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James Woods

Woods at the 1995 Emmy Awards
Born James Howard Woods
April 18, 1947 (1947-04-18) (age 61)
Vernal, Utah, USA
Spouse(s) Kathryn Morrison (1980-1983)
Sarah Owen (1989-1990)

James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning American film, stage and television actor. He is best known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Videodrome, John Carpenter's Vampires, Ghosts of Mississippi, Salvador and The Onion Field. He currently stars in the CBS legal drama Shark. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie winners: 1974: William Holden - The Blue Knight 1975: Peter Falk - Columbo 1976: Hal Holbrook - Sandburgs Lincoln 1977: Christopher Plummer - The Moneychangers 1978: Michael Moriarty - Holocaust 1979: Peter Strauss - The Jericho... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie winners: 1974: William Holden - The Blue Knight 1975: Peter Falk - Columbo 1976: Hal Holbrook - Sandburgs Lincoln 1977: Christopher Plummer - The Moneychangers 1978: Michael Moriarty - Holocaust 1979: Peter Strauss - The Jericho... This article is about philosophical term. ... A Daytime Emmy Award The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television For the main article see Golden Globe Award. ... This article is about philosophical term. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor (in a film): ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Onion Field is a 1973 nonfiction book by Joseph Wambaugh, a sergeant for the Los Angeles Police Department, regarding the kidnapping of two plainclothes LAPD officers by a pair of criminals during a traffic stop, and the subsequent murder of LAPD Officer Ian James Campbell. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... Not to be confused with the rock band Videodrone. ... Vampires (also known as John Carpenters Vampires) is an action/horror film directed by John Carpenter in 1998. ... Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. ... Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the story of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... A legal drama is a work of dramatic fiction about law, crime, punishment or the legal profession. ... Shark is an American television show that is a part of the new crop of CBS shows in the Fall 2006 line up. ...

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Biography

Early life

Woods was born in Vernal, Utah. His father, Gail Peyton Woods, was an army intelligence officer who died in 1960[1] following routine surgery, and his mother, Martha A. (née Smith), operated a pre-school after her husband's death[2] and re-married to Thomas E. Dixon. Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he attended Pilgrim High School. Woods, an army brat, had been accepted to attend the United States Air Force Academy with the intention of becoming a fighter pilot. Unfortunately, several weeks before he was to depart, Woods suffered an accident involving a plate glass window which injured his hand tendons severely enough to result in his acceptance being retracted. A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ... Née redirects here. ... Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. ... Military brat (or simply brat) is a term for someone who grew up while their parent or parents serve or served in the armed forces. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ...


Woods received a score of 1580 on the SAT, which included a perfect score of 800 on the verbal section of the test.[3] He chose to pursue his undergraduate studies at MIT, where he majored in political science (though he originally planned on a career as a surgeon). While at MIT, Woods pledged to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. He was also an active member of the student theatre group "Dramashop" where he both acted in and directed a number of plays. However, he dropped out of MIT in 1969 just before his graduation in order to pursue a career in acting. Woods headed to New York City, calling his mother to tell her of his plans. For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... “MIT” redirects here. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


While his mother wasn't thrilled at the news, she gave him her blessing to pursue a career in acting. At the 2006 CBS UpFront James Woods stated that his mother told him that if he was going to switch careers to acting that he needed to be the best actor he could possibly be.


Career

Woods' career has been noted for the intense characters he has chosen, the earliest of which was his portrayal of a sadistic murderer in 1979's The Onion Field. He appeared in an episode of The Rockford Files, playing a son whose parents were murdered and wants James "Jim" Rockford to find the murderer. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice: the first in 1987 for Best Actor in Salvador and again in 1996 for Best Supporting Actor for his acclaimed performance as Byron De La Beckwith in Ghosts of Mississippi. He has also garnered critical praise for his voice work for Hades in Disney's Hercules. His personal favorite of all of his roles, however, is as the domineering gangster Max in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon A Time In America (1984). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... February 1975TV Guide cover featuring James Garner as Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files Jim Rockford is a fictional character on the television series The Rockford Files. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the story of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Image:ByronDeLaBeckwith. ... Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. ... Hades, voiced by James Woods, is the villain in the 1997 movie Hercules, based on the Greek god Hades. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 27, 1997. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ...


Woods appeared in 1995 in Casino directed by Martin Scorsese and as H.R. Haldeman in Nixon, the biopic of Richard M. Nixon directed by Oliver Stone. ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Nixon is a 1995 film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... Nixon redirects here. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ...


