Charles Bronson who was born on 3rd November, 1921, was an American actor. His real name was Charles Dennis Buchinsky and was born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania. Both his parents were of Lithuanian origin. Bronson came from a very poor but large family, and hence, he started working at the tender age of 16, in the mines. Before pursuing acting as his career he also served in the Second World War. After venturing into films, he became one of the top-most actors in the world, and also allegedly the highest paid of them all. One of the most popular films done by Bronson is “Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)”, where he essayed the role of Harmonica. This film has often been declared as one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century.

Bronson was a student of art, which was his passion since childhood. He made his debut in a film called “You’re in the Navy Now (1951)”, directed by Henry Hathaway. For him, acting seemed like an easy way to make money. Gradually, he started receiving more film offers and managed to establish his foothold in Hollywood. In spite of a flourishing career in Hollywood, Bronson did not limit himself to movies only. He successfully starred in various TV series like “Gunsmoke”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Man with a Camera”, and many more. His role as the claustrophobic flight Lieutenant, Danny Velinski (“Tunnel King”), who was a prisoner of war, in the 1963 film “ The Great Escape”, earned him worldwide recognition. But his role in the “ Death Wish” series is touted as his most famous role where Bronson delivered his best performance. His roles in most of the films are of a “tough guy” who is usually a chaperone or a vigilante.

In real life, Bronson was more of a recluse who kept to himself. He regarded himself as a good listener who is “entertained by his own thoughts”, but not a good converser. He was popularly known as “a man of few words, but much action”. He has many awards to his credit. He won the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite (Male) in 1972, and was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for An Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role in the TV series “General Electric Theatre”. Bronson married thrice and has 4 children. He lost his second wife, Jill Ireland, due to breast cancer. Bronson suffered for quite a few years with Alzheimer’s disease, and on 30th August, 2003, he died of pneumonia in Los Angeles.

Channing Tatum English Actor

Channing Tatum

Born in a small town called Cullman in Alabama, Channing Tatum initially attended Tampa Catholic High School and then Glenville State College in Glenville. His initial days were not bereft of struggle as he quit his job to start working as a stripper at a local nightclub under the pseudonym “Chan Crawford”. He was then found by a talent agency and thus began his modelling career. Tatum’s talent as a dancer was quickly discovered and initially he appeared in some music videos as a dancer and this quality later earned him worldwide fame in the blockbuster series “Step Up” and “Step Up 2: The Streets.” He worked in many TV commercials for popular brands. Tatum soon landed his first debut film “Coach Carter (2005)” directed by Thomas Carter. Other films in his kitty were “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, “ White House Down”, “ The Dilemma”, “ Foxcatcher” and so on. His portrayal of Magic Mike in the film of the same name won him many accolades and appreciation. It was loosely based on Tatum’s life of a stripper before he joined the Hollywood. He had previously stated that he wants to make a movie based on his life as a stripper and “Magic Mike” realized his dreams. He along with his wife Jenna Dewan have started two production companies namely- “33 and Out Productions” and “Iron Horse Entertainment”. Tatum became a father to a baby girl in 2013 and named her Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum. He opened up to being dyslexic and suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder as a child. Tatum believes that it was “sheer luck” that got him where he is today. His looks and physique are also a reason for his worldwide popularity. No wonder he has established his fan base all around the globe due to his disarming personality.

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Charlie Chaplin

Charles Chaplin popularly known as Charlie Chaplin was born on 16th April 1889 in London, England. He was an English actor and filmmaker. He is popularly known for his silent comedy in the silent era and is an important personality in the history of the movie industry, his works and contributions to the world cinema can never be forgotten. His parents were musical artists and performed shows. Chaplin’s spent his childhood in poverty and deprivation; his father left him, and his mother couldn’t support him financially. He was sent to a workhouse to perform jobs so that he could have the basic necessities. His mother was taken to a mental asylum due to her depriving health and abnormal behavior. Chaplin’s story of rising to riches from the rags is the most dramatic story ever told. Chaplin began to perform at a very young age, at the age of 19; he was hired by Fred Karno, who took him to America where he later worked for Keystone Studios. Before Chaplin started to work as an actor, he worked at different areas to strengthen his art of comedy and sharpen himself as a stage performer, which ultimately led him to deliver some of the greatest and finest works in the history of world cinema. Chaplin founded United Artists in 1919 which gave him the full authority to his movies. He continued making silent movies and even portrayed as Adolf Hitler in the movie, The Great Dictator. The 1940 era was full of ups and downs for Chaplin his popularity declined due to the communist issue, the paternity suit filed and his attraction to younger women and ultimately marrying them led to his decline. Chaplin was forced to leave US when an FBI investigation was set against him who led him to settle in Switzerland. After Chaplin had risen to fame, Keystone couldn’t afford his demand of salary hike which ultimately led him to leave. Later in 1917, in spite of receiving offers from different firms the best for Chaplin came at $10,000 a week from Mutual. The firm wanted to give what the public demanded, so they gave them Chaplin’s work fulfilling their dream of seeing him work. A Dog’s Life was Chaplin’s initial work under the current firm which was at the time when he considered the homeless person as a sort of sad clown. He raised funds for the Allied forces and donated them to the Government. On December 25th, 1977 Chaplin has his last breath as he suffered a stroke while he was asleep. He had 11 children from different women he married. During his last years, he was married to Oona O’ Neill.

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Charlie Chaplin English Actor