Birthday: 12-08-1950
Age: 68
Star sign: Virgo

David Valdes a.k.a. David Churchill Valdes (born 12th August 1950 in Los Angeles) is an American film producer. He was born to Armand George de Valdes (father) and Joan Rosemary Churchill (mother). David tied the knot with Susan Margaret Jones on 14th September 1974. They have two children: Summer Diana and Julia Margaret. In 1980, David began to assist directors in movies like “Oh God! Book II”, “The Outsiders”, “Tightrope” etc. While working on the sets of Tightrope, David befriended renowned actor and director Clint Eastwood.

In fact, David had a brief appearance in Tightrope alongside assisting Eastwood in directing it. As a result, Eastwood decided to associate with David for his upcoming projects. David became an associate producer of “Pale Rider”. Pale Rider was declared a “blockbuster” at the time of release and got screened at the 1985 Cannes festival, too. Valdes wenton to collaborate with Clint Eastwood on “The Dead Pool”,“Pink Cadillac”,“Unforgiven”,“White Hunter Black Heart” and “Bird”.

In 1999, David opted to co-produce “The Green Mile”, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Tom Hanks played the role of Officer Paul, who shares his experiences of “Great Depression”. The Green Mile released on 10 December 1999. Critics praised the movie despite lamenting the duration. David and Frank Darabont got an Oscar nomination for the movie in the category of “Best Picture”.The Green Mile got four Academy Awards nominations in total. Eventually, it won several awards in different categories.

The Green Mile earned $300 million nearly. Since then, Valdes has produced a couple of Western and science fiction projects. In 2002, he presented “The Time Machine” with Memento’s Guy Pearce as the lead character. The Time Machine got mixed reviews from the journalists. Regardless of praises and criticisms, it received an Oscar nomination for “Best Makeup”. In 2011, David financed DJ Caruso’s “ I Am Number Four”. Interestingly, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment was also in the production of this thriller. In 2014, Valdes donned the hat of an associate producer for Johnny Depp’s “ Transcendence”.

Apart from Johnny Depp, it had Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman in lead roles. As a gesture of goodwill, Christopher Nolan was involved in the making of Transcendence as well. However, Transcendence could not perform up to people’s expectations as the film disappointed everyone. David’s recent project was “ Point Break”(2015).

David Parfitt English Actor

David Parfitt

David Parfitt is a versatile film actor and producer. He was born on July 8, 1958, in Sunderland, England. In 1999, he earned the Honorary Doctorate of Arts at the University of Sunderland. He is known for his portrayal as Peter Harrison on ITV’s British sitcom, “…And Mother Makes Three” in 1971. He later played as Peter Redway in the sitcom’s sequel in 1974. David also played as Tim Beecham in The Archers on BBC Radio 4. He came from a theatrical family, so it became natural or him to go to the theater since he confessed that he did badly at school. David studied at the Barbara Speake Stage School in London. He started his career on stage in the year 1969, through Sunderland Empire Theatre Society. His first job was for Kellogs Frosties’ commercial, followed by James Joyce’ Exiles. In the late 1980s, he stopped acting and focus on production. Since then, he has been an independent producer and was happily married to Liz Partiff. They have three children namely Max, Thomas, and Bill. From 2008 to 2010, he became the Chairman of BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television). He has produced several films including Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare in Love, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Gangs of New York, The Madness of King George, Chasing Liberty, and My Week with Marilyn, I Capture the Castle, and much more. In the year 2000, David established Trademark Films, along with the other members of his production team. The production house’ first film venture was entitled Capture the Castle, which was adapted in Dodie Smith’s novel. This was followed by Chasing Liberty, A Bunch of Amateurs, and My Week with Marilyn. Trademark Films also produced the 5-part TV series, Parade’s End, which later co-produced Mammoth Screen. In 2013, it also produced Andy de Emmony’s The Wipers Times.

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David Winkler

David Winkler is a director as well as a producer from America. He is well- known for his work in the movies Finding Graceland, of 1998, ‘Devour’, of 2005, ‘Creed’, of 2015, and Christmas Caper, of 2007. Charles Winkler, the American film and television director, as well as producer, is his brother. Adam Winkler is a teacher of constitutional law at the University Of California Los Angeles School of Law. He is David’s sibling too. David’s parents are from this field too. Irwin Winkler is an American director as well as producer, who was nominated for nine Academy awards and won an Oscar. Their mother, Margo Winkler, was an American actress too, who was seen mostly doing small supporting roles in films. David was the director of the movie, Finding Graceland. Cary Brokaw produced it. It is a Hollywood film released in 1998. In the picture, the lead character stages the death of Elvis Presley, who was in fact alive. He then pretends to be him years after doing so. The lead actors of the movie are Harvey Keitel, Bridget Fonda, Johnathon Schaech, and Gretchen Mol. It’s premiere was at the Toronto International Film Festival. Another film he directed was ‘Devour’, which was produced by Daniel Bigel. It is an American horror motion picture. This film revolves around Jake Grey, the lead character, who unravels the mystery behind an online game called ‘The Pathway’, which was created by devil worshipers to track down a person. Later, Jake learns that he is the person they have been searching for. Jensen Ackles plays Jake Grey. Other lead actors in the film are Dominique Swain, Shannyn Sossamon, William Sadler, and Teach Grant. It released on 31st of May, 2005. He stepped into production with the movie ‘Creed’. Irwin Winkler, his father, is also a co- producer of the film, along with a few others. Ryan Coogler directed it. It is an American sports drama film. It is a part of the ‘Rocky’ film series. It stars renowned actors such as Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew and Tessa Thompson. It was released in the month of November 2015, in the United States of America. Michael B. Jordan plays the role of Adonis Johnson Creed and Sylvester Stallone plays Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone won many Best Supporting Actor Awards for his role in the movie. Christmas Caper of 2007 was also directed by him. His picture, Creed, won a Black Reel Award in 2016 for Outstanding Motion Picture.

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