My Best Movies on Netflix (November 2018)

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Year: 1987
Director: Clive Barker
The head villain/eventual hero (there’s a sickening number of terrible Hellraiser sequels) behind Clive Barker’s Hellraiser franchise is the Cenobite Pinhead, sent from the pits of his own personal hell dimension to drag you down into the depths with him. Where he tortures you. For eternity. All because you opened a fancy Rubik’s Cube.

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Year: 2017
Director: Lee Unkrich
With the release of Coco, the 19th film from Pixar Studios, there are at least two questions the answer to which every member in the audience can be certain of before that desk lamp comes hopping across the screen. Will the animation be top-notch, meriting adjectives like “vibrant” and “gorgeous” and perhaps even “luscious?” Without a doubt. Will the voice acting be superb, enhancing the aforementioned animation in every way? You bet it will!

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Year: 2017
Director: Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi, who seems determined to mine every ounce of comedy—be it physical, situational or conversational—from a tale that’s both rollicking buddy movie and retelling of the least uplifting tale in all of Norse mythos. Given the source material and the director’s track record, I’m not surprised there was plenty of ammo for Waititi or how well he used it—I’m just shocked and delighted he was allowed to use it in the first place.

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Year: 2017
Director: Rian Johnson

The Last Jedi is able to pull off. That movie reminded you how much power and primal force this series still had. This movie is an even more impressive magic trick: It uses that power and force to connect you to something larger. Not everything in The Last Jedi works perfectly, but even its few missteps are all founded in the desire for something new, to take risks, to push an American myth into uncomfortable new directions.

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Year: 1986
Director: Spike Lee
An explosively frank feature debut that immediately announced Lee’s brave, fresh new voice in American cinema, She’s Gotta Have It, shot like a documentary, is a levelheaded exploration of a young black woman named Nola (Tracy Camilla Johns) trying to decide between her three male lovers, while also flirting with her apparent bisexuality, in order to, first and foremost, figure out what makes her happy.

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Year: 1995
Director: Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese’s second adaptation of a Nicholas Pileggi book, Casino is often overlooked as a lesser iteration of the first, 1990’s Goodfellas. The two are similar enough—pretty much all that’s missing behind or in front of the camera is Ray Liotta—but while this 1995 film may not rise to the level of Goodfellas, a movie that falls short of one of the best films of the decade can still reach pretty high. Casino marks the eighth collaboration between two of the best of their generation (Scorsese and Robert De Niro), but the film is more than just bookend material for some sophomore film studies class.

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Year: 2012
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Hot producer-star Channing Tatum draws from his personal history for this raucous comedy-drama set in Tampa’s Xquisite Male Dance Revue. Tatum worked as a stripper for eight months early in his career, and if Magic Mike is any indication, it was a good time for both the ladies and the performers—the movie certainly is. Channing plays the titular main attraction at a weekend dive run by onetime-stripper-turned-manager Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Mike is a popular performer, but stripping three nights a week doesn’t pay the bills on his swank beachfront pad and brand-new pickup truck, so he makes ends meet by working a construction gig. He’s also got a couple of entrepreneurial enterprises on the side, including a detailing business that may or may not actually have customers and a dream to custom-build furniture full-time. The guys’ hands-on performances, choreographed by Alison Faulk, are enthusiastic and energetic, if not always polished, with indelible set pieces like the part-Singin’ in the Rain, part-Matrix treatment of “It’s Raining Men” that introduces us to the act.

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Year: 1995
Director: David Fincher
It’s hard to think of a ’90s movie that did more short-term damage to the length of your fingernails than David Fincher’s Se7en. Sticking close to detectives David Mills (Brad Pitt) and almost-retired William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) on the trail of John Doe, a murderer who plans his kills around the seven deadly sins, the film allows us to watch Somerset teach a still-naive Mills valuable life lessons around the case, which has morally charged outcomes aimed at such victims as a gluttonous man and a greedy attorney.

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Year: 2016
Director: Robert Eggers
From its first moments, The Witch strands us in a hostile land. We watch (because that’s all we can do, helplessly) as puritan patriarch William (Ralph Ineson) argues stubbornly with a small council, thereby causing his family’s banishment from their “New England” community. We watch, and writer-director Robert Eggers holds our gaze while a score of strings and assorted prickly detritus—much like the dialogue-less beginning to There Will be Blood —rise to a climax that never comes. It’s a long shot, breathing dread: The wagon lurches ever-on into the wilderness, piling the frontier of this New World upon the literal frontier of an unexplored forest. It’s 1620, and William claims, “We will conquer this wilderness.” Eggers’ “New England Folk Tale” is a horror film swollen with the allure of the unknown. To say that it’s reminiscent of the Salem Witch Trials, which take place 70 years after the events in the film, would be an understatement—the inevitable consequences of such historic mania looms heavily over The Witch.

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Year: 2013
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Under the Skin is unified in purpose and in drive. It is a biting examination of sexual politics and a dissertation on the bodies we inhabit—how those bodies create a paradigm of ownership. Scarlett Johansson plays the alien avatar, the predator, the cipher whose weakness is her awakening humanity. When she looks in a mirror, lost in a gaze at her own body, it’s a reminder to us to find some remove from our weary familiarity with ourselves, to think, “Golly, what strange things we are.” The film’s tragic conclusion is an assertion that we achieve some positive ideal of what it is to be human when we accept a state of vulnerability, when we forsake the power position in our sexual communication.

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Year: 2018
Director: Ryan Coogler
 Black Panther might be the first MCU film that could claim to most clearly be an expression of a particular director’s voice. We shouldn’t go so far as to call it auteurist, because it’s still a Disney movie and (perhaps ironically) a part of that monopolizing Empire—i.e., eat the rich—but Black Panther’s action scenes, especially, feel one with Coogler’s oeuvre. Look only to an early scene in a South Korean casino, in which T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye (Danai Gurire) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) plan to intercept a deal between Klaue and everyone’s favorite CIA milquetoast, Everett Ross (Martin Freeman, lovable) for a vibranium-filled artifact which Klaue stole from some colonizer-run museum with Killmonger’s help.

