|Sarah Michelle Gellar
April 14, 1977 in New York City, Sarah Michelle Gellar has become
sort of a pseudo 'feminist' for her generation, although she cringes
at the word herself. But her role as a beautiful female who kicks
ass on television certainly has made herself a role model to her
female generation. While many of Gellar's scenes as Buffy in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer use stunt double Sophia Crawford,
Gellar does carry a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sarah was seen on TV
as early as three years old, where she played Valerie Harper's
daughter in An Invasion of Privacy, a made for TV movie. At
four, she was part of the infamous burger wars playing in a
commercial for Burger King which mocked the size of McDonald's
burgers. Afterwards, she appeared in scores more commercials, which
also helped land her roles in movies like Over The Brooklyn
Bridge, Funny Farm, High Stakes, and TV's
Spencer for Hire. Further roles include A Woman Named Jackie
and Swan's Crossing. At the age of 16, Gellar played as a 22
year old (!) in All My Children. She played as Erica Kane's
(Susan Lucci) daughter, and was in a role which had her seduce her
stepfather, break up her mother's marriage, shooting people, and
faking pregnancies! The role got her something Susan Lucci almost
never did, an Emmy in 1994 for Outstanding Younger Actress. Perhaps
that award played a role in Lucci's despising of the young star,
which comes as a shock since Gellar is supposedly the only person on
the All My Children cast which Lucci clashed with.
1996 Brought on her most
well known roll, cast as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
which was based on the movie that starred Kristy Swanson. Buffy has
become sort of a cult favorite and gets decent ratings despite being
relegated to the WB Network. Her starring role has helped her land
jobs in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. In
1999 she played in the comedy Simply Irresistible. Its ironic
given that Gellar is apparently anything but irresistible according
to gossip which suggests she has running feuds with not only Lucci,
but Neve Campbell, former lover Matthew Perry, Julia Roberts, and
The Spice Girls (we can forgive her for that!). The latest feud
apparently exists with fellow WB star Kerri Russell, whom Gellar
says she's sick about hearing Russell's story of losing her
virginity in the press, a statement we'd wholeheartedly agree with!
You probably can also add
actress Ingrid Quinn to that list, who's marriage to David Boreanaz
was supposedly terminated due in large part to a reported affair he
had with his then Buffy co-star (he played Angel, recently spun
off). It also has been widely reported that Gellar has had an on and
off battle with anorexia, and with a 5'3 frame at a reported 98
pounds, its easy to understand why those rumors persist. Besides her
romantic ties to Mathew Perry and Boreanaz, Gellar has also been
linked to ex-Slider star Jerry O'Connell and has dated tennis player
Jan Michael Gambill. The latest man involved with Sarah is Freddie
Prinze Jr., who publically was slobbering all over Prinze at the MTV
Movie awards, where Sarah landed two awards for Best Kiss (with
Selma Blair) and Best Female Performance in the film Cruel
Intentions. There have been alot of stories of Sarah's
controlling behavior around Freddie that has resulted in concerns
amongst his friends (according to tabloids, anyways). But before we
get too rough on Sarah, it should be noted that she is not the wild
party type and in fact spends so much time working she hasn't had
much time for relationships, often working 15 hour days on the
Scooby Doo (2002) playing
as Daphne Blake
Harvard Man (2001) playing as
Cruel Intentions (1999)
playing as Kathryn Merteuil
Simply Irresistible (1999)
playing as Amanda Shelton
Cruel Intentions (1999)
playing as Kathryn Merteuil
Small Soldiers (1998) (Voice
only) as Andromeda
I Know What You Did Last
Summer (1997) as Helen Shivers
Scream 2 (1997) playing as
Casey "CiCi" Cooper
High Stakes (1989) playing as
Funny Farm (1988) playing as
Over the Brooklyn Bridge
(1984) playing as Phil's daughter
God, the Devil and Bob
(2001) playing "That Actress on That Show" (voice)
Grosse Pointe (2001) playing
Sex in the City (2000)
playing as Debbie
Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Angel (1999-2000) playing as
Buffy Summers (multiple episodes)
The View (1997) playing as
TRL (1998) interview/host
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997-current) (Series) starring as Buffy Anne Summers
King of the Hill (1998)
(Series) appearance as Marie (voice only)
Beverly Hills Family Robinson
All My Children (1993-1995)
Swans Crossing (1991)
A Woman Named Jackie (1991)
(Miniseries) playing teenage Jacqueline Bouvier
Spenser: For Hire 1986
The Guiding Light (1986)
playing as a flower girl
An Invasion of Privacy (1983)
playing as Jennifer Bianchi
|Jason was born in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aside from being a series regular on
Showtime's Sherman Oaks and ABC's Push. Jason Behr has
guest starred on a variety of television shows and has been in
numerous stage plays. He has also performed in over 75 commercials.
