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Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.   He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2.  Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2.  Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes.  During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual to; as the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members.   Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge.   Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red.  He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians.  Bono has been praised and criticized for his activism and involvement with U2.   He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and, with Bill and Melinda Gates, was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, among other awards and nominations. On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). /Description above from the Wikipedia article Bono, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia./

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May 10, 1960 In Dublin, Ireland
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In the movie Entropy 1999-11-27
Latest Project:
Movie Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait 2017-05-05
Known For
Movie Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait Himself 2017-05-05
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012-10-15
Movie Brüno Himself 2009-07-08
Movie Lord Save Us Himself (archive footage) 2008-06-13
Movie Across the Universe Doctor Robert 2007-09-14
Movie Bukowski - Born into This 2003-01-18
Movie The Million Dollar Hotel Man in Hotel Lobby 2000-02-09
Movie Entropy Himself 1999-11-27