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Tony Arata

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b. Anthony Michael Arata, 10 Oct 1957, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Although Arata finished his education having a level in journalism, his 1st interest place in music. During his college days he performed acoustic guitar and sang with numerous rings. His professional profession began having a bluegrass music group in 1975, and from 1978-82 he published and sang a lot of his personal tunes with his music group Handpicked. He was authorized to a songwriting agreement by Don Tolle’s Noble Eyesight label, where Jim Glaser documented a few of his tunes, charting ‘The Man WITHIN THE Reflection’ and ‘I’ll Become Your Fool Tonight’. Arata himself accomplished two minor strikes with ‘Arrive On House’ (1984) and ‘Sure Thing’ (1985) and in addition recorded an recording. In the past due 80s, still under agreement to Tolle, he relocated to Nashville. In 1990, Garth Brooks loved lots 1 along with his music ‘The Dance’. The documenting gained many honours, including Music Of THE ENTIRE YEAR (1991), and instantly resulted in Brooks’ documenting Arata’s ‘Same Aged Tale’ and ‘Encounter To Encounter’. Other performers were drawn to his function, and additional recordings of his tunes began to show up, including ‘Component Of Me personally’ (Suzy Bogguss), ‘I UTILIZED TO Be concerned’ (Delbert McClinton), ‘Slower’ (Dan Seals), ‘Standing up FROM THE River’ (Oak Ridge Kids) and ‘One Of My Factors’ (David Slater). Arata also offers businesses and may be the editor of the trade publication.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tony Arata
Profession Singer-songwriter
Education Georgia Southern University
Nationality American
Awards Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year
Music Songs The River, Satisfied Mind, Don't It Make the Beer Taste Better, I Used to Worry, Otis, Johnny, James and Joe, Nothing Lasts Like the Past Does, Live and Learn, Handful of Dust, Gone Is Still Goodbye, Night By Night, Daddies and Daughters, Things That Matter More, This Side of the Blues, May You Find Your Way, Already Over, I Got Lucky, Angel Unaware, Way Back When, Beyond These Walls, The Dance, I'll Se You There, Such Is Life, Kickin' and Screamin', I Wish Hearts Would Break, Long Stretch of Lonesome, Sonhando Com Você, Face to Face, The Change, Here I Am, Anonymous, Slower, To the Other Side
Albums Way Back When, Such Is Life
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song


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#Fact
1 Admitted on Top Gear (2002) that while wearing his full costume as Beast from X-Men, he ran onto a golf course, gave the golfers advice on their swing, and then simply ran away again, with no explanation.
2 He was born on the same day as X: First Class (2011) co-star Caleb Landry Jones: December 7, 1989.
3 Residing with parents in Wokingham, Berkshire, UK. [May 2010]
4 Was in an on-off relationship with actress Jennifer Lawrence.
5 Although About a Boy (2002) marked his first leading role in a feature film, he has worked since the age of eight in film, television and theater.
6 His great-aunt was Dame Anna Neagle and his great uncle was Herbert Wilcox.
7 For his role as an American in The Weather Man (2005), he was coached by Joan Washington, wife of Richard E. Grant who directed him in the film Wah-Wah (2005).
8 Bought a bike with his earnings from About a Boy (2002).
9 Enjoys playing basketball.
10 Left the Sylvia Young Theatre School to attend Ranelagh School, a local church secondary school.
11 Has remained in contact with Hugh Grant.
12 Gabriel Byrne gave him a watch at the end of filming Wah-Wah (2005), engraved with his name, just as his character did in the film.
13 Was given a PlayStation, one of his character's jackets and his character's hamster by directors Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz after filming of About a Boy (2002).
14 Had to attend an audition for About a Boy (2002) wearing his school uniform but, unfortunately, he forgot his shoes. He told reporters that be borrowed his mother's white shoes and coloured them in, however, the colour came off!
15 Was originally supposed to star as Young Herman in El cerco (2005) but after production delays Thomas Brodie-Sangster was cast instead.
16 Was hit by a bus during filming of a TV stunt. The stunt called for Nicholas to be tied to a chair and suspended 20ft off the ground when he was struck by the double decker which was supposed to stop inches from him. He escaped with a bruised head.
17 Was a choir boy.
18 Used to play the trombone.
19 All of his three siblings have had some acting experience.
20 At one time, he was rumoured to be Eoin Colfer's favourite to play the lead role in the proposed "Artemis Fowl" film adaptation of Colfer's fantasy novel. However, as time passed and there was trouble producing the film, Nicholas grew too old for the role and, finally, the project was cancelled, altogether.
21 Has three siblings: Clarista Hoult (b. 1992), James (b. 1977) and Rosie (b. 1984).
22 Will attend Farnborough Sixth Form College, located in Hampshire, in September 2006 where he will sit his AS and A-Level exams.
23 He is the son of Glenis Hoult (née Glenis J. Brown), a piano teacher, from Rochford, Essex, and Roger K. Hoult, a pilot, from Birmingham, in the West Midlands. His patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his four times great-grandfather, Joseph Hoult, who was born c. 1815, in Staffordshire, England.
24 He used to attend Sylvia Young Theatre School, a prestigious stage school in London.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rebel in the Rye 2017 completed J.D. Salinger
Sand Castle 2017 post-production Matt Ocre
The Current War 2017 filming Nikola Tesla
Watership Down TV Mini-Series post-production Fiver
Collide 2016/I Casey Stein
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 Hank McCoy Beast
Equals 2015 Silas
Kill Your Friends 2015 Steven Stelfox
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 Nux
Dark Places 2015 Lyle Wirth
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Hank Beast
Young Ones 2014 Flem Lever
Underdogs 2013 Ace (US version, voice)
Jack the Giant Slayer 2013 Jack
Warm Bodies 2013 R
Robot Chicken 2012 TV Series Captain America Harry Potter
Rule Number Three 2011 Short Matt
X: First Class 2011 Hank Beast
Fable III 2010 Video Game Elliot (voice)
Clash of the Titans 2010 Eusebios
A Single Man 2009 Kenny
Wallander 2008 TV Series Stefan Fredman
Skins 2007-2008 TV Series Tony Stonem
Coming Down the Mountain 2007 TV Movie David Philips
Kidulthood 2006 Blake
The Weather Man 2005 Mike
Wah-Wah 2005 Ralph Compton - 14 years
Keen Eddie 2004 TV Series Edward Mills
Star 2003 TV Series Bradley Fisher
Judge John Deed 2002 TV Series Jason Powell
About a Boy 2002 Marcus Brewer
Murder in Mind 2002 TV Series Andrew Wilsher
World of Pub 2001 TV Series The 11 Year Old Show Presenter / Sporty Child
Waking the Dead 2001 TV Series Max Bryson
Doctors 2001 TV Series Conor Finch
Holby City 2001 TV Series Oscar Banks
Magic Grandad 2001 TV Series Tom
The Bill 2000 TV Series Hugh Austin
Ruth Rendell Mysteries 1999 TV Series Barry
Silent Witness 1998 TV Series Tom Evans
Mr. White Goes to Westminster 1997 TV Movie John
Casualty 1996 TV Series Craig Morrissey
Intimate Relations 1996 Bobby

