Daryl Hannah (born 3.12.1960)
Daryl Hannah is an American actress. She rose to fame in the 1980s, with roles in Blade Runner and Splash.
Childhood: Daryl Hannah was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Susan Wexler and Don Hannah. Her father was the owner of a barge and tugboat company. Shortly after she was born, Daryl Hannah's parents divorced. Her mother married Jerrold Wexler, whose brother Haskell was a well-known cinematographer. She has a brother, Don Hannah, a sister, Page Hannah and a half-sister, Tanya Wexler.
Daryl Hannah attended Francis W. Parker School, where she played soccer on the boys' team and was diagnosed as being 'borderline autistic'. She later attended the Latin School of Chicago and the University of Southern California.
Acting Career: Daryl Hannah's debut film appearance came in 1978 when she had a brief role in The Fury, directed by Brian De Palma. After turning down the role of Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon, which eventually went to Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah took her first serious film role in 1982, when she appeared in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. The cult classic sci-fi thriller also starred Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. Later that year, Hannah was cast in Summer Lovers. The film starred Peter Gallagher and became a seasonal hit.
In 1984, Daryl Hannah landed her next big role, when she was cast in Splash. Starring Tom Hanks and John Candy, the film was a huge success and helped to propel Daryl Hannah's profile into Hollywood stardom.
The remainder of the 1980s remained a successful period for Daryl Hannah. In 1986, Hannah was cast in Wall Street, which starred Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. Although the performances from the two male leads were highly regarded, Daryl Hannah's performance was widely panned and she earned herself a derogatory 'Razzie' award.
The following year, Daryl Hannah starred opposite Steve Martin in Roxanne, the comedy film version of Cyrano De Bergerac. The film was a hit and the respected film critic Roger Ebert wrote in praise of her performance.
In 1989, Daryl Hannah was part of an all-star cast that performed in the film Steel Magnolias. Other members of the cast included Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine.
After the 1980s, there was something of a break in Daryl Hannah's career, though she worked with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Daryl Hannah's reputation entered a renaissance with the release of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2, in which she played Elle Driver, a one-eyed assassin. The films also starred Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and David Carradine. These two films were followed by an appearance in Northfork, with James Woods and Nick Nolte. Hannah then featured in Dancing at The Blue Iguana, by Michael Radford, the director of Il Postino. Along with her performances in Casa de los Babys and Silver City, Daryl Hannah's career has seen a resurgence since her work with Tarantino. She also appeared as the love interest in Robbie Williams' music video for his song 'Feel'.
Daryl Hannah has also tried her hand working on the other side of the camera. She wrote, produced and directed The Last Supper, which won an accolade at the Berlin Film Festival. She also worked as director and producer on the Channel 4 documentary Strip Notes.
Personal Life: Daryl Hannah runs a weekly video blog entitled 'DHLoveLife', which focuses on sustainable solutions. She also acted as a judge of treehugger.com's 'Convenient Truth' series. She has worked with the Sea Shepherd Conservation group as part of their Operation Musashi, a campaign against whaling. In 2006, she was arrested and jailed for some time for her involvement in a protest against the destruction of an urban farm in Los Angeles. In 2009, she was arrested again - this time for protesting against mountaintop removal in West Virginia.
In the past, Daryl Hannah has had relationships with a number of high profile men, including the singer Jackson Browne, Val Kilmer and John F Kennedy Jr.
Daryl Hannah opens up about her life-long struggle with autism.
American actress Daryl Hannah reveals that she has suffered from a lifelong struggle with autism.
The 80's it girl has said she was diagnosed as a child and suffered from a "debilitating shyness" admitting that in her youth " [she] wasted so much time scared, self-conscious and insecure,".
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The finger-pointing climate change documentary should come with a trigger warning.
Craig Scott Rosebraugh's Greedy Lying Bastards delves into the smoke surrounding the climate change propaganda in the USA and tries to figure out why and how the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting global warming is being obfuscated by a select, powerful few.
Those Who Deny, And Encourage Others To Deny, Climate Change Are Laid Bare In Greedy Lying Bastards.
Claimed to be a "searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry," the movie was filmed over two years in nine countries and boasts an impressive selection of interviewees, including economics and everything else expert Noam Chomsky.
