Keanu Reeves Timeline

Keanu Reeves Timeline

Box-office star Keanu Reeves celebrates his 54th birthday this Sunday. Born in Lebanon, Beirut, and bearing a Hawaiian first name that means "cool breeze over the mountains", the actor is most known for a series of starring roles in blockbuster productions such as the action thrillers Point Break and Speed, science fiction series The Matrix and supernatural thriller Constantine. Apart from his cinema appearances, Mr. Reeves has engaged in other forms of artistic expression such as theater performances, music, film directing and writing.

To wish the multi-talented artist a happy birthday, we have created the Keanu Reeves Timeline, which highlights some of the most notable events in his life and most popular movies in which he was cast.

With his first acting performance in a theater production of Damn Yankees when he was nine, Keanu Reeves made his screen debut in an episode of the TV sitcom Hangin’ In. Until his first studio movie role in 1986, Reeves appeared in commercials, short films and stage productions. Three years later, his leading role in science fiction comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure would bring him unexpected success and something of a cult following. It was the on-screen character Ted Logan whom Reeves played that made audiences often assign a doofy personality to the actor’s real-life persona.

After his casting in a series of comedies and indie dramas, his career took a turn and reached new heights with his starring role in action film Speed. Despite the box-office success and fame this acting choice brought him, Reeves continued to appear in experimental productions, some of which weren’t well-received by critics. He became the subject of headlines when he refused a substantial paycheck for his role in Speed 2 in favor of touring with his grunge band and playing Hamlet in Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Shakespeare’s play.

Among other surprising choices he made was him taking significant paycuts for different movies he took part in to guarantee the casting of famous actors. Such is the case of The Devil’s Advocate and The Replacements, for which Reeves accepted a lower paycheck so that Al Pacino and Gene Hackman, respectively, would be cast.

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Tim Burton Timeline

Tim Burton Timeline

This Saturday, edgy and surrealist film director, producer and animator Tim Burton turns 60. Considered as one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, he has defined his trademark visual style by bringing together the 19th and 20th century European art and American culture concepts. The dark world and storyline of his productions revolve around protagonists that are freaks or loners, which might seem unappealing in terms of cinema commercialism, yet they have built a strong cult following.

To wish a happy birthday to the creator of iconic characters such as Edward Scissorhands, Jack Skellington and Beetlejuice, we present you the Tim Burton Timeline – a visual chronological summary of his most notable life events and most popular movies.

Before going for feature-length movies, Mr. Burton started as an animator at Walt Disney studios, directing well-received short films such as Frankenweenie or Vincent. His big screen debut came with Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, a comedy made on a budget of $8 million that grossed over $40 million in North America. This established Burton as a skillful and profitable director able to produce hits on a low budget, and it soon led to him receiving his first big budget movie, Batman. Although the production was plagued with problems due to Burton’s cast choice, the end result became one of the biggest box office hits of all time and proved to be a huge influence on future superhero films.

From then onwards, the Burbank-born director bolstered his unmistakable visual universe defined by the merge of Gothic architecture with L.A. suburban landscapes, German expressionism-influenced décor, and costumes with a Victorian flavor or inspired by Dr. Seuss’ stories and cartoons.

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Aretha Franklin Timeline

The Aretha Franklin Timeline

Legendary artist Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-charged singing and bluesy performances earned her the title of Queen of Soul, passed away at her home in Detroit on the 16th of August. With a career spanning over five decades and with a list of hits that inspired countless musicians and fans, Ms. Franklin created a legacy that paved the way for many strong female performers within the industry.

In memory of the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we give you the Aretha Franklin Timeline, which illustrates significant events and achievements in the life of the singer and self-taught pianist, including her most popular albums. Beginning her career as a child singing gospel at the church where her father was minister, she had her first album, Songs of Faith, released when she was only 14. Two years later, she was touring with Dr. Martin Luther King, at whose funeral she performed in 1968.

After turning 18, the young gospel singer decided to pursue a career in pop music and signed a deal with Columbia Records in 1960, releasing her first secular album a year later. Although this brought her numerous performances in nightclubs and theaters, it was her second album - “I Never Loved a Man the Way I love You”- that ensured her commercial success. “Respect”, the opening track on this breakthrough album, would become her career-defining anthem and earn her the first 2 Grammys (from an impressive total of 18 in her entire career).

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The Smithsonian Institution Timeline

The Smithsonian Institution timeline

The 10th of August, 2018, marks 172 years since the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution - the world’s largest group of museums and research centers. Taking its name from its founding donor, scientist James Smithson, the institution was created with the purpose of increasing and diffusing knowledge, and greatly contributed to shaping and developing an American national identity rooted in exploration and innovation. Administered by the Government of the United States, the complex boasts an impressive total of 154 million items displayed within 19 museums, 9 research centers and a zoo, mostly located in the District of Columbia. Additional facilities are situated in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Texas, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts and Panama.

To celebrate 172 years of world-class exhibition, pioneering research and innovative educational resources, we have created the Smithsonian Institution Timeline, which chronologically overviews some of the most important events and inaugural dates in its history.

Originally organized as the United States National Museum, an administrative denomination that ceased to be used in 1967, the institution receives 30 million annual visitors without charge. Two thirds of its annual budget comes from yearly federal appropriations, with other funding ensured by private and corporate contributions, licensing revenue and earned retail.

Established with donations from the Englishman James Smithson in 1846, the Smithsonian was initially intended to be a center for scientific research, but later became the depository for diverse Washington and US government collections as well. The construction of the main building, called the Castle and designed by architect James Renwick Jr., began in 1849 and was finalized in 1855. Gradually, other structures and facilities were added, the latest one being represented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on the 24th September, 2016.

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Barack Obama Timeline

Barack Obama timeline

This Saturday, American attorney and politician Barack Obama turns 57. Serving as the 44th President of the United States in two terms from 2009 to 2017, Mr. Obama made history from the start by being the first African American to win the US presidency. With his first presidential election campaign promising hope and change, he entered the White House when the US was fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and faced the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Despite the difficult background of matters to tackle at his inauguration, Mr. Obama managed to achieve a series of important milestones for the national well-being throughout his tenure.

To wish a happy birthday to the former US political leader and 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, we have created the Barack Obama timeline, which overviews some of his most important life events and achievements.

Born in Hawaii, he moved with his family to Jakarta when he was 6, where he attended local Indonesian-language schools, while also being homeschooled by his mother. By the age of 10, the young Barack was able to speak his new home’s language fluently.

Returning to Hawaii to live with his grandparents, he completed his high school studies and went on to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles, but later moved to Columbia University in New York. Soon, he began his career as a community planner by taking a position in Chicago which allowed him to be involved in city cleanup, school reform and other similar activities.

The young and ambitious Obama continued his academic education by enrolling at Harvard Law School and graduating from it with a JD degree magna cum laude. He entered the political scene in 1996 and, step by step, forged a solid career as a politician to be elected as President of the United States twice.

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