Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Leigh Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 9, 1968. Soon after her birth, the family relocated to Puerto Rico for 15 months and then moved to England. Gillian spent the next 9 years of her childhood growing up in London's North End - first in Stamford Hill and later in Crouch End - while her father Edward studied film production at the London School of Film Technique in Covent Garden for 2 years. Eventually the family moved back to the U.S.A. and settled in Grand Rapids where her father ran a film post-production company and her mother worked as a computer analyst.

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Gillian Anderson's career suffered in the UK

12th July 2014 -

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Gillian Anderson says her career suffered after she moved to England.The 45-year-old actress admits she was offered less film roles when she went to live in London in 2002, but is glad she decided to...

Gillian Anderson has crush on Ryan Gosling

8th July 2014 -

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Gillian Anderson has a crush on Ryan Gosling.The 45-year-old actress thinks the 'Blue Jasmine' star has a magnetic effect on people in a similar way to fellow Hollywood hunks Tom Hardy and Bradley Cooper, and...

Mr. Morgan's Last Love

4th July 2014 -

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Complex emotions and a gentle exploration of interpersonal connections make this Paris-set drama worth a look, especially since it's so nicely played by the eclectic cast. German filmmaker Sandra Nettlelbeck (Mostly Martha) lets the story...

The Things They Say: 4142701

7th April 2014 -

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"I enjoy being in her skin so much. She’s a cool chick, and she’s very comfortable with herself and her sexuality. I feel like I have expanded and matured and grown as a woman as...

The Things They Say: 4132456

30th March 2014 -

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"I gave the pilot to my 19-year-old daughter to read, and she couldn't put it down. It got the stamp of approval!" Actress Gillian Anderson knew she had to take on her role as a...

Fifty Shades' Jamie Dornan Returns For 'The Fall' Series 2

13th March 2014 -

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Gillian Anderson and Fifty Shades' very own Christian Grey, Jamie Dornan, are returning for the second season of BBC2 thriller 'The Fall'. Anderson began work on the new series this week, which is filmed in...

Keira Knightley campaigns for women in Afghanistan

7th March 2014 -

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Keira Knightley and Salma Hayek are campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan.The actresses are among a number of celebrities who have put their name to a letter which has been sent to UK Prime Minister...

Somehow, Critics Don't Think 'Non-Stop' is Terrible, But It's Still Pretty Bad

28th February 2014 -

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Stripping down Non-Stop into the ingredients that make it gives a good indication as to what you should expect: Liam Neeson. Air Marshal. Crazed terrorist demanding money. 40,000 feet in the air. Gillian Anderson. Bomb....

Oscar Animated Shorts: Check Out The Nominees

31st January 2014 -

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Every year, The Academy makes a selection of short films from three separate disciplines: animation, documentary and live action. And while the latter categories are usually filled with hard-hitting, affecting stories, the animation section provides...

Gillian Anderson Inks Sci-fi Book Deal

15th January 2014 -

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Former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson has signed a deal to pen a new science-fiction book series.The actress is returning to the genre that made her famous thanks to publishers at Simon & Schuster, who...

Gillian Anderson Strips For Fishing Campaign

2nd December 2013 -

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Gillian Anderson has stripped off to pose naked with a conger eel for a campaign against deep-sea trawling.The X Files star is pictured nude to the waist with the eel wrapped around her shoulders, covering...

Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013

8th November 2013 -

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It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick...

Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett & Gillian Anderson Are Named Among Women Of The Year

6th November 2013 -

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Victoria Beckham and former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson were among the big winners at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards in London on Tuesday (05Nov13).Beckham, who took her teenage son Brooklyn to...

Jamie Dornan signs up for Fifty Shades of Grey

24th October 2013 -

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Jamie Dornan has reportedly landed the role of Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.'The Fall' actor - who was considered the top choice to replace Charlie Hunnam after he exited the project earlier this...

David Duchovny Refused To Let Gillian Anderson Appear On Californication

16th October 2013 -

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Actor David Duchovny has banned his The X Files co-star Gillian Anderson from landing a guest role on his hit Tv series Californication in an effort to preserve the memory of their Fbi special agent...

Is A Third 'X-Files' Movie Really Such A Good Idea?

14th October 2013 -

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The news that there could be a third X-Files movie in the works is sure to provoke mixed reactions even from the show's most ardent fans. Though it was widely agreed that the first movie...

