Today is the second day of 2017 and there is still a lot of film rankings to mention. One of those come from Google Trends that during the last years shows the most searched keywords in different categories like people, news, events, films, among others.
Talking about cinema, the film of the irreverent Marvel superhero Deadpool appears as the most searched movie worldwide during 2016 in this search engine. The comic and comedy adaptation was catapulted at the first position of this ranking thanks to Mexican audience who were the moviegoers that searched more information about this successful production. Other Latin American countries joined to this trend like El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Kristen Stewart is one of young Hollywood actresses who media follows all time. Her appearance, her unfortunate passage through Twilight saga, her relationship with Robert Pattinson, the other main character of this adaptation, her personality which is a strange mix between shyness and rebelliousness and her gay declaration, have been enough issues to keep her in the news. Since 2014, a series of performances in some independent feature films have given another direction to her career.
Cinema History started to be written in 1829 when Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau developed and marketed the device known as Phenakistoscope, a little and round toy which he created the optical illusion of motion. However, it was just until 2010, for instance, that a woman got the Award for Best Director at Oscar Awards, a ceremony that is taking place since 1929.
It is a reality that women are played a more discreet role than men, but all their contributions have been equally important. They have been even pioneers and set new milestones for this industry.
Although Oscar Awards are being given by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciencessince 1929, it was not until 1956 when the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film was added as category. At the beginning, foreign films were not separated, but during the end of 40’s and mid-50s the Academy invented a Special/Honorary Awards to non-English speaking films that later transformed in the category we know now. “La Strada” by Federico Fellini opened this category in 1956.
Ibero-American films have been nominated 38 times and have won the Oscar Award five times with: To Begin Again (Spain 1982), Belle Époque (Spain 1993), All About My Mother (Spain 1999), The Sea Inside (Spain 2004) and The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina 2009), this last film had an US remake starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor directed by Billy Ray last year.
All actors we listed here have had as a long as successful film career. We are sure you know all of them and now they are joining to a long list of other actors (Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Cassey Affleck, Sarah Polley, Gary Oldman, Diego Luna, Tommy Lee Jones, Joddy Foster, Sean Penn and so on) who in some moment of their lives have wanted to try film directing. Most of these actors will debut with adaptations or remakes. Here the 7 actors who are going to debut as directors coming soon.