Gal Gadot real life soldier, model, and Wonder Woman, photos, trailers

Gal Gadot real life soldier, model, and Wonder Woman, photos, trailers..,

Just lately a lot of people are wondering about this woman who is about to star in a series of movies about the Most Powerful Female Force for Good since Gisele in Fast and Furious. Well yeah, if you change the modus operandi from driving fast to a swift kick in the head.

Gal Gadot real life soldier, model, and Wonder Woman, photos, trailers.

Wonder Woman is basically the female version of Superman; in her case she comes from a mythical island populated by women only and she’s about 5,000 years old, according to historical records obtained from Warner Brothers.

 

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For a more realistic background of the new Wonder Woman persona, we go back to April 30th of 1985 in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Gal – pronounced ‘Gahl’ – Gadot was born to native Israeli parents and her grandparents were Holocaust survivors. That heritage certainly hasn’t done her any harm; rather it’s contributed to her current enviable position as the embodiment of womanly power.

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As an Israeli citizen Gal, like every other able-bodied young Israeli, did a mandatory two year stint in the military beginning at the age of 20, and from reports the training in that army is as rigorous as any in the world.

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She was also good at it; good enough to be an instructor herself during her term of service. She has noted that the training in discipline has served her well in her career, not to mention giving her a notable leg up on the competition when it comes to movie stunts.

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A little more background: Gal said in an interview with Glamour magazine that she has always loved acting and loved being in the spotlight; she told a story about herself at the age of five spraying a bunch of her parents’ party guests with a garden hose because they wouldn’t pay her any attention. However, she didn’t think seriously about acting until she was invited to enter the Miss Israel contest.

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Much to her surprise, according to Gal, she won, but when competing for Miss Universe, she balked. She was late for the pageant and refused to wear an evening gown to breakfast – apparently part of the protocol.

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She says she didn’t come close to winning but made a lot of friends because she “wasn’t a threat”. Didn’t matter though, since she got plenty of attention with the Miss Israel title, and modeling jobs came in large numbers.

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Modeling wasn’t nearly enough for our Gal; she got the role of Giselle in the Fast & Furious film franchise, which got her even more attention, and from there it wasn’t a great leap to the first appearance as Wonder Woman.

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When she auditioned for a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal said she thought she was auditioning for Cat Woman; she didn’t realize it was Wonder Woman until she was called to test with Ben Affleck, the new personification of Superman.

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Gal Gadot has stated often and in varying ways that her aim is to find roles that call for an independent woman who doesn’t rely on men to tell her what’s what and how to do it, and Wonder Woman sure fits the bill. She has all the most desirable female traits – and superb muscle tone to boot – and she’s not afraid to show gentleness and compassion or to kick ass when appropriate.

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There’s a lot to be said for the freedom to be both fierce and forgiving; it certainly cuts down on the stereotyping most super-heroes can expect.

It’s interesting that some star-watchers and critics have booed the idea of Gal Gadot as the all-American heroine since she’s not an American. Neither was the original comic book Wonder Woman, so that sort of scraps that argument.

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She’s also been said to lack the fulsome physical attributes of the Marilyn Monroe – or Lynda Carter – school of thought; her curves include toned muscles that she’s able to use with devastating effect when disabling bad guys, so that’s a plus, not a lack.

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With numerous and varied smaller roles under her belt, not to mention intensive training in the martial arts of jujutsu, kickboxing, Kung Fu and swords, Gal is better prepared than most of her competition, both in the auditioning process and in battles between Good and Evil.

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Her reaction to this sort of body- criticism is quite calm and rational; she expects to “bulk up” with all the physical training. As for her bust size, she reminded interviewers that ‘historically’ Amazon women had only one breast – bodies designed for archery, you see. Probably most viewers, no matter how critical, would prefer two.

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When Gal Gadot appears as Wonder Woman in her own titled movie it will be the first movie made specifically about a female super-hero, though Wonder Woman has been around for 75 years. By the time this film comes out in June of 2017, the woman who portrays Wonder Woman will be 31 years old, a wife and mother of a 6-year-old daughter. She’ll also be a strong, intelligent – and beautiful- woman whose cinema super-powers are dedicated to good. ‘Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.’  What a perfect tagline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ana de Armas, War Dogs, Hands of Stone, filmography, photos, biography

Ana de Armas, War Dogs, Hands of Stone, filmography, photos, biography...

Not long ago GQ Magazine made the observation, or maybe prediction, that Ana de Armas “. . . is taking over Hollywood”.  A fairly extravagant statement, but in this case, where there’s smoke, there’s definitely fire.  Ana de Armas is a small Cuban force to be reckoned with.

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Ana was born in 1988 in Havana, grew up there and at the age of fourteen was accepted to the National Theatre School, a highly prestigious institution that takes only twelve new students each year.

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Precisely what talents and traits were developed prior to that are mostly unknown at this point, and her first appearance onscreen came after only two years, in a film called Una rosa de Francia. In 2007 she landed major roles in two more Spanish films, Madrigal and edén perdido.

