January 13. Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town with a most unlikely friend.
The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture in Movies, Television and Music, voted on by the general public. The show has been held annually since 1975. Here is a list of the 2015 winners...
JOHN TRAVOLTA John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey on February 18, 1954. His mother enrolled him in a drama school in New York, where he studied voice, dancing and acting. His first Broadway role was in Grease at age 18. John played Vinnie Barbarino in the tv sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. He starred in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, in the film version of Grease and the wildly successful Urban Cowboy. Additional roles include the thrillers Carrie and Blow Out. Travolta received an Academy Award nomination for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Pulp Fiction. He played a Mafioso-turned-movie-producer in Get Shorty. John received his sixth Golden Globe nomination for his role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He currently stars in The Life and Death of John Gotti.
NAOMI WATTS Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England. At age 14, she and her mother and brother settled in Australia. She took acting classes and, after bit parts in commercials, landed her first role in For Love Alone (1986). After years as a struggling actress, Watts came to attention in the psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001). She achieved stardom playing an investigative reporter in The Ring. Naomi earned an Oscar nomination for her starring role in 21 Grams, and played Ann Darrow in the remake of King Kong. She portrayed spy Valerie Plame Wilson in the biographical drama Fair Game, and starred in The Impossible, based on the true story of a family’s experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. She played rebel leader Evelyn in Insurgent, the second film in The Divergent series. Watts was cast as Linda, the second wife of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, in the sport drama Chuck. She currently stars in The Glass Castle.
Movie Trivia & More
PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME
1. What do the stars of Wind River have in common?
2. What movie is being homaged with the poster for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature?
3. What famous ape did The Glass Castle stars Brie Larson and Naomi Watts work with?
4. Detroit director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Bowl worked on which movies together before?
5. What iconic image did The Hitman’s Bodyguard parody?
DID YOU KNOW...
The most expensive screenplay was Deja Vu (2006). It cost $5 million to write. This was due to drastic rewrites, disagreements, and salaries of the two writers. The film went on to make only $64 million out of its $75 million budget.
DID YOU KNOW...
John Corbett, star of All Saints, not only is a vegetarian but at one point was a licensed hairstylist. He lives in Seattle, WA and is the co-owner of Fenix Underground. He has also dated Bo Derek since 2002.
1. All starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 3. King Kong 4. Zero Dark Thirty & The Hurt Locker 5. Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard