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William Shatner is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Creator Canadien born on 22 march 1931 at Montreal (Canada)

William Shatner

William Shatner
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Birth name William Shatner
Nationality Canada
Birth 22 march 1931 (88 years) at Montreal (Canada)
Creator of CORE Digital Pictures
Awards Emmy Award

William "Bill" Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar which was adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker (1982–86). Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 (1989–96), which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. He also memorably starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice (2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004–08), for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Biography

Shatner dislikes watching himself perform, and says that he has never watched any Star Trek or Boston Legal television episodes nor any of the Star Trek movies except the unedited footage from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier which he directed, although his book Star Trek Memories makes reference to his having re-watched episodes of Star Trek.




Family
Shatner has been married four times. His first marriage, to Gloria Rand (née Rabinowitz), produced three daughters: Leslie (b. 1958), Lisabeth (b. 1960), and Melanie (b. 1964). Rand was a Canadian actress. Rand and Shatner married on August 12, 1956, and their honeymoon was in Scotland. Shatner left Rand while he was acting in Star Trek: The Original Series, after which she filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in 1969.

Shatner's second marriage to Marcy Lafferty (daughter of producer Perry Lafferty) lasted from 1973 to 1996. His third marriage was to Nerine Kidd Shatner, from 1997 until her death in 1999. On August 9, 1999, Shatner returned home around 10 pm to discover Nerine's body at the bottom of their backyard swimming pool. She was 40 years old. An autopsy detected alcohol and Valium in her blood, but the coroner ruled the cause of death as an accidental drowning. The LAPD ruled out foul play, and the case was closed. Speaking to the press shortly after his wife's death, a clearly shaken and emotional Shatner said that she "meant everything" to him, and called her his "beautiful soulmate." Shatner urged the public to support Friendly House, a non-profit organization that helps women re-establish themselves in the community after suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. He later told Larry King in an interview that "... my wife, whom I loved dearly, and who loved me, was suffering with a disease that we don't like to talk about: alcoholism. And she met a tragic ending because of it." In his 2008 book Up Till Now: The Autobiography, Shatner discusses how Leonard Nimoy helped take Nerine to treatment for her alcoholism. Shatner writes in an excerpt from his book:


Leonard Nimoy's personal experience of alcoholism now came to play a central role in my life and it helped us bond together in a way I never could have imagined in the early days of Star Trek. After Nerine [Kidd] and I had been to dinner with Leonard and Susan Nimoy one evening, Leonard called and said: "Bill, you know she's an alcoholic?" I said I did. I married Nerine in 1997, against the advice of many and my own good sense. But I thought she would give up alcohol for me. We had a celebration in Pasadena, and Leonard was my best man. I woke up about eight o'clock the next morning and Nerine was drunk. She was in rehab for 30 days three different times. Twice she almost drank herself to death. Leonard took Nerine to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but she did not want to quit.

In 2000, a Reuters story reported that Shatner was planning to write and direct The Shiva Club, a dark comedy about the grieving process inspired by his wife's death. Shatner's 2004 album Has Been included a spoken word piece titled "What Have You Done" that describes his anguish upon discovering his wife's body in the pool.

Since 2001, Shatner has been married to Elizabeth Anderson Martin. In 2004, she co-wrote the song "Together" on Shatner's album Has Been.


Relationships with other actors

Shatner first appeared on screen with Leonard Nimoy in 1964, when both actors guest-starred in an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. entitled "The Project Strigas Affair." However, Shatner states in his autobiography that he does not recall meeting Nimoy at that time. As co-stars on Star Trek, they interacted socially both on and off the set. After Star Trek‍‍ '​‍s cancellation in 1969, Shatner and Nimoy reunited in the production of Star Trek: The Animated Series, as well as The $20,000 Pyramid, where "Kirk vs. Spock" appeared on two different tables. Nimoy also guest-starred on T. J. Hooker for a few episodes. Shatner starred in the title role of the show.

