17 embarrassing moments that actors had to go through when they were caught off guard on purpose.
Art requires sacrifice! This is exactly how film directors seem to reason, sometimes subjecting actors to difficult tests, so long as their emotions are as realistic as possible. And no matter how terrible it may sound, such harsh methods pay off.
Tricks of directors who helped to get real emotions from actors
Of course, what the actors have to go through is known only to themselves and the film crew. It remains for us to enjoy the wonderful game and genuine emotions of the heroes and heroines of the films.
But today you can go behind the scenes and find out what tricks directors use to make everything that happens in the frame look believable.
1. In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, no one was warned about the boat scene, the spooky tunnel, or the Gene Wilder song, so the children's worried faces don't look fake.
That's not the only surprise - Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie, had no idea Gene would be so pissed off in Wonka's office, which is why he looks so depressed.
2. Everyone on the Titanic knew the water was going to be cold, but they weren't prepared for how cold it would actually be. The water was so cold that Kate Winslet couldn't stop shaking during the ax scene.
Despite shooting in extreme conditions and even hypothermia, Kate said she didn't want the water to be warm, because then she would never know what it was like to be in a similar situation.
3. Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, encouraged actors to do things that others didn't expect. In some scenes he asked Kate to be funny while Jim was told to be serious
According to Michel Gondry, although he eventually got into the process, such jokes made Jim nervous - everyone but him was encouraged to improvise, and there were several moments when he seemed to be really taken by surprise.
4. In "Mary Poppins", the kids playing Jane and Michael had no idea that Mary's bag had some kind of "magical" properties, so when she pulled the whole hanger out of it, their emotions were genuine.
Karen Dotrice, who played Jane, recalled that the crew went to great lengths to make sure she and her on-screen brother Matthew Garber were busy on set to distract them from what was happening.
5. And in The Alien, none of the kids saw the doll until filming started. The film was shot in chronological order, so their first impressions were completely real.
Steven Spielberg had several ways to get the most out of the kids: the writer took notes when they chatted during filming and also encouraged them to improvise.
6. It had a similar idea - children were kept away from Bill Skarsgård to capture their first frightened reactions on film.
Although they were clearly frightened by his clownish antics and intense scenes, none of the children seemed to be as frightened as Bill feared.
7. In "The Mockingjay, Part 1," the director filmed and edited test footage of Pete's interviews that will be played during scenes with Jennifer Lawrence. Jen missed working with Josh Hutcherson so he knew showing him on screen during her scene would elicit an emotional reaction.
According to Francis Lawrence, filming the interview scenes only took a few hours, and while it was hard for Jennifer to see Josh only on screen, it helped her feel some genuinely painful emotions.
8. The Blair Witch Project actors were given a 35-page script and asked to improvise. They were taken into the woods, and as you can imagine, the results were horrendous.
If you don't know the story, the film was presented as "restored footage" of three directors who disappeared after searching for the Blair Witch. For eight days, the actors worked almost around the clock and seven days a week, and were even deprived of food. Their realistic performances and some extreme promotional methods have led many people to think that they are actually dead.
9. To recreate the revolutionary spirit, the actors of Les Misérables were told to build a barricade in 10 minutes. All this time they were filmed, and what they did ended up being used in the film.
The actors didn't know where the cameras were placed and it looked quite chaotic, but the barricade turned out to be quite realistic, and only needed to be secured a little to keep it up.
10. To prepare for Saving Private Ryan, all the main actors were sent to a 10-day boot camp with harsh conditions, except for Matt Damon, who remained in America. Matt's character was meant to be repulsive, and he was intentionally left out to keep the on-screen hostility as realistic as possible.
The conditions at this boot camp were really not sugary, and the fact that Matt was at home at this time naturally created a negative attitude towards him. Training was so hard that after four days everyone wanted to quit,
The conditions at this boot camp were really not sugary, and the fact that Matt was at home at this time naturally created a negative attitude towards him. The training was so hard that after four days everyone wanted to quit, but Tom Hanks persuaded them to pull themselves together. Matt said that when he eventually showed up on set, his co-stars were hostile towards him and it showed on screen.
11. When Alan Rickman was filming the end of Die Hard, the director told him that he would count down from three and that Hans would fall to his death after he said "one" but told the stuntmen to let him go first.
The actor was dropped just a moment earlier than he expected, but there is genuine fear in his eyes. And although Alan, as you might imagine, was not too happy with such a trick, the end result was worth it.
12. While filming The Exorcist, director William Friedkin fired a gun on set to really scare the actors.
In his defense, Friedkin said that he used blanks, but the actors portrayed exactly the emotions that he needed, and at the same time looked very believable.
13. Jay Baruchel was so afraid of roller coasters that he even made a deal with Knocked Up director Judd Apatow to film the earthquake scene naked if he didn't have to ride any of the rides. However, those who have watched the movie know that Judd did not keep his promise.
Jay was sure that his agreement with Judd was still valid (Jay told him that he was going to have a panic attack), but on the right day, Jonah Hill did not appear for the shooting of this scene, and Judd persuaded Jay to film instead of Jonah. Therefore, the screams in the film are real.
14. Steven Spielberg hired a female stuntman to play the first victim in Jaws. She was tied to a cable, and the diver was ready to pull her under the water. After the first few takes were unsuccessful, Spielberg ordered the actress to be dragged under the water unexpectedly for her - so although the shark was a prop, the victim was drowning as if in reality
All this looked so realistic that many thought that the girl was really injured. It was rumored that her ribs and hip were broken, but in fact she was not injured, except for the fright from the unexpectedness of what was happening.