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When she moved to Madrid at the age of eighteen and got a starring role in a Spanish series called El Enternado, her portrayal of Carolina Leal, a central character who tended towards hair-raising adventures, began to generate more than local interest.

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That show, by the way, is well worth a peek as it shows pretty clearly the potential of the teenager she was at the time. From that series Ana went on to another TV series, Havania, la leyenda, and several short films that didn’t get much attention.

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In 2014 Ana took herself and her resume to Los Angeles, figuring that if she wanted a career as an actress in the big time that was her best move.  It seems that she figured correctly, and she has the credits to prove it.

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She landed quite a few roles in films that did not become blockbusters, in fact some of them virtually disappeared from the movie news, but when she was teamed up with Keanu Reeves in 2015 it was Knock Knock – and here she is.

That film is more a semi-erotic horror story than anything else, but according to Ana it was great fun to make. She told an interviewer that Reeves’ innate tendency to remain aloof in emotional situations – and his dislike of the ‘touchy-feelie’ behavior of fans or even co-stars made it a delightful challenge to try and overreach the boundaries.

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There was quite a bit of ad lib action, mostly condoned by director Eli Roth, and overall the film served to highlight Ana’s acting talents.Ana de Armas, War Dogs, Hands of Stone, filmography, photos, biography,,,..

If you watch a few of her interviews, the contrast between characters she plays and the sweet-faced, guileless young woman is amazing.  Ana comes across as a basically untouched and innocent presence, though she has developed a professional surface that may or may not be a veneer.

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She’s as wide-eyed and enthusiastic as a kid when speaking to the movie press, but she has no problem projecting powerful emotions – including some serious rage – when the part calls for them.

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Of her work in Knock Knock, Ana says that she learned a great deal from Keanu, that the role was challenging but overall a very enjoyable experience. In another interview – in which her Spanish accent is much more pronounced than her screen character’s – she also noted that all of the three main characters in Knock Knock considered themselves victims, which made the action and dialogue believable even though some critics dismissed the film as lacking depth

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It’s not only interesting but downright impressive that when Ana first arrived in Los Angeles she barely spoke English. She had already completed filming on Hands of Stone, co-starring with Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez.

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The ‘boxing flick’ was filmed in Panama and is due for release this month; it’s likely that her role as the wife of Roberto Duran (Ramirez) was one that clinched her determination to find roles featuring strong women with notable contributions to character and plot – not just ‘the wife’.

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Ana has another film, due out this week in fact, that leaves something to be desired on that account, but still gives her a chance to demonstrate her considerable acting talents.  War Dogs (like Hands of Stone) is based on a true story, this one involving two small-time arms dealers who run afoul of the big guys, i.e. the U. S. government and the competition.  She plays the girlfriend in this case, and can hardly be heard over the gunfire and shouting, so we’ll have to wait for the next one, which is also coming soon.

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Ana de Armas has stated that she wants to try all kinds of roles . . . “I want to do everything,” she says

 Filmography

 2016Overdrive (post-production) Stephanie
 2016War Dogs Iz
 2016/IIIExposed Isabel De La Cruz
 2015Anabel Cris
 2013Faraday
 2012Perrito chino (Short) Sabina
 2011El callejón Rosa / Laura
 2010-2011Hispania, la leyenda (TV Series) Nerea

 2007-2010El internado (TV Series) Carolina Leal Solís

 2009Y de postre, qué (Short) Girl
 2009Mentiras y gordas Carola
 2008Revelados (TV Series)
 2007El edén perdido (TV Movie)
 2007Madrigal Stella Maris (as Ana Celia de Armas)
 2006Una rosa de Francia Marie (as Ana Celia de Armas)

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So far has offered the best indication of her potential – apart from her lovely person and winsome personality. The carefully guarded details of her latest project allow a lot of conjecture but not much more.  It’s already getting substantial publicity, since it’s a sequel to the 1982 hit Sci-Fi thriller .  will see Harrison Ford reprising his role as Richard Deckard, and Ana has “a leading role”.

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So far Knock Knock has offered the best indication of her potential – apart from her lovely person and winsome personality. The carefully guarded details of her latest project allow a lot of conjecture but not much more.  It’s already getting substantial publicity, since it’s a sequel to the 1982 hit Sci-Fi thriller Blade RunnerBlade Runner 2 will see Harrison Ford reprising his role as Richard Deckard, and Ana has “a leading role”.

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Exactly what that role is has been kept under wraps, though filming is reportedly underway as of last month.  Also starring Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, whose precise roles are also undisclosed at present, the movie is scheduled to be out in October of 2017.  When asked about the specifics and her role in the film Ana made one of the most quotable quotes we’ve heard lately- though we’re pretty sure it’s been made before.  “It’s the future.  Anything can happen,” she said,  and that is most certainly the case for Ana de Armas.

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Is Margot Robbie going to be the next Bond girl? Or could Emma Watson magic her way in?

Or could Emma Watson magic her way in?

As rumours continue of a potential Daniel Craig replacement as James Bond, talk is also turning to who could be the newbie’s Bond girl – or woman as they’re now known.

