George Clooney 0:00 – 0:57
Judi Dench 0:59 – 1:45
Robert De Niro 1:47 – 2:54
Helen Mirren 2:57 – 3:56
Matt Damon 3:58 – 5:10
Keifer Sunderland 5:14 – 6:22
Linda Hunt 6:25 – 7:10
Mandy Patinkin 7:13 – 8:13
Tom Hanks 8:17 – 9:26
Morgan Freeman 9:30 – 10:52
Kerri Russell (Interview Clip) 10:55 – 11:25
Matthew Reese (Interview Clip) 11:30 – 11:59
Robert De Niro, Rocky, It’s Always Sunny, Brian Dawkins, and plenty of Merrill Reese to help you run through a wall or two.
Many have had their days of glory in the state of Nevada. But these three step out of the crowd, as theyave the name of the game.
He is the best sports handicapper in the history of Las Vegas. He used to be called "Las Vegas King", "Guru", or something that he certainly is: a genius. He inaugurated the first sports and race book, at Stardust Hotel & Casino. Every casino in Las Vegas copied his invention afterwards. He used to run four casinos at the same time, during the 1970's and early 1980's: Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina.
Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal inspired one of the leading characters in the "Casino" book and movie (performed by Robert de Niro), though the story does not speak the entire truth, he says. You can find Frank at his own web page
Partially, he has made his apprenticeship with Frank Rosenthal. Finally, he "dethroned" him. He is now chairman of Mirage Resorts, that includes the largest hotel in the world, MGM Grand. Some of his success is linked to the name of E. Parry Thomas, known as the only banker in town, at that time, who would loan money to build a casino. Rosenthal himself describes him as a "very highly skilled mind".
The two "kings" were preceded by George Wingfield, a major figure in the history of Nevada, since 1912. He used to be characterized as "the owner and operator of Nevada". Two businesses got him the glory: mining and gambling. He moved to Nevada at the beginning of the 20th century. As an active politician he struggled to get gambling and divorce legalized. Gambling was re-legalized in the state of Nevada in 1931. The same year, the famous six-weeks divorce law was approved. Ironically, nowdays, 230 marriage licenses are issued every day in Las Vegas.
The gold mine of America
After South Africa, the state of Nevada is the largest gold producer in the world. Golden Nugget Hotel displays the world's largest gold nugget ever found, that weights 61 pounds.
The most famous mine owner in the history of Nevada was George Wingfield. He also owned every bank in the state. Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, that he ran together with senator (at that time) George S. Nixon, made them both multi-millionaires.
The other "gold mine" of the state of Nevada is gambling, since gaming activities were legalized in 1931. In 2003, the gross gaming revenue in Las Vegas was $ 7,673,489,000.
This "gold mine" closed its doors only one time in history: on November 25th 1963, for the national mourning of the assassinated president George Kennedy. History did not repeat itself in the first days after September 11. In fact, Americans asked in surveys on this subject saw Las Vegas as a place to escape the tension.
It’s no secret that former Hollywood legend Robert De Niro isn’t a fan of President Trump, but last night at the National Board of Review Gala he took things entirely too far.
De Niro, who’s called the President an “idiot” a “racist” and everything else you can imagine, decided he was going to go off-script last night so he could bash the President before introducing actress Meryl Streep for her award. The Daily Mail reports that De Niro used the new Tom Hanks movie “The Post” to draw parallels between then and now, under Trump’s presidency, and he didn’t hold back in his criticism of 45.
In fact, he went on an expletive-filled rant against Trump, calling him the “baby-in-chief” and a “f**king fool,” while also saying he’s the equivalent of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Here’s the full transcript, via Sopan Deb:
Thank you. First congratulations to Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks has played opposite some of the most iconic figures in American cinema.
In Turner and Hooch he co-starred with a humongous, slobbering French Mastiff. In Toy Story his nemesis was action figure Buzz Lightyear. And who could forget his award-winning performance in Castaway, opposite a volleyball named Wilson.
That brings us to The Post, and another signature performance from the extraordinary Meryl Streep.
Meryl is the most generous and giving actor. She not only inhabits her own character, she helps bring out the character of everyone else on the screen. Can a volleyball do that?
Not even if the volleyball was a stable genius.
It was fascinating to watch The Post.
That story took place nearly 50 years ago, but there are many parallels with today obviously.
At the time of the story Donald Trump was suffering with “bone spurs”. Today the world is suffering from the real Donald Trump. Come on. You know. What are we talking about?
This f***ing idiot is the President. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a f***ing fool.
The publication of the Pentagon Papers was a proud moment for American journalism. The Times and the Post challenged the government over critical First Amendment issues. And the press prevailed.
Our government today, with the propping [up] of our baby-in-chief – the jerkoff-in-chief I call him – has put the press under siege, trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies.’
And again just like 1971 the press is distinguishing itself with brave, exacting journalism.
The movie gave us glimpses of President Nixon as delusional, narcissistic, petty, vindictive, nasty and bats*** f***ing crazy. Ah the good old days.
The movie and my friend Meryl Streep showed us the evolution of courage – Kate Graham was forced into a man’s world and showed the world and showed all those men something about the qualities of daring and devotion to public service – qualities that were thought of as male. No longer.
But, astonishingly, today women are still struggling to get their rightful place and their fare share.
I am still fighting for Meryl to be able to get 79 cents of what a man would get to play Catherine Graham. It’s shameful, I know.
The good news is that I think we’re at a watershed moment and it’s about time. There are many to thank for that, but tonight is for Meryl Streep.
Meryl, thank you for speaking out on matters of conscience that affect us all. Thank you for being an actress who plays the most interesting characters with full commitment and without judgement.
You show us their heroism as well as their imperfections.
And I know that’s a stretch for you – because Meryl doesn’t seem to have any imperfections. And I say that with the most love for you, Meryl. I love you so much. Ladies and gentlemen, the National Board of Review’s best actress…
Lovely, isn’t it?
Now, just imagine for a second if someone like, Clint Eastwood were to get on stage and say the same things about Barack Obama. The outrage would be far and wide, and he’s never work in Hollywood again.
Yet here we are with De Niro, on live television, saying some of the most horrible things about the President and effectively insulting every American who voted for him.
Hollywood has always had an arrogance about it, but the past years has really brought it to light. The funny part is that aside from being able to pretend he’s other people, De Niro has no marketable skills and wouldn’t qualify to be Trump’s shoe shiner.
How’s that for irony?
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Robert De Niro Attacks Trump In Profanity-Filled Aw.ards Gala Speech.
Robert De Niro can’t stand the president of the United States, and at a recent awards gala he didn’t pass up on the opportunity to slam Donald Trump.
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Huffington Post reports that while introducing Meryl Streep at Tuesday night’s National Board of Review gala celebrating the best films of 2017, the 74-year-old acting legend launched into a rant about Trump, calling him a “f***ing fool” and “the baby-in-chief.”
Robert De Niro is going off: “This fucking idiot is the President. The guy is a fucking fool!” tell 'em, Bobby. pic.twitter.com/bs82hfeeLC