April 17th – Bean, Holden and Hornby

by Milos Itic on April 17, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 17th):

  1. Shaun Mark “Sean” Bean (1959) – Englishfilm and stageactor. Bean is best known for starring roles in the films Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, GoldenEye, Patriot Games, Troy, National Treasure and Silent Hill, as well as the television series Sharpe. Bean has also acted in a number of television productions as well as performing voice work for computer games and television adverts
  2. William Holden (1918) – American actor. Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s, he was named one of the “Top 10 Stars of the Year” six times (1954–1958, 1961) and appeared on the American Film Institute’s AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list as #25
  3. Nick Hornby (1957) – English novelist, essayist and screenwriter. He is best known for the novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, and for the football memoir Fever Pitch. His work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists
  4. Gregor Piatigorsky (1976) – Russian naturalized Americancellist
  5. Jennifer Anne Affleck (1972) - Known by her birth name, Jennifer Garner,  is an American actress. Garner gained recognition on television for her performance as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the thriller drama series Alias, which aired on ABC for five seasons from 2001 to 2006. While working on Alias, she gained minor roles in hit movies such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and Catch Me if You Can (2002). Since then, Garner has appeared in supporting as well as lead roles on the big screen in projects including Daredevil (2003), 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Juno (2007). She is married to actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom she has two daughters
  6. Maynard James Keenan (1964) – American rock singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor. Originally from Ohio, Keenan spent his high school and college years in Michigan. After serving in the Army in the early 1980s, he attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1988 to pursue a career in interior design and set construction. He formed the band Tool with Adam Jones shortly thereafter
  1. Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt (1974) – Swedish musician who achieved fame as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth as well as the lead vocalist of death metal band Bloodbath. He is known for his progressive rock-influenced songwriting style and his frequent use of both clean and growled vocals. Mikael and Peter Lindgren were ranked #42 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time by Guitar World
  2. Olivia Hussey (1951) – Argentine-British actress best known for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet
  3. Thornton Niven Wilder (1897) – American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and a National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day
  4. Henry Vaughan (1622) – Welsh physician and metaphysical poet

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