SmartBios

A collection of unofficial biographies of some of the most renowned celebrities of our time.

 

SmartBios: Alan Watts

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Alan Wilson Watts was one of the most famous modern-day British philosophers, who played a key role in making Eastern philosophy accessible to Westerners through a number of books and lectures.

Watts’ books, lectures, and talks remain popular to this day, more than four decades after his death.

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SmartBios: Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie Voight (AKA Angelina Jolie) is one of the most preeminent actresses, filmmakers and directors in Hollywood, who ascended to fame for her famous title role as “Lara Croft” in the film, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, released in 2011.

Alongside her work in film, she is also well-known for her efforts as a humanitarian and her relationship with the world-famous Hollywood film actor and producer, Brad Pitt.

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SmartBios: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Best known for his role as The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career spans decades of bodybuilding, acting, and even a stint as Governor of California.

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SmartBios: Chris Pratt

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“I said before we ever started shooting Guardians of the Galaxy that Chris Pratt’s the biggest movie star in the world, it’s just that people don’t know it yet. And that’s the case.”

Director, James Gunn, sums up many people’s feeling on Chris Pratt. Although he has been gracing our screens (albeit initially the small ones) since the early 2000s – as we come into 2017, Chris Pratt is one of Hollywood’s hottest properties. This book delves into Pratt’s early life, relationships, and his careers highs and lows which have seen him win the hearts of millions, the world over.

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SmartBios: Conor McGregor

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Conor Anthony McGregor (AKA Conor McGregor) is currently signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who is an Irish professional mixed martial artist. Throughout his fighting career, Conor has achieved many awards including welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight champion. Many people would say that fighting in the UFC is a very easy deal to deal with, but the truth is, it needs a special person to deal with all the hype and pressures in the arena. Conor McGregor is exactly that type of special guy, who came in the spotlight on FUEL 9 at the UFC.

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SmartBios: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo, originally Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro rose to fame as a Real Madrid C.F. forward, who bought him for a transfer fee of 131.6 million USD from the English giant Manchester United, back in the year of 2009. In modern football, Cristiano is known as one of the most hard working footballers of all time. He serves as the captain for the Portuguese national football team and at present plays as a forward for Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or back in the year of 2008 and in the same year, he also won the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

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SmartBios: Donald Trump

Description: Businessman to Presidential candidate. This is Trump’s story so far. On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidature for President of the United States at Trump Tower in New York City. Trump proclaimed the campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again for Everyone” supported by his campaigning speech highlighting social, political and economic issues including illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, the U.S. national debt, Islamic terrorism. Trump had for long been associated with the Good Old Party (GOP) or as it is now known as the Republican Party, calling himself a ‘Conservative Republican’ and entered a ground full of contenders with 16 other Republican candidates campaigning for their nominations.

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SmartBios: Elvis

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Elvis Aaron Presley was the most influential musician of the 20th century. He was said to be the “The King of rock and roll”. He was not only a musician but also a great actor of Hollywood. Though he started his rocking career as a musician but only after two years of 1958, he resumed when he joined military service and in the 1960s he totally devoted himself to making commercial Hollywood films, which were critically derided. After that, he again started his journey through rock, pop, backbeat-driven fusion of country music.

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SmartBios: Jennifer Lawrence

Description: For a 26-year-old woman, with no formal acting training, the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is currently the highest earning actress in the world is no mean feat and is a testament to her hard work and incredible natural talent. Having started out acting in church plays, Lawrence was scouted aged 14, and now graces the big screen, red carpets, and magazine covers like a seasoned professional. Despite being the highest paid actress since 2015, Lawrence is also revered for speaking out against the wage gap in Hollywood.

Admired as much for her honest, self-deprecating and often goofy sense of humour (according to Rolling Stone, Lawrence has honoured herself as the world’s ‘fastest pee-er’), as for her on-screen performances, Lawrence has won the hearts of millions and continues to be one of the most sought after names in Hollywood.