A host of famous names have paid their respects to the recently deceased founder of the Tulsa Sound; JJ Cale.
The legendary singer/songwriter JJ Cale passed away in a California hospital on Friday (26 July) after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home, leaving behind a legacy that wont soon be forgotten. The Grammy-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter, who was 74-years-old when he passed away, was responsible for a string of hits that were made famous after being covered by some of the biggest names in rock music, including Tom Petty, Santana and most famously of all; Eric Clapton.
Since his passing last week, tribute have been pouring in from those wishing to pay their respects to the great musician, a man who helped invent the laid back and much-copied Tulsa Sound, a combination of country, blues and rock. Documentarian Louis Theroux shared his favourite Cale track in his online tribute, whilst one of Cale's many collaborators Tom Petty shared a backstage picture of the two from 2009, with the Twitter hashtag #RIPJJCale embedded into the Tweet. Actress Daryl Hannah also gave her respects with the simple statement "RIP JJ Cale... peace xo" uploaded to her Twitter feed over the weekend.
RFK Jr was arrested at the White House along with his son Conor Kennedy this week (Taylor Swift’s ex boyfriend). The Inquisitor reported that father and son were arrested during a climate change rally, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. The Kennedys, along with actress Daryl Hannah and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, were detained for civil disobedience.
Robert F Kennedy, lawyer and president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, said in an emailed statement “It’s unfortunate that civil disobedience is the only recourse against a catastrophic and criminal enterprise that will enrich a few while impoverishing the rest of humanity and threatening the future of civilization.” This is not the first time that Robert Kennedy has been arrested for protesting. In 2001, he served 30 days in jail for trespassing, as part of a protest against Navy bombing exercises.
The planned Keystone XL Pipeline will funnel synthetic crude oil from Canada, to various areas of the United States. Since the project was first planned in 2008, it has faced several opposing lawsuits. The Sierra Club broke a ban on civil disobedience in order to join the protest, with Brune saying “For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 120-year history, we have joined the ranks of visionaries of the past and present to engage in civil disobedience, knowing that the issue at hand is so critical, it compels the strongest defensible action.” 48 people were arrested in total.
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Bieber's Web History? Justin Bieber has been left laptop-less after a thief swiped some of his most treasured belongings during a gig in Washington state. The pop superstar told Twitter followers that both his laptop and camera had been stolen!
Royal Rumble! Hulk Hogan is angry. The former WWF Champion says he will hunt down the person responsible for leaking his sex tape, which emerged on the web last week, which emerged on the web last week. The woman in the video has been named as Heather Clean, the ex-wife of Hulk's best buddy Bubba The Love Sponge!
Actress Daryl Hannah found herself behind bars after a dramatic showdown with construction workers in East Texas, during which she was protesting the building of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
The Kill Bill star and local farmer Eleanor Fairchild were both taken under police custody after the protest on Eleanor's ranch in Winnsboro, about 100 miles east of Dallas. The plot of land was forcibly bought from Ms Fairchild, 78, after she refused on a number of occasions to have the massive pipeline built on her premises. The pipeline will link Canada with the Gulf of Mexico, delivering huge amounts of crude oil through the United States to be refined there - potentially causing massive environmental issues on the way.
The pair were busted on suspicion of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest as they tried to keep the good fight going. Following their release on bail, Hannah told waiting reporters; "I couldn't be prouder to take a stand with my new inspiration, Eleanor. We're rising up to defend homes here and now, because if a multinational corporation like TransCanada can come in and steal private property from Texans, then they'll do it to anyone."
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Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested yesterday following a protest over a controversial oil pipeline, whose construction was supposed to begin this week.
The Kill Bill actress and a fellow protester named Eleanor Fairchild were arrested in Winnsboro, Texas, a small town about 80 miles (130 km) east of Dallas. According to Paul Bassis, Hannah's agent, Ms Fairchild owns property on the proposed construction site, however her land was subject to compulsory purchase for the project and bought from her without consent. Bassis went on to say; "Ms Hannah and Ms Fairchild were defending Ms Fairchild's property from eminent domain abuse by TransCanada."
According to Wood County Police, the actress was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest, although the exact reason for the 78-year-old Ms Fairbank's detainment was not given.
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