MLK is, in my opinion, the greatest American. His legacy has been kind of simplified over the years, if anything, the high regard in which he is held tends
to undersell him. Taylor Branch recently finished a mammoth three volume biography of MLK (slash history of the civil rights movement) that is well worth
seeking out if you haven't seen it yet. The first volume is Parting The Waters, and it was followed by
Pillar Of Fire and At Canaan's Edge.
Queen Bitch by David Bowie and Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground are two of my favorite songs. David Bowie is said to have only taken up rock music in order to support his career as a mime. Jonathan Richman (of The Modern Lovers and solo fame) supposedly got his start in music crashing on Lou Reed's couch in NYC as a teenager.
Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver is probably my favorite performance in a film ever, though I'm also partial to Takashi Shimura in Ikiru, Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon, Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther series, Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven, and Peter Lorre in M.