre Works with, among others, Richard Dreyfuss and Rene Auberjonois. Bud performed the entire J. D. Salinger novel "The Catcher in the Rye" live in-studio, as well as the one man show, "An Evening with Truman Capote" for the radio station KCRW. He appeared with Tom Waits in the L.A. Premiere of Thomas Babe's "Demon Wine" and was nominated for the LA Theatre Critics Best Actor award for his performance in Samuel Beckett's "ENDGAME," which he first played in New York at the Cherry Lane Theatre. For his performance as Clov, Bud was awarded the Dramalogue Award as Best Actor.Recent films include Kevin Smith's "Dogma", Ed Harris' "Pollock", and his own controversial film, "Ted and Venus" (Col. Tri Star Home Video) which Bud directed, co-wrote, and starred in with Woody Harrelson and Gena Rowlands and which initially, like "Harold and Maude" disturbed some critics and yet was hailed as a "tiny masterpiece," and "a courageous film, Bud Cort's finest performance."Bud is a member of the Director's Unit of the Actor's Studio. Besides Bill Hickey, he has studied extensively with Stella Adler, Joan Darling, David Craig, and Del Close of 2nd City. Bud recently starred in televisions "Arrested Development," "Funny or Die Presents", the highly regarded "Mosley Lane" episode of "Criminal Minds and Chris Elliot's "Eagleheart" ("Exit Wound the Gift Shop).
Seu JorgeBirth date: 8 June 1970, Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDescription: Seu Jorge was born on June 8, 1970 in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Jorge Mário da Silva.
Robyn CohenBirth date: 8 June 1970, Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDescription: Ms. Cohen starred in the Television series GRAVITY for starz network and has made additional TV appearances on: CRISTELA, N.C.I.S., THE MENTALIST, THE DEFENDERS, INVASION, THE CLOSER, ANGEL,THE STRAND, N.C.I.S. L.A., STARVED (season 1,recurring), LAX (recurring) and others. Select Film credits include: Wes Anderson's THE LIFE AQUATIC opposite Bill Murray, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY, ZZYZX, BEAU JEST (with Lainie Kazan), ROAD HARD (opposite Adam Carolla) and James Franco's films GOOD TIME MAX, FOOLS GOLD, BUKOWSKI, and THE INSTITUTE. Robyn has also appeared in sci-fi thrillers ASCENSION and BEDEVILED slated for a 2017 release.On the Stage, Robyn has enjoyed playing Lady Bellaston at The Actors Theatre of Louisville under the direction of Jon Jory in his adaptation of Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones" (2013) and Margot Wendice in "Dial M for Murder" with Cleveland's Classic Theater Company/Idaho Shakespeare Festival where she rounded out their Repertory season as Regan in "King Lear" directed by Joseph Hanreddy in 2015. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Ms. Cohen has worked with Broadway directors Jeff Calhoun in "Will Rogers Follies" (Sacramento Light Opera), Doug Hughes in "Farragut North" (Ida u/s Geffen Playhouse) Tony Stevens in the National Tour of "Cabaret" and under the direction of Jerry Herman in his revival of "The Grand Tour" produced at The Colony Theater in Burbank CA. Under Neil Labute's supervision she played Jenny in the West Coast Premiere of "The Shape of Things" at The Laguna Playhouse, and also starred opposite Jeff Goldblum in the west coast premiere of "The Exonerated." Most recently in L.A. she played opposite Melanie Griffith and Scott Caan in the premiere of "No Way Around But Through" at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theater, and prior to that as Catherine in "Proof" at The Long Beach Playhouse. Around the country she has played in The Ford's Theater (D.C.'s "A Christmas Carol), "Carousel" at the Paper Mill Playhouse (under Mark Hoebee), "BRIGADOON" at the Goodspeed Opera House, "The Music Man" at North Shore Music Theater, a season with The Bucks County Playhouse, four seasons with the Sacramento Music Circus and in "RIGOLETTO" at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/LA Music Center under the direction of Bruce Beresford and Peggy Hickey. Other favorite Los Angeles credits include playing Masha in "The Three Sisters," Hannah in "Modern Orthodox," and opposite James Franco in "Encounters," "Fools Gold," and "THE APE" at Playhouse West Rep. Ms. Cohen also enjoyed the west coast premiere of "From Door to Door" by James Sherman at The Electric Lodge Theater and "Rocket to the Moon" (Cleo) with LA's Odyssey Theatre under Peter Ellenstein. She has been seen in over 85 national Commercials. And has been and Acting Teacher since 2006.
Waris AhluwaliaBirth date: 8 June 1970, Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDescription: Waris Ahluwalia is an actor and writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and Inside Man (2006).
Niels KoizumiBirth date: 12 January 1966, New York, USADescription: Niels Koizumi was born on January 12, 1966 in New York, USA as Nielse Koizumivos. He is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Hitch (2005).
