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Here is a selection of events in film that occured on 13 June. Check out my site at and follow me @onthisdayinfilm for more updates.

1943, Malcolm McDowell (71) was born...

McDowell is maybe most famous for playing Alex DeLarge in the classic film A Clockwork Orange (1971). He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Stanley Kubrick's controversial film. McDowell is renowned for his performances in controversial films, his film debut was in Lindsay Anderson's if... (1968), a great film depicting a revolt in a English public school. McDowell is a great actor and has had a great influence on British cinema.

1951, saw the birth of Stellan Skarsgard (63) ...

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Skarsgard has had a successful career in Hollywood cinema. After some minor roles in various films such as The Unbearable Lightness in Being (1988), he made his breakthrough in American film with The Hunt for Red October (1990). Three years later, he was considered for the role as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993) but the role was given to Liam Neeson. In 1997, he starred in Good Will Hunting, the film that I first think of when I hear his name, alongside Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck. Not always noticed in terms of awards, but Skarsgard is a strong and gifted actor.

1953, Tim Allen (61) was born...

Well known for his TV programme Home Improvement, Allen has had his fair share of film work. A memorable role for me was in The Santa Clause (1994), a classic Christmas movie. But he features more often in film as a voice. He is the voice for Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies and can be found as the narrator in film documentaries, such as Chimpanzee (2012) and Penguins 3D (2012). A legend in the TV and film world, happy birthday Tim.


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