Gillian Anderson wants X-Files 3

14th October 2013 -

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Gillian Anderson has urged fans to demand a new 'X-Files' movie.The actress, who starred alongside David Duchovny in the cult classic TV show and two movies, is interested in starring in a third feature film...

'The X-Files' Stars Want To Do A Third Movie

14th October 2013 -

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson said on Saturday (Oct 12th) that they are interested in making another 'X-Files' film.The paranormal franchise has aired more than 200 episodes over 9 seasons in the television series and...

X Files' Gillian Anderson To Take To The Stage In 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

27th September 2013 -

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Gillian Anderson will take the role of Blanche DuBois in an upcoming London stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams' tragic play A Streetcar Named Desire, reports BBC News.Gillian Anderson Is Returning To Stage Acting.Performed by the...

Gillian Anderson To Star In New Production Of Streetcar Named Desire

27th September 2013 -

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Actress Gillian Anderson is returning to the theatre to play the coveted role of Blanche DuBois in a new production of Tennessee Williams' classic play A Streetcar Named Desire.Anderson will team up with Australian director...

Gillian Anderson Remembers The X-files In Letter To Fans And Friends

12th September 2013 -

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Actress Gillian Anderson has marked the 20th anniversary of Tv hit The X-Files with an open letter to fans of the sci-fi series.The star, who portrayed Fbi agent Dana Scully on the show, has poured...

Simon Pegg wants X Files role

30th August 2013 -

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Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie. A third installment of the paranormal investigation franchise is being developed, and the Brit actor is keen for a part, but only as long...

Gillian Anderson Clears Out Closet For Charity

19th August 2013 -

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The X-Files star Gillian Anderson has cleared out her closet to raise money for charity.The actress is selling designer clothing from her wardrobe on the Clothesagency.com website, and proceeds will be donated to the South...

From Up on Poppy Hill

25th July 2013 -

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From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this animated drama feels unusually low-key and realistic. But while the lack of fantastical elements leaves it somewhat dry, as if...

Gillian Anderson Suffered A Facial Injury On Set

23rd July 2013 -

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Actress Gillian Anderson lost half her eyelashes after a stunt went wrong on the set of her new movie in Northern Ireland.The X-Files star was shooting Our Robot Overlords, co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley, in Belfast,...

Gillian Anderson: The X-Files saved me

23rd July 2013 -

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Gillian Anderson claims 'The X-Files' saved her career.The 44-year-old actress admits she was almost penniless before she landed the role of FBI special agent Dana Scully in the science fiction TV series, and although she's...

Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny Tease 'X-Files' Movie at Comic-Con

19th July 2013 -

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were two of the billboard names on the second day of Comic-Con San Diego, reuniting to discuss the 20th anniversary of their seminal sci-fi show The X-Files. Hundreds of fans...

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19th July 2013 -

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The X-Files stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were reunited at the Comic-Con event in San Diego, California on Thursday (17Jul13). The pair chatted with fans to celebrate the spooky show's 20th anniversary.

Comic-Con 2013, San Diego, Features Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock And Kristen Bell

18th July 2013 -

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Comic-Con 2013 starts today, Thursday 18th July, and will continue until Sunday 21st July. The San Diego event is expected to attract more than 125000 fans over its long weekend. The event, held at the...

Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want to Miss

17th July 2013 -

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Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new...

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bkCENTURIES says; Welcome back Gillian Anderson. May her path, in the US, be far from said ‘lifelong-contract’ regime of yesteryear, today’s, scattering, like, embers in the wind, old Hollywood and their, once feared, hired-gun, Rag-slander media, whoa! ..today, one of the, most, beautiful women of all time, eh? best, bk

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FASCIST HOLLYWOODGillian Anderson 'Joan Of Hollywood' Reveals...(unFAME):'...her sacrifice was the vehicle required to significantly help expose indicators of corp's current fascist ways in monopolizing the arts. Gillian Anderson's career is this article's catalyst. It's a cruel and tearful tale. It's also documented and therefore pinnacle. More and more Hollywood actors are showing outward signs of this.'HOLLYWOOD ACTORS: SUFFER IN VEIL OF SILENCEIt seems that the people's concern for the survival of the arts has become passe. Also, the younger generation has apparently bought into the celeb biz b.s., like people did in the 30's and 40's. Working as an actor|artist in Hollywood can be a brutal and treacherous endeavor. Corp. Hollywood's powerful monopolizing stance in the commercialism of the 'Arts and Entertainment Corp. Hollywood Celeb. Industry' is dismantling the arts. It is abusing our actors and controlling the people in order to fill it's pockets with cash and at the extinction of our society's freedom of speech.Of course, the seasoned Hollywood actors are tortuously aware that the glitz and seeming glamour of it (celeb biz), is just the lavish icing on top of this inedible cake. In fact, this icing is the main way that Corporate hides the fact that most that work in the arts in Hollywood are part of an extremely oppressed group of talented and gifted artists suffering in silence in order to keep their job offers coming in.The 'red carpet, arts and entertainment corp. celeb industry' is owned and harshly managed by giant corporations specializing in marketing and commercialism (not the arts). The 'corp. celeb biz' spoils, generated in business and services, advertising, merchandise and endorsements, tax breaks, profit sharing and portfolio interest payouts, etc. via this fake cake, would surely have to be measured in the billions.'SCARE & SLANDER' AND 'BLACK-BALL' TACTICSEvery savvy person involved in the arts, being commercially managed by corp. Hollywood, is fully aware of the sharp blade that Corporate wields with a swift and heavy hand. I'm speaking of their 'scare & slander' and 'black-ball' management tactics. The old-money actor families that survived Hollywood, as far back as the 1930's to 40's, know that this isn't new.In addition, corp's questionable, extremely oppressive and borderline unlawful labor practices, sweat-shop type working conditions, and yes, skewed compensation (relative to how enormously non-affordable it is to be a famous actor), are kept under tight wraps as well. More and more Hollywood actors are showing outward signs of this.Even so-called "independent film" is in many cases affected by commercialism. Corp. Hollywood's monopoly of the arts is in serious violation of America's freedom of speech.'JOAN OF HOLLYWOOD', (AWESOME MATRIARCH OF THE ARTS)Gillian Anderson is known for being beloved, sometimes quirky and rambunctious. Also, she has most honorably and courageously earned an ever growing title, 'Joan Of Hollywood.' (Insider buzz: there are even songs being written for consideration about this theme.)Her past career situation in Hollywood is a perfect, documented, iconic example of the horrific professional, personal and thankless sacrifices that she and her peers too often have to endure in Hollywood. She's been quite humble in not glorifying it. And in true form of most artists with kindred spirits, she has not retaliated.However, her unfortunate situation was the necessary magnifier needed to isolate the indicators of big corporations' meticulous and methodical (marketing-disguised) coup and questionable (some might say cruel) business practices, perpetrated by their appointed money-hungry department heads, their aligned subsidiaries and their silent allied conglomerate partners.This promising actor was robbed, while under contract, of young motherhood with her only small child. She was forced to work 17hr days, five and a half work day weeks for a straight decade. Of course this helped corp. cut their costs in doing business. They could have hired more people and invested more into their production budget in order to provide fair and humane work scenarios for their employees.Ms. Anderson's history is testimony to her convictions and activism concerning the too often taxing and established ways of the great. It's these same personal certitudes that dictate her integrity as being totally awesome.As a young working mom, she said no more and resigned for the sake of her small child and at great risk to her career. That's the coolest thing ever. Expectantly and immediately, the 'scare & slander' and 'black-ball' tactics began against her. Corp's unspoken policy, as most can easily imagine, is that nobody quits them. Nobody. They quit you! She was never considered for any notable big name projects worthy of her hard earned decade of accomplishments thereafter.Gillian Anderson's well earned reputation as a talented actor with a diligent work ethic began to immediately tarnish upon tendering her resignation. We all have seen this pattern happen over and over again to our actors that are on the outs with corp.The (cleverly difficult to prove) corp. 