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John Cleese(82)

Actor | Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England (GB)
turns 82 today

John Marwood Cleese ( KLEEZ; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Emerging from the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s, he first achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). In the mid-1970s, Cleese and first wife Connie Booth co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, and he starred in it as Basil Fawlty. The series resulted in Cleese's receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and in 2000 the show topped the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes. In a 2001 Channel 4 poll, Basil was ranked second on its list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters. Cleese co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Fierce Creatures (1997), both of which he also wrote. For A Fish Called Wanda he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has also starred in Time Bandits (1981) and Rat Race (2001) and has appeared in many other films, including Silverado (1985), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), two James Bond films (as R and Q), two Harry Potter films (as Nearly Headless Nick) and the last three Shrek films. Cleese has specialised in satire, black comedy, sketch comedy, and surreal humour. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay, he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. In 1976, Cleese co-founded The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International. Although a staunch supporter of the Liberal Democrats, in 1999 he turned down a life peerage offer from the party.

* 10/27/1939

Alba Flores(35)

Actress | Madrid (ES)
turns 35 today

Alba Flores is a Spanish film and television actress and singer.

* 10/27/1986

Robert Picardo(68)

Actor | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
turns 68 today

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Joe "The Meat Man" Morton on Home Improvement, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe.

* 10/27/1953

Emilie Ullerup(37)

Actress | Copenhagen (DK)
turns 37 today

Emilie Ullerup (born 27 October 1984) is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary and Bree O'Brien on the Hallmark Channel drama series Chesapeake Shores.

* 10/27/1984

Ivan Reitman(75)

Crew | Komárno, Czechoslovakia [now Slovak Republic]
turns 75 today

Ivan Reitman, (born October 27, 1946) is a Canadian film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 1998. Notable films he has directed include Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993) and Junior (1994). Reitman has also served as producer for such films as Animal House (1978), Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), and Private Parts (1997).

* 10/27/1946

Patrick Fugit(39)

Actor | Salt Lake City, Utah (US)
turns 39 today

Patrick Raymond Fugit (born October 27, 1982) is an American actor. He has appeared in the films Almost Famous (2000), White Oleander (2002), Saved! (2004) and Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), and portrayed Kyle Barnes in the Cinemax series Outcast. He also played Owen in The Last of Us Part II.

* 10/27/1982

Artur Smolyaninov(38)

Actor | Moscow (SU)
turns 38 today

Artur Sergeevich Smolyaninov (Russian: Арту́р Серге́евич Смольяни́нов, born 27 October 1983) is a Russian actor of theater, He is known for playing the role of Oleg Lutaev in The 9th Company.

* 10/27/1983

Peter Firth(68)

Actor | Bradford, Yorkshire, England (GB)
turns 68 today

Peter Macintosh Firth (born 27 October 1953) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC One programme Spooks; he is the only actor to have appeared in every episode of the programme's ten-series lifespan. He has given many other television and film performances, most notably as Alan Strang in Equus (1977), earning both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for the role.

* 10/27/1953

Cameron Oppenheimer(68)

turns 68 today

Cameron was born as Cameron Oppenheimer. She is known for her work on Pulp Fiction (1994), Sunset Strip (1993) and The Tomorrow Man (1996).

* 10/27/1953

Teresa Wright(† 86)

Actress | Manhattan, New York City, New York (US)
turns 103 today

Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress.Her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination came in 1941 for her debut work in The Little Foxes. She received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1942 for her performance in Mrs. Miniver. That same year, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in Pride of the Yankees opposite Gary Cooper. She is also known for her performances in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).Wright received three Emmy Award nominations for her performances in the Playhouse 90 original television version of The Miracle Worker (1957), in the Breck Sunday Showcase feature The Margaret Bourke-White Story, and in the CBS drama series Dolphin Cove (1989). She earned the acclaim of top film directors, including William Wyler, who called her the most promising actress he had directed, and Alfred Hitchcock, who admired her thorough preparation and quiet professionalism.

* 10/27/1918

Channon Roe(52)

Actor | Pasadena, California (US)
turns 52 today

Channon Roe is an actor and assistant director.

* 10/27/1969

Fran Lebowitz(71)

Actress | Morristown (US)
turns 71 today

Frances Ann Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author, public speaker, and occasional actor. She is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. The New York Times has called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker. She is known for her books Metropolitan Life (1978) and Social Studies (1981), which were combined into The Fran Lebowitz Reader in 1994. She has been the subject of two projects directed by Martin Scorsese, the HBO documentary film Public Speaking (2010), and the Netflix docu-series Pretend It's a City (2021).

* 10/27/1950
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Christine Evangelista(35)

Actress | Staten Island, New York (US)
turns 35 today

Christine Evangelista is an actress.

* 10/27/1986

Angus MacInnes(74)

Actor | Windsor, Ontario (CA)
turns 74 today

Angus MacInnes (born 27 October 1947) is a Canadian actor. He is most famous for his role as Jon "Dutch" Vander in Star Wars, and as former hockey great Jean "Rosey" LaRose in the comedy Strange Brew. He also appeared in Witness as a corrupt policeman, as a gangster seeking stolen cocaine in Atlantic City, and he is currently starring in BBC Scotland soap River City as Sonny.

* 10/27/1947

Michael Shamus Wiles(66)

Actor | Everett, Washington (US)
turns 66 today

Michael Shamus Wiles (born October 27, 1955) is an American character actor of film and television onscreen since the 1980s who has appeared in over 100 films and television shows.

