Your Nerd Side Season 2 (George Takei)
George Takei born Hosato Takei April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author and activist known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the fictional starship USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek and subsequent films.Takei was born to Japanese American parents, with whom he lived in U.S.-run internment campsduring World War II. He began pursuing acting in college, which led in 1965 to the role of Sulu, to which he returned periodically into the 1990s. Upon coming out as gay in 2005, he became a prominent proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics. He has been a vocal advocate of the rights of immigrants, in part through his work on the 2012 Broadway show Allegiance, about the internment experience.Although Takei was born and raised in California, he spoke both English and Japanese growing up and remains fluent in both languages. He has won several awards and accolades for his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Tom Hanks tells Variety magazine that he has no plans to retire. "No, I don’t have any desire [to retire]. I’m not working for the sake of working. I’m in a very lucky position. It’s got to be fabulous. Rita and I talk about it all the time, which is there’s only two reasons go to work: It’ll be good or it’ll be fun. And if it’s neither one of those, I’ll stay home until the cows come on. I don’t need to do anything.” Giant Freakin Robot says
Tom Hanks is allegedly in talks to play a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The website says he could play Doctor Doom or a villain in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. He could also play Mr Sinister in an upcoming X-Men movie.
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James Cameron tells HBO that contrary to what Arnold Schwarzenegger says, OJ Simpson was never in the running to play The Terminator. “Very early on, a highly placed person at one of the two studios that funded that film had a brilliant idea and called me up and said, ‘Are you sitting down?’ I said, ‘Well, no, I’m not.’ He said, ‘Are you sitting? O.J. Simpson for the Terminator!’ I said, ‘I actually think that’s a bad idea.’ It didn’t go anywhere.”
Hugh Jackman tells People magazine that he is going to spend the next six months training to play Wolverine in ''Deadpool 3.'' “So, we have six months from when I finish The Music Man to when I started filming. And I’m not doing any other work. I’m going to be with my family and train. That’s going to be my job for six months. I’m really fit right now. There’s one thing that about eight shows a week being on Broadway singing and dancing, is I’m fit. So, I’m healthy. I have a good place to start. And apologies, chickens. Run a mile. Start running now because I’m coming for you.”Hugh tells HBO that he is not taking steroids to bulk up to play Wolverine. “No, I love my job. And I love Wolverine. I have been told anecdotally what the side effects are of that. And I was like, ‘I don’t love it that much.’ So no, I just did it the old school way.