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Birthdays in Film & TV on May 24

  • 1855 Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor and playwright, born in London (d. 1934)
  • 1889 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1900 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1912 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Lilli Palmer [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger, Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), born in Västerås, Västmanland (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1931 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France
  • 1938 Thomas "Tommy" Chong, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and cannabis rights activist (Cheech & Chong), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1941 Andrés García, Mexican-Dominican actor (Tiger Shark), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1943 Gary Burghoff, American actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1945 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1949 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Person of interestRoger Deakins

1949 Roger Deakins, English cinematographer (Blade Runner 2049), born in Torquay, Devon, England

Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Roger Deakins
  • 1953 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • 1953 Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1960 Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)

Person of interestJohn C. Reilly

1965 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1966 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • 1972 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer (Everwood), born in Rye, New York
  • 1973 Dermot O'Leary, British-Irish television presenter (The X Factor), born in Colchester, Essex, England
  • 1974 Will Sasso, Canadian-American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges 2012), born in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1977 Kym Valentine, Australian actress (Neighbours), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1978 Bryan Greenberg, American actor (How to Make It in America), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1980 Billy L. Sullivan, American actor (Will Pacino-Something So Right), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1984 Sarah Hagan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1986 Jordan Metcalfe, English actor (Genie in the House), born in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, England
  • 1989 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), born in Westminster, Vermont (d. 2005)
  • 1992 Travis T. Flory, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris), born in Fontana, California