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Welcome all to our weekly blog. Here you'll see the fabulous famous faces of who's been Lookdled, detailing a concise life story of the star in question. Delving into what they're famous for and our favourite picks of their works, be it films, TV series or music, in the Lookdle s section. Oh, and a slice of interesting trivia in the “Lookdle You Know?” segments at the bottom of each.

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Angela George, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 11 Feb 1969

Where: Los Angeles, California, U.S

# 15. Jennifer Aniston

Mon May 02 2022

I always say, don't make plans, make options

Born on February 11th, 1969, Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress and producer. She is the daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress in an uncredited role in the 1988 film Mac and Me, and her first major (and critically worst!) film role came in Leprechaun, a cheesy 1993 horror-comedy.

Aniston worked in off-Broadway productions as she supported herself with part-time jobs, including work as a bike messenger, a telemarketer, and a waitress. Aniston shot to stardom as Rachel Green, on the television sitcom Friends in the mid-nineties and never looked back. Going on to star in a number of Hollywood hits like Bruce Almighty, Marley & Me, and Horrible Bosses.

Aniston has done a lot of charitable work, having donated over one million dollars to various causes such as Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, and the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

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Although she came from a family of actors, her parents never encouraged her to get into acting herself. In fact, they weren't even keen on her watching television!

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Montclair Film Festival, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 16 Aug 1962

Where: Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.

# 16. Steve Carell

Tue May 03 2022

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard

Born on August 16th, 1962, Steven John Carell is an American actor and comedian. Starting his working life as a USPS postal worker, he had a passion for performance and toured with a children's theatre company. Later on, he found early breaks doing regular segments on The Daily Show alongside Stephen Colbert.

One of his breakthrough roles came with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) then quickly after The Office, starring as Michael Stott, an unconventional office manager. During the same year (2005) the cult comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin was released, with Carrell in the titular role.

In the 2010s he shifted to some more serious dramatic roles, a highlight being Foxcatcher in 2014 but returned to his comedy routes as the lead role in Netflix's 2020's Space Force He and his wife Nancy have two children and as a side-line, own a general store, the Marshfield Hills General Store, in Massachusetts.

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For his part in the film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, he consulted and was mentored by world renowned magician David Copperfield

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Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 13 Jul 1942

Where: Chicago, Illinois

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Blade Runner

# 17. Harrison Ford

Wed May 04 2022

The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie

Born on July 13th, 1942 Harrison Ford, is an American actor. While studying philosophy at Ripon College, he decided to attend drama classes to overcome his inherent shyness and he became obsessed with acting.

Starting out with some uncredited bit parts including playing a bell boy on  Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) his first film credit came with the 1967 Western film A Time for Killing, starring Glenn Ford.

A catalyst to his stardom was the relationship he gained with director George Lucas on his early flick American Graffiti (1973). This led to him being cast as the legendary space-faring rogue Han Solo, in Lucas' space opera Star Wars. Starring in its subsequent sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), his fame on the silver screen was firmly established. Donning his adventurer's hat and iconic whip in the director Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones film franchise, further cemented his status as a go-to action star.

Ford is a licensed pilot of helicopters and airplanes and is environmentally minded, being a vice-chair of Conservation International.

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He has a species of spider named after him, the Calponia harrisonfordi

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Raphael Pour-Hashemi, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 18 Jun 1942

Where: Liverpool, England

# 18. Paul McCartney

Thu May 05 2022

And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make

Born on the 18th June 1942, Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. He was self-taught in guitar, piano, and songwriting as a teenager, gaining great influence from the likes of Buddy Holly and Little Richard. Joining The Quarrymen in 1957, this band evolved into a little-known outfit called... The Beatles.

Alongside John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, The Beatles went on to stratospheric stardom in the 1960s, with album sales to date, being over 600 million globally. Their music has endured the years and covers of their hit tune "Yesterday" has been recorded by over 2000 artists, making it the most-covered song of all time.

He became an ardent vegetarian in 1975 and as an enthusiastic football fan, has stated that in a split between his famous hometown teams - Everton FC and Liverpool FC, he'd choose the former, but shows support for both.

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His first name isn't Paul, it's James, the same as his father, his middle name is Paul.

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Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 16 May 1986

Where: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.

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Till Death

# 19. Megan Fox

Fri May 06 2022

Hold your head high, and your middle finger higher

Born on May the 16th, 1986, Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She was an early starter, at age 5 attending classes at a community centre. She focused on modelling in her teenage years and won several awards.

Her first film role was the direct-to-DVD flick Holiday in the Sun in 2001, appearing alongside Ashley Olsen, and went on to star in 2004's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen with Lindsay Lohan. Her rise to stardom came with the first Transformers blockbuster film, directed by Michael Bay, and its sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

She worked alongside Bay again with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot in 2013 and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in 2016, starring in the human lead role of April O'Neil.

She has also worked on TV in the popular sitcom New Girl among other credits. She was noted for supporting charity Generosity Water, funding the creation of over 10 wells with her then partner.

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She once worked at a smoothie shop, dressed up as a giant banana.

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GabboT, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 11 Aug 1953

Where: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

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Rocky III

# 20. Hulk Hogan

Sat May 07 2022

Whatcha Gonna Do When Hulkamania Runs Wild On You!

Born on August 11th, 1953, Terry Eugene Bollea is an American professional wrestler and television personality, better known as Hulk Hogan. As a child, he played baseball, and scouts from the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds showed interest, but unfortunately, an untimely injury put paid to his aspirations on the field. He also played bass guitar and formed a band called Ruckus, which became popular on the local scene in the Tampa Bay Region. After dropping out of college he began lifting weights at a local gym and combined with his fandom for wrestling, started making moves toward the industry.

He debuted in the WWF in 1979 but moved around across other federations such as the NJPW and AWA in the following years. However, he returned to the WWF in late 1983 and thus his professional career skyrocketed and he became a firm fan favourite. Hulkamania was born and he became a household name amongst fans. Post-1993, he moved around to other federations, including WCW and Memphis Wrestling but returned to WWE several times.

He's made several appearances in film and TV, with roles in Rocky III, Suburban Commando, and Mr. Nanny, amongst others.

He has supported many charities over the years including the Make-a-wish Foundation and 50 Legs, which supports amputees financially with prosthetics.

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On February 5th, 1988 he fought against Andre the Giant and this match holds the record for a TV audience, with approximately 33 million viewers - over 1 in 10 Americans!

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Harald Krichel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Born: 26 Jul 1945

Where: London, England

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# 21. Helen Mirren

Sun May 08 2022

You write your life story by the choices you make

Born on the 26th July, 1945, Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor. As a child, she became enamoured with the world of acting and performed in many amateur productions during her education. Aged 20 she landed the role of Cleopatra in the National Youth Theatre production and gained herself an agent - setting her on a career path as a much-lauded Theatre actor. Appearing in many productions over the years for noted companies, one being the Royal Shakespeare Company and alongside many directors such as Terry Hands, Peter Gill and Brian Friel.

She appeared in many films over the course of the 1960's and 1970's including some noteworthy roles in 2010: The Year We Make Contact and The Mosquito Coast, however, her breakthrough film role came in 1980, starring alongside Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday. She is also praised for her TV work, especially for he role on British TV as Detective Inspector Jane Tennison on Prime Suspect. She has become a national treasure for many and dazzled with roles in much-loved films such as 2001's Gosford Park, Calendar Girls (2003), The Queen (2006), and more recently 2015's Trumbo.

She supports many charities such as Oxfam and Age UK and is a keen gardener and dog lover.

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Her birth name was Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova, due to her father's Russian ancestry.

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