The Commercial Appeal

Jagger ‘very pleased’ with career


Mick Jagger thinks his original career plan to become a school teacher might have provided plenty of satisfacti­on.

The Rolling Stones frontman told BBC Radio on Friday that his music career has not been challengin­g intellectu­ally and that teaching might have been “gratifying” instead.

He also said he had considered becoming a politician or a journalist when he was a teen.

Instead, he has become one of the most successful rock singers in history.

Despite his interest in other careers, Jagger says he’s “very pleased” with how things have turned out.

The band is marking its 50th year together with a series of concerts that will also include a first ever appearance at the Glastonbur­y festival this weekend and a return in July to Hyde Park in central London. world cinema.

Travolta received his award on Friday, the opening day of the 48th Karlovy Vary Internatio­nal Film Festival.

Stone has to wait for the final day, July 6.

Fourteen movies are competing for top honors, including “A Field in England” directed by Ben Wheatley, and U. S.-Swedish production “Bluebird” by director Lance Edmands.

The grand jury is led by Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

The festival, known for its relaxed atmosphere, features some 200 movies. and have received one of the most exclusive invitation­s in Hollywood.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it has invited them, and 272 others, to join its ranks.

Other invitees include Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, “Machete” star Danny Trejo, “Bridesmaid­s” director Paul Feig and “Before Midnight” writer-star Julie Delpy.

All 16 branches of the film academy extended invitation­s to new members, from hairstylis­ts and sound engineers to producers and publicists.

Those who accept the invitation­s will be able to vote on the recipients of the next Academy Awards, set for March 2, 2014.

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Mick Jagger

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