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Meryl Streep Makes History with 20th Oscar Nom: A Look Back at Her Iconic Nominated Roles

22 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Last year, Meryl Streep received her 20th Academy Award nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep’s nod makes her the most nominated performer in Oscars history. 

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat (which she celebrated with an epic gif of her dancing; see below), we’re looking back at the roles that got her the accolades. 

via Giphy

(We’re just as excited as you, Meryl!)

1979: The Deer Hunter

Though she didn’t win for her turn as the girlfriend of a fallen soldier in Vietnam, the role helped establish Streep as one to watch in the awards show game, »

- Maria Yagoda and Diana Pearl

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Daniel Day-Lewis: an extraordinary career of acting artistry – is it really all over?

21 June 2017 1:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The man with the most best actor Oscars has announced his retirement. Let’s hope he changes his mind – screen-acting careers don’t get any more brilliant than his

So Daniel Day-Lewis has joined Steven Soderbergh, Ken Loach and Jack Nicholson in the ranks of movie greats who have announced that most unthinkably non-showbusiness move: retirement. At the age of just 60, the legendary triple Oscar winner – recipient of more best actor Oscars than anyone in Academy Award history – says that his next film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s fashion drama Phantom Thread, will be his last. As with those other giants, we have to hope that Sir Daniel will soon feel the need to hand back the carriage clock, hang up the golf clubs and resume his vocation.

Related: Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement from acting

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Comics on Film: Saying Goodbye to Batman's Only 'Bright Knight,' Adam West

20 June 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The iconography of DC ComicsBatman is arguably the most malleable and versatile character in all of popular culture. Depending on who you ask at any given time, Batman can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. If you ask a 20-year-old today, he’s a formidable and perhaps even brutally physical vigilante, defined by his grim beginning. If you asked someone just walking out of a movie theater after watching Michael Keaton take on Jack Nicholson in the summer of 1989, he was a neurotic – and perhaps even partially psychotic – creature of the night, with a flair of intensity lingering just below the surface. Ask a kid in front of their TV in 1966, though, and Batman was Gotham City’s number-one citizen, always ready to dispense...

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- Chris Clow

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'Batman Returns' at 25: Stars Reveal Script Cuts, Freezing Sets and Aggressive Penguins

19 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Twenty-five years ago, Batman returned.

Director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton upped the ante with the follow-up to 1989's Batman, the smash hit that single-handedly made the Dark Knight cool for a new generation and jump-started the superhero movie genre that had stalled years earlier with a disastrous string of Superman sequels. 

Batman Returns, released June 19, 1992, featured less kid-friendly characters than its predecessor. Gone was Jack Nicholson's The Joker, and in his place were the grotesque Penguin (Danny DeVito) and a sexy Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), whose costume bore a striking resemblance to something that could be »

- Byron Burton

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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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Newswire: John Lithgow deliberately sabotaged his audition for The Joker

15 June 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

A Batman movie in which John Lithgow plays the Joker is one of movies’ great “what ifs.” Some time ago, Joe Dante revealed that if he had made a Batman movie the 3rd Rock From The Sun actor—now probably more closely associated with The Crown—would have been his choice for the villain. Now, Lithgow himself explains in an interview with Vulture that he also auditioned for Tim Burton—but only to convince the director that he shouldn’t get the part. “My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman,” he said. “I have never told anyone this story, but I tried to persuade him I was not right for the part, and I succeeded. I didn’t realize it was such a big deal. About a week later I heard they were going after Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson.” Obviously, the latter got the role.

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- Esther Zuckerman

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John Lithgow Regrets Saying No to Joker in Tim Burton's Batman

14 June 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been widely reported for years that John Lithgow was in the running to play the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 vision of Batman, which was originally going to be directed by Gremlins helmer Joe Dante. But Lithgow is now, nearly 30 years later, finally commenting on his decision to not take the role. The role obviously went to Jack Nicholson, who went on to universal acclaim for his portrayal of the Joker. Before Nicholson, it was Caesar Romero's version on the campy 1960s television series, which Nicholson ditched in favor of a darker, more sinister take on the villain.

