Patrick Stewart - Wikipedia
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This symbol of American ingenuity, and strength, and labor, and imagination and commerce, and it is gone. But you know what the view is now?
The Statue of Liberty. The view from the South of Manhattan is now the Statue of Liberty. You can't beat that. Stewart's contract with The Daily Show was near expiring, and he expressed strong interest.
Are you freaking out on us, because if you're freaking out and you're going into the crazy base world—are you going into crazy base world? InStewart appeared on the news program Democracy Now! I think if you dropped an atom bomb fifteen miles offshore and you said, 'The next one's coming and hitting you', then I would think it's okay. To drop it on a city, and kill a hundred thousand people? I think that's criminal. So I say right now, no, I don't believe that to be the case. The atomic bomb, a very complicated decision in the context of a horrific war, and I walk that back because it was in my estimation a stupid thing to say.
It took place on the National Mall in Washington, D. After commercial break, the show featured a rerun of a field piece done by Jason Jones two years earlier. Murrow "  and the UK national newspaper The Independent called him the "satirist-in-chief". Clinton's condemnations of Hamas led Stewart to ask her: Shear of The New York Times also picked up on the story.
He said Obama encouraged him not to make young Americans cynical about their government, and Stewart replied that he was actually "skeptically idealistic".
HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a shortform digital animated project. We all thought the project had great potential but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material.
We're excited to report that we have some future projects together which you will be hearing about in the near future. A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inactiona mock high-school history textbook offering insights into the unique American system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and satirizing such popular American political precepts as " one man, one vote "; "government by the people"; and "every vote counts".
The book sold millions of copies upon its release and ended the year as a top-fifteen best seller. Garfield for the audiobook version of Sarah Vowell 's Assassination Vacation. A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. The book is meant to serve as a Baedeker travel guide for an alien civilization that discovers Earth after humanity has died out, most likely by its own hands.
His first film role was a bit part in the box-office bomb Mixed Nuts. He landed a minor part in The First Wives Clubbut his scene was deleted.
Other films were planned for Stewart to write and star in, but they were never produced. He appeared in Half Baked as an "enhancement smoker" and in Big Daddy as Adam Sandler 's roommate; he has joked on the Daily Show and in the documentary The Aristocrats that to get the role he slept with Sandler.
Stewart often makes fun of his appearances in the high-profile flop Death to Smoochy in which he played a treacherous television executive; and the animated film Doogal where he played a blue spring named Zeebad who shot a freeze ray from his mustache. In the movie, Stewart was seen on a television screen in a fictional Daily Show episode poking fun at Carell's character for building an ark.
Producing[ edit ] In the mids, Stewart launched his own production companyBusboy Productionsnaming the company in reference to his previous job as a busboy. Stewart also trained as a boxer. He was an associate artist of the company in Inhe had a brief TV cameo role as Horatioopposite Ian Richardson's Hamletin a performance of the gravedigger scene as part of episode six of Sir Kenneth Clark 's Civilisation television series.
Over the years, Stewart took roles in many major television series without ever becoming a household name. Armstrong in Tobe Hooper 's Lifeforce Stewart preferred classical theatre to other genres, asking Doctor Who actress Lalla Ward why she would work in science fiction or on television.
Justman saw him while attending a literary reading at UCLA. He was reluctant to sign the standard contract of six years but did so as he, his agent, and others with whom Stewart consulted, all believed that the new show would quickly fail, and he would return to his London stage career after making some money.
Still living out of his suitcase because of his scepticism that the show would succeed,  Stewart was unprepared for the long schedule of television production  that began at 4: Stewart, on when he realised he had become famous  Stewart unexpectedly became wealthy because of the show's success. First ContactStar Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis ; and in Star Trek: When asked in for the highlight of his career, he chose Star Trek: The Next Generation, because "it changed everything [for me].
The Next Generation, for its social message and educational impact on young viewers. When questioned about the significance of his role compared to his distinguished Shakespearean career, Stewart has said that: His voice became my voice, and there were other elements of him that became me" No director in Hollywood wanted to cast this grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy because everybody knew he was Picard and couldn't possibly be anybody else.
In the event, he effectively reprised the part as Professor Charles Xavier — a grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy — in the X-Men films. In a prepared statement, Stewart said he and the new show's producers would "endeavour to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.
And looking back now it still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else. WolverineThe WolverineX-Men: Stewart announced that he was leaving the X-Men film franchise after Loganwhich was the final time he played the role.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back featured an all-star cast, with many familiar faces returning from Smith's first four films.
However, the film took a critical beating  as it was seen as, in Smith's own words, " Gigli 2", due to the fact that it co-starred Affleck and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. The film, which was released on October 31,ran into many conflicts getting an "R" rating, with Rogen stating: It's a really filthy movie.
I hear they are having some problems getting an R rating from an NC rating, which is never good. They [fight against] sex stuff. It's really crazy to me that Hostel is fine, with people gouging their eyes out and shit like that, but you can't show two people having sex — that's too much. I was depressed, man. I wanted that movie to do so much better. I'm sitting there thinking 'That's it, that's it, I'm gone, I'm out. The movie didn't do well and I killed Seth Rogen's career!
This dude was on a roll until he got in with the likes of me. I'm a career killer! Judd's [Apatow] going to be pissed, the whole Internet's going to be pissed because they all like Seth, and the only reason they like me anymore is because I was involved with Seth! And now I fuckin' ruined that. It was like high school. I was like, 'I'm a dead man. I'll be the laughing stock. Cop Out opened at number 2 at the box office and was mired in controversy, mostly over reported conflicts he had on the set of the film with lead actor Bruce Willis; marking Smith's last time that he would work with a major studio, leading him to return to his independent film roots.
The premiere in January drew protests from a half-dozen members of the church, along with many more who counter-protested Westboro members. It has received mixed reviews. Before the release of Tusk, Smith wrote the script for a spin-off of the film, which he titled Yoga Hosers. Yoga Hosers began filming in August and was released in It stars Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn Smithand Lily-Rose Deppreprising their two minor characters from Tusk, alongside Johnny Depp again playing his inspector character from the earlier film.
The script is a retooling of their Anti-Claus movie, which was initially cancelled after the release of Krampus due to the similar story.
Kevin Smith - Wikipedia
The film crew is mostly made up of students of the Ringling College of Art and Designwith shooting continuing over every semester break. In their relationship soured due to the financial failure of Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which Smith blamed on a lack of marketing. Smith also named the independent production company he created for the film Red State "The Harvey Boys" in Weinstein's honor.
On his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he noted that "My entire career is tied up with the man", and added "No fucking movie is worth all this.
Smith's then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams almost took the role of Ivy in the movie, instead of the female lead in Chasing Amy. Eventually she lost out to Reese Witherspoonand Overnight Delivery was quietly released directly to video in April Smith was not credited for his contributions. He has said that the only scene which really used his dialogue was the opening scene, which includes a reference to long-time Smith friend Bryan Johnson.
InMiramax Books released Smith's first book, Silent Bob Speaksa collection of previously published essays most from Arena dissecting pop culture, the movie business, and Smith's personal life. His second book, My Boring-Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith, published by Titan Bookswas another collection of previously published essays this time blogs from Smith's website silentbobspeaks. The Best of the SModcast on September 29, He followed these with a series of Clerks comics.