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    which famous Person would chose

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cacian, Feb 1, 2012.

    If you were appointed to write a book about the life of a famous person/a celebrity.
    Who would it be and why?
    You can chose from past famous people(no longer with us) to present day ones.


    I will chose Shakespeare just because I find him very difficult to read.
    I might get some insight explanations to why he wrote the way he did.
     
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    You mean no future celebrities?
     
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    and that if you can guess who they are hehe..:)
     
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    I'd pick either Leonardo da Vinci, because I like geniuses, or Alfred the Great, because I like geniuses. Probably Alfred, because he had a more exciting life. He saved his kingdom from foreign rule and practically forged one of the great nations on Earth in doing so.
     
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    Great choice..I nearly read it as Arthur and Excalibur...sorry:(
     
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    It would have been a pleasure to have followed and written about Sir Brian Clough during his early managerial years.
     
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    Charles S Dutton. He's always been an inspiration to me. There aren't many ex cons who made it big and give back

    I spent a few years in prison for arson and attempted murder, but I'm feeling much better now :)
     
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    Glad to hear you're reformed Wayne. (moves away slowly)

    Kidding! :)
     
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    I'd do Sasha Grey, she's such an interesting person and her work is controversial to say the least. Disgusting to society maybe, but if you look at it with a different lens she's a rebel after my own heart.
     
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    Hunter S. Thompson. The guy was a freaking riot.
     
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    Michael Jordan since he was my childhood hero! Either him or Matt Groening...I mean to create such a massive tv series!!
     
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    The actor James Mcavoy. He's from Scotland. Ever since I saw him in X-men I thought he was a fantastic actor.

    My favorite part is when he plays MR. Tumnus in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree, though I think his autobiographies do the man justice on their own.
     
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    great talent and such a wasted life..what a shame.:(
     
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    Napoleon Bonaparte, of course. Why?

    #1- Glorious!
    #2- Brave and bold!
    #3- Was the first historical person I read about in my life, and had been obsessed with ever since.
     
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    Roberto Bolaño.

    Then again, he already wrote that novel, basically.
     
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    I went to a Nottingham Forest match a long time where they played agaisnt Man United and won. That was not a bad game at all.
    Sir Brian Clough was a genius in his debut and an excellent manager indeed.
     
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    I am surprised.
    Have miss read or is he not supposed to a be a riske writer/tendencies to a nazi literature?
     
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    You've misread.
     
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    this I found about a book he wrote:
    again I might be totally misunderstanding this.
     
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    You might want to actually read Roberto Bolaño before asking: 'is he not supposed to a be a riske writer/tendencies to a nazi literature?' I can't say I know his work, I've read a little of The Savage Detectives, but I understand the guy considered himself more of a poet. Nothing I've read of him or heard about him suggests he had any political allegiance besides being a Trotskyist in the 1970s.
     
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    I would love to write about Paul Ekman, an epic present day psychologist. He revolutionised the way one studies psychology (micro exprssions, to be precise)
     
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    I did look at some of his offerings/books. I can't get into them.
    Too politically driven and his nuances are not very clear to me. I can't make mymind up about what achievement he is bringing on politically.
     
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    I'd pick Charles Darwin. It might sound cliché, but I've been fascinated by him for a while now. I'd just really like to get into his head.
     
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    Nina Simone - incredibly beautiful, incredible voice and piano playing, civil rights activist, she lived through the racist years, born in America, she left to live in various countries before she finally settled in France.

    Boudicca - a British female warrior queen, beautiful costumes of the time also

    Catherine the Great - this one's got everything - the beauty, the power, the costumes, the poisonings, Rasputin :D
     

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