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One Title to Rule Them All: Peter Jackson, Patrick Stewart Get Knighted
E! Online ^ | December 31, 2009 | Josh Grossberg

Posted on 01/01/2010 12:43:03 PM PST by EveningStar

...In a host of end-of-year honors, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart were both feted with knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II...

(Excerpt) Read more at eonline.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: kingkong; knighthood; lordoftherings; lotr; napl; patrickstewart; peterjackson; startrek; xmen

1 posted on 01/01/2010 12:43:06 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges; KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 01/01/2010 12:43:36 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

“Make it so!”


3 posted on 01/01/2010 12:44:13 PM PST by pabianice
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To: EveningStar

So that’s “Sir Picard”, not “Captain”?


4 posted on 01/01/2010 12:47:19 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: EveningStar

Now he is Sir Facepalm...


5 posted on 01/01/2010 12:50:08 PM PST by nhoward14 (Great taglines don't end... they just fade away...)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, give the knighthood to a guy who’s greatest achievement is playing a starship captain that would have surrendered to C3P0.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 12:52:33 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: EveningStar

Nothing against Stewart and Jackson but aren’t they throwing around knighthood a little too loosely lately? I believe the “Order of Merit” is what is specifically designated for achievement in the arts, literature and other tasks of the sort. Knighthood used to be reserved for high civil service and direct service to the crown.


7 posted on 01/01/2010 12:53:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: nhoward14

LOL!


8 posted on 01/01/2010 12:53:59 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


9 posted on 01/01/2010 12:54:57 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: mnehring

I think you are correct. Edward Woodward was awarded the OM. Sad to hear about his recent death.


10 posted on 01/01/2010 12:56:41 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
So that’s “Sir Picard”, not “Captain”?

Captain Sir Jean-Luc Picard, actually.

(Knights are addressed by their first name. The proper form of address for Patrick Stewart is now "Sir Patrick.")

11 posted on 01/01/2010 12:59:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: EveningStar

12 posted on 01/01/2010 1:01:49 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: EveningStar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Good thing no-one mentioned Dune, or Sir Patrick might have been sent to the Tower.


13 posted on 01/01/2010 1:04:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: EveningStar
I just remembered Patrick Stewart's role in "Excalibur". Can you tell which one he is?



(Psst....it's the bald one).


14 posted on 01/01/2010 1:05:19 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sir Jean-Luc

Say, isn't that a French name? That should disqualify him right there. But then again, we have a president named Barack...
15 posted on 01/01/2010 1:12:51 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t get it.


16 posted on 01/01/2010 1:16:37 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Richard Kimball

Think of it as a consolation prize after not sthupping all the hot green chicks.


17 posted on 01/01/2010 1:17:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: EveningStar
Hooray for Sir Peter Jackson!!!

His King Kong gets better with every viewing, and his Lord of the Rings trilogy was excellently well done and has brought much joy and good entertainment to millions. He has also provided gainful employment to probably tens of thousands of people -- Peter Jackson is a citizen of the world who has brought good, good, and more good.

As for Patrick Stewart ... kudos to him, too, but on balance, I'd say Peter Jackson was far and away the better gift to the world.

18 posted on 01/01/2010 1:51:56 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Richard Kimball
Woulda kicked Kirk's flabby butt any day of the week!

He is a classically trained Shakespearean actor.

19 posted on 01/01/2010 1:54:48 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Finny

A nutless monkey could have made the LOTR trilogy and made a billion dollars.


20 posted on 01/01/2010 1:56:55 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor
Yeah, right. You speak from experience?

What have you got against Peter Jackson?

21 posted on 01/01/2010 2:02:37 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: thefactor
I've met William Shatner. His butt isn't flabby. I think it's your brain that's flabby, dear!
22 posted on 01/01/2010 2:04:04 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny

I just wanted to use the term nutless monkey and figured that was a good a spot as any. Sorry to get your vinegar up.


23 posted on 01/01/2010 2:05:40 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor


24 posted on 01/01/2010 2:07:43 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: thefactor
I just wanted to use the term nutless monkey and figured that was a good a spot as any. Sorry to get your vinegar up.

*sputter* LOL!!! Thanks for the GREAT response! Maybe 2010 will be pretty good after all, with such an auspicious start! Happy one to ya -- may you be blessed with prosperity, love, good health, and safety!

25 posted on 01/01/2010 2:07:57 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: thefactor
Several people bombed trying to make the Lord of the Rings, and many considered it to be impossible to make. Ralph Bakshi had one bomb, and there was a terrible cartoon version of the Hobbit.

I'm not that big a LOTR movie fan, and haven't been able to sit through all three movies, but it's an impressive feat to finish the film, particularly with the problems of some of the characters like Gollum and the Hobbits (making them believable.)

26 posted on 01/01/2010 2:17:20 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: All
I spoke wrongly. I said: As for Patrick Stewart ... kudos to him, too, but on balance, I'd say Peter Jackson was far and away the better gift to the world.

That was badly put. A better way to say it is that on balance, Peter Jackson's good effect on the world is more widespread. There, I feel better now -- Patrick Stewart is also a fine gift!

27 posted on 01/01/2010 2:31:29 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: mnehring

“Nothing against Stewart and Jackson but aren’t they throwing around knighthood a little too loosely lately? I believe the “Order of Merit” is what is specifically designated for achievement in the arts, literature and other tasks of the sort. Knighthood used to be reserved for high civil service and direct service to the crown.”

Sir Ralph Richardson was made a Knight Bachelor in 1947.

Baron Olivier OM (aka Sir Lawrence Olivier) was made a Knight Bachelor in 1947, a life peer in 1970 (the first actor so honored) and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1981.

Sir John Gielgud OM, CH was made a Knight Bachelor in 1953, became a Companion of Honour in 1977, and was admitted to the Order of Merit in 1996.

Wikipedia has a list of actors who have been awarded knighthoods, though two Americans on the list (President Ronald Reagan, and Capt. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. USNR) received their “honorary” knighthoods for reasons not related to acting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Actors_awarded_British_knighthoods


28 posted on 01/01/2010 6:27:30 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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