Sunday, January 28, 2007

Random Discovery of the Day

When I was little, one of the movies I never forgot was A Little Princess, from 1995. It was a pretty emotional affecting movie by the standards of children's fare. Looking back at the movie, I've learned three little facts:

1 - Camilla Belle was actually one of the little girls in the movie

2 - It was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the amazing director behind Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Y tu mamá también

3 - The title character was played by Liesel Matthews, whose real last name is Pritzker, as in the family that is consistently in Forbes' Wealthiest Families list. They founded the Hyatt hotel chain, as well as Royal Caribbean Cruises and TransUnion Credit Union, among other entities, raking in a net worth of some $15 billion. She and her brother sued their parents for withheld assets from their trust funds, netting each of them $500 million, making them two of the richest young people in America. And now she goes to Columbia. Blegh!

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