Pawel WdowczakBirth date: 12 January 1966, New York, USADescription: Pawel Wdowczak is known for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Looper (2012) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).
Matthew Gray GublerBirth date: 9 March 1980, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADescription: Matthew Gray Gubler is an Emmy award winning actor, director, producer, painter, and voice over actor from Las Vegas Nevada. While studying film directing at NYU he interned for Wes Anderson who gave him his first feature film role as Bill Murray's loyal intern "Nico" in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).For the past eleven years Gubler has starred as the lovable genius Dr. Spencer Reid on the internationally popular crime drama Criminal Minds (2005).Some of his other film acting credits include (500) Days of Summer (2009), Life After Beth (2014), and the cult hit comedy Suburban Gothic (2014) for which he was awarded the 2015 Best Actor Award by Screamfest.In 2014 he won an Emmy for his participation in Drake Doremus' mini series The Beauty Inside (2012).He has provided the voice of Simon the chipmunk in the wildly popular Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) film franchise and recently voiced the Riddler for DC comic's animated film Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014).As of 2015, Gubler has directed 8 episodes of Criminal Minds, a behind the scenes documentary of the making of "The Life Aquatic," two music videos for "The Killers," videos for "Whirwlind Heat," and "Soko," as well as a fake mockumentary entitled Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized Documentary (2006) which lampoons his behavior behind the scenes on "Criminal Minds."Also and accomplished painter, Gubler is known for his vivid and expressionistic portraits of people, animals, and imaginary monsters.
Seymour CasselBirth date: 22 January 1935, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows (1959), on which he also served as associate producer.Cassel's early career was tied to Cassavetes, who himself had a flourishing career as an actor on television and in major Hollywood productions in addition to becoming, arguably, the first great independent movie director after the collapse of the studio system in the late 1950s/early 1960s. As for Cassel, after his uncredited role in "Shadows," he co-starred with Cassavetes in The Webster Boy (1962) and Too Late Blues (1961) before winding up in support of his friend in Don Siegel's The Killers (1964), a movie shot for TV that had to be released theatrically due to its heightened violence (it was also Ronald Reagan's last movie). Cassel primarily made his living on TV in the 1960s, frequently typecast as beatniks and hippies. He had a supporting role in the Cassavetes-directed episode "A Pair of Boots" (1962) for The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962) as well as appearing on such popular programs as 12 O'Clock High (1964), Combat! (1962) and The F.B.I. (1965) before scoring with his aging hippie in "Faces" at the end of that tumultuous decade.Along with "Shadows," "Faces" remains his favorite Cassavettes film. In addition to acting, Cassel was also a crew member on the film, as the technical staff numbered all of seven. He helped shoot the film as a second cameraman, as well as adjusting the lighting. As the film was financed by Cassavettes himself, there were no union regulations to deal with, nor a studio schedule to keep.Several of Cassavettes' films were shot in continuity, so the actors could develop a character in sequence--similar to stage acting--rather than the traditional method of film making, which is shot out of sequence. Cassel has stated that this technique enhanced the success of his works by eliminating the "fourth wall" between the audience and the actors. He believes that acting tells the film's story, not the images and that what is important is how the audience relates to the characters on screen.As their careers matured, Cassel also co-starred with Cassavetes in two TV movies, Nightside (1973) and Nightside (1973) and appeared in supporting roles in three more Cassavetes-directed films: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), Opening Night (1977) and Love Streams (1984).In addition to appearing in studio films, Cassel has remained prominent in the American independent film community since the death of his friend and collaborator. He contributed a cameo appearance in the directorial debut of Steve Buscemi (with whom he appeared as a co-star in the black comedy In the Soup (1992)), Trees Lounge (1996), and has appeared in three films by Wes Anderson: Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).Cassel is prized by independent directors for two things: his positive nature, and his (perhaps) facetious declaration that he'd be in any independent film for the price of a plane ticket if he liked the script.
Antonio MondaBirth date: 19 October 1962, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Antonio Monda was born on October 19, 1962 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a producer and director, known for Dicembre (1990), Oltre New York (1986) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Isabella BlowBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Isabella Blow was born on November 19, 1958 in Westminster, London, England as Isabella Delves Broughton. She was an actress, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Project Catwalk (2006). She was married to Detmar Hamilton Lorenz Arthur Blow and Nicholas Taylor. She died on May 7, 2007 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.
James HamiltonBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: James Hamilton is known for his work on The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Squid and the Whale (2005) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).
Melanie GerrenBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Melanie Gerren is an actress, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), La migliore offerta (2013) and Il principe e il pirata (2001).
Nazzareno PianaBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Nazzareno Piana is known for his work on The Godfather: Part III (1990), Der Name der Rose (1986) and Hudson Hawk (1991).