15. The first dance at the Yule Ball is one of Harry's most awkward Goblet of Fire moments, and it's no coincidence that Daniel Radcliffe had a lot less time to memorize the choreography than the rest of the cast.
In the book, Harry is described as a bad dancer, and thanks to Daniel's busy filming schedule, this was reflected in the film. While he was busy filming the tournament scenes, the other actors spent all their free time choreographing. They rehearsed a lot together, while Daniel had only four days to prepare for the ball.
16. It's more of an accident when nature took the actors by surprise, but it's worth mentioning. There is a scene in Call Me by Your Name where Elio and Oliver are climbing the hill towards the waterfall. It's a happy scene, but the actors' cheers are actually reactions to nettle burns on the field.
Director Luca Guadaningo only had a short window of time to film the entire scene—the "waterfall" was actually a hydroelectric dam that only opened once a year. Since there were few opportunities for re-shoots, there was probably no time to pay attention to small things like nettles.
17. Avoiding spoilers in Marvel movies is no joke, so in Endgame, the directors made sure no one found out. So when it came to filming Tony's funeral, some of the actors thought they would be in the wedding scene.
After Avengers: Endgame was released, Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo released photos from the day of filming, despite the fact that everyone present was forbidden to film what was happening on smartphones.
One can only wonder how the actors were able to reincarnate in such a way and demonstrate grief after such a prank.
Almost every film has curious details that are difficult to notice when you first watch it. Sometimes it can be unexpected characters, unobtrusively left by the director. Or inconspicuous moments that reveal the plot of the picture and add a special peppercorn to it.
At Bemorepanda, we found 13 hidden movie parts that even seasoned moviegoers might overlook. At the end of the article, you will find an unexpected fact about the cult melodrama, which many watched before the holes in the sunset of the 1990s.
1. "Matrix" - the symbol of yin and yang
When Neo and Morpheus attack each other in The Matrix, their clothing and body position form a symbol of the union of yin and yang. In Chinese philosophy, it means the interaction of opposites: light and darkness, day and night, positive and negative.
2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - compass
In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Commander James Norrington holds up the compass, he points to Jack, not Elizabeth. This compass does not point north or south, but in the direction of what the person holding it desires most. So the filmmakers wanted to show that the commander values his duty above his feelings: it is more important for him to catch a pirate than to be with his beloved.
3. "Casino Royale" "- actress
In the 2006 film Casino Royale, actress Tsai Chin plays one of the poker players. She also appeared in the role of a minor Bond girl in the 1967 film "Live Only Twice".
4. "Cabin in the woods" - pupils
In the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" after a van crash and a collision with a zombie, you can see that Dana's pupils have become of different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.
5. "The Truman Show" - cameras
In The Truman Show, the cameras appear in very obvious places, but the main character (Jim Carrey) stubbornly does not notice them. Even when a neighbor brings a trash can to Truman's car, he still does not see anything unusual in what is happening, since he has always lived in the conditions of a TV show.
6. "Shape of water" - shoes
The Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water features a scene in which Eliza admires a pair of red shoes. Later, when the heroine begins a relationship with Amphibian Man, you can see how she confidently walks through the laboratory in those very shoes. Perhaps this is how the filmmakers wanted to show that Eliza gained confidence and expanded the boundaries of her capabilities.
7. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Jack Sparrow's father ring
In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Teague wears a silver skull ring. In fact, it is not a prop for the film, but a real decoration of actor Keith Richards. This ring was given to him for his birthday in 1978, and he has not taken it off since.
8. "Santa Claus" - elves
In the movie Santa Claus, when Charlie walks to school, an elf can be seen sitting behind him. This means that throughout his life, the elves watched over him and his father.
9. "Maleficent" - magic
Maleficent's magic changes color. When a witch is kind, her magic is golden. And when she does evil things, her enchantment turns green.
10. "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the fur of the White Witch
In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch gave the order to cut the mane of Aslan's lion, and then coldly thrust a dagger into him. Later, Tilda Swinton's heroine can be seen wearing his mech during the battle.
11. "Parasites" - Mr. Pak's company
In Parasite, the viewer is constantly reminded that Mr. Park runs a firm called Another Brick, like the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The film's director Bong Joon Ho was a huge fan of them in college. It raises the problems of education, inequality, there is a significant line: "In general, you are just another brick in the wall." The company logo appears on the glass in the office of the head of a wealthy family, as well as on the mugs from which the heroes drink.
12. "Alice in Wonderland" - the Hatter's phrase
The Mad Hatter's lines are not as meaningless as they seem at first glance. When the Hatter asks "What do a raven and a desk have in common?" One of the most famous works of Poe is the poem "The Raven".
By the way, Depp himself suggested adding orange spots on the Hatter's face. The fact is that in the 18th-19th centuries, hatters worked with mercury, which left orange and reddish spots on the skin. In addition, the metal caused chronic intoxication, which had a detrimental effect on mental health.
13.Bonus: "10 reasons I hate" - a scene with a poem
At the end of the tape "10 Things I Hate" Julia Stiles burst into tears while reading a poem she wrote about Patrick for her English lesson. This was not actually in the script. In one of the interviews, the actress told why emotions came over her during this scene. “I absolutely did not expect to start crying. I don't know why this happened. Perhaps this was due to what was happening in my life at that time. Or I was just blown away by the whole experience of making my first big movie, ”admitted Stiles.
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Gemini is an adventurous, bright, intellectual sign whose representatives are complex dual natures. They are not only prone to mood swings but also to situations of mental turmoil, search for themselves, involvement in adventures, and dubious undertakings.
The element of Gemini is the changeable Air, and their planet is the restless Mercury, which endows this sign with sociability, skill, and quickness of mind. As a rule, they are rarely pleased and satisfied with their lives. Their ambitions and endless ideas move them forward - only in movement and search for new horizons do Gemini feel good.
What is Gemini as personality?
Gemini is the most mobile and pleasant, outwardly friendly people who depend on society and new information. These are strong and determined people, and intelligence and cunning allow them to manage, avoiding the use of physical force. The ability to always be in the center of important events and adequately deal with the data received allows them to juggle facts deftly. Therefore most often, representatives of this sign become lawyers, journalists, public figures, and public figures.
Among Gemini, both geniuses and scammers are often found. Despite the seeming invulnerability, Gemini is painfully vulnerable - a sensitive nature is hidden behind the armor of ostentatious indifference. Unbalance and lack of stability can sometimes destroy even the most talented soul. Twins, as a rule, are not distinguished by good health, prone to depression and allergies. In love, they never rely only on the physical attractiveness of a partner - for Gemini, intrigue, psychological battles, and complex and exciting relationships are essential.
Who are Some of the Most Famous Gemini?
Angelina Jolie (née Voight) is an American actress, film director, and social activist. She is the winner of the Oscar, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globes. It is still believed that Jolie is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
Jolie began acting in films with her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982). But Angelina's film career started as much as ten years later in the low-budget film Cyborg 2 (1993). The first significant role - in the funny film "Hackers" took place in 1995. Before the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), there were roles in "George Wallace" (1997) and "Gia" (1998).
The role of the computer heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) brought Jolie to the first echelon of Hollywood actresses. Jolie continued her path to fame with the films "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (2005), "Wanted" (2008), and "Salt" (2010). Critics praised her performance in A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008). Jolie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Changeling. In 2010, Jolie made her debut as a film director, screenwriter, and producer with In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) and Unbroken (2014). Commercial success awaited her in the form of the movie Maleficent (2014).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is actively involved in humanitarian work. For this, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt humanitarian award and the knighthood of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
Jolie has been appointed as UN Special Envoy for Refugees. Jolie is recognized as one of the most influential people in the American entertainment industry. She was married to Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie broke up with Brad Pitt.
The future Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Mortenson.
The future Marilyn spent her childhood in foster homes. Then began a modeling career that led to a film contract in 1946.
Starting small, Marilyn appeared in the films The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (1950). Both films were very well received. They made Marilyn a tangible sex symbol. Marilyn Monroe proved her comedic talent with the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and The Seven Year Itch. These same films made Monroe one of the most beloved actresses.
Monroe did not like the image of a dumb blonde, in which she was regularly recorded. She tried to expand those limits. The first marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio failed. While Monroe was married to playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe attended an acting studio and organized Marilyn Monroe Productions.
Marilyn's acting in "Bus Stop" was highly appreciated by critics. And for her role in "Only Girls in Jazz," Monroe was awarded the Golden Globe.
The last years of Marilyn's life were overshadowed by illness, personal problems, and her bad temper of the actress herself. The actress died under extraordinary circumstances, and is still unknown exactly what caused her death. In 1989, Marilyn Monroe was recognized as 6 of the most remarkable women in show business.
Johnny Depp's real name is John Christopher Depp. Depp is a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner.
Depp's rise to fame began with the teen series 21 Jump Street (the 1980s), and they became a teen idol. Gradually, he moved away from this and only accepted roles that challenged him (for example, Edward Scissorhands (1990)). Commercial success was brought by Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Rango (2011), and, of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (launched in 2003). In collaboration with the film director and his great friend Tim Burton, Depp made eight films (the last, at the moment, is Dark Shadows (2012).
The glory of Johnny Depp was the images of Ed Wood in "Ed Wood," Joseph Pistone in "Donnie Brasco," Hunter S. Thompson in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," George Jung in "Cocaine" and John Dillinger in "Public Enemies." Johnny Depp's name helped raise $3.1 billion in the US and over $7.6 billion worldwide.
Depp has been nominated for numerous awards for his acting. For the role of Sweeney Todd, he received the Golden Globe and for the position of Jack Sparrow - the Screen Actors Guild Award. Also, Johnny Depp was twice awarded the title of Sexiest Man (People magazine in 2003 and 2009). In 2012, Depp got into the Guinness Book with the most significant fee of $ 75 million.
It is now known that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Trump made his fortune by constructing office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf clubs. Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the election and will officially take office on January 20, 2017. Donald Trump will become the oldest president in US history.
Born in New York, Donald Trump received a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
As early as 1971, he gained control of his father, Fred Trump's construction firm. Now this company has become the most significant holding called the Trump Organization.
Nicole Marie Kidman is from Australia. Her film career began in 1983. Nicole starred in several Australian films and television programs, but the 1989 thriller Dead Calm shot. World fame Kidman made films "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Far, Far Away" (1992), and "Batman Forever" (1995).
Success was consolidated by films of the second half of the 1990s. For his role in the musical "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), Kidman won her second Golden Globe for Moulin Rouge! and the first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
But for the role of Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002), Oscar Kidman was still given. She finally proved to the world that she is a serious and worthy dramatic actress.
Nicole Kidman's key films are To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), and Others (2001). "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Translator" (2005), "Australia" (2008).
For his role in the film "Rabbit Hole" (2010), Kidman was nominated for an Oscar for the third time. And in 2012, she received an Emmy for her role in the mini-series Hemingway & Gellhorn.
Kidman became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1994 and UNIFEM in 2006. Kidman has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Golden Globes, an Oscar, and a BAFTA Award. In 2006, Nicole Kidman was recognized as the highest-paid actress in the world. She owns the production company Blossom Films.
