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Abigail Breslin Biography

Birthdate: April 14, 1996
Birthplace: New York, New York

Abigail Breslin may only be 12 years old, but she's already accomplished more than most actors ever do. We're taking a look at the young life of this Academy Award nominated actress. Check it out!

New York Roots

Abigail Kathleen Breslin was born to a computer programmer dad and a stay-at-home mom in New York City. She has two older brothers, Ryan and Spencer. Spencer, who is also an actor, was discovered in a playground when he was three, and paved the way for his little sister's acting career. Abigail began making commercials when she was three and was cast as Mel Gibson's daughter in the movie Signs when she was only five.

Little Miss Oscar

After Signs, the offers came pouring in for Abby, and she went on to star in Raising Helen with Kate Hudson and The Princess Diaries 2 with Anne Hathaway. She also kept herself busy with TV appearances on Law and Order, NCIS, and The Ghost Whisperer. Her real break came when she landed the role of Olive in the film Little Miss Sunshine. The movie won two Academy Awards and Abigail was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. While she lost to Jennifer Hudson, Abigail had made her mark on Hollywood.

Box Office Gold

Abigail Breslin has been hard at work since her Sunshine success. She starred in The Santa Clause 3 with her brother Spencer, starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in No Reservations, was in Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds and Rachel Weisz, and found time to film Nim's Island with Jodie Foster. Her latest flick is Kitt Kittridge: American Girl (based on the American Doll line) and she's filming My Sister's Keeper, which is due out in 2009.

Did U Know?

  • Abigail used to thumb-wrestle with co-star Joaquin Phoenix between takes on the set of Signs.
  • Abigail Breslin is a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Abigail took a stuffed monkey as her "date" to the Oscars.
  • Abigail Breslin was named after former First Lady Abigail Adams.
  • Abagail Breslin's brother Spencer has starred in movies like The Cat in the Hat, Santa Clause 2 & 3 and The Shaggy Dog.

Abigail Breslin Says...

"When we were at Sundance, everyone stood up and started clapping when the movie was over and I got really scared because I thought we were evacuating or something."

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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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"fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xDif its not my mom then i give up xDIt's a MAP. A MAP. 
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