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What Is It About Brown University? Famous Alumni


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Like the English elite University hegemony of Oxford and Cambridge, the US Ivy League produces a vast array of talent in various fields. The majority of the political elite pass through the likes of Harvard and Yale amongst scientists, scholars and various minds of significant creative ingenuity.

Emma Watson At Elle Awards Watson joins an impressive list of Brown alumni.

Founded in 1764, before the US was even granted its independence from the British Empire, The Rhode Island institution has attracted an alumni that has changed the face of the country, as well as the world, on various levels. Contemporarily, Brown has been a notable site of emerging acting talent, the most high-profile case of which has been Emma Watson’s stint at the academic utopia. We look at a selection notable alumni who have penetrated into the sphere of popular culture as actors and entertainers after enjoying stints at the University:

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Ted Turner - Ted Turner and guest Thursday 3rd May 2012 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon Benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City - held at Cipriani 42nd Street

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Picture - Founder of CNN Ted Turner... , Sunday 29th April 2012

CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media Sunday 29th April 2012 Founder of CNN Ted Turner at the 'Cold War: The Complete Series' screening at The Paley Center for Media.

CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media
CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media
CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media
CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media
CNN, Ted Turner and Paley Center for Media

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Ted Turner and Jane Fonda - Ted Turner and Jane Fonda Burbank, California - arrive to the 2010 Environmental Media Association Awards held at the Warner Bros. Studios Saturday 16th October 2010

Ted Turner and Jane Fonda
Ted Turner and Jane Fonda

Fidel (2001) Review


Unbearable
At a time when Americans might be sympathetic to lifting the economic embargo on Cuba, when the public memory of its origin as a response to Fidel Castro's theft of the properties and businesses of American corporations is fading, documentarian Estela Bravo and husband Ernesto expertly put together a presentation of the Cuban dictator that is more a campaign tract to that cause than a probing discussion of his commandeering tactics.

Starting with footage of Castro's childhood and early manhood, some of which is new and fascinating, Bravo puts together a highlight reel that includes his earliest political alliances and adventures, his escape to the Maestra Sierra mountains where he gathered a guerilla force with Che Guevara at his side and, in 1959, his emergence in victory against the U.S. backed, armed, and trained Batista army. This is the stuff of legend but, unfortunately, as history (but not this film) informs us, this undisputed leader's promise of deliverance from tyrannical dictatorship merely morphed into his own brand of despotic, repressive rule.

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