Picture Julia Roberts: Celebrity Profile

Julia Roberts is the Pretty Woman with the 25 million dollar smile. America’s sweetheart returned this week in Duplicity with Clive Owen. She is the all time most successful actress with $2,204,631,930 earned at the box office in only 31 films. With a seemingly flawless record at the box office, Roberts was able to step aside and start a family in a seemingly healthy way.

In Duplicity two corporate spies (Owen and Roberts) team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap riches and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.

We’ll see if this new movie gets her back into more mainstream movies, or she’ll continue to be a full time family-woman and part time actress.

Career Highlights

  • Oscars – Won 2000 Best Actress Erin Brockovich. Nominated for 1990 Best Actress Pretty Woman and 1989 Best Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias
  • Golden Globes Best Actress – 2000 Drama Erin Brockovich Win; 1999 Best Actress – Comedy/Musical Notting Hill Nominated; 1997 Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Picture My Best Friend’s Wedding Nominated; 1990 Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Pretty Woman Win; 1989 Best Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias Win

Family

  • Husband: Danny Moder -Roberts and Moder married July 4, 2002 in Taos, New Mexico.
  • Brother: Eric Roberts (he made his mark on Hollywood before Julia
  • Daughter: Hazel Patricia Moder. Born Nov. 28, 2004; Sons: Henry Daniel Moder. Born June 18, 2007; Phinnaeus Walter Moder. Born Nov. 28, 2004; twin of Hazel Patricia
  • Niece: Emma Roberts. Daughter of actor Eric Roberts and up and coming actress

Partial Filmography

  • Duplicity (2009) Claire Stenwick
  • Fireflies in the Garden (2009) Lisa Waechter
  • Charlie Wilson’s War  (2007)Joanne Herring
  • Charlotte s Web (2006)Voice of Voice of Charlotte the Spider
  • The Ant Bully (2006) Voice of Hova
  • Tell Them Who You Are (2005) Herself
  • Closer (2004) Anna
  • Grand Champion (2004)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004) Tess Ocean
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003) Katherine Ann Watson
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Patricia Watson
  • Full Frontal (2002) Francesca/ Catherine
  • America’s Sweethearts (2001) Kiki Harrison
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Tess Ocean
  • The Mexican (2001) Samantha Barzel
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) Erin Brockovich
  • Notting Hill (1999) Anna Scott
  • Runaway Bride (1999) Maggie Carpenter
  • Stepmom (1998) Isabel Kelly
  • Conspiracy Theory (1997) Alice Sutton
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) Julianne Potter
  • Everyone Says I Love You (1996) Von
  • Mary Reilly (1996) Mary Reilly
  • Michael Collins (1996) Kitty Kiernan
  • Something to Talk About (1995) Grace
  • I Love Trouble (1994) Sabrina Peterson
  • Ready to Wear (1994) Anne Eisenhower– Houston Chronicle Reporter
  • The Pelican Brief (1993) Darby Shaw
  • The Player (1992) Herself
  • Dying Young (1991) Hillary O Neil
  • Hook (1991) Tinkerbell
  • Sleeping With the Enemy (1991) Laura Burney/ Sara Waters
  • Flatliners (1990) Rachel Kinberg
  • Pretty Woman (1990) Vivian Ward
  • Blood Red (1989) Marisa Collogero
  • Steel Magnolias (1989) Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
  • Baja Oklahoma (1988)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988) Daisy Araujo
  • Satisfaction (1988) Daryle Shane

Picture Paul Rudd: Celebrity Profile

Audiences are starting to discover what many people already knew… Paul Rudd is a funny guy. Having built his comic resume with some Judd Apatow style movies, Paul Rudd has moved into comic-lead status. His new movie I Love You Man, co-starring Jason Segal, may be his most memorable role yet. Paul Rudd’s first role of note was that of the object of Alicia Silverstone’s affection in Clueless, but his turn in Wet Hot American Summer was the first that truly showed his comic abilities. Memorable turns in Anchorman and Knocked Up opened the right doors, and recently he starred in the underrated Role Models. Mr. Rudd is a nice Jewish boy born in Passaic, New Jersey. He was raised in Kansas where he at one point worked at the Holiday Ham store in Overland Park, Kansas glazing hams. He’s married, has a two year old son and is a major fan of the Kansas City Chiefs (wonder if he’s happy about getting Vrabel and Cassels from the Patriots).

We’ll see if he takes the Ryan Reynolds route towards more broad roles or stick to his natural comic abilities. Buzz Pirates gives Paul Rudd the official stamp of approval.

