Carving out HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood, a place located in Los Angeles. It is famed as one of the major film industries of world. Thousands of films are launched through different movie production companies located here. Here is a short synopsis about some of the legendary persons responsible for the successes of Hollywood movies.

Sir Alfred Hitchcock: British-born US film producer and director whose films are mainly based upon psychological thrillers. His debut film was The Pleasure. Hitchcock was known for his highly skilled technique for the portrayal of psychic thrillers.

Principle films: Psycho, The Birds

Sir David Lean: British film director known for his high budget film making concepts. Double Oscar winning director Lean is famed for his direction on his classic hit Lawrence of Arabia, which is about an English soldier TE Lawrence and his adventure with the Arabs.

Principle films: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr Zhivago.

Steven Spielberg: One of the top directors in America. He has given all genres of movies to the viewers. In Sci-Fi he has hits like ET, Jurassic Park, in war action he had hits like Empire of the Sun and Saving Private Ryan, and in drama genre he has Schindler’s List. He won teh Oscar in best director category for this film in 1993.

Principle films: ET, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List

Jack Nicholson: One flew over the cuckoo’s nest star Jack Nicholson is mainly known for his humorous portrayal of his characters. He had won four Oscars and received 12 Oscar nominations breaking all acting category records. He is considered as one of the successful actors in the US.

Principle films: One lew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, About Schmidt

Julia Roberts: Often called the ‘Pretty Woman’ of Hollywood, her role as a prostitute who later falls in love with a businessman in the film Pretty Woman gave her international fame. She earned an Oscar for Best Actress for this film.

Principle films: Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding

Marilyn Monroe: One of the beautiful faces in Hollywood, she starred in films like All about Eve and Prefer Blondes. Her death is considered as one of the most mysterious deaths in the film history.

Principal film: All about Eve

Tom Hanks: Philadelphia and Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks is one of the successful actors in Hollywood. After his first success in the film Big, he had another big hit Forrest Gump, in which he played a mentally challenged person Forrest. The role gave him that year’s Oscar for best actor and the film is considered an all time favorite film in the US.

Principle films: Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Road to Perdition

Tom Cruise: One of the cutest Hollywood hunks. After having a blockbuster in Tony Scott’s Navy flick Top Gun, he entered the film world. He has many blockbusters like Oliver Stone’s Vietnam war epic Born on 4th of July, Minority Report, MI, The Last Samurai.

Principle films: Top Gun, Born on 4th of July, The Last Samurai

Martin Scorsese-Robert De Niro: One of the most successful director-actor collaborations in Hollywood. They have created many blockbusters like Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Taxi driver, etc.

Principle films: Raging Bull, Goodfellas

Francis Ford Capolla: The Godfather creator and director, Capolla got worldwide fame after this film which inspired him to create two other sequels, which were also successful.

Principle films: The Godfather trilogy, Vampire