'celeb biz' sponsored gossip columns, which attack ones character via skewed truths and innuendo, is a diseased bat which preys in the darkest of hours. It's too easy to leak any rumor, factual or not, in any format, intensity, whenever and to whomever. And it's common knowledge that corp. Hollywood is the media. Therefore it's not difficult to visualize a corp. dept. head cowering behind the phone calls and fax-emails of their subsidiaries and their silent 'partners in greed' in this.The 'scare and slander' tactic is a vampire with a velvet touch. As many of her peers before her, that have said no to corp. Hollywood, Gillian Anderson has slipped into relative obscurity. Like many, she understandably, has since left our U.S. and moved to the UK.Gillian Anderson is one more Hollywood artist whose promising career, home and family, and personal life, has been unfairly damaged via corporate. Some Americans take objections to having the people's arts and our artists exploited for the sole purpose of greed, engorging the accounts of billion-dollar, monopolizing corporate heads and corporations. Our society seriously needs our promising artists. Not one is unimportant. Not one, especially young working mothers with small children. This is the U.S. isn't it?...or is it?God help the artist that makes the mistake of Rembrandt Von Ryan (see art history, 1600's Amsterdam) when applying for a job with corp. Hollywood; then stumbles, falls, and finds themselves unable to feed the parking meter if they don't have another kindred spirit to help lift them up."ACTORS ONLY GOOD AS LAST FILM"--NOTA more accurate statement might read: An actor is only as free, protected, and financially independent as:* their self control to: regard all flattery as a net for their feet and avoidthe temptations at the corp. Hollywood table of delicacies.* their insight to maintain a bohemian-artist lifestyle after initial and long-term success.* their courage and faith (in a savings-bohemian-artist lifestyle) after initial success to 'say no' to projects that pervert their art and move to a plan B for producing their works.* their agent and publicist, who had better have an honorary PhD in sociology, psychology, philosophy, business, and psychology of film (see documentary about Alfred Hitchc**k).* their standing within Hollywood's old-money power structure.* their political pull, or luck, in getting themselves put into the 'A-list job pool' cash-cow projects, which are based on financially conscious scriptsdependent on demographic studies.* their ability to take orders and not challenge the powerful corporate department heads, no matter how cruel or unfair their demands.* their luck in not getting their career and reputation squashed in a power struggle between two or more corp. dept. heads.* their insight to liquidate any unrealistic lifestyle and prepare for a long financial drought in a plan B (ASAP) when necessary.* their faith and courage to stop, rest, ponder for regrouping and refuse any crap scripts or projects that threaten their reputation or integrity when in a compromising position.* Their day job's profitability (day job: stock market, investment business, product endorsement, etc.)* their ability to: endure and get a no-shame, therapeutic lifestyle,not bitterness, should the worst befall.* their ability to: have the mental toughness to remember: few are they who do battle with the great without developing an irreversible P.T.S.D.APATHY?...FASCISM?...ARTS' & SOCIETY'S FUTURE?History offers us friendly advice and warning. What sets the U.S. apart from WWII Germany and fascist states to include those currently in the Middle East? Is it differences in the way we conduct local and global commerce or differences in our military generals?Supposedly it's having our arts established as the spearhead in freedom of speech and freedom from oppression. How the arts are managed and filtered into society will always define that state as free or oppressed. And when any entity other than the people begins managing the media, especially the arts, alarm bells should be going off!The leader of WWII Germany was a failed artist but an expert in the history and philosophy of art and it's power. Most are aware that they utilized film and media as their primary vehicle to manipulate an entire society. Was the people's early pervasive apathy towards society's arts responsible for the events that followed? The debate continues today.Should the people not take timely responsibility as the majority overseers of our society's arts and employ our supreme courts to free the arts...well, history has a tendency to repeat itself, doesn't it? I'm not saying that corp. Hollywood's intent is anti-semitic. But they have proven that they will, indeed, break down anyone that questions their power or greed.Fascist states suck. Their great manipulate the people by strangling society's arts with an iron hand in order to obtain their own personal, individual and political agendas. Most left and right wing voters would agree that fascism even if enabled with a velvet touch is just as dangerous and oppressive to the people.unFAME understands as most do that free commercial business and trade helps keep America a global power. It's also understood that a free state's arts belong to the people and the great. However, the majority vote belongs to the people and it's the people who are the faithful overseers of the arts which guide our civilization.