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Uma Thurman (born 29.4.1970)

Uma Thurman is an American actress, perhaps best known for her work under the direction of Quentin Tarantino.

Uma Thurman: Childhood

Uma Thurman was born to Nena Birgitte Caroline von Schlebrugge and Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman. Her mother was married to the LSD guru Timothy Leary (to whom she was introduced by Salvador Dali) before marrying Thurman. Uma's father was the first westerner to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. During her childhood, the Thurmans spent time in Almora, in India and the Dalai Lama would often visit them.

Uma's childhood saw her growing up mainly in Amherst, Massachusetts and Woodstock, New York. Her acting talents were noticed when she played Abigail in a performance of the Crucible. She moved to New York, attending the Professional Children's School, but dropped out before completing the course.

Uma Thurman: Acting Career

Uma Thurman's film debut came in 1988, when she appeared in Johnny Be Good and Kiss Daddy Goodnight. She then went on to appear in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, playing Venus, opposite Oliver Reed's Vulcan.

Thurman's breakthrough performance came with 1988's Dangerous Liasons. The film also starred Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer, who were both nominated for Oscars for their work in the film. John Malkovich, also in the film, was vocal in his praise of her talents.

1990 saw Uma Thurman star in Henry & June, a sexually controversial film, which also starred Fred Ward. Her first starring role came three years later when she took the lead in Gus Van Sant's adaptation of Tom Robbins' Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Unfortunately, the film was a commercial and critical let-down. She also appeared in Mad Dog and Glory, opposite Robert De Niro, which also failed to do well at the box office.

Thurman's career soon got back on track when she auditioned for a part in Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film also starred John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth. Uma Thurman was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

In 1996, Thurman starred in the romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, opposite Janeane Garofolo. She then played Ethan Hawke's love interest in Gattaca, which was not a huge success at the cinema but became popular as a rental choice. She then went on to play Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin, opposite George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Uma Thurman's next role was in The Avengers, which turned out to be another low point in her career. She ended 1998 with a performance in Les Miserables, the film version of the Victor Hugo novel. She played the role of Fantine, opposite Geoffrey Rush and Liam Neeson.

After a five-year break from major film roles, Uma Thurman made a return in Paycheck, directed by John Woo. The film was only a moderate success but she soon followed this with a performance in Kill Bill, another Tarantino film in which she took a starring role. Other actors in the film include Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah and David Carradine.

In 2005, Thurman starred in Be Cool with John Travolta and Prime with Meryl Streep. Her last film of that year was The Producers, a remake of a 1968 film starring Gene Wilder and Zer Mostel. The modern version starred Matthew Broderick and Will Ferrell.

Thurman then starred in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, along with Luke Wilson. Uma Thurman was reportedly paid $14 million for her role in the film, but it did not perform as well as expected at the box office. She then starred in The Accidental Husband in February 2008. This was followed by a role portraying a cocaine addict in My Zinc Bed, opposite Jonathan Pryce and Paddy Considine.

Uma Thurman: Personal Life

Uma Thurman married Gary Oldman in 1990 but they were only married for two years.

Thurman was also previously married to Ethan Hawke, with whom she has two children, Maya Ray Thurman-Hawke (b. 1998) and Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke (b. 2002). Thurman and Hawke divorced in 2004.

Uma is now engaged to a Franco-Swiss financier, Arpad Busson.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Burnt Review

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Strong characters help hold the attention as this overcooked drama develops, but in the end it feels so concocted that it's difficult to believe. While there's plenty of potential in the premise, the film becomes distracted by irrelevant subplots that try to stir up some tension but never quite manage it. And for a movie about food, the cuisine is simply too abstract to be mouthwatering.

At the centre is Adam (Bradley Cooper), a bad boy chef whose partying ways ended his high-flying career in Paris. After a period of penance in New Orleans, he moves to London to start again, with the goal of finally getting his elusive third Michelin star. Since he has alienated his friends, he turns to Tony (Daniel Bruhl), a guy who always had a soft spot for him and happens to be running a posh restaurant, which Adam quickly takes over. He rustles up some old colleagues (Omar Sy and Riccardo Scamarcio) and hires hot-shot Helene (Sienna Miller) as his sous chef. But his demanding perfectionism is keeping things from running very smoothly.

This set-up is ripe for both black comedy and soul-searching drama, and yet writer Steven Knight throws in irrelevant sideroads including a mandated therapist (the wonderful Emma Thompson), a bitter rival (a jagged Matthew Rhys), a couple of randomly violent loan sharks and a precocious little girl. Even though the actors do what they can to make every scene intriguing, none of these story elements add anything to the overall film. Still, Cooper holds the movie together with sheer charisma, even if his sudden transition from absolute tyrant to cuddly sweetheart isn't terribly convincing. At least he adds some surprising textures to his scenes, and indulges in sparky banter with those around him. And while Miller is solid in her thankless role, even she can't breathe life into such a thinly developed romance.

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Gary Oldman & Alexandra Edenborough’s Divorce Is Finalised, Ending Six Years Of Marriage


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Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough’s divorce has been finalised. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge signed off on the divorce on Tuesday (29th September). The couple were married for six years.

Alexandra Edenborough and Gary OldmanAlexandra Edenborough and Gary Oldman at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January 2014.

Read More: Gary Oldman Brands The USSR Government The 'Real Killer' In Child 44.

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Leaked Documents Show Alternative Castings For Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'


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Pulp Fiction has long since passed into the annals of movie history, confirming its director Quentin Tarantino as one of the modern greats of cinema and becoming arguably the biggest cult film of the 1990s. But, according to leaked documents, it could have looked very different indeed, as it turns out that many of its stars may not have been Tarantino’s first choices for their respective roles.

His wishlist – which has not yet been officially confirmed as genuine by Tarantino’s reps – was leaked via Reddit on Tuesday (September 15th) and makes for extremely interesting reading. Consisting of two sheets of hand-typed paper, the biggest revelation is that John Travolta, who received an Oscar nomination for his role as gangster Vincent Vega, was not Tarantino’s first choice. Rather, he originally wanted Michael Madsen – who of course did star in his first movie Reservoir Dogs just two years before – to play the part.

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Restauranteering is not a profession that should be taken lightly. Indeed, it's less of a job and more of a way of life for Adam Jones, who has wanted to become the greatest chef the world has ever seen since as long as he can remember. He was just 16-years-old when he left school to go to Paris and achieve his dream; becoming a Michelin star chef infamous across the Parisian culinary scene. But his rise to success came much too soon, and it wasn't long before his dream began to crumble around him, beaten by a life of drugs, violence, and volatile behaviour. With many of his opponents thinking him dead, he returns to London a new man to reignite his passion, earn a third Michelin star, and open the best restaurant in the world. All he needs is a talented team behind him, who is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Video - Lady Gaga Causes A Minor Crowd Disturbance As She Sets Out For The 2015 Met Gala - Part 1


There's a flurry of eager bustling as Lady GaGa steps out of the Mark Hotel in New York to board a luxury coach that will take her to the 2015 Met Gala, where this year's theme was China: Through The Looking Glass. Gaga looked particularly eccentric as usual, in a wide-sleeved, mesh-patterned robe complete with super high platform boots.

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Uma Thurman's Appearance Gets The Renee Zellweger Treatment At 'The Slap' Premiere


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Uma Thurman returned to the red carpet on Monday night to promote her new NBC miniseries 'The Slap'. But you’d be forgiven for not knowing the name of her series, as most commentators seemed to forget about the show entirely and instead focus on the actress’ changing appearance.

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Yes Uma looked a little different on Monday, we saw it too, but what really wasn’t necessary was the wave of insults directed at the Kill Bill star after her red carpet appearance. Following Monday’s event Thurman trended on twitter and was the subject of headlines such as ‘What happened to Uma Thurman’s face?’ and ‘Who-ma is that, Thurman looks different’.

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A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max


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The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd and Tika Sumpter, as well as soul singer Bobby Byrd and rock icon Mick Jagger. The film opens this weekend in the US and next month in America. 

Part 1 - Bobby Byrd Brings Family To 'Get On Up' NY Premiere

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2015 The Year Of Quentin Tarantino? Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair/Hateful Eight Poster


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Quentin Tarantino star shows no sign of relenting. The ridiculous (it’s the best and only word to describe him) director has hinted that ‘Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair’ could be on its way, while a new poster for his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight has been revealed.

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Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is a longer cut of Q.T’s two-part revenge/martial arts epic, and the extended version is reported to include a 30 minute anime sequence. Film Divider were first with the new poster for the director’s troubled Hateful Eight picture. They released a picture of next week’s Empire magazine, which features a trailer being drawn by six horses leaving a trail of blood behind them. With that out in 2015 and the possibility of a super-extended Kill Bill volume, it might be the year for fans of the cult director. 

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Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs


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Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance. But how does it compare with some of the great sound tracks that the director has been known for over the past three decades; in fact, what are the best songs to appear in Tarantino films? We've had a bit of a think and have put together ten songs that we don't think any self-respecting fan of the man could leave out. 

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Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'


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Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.

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Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.

Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer. 

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Uma Thurman

Date of birth

29th April, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.81


Uma Thurman Movies

Burnt Movie Review

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Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer

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The Life Before Her Eyes Trailer

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Watch the trailer for The Life Before Her Eyes.Diana and Maureen are two very different...

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