One such commercial Jason has been in is the Cloralit gum commercial
titled Body Search. It was produced by Great Guns for Italian
chewing gum and aired all over Europe.
Jason got into acting when he was 5 years old. He continued acting
throughout his school years. When he graduated from high school he
moved to Los Angeles to pursue it full-time. Jason has three
brothers John, Aaron, and Andrew. He also has a brown spotted
dalmation named Joplin and an akita dog named Ronin.
Jason has been in over 75 commercials. He appeared on tv shows such
as Jag, Profiler, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also played
"Dawson Leery" on Dawson's Creek. Dawson made a movie about Joey and
himself and who gets the lead role, Jason Behr (Chris Wolfe). He
acted really good in this role, which was liked by most viewers.
Jason also starred in the Independent feature film Rites of
Passage, which made it's debut at the 1999 Palm Springs Film
Festival. I saw the movie and if you're a Jason Behr fan you must
see it. He is such an awesome actor to most of his fans.
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Name :Jason Behr Birth Name : Jason
Nathaniel Behr Date of Birth : December 30, 1973 Place of Birth :
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Height : 6' Education : High School
Nationality : American Profession : actor Claim to Fame : as Max
Evans on TV Series Roswell Nickname : Jay
Competed in the Celebrity Pro-Am
Owns a brown spotted dalmation named
Owns an Akita dog, named Ronin.
WAS the first Freshman in his High
School's history, to be cast as a lead in its biggest play of the
Was voted Most Destined for Fame by
his graduating class.
Put on 15 pounds for his role as
Dennis Buggit in THE SHIPPING NEWS. (2001)
ROSWELL. (1999) casts Katherine
Heigl and Jason Behr, who play brother and sister on the show are
engaged in real life.
Has appeared in 75 commercials while
waiting for his turn at movies.
STAR WARS was his first
Says BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is the
movie that inspired his first crush. Jason says, I remember being
smitten with Audrey. (Hepburn). I always liked older women.
Says he learned about the facts of
life when he heard his older brother and his friends talking about
Loves Cocoa Pebbles and robotic
cartoons, especially together.
Behr is pronunced 'Bear'
Food Indulgence: Krispy Kreme donuts
Hobbies: Hiking with Ronin, and
playing basketball with friends
Favorite Band: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Movie: THE GODFATHER
Favorite Actor: Paul Newman
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
and the Los Angeles Lakers
Stocks his fridge with: Orange
Juice, Water, Leftover Pizza and Beer
Has a bulletin board at home covered
with Blockbuster coupons.
|Bill Pullman, an actor who has
been working for years, was finally noticed when he starred in "While
You Were Sleeping" and "Independence Day".
Pullman was going to be a builder, after high
school he enrolled in a technical school in New York to learn the
trade. To help him to overcome his shyness, the drama teacher cast
him in a play. That was the end of his building plans.
He didn't start his acting career until he got his
B.A. in theatre arts, did graduate work at U. Mass and then taught
drama at Montana State. He taught for two years, then decided it
was time to pursue acting.
After off-Broadway roles, Pullman moved to LA to
try his luck. His film debut was in "Ruthless People". Some
of his better films were "The Accidental Tourist", "Sleepless
in Seattle" and "Sommersby".
Bill Pullman has his own production company, Big
Town, in addition to lots of movie offers coming in. His future
looks bright and busy.
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|Takashi Shimizu Director
Date of Birth:
July 27, 1972
Maebashi City, Gunma
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Takashi Shimizu majored in art and drama and
then began his film career working part-time at a Kyoto movie
theater, writing scripts during his off hours. In 1997, after
several years freelancing as an assistant director, he enrolled at
the Tokyo Film Seminar (now the Film School of Tokyo).