***(The Future Of Hollywood Arts?)In hypothetical pondering, what is our society's inevitable future should big corporations in Hollywood continue to go unchallenged? Most likely we can say goodbye to the 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' and say hello to the 'Paris Hiltons' as mascots depicting U.S. arts.In this we could find ourselves under a chronic 'celeb biz' anesthetic thereby evolving into a people who are unconsciously oppressed. Therein, if that's not bad enough, we could apathetically lose our consciousness for endeavoring towards universal understanding. Advancement in humanity and higher civilization depend upon how well we manage the arts. They guide our society.Wake up! Stand up! are leading lyrics used in songs coming out of Hollywood studios. For those of us affluent enough to take action it might be wise to take these words more to heart.It's wholesome to permit the arts and corp. to be at matched odds with one another. However, monopolizing our arts or retaining fascist like ways to choke them is not favorable for maintaining strong stability within our people or establishing a well respected status as an allied global power.FAMOUS ACTORS NEED EMPATHY TOOFamous actors|artists in Hollywood don't live on a different planet. And they don't need our envy or worship. They're America's symbols of royalty depicting freedom from oppression as they pursue universal enlightenment in the humanities via their craft. Currently, they are fiercely oppressed by a mammoth opponent. Famous actors are gifts to our civilization and deserve our enthusiastic respect, empathy and supremely active support.Corp. is what it is. An actor or anyone in any other career field may implore massive conglomerate corporations to reform their ideologies. But who can suggest anything to these giants? Even the great don't have the resources to buy justice in a court battle with Corp. Hollywood. However, the people's response to corp's marketing ploys can trigger reform in high places. So, to those who have been understandably mislead, know that actors have to contend with 'The Man' in all aspects same as you and probably more so.Corp's campaign to control the arts would have to depend on that component of mankind which is unsympathetic to those appearing to live a lush lifestyle. Keep in mind, corp. is responsible for creating and perpetuating the 'rich icing 'upon the 'fake cake' of celebrity-ism. Don't believe it. In addition corp. doesn't publicly say much. They are abnormally quiet as a mouse except for silently investing in their highly publicized 'red carpet' events.The following can be deemed an accurate definition of most famous actors today. They are gifted artists forced into the stock market and investment business who work as actors to help supplement their income. Have you ever heard the statement, "I'm working as a waiter to be an actor?", which is impossible by the way. It's too exhausting and distracting from the creative environment which an artist must have least their muse and soul wilt.Some of our society's greatest actors have quit, never to return because: it's impossible to be a corporate artist (no such thing); the arts have been taken over by oppressive businessmen, 'corporate-land'; it's current economic opportunities can't support the enormous costs necessary for famous actors to live a safe, peaceful and private family lifestyle, while residing in a small,somewhat isolated city with little economic diversity located in a desert (L.A.)infested by gangs, paparazzi, and crazed celeb-biz fans. Where's the glamour,man?I mentioned actors deserve empathy too. Do you honestly think that 'The Man'would be so generous as to pay any of us more than just enough to get by with a little bit left over for savings while we swim in credit card interest payments?Dude, "all things being relative" doesn't stop at a famous actor's numeric bank balance. Just because their cage has more gold than us common folk who work for 'The Mister', well, it's still a cage. In addition just because actors are contracted to participate in undermining their own free artistic selves with the 'red carpet and talk-show, horse and pony act,' doesn't mean that they are the coveted wealthy tycoons which corp. would like you to believe. If one listens closely the actors are telling you different....TO BE CONTINUED CLOSING STATEMENTRegarding our arts, and quoting the music group Modest Mouse "this building is totally burning down!" This affects us all, man."The biggest fool is one who has all the facts but doesn't know what they mean."The information contained in this article is published common knowledge within the Hollywood arena. unFAME has merely connected the dots to this illusive corp. 'celeb biz' verses the arts puzzle revealing a clearer picture for the people outside that small circle.and there's more...unfame.com

