Jon Poll is an American Film Director, Producer, and Editor who was born in the year 1958 in the United States of America. He has his parents as Gladys Poll and Martin Poll. His Father, Martin Poll was a known producer of American films and Television Series and had received much appreciation for his work.

Martin Poll took his last breath on 14th of April in 2012 in the City of New York when he was of 89 years of age. Jon Poll is one of his three sons. Jon ventured into the film industry in 1982 when he started working as an editor. Jon completed his graduation from the Film School of the University of Southern California in the year of 1981. After which, he went on to become a film editor.

From 1982 till 2004, Jon has worked on the editing of almost 20 movies some of which were “Fire Birds” in 1990, “Austin Powers: The Spy who shagged me” in 1999, “Austin Power in Goldmember” in 2002, “Scary Movie 3”, etc. He also put on the hat of a producer and co-produced many films like “Meet the Fockers”. He was also the co-producer of shows like “Indiana”, “TV 101” and “Eerie”. In 2005, for the film “The 40-year Old Virgin”, he played the role of an Executive Producer.

In 2007, he became a director for “Charlie Bartlett” which was of Teen Comedy genre. He pitched himself to the producers of the film because of his interest in the screenwriter Gustin Nash’s work on the film adaptation of a 1993 C.D. Payne’s Novel titled “ Youth in Revolt”.

Nash impressed him so much that when his fellow director Jay Roach (with whom he has worked on almost half a dozen films) informed him of his backing out of directing Nash’s work on Charlie Bartlett, Jon took it as an opportunity to work with him. In 2009, Jon worked as a co-producer on a mockumentary of Sacha Baron Cohen which was titled “Bruno”.

Guillermo Del Toro English Actor

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro Gomez is a Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter and a novelist. He was born on 9th October 1964 in Mexico. From his teens, he developed an interest in filmmaking. He studied make-up and special effects for ten years and then formed his company, Necropia. He is also the co-founder of Guadalajara International Film Festival. He formed his production company in the name Tequila Gang. He made his feature film debut in 1993 with the film ‘Cronos’. In 1997, he worked in ‘Mimic’. In 2001, he directed the Devil’s Backbone, which is claimed to be one of his acclaimed works. He was at the helm of Blade II (2002) that grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Next, he worked on another comic book adaptation ‘Hellboy’ (2004) along with its sequel ‘Hellboy 2’ (2008). In 2006, he directed Pan’s Labyrinth and the movie became a top-grossing foreign film to get released in the U.S. It ended up being nominated for the Oscars for the best Foreign language film. It also received five other Oscar nods as well, winning it for art direction, makeup, and cinematography. In 2013, he came up with a mega budget movie Pacific Rim, a sci-fi monster movie. In addition to directing films, Del Toro produced several movies such as Kung Fu Panda 2, The Orphanage, ‘Mama’ and Julia’s Eyes. He was the chosen one to direct the Hobbit sequels, but he pulled out due to production problems. In 2015, he was back with his horror movie Crimson Peak. In 1986, Del Toro married Lorenza Newton, and they have two daughters- Mariana and Marisa. Future projects of Del Toro are ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Drood’. Del Toro also has interest towards video games, and he expressed that he will be releasing video games soon.

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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron is one of the most successful Canadian filmmakers who is popular in Hollywood for his science-fiction films. He was born on 16 August 1954. ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ are two highly successful movies of James Cameron. He rose to popularity with his film ‘The Terminator’ that released in 1984. Though the film was not a huge success, but the film was a launch pad for Cameron’s career. The movie topped the American box office for consecutive two weeks and received critical acclaim. The success of ‘The Terminator’ helped Cameron to win screenplay writing for movies like ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ (1985) along with actor Sylvester Stallone (Sylvester acted in the movie too). Later on, he directed and wrote screenplay and story for 'Aliens'. This film was the seventh highest-grossing film of 1986 in North America and won critical acclaim too. In 1989, Cameron took up another science-fiction movie titled 'The Abyss' and it was the only film of Cameron, which faced box office disappointment. In 1991, James Francis Cameron directed, produced and even wrote the screenplay for 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (also known as Terminator-2) which is considered as the most favorite Motion Picture and still popular in Hollywood and have won widespread critical acclaim. Even today, no one can match Cameron talent for this big screen action movie. After repeating success after success, Cameron made a multi-million dollar production deal with 20th Century Fox. He directed an action comedy movie 'True Lies' the third best-grossing movie of 1994. In 1995, he made a role reversal to his own production team. Cameron allowed a woman director to direct a movie 'Strange Days', which won the best director award for director Kathryn Bigelow. The film had story and screenplay and was co-produced by Cameron. In 1997, James Cameron made American epic romantic disaster film ’Titanic’. He wrote the story, screenplay, co-produced the film with Jon Landau and directed this epic, ‘Titanic’ was the most expensive movie made till date and the film still holds the record in box office beating James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and created a new history. The movie gave super stardom to Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Until 1994, Cameron always repeated one star and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in each of his movies, but ‘Titanic’ gave Leonardo DiCaprio a major break. In 2009, James Cameron made another American epic science-fiction movie ‘Avatar’ that released in 2009, but Cameron felt the movie should be released 3D theaters and IMAX 3 (2010). The film had larger viewership in 3-D theaters and perhaps one of the best successful movies in Hollywood till date. The film had all the latest cinematic technology and grasped the viewers in such a way that ‘Avatar’ remains a total mystery for its success in Hollywood. Now Cameron is planning to make three sequels to 'Avatar', which was planned to release in December 2016, 2017 and 2018. However, the project was delayed, and it is hoped that the first sequel will release in December 2017. Another project of Cameron is likely to handle is bombing on Hiroshima. This successful filmmaker was born on August 16, 1954.

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