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18 Spellbinding Men From Old Hollywood That Modern Actors Continue to Look Up To



The Golden Age of Hollywood was a time when actors were not only required to show off in scenes but they also had to be extremely talented by nature. This period started in 1927 with the movie, The Jazz Singer, the first film with sound — even if it was just a few minutes of vocals — that lasted till the 1950s. It was then that the style of filmmaking that exists today was born.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve made a brief review of all the handsome guys from Old Hollywood. Back then they’d simply be stopped on streets, offered to take roles in movies and were even taught how to act right on the spot. Most of them have not only become the standard of male beauty, but they’ve also transformed into idols for future generations of actors.

1. Marlon Brando

There’s a concept that says cinematography can be split into 2 parts: the time before Brando and the time after. And this isn’t for nothing. Marlon had given 60 years of his life to the development of the Golden Age of Hollywood and he was also one of the first people who started the use of flash cards for memorizing his lines. Marlon received 2 Oscars for “Best Actor” — one of which was for his legendary role of Don Corleone in The Godfather and the other for his role in On the Waterfront.

2. James Stewart

James Stewart is listed among the top 3 of the most talented actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He won an Academy Award for his role in The Philadelphia Story. He introduced a type of literary hero known as the “little man” which implies a middle-class character without any outstanding abilities but rather, a big heart that envokes support and empathy among viewers. He also worked with incredibly talented people like Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Mann. Additionally, for quite a long time, he had been an ambassador for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio — the one that has the famous lion roaring in the introduction of movies.

3. Christopher Plummer

Plummer was a true man of his profession and got a much deserved Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” at the old age of 82 for his role in Beginners. Despite his age, the actor is still in the game. He’s acted in more recent hit movies such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and All the Money in the World (2017). Could it be that he’s aiming for one more Academy Award?

4. Sean Connery

Yes, it was Connery who played James Bond 7 times. However, he got his Oscar for a different role, The Untouchables. He finished his career in 2003 despite offers to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also refused to continue acting in movies about Agent 007.

5. Gary Cooper

Gary was one of the most handsome guys of his epoch. Within 35 years he managed to have leading roles in 84 movies! He started his career in silent film and had a “till death parts us” attitude toward his job. He won 3 Oscars despite all the illnesses he was struggling with and trauma he endured on set. He was considered the most high-paid actor over a course of 18 years.

6. Gregory Peck

It wasn’t for nothing that Gregory Peck was called the “phenomenon of his century” — he was one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. Over the 50 years of his mind-blowing career, he managed to act in 50 movies and won an Oscar for his role as an advocate in the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird.

7. Kirk Douglas

The oldest living actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood will turn 102 this year. In 1996, he received the Honorary Award for his 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture industry. Douglas is active on MySpace and was recognized as one of the oldest celebrity bloggers in the world at the age of 94.

8. Cary Grant

Believe it or not, the actor’s real name is Archibald Alec Leach. Cary Grant started his career with a troupe of stray acrobatic dancers, “The Penders” as a stilt walker. After that, he started to work on himself and managed to develop a unique manner of speech that is now known as the Mid-Atlantic accent and was often copied by others. It was a film executive from Paramount Pictures that first noticed the actor and came up with his stage name. Grant became famous thanks to the actress Mae West who demanded that he play her lover in the movies, She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel. In 1970, he was awarded an Oscar for his outstanding achievements in cinematography.

9. Laurence Olivier

Not only did this handsome man conquer many girls’ hearts, but he represented Hollywood as a whole! Laurence Olivier was a talented actor as well as a remarkable director, scriptwriter, and producer. He received 4 Academy Awards; one for “Best Actor”, one for “Best Picture” (Hamlet), and 2 more for “Special Merits in Cinematography”. In 1970, he was the first actor to become a life peer on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

10. Clark Gable

This talented playboy of the ’30 and ’40s was known as the King of Hollywood. Gable received his Oscar 10 years after he started his career for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” in It Happened One Night.

11. Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift was Marlon Brando’s biggest competitor. The movie Lonelyhearts became his pass to the world of cinematography. Unfortunately, he didn’t receive any Academy Awards even though he was nominated 4 times. In 1956, he suffered severe trauma as a result of a bad car accident. After that, he started to behave strangely and this stage of his life was referred to as the longest suicide in Hollywood’s history.

