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Stephen Fry

Data de nascimento: 24. Agosto 1957
Outros nomes:استیون فرای, اسٹیون فرائی, Стивен Фрай

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Stephen John Fry é um ator, roteirista, apresentador de televisão, cineasta e comediante britânico nascido na Inglaterra. Fry trabalhou em vários papéis com Hugh Laurie e Rowan Atkinson . Ele chamou pela primeira vez a atenção na apresentação do Cambridge Footlights Revue, em 1982, "The Cellar Tapes", que também incluiu Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson e Tony Slattery.

Como ator, Fry desempenhou o papel principal no filme Wilde e o apresentador de talk-show Gordon Deitrich em "V de vingança" . Ele também apresentou uma série de televisão "2008 Stephen Fry in America", na qual ele viajou em todos os 50 Estados americanos em seis episódios. Fry tornou-se conhecido do público americano por seu papel recorrente como convidado o Dr. Gordon Wyatt na série Bones, da FOX. Na televisão britânica, ele apresenta o programa QI, pela BBC.

Se tornou ainda conhecido nos Estados Unidos por emprestar sua voz ao desenho animado Pocoyo, com temática voltada para crianças em idade pré-escolar. No Brasil, foi homenageado pelo cantor e compositor Zeca Baleiro, que compôs a canção "Stephen Fry" em 1995, que foi lançada dois anos depois no álbum Por Onde Andará Stephen Fry?.

Além de seu trabalho na televisão, Fry contribuiu com colunas e artigos para jornais e revistas, e já escreveu quatro romances e uma autobiografia. Ele também aparece com freqüência em BBC Radio 4. Fry tem sido descrito como um "tesouro nacional", um "fenômeno" e "um epítome do Homem da Renascença".

Em 2008 participou da narração do jogo de videogame LittleBigPlanet, da MediaMolecule, e em 2014 voltou a trabalhar com Hugh Laurie em LittleBigPlanet 3

Em um dos seus mais recentes trabalhos, Fry dublou o Gato Risonho do filme Alice no Pais das Maravilhas, de Tim Burton.

Famoso por ter "lido" todos os livros da saga Harry Potter em formato de audiobook e por ser viciado em tecnologia. Dizem que não existe um smartphone que ele não tenha comprado. Participa dos eventos em favor do GNU - Linux e é apreciador dos computadores da Apple.

Em 2011, fez o papel do irmão de Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, no filme Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Citações Stephen Fry

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„But because science doesn't know everything, that doesn't mean science knows nothing. Science knows enough for us to be watched by a few million people now on television, for these lights to be working, for quite extraordinary miracles to have taken place in terms of the harnessing of the physical world and our dim approaches towards understanding it.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: The key word for me (my spleen isn't really big enough to explode with all the splenetic juices of fury that drive me when I consider this), but the real key word that triggers my rage is the word 'energy', when people start talking about it in terms of negative or positive types. For instance, "there's very negative energy in here." What are you talking about? What do you mean? I mean, let's think about it. What does energy mean? Well, we know what it means: energy from petrol when it's burned, it moves the car. "This room has positive energy" — well, where the fuck's it going then? It's not moving. It's covering up such woolly thinking, such pathetic nonsense. And astrology: most people will say of astrology, "Well, it's harmless fun." And I should say that for 80% of the cases it probably is harmless fun, but there's a strong way in which it isn't harmless. One, because it is so anti-science. You will hear things like, "Science doesn't know everything." Well, of course science doesn't know everything. But because science doesn't know everything, that doesn't mean science knows nothing. Science knows enough for us to be watched by a few million people now on television, for these lights to be working, for quite extraordinary miracles to have taken place in terms of the harnessing of the physical world and our dim approaches towards understanding it. And as Wittgenstein quite rightly said, "When we understand every single secret of the universe, there will still be left the eternal mystery of the human heart." Room 101 (2001) Season 6 Episode 10