Rudd SimmonsBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Rudd Simmons is a producer and production manager, known for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Road (2009) and High Fidelity (2000).
Leonardo GiovannelliBirth date: 19 November 1958, Westminster, London, England, UKDescription: Leonardo Giovannelli is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Henry S.F. Cooper Jr.Birth date: 24 November 1933, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. was born on November 24, 1933 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Henry Spotswood Fenimore Cooper. He was an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Moon Beat (2009). He was married to Mary Luke Langben. He died on January 31, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York.
Pietro RagusaBirth date: 24 November 1933, Manhattan, New York, USADescription: Pietro Ragusa is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Mia madre (2015).
Eric Chase AndersonBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Eric Chase Anderson was born on September 18, 1972 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Robert WilsonBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Robert Wilson is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Truman (1995) and The Shower (1992).
Don McKinnonBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Don McKinnon is an actor, known for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Island Bound (2004).
Alessio SantiniBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Alessio Santini is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Notturno (2002).
Paolo SirignaniBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Paolo Sirignani is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), L'amore ritrovato (2006) and Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal (2005).
Andrew WeisellBirth date: 18 September 1972, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Andrew Weisell is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Niccolò SenniBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Born in Rome, Italy, on September 6, 1983, began his career in 1997 when he was casted for the main role in "L'Albero delle Pere", directed by Francesca Archibugi. Niccolo' lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paris, France, and, from 2000 to 2003, in New York City. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and French, besides his native Italian. Holds a degree in "Arts Music and Show Business" from the University of Rome (2008). Niccolo' plays guitar and bass in a rock group, and is a big supporter of AS Roma soccer team.
Andrea GuerraBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Andrea Guerra is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Christiano IrreraBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Christiano Irrera is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Vincenzo RecchiaBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Vincenzo Recchia is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Suherio (2004).
Marco CiarlittoBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Marco Ciarlitto is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Tony ShafraziBirth date: 6 September 1983, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Tony Shafrazi is an actor, known for Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and The Universe of Keith Haring (2008).
Noah BaumbachBirth date: 3 September 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming (1995). His second major picture, made ten years later, The Squid and the Whale (2005) was no less autobiographical but went back further in his personal history, back to the time when his parents separated. Recounting this past trauma and its aftermath earned Noah a selection at the Sundance Film Festival, three Golden Globe nominations and a best screenplay Oscar nomination. From then on his career was launched and his output became more regular with Margot at the Wedding (2007) starring Nicole Kidman and his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, Greenberg (2010), filmed in Los Angeles, with Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig. Back in New york, where he lives, he was the director (and co-author with his main actress, Greta Gerwig) of the bittersweet art house success Frances Ha (2012). Besides directing films, he also co-writes some with Wes Anderson, a good friend of his, and is the author of humor columns in the New Yorker.
Stefano Maria OrtolaniBirth date: 3 September 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Stefano Maria Ortolani is a production designer and art director, known for Gangs of New York (2002), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Exorcist: The Beginning (2004).
Sylvie GeninBirth date: 3 September 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Sylvie Genin is an actress, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Jacques Henri LartigueBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Jacques Henri Lartigue was born on June 13, 1894 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is known for his work on Ginger e Fred (1986), Les aventures du roi Pausole (1933) and Passé sous silence (2000). He was married to Florette Orméa, Marcelle "Coco" Paolucci and Madeleine "Bibi" Messager. He died on September 12, 1986 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
Muzius Gordon DietzmannBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Muzius Gordon Dietzmann is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Gangyuan XuBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Gangyuan Xu is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Robin ScottBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Robin Scott is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Guglielmo CasciaroBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Guglielmo Casciaro is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Alessandro De AngelisBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Alessandro De Angelis is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Vacanze di Natale '91 (1991) and Giuseppe Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano, Tragedia lirica in four acts (2012).
Andrea BertoneBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Andrea Bertone is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Andriy KachurBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Andriy Kachur is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Roberto SalviBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Roberto Salvi is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Il commissario Rex (2008).
Stefano MascioliniBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Stefano Masciolini is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Gli equilibristi (2012) and Questo piccolo grande amore (2009).
Robert SommerBirth date: 13 June 1894, Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], FranceDescription: Robert Sommer is known for his work on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Daylight (1996) and La traviata (1982).
Anna OrsoBirth date: 11 December 1938, Naples, ItalyDescription: Anna Orso was born on December 11, 1938 in Naples, Italy. She was an actress, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), My House in Umbria (2003) and The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966). She died on August 14, 2012 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Ettore ContiBirth date: 14 February 1924, Milan, Lombardy, ItalyDescription: Ettore Conti was born on February 14, 1924 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Tecoppa brumista (1973) and Scaramacai e l'isola beata (1963).