12. Paul Newman

Paul is one of Hollywood’s biggest pillars and was an avid racer who gave voices to cars on common movies for Disney and Pixar Studios. After his death, his records were used again for the voices in the famous cartoon, Cars 3. He received an Academy Award at the age of 62 for “Best Actor” in the movie, The Color of Money. He also founded a summer camp for children with serious illnesses and has always done a lot of charity.

13. Henry Jaynes Fonda

Henry managed to play 106 roles within 50 years of his career. He was awarded 2 Oscars several months before his death. Fonda received one Academy Award for “Best Male Role” in On Golden Pond and the second for his contribution to cinematography. He was a patriarch in his family as well as in the families of his children and grandchildren. Regarding the actor, President Ronald Reagan said, “He graced the screen with a sincerity and accuracy which made him a legend.”

14. Charlie Chaplin

Not only was Charlie Chaplin an incredibly talented actor, but he was also a very attractive man who was loved by many women. He stood at the birth of cinematography, breathed life into it, and helped shape it into what it was. It was his followers who continued his legacy. Chaplin received 3 Academy Awards and worked till his death. George Bernard Shaw called him “the only genius in cinematography”.

15. William Holden

The actor’s real name was William Franklin Beedle Jr. He didn’t receive any special education and was taught how to act by Barbara Stanwyck while on set. His first significant role was as the boxer Joe Bonaparte in the Golden Boy which served as his business card that attracted many other offers. One of these offers was the leading role in Stalag 17 for which he won a “Best Actor” Academy Award. He had loved Audrey Hepburn all his life and the feeling was mutual but unfortunately, the couple never married.

16. James Dean

James Dean was one of the youngest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood who never actually grew up due to his tragic death in a car accident at the age of 24. Dean had a contract with Warner Brothers and acted in films like East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actor” in 2 of the films post mortem.

17. Yul Brynner

Being born in Russia, Yuliy Borisovich Briner moved to Hollywood thanks to his future wife whom he couldn’t live apart from. At first, he was primarily seen in romances and gypsy songs, but later, he was invited to the world of Broadway theater.

Several years later, he and his wife became full owners of the first television talk show ever, Mr. and Mrs. It was broadcast daily over the course of 3 months. Brynner got an Oscar for his role in the movie, The King and I which was based on the Broadway play of the same name. Sadly, the actor died of lung cancer. Shortly before his death, he recorded a video message for social advertising about the dangers of smoking which the whole world saw on the day of his death.

18. Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon was called a “heavenly clown” who received world fame thanks to the famous comedy, Some Like It Hot where he played alongside Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Lemmon got his first Oscar for his comedic role in the movie, Mister Roberts and a second award for his dramatic role in Save the Tiger. He was a master of transformation and his huge role in the thriller, Glengarry Glen Ross proves it — he won a Volpi Cup for “Best Actor” at the Venice Film Festival.

Which of these spellbinding men do you like most? Is there anyone you’d like to add to this list? We’d be glad to hear from you in the comments!

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s CEO ranking plummeted this year




Facebook employees have long been known for their fierce loyalty to the company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. In the aftermath of numerous privacy debacles, including ones in which Facebook has exposed users’ personal information and facilitated attempts to undermine American democracy, that enthusiasm seems to have flagged.

The Facebook CEO saw his ranking among top US CEOs plummet this year, from No. 16 in 2018 to No. 55 this year, though he does have an approval rating of 94 percent, according to new data from Glassdoor, a site where employees can anonymously rate their jobs and their CEOs. His approval rating was 96 percent last year.

The average CEO approval rating among the 900,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor is 69 percent — so Zuckerberg’s 94 percent approval is well above average, even if it’s not as high as it used to be.

Back in 2013, when Glassdoor first started ranking CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg was ranked as the No. 1 CEO in the US, with a 99 percent approval rating, and the company overall was considered the best place to work. This year it dropped to the seventh-best place to work, from No. 1 in 2018.