Following the completion of a short film project for the school,
his talent was spotted by director Kyoshi Kurosawa (Cure) and
screenwriter Hiroshi Takashi (Ringu). Their interest in his work
brought him to the attention of producer Taka Ichise, who had been
asked to produce a series of 'horror stories' for a cell phone
company. He asked the young director to give him some ideas of
what might scare him and this process launched the beginning of
the series of JU-ON movies.
With The Grudge, Shimizu is directing the story of his haunted
house and revenge-seeking ghosts for the fifth time.
|More information from
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Encoding: PLEASE NOTE: Some Region 1
DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all,
of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced
discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players.
Format: Color, Closed-captioned,
Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
Run Time: 98
Other Formats: DVD widescreen
- Available subtitles: English, Spanish,
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby
- All-new unrated, extended cut of the
- Feature commentary by director Takashi
Shimizu, producer Taka Ichise, and actor Takako Fuji
- 15 additional deleted scenes with
optional filmmaker commentary
- Director Takashi Shimizu's original "Ju-On"
short films, "4444444444" and "In a Corner"
- Video diaries from Sarah Michelle
Gellar and KaDee Strickland
- "The Grudge House: An Insider's Tour"
- "Production Designer's Notebook: The
Sketches of Iwao Saito"
- "Sights and Sounds: The Storyboard Art
of Takashi Shimizu"
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The special features included on the unrated extended
director's cut of The Grudge will appeal primarily to horror buffs and
fans of director Takashi Shimizu. The extended cut of The Grudge
(Shimizu's semi-American remake of his early video feature Ju-On) saves
the best for last, with a more frightening and slightly more graphic
climax. More interesting, however, are Shimizu's early short films
"4444444444" and "In a Corner," serving as obvious prototypes for The
Grudge, which represents the culmination of all previous incarnations
and demonstrates Shimizu's penchant for spine-tingling atmosphere and
visual composition. (These strengths are firmly based on Shimizu's
impressive storyboard art, also included here.) The director's
commentary is only partially informative, but it does outline some of
the specific differences between Ju-On and The Grudge, along with
interesting anecdotes about collaborating with an American cast & crew.
The deleted scenes are just that: scenes that deserved to be deleted,
and of interest only to hardcore fans. Video diaries by Sarah Michelle
Gellar and costar KaDee Strickland are perfunctory, but enjoyable as
behind-the-scenes amusement and Japanese sight-seeing. The "Grudge House
Insider's Tour" is essentially a showcase for the admirable work of set
designer Iwao Saito, whose pre-production sketches are also included.
From IMDb: Quotes & Trivia
- Two slightly different versions of the film were
used for test screenings. One was R-rated, while the other was rated
PG-13. The PG-13 cut, which had toned down some of the disturbing
images, tested better with screeners.
- A sequel was greenlit on the Monday after the
surprise success of the first weekend's box office of more than $39
- Yuya Ozeki, Takako Fuji, and Takashi Matsuyama (II)
all appeared in Ju-on: The Grudge (2003), the Japanese film upon which
this film was based, all reprising their roles as the doomed Saeki
- On their way to the graveyard, Karen and Doug pass
three schoolgirls on the street - a reference to Izumi and her friends
Chiharu and Miyuku from the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2003).
- According to the DVD Commentaries AND Featurettes,
The House in the 2004 movie The Grudge was built completely on a sound
stage. It was based almost entirely on the house in Ju-on: The Grudge
(2003). It was built like a normal house, the 'house set' had two
floors so that cuts did not have to be made when a character was
walking upstairs. However, the attic was built seperatly from the
house to allow for more room when filming.
- The spooky popping sounds that accompany the
appearance of the female ghost were made with a hair comb.
- The open-mouth gasping sound of the ghosts is made
by director Shimizu, Takashi.
- The character of Toshio is almost always found with
his cat. In real life, the boy who plays Toshio, Yuya Ozeki, was
terrified of cats.
- Although the house was built entirely on a sound
stage, the actors and cast still had to take off their shoes to enter,
to be respectful.
- Before filming, the cast and crew went through a
ceremony where they were blessed so nothing bad could happen to them
Quotes from The Grudge (Director's Cut):
Karen: The whole time I was in that house I felt something was wrong.
What happened there?
Karen: There is something evil there.
Maria Kirk: Good morning! You're up early today.
looks briefly at Maria, then jumps off the balcony without a word
Maria): Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.:
Detective Nakagawa: Three years ago, three of my colleagues were
investigating what happened in that house. Two died mysteriously. The
third was never found.