The real name of the actress and film director Natalie Portman is Natalie Hershlag, and she was born in Jerusalem.
At 12, Portman was invited to a role in the film "Leon" along with Jean Reno and Gary Oldman.
In the 1990s, Portman starred in the films "Heat," "Everybody Says I Love You," and "Mars Attacks." In the late 1990s, she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel.
The actress focused on her studies and graduated from Harvard with a degree in Psychology. Despite this, she managed to star in Garden State, Proximity, V for Vendetta, and My Blueberry Nights. For her role in Intimacy, she received a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA award. Don't miss Black Swan (2010), starring Natalie Portman.
Kylie Ann Minogue made her way to fame through the Australian TV series Neighbors (mid-1980s). After that, the ambitious Australian began to make her way to the stage. According to Warner Music Australia, Kylie has sold over 65 million records worldwide.
A contract with British composers Stock, Aitken & Waterman gave her a series of hits. But by the early 1990s. Cooperation fizzled out, and Minogue terminated the contract in 1992.
Kylie refused the services of guest composers and began to make her way. Sales dropped sharply. But in 2000, everything changed, and Kylie became an international dance-pop star. Her videos are considered provocative, and her stage shows break all records in scale and size.
Kylie is considered to have the longest and most successful career in show business; Even native Australia succumbed to her charms; By the way, in the film "Moulin Rouge!" (2001), Kylie plays the absinthe fairy. She occasionally appears in movies—every time - in severe and dramatic roles.
Kate and Ashley Olsen
Identical actresses Kate and Ashley were born on June 13, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Kate and Ashley created their brand under which they produce clothes. Of course, like twins, each admits that she loves her sister dearly. At 17, the girls realized the fickleness of acting careers and founded their own production company. So they also became the youngest film producers in Hollywood.
Naomi Campbell is an iconic British top model and actress, the first black woman to appear on the covers of Vogue and Times magazines.
Naomi Campbell was raised by a single mother, Valerie Campbell, an Afro-Jamaican ballerina. And in keeping with her mother's wishes, Naomi Campbell never saw her father abandon 18-year-old Valerie two months after the birth of their daughter. As a child, Naomi Campbell was mainly in the care of a nanny while her mother toured Europe. Naomi Campbell had a strained relationship with her stepfather; the girl did not want to accept a new dad, and scandals often occurred in the house. At the age of 10, Naomi herself began to study ballet. After school, she entered the London Academy of Performing Arts for acting.
Naomi Campbell runs a charity project with the Dalai Lama to raise money through UNESCO for kindergartens in poor communities worldwide. In 2006, an image of Naomi Campbell was released on Austrian postage stamps.
In 2010, the program "Let them talk" shoots a particular issue in honor of Naomi Campbell's move to Russia for permanent residence.
In 2012, Naomi Campbell participated in opening the Summer Olympic Games in London.
In November 2012, Naomi Campbell agreed to host The Face's reality show. The new project is aimed at finding new faces in the modeling business.
German top model, actress, and TV presenter Heidi Klum has been considered one of the most famous models in the world since the late 1990s. Her career began in 1992 when Heidi Klum won the top prize in Thomas Gottschalk's Late-Night-Show. The 19-year-old schoolgirl won the competition against 25,000 competitors, and as a prize, she signed a contract with a modeling agency for $300,000. After leaving school, she abandoned her studies as a fashion designer in Düsseldorf and pursued her modeling career. Since 1993, Heidi Klum has been living in the USA.
World fame came to Heidi Klum in 1998, when her photo in a swimsuit was printed on the cover of the American magazine Sports Illustrated, whose circulation reached 20 million in the United States. In addition, Klum became one of the leading models of Victoria's Secret, one of the "angels." The popular magazine's Vogue and ELLE also came out with a photo of Heidi Klum on the cover. However, Klum never belonged to the group of models who walked the catwalks during the big shows in Paris, Milan, or New York.
Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. is the youngest of four children of teacher Mayme Edna Freeman, née Revere, and hairdresser Morgan Porterfield Freeman.
On stage, Morgan made his debut at nine, playing one of the roles in a school play. After that, he regularly took part in various productions, and spoke on the radio. After graduating from school, Morgan did not study acting, despite the predisposition to the artistic profession and the scholarship to study dramatic art, but joined the US Air Force.
After serving four years, Freeman retired, moved to Los Angeles, and began working as a clerk. In his spare time, he attended drama classes at The Pasadena Playhouse School of Performing Arts and took choreography lessons. In the first half of the 1960s, Freeman moved to New York, where he worked as a dancer and actor in various theater companies.
In 1964, the actor made his screen debut, appearing as an extra in the film The Pawnbroker and playing a cameo role in the television series Another World. Since then, Morgan Freeman has played over a hundred roles in film and television and has repeatedly participated in various shows and documentary projects.
American rapper, producer, and designer. He was born in the family of photojournalist Ray West and professor of English Donda West. The boy's parents divorced when he was three years old. Kanye was fond of creativity: he wrote poetry, painted, and studied music. In the third grade, he began to rap, and at the age of 13, he persuaded his mother to pay for recording in the studio.
After school, West entered the American Academy of Arts, where he studied drawing, then moved to the State University of Chicago but left it to devote himself entirely to music. The young man began his musical career in the mid-90s, and was the producer of Grav, D-Dot. Kanye later formed the Go-Getters with his fellow rappers. The group recorded their album, but officially it never saw the light of day.
