Rob Lowe
actor
Rob Lowe
Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe is an American film and television actor. He garnered fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night... , St.  Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. On television, he played Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He is currently appearing on Parks and Recreation as Chris Traeger.
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Celebrities Mourn George Michael After News Of His Death
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Iconic pop singer George Michael died on Sunday at the age of 53.  “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist told the BBC in a statement. News of his death was met with an outpouring of emotion as celebrities and those who knew him took to Twitter to express their grief.  Paul on George Michael: https://t.co/t7vu2Hyjey pic.twitter.com/ZBq0VsTatB — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016 I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael pic.twitter.com/1LnZk8o82m — Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016 I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 25, 2016 Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, h ...
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Free McDonald’s for the rich and famous? Details on the chain's secret gold card
Fox News - 3 months
Actor Rob Lowe has one of the cards. So does tech billionaire Bill Gates.
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The World Mourns Leonard Cohen -- A Loss It Didn't Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 3 months
Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder ― 2016 has been full of tough losses.  And Thursday’s announcement of singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen’s death came as yet another crushing blow, particularly for those still reeling from Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Following the news, beautiful tributes to Cohen began pouring in. Many, from Patton Oswalt to Johnny Knoxville, wondered when 2016 would give the world a break.   Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don't let up, do you 2016? — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2016 RIP Leonard Cohen. Ugh. It feels pointed, this death. It's making us remember songs like Come Healing which is a good one for these days — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 11, 2016 R.I.P. the great Leonard Cohen.❤️❤️#canwebedonewith2016 pic.twitter.com/ALxIVcfP7n — Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) November 11, 2016 As of the week could get ...
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Hollywood's Special Effects Makeup Master, Richard Redlefsen, Transforms Your Favorite Celebrities
Huffington Post - 4 months
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me Making actors look injured, aged and sometimes unrecognizable is the goal of Richard Redlefsen. He's the man behind-the-scenes making the unbelievable look real. As one of Hollywood's most sought-after special effects makeup (SFX) artists, he transforms actors so they can go deeper into character and audiences can go on the journey with them. From helping to create a cave of dead bodies to helping bring pirates to life in the 2005 Johnny Depp (who he calls a gracious, caring and a super cool guy) movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Richard humbly refers to himself as "hands for hire." He's worked on Star Trek in 2009 creating Vulcans and his impressive resume also includes Saw, NCIS, CSI, American Horror Story, and the 2016 Batman vs Superman, just to name a few. Nothing explains what he does better than a picture. Just in time for Halloween, Richard gives us a glimpse into his gory and age-defying movie magic skills. The creative makeup applicati ...
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe’ and ‘High Maintenance’
NYTimes - 6 months
Rob Lowe is roasted by Comedy Central, but Ann Coulter feels the heat. And inhale “High Maintenance,” the web series, before HBO’s version arrives.
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Rob Lowe spoofs infamous 1988 sex tape
Fox News - 6 months
He knew they'd bring it up, so he might as well play along!
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How 'Parks And Rec' Embraced Diversity And Shattered Stereotypes
Huffington Post - 6 months
I miss 'Parks and Rec', I really do. It was one of the best shows on television -- fresh, funny, heart-warming, relatable and riveting. It strayed from its 'Office' co-relation in a big way because of one thing: the people in the 'Parks and Rec' office liked each other. They supported, loved and rooted for each other. They even stopped their whole lives and put a pause on their daily tasks just to help their best friend and boss, Leslie Knope, (played by the crazy talented Amy Poehler) run a campaign when her hired team quit on her. These co-workers were her very best friends, and she was theirs. What a Hufflepuff show if there ever was one. 'Parks and Rec' had Amy Poehler's golden touch all over it. It was smart and hilarious without ever going in the dirt for jokes. It had a diverse and vibrant cast that brought the plot to the next level and gave it a life of its own. Each actor's character was their own actual personality, and that's what gave each episode script its strength ...
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Ann Coulter Is Singled Out And Mercilessly Destroyed At Rob Lowe Roast
Huffington Post - 6 months
On Saturday night, Comedy Central taped the “Roast of Rob Lowe,” and even though the actor experienced the brunt of the burns, Ann Coulter was targeted with some of the most brutal. SNL’s Pete Davidson went as far as referring to Coulter as a “racist c**t,” and comedian Jimmy Carr did not hold back, calling Coulter “one of most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face bitches alive.” “It’s not too late to change, Ann,” said Carr. “You could kill yourself!”  Ouch! Here are just a few of the other gems from the night: “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?” — Pete Davidson of “SNL” “Ann, you’re awful. The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.” — Comedian Nikki Glaser “She seems stiff and conservative, but Ann gets wild in the sheets. Just ask the Klan.” — Comedian David Spade “I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who ha ...
