Birthday: 30-12-1968
Age: 50
Star sign: Capricorn

Bryan Burk graduated from the prestigious University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1991. At the beginning of his career, he started working under producers John Davis, Ned Tanen and Brad Weston.

In 1995, at Gerber Pictures, he worked on Mark Rydell’s, James Dean, a biopic, with James Franco playing the role of James Dean. The film got rave reviews from critics and also went on to win an Emmy Award. Burk donned the hat of the associate producer for the 3rd season of the spy-action series, ‘ Alias’, and assisted with post production. Burk was promoted to the position of the co-producer for the 4th and 5th season.

Burk became J. J. Abrams’ producing partner at Bad Robot, and collaborated on ‘Lost’, a television drama series. After the success of Lost, Burk, along with J. J. Abrams, founded Bad Robot Productions, in 2006. The same year, the company signed a production agreement with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Television.

In 2008, Burk worked as the executive producer for the sci-fi TV series, ‘Fringe’. Though the series received mainly negative reviews, it developed a huge cult following.

In 2009, Burk was roped into working as the executive producer on J. J. Abrams’ sci-fi adventure, Star Trek. The film became a huge success at the box office and went on to win numerous accolades, including four Academy Award nominations. The same year, Burk teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce J. J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller, Super 8. The film garnered positive reviews from critics and became a commercial success at the box office. The film was praised universally for its special effects.

Burk worked on the fourth installment of the spy action series, Mission Impossible, titled Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, directed by Brad Bird. The film became a critical and commercial success, and remains Tom Cruise’s highest grossing film.

Burk again teamed up with Abrams and produced the critically acclaimed sci-fi crime drama, Person of Interest. The series won the People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite New TV Drama in 2012, and Favorite Crime Drama in 2016.

In 2013, Bryan worked as a producer on the second installment of the Star Trek series, directed by J. J. Abrams, with British actor Benedict Cumberbatch playing the antagonist. The film became the highest-grossing film in the series. A sequel, Star Trek Beyond, also produced by Burk, has been scheduled to be released in 2016.

The 2015 release, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, saw Bryan Burk as the producer along with J. J. Abrams and Tom Cruise, also the lead. The film was based on Bruce Geller’s novel, Mission: Impossible. The film became a box office success. The same year, he produced one of the most awaited films of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film received a grand opening in the box office, and became the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Bruce Cohen English Actor

Bruce Cohen

Bruce L. Cohen is a television, film, and theatre producer. Cohen was born in a Jewish house and built in Falls Church, Virginia. In the year 1983, he graded from Yale University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies. After school, he travelled to Los Angeles where he took a clerical job as a Directors Organization of America trainee on The Color Purple by Steven Spielberg and went on to work as an associate producer and first associate director on Spielberg's Hook. Cohen gained the Best Film Oscar for creating American Beauty. He received additional Best Picture submissions for Milk and Silver Linings Playbook. American Beauty, conducted by Sam Mendes, acquired a total of five Oscars, British Academy of Film and Television, Golden Globe, and Producers Guild of America honours. Milk, led by Gus Van Sant, was chosen for eight Academy Awards and got Oscars for Best Actor and Best Elementary Screenplay, as well as the Stanley Kramer Honor. Silver Linings Playbook, penned and directed by David O. Russell, was called for eight Oscars. It was the first movie in 31 years to be drafted in all four acting levels, and Jennifer Lawrence acquired the Oscar in the Best Actress section. Among the other movies, Cohen has created Big Fish, guided by Tim Burton. This movie won both a BAFTA nominee for Best Picture and Golden Globe. He is currently a lead elder of the stage musical story of Big Fish, now at the Neil Simon Broadway, with management and choreography by five-time Tony champion Susan Stroman. In television, Cohen was managing producer of the ABC set Pushing Daisies, which acquired a total of seven Emmys and was chosen for a Golden Globe for Best Drama. He was also an executive producer of the CBS exclusive Movies Rock and was decided for an Emmy in the year 2011 for presenting the 83rd Annual Academy Honors. Cohen is on the Board of Committee of the Generator Guild, having served two times as vice director of action pictures, and is on the Executive Plank of the Producer's Branch of the Society of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is Director of the Board of manager of the American Foundation for the Equal Rights, the organisation behind the recently successful Supreme Court case to have California's Project 8 declared undemocratic. He is wedded to Gabe, and they have a two-year-old child.

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Bryan Cranston

Ostentatiously known for his anti-hero role of Walter White, in the AMC-produced "Breaking Bad," and Hal in "Malcolm in the Middle," Bryan Cranston is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and a voice-artist. Born to parents, Joseph Cranston, and Audrey Cell, Bryan spent his childhood in the neighborhood of the Canoga Park, Los Angeles. He pursued his education at the Canoga Park High School and attended the Los Angeles Valley College to study Police Science. Cranston's father walked out on the family when Brian was only 11 but was tracked down by Brian and his brother 11 years later, thus reuniting the family. San Fernando Valley's Granada Theater is where Cranston started his theater, but soon his parents discouraged him from pursuing acting following the unstable nature of the profession. Later on, the Universal Life Church appointed him to perform ministerial duties at local weddings and was paid an amount nearing to $150 per event. The decade of the 1980s saw Cranston briefly feature in commercials and doing voice-overs for Japanese animations such as Royal Space Force, Armitage III, and Macross Plus, dubbing them in English. In 1983, Cranston played Douglas Donovan in the ABC-produced television series "Loving," and was also cast in Raising Miranda. The HBO-produced "From Earth to the Moon" saw Brian Cranston portray the NASA scientist Buzz Aldrin, followed by the movie "That Thing You Do!" where he played NASA's Gus Grissom. Steven Spielberg, in 1998, cast Cranston in his war movie "Saving Private Ryan." The 90s also featured Cranston in a recurring role in the sitcom "Seinfeld," as Dr. Tim Whatley. Cranston also featured in other television series such as The King of Queens, Babylon 5 and X-Files. The 1999 movie, Last Chance, was written and directed by Cranston. The millennium saw Cranston play his memorable role of Hal, on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, for which he was thrice nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards. Consequently, he has also featured in Sabrina the Teenage Watch, How I Met Your Mother, Fallen, and the movie, Little Miss Sunshine. Cranston's most memorable role came in the AMC-produced Breaking Bad, directed by Vince Gilligan, where he played a chemistry high school teacher afflicted with Lung Cancer. Cranston was thrice nominated for a Golden Globe Award, winning it once, and also winning two of the three nominations for Critics Choice Television Award. He was also presented with 6 Emmy Awards for his role in Breaking Bad. Following the success of the show, Cranston featured in The Lincoln Lawyer, Drive, Contagion, Godzilla, Rock of Ages, Argo, and Trumbo. He also provided voice-overs for Madagascar 3 and Batman: Year One. Trumbo presented Cranston with his first Academy Award nomination. Cranston has also been actively involved in the theaters, performing in plays such as The God of Hell, The Taming of the Shrew, The Steven Weed Show, Chapter Two, and Barefoot in the Park, among many others. Bryan Cranston married Robin Dearden and is the father of Taylor Cranston.

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