Friday, April 2, 2010

the ...wood industry

the -wood. it not just ordinary wood. not the wood which contain woods.forest.timber.trees. it about glamorous world. of course it not about Tiger Wood.
it start as a name of a district in LA, California. Then became a center for entertainment and film industry. Hollywood. is more than just a city. it a word which is use when people talk about American cinema. it about glamorous.fame.prestige.

"Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents"
Marilyn Monroe

if Hollywood for American English movie, then there is Bollywood. the film industry for Hindi language film industry. unlike Hollywood there is no city specially name Bollywood. this film industry is based in Mumbai, India. it became one of the largest film industry in the world when India overtook America as largest film producer in 1970.

and how about Mollywood?Kollywood?Lollywood?Tollywood? they may refer to South asia film industry. Mollywood for Malayalam, Kollywood for Tamil, Lollywood for Pakistan and Tollywood for Telegu. and there are others film industry in south asian with no -wood name. no wonder India became world largest film producer as 1000 or more films were produce annually. Malaysia?10 films?

here i want to share some of my favorite actors and actress from both film industry along with their best performance movie (from my view);

Hollywood (American):

Sandra Bullock ( the Blind Side, the Proposal )
Meryl Streep ( Mamma Mia, Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia )
Reese Witherspoon ( Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama )
Katherine Heigl ( 27 Dresses, Grey's Anatomy series )

Johnny Depp ( Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Edward Scissorshands, Sweeney Todd )
Robin Williams ( Patch Adams, License to Wed )
George Clooney ( Ocean-11,12, 13, Up in the Air )
Brad Pitt ( Meet Joe Black, the Curious Case of Benjamin Button )


Bollywood:

Preity Zinta ( Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam Namaste, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna )
Rani Mukerji ( Hum Tum, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai )
Madhuri Dixit ( Dil To Pagal Hai, Devdas )
Aishwarya Rai ( Taal, Devdas, Dhoom 2 )

Shah Rukh Khan ( Mohabbatien, Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Devdas )
Saif Ali Khan ( Kal Ho Naa Ho, Hum Tum )
Jackie Shroff ( Yadien, Devdas )
Anil Kapoor ( Taal, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai )

and from others film industry.

British:

Chatherine Zeta-Jones ( the Mask of Zorro, No Reservation, Ocean Twelve )
Julie Andrews ( Marry Poppins, The Princess Diaries 1&2 )
Keira Knightley ( Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice )

Christian Bale ( Batman Begins, The Dark Night, the Prestige )
Hugh Grant ( Music & Lyrics, Notting Hill)
Jason Statham ( the Transporter-1,2&3, Death Race )

Hong Kong/China/Taipei;

Shu Qi ( So Close, My Wife is a Gangster 3, Love Me Love My Money )
Maggie Cheung ( Police Story, All's Well Ends Well )
Cecilia Cheung ( Para Para Sakura, Fly Me to Polaris )
Sammy Cheng ( Needing You, Summer Holidays )

Tony Leung ( Love Me Love My Money, Infernal Affairs )
Aaron Kwok ( Para Para Sakura, And i Hate You So )
Andy Lau ( Needing You, the Warlords, Look for a Star )
Takeshi Kaneshiro ( Turn Left Turn Right, the Warlords)

and Malaysia.

Nasha Aziz ( Laila Isabella, Buli, Sepi )
Vanida Imran ( Perempuan Melayu Terakhir, Sepi )
Nur Fazura ( Pisau Cukur, Gol & Gincu )

Aflin Shauki ( Buli, Soal Hati, Sumolah)
Syafie Naswip ( Mukhsin, Talentime )

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