November 5 in Sci-Fi History: Jim Steranko and Birthdays Galore

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:02 AM EDT (Updated)

Today is the 79th birthday of comics legend Jim Steranko. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1938, Steranko was responsible for the artwork in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD and also did the character and concept art for movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).


Flood social media with some of his artwork, won't you? It's an awesome way to honor your favorite artists.

And! Some chronological birthday clips for your amusement ...

Tilda Swinton was born on this day in 1960. Born in London, she's been a boon to sci-fi and fantasy movies because she's such a weird chameleon who can do anything.


Also, Famke Janssen was born on this day in 1964. A native of Amsterdam, Janssen played Jean Grey in some of the X-Men movies and has been seen most recently in Hemlock Grove on Netflix.


She was also in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions (1995). Hot.


And finally, on this day in 1968, Sam Rockwell was born in Daly City, California. He would go on to make a bunch of cool movies, including Moon (2009).


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