The 1999 death of Shatner's third wife, Nerine, served to strengthen the friendship of Shatner and Nimoy, as Nimoy had mourned over the loss. Nimoy also appeared alongside Shatner at the TV Land Awards (hosted by John Ritter). Nimoy summarized his four-decade friendship with Shatner by remarking, "Bill's energy was good for my performance, 'cause Spock could be the cool individual, our chemistry was successful, right from the start." Nimoy has spoken about their mutual rivalry during the Star Trek years: "Very competitive, sibling rivalry up to here. After the show had been on the air a few weeks and they started getting so much mail for Spock, then the dictum came down from NBC: 'Give us more of that guy, they love that guy, you know?' Well, that can be... that can be a problem for the leading man who was hired as the star of the show; and suddenly, here's this guy with ears – 'What's this, you know?'" said Nimoy. Shatner has similarly described their Star Trek relationship, stating that they only became close friends while attending fan conventions together. On an episode of the A&E series Biography, Nimoy remarked, "Bill Shatner hogging the stage? No. Not the Bill Shatner I know." When Leonard Nimoy died in 2015, Shatner stated "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." Although Shatner was unable to attend Leonard Nimoy's funeral due to other commitments, Shatner's daughters attended in his place, and Shatner had his own online memorial for Nimoy.

Shatner has been a friend of actress Heather Locklear since 1982, when Locklear began co-starring with him on T. J. Hooker as Officer Stacy Sheridan. As she was also appearing in a semi-regular role in another Aaron Spelling production, Dynasty, at the same time, Locklear was asked by Entertainment Tonight whether this schedule was difficult. She replied "...I'd get really nervous and want to be prepared..." for Shatner and for the experienced cast of Dynasty. After Hooker ended Shatner helped Locklear get other roles. Locklear supported a grieving Shatner in 1999 when he was mourning the death of his wife, Nerine. In 2005, Locklear appeared in two episodes of Shatner's Boston Legal as Kelly Nolan, an attractive, youthful woman being tried for killing her much older, wealthy husband. Shatner plays Denny Crane, a founding partner of a large law firm, and a legendary litigator. Crane is attracted to Nolan and tries to insert himself into her defense. He is about the same age as Nolan's deceased husband, so Crane courts death by pursuing her. Locklear was asked how she came to appear on Boston Legal. She explained "I love the show, it's my favorite show; and I sorta kind of said, 'Shouldn't I be William Shatner's illegitimate daughter, or his love interest?'"





I was a lot more worried about working with Walter Koenig and Jimmy Doohan, two men who have made it clear on any number of occasions that my name is generally near the top of their shit lists.



—Shatner, on having to work again with two of his Star Trek co-stars in the 1994 movie, Star Trek Generations

For years, Shatner was accused of being difficult to work with by some of his Star Trek co-stars, most notably George Takei, Walter Koenig and James Doohan, the difficult relationship with the latter two Shatner himself acknowledged in his autobiography Star Trek Movie Memories. In the 2004 Star Trek DVD sets, Shatner seemed to have made up with Takei, but their differences continue to resurface, erupting in full force again in 2014. In the 1990s, Shatner made numerous attempts to reconcile with Doohan, but was unsuccessful for some time, Doohan being the only former Star Trek co-star steadfastly refusing to be interviewed by Shatner for his 1993 memoir Star Trek Memories and its 1994 follow-up, Star Trek Movie Memories; however, an Associated Press article published at the time of Doohan's final convention appearance in late August 2004 stated that Doohan, already suffering from severe health problems, had forgiven Shatner and they had mended their relationship at a convention directly preceding Doohan's last one, as that convention's head, Sky Conway, attested to, "At our show: 'The Great Bird of the Galaxy' in El Paso Texas in November 2003, a celebration of Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek, Bill and Jimmy went on stage together. Behind the scenes and before they went on stage, they hugged each other, apologized and expressed their love and admiration for each other. Bill specifically asked me to get them together so he could make amends and clear the air between the two of them before it was too late."


