For being such a larger than life figure, Oprah Winfrey has gravitated as an actress toward playing more modest women of an ordinary stature. Winfrey is so celebrated as a media personality, she doesn't often get the credit for her versatility, strength and naturalism on screen.
That might be in part because, outside of some TV movies for Oxygen and animated voice work, she's limited her projects and only acted in a handful of notable films. Here's how they stack up from worst to best. In this forgettable adaptation of an otherwise powerful novel by Richard Wright, Winfrey plays the mother to Bigger Thomas.
She goes from stern and strong-willed as she urges her son to find work to warm and desperate once she's pleading for her son's life. This is an early performance for Winfrey, and she'd find more presence in better projects later. Winfrey never plays herself in the movies. And yet in Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," she's literally larger than life, appearing as a giant in the sky dressed in chain mail and a massive blonde pillow of hair spewing Oprah-isms.
But Ava DuVernay doesn't cast her to play a charismatic goddess. Instead, she's there to do what Oprah does best. She brings hope, spirit and positivity to the film, and when she's talking to the film's main character, she has a gift of sounding as though she's talking directly to you.
Because I'm indifferent to Damon he thinks that I think he's a cunt. Our Liam will talk to him, I won't because he's just another singer in a band to me, but I don't think he's a cunt. Good luck to him! The Gallagher brothers famously share a turbulent relationship; one of their arguments was even released on a bootleg single titled Wibbling Rivalry.
Although in later years their relationship had stabilised, during the band's early career there were a handful of incidents where the two have actually come to blows. In a Los Angeles show during their first American tour in , Liam took to changing the words of the songs so that they were offensive to both Americans and Noel. A confrontation after the show which led to a chair being thrown and a brawl caused Noel to leave the tour and head for Las Vegas; Gallagher later claimed he had "visions of Fear and Loathing flashing in [his] eyes".
In , he provided lead vocals at a performance for MTV Unplugged when Liam backed out minutes before the set was due to start. Liam claimed to have been struck down with a "sore throat"; the band later found out that Liam did not like performing acoustically. Just before the band were about to board a plane to the United States for an important make-or-break US tour, Liam left the airport, claiming he had to find a house for his then-wife Patsy Kensit.
He later joined the band for their last few gigs and the infamous MTV Awards performance; the remaining dates were scrapped. The band's future was daily tabloid news. While on tour in Barcelona in , Oasis were forced to cancel a gig when Alan White's arm seized up, and the band spent the night drinking instead. Liam made a derogatory comment about Gallagher's then-wife Meg Mathews , and attempted to cast doubt over the legitimacy of his daughter Anais, causing Gallagher to head-butt Liam.
Following this, he declared he was quitting overseas touring, but returned for an Oasis gig in Dublin on 8 July During the performance, the two brothers shook hands at the end of " Acquiesce ". However, the relationship between the two brothers had become strained throughout , leading eventually to a last-minute cancellation of an Oasis concert scheduled to take place on 28 August in Paris, due to an "altercation within the group".
Through the Oasis website, he said "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. And the lack of support and understanding from my management and band mates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new. When asked in about his brother and an Oasis reunion Gallagher said "I last texted Liam at Christmas after the City match. I don't think it's gonna happen.
It would be great for everyone else except me. It'd be mega for the millions and millions and everybody else it would be brilliant but I wouldn't be very happy about it. I guess you don't know what you're gonna feel like in odd years but right now, I mean I was in Oasis for nearly 20 years. I've been doing this what I'm doing now for one year and I'd like to see what it's like to do it for longer. I don't think anyone is pushing for a reunion either. Nobody ever brings it up in any seriousness — I mean Liam does publicly but he says a lot of things publicly.
I wouldn't take anything he says seriously. In December during an interview for an Australian newspaper, Liam revealed that he and Noel had declared a "truce". Gallagher reportedly blasted the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival for scheduling US hip-hop artist Jay-Z as a headliner for the traditionally guitar-driven festival: "If it ain't broke don't fix it.
If you start to break it then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go ' Kylie Minogue? But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong. Emily Eavis , the organiser of the festival, said she was honoured Jay-Z was headlining the event saying: "He is absolutely the right act for our festival," she said.
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In response, Jay-Z said, "We don't play guitars, Noel, but hip-hop has put in its work like any other form of music. This headline show is just a natural progression. Rap music is still evolving. We have to respect each other's genre of music and move forward. Jay-Z opened his set at Glastonbury with a cover of Oasis' song " Wonderwall ".
When Gallagher was asked about the incident he replied, "The way it's played itself out is that I said Jay-Z had no right to play Glastonbury, which is a crock of horseshit. I got off a plane and someone asked me about the fact that Glastonbury hadn't sold out for the first time in years, and if it was because of Jay-Z. From there it grew into this crap that I was standing on an orange crate at Speakers' Corner saying, 'Gather round, brothers and sisters. Have you heard what's happening at Glastonbury this year?
