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May 14: Happy Birthday Cate Blanchett and George Lucas


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Our two headliners were both involved in a 2008 movie.  One played a villain, the other co-wrote the story.  So naturally they were photographed together at the Cannes premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is turning 48 today.  After graduating from Australia’s National Institute for Dramatic Arts in 1992, she began working on stage; her roles include the title role in Sophocles’ Electra and Ophelia in Hamlet.  She made her feature film debut in 1997, co-starring in Paradise Road and starring in Oscar and Lucinda.  Just a year later, she won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, and received an Oscar nomination, for playing the title role in Elizabeth.  Her first Oscar win came six years later, for Best Supporting Actress, playing none other than Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Back to the Future


Back to the Future Day

It’s been thirty years since the release of the science fiction comedy, Back to the Future.  Today is not the actual anniversary of the movie’s release date.  But it is Back to the Future Day.  According to the sequel, Back to the Future Part II, today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown use the DeLorean to travel thirty years into their future in order to save Marty’s kids and set up two sequels.  So welcome to the 21st century, Marty.  Sorry to say, we still need roads.  But we do have some totally awesome facts you need to know about Back to the Future!

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