„That’s why James Randi is so good, because he knows what magicians know: if you do a card trick on someone, they will report that it was unbelievable, they describe the effect the magician wanted, and they miss out all the steps in between that seemed irrelevant because the magician made them irrelevant, so they didn’t notice them.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: The powers of the placebo are so strong that it may be morally wrong to call homeopathy a lie because the moment you say it then a placebo falls to pieces and loses its power. I am a great believer in double-blind random testing, which is the basis of all drug testing. People still insist on things like holistic healing and things that have no real basis in evidence because they want it to be true—it’s as simple as that. If you’re dying of cancer or very, very ill, then you’ll cling to a straw. I feel pretty dark thoughts about the kind of people who throw straws at drowning, dying men and women, and I’m sure most of us would agree it’s a pretty lousy thing to do. Some of these people perhaps believe in the snake oil they sell or allow themselves to believe in it. That’s why James Randi is so good, because he knows what magicians know: if you do a card trick on someone, they will report that it was unbelievable, they describe the effect the magician wanted, and they miss out all the steps in between that seemed irrelevant because the magician made them irrelevant, so they didn’t notice them. People will swear that a clairvoyant mentioned the name of their aunt from nowhere, and they will be astonished if you then play a recording that shows that thirty-two names were said before the aunt’s name, none of which had any effect on them. That’s because they wanted to hear their aunt’s name; they wanted the trick to work, so they forgot all the failures in the same way as people forget all their dreams that have no relevance to their lives, but they mark when they dream of someone they haven’t met for ages that they see the next day. I would be astounded if everyone had coincidences like that—yet people say that is somehow closed-minded of me! "Last Chance to Think" Interview (2010) by Kylie Sturgess in Skeptical Inquirer. Vol 34 (1)

„God once had Bach and Michelangelo on his side, he had Mozart, and now who does he have? People with ginger whiskers and tinted spectacles who reduce the glories of theology to a kind of sharing.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: God once had Bach and Michelangelo on his side, he had Mozart, and now who does he have? People with ginger whiskers and tinted spectacles who reduce the glories of theology to a kind of sharing. The Blasphemy Debate with Christopher Hitchens On the Guardian website

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„Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: We expect a very high standard of living. We expect food to be cheap and available. We expect energy to be cheap and available. … And we pay this group of styleless sexless people whom we call politicians a small amount of money in order to lay off our own guilt. Our own cant and hypocrisy is laid at their door. And apparently, it's they who are the hypocrites. It is they who are corrupt. It is they who refuse to solve the problems of the world. Well, it isn't. It's us. It's me, and it's you.... Suppose you're prime minister, you've got all these illegal immigrants. What are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to hide the true facts? That's hardly something the public would accept, so you campaign and you say "we don't know how many there are - let's do something about it", and then you're accused of incompetence. Well, of course you don't know how many there are: they're illegal immigrants. Do we expect magic from our politicians? We're not going to get it. They're just human beings like you and me.... As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth. On the This Week programme on the BBC Website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_week/4996976.stm

„I was called by my agent, who said "Would you like to record a track with Kate Bush?" To which there is only F-ing one possible answer. Unless its me singing.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: I was called by my agent, who said "Would you like to record a track with Kate Bush?" To which there is only F-ing one possible answer. Unless its me singing. I said, "She does know I can't sing?" "No-no-no, it would be voicing, saying words for snow. … I still can't believe it says "Kate Bush-Stephen Fry." Stephen Fry, talking about his work with Kate on 50 Words for Snow, and the credits on the album.

„My whole life stretched out gloriously behind me.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: When I had first caught sight of Matthew I saw the beauty in everything. Now I saw only ugliness and decay. All beauty was in the past. Again and again I wrote in poems, in notes, on scraps of paper. My whole life stretched out gloriously behind me. If I wrote that sick phrase once, I wrote it fifty times. And I believed it, too.

„People still insist on things like holistic healing and things that have no real basis in evidence because they want it to be true—it’s as simple as that.“

—  Stephen Fry
Context: The powers of the placebo are so strong that it may be morally wrong to call homeopathy a lie because the moment you say it then a placebo falls to pieces and loses its power. I am a great believer in double-blind random testing, which is the basis of all drug testing. People still insist on things like holistic healing and things that have no real basis in evidence because they want it to be true—it’s as simple as that. If you’re dying of cancer or very, very ill, then you’ll cling to a straw. I feel pretty dark thoughts about the kind of people who throw straws at drowning, dying men and women, and I’m sure most of us would agree it’s a pretty lousy thing to do. Some of these people perhaps believe in the snake oil they sell or allow themselves to believe in it. That’s why James Randi is so good, because he knows what magicians know: if you do a card trick on someone, they will report that it was unbelievable, they describe the effect the magician wanted, and they miss out all the steps in between that seemed irrelevant because the magician made them irrelevant, so they didn’t notice them. People will swear that a clairvoyant mentioned the name of their aunt from nowhere, and they will be astonished if you then play a recording that shows that thirty-two names were said before the aunt’s name, none of which had any effect on them. That’s because they wanted to hear their aunt’s name; they wanted the trick to work, so they forgot all the failures in the same way as people forget all their dreams that have no relevance to their lives, but they mark when they dream of someone they haven’t met for ages that they see the next day. I would be astounded if everyone had coincidences like that—yet people say that is somehow closed-minded of me! "Last Chance to Think" Interview (2010) by Kylie Sturgess in Skeptical Inquirer. Vol 34 (1)

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