Dustin Hoffman - News Poster


Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]
The Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s are some of Hollywood’s most beloved acting legends. We saw icons of yesteryear finally winning their first Oscar, like Henry Fonda and Paul Newman, in addition to actors who have endured through decades of film, like Robert De Niro, Ben Kingsley, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman and Daniel Day-Lewis. The decade also saw newer stars like F. Murray Abraham and William Hurt step into the spotlight and launch lasting careers of their own.

Who is your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Robert De Niro, “Raging Bull” (1980) — The ’80s started off with one of the most memorable performances in movie history — De Niro as troubled boxer Jake Lamotta in “Raging Bull.” De Niro won Best Supporting Actor five years earlier for “The Godfather Part
See full article at Gold Derby »

Time’s Up Calls for Investigation Into New York D.A.’s Handling of Harvey Weinstein Allegations

Time’s Up Calls for Investigation Into New York D.A.’s Handling of Harvey Weinstein Allegations
The Time’s Up organization is calling for an investigation into New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for his office’s decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015 after Ambra Battilana alleged that she had been groped and harassed by the indie mogul. The group, which was launched this year to combat workplace abuse and harassment, is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to launch the probe.

The entreaty was prompted by a report by New York Magazine. It claims that Vance and his colleagues worked to undermine Battilana’s case against Weinstein because they were gun-shy about taking on a politically well-connected operator. That fear led Vance to decline to prosecute Weinstein, the article implies.

“Reports that District Attorney Cyrus Vance could have been improperly influenced by Mr. Weinstein and/or his representatives, and that senior officials within the Da’s office may have sought to intimidate
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The optimism of tragedy by Anne-Katrin Titze

Rebecca Miller‬ on her father in the Touching The Flame chapter on Joseph McCarthy and Elia Kazan in Arthur Miller: Writer: "He was very distressed by the way that Kazan had been so villainised by the whole situation. I think he really understood his plight, you know."

In the final installment of my conversation with Rebecca Miller on her documentary Arthur Miller: Writer we discuss family, wisdom and why "tragedy is more optimistic than comedy" for her and her father. Plays according to Arthur Miller are never finished but abandoned as you get nearer to the hidden meaning. It is really all about "approaching the unwritten, the unspoken and the unspeakable. The closer you get the more [there is] life to it."

Rebecca Miller on Arthur Miller's Timebends: A Life: "That's a wonderful book and I hope people will go back to that book." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2017, Rebecca Miller appeared
See full article at eyeforfilm.co.uk »

Race To Erase Ms Announces 25th Anniversary Gala

Race to Erase Ms announced today that its historic 25th Anniversary Gala will take place on Friday, April 20 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and will be hosted by HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky.

The landmark evening will also boast a Fall 2018 runway show from Hollywood-favorite fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet. The legendary, celebrity-filled gala has raised over $47 million to date for Race to Erase Ms and its Center Without Walls program. This year marks the 25th Anniversary Gala, where guests will participate in a silent auction before enjoying a gala dinner featuring live musical performances. The organization also announced one of the luxury live auction items that will be available to guests of the event – a Ferrari Portofino, one of the first of its kind to reach Los Angeles.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have reached this momentous occasion! At the core of this organization is
See full article at Look to the Stars »

John Malkovich: ‘I am a constant source of embarrassment to myself’

The actor on childishness, night-time wandering and information overload

Born in Illinois, John Malkovich, 64, joined Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and won an Obie for True West in 1983. The following year he appeared with Dustin Hoffman in the Broadway revival of Death Of A Salesman in 1984 and won an Emmy after it was made into a TV film. He has received Oscar nominations for Places In The Heart and In The Line Of Fire, and also starred in Dangerous Liaisons and Being John Malkovich. His latest film, The Wilde Wedding, is out on DVD and digital. He has two children with the film director Nicoletta Peyran; they have homes in Massachusetts and France.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Oscars: Jordan Peele Wins Best Original Screenplay Oscar for ‘Get Out’

Oscars: Jordan Peele Wins Best Original Screenplay Oscar for ‘Get Out’
Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney picked up supporting actor and actress honors at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Rockwell was recognized for his performance as a bigoted police officer in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” while Janney was rewarded for her turn as a caustic parent in “I,Tonya.”

Honored for his first nomination, Rockwell thanked his parents for instilling a love of movies in him and dedicated his award to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor who died of a drug overdose in 2014. Both actors gave shout-outs to their fellow nominees, with Janney saying her competitors “represent everything that is good and right and human about this profession.”

Jordan Peele, a Comedy Central star, nabbed a best original screenplay honor for “Get Out,” a horror film that examines race relations.

“I knew if someone let me make this movie that people would hear it and people would see it,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Will ‘The Shape of Water’ be the ninth Best Picture Oscar champ not to win any of its three-plus acting nominations?

Will ‘The Shape of Water’ be the ninth Best Picture Oscar champ not to win any of its three-plus acting nominations?
The Shape of Water” is one of two Best Picture Oscar nominees with three acting nominations — the other being “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — but star Sally Hawkins and supporting players Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins are not predicted to win any of them. If they indeed go 0-3 on Sunday and “The Shape of Water” takes the top prize, the fantasy drama will join eight other Best Picture champs that did not convert any of its three-plus acting nominations into wins.

“Birdman” (2014) was the most recent Best Picture winner not to carry an acting award from at least three nominations, as Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton fell to Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), respectively. Arquette and Simmons were the supporting frontrunners all season, but Keaton was locked in a tight Best Actor race with Redmayne until the SAG Awards
See full article at Gold Derby »

2018 Oscars: Best Picture presenters should be Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (even though she stars in a nominee)

2018 Oscars: Best Picture presenters should be Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep (even though she stars in a nominee)
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Academy Awards, the two all-time nominations champs (and two-time co-stars) Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep should hand out Best Picture on March 4. Yes, Streep stars in one of the nine nominees, “The Post.” But does anyone really think that film will win?

While Nicholson has been the academy’s go-to guy for this award a record eight times, Streep — who has starred in a couple of Best Picture champs (“Kramer versus Kramer” and “Out of Africa”) — has never had a turn. Sure, she has presented other awards, both honorary and competitive, but surely it is time for her to be given this honor, especially in the year in which she reaped her 21st Oscar nomination. And with her headline-making speeches, viewers are sure to stay tuned to the end of the show to see if Streep once again goes after Donald Trump.

See full article at Gold Derby »

The time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit

The  time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit
In its rare, long and illuminating interview with Barbra Streisand, Variety ties its scoop to the lone Oscar she won in 1969 for the previous year’s “Funny Girl.” I remember well the night she won because I was in the press room of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion when she made her appearance there in a see-through pantsuit over black lingerie.

I was wearing an off-the-rack dirt-brown tweed suit.

If the TV viewing audience was scandalized by Streisand’s apparel, so too, I assumed, were those tux and gown-wearing journalists in the press room when I made my appearance. The shame.

Who knew the media dressed as if they were attending the show instead of covering it? All we saw on TV were nominees and presenters being interviewed on the red carpet and the parade of tux and gown-bedecked guests making their way into the Pavilion. We never saw the working stiffs in the trenches backstage.
See full article at Gold Derby »

A look at the game-changing Oscar ceremony 50 years ago

A look at the game-changing Oscar ceremony 50 years ago
Fifty years ago, the 40th Academy Awards proved to be a watershed moment. The five Best Picture nominees — and eventual winner — all echoed the changing, turbulent times, not just in cinema but society, underscored by a tragedy that occurred the week before: Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

King’s April 4, 1968, assassination delayed the Oscars by two days, to April 10, and Gregory Peck, then-academy president, opened the show with remarks about the late civil rights activist and his impact.

“Society has always been reflected in its art and one measure of Dr. King’s influence on the society we live in is that of the five films nominated for Best Picture of the year, two dealt with subject of understanding between the races,” Peck said.

Those two films also both starred the No. 1 box office champ of the year, the first black Best Actor Oscar winner, Sidney Poitier (1963’s “Lilies of the Field
See full article at Gold Derby »

John Oliver: ‘I’m used to audiences not liking me’

How did a foul-mouthed Brit with ‘a fifth-grade understanding of American politics’ become a hit Us TV comedian? John Oliver talks about the secret to satire – and that clash with Dustin Hoffman

There is a huge billboard of John Oliver in the middle of Times Square, announcing the fifth season of his show Last Week Tonight and causing the comedian to take an alternative route to work. Since he arrived in the Us nearly 11 years ago, part of Oliver’s schtick has been the British person not just at sea in another country, but somewhat at sea in his own skin, a comic trope that aligns with the 40-year-old’s fundamental discomfort with the trappings of fame.

“It’s all happened so quickly,” says Oliver, who feels unhappy not only about the poster but, in the British style of ever-decreasing circles of self-consciousness, unhappy about the ingratitude his dislike of
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
See full article at Gold Derby »

CinemaCon to Include Sexual Harassment Hotline, Tougher Code of Conduct

CinemaCon will include a code of conduct expressly barring harassment and discrimination at the four-day conference for theater owners.

It is the first time that the exhibition industry event has outlined such policies and is an illustration of the cultural shift taking place in the movie business in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The annual gathering draws A-list stars and studio executives to Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace. They come to Sin City to pitch their upcoming film slates and sell theater owners on an upcoming batch of summer blockbusters that will include “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Ocean’s 8,” and “Avengers Infinity War.”

“It’s Las Vegas,” said Patrick Corcoran, a spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners, the trade group that puts on the showcase. “There’s lots of bars and lots of people, and we want to make sure that even as everybody is there enjoying themselves, there are policies
See full article at Variety - Film News »

15 permissions battles fought by TV shows

Louisa Mellor Feb 22, 2018

Real-world products and locations don’t always welcome association with TV shows. Here are 15 times shows struggled with permissions...

Forget the saying – not all advertising is good advertising. Companies will do almost as much to avoid the wrong use of their brand as they will to get plaster said brand all over our screens.

See related Troy: Fall Of A City episode 1 review: Black Blood Troy: Fall Of A City - flipping the script on The Iliad Troy: Fall Of A City episode 1 spoiler-free review

Take Tupperware. Instead of thanking Antonio Bandaras for featuring its product in his 1999 directorial debut Crazy In Alabama, they forbade him use of the name. All because they didn’t want it thought that Tupperware was as useful for preserving decapitated human heads as lunchtime leftovers. “We had to call them plastic food containers,” remembers Bandaras.

Here are 15 times TV shows struggled
See full article at Den of Geek »

John Oliver Wonders ‘Is Anything About Trump Funny Anymore?’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
John Oliver Wonders ‘Is Anything About Trump Funny Anymore?’ (Video)
John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” returned for its Season 5 premiere on Sunday, where the main topic was — you guessed it — Donald Trump. Specifically, the “Daily Show” alum focused on the President’s total (continued) lack of diplomacy when the HBO late-night series was on hiatus. You know, like that “shithole” countries comment. “Is anything about Trump funny anymore?” Oliver wondered after rolling a montage of mockery from foreign lands. “Somehow, the world’s most objectively laughable human has become a comedy graveyard where laughter goes to die.” Also Read: John Oliver on Why He Confronted Dustin Hoffman About Sexual Assault Allegations At...
See full article at The Wrap »

Gabriel Byrne On ‘Violent Bully’ Harvey Weinstein, Thinks #MeToo Hasn’t Gone Far Enough

Gabriel Byrne had a lot to say about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry during a Friday night interview with Ireland’s “Late Late Show”, taking the opposite viewpoint as fellow Irish actor Liam Neeson. Neeson, appearing on the same talk show a few weeks back, took heat for defending Dustin Hoffman over charges of sexual
See full article at ET Canada »

Keira Knightley Drama 'Colette', 'Papillon' Remake Get 2018 Release Dates

Keira Knightley Drama 'Colette', 'Papillon' Remake Get 2018 Release Dates
Bleecker Street has filled out its 2018 calender.

The indie distribution company has set the dates for titles that include the Papillon remake, Keira Knightley period piece Colette and drama Leave No Trace.

Bleecker Street has moved the nationwide release date for Jon Hamm political thriller Beirut up two days, from April 13 to April 11, and has pushed up the limited release of On Chesil Beach nearly a month, to May 18.

Papillon — the Rami Malek-Charlie Hunnam remake of the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman two-hander — will open nationwide on Aug. 24, nearly a year after its Tiff debut. The Slender Man...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Criterion in May 2018: Midnight Cowboy, Moonrise, Mishima and More

In the immortal words of Harry Nilsson, "everybody's talkin'" about Midnight Cowboy, the first X-rated movie to win an Academy Award. In fact, the film won three Oscars -- Best Picture, Best Director (John Schlesinger), and best adapted script (Waldo Salt). Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman were nominated, but lost out to John Wayne.  The film's rating was later revised to R, but it remains a potent portrait of America in the late 60s admidst a collision of naive optimism and hopeless cynicism. (My first impression of the film was, admittedly, permanently imprinted on my brain from a Mad Magazine parody.) And now it's coming to the Criterion Collection.  Midnight Cowboy is one of seven -- count 'em, seven! -- films due to arrive from...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Graduation,’ ‘Au hasard Balthazar,’ and More to Join the Criterion Collection

  • Indiewire
‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Graduation,’ ‘Au hasard Balthazar,’ and More to Join the Criterion Collection
May is going to be a good month for fans of the Romanian New Wave, as Cristian Mungiu’s two most recent films are both joining the Criterion Collection. “Graduation” and “Beyond the Hills” will be released alongside new additions “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Other Side of Hope,” and “Moonrise”; “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” and “Au hasard Balthazar,” which have already been released on DVD, are getting Blu-ray upgrades.

“Au hasard Balthazar”

“A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bresson’s ‘Au hasard Balthazar’ follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations outside of his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.
See full article at Indiewire »

Sue Barton, Publicity Executive for Columbia and Robert Altman, Dies at 79

Former Columbia Pictures publicity executive Sue Barton died Jan. 5 in Monterey, Calif. of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 79.

Born in Butte, Montana, Barton was a top model in the 1960s. She moved to London in the 1970s, joining Carolyn Pfeiffer Lt. as a public relations associate, where she worked with clients including Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Seymour, Ian McShane and directors Norman Jewison and Robert Altman.

She returned to Los Angeles to handle publicity for Altman, who cast her fittingly as a publicist named Sue Barton in “Nashville.”

During her tenure at Columbia Pictures, she oversaw campaigns for films including “Tootsie” and “Gandhi.” She moved to Universal and MGM as a marketing executive before returning to Columbia Pictures/Sony as Sr. VP of Marketing, East Coast in the early 1990s.

She was married to screenwriter-agent-producer Richard Gregson and to the late actor Billy Kirkland.

She worked with Tippi Hedren at the Shambala Preserve for many
See full article at Variety - Film News »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites