Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Emma Watson - ©Theda Bara

The name I present today is that of the talented French-British actress, model and activist Emma Watson, widely known for her participation in the “Harry Potter” film series (from 2001 to 2011), playing the character “Hermione Jean Granger”, born fictionally on September 19, 1979, a half-breed witch due to being the daughter of English Muggles.

Emma Watson in 2015 was considered by Time magazine to be one of the 100 most influential people and one of the highest paid actresses in the world.

The actress has not yet won an Oscar, even though she participated in all the “Harry Potter” films and later, in films alongside Tom Hanks (1956-); Russell Crowe (1964-); Anthony Hopkins (1937-) among others. The most relevant awards that the actress won were two MTV Movie Awards for: Pioneering, 2013 and Best performance in the film: “Beauty and the Beast”, 2017, where she played the protagonist.

Emma Watson also still doesn't have her star on the Los Angeles Walk of Fame.

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, born on April 15, 1990, in Paris, France, is now 34 years old.

Emma Watson has had a few romantic relationships, including actors, musicians, businessmen, and even a rugby player. The most recent relationship was with the American actor Bei Maejor Ali, known as Brandon Green (1988-), but they also ended the relationship after a year and a half together. The actress says she is currently alone and focused on new professional projects. 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Haiku: Father’s Day [2024] - ©Theda Bara

Haiku and Art by ©Theda Bara — 2024

I learned to appreciate old movies

Through your green eyes

My father, my favorite actor, my love!

Happy Father’s Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Haiku: Paths and Promises - ©Theda Bara

Haiku and Art by ©Theda Bara — 2024

These are distant paths that we travel

In this world full of promises

Almost never drawn in a straight line!

Monday, June 10, 2024

Paul Lukas - ©Theda Bara

The name I present today is that of another iconic foreign theater actor who had a very successful career in his 34 years in Hollywood. I’m talking about the Hungarian actor Paul Lukas, who won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1944, for his performance in the film: “Watch on the Rhine” (1943), in the role of the anti-hero of German origin, the fascist engineer “Kurt Muller”. That same film also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, 1944. Lukas’ success in Hollywood led to the actor becoming a naturalized American citizen.

Paul Lukas has his star on the Los Angeles Walk of Fame, at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard, in the Cinema category.

Paul Lukas, born Pál Lukács on May 26, 1894, in Budapest, Hungary, died on August 15, 1971, in Tangier, Morocco, aged 77.

The actor was married three times. The first time was with his cousin Anna Lukács (1898-1970), a relationship that lasted just one year, from 1916 to 1917; his second marriage was to fan Gizella Daisy Benes Lukács (1927-1962) from 1927 to 1962, of whom the actor ended up a widower; his third marriage was to financial businesswoman Annette M. Driesens (1933-1980), with whom he was married until his death, from 1963 to 1971. The actor left no heirs.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Haiku: The Rose that Born on the Apple Tree - ©Theda Bara

Haiku and Art by ©Theda Bara — 2024

The woman is a rose

That the snake in Eden thought he had deceived

But we are many Cleopatras and not mere influenceable apples!

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