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13 Celebrity Dads Who Are Hilariously Candid About Fatherhood On Social Media
Huffington Post - 8 months
Being a dad is a hard job. Dads love us, but they also have to take care of us and, at times, lose sleep over us. And occasionally the only thing that makes that exhausting job a little easier is a good sense of humor. Because if you can’t laugh about having to dress up in a giant Winnie the Pooh onesie in order to bring your kid trick-or-treating, what can you do? In honor of Father's Day, we’re giving a little shoutout to these celebrity dads who aren't afraid to get real about fatherhood on social media:   Dax Shepard Me: "Sorry I'm late. My kids staged a mutiny this morning." — dax shepard (@daxshepard1) April 11, 2016 There are men who have scaled Everest who wouldnt dare to travel with two kids under 3. #warrior #dadbeast. — dax shepard (@daxshepard1) December 29, 2015 Michael Ian Black Watching "Frozen" again with my daughter because we paid $19.99 to download it so she's going to fucking watch it every day until college. ...
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Tune In
Houston Chronicle - 9 months
Comedy Central will have Rob Lowe to kick around.   David Letterman gave NBC his first TV interview since he retired, and he had plenty to say, including wondering why CBS didn’t give his show to a woman.   And that is just one of many things that made it a rough week for Stephen Colbert.
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Report: Rob Lowe in talks to join Kelly Ripa on "Live!"
CBS News - 9 months
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Thursday's TV Highlights: Republican Presidential Debate on Fox News Channel
LATimes - 12 months
SERIES You, Me and the Apocalypse Jude (Rob Lowe) makes a trek to give some news to Jamie (Mathew Baynton), whose biological mother has just died, in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC DC's Legends of Tomorrow When responding to a space ship's distress call, the crew encounters space pirates, and it's...
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Feast Your Eyes On This Beautiful 'Office' Reunion
Huffington Post - about 1 year
While you count the days until Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" revival arrives, you can bask in the glory of another reunion of a funny, emotional show from the early 2000s.  Earlier this week, NBC's "The Office" stars Jenna Fischer, Oscar Nunez and Angela Kinsey reunited for dinner and an Instagram pic:  Hey West Coast, sorry I can't watch You, Me and the Apocalypse live with you tonight but I'm at dinner with these jokers! @angelakinsey #oscarnunez #ymata Starts in 5 mins Riverside, San Diego, Rialto, Pasadena! A photo posted by Jenna Fischer (@msjennafischer) on Feb 18, 2016 at 7:53pm PST Pam, Oscar and Angela, together again!  Per the photo's caption, Fischer now stars in NBC's hourlong comedic drama "You, Me and the Apocalypse," about a group of humans living in the last days before a comet is set to collide with earth. The cast also includes Rob Lowe and Gaia Scodellaro.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The H ...
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A trio of TV’s funniest people crush it in bizarre new show
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
“What You Missed”: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally joined forces in the strange new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”. Labeled as a sci-fi dramedy mini-series, the show takes place the month before a comet is set to destroy Earth and follows a handful of people as they prepare for their impending death.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rob Lowe
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    On August 27, 2016, a TV special for Comedy Central Roasts was recorded and aired on September 5, 2016, with Rob Lowe as the Roastee and David Spade as Roast Master.
    More Details Hide Details Amongst the Roasters were Jewel, Nikki Glaser, Ralph Macchio, Pete Davidson, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jimmy Carr, Ann Coulter and the "Roast Master General" Jeff Ross.
    In 2016, Lowe will launch a fragrance product line called 18 Amber Wood with the Profile™ brand.
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    In June 2016, Lowe was considered to replace Kelly Ripa's co-host Michael Strahan in the ABC morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael after Strahan's departure in May.
    More Details Hide Details However, he dropped out of the race in August, leaving CNN host Anderson Cooper, Grinder co-star Fred Savage, and actor Jerry O'Connell as the remaining candidates. In addition to receiving an Emmy Award nomination in 2001 for his work on The West Wing, Lowe has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards; his nominations span four of the seven categories for male actors. Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara Lynn (née Hepler; 1939-2003), a schoolteacher and native of Ohio, and Charles Davis Lowe, a trial lawyer. His parents divorced when Lowe and his younger brother, actor Chad, were very young. Lowe also has two half-brothers. As a result of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in Stephen King's The Stand).
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In 2015, Lowe launched Profile™, a men's skincare product line.
