King Kong 2005 premiere

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Monday December 5th, AMC Empire 25 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

1. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

2. Fran Walsh

Writer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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5. Carolynne Cunningham

Producer | District 9

Carolynne Cunningham is an assistant director and producer, known for District 9 (2009), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

6. Jamie Bell

Actor | Billy Elliot

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7. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

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8. Adrien Brody

Actor | The Pianist

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9. Lobo Chan

Actor | King Kong

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10. Kyle Chandler

Actor | Argo

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11. Colin Hanks

Actor | King Kong

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12. Thomas Kretschmann

Actor | King Kong

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13. Evan Parke

Actor | King Kong

Evan Parke was born on January 2, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica as Evan Dexter O'Neal Parke. He is an actor, known for King Kong (2005), Planet of the Apes (2001) and The Replacements (2000).

14. Naomi Watts

Actress | Mulholland Dr.

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15. Andy Serkis

Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes

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16. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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17. David Arquette

Actor | Scream 3

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18. Richard Belzer

Actor | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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19. Billy Boyd

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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20. Mario Cimarro

Actor | Pasión de Gavilanes

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21. Courteney Cox

Actress | Friends

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22. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Green Mile

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23. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

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24. Michael Dorn

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

Michael Dorn was born on December 9, 1952 in Luling, Texas, USA as Michiel Dorn. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

25. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

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26. Chad Faust

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27. Will Ferrell

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John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

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28. Ice-T

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29. Anthony Kiedis

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30. Saúl Lisazo

Actor | El Clon

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31. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

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32. Michael McKean

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33. Shannon Miller

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34. Deborah Norville

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35. Chris Noth

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36. Annie Parisse

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37. Anthony Rapp

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38. Jai Rodriguez

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39. Horatio Sanz

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40. Bryan Singer

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41. Gabriela Spanic

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42. Martha Stewart

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43. Donald Trump

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44. John Turturro

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46. Kristen Wiig

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47. Elijah Wood

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49. Liev Schreiber

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50. Michael Bloomberg

Actor | The Adjustment Bureau

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51. Lindsay Lohan

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52. Evan Rachel Wood

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53. Molly Shannon

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56. Tanya Haden

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57. Bob Burns

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59. Katherine Chandler

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60. Tim Robbins

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61. Rick Baker

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63. Joe Letteri

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Joe Letteri was born in 1957 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) and King Kong (2005).

64. MiG Ayesa

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65. Viveca Paulin

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67. Miles Robbins

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68. Sky Nellor

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71. Skeet Ulrich

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72. John McEnroe

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73. Lorraine Ashbourne

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74. Bob Wright

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75. Marc John Jefferies

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