Health problems
Shatner suffers from tinnitus, which he has speculated might be the result of an accident on the set (pyrotechnics) while shooting the Star Trek episode "Arena" – though he didn't begin to suffer from tinnitus until the early 1990s, more than twenty years later. Shatner is involved in the American Tinnitus Association. His treatment for this condition involved wearing a small electronic device that generated a low-level, broadband sound (white noise) that "helped his brain put the tinnitus in the background" – a process known as habituation. His friend, Leonard Nimoy, also suffered the same condition as a result of the same accident. They suffered the condition in opposite ears.


Hobbies and charity work
In 2006, Shatner sold his kidney stone for US$25,000 to GoldenPalace.com. In an appearance on The View on May 16, 2006, Shatner said the $25,000 and an additional $20,000 raised from the cast and crew of Boston Legal paid for the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity.



In his spare time, Shatner enjoys breeding and showing American Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses. Shatner rode one of his own horses, a mare named Great Belles of Fire, in his role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek Generations. Shatner has a 360-acre (150 ha) farm near Versailles, Kentucky, named Belle Reve (from the French beau rève, "Beautiful Dream"—Belle Reve was the name of Blanche Dubois and her sister Stella's family home in A Streetcar Named Desire), where he raises American Saddlebreds including three named Call Me Ringo, Revival, and Sultan's Great Day. The farm's activities help benefit the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope "Horses For Heroes" program. Shatner also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home Games, where celebrities play for their favorite charities. Since 1990, he has been a leading force behind the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which raises money for children's charities.


Public appearances
In 2014, Shatner was one of the Grand Marshals for the 102nd Calgary Stampede as he is an avid equestrian.

In 2017, Shatner will host as 'captain' of the maiden voyage of a Star Trek-themed cruise entitled "Star Trek: The Cruise". The cruise is the first licensed by CBS Productions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show.

Best films

Usually with

Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
(12 films)
Walter Koenig
Walter Koenig
(12 films)
Harve Bennett
Harve Bennett
(4 films)
James Doohan
James Doohan
(12 films)
George Takei
George Takei
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Shatner (79 films)

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Actor

Creators: The Past
Origin Italie
Genres Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Gérard Depardieu, William Shatner, Bruce Payne, Leonora Fani
Roles Lord Oghma