West collaborated with many famous artists as a producer, but no one saw him as a rapper. Despite the doubts of his colleagues, Kanye released his debut album The College Dropout, which took second place on the Billboard 200 chart in the first week after the release. The rapper's next albums received favorable reviews from critics and West was repeatedly nominated for a Grammy.
In addition to music, the rapper is actively involved in the fashion industry: he has his own Pastelle clothing collection, he also collaborated with Nike and Adidas. West spares no time and effort for charity.
In the second half of the 20th century, the stand-up genre emerged in the United States - a conversational performance in which the artist speaks directly to the audience. The members of this collection have something to say.
List of Famous Comedians Who Made us Laugh Hard and Often!
Comedian, from the German Komiker, Komikus is an actor who performs comic roles. Recently, in our country, comedians, and the stand-up genre in general, are gaining more and more popularity. Today we decided to recall the pioneers - the most famous comic actors in the world.
One of the genre pioneers, actor, and writer, winner of four Grammy awards and the Mark Twain Award.
Carlin started as a DJ at a radio station, then put on comedy numbers in nightclubs, and was a frequent guest on various TV shows. His popularity grew like a snowball. In total, the artist released 14 full-length stand-ups.
In his books and speeches, Karlin destroys all the foundations of modern society and universal human values. There are no taboo topics for his penetrating gaze and devastating humor - religious dogmas, gender stereotypes, political correctness, mass media, politics, patriotism, and the institution of the family. Some of his monologues fell under proceedings in the US Supreme Court.
The most influential black comedian, social critic, and actor, whose popularity peaked in the 1970s-1980s. Richard Pryor is the typical African American that Hollywood has portrayed. He was not poor, but he robbed neighbors' houses and often got caught as a child. At 19, Pryor attacked the owners of a club owned by the Italian mafia with a toy gun. He was the son of a boxer and a prostitute and was raised by his grandmother in a brothel, of which she was the mistress.
The five-time Emmy winner started as an entertainer. He soon became a regular on the television entertainment shows The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Pryor's popularity quickly grew, and he decided to try his hand at the Las Vegas stage, where he was waiting for success as a stand-up comedian.
In 2004, Pryor was ranked number one on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Artists of All Time. In a 2005 British poll by The Comedian, Pryor was ranked the tenth best comedy figure.
Although Andy was often called a comedian, Kaufman never called himself that. He refused to do jokes or comedies, at least not in the way that others did. Kaufman considered himself an anti-comedian, an artist of the absurd, and called himself "an artist who dances and sings." In his numbers, Andy always evoked different feelings in the audience - from numbness and disgust to uncontrollable laughter. For him, there were no boundaries in the invented jokes.
In addition to being weird, Andy Kaufman has wrapped himself in mystery. Until now, many believe that he did not die at all, and is just waiting in the wings to appear in public. After all, he joked many times during his lifetime that he would do just that. The fog was added by his brother, who in 2013 stated that he found a note from Andy almost immediately after his death.
Some are still not sure if the artist really died or just faked his death.
The most recognizable American stand-up comedian of our time.
Started as a writer for other comedians and TV presenters. Success came to him when Louis was already over 40. He made a name for himself on the subject of a midlife crisis. C.K. exploits the image of an irritated man who is divorced, has two daughters and eats immoderately. The humor may seem very cynical, but the presentation leaves no doubt - Louis C.K. sincerely loves people.
American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. Winner of two Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.
At first glance, Chappelle is a typical African-American comedian, talking about racism, weed and "brothers". In reality, he is completely atypical: he talks about the same thing, but in a different way. Therefore, viewers with different skin colors come to his concerts. His low calm voice is combined with rhythm and passion. Chappelle does not draw conclusions for the viewer, but each story provides food for thought.
An English comedian for whom nothing is sacred. A second ago he was joking with dwarfs, and right now he is mocking the city in which he gives his concert. Although sometimes the performance is divided into peculiar headings, like a TV show.
Not everyone likes his sharp jokes and dark humor, which Carr takes lightly, saying that people have the right to be offended, but he also has the right to freely joke about whatever he wants.
Subtle British humor and impeccable one-lines make any black joke in his performance first of all funny. This allows Carr to avoid responsibility for his insults. In most cases.
Woody Allen is a man whose prowess as a stand-up comedian can only be judged by audio recordings and rare surviving video recordings. At the end of many shows, Allen recommended buying his record. Those who did this helped posterity learn what troubles and sores plagued the neurotic from Brooklyn. The future director talked about doctors and failures with women, and also noticed the absurdities in the life of a big city, which later became fragments of many of his films. Allen still inspires young people to conquer the scene with sincere and self-deprecating jokes.
One of the most significant stand-up artists of all time, George Carlin took to the stage with ruthless pamphlets denouncing the state and human stupidity. He ridiculed the routine phrases on board the aircraft, the bombastic statements of environmentalists and the supporting piles of politically correct America. In parallel with the caustic concerts, Karlin also appeared on the wide screen. He collaborated with Kevin Smith three times - on Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob and Jersey Girl. Karlin was dissatisfied with most of his acting work.
Oscar winner (with four nominations) and five-time Golden Globe winner, Robin Williams was a stand-up comedian in the seventies, performing at The Comedy Store club along with the iconic Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Then he had a television career and success in big movies, but in the early 2000s, Williams returned to his roots. He recorded two stand-up gigs where he mocked the names of hurricanes, the last American presidents, tiny electric cars and raccoons, for which ecological separation of garbage is a real punishment. Watching Williams is interesting not only because of the jokes, but also because of the performance skills - he can be given a second Oscar for drawing sketches “by roles”.
