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Johnny Depp—6/9/63—is an actor mostly known for taking on roles of non-conformist personalities. He began his career in TV on 21 Jump Street, and quickly became a teen heartthrob. His portrayal of the quirky Edward Scissorhands began his movie career and association with Tim Burton. Although Depp has starred in many films, he is best known for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He has been named the Sexiest Man Alive twice by People Magazine, and is the world’s highest paid actor, bringing in $75 million per film. Depp is known for being very choosy about which roles he takes. When he showed up on the first day of filming the Pirates of the Caribbean, he had beads in his hair, and said he modeled his character on Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. Although the studio was nervous about how this would be received, people loved the character of Jack Sparrow. Depp also played the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, an interesting interpretation of the story. Depp was married for 2 yrs. while young, had several serious relationships, and was with Vanessa Paradis, a French singer, since 1998. They had together a 13 year old daughter and a 10 year old son. His daughter suffered a serious e coli infection where her kidneys shut down in 2007, and to thank the hospital for saving her, Johnny Depp came to the hospital everyday in his Jack Sparrow costume, to read to the other children. He then donated 1 million dollars to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has lived in France for many years, preferring the simpler and quieter lifestyle, but returned to the U.S. in 2011 to avoid having to pay taxes in both countries if he became a French citizen.
He has now split from Paradis. Johnny Depp has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards, and won his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sweeny Todd. Johnny Depp, as a musician, has played with numerous bands, Oasis, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Marilyn Manson and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also has tried his hand at singing in some of his roles and that has been well received, and signed on to another sequel of the Jack Sparrow series. The last one was kind of dark, but people seem to enjoy them.
Depp became engaged to Amber Heard in January 2014, and they married on his private island in the Bahamas, LIttle Hall's Pond Cay. His Son Jack was the Best Man.
My Valentine by Paul McCartney, signed by Depp and Portman
Natalie Portman—6/9/81—is the successful actress from the Star Wars Prequels, who plays the role of Padme Amidala, the Mother of the twins the public knows as Luke and Leia Skywalker in the first trilogy of Star Wars movies. Ms. Portman has dual American and Israeli citizenship. She finished her BA in Psychology at Harvard University, while filming her movies. She won an Academy Award for her 2011 performance in Black Swan, as Nina Sayers. Natalie has taken Hebrew courses in Jerusalem, and is quite the linguist, speaking French, Japanese, Arabic, and German, a definite Gemini communication skill! After performing in the first Star Wars Prequel movie, the Phantom Menace, she was approached to play a lead in Anywhere But Here, but turned it down because there was a nude scene in it. Susan Sarandon played the Mother in the film, and demanded a rewrite, rather than to waste Natalie’s talent. She received a Best Supporting Role nomination for playing Ann August in the revised film. She filmed Star Wars, Part II, Attack of the Clones, on a summer break from Harvard. Portman had her head shaved for V for Vendetta, showing off her plucky nature. Star Wars Episode III was the highest grossing film for 2005. Natalie Portman stared in a Paul McCartney video with Johnny Depp, entitled, “My Valentine.” She is a vegetarian since childhood, and a Democrat. She does a lot of activist work, wearing no fur or anything made from animals. She began dating Benjamin Millepied in 2009, who she met while filming Black Swan. They married early in 2012, and together they have a son. She wishes to raise her children Jewish. Her role as a veteran ballerina in Black Swan forced her to practice ballet for 5-8 hours daily. She lost 20 pounds during the filming. Her activist work for anti poverty charities has caused her to travel to Uganda, Guatemala and Ecuador. She helps promote businesses which lend money to impoverished women so they may learn to support themselves. Natalie Portman is a very accomplished young woman with a bright future ahead of her.
Paul Mc Cartney
Paul McCartney—6/18—is one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most loved and prolific song writers of his time, a wordsmith in true Gemini style. He founded the group along with John Lennon, and then later introduced George Harrison to John. Later, Ringo Starr came to be the drummer, and the four of them changed music forever together.
They were a sensation in Britain and Germany, before coming to the U. S. in 1963 and making their American debut on the Ed Sullivan show. Nobody knew what to make of these four “moptop” boys, with their then considered long hair, and they caused a major sensation. Paul was the “cute” Beatle, and prone to writing romantic ballads and love songs. His harmonies with John Lennon are sometimes so beautiful you can’t tell two of them are singing. In later years, his relationship with John and the others in the group became strained, due to the heavy touring schedule and constant hiding out from fans who invaded their privacy. His famous song Yesterday was covered by over 2,000 artists, and later he formed the band Wings with his then wife Linda McCartney, the former Linda Eastman. He adopted her daughter and they went on to have three more children of their own, when she sadly died of breast cancer in 1998. Paul seemed to really enjoy the life of family man.
