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August 10: Happy Birthday Brenton Thwaites and Lucas Till


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Today we have a pair of newer faces as our headliners.

Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is turning 28 today.  He began his career in Australian television, including a stint on the long-running Aussie serial Home and Away, before moving to California.  He starred in the TV movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, and then moved into feature film work.  He played Prince Philip in Maleficent, and starred in The Giver, adapted from the novel by Lois Lowry.  Last year he played Bek in Gods of Egypt, and earlier this year, he played a central role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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August 10: Happy Birthday Rosanna Arquette and Antonio Banderas


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Rosanna Arquette celebrates her 57th birthday today.  The eldest of five acting siblings, she has been acting since her late teens.  The WTHH article on her has far more detail on her career than I have space for here.  Highlights of her career include an Emmy nomination for the TV adaptation of Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song and playing a woman intrigued by the title character of Desperately Seeking Susan—a movie in which, despite the title and presence of Madonna, Arquette is the lead.  It’s a delightful film that never sets out to be anything more than entertaining:

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