miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2010
Tom Welling is living proof that the American Dream continues.
To fine a person can be, in Europe it is virtually impossible that someone important - like a director or a photographer for success - discover possible new talent, especially if you have no qualification to make the model or actor.
It is true that Tom was helped by the fact that nature has given him a physical and an angelic face, which makes things much, but if Tom had lived in Europe, his beauty is not enough. Would have to do evening classes in acting, to spend a lot of money on small tour "parochial" in the hope of finding more money to make a drama school "serious." If we had succeeded, would have to compromise with possible anti ethical menager directors and to climb the top.
America is America and she is beautiful because it is the country of opportunity. It is not necessary to have a number of studies to be an actor or model. Just the mere birthright. In Europe - especially Italy and Spain - have formed instead of "caste" that does not allow the freedom to experience the artistic way unless you do what they want. You have to have the "pieces of paper" - which cost a lot of money - only to hear the last of the directors or photographers who "might" start in the world of cinema.
In Europe there are no "hunters talent". You have the enormous good fortune to encounter face to face with some famous actor or director you take a shine to dream of becoming an actor or actress. Pratically it's impossible.
Europe is old because it is rigid in its demands. To ensure a sense of "justice for all" limits the freedom of people to create and express themselves artistically. Requires a model of "professionalism" that, in reality, does not help. The professionalism decides who hears or sees the production. It is the people who judges negatively or positively the work. The advertising only serves to make known the production and not to manipulate people so it like to force what is produced.
If Smallville had been a flop, it would mean that something went wrong. In Europe are very few successful television series. The majority is garbage. The series of successful Italian or Spanish are enormously expensive because the actors are made to pay more than necessary, since the "title of actor". But this title is no guarantee of good acting. With a good director - and do not need he/she has studied as a director - and a good critical sense on the part of each, you can create a really good cast of actors without the need for any title, but only the desire to do something good. Moreover, recite every day. For the human being is easy to act, especially when you lie.
Combined his handsome look with a talent in performing he naturally possesses, Tom Welling has truly emerged to the Hollywood film scene as one of the most potential young actors of his generation.
Born as Thomas John Patrick Welling on April 26, 1977, in New York, he spent his early years going around different parts of U.S., like Wisconsin and Delaware due to his father's occupation as a General Motors executive before finally settled in Okemos, Michigan just before the start of his sophomore year.
Transferred his study from Wilmington's Salesianum School to Okemos High School, this dark-haired teen actually was not quite studious despite an enjoyment in history subject so it was not very surprising when he preferred to work instead of continuing his education following his graduation in 1995.
Chose a more physically demanding occupation as a manual construction worker at a warehouse, Tom later took a spring vacation in 1997 to spend time with a few friends in Nantucket where he was spotted by catalog shoot scout working for the world-famous photographer Bruce Weber.
Heeded the person's suggestion to try his hand at modeling, he eventually accepted the offer to be a printed model for Abercrombie & Fitch, and subsequently found himself developing a career in this field ever since. Relocated to Manhattan, this tall guy then spent the next years to work under New York Model Management plus IMG while also traveled across the world to do modeling stints, either walking on runways or conducted some photo sessions.
Gradually felt that he did not suit the business, Tom afterwards directed his attention to another field, which was acting, and headed for Los Angeles, California in early 2000 to look for any possible opportunities through auditions while still did the modeling job, merely for supporting his life in this metropolis.
With the help from his agent, Jimmy Darmody of CAA, he eventually managed to secure a guest role as Rob Meltzer in NBC's popular series of "Judging Amy" (1999-2005) by 2001. Originally slated to appear in three episodes only, his character surprisingly made it to six following the positive response he received from the audience, leading him to earn other parts in the TV series of "Special Unit 2" (2000-2001) and "Undeclared" (2001-2002) in the same year.
Seeking more propitious chance, Tom joined a nationwide search for a fresh face to play the famous DC Comics' superhero,
Superman or Clark Kent, in a series produced by The Warner Bros TV Network and delightfully obtained the part which then was turned down by him for two times due to a misunderstanding of the program's premise. As he subsequently learned that it actually was not like what he had thought before, this striking actor finally took the role and so joined other young thespians like Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum to make "Smallville" (2001). Aside from the fact that he only had a little acting experience at that time, the hunk delightfully was able to display a fine portrayal of his character, therefore helped the show to become a huge success across the country in just a short time.
The great result of "Smallville" consequently propelled Tom to receive larger exposure also attention, even directed him to be named Choice TV Male Breakout Star at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards, prompting him to polish his raw talent through regular acting classes at Los Angeles' Carter Thor Studio to maintain his career. With this improvement, he confidently ventured into big screen production and made his way to be included in the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003) alongside Steve Martin, Hilary Duff, Bonnie Hunt, plus Piper Perabo.