He was briefly considered for the role of The Joker by Tim Burton and Sam Hamm for the Batman film in 1989. Hamm recalls that he and Burton thought, "James Woods would be good and wouldn't need any makeup, which would save a couple of hours' work every morning." The role ended up going to Jack Nicholson.[4] Quentin Tarantino wrote a part in Reservoir Dogs with Woods in mind, but his agent rejected the script without showing it to the actor. When Woods learned of this some time later, he fired the agent. Woods was also considered for the part of Donald Kimball in American Psycho, but he turned it down. The part was given to Willem Dafoe. The Joker redirects here. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Sam Hamm is an American screenwriter, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for the Tim Burton Batman films. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ...


Woods appeared as himself in the episode of The Simpsons entitled "Homer and Apu" and in two episodes of Family Guy entitled "Peter's Got Woods" and "Back to the Woods". The high school in Family Guy is called James Woods High and a forest that is briefly mentioned in The Fat Guy Strangler called James Woods are named after him. In 2006, Woods starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the political thriller End Game. Also in 2006, Woods played himself in the premiere episode of Entourage's third season. He also starred in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as Mike Toreno and voiced the falcon in Stuart Little 2. Simpsons redirects here. ... Homer and Apu is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 10, 1994. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Peter’s Got Woods” is an episode from the fourth season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Back to the Woods is a season six episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy that aired on February 17, 2008. ... “The Fat Guy Strangler” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... Cuba Gooding Jr. ... End Game is a 2006 action thriller directed by Andy Cheng. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Throughout the various missions and cutscenes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a number of recurring characters appear. ... Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 film, directed by Rob Minkoff. ...


Woods stars in the new CBS legal drama Shark. Woods plays an infamous Los Angeles defense lawyer who, growing disillusioned, becomes a prosecutor. The Shark pilot episode was directed by Spike Lee. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Shark is an American television show that is a part of the new crop of CBS shows in the Fall 2006 line up. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ...


Politics

Woods is a self-described blue-dog Democrat, although he was once a vocal supporter of U.S. President George W. Bush and former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani. Woods lobbied hard to play Giuliani in the biopic Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, and considers the role one of the favorites of his career. [5] Blue Dog Democrats are a group of 44 non-centrist, right wing house members who often defy the progressives and centrists within their own party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ...


Personal

Woods plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the American Stroke Association charity. In 2006, James finished in 24th place out of 692 at the L.A. Poker Classic for $40,000. Woods has shared an endorsement for the online poker website Hollywood Poker which is run in conjunction with Ongame Network, and "co hosted" with poker enthusiast Vince Van Patten. He can be found playing regularly at Hollywood Poker, and contributes content to the website. The World Poker Tour (WPT) is a series of poker tournaments featuring most of the worlds professional players. ... Online poker is the game of poker played over the Internet. ... HollywoodPoker. ... bwin Interactive Entertainment AG (WBAG: BWIN), formerly Betandwin. ... Vincent Vince Van Patten (b. ...


During a press interview for Kingdom Hearts II, Woods noted that he is an avid video game player. Kingdom Hearts II ) is an action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Square Enix and Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2005 for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ...


His brother and fellow actor, Michael Jeffrey Woods, died of cardiac arrest on July 26, 2006. This occurred shortly after the two of them returned after James Woods finished 24th at a World Poker Tour event. is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Poker Tour (WPT) is a series of poker tournaments featuring most of the worlds professional players. ...


Woods reportedly has an I.Q. of 180 (Stanford-Binet) and is a member of Mensa.[6] ... The modern field of intelligence testing began with the Stanford-Binet IQ test. ... Mensa is the largest, oldest, and most famous high-IQ society in the world. ...


He also volunteers as a Reserve Police Officer for the LAPD. The Los Angeles Police Department (usually known as the LAPD) is the police department of the City of Los Angeles, California. ...


In popular culture

Several references to James Woods have been made in the TV series Family Guy, one of the most prominent being that the local high school, James Woods High School, is named after him. Also, an occasionally seen forest is actually named "James Woods." Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ...


Woods also guest starred as himself within the same series in the episode "Peter's Got Woods," where he was called upon by Peter Griffin to stop his friend Brian's efforts to rename the high school after Martin Luther King, Jr. to impress his black girlfriend. After doing so, Peter befriends Woods, who steadily overshadows Brian as his friend. Woods eventually grows obsessive over Peter, so Peter and Brian, who have patched things up between themselves, trap him and have him locked away in a Government Warehouse (à la Raiders of the Lost Ark). “Peter’s Got Woods” is an episode from the fourth season of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Peter Löwenbräu Griffin is the protagonist in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... Brian Griffin is a fictional character on the FOX animated television series Family Guy, and is voiced by show creator, Seth MacFarlane. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... The Government Warehouse at the end of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. ... This article is about the film. ...