Partial Filmography –

  • I Love You, Man (2009) Peter Klaven
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Voice of Derek
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Chuck/ Chuck
  • Over Her Dead Body (2008) Henry
  • Role Models (2008) Danny Donahue
  • Diggers (2007) Hunt
  • I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)Adam
  • Knocked Up (2007) Pete
  • Reno 911!: Miami (2007) Ethan the Drug Lord
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) John Lennon
  • The Ex (2007) Leon
  • The Ten (2007) Jeff Reigert
  • Night at the Museum (2006) Don
  • The Oh in Ohio (2006) Jack Chase
  • Tennis Anyone? (2005)
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) David
  • The Baxter (2005) Dan Abbot
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Brian Fantana
  • P.S. (2004) Sammy Silverstein
  • The Shape of Things (2003) Adam
  • 2 Days (2002)
  • Jackie Chan Presents Gen-Y Cops (2002)
  • Jackie Chan Presents: Metal Mayhem (2002) Ian Curtis
  • The Chateau (2002) Graham
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Andy
  • The Great Gatsby (2001) Bash (2000)
  • 200 Cigarettes (1999) Kevin
  • Overnight Delivery (1999) Wyatt Trips
  • The Cider House Rules (1999) Wally Worthington
  • The Object of My Affection (1998) George Hanson
  • The Locusts (1997) Earl
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) Dave Paris
  • The Size of Watermelons (1996) Alex
  • Clueless (1995) Josh
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Tommy Doyle
  • Runaway Daughters (1994)

Picture Eliza Dushku: Celebrity Profile

Eliza Dushku is a beautiful and talented movie and TV actress who may be ready to break through to the next level of Hollywood stardom. With memorable rolls in Bring It On and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dushku will star in a new Joss Whedon series Dollhouse, which premieres tonight. This is her second shot at a staring roll in a series after her last time around with Tru Calling.

According to the FOX site, Eliza Dushku stars as “ECHO,” an “Active,” a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don’t just perform their hired roles, they wholly become — with mind, personality and physiology — whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.

Dushku appeared on Howard Stern this week, and came of as playful, intelligent and with a good sense of humor. She was raised Mormon and once said people “have a better chance of seeing God then seeing me naked,” so don’t expect to see her nude on screen any time soon.

Career Highlights

  • Nominated for a Teen Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Star – Female for Tru Calling (2003)
  • Nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films at the 30th Saturn Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series for Tru Calling (2003).

Selected Filmography

  • Open Graves (2009) Erica
  • Bottle Shock (2008) Joe
  • Nobel Son (2008) – City Hall
  • On Broadway (2008) Lena Wilson
  • The Alphabet Killer (2008) Megan Paige
  • Sex and Breakfast (2007) Renee
  • Wrong Turn (2003) Jessie Burlingame
  • The Kiss (2003)
  • City by the Sea (2002) Gina
  • The New Guy (2002) Danielle
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Sissy
  • Soul Survivors (2001) Annabel
  • Bring It On (2000) Missy Pantone
  • Race the Sun (1996) Cindy Johnson
  • Bye, Bye Love (1995) Emma
  • Journey (1995)
  • True Lies (1994) Dana Tasker
  • That Night (1993) Alice Bloom
  • This Boy’s Life (1993) Pearl

Picture Steve Martin: Buzz Pirate Celebrity Profile

Steve Martin started off with a very successful stand-up career that he famously walked away for and turned to acting and eventually writing and directing. He’s earned critic and audience praise for his sometimes lowbrow sometimes highbrow humor. Known for his white hair, comic singing and several memorable characters, Steve Martin has been a force in Hollywood for about 40 years. He can fill a movie theater, make a memorable Saturday Night Live appearance, sell a book and even chart a song on Billboard. He started with an arrow in his head and his old catch phrase “Well excuse me!” and was eventually presented with a Kennedy Center Honor. This week the Wild and Crazy Guy returns to Peter Sellers’ famous role as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther 2.

Career Highlights

  • Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Let’s Get Small(1978), and in 1979 for A Wild and Crazy Guy. Shared a 2001 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Earl Scruggs (and others) for banjo performance of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”.
  • Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (10/23/05).
  • Honored at the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (12/1/07).
  • 4-time Golden Globe Nominee (Father of the Bride 2, Pennies from Heaven, All of Me, Parenthood)

Family

  • Anne Stringfield (28 July 2007 – present)
  • Victoria Tennant (20 November 1986 – 1994) (divorced)

