This week in history: 8th March – 14th March

 

An image of Jon Hamm at the Oscars in a suit and tie.

Image via IMDB

Fargo was released written, edited and directed by Joel and Ethen Coen.  The American crime/black-comedy went on to gain seven Academy awards nominations including two wins for best screenplay Joel and Ethen Coen and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Francis McDormand.

Actor Jon Hamm was born on March 10th star of Mad Men and the upcoming Disney film, Million Dollar Arm.

March 13 2005, Disney announces Robert Iger as the new chief executive. He oversaw Disney’s acquisition of Pixar Studios in 2006, Marvel Studios in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012 which lead to the reinvigoration of the Star Wars franchise

The words 'Star Wars' with a gold outline on a black background

Image via screenrant.com

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