In , he starred in the film Terminal Velocity as an aggressive Russian mafia villain, richard Castillo in the season three episode Yesterdays Enterprise. He is the actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters, Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman.
Levy was born to a Jewish family in Hamilton, Ontario and his mother was a housewife and his father was a foreman at an automobile plant. An alumnus of both the Second City, Toronto and the comedy series Second City Television, Levy often plays unusual supporting characters with nerdish streaks. Though he has been the above the star in only two films, Armed and Dangerous and The Man, he has featured prominently in many films.
Levys career received a tremendous boost in , when he was cast as the clueless, reprising the role in three film sequels and starring in four straight-to-video sequels made him something of a cult hero. Levy has been quoted as saying the American Pie series was a turning point in his career.
He is the actor to appear in all eight American Pie films. Levy appeared in the corner of a poster hanging outside the theatre in Springfield in the See Homer Run episode of The Simpsons 3. Along with his sister, he started modelling and acting in roles in commercials when he was six years old. He later pursued his career in acting, amells first role was Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario.
Originally meant to be a role, he ended up getting a couple of lines. Amell has played hockey since he was a child and considered making a career of it until discovering his love of acting and he also takes break dancing lessons. He reprised the role in the sequel Scooby-Doo, in , Amell received his biggest role to date, lead character Stephen Jameson in CWs sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People, a remake of the British series of the same name.
Rogue company — Rogue was an American production company founded in and was based in Universal City, California. In , Rogue was relaunched and sold off to Focus Features and its current owner is Relativity Media. In , Rogue Pictures was formed as a division of PolyGram Pictures, in , the name was revived as part of Universal-owned Focus Features, with a goal of high-quality suspense, action, thriller and urban features with mainstream appeal and franchise potential.
In , Universal expanded the operations to become a stand-alone division with a new goal of releasing ten films annually. Later that year, Universal and Rogue signed a deal with newly formed Intrepid Pictures to produce, co-finance, in , Relativity Media approached Universal about buying the company, a move described in the entertainment media as bold. The following year, Relativity completed acquisition of the company, at the time of purchase, Rogue Pictures had more than two dozen titles in its library, four upcoming films, and more than thirty projects in development.
Cochrane, one story has Laemmle watching a box office for hours, counting patrons and calculating the days takings. Within weeks of his Chicago trip, Laemmle gave up dry goods to buy the first several nickelodeons, for Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for Trust-produced films they showed.
Soon, Laemmle and other disgruntled nickelodeon owners decided to avoid paying Edison by producing their own pictures, in June , Laemmle started the Yankee Film Company with partners Abe Stern and Julius Stern.
Laemmle broke with Edisons custom of refusing to give billing and screen credits to performers, by naming the movie stars, he attracted many of the leading players of the time, contributing to the creation of the star system.
Laemmle, who emerged as president in July , was the figure in the partnership with Dintenfass, Baumann, Kessel, Powers, Swanson, Horsley. Eventually all would be out by Laemmle.
Following the westward trend of the industry, by the end of the company was focusing its efforts in the Hollywood area. On March 15,, Laemmle opened the worlds largest motion picture production facility, Universal City Studios, studio management became the third facet of Universals operations, with the studio incorporated as a distinct subsidiary organization.
Unlike other movie moguls, Laemmle opened his studio to tourists, Universal became the largest studio in Hollywood, and remained so for a decade.
However, it sought an audience mostly in towns, producing mostly inexpensive melodramas, westerns. In its early years Universal released three brands of feature films — Red Feather, low-budget programmers, Bluebird, more ambitious productions, and Jewel, their prestige motion pictures. Leonard, George Marshall and Lois Weber, despite Laemmles role as an innovator, he was an extremely cautious studio chief.
Unlike rivals Adolph Zukor, William Fox, and Marcus Loew and he also financed all of his own films, refusing to take on debt. Character actor Lon Chaney became a card for Universal in the s 6. American Pie film series — American Pie is a series of sex comedy films. The first film in the series was released on July 9,, by Universal Pictures, the second and third films were released at two-year intervals, whereas the fourth film was released in From to , four films were released and the fifth VOD sequel is in pre-production.
In the second film, with friend, and Finchs frenemy Steve Stifler. In the third film, Jim and Michelle plan to marry, in the fourth film, the gang gets back together in anticipation for their thirteenth high school reunion. The spin-off films were released direct-to-video, the original series has received mixed to positive reviews from critics, while the spin-off series has received negative reviews from critics.
In the original American Pie, Jim Levenstein and his friends Kevin Myers, Paul Finch, Jim pursues Slovakian exchange student Nadia, but his attempts fail after he ejaculates prematurely twice during foreplay, and instead pursues band geek Michelle, asking her to the prom. At Stiflers prom after-party, Jim has a stand with Michelle. In American Pie 2, Jim and his friends organize a party at a beach house in Grand Harbor reuniting the high school gang. Nadia returns, and Jim asks Michelle to help him finally have sex with her, Jim ends up realizing he is in love with Michelle, and goes to a recital where she is performing to reveal this to her.
Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults for their high school class reunion, to reminisce about —. The film series began with American Pie, released on July 9, This was followed by three sequels, American Pie 2, released on August 10,, American Wedding, released on August 1,, and American Reunion, released on April 6, A fifth theatrical film, under the working title American Pie 5 was announced on August 4,, with Hurwitz, in May , Tara Reid revealed that there have been talks about a fifth theatrical movie, possibly set in Las Vegas.
After a failed attempt at sex with his girlfriend Tracy, she gives Erik a free pass to go to the University of Michigan, in the process, Eriks loyalty is put to the test. American Pie Presents, Beta House continues a year after The Naked Mile, Erik has now graduated high school, has lost his girlfriend to her previous boyfriend, and is about to start college 7. It is the installment in the American Pie Presents series. The film begins an arc that concludes with Beta House.
Erik Stifler has a time living up to his family name. He is Steve and Matt Stiflers cousin and he is perhaps the only Stifler about to graduate from high school as a virgin. The film opens with Erik feigning illness so that he can stay home, unfortunately, just as he is about to ejaculate, his parents and grandmother unexpectedly walk into the door and are hit with Eriks semen, after which his grandmother dies of a heart attack.
Eriks dad later surmises that, as a Stifler, his son should be out having sex instead of masturbating, Eriks girlfriend of two years, Tracy, loves him, but is not ready for intercourse. Tracy decides to have sex, their first attempt goes horribly wrong, Eriks friends Cooze and Ryan plan a road trip to visit Eriks cousin Dwight Stifler in Michigan during an event known as the Naked Mile.
Tracy sees this as an opportunity to give Erik a guilt free weekend pass, hoping that he can quench his lust, as soon as Erik and his friends arrive on campus, they witness an over-the-top drinking contest where Dwight is crowned a campus champion. Later, they lose a game of football against a bitter rival fraternity composed almost entirely of midgets. At the same time, Ryan and Cooze end up getting turned down by a couple of girls they have met at the bar, Jill and Alexis, who are taken by a couple of the midgets.
The following morning, Dwight gets jumped by the fraternity in disguise while walking down the street. Dwight tells the guys he probably wont make it to the Naked Mile, finally as Erik and Brandi reach the finish line, they steal a kiss, which is then caught on camera for a news report on TV. Watching the news report about the Naked Mile back at home, Tracy is upset and her friends convince her to also lose her virginity before he gets back. Later that evening, Erik realizes that he loves Tracy, confesses to Brandi that he cant sleep with her, and rushes back to see his girlfriend.
When he gets to her house, Tracys dad says she is at a party and Erik arrives at the party just as Tracy has headed upstairs, Erik loudly pounds on the closed bedroom door, proclaiming his love for her. However, Tracy was not in the room because she had decided that she could not go through with her plans, the two decide that they should be each others first, and they make love 8. Toronto — Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture.
Aboriginal peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years, the city itself is situated on the southern terminus of an ancient Aboriginal trail leading north to Lake Simcoe, used by the Wyandot, Iroquois, and the Mississauga. Permanent European settlement began in the s, after the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase of , the British established the town of York, and later designated it as the capital of Upper Canada.
During the War of , the town was the site of the Battle of York, York was renamed and incorporated as the city of Toronto in , and became the capital of the province of Ontario during the Canadian Confederation in The city proper has since expanded past its original borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities at various times in its history to its current area of While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canadas major national broadcast networks and media outlets.
Toronto is known for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto and this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, in the s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagonon the banks of the Humber River.
During the American Revolutionary War, the region saw an influx of British settlers as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario, the new province of Upper Canada was in the process of creation and needed a capital.
Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the towns natural harbour, sheltered by a long sandbar peninsula. The towns settlement formed at the end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street. In , as part of the War of , the Battle of York ended in the towns capture, the surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan.
US soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation, the sacking of York was a primary motivation for the Burning of Washington by British troops later in the war 9.
Canada — Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Canadas border with the United States is the worlds longest binational land border, the majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its territory being dominated by forest and tundra.
It is highly urbanized with 82 per cent of the Various aboriginal peoples had inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization.
Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1,, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and this began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada.
With the Constitution Act , Canada took over authority, removing the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state.
The country is officially bilingual at the federal level and it is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries.
Its advanced economy is the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources, Canadas long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. Canada is a country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index.
It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, Canada is an influential nation in the world, primarily due to its inclusive values, years of prosperity and stability, stable economy, and efficient military.
While a variety of theories have been postulated for the origins of Canada. In , indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona, from the 16th to the early 18th century Canada referred to the part of New France that lay along the St. Upon Confederation in , Canada was adopted as the name for the new country at the London Conference. The transition away from the use of Dominion was formally reflected in with the passage of the Canada Act, later that year, the name of national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day Founded in in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania,20 years before the Michigan Territory became a state, in , the university was officially renamed the University of Michigan.