In the eighties, Murphy walked around the stage in a tight leather suit, was afraid that one of the men in the audience would stare at his ass, and cursed as often as he could not afford, now a family movie star. African-American stand-up comedians have become a self-sufficient niche in the humor market since Richard Pryor, and the glib Murphy proved to be one of the brightest wisecracking storytellers: he parodied Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and also spoke with equal frankness about sex and childhood love of ice cream.
When Jim Carrey left the stage and moved to the big screen, his stage image did not change much: the “rubber-faced man” continued to amuse the audience with eccentric antics. An emotional story about situations from life was accompanied by pantomime, the apotheosis of which can be considered the image of famous personalities. Carrey is probably the only one who parodied Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Clint Eastwood without a single word - he showed this number exclusively with facial expressions with a striking portrait resemblance.
Chris Rock, following Pryor and Murphy, spoke about the life of an African American in the United States, complained that it has become increasingly difficult to defend rap lately, and did not hesitate to attack the state. "The government doesn't want you to use your drugs, they want you to use their drugs," he declared from the stage. Rock is often said to have changed the face of American humor. However, in the cinema he was less fortunate. Chris Rock was not as successful as Eddie Murphy, but starred twice with Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob, Dogma), voiced a zebra in the Madagascar trilogy, wrote a semi-autobiographical script for the TV series Everybody Hates Chris. , and acted as a director in two more films.
Raised to comedian from high school prankster, Adam Sandler took to the stage in the 1980s as the goofy simpleton that Reese Darby (Always Say Yes and Rock Wave) now uses with equal success. Giggling at his own jokes, Sandler spoke in a thin voice about talking to girls. In a normal voice, he could tell, for example, about the teammates of the famous basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, who set an NBA record by scoring one hundred points in one match. The remaining four, according to Sandler, approached the team leader and said: "Listen, man, I'm open." With such baggage in the early nineties, the native of Brooklyn got on television, acted in films - and away we go.
The young Jud Apatow, speaking to the bar's patrons, looked like the slightly chubbier Ross from Friends, who preferred jokes about his own laziness and wasted life to dinosaurs. Dressed in a formal suit, Apatow looked like a lawyer or a traveling salesman. Twenty years ago, hardly anyone would have recognized him as the “king of comedy” from mass culture. However, before becoming a director, Apatow managed to work on stage on his own, and later supplied Jimm Carrey and other comedians with material.
Gaining fame after The Hangover, Galifainakis made many people learn his hard-to-pronounce last name. The fame of the native of North Carolina was a matter of time: on stage, he was not much different from his extravagant on-screen character. The audience was delighted with the unhurried monologues that he uttered over a bottle of beer. “I look like fat Jesus,” Zach hung from the stage. "Be careful, I'm really funny."
Seth Rogen made people laugh long before Donnie Darko and The 40 Year Old Virgin. One of the main associates of Jud Appatow, he went on stage from the age of twelve. The first speeches contained observations about school, unruly hair, and how hard it is for a child in a Jewish family. The main problem, according to Rogen, is the grandparents. However, even then the comedian knew how to turn a minus into a plus: “Once I asked for a cup of milk, and received $ 20.” Perhaps much in the career of a guy from Canada has developed in a similar way.
Bill Burr is a cynical American comedian, actor, writer, musician, and producer. He started his stand-up career in 1992 and has since released six quite successful shows. But other projects have brought him popularity: his own weekly podcast Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, appearances on radio shows and podcasts of other comedians, participation in the voice acting of GTA 4, a small role in the TV series Breaking Bad, and much more.
Bill Burr claims that his style was partly influenced by George Carlin. Burr's humor has been described as "furious". His speeches look rude, chauvinistic, indecent. He always chooses the most politically incorrect topics, ridiculing the excessive tolerance of the modern world. But it's his politically incorrectness and fearlessness that make his stand-up show so appealing.
American actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is known all over the world as a talented TV presenter, but she started her career with stand-up, and very successful. Back in the 70s, when Ellen was about 20 years old, she began performing in coffee houses and clubs, gradually gaining popularity and moving to a television audience. And in the 80s, the comedian was talked about all over the country, calling the funniest person on American television.
Ellen DeGeneres starred on the sitcom Ellen for four years, playing a bookstore owner. Although the series did not receive high television ratings, critics praised it, especially noting the talent of the comedian. In the 2000s, Ellen began to offer to host the Emmy, Grammy and other awards ceremonies. She turned out to be a great host, she was even nominated for an Emmy for hosting the ceremony.
Ellen is bright, funny and cheerful, without rudeness, unnecessary cynicism and vulgarity, but with wonderful self-irony. Her performances are very laid back and she improvises well.
Bo Burnham is a young but already popular American comedian and musician. He started his career in an unusual way compared to other comedians: from a Youtube channel where he uploaded his funny songs with guitar and electric piano. Then he started posting comedy videos about religion, gender, homosexuality, disability. Bo soon began to perform in clubs and on television, and in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival he was nominated for the prize for the best comedy show.
Bo Burnham starred in several TV series and wrote and produced the sitcom Zach Stone Is Going to Be Big. But his main hobbies are still music and comedy.
Bo Burnham's performances can be called a musical comedy, but not in the classic version, when the songs are simply accompanied by jokes. Burnham's shows are more interesting, with jokes interrupted by songs and pantomimes, as if the comedian is mocking a classic stand-up.
Sarah Silverman is an American stand-up actress and satirist, comedy writer. Sarah first performed in the comedy genre at the age of 17, in the late 80s. Although she described her performance as terrible, her career took off quickly. Soon, Sarah began to perform in a satirical talk show on television, act in comedy series and create her own shows.
Sarah starred in dozens of films and TV series. Since 2007, she has been producing the weekly show The Sarah Silverman Program. In 2009, Silverman received an Emmy Award.
