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ID Actress: from a WWII USO film

Does anyone know the name of this actress, (or she might be a singer)? She was featured in this WWII era USO film. Thanks in advance!!
posted by stanleyhuff on Dec 21, 2016 - 3 answers

Actor ID, from the television show "24"

Does anyone know the name of this actor, who plays a member of the national security team in a Presidential briefing in s7e15 of the show: 24? Thanks in advance!!
posted by stanleyhuff on Sep 21, 2016 - 4 answers

Database of scene-by-scene actors appearances?

Is there a database that could tell me which actors are currently on-screen for a specific movie at a specific timecode? Ideally one that allows public access or is crowd-sourced?
posted by soundslikeobiwan on Jul 25, 2016 - 4 answers

Name this blonde commercial actress with layered hair!

Sitting at home with a bad cold, I saw this poster. [more inside]
posted by 41swans on Feb 2, 2016 - 13 answers

I Know That I've Seen Him Before, But, Who is This Guy?!!

I'm trying to find out who the actor is in a recent State Farm insurance commercial. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Dec 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Term for the actor a stunt actor doubles.

Is there a term among stunt actors for the primary actor they are doubling for? The actor can say, "That's my stunt double." But what does the stunt actor call the other actor?
posted by cthuljew on Nov 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Number 2! Number 2!

Where can I find the TV Guide list of the 25 greatest television stars that includes Ted Danson as #2? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Sep 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Actor ID?

Does anyone know the name of this actor? Thanks in advance...
posted by lrnarabic on Jul 20, 2015 - 5 answers

You can't be the murderer, you were the bereft mother once on CSI.

Is there a list somewhere of actors who have been most used as a one-off person of interest on monster-of-the-week style procedurals? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 24, 2015 - 22 answers

Identify the actor in this Southwest Airlines commercial

Help me impress my 14-year-old daughter (for once). Who is the young actor portraying the college student in this Southwest Airlines commercial? She thinks he might have been in one of the Harry Potter movies. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 19, 2015 - 5 answers

Break a Leg!

I'm looking for books or blogs about actors trying to break into show business. Fiction or non-fiction. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 9, 2014 - 13 answers

Who played Moran in BBC Sherlock?

In BBC Sherlock's, series 3 episode 1 The Empty Hearse, the character Moran is uncredited. Even in the DVD commentary, Mark Gatiss refers to him only as "that guy." Tumblr pleading and screen grabbies here. Who is he?
posted by slightlybewildered on Nov 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Actresses 'too pretty' for their own good

Sometimes an actress is so beautiful that they get typecast into shallow 'pretty' roles for years, but then, by aging or some other quirk of fate, they get an opportunity to show their talents, and it turns out that they're also fantastic actors. This tends to befall American actresses more than their British counterparts. A canonical example of this would be Virginia Madsen in Sideways. Do you have any others? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Oct 6, 2014 - 50 answers

Who has been portrayed in the most films by the same performer?

I was talking to someone recently about the relatively expansive movie deals for actors happening lately -- say, Samuel L. Jackson being signed to play Nick Fury in nine different movies -- and wondering just what fictional character has been been played on the big screen most by the same performer. For example, I know that in the late thirties through the forties there was a series of movies based on the comic strip Blondie where Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake played Blondie and Dagwood in a startling 27 movies together (1947 alone saw four of the movies released), but I don't know who holds the record. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on May 20, 2014 - 11 answers

How to contact an A-List actor

A friend of mine has possession of an artwork that was created by someone who is now a recognized, A-List actor. He would like to return it. [more inside]
posted by pjern on May 7, 2014 - 15 answers

How do I get useful things out of people in an audition scenario?

I'm not an actor/director/casting professional (outside of that one play I directed in college that wasn't very good), but I need to audition roughly six actors this week and I don't know how to do that in a constructive way. [more inside]
posted by terretu on Mar 17, 2014 - 7 answers

This is a long shot

There's a particular comedy actor I've seen in a few movies (which I can't remember) and I'm trying to identify him. I don't have much to go on here but maybe you guys can help. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jul 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Info wanted on Yoshiaki Hanayagi.

Yoshiaki Hanayagi was one of the stars of a famous movie, Mizoguchi's Sansho the Bailiff, and yet there does not appear to be any further information about him online. I have found his name in Japanese, 花柳喜章, but googling that gets even fewer hits (I don't know Japanese, but if I saw what looked like a substantial webpage on him I was prepared to try Google Translate). Does anybody know anything about him, even birth/death dates?
posted by languagehat on Mar 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Actor portrayls of noted authors & or philosophers

After viewing the excellent "A Man for All Seasons" IMDb and the BBC's Kierkegaard - Sea of Faith YouTube I'm in want of viewing other portraryls of noted authors & philosphers. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Oct 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Breed of the dog in the movie The Wake Wood?

There are SPOILERS in this question. I was wondering if anyone knows the breed of the second dog in the movie The Wake Wood, starring Aiden Gillen. [more inside]
posted by guitareste on Aug 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find myself, all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am lost, I am interested in being a positive influence to other people by making them laugh or helping them out with life problems. Need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Jun 19, 2012 - 15 answers

It's time to play Name That Guy!

A guy just walked in and asked for a key to the men's room. I'm absolutely certain he's an actor of moderate fame (this is in a Hollywood office building where actors are in and out all the time, so it's nothing out of the ordinary), but I'm really bad with actors' names. Help me figure out who he was! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Feb 29, 2012 - 58 answers

Who DOES he look like?

