Pretty Woman

For the Roy Orbison song sometimes known as "Pretty Woman", see Oh, Pretty Woman.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film.

In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist.

An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love".

The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release.

Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film.

Primary Cast:

  • Richard Gere: Edward Lewis
  • Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward
  • Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse
  • Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey
  • Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca
  • Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson
  • Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.)

Awards:

Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts)

Nominated:

  • BAFTA Award for Best Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
  • Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo)
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Lawton)

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Nominated:. In 2003, he passed away, leaving behind his legacy as a trailbazer for the oncoming hardcore movement, a top national draw, and as one of the most respected athletes in the history of the Detroit area. Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts). Sheik wrestled into his 70s, but he also found the time to train future stars such as his nephew Sabu, Rob Van Dam and Scott Steiner. Primary Cast:. Outside of his in-ring role, he took control of the Detroit promotion, pushing himself on top as the United States Champion until the promotion died in the early 1980s. Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film. He had major feuds with the likes of Bobo Brazil, Abdullah the Butcher, Pampero Firpo, Mark Lewin, Tiger Jeet Singh, Terry Funk and Fred Blassie.

These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release. His favorite haunts in North America were Detroit, Los Angeles, and Toronto. ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. The character of the madman from Syria had universal appeal, and the Sheik was a top drawing heel all over the country and in Japan. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. He was an explosive, crazy heel and to some people, the embodiment of insanity and cruelty. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. His wild facial expressions and his ability to roll back his eyes, added to his violent repertoire, frightened fans and made them hate him.

These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. While many wrestlers of the era had to start all over again when they entered a new territory, the Sheik's reputation preceded him. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. Fans also feared The Sheik. It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. Very few people ever got up from the fireball, not even André the Giant could go on after being hit by the Sheik's fireball during a match at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, which led to a Sheik victory over the giant legend in 1974, 15 years before Hulk Hogan supposedly broke André's winning streak at WrestleMania III. The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. In desperation, he would light the fireball and toss it into the face of his opponent.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love". Concealed pencils were also common; however, his most feared tactic was his use of fireballs. An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history. He would often lock on a hold that is normally mundane but not let go, forcing the opponent to give in. In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist. The Sheik had many strange habits. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film. He did not speak at all on camera, relying on his flamboyant managers like Abdullah Farouk and later Eddy Creechman to get his message across.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. He was a star football player in high school and served his country in World War II before he became "The Sheik of Araby" or later, just "The Sheik." His calling card was his tendency for violence and foreign weapons, pencils being his favorite. Lawton). Edward Farhat was born to a family of Lebanese immigrants in Michigan. Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Edward George Farhat (June 11, 1924–January 18, 2003) was a professional wrestler best known as The Sheik (or The Original Sheik to distinguish him from the wrestler the Iron Sheik of the 1980s). Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo). He also won the PWI Most Hated Wrestler Award in 1972.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere). Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) ranked him #368 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003. Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts). 1-Time NWA Texas Heavyweight Title. Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. 1-Time NWA International Heavyweight Title. BAFTA Award for Best Picture. 1-Time NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title.

Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.). 1-Time WWA Martial Arts Title. Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson. 2-Time ICW United States Heavyweight Title. Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca. 1-Time United National Heavyweight Title (Tokyo). Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey. 1-Time NWA Americas Heavyweight Title.

Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse. 3-Time United States Heavyweight Title (Toronto). Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward. 12-Time United States Heavyweight Title (Detroit). Richard Gere: Edward Lewis. Movie(s): I Like to Hurt People. Finishing/Signature Move(s): Camel Clutch, Fireball, Hidden pencil.

Previous Manager(s): The Princess, Abdullah Farouk, Eddy Creechman. Previous Identities: The Sheik of Araby. Professional Debut: 1950. Billed from: The Syrian Desert.

Hometown: Lansing, Michigan. Obituary Date: January 18, 2003 (heart failure). Birthday: June 11, 1924. Weight: 247 lbs.

Height: 5'11.

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