Alex Kurtzman was born in Los Angeles, U.S. on 7th September 1973. He is a writer by profession and has worked in many movies and TV series. Alex joined the Wesleyan University from where he received his primary education. During his school time, Alex met Roberto Orci and went ahead to share his work with him in the future.

He debuted at the age of 24 where he and Orci handled the show Hercules: The Legendary journeys which ran from 1997 to 1999. Alex’s first movie, “The Island” released in 2005 which Michael Bay originally wrote but asked both of them to rewrite the storyline of the flick. After the success of The Island, Alex became a co-writer for The Legend of Zorro which is about Don Alexandro. He protects the people by hiding behind a mask with the name of Zorro but during a fight his mask is pulled off, and people recognize him.

He is soon asked to leave the place and divorce his wife, Elena. The series of events follow to unite California and make it the 31st United States. The flick grossed $142 million, and the audience loved it, though the critics gave mixed reviews, it won many hearts. Alex soon wrote the screenplay of Mission Impossible III; it is the sequel to the first two installments of the Mission Impossible franchise.

The plot focuses on Ethan Hunt ( Tom Cruise) who retired from IMF, Impossible Mission Force to live with his wife and doesn’t want to return to the field. He is approached by the force to take up another mission and discover the weapons possessed by Owen Davian. Julia, Ethan’s wife, is abducted by Davian’s men, and he needs to free his wife and escape.

It grossed $397 million and was declared a hit. Alex became a producer and in 2013, under his production Now You See Me released, the story was about four street magicians or the Four Horsemen who are hired by an unknown person for his personal interest.

They perform robbery with the camouflage of a magic trick. The police arrest them but they later release them for not having any proof against them. They continue to perform and finally find out who hired them and guided them to avenge his father’s murderer. The film’s sequel released in 2016. His other works include The Proposal, Ender’s Game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Star Trek: Into the Darkness, etc. He married Samantha Counter in 2002.

Alex Kendrick English Actor

Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick, a film director, producer, and actor was born on June 11, 1970. He is a part of the Kendrick Brothers Association along with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Kendrick was born in Georgia, Athens to Larry and Rhonwyn Kendrick. He spent his childhood in Smyrna, GA, and graduated with a degree in communications from the Kennesaw State University. He went on to work as a Christian DJ for a couple of radio stations and went on to attend the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Subsequently, he became a minister himself and worked as an associate pastor of Media at the Sherwood Baptist Church. It was during this time at Sherwood that he read a survey which said that movies have started influencing the public more than churches. He decided to write, direct, and star in his feature films, and co-founded the movie-making body Sherwood Pictures. Sherwood Pictures released four movies, and Kendrick co-wrote all of them. He also acted in them. The second film, "Facing the Giants," received a huge box office collection of over $ 10 million. It went on to become the best-selling Christian DVD of 2007. The third film, "Fireproof," gathered $33.5 million and became a major hit. It won an award at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and an Epiphany Prize at the Movie Guide Awards. The fourth film, "Courageous," was distributed by TriStar. It collected $34.5 million dollars worldwide and received a Jubilee Award at San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival which was held in 2012. Kendrick’s acting career involves appearances in all the movies produced by Sherwood, as well as in films such as "The Lost Medallion”, directed by Jaylen (2013) and "Mom’s Night Out”, directed by Andrew Erwin (2014). The Kendrick Brothers, the production company run by Kendrick and his siblings, released his fifth film "War Room" on August 25, 2015. It is based on the effect of prayer on the lives of individuals. The cast of the movie includes the best-selling author and Bible tutor Priscilla Shirer, T.C Stallings, Kendrick himself, Michael Jr. and Karen Abercrombie. Kendrick is also a prolific writer. He has authored five novels based on his films, the latter four of which became best- sellers. His book, "The Love Dare," was placed on the New York Times Paperback Advice and Miscellaneous best-seller list for 131 weeks, and made it to the #1 position twice.

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne or Constantine Alexander Payne (Papadopoulos) is a Hollywood director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a Greco-German father and a Greek mother. He has two older brothers. Payne majored in Spanish and History from Stanford University and decided pursue a degree in film studies from the UCLA film school. He also studied at the University of Salamanca. His thesis film, "The Passion of Martin," was shown at a festival. After that, Miramax hired him to write and direct "Citizen Ruth" (1996). “Election”,his second film had a star cast of Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. It was based on the themes of politics and education and was named the best film of 1999 by a critic. Payne was nominated for an Academy Award for this movie. His 2002 film, "About Schmidt," was unable to receive anOscar, but it received a Golden Globe and a Writer’s Guild of America Award. His next film "Sideways," (2004) was awarded a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy. He directed the 2011 comedy-drama, Festival "The Descendants," starring George Clooney. He co-wrote the screenplay of the movie and won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. The film traces the journey of a baron named Matt King, who struggles to cope with unprecedented occurrences in his otherwise mundane life. Clooney won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of King. Payne’s latest project, entitled "Nebraska," (2013) tells the story of Woody Grant, who wins a million dollars as a prize and wants to go to Lincoln, Nebraska to collect the money. It has the veteran actor Bruce Dern in the role of Grant and SNL comedian Will Forte as Woody’s youngest son. The film has won the Best Actor Award for Bruce Dern and has also scooped up six Academy Award nominations, along with a Palme d’Or nomination at the Cannes Film Festival. Made on a budget of $12 million, it collected $27.7 million worldwide. Payne’s next project, "Downsizing," is looking at a 2017 release. In an interview with The Guardian, Payne had said that he started working on this film during the long break between "The Descendants" and "Nebraska." He has projected the film as “an epic masterpiece.” Originally, the film was supposed to star Paul Giamatti and Reese Witherspoon, playing a married couple who decide to shrink themselves. Matt Damon replaced Giamatti and Witherspoon was replaced by Kristen Wiig. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis in significant roles. Payne has also played the role of an executive producer for films like "King of California," "The Savages," and "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" (2014). Payne is rumored to have a rough temper. Many of his co-workers have reported that he has misbehaved with them and has thrown rage tantrums on several occasions.

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Alexander Payne English Actor