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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Born: January 16, 1980, Manhattan, New York, USA

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights. 


He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016) and is set to star in their upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards. 

Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which premiered on Broadway in 2008. For this work, he won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score, the show's cast album won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Miranda was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the show's lead role. Miranda prepared Spanish translations used in the 2009 Broadway production of West Side Story and was co-composer and lyricist for Bring It On the Musical, which played on Broadway in 2012. His television work includes recurring roles on The Electric Company (2009–2010) and Do No Harm (2013). He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2016. Among other film work, Miranda contributed music and vocals for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016). 

Miranda also wrote the book, music, and lyrics for another Broadway musical, Hamilton. The show earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book. For his performance in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton, Miranda was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The Hamilton cast recording spent ten weeks atop Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart in 2015, while The Hamilton Mixtape, an album of covers of songs from the musical, developed by and featuring Miranda, reached number one on the Billboard 200 upon release in December 2016.


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Poster of Mary Poppins Returns
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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar (2018)

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| 59 Min

To celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday, NBC presents Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar March 28 at 10 PM ET. The evening includes conversation and reflection with Lloyd Webber along with Sunset Boulevard Tony winner Glenn Close; John Legend, who will play the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert April 1 on NBC; Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda; and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Read: JOHN LEGEND, SARA BAREILLES, AND MORE ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT Lloyd Webber, who is currently represented on Broadway with The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock, is also the composer of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, and Cats. SEE WHAT IS COMING TO BROADWAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE

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Rock Rubber 45s (2018)

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ROCK RUBBER 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic NYC culture orchestrator Bobbito García. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process.

0 2018 1
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Speech & Debate (2017)

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Comedy |
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USA |
| 105 Min

Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.

0 2017 105
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Moana (2016)

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Animation |
Adventure |
Comedy |
Fantasy |
USA |
| 103 Min

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

82 2016 103
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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| 136 Min

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

85 2015 136
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Do No Harm (2013)

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| 43 Min

Do No Harm is an American drama that aired from January 31 through September 7, 2013, on NBC. The network placed a series order in May 2012. On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order for the series from 13 to 12 episodes, due to scheduling conflicts. On February 8, 2013, it was announced that NBC had canceled the series after airing two episodes, due to low ratings. On April 26, 2013, NBC announced that the remaining episodes would be burned off, beginning June 29, 2013.

69 2013 43
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The polar bears (2012)

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| 7 Min

One family of polar bears takes a journey across the arctic tundra that they call home. You'll see the Coca-Cola Polar Bears as you've never seen them before...

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

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USA |
| 105 Min

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

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Modern Family (2009)

TV Show
USA |
| 25 Min

Modern Family stars the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and blended family. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

86 2009 25
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Britney: For the Record (2008)

Documentary
| 60 Min

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the span of 60 days, and gives fans an inside look at Britney in the recording studio and on set filming the music videos for one of music's most triumphant comebacks.

76 2008 60
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March of the Penguins (2005)

Documentary
France |
| 80 Min

Every year, thousands of Antartica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing tale, Breathtaking photography captures the transcendaent beauty and staggering drama, so follow the leader.. to adventure!

77 2005 80
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The Sopranos (1999)

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| 60 Min

The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

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Cutthroat Island (1995)

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| 119 Min

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her pirate raids.

56 1995 119



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