Sarah calls herself a "Jewish comedian". She often uses the themes of racism and the Holocaust in her speeches. Her stand-up is laced with deep satire and is often accompanied by black humor.
American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks lived a short life but gained immense recognition after his death. He performed in the 80s and 90s, shocking the audience with obscene language, black humor and discussion of the most controversial topics. Hicks deliberately challenged the mainstream in comedy by getting people to not just laugh at jokes, but to learn new things and think for themselves.
In his stand-up speeches, Bill Hicks criticized the banality and superficiality of popular culture. He wanted people to think more deeply and live more consciously. Hicks ridiculed the media, consumerism and philistinism. His cynical humor was not liked by everyone, but after Hicks' death, he was called one of the greatest comedians of all time.
Love is something abstract. It cannot be described in words, it can only be felt. Love is not subject to time, logic, and any laws. It is elusive. We each have our own language and vision of love. Therefore, we will not try to understand this eternal question - "what is love?".
Instead, we will share with you 40 psychological facts that will convince you that love is an amazing feeling.
About love from the point of view of psychology
1. Most people fall in love through eye contact. And this happens within the first 30 seconds. Love at first sight in action!
2. Heart and truth can be broken. Research has shown that major traumatic events—breakup, divorce, physical distance, or the loss of a loved one—can cause real physical pain in a person’s heart. This condition is known as broken heart syndrome. It occurs when deep emotional triggers upset the brain and weaken a person's heart, causing symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Generally, the syndrome is more common in women than in men and can be mistaken for a heart attack.
3. When we look at a person we like, our pupils dilate by 45%. It makes us more attractive.
4. A person gradually falls in love with someone with whom he spends a lot of time - for example, a classmate or colleague. This psychological phenomenon is known as the exposure effect. Thanks to it, people tend to be attracted to each other depending on the time spent together.
5. People are more attracted to those who are as attractive as they are. This is called the matching hypothesis. Many social researchers point out that people choose their partners or romantic relationships according to a certain pattern. For example, if you are an attractive person, you would most likely want to be with the prettiest person in your neighborhood, at work, or at school/university.
6. Holding the hand of a loved one will reduce mental and physical pain.
7. One look is enough to fall in love. After all, the eyes are the mirror of the soul. So be careful who you look at. When we look at someone, our body releases phenylethylamine, a chemical that is associated with the body's fight-or-flight response.
8. Giving freedom is a love paradox. The more independence you give your partner, the more attached he will be to you.
9. Sometimes love can turn into an addiction. If this happens, it is better to end the relationship.
10. Talkative women and silent men tend to make the best couples.
11. Men fall in love faster than women.
12. When a person sees someone he loves, his heartbeat involuntarily quickens.
13. People marry people they can't live without, not people they can live with for the rest of their lives.
14. If you love cuddling, you'll be glad to know that cuddling is a natural pain reliever. When two people hug, their brain releases oxytocin, the hug hormone. Oxytocin reduces headaches and acts as a pain reliever for up to 4 hours. Therefore, if you feel tired, stressed or in pain, hugs are a great alternative to any painkillers.
15. A photo of a loved one can also relieve pain. Scientists have proven that the presence of a loved one helps a sick patient recover. The same works with his image. In a study conducted among people who were in pain, some participants were shown photos of their loved ones, while others were played with words (for distraction). Pain was significantly reduced in those who were shown pictures than in participants who were alternatively played games.
16. Partners who have similar interests and tastes are unlikely to last long in a romantic relationship.
It's the same with complete opposites, despite the popular belief that opposites attract. As a rule, couples who are either too similar or too different cannot be together for long. According to the researchers, there should always be a solid basis for similarities, as well as what both people can learn from each other.
17. People in love are chemically similar to those with OCD. Studies have shown that couples who are in the early stages of love have lower levels of serotonin, which is associated with happiness and well-being, and higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Similar rates are observed in people with OCD - obsessive-compulsive disorder. This is why we feel, act, or imagine ourselves differently than usual when we fall in love with someone.
18. When it comes to long-term relationships, usually people prefer an attractive face to a beautiful body.
However, when people are looking for entertainment, the body wins - and it's all because of physical attraction.
19. Simply expressing gratitude to the people you love causes an instant surge of happiness.
20. The expression "butterflies in the stomach" is a real sensation caused by the release of adrenaline.
21. Research has shown that if people meet each other in a dangerous situation, they are more likely to fall in love with each other than if they meet in a peaceful environment. For example, two people are more likely to fall in love if they meet on a white water rafting trip instead of in an office.
22. Men are psychologically turned on by women in red. This color is closely associated with desire and attraction. For example, according to some reports, women are more likely to wear red clothes during the fertile phases of the menstrual cycle.
23. When you find out that someone likes you, a small part of you starts loving him back.
24. Some people can't bear the loss of loved ones and die after a few months or years due to mental or physical illness.
25. 64% of people change their appearance after a breakup.
26. Good relationships are about two things: firstly, you need to appreciate similarities, and secondly, you need to respect differences.
27. Research shows that long-distance relationships are just as satisfying as regular relationships in
terms of communication, intimacy, and commitment.
28. The main cause of depression is unsuccessful love stories.
29. Women are involuntarily drawn to cheerful men with a good sense of humor.
Girls like to be happy, so a man who makes them laugh attracts them like a magnet.
30. We always associate the person we love with our favorite songs.
31. They say the most important thing in a relationship is trust. But it's not. Time is what matters most. It is over time that trust, friendship, and boundless and inseparable bonds grow.
32. Happiness Is Contagious, Research Shows It can be difficult for people to walk away from someone who is happy, or not to love someone who is happy, simply because such people are nice to be around.
33. The more you ignore someone you like, the more you fall in love with him.
34. Men with a lower voice are more likely to sound attractive than males with a higher voice.
35. Women first experience pleasure psychologically before experiencing it physically.
For men, it's exactly the opposite.
36. It takes only 4 minutes for a person to understand whether he likes someone or not. So if you want to make a good impression on someone, you don't have much time! It is believed that getting and holding someone's attention has more to do with body language, tone, and speed of your voice than what you actually say.
37. When two loving people look into each other's eyes for 3 minutes, their heart rate is synchronized.
38. Testosterone is a powerful male hormone that attracts women with its scent. Cologne that mimics the smell of testosterone can make a woman pay attention to a man.
39. Falling in love is like a cocaine addiction: it produces the same chemical euphoria and almost the same effect on a person's mind.
40. Twenty-year-old men feel emotional pain after a breakup more than women.
Internet marketing is the promotion of goods and services through online services. Depending on the size of the business and the niche they occupy, entrepreneurs use different channels, ranging from PPC to blogging, where they share useful content. For example, they show how-to videos to promote brand products naturally.
Unlike traditional advertising in newspapers, television, radio, banners, billboards, posters, Internet marketing functions online.
It provides powerful lead generation and communication tools to interact with your audience, measure engagement and brand loyalty. Popular internet marketing channels include email marketing, PPC, SMM, instant messengers, chat bots, web push notifications, and search engine optimization.
Today, mastering the skills of working in Internet marketing is a must for every entrepreneur. Read on with Bemorepanda to find out 40 interesting facts about internet marketing.
1. In three years, the number of social media users has grown by more than 12%. In 2017, there were 2.46 billion, and now it is 2.77 billion.
2. 81% of marketers find that their audience grows if they invest at least 6 hours a week in social media marketing.
3. Infographics are shared on social media and get 3x more likes than any other type of content. On average in the world in B2B, the most popular social networks are LinkedIn (82%), Twitter (66%), YouTube (64%), Facebook (41%) and SlideShare (38%).
5. 71% of users who have a positive social media experience with a brand are likely to recommend it to others.
6. Top brands have a 4.21% follower engagement rate on Instagram, 58 times higher than Facebook and 120 times higher than Twitter.
7. Twitter has 336 million monthly active users, Facebook 2.27 billion, Instagram 1 billion, and LinkedIn 500 million.
8. On social networks, people spend an average of 2 hours 15 minutes a day.
9. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are the main messengers for messaging, with over 50% of users using either one or the other.
10. Snapchat is the most popular among Gen Z - 38% use it regularly.
11. Instagram Stories is used by over 400 million people every month.
12. Every month brands exchange with users more than 2 billion messages. 45.8% of people prefer to contact the business via messaging rather than email.
13. More than 90% of marketers using a social media influencer strategy find it successful.
The number of sales directly depends on the website loading speed
14. Worldwide e-commerce sales in 2020 are expected to reach $ 3.45 trillion.
15. One second of delay in page load speed can cost you a 7% loss in conversions. Sites on the first page of Google search results load in less than 2000 milliseconds on average.
17. According to Pingdom, the fastest website to date is bhphotovideo.com, followed by hm.com and bestbuy.com, all loading in less than 0.5 seconds.
18. It is estimated that in 2020 about 47.3% of the world's population will make online purchases.
19. Online grocery stores will reach $ 100 billion in revenue by 2025 and will occupy 20% of the total grocery market.
20. Despite the increase in the use of mobile devices, users continue to shop from desktop computers.
21. At least one in four people will shop online at least once a week. Yet even in the US, only 28% of small businesses sell their products online.
22.71% of shoppers think it's more profitable to shop online than in stores.
23.28% of online shoppers will abandon a purchase if shipping costs are too high.
24. Using product videos can increase purchases by 144%. 25. 47% of all online orders are delivered free of charge.
26. Buyers are willing to spend 30% more on products if the seller offers free shipping.
27. Although the majority of smartphone and tablet owners (68%) tried to make a purchase on their device, two thirds (66%) were unable to complete the purchase due to difficulties encountered during checkout.
28. Every year, people refuse to complete $ 18 billion worth of purchases.
29. The mobile opt-out rate is 97%, compared to 70-75% for desktop computers.
30. The main reasons for cart abandonment are: too high shipping costs, not ready to buy, no location on the list for free shipping, shipping cost information is too late, and websites loading too slowly.
31. The average age of buyers in B2B is up to 35 years.
32.71% of all buyers start searching for goods and services with general queries without specifying a brand.
Responsive design for any device and your application is vital
33. About 53% of emails are opened by people on mobile devices, while if the subject line of the email is personalized, the probability of opening increases by 25%.
34.70% of users do not like ads on smartphones.
35.89% of time spent on a smartphone is spent on apps, and the remaining 11% on websites.
36. Mobile usage has almost caught up with desktop: 48.2% of all online traffic is on mobile and tablet devices.
Blogs are alive and actively engaging an audience
37. Unlike social media, long blog posts generate 9 times more leads than short ones.
38. The most popular content marketing strategies are blogging (65%), social media (65%) and case studies (64%). In addition, 78% of B2B buyers read case studies while researching a proposal, as well as white papers, watch webinars, download e-books and third-party analytics reports.
39. Blogging continues to be the number one marketing strategy for companies (according to 45% of surveyed marketers).
40. 81% of users trust the information found on blogs. In the US, 61% of shoppers made a purchase based on blog recommendations.