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Year: 1972; 1974; 1990
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
The definitive immigrant story/definitive American tragedy: These are the awful things we are forced to do, and this is whom we do them for. The best mob stories ask: “How do I take care of me and mine?” How far are you willing to go to protect your own? In The Godfather and its sequels, the story of the Corleone family becomes the centerpiece of a deep meditation on family and power. Francis Ford Coppola answers: Ultimately, you will lose one in the vain pursuit of the other. During the second film, Family don Michael’s (Al Pacino) wife Kay (Diane Keaton, unrecognizable in her youth) gets her one really powerful scene as she reveals to her husband that she had an abortion because she can’t bear the thought of raising another child in the mob. He wouldn’t understand, she rants, because of “this Sicilian thing that’s been going on for 2,000 years!” Before, we flash back to 1941 and the fight that results from Michael revealing his enlistment in the Marines to his family: either the beginning of his personal fall or one last reminder that he’s always viewed himself as apart, as better. True tragedy comes from a fatal, internal flaw, and something about this scene is meant to suggest his. His family leaves him in the room alone. The only other times that both Michael and Vito (Marlon Brando; Robert De Niro) are alone on screen in the films occur in the tense moments before they kill—always in explicit defense of the family.

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Year: 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
Schindler’s List’s may be a humorless Academy Awards punchline at this point, but rewatch Spielberg’s epic historical drama on its own merits, and witness its greatness on par with some of the best works by Spielberg’s heroes, like David Lean. Spielberg seemingly gives his all to the story of a selfish businessman (Liam Neeson kicks surprisingly little Nazi ass here) gradually coming to terms with the inhuman atrocities of the Holocaust, putting his life on the line to save as many Jews as he can.

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Who is Robin Hood :Robin Hood 2018

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Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

 

Cast

  • Taron Egerton as Robin of Loxley / The Hood, Marian’s love interest, John’s apprentice and the enemy of the Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Jamie Foxx as Yahya / John, Robin’s mentor
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin’s enemy
  • Eve Hewson as Marian, Robin’s love interest and the wife of Will Tillman
  • Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck
  • Jamie Dornan as Will Tillman, husband of Marian
  • F. Murray Abraham as the Cardinal
  • Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne
  • Josh Herdman as Righteous
  • Cornelius Booth as Lord Pembroke
  • Björn Bengtsson as Tydon
As the earl, Robin’s real name is sometimes said to be Robin Fitzooth, or the lord of Locksley Hall. In the television series Robin of Sherwood, Robin of Loxley is killed, and Robert of Huntingdon becomes the second Robin Hood. But however he became an outlaw, Robin does not remain an outlaw forever.
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. He isknown for his mastery of archery as well as his talent for disguising himself. Despite being declared an outlaw, Robin Hood is a good and generous person at heart, and is beloved by the townspeople for his deeds.
Robin Hood: Facts and Information. Robin Hood was an outlaw who, according to legend, lived in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham. He regularly fought against his enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin is known for dressing in green, for being a skillful archer and for robbing the rich to give to the poor.
Robin Hood’s father is described as a forester, out-shooting Adam Bell and his companions Clim of the Clough and William a Cloudsley, other famous outlaws of the time. Robin Hood went with his parents to his uncle’s Gamwel Hall. Little Johnamused them there, but Robin Hood is adopted by his uncle the squire.
Robin is represented as a fighter for de Montfort’s cause. This was in fact true of the historical outlaw of Sherwood Forest Roger Godberd, whose points of similarity to the Robin Hood of the ballads have often been noted.
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When Robin Hood is twenty years old he meets another brisk and fit young man named Little John. Although called “little”, John is seven feet tall, large-limbed, and fearsome to behold.

People’s Choice Awards 2018

Winners: The Complete List

The people have spoken!

The 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards are finally here and we are so happy to celebrate all of the celebrities, songs, movies, TV shows and that took home the coveted PCAs trophies this year.

 

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Nicki MinajRelated imageare among the shows and stars that had a big night, but they weren’t the only ones celebrating at this year’s award show.

Melissa McCarthyImage result for Melissa McCarthy and Victoria Beckham and Victoria BeckhamImage result for Melissa McCarthy and Victoria Beckham were previously announced as winners of the People’s Icon of 2018 and Fashion Icon awards respectively and when they took the stage to accept their awards we screamed with excitement.

John LegendImage result for john legend performed as a part of his presenter duties—he honored Bryan Stevenson Image result for bryan stevensonwith the People’s Champion Award—and both Minaj (the opener) and Rita Ora Related imageslayed the stage as well.

People’s Champion Award 

WINNER: Bryan StevensonImage result for bryan stevenson

Fashion Icon Award

WINNER: Victoria BeckhamImage result for victoria beckham

People’s Icon of 2018

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy

Movies

Movie of 2018

Black Panther

WINNER: Avengers: Infinity WarImage result for Avengers: Infinity War

Incredibles 2

Fifty Shades Freed

A Quiet Place

Comedy Movie of 2018

Love, Simon

Blockers

WINNER: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Crazy Rich Asians

Action Movie of 2018

Black Panther

WINNER: Avengers: Infinity WarRelated image

Deadpool 2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Ocean’s 8

A Wrinkle in Time

Disney

Family Movie of 2018

WINNER: Incredibles 2Image result for incredibles 2 cast

A Wrinkle in Time

Hotel Transylvania 3

I Can Only Imagine

Christopher Robin

Drama Movie of 2018

WINNER: Fifty Shades FreedRelated image

12 Strong

Red Sparrow

Midnight Sun

A Quiet Place

Male Movie Star of 2018

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War

Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity War

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, Black PantherImage result for Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Nick Robinson, Love, Simon

 

Ocean's 8, Anne Hathaway

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Female Movie Star of 2018

WINNER: Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity WarImage result for Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity War

Sandra Bullock, Ocean’s 8

Anne Hathaway, Ocean’s 8

Lily James, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Drama Movie Star of 2018

John Krasinski, A Quiet Place

Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

Jennifer Lawrence, Red Sparrow

Chris Hemsworth, 12 Strong

WINNER: Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades FreedImage result for Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Freed

Comedy Movie Star of 2018

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy, Life of the PartyImage result for Melissa McCarthy, Life of the Party

John Cena, Blockers

Nick Robinson, Love, Simon

Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Mila Kunis, The Spy Who Dumped Me

Action Movie Star of 2018

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity Wars

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

WINNER: Danai Gurira, Black PantherImage result for Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Riverdale, The Midnight Club

The CW

Show of 2018

This Is Us

Grey’s Anatomy

The Big Bang Theory

13 Reasons Why

WINNER: Shadowhunters: The Mortal InstrumentsImage result for Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Drama Show of 2018

This Is Us

Grey’s Anatomy

13 Reasons Why

WINNER: RiverdaleImage result for riverdale

The Handmaid’s Tale

Comedy Show of 2018

The Big Bang Theory

Modern Family

Black-ish

WINNER: Orange Is the New BlackRelated image

The Good Place

 