Last year, even after Facebook had undergone a brutal 18 months of scandals and reshuffling, Recode’s Kurt Wagner wrote that “no one in Facebook’s upper ranks ever seems to leave the company.” That changed this year when two of the company’s most important executives — both named Chris — left. The company has also seen defections from leaders of the companies it has acquired, including the founders of WhatsApp and Instagram.

Employees at tech companies including Google, Uber, and Amazon have become increasingly vocal in their criticism of their employers. Facebook largely has avoided such blowback, but increased employee dissatisfaction could portend protests among Facebook workers as well.

Why Zuckerberg — and Facebook — are only now losing favor with some employees is unclear, though recent comments on Glassdoor about the company’s leadership provide some clues:

“Start taking your morale issue seriously. Leadership needs to take several steps back, really listen, and show that you are serious by taking action.” —Lead Data Specialist

“Due to the recent scandals, the company has become cautious to an extreme and every privacy decision is taken with painstakingly slow speed because it’s been vetted by layers and layers of people. It’s also a very fast paced and competitive place, so some people find it hard to keep up.” —Product Manager

“Very competitive environment. No[t] possible to succeed if you don’t work 60+ hours. Focus on short term impact due to performance cycle every 6 months. No clarity on expectations of roles. Mix signals from leadership about culture.” —Data Scientist

General public sentiment toward Facebook has become more negative in the last few years as the company has struggled with a number of issues on its platform, including Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and several privacy mishaps related to storing passwords on unencrypted servers and buggy software.

As a result, Zuckerberg and his company have been under fire from the media and politicians alike. The Federal Trade Commission is also reportedly preparing for a potential antitrust investigation of Facebook.

Facebook did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story.

Other notable takeaways from the Glassdoor report: The CEO of enterprise software company VMware, Pat Gelsinger, has been buoyed by positive employee reviews and now ranks No. 1, a huge jump up from No. 78 last year. Salesforce CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block made the top 100 for the first time, ranking No. 17. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella jumped up from 20 to No. 6. The rank of Google CEO Sundar Pichai remained steady, dropping one to 46. Apple’s Tim Cook rose from 96 to 69.

Glassdoor’s large company CEO ratings were tabulated using reviews written by current and former employees between May 2, 2018, and May 1, 2019. Glassdoor uses a proprietary algorithm that considers quantity, quality, and consistency of reviews to calculate the exact approval rating. Only companies with at least 100 reviews each from both rank-and-file employees as well as senior management are considered in these rankings.

Recode and Vox have joined forces to uncover and explain how our digital world is changing — and changing us. Subscribe to Recode podcasts to hear Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka lead the tough conversations the technology industry needs today.

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20 People Whose Looks Smash Ordinary in the Face




A flawless body, big eyes, plump lips, a straight nose, thick hair, and perfect skin — all these so-called beauty standards are not only outdated and old-fashioned, but also a little boring and distorted. Freckles, unusual eye colors, and skin and body features — these are what truly fascinates and catches one’s eye.

Bright Side has collected 20 pictures of people with unique appearances that will definitely get your attention.

1. Sem Kobelyan has vitiligo that affects his hair and even his eyebrows — and it creates an even more unique look!

2. TK Wonder is not only a writer and a singer, but she is also the owner of unbelievably voluminous hair.

5. This blue-eyed child with vitiligo won our hearts.

6. Yulianna Yussef’s birthmark covers most of her back and she raises positive awareness of CMN through her Instagram.

8. Ia Östergren’s legs are extremely long — her height is 5’8″ and the length of her legs is 3’5″.

9. Mekhi Lucky gained people’s attention thanks to his striking eyes — one is blue and one is brown.

10. This beautiful baby girl with albinism is Nova Winter and her parents have their own blog — the Larson family.

11. Samuel Silva — a unique-looking kid model with vitiligo

12. Cassandra Naud, a professional dancer, says her big birthmark is exactly what distinguishes her from everyone else.

13. Russian illustrator, Maria Oz amazes everyone with her non-standard appearance and huge beautiful eyes.

15. James Stewart calls himself a “13-year-old kid with grey hair” and openly tells his audience what life with vitiligo is like.