My wife and I are enjoying the show "Downton Abbey" quite a lot, but she is bothered by the fact that the actor Brendan Coyle (who portrays Mr Bates) reminds her of a Hollywood actor of a bygone era, perhaps someone from the days of black and white films. [more inside]
posted by newfers on Jan 16, 2012 - 15 answers

Small injury makes it to the big screen

Movies/shows where an actor's last-minute injury or mishap was worked into the final shooting? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 7, 2011 - 29 answers

Identify Japanese woodblock print of kabuki actor, possibly by Kunichika, possibly set on Tokaido Road

Need help identifying this Japanese woodblock print of a kabuki actor. I think the artist is Kunichika, and the print is set somewhere on the Tôkaidô Road. At the top of the page is a large box of Japanese text -- I'm hoping someone can read this, or otherwise identify any hints about the location, actor and character. (Two more translatable things inside) [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Jul 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Which teen actor does this look like?

Which 80s or 90s teen-oriented TV show character does this guy look eerily like? I remember the character as being a bit of a schemer and he was either the lead or a major character. [http://oi54.tinypic.com/25tzv3b.jpg]
posted by sixswitch on Jul 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Bald, bad complexion, menacing, sandpaper voiced, beady-eyed actor - who are you?

Bald, bad complexion, menacing, sandpaper voiced, beady-eyed actor - who are you? [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater on Jun 25, 2011 - 76 answers

Looking for Lady Macbeth

I am looking for great performances of Lady Macbeth. Please point me towards any recordings (video, audio) of Lady M's finest moments. I don't need whole productions of Macbeth, just great performances of Macbeth's wife. Online, preferably. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 answers

What SCTV sketch is this?

SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Show all formulas.

I'm an artist. Please help me find a day job that makes use of my bizarre love of spreadsheets. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on May 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Schrodinger's Actor

Dead actors and alternate universes? Does anyone remember this? Folks recall reading death notices of actors, who then turn out not to be dead, and people use this as (somewhat facetiously) an indication of parallel universes? I'm thinking of Robert Duvall in the Apostle, but I'm sure that there's other canonical examples as well.
posted by leotrotsky on Apr 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)?

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)? [more inside]
posted by EricBrotto on Mar 31, 2011 - 7 answers

What actress has her head in the clouds?

Who is the actress in the Microsoft cloud computing commercial set at the airport? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me fake better accents

As a children's librarian, I do many readalouds each week. I'm good at it, but I'm working on being great. I'd like to flavor the different characters in the books I read with better accents. I do a decent Southern, an acceptable Proper British and an awful cockney. I'm thinking that out there somewhere is a cheat sheet that would allow me to do a better job of portraying Irish, Russian and other accents. But I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Dec 12, 2010 - 9 answers

who is this curly brown haired actor?

FrivolousFilter: I am looking for the name of an current actor but can think of no films he is in. He is recognizable but not overly famous. He looks very similar to Goran Visnjic, with a bit of Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman....curly hair, aquiline nose, strong chin, a bit of cruel/arch handsomeness going on...any guesses?
posted by dahliachewswell on Nov 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Identify an actor from 'The Master' 1984.

Mystery Ninja Identification: What is the name of the Asian actor visible at 1 hour, 9 mins and 37 seconds into this MST3K episode? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Recommendation for a headshot photographer in DC?

[DC filter]: headshot photographer in DC? [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Nov 7, 2010 - 6 answers

movie about actor stuck in rolerole

I am trying to remember the name of a Holllywood movie from forties or fifties about an actor who could not get out of the part that he was playing on the stage. I think the star was a well known actor and he may have won an oscar
posted by donfactor on Nov 6, 2010 - 7 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

She's ready for her close-up.

My mom has discovered acting in her retirement, and wants me to shoot a headshot for her. I can shoot a portrait fine (gear and technique), but I have no idea what to do for an actor's headshot. Can someone in the business tell me what you'd want from a headshot for an older woman? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

I know you're more than a generic grey silhouette

Why are there so many actors on the IMDB without headshots? [more inside]
posted by Rhomboid on Dec 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Speak the speech trippingly. Or pitched low. Or with a mumble.

Is there a resource that lists and explains the various effects one can use to accessorized speech, such as altering pitch, speeding up, slowing down, etc.? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 23, 2009 - 5 answers

How is IMDB matching people to "distinguishing" roles?

How does IMDB decide how to distinguish one actor/director search result from another? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Oct 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Want to write a biography

I've fallen in love with a certain older British character actor and want to write his biography...where do I begin? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Sep 4, 2009 - 5 answers

The most credible voice in the world

Who is the guy who does the narration for the PBS Frontline series? I have always thought he has the most interesting and uniquely credible voice in the world. I know he is doing the Dos Equis commercials now, but has he done anything else? Any other presenters with voices I might like? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

The Academy loves films like these

Scene Suggestions Filter: Please suggest scenes from modern movies or plays, for two female characters, where one or both have an "impediment"- cognitive handicap, physical disability, or intoxication. More specifics included. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Exit, stage...center?

What are the next steps for a Theater major going into her Senior year of College? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Does anyone watch FX's show "Damages"? If so, who WAS that guy...?

On the February 11th episode of FX's show "Damages", I saw an actor in a small part, who I know from another show, but I'll be damned if I can remember him, and I missed the credits! [more inside]
posted by newfers on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Down's syndrom : do they know what money is ?

Down's syndrom : do they know what money is ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jan 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Making A Vagina Monologue Awesome

I'll be performing in next year's Vagina Monologues. How can I be awesome? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 6, 2008 - 17 answers

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