Celebrity Birthdays for April 7 – Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe and More
Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Occupation: Actor and Martial Artist
Known For: Showcasing his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts in more than 100 films, including 'Rumble in the Bronx,' 'The Karate Kid' and the 'Rush Hour' movie franchise, and being widely revered as a cultural icon both in his native China and in the US
Known For: Being awarded an Oscar for his work in the historical epic film 'Gladiator,' receiving nominations for 'The Insider' and 'A Beautiful Mind,' roles in other movies such as 'Cinderella Man' and 'L.A. Confidential,' and several well-publicized incidents that highlighted his notoriously short temper
Known For: Starring as Bret Maverick on the 1950s western 'Maverick' and as private detective Jim Rockford in the 1970s drama 'The Rockford Files,' an Oscar-nominated role in 'Murphy's Romance,' and appearing in more than 50 other movies including 'The Great Escape, 'Victor Victoria' and 'The Notebook'
Francis Ford Coppola
Occupation: Director, Writer and Producer
Known For: Co-writing the Oscar-winning script for 'Patton,' racking up several more Academy Awards for writing, directing and/or producing the three films in 'The Godfather' series, and his work on other acclaimed movies like 'American Graffiti,' 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Peggy Sue Got Married'
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Being the dark-haired, mustachioed half of the pop duo known as Hall and Oates, famous for hits like 'Sara Smile,' 'You Make My Dreams,' 'She's Gone,' 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do),' 'Maneater' and 'Out of Touch'