Queer Eye

Netflix

Revival Show of 2018

American Idol

One Day at a Time

Queer Eye

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

WINNER: DynastyImage result for dynasty

Reality Show of 2018

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Queer Eye

WINNER: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Chrisley Knows Best

Vanderpump Rules

Competition Show of 2018

WINNER: The VoiceImage result for the voice

Ellen’s Game of Games

Big Brother

RuPaul’s Drag Race

America’s Got Talent

Male TV Star of 2018

Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead

Cole Sprouse, Riverdale

Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

WINNER: Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters: The Mortal InstrumentsImage result for Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder, HTGAWM

ABC

Female TV Star of 2018

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Camila Mendes, Riverdale

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

WINNER: Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Moral InstrumentsImage result for Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Drama TV Star of 2018

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

WINNER: Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims UnitImage result for Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

KJ Apa, Riverdale

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace:
American Crime Story

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Comedy TV Star of 2018

WINNER: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang TheoryImage result for Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Kristen Bell, The Good Place

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet

DaytimeTalk Show of 2018

WINNER: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowImage result for the ellen degeneres show

Steve

Live With Kelly and Ryan

The Real

Red Table Talk With Jada Pinkett Smith

Nighttime Talk Show of 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Late Show With James Corden

WINNER: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonImage result for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Competition Contestant of 2018

Nikki Bella, Dancing With the Stars

WINNER: Maddie Poppe, American IdolImage result for Maddie Poppe, American Idol

Brynn Cartelli, The Voice

Cody Nickson, The Amazing Race

Eva Igo, World of Dance

Reality TV Star of 2018

WINNER: Khloe Kardashian, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Antoni Porowski, Queer Eye

Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper

Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Nikki Bella, Total Bellas

Outlander Season 3 Finale

Starz

Bingeworthy Show of 2018

Outlander

Queer Eye

WINNER: Shadowhunters: The Mortal InstrumentsImage result for Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

13 Reasons Why

Shameless

Sci-fi/Fantasy Show of 2018

Supernatural

The Originals

The Expanse

WINNER: Wynonna EarpImage result for wynonna earp

Shawn Mendes, 2018 Billboard Music Awards

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Male Artist of 2018

Drake

Keith Urban

Ed Sheeran

WINNER: Shawn Mendes

Bruno Mars

Female Artist of 2018

Taylor Swift

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Group of 2018

Twenty One Pilots

Panic! At the Disco

5 Seconds of Summer

WINNER: BTS

Super Junior

Carrie Underwood, Super Bowl LII

Paul Drinkwater/NBC Sports

Country Artist of 2018

Thomas Rhett

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

WINNER: Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Album of 2018

Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

Camila Cabello, Camila

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Ariana Grande, Sweetener

WINNER: Nicki Minaj, QueenImage result for Nicki Minaj, Queen

Song of 2018

Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”

Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”

Selena Gomez, “Back to You”

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”

WINNER: BTS

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Latin Artist of 2018

Becky G

WINNER:CNCO Image result for cnco

J Balvin

Bad Bunny

Shakira

Music Video of 2018

Selena Gomez, “Back to You”

Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”

Childish Gambino, “This Is America”

Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same”

WINNER: BTS, “Idol”

Concert Tour of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay Z, On the Run II Tour

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Reputation TourImage result for Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour

Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour

Katy Perry, Witness Tour

Super Junior, Super Show 7

ESC: Selena Gomez AMAs, 2017

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POP CULTURE

Social Celebrity of 2018

Ellen DeGeneres

Chrissy Teigen

WINNER: BTSImage result for bts

Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez

Beauty Influencer of 2018

NIKKIETUTORIALS

Bretman Rock

Brooklyn and Bailey

Jackie Aina

WINNER: James CharlesImage result for james charles

Social Star of 2018

WINNER: Shane DawsonImage result for shane dawson

JennaMarbles

Amanda Cerny

The Dolan Twins

Lele Pons

Animal Star of 2018

Lil Bub

WINNER: Crusoe the Celebrity DachshundImage result for crusoe the celebrity dachshund

Gone to the Snow Dogs

Cole & Marmalade

April the Giraffe

ESC: Golden Globes Dress Stories, Emma Watson

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Style Star of 2018

Zendaya

Blake Lively

Emma Watson

Beyoncé

WINNER: Harry StylesRelated image

Comedy Act of 2018

WINNER: Kevin HartImage result for kevin hart

Tiffany Haddish

Ali Wong

Marlon Wayans

Amy Schumer

Game Changer of 2018

Colin Kaepernick

WINNER: Serena WilliamsImage result for serena williams

Cristiano Ronaldo

Aly Raisman

Nia Jax

Pop Podcast of 2018

Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith

WINNER: Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya RadImage result for Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

LADYGANG

Chicks in the Office

From ‘X-Men’ to ‘Spider-Man’: 35 of Stan Lee’s Most Memorable Cameos

Stan Lee is known not only for his celebrated superheroes but also for his creative cameos in various Marvel films and TV shows. From a mailman to a security guard, Lee has played a small role in nearly every one of the Marvel films between 1989 and 2017.

For years, fans have debated whether Lee’s 15 seconds of fame are just for fun or if they hold a greater significance to the Marvel franchise. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 supports a fan theory that Lee’s background roles actually have a bigger meaning in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the movie, Lee can be seen talking with cosmic beings called Watchers, on a barren planet about his time as a delivery man on Earth. It turns out, Stan Lee has been playing the same character in all of his movies, and may even be a Watcher

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  • The Trial of The Incredible Hulk (1989)

    Lee appears as a horrified jury member in The Hulk’s Trial.

  • Mallrats (1995)

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    While not a Marvel film, Lee had a small role in Kevin Smith’s cult favorite as a man who gives Brodie relationship advice about Rene using comic book references.

  • X-Men (2000)

    Lee can be seen as a beachfront hot dog vendor in the first X-Men movie.

  • Spider-Man (2002)

    In the first Spider-Man movie, Stan Lee can be seen in a scene where he and a little girl run to escape debris caused by Green Goblin’s explosions.

  • Daredevil (2003)

    A preoccupied Lee is stopped from walking into oncoming traffic by young, blind superhero Daredevil.

  • Hulk (2003)

    Lee appears in Hulk (alongside TV’s Hulk, Lou Ferrigno) as a disgruntled guard who is insistent on increasing security following a series of attacks.

  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    Once again, Stan heroically saves a fellow innocent bystander from debris as Doctor Octopus wreaks havoc on the city.

     

  • Fantastic Four (2005)

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    Lee appears in the first of the Fantastic Four films as a chipper mailman who delivers a letter to Dr. Richards.

