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Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray to Honor David Letterman With Mark Twain Prize

7 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Jimmy Kimmel will be among the artists, comedians and actors on hand to pay tribute to David Letterman when the former Late Show host receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October.

Sarah Silverman, Martin Short, John Mulaney and Letterman's Late Show band leader Paul Shaffer will also help celebrate the late-night host at the October 22nd ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The event will be broadcast a month later, November 20th, on PBS.

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Remembering Unusual Post-wwii Novel That Led to 2 Movie Adaptations: One 'Straight,' One 'Gay'

16 July 2017 9:20 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Crime novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. While her husband is away during World War II, housewife Lucia Holley – the sort of “Everywoman” who looks great in a two-piece bathing suit – does whatever it takes to protect the feeling of “normality” in her bourgeois, suburban household. The Blank Wall is a classic depiction of an attempted cover-up being much more serious than the actual crime. Sound bites: Remembering the classic crime novel 'The Blank Wall' and its two movie adaptations – 'The Reckless Moment' & 'The Deep End' Crime novel writer Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889–1955) is not a name familiar to many, and yet Raymond Chandler described her as “the top suspense writer of them all. She doesn't pour it on and make you feel irritated. Her characters are wonderful; and she has a sort of inner calm which I find very attractive.” Holding has been identified as “The Godmother of Noir” and, more »

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Why Steve Martin’s “Vinny” in My Blue Heaven was the Best Role of His Career

9 July 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Actors don’t always manage to step out of the roles they love to play. They hit their comfort zone and that’s where they tend to stay for years on end. Action heroes continue on in action films as the big tough guy or the calm and collected guy that kicks the hell out of the bad guys. Comedians go onto become little more than typecast figures that tell the same jokes in various ways. That’s why in My Blue Heaven the character of Vinne is beyond anything that you might ever think of when it comes to Steve Martin. He’s

Why Steve Martin’s “Vinny” in My Blue Heaven was the Best Role of His Career »

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Body Swap Movies Ranked Best to Worst

4 July 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Body switch movies are probably some of the most fun, unsung films to ever grace the silver screen. They are simple tales of people (usually humans) switching bodies, often to hilarious effect when they have to live the other person's life. Then there's the aspect of how are they going to switch back? And suddenly you have a genre of movies that borders on the fantastic.

Another aspect of these films is precisely how the switch happens. Sometimes the actors merely bump into one another. Other times they get something that serves as a conduit to make the switch happen. Then there's those times (i.e. Mulholland Drive) where the actors become other people simply because that's just what makes sense for the story that a particular director is telling.

It is the fantastical nature of these films, the idea that a body switch of comedic (and sometimes tragic) proportions can happen, »

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Too Busy to Read the News This Week? Here’s What You Missed

23 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Meet Gina Prince-Bythewood, your soon-to-be favorite director.Prince-Bythewood will direct the Spider-Man spinoff, “Silver and Black,” a film many think will perform as well as Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.” Watch out, box office. (Vulture) Want box office success? Embrace diverse casting. On Wednesday, a study by CAA found that not only do diverse films draw diverse audiences, they also outperform less diverse film. And on Thursday, Actors’ Equity Association named Broadway successes “Come From Away,” “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” and “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” as co-recipients of the union’s Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 season. Sensing a theme here... (La Times, Deadline) Joss Whedon’s leaked “Wonder Woman” script is...not good.A leaked 2006 script for the film, written by Whedon, is exactly how not to write a film about a female superhero. Thank god Patty Jenkins is already working on the sequel’s script. (The Mary Sue) Steve Martin is headed back to Broadway, and he wants to bring Amy Schumer with him.Slated to open in November, Martin’s »

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Tamed Aliens, Harmonic Nuns and a Leather Catsuit: Strange Tales from 1992’s Summer of Cinema

23 June 2017 3:43 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Cai Ross

The summer movie season of 1992 opened under a cloud; a dark cloud from the still-smouldering buildings that had burned to the ground during the La riots in April. Racial tension after the disastrous acquittal of Rodney King’s uniformed attackers had reached an all-time high and Hollywood appealed for calm.

