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Coen Brothers Support John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Going Places’

4 November 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the Coen Brothers’ beloved 1998 comedy “The Big Lebowski,” The Dude, Walter and Donny face off against colorful pederast bowler Jesus Quintana, played by John Turturro. Since the film’s release, Jesus has grown in the imagination of the fanbase as well as Turturro himself. Now, Turturro’s latest directorial effort “Going Places,” based on Bertrand Biler’s novel and 1974 erotic comedy film by the same name, resurrects the Jesus character in a spinoff of “Lebowski.” In a new interview with Screen Daily, Turturro says that the Coens support his new film.

Read More: ‘Going Places’ First Look: John Turturro Resurrects Jesus Quintana In ‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel

“It kind of blew their minds,” says Turturro. “They thought it was a great idea and told me, ‘We’ve taken a character inspired from a stage play and now you want to put him in a movie which is a French movie, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Review: "Billy Two Hats" (1974) Starring Gregory Peck; Blu-ray Special Edition From Kino Lorber

6 October 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By John M. Whalen

Ted Kotcheff’s “Billy Two Hats” (1974) is one of those off-beat kind of movies they made back in the mid-Seventies when studios still believed in small, realistic films that focused on character more than shoot-outs, believable story lines more than special effects and solid performances by seasoned actors who knew their craft more than flashy histrionics by shiny boys and girls who just stepped off the front pages of the supermarket tabloids. It’s not a great film by any means. It’s slow, and a bit heavy handed in getting across the themes contained in Alan Sharp’s (“Osterman Weekend,” “Ulzana’s Raid”) script, but it’s worth watching, if only so you can say you’ve seen the only “Kosher Western” ever made.

57-year-old Gregory Peck, speaking with a thick Scottish accent, stars as Arch Deans, a bank robber on the run with his »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Dude Abides Midnights at The Tivoli – The Big Lebowski

4 September 2016 9:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“That rug really tied the room together!”

The Big Lebowski plays this weekend (September 9th and 10th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. 

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that The Big Lebowski is a mystery, like the Coen brothers’ previous film, Fargo. Where Fargo is a thriller, The Big Lebowski is a parody. Hidden in the jokes, satire, idiosyncratic characters, and musical numbers, the story is about a hippie “bum,” brilliantly portrayed by Jeff Bridges, who is unwittingly sucked into becoming a pawn in kidnapping and embezzling scams. As the narrator aka ‘The Stranger’ (Sam Eliot) succinctly puts it, “Sometimes there’s a man–I won’t say a hee-ro, ’cause what’s a hee-ro?–but sometimes there’s a man. And I’m talking’ about the Dude here–sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time’n place, »

- Tom Stockman

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A Few Words about Gene Wilder and Jon Polito

4 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Gene Wilder 1933 -2016

In all likelihood, the events of this past week probably didn’t offer any more or less sadness and pain to be distributed among willing and unwilling recipients, a.k.a. all of us currently participating in the game of Life. It’s a strange, unsettling time to bear status as a citizen of the world, wherever it is in that world one happens to call home. But speaking as only one of billions buffeted about by the weirdness of a human condition in which terrorism has started to feel commonplace, and in which the policies of political campaigns are used as flimsy opportunities to stir fear, prejudice and an increasingly volatile mythology of helpless American victimization at the hands of hordes of murderous invaders, the sorrow contained in this past week crested perhaps a little higher than might have even been expected.

Gene Wilder had been »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Sagan Lewis, ‘St Elsewhere’ Star, Dies at 63 After Cancer Battle

9 August 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sagan Lewis, who starred as Dr. Jacqueline Wade on the hit 1980s medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” died Sunday after a six-year battle with cancer, her husband, “Oz” creator Tom Fontana, said Tuesday. She was 63. According to Fontana, Lewis died at her home in New York City. Born Susan Jane Lewis in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1953, Lewis began her career in acting as a young adult. She joined the cast of “St. Elsewhere,” for which Fontana was a writer, after the series’ showrunner Bruce Paltrow created a regular role for her. Also Read: David Huddleston, 'Big Lebowski' Star, Dies at 85 Lewis’ other television. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Daily | Marker, Ray, Rohmer

7 August 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Today's round of news and views opens with a review of Superior Viaduct's release of the audio track of Chris Marker’s La Jetée on vinyl. Plus: Essays on Nicholas Ray, Eric Rohmer and Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou, Ida Lupino, Marguerite Duras, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Holt, a book on Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, remembering the actual Big Lebowski, David Huddleston, interviews with Pedro Almodóvar, Kent Jones, Clint Eastwood, Steven Soderbergh, a trailer for the new restoration of Ken Loach's Kes—and more. » - David Hudson »

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David Huddleston, Acclaimed Character Actor, Dead At Age 85