  • X-Men The Last Stand (2006)

    In this movie, Stan Lee can be spotted watering his lawn when the water suddenly defies gravity as young mutant Jean Grey demonstrates her telekinesis powers.

     

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

    Instead of dodging debris like he did in the last two Spiderman movies, Lee instead delivers a profound piece of advice to Peter Parker in the middle of Times Square telling him, “I guess one person can make a difference.”

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Sliver Surfer (2007)

    At Reed Richards and Susan Storm’s wedding, Lee can be seen fighting the bouncer to get into the event telling him that there was no way he, Stan Lee, was not on the guest list.

     

  • Iron Man (2008)

    In the first of the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark says hello to Hugh Hefner, played by Lee, at a glamorous red carpet event.

  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)

    Lee appears as a man from Milwaukee who takes a sip of soda contaminated by a drop of the Hulk’s blood.

  • The Big Bang Theory (Season 3, 2009-10)

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    Lee stars as himself in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon, star struck by Lee, is devastated when he cannot get his autograph.

  • Iron Man 2 (2010)

    Tony Stark greets Larry King, played by Lee, at a press event.

  • Thor (2011)

    Stan can be found behind the wheel of a white pickup truck as it unsuccessfully attempts to uproot Thor’s hammer after it crashed onto earth.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    At a ceremony meant to honor Captain America for his bravery, a disappointed Lee can be heard making a comment on how he thought Captain America would be taller.

  • The Avengers (2012)

    Lee appears as in an interview on the news as an irritated citizen frustrated by superhero antics.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

    An oblivious Lee can be seen minding his own business working at the library, playing his music so loud in his headphones that the classical concerto completely drowns out the violent battle ensuing just inches away.

  • Iron Man 3 (2013)

    Stan makes a quick appearance in Iron Man 3 as an elated judge at a beauty pageant.

  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)

    Inside an institution designed for elderly patients, Stan Lee unwillingly participates in Professor Erik Selvig’s lecture about space. After the speech, Lee asks Selvig if he can just have his shoe back.

  • The Simpsons (Season 25, 2013-14)

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    Stan Lee stars as himself in an episode of The Simpsons where he gives Bart advice on making comics.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    Lee the Smithsonian security guard fears being fired after he discovers that a Captain America suit has been stolen from the museum.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    Rocket spots Lee in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie talking to a pretty young woman, where the feisty raccoon does what he is most famous for: calling him names and making jokes.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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    Stan seems to be the only person who notices Peter Parker’s quick change out of his Spidey suit and into his cap and gown.

  • Big Hero 6 (2014)

    Lee appears after the credits as Fred’s dad.

  • Agent Carter (2015)

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    Lee (hiding behind the newspaper) innocently asks if he can borrow the Sports section.

  • Avengers Age of Ultron (2015)

    Lee takes a swig of Thor’s alcohol, which has been aged for 1,000 years. The cameo ends with Lee leaving the bar in a drunken stupor.

  • Ant-Man (2015)

    Stan serves as a bartender in the first Ant-Man movie.

  • Deadpool (2016)

    In Deadpool, Lee can be heard announcing acts at a strip club that Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) frequents when he’s not fighting crime.

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Lee makes a quick trip to Tony Stark’s home as a FedEx delivery man. Comically unaware of whom he was delivering a package to, Lee misreads Stark’s name on the shipping label as “Tony Stank.”

  • X Men: Apocalypse (2016)

    Lee’s voice can be heard in a viral add about a school for “gifted youngsters,” and he also plays a shocked bystander who witnesses hundreds of rockets being launched into space. His late wife, Joan, appears alongside him.

  • Doctor Strange (2016)

    Stan Lee can be found reading a book on a bus, once again oblivious to the chaos ensuing outside as the earth literally folds in half.

  • Fresh Off the Boat (Season 3, 2016-17)

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    Lee plays himself in an episode in which Eddie and Emery enter a comic book contest.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

    Lee appears as an astronaut stuck on a planet inhabited by strange creatures called “Watchers.” In the cameo, he is telling them a story about how he used to be a postman on Earth.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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    As a nod to his previous cameo in the Andrew Garfield rendition of Spider Man, Lee appears as a neighbor who spots the teen superhero and exclaims, “Hey, I think I know that guy!”

beloved Marvel Comics creator and filmmaker, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the beloved artist and storyteller who gave the world Spider-Man, Black Panther, the Hulk and countless more iconic comic book characters, has died, multiple outlets confirm. He was 95.Image result for Stan Lee,

Lee was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Monday morning, where he passed away.

 

Born in 1922 in New York City, Lee was just 19 years old when prominent comic book artist Jack Kirby took notice of his talent. Together, the two launched Marvel Comics in 1961.

Fans took particular joy in seeing Lee pop up in each and every Marvel movie. He’s been a hot dog vendor (“X-Men”), a librarian (“The Amazing Spider-Man”), a dog-walker (“Venom”), and sometimes just his sweet self. (In 2016’s “Deadpool,” a now-elderly Lee compliments Ryan Reynolds’ superhero outfit, to which Reynolds responds, “Zip it, Stan Lee!”)

Lee and his wife, Joan, wed in 1947 and raised two children in New York City. After 69 years of marriage, Joan passed away in 2017 at 95 years old.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee is Stanley Martin Lieber in real life. He is an icon in the comic book industry and has won multiple awards for his achievements. Through his vision and hard work, he was able to grow Marvel Comics from a small publishing house to the giant it now is.

Stan Lee is most remembered for his own works like the much-loved Spiderman, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, DareDevil, Iron Man, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and so many more. He created superheroes who were flawed and “human” with their own daily struggles in life.

Before his rise in the comic book industry though, he started out filling out inkwells, getting the artists’ lunches, and erasing pencil marks from finished pages. How can one man create and achieve so much? Find out from these Stan Lee quotes.