Selected Filmography

  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)  Inspector Clouseau
  • Baby Mama (2008) Barry
  • The Pink Panther (2006) Inspector Clouseau
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) Tom Baker
  • Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2005) Himself (cameo)
  • Shopgirl (2005) Ray Porter/ Voice of Narrator
  • Shall We Dance? (2004) Emcee
  • Bringing Down the House (2003) Peter Sanderson
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Tom Baker
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Mr Chairman
  • Novocaine (2001) Doctor Frank Sangster
  • Fantasia 2000 (2000)
  • Joe Gould s Secret (2000) Charlie Duell
  • Bowfinger (1999) Bowfinger
  • The Out-Of-Towners (1999) Henry Clark
  • The Venice Project (1999) Himself
  • The Prince of Egypt (1998) Voice of of Hotep
  • The Spanish Prisoner (1998)  Jimmy Dell
  • Sgt. Bilko (1996) Master Sgt Ernest G Bilko
  • Father of the Bride Part II (1995) George Banks
  • Mixed Nuts (1994) Philip
  • A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) Michael McMann
  • And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Housesitter (1992) David
  • Leap of Faith (1992) Jonas Nightengale
  • Father of the Bride (1991) George Banks
  • Grand Canyon (1991) Davis
  • L.A. Story (1991) Harris
  • My Blue Heaven (1990) Vinnie Antonelli
  • Parenthood (1989) Gil
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Freddy Benson
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Neal Page
  • Roxanne (1987) C D Bales
  • Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Orin Scrivello DDS
  • Three Amigos! (1986) Lucky Day
  • Movers & Shakers (1985) Fabio Longio
  • All of Me (1984) Roger Cobb
  • The Lonely Guy (1984) Larry Hubbard
  • The Man With Two Brains (1983) Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr
  • Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) Rigby Reardon
  • Pennies From Heaven (1981) Arthur Parker
  • Steve Martin Live! (1980)
  • The Jerk (1979) Navin Johnson/ Cat Juggler/ Cat Juggler (as Pig Eye Jackson)
  • The Kids Are Alright (1979) Himself
  • The Muppet Movie (1979) Insolent Waiter
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) Dr Maxwell Edison

Picture Rhona Mitra: A Buzz Pirates Celebrity Profile

Sexy Brit Rhona Mitra was hot enough to be the original model for Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft well before Angelina Jolie. The starlet with the distinctive sultry voice has proven herself on TV in The Practice, Boston Legal and Nip/Tuck and has crafted a successful movie career. After years of small parts in movies, Rhona Mitra has recently had leading roles in two sci-fi action movies: Doomsday and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – which just came out this weekend.

Birthday: August 9, 1976 – Paddington, London, England

Family:  Antony Mitra (Bengali Indian) and Nora (Irish) – divorced in 1984.

Career Highlights:

  • Screen Actors Guild: Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Boston Legal.
  • Original actress hired as model for Lara Croft of Tomb Raider video game series.

Selected Filmograhy:

  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
  • Doomsday (2008)
  • Shooter (2007)
  • Skinwalkers (2007)
  • The Number 23 (2007)
  • Highwaymen (2004)
  • Passion of the Priest (2004)
  • Spartacus (2004)
  • Stuck on You (2003)
  • The Life of David Gale (2003)
  • Ali G Indahouse (2002)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
  • Croupier (2000)
  • Get Carter (2000)
  • Hollow Man (2000)
  • Beowulf (1999)
  • A Kid in Aladdin’s Palace (1998)
  • Monk Dawson (1997)

Picture Ricardo Montalban: A Buzz Pirates Celebrity Profile

KAHN!!!! and “De Plane, De Plane!”… Ricardo Montalban stands out as an actor more known for 2 phrases said by other characters but associated with him. Best known for his roll as Mr. Roarke in TV’s “Fantasy Island,” Montalban died Wednesday morning at his home at the age of 88. The Mexican-American actor was well known for his distinctive name, accent and charm. We’ll forgive the ridiculous fake chest he wore as the title character in Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn

Birthday: November 25, 1920

Family: Wife – Georgiana Young (died November 13, 2007), 4 children

Career Highlights:

  • In 1970, he founded the non-profit organization “Nosotros” to help pave the way for people Spanish-speaking origin in the motion picture and television industry.”
  • Played Mr. Roarke in TV’s Fantasy Island
  • Played Kahn in TV’s Star Trek and movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn

Awards: Emmy – How the West Was Won (1978)

Selected Filmograhy:

  • The Ant Bully (2006)
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
  • That’s Entertainment! III (1994)
  • Land of Grace (1993)
  • Marian Apparitions of the 20th Century (1991)
  • Savage Hunter (1991)
  • The Naked Gun – From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
  • Cannonball Run II (1984)
  • Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Mission to Glory (1980)
  • Fantasy Island (1977)
  • The Padre on Horseback (1977)
  • Return to Fantasy Island (1977)
  • Joe Panther (1976)
  • The Train Robbers (1973)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
  • Fireball Forward (1972)
  • Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
  • Ride to Glory (1971)
  • The La Spina Dorsale del Diavola (1971)
  • Black Water Gold (1970)
  • Walls of Fire (1970)
  • Sweet Charity (1969)
  • Blue (1968)
  • Sol Madrid (1968)
  • The Iron Cowboy (1968)
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966)
  • Madame X (1966)
  • The Money Trap (1966)
  • The Singing Nun (1966)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
  • Pirate Warrior (1964)
  • Love Is a Ball (1963)
  • Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
  • The Reluctant Saint (1962)
  • Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)