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Meat Loaf is a Actor and Sound American born on 27 september 1947 at Dallas (USA)

Meat Loaf

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Birth name Marvin Lee Aday
Nationality USA
Birth 27 september 1947 (72 years) at Dallas (USA)

Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947) is an American musician and actor better known by his stage name Meat Loaf. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell series—consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Bat Out of Hell has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. He is also known for his powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live performances.

After he enjoyed success with Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell and earned a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song "I'd Do Anything for Love", Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom where he received the 1994 Brit Award for Best selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include Eddie in the The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Robert "Bob" Paulson in David Fincher's Fight Club (1999) and "The Lizzard" in The 51st State (2002). He also appeared in several television shows such as Monk, Glee, South Park, House, M.D. and Tales from the Crypt as a guest actor.

Biography

In 2001, Meat Loaf changed his first name from Marvin to Michael.

Meat Loaf is a baseball fan and supporter of the New York Yankees. He is an avid fantasy baseball player and participates in multiple leagues every season.

Meat Loaf is a supporter of the northern English football team Hartlepool United and, in 2003, the BBC reported he was seeking a residence in the nearby area. He
currently resides just outside of Calabasas, California, near Saddle Peak and Calabasas Peak.

He also does a considerable amount of charity work, and in June 2008, he took part in a football penalty shootout competition on behalf of two cancer charities in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. He auctioned shots to the 100 highest bidders and then took his place between the goal posts. He also participates in celebrity golf tournaments.

Meat Loaf has expressed that he has social anxiety, being quoted saying "I never meet anybody much in a social situation because when I go into a social situation, I have no idea what to do." He revealed that he does not "even go anywhere", and also feels he leads a "boring life", saying that he "completely freaked" when having to attend a party, and that he was "so nervous, so scared". He also said he met with fellow musicians chiefly in work-related situations as he was working a lot.


Family
In December 1978, he went to Woodstock to work with Steinman. It was at the Bearsville studio that Meat Loaf met his future wife, Leslie G. Edmonds; they were married within a month. Leslie had a daughter, Pearl, from a previous marriage; Pearl later married Scott Ian, the rhythm guitarist for the thrash metal band Anthrax.

Aday and his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut, in 1979. In 1981, Leslie gave birth to Amanda Aday, now a television actress. For a brief time after Amanda's birth, they lived in nearby Westport. According to Meat Loaf, Pearl, then in the fifth grade, came home crying "because she had the wrong type of jeans and I said, 'That's it. We're gone.'" The family then moved to Redding, Connecticut, "which is much more of a blue-collar, working-class kind of town, and it really didn't make any difference what kind of jeans you were wearing. I really liked it there." Meat Loaf coached children's baseball or softball in each of the Connecticut towns where he lived. In 1998, Meat Loaf relocated to California. Meat and Leslie divorced in 2001. At the start of his 2012 tour in Austin on June 22, Meat Loaf announced that he was a new resident (1 month) of Austin, Texas.

Meat Loaf was a vegetarian for ten years.


Accidents and other incidents
Meat Loaf is said to have cheated death on numerous occasions, crashing in a car that rolled over, being struck on the head with a shot during a shot put event, jumping off a stage during a concert and breaking both of his legs, and being afflicted with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a heart condition. In October 2006, his private jet had to make an emergency landing at London's Stansted Airport after his plane's forward landing gear failed. Meat Loaf also fainted on stage while performing in Pittsburgh.


Politics
On October 25, 2012, Meat Loaf endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States, citing poor relations with Russia as a major reason he had been "arguing for Mitt Romney for a year". Meat Loaf explained that "I have never been in any political agenda in my life, but I think that in 2012 this is the most important election in the history of the United States." He cited "storm clouds" over the United States, and "thunder storms over Europe. There are hail storms – and I mean major hail storms! – in the Middle East. There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere." The same day, he performed "America the Beautiful" standing next to Romney.
Due to his failure to complete his voter registration, however, Meat Loaf was ultimately unable to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012.

