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 - Luis Sepúlveda was a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist who fought against Augusto Pinochet and his regime in Chile. His full name was Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura. He wrote The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly and The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, which was his first novel that conquered the literary scene in the 1980s.
    On March 1, 2020 he was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, from which he subsequently died on April 16.
  • 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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