16. Hamad Jaman has embraced his freckles and made a modeling career out of his unique appearance.

17. This textile-design student, Gao Qizhen, started her modeling career thanks to her non-standard look.

18. Daria Svertilova is a photographer who captures non-obvious beauty as she embraces her own.

19. This young makeup artist, Lauren Elyse, doesn’t let vitiligo stop her from showing the world her amazing skills.

20. Stef Sanjati is a video blogger who is famous for her non-standard appearance due to a rare genetic condition.

Which unusual traits are there in your appearance? We’d be happy to hear from you in the comment section below!

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Reddit Users Talk About the Awkward Situations They Will Remember for the Rest of Their Lives




We’re pretty sure that everyone has been in a situation when they were super embarrassed and just wanted to disappear forever. However, these otherwise awful situations prove to be quite interesting and unique which is why they’re enjoyed by hundreds and thousands of people online. The stories we’ve collected here are by far the best and we couldn’t help but share!

We at Bright Side think that if you can transform your unpleasant memories of an embarrassing situation that happened years ago into a funny story, you should. And that’s exactly what the people in this article managed to do.

  • I get into the elevator with some guy. We start going and he asks me, “Do you want to go to a cafe?” I smiled at him and said, “I do.” He looked at me in a weird way and pointed at his Bluetooth earpiece. So, have you ever wanted to jump into an elevator shaft?
  • The 2 things that our camp guides were most scared of were losing someone and someone getting pregnant. And so my friend Mary (we were 12 years old) told the camp guide that she seemed to have gotten pregnant (she just loved attention). The camp counselor was terrified and whispered, “From who?” Mary was scared and whispered back, “Does it have to be from someone?” The counselor yelled at her so loudly that I think half the camp woke up. -NikkiKi
  • I snapped this intriguing shot while driving. I captioned it with something like, “When you have a crazy day and a lot of work but you can’t forget about beauty because your skin won’t take care of itself”.
  • I was in the elevator area of my former job and wearing a skirt that was a little too big for me. Luckily, I had one of those long sweaters on over it because I was talking to the maintenance guy and the skirt just dropped to the floor like, “and we’re done here…” and the guy and I just stared at each other for a small eternity. — © sinicuichi
  • I’ll never forget how on one of my first days in college, I met a guy whose name was Chandler. When he asked me for my name, I told him I was Monica. My friend witnessed this conversation and later asked me why I lied. I said I wanted us to be like the characters from Friends. And he was like, “Are you nuts? Your name is Rachel, and there was a Rachel on the show!”
  • Once, I had this really weird conversation with a guy. I think he was too nervous:
  • I ran face first into a street light lamp post because I was staring (while walking) at a beautiful girl walking toward the direction where I was coming from. It was in front of the main gate of our university. Hundreds of students saw it. My friends laughed so hard. — © KiwiPin0
  • I’m a very responsible person. But once, after a crazy party, instead of setting my alarm clock, I entered “8:30” in my calculator.
  • Yesterday, after a bachelorette party, we went to a water park where I almost drowned. The next day I was very angry that the employees didn’t care about the safety of the visitors. But then my friends sent me this photo and it just turned out that it was me who was crazy and thought I was drowning in a pool for children.
  • A blind woman wanted to know where the front of the bank was and I pointed and said, “It’s over there.” — © Kirjath
  • My wife and I went out for a drink one night. We walk into a bar and I see someone I know with their back turned. I walk up behind them and tickle their sides. Turned out, I didn’t know this person, they just gave me a weird look and walked away. Got their spot at the bar though. — © buefordbaxter

  • My wife and daughter gave me an iPhone. I had never used one before and I decided to text a voice message. This is what I sent to my daughter:

  • I took my grandmother to Starbucks for the first time. A barista asked her a standard question: “What name should I put on the coffee?” Grandma was amazed, looked at him, then turned to me and said, “He wants to give my coffee a name. Is he a junkie? How was he even hired in the first place?”
  • It happened in my childhood. My mom was in the kitchen with her friend who was complaining that men don’t care about her at all. Then I said, “This is very bad. I also didn’t take care of my fish and now it’s dead. It’s sad, you are still so young.”
  • Before the prom, I went to a salon and asked to make the hairstyle like the one in the left photo to look like a princess. But I ended up looking like our principal:

Which of these stories did you like this most? Maybe you could tell us about some other similar situations from your own experience!

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