Meat Loaf has criticized the court-ordered removal of a school prayer banner in Cranston, Rhode Island to Providence Journal on March 23, 2012: "I just said the world is going to hell in a handbasket because there are a lot more things to worry about than whether there is a prayer on the wall that's been on the wall for 50 years that you think needs to come down."

Best films

Fight Club (1999)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jack Black
Jack Black
(1 films)
Kyle Gass
Kyle Gass
(1 films)
Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Meat Loaf (38 films)

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Actor

Stage Fright, 1h29
Directed by Jérôme Sable
Origin Canada
Genres Horror comedy, Musical theatre, Horror, Musical, Slasher
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Musical films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Douglas Smith, Allie MacDonald, Brandon Uranowitz, Melanie Leishman
Roles Roger McCall (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Rating52% 2.605062.605062.605062.605062.60506
Ten years ago, Broadway diva Kylie Swanson opened the musical The Haunting of the Opera (a reference to real-life musical The Phantom of the Opera) to a packed audience. That same night, she was murdered backstage by an unknown assailant wearing the mask of the play's villain, Opera Ghost. Years later, Kylie's children Camilla and Buddy have grown into teenagers raised by Roger McCall, a former lover of Kylie's and the producer of a musical theater summer camp on the brink of bankruptcy. When Camilla hears that the camp will be producing a kabuki version of The Haunting of the Opera, she decides that she will sneak into auditions one way or another. She manages to convince a camper overseeing the auditions, Joel Hopton, to let her in and Camilla easily impresses the stage director Artie and wins the lead role of Sofia - much to Buddy's dismay.
Wishin' and Hopin'
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Molly Ringwald, Annabella Sciorra, Chevy Chase, Conchata Ferrell, Meat Loaf, Cheri Oteri
Roles Monsignor Muldoon
Rating68% 3.441713.441713.441713.441713.44171
Felix Funicello, écrivain américain d’une soixantaine d’années, revisite pour nous ses souvenirs du Noël de l’année 1962 qui resta, pour différentes raisons, gravé à jamais dans sa mémoire. Cette année-là, il se passe beaucoup de choses dans la vie du petit Felix, dix ans, élève de dernière année à Saint-Aloysius (Saint-Louis), une école catholique stricte et austère. Quelques jours avant Noël, une nouvelle enseignante québécoise laïque remplace temporairement l’institutrice de Felix. Beaucoup plus chaleureuse et ouverte que les religieuses et passionnée par son métier, elle va laisser un souvenir indélébile à Felix. Peu de temps après, une nouvelle élève, Zhenia, fait à son tour son entrée dans la classe. C'est une petite Russe, dont la famille vient d’émigrer aux Etats-Unis. Jolie et plus âgée que les autres élèves, elle ne laisse pas les garçons de la classe indifférents.
The Moment
The Moment (2013)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meat Loaf, Navid Negahban
Roles Sergeant Goodman
Rating50% 2.5279452.5279452.5279452.5279452.527945
Having previously broken up with her boyfriend John, photographer Lee returns to John's house to retrieve her cameras. There, she discovers mounting evidence that John has not been home for a long time. Worried, she contact the police, and Sergeant Goodman takes her report, though he suggests that John may simply not want to contact her. At an exhibition of her work, her daughter Jessie rebukes her efforts at reconciliation, and Lee mistakes a stranger for John. Haunted by her experiences in Somalia, Lee experiences mental breakdown and leaves the bathroom completely naked. Her ex-husband and daughter escort her out and have her committed to an upscale psychiatric hospital.
Burning Bright, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Natural horror films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Briana Evigan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf, Charlie Tahan, Preston Bailey
Roles Howie
Rating59% 2.9524552.9524552.9524552.9524552.952455
The film opens with a man driving a circus trailer down a silent road. He meets up with another man, John Gaveneau (Garret Dillahunt), and it is revealed that he is attempting to purchase a bengal tiger for the creation of a "Safari Ranch". Initially not believing the tiger looks dangerous or exciting enough, the seller tells him a gruesome story and claims that the tiger is evil. We then see his stepdaughter, Kelly (Briana Evigan), with her autistic brother, Tom (Charlie Tahan), whom she has taken to a special hospital in order for him to get the care he needs while she is at college. However, Kelly's check is rejected and when she phones her bank she is informed that John withdrew all the money and closed the account.
Snitch
Snitch (2011)

