Born on October 1st, 1950
From Houston, Texas
In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.
Prodded by both personal ambition and a sincere desire to help the people of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson (Randy Quaid) rises from congressional staffer to member of the House of Representatives to senator through a mixture of personal charm, backroom deals and influence peddling. Aided by his equally ambitious wife, Lady Bird (Patti LuPone), Johnson then squares off against a similarly determined pair of brothers from Massachusetts, John and Bobby Kennedy (Charles Frank, James F. Kelly).