Famous Actors and Actresses Who Have Addicted for Drug and Alcohol

1. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Child star Drew Barrymore’s drug abuse in her teenage years found her controversial fame with two trips to rehab that motivated her to get back on track with her career.


2. Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate OlsenActress Mary-Kate Olsen suffered anorexia and cocaine addiction that took her to rehab. The Olsen twins, have since designed a $55,000 pill-covered handbag.

3. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay LohanOnce the adorable child star in the original “The Parent Trap,” Lindsay Lohan has since gone all out with doing coke, violating probation, heavy drinking, various rehab stints, and at least 90 days in jail.

4. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr


Robert Downey Jr.Although actor Robert Downey Jr. first tried drugs at the young age of six, it wasn’t until 1996 that he faced his first drug-related arrest, leading him to a three-year probation as well as mandatory drug testing and assessment.

5. Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger



Heath Ledger“The Dark Knight” star Heath Ledger died in 2008 of a toxic combination of six prescription drugs.

5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp became a heavy drinker simply because of his claim to fame. He couldn’t speak at ceremonies without the help of alcohol.

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" Review ( 2014 )

The Wolf Of Wall Street
“I always wanted to be rich,” rattles the voiceover of Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), inevitably recalling goodfella Henry Hill’s “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” The cacophonous trading floor spreads out before Jordan’s wide blue eyes: green numbers hurtle across bulbous screens; manic men scream into phones. “You wanna know what money sounds like? ‘Fuck this, shit that, cunt, cock, asshole’.”


Welcome to Martin Scorsese’s 22nd feature film, another of his examinations of the rites and rituals of a particular sect, be it the wiseguys of ‘70s Little Italy (Mean Streets) or the society scions of late 19th-Century New York (The Age Of Innocence).
With its rise-and-fall arc, its hedonism and hubris, its gleeful exploration of the dark side of the America Dream, its money, crime and narcs, its sex, drugs and rock’n’roll (though the soundtrack also takes in Madness, Simon & Garfunkel and a fair bit of Euro pop), The Wolf Of Wall Street forms a loose trilogy with GoodFellas and Casino. And if it can’t quite match the energy and quality of those classics, it nonetheless stands as Scorsese’s finest for 15 years.

When we first meet Jordan Belfort, he’s more pup than wolf, his lowest-rung job at L.F. Rothschild requiring him only to “smile and dial”. A first-day lunch with big boss Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey, hilarious) sows the seeds of the chaos to come, though: Hanna advises him that the stock market is “all fugazi” while preaching the worthlessness of morals and the necessity of greed, cocaine and, to stay relaxed, jerking off twice daily. Then, on 19 October, 1987, the very day Jordan becomes a licensed broker, the market crashes and Rothschild goes under.

Jordan joins a penny-stocks firm in Long Island, employing a bunch of expert salesmen (mainly weed) from his old Queens neighbourhood and making Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill, terrific) VP despite his phosphorescent teeth and shoulder-slung pastel sweaters.
The triumphant result is named Stratton Oakmont, and if there’s one thing these guys know how to do, besides sell, it’s party – Jordan blows $26,000 on a lunch, is married to a model, shags prostitutes five, six times a week, and hoovers Quaaludes, Xanax, cocaine and morphine. It’s only a matter of time before the FBI (in the form of Kyle Chandler) come calling…

Perhaps deciding the crazed behaviour is enough, perhaps thinking he took stylistic verve as far as it could go in GoodFellas, Scorsese shoots largely with a static camera. His use of whip pans, crash zooms, freeze frames and tracking shots proves so infrequent that Spielberg, visiting the set, suggested he might want to move the camera. But TWOWS is far from muzzled.
New collaborator Rodrigo Prieto’s busy compositions combine with old hand Thelma Schoonmaker’s confident cutting to create pace and bustle, and DiCaprio, slick as his black hair and resplendent in a flurry of sharp suits and loud ties, routinely addresses viewers down the barrel of the lens.

It is, of course, all part of Scorsese’s plan to charm viewers into accepting Belfort’s outrageously selfish, unthinkingly cruel behaviour. It works, too – more so because Terence Winter’s (Boardwalk EmpireThe Sopranos) screenplay cleaves to our anti-hero, refusing to investigate the fallout of his misdeeds as he steals from rich and poor alike to line his own pockets (and mirror). It’s a decision some will take issue with, just as some, justifiably, accuse Scorsese of being in thrall to his gangsters.
But this is Jordan’s tale, and it’s sold by a magnetic, never-better DiCaprio. “I fucked her brains out… for 11 seconds,” runs the voiceover as he collapses on top of Naomi (Margot Robbie), a beauty who is to become his trophy wife. Humour and bracing honesty go a long way towards balancing Jordan’s shockingly aggressive pursuit of ‘happiness’.

A touch too long, yet never slack, at three hours, TWOWS benefits from independent funding, Scorsese’s brass balls and an A-grade cast’s turbulent improvisations to emerge as an epic, boldly broad screwball comedy about the state of America, then and now.

"Her" Movie Review ( 2014 )


"Her" Movie Review
Mobile dating app Tinder was little more than a twinkle in a developer’s eye when Spike Jonze was writing his wry, singular screenplay for Her. But its advent has only made the movie’s imagined future feel more relevant.

In an early scene, Joaquin Phoenix’s lonely writer Theodore scans a selection of audio-only personal ads, in search of a voice that appeals. “Is anybody out there?” one asks, plaintively. The ostensible aim is phone sex – instant gratification – but the real endgame is connection, in any form, with anyone.

Set in a future where technology has advanced while fashion has regressed (high-waisted trousers abound), Her sees recently divorced Theo gradually fall for Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an artificially intelligent operating system who is first his secretary, then his confidante, and finally his lover.

Recalling last year’s sharp, unsettling Ruby Sparks, she is pre-programmed as his dream girl, based on a brief answer he gives to a question about about his mother. “Love is a form of socially acceptable insanity,” Theo’s neighbour Amy (Amy Adams) reasons, upon hearing the news.

Dating an OS isn’t unheard of in this future, and Jonze depicts it with compassion. A doomed hook-up between Theo and a blind date (Olivia Wilde) is shot in lurching close-ups and feels more artificial and frightening than any of his warm and intimate exchanges with Samantha.

Though Her’s scenario isn’t exactly an everyday one, the pain, joy and fear that Jonze depicts feels universal. The shifting power dynamic between Theo and Samantha as she begins to dream and hope and move beyond her programming feels painfully authentic.

She clings on and he’s remote, then he invests and she withdraws. Despite a few wobbles, it’s a convincing dance, sustained as much by Johansson’s vivid, vulnerable vocal performance as by Phoenix’s brittle turn.

Nothing in Her’s world exists for the sake of it: every techno-quirk has something to say. One especially sharp comedic strand sees Amy develop a videogame called Perfect Mom, in which points are won by making other mums jealous and lost by feeding your kids processed sugar.

In a more unsettling scene, Samantha hires a surrogate to have sex with Theo on her behalf, using her voice via an earpiece. That disconnect between sound and touch, between physical sensation and emotional impact, is at the heart of this shrewd, often funny and occasionally brutal exploration of intimacy.

Top 10 Best Hollywood Film Directors of all Time

“Movies can and do have a tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood” said Walt Disney. He is definitely right. A movie, like a book, can change your life. It can change the way you think. It can make you a better person, for there’s an electrical thing about the movies. It captures our imagination like no other. The movies we watch in childhood shape the way we think and they influence us to a great extent. There have been so many movies that are larger than life and coming of age. So many movies that have revolutionized the way we think. They may be cliché, but somehow the characters have sashayed into our lives! Few Hollywood movies are laudable and very praiseworthy, for the way they have been made.
A film is a fountain of thought. When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea. An idea that has grappled your mind! Something you want to show the world. You show the world to look at things from a new perspective, from your perspective.  It all comes down to the director. Their job is not easy. To handle so many people on the sets, to tutor the actors and to set the scenes, it requires great vision. Directors are answerable to the audience, so they always make credible movies. Whether it is about the subtleties of human emotions, or a sci-fi movie or a romcom. This article lists out ten famous Hollywood directors. It is not exhaustive, as there are too many talented directors out there. But these are some big names that every one of us would have heard.  Here they are:
10. Quentin Tarantino
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is a well known American director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He’s the man behind “Pulp Fiction”, a movie that is loved by thousand even today! His first movie, “Reservoir Dogs” won him accolades! He is the man behind “Inglorious Basterds”. QT, as few call him, made a bizarre mix of pop music and art house cinema.  His thrillers are famous for their witty and satirical dialogues. His “Kill Bill” series made Uma Therman very popular.  He has received many awards, including the Academy awards, Golden Globe award and the prestigious Palme D’Or.

9. Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Oscar in the best director category.  She won this award for the movie, “The Hurt Locker” in 2008. She was married to fellow director, James Cameron. Kathryn is known for her visuals and awesome action sequences.  She is a very talented painter too. In the year 2010, she was named in the Time 100 list of ‘most influential people of the year’. Her recent movie is “Zero Dark Thirty”, which was released in 2012.

8. Woody Allen

Woody Allen
Woody Allen is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century. If you appreciate true cinematic beauty and simplicity, then you will love Woody Allen’s movies.  He is best known for his light hearted romantic comedies, which contain a dash of slapstick. His movies portray the women as having strong characters. Some of his most famous movies are, “Annie Hall”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Manhattan” etc. He has the most number of Academy Award nominations as a screenwriter. He has won four Oscars. In 2007, a Spanish university conferred him with a PhD Honoris Causa.
7. Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is a famous American director. His origin is Italian. He is best known for “The Godfather” trilogy, which is based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo.  In the 1960s, he emerged as one of the leading directors of the 20th century. He first gained critical acclaim as a screenwriter and even won an Academy Award for “Patton” in 1970. He is a legend, for directing some of the greatest movies ever. His career had suffered a setback initially. But his unwavering determination made him successful. “Apocalypse Now” marked the end of the golden period in his career.

6. Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese is known for his gritty, meticulous filmmaking style and is widely considered one of the most important directors of all time. In 1973, he directed “Mean Streets”, which was his first film to be recognized as a masterpiece. In the same movie, he collaborated with Robert De Niro, marking the beginning of one of the most successful partnerships in Hollywood.  He is regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time. He has made some of the most daring films. In 2007, he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He has accolades’ galore and has even won the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to cinema.

5. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock went on to become the most widely known and influential director in the history of world cinema with a significant body of work produced over 50 years. His first American film, Rebecca”, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, “The 39 Steps , “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Psycho.  His movies show eccentric characterization and comedy. Nicknamed, the “Master of Suspense,” Hitchcock received the AFI’s Life Achievement Award in 1979. He died in 1980.

4. Christopher Nolan

Cristopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan is best known for his existential explorations of time and memory. He is intrigued and fascinated by the perception of reality and identity. He is known as one of the most imaginative and innovative storytellers today. He is a director of psychologically demanding movies. If you have watched “Inception”, a brilliant movie without any doubt, and one of its kind, then Nolan will strike your head. His most famous character is Batman. In July 2012, Christopher Nolan became the youngest director to be honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. “The Dark Knight Rises” was one of the biggest films of 2012, grossing about a billion at the box office.

3. James Cameron

James Cameron
James Francis Cameron first found success for directing the sci-fi hit “The Terminator”, in 1984. He is one of the most popular Hollywood directors. After his film “True Lies”, he took on his biggest film at the time “Titanic (1997) which won the Academy Award for best picture and him, the Academy Award for best director and film editing. After Titanic, Cameron began a project that took almost 10 years to make, his science-fiction epic “Avatar” (2009), for which he was nominated for best director and film editing, again. Even today, the movie Titanic is revered by people worldwide and it is one of the greatest movies ever to be made.

2. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is not unheard of. He is one of the most macho of stars. His suave style has made him an international icon. His characters have a trademark expression. In a career that spanned over half a century, actor-director Clint Eastwood managed to become both a top box office draw and an Oscar-winning director.  In 2000, he was awarded the Italian Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for lifetime achievement. In recent years, Eastwood has directed many films, including the Academy Award-winning projects “Unforgiven”, “Mystic River”, “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Changeling”.

1. Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg is a celebrated American director. He is loved by his fans, the world over. He is perhaps the world’s most popular filmmaker. He has made some of the most successful movies ever. In a career of more than four decades, Steven Spielberg’s films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg went on to become the enormously successful and Academy Award-winning director of such films as “Schindler’s List”,” The Color Purple”, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial “and “Saving Private Ryan”. He is one of the most influential film personalities and has countless big grosser are accolades to his name. This list would be incomplete without him and he is the numero uno!

The Top 25 Film Directors of All Time and Their Best Movies

25. Clint Eastwood
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Unforgiven (1992)
2. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
3. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
4. Mystic River (2003)
5. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
24. Tim Burton
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Ed Wood (1994)
2. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
4. Batman (1989)
5.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
23. The Coen Brothers
Their Five Best Flicks:
1. The Big Lebowski (1998)
2. Fargo (1996)
3. Miller's Crossing (1990)
4. No Country for Old Men (2007)
5. Barton Fink (1991)
22. Ridley Scott
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Blade Runner (1982)
2. Alien (1979)
3. Gladiator (2000)
4. Black Hawk Down (2001)
5. Thelma and Louise (1991)
21. David Lynch
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Blue Velvet (1986)
2. Mulholland Drive (2001)
3. The Elephant Man (1080)
4. Eraserhead (1977)
5. The Straight Story (1999)
20. Roman Polanski
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Chinatown (1974)
2. The Pianist (2002)
3. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
4. Tess (1979)
5. Repulsion (1965)
19. FrancoisTruffaut
His Five Best Flicks:
1. The 400 Blows (1959)
2. Jules and Jim (1962)
3. Day for Night (1973)
4. The Last Metro (1980)
5. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
18. Woody Allen
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Annie Hall (1977)
2. Manhattan (1979)
3. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
4. Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
5. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
17. Billy Wilder
His Five Best Flicks:
1. The Apartment (1960)
2. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

3. Double Indemnity (1949)
4. Stalag 17 (1953)
5. The Lost Weekend (1945)
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
3. Kill Bill (2003-04)
4. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
5. Jackie Brown (1997)
15. MIlos Forman
His Five Best Flicks:
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
2. Amadeus (1984)
3. The People Vs. Larry Flint (1996)
4. Man on the Moon (1999)
5. Ragtime (1981)
14. Elia Kazan
His Five Best Flicks:
1. On the Waterfront (1954)
2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
3. East of Eden (1955)
4. Viva Zapata! (1952)
5. America, America (1963)
13. Hayao Miyazaki
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Spirited Away (2001)
2. Princess Mononoke (1997)
3. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
4. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
5. Porco Rosso (1992)
12. John Ford
His Five Best Flicks:
1. The Searchers (1956)
2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
3. The Quiet Man (1952)
4. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
5. How the West Was Won (1962)
11. Luis Bunuel
His Five Best Flicks:
1. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
2. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
3. Belle De Jour (1967)
4. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
5. The Golden Age (1930)
10. David Lean
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
3. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
4. Brief Encounter (1945)
5. A Passage to India (1984)
9. Federico Fellini
His Five Best Flicks:
1. 8 1/2 (1963)
2. La Dolce Vita (1960)
3. La Strada (1954)
4. Satyricon (1969)
5. Amacord (1973)
8. Orson Welles
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
4. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
5. The Trial (1962)
His Five Best Flicks:
1. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
2. Schindler's List (1993)
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
5. The Color Purple (1985)
6. Francis Ford Coppola
His Five Best Flicks:
1. The Godfather (1972)
2 .Apocalypse Now (1979)
3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
4. The Conversation (1974)
5. The Cotton Club (1984)
5. Alfred Hitchcock
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Psycho (1960)
2. Vertigo (1958)
3. The Birds (1963)
4. Rear Window (1954)
5. North by Northwest (1959)
4. Ingmar Bergman
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Persona (1966)
2. The Virgin Spring (1960)
3. Wild Strawberries (1957)
4. Shame (1968)
5. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
3. Martin Scorcese
1. Raging Bull (1980)
2. Taxi Driver (1976)
3. Goodfellas (1990)
4. The Departed (2006)
5. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
2. Akira Kurosawa
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Ran (1985)
2. The Seven Samurai (1954)
3. Ikiru (1952)
4. Rashomon (1950)
5. Throne of Blood (1957)
1. Stanley Kubrick
His Five Best Flicks:
1. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
5. The Shining (1980)

Movie: Pulp Fiction

Movie: Pulp Fiction

John Travolta

Story Outline: 

The lives of two mob hit men, a super boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Won 1 Oscar 

Nominated for 6 Oscars

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Good scene "Pursuit of Happiness"

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Al pacino in Godfather Movie

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