So if I say, "Chicken sandwiches in McDonald's are just plain fucking wrong," it doesn't mean I'm attacking all chickens or all sandwiches. I've hung out with Jay-Z in Tokyo. I've seen his show. It's not my bag, but it's all right. We have a mutual friend in Chris Martin. So I am a guy who doesn't like hip-hop—shock, horror. I don't dislike rappers or hip-hop or people who like it. I went to the Def Jam tour in Manchester in the '80s when rap was inspirational.
Public Enemy were awesome. But it's all about status and bling now, and it doesn't say anything to me. I don't bear any grudge, it's all good. I just believe in good music and bad music, I've always said that. You look at any interview from the beginning of time, I've always stated that I don't believe in the lines and classifications that people put music in so they can easily define it.
Oasis as well — it doesn't matter to me. Gallagher has frequently criticised Phil Collins , saying his music is bland and the opposite of what he stands for. He was quoted, "People hate fucking cunts like Phil Collins, and if they don't, they fucking should! And let's face it, none of us want that. Gallagher has spoken about his political views on several occasions, most notably in when he visited the recently appointed Prime Minister Tony Blair at No.
In an interview in when he was asked about why he visited Blair he replied, "I've taken a lot of flack for going to No. I wasn't going there representing the 'Indie community'.
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I wasn't representing anyone. I was going there for me.
You have to understand that from when I went to school and from when I was born all we ever knew was conservative, Tory , right-wing government. What people don't mention is, they say 'He went to meet Tony Blair. I went to meet the Labour prime minister. Our parents always drummed into us that the Labour Party was for the people and the Tory Party was not. Gallagher has been quoted, "Politics is like football for me.
Labour is my team and even if you don't like a striker you don't give up supporting the whole team. Labour is the lesser of two evils. What else should we have? Someone has to be responsible. In an interview in when asked about politics he said, "I'd been unemployed all my life. It was a big deal for me when they Labour got in.
They're all cut from the same cloth and it annoys me that the biggest political icon in the last 30 years has been Margaret Thatcher. Someone who tried to destroy the working class. It freaks me out. So I don't really think there's anything left to vote for. I believe that I, as a person, can only change things once every 5 years and that's by voting, and my point is that even casting that vote means that the same guy gets in, the only difference is one has a red tie and the other has a blue one.
Gallagher was passionate in his support for Barack Obama 's successful bid for US President, calling his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention "spellbinding. Gallagher has also been very vocal about knife crime. In he was quoted: "The scumbags are taking over the streets. I don't know what David Cameron and Gordon Brown are going to do about it. It all goes back to the Thatcher years. In October , Gallagher told Newsnight he believed the then Labour leader Ed Miliband was "utterly uninspiring and dull," and said he had no idea what he stood for.
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Speaking out about the August riots that took place in England, Gallagher stated, "Last August I was on tour in Europe and people were asking me about the riots. All over the world, Syria and Egypt, people were rioting for freedom. And these kids in England are rioting for tracksuits. It's embarrassing.
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In February , he implied that the UK under the Premiership of Margaret Thatcher was a more fertile ground for dissent in the arts: "Under Thatcher, who ruled us with an iron rod, great art was made. Amazing designers and musicians. Acid house was born. Very colourful and progressive. Now, no one's got anything to say. No thanks, I'll say it on Twitter. In a February interview with The Quietus , Gallagher elaborated on his disillusion with current politicians and how they'll do anything to say they're just regular people:.
And now the Conservatives are just I mean [ Gallagher then went on to say that Thatcher was brutal but more direct, and "you can kind of respect that. In an interview with HuffPost shortly before the United Kingdom general election , he summed up his views of contemporary political leaders: "David Cameron a bell-end, Ed Miliband a communist , the rest of them don't really count".
In , Gallagher stated that while he remained left-wing , he opposed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , deeming him to be a communist. He said that " the Tories don't care about the vulnerable, and the communists don't care about the aspirational. It was a legal vote. Throughout his career, Gallagher has used a wide range of different guitars, effect pedals and amplifiers from his large collection. Most of it emerged from the Standing on the Shoulder of Giants sessions, where he decided to drop the equipment used in the three previous albums and instead buy "loads of really weird pedals, old guitars, and small amps," as the lack of deadline to deliver the album allowed Gallagher to "take quite a few days just messing around.
In the early days of Oasis, Gallagher did not use pedals: "I used to just turn up the amps as full as I could get them. Gallagher has said that he used only watt Marshalls early in his career. After Definitely Maybe , he began using smaller amps, singling out Fenders Princeton and Bandmaster , and also a combo made by Clark Amplification, which builds amplifiers based on vintage Fender and Marshall amps. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 14 September This article is about the musician.
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