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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates 20 actors for an Oscar each year. Hollywood heavyweights including John Barrymore, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, John Cazale, and most recently, Alan Rickman, have died without receiving recognition. The Academy welcomed actors Bryan Cranston, Tom Hardy, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Rylance, and Alicia Vikander with their first ever nominations this year. The following are just 10 of many deserving actors who have yet to receive an Oscar nomination. Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland may be best known to younger audiences for his portrayal as President Snow in “The Hunger Games” series, but the seasoned veteran has delivered high-caliber work for more than half a century. Sutherland, who appeared in such classic films as “The Dirty Dozen” and “Mash,” delivers a performance for the ages in Nicolas Roeg’s drama “Don’t Look Now” (1973). Sutherland received a BAFTA nomination but »
Dog Day Afternoon: Forty years after its release, Dog Day Afternoon is heading to Broadway. Based on a real-life account of a bank robbery gone wrong and the ensuing hostage drama on a hot summer's day, the 1975 movie starred Al Pacino and John Cazale; it earned writer Frank Pierson an Academy Award. The stage version will be written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Between Riverside and Crazy. [Deadline] Jaws: The last remaining shark from Steven Spielberg's Jaws is heading to a museum in Los Angeles. Four models were originally made for the movie, but three were made with latex that deteriorated over the years. The fourth model, made with fiberglass, has been donated to the Academy Museum, which will house the collection of the...
- Peter Martin
Dog Day Afternoon: Forty years after its release, Dog Day Afternoon is heading to Broadway. Based on a real-life account of a bank robbery gone wrong and the ensuing hostage drama on a hot summer's day, the 1975 movie starred Al Pacino and John Cazale; it earned writer Frank Pierson an Academy Award. The stage version will be written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Between Riverside and Crazy. [Deadline] Jaws: The last remaining shark from...
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Dog Day Afternoon is coming to the Great White Way. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has commissioned a stage adaptation of Sidney Lumet's 1975 film for a future run on Browadway, with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis brought in to work on making that happen. The film, based on a true story, starred Al Pacino and John Cazale as a pair of truly awful bank robbers seeking to score some quick... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the film studio’s live stage play division, has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside And Crazy, The Motherf**ker With The Hat) to adapt Sidney Lumet’s 1975 film starring Al Pacino and John Cazale as friends and famously inept bank robbers seeking money to finance a sex-change operation. Frank Pierson, who died in 2012, wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay, based on a true story. Guirgis is an… »
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced Thursday that it is developing a new stage play based on Al Pacino‘s Oscar-winning 1975 movie “Dog Day Afternoon.” Stephen Adly Guirgis, who won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama last year for “Between Riverside and Crazy,” will write the stage adaptation. “Dog Day Afternoon” was released in 1975 and stars Al Pacino, John Cazale and Penelope Allen and follows a man who robs a bank to pay for his lover’s operation. It holds a score of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Also Read: 'Point Break' La Press Screenings Canceled by Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is currently. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and "The Get Down" executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis ("Between Riverside And Crazy") to adapt Sidney Lumet's classic 1975 film "Dog Day Afternoon" into a live stage play.
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has been behind adaptations of "Misery," "The Bridges Of Madison County" and "The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time" for the stage. They have a version of "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" in the works for a 2017 Broadway bow.
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- Garth Franklin
7 items from 2016
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