The film will provide a fictional explanation as to why the Mayan prophecy did not come to pass.
Batman vs. Two-Face
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Actors Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, William Shatner, Steven Weber, Jim Ward
Roles Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice)
Rating61% 3.051683.051683.051683.051683.05168
Two-Face, le mystérieux maître du crime dont on ne connaît que le nom, se sert du Roi Tut comme d’un pion et lance une vague de crimes. Batman et Robin sont pris par surprise et tout Gotham City est menacé ! Bruce Wayne se doutera-t-il qu’un de ses plus proches amis est peut-être le plus grand ennemi de Batman ? Avec l’aide de Catwoman, les Justiciers Masqués arriveront-ils à découvrir la véritable identité de ce sournois truand Jekyll/Hyde avant qu’il ne découvre la leur ?
Star Trek Beyond, 2h2
Directed by Justin Lin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg
Roles James Tiberius Kirk
Rating70% 3.5459953.5459953.5459953.5459953.545995
2263. Sur une planète, le capitaine James T. Kirk agit à titre d'ambassadeur pour conclure un traité de paix entre deux peuples ennemis. En guise de cadeau, il apporte un artefact qui faisait partie d'une puissante arme inconnue. Cependant, le chef de la planète s'emporte, croyant qu'on veut se moquer de lui et soumettre son peuple. Kirk tente de l'apaiser, mais le chef préfère attaquer Kirk, imité par ses congénères. Grâce à Scotty, Kirk retourne sur le vaisseau USS Enterprise. Après cette mission manquée, Kirk se questionne sur son rôle dans Starfleet. Après trois ans de mission et alors que son anniversaire approche — il aura un an de plus que son père quand il est mort —, il n'éprouve plus qu'ennui et malaise, même si son équipage est l'un des meilleurs selon ses dires.
A Christmas Horror Story, 1h39
Directed by Grant Harvey
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors William Shatner, George Buza, Zoé De Grand Maison, Amy Forsyth, Michelle Nolden, Adrian Holmes
Roles Dangerous Dan
Rating56% 2.8497852.8497852.8497852.8497852.849785
DJ Dan (William Shatner) is a radio DJ stuck pulling a long shift at the Bailey Downs radio station during Christmas. During his broadcast a series of four stories are witnessed: A group of teenagers break into their school to investigate a murder that happened there a year ago, a couple that discovers that their son might have something disturbingly wrong with him, a greedy family finds that their attempts to ingratiate themselves to a wealthy family member has brought about the wrath of Krampus, and a zombie outbreak at Santa's workshop.
Escape from Planet Earth, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Kaitlin Olson, William Shatner
Roles General Shanker (voice)
Rating58% 2.9482652.9482652.9482652.9482652.948265
The film opens with Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) on a mission to rescue captured babies from the Gnarlachs. He rescues them just in time before the Gnarlachs wake up. Scorch then returns to Planet Baab where he is known as a famous hero and a love interest for anchorwoman Gabby Babblebrook (Sofía Vergara) while at BASA his brother Gary (Rob Corddry) works. Gary's son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit) is a big fan of his uncle Scorch. Soon, Gary and Scorch receive a message from Lena Thackleman (Jessica Alba), the head of BASA, that Scorch will be sent to the "Dark Planet" (Earth) due to an SOS call. Scorch decides to go on the mission to the Dark Planet, but Gary strongly insists that he doesn't go because he is not serious. Also, no alien has ever returned from the dark planet. After further arguing, Gary finally says that he won't be helping Scorch and quits BASA before Scorch himself fires him. Gary then goes home to his wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Kip only to find out that Scorch has already gone on the mission to the Dark Planet, while Kip is watching it on live TV in excitement.
Horrorween
Horrorween (2012)
, 1h40
Directed by Joe Estevez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Lloyd Kaufman, William Shatner, Kathy Garver, Tom Savini, Jenna Jameson, Jay Thomas
Roles Himself
Rating56% 2.829022.829022.829022.829022.82902
A group of people hunt Zombies. Horrorween is a homage to John Carpenter's classic Halloween.
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, 45minutes
Directed by Harry Kloor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Chris Pine, Amanda Peet, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Sandra Oh
Roles Core (voice)
Rating52% 2.6187552.6187552.6187552.6187552.618755
The story begins with the Cassini Saturn spacecraft releasing the Huygens Titan probe. We then transition to Earth, where a 12-year-old girl, Jeana (Voiced by Abigail Breslin), places a sun filter over a telescope to view sun spots. She asks her mentor, a Professor "Why is the Sun so bright?" This leads the professor to launch into a scientific explanation about fusion. The little girl laughs, having played this trick on her mentor many times, she says "No I meant bright, bright like happy. In most drawings the sun has a big smile. Is he good, like the man in the moon." Knowing this means she wants a story, the mentor begins to spin a tale, but as a mentor, this one, while entertaining, is also educational.
The Captains, 1h53
Directed by William Shatner