Origin USA
Actors Edward Furlong, Rick Ravanello, Brian Krause, Meat Loaf, Edward Asnere, Elaine Hendrix
Roles Dan Sloan (as Meat Loaf Ada)
Rating57% 2.8766252.8766252.8766252.8766252.876625
The story centers around Johnny Graham (Edward Furlong), who was raised by the Torino crime family after his parents' death. He is constantly bothered by the fact that he has to decide whether he should remain loyal to his adoptive family or to his conscience. It is apparent to Johnny that it is time to act when Anthony Torino (Rick Ravanello) sets his sights on D.A. Elizabeth Jones (Grace Johnston), who is prosecuting Anthony for the gruesome murder of his cousin. Though Johnny is the family accountant, he is an excellent marksman, and he volunteers to make the hit. He persuades a hesitant Anthony to let him eliminate the D.A., when in actuality Johnny only wants to warn her. His plan is ruined by two men from the Torino family sent to oversee his first hit. The ensuing shootout leaves Elizabeth wounded, one of the two overseers dead, and Johnny arrested. Johnny's conscience takes control of him when he confesses and is entered into the Federal Witness Security Program. Shortly afterward, Anthony is apprehended, but he escapes and makes contact with a mole in an attempt to uncover the locations of Johnny and the others who were going to testify against him in trial. Torino family hit-man and Johnny's longtime friend, Vince, comes to the farm where Johnny is hidden. Once again, Johnny is scrambling to keep the lives of those who have crossed paths with Anthony intact, including his own. On his journey, he realizes he is not alone on his mission.
Beautiful Boy
Directed by Shawn Ku
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk, Moon Bloodgood, Kyle Gallner, Austin Nichols
Roles Motel Clerk
Rating65% 3.297423.297423.297423.297423.29742
The film opens up with home videos of a husband and wife at the beach with their young son. A young man reads a short story about a boy and girl; saying that they didn't know it, but their lives would one day irrevocably change. Bill (Michael Sheen) and Kate (Maria Bello) are a married couple who are tightly wound and devoted to their work. Bill is a businessman, and Kate proofreads books for a living. The only thing keeping them together is their eighteen-year-old son Sam (Kyle Gallner), who is having trouble adjusting to college.
Citizen Jane, 1h29
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ally Sheedy, Meat Loaf, Sean Patrick Flanery, Nia Peeples, Patty McCormack, Chuck McCann
Roles Detective Jack Morris (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Rating55% 2.761422.761422.761422.761422.76142
Jane Alexander was a sheltered, attractive widow living with her family in San Francisco. For six years, she had been living with Tom O'Donnell, her charismatic and handsome boyfriend. He had used wit, charm, and tales of adventure to borrow money for extensive home business operations and investing.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, 1h33
Directed by Liam Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tim Robbins, JR Reed, Ben Stiller, Colin Hanks
Roles Bud Black
Rating67% 3.399513.399513.399513.399513.39951
As a young man, JB (Jack Black) leaves his religious family and oppressive Midwestern town for Hollywood on a quest to form the world's most awesome rock band. There he meets acoustic guitarist KG (Kyle Gass), who is performing on the street, and begins worshipping him as a rock god because of his skills and attitude. KG feeds JB's fantasy by pretending to be famous with a self-named band ("The Kyle Gass Project"), and exploits him to do work such as cleaning his apartment and buying him weed (under the promise that JB can audition for his fictitious band.) After JB learns KG is actually unemployed and living off his parents, the two become equal, and KG apologizes to JB by giving him a brand-new guitar. They create their own band: Tenacious D, named for birthmarks found on their behinds. (JB has a birthmark which says: "Tenac", and KG has a mark which reads: "ious D".