5 August 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Huddleston and John Wayne in Howard Hawks' 1970 Western "Rio Lobo".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Like many character actors, David Huddleston's name may not be familiar to movie fans- but they certainly would recognize him, especially if they are retro film fans. Huddleston, who this week at age 85, was a star of stage and screen. He  began making feature films in the 1960s and became steadily employed in both low-budget and major Hollywood productions, generally playing  folksy, good old boy Southern characters, though he did snag the title role in the 1985 Salkind production of "Santa Claus" as well as the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic "The Big Lebowski". He scored with audiences for his performance as the foul-mouthed town dignitary in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" and appeared in "Capricorn One", 'Smokey and the Bandit II", "Haunted Honeymoon" and two films with John Wayne: Howard Hawks' "Rio Lobo »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Big Lebowski's David Huddleston Dead at 85

5 August 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hollywood has lost one of its own.  David Huddleston, the character actor renowned for his longtime career in television and film, has died. The actor passed away on Tuesday from advanced heart and kidney disease, his wife Sarah C. Koeppe confirmed to the New York Times. Huddleston was 85 years old.  Born in Virginia in 1930, he first served in the United States Air Force before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The Emmy nominee ultimately got his start on the small screen in the 1960s with roles on Bewitched, Bonanza, Charlie's AngelsThe Rockford Files and countless more. He worked up until 2014 with guest appearances on The Wonder Years, The West »

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‘Big Lebowski’ Actor David Huddleston Dies At 85

5 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

David Huddleston, known for his role in The Big Lebowski, died Tuesday, August 2 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 85 years old. ‘Big Lebowski’ Actor David Huddleston Dies At 85 Huddleston, born in 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, served first in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic before moving on to study […]

The post ‘Big Lebowski’ Actor David Huddleston Dies At 85 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Nadia Misir

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David Huddleston, Who Played the Titular ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

5 August 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David Huddleston, a character actor with more than 140 credits, died Tuesday at the age of 85, the Los Angeles Times reports. His wife Sarah Koeppe, a casting agent, said he died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

Read More: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Coens’ Cult Classic ‘The Big Lebowski

Huddleston starred in Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy hit “Blazing Saddles” and the 1985 family film “Santa Claus: The Movie,” but his most famous role came late in his career when Joel and Ethan Coen cast him as the puffed-up phony millionaire in “The Big Lebowski.” Despite having only a handful of scenes in the film, Huddleston turned in an unforgettable and hilarious performance, thanks in part to lines like “Strong men also cry,” “The bums will always lose,” and “What in God’s holy name are you blathering about?”

Born and raised in Virginia, Huddleston served in the Air Force and »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘The Big Lebowski’ Star David Huddleston Dead at 85

5 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

David Huddleston, the prolific character actor whose credits include The Big Lebowski and Blazing Saddles, has passed away from from heart and kidney disease at the age of 85. Even if you didn’t know his name, you almost certainly recognized his face – as a far as reliable “that guys” go, Huddleston was top notch, never failing […]

The post ‘The Big Lebowski’ Star David Huddleston Dead at 85 appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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David Huddleston dies by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-08-05 11:41:24

5 August 2016 3:41 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

David Huddleston as Lebowski American actor David Huddleston has died, aged 85.

Huddleston, who lived in New Mexico, was best known for playing the millionaire title role in The Coen Brothers The Big Lebowski. He also starred alongside Dudley Moore in Santa Claus: The Movie.

Born in 1930, Huddleston served as an engine mechanic in the Us Air Force before forging a career as a character actor, with roles also including Mayor Olson Johnson in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1990 for a guest appearance in TV comedy The Wonder Years.

His widow Sarah Koeppe - who was a casting director on Santa Claus: The Movie - said he died on Tuesday as a result of advanced heart and kidney disease.

She told the Santa Fe New Mexican: "He was never the star. He got to work with or become friends with all kinds of people, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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David Huddleston, actor who played The Big Lebowski, dies at 85

5 August 2016 2:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Screen veteran most recognised for the cult Coens comedy, had also starred in Santa Claus: The Movie, Blazing Saddles and Frantic

David Huddleston, best known for playing the title role in The Big Lebowski, has died at the age of 85.

The actor, who amassed more than 100 screen credits since the 1960s, died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

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- Benjamin Lee

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David Huddleston, Actor Who Portrayed 'The Big Lebowski,' Dead at 85

4 August 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

David Huddleston, most famous for his role as the real The Big Lebowski in the film of the same name, has died, Los Angeles Times reports. He was 85.

His wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed to the newspaper that he died of advanced heart and kidney disease on Tuesday in Santa Fe, N.M.

The character actor played a number of parts over the course of his more-than-50-year career. He acted on Broadway, television and also in commercials. But it was his breakout role later in life that brought him the most notoriety, »

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David Huddleston, The Big Lebowski Star, Passes Away at 85

4 August 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, as a great character actor has passed away. David Huddleston, best known as the title character in the Coen Brothers' classic The Big Lebowski, died at the age of 85. The actor's wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed that her husband died on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He had passed from advanced heart and kidney disease.

The Los Angeles Times confirmed the actor's death with his wife. David Huddleston was born September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, which is part of