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SmartBios: Joe Rogan

Description: Joe Rogan has been part of the entertainment industry for almost 30 years, successfully swimming in the waters of showbiz as a stand-up comedian, actor, sports and martial arts commentator, and television and podcast host. Though some people dislike him for the constant use of swear words, he has definitely developed a distinctive style and earned himself an impressive fandom.

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SmartBios: Justin Bieber

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Justin Drew Bieber (AKA Justin Bieber) is a pop star, as well as a songwriter and singer, propelled to public esteem after his YouTube single “Baby” turned out to be an international hit, back in 2010. This Canadian artist released two platinum albums, drew the attention of a strong fan-base, and rounded up more than 5 million online followers, by just only the age of 16. This tween dream has proved that he is quite a unique package.

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SmartBios: Kim Kardashian

Description: Multimillionaire Kimberly Noel Kardashian (AKA Kim Kardashian) came under the spotlight at 26 when a sex tape of her and her then boyfriend was leaked on the internet by Vivid Entertainment. She is an American actress, model, socialite, television personality, and a businesswoman. In 2007, after her sex tape was leaked, Kim, as well as her giant family, began to appear on the reality TV show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” whose triumph led to the production of many spin-offs including “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami” and “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” along with numerous business ventures. Soon Kim’s personal life became a subject matter of various extensive media.

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SmartBios: Leonardo DiCaprio

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Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has played some of the most iconic roles of recent times: from Jack Dawson in Titanic, to Jordan Belfort in The Wolf Of Wall Street, DiCaprio’s versatility and natural acting skills are undeniable.

DiCaprio is also passionate about environmental issues and has produced several films to highlight these pressing issues: Water Planet and Global Warming and a feature film length documentary The 11 th Hour.

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SmartBios: Lionel Messi

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Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer, who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is considered to be the best player in the world; and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time. Messi is the only football player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.

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SmartBios: Muhammad Ali

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One of the most popular, fast-paced and razzle-dazzle form of entertainment from the 20th -21st century is the noble sport of boxing. No name is more certain to come to mind along with boxing is that of the late great Muhammad Ali.

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SmartBios: Neil Tyson Degrasse

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One of the most beloved scientists in the world, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a famous planetary astrophysicist and cosmologist who has not only devoted his life to unraveling the secrets of the universe but also sharing his knowledge with everyone who is interested in finding out some of the answers to the questions that have puzzled humans since the dawn of time.

The New York City born and raised astrophysicist discovered his future calling when he was just a nine-year-old boy who couldn’t hide his fascination with the stars following a visit to the popular Hayden Planetarium. Following his passion, Tyson ended up working for the Planetarium after he earned his AB degree from the renowned Harvard University, as well as his doctorate from Columbia University.

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SmartBios: Rihanna

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From Jay-Z’s protegee, to worldwide music icon, Rihanna’s journey from the shores of Barbados to the Billboards is a fascinating one.

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SmartBios: Robert Downey Jr

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Born in the city of New York on 4th of April 1965, Robert John Downey Jr. (AKA Robert Downey Jr.) started his acting career as a very young child. His career as an actor gained him both public and critical acclaim. His success, however, was marred by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles around 1996. Despite this slight on his popularity, Downey Jr staged a major comeback with significant commercial success in his 40s. Downey was ranked number one in a list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors of Forbes for three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2015. It was reported that his earnings between June 2014 and June 2015 were estimated to be around $80 million. His turbulent career, of mixed fortunes makes him one of the most iconic and intriguing actors of our time.

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SmartBios: Selena Gomez

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Former Disney star and a successful pop princess, Selena Gomez is currently the most followed celebrity on Instagram. Her legion of loyal fans have ensured her acting and singing careers have continued to go from strength to strength.$1.99

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SmartBios: Stephen Curry

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Stephen Curry is one of the most popular American basketball players, playing for

the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He mostly plays at the Point Guard Position. However, his journey to being one of the greatest basketball players has not been very encouraging rather somewhat disheartening for young Stephen.

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