* 10/27/1955

Tsai Ming-liang(64)

Crew | Kuching
turns 64 today

Tsai Ming-liang(Chinese:蔡明亮;pinyin:Cài Míngliàng) (born 27 October 1957) is aMalaysian-Taiwanesefilmmaker. He has written and directed 10 feature films and has also directed many short films and television films. Tsai is one of the most celebrated "Second New Wave" film directors ofTaiwanese cinema. His films have been acclaimed worldwide and have won numerous film festival awards.

* 10/27/1957

Melanie Vallejo(42)

Actress | Adelaide / Greater Adelaide (AU)
turns 42 today

Melanie Vallejo (born 27 October 1979) is an Australian actress who is best known for portraying Madison Rocca, the Blue Mystic Ranger in Power Rangers Mystic Force, and Sophie Wong in the Australian television series Winners & Losers.

* 10/27/1979

Teilor Grubbs(20)

Actress | Honolulu, Hawaii (US)
turns 20 today

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* 10/27/2001

Roberto Benigni(69)

Actor | Manciano La Misericordia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo (IT)
turns 69 today

Roberto Remigio Benigni (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto beˈniɲɲi]; born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He gained international recognition for writing, directing and starring in the Holocaust comedy-drama film Life Is Beautiful (1997), for which he received the Academy Awards for Best Actor (the first for a non-English speaking male performance) and Best International Feature Film. Benigni made his acting debut in 1977's Berlinguer, I Love You, which he also wrote, and which was directed by Giuseppe Bertolucci. Benigni's directorial debut was the 1983 anthology film Tu mi turbi, which was also the acting debut of his wife, Nicoletta Braschi. In 1986, Benigni made his first English-language film, Down by Law, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch with whom Benigni would make two more films: Night on Earth (1991) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003). In 1988, Benigni was acclaimed for the film The Little Devil, which he directed, wrote and starred in. Costarring American actor Walter Matthau and Braschi, the film was shot in alternating takes in both Italian and English. Benigni continued to have success and acclaim as a director with Johnny Stecchino (1991) and The Monster (1994), and portrayed Inspector Clouseau's son in Son of the Pink Panther (1993), an American-Italian co-production filmed in English, directed by Blake Edwards. His subsequent directorial efforts, Pinocchio (2002), in which he played the title character, and The Tiger and the Snow (2005), received mixed reviews. While he has not directed another film since 2005, Benigni has continued to act on stage and film, touring Italy with his one-man show TuttoDante, and starred in the films To Rome with Love (2012), directed by Woody Allen, and as Mister Geppetto in Matteo Garrone's 2019 adaptation of Pinocchio.

* 10/27/1952

Juri Nagatsuma(33)

Actress | Hokkaidō (JP)
turns 33 today

Juri Nagatsuma (長妻 樹里, Nagatsuma Juri, born October 27, 1988) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is affiliated with Pro-Fit and signed to ZERO-A. For eroge works, she goes by the name Ion Momoyama (桃山 いおん, Momoyama Ion).

* 10/27/1988

Karena Ng(28)

Actress | Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
turns 28 today

Karena Ng is a Hong Kong actress and model.

* 10/27/1993

Irene Azuela(42)

Actress | Mexico City (MX)
turns 42 today

Mexican actress. She has appeared in several plays such as "La Gaviota", "Por amor al arte", "Collete" and "Touche". She has won two Ariel Awards for best actress in "Quemar las Naves" and "Bajo la Sal". Her debut in film was with "El bufalo de la noche". Has also appeared in "El Atentado", "Arráncame la vida", "Miss Bala", Tercera llamada".

* 10/27/1979

Matthew Noszka(39)

Actor | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)
turns 39 today

Matthew Noszka (born October 27, 1992) is an American actor and model.

* 10/27/1982

John Wittig(† 65)

turns 100 today

John Wittig (22 October 1921 – 23 October 1987) was a Danish film actor. He appeared in 30 films between 1950 and 1987. He was born and died in Denmark.

* 10/27/1921

Carmen Argenziano(† 75)

Actor | Sharon, Pennsylvania (US)
turns 78 today

Carmen Argenziano (October 27, 1943, February 9, 2019) was an American actor and producer.

* 10/27/1943

Gavin Lewis(18)

Actor | Utah (US)
turns 18 today

Currently stars as Prince Emil in the Netflix series Prince of Peoria.

* 10/27/2003

John Lehne(† 81)

Actor | New Providence, New Jersey (US)
turns 96 today

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* 10/27/1925

Kalle Øby(75)

turns 75 today

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* 10/27/1946

Troy Gentile(28)

Actor | Boca Raton, Florida (US)
turns 28 today

Troy Gentile (born Troy Francis Farshi; October 27, 1993) is an American actor best known for his role as Mark in Hotel for Dogs and Barry Goldberg on the comedy series The Goldbergs (2013–present), and for playing young versions of Jack Black‘s characters in Nacho Libre and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (both 2006).

* 10/27/1993

Han Hye-jin(40)

Actress | Damyang, South Jeolla (KR)
turns 40 today

Han Hye-jin (Korean: 한혜진; born October 27, 1981) is a South Korean actress. Han made her breakthrough in 2005 when she starred as a young widow in her 20s working as an outgoing hairdresser in the hit daily drama Be Strong, Geum-soon!. Among her notable leading roles include Soseono in historical epic Jumong, Korea's first female doctor of Western medicine in Jejungwon, and a sharpshooter in the manhwa film adaptation 26 Years. She also hosted the popular talk show Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy from 2011 to 2013.

* 10/27/1981
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