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unFAME, located in CA., is independently owned and operated by a group of fine artist commodity oil painters to the actors in Hollywood and runs a periodic column for syndication devoted to cutting through celeb bylines in order to expose truth in the power struggle between 'Arts and Entertainment Corporate Hollywood Celebrity Industry' (Corp. commercialism), and 'Hollywood actors|artist' (institution of America's Arts). unFAME articles and columns relentlessly highlight what few know about Corp. Hollywood and those brave soldiers of the Arts fighting it out in the front line trenches of America's Hollywood.*August 2006CORP. HOLLYWOOD'S BACKROOMS (like a seemingly fancy, homeless-hotel for the famous...)*As a fine artist commodity oil painter to Hollywood actors, I was very busy in the year 2002 and only glimpsed X-files. The female role was believable, interesting and had an innocent, survival thing that showed through the camera. Mostly, because of what I do, it got my attention. Mostly. Then she seemed to just vanish. I thought it was odd because I was confident that she would be Hollywood's next shining star, and with something unique. It was an incredible experience to see, the first of it's kind, female role modle character--so well played--in Hollywood. But it never came. Then last month I was doing research, because I may do some business overseas, and I inadvertently pulled up an article on my laptop. It's tag line read, "Gillian Anderson this and that and, blah, blah" --just a commercial piece, mostly. I don't track celeb biz commercial rags and articles. Their slant most always exploits the Arts and artists. This unFAME article covers the seldom discussed 'backrooms of Hollywood', with Gillian Anderson's career as the catalyst. Hopefully the above header will give you some idea of it's content as a whole.HOLLYWOOD ACTORS: SUFFER IN VEIL OF SILENCE*It seems that the people's concern for the survival of the Arts has become passe. Also, our younger generation doesn't seem to be hip to the fact--like in the 30's to 40's--that working as an actor|artist in Hollywood can be a brutal endeavor. Corp. Hollywood's powerful monopolizing stance in commercialism of the 'Arts and Entertainment Corp. Hollywood Celeb. Industry' is destroying the Arts, exploiting actors|artists and manipulating the people in order to fill it's pockets with cash and at the demise of our society. Of course, the seasoned Hollywood actors are tortuously aware that the glitz and seeming glamor of it (celeb biz), is just the lavish icing on top of this inedible cake. In fact, this icing is the main way that Corporate Hollywood hides the fact that most that work in the Arts--in Hollywood--are part of an extremely oppressed group of talented and gifted artists suffering in silence in order to keep their job offers coming in. The 'red carpet, arts and entertainment corp. celeb industry' is owned and harshly managed by giant corporations specializing in marketing and commercialism (not the Arts). The 'corp. celeb biz' spoils, generated by this fake cake, would surely have to be measured in the billions.'SCARE & SLANDER' AND 'BLACK-BALL' TACTICS*Every savvy person involved in the Arts in Hollywood, being commercially managed by Corp. Hollywood, is fully aware of the sharp blade that Corporate wields with a swift and heavy hand. I'm speaking of Corporates 'scare & slander' and 'black-ball' management tactics. The old-money actor families that survived Corp. Hollywood, as far back as the 1930's to 40's, know that this isn't anything new. It's one of two unspoken truths that only the bravest dare whisper, fearing that "a winged creature will carry it back to 'The Man'."*In addition, Corp's questionable, extremely oppressive and borderline unlawful labor practices, sweat-shop type working conditions, and yes, skewed compensation (relative to how enormously non-affordable it is to be famous), are kept under tight wraps as well. Any deed, good or bad, will not be hidden. It's the law of nature. Gradually the truth of Corp. Hollywood's ways and the consequences of their out of control practices are being revealed, like a crack in a dam. *More and more actors are publicly showing signs of mental imbalance via their seriously emotionally unhealthy, oppressed lifestyles. Even so-called "independent film" is in many cases affected by Corp. Hollywood's commercialism. These stated issues strongly suggest that Corp. Hollywood's commercialism or methodical takeover monopoly upon America's Art's Institution is in violation of the people's freedom of speech.'JOAN OF HOLLYWOOD' *With the known reputation of beloved, quirky and sometimes rambunctious, Gillian Anderson has most honorably and courageously earned her ever growing reputation of being tagged the 'Joan Of Hollywood.' (insider buzz is that there are songs about 'the joan of hollywood' that are being considered for production). Her past documented situation with Corp. Hollywood is a perfect iconic example for exposing the questionable (some might say cruel) business practices of Hollywood's Corp. department heads. *This promising, once top headliner Hollywood actor was robbed, while under contract, from young motherhood, at the time, with her only small child. She was forced to work 17hr days, five and a half work day weeks for a straight decade. Of course, these working conditions