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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 15

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Baby Boomer Celebrity Birthdays April 15

1959 (52) Emma Thompson British actress Oscar for 1992′s “Howard’s End”


Trivia
Was originally slated to play the role of “God” in Kevin Smith’s Dogma (1999). She was unable to perform due to her pregnancy.

Turned down the Jodie Foster role in Anna and the King (1999).

She was initially cast as the lead in Basic Instinct (1992), but refused later on. About Sharon Stone’s appearance she said: “As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone’s love scene in Basic Instinct (1992), they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye”.

Speaks French and Spanish fluently.

One of only ten actors who have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies.


She is the only person to have won Academy awards for both acting and writing. She won Best Actress for Howards End (1992), and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995).

Accepted the role of Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to impress her daughter, Gaia.

In the category of I can’t believe he is that old:

1933 (78) Roy Clark Country singer guitarist host of tv’s “Hee Haw” for 20 years

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