Stan Lee quotes

“Face front, true believers!”
― Stan Lee
“With great power comes great responsibilty.”
― Stan Lee
soever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
― Stan Lee
“Excelsior!”
― Stan Lee
“HULK SMASH!”
― Stan Lee
“Comming from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man”
― Stan Lee
“Nuff said!”
― Stan Lee
“Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your plitics — or for no reason at all — too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath. – Magneto”
― Stan Lee
“There is only one who is all powerful, and his greatest weapon is love.”
― Stan Lee
“In the beginning Marvel created the Bullpen and the Style. And the Bullpen was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Artists. And the Spirit of Marvel said, Let there be The Fantasic Four. And there was The Fantasic Four. And Marvel saw The Fantasic Four. And it was good.”
― Stan Lee
“The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless eternal universe.-The Watcher in The Avengers #14”
― Stan Lee, Essential Avengers, Vol. 1
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“Of what import are brief, nameless lives . . . to Galactus?”
― Stan Lee
“Wives should be kissed – not heard.”
― Stan Lee, Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 4
“I said, “Juvenile delinquents eat chocolate cake, so chocolate cake must cause juvenile delinquency,” but nobody listened to me. I wasn’t on TV.”
― Stan Lee, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
“Nevermore shall men make slaves of others! Not in Asgard–not on Earth–not any place where the hammer of Thor can be swung–or where men of good faith hold freedom dear!”
― Stan Lee
“Good” and “Bad” may be alien concepts to him, Ben.”
― Stan Lee
“Duane just kept working, not even looking up. We”
― Stan Lee, The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
“For men must never feel a cause is hopeless– men must never feel an enemy cannot be beaten!”
― Stan Lee, Balder the Brave
“Luck’s a revolving door, you just need to know when it’s your time to walk through.”
― Stan Lee
“There must always be those with the fire of rebellion in their blood! There must always be those who will dare to fight an unbeatable enemy! Only thus can the race of man remain strong and fearless!”
― Stan Lee, Balder the Brave
“And now, until we meet again, may the blessings of Asgard be showered upon you!”
― Stan Lee, Balder the Brave

I don’t sound disloyal, but I’ve never had a pair of Marvel pyjamas or underwear. I do have a lot of Marvel figurines at home in a cabinet. Every time they make a new Marvel figure I put it in my cabinet. – Stan Lee

Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups. – Stan Lee

stan lee quotes comics

Marvel is a cornucopia of fantasy, a wild idea, a swashbuckling attitude, an escape from the humdrum and prosaic. It’s a serendipitous feast for the mind, the eye, and the imagination, a literate celebration of unbridled creativity, coupled with a touch of rebellion and an insolent desire to spit in the eye of the dragon. – Stan Lee

Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller. – Stan Lee

Life is never completely without its challenges. – Stan Lee

I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing. – Stan Lee

If you are interested in what you do, that keeps you going! – Stan Lee

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I couldn’t say no when I received that offer [to re-invent the DC characters]
 How can any writer say no to the opportunity of redoing every one of DC’s top superheroes? – Stan Lee

Comic books themselves are getting more literate. And there are people who are screenwriters and television writers and novelists who are writing for the comics, for some reason, they love doing it and some of the art work in the comics, I mean it rivals anything you’ll see hanging on the walls of museums, they’re illustrations more than drawings and all the people are discovering this and they’re turning on to it. – Stan Lee

The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything. – Stan Lee

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I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person, – Stan Lee

Technology isn’t a villain. Technology should help, but if you just use the technology for the sake of technology, then you’re cheating your audience. You’re not giving them the best story and the best direction and so forth. – Stan Lee

All I thought about when I wrote my stories was, “I hope that these comic books would sell so I can keep my job and continue to pay the rent.” Never in a million years could I have imagined that it would turn into what it has evolved into nowadays. Never. – Stan Lee

It’s just, it’s fun to stay in the game. – Stan Lee

I think it’s just the challenge. It’s not that all my life I’ve wanted to do characters [in Marvel], because I never particularly thought about it, but the challenge of saying, “How could they be done differently that may be more absorbing or more effective?” – Stan Lee

With great power comes great responsibilty. – Stan Lee

stan lee spiderman quote

If Shakespeare and Michelangelo were alive today, and if they decided to collaborate on a comic, Shakespeare would write the script and Michelangelo would draw it. How could anybody say that this wouldn’t be as worthwhile an artform as anything on earth? – Stan Lee

Comic books sort of follow with the move – if people see the movie and if they’re interested in the character and want to see more of the character, they start buying the comic books. So a good movie helps the sale of the comic books and the comic books help the movie and one hand washes the other. So, I don’t think there’s any reason to think that comics will die out. – Stan Lee

Reading is very good. And you can quote me! – Stan Lee

reading quotes stan lee

What did Doctor Doom really want? He wanted to rule the world. Now, think about this. You could walk across the street against a traffic light and get a summons for jaywalking, but you could walk up to a police officer and say “I want to rule the world,” and there’s nothing he can do about it, that is not a crime. Anybody can want to rule the world. So, even though he was the Fantastic Four’s greatest menace, in my mind, he was never a criminal! – Stan Lee

I think almost everybody enjoyed fairy tales when they were young, tales of witches and ogres and monsters and dragons and so forth. You get a little bit older, you can’t read fairy tales any more. – Stan Lee

Some people will say, “Why read a comic book? It stifles the imagination. If you read a novel you imagine what people are like. If you read a comic, it’s showing you.” The only answer I can give is, “You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage? – Stan Lee

I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time. – Stan Lee

stan lee quotations

Just because you have superpowers, that doesn’t mean your love life would be perfect. I don’t think superpowers automatically means there won’t be any personality problems, family problems or even money problems. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers. – Stan Lee

I’m sort of a pressure writer. If somebody says, “Stan, write something,” and I have to have it by tomorrow morning, I’ll just sit down and I’ll write it. It always seems to come to me. But I’m better doing a rushed job because if it isn’t something that’s due quickly, I won’t work on it until it becomes almost an emergency and then I’ll do it. – Stan Lee

The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller. – Stan Lee

stan lee quotes reading

The only time I go on the set is when I have a cameo to do in the picture. I go to the set and I do my little cameo and I meet all the people. It’s a great way to spend the day. And then I go back to my own world. – Stan Lee

I never understood why people take drugs. They’re habit forming and they can kill you. I didn’t need anything to pep me up or make me feel more creative, and I didn’t need them to help me with women. – Stan Lee

If there are people who like the work you’ve done, because of that, they like you and want your autograph and to take a photo, that’s really gratifying. You have to be appreciative. – Stan Lee

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I had been writing comic books for years and I was doing them to please a publisher, who felt that comics are only read by very young children or stupid adults. And therefore, we have to keep the stories very simplistic. And that was the thing I hated. – Stan Lee

Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show. – Stan Lee

If I got a superpower I wouldn’t say, oh, I got to get a costume and put on a mask. I would say hey, I can do something better than other people. How can I turn it into a buck? – Stan Lee

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To my way of thinking, whether it’s a superhero movie or a romance or a comedy or whatever, the most important thing is you’ve got to care about the characters. You’ve got to understand the characters and you’ve got to be interested. If the characters are interesting, you’re half-way home. – Stan Lee

When I was a kid, I loved reading Sherlock Holmes. Now, you don’t think of him as a superhero, but he was so damn much smarter than anybody else. – Stan Lee

 

