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Orlando Family Magazine: Year in Review 2020

Before we can fully close the books on 2020 and move on to what we hope are much brighter days ahead, we wanted to take our annual look back at the year that was. In the following pages you’ll read memorable quotes from our many celebrity interviews as well as find a comprehensive roundup of Central Florida’s top attorneys, dentists, doctors and realtors in addition to the best shops, food, beauty treatments and much, much more.

Memorable quotes from our best interviews of 2020.

“I like to inject a lot [resilience] into my characters and I don’t separate myself from anyone else. I think all of us have a thread which goes through us, we are familiar with fear and what it is, the same with loneliness and isolation, what victory and failure are. I think that if you can tell that story then the audience can relate to it.” –Sylvester Stallone

“[The Sopranos] was very cinematic and it was also appointment television, where so many of us got together on Sunday nights to have dinner with family and friends and share the experience. So, that makes it more of a show; it’s a memory of their life when they watched it.” –Jamie-Lynn Sigler

“No time to be tired. I do feel incredibly motivated and completely inspired to do something special over the next couple of years. I don’t think I can work at this pace indefinitely so there will certainly come a time when I have to slow down—just not yet.” –Margot Robbie

“I think the older you get, unless you know the challenge is there, it’s easy to start slipping into a situation where you just live in the present or the past. The secret to life and staying happy is to always be looking at the future.”
                                                                                                                   –Harrison Ford

“I want [my daughter] to see a strong-willed woman, and I want her to see kindness. That’s not to say that I am trying to be perfect. I just want her to see that because I had that growing up. Having really great, caring parents has kept me in good stead, and I want to do the same for my daughter.” –Amanda Seyfried

“I’m very grateful to have this responsibility of playing Wonder Woman. This is a very big character. It’s important for women to have characters like that to give them confidence and develop high aspirations for what they want to be able to accomplish in life.” –Gal Gadot

“No matter what kind of day I’m having or how stressful it has been, I come home and [my kids] start yelling “Daddy;” it makes it all the better.” –Mario Lopez

“I’m so much happier with how I feel about myself and things in general and about where my life is going now than I was when I was in my 20s or early 30s. I have an inner peace and calm that has guided me over the years—it’s really valuable to have that, even if it takes a while to find it.” –Jennifer Aniston

“Every child fantasizes about going out into the world to do something incredible. It’s totally unnatural for that not to be the case.” –Scarlett Johansson

“I’ve been in Hollywood for 25 years. When I say in it, I mean working in it and I’ve seen so many make the mistake of allowing their lives, their home lives to become intertwined and consumed almost and, you know, life is hard enough without that kind of spotlight.” –Ryan Reynolds

92 reasons why there’s no place like Orlando.
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Chosen for their tenacity, kindness and charitable contributions, these 15 ladies inspire us and we hope they inspire you too.

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These 13 individuals go above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live.

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More than 360 doctors from 50 disciplines who are making a noticeable impact in the health care world.

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The 94 dental professionals chosen are known for going above and beyond for their patients, no matter if they are going in for a routine check-up or in need of an emergency procedure.

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Across 33 specialties, our readers choose the area’s top lawyers.
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Central Florida is replete with trusted real estate professionals who can guide you through the process with valuable expertise and experience.
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The Greater Orlando region is filled with compassionate doctors who go the extra mile to ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of every animal they come across.
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A look at the hottest zip codes around Central Florida.
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A FastPass for all the newest attractions at Orlando’s theme parks.
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This article originally appeared in Orlando Family Magazine’s January 2021 issue.