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Steamboy (from the director of Akira)
- A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. The lush Victorian interiors and the elegance of the era's mechanical design allows Otomo to create dazzling visual backgrounds and machines for this film. With more than 180,000 drawing and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is sure to be one of the most elaborate animated features of 2004.
- Anna Paquin / Ray Steam
With her work in films and theater, Academy Award winning actress Anna Paquin has displayed a range of emotions and a wealth of talent well beyond her years.
Recent film roles include Gus Van Sant's "Finding Forester" with F. Murray Abraham and Sean Connery for Columbia Pictures, and Cameron Crowe's Academy Award winning "Almost Famous." Paquin also starred in 20th Century Fox's blockbuster, "X-Men" for director Bryan Singer. Based on the best-selling Marvel Comics franchise, the film also stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan and Halle Berry.
- Alfred Molina / Eddie Steam
ALFRED MOLINA, recently finished his year long run on Broadway starring in Fiddler on the Roof playing the legendary role of Tevye, for which he received a Tony Nomination. This accomplished and versatile actor has over fifty, film, television and theater productions to his credit. Most recently, he received rave reviews in the highly successful sequel Spiderman II as the villain Dr. Ock. In addition, this summer he appeared in the Jim Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes and starred in the Miramax release Undertaking Betty a comedy with Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken.
- Patrick Stewart / Lloyd Steam
An internationally respected actor known for successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of the Shakespearean stage and contemporary film and television, Patrick Stewart continues to demonstrate his versatility with a wide range of projects.
Stewart is well-known for his roles in two hit movie franchises. He stars as 'Professor Charles Xavier' in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" and "X-2" both directed by Bryan Singer. The "X-Men" films also feature the all-star cast which includes Sir Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Anna Paquin. He also stars as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the "Star Trek" feature films, a role he played on television for 6 years.
In 2001 New Years' Honors list, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth conferred on Stewart the order of the Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.).
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