He is an advocate for animal rights and a vegetarian. He was knighted by the Queen of England in 1997, thus becoming Sir Paul McCartney. Paul took up painting in the later years, and has a vast collection of famous paintings himself. Apparently in Paul’s last call to John before his murder in New York, they did have a peaceful conversation, as there were many bitter feelings and lawsuits when The Beatles broke up. Paul was consoled that their last conversation was a good one, but apparently was deeply shaken by John’s death. Although John was usually considered the leader of the Beatles, it was Paul who ran the business behind the scenes, often not letting his band mates know what he was doing, which also led to their break up.
Paul was married to Heather Mills for two years, and they have a daughter together, though they divorced, and in 2011 he married for the third time, to Nancy Shevell, in a quiet and private ceremony. McCartney is one of Britain’s wealthiest musicians. On June 18, 2006, Paul celebrated his 64th birthday with his famous song, “When I’m 64,” a cultural milestone for the era he helped define with his musical talent. Paul McCartney is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful composer and musician in popular music history. Paul gets dissed a lot for his optimism and love songs, but next to John's primal screaming and soul searing lyrics, this writer thinks they were a good balance for each other, bringing out each other's gifts.
Bob Dylan—5/24—is one of the most prolific musicians of our time, who became the reluctant voice of social unrest during the 1960’s with his protest songs. In fact, today, October 13, 2016, he has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. In his usual avoidance with media, Dylan has yet to remark on this landmark. His real name is Robert Zimmerman, and he hails from Hibbing, MN. He began his career as a fan of Woody Guthrie, and dropped out of college to follow him. Dylan later found him dying of Huntington’s disease in Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in NJ. From there he went on to sing in coffee houses in New York. He has been influenced by country music, folk, blues, gospel, and seems willing to try most any style of music. Dylan is very good at writing songs which tell long stories, and has often allowed them to be used to state his opinions to help friends in need, such as for Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and helping George Harrison at his concert for Bangladesh.
He plays guitar, keyboards and harmonica, and tours with ever changing back-up singers and different artists, seeming to enjoy the changes, constantly on his “never ending tour.” He has received numerous awards for the profound effect he has had on American music, and for his extraordinary poetic songwriting ability. Although many dislike his rough edged voice, the poetic and social value of what he has to say cannot be ignored. Now college courses teach “Dylanology” to discuss the lyrics of his songs and poems. He changed his style to electric guitar a few years into his career, upsetting many, but as the years went on, people accepted that Dylan would continue changing.
In 1965, Bob Dylan secretly married a model named Sara Lownds, and they had 4 children together, including Jakob of the Wallflowers. He continued to tour, but was worn down by life on the road and drugs. He has said he had to do huge amounts of "uppers" just to remember the lyrics of some of his longer songs. Dylan had a serious motorcycle accident near Woodstock, NY, but not many details were disclosed to the public. Later, he said that he wasn’t that hurt, but desperately needed some time off. During that period he recorded a lot of songs with The Band in a house they rented and made into a studio, affectionately called "Big Pink." Dylan and The Band toured together. Dylan also recorded Nashville Skyline with Johnny Cash, changing country music forever.
When he recovered he did studio work with country singers and other groups too numerous to list. In 1974 he and his wife became estranged, and much of the music on Blood on the Tracks is considered to be about the end of their marriage, or about him and Joan Baez, nobody knows for sure and he’s been coy about it. The album is also considered one of his best works. When questioned about this, he usually remarks, “I don’t see how anyone can enjoy listening to all that pain, you know?”
Maybe because he expresses it so well, it’s my favorite Dylan album. He has been criticized for not releasing much of his best work from the 1980’s, which later became volumes called the “Basement Tapes” and “Bootleg Series.” He became a born again Christian in the 1970’s, and later, he went on to embrace his Jewish heritage, explaining later that he “found religion in music.” It’s hard to pin him down to anything, which is a typical Gemini trait. He later had success as a Travelling Wilbury, with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, a band they just formed to have fun.
For Dylan’s 70th birthday, an actual symposium was organized by Universities in Europe and the US, just to study the volume of works Dylan has inspired fans with for so many years. It has been suggested he receive a Nobel Prize for literature. He has been called a prophet of our times, and one of the most influential musical and cultural figures in the world. Lately, this writer has been revisiting some of his earlier works, and was struck by how "Masters of War" is more relevant today than it was when he wrote it on his first album! Another great sampling of his work is a 30th anniversary concert CD and DVD made by fellow musicians to celebrate Dylan's work and time with Columbia Records. This writer bought it recently and can't stop playing it. It's fun to hear other artist's renditions of Dylan songs! Plus it's easier to understand the lyrics.