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Mikhail Baryshnikov Destroyed Lea Thompson's Ballet Dreams

3/3/2012 9:01am EST
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Back To The Future star Lea Thompson has ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov to thank for her acting career because he told her she would never make it professionally as a dancer.

The criticism destroyed her ballet dreams when she was 20, but he was right and she immediately found success as an actress.

Thompson tells WENN, "I was in American Ballet II when I was 20 and Baryshnikov was the head of that and it came the moment when he had to say whether we would advance to the company or not. He said, 'You're a lovely dancer but you're too stocky.'

"I was 98 pounds and I was like, 'I c...
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The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film

2/23/2011 12:00pm EST
Step Up
Ever since John Travolta made his signature moves in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," moviegoers can't get enough of male flesh dancing on the big screen. The following decade, Kevin Bacon rebelled in "Footloose" and Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov stole the show in "White Nights." Dancing men are surprisingly hot.

Check out our list of The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film and tell us if you agree:

CHANNING TATUM IN "STEP UP"

Tyler Gage (Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

1/27/2010 3:00am EST
Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers
Happy Birthday to:

Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957)

English rapper Tricky (1968)

Faith No More singer Mike Patton (1968),

X2: X-Men United actor Alan Cumming (1965)

Actress Bridget Fonda (1964)

Actress Mimi Rogers (1956)

Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948)

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944)

Actor James Cromwell (1940)

50s actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001)

Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986)

Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. 1791)

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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

1/27/2009 3:00am EST
Bridget Fonda
Happy Birthday to English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. 1791).

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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

1/27/2008 3:00am EST
James Cromwell
Happy Birthday to tennis pro Marat Safin (1980), English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

1/27/2007 3:00am EST
Alan Cumming
Happy Birthday to tennis pro Marat Safin (1980), English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

1/27/2006 3:00am EST
Alan Cumming
Happy Birthday to tennis pro Marat Safin (1980), English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. ...
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