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Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
90
Birthdate: January 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Actor and director, Mel Gibson is famous for action films like Lethal weapon. His directorial venture, Braveheart, in which he acted too, won him the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. However, his alcoholism issues, drunken driving arrest and his anti-Jew statements landed him in trouble due to which he took a hiatus from Hollywood for a decade.

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Stanley Tucci
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Stanley Tucci
45
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio

American actor, Stanley Tucci, is known for a string of supporting roles that he’s played in many films since his debut in the 1985 film Prizzi's Honor. Some of his notable movies are Deconstructing Harry, Road to Perdition, The Terminal, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia and The Hunger Games film series.

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Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
21
Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 30, 2023

Comedian Paul Reubens, or Pee-wee, began his career with the troupe The Groundlings. His popular stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show inspired the CBS show Pee-wee’s Playhouse; the movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure; and a Netflix film. His 1991 arrest due to indecent exposure changed his image to a great extent.

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George Pataki
(Lawyer)
George Pataki
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Hutton Gibson
(Writer)
Hutton Gibson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Hilton Armstrong
(Basketball player)
Hilton Armstrong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Susan P. Schutz
(Poet, film-maker, and businesswoman who co-founded the greeting card and book publisher Blue Mountain Arts)
Susan P. Schutz
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Chauncey Mitchell Depew
(Senator)
Chauncey Mitchell Depew
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 5, 1928
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David Adams Leeming
(Biographer, Philologist)
David Adams Leeming
0
Birthdate: February 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Kirtanananda Swami
(Gaudiya Vaishnava Guru and the Co-founder of New Vrindaban)
Kirtanananda Swami
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 24, 2011

Vaishnava guru and New Vrindaban co-founder Kirtanananda Swami, better known as Bhaktipada, was born into a Baptist family. In spite of receiving a fellowship to study at Columbia University, he quit academics and joined ISKCON instead. He was later expelled from ISKCON after he was found guilty of child molestation.