    More Details Hide Details The line features a collection of five antiaging products specially formulated for men. It is currently sold at Nordstrom stores and online. The product collection includes a cleanser, a shave gel, an aftershave serum, a moisturizer, and an eye serum in the price range of $24.50 to $59.50.
    In December 2015, Lowe was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details His star is located in front of the Musso and Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard.
    In November 2015, Lowe voiced Simba in the Disney movie and series The Lion Guard.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    In 2014, Lowe wrote a second book titled Love Life, which was released in April that year.
    More Details Hide Details He uses stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
    In 2014, Lowe narrated, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, on National Geographic Channel, which aired in July.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe has been a commercial spokesman for DirecTV since fall 2014. Commercials featuring Lowe contrast him with some alternate, less appealing form of Lowe, who instead has cable. The advertisements were pulled in April 2015 after the National Advertising Division, acting on a complaint by Comcast, found DirecTV's claims about its customer satisfaction, quality, and ranking to be less than truthful. In February 2015, Fox announced they had greenlit a pilot for the comedy The Grinder starring Rob Lowe that would be directed by Jake Kasdan. In 2011, Lowe wrote a memoir titled Stories I Only Tell My Friends, which was released in May 2011. During his promotional tour for Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lowe told Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show that during his five-day press visit to Australia in 1990, he was so badly affected by the overuse of painkillers that the only two things he remembers from the trip were being at the Sydney Zoo and getting a tattoo, although he states in his book that he does not remember getting the tattoo.
    In 2014, Lowe starred in the satircal thriller Pocket Listing and is also expected to star in the pilot for the single-camera comedy The Pro as Ben Bertrahm, a former professional tennis player.
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    In 2011, Lowe guest starred in a recurring role on Showtime's comedy Californication.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe featured as the troubled but in-demand actor Eddie Nero – a character based upon "about ten people", according to Lowe but somewhat contradicted by sources at Showtime itself – employed to portray Hank in a film version of his book, Fucking and Punching.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    It was also announced in July 2010 that Lowe would become a series regular on the series Parks and Recreation.
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    In July 2010, it was announced that Lowe would be providing the voice for the superhero Captain Marvel in the upcoming animated series, Young Justice.
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    In 2010, he appeared in the biography of the Brat Packers called: Brat Pack: Where Are They Now?
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Lowe is currently teaming up with 44 Blue to produce a reality series entitled Potomac Fever about young adults living in Washington, D.C.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    Lowe has also appeared in a televised advertisement for 'Visit California', along with other celebrities including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. (In the advertisement campaign, he was usually pictured in a white tee-shirt printed with the California state flag.) Lowe had a supporting role in the 2009 movie The Invention of Lying and a leading role in Too Late to Say Goodbye.
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    He continued to appear in the series until the end of the 2009–2010 season.
    More Details Hide Details Unhappy with the stories and his lack of screen time in the fourth season, Lowe announced he would leave. In an episode broadcast on May 16, 2010, his character was part of a multi-vehicle crash involving a large truck and was put into a coma, the storyline was wrapped up in the first episode of the fifth season; Lowe did not appear in the episode. In June 2006, he was the guest host for an episode in the third series of The Friday Night Project for the United Kingdom's Channel 4.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    On June 19, 2008, Santa Barbara, California, Superior Court Judge Denise de Bellefeuille dismissed two allegations regarding labor-code violations due to lack of legal basis.
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  • 2007
    Age 42
    Soon after ABC announced an early Season 2 renewal for Brother & Sisters in March 2007, Lowe announced he would be returning for the show's second season.
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    In January 2007, ABC announced that Lowe would be staying on Brothers and Sisters as a "special guest star" for the rest of Season 1 after Lowe's initial appearance on the show in November 2006 brought the best ratings and demographic showing for the show since its premiere.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    His protest over the appearance of the address of the empty lot in the Santa Barbara News-Press precipitated a mass resignation of senior employees at that newspaper on July 6, 2006.
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    In 2006, it was announced that Lowe would join the cast of Brothers & Sisters for a guest run of several episodes.
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    In 2006 he filmed The Perfect Day for TNT, in which he took a pay cut to film in New Orleans in order to help the hurricane-ravaged area.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Lowe filmed Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming, the sequel to the 1999 Kevin Bacon thriller Stir of Echoes.
    In that same year, Lowe filmed his role as a movie agent in the 2006 independent film Thank You for Smoking.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    In 2005 Lowe starred in the miniseries Beach Girls on the Lifetime network, based on the Luanne Rice novel of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details The series premiere received the highest ratings for a movie premiere in Lifetime history.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004 Lowe starred in the TNT remake of the Stephen King miniseries Salem's Lot which was the highest rated cable program of that summer and the highest ratings TNT original programming had at the time.