I never thought that Spider-Man would become the world wide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I’d keep my job. – Stan Lee

stan lee quotes spiderman

These stories of people with unusual powers and unusual appearances, who do unusual things, people are always fascinated by them. – Stan Lee

I’ve been very lucky. All I wanted was to pay the rent. Then these characters took off and suddenly there were Hulk coffee mugs and Iron Man lunchboxes and The Avengers sweatshirts everywhere. Money’s okay, but what I really like is working. – Stan Lee

No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is. – Stan Lee

To me, writing is fun. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, as long as you can tell a story. – Stan Lee

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I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him. – Stan Lee

I don’t really see a need to retire as long as I am having fun. – Stan Lee

I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in 5 years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun. – Stan Lee

Negative information is that which, immediately upon acquiring, causes the recipient to know less than he did before. – Stan Lee

If you wanna be an artist carry sketch pad with you, and sketch everything you see. Get so you can draw anything and it looks like what it’s supposed to be. It’s a lot of work, but if you really have it in you, it’s not lie work. It becomes fun. – Stan Lee

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Virtually every kid is exposed to giants and ogres and talking wolves, and so forth. And magic. And I think you never outgrow your love for those imaginative, fanciful, farfetched, fantastic characters and situations. – Stan Lee

Singing a song, playing sports – anything that entertains, that takes people away from their own problems, is good. – Stan Lee

 

There’s never a time when I’m not working. I don’t take vacations. – Stan Lee

The world has always been like a comic book world to me! What’s happened is that communications got better and better, so now with cell-phones we can be in touch with people half a globe away. – Stan Lee

quotations stan lee

I think people are interested in anything that’s a little bigger than life and that’s colorful and – you know, what they like? They like fairy tales for grownups. – Stan Lee

You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage? – Stan Lee 

I’m very proud of being a hack. It’s why I’ve lived as long as I have, I think. – Stan Lee

I don’t wake up in the morning and say, wow I’ve got a great idea for a story. But I sit down, and I figure well, let’s see. – Stan Lee

To me everything is fun. I’ve started Twittering or tweeting recently and that’s been fun. – Stan Lee

There’s just something that feels nice about holding a comic book! – Stan Lee

stan lee comics quote

If you’re writing about a character, if he’s a powerful character, unless you give him vulnerability I don’t think he’ll be as interesting to the reader. – Stan Lee

I enjoyed reading Batman, and Superman, and all the super ones, but I never wished I created them. I’ve got to let there be some work for other people! – Stan Lee

The comic book industry has turned into the wellspring for all of these movies that are all based on the comic books. – Stan Lee

quotes stan lee

Every day, there’s a new development. 
 There’s no limit to the things that are happening. – Stan Lee

Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show. – Stan Lee

I think superheroes are bigger than life and they’re very colorful. – Stan Lee

comic books quote

I’m just working with ideas in my head and with drawings that the artists did. And suddenly to see these things come to life in movies – it’s just wonderful. – Stan Lee

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. – Stan Lee

The power of prayer is still the greatest ever known in this endless eternal universe. – The Watcher in The Avengers #14 Stan Lee

I think the way you become a good storyteller is to read a lot of stories and evaluate them in your own mind. – Stan Lee

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When you combine the great stories from the comics with the action and visual excitement of the movies, it doesn’t get any better! – Stan Lee

To tell you the truth, I never thought of myself as much of a success. – Stan Lee

 

I thought it would be great to do superheroes that have the same kind of life problems that any reader – that anybody could have. – Stan Lee

We’re living in a world where everything moves very quickly. We’ve become a very visual society, so I think it’s a very natural thing that people are captivated with the illustrations in a story. – Stan Lee

I think comics will always be around. I think there’s something nice about a comic book. People love to hold ’em, turn the pages, fold ’em up, roll ’em up, stick ’em in their back pocket, show ’em to a friend, and say, “Hey, look at this.” – Stan Lee

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If you enjoy what you do, if you are interested in what you do, I really think that’s the best situation. – Stan Lee

I always figure I’m not unique, and something that would please me hopefully would please a lot of other people that have the same tastes that I do. – Stan Lee

I think people have always loved things that are bigger than life, things that are imaginative. – Stan Lee

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No matter what you write, it’s a matter of putting words in a certain order so that the reader will be interested in what you’re writing. – Stan Lee

I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me. – Stan Lee

Every kid loves fairy tales, stories of witches and giants and magicians. Then, when you get a little older you can’t read fairy tales anymore. – Stan Lee

quotes by stan lee

Luck is one of the most important things in the world and really has a role to play in everything, and in marriage, I’ve been lucky enough to be married to the same girl for all these years. – Stan Lee

I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities. – Stan Lee

Once you get the script, you then hope you can get the director that you want. Then you hope he can get the cast he wants. Again, you can go quickly or there can be a million stumbling blocks. There’s just no way to know. – Stan Lee

 

Who is The Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba, likes to have a little fun.

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He’s an actor, a pro kickboxer, a deejay, a rapper and a clothing designer

Growing up in East London as an only child to African immigrants, Elba, 46, “was a good kid but my parents were quite strict,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “When I was like 14, as soon as I grew a mustache basically, I was out of there.”

Attending an all-boys school was a bit of a “culture shock,” the actor insists. “It was lots of bravado, machismo, who’s bigger than who?” recalls Elba, who also played sports like football, soccer and cricket. “I was a C or B student. I couldn’t sit in a classroom for long periods of time. I’d get bored.”But he does admit to having a “naughty” side. “I told you my parents were strict, so there’s a rebellious side to me,” he says, laughing. “I have a little bit of an issue with authority sometimes. I’m the guy that, if it says ‘Don’t push the button,’ I’m gonna push it. I think I’m curious. Not in a risky way just like, what would happen if?”

The actor also has 10 tattoos and could easily see himself getting more in the future. “I love my tats,” he adds. “They’re moments in my life. I have my kids’ names and symbols of my culture, being half Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian. I have a line from one of my favorite songs, ‘This train carries no wrongdoers.’ It isn’t meant to be cryptic, it’s just an idea that you can carry negativity or drop it off at the station and keep going.”

Idrissa Akuna Elba  born 6 September 1972) is a British actor, producer, musician and DJ known for playing drug trafficker Stringer Bell on the HBO series The Wire,DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012), Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Molly’s Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He will make his directorial debut with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.

In addition to his acting work, Elba is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and a hip hop and soul musician.In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.