helped Corp. to cut costs in production. In addition, few would believe that Corp. couldn't have afforded to hire more people and invest more into their production budget in order to establish more fair and humane working conditions for their employees. *Even Ms. Anderson's early past history is proof of her convictions and activism concerning the too often oppressive and established ways of 'The Man'. It was these same convictions that demanded that she do the 'stand up guy' thing, regardless of the consequences to her own threatened well being. Ms. Anderson, as a young working mother, said no more and resigned for the sake of her small child and at great risk to her career. That's the coolest thing ever. Expectantly and immediately, Corp's 'scare & slander' and 'black-ball' tactics began against her. Corp. Hollywood's unspoken policy, as most can easily imagine, is that nobody quits them. Nobody. They quit you! She was never considered for any notable big name projects worthy of her hard earned decade of accomplishments thereafter. *In addition, her well earned--decade--of established and most polished reputation, and diligent work ethic, began to immediately tarnish upon tendering her resignation. This has happened because of the (cleverly difficult to prove) 'Corp. celeb biz' sponsored slanderous gossip columns; which attacks ones character, via skewed truths and innuendo. This Corp. Hollywood 'scare and slander' tactic is a vampire with a velvet touch. As many of her peers before her, that have said no to Corp. Hollywood, she has slipped into relative obscurity. She, understandably, has since left our US. and moved to the UK. *Gillian Anderson is just another Hollywood artist whose promising career, home and family, and personal life, has been unfairly damaged via Corporate Hollywood. And she is one of many. Some Americans take strong offense to having the people's Arts and our beloved artists exploited for the sole purpose of greed, engorging the accounts of billion-dollar, monopolizing corporate heads and corporations. Our society seriously needs our promising artists. Not one is unimportant. Not one.*God help the artist that makes the mistake of Rembrandt Von Ryan (see art history, 1600's Amsterdam) when applying for a job with Corp Hollywood; then stumbles, falls, and finds themselves unable to feed the parking meter if they don't have another kindred spirit to help left them up!!!"ACTORS ONLY GOOD AS LAST FILM"--NOT*A more accurate statement might read: An actor is only as free, protected, and financially independent as: * their last bank balance.* their self control to: regard all flattery as a net for their feet and avoid the temptations at the Corp. Hollywood table of delicacies.* their insight to maintain a bohemian-artist lifestyle after initial and long-term success.* their courage and faith (in a savings-bohemian-artist lifestyle) after initial success to 'say no' to projects that pervert their art and move to a plan B for producing their works.* their agent and publicist, who had better have an honorary PhD in sociology, psychology, philosophy, business, and psychology of film (see documentary about Alfred Hitchc**k)*their standing within Hollywood's old-money power structure.* their political pull, or luck, in getting themselves put into the 'A-list job pool' cash-cow projects, which are based on financially conscious scripts dependent on demographic studies.* their ability to take orders and not challenge the powerful corporate department heads, no matter how cruel or unfair their demands.* their luck in not getting their career and reputation squashed in a power struggle between two or more corp. dept. heads.* their insight to liquidate any unrealistic lifestyle and prepare for a long financial drought in a plan B (ASAP) when necessary.* their faith and courage to stop, rest, ponder for regrouping and refuse any crap scripts or projects that threaten their reputation ("worth more than treasures") or integrity when in a compromising position.* their ability to: endure and get a no-shame, therapeutic lifestyle--not bitterness--should the worst befall.'*their ability to: have the mental toughness to remember: few are they who do battle with the great without developing an irreversible P.T.S.D. That is something, not nothing. SUMMARY: *What sets the U.S. apart from post war Germany and facist states to include those currently in the Middle East? Is it differences in doing global business, commerce and trade; or our military generals? No. Suppossedly it's our Arts having total independence from oppression and free speech. That's what sets a free state apart from facist states.*Facist states strangle their people's Arts with an iron hand, for power and greed in their own personal, individual and political agendas. *Just because Corp. Hollywood does the same but like a vampire with a velvet touch, via the 'Corp. celeb biz', does it make it any less unlawful, dangereous and oppressive? This sucks. The Arts are society's civilization and they belong to the people, not the powerful and too often oppressive great.*Regarding the Arts in America's Hollywood, to quote the music group Modest Mouse, "this building is totally burning down!". This affects us all, man.*unFAME: COLUMN #1...part one of a five page column covering Corp. Hollywood's monopoly of the Arts in America's Hollywood. To be CONTINUED...(*syndication piece)