Happily married to his sweetheart, Jamie White, since July 5, 2002, Tom continued to build a great film resume as he then showed up in "The Fog" while also reprised his role in the sequel to his 2003 box-office hit, "Cheaper by the Dozen 2", both released in 2005.
Biography was written and copyrighted © by AceShowbiz.com.
martes, 23 de febrero de 2010
Date of Birth26 April 1977, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameThomas John Patrick Welling
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
Thomas John Patrick Welling was born on the 26th of April 1977 in the city of New York, New York, USA. The 6" 3" tall star comes from a family of six members which comprise of his father, a retired executive for General Motors, his mother, a "home engineer", a younger brother named Mark Welling, who is also an actor, and two other older sisters.
Thomas John Patrick Welling, or Tom Welling as he has always been referred to, is probably best known as Clark Kent from the hit television series, "Smallville" (2001). Welling graduated from Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan when he was 18 years old. Before that, he spent his freshman year in the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware. He played a lot of varsity soccer in his high school and Tom received "fair" grades in his exams. But even so, Tom did not want to go to college. Tom actually wanted to be a construction worker and therefore, after graduating, he worked in a construction service site.
Tom eventually moved on to modeling after spending a period of time working in the construction business. While modeling, he met fellow celebrity and model Ashton Kutcher while they were booked for a project together. The two eventually become good friends. Even though both Ashton and Tom were famous models, Tom decided to be an actor. He had this offer from a guy who worked in the agency he was signed with to be an actor. Tom attended a few castings and not too long later, became an actor.
The acting gigs that he received eventually made directors take more notice of him. Tom Welling was asked to play the role of Clark Kent in the hit series, "Smallville" (2001). What many people probably don't know is that Tom actually turned down the role twice. He said that the reason he turned down the role wasn't because the story wasn't good, but it was because he thought the role was bigger than him and he didn't want people to think that he wasn't a good enough actor.
Even so, Tom ended up taking the role because he had the feeling that the show was going to be a great hit and he would be a fool not to take it. Tom even said he felt some sort of connection between him and his character, Clark Kent. Therefore, Tom made himself a household name.
Other than only becoming a face on television, Welling also acts in other movies. The movie with which he is probably most associated is Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), in which he starred with Steve Martin and 'Bonnie Hunt'. Cheaper By The Dozen also had a second installment and he played the same role. Tom has also starred in a B-grade horror flick, The Fog (2005) together with "Lost" (2004)'s star, Maggie Grace. Although that movie didn't really achieve box office success, Tom's acting talents still got noticed by the critics.
Tom may be the guy who gets the girl he wants on television, but Tom apparently does not think too much about his love life. In fact, Tom got married to Jamie White, one of his closest friends. The couple wed on the 5th of July 2002. Tom has also said that the person he respects the most is his wife because she has the greatest heart. According to reports, Tom is currently living with his wife in Los Angeles although he relocates to Vancouver while filming Smallville.
|Jamie White||(5 July 2002 - present)|
Graduated in 1995 from Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan.
Like Christopher Reeve, was not a big Superman fan prior to being cast as Clark Kent, and in fact continues not to read Superman comics.
Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'.
Turned down the role of the young Clark Kent twice before accepting it.
Has a pug named Cook.
His shoe size is fourteen.
Played varsity soccer in high school.
Received "fair" grades in high school and opted not to go to college. Instead, he chose to become a construction worker while continuing to live with his parents.
Worked in construction after graduation until he became a model.
After seeing a woman being mugged, he ran over and fought off her attackers. The woman looked at him and said "Wow, you really are Superman" after which he laughed.
Auditioned for the role of Tag on "Friends" (1994).
Father is a retired executive for General Motors and mother is a "home engineer."
Older brother of actor Mark Welling. He also has two older sisters.
Played the role of Joseph/Josephine in "Some Like It Hot" in high school.
Modeled alongside Ashton Kutcher. The two are good friends.
Favorite movie: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
Attended Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, for his freshman year of high school.
Is part Native American.
Was on Stephenie Meyer's wish list to play Emmett Cullen before casting even began for the movie Twilight.
From the information that I found, Tom Welling married Jamie in 2002 when Tom was working as Clark Kent.
What is most surprising is that Jamie is a girl from her face very simple. We are accustomed to thinking that the star of the show, especially if you're cute, do not marry or, if they do, take a person of equal beauty. Tom was not the case. The cases are two or Tom wants to stand out anywhere or not a person looks at the superficial and inner beauty of a woman. I hope this is the second case ...
Precisely at this moment I discovered the "mystery" of Tom Welling. A beautiful boy who also makes smart choices and not at all superficial, is not usual. It is as if he were following a definite ethic that drives him toward choices less easy but more secure over time. In fact I think he has assimilated much of what he learned in school that did. Let's see why with Tom Welling's Story...