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Tom Holland

Tom Holland (born 1 June 1996) is an English actor, whose accolades include a British Academy Film Award and three Saturn Awards. His career began at age nine, when he auditioned for a role in Billy Elliot the Musical at London's Victoria Palace Theatre; he played the title role from 2008 to 2010. Holland made his film debut in the disaster drama The Impossible (2012) as a teenage tourist trapped in a tsunami. He achieved international recognition playing Spider-Man (Peter Parker) in six Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero films, beginning with Captain America: Civil War (2016). The following year, Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award and became the youngest actor to play a title role in an MCU film in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The sequels Far From Home (2019) and No Way Home (2021) each grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the latter became the highest-grossing film of the year. Some publications have called him one of the most popular actors of his generation. (Full article...)

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A rainbow is an optical phenomenon that can occur under certain meteorological conditions. It is caused by refraction, internal reflection and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a continuous spectrum of light appearing in the sky. The rainbow takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Although a rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours, it is traditionally assigned a discrete sequence, with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet as the most common list. The rainbow inspired the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBT pride and Pride Month. This portion of a rainbow, appearing to rise from a lakeside forest, was photographed in 2005 in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada.

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