04 October: today's birthdays

  • Caitriona Balfe - Irish actress and model
  • Ignazio Boschetto - Italian tenor. He is a member of the group Il Volo (The Flight) along with Gianluca Ginoble and Piero Barone
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon - English writer, born Mary Elizabeth Maxwell Braddon. She is best known for her novel Lady Audley's Secret
  • Jackie Collins - English writer, the sister of English actress Joan Collins
  • Stephen Gyllenhaal - American film director. He directed the film Family of Spies and the TV film Girl Fight.
    He is the fathers of actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Charlton Heston - American actor, born John Charles Carter. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1960, for his role in the film Ben-Hur, and a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar in 1978
  • Dakota Johnson - American fashion model and actress. She plays the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Buster Keaton - American actor famous for his silent films, born Joseph Frank Keaton. He received an Honorary Oscar in 1960
  • Rachael Leigh Cook - American actress. She starred in She's All That and she is Kate Moretti in the TV series Perception
  • Jean-François Millet - French painter
  • Richard Rorty - American philosopher. He wrote Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
  • Susan Sarandon - American actress and producer, born Susan Abigail Tomalin. She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Dead Man Walking in 1995, a film directed by Tim Robbins, who has been her partner in life
  • Liev Schreiber - American actor, director and screenwriter. He directed the horror trilogy Scream, Phantoms, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Luis Sepúlveda - Chilean writer, film director, journalist, activist, born Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura. He wroteThe Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly and The Old Man Who Read Love Stories.
  • George Sidney - American film director. He directed Viva Las Vegas, starring Elvis Presley
  • Alicia Silverstone - American actress. She starred in The Crush, Clueless, and Batman & Robin
  • Christoph Waltz - Austrian actor. He won two Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, both directed by Quentin Tarantino
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