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skins 2007 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
About a Boy 2002 performer: "Killing Me Softly With His Song"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Bringing 'Dark Places' to Light 2015 Video short Himself
Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn 2015 Video short Himself
Fury on Four Wheels 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Maximum Fury: Filming 'Fury Road' 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' 2015 Video documentary Himself
X-Men: Unguarded 2015 Video short Himself
Conan 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma 2015 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Top Gear 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2013 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Himself
ES.TV HD 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2013 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2013 TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2013 TV Series Himself
The Screen Junkies Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Metacafe Unfiltered 2013 TV Series short Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class 2011 Video documentary Himself
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2005-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
A Single Man: Making of a Single Man 2009 Video documentary short Himself / Kenny
How TV Changed Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The British Academy Television Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2008 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2008 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series Himself
The Charlotte Church Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2007 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Relative Humidity: The Characters 2006 Video documentary short Himself
T4 2005 TV Series Himself
Mystery Hunters II 2005 TV Series Himself
Wah Wah in Swaziland 2005 Video documentary Himself / Ralph Compton - 14 years
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'About a Boy' 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Marcus

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special Tony Stonem (uncredited)
Buzzcocks... Imagine a Mildly Amusing Panel Show 2007 TV Special Himself
About a Boy: Deleted Scenes 2003 Video short Marcus Brewer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Warm Bodies (2013)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Youth Performance About a Boy (2002)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Male About a Boy (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) · Courtney Eaton
· Megan Gale
· Tom Hardy
· Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
· Melissa Jaffer
· Hugh Keays-Byrne
· Riley Keough
· Zoë Kravitz
· Abbey Lee
· Charlize Theron
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
2014 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Scene Stealer X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2014 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Warm Bodies (2013)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romance Warm Bodies (2013)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry X: First Class (2011) · Lucas Till
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Zoë Kravitz
· Caleb Landry Jones
· Edi Gathegi
2010 Rising Star Award BAFTA Awards
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Skins (2007)
2003 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actor/Actress About a Boy (2002)
2003 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor About a Boy (2002)


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#Quote
1 [on training to play "R" in Warm Bodies (2013)] We had zombie classes. So there are some very strange videos out there of me and Rob Corddry and a few other people walking around studios. They'd say, "There's food over in the corner. You can smell brains", and we'd walk toward the corner like we were hungry for them. And, after a while, it became quite normal.
2 In real life you get out of the shower naked, so why wouldn't you do it on screen? It's just a normal thing.
3 I'm just a normal bloke!
4 It's always a bit overwhelming when you arrive on set and everyone's new, but you soon become a big family. I find the hardest thing about acting is that you have to say goodbye to everyone at the end of a shoot.
5 I've seen kids who only care about performing; it's their life and it's all they have, and it's not a nice thing to see. It's unhealthy and if you're surrounded by showbusiness, that's what can happen to you.
6 [about continue acting]"Yes, definitely, I love it. I'd like to stick to comedy as it's great fun, or an action movie like "Lord of the Rings"."
7 I don't like watching myself. I get embarrassed.
8 [on being asked what it was like working with Hugh Grant] "Hugh was brilliant. He helped me a lot by giving me ideas and teaching me something new every day. He really helped me get into my role. He's my idol now. Him and Jim Carrey - I'd like to work with him one day".

#Trademark
1 Distinctive "vulcan" eyebrows

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