Robert GrahamBirth date: 19 August 1938, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoDescription: Robert Graham was born on August 19, 1938 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Home Fries (1998) and Ivansxtc (2000). He was married to Anjelica Huston. He died on December 27, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Hal YamanouchiBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Scholastically sound and versed in several languages, Hal Yamanouchi has not lacked for work or means to keep busy. Born in Japan, his collegiate years were dedicated to studying language and literature. He attended the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies as well as the Perugia (Italy) University of Foreign Languages. He began his acting career in 1966 and has appeared in a variety of films and television series on both western and eastern sides of the acting world. His film credits include the Italian-produced Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) starring Lou Ferrigno of The Incredible Hulk (1978) TV fame. American audiences may also find him in the undersea adventure comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) with Bill Murray. He could also be seen in the science fiction action thriller Push (2009).Yamanouchi is not unfamiliar with the stage and has taught theatre and choreographed operas and stage plays. Drawing from his education in languages and literature, he has translated films from Italian to Japanese and vice versa. He has also done work dubbing voices in different languages for other actors.
Conrado Mendoza DolorBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Conrado Mendoza Dolor is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Eduardo Bautista GrantuzaBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Eduardo Bautista Grantuza is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Simeon Maragigak AgelionBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Simeon Maragigak Agelion is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Walter Cajapao CasapaoBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Walter Cajapao Casapao is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Honorato Ilao ReyesBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Honorato Ilao Reyes is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Roderick MagbayBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Roderick Magbay is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Demetreo CastilloBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Demetreo Castillo is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Thomas Carwgal de la PeñaBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Thomas Carwgal de la Peña is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Edwarren BantungonBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Edwarren Bantungon is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Levi Mickael de RamonBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Levi Mickael de Ramon is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Aries CoralesBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Aries Corales is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Aries Dolor IlagonBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Aries Dolor Ilagon is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Joseph de los ReyesBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Joseph de los Reyes is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Dennis Rayos MartinezBirth date: 20 April 1946, Tokyo, JapanDescription: Dennis Rayos Martinez is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Taiyo YamanouchiBirth date: 4 July 1975, Rome, ItalyDescription: Taiyo Yamanouchi was born on July 4, 1975 in Rome, Italy. He is an actor and writer, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Giallo (2009) and Nerkiopiteco's Massacre Day (1995).
Wai Tung WongBirth date: 4 July 1975, Rome, ItalyDescription: Wai Tung Wong is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Cantando dietro i paraventi (2003).
Ging Fang ZhuBirth date: 4 July 1975, Rome, ItalyDescription: Ging Fang Zhu is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Francis DokyiBirth date: 4 July 1975, Rome, ItalyDescription: Francis Dokyi is known for his work on The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998).
Begni Bok DongBirth date: 4 July 1975, Rome, ItalyDescription: Begni Bok Dong is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Daniel AconBirth date: 24 January 1958, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Daniel Acon was born January 24, 1958 in Rome Italy, son of William J. Acon, high ranking U.S. Diplomat and political advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Ford and Carter. A graduate of Seton Hall University, NJ with a Masters in Communications, Daniel's career has covered a wide range of activities. As a junior executive with Warner Bros Italy, dealing with international print control, his passion for film brought him to Hollywood in the early 80's where he established himself as a Property Master and Art Director. In 1989 he traveled to Rome to work on "The Godfather Part III" as Property Master and was also closely involved with the Special Effects Department headed by effects icon Larry Cavanaugh. This lead to his assignment on Sylvester Stallone's Cliffhanger -- from there his career in special effects expanded and he has specialized in this craft ever since, working from his base in Rome and London. Over the course of the last twenty years, Daniel has risen through the ranks to Coordinating and Supervising a number of U.S. and foreign feature films shot across Europe. His international location work has taken him to North Africa where he spent several years in Morocco supervising the effects on various TV and Feature Film projects, such as Legionnaire and Malena. His work in television has earned two Emmy Award Nominations for Best Special Effects in the HBO series "Rome" and Best Art Direction for "Sting in Tuscany" and a British Royal Television Society Awards Nomination also for Best Special Effects in the HBO series "Rome". Daniel also designed and created special effects for the Chrysler Corporation traveling around the world directing prestigious Auto Shows in Shanghai, Paris and Geneva. Bilingual in English, Italian and French, Daniel is able to work in various cultures succeeding and delivering outstanding work in his craft.
Alexander HamiltonBirth date: 24 January 1958, Rome, Lazio, ItalyDescription: Alexander Hamilton is an actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
Directors of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
Wes AndersonBirth date: 1 May 1969, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, ...
Creators of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
Wes AndersonBirth date: 1 May 1969, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, ...
Noah BaumbachBirth date: 3 September 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USADescription: Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar C...