In a later episode, "Back to the Woods," Woods returns seeking revenge against Peter by stealing his identity and taking over his life and Woods is once again dealt with by means of a pieces of candy and a heavy wooden box. Back to the Woods is a season six episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy that aired on February 17, 2008. ... Identity theft is a catch-all term for crimes involving illegal usage of another individuals public identity. ...


Woods also makes guest appearance in Simpsons episode Homer and Apu. When Apu gets fired from Kwik-E-Mart for selling outdated products, James Woods gets the job to prepare himself for his upcoming movie. The Simpsons. ... Homer and Apu is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season, first aired on February 10, 1994. ... An exterior of a fictitious typical Kwik-E-Mart store. ...


Filmography

The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world – as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism – eventually pull them apart. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Entebbe Airport, Uganda, scene of Operation Entebbe Operation Entebbe took place on the night of July 3 and early morning of July 4, 1976. ... Holocaust was an Emmy Award-winning television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. ... Not to be confused with the rock band Videodrone. ... Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... Once Upon a Time in America (Italian title Cera una volta in America) is a 1984 crime film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. ... Cats Eye (also known as Stephen Kings Cats Eye) is a 1985 horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. ... Joshua Then and Now is a 1985 film and a TV mini-series, adapted by Mordecai Richler from his semi-autobiographical novel Joshua Then and Now. ... Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the story of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. ... A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. ... Cop is a 1988 movie starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren. ... True Believer is a 1989 courtroom drama directed by Joseph Ruben and released by Columbia Pictures. ... The Hard Way is a 1991 action-comedy film starring James Woods and Michael J. Fox and directed by John Badham. ... Straight Talk is an American 1992 comedy film starring Dolly Parton. ... Diggstown is a movie directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring James Woods, Louis Gossett, Jr. ... Citizen Cohn is the 1992 cable movie covering the life of controversial Joseph McCarthy supporter Roy Cohn. ... Chaplin is a 1992 semi-biographical film about the life of Charles Chaplin. ... For the modification for the game Half-Life, see The Specialists. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... ‹ The template below (Citations missing) is being considered for deletion. ... Nixon is a 1995 film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods. ... Contact is a 1997 science fiction film adapted from the novel by Carl Sagan. ... Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark Pictures. ... Hercules is a 1997 animated feature film, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 27, 1997. ... Vampires (also known as John Carpenters Vampires) is an action/horror film directed by John Carpenter in 1998. ... True Crime is a 1999 film starring (and directed by) Clint Eastwood. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley and Marty Wright. ... The Generals Daughter is a 1999 film starring John Travolta. ... The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett. ... Clerks (retronym: Clerks: The Animated Series) is an American animated television series based on Kevin Smiths film of the same name. ... Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 movie based on the book of the same name, about a woman who overcame difficulties including being a teen mother to earn a masters degree. ... Phillium Benedict is a character in the movie Recess: Schools Out, and the main antagonist in the movie. ... Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and is the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a science fiction movie by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series of video games. ... Race to Space (2002) is an American family/drama film. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 film, directed by Rob Minkoff. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... This Girls Life is a 2003 Showtime movie written and directed by Ash. ... Northfork is a 2003 film directed by Michael Polish and written by Michael and Mark Polish. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Be Cool is a 2005 movie which was adapted from a 1999 novel. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Shark is an American television show that is a part of the new crop of CBS shows in the Fall 2006 line up. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Entourage is an original comedy series on HBO. The show chronicles the rise of a hot young movie star named Vincent Chase and his childhood friends from Queens as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood. ... End Game is a 2006 action thriller directed by Andy Cheng. ... Surfs Up is an American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, released on June 7, 2007[1] by Columbia Pictures. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Back to the Woods is a season six episode of the FOX animated series Family Guy that aired on February 17, 2008. ...

References

  1. ^ Warwick Online: Michael Woods remembered for a smile, and a laugh
  2. ^ James Woods Biography (1947-)
  3. ^ Lycos Clever Celebs - Lycos Celebrity - The cleverest celebrities uncovered
  4. ^ http://www.batmanmovieonline.com/behindthescenes/articles/samhamm.htm]
  5. ^ Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003) (TV)
  6. ^ James Woods profile on pokerlistings.com

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Dustin Hoffman
for Death of a Salesman
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
1987
for Promise
Succeeded by
Randy Quaid
for LBJ: The Early Years

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