8 Old-timers But Still Running

My father like to say that the car is good as long as you have all 4 wheels rolling on the ground.  This is a showcase of some good old “wheels” still rolling down the roads and highways. Maybe little rusty but the engine works like a jet. I thought it would be nice to share some of the amazing photographs of well known faces around the globe and write few lines about it. 

Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, musician, producer, photographer, cartoonist, storyteller, and occasionalvintner. He comes from a well-known acting family and began his first televised acting in 1958 as child with his father, Lloyd Bridges, and brother Beauon television’s Sea Hunt. Referring to his career as an actor and his passion for music, Bridges says, “I dug what an actor did, but it took me a while to feel it, to truly appreciate the craft and the preparation. Plus, I was still playing music a lot, and I guess I had a hard time choosing: was I an actor or a musician, or could I be both?”

Robert De Niro was born in Greenwich Village, August 17, 1943, New York City, the son of Virginia Holton Admiral, a painter and poet, and Robert De Niro, Sr., an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973. In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco, May 31, 1930, an American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series Rawhide (1959–1965). He rose to fame for playing the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’sDollars trilogy of spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) during the late 1960s, and asHarry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson (born April 22, 1937. New York City) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark portrayals of neurotic characters. His twelve Oscar nominations make him the second most nominated actor of all time, behind only Meryl Streep, and tied with Katharine Hepburn. Won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice: for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and for As Good as It Gets  

Rutger Oelsen Hauer, born 23 January 1944. is a Dutch stage, television and film actor. His career began in 1969 with the title role in the popular Dutch television series Floris, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Hauer is a dedicated environmentalist and has founded an AIDS awareness organization, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association. On March 4, 2011, it was announced that Hauer would play vampire hunter, Van Helsing in legendary horror director Dario Argento’s Dracula

Alfredo James “Al” Pacino, born in April 25, 1940. is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations, one of them being in the same year.

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, born 31 December 1937. best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage and television, and a composer. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Retaining his British citizenship, he became a U.S. citizen on 12 April 2000. As well as his Academy Award, Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award. Hopkins wasknighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for services to the arts.  He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.

Morgan Freeman, born June 1, 1937-in Memphis, Tennessee, is an American actor, film director, aviator and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Freeman’s latest project is the Danny DeVito directed film Charlotte Doyle which will also feature Irish actor Pierce Brosnan and is due to start filming in Ireland in early 2012.

Biography lines from: wikipedia

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26 responses

  1. AMAZING portraits :)

    May 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  2. Ivan, amazing collection of photos of my fav male actors. Terrific post! Dave

    May 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Lead.Learn.Live. and commented:
    Loved this post! Ivan shared amazing black & white photo’s of my all-time favorite male actors including Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Rutger Hauer, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins & Morgan Freeman. Ivan, from Belgrade,Serbia, has a terrific blog…I would encourage you to check it out.

    May 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  4. Ivan, I absolutely adore all of the actors you have presented here. But, alas, you forgot my next husband, Sean Connery =(… LOL Peace Jaz

    May 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • He deserves a special post here :D Thanks 4 comment

      May 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  5. 1937 was a good year–fabulous photos!

    May 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

  6. Fantastic post. I love it! Freeman and Hopkins of course are my favourites.

    May 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

  7. I would like to reblog if you agree.

    May 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  8. Retratos espectaculares!! gracias por compartir, saludos

    May 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    • Gracias por visitar y comentar :D Tenga un buen día

      May 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

  9. Fantastic portraits and a great selection of great actors!

    May 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    • Thanks Inga for stopping by and Your comment!

      May 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

  10. Ovo je samo zbog Nikolsona. Ma, šalim se. Legende su!

    May 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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  12. Ivan, followers at screaming for an encore. This time with musicians. (Be sure not to leave out Springsteen, Dave Matthews and Jagger. :))

    May 29, 2012 at 12:33 am

  13. Awesome images…I am somewhat behind their age sphere…yet hope I don’t photograph like that…!

    May 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  14. I loved this! All my heroes.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my site and deciding to follow along.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:26 am

  15. Way back in the 1970s, Clint Eastwood was mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea and still has two restaurants there. He was my favorite actor at the time, and still one of my favorites, and I had heard that he occasionally wandered into his restaurant to greet diners. The night that I ate there that is exactly what he did. I got Dirty Harry on my dirty hands!

    June 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

  16. I love them! So much character and history in all those faces! thank you for sharing! :)

    July 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

  17. galaxybureau

    Reblogged this on PRESIDENTS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

    August 4, 2012 at 1:44 am

  18. Great post!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

    August 4, 2012 at 2:25 am

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