Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chicago Actors Are All Over The Globe

By Jayne Rutledge

Many of the Chicago actors have a great story to share with the world. The individuals who come from Illinois know all about the happiness and pain that success can bring. Fortunately many of them have fought their way to the top and were able to stay there. Many of the others only lasted for a few years before dying or falling on hard times.

Bill Murray is one man who is proud of his Illinois upbringing and he has achieved so much success during his lifetime. People everywhere remember him from the television show "Saturday Night Live" before he moved on to bigger and better things. He has had a long movie career and was even nominated for many awards.

Jennifer Beals comes from a very mixed background since her mother is Caucasian and her father was black. This young woman struggled all of her life since she had a diverse history. She finally became famous when she starred in a movie named "Flashdance." After the film became successful Ms. Beals went on to other projects.

Harrison Ford is the man that every male wants to become when they grow up. He is very handsome and gives good performances in all of his movies. Harrison's character of Indiana Jones made him an instant celebrity even though he had been acting for many years. This man grew up in poverty and is now one of the richest men in Hollywood.

Harrison was always proud of his Illinois heritage and he tells everyone about his struggles while growing up. He almost gave up on acting when a producer stated that he really had no talent. This made him more determined than ever to be the best thespian around.

Every child in America has also heard about the "Wonderful World Of Disney." Walt Disney created this company during his early Hollywood days. He is one Illinois resident that really made it big in this world with his great list of films and other projects.

Jennifer Hudson started off as a shy fat girl in this popular town. She had always dreamed about becoming a singer and sang for her church every weekend. In a few years Ms. Hudson became successful after people watched her on the classic television show "American Idol." She has now become a very pretty slender woman who has gained great respect from her fans. Unfortunately a crazy killer also killed her family several years ago.

John Belushi was one of the most famous Chicago actors living in New York City. He was featured on "Saturday Night Live" for many years and had a great movie career going for him. Unfortunately he could not stay away from drugs and alcohol like many young performers in America. His life was cut short after a drug overdose. John's life was similar to the late great Chris Farley who also died from drugs. There are other great performers such as Joe Mantegna, Mandy Patinkin, Tom Berenger, the late Michael Clarke Duncan and Robin Williams who share this terrific area. All of these people have something wonderful to offer this world.

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