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I adore Gillian Anderson. She is one of the most talented actors of our day. I wish her well with the start on this new road in her life and look forward to seeing her in more films...on this side of the ocean. I am especially looking forward to seeing a new X File movie.althingsc

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I just wish Gillian really knew how much we all love, respect, and admire her. She may not live or care much for the States but we terribly miss her acting and would love to see much more of her on this side of the ocean!Also there are many, many, many of us that still watch and want another xfiles movie. The character Dana Scully she establish was the best role model for women I've ever seen.

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I love the X Files!! David Duchovny is so cute and charming. The characters are played really well. The stories are just so amazing. Tooms has to be the scariest file!

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Your last comment is very good. To say nothing!

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We say give G.A a ‘Jason Bourne’ type script and expense account …then we’ll see G.A beyond her true light –though she may wish another genre- in a most honest female/woman perspective ...and make Jason look like her nephew. Best, Bro-V

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unFame Posted Essay; Hollywood’s US iron-curtain media-monopoly* ‘F**k Hollywood’: this is what gillian anderson said to corp hollywood years ago, in no uncertain terms. the new generation’s ideology motto “F**k hollywood”, which seems, at first glance ...self-destructive ...immature ...childishly and simplistic via their very choice of slogan is as follows ...to paraphrase, “if you are a one that must have even the slightest how, when, what, where and why in order to identify, or prove this obvious—in-your-face—US media monopoly, or prior to taking action, ...well, you are a big part of the problem ...’f**k hollywood’ ...ignore them completely ...it’s past negotiating ...it’s past intelligent queries ...don’t talk to me about nazis ...do something, anything ...NOW!” ...and they, we, are. ...the internet arts and media, without hollywood.* weapons down and surrender: as tom cruise’s new film pointedly suggest (after his recent and near fatal stance against the old regime) ...the corp hollywood executives which are closest to the hitler-type, hollywood-top-dogs are fully aware that they are fighting an unstoppable force—not just the US, the world—and their reputation is complete in it’s being so horrified that it is seldom even spoken out-loud. moreover, anderson’s labor-law stance and DOCUMENTED case most assuredly helped put the current arts labor-laws in place ...made it possible for others (all in the industry, actors especially) to have children without becoming estranged to their own child, via unfair nazi-like hollywood contracts. perhaps anderson will be honored publicly, soon enough, for at least this contribution to the arts|media monopoly battle--for the freedom of speech in the arts.* to lose your head over it: current hollywood in la, ca. has had 90 years to become a manipulating expert in this fight. to engage in it is insanity. i’m in agreement with the new generation’s ideology. it seems to be the only way to win against a giant—stop playing with it. (see above). address the now, the peoples game—the internet arts--not hollywood. hollywood is not synonymous with the arts ...hollywood is a place ...and is a tyrant, consumer and politically based conglomerate corp puppet at the will of governing powers, no more, no less. us artisans are not politicians and we do not reside in one particular place ...we are everywhere and no where at the same time ...this makes us a powerful entity in our own right, not to mention being the mouth, and the heart of society, the people—expressing freely the human experience in creative ways of “the now”. ‘f**k hollywood’. corp hollywood’s nazi-like reputation precedes them when attempting to capture UK. and as you stated, when all unit against this iron-curtain freedom of speech violations against the people, which is attempting to spread globally ...as long as we individually, in a group effort do something, anything ...to stop pretending ...stop being self-deceivers (as pre ww2 germany did) ...to take responsibility ...history has shown that the masses are indeed the majority, and can be a fierce movement in demanding change ...and right now! all artisans around the globe are jumping on board to produce their works via our technology without hollywood’s approval, authority or censorship. moreover, the masses are demanding untainted, global news, information, and data. as you have said, the new era is upon us. societies grow, change and i try not to be emotional about it. wisdom with heart is that which i grasp for, not fleeting passion, especially in such a vital quest for free arts and media.* like a movie script!: i have little doubt gillian anderson is more surprised than any, regarding her story, landing right at the crux of this fight ...and perhaps the very sacrifice needed to start this unstoppable “crack in the dam” (see past others failed attempts—in the late 1940’s) leading to the potential, and final downfall of a corrupt regime monopolizing the arts, and media--as their vehicle for dominance. this very real thing is indeed life interpreting art and art interpreting life. a fine script with all the goods and evils, heartaches, challenges, oppressions, wars, heroines and heroes, villains, story and mysteries depicting this current era’s human experience. it would be explosive movie or play! someone, somewhere is probably already working on it* my life with integrity: as a published photo journalist living in La, CA. and internet investigative reporter i have been researching and working on the gillian anderson’s story for about one year. she and her untold story is nothing as i thought when i first began this particular journalistic project. i discovered that one cannot mention the current quest for freedom of speech in the arts|media without thinking about that firecracker, anderson. my studies and research in the arts’ current fight became synonymous with anderson’s untold story. they inadvertently joined. also, in doing my part in this current monopoly fight, i discovered that it’s best to completely ignore all current mainstream arts|media, except that of the internet--questioning that too. moreover, i’ve learned to ignore corp hollywood’s plots, schemes, subsidiaries, next move, arguments, and the like ...that is playing with the giant or corp hollywood’s game ...it’s constructed to be intentionally too convoluted to sort out when much needed efforts are best utilized in the arts, as they are becoming and supporting that. ‘f**k hollywood’. the new generation’s game is that it doesn’t matter much, now, how the horse lived or died, since it’s dead to us—unless to learn from for future happenings. “as crafty as a snake and innocent as a dove.” it’s not necessarily natzi-like hollywood’s moves (except those obviously corrupt) that are twisted but their thought, intent and motives behind those moves—greed and brutality. (see anderson’s untold story)* Keep questioning everything!!: right on. until later becomes soon enough...hee ...hee, best wishes the vis**tor, friends| unFame.com, FirstShowing.netthanks contactmusic for having me

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