Willard Carroll Smith II was born September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia. He became known as rap artist The Fresh Prince, which led to the popular TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He starred in Bad Boys (and sequel), and in the blockbuster Independence Day. In 1999, he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix to star in Wild Wild West. He played Agent Jay in Men in Black (and sequels), and portrayed Muhammad Ali in Ali. Smith tried to stop an apocalyptic virus in I Am Legend, and starred as the superhero Hancock. Smith and his son Jaden played father and son in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth. He starred in the sports-drama Concussion and the indie drama Collateral Beauty. He played Deadshot in Suicide Squad. He currently portrays the Genie in Aladdin.
Lisa Valerie Kudrow was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. After graduating from Vassar College, she caught the acting bug and appeared in several TV sitcoms. Her role as Ursula, the ditsy waitress in Mad About You, led to her starring role on Friends as Ursula’s twin sister Phoebe. Lisa co-starred in the cult comedy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and the romantic comedy The Opposite of Sex. She appeared in the gangster comedies Analyze This and Analyze That. Other comedies include Bandslam, Hotel for Dogs and Neighbors (and sequel). Lisa had a supporting role in the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train and a voice role in the animated comedy The Boss Baby. She starred in the HBO series The Comeback and the web improv comedy Web Therapy. She currently stars in Booksmart.
PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME
1. “Happy Together” by The Turtles was used in a trailer for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.
What other Nintendo-related trailer was the song used in?
2. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is what number film in the Godzilla franchise?
3. Taron Egerton, who portrays Elton John in Rocketman, actually starred in what 2017 film with Elton John?
4. What year did the original animated Aladdin release?
DID YOU KNOW...
Dennis Quaid (A Dog’s Journey, The Intruder) also performs in a band, Dennis Quaid And The Sharks.
DID YOU KNOW...
This month in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo was released. It was the first film to use a dolly zoom, a technique that uses perspective to create disorientation.
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