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    Despite his two canceled TV series and flops like View From the Top and the made-for-TV movie Perfect Strangers during his post–West Wing run, Lowe found success in the TV miniseries genre. 2004 marked his return to this genre; he had appeared in 1994's The Stand, based on Stephen King's book of the same name.
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    In 2004, he tried again in a series entitled Dr. Vegas, but it also was quickly canceled.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, he starred as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in a London West End production of Sorkin's play A Few Good Men, the first time the two had worked together since The West Wing. Although Lowe had expressed unhappiness about his decreased role on that show at the time of his departure, he has now repeatedly said that any animosity between them is over and that he was pleased to be working once more with Sorkin, whose talents as a writer Lowe highly regards. Lowe passed on the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd of Grey's Anatomy, which eventually went to Patrick Dempsey.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    Lowe is well known for playing Sam Seaborn in the television series The West Wing from 1999 to 2003 (and briefly in 2006).
    More Details Hide Details His performance in the show garnered Lowe a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Lowe was drawn to the role because of his personal love of politics, and his longstanding personal relationship with Martin Sheen, who was cast as President Bartlet. When the show premiered, Seaborn was considered the lead, and the pilot centered on the character. But the acclaimed cast of the show—including Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Dulé Hill, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen (whose President Bartlet was initially scripted as a small role) and Stockard Channing (whose First Lady was initially scripted as a guest role)— were all strong actors and eventually Lowe's character was no longer the lead. Lowe and series creator Aaron Sorkin soon found themselves at odds over the network's meddling with the show, most notably the network demanding changes in the Sam Seaborn character. Eventually, Lowe left the series, not long before Sorkin and director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme unceremoniously quit over a dispute with NBC. During the final season of The West Wing, Lowe returned to his role of Sam Seaborn, appearing in two of the final four episodes. In 2011, Lowe appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and stated that he left the show because he did not feel he was being respected, when the other lead characters received a raise and he did not.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 28
    He recalled meeting Paul Newman there, and that the older actor encouraged him to work in the theater, in 1993 when filming a British TV production of the Tennessee Williams play Suddenly Last Summer with Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson.
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  • 1991
    Age 26
    Lowe married Sheryl Berkoff in July 1991.
    More Details Hide Details They met in 1983 on a blind date, and again in 1989 when Lowe was filming Bad Influence. The couple have two sons: Matthew Edward Lowe (b. 1993), and John Owen Lowe (b. 1995).
  • 1988
    Age 23
    In 1988, Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with a 16-year-old girl he met in a nightclub.
    More Details Hide Details They were videotaped the night before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. As the age of consent is 16 in Georgia, both were of legal age to engage in sexual activity, although not to be recorded. At the time, Lowe was campaigning for Michael Dukakis. Another part of the same tape was leaked at the time, showing Lowe and his friend Justin Moritt both having vaginal and oral sex with a young American model named Jennifer, who was never identified, in a hotel room in Paris. This part of the original tape was sold as one of the first commercially available celebrity sex tapes, damaging Lowe's public image. Eventually, his career rebounded, and Lowe mocked his own behavior during two post-scandal appearances as host of Saturday Night Live. In April 2008, Lowe filed separate lawsuits against three former employees accusing them of breach of contract, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Lowe accused an ex‑nanny of engaging in a scheme to hurt the couple by spreading "malicious lies". Another former nanny was accused of falsely claiming to have had a personal and intimate relationship with Lowe, and also repeatedly expressing romantic interest in Lowe, claiming Lowe sexually harassed her and that Sheryl Lowe was an abusive employer. Rob Lowe claimed a former chef engaged in sex on their bed when the family was out of town, stole prescription drugs from the Lowes, broke several security cameras, overcharged them for food, and allegedly made statements to various people that Sheryl was heartless, cold and unclean.
  • 1987
    Age 22
    In August, 1987 he performed on stage, playing Baron Tusenbach in Chekov's The Three Sisters at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 18
    His breakthrough role was his big screen debut in 1983, when he and Emilio Estevez were cast in Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders.
    More Details Hide Details Lowe played the role of Sodapop Curtis, the brother of the main character Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) and Darrel Curtis (Patrick Swayze). Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more prominent actors from the group known as the Brat Pack. About Last Night followed, with Demi Moore (who had starred alongside Lowe in St. Elmo's Fire). He then received his second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the mentally disabled Rory in Square Dance (1987).
    One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV film Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on March 17, 1964.
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