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April 18: Happy Birthday James Woods and Rick Moranis


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James Woods is celebrating his 70th birthday today.  He attended MIT but dropped out to pursue an acting career, making his debut on Broadway in 1970, on television in 1971, and in film in 1972.  After several years in supporting roles, he first drew notice with his Golden Globe nominated performance as Gregory Powell in the 1979 film The Onion Field (adapted from the novel by Joseph Wambaugh).  In the next few years Woods had major roles in films like David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America, before starring in Oliver Stone’s Salvador and receiving his first Oscar nomination.

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