Birthday: 01-11-1951
Age: 67
Star sign: Sagittarius

Fabrice Luchini was born on 1st November 1951, in the city of Paris, into an Italian immigrant family from Assisi, who were greengrocers. He grew up in the neighbourhood of Goutte d'Or in Paris 18 arrondissement. When he was 13 years, his mother apprenticed him to the son of the barber,"Fabrice", instead of his own name "Robert". During this time he had developed an immense attention towards literature. His passion for soul music made him a regular of disco. In the year 1969, this is the place where he met Philippe Labro who offered him a role in the movie "Tout Peut Arriver". Under the guidance of Jean-Laurent Cochet, he studied acting. However, it was the movie "Le Genou De Claire" in the year 1970, in which he had been offered a shrimpy role of an adolescent, in which he collaborated with 'Eric Rohmer', made him famous. He later also wrote with Rohmer in movies like Perceval le Gallois and Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune. He also worked with other directors like Pierre Zucca, Nagisa Oshima, Claude Lelouch, Edward Molinaro and Cedric Klapisch. In 1990, he appeared in the movie "Christian Vincents La Discrete". The preface of two books namely, "A La Rencontre De Sacha Guitry" and "Seul Avec Tous" has been written by Luchini, in the year 2010. He collaborated with Philippe Muray, in a book published by Les Cashiers.

Also in 2012, he released variations on CD and DVD on Universal Music France. He had also awarded the following: Prix Jean Gabin in 1991, Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994, Prix Du Brigadier in 2002 and Silver George, in the year 2007. He had worked at many theatres and in movies. Some of his noteworthy screenplays and shows are “ In the House” released in the year 2012, 'Le Secret' released in the year 1987, ‘Art’ turned-out in the year 1994. Some of his latest releases are “ Slack Bay” in this year and L' Hermine in the previous year. He is one of the well-known actors in French cinema, and also in one of his interviews confessed that he is more attached to the theatre and in a very precise manner his very own show, which is now in France and may come to New York soon. Elaine Sciolino called Fabrice Luchini as a French Actor who delicately balances comedy and drama in an Article. He has done 50 movies in which most of were a hit. He played many roles such as that of Percival. His life changing moment which brought him to this silver screen industry came when he was just a teenager and met the director 'Eric Rohmer' and offered a small role in his movie "Claire Knee". It seems that he had mastered himself in balancing the frail mixture between drama and comedy, and so the blend could be seen in his performances.

In a romantic comedy by Patrice Leconte's "Intimate Strangers" released in the year 2004 where he played the role of a very successful but desolate tax lawyer who had mistaken for a psychiatrist by an unsatisfied woman who was wanting his help. Luchini is among those French performers, who can move smoothly from stand-up comedy to films and back, but who is not well known outside France. Luchini, a fluid dancer and a singer, once mentioned that he had influenced by James Brown, who he had seen in Olympia at a concert when he was 15. He said that he want to perform in the Comedy Franchise one day. But that theatre acquires actors only with hard-boiled classical edification and vigorous sharpening. He has demonstrated his best to convince the directors to give him an opportunity. He said that he went to the Comedy Franchise because he knew that, the cinema doesn't help an actor to blossom". A performer leads a comfortable and a contended life. He told them that he was passionate about Moliere, about Corneille. He said that please be good, let me in, because I could do very well. He had rudely refused twice. He also indicated that since, the very 18 century, there had been no real intellectual in France. He dismays the veto, even as they agony him. Along with he also promises that he could sacrifice everything for his dream.

F Murray Abraham English Actor

F Murray Abraham

Murray was born in Pittsburgh but raised in Texas to a mechanic, Fredrick Abraham, and a home-maker, Josephine. His father migrated from Syria during the famine period in the 1920s. His mother had an Italian-American background. To honour his father, Fredrick, Abraham added an ‘’F’’ to his screen name. He began working the film industry from 1971 and his first film was a comedy called They Might Be Giants. He had a continuous workflow of acting parts and voice-over jobs in commercials and other gigs. He also did television roles in an episode of Kojak in 1973 along with an unaccredited role in the movie Serpico. He also had several small roles in movies like All President’s Men, The Sunshine Boys, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Big Fix, etc. He took a break from these small roles from 1978 till 1983 because he was frustrated with the lack of substantial roles. He was disappointed with the response he was getting and he felt like his acting skills were not being appreciated enough. During this phase, he became a house-husband while his wife Kate Hannan took up a job to support their household. Although this change contradicted with the macho ideology, he felt great for it to have happened. In 1983, he returned to doing movies with a film called Scarface and to voice-overs by giving his voice to the Fruit of the Loom commercials. He gained true appreciation in the year 1984 when he won an Academy Award along with a Golden Globe Award for his role in the movie called Amadeus. That role is still considered iconic but the winning of the Oscar award was considered to have jinxed his career. The gossip was so far spread that many called the situation of facing a failure after an early success the F. Murray Abraham Syndrome. After the Oscar-winning performance, he was seen in a few more highlighted roles like in Mighty Aphrodite by Woody Allen, Star Trek: Insurrection and Finding Forrester. He also had an unaccredited role in The Bonfire of the Vanities due to some contract issues. Major changes were seen in his career since 2009 when he first appeared on Saving Grace as a guest and then later on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Good Wife and Louie. He was also the narrator on the show Nature and narrated around 33 episodes. The highlight of his TV career was when he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for his role as a black ops specialist in Homeland. Recently he has done movies like Inside Llewyn Davis and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He has two children from his first marriage along with a grandchild.