  Awards and honours

Elba was selected as one of Peoples annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in May 2007.He was named Essence‘s annual 2013 Sexiest Man of the Year and was also ranked No. 2 in Peoples annual Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. On November 5, 2018 it was announced he had been named Peoples Sexiest Man alive via the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

In October 2014, Elba was presented with a MOBO Inspiration Award.In 2015, he was named one of GQ magazine’s 50 best-dressed British men.Elba was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama.

In 2017, Elba won the male title for the “Rear of the Year” award in Britain.

In September 2018, he was one of 50 people named for “making London awesome” and helping to shape London’s cultural landscape who were featured in Time Out to mark the magazine’s 50th anniversary.

Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a Bentley

On top of negotiating for a part in the next Star Trek film, Pacific Rim and The Wire star Idris Elba just happened to break a British land speed record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed recently. You know. Like you do.The record Elba broke, known as the Flying Mile, was originally set in 1927 by Sir Malcolm Campbell in his Blue Bird land speed record car. Campbell managed to hit 174.8mph that year, driving along the Pendine Sands stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales. Elba hit 180.361 in his Bentley, all for his upcoming Discovery Channel series Idris Elba: No Limits, which airs in July. All this has us wondering why he can’t be the next James Bond.

                                                          Film

Year Title Role Director
1999 Belle maman Grégoire Gabriel Aghion
2000 Sorted Jam Alexander Jovy
2001 Buffalo Soldiers Kimborough Gregor Jordan
2003 One Love Aaron Rick Elgood
Don Letts
2005 The Gospel Charles Frank Rob Hardy
Sometimes in April Augustin Raoul Peck
2007 Daddy’s Little Girls Monty James Tyler Perry
The Reaping Ben Stephen Hopkins
28 Weeks Later General Stone Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
American Gangster Tango Ridley Scott
This Christmas Quentin Whitfield Preston A. Whitmore II
2008 Prom Night Detective Winn Nelson McCormick
RocknRolla Mumbles Guy Ritchie
The Human Contract Larry Jada Pinkett Smith
2009 The Unborn Arthur Wyndham David S. Goyer
Obsessed Derek Charles Steve Shill
2010 Legacy Malcolm Gray Thomas Ikimi
The Losers Roque Sylvain White
Takers Gordon Cozier John Luessenhop
2011 Thor Heimdall Kenneth Branagh
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Moreau Neveldine/Taylor
2012 Prometheus Captain Janek Ridley Scott
2013 Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost Guillermo del Toro
Thor: The Dark World Heimdall Alan Taylor
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela Justin Chadwick
2014 No Good Deed Colin Evans Sam Miller
Second Coming Mark Debbie Tucker Green
2015 The Gunman DuPont Pierre Morel
Avengers: Age of Ultron Heimdall Joss Whedon
Beasts of No Nation Commandant Cary Joji Fukunaga
2016 Zootopia Chief Bogo (voice) Byron Howard
Rich Moore
The Jungle Book Shere Khan (voice) Jon Favreau
Bastille Day Sean Briar James Watkins
Finding Dory Fluke (voice) Andrew Stanton
100 Streets Max Jim O’Hanlon
Star Trek Beyond Krall / Balthazar Edison Justin Lin
2017 The Dark Tower Roland Deschain Nikolaj Arcel
Molly’s Game Charlie Jaffey Aaron Sorkin
The Mountain Between Us Dr. Ben Bass Hany Abu-Assad
Thor: Ragnarok Heimdall Taika Waititi
2018 Yardie N/A Himself
Avengers: Infinity War Heimdall Anthony & Joe Russo
2019 Hobbs and Shaw Brixton David Leitch

 

                                                         Television

Year Title Role
1994 2point4 Children Parachute Instructor
Space Precinct Pizza Delivery Man
1994–1995 The Bill Earl Lee / Alex Mason
1995 Absolutely Fabulous Hilton
Bramwell Charlie Carter
1996 The Governor Officer Chiswick
Crocodile Shoes II Jo-Jo
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Raffy / Pest Controller
1997 Family Affairs Tim Webster
Silent Witness Charlie
1998 Ultraviolet Vaughan Rice
1999 Dangerfield Matt Gregory
2000 In Defence PC Paul Fraser
2001 London’s Burning L/Cpl Richard Frost (Soldier)
Law & Order Lonnie Liston
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Robert Gabriel
Hack Mac Boone
2002–2004 The Wire Russell “Stringer” Bell
2003 CSI: Miami Angelo Sedaris
Queens Supreme Carla
Soul Food Smitty
2005 Girlfriends Paul
Sometimes in April Augustin Muganza
Jonny Zero Hodge
2006 All in the Game Paul
2008 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Charles Gotso
2009 The Office Charles Miner
2010 The Big C Lenny
Walk Like a Panther —
2010–present Luther DCI John Luther
2011 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Police Officer (voice)
How Hip Hop Changed the World —
Demons Never Die —
2012 Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World Himself
2013 Idris Elba: King of Speed Himself
2013, 2015 Playhouse Presents Akuna’s Father / Narrator
2015 Idris Elba: No Limits Himself
2017 Guerrilla Kentoro “Kent” Abbasi
Idris Elba: Fighter Himself
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 Himself
2018 In the Long Run Walter Easmon
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 Himself
2019 Turn Up Charlie Charlie

 

25 Movies About Mental Health To Watch

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Although mental health awareness has gotten a bigger spotlight in recent years, the subject is still sadly considered taboo for many people to discuss. That’s why it is so important that pop culture, whether through movies, TV shows, books, art, or music, creates a rich source of material furthering awareness about mental illness, and featuring characters who are realistically suffering various conditions. And the 25 movies below about mental health all do just this, portraying many different variations on mental illness and helping to reduce the stigma around the subject.

 

1. Born On The Fourth Of July

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Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) wants to fulfill his patriotic duties by enlisting in the Marines. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. When he returns home to the U.S. to an uncaring Veterans Administration and to people who don’t understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war, while dealing with post traumatic disorder.

Stream Born On The Fourth of July here.

2. The Soloist

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Los Angeles columnist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) reaches a low point in his life where his marriage is on the rocks, and he is unhappy with his job. Wandering the streets of L.A.’s Skid Row, he spots a homeless man Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) playing a violin. Lopez initially thinks of the man, named Nathaniel Ayers, as just a story idea. But as he begins to unravel the mystery of Ayers’ strange life, Lopez finds a change is happening within himself.

Stream The Soloist here.

3. Poppy Shakespeare

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Poppy Shakespeare, played by Naomie Harris, is a young woman who believes she does not have a mental disorder but is brought into a mental health care facility. While she is there, she sparks a relationships with a patient named “N” and discovers more about her condition.

Stream Poppy Shakespeare here.

