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Johnny Depp says he's liberated himself from a longtime personal burden of often caring too much about his acting by following the artistic philosophy of the late Marlon Brando. In doing so, he has no fear to take on projects that critics - or even himself - might otherwise poo-poo, although he admits that his busy career has him dashing at a "schizophrenic" pace. "What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn't give a f---," Depp, 51, told Details magazine in its December issue for a story that dubs the musician and celebrity maverick "the anti-leading man. »
- Andrea Billups, @princessmouse
Johnny Depp is Ok if his career choices don't please everybody. The Into the Woods actor told Details that he admires his late friend Marlon Brando for eventually deciding he "just didn't give a f—." However, adopting this way of thinking wasn't easy, said Depp. Watch more Johnny Depp's Bizarre, Curse-Filled Speech at Hollywood Film Awards "First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work," Depp said. "Then, you get to where you care so f—ing much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know?" Depp,
- Ryan Gajewski
Though a few of Johnny Depp's most recent films -- The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Transcendence, Dark Shadows -- have not exactly been critical and box office successes, the actor has gotten to a place in his career where the critics don't bother him.
In a new interview with Details magazine, Depp gets especially blunt about his questionable choice of films.
"As Marlon once so beautifully f*cking said to me, life is a birdsong. That's stuck with me," he says, quoting his mentor, the legendary actor Marlon Brando. "What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn't give a f*ck."
Photos: Johnny Depp's 10 Greatest Roles
At 51 years old, Depp says he has finally reached that place.
"First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work," he reflects. "Then you get to where you care so f*cking »
Lgbt depiction in pop culture has come a long way since its first rumblings in the early ’70s. From the first recurring gay character on television (Vincent Schiavelli in The Corner Bar) to the Glee phenomenon, Lgbt-inclusive media is more prominent than ever before.
There are so many moments in entertainment that shaped Lgbt Hollywood forever. We offer several of those watershed events here. If your favorites didn’t make the list, let us know what you think are the greatest highlights in the comments below.
1971: Sunday Bloody Sunday shows first shame-free gay kiss
The British film about a bisexual man who is dating both a woman and man showed the first same-sex smooch without guilt.
1971: All in the Family bridges gay topics
In a benchmark episode, Archie Bunker (Carroll O’Connor) has to deal with his prejudices when he believes an old friend could be gay. The »
- Christopher Rosa
Twin Peaks, Season 1, Episode 5, “The One-Armed Man”
Written by Robert Engels
Directed by Tim Hunter
Aired May 3, 1990 on ABC
“One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the cycle of life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy. I wrote that for my girlfriend.” —Deputy Hawk
While Twin Peaks is easy to praise for both its alien-like atmosphere and the skill with which it constructed the Laura Palmer investigation, neither of these aspects would resonate to the degree they do if they weren’t built on the solid framework of the show’s world. The residents of Twin Peaks are all distinctly drawn characters with their own set of quirks, biases, and motivations; many of which are only tangentially related to Laura’s death. David Lynch said at the time, »
- Les Chappell
This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Five decades before Kim Kardashian's eye-popping Paper magazine cover, Angie Dickinson set the standard in butt-baring. In 1966, Dickinson, then 35, was an up-and-coming actress who'd had a long-term relationship with Frank Sinatra (she played his wife in the original Ocean's Eleven, a role reprised by Julia Roberts in the Soderbergh reboot); starred in Arthur Penn's The Chase as Marlon Brando's wife (THR's review said she "is very nice with what she has to do"); and had a daughter with composer
- Bill Higgins
Sexting wouldn't be invented for another half-century. But that didn't stop Arthur Miller from expressing some rather explicit long-distance passion for Marilyn Monroe. In the months before the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Death of a Salesman wed the screen siren, then the most famous star in the world, he was head over heels in love with her - and then some. In a racy, never-before-seen letter he mailed to her on April 30, 1956, he writes that when they are back together again and she awakens next to him, "I will kiss you and hold you close to me and sensational things will then happen. »
- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777
Sexting wouldn't be invented for another half-century. But that didn't stop Arthur Miller from expressing some rather explicit long-distance passion for Marilyn Monroe. In the months before the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright of Death of a Salesman wed the screen siren, then the most famous star in the world, he was head over heels in love with her - and then some. In a racy, never-before-seen letter he mailed to her on April 30, 1956, he writes that when they are back together again and she awakens next to him, "I will kiss you and hold you close to me and sensational things will then happen. »
- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777
By Mark Cerulli
On Wednesday night, Hollywood took a step back in time and it was a beautiful thing. Italy’s most glamorous export, the lovely Sophia Loren, made a rare visit to screen two of her films to an adoring crowd at the Dolby Theater. The movie legend was greeted with a standing ovation when she walked out in a shimmering gown, escorted by director Rob Marshall who was clearly in awe of the star he cast in Nine, her last Hollywood film. Settling into two plush seats separated by a mountain of roses, Marshall introduced her as “A woman with a heart as big as all of Italy.” Loren opened up about her life, career and leading men in a 45 minute Q&A, punctuated by frequent laughter and some poignant moments when she remembered how movies offered an escape from the misery of post-wwii Italy.
