Eric Braeden (born Hans Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1941) is an Emmy Award-winning German and American film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Gudegast was born in Bredenbek, Germany (near Kiel), where his father was once mayor, and emigrated to the USA in 1959. While an American citizen, he also considers himself a loyal citizen of Germany, and holds dual citizenship. Braeden has been awarded many German civics awards.
Braeden has a wife, Dale Gudegast, and is a very good tennis player. Actor Clarence Williams III is one of his best friends.
He accumulated many TV and film credits during his first two decades in America, most notably a role on the TV series The Rat Patrol (1966-1968), as well as a starring role in the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), in which he first took the stage name of Eric Braeden, and a supporting role in the 1971 film Escape from the Planet of the Apes. He was also kept busy...
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Titanic is a 1997 romantic drama film directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson respectively, members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated 1912 maiden voyage of the ship. Bill Paxton plays Brock Lovett, the leader of a treasure hunting expedition, while Gloria Stuart has the role of the elderly Rose, who narrates the story in 1996. The film was both a critical and commercial success, winning eleven Academy Awards including Best Film, and became the highest grossing film of all time, with a total worldwide gross of US$1.8 billion. In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic searching for a necklace called “Heart of the Ocean”. They discover a drawing of a young woman reclining nude, wearing the Heart of the Ocean, dated the day the Titanic sank. News of this drawing on television...,
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) was the third of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie - a white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own.
Tagline:The Love Bug turns the great race into a HERBIE-DERBY!Dean Jones returns as Jim Douglas, and is joined by 70s Disney stalwart Don Knotts as mechanic Wheely Applegate. Herbie takes part in the fictional Trans-France Race, from Paris to Monte Carlo. This race was (according to dialogue) the first for Douglas in twelve years, and would not be much of a "comeback" if he did not qualify first.
The Trans-France Race was clearly modeled on the world-renowned Monte Carlo Rally, and was apparently run in either 1976 or 1977, although no exact date is expressly stated in the film. Herbie, the "Love Bug", was one of the 18 cars that started the race (the precise number of competing cars in the race is also open to debate, though it is possible that twice as many race cars appeared in the movie).
Also, two jewel...
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film starring Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, and Bradford Dillman. It is the second sequel to the Planet of the Apes movie of 1968, the first sequel being Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). This sequel is considered by critics to be one of the better of 4 sequels made. Its plot centers around many social issues of the day including race, social status, scientific experimentation on animals, nuclear war and government intrusion as well as women's' rights.
In this film actor Roddy McDowall returns to recreate the character of Cornelius which he created but did not portray in its entirety in the previous film. A new character of Dr. Milo is introduced played by actor Sal Mineo, who hoped his career would be gain from the new project much as McDowell's career had from participating in the first film.
The preceding film, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, ends with a nuclear weapon destroying all life on the apes' future Earth.
Colossus: The Forbin Project is an apocalyptic science fiction film based upon the 1966 novel Colossus, by Dennis Feltham Jones, about the massive, eponymous American defense computer becoming sentient and deciding to assume control of the world. Although unsuccessful when released, it is well respected by science fiction aficionados and critics. Imagine Entertainment and Universal studios have confirmed that a remake titled Colossus, to be directed by Ron Howard, is in production.Dr. Charles A. Forbin (Eric Braeden) is the chief designer of a secret government project. He and his team have built a gigantic and fantastically advanced supercomputer, called "Colossus", to control all of the United States and Allied nuclear weapons systems. Colossus is built to be impervious to any attack, encased within a mountain and powered by its own nuclear reactor. When it is activated, the Kennedy-esque President of the United States (Gordon Pinsent) announces its existence, proudly...,
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