Happy Birthday, Patrick Stewart

 

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Patrick Stewart at premier of The Martian (photo by NASA, so it’s public domain)

 

1) Actor Patrick Stewart was born on July 13, 1940.

2) He played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the television show Star Trek: The Next Generationwhich ran from 1987 to 1994, and in subsequent films.

3) Picard catch-phrases: 

Make it so.

Engage.

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

4) Picard words of wisdom:

It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.

We think we’ve come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches, is all ancient history. Then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly, it threatens to start all over again.

Seize the time… Live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.

5) Since that role, he has acted in other films, returned to the stage in numerous roles, and even carried the Olympic torch.

BONUS #1: Patrick Stewart’s house just went up for sale!

BONUS #2: Based on his own experience as a child, he has become a spokesperson against domestic violence.

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