Loren came across »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Anne Marie from the AFI Fest on an International Legend...
At age 80, Sophia Loren is still magnetic. When the Academy Award-winning actress appeared onstage at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday night for an AFI Fest tribute to her career, she received a two-minute long standing ovation. The audience whooped and yelled "Bellisima" before Loren, elegant in a black gown studded with crystals, could do more than walk onstage and smile. Once the furor died down, Rob Marshall, her director for Nine, interviewed Sophia Loren about her career, co-stars, and controversies.
“When I saw the movies, I forgot the war, forgot hunger. It was possible to believe there was another life than the one I was in.”
Despite her glamorous image, Loren's description of her early life growing up poor in the slums of Italy was bleak. When she met her husband, producer Carlo Ponti (who passed away in 2007), he took »
- Anne Marie
What's even better than buying Don Corleone's coat? Buying the house where the iconic 1972 movie The Godfather was filmed. The estate featured in the film is back on the market for $2.89 million through Staten Island-based Connie Profaci Realty. The 6,248-square-foot mansion, which sits on a 24,000-square-foot open expanse, provided the backdrop to a number of memorable scenes for the Corleone clan. Most notably, the lavish Sicilian-style wedding of Connie Corleone, played by Talia Shire, was filmed outside the house, and the backyard (where there's now a pool) is where Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, died of a heart attack while playing with his grandson. »
- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios
What's even better than buying Don Corleone's coat? Buying the house where the iconic 1972 movie The Godfather was filmed. The estate featured in the film is back on the market for $2.89 million through Staten Island-based Connie Profaci Realty. The 6,248-square-foot mansion, which sits on a 2,400-square-foot open expanse, provided the backdrop to a number of memorable scenes for the Corleone clan. Most notably, the lavish Sicilian-style wedding of Connie Corleone, played by Talia Shire, was filmed outside the house, and the backyard (where there's now a pool) is where Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, died of a heart attack while playing with his grandson. »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Andy Warhol's 1963 painting of Elvis Presley Triple Elvis (Ferus Type) has sold for nearly $82 million at the Christie's contemporary art sale on Wednesday night in Manhattan reports The New York Times. The Presley painting topped the night's sales, beating out 79 other pictures including Warhol's depiction of Marlon Brando in Four Marlons. Triple Elvis, a silk screen that depicts Presley dressed as a cowboy gun-in-hand for publicity shot from the 1960 film Flaming Star, had a pre-sale estimate of $60 million. Read more Marilyn Monroe's Lost Love Letters to be Auctioned Indeed, Christie's had a stellar night, with 22 of
- Abid Rahman
Marshall called Loren “a woman with a heart as big as all Italy.”
Explaining her start in films, Loren said as a kid she loved going to the movies to escape the misery of her life. “When I saw the movies, I forgot the war, forgot hunger. It was possible to believe there was another life than the one I was in.” Years later, she would dig into those memories when she acted in films including “Two Women.”
While she worked with many of the famous Italian directors of her time, she never teamed with Fellini. “I was not his kind of actress.”