Thus, in a touchingly bold demonstration of selfless generosity, Walter Hill’s unremarkable urban thriller, The Looters, was hastily withdrawn and held back until Christmas, re-christened Trespass (memorably starring two Bills – Paxton and Sadler – and a pair of Ices – T and Cube). Elsewhere, it was business as usual.

The Rodney King affair was briefly alluded to in Lethal Weapon 3, the second-biggest hit of the summer and one of only a handful of ‘sure things’ on the menu. Though there were mutterings about the dominance of sequels in the summer movie season, there were weird things afoot in most of the other returnees. Aside from Lethal Weapon 3 – which was essentially a watered down Lethal Weapon 2 with too much added Joe Pesci – the rest of the sequels veered off into strange tangents, with varying results.

Alien 3, for example strayed dangerously far from the template set down by the first two classics. Bravely, it has to be said, David Fincher tried to create a quasi-religious epic, following Scott’s horror movie and Cameron’s war film. Latterly, Fincher’s frustrations and behind-the-scenes interferences became legendary, but audiences didn’t click with his compromised vision and it became the first in a long line of Alien movies to fall a bit flat.

Another major sequel, Honey, I Blew Up The Baby was in fact the complete opposite of 1989’s Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, culminating in the spectacle of a 99 foot toddler stomping through Las Vegas. It was directed without enthusiasm by Grease director Randal Kleiser, reminding audiences once again why no one remembers who directed Grease.

It wasn’t just sequels that dared to be different. One of the strangest mainstream offerings of the year was Robert Zemeckis’s black comedy, Death Becomes Her, which might have been a delicious satire on America’s vain obsession with cosmetic surgery if only Bruce Willis had stopped shouting at everyone like he was trying to prevent a plane crash.

Back in the ‘90s, much more so than today, comedies were a vital part of the summer success story – an inexpensive sop for the grown-ups while their teenage kids watched things explode in Screen 7. There were high hopes for Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn’s Housesitter, which was only a medium-sized hit, despite the bit where Steve Martin sings ‘Tura Lura Lura’ to his dad, and the other bit when his falls over his couch.

Boomerang was a bigger hit and restored some credibility to Eddie Murphy’s career after the crippling one-two punches of Harlem Nights and Another 48 Hours. It was also responsible for one of the great ironic ‘First Dance At a Wedding’ songs, Boys II Men’s The End of The Road.

Nicolas Cage embarked on a three year long career as a romantic comedy star with the rather wonderful Honeymoon in Vegas, famed for its skydiving Elvis finale. Tom Hanks and his Big director Penny Marshall reteamed to great success with wartime baseball comedy A League of Their Own, which also saw Geena Davis giving a star performance and Madonna giving a bearable one. “There’s no crying in baseball!!!” was probably the most quoted line of the summer.

As with City Slickers in 1991, comedy provided the biggest sleeper hit of the summer: Sister Act, with Whoopi Goldberg excelling as a murder witness hiding out in a convent. As with City Slickers, an unwise sequel was hastily made and hastily forgotten. The original though, was the sixth biggest film of the year and is still going strong as a west-end show to this day.

It wasn’t just the many and varied comic tastes of adults that were appeased; semi-literate young people were also provided for by Encino Man (or California Man as we knew it, since we don’t know where Encino is. It’s in California). Noted for Brendan Fraser’s first stab at the big time, this grungy caveman caper will be of interest to young contemporary archeologists keen to investigate who or what Pauly Shore was.

Teenagers were also palmed off with a silly-sounding comedy called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, written by first-time screenwriter Joss Whedon. Starring Kristy Swanson as the eponymous heroine, but marketed as a vehicle for Beverly Hills 90210 heart-throb Luke Perry, the producers had hoped for a chunk of the Bill & Ted audience that Encino Man hadn’t swallowed up. Sadly, they had to make do with a long-running spin-off television show regularly cited as one of the greatest ever made. Gnarly.

The stalking killer thriller phenomenon that started with The Silence of The Lambs and Cape Fear echoed into 1992 with solid hits like Unlawful Entry and Single White Female. Even Patriot Games – a sort-of sequel to The Hunt For Red October with Harrison Ford rebooting Alec Baldwin’s Jack Ryan – for all its CIA espionage and partial understanding of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, was basically a slasher movie, with Sean Bean doing to Harrison Ford what Robert De Niro had done to Nick Nolte the year before. (Sean Bean dies, obviously).

Crimes against the Emerald Isle weren’t restricted to the gratuitous amounts of Clannad in Patriot Games. Tom Cruise’s Irish accent in Ron Howard’s Far and Away was the benchmark for all bad Irish accents until Brad Pitt graciously took the relay baton in The Devil’s Own. The film, shot in glorious 70mm was the biggest risk of the summer and proved to be the dampest squib, considering the star power of Cruise and (then-wife) Nicole Kidman. Despite looking ravishing, the script had all the depth of a bottle-cap.  It desperately wanted to be a timeless classic in the David Lean tradition but held up against Unforgiven, which was released in August, Far & Away was shown up as the glorified Cbbc TV special it was.

Unforgiven came out of nowhere. Clint Eastwood’s previous movie, The Rookie, was somehow even worse than 1989’s Pink Cadillac. However, he’d been sitting on David Webb Peoples’ script for years until he was finally old enough to play William Munny. An extraordinary, mature and masterful critique of Western mythology, Unforgiven was hailed as Eastwood’s best work from the get-go, took the summer’s number five spot and would later win a handful of Oscars, including Pest Picture.

So who was the box office champion of Summer ’92? Well, that question was never in any doubt. Tim Burton’s Batman was the cultural phenomenon of 1989, redefining the parameters of box office limitations and merchandise licensing in a way not seen since Star Wars. Speculation as to who Batman would fight next and who would play him/her began immediately. Dustin Hoffman was touted to play The Penguin and Annette Bening was actually cast as Catwoman, before pregnancy forced her to drop out.

On the 19th of June, all was revealed when Batman Returns opened to a spectacular $45m weekend, $5m more than the original. Michael Keaton returned as The Caped Crusader (having split up with the creditably tight-lipped Vicki Vale), while not one but three villains put up their dukes. Danny DeVito played the Penguin as a deformed, subterranean leader of a gang of circus act drop-outs. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman (perhaps her signature role) was transformed from a clumsy secretary into a vengeful whip-wielding dominatrix. Christopher Walken borrowed ‘DocEmmett Brown’s hair to play new villain, Max Shreck.

Despite the enormous opening weekend, things took a downward turn almost immediately. Audiences expecting more of the same were treated to a dark, nose-bitingly violent combination of German Expressionism, kinky S&M and oversized rubber ducks. The box office the following week dropped by 40%, and there was further controversy when McDonalds had to deal with the ire of horrified parents across America, ‘tricked’ by their Batman Returns Happy Meals into taking their kids to watch Burton’s deranged fairy tale, pussy jokes et al.

The backlash (against what is now considered a unique high-water mark in the superhero genre), meant that Batman Returns wound up making $100m less than its predecessor and it placed third for the year, behind Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, a film so determined to give its audience a familiar experience that it simply changed the first film’s screen directions from Int. Kevin’S House – Night to Ext. New York – Night and reshot the entire script. (The box office crown for the year was taken eventually by Disney’s Aladdin.)

Warner Bros. took evasive action, hiring Joel Schumacher to sweeten the mix, which would help to restore Batman’s fortunes in 1995, before everything, literally absolutely everything went wrong in 1997 and the world had to wait for Christopher Nolan to finish attending Ucl, become a director and save the Dark Knight from the resultant ignominy.

Hollywood was given a crash course in the perils of straying too far from a winning formula in the summer of ’92. Sadly, for a while at least, it learned its lesson.

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- Cai Ross

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Movies You Might Have Missed: Carl Reiner's The Man with Two Brains

21 June 2017 6:24 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Steve Martin stars as a brain surgeon in this madcap sci-fi caper that might just be his funniest film »

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Exclusive: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll on ‘Oh, Hello,’ Whoopi Goldberg and Ghosts

16 June 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Unfortunately, this article about Nick Kroll and John Mulaney is about Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. That's just one of the countless jokes from Oh, Hello on Broadway that will make your sides split from laughter. 

The hilarious Broadway play is about the two comedians' longtime alter egos: the elderly Upper West Side bachelors Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Gil is a "Tony Award-viewing actor that looks like Steven Spielberg if he hadn't made any money," and George describes himself as a "party man going through the coats."  The show ran for 138 performances last fall at the Lyceum Theatre and was taped for an original comedy special now streaming on Netflix. 

More: A-List Stars Who Took Their Talents to Netflix

There's always “Too Much Tuna” for Kroll, who says he's allergic to the fish. Any form of it -- canned, sushi or seared. But audiences couldn't be hungrier for more of their well-known bit, where, roughly »

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10 Movies Perfect for Father's Day

16 June 2017 5:49 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We pick 10 movies that honor the fathers in our lives, but they’re also highly entertaining films that dad himself will enjoy!  

Father's Day is a celebration of the fathers that have positively influenced our lives, as well as the impact of fathers on our society as a whole. To show just how important fathers can be, I selected 10 films where fathers play an important role. In selecting these films, I used two criteria. First, they are movies that celebrate all kinds of dads. Some of these movie dads may be selfish or disillusioned, some don’t have the best relationship with their kids, and some of them might seem like they are doing more harm than good. But despite their weaknesses, they all share one thing in common; an unrelenting love for their children. By contrasting different dads, I wanted these films to show us the many different ways »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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New trailer arrives for Reese Witherspoon’s Home Again

16 June 2017 2:57 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Open Road Films have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming comedy-drama Home Again, which you can view in the player below.

Home Again follows the story of a woman (Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon) who turns forty and was recently separated from her husband. She somehow ends up with three aspiring (and hunky) directors living under her roof and hilarity, and love, ensues. The film will certainly have a familiar look to many as it has all the hallmarks of a Nancy Meyers film, the acclaimed writer/director behind such films as It’s Complicated (which starred Meryl Streep and Steve Martin), Something’s Gotta Give (with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton), The Holiday (which starred Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet) and The Intern, her most recent film which starred Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro.

But this film marks the directorial debut of Hallie Meyers-Shyer »

- Scott Davis

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‘Rough Night’s’ Lucia Aniello Felt Pressure as a Female Director Not to ‘Mess It Up for the Next Woman’

13 June 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Monday night’s premiere of “Rough Night” had plenty of the usual suspects and big celebrity names. But there were a few details separating this red carpet from the others, like the black party buses, bride-to-be sashes, feather boas, headbands adorned with glittery pink male genitalia, and thumping dance music.

It was an appropriate setting for the premiere of a movie about a bachelorette weekend gone awry and a big night for director Lucia Aniello.

Much buzz has surrounded Sony’s big summer blockbuster, starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoe Kravitz. It has been billed as the first hardcore R-rated studio comedy directed by a woman in nearly two decades, after 1998’s “Half Baked,” which was helmed by Tamra Davis. (Nancy Meyers’ “It’s Complicated” received an R rating in 2009, but it doesn’t supply much raunch — only a scene with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin smoking marijuana. »

- Margaret Sutherlin

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Glenne Headly obituary

12 June 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Us actor best known for her role in the comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Glenne Headly, who has died aged 62 from complications after a pulmonary embolism, was a gifted, sympathetic actor equally accomplished at comedy and drama. She was widely loved for her jaunty turn in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) as the soft-hearted dope targeted by two Côte d’Azur conmen, played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Headly pulled off the difficult task of seeming oblivious to their tricks without appearing witless. In the film’s final moments, she turned the tables on her would-be exploiters in a satisfying switcheroo that Headly had helped cook up when the scripted ending proved inadequate. The director, Frank Oz, was pleasantly surprised. “People so far – and in a way I almost did it myself – have just been scratching the surface of her talent,” he said at the time.

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Glenne Headly obituary

12 June 2017 5:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Us actor best known for her role in the comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Glenne Headly, who has died aged 62 from complications after a pulmonary embolism, was a gifted, sympathetic actor equally accomplished at comedy and drama. She was widely loved for her jaunty turn in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) as the soft-hearted dope targeted by two Côte d’Azur conmen, played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Headly pulled off the difficult task of seeming oblivious to their tricks without appearing witless. In the film’s final moments, she turned the tables on her would-be exploiters in a satisfying switcheroo that Headly had helped cook up when the scripted ending proved inadequate. The director, Frank Oz, was pleasantly surprised. “People so far – and in a way I almost did it myself – have just been scratching the surface of her talent,” he said at the time.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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Celebrities React to Adam West's Death

10 June 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood is mourning the death of Adam West.

The iconic actor, best known for his lead role in the 1960s TV series Batman, passed away on Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. Friends and fans took to social media on Saturday to pay their respects to West.

Related: Adam West, Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dead at 88

Mark Hamill, who worked with West in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, shared a few words of gratitude towards the star.

"#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I'm so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of fans," he tweeted.

Gotham star Robin Lord Taylor also paid his respects, tweeting, “Gotham City has lost a legend.”

Julie Newmar, who co-starred with West in the Batman TV series as Catwoman, spoke with Et on Saturday.

"Adam set the »

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Celebs React to the Death of Adam West

10 June 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood is mourning the death of Adam West.

The iconic actor, best known for his lead role in the 1960s TV series Batman, passed away on Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. Friends and fans took to social media on Saturday to pay their respects to West.

Mark Hamill, who worked with West in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, shared a few words of gratitude towards the star.

"#AdamWest was such a wonderful actor & so kind, I'm so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me & millions of fans," he tweeted.

Gotham star Robin Lord Taylor also paid his respects, tweeting that “Gotham City has lost a legend.”

Related: Adam West, Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dead at 88

General Hospital star Antonio Sabáto Jr also offered his condolences on Twitter, remembering West as an “amazing man” and “one of »

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Richard Dreyfuss Remembers 'Fantastically Talented' Glenne Headly

10 June 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Richard Dreyfuss remembered his Mr. Holland's Opus co-star Glenne Headly following the actress' unexpected death Thursday night at the age of 62.

"Glenne Headly was this fantastically talented actress, who buried her personality beneath the character she was playing," Dreyfuss told the Hollywood Reporter.

"And it is very rare that you run into that. And at the same time, she was sweet and funny and happy on the set... She was a person who did not insist that her personality take over the character."

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Winner of Inaugural Audi Fellowship for Women Announced at AFI Conservatory

9 June 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

During Thursday night's AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Diane Keaton — an event attended by an A-list crowd including Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Reese Witherspoon and Nancy Meyers — organization president and CEO Bob Gazzale took a moment to recognize another special guest in the audience.

Natalie Camou waved to the capacity crowd inside the Dolby Theatre during pre-program festivities when it was announced that the Portland, Ore.-based filmmaker had been named as the first member of the Audi Fellowship Program. 

Audi, the official automotive sponsor of AFI Fest for more than 14 »

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Glenne Headly, Dick Tracy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Star, Dies at 62

9 June 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has passed away at the age of 62. No cause of death has been reported at this time. However, since she was in production on several projects prior to her passing, this seemed to come very suddenly and as a surprise to those who knew her and have been working with her.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Glenne Headly, who has been working in the business since the early 70s, has died after reports were circulating on social media. In a statement to THR, her representatives confirmed the news and also asked that the public respect her family's privacy. Here's what her reps had to say.

"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family's privacy be respected in this difficult time."

Before her untimely passing, Glenne Headly had been working on the new Hulu series, »

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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

9 June 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) —  it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of  “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,”  “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk. »

- Anne Thompson

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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

9 June 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) —  it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of  “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,”  “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk. »

- Anne Thompson

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