Farley Granger

Farley Earle Granger was reputed to be the most beautiful of the American actors. He acted during the 1940’s and is famous for his portrayal of the characters of Philip Morgan in 1948 hit film ‘Rope’ and the character of Guy Haines in Strangers On A Train in the year 1951. Both of these films were directed by Alfred Hitchcock and are now listed among the Hollywood’s classics. He was born on 1 July 1925, in San Jose, in the state of California. His parents were Eva Granger and Farley Earle Granger. For the early part of his childhood, he lived at 1185 Hanchett Avenue in the neighborhood of the Hanchett Residence Park. But then, in 1929, his family was forced to sell their property and leave their luxurious lifestyle due to the crash of the Stock Market in 1929. They then settled in a small apartment in Hollywood and both his parents worked various jobs to survive. Granger’s acting career began when he was noticed by two local talent scouts in a Los Angeles theater. He later auditioned for the producer Samuel Goldwyn and signed a contract for seven years. He was then cast for his first ever film in 1943. The film was called The North Star, and he played the role of a teenage Russian boy named Damien. The movie created a lot of controversies but was critically acclaimed and was also nominated in various categories for the Academy Awards. After that, he starred in the 20th Century Fox production, The Purple Heart, where he played the supporting role of Sgt. Howard Clinton. It was well received but upon its completion, Granger enlisted himself in the United States Naval Force. He served in Honolulu for some time and during that time discovered that he was attracted to both women and men. It was during that period that he was cast by Nicholas Ray in Thieves Like Us which was later renamed as They Live By The Night. There was a story behind his casting as Bowie. In his autobiography titled Include Me Out, he recounts that while at a house party at Saul and Ethel Chap-lin’s house, he met Nicholas Ray, who just sat there, drank and stared at Granger. Upon inquisition, he was told that Ray was in the middle of the process of casting for his new film and that he was a potential candidate. John Houseman then arranged for Granger’s screen test which went quite well. He was then cast in the movie opposite Cathy O’Donnell. They Live By The Night was one of the only three good movies in which Farley Granger played the leading role, and ironically was produced by someone other than Samuel Goldwyn. The other two were Rope and Strangers on a Train both directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Incidentally, he was cast in Rope after Hitchcock saw his performance in They Live By The Night. Rope was only partially successful, and the director’s work was mostly credited for it rather than either the ac-tors’ acting or the plot line. Nevertheless, it was one of the most prized experiments of Hitch-cock’s and he was very attached to it, quite rightly so because the film has now become a classic among the modern audience. It was the claustrophobic story of two gay men, who murder friend to impress their mentor. The psychological thriller, Strangers on a Train was the only great successful film in the late actor’s film records. In this film, he played the role of Guy Haines, an aspiring politician, and a tennis player. His performance was much appreciated, and the film was a great success. But after the spell of these three movies, his acting career again started to deteriorate. He did some unnoticed films such as Behave Yourself and Small Town Girl. After that, he was roped in by Luchino Visconti for the movie adaptation of ‘Senso’, an Italian novella by Camillo Boito. It fared exceptionally well, but the rest of his career after that was spent on television shows and in the theaters due to his falling out with Goldwyn. Granger has always been honest about his personal relationships, and one can say that he was a ‘gay and proud of it’ kind of person. In his memoir, Include Me Out (2007), he called himself a bisexual and described the wild night where he lost his virginity first to a woman and then to a man in the same night. At the time where people were even less tolerant towards gay people, he openly flaunted his relationship with partner Arthur Laurents and later with Robert Calhoun. His relationships with women were also the tabloid buzz. He had dated Ava Gardner and Shelley Winters, and even got engaged to the latter. But he chose to spend a great part of his life, approx 45 years, with Robert Calhoun. Although the two never married, he said that he might have if they wanted it. He died on March 27, 2011, at the ripe old age 82.

Farley Granger English Actor