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Red Carpet Speakers

by Susan Elson
Awe-Inspiring and Exciting Speakers

I wanted to share a list of Leading Authorities’ film-related speakers. Some of Hollywood’s most engaging stories were born from the real-life actions of these awe-inspiring speakers. They’re incredibly popular, getting great reviews from audiences, and have the name-draw appeal you’re looking for at your event.

Robert O’Neill – Lone Survivor and Captain Phillips – is a former U.S. Navy SEAL team leader on the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He was lead jumper on the mission to save Captain Phillips and part of the team that rescued Marcus Luttrell in Afghanistan as depicted in Lone Survivor.

Michael Durant – Black Hawk Down – is a best-selling author of In the Company of Heroes and the helicopter pilot who was brought down during a combat operation in Mogadishu, Somalia. His story inspired the best-selling book and Academy Award-winning movie Black Hawk Down.

Larry Brudnicki – The Perfect Storm – was the Captain of the Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the worst storm in more than 100 years, which became known as “The Perfect Storm” and inspired the best-selling book and blockbuster movie of the same name.

Chris Gardner – The Pursuit of Happyness – is an entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and philanthropist who struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son. His story – played by Will Smith – inspired award-winning The Pursuit of Happyness.

See the full list of speakers, from additional movies like The Color Purple, Batman, Flashdance, Battleship, Miracle on Ice, and Invincible.

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