Date of birth
10th March, 1958
1st January, 1970
Sharon Stone (born 10.03.1958) Sharon Stone is an American actress best known for her role in the film ‘Basic Instinct’.
Childhood: Sharon Stone was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Dorothy, an accountant, and Joseph Stone, a factory worker. She attended Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She was signed to Ford Modeling Agency in New York after winning the title of Miss Crawford County in Meadville. However, she soon quit modelling in favour of an acting career.
Acting career: Sharon Stone made her acting debut with a brief appearance in Woody Allen's 'Stardust Memories' in 1980. The following year she had a role in the horror movie 'Deadly Blessing' and the French film 'Les Uns et les Autres' which also starred James Caan. In 1984, she was in 'Irreconcilable Differences' with Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore. She also appeared in two episodes of 'Magnum, P.I.'.
During the mid and late eighties, she appeared in 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold' opposite Richard Chamberlain, 'Above the Law' with Steven Seagal and 'War and Remembrance' which also starred Jane Seymour. In 1990, she starred in 'Total Recall' with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1992, she played a bisexual alleged serial killer in 'Basic Instinct' opposite Michael Douglas.
She is notorious for the role due to briefly displaying her genitals under her skirt in one scene. In 1995, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also won a Golden Globe for her role in ‘Casino’ opposite Robert De Niro and starred in ‘The Quick And The Dead’ with Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2000, she appeared with Ellen DeGeneres in the movie ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’.
In 2003, she was in three episodes of ‘The Practice’ and received an Emmy award. She was also in ‘Cold Creek Manor’ with Dennis Quaid and 2004’s ‘Catwoman’ with Halle Berry but neither movie was a commercial success. 2006 finally saw her in ‘Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction’. She also appeared in the true story movie ‘Alpha Dog’ with Bruce Willis.
Personal life: Sharon Stone was hospitalized in 2001 for a subarachnoid haemorrhage which was subsequently treated with endovascular coiling. She has homes in Beverly Hills and New Zealand. She married Michael Greenburg in 1984 though they were divorced 1990. In 1993, she got engaged to William J. MacDonald but split in 1994. In 1995, she was also briefly engaged to Bob Wagner. In 1998, she married Phil Bronstein and adopted their son Roan Joseph Bronstein.
They divorced in 2004 and Bronstein was given custody of the child. She has adopted two other sons, Laird Vonne Stone and Quinn Kelly Stone. In 2013, she split with boyfriend Martin Mica after eight months. She has converted to Tibetan Buddhism. She also believes in God and is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.
A hilariously outrageous story based on real events, this film recounts the making of the 2003 movie The Room, which is widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made, even as it has developed a cult following. Based on the book by The Room's star Greg Sestero, it takes a remarkably personal look at the antics of aspiring actor-filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, who is played by James Franco with gonzo charm.
In late-1990s San Francisco, Tommy meets Greg (played by Dave Franco) in an acting class. As they struggle to find work, they make a pact to support each other. After moving to Los Angeles, Tommy decides to fund his own movie from his mysterious fortune, with himself in the lead role opposite Greg. They hire a cast (including Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron and Jacki Weaver) and crew (including Seth Rogen and Paul Scheer) and set out to film Tommy's screenplay for The Room. But everyone has second thoughts, since Tommy has no discernible skill at acting, writing or directing.
The Room is indeed a terrible film, but it's remarkable simply for the fact that Wiseau managed to make it. And by accepting that the public saw his melodramatic romance as an awkward comedy, he has actually made money from it. The irony about this story is of course that the profoundly untalented Wiseau had enough cash to finance the project himself. Franco plays him with affection: he's a jerk to everyone, and refuses to admit his age, nationality or where he got his millions, but he's tenacious and loyal. It's a terrific performance that never winks at the camera. And the Franco brothers bring superb camaraderie to the screen in what becomes a surprisingly involving bromance.
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Tommu Wiseau is an ever secretive and Louisiana-born filmmaker who directed, wrote and starred in the 2003 romantic drama 'The Room' with Greg Sestero. It's a movie that has become a cult hit among film-lovers for all the wrong reasons, as it's considered to be one of the worst films ever made.
It follows the love triangle between banker named Johnny (Tommy's character), his lying wife Lisa ( protrayed by Juliette Danielle) and his best friend Mark (who is played by Greg Sestero). Amongst the random subplots that seemingly have no relation to the plot itself, we see Johnny struggling to quash Lisa's stories that she is the victim of domestic abuse.
James Franco stars as the filmmaker while his brother Dave Franco plays Greg Sestero in 'The Disaster Artist'; a comedic retelling of Sestero's 2013 memoir and a look at the making of this iconic flick. Amusingly Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero also star in this new movie - though they portray characters Henry and the casting agent respectively. Plus, Sestero previously claimed that Wiseau would only agree to this adaptation if he would be played by either James Franco or Johnny Depp.
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Douglas Truesdale and Sharon Stone at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
The ‘Basic Instinct’ star has bared all for the mag and opened up about her past health problems.
Actress Sharon Stone appears nude in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, in a stunning black and white pictorial shot by celebrity photographer Mark Abrahams. In the accompanying interview the 57 year old actress opens up about the cerebral haemorrhage she suffered in 2001 and how she’s rebuilt her life and career since her health scare.
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Sharon Stone and Mallika Sherawat have denied they are romantically involved with Antonio Banderas following his split from his wife of 18 years, Melanie Griffiths. Meanwhile Griffiths was snapped enjoying a dinner in Rome last week with Matt Dillon.
Rumours surrounding Antonio Banderas and soon-to-be ex-wife Melanie Griffith's love life have run amuck in the weeks following the announcement of their separation. Sharon Stone and Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat have denied reports they are dating the Spanish actor. Whilst Griffiths has been hiding her 'Antonio' tattoo and has been spotted dining with Matt Dillon.
Sherawat was spotted in Cannes two years ago dancing with Banderas and sources speaking to Radar claim the pair later went on holiday together. The actress has become embroiled in the couple of 18 years split and has been cited by one of the reasons why they separated.
By Rich Cline
With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it. Instead, it was written and directed by leading actor John Turturro, with an easy-going charm that's irresistible even if it feels vaguely dated. And despite its potentially controversial premise, the film is so gentle that it's unlikely to ruffle many feathers.
Turturro stars as Fioravante, a florist whose life hasn't gone as planned. His one-time mentor Murray (Allen) has just been forced to close his grandfather's rare-book shop, and with too much time on his hand has started working on Fior's life. Murray thinks Fior could make a living as an escort, and sends him on a date with his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). When that goes well, a string of wealthy clients follow, including the man-eating Selima (Sofia Vergara). But one of Murray's friends is more reluctant: the devout Avigail (Vanessa Paradis) is a widowed rabbi's wife who can't have contact with other men. As she and Fior begin a tentative friendship, there might be something meaningful developing. Then a jealous community cop (Schreiber) notices that something is amiss.
As a director, Turturro keeps the scenes grounded in real situations that centre on the characters rather than the machinations of the plot. This offers a lively depiction of this neighbourhood as a melting pot of African-Americans, Italians and Hasidic Jews who are part of each others' lives. Some of this might feel a bit contrived (Murray also adopts a sprawling black family), but the interaction is jaggedly funny and packed with a generous stream of honest emotion.
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'Fading Gigolo' stars Sofia Vergara, and gets a limited run this weekend.
Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with Sharon Stone and John Turturro in Woody Allen's romantic drama Fading Gigolo. The movie - easily the least talked about bit of cinema ever - has a limited release in the U.S this weekend.
It follows the story of Turturro's character, who plays a male escort teaming up with an unlikely pimp (Woody) to make a little bit of extra cash. Vergara and Stone play Turturro's satisfied clients.
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Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of an unusual job from his friend Murray, who recently had a brainwave after his dermatologist and her friend admitted to wanting a new sexual experience with a stranger. Murray charged them a huge $1,000, offering the modest Fioravante the chance to be a male escort for a large paycheque while keeping a portion himself. After realising that he quite enjoys the experience of worshipping single and lonely women in the bedroom, Fioravante continues his exploits with Murray and ends up meeting a particularly shy woman named Avigal. Consumed by loneliness, Avigal seeks comfort and recognition, but just how deep does her solitude go?
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Sharon Stone was commended for her charity work with AIDS and HIV at the Nobel Peace Summit in Poland.
Sharon Stone was the recipient of a Nobel Peace Summit Award on Wednesday (Oct 23rd).
The ceremony took place in the Polish capital Warsaw and Stone received the award for her work fighting AIDS and HIV.
The 55 year-old was a worthy winner due to her work with the AIDS charity 'amfAR' where she is the global fundraising chairman.
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By Rich Cline
An unusual structure gives this biopic a surprising kick as it explores both sides of the porn industry: the glamour and the sleaze. Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Epstein and Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk) keep things so balanced that it sometimes feels a bit clinical, never letting us feel the intense emotions that gurgle throughout the story. But it's a strikingly well-made film with a terrific all-star cast.
It also cleverly looks like it was actually made in the early 1970s, the period in which it's set. This is when 21-year-old Linda Boreman (Seyfried) left the home of her harshly religious parents (Stone and Patrick) to live with her free-spirited boyfriend Chuck (Sarsgaard). By 1972 she was the most famous porn-star on earth, as the lead actress in the crossover adult movie Deep Throat. But the glamorous lifestyle covered a much darker reality: that the abusive Chuck forced her to make the film while selling her body to anyone willing to pay. And it took her several years to break free, tell her story and stand up against the industry that used her.
Cleverly, the film carefully lays out the male-dominated culture in the industry along with the jet-set high life before rewinding and showing us the gruesome underbelly. It's a bold gimmick that undermines the emotional momentum but forces us to examine our own perceptions. And it helps that the filmmakers recreate the period without much fussiness. Yes, there's a lot of big hair and groovy music, but it's never played for laughs. Everything centres on the characters, who are sharply well-played. Seyfried brings a terrific fragility to Linda, while Sarsgaard reveals Chuck's darkness in a complex way. The unrecognisable Stone is also excellent, while Patrick has the film's most moving moment.
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Sarah Jessica Parker discusses her life with Matthew Broderick and their three children in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical at Theatre Royal, London.
The 48-year-old actress commented on how life had changed for her and her husband. Despite the materialism we associate with Parker, primarily because of her role as Carrie in Sex and the City, she claims when she was starting out "the trappings" of fame were never a priority.
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