Bookies Paddy Power place Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie as the 12/1 favourite to shake up 007.

The 26-year-old Australian actress has got tough competition though, in the shape of Brit Emily Blunt at 16/1.

Blunt has already shown her prowess as an action heroine – lining up alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and leading the cast of drugs thriller Sicario.

Third favourite at 22/1 is Gone Girl‘s Emily Ratajkowski, while Emma Watson is currently listed as the outside favourite at 40/1.

Source: Is Margot Robbie going to be the next Bond girl? Or could Emma Watson magic her way in?

Archie Panjabi wants an Asian female Bond, well, her basically

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If it was not getting confusing enough to pick a Bond with Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jamie Bell and even Game of Thrones star Emelia Clarke all wanting the chance to play the iconic 007.

Now another option is being put forward, Archie Panjabi. The British-Asian actress older readers would know from Bend it like Beckham and others as the kick-ass investigator on The Good Wife or even the Rocks sidekick in San Andreas has put herself forward for selection.

After Tweeting a photo of herself outside the 007 production stage she encouraged her fans to push for her to secure the role. And she insists she is deadly serious about wanting the part, saying that the time was now right for an Asian woman to take on the Bond Franchise.

She did also offer her opinion that Tom Hiddleston would be a good choice.

But this was a Tweet he posted last Night

: I doubt I’ll play James Bond

Helen Mirren says she’s “tired of being called sexy”

“It’s annoying and irritating.”

Dame Helen Mirren wants you to know she’s really bored with people calling her sexy.

In an interview with the Radio Times, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she’s never been comfortable with her status as a pensionable pin-up, saying: “I’ve always been tired of being called ‘sexy’. It’s annoying and irritating – I just have to put up with it.”

And when asked about the 2016 dating scene including apps like Tinder, the Eye in the Sky star said she reckons it would be “more fun than going to bars”, adding: “It’s very difficult to go to a bar to find a date.”

Mirren is currently starring in the technological war thriller as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military intelligence officer leading a top-secret drone operation on a mission that quickly spirals out of control

Source: Helen Mirren says she’s “tired of being called sexy”

American movie stars who are not American born and some surprising ones who actually are

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We were talking about Mel Gibson movies the other day and it made me think how many actors we think are American, but they are not and some others who are American but we think are not.

For example, Mel Gibson is perhaps the world’s best known Australian but he is in fact American, born Peekskill, New York, he was raised in New South Wales Australia, his mother was Irish and his father American

Keanu Reeves Born Beirut, Lebanon, Mother English, Father American

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Charlize Theron Born Benoni, South Africa Parents South African

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Christian Bale Born Wales UK

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Ryan Gosling Born London, the one in Canada not UK

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Rachel McAdams also Born London, the one in Canada not UK

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Andrew Garfield Born Los Angeles, raised in Surrey, U.K English mother American father

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Anna Paquin Born Winnipeg Canada raised Wellington, New Zealand, mother NZ father Canadian

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Isla Fisher Born Muscat, Oman Middle East, Raised Scotland and Australia Parents Scottish

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Gary Oldman Born London England, Parents English

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Brendan Fraser Born Indionapolis Indiana, Raised Eureka California, Seattle, Ottawa Canada, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, Parents Canadian

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Hugh Laurie (House) Born Oxford England, Parents British

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Mila Kunis Born Ukraine

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Natalie Portman Born Jerusalem Isreal, raised Washington DC father Israeli father mother American

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Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) Born Newcastle England, Parents British

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Damien Lewis (Homeland) Born London UK, Raised on Abbey Road made famous by the Beatles, Parents British

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Perhaps the second best know Australian is Nicole Kidman Born Honolulu, Hawaii,USA Raised Washington, D.C  and Sydney Australia Parents Australian

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Kiefer Sutherland, well known Canadian we think of as American, in fact Born London UK Raised Canada Parents Canadian

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Pamela Anderson Born Ladysmith (Vancouver Island), BC, Canada Parents Canadian05-pamela-anderson-American movie stars who are not American born and some surprising ones who actually are

Mischa Barton – born in London, England Parents English

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Gerard Butler Born in Paisley, Scotland raised Montreal, Quebec, Canada Parents Scottish

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Amy Adams born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy Raised Castle Rock, Colorado parents American

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Naomi Watts is another famous Australian, Born and raised Shoreham, Kent UK, Parents British

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Sam Worthington (Avatar) Yet another famous Australian. Born Godalming, UK Raised Rockingham. Australia Parents English

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Emma Watson The perfect English rose was Born Paris France raised Paris and Oxfordshire UK Parents British

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Bruce Willis  Born Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, Mother German father AmericanAmerican movie stars who are not American born and some surprising ones who actually are ,..,

Terry Gilliam Director and member of Monty Python Born Minneapolis USA has been a British citizen for 40 years

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Tina Turner is now a Swiss citizen

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Gerard Depardieu French actor is now a Russian citizen

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David Soul (Starsky and Hutch) Born Chicago, Raised Mexico City, Now a British citizen

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I am sure there are lots of others, let me know if you can think of any for the list