Category “Biographies”

Who is Nelson Mandela?

For many people, Nelson Mandela was the greatest human to be alive in their lifetime. Everyone, including the most famous celebrities, wanted to get close to him. So who was Nelson Mandela? Born in South Africa in 1918, Mandela was brought into a world where non-whites were segregated from whites and not given equal rights. Throughout his life Mandela has been strongly involved in the anti-apartheid struggle, fighting for civil rights. Actress Lenora Crichlow has grown up in London and always seen Nelson Mandela as an idol due to the fact that her own father was fighting for equal rights for...

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Britney Off The Rails

In February of 2007, the twice-divorced 25 year old mother of two, Britney Spears, shaved her head. Media had already been suggesting she might be heading for a breakdown due to her reckless behaviour earlier that year that included excessive partying in Hollywood nightclubs. Britney has always been partly at war with the paparazzi though something clearly pushed her to the point of risking the admiration of her fans as well as her public image through media. A star since age 11, she has had no chance at a private life. So was it a nervous breakdown or a rebellion against the paparazzi that...

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Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxer currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is well known for never having been beaten as a professional and is described as a money making machine. He is a five-division world champion, having won eight world titles and the lineal championship in three different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year, has won the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Fighter of the Year and the Best Fighter ESPY award five times. What a lot of people don’t know is Mayweather’s difficult childhood. He grew up...

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Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental...

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J. K. Rowling: A Year In The Life

In 2007, Harry Potter fans across the world were beside themselves with anticipation over the publication of the seventh and final book in the phenomenally successful series. This documentary reveals how author JK Rowling coped with the weight of such high expectations - and the prospect of saying goodbye to her most famous creation - by following her as she completes work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Cameras also chart the progress of the finished article as it is delivered in a locked suitcase to her agent at Heathrow Airport, and the battle to keep the contents secret before...

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Eminem A.K.A.

Groundbreaking rapper Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) burst onto the scene in 1999 and left it breathless with his powerhouse rhythms, in-your-face rhymes, astounding live performances and creative music videos. Now, many consider him one of the genre's most brilliant performers, continually pushing the envelop in the name of artistic development. This hot documentary tracks the evolution of the contentious new kid on the rough-and-tough...

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Elizabeth Taylor

Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences with her dramatic performances on the big screen as well as her private life, which included eight marriages and seven husbands. She was the Queen of Hollywood, with a film career spanning six decades. Discover the real woman behind the cinematic legend with this intimate look at the turbulent personal life of silverscreen queen Elizabeth Taylor. The film includes interviews with peers Natalie Wood, Roddy McDowall and many...

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The Real Bruce Lee

The Real Bruce Lee is a martial arts documentary made from early Bruce Lee footage which was thought to be lost but was found among Chinese archives. The legendary martial arts master mesmerized the world with his electrifying presence, awesome fighting skills and uncanny speed. The video begins with a brief biography of Bruce Lee, and shows scenes from four of his childhood films, Bad Boy, Orphan Sam, Kid Cheung, and The Carnival, each sepia-toned and dubbed to English. The Real Bruce Lee highlights the life and art of this most popular and influential of actors and serves as a...

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Elon Musk Profiled

This film profiles Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime. And he’s only 40. Elson Musk is a lot like the kid in the comic book, whose fantasies turn into reality. But not as a magician, he did as an engineer. Musk’s fantasies and companies have transformed the way we live. He founded his first company at age 23 and sold it a few years later for 300 million dollars. He helped pave the way for...

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