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The psychological thriller Black Swan covers several themes of mental illness. Natalie Portman portrays Nina Sayers, a professional ballerina who suffers from an eating disorder as well as chronic hallucinations. The movie tackles the problem of eating disorders in the dance world, an important topic considering that the disorders are considered the most deadly mental illness.

Stream Black Swan here.

5. American Beauty

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Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) becomes obsessed with his daughter’s underage best friend Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari) when he has a midlife crisis. The movie shows how depression can directly affect perception and reality.

Stream American Beauty here.

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Rain Man follows a car dealer (Tom Cruise) who discovers he has an autistic older brother (Dustin Hoffman) after his father’s death and also has inherited all of the family’s estate. Dustin Hoffman does a spectacular job playing the brother, and although autism is a spectrum condition and not a mental illness, the film is vital for raising awareness.

Stream Rain Man here.

7. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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We Need To Talk About Kevin is a movie that explores antisocial personality disorder and how it affects those closest to the sufferer. Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) has to come to terms with her son Kevin’s (Ezra Miller), horrific crime and the aftermath that comes with it.

Stream We Need To Talk About Kevin here.

8. The Virgin Suicides

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Based on Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, The Virgin Suicides depicts how depression affects the five Lisbon sisters, who form a tragic suicide pact due to their strict confinement enforced by their religious parents. The movie shows how the pressures of being a teenager going through puberty can affect you, and how outsiders can sometimes not realize what people are going through mentally.

Stream The Virgin Suicides here.

9. Benny & Joon

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Cinephile Benny (Johnny Depp) starts up a relationship with a woman named Joon (Mary Stuart Matherson) who is battling schizophrenia. Benny & Joon succeeds covers how Joon’s illness doesn’t stop her from interacting and connecting with those around her.

Stream Benny & Joon here.

10. Frankie & Alice

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Based on a true story, the movie features Halle Berry as a go-go dancer who suffers with dissociative identity disorder. The disorder was caused by a traumatic incident from her childhood, and has had a massive effect on her life.

Stream Frankie & Alice here.

11. A Streetcar Named Desire

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Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) moves in with her sister Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter) and violent brother-in-law Stanley (Marlon Brando) in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious nature causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship. Leigh plays the character so well by conveying the suffering that mentally ill Blanche has gone through.

Stream A Streetcar Named Desire here.

12. The Skeleton Twins

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Twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) unexpectedly reunite following a set of near-tragedies after 10 years of separation. The film opens with not one but two suicide attempts, and the situation forces the twins to confront how their lives became so broken. The movie is a good conversation starter about how family and friends deal with their lives when they feel they are at a low place.

Stream The Skeleton Twins here.

13. Contamination

This short film directed by R. Shanea Williams follows a young woman dealing with a severe form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. There is a stigma tied to mental illness in the Black community, so having a movie about the subject starring a Black woman is so important in starting conversations.

14. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

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Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a small-town young man dealing with too much responsibility, thanks to his depressed, obese mother (Darlene Cates) and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Severe depression and eating disorders are still considered severely taboo and misunderstood subjects, andWhat’s Eating Gilbert Grape does a good job of exploring them.

Stream What’s Eating Gilbert Grape here.

15. Call Me Crazy

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Call Me Crazy follows five individuals as they all deal with various conditions of mental illness. The five short films that make up the entirety of the movie explore the impact and stigma of mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Stream Call Me Crazy here.

16. Jacob’s Ladder

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In Jacob’s Ladder, a Vietnam War veteran (Tim Robbins) attempts to discover the truth about what happened to him as he suffers from hallucinations. The movie is quite dark, but that’s what makes it a must watch. It doesn’t shy away from the realities of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Stream Jacob’s Ladder here.

17. Shutter Island

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Shutter Island is a psychological mystery thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy, a U.S. Marshal assigned to investigate a psychiatric institution after a patient disappears. The film starts out as a drama and eventually undergoes plenty of twists and turns that showcase how tough life could be for people with mental illness in the 1950s.

Stream Shutter Island here.

18. Out of Darkness

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Diana Ross plays Paulie Cooper a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia. Cooper ends up losing 18 years of her life to the condition and struggles to rebuild it after being released from a mental health ward. This movie shows the harsh reality of what it is like to attempt to build a better life in a world that has shunned you out because of your mental disorder.

19. Little Miss Sunshine

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Little Miss Sunshine follows a dysfunctional family on their road trip to take their seven year-old Olive (Abigail Breslin) to a beauty pageant in California. One of the movie’s main characters, Frank (Steve Carell), has been temporarily living with the family after attempting suicide, but his mental health doesn’t define him entirely, and he doesn’t magically “recover” from his depression after going on the road trip. His character is a good representation of what it means to make attempts to move forward with one’s life despite mental illness.

Stream Little Miss Sunshine here.

20. Silver Linings Playbook

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The 2012 dramedy Silver Linings Playbook stars a bipolar man, Pat (Bradley Cooper), who returns to his parents’ home after being released from a psychiatric hospital. Pat’s wife leaves him after he beats the man his wife was cheating on him with, and he seeks to get her back with the help of widow Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who is grieving the loss of her husband. The film shows two people, one suffering from a mental illness and the other dealing with grief, become something greater than their circumstance.

Stream Silver Linings Playbook here.

21. Still Alice

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Still Alice shows the heartbreaking effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on a family. Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a linguistics professor at Columbia University who must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s. Although the disease is not counted as a mental illness, the film shows the devastating effects it can have on a person’s mind and self-worth.

Stream Still Alice here.

22. As Good As It Gets

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In As Good As It Gets, Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is an anti-social novelist living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Melvin finds a friend in a waitress (Helen Hunt) who works at the diner where he eats lunch everyday, but the film shows how ostracizing it can be for someone living with OCD and the difficulties that they might have connecting with people who may not understand the condition.

Stream As Good As It Gets here.

23. A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind is a true story of the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russell Crow), a mathematical savant, who lived with schizophrenia. The movie really captures the challenges people with this disorder face, dealing with paranoia and delusions.

Stream A Beautiful Mind here.

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A psychotherapist Dr. Marvin ( Richard Dreyfuss) loses his mind after his patient, the obsessive-compulsive and neurotic Bob (Bill Murray), tracks him down during his family vacation.

Stream What About Bob? here.

25. Unsound

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Unsound is a short film that follows a mother battling schizophrenia and her son, who struggles to get her the help she needs. Short films like this are crucial for the Black community due to the subject being rarely discussed and scrutinized by those who aren’t fully educated about it.

For all of us, having films like these explore mental health through can be a huge help, allowing us to ignore stigma and make mental disorders less of a conversational taboo.