She learned English when her husband, Carlo Ponti, called her from Hollywood to tell her “you have to learn English, »
- Shalini Dore
By Anjelica Oswald
Oscar buzz continues to follow Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and its screenings at various film festivals, including the Telluride, Toronto and New York film fests. The film is set to close AFI Fest Thursday and open in Theaters on Friday. Sony Pictures Classics will be pushing for three of its stars to land Oscar nominations: Channing Tatum and Steve Carell for lead actor and Mark Ruffalo for supporting. If the film was to score all three nominations, it would be one of 15 films to land that many actor nominations and the first film since 1991’s Bugsy.
The biographical crime drama about Benjamin Siegel, the infamous gangster known as Bugsy, landed Warren Beatty a lead actor nomination for his role as Bugsy and supporting actor nominations for Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley. None of the actors won. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Martha Stewart: Actress / Singer in Fox movies apparently not dead despite two-year-old reports to the contrary (Photo: Martha Stewart and Perry Como in 'Doll Face') According to various online reports, including Variety's, actress and singer Martha Stewart, a pretty blonde featured in supporting roles in a handful of 20th Century Fox movies of the '40s, died at age 89 of "natural causes" in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on February 25, 2012. Needless to say, that was not the same Martha Stewart hawking "delicious foods" and whatever else on American television. But quite possibly, the Martha Stewart who died in February 2012 — if any — was not the Martha Stewart of old Fox movies either. And that's why I'm republishing this (former) obit, originally posted more than two and a half years ago: March 11, 2012. Earlier today, a commenter wrote to Alt Film Guide, claiming that the Martha Stewart featured in Doll Face, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now, »
- Andre Soares
In The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British cosmologist stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the motor-neurone disease that robbed him of his ability to speak on his own. The film follows Hawking from his academic days at Cambridge, where he met his first wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), through his history-making research that became increasing arduous as he became a prisoner of his own body. Since the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, Redmayne—best known for the role of the dashing Marius in Les Miserables—has rightfully been one of the »
- Jeff Labrecque
Exclusive: Producer Eric Newman’s new Studiocanal shingle Grand Electric has set its first project, an adaptation of Trevor Lummis’ Life And Death In Eden: Pitcairn Island And The Bounty Mutineers, which scribe Kristina Lauren Anderson has been set to adapt. The pic will tell the true tale of what happened after the famed Hms Bounty mutiny led by Fletcher Christian — the 1789 naval uprising that Hollywood has re-created often with the likes of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando and Mel Gibson playing Christian.
The news comes just more than a month after Newman pacted on the multi-year joint venture with Studiocanal in his first tie-up since he and Marc Abraham split their prolific Universal-based Strike Entertainment. He has been busy since then, among other things exec producing for Netflix Hemlock Grove and the upcoming Narcos with Jose Padilha directing.
Life And Death In Eden, first published in 1997, chronicles the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
'Henry V' Movie Actress Renée Asherson dead at 99: Laurence Olivier leading lady in acclaimed 1944 film (image: Renée Asherson and Laurence Olivier in 'Henry V') Renée Asherson, a British stage actress featured in London productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Three Sisters, but best known internationally as Laurence Olivier's leading lady in the 1944 film version of Henry V, died on October 30, 2014. Asherson was 99 years old. The exact cause of death hasn't been specified. She was born Dorothy Renée Ascherson (she would drop the "c" some time after becoming an actress) on May 19, 1915, in Kensington, London, to Jewish parents: businessman Charles Ascherson and his second wife, Dorothy Wiseman — both of whom narrowly escaped spending their honeymoon aboard the Titanic. (Ascherson cancelled the voyage after suffering an attack of appendicitis.) According to Michael Coveney's The Guardian obit for the actress, Renée Asherson was "scantly educated »
- Andre Soares
By Lee Pfeiffer
Probably no genre illustrates the rapid advance of cinematic screen freedoms than the biker movie. The genre debuted in 1953 with Marlon Brando in "The Wild One". The film, which chronicled the virtual takeover of a small California town by a wild motorcycle gang, was considered extremely controversial at the time. The biker film remained largely dormant until the release of Roger Corman's "The Wild Angels" in 1966, which became a surprising boxoffice and media sensation. Only a year or two before, teenage audiences were being fed a steady diet of white bread rock 'n roll films that bore little resemblance to real life. Suddenly, the biker film blatantly presented raging hormones, gang wars, drug use and group sex without apology. Young people patronized these films in droves. With social constraints falling by the minute, the biker films- cheaply made as they were- spoke to the emerging generation »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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