The Contender 2000 premiere

by MikeSeravello-233-985397 | created - 04 Sep 2018 | updated - 04 Sep 2018 | Public

Thursday October 5th, Mann National Theatre 10925 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

1. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

2. Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor | The Green Mile

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...

3. Kate Capshaw

Actress | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Kate Capshaw was born Kathleen Sue Nail in Fort Worth, Texas, to Beverley Sue (Simon), a beautician and travel agent, and Edwin Leon Nail, an airline employee. Capshaw worked as a teacher with an MA in Learning Disabilities. Her desire to be an actress led her to New York where she landed a role on...

4. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

5. Joan Allen

Actress | Room

Joan Allen was born on August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois, the youngest of four children. She is the daughter of homemaker Dorothea Marie (Wirth) and gas station owner James Jefferson Allen. Her mother's family was German, and her father had English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. She ...

6. Leah Lail

Actress | Little Nicky

Leah Lail became interested in acting when her father took her to see "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. Raised on a horse farm just outside Lexington, Kentucky, the younger of two sisters, Lail grew up as an animal lover and an avid reader. Her father is in road construction, while her mother raised ...

7. Sam Elliott

Actor | A Star Is Born

Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The ...

8. Ryan Haddon

Camera_department | Dick and Jack

Ryan Haddon is known for her work on Dick and Jack (2016), New York's Funniest (2016) and FBI: Most Wanted (2020). She has been married to Marc Blucas since July 25, 2009. She was previously married to Christian Slater.

9. Christian Slater

Actor | True Romance

Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956) in 1976 at the age of 7. He ...

11. Jeff Bridges

Actor | The Big Lebowski

Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges (née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges. Both boys popped up, without ...

12. Jessie Bridges

R.I.P.D.

Jessie Bridges is known for her work on R.I.P.D. (2013), True Grit (2010) and Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).

13. Isabelle Bridges

Actress | Termini Station

Isabelle Bridges was born on August 6, 1981 in the USA as Isabelle Annie Bridges. She is an actress, known for Termini Station (1989) and California Entertainment Weekly (2005).

14. Trina McGee

Actress | Daylight

Born in the Bronx, New York, Trina McGee is the eldest child to her classical pianist mother and her Haitian photographer/revolutionist father. Although her father was absent from the family unit, his political legacy continued to shape Trina's life. Exiled from Haiti in the 1960s for publishing ...

15. Cary Elwes

Actor | Saw

Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended ...

16. Lisa Marie Kurbikoff

Wonderland

Lisa Marie Kurbikoff is known for her work on Wonderland (2003), The Cool Surface (1993) and Rent Control (2003). She has been married to Cary Elwes since June 25, 2000. They have one child.

17. Katharine Ross

Actress | The Graduate

Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and ...

18. Cleo Rose

Actress | Blood Orange

Cleo Rose is an actress, known for Three Stops to Murder (1953) and Sherlock Holmes (1954).

19. Jessica Capshaw

Actress | Valentine

Jessica Capshaw was born in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of actress Kate Capshaw (née Kathleen Sue Nail) and salesman Robert Capshaw. Her parents were both students at the University of Missouri. The family moved to New York to pursue Kate's modeling career. Her parents divorced when she was ...

20. Sophie B. Hawkins

Actress | Beyond the City Limits

Sophie B. Hawkins was born on November 1, 1964 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Sophie Ballantine Hawkins.

21. Rod Lurie

Writer | Nothing But the Truth

Talented film critic-turned-director who burst onto the scene in late 2000 with his hotly debated political thriller The Contender (2000). That film launched Lurie into the spot of filmmakers-to-watch and stood out amongst a year's worth of mindless and politically empty films. Born in Israel, ...

22. SR-71

Soundtrack | The New Guy

23. Kristen Shaw

Actress | Nothing But the Truth

Kristen Shaw is an actress, known for Nothing But the Truth (2008), Straw Dogs (2011) and The Last Castle (2001).

24. Mariel Hemingway

Actress | Manhattan

Mariel Hemingway was born on November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, USA as Mariel Hadley Hemingway. She is an actress, known for Manhattan (1979), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and The Sex Monster (1999). She was previously married to Stephen Crisman.

25. Kathryn Morris

Actress | Minority Report

Kathryn Morris was born on January 28, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Kathryn Susan Morris. She is an actress, known for Minority Report (2002), Mindhunters (2004) and The Dirt (2019).

26. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Producer | Shrek

Jeffrey Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer, known for Shrek (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) and The Prince of Egypt (1998). He has been married to Marilyn Katzenberg since 1975. They have two children.

27. Ralf Moeller

Actor | Gladiator

Ralf Rudolf Moeller (born on 12. January 1959) is a German-American actor and former Mr. Universe. He is well-known for his roles as Brick Bardo in Cyborg, Kjartan in The Viking Sagas, as hero in the TV series "Conan the Adventurer", Hagen in Gladiator, Thorak in The Scorpion King and Ulfar in ...

28. Ethan Erickson

Actor | Jawbreaker

Ethan Erickson was born on August 5, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Skip Erickson. He is an actor, known for Jawbreaker (1999), John Dies at the End (2012) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

29. Jennifer Beals

Actress | Flashdance

Jennifer Beals is an internationally renowned actress who has over 90 credits to her name, including critically acclaimed feature films and some of the highest rated television series to date. Beals is currently executive producing and returning as a lead cast member in the revival of her hit ...

30. Tsianina Joelson

Actress | Bring It On

Tsianina Joelson was born on January 16, 1975 in Coquille, Oregon, USA as Tsianina Marie Means. She is an actress, known for Bring It On (2000), According to Greta (2009) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). She has been married to Michael Lohmann since 2004. She was previously married to Gregory ...

31. A.J. Buckley

Actor | CSI: NY

A.J. Buckley was born on February 9, 1977 in Dublin, Ireland as Alan John Buckley. He is an actor and director, known for CSI: NY (2008).

32. Mary Stein

Actress | Men in Black II

Mary....is an unselfconsciously amusing bundle of heart and brains. Her unconventional views and passion make it obvious why top directors are thrilled to add her creative spark to their projects.

Mary grabbed Ron Howard's attention with her enigmatic performance as 'Miss Floom', the hotel landlady ...

33. David Paymer

Actor | State and Main

One of modern TV and moviedom's most sturdy and reliable character actors, David Paymer dreamed of being an actor from early childhood. Although he came from a traditional middle-class Jewish family that urged him to become a doctor or lawyer, Paymer felt more at home in the world of the thespian. ...

34. Sarah Ann Morris

Actress | The Replacements

Sarah Ann Morris is an actress, known for The Replacements (2000), A Lot Like Love (2005) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000).

35. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Scooby-Doo

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

36. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith III. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Deborah Lynn Price and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, ...

37. Laurie MacDonald

Producer | Men in Black

Laurie MacDonald was born on December 19, 1953 in the USA. She is a producer, known for Men in Black (1997), The Kite Runner (2007) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). She has been married to Walter F. Parkes since 1983. They have two children.

38. Walter F. Parkes

Writer | WarGames

Walter F. Parkes was born on April 15, 1951 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Walter Steven Fishman. He is a producer and writer, known for WarGames (1983), Men in Black (1997) and Sneakers (1992). He is married to Laurie MacDonald.

39. Sharon Lawrence

Actress | NYPD Blue

You may know her from multiple nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in NYPD Blue, as a stay-at-home prostitute in Desperate Housewives and a murderous realtor on Monk, as a serial killer on Law and Order:SVU, coming to terms with her long lost daughter on Rizzoli ...

40. Mike Binder

Self | Creating 'The Upside of Anger'

Mike Binder was born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005), Reign Over Me (2007) and The Mind of the Married Man (2001). He is married to Diane Murphy. They have two children.

41. Diane Murphy

Actress | Bewitched

Diane Murphy was born on June 17, 1964 in Encino, California, USA as Diane Kathleen Murphy. She is an actress, known for Bewitched (1964), ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and The Art Linkletter Show (1963).

42. Debbie Smith

Actress | Blood Freak

Debbie Smith is an actress, known for Blood Freak (1972) and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968).

43. Larry Groupé

Music_department | Nothing But the Truth

Larry Groupé was born in 1957 as Lawrence Nash Groupé. He is known for his work on Nothing But the Truth (2008), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and Straw Dogs (2011).

44. Bud Cort

Actor | Harold and Maude

Bud Cort, American actor/comedian, was born Walter Edward Cox in New Rochelle, New York. The second of five children, he grew up in Rye, New York, the son of Joseph P. Cox, an orchestra leader, pianist, and owner of a successful men's clothing store in Rye, and Alma M. Court a former newspaper and ...



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