The Pleasure Drivers, 1h39
Directed by Andrzej Sekuła
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Lauren Holly, Steffany Huckaby, Meat Loaf, Jill Bennett, Lacey Chabert, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Dale
Rating46% 2.3194052.3194052.3194052.3194052.319405
Quel est le point commun entre un thérapeute cocu, une jeune call-girl sociopathe, une tueuse à gages lesbienne, un kidnappeur marginal et un ancien gourou devenu fou ? Réponse : la libido !
BloodRayne
BloodRayne (2005)
, 1h35
Directed by Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Vampires in film, Films about video games, Films based on video games, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Matthew Davis, Will Sanderson, Billy Zane, Udo Kier
Roles Leonid
Rating29% 1.4544551.4544551.4544551.4544551.454455
Loosely based on the video game of the same name, the film centers on the character of Rayne, an unholy breed of human and vampire called a Dhampir. Dhampir are unaffected by crucifixes and do not thirst for human blood. She is the daughter of the Vampire King Kagan who has gathered an army of thralls, both vampire and human, in order to annihilate the human race. She was conceived when Kagan raped her mother, and she later witnessed him killing her.
Chasing Ghosts, 1h59
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Michael Madsen, Shannyn Sossamon, Gary Busey, Meat Loaf, Michael Rooker, Sean Whalen
Roles Richard Valbruno
Rating55% 2.752112.752112.752112.752112.75211
NYPD Detective Kevin Harrison (Michael Madsen), a cop who used to be on the take from mobster Marcos Alfiri (Gary Busey), has since turned good. Harrison is close to retirement when the son (James Duval) of a big-time gangster is killed; and no evidence is left behind. Together with his partner Cole (Corey Large), Harrison goes into the deep of the New York mob world, focused on finding his killer.
A Hole in One, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Michelle Williams, Meat Loaf, Wendell Pierce, Tim Guinee, Louis Zorich, Merritt Wever
Roles Billy (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Rating55% 2.772452.772452.772452.772452.77245
Anna (Michelle Williams) is a young woman in an American suburb in the early 1950s. She is disturbed by her family’s rejection of her brother, a World War II veteran who comes home shell shocked. The impressionable girl is lured into a relationship with Billy, a local mob boss. When Anna’s brother dies and she witnesses Billy murder a local nightclub owner, she is driven to the edge of sanity. She develops a fixation with mental health that drives her to seek out a transorbital lobotomy. Anna learns about the procedure through sensational newspapers and Life magazine, which advertises the operation as the new vogue in American medicine. Also, her small town is buzzing about it when Dr. Harold Ashton, the foremost practitioner of this brand of lobotomy, comes to town. He starts performing the “icepick lobotomy” on alcoholics, veterans, and other troubled outsiders.
The Salton Sea, 1h43
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Val Kilmer, Vincent d’Onofrio, Doug Hutchison, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán
Roles Bo
Rating70% 3.5485453.5485453.5485453.5485453.548545
While playing the trumpet in a burning room, the protagonist's voice is heard in narration. His story begins with him posing as "Danny Parker", a speed freak addicted to methamphetamine, who hangs out with friends while indulging in drugs. He also moonlights as an informant for two corrupt cops, Gus Morgan (Doug Hutchison) and Al Garcetti (Anthony LaPaglia). He is trying to set up a large meth score with notorious drug dealer Pooh Bear (D'Onofrio), an eccentric psychopath who lost his nose to excessive snorting of "Gack" (meth), while also attempting to set up a sting operation for Morgan and Garcetti.