Taylor Swift with a patient at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Miss Swift is traveling in Australia with beau Tom Hiddleston, who is filming "Thor 3." (Photo via Lady Cilento Children's Hospital's Facebook page, accessed July 12, 2016.)
Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. A well-known account of Wallace's life is presented in the film Braveheart (1995), directed by and starring Mel Gibson as Wallace
S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken is the protagonist of the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A.. He is portrayed by Kurt Russell, and created by director John Carpenter and screenwriter Nick Castle. An anti-hero, he is a former Special Forces operator/war hero in World War III turned criminal. The movies follow his apprehension by the United States Police Force and subsequent conscription to extract top-secret material from New York City and Los Angeles — which have, in this dystopian setting, been converted entirely into maximum-security prisons.
Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn is a fictional character who first appeared in the 1968 Charles Portis novel, True Grit. The novel was adapted into a 1969 film, True Grit, and from that a 1975 sequel entitled Rooster Cogburn was also produced. The character was also featured in a made-for-television sequel, entitled True Grit: A Further Adventure, made in 1978. The Coen brothers released a new film version of the novel in 2010. In the 1969 and 1975 theatrical releases, Cogburn was portrayed by John Wayne. Unusually for Wayne, who usually portrayed straight-laced heroes, Cogburn is portrayed as a curmudgeonly antihero. The 1978 TV sequel starred Warren Oates in the featured role. The 2010 film stars Jeff Bridges as Cogburn. John Wayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Cogburn in the 1969 film. On January 24, 2011, Jeff Bridges was nominated for the same award for his portrayal of Cogburn
Rocky Balboa is the title character of the Rocky series. The character was created by Sylvester Stallone, who also portrayed him in all six Rocky films. He is depicted as an everyman who started out by going the distance and overcoming obstacles that had occurred in his life and career as a professional boxer. He is loosely based on Chuck Wepner, a one-time boxer who fought Muhammad Ali and lost on a TKO in the 15th round. Stallone received critical acclaim for his performance in the first movie, earning Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. When Stallone reprised his role once again in 2015 for Creed, his performance received wide acclaim and he received his firstGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with his third Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and several other accolades
Martin Riggs is a fictional character from the Lethal Weapon franchise. He is played in all four films by Mel Gibson. On March 10, 2016, it was announced that Riggs would be played by Clayne Crawfordin the pilot for the new Fox Television drama series. Originally a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Narcotics Division, upon being reassigned to the Homicide Division, he is partnered up with aging sergeant Roger Murtaugh. Riggs and Murtaugh remain partners throughout the film series
John Shaft is a fictional character created by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman. He was portrayed by Richard Roundtree in the original 1971 film and in its two sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973), with Samuel L. Jackson portraying his nephew (named John Shaft II) in the 2000 version of the film, Roundtree appearing as the original John Shaft in a cameo appearance. The blurb on the paperback on which the original film is based states Shaft is "Hotter than Bond, cooler than Bullitt."
John Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone. The portrayal of the character earned Stallone widespread acclaim and recognition. The character was nominated for American Film Institute's list 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains. The term "Rambo" is used commonly to describe a person who is reckless, disregards orders, uses violence to solve problems, enters dangerous situations alone, and is exceptionally tough and aggressive
John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis. He is known for his sardonic one-liners, including the famous catchphrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfu%@#r”