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about films, Space opera
Actors Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Chris Pine
Roles Himself
Rating68% 3.441863.441863.441863.441863.44186
The film consists of a series of interviews conducted by William Shatner, who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek with the various other actors who have portrayed Star Trek Captains: Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula and Chris Pine. The Captains delves into each actor's life and career leading up to their film or television performances. The film devotes attention to Shatner's own acting roots, tracking his journey from his beginnings at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and CBC Radio and CBC Television, to headlining Broadway shows, and eventually getting his break in Hollywood at the helm of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series.
Fanboys
Fanboys (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Space opera
Actors Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell, David Denman
Roles Himself
Rating65% 3.298373.298373.298373.298373.29837
On October 31, 1998, Eric Bottler reunites with his old high school buddies Linus, Hutch, Windows, and Zoe at a Halloween party. There is tension between Bottler and his old friends, due to Bottler being the only one that matured since high school. Bottler, now a car salesman at his father's dealership, finds that his friends have not changed a bit since high school: the number one thing they still have in common is their love of Star Wars. The gang expresses their anticipation for the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Linus proposes an idea that Bottler and he had been plotting since they were children, to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the film, but Bottler dismisses it.
Transcendent Man, 1h23
Directed by Robert Barry Ptolemy
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about technology
Actors William Shatner, Stevie Wonder
Rating71% 3.592923.592923.592923.592923.59292
Raymond Kurzweil, noted inventor and futurist, is a man who refuses to accept the inevitability of physical death. He proposes that the Law of Accelerating Returns—the exponential increase in the growth of information technology—will result in a "singularity", a point where humanity and machines will merge, allowing one to transcend biological mortality: advances in genetics will provide the knowledge to reprogram biology, eliminate disease and stop the aging process; nanotechnology will keep humans healthy from the inside using robotic "red blood cells" and provide a human-computer interface within the brain; robotics, or artificial intelligence, will make superhuman intelligence possible, including the ability to back up the mind.
The True History of Puss 'N Boots
Directed by Jérôme Deschamps
Origin France
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors William Shatner, Yolande Moreau, Jérôme Deschamps, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Atmen Kelif, André Wilms
Rating29% 1.4924151.4924151.4924151.4924151.492415
À la mort d'un meunier, les deux fils aînés héritent du moulin tandis que le benjamin Petit Pierre est chargé de s'occuper du chat de son père. Mais ce n'est pas un chat ordinaire, bavard comme une pie et marchant sur ses pattes de derrière, ses bottes rouges lui procurent des pouvoirs magiques. Le matou va aider son maître à conquérir le cœur de la princesse Manon (danseuse et chanteuse) que convoite aussi l'odieux chambellan du roi qui veut s'emparer du trône.....
Everest '82
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Eric Johnson, Jason Priestley, William Shatner, Leslie Hope, Meredith Henderson, John Pyper-Ferguson
Roles Norman Kelly
Rating58% 2.9058452.9058452.9058452.9058452.905845
Everest '82 tells the true story of the first Canadians to climb Mount Everest.
The Wild
The Wild (2006)
, 1h22
Directed by Steven Williams
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, James Belushi, Greg Cipes, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Connery, Richard Kind
Roles Kazar (voice)
Rating53% 2.650412.650412.650412.650412.65041
In Central Park Zoo, Samson the Lion tells his son Ryan stories of his adventures in the wild. That night, when the zoo closes, all the animals are free to roam. Samson, Benny, Bridget, Larry, and Nigel were in a turtle curling championship while Ryan was with his friends. Ryan accidentally alerts the Thompson Gazelles which head to the game. Samson and Ryan have a falling-out about the fact that Ryan can't roar and Ryan storms off, even though his father was sorry for what he said. Benny insists that Samson tells the truth to Ryan or he will lose his son. When Samson goes to talk to him, he is not home. Ryan has actually walked into a green box and accidentally gets shipped, which the legend tells will take him to the wild. With the help of a pigeon, Hamir, Samson and Benny go after him, sneaking into a garbage disposal truck with Nigel, Bridget, and Larry coming as well, accidentally throwing Benny off the truck. After passing through Times Square and nearly being crushed in the garbage disposal, the group encounters a pack of rabid stray dogs. Samson leads them through the sewer rather than scaring them off. There, they take directions to the docks from two street wise alligator brothers, Stan and Carmine.