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#MovieHistory: director Ridley Scott was born on this day in 1937. Happy 75th!

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January 5, 1946 – Actress, director and producer, Diane Keaton was born on this day in Los Angeles, California.

January 1946 – Actress, director and producer, Diane Keaton was born on this day in Los Angeles, California.

Today in movie history, #MattDamon was born.

Today in movie history, was born.

On this day in 1937, director, producer, actor, and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford turns 75. Happy birthday!

On this day in director, producer, actor, and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford turns Happy birthday!

1935/1962 -- On this day in 1935, Frank Lloyd’s best picture winner “Mutiny on the Bounty,” starring Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh and Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, premiered in New York City. Also on this day, 27 years later, the best picture nominated remake opened wide, starring Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando.

1935/1962 -- On this day in 1935, Frank Lloyd’s best picture winner “Mutiny on the Bounty,” starring Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh and Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian, premiered in New York City. Also on this day, 27 years later, the best picture nominated remake opened wide, starring Trevor Howard and Marlon Brando.

1968 – Anthony Harvey’s best picture nominated “The Lion in Winter” opened wide on this day. Peter O’Toole earned a best actor nomination for his portrayal of King Henry II of England, who must outwit his conniving sons and wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, played by Katherine Hepburn in an Oscar winning performance, her third Academy Award in a leading role, the first actor to ever accomplish such a feat.

1968 – Anthony Harvey’s best picture nominated “The Lion in Winter” opened wide on this day. Peter O’Toole earned a best actor nomination for his portrayal of King Henry II of England, who must outwit his conniving sons and wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, played by Katherine Hepburn in an Oscar winning performance, her third Academy Award in a leading role, the first actor to ever accomplish such a feat.

1915/1982 – Today in movie history, one of the greats came into the world; and on the same day, 67 years later, Ingrid Bergman succumbed to cancer.

– Today in movie history, one of the greats came into the world; and on the same day, 67 years later, Ingrid Bergman succumbed to cancer.

1960 – Oscar winning actor Colin Firth was born on this day in Hampshire, England.

1960 – Oscar winning actor Colin Firth was born on this day in Hampshire, England.

2000 – “Magnolia,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed follow-up to “Boogie Nights” (1997), opened wide on this day.

2000 – “Magnolia,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s critically acclaimed follow-up to “Boogie Nights” (1997), opened wide on this day.

1927 – Esteemed actor and director Sidney Poitier was born on this day in Miami, Florida.

1927 – Esteemed actor and director Sidney Poitier was born on this day in Miami, Florida.

1985 – John Cusack first made his mark as a go-to rom-com main-man when “The Sure Thing” opened wide on this day.

1985 – John Cusack first made his mark as a go-to rom-com main-man when “The Sure Thing” opened wide on this day.

1924 – Gravelly-voiced actor Lee Marvin was born on this day in New York City.

1924 – Gravelly-voiced actor Lee Marvin was born on this day in New York City.

1976 – Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” premiered in New York City and Los Angeles

1976 – Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” premiered in New York City and Los Angeles

“Scent of Mystery,” the first and only Smell-O-Vision movie, was released on this day.

George Stevens’ final film with Cary Grant, “Talk of the Town,” was released on this day in

1962 – One of the most innovative filmmakers working today, director Baz Luhrmann was born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on this day in Sydney, Australia.

1962 – One of the most innovative filmmakers working today, director Baz Luhrmann was born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on this day in Sydney, Australia.

1892 – The father of Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien was born on this day in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

1892 – The father of Middle Earth, J. Tolkien was born on this day in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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