Actor Profile: Johnny Depp

From Pirates of The Caribbean to a host of Tim Burton films, Johnny Depp goes all out when it comes to acting, and it’s very rare that he doesn’t give a performance that you’ll be talking about for the rest of the year.

Released in cinemas today, Black Mass tells the true story of the infamous Irish-American mobster Whitey Bulger, played by Depp, and is based on the 2001 book, Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

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Actor Profile: Tom Hanks

I don’t think it would be possible for anybody to have a favourite actors list without ever mentioning the lovable Tom Hanks. Whether it be the voice of Woody in Pixar’s Toy Story, or as the non-stop champion that is Forrest Grump, he’s had a role that everybody will have a favourite of.

Released in cinemas today, Hanks leads Bridge of Spies, a historical thriller based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, which is directed by Steven Spielberg.

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Actor Profile: Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett has played everybody from the Queen of England to the legendary Bob Dylan, and is an actress known for both her beauty and class, no matter what the role.

Released in cinemas today, Carol is set in New York City in 1952, and sees Blanchett lead alongside Rooney Mara in a romantic drama directed by Todd Haynes and based on the novel, The Price of Salt, by Patricia Highsmith.

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Actor Profile: Michael Fassbender

Most known recently for his role as a young Magneto in the latest X-Men franchise, Michael Fassbender is most credible for his compelling performances in a number of hard-hitting true stories, most notably alongside directed Steve McQueen.

Released in cinemas today, Steve Jobs is the true story of the pioneering founder of Apple, which, directed by Danny Boyle, sees Fassbender take the lead alongside Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.

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Actor Profile: Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan made her acting debut at the age of only 10 years old, and over the years we have watched her transform from a promising child star in films including Joe Wright’s Atonement to an elegant and super talented young woman as she makes her Irish film debut.

Released in cinemas today, Brooklyn is based on Colm Tóibín‘s novel of the same name, which Ronan leads alongside Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.

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Actor Profile: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

From 3rd Rock from the Sun to some of the biggest blockbusters over the past few years, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is returning to the big screen today in the unbelievable true story, The Walk.

Based on the story that influenced the documentary Man On Wire, The Walk, written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, centers on the life of Philippe Petit (portrayed by Levitt), a French high-wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

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