Back in 1989, a Batman movie by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton was a bit of a gamble. Lithgow spoke to Vulture about his regret of not taking the role and his circumstances around that time. Lithgow explains.

"My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman. I have never told anyone this story, »

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On This Day: The Bling Ring, Bambi, Prizzi's Honor...

14 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Okay, let's get back on track with a robust daily blogging schedule here at Tfe. Happy Wednesday y'all. Here are your 5 assignments for the day.

5 Ways to Honor This Day (June 14th) in History

2013 The Bling Ring opens in movie theaters. By and large people fail to recognize its brilliance immediately. This is the same thing that happens to almost every Sofia Coppola movie.

In its honor: Take all early reactions to The Beguiled, good bad or indifferent, with a huge grain of salt. It opens very soon but first impressions are not likely to last. Her movies are sticky.

1985 John Huston's penultimate movie Prizzi's Honor starring Jack Nicholson, Katheen Turner, and eventual Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, opens in theaters. It's not even the earliest release for a Best Picture nominee that year! Get this statistic »

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John Lithgow regrets turning down The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman

14 June 2017 12:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Along with Robin Williams, Tim Curry, David Bowie and Brad Dourif, notable character actor John Lithgow was in the running to play The Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, which of course went to Jack Nicholson.

Speaking to Vulture, Lithgow has admitted that he regrets passing on the role. “My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman, he said. “I have never told anyone this story, but I tried to persuade him I was not right for the part, and I succeeded. I didn’t realize it was such a big deal. About a week later I heard they were going after Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson.”

At point of the movie’s development, Robin was going to feature with Eddie Murphy and Keifer Sutherland in contention. In interviews since the release, Sutherland has also admitted he regrets turning the movie down.

See Also: Batman 25th Anniversary – Six Things »

- Robert Kojder

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Batman: John Lithgow on his The Joker regrets

13 June 2017 10:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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John Lithgow twice got close to the role of The Joker in Batman in the 1980s. Both times? It didn't quite work out...

Back when Tim Burton was making the first modern Batman movie, that would eventually be released in the summer of 1989, he would eventually cast Jack Nicholson in the role of The Joker. However, Nicholson was one of several actors considered for the role, and in a new chat, John Lithgow has been talking about when he too was considered for the part.

Initially, when Joe Dante was set to make Batman in the mid-1980s, Lithgow was said to be the top choice to play The Joker at that stage. But as he told Vulture, “I was doing M Butterfly on Broadway and it was an exhausting show. It would have meant leaving that show and going right into a movie, and I said »

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John Lithgow Almost Played Joker In Tim Burton’s Batman

13 June 2017 7:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the years, the Joker has become one of the most iconic villains of any medium, and on the big screen in particular, we’ve seen some extremely memorable portrayals of the Clown Prince of Crime. From Jack Nicholson’s take on the character back in 1989’s Batman to Heath Ledger’s Academy Award winning work for The Dark Knight, whenever Mr. J shows up, it’s always worth taking notice of, and that’s usually because of the individuals chosen to bring him to life.

While nowadays we’re most familiar with the two aforementioned actors’ work in the role, if things had turned out differently, we may have seen John Lithgow in the purple suit. That’s right, the actor flirted with the part at one point in his career, ultimately choosing to turn it down – something he still regrets to this day. And really, can you blame him? »

- Matt Joseph

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Dances With Films 2017 Interview: Daily Dead Chats with the Filmmaker and Cast of Alfred J Hemlock

13 June 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This past weekend, the 2017 Dances With Films festival wrapped up here in Los Angeles, and before we said goodbye to the fest’s impressive slate of indie genre projects, we had the opportunity to check out the stellar short film, Alfred J. Hemlock, from co-writer/director Edward Lyons and co-writer/producer Melissa Lyons. It stars Tristan McKinnon as the titular character who stalks a young woman named Emily (Renaye Loryman) one night down a darkened alley and terrorizes her, only to have Emily push back against her supernatural antagonizer in some unexpected ways.

Daily Dead had the pleasure of chatting with those involved with Alfred J. Hemlock during the festival, where they discussed how the project came to be, collaborating with each other, paying homage to the horror genre, and much more. And for more information on Lyons’ short film, be sure to check out their website Here.

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- Heather Wixson

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New Linklater Film to Open Nyff

13 June 2017 4:08 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here. You may think it's a little early to start prepping for fall film festival season, but New York Film Festival wants to prove you wrong. The festival just announced its opening film and it's one we've heard surprisingly little about: Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying.

The film will be a spiritual sequel of sorts to Hal Ashby's The Last Detail, with Bryan Cranston taking over Jack Nicholson's reins. Cranston stars with Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell, and the men head off on a coastal road trip after Carell's son dies while serving overseas in Iraq. If this sounds on the treacly side, we can count on Linklater to give it some verve. Plus if Nyff has the confidence in the film to announce its major placement several months away, the Texan filmmaker could have something special coming our way.

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- Chris Feil

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Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' to open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

In an unusually early announcement, top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have selected Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying to open the 55th New York Film Festival.

The film will receive its world premiere on September 28 and marks another coup for the streaming giants after Netflix’s 13th opened the festival last year. Amazon Studios financed Last Flag Flying and will release theatrically in the awards season corridor on November 17. FilmNation holds international sales rights.

Last Flag Flying stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell’s character who has been killed in Iraq.

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters played in Hal Ashby’s 1973 drama The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young.

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'Last Flag Flying' to open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

In an unusually early announcement, top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have selected Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying to open the 55th New York Film Festival.

The film will receive its world premiere on September 28 and marks another coup for the streaming giants after Netflix’s 13th opened the festival last year. Amazon Studios financed Last Flag Flying and will release theatrically in the awards season corridor on November 17. FilmNation holds international sales rights.

Last Flag Flying stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell’s character who has been killed in Iraq.

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters played in Hal Ashby’s 1973 drama The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young.

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” has been tapped as the opening night film of this year’s New York Film Festival.

The movie is a sequel of sorts to 1973’s “The Last Detail,” a profane drama about a group of Navy officers that scored Oscar nominations for Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. Linklater’s film has an entirely new cast. It stars Steve Carell as Doc, a soft-spoken vet whose only child has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi invasion. Bryan Cranston plays Sal, the volatile part that Nicholson made famous, with Laurence Fishburne as another vet named Mueller. Together the friends go on a road trip up the Eastern Seaboard.

Last Flag Flying” will have its world premiere on Thursday, September 28. The film will open theatrically on November 17, 2017 from Amazon Studios. Past opening night films include hits such as “Gone Girl,” “Life of Pi,” and “The Social Network, »

- Brent Lang

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Richard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s New York Film Festival — the 55th edition of the lauded Gotham-set fest — is still a few months out, but they’ve already picked at least one starry premiere: Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” which will open Nyff on September 28.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today that the road trip drama will serve as the Opening Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (taking place September 28 – October 15) and will have its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, September 28. The film will open theatrically on November 17 from Amazon Studios.

Read More: Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ Casts Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne

Linklater’s film is being billed as something of a “spiritual sequel” to Hal Ashby’s 1973 film “The Last Detail,” which starred Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young in an adaptation of Darryl Ponsican’s novel of the same name. »

- Kate Erbland

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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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Polanski rape victim asks La judge to drop case

9 June 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Samantha Geimer speaks up on behalf of ‘justice’.

The woman raped by Roman Polanski 40 years ago flew in to Los Angeles to ask a judge on Friday to drop charges against the director.

Samantha Geimer, now 53 and living in Hawaii, was 13 when Polanski assaulted her at the Hollywood house of Jack Nicholson, who was not home at the time of the incident.

In her first public legal appearance in the long-running saga, Geimer appealed to Los Angeles Superior Court judge Scott Gordon. “I am not speaking on behalf of Roman, but justice,” she said.“I implore you to consider to resolve this matter without incarcerating an 83-year-old man.”

Judge Gordon delayed on a decision as he considers a request by Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun to unseal testimony by former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson.

It is the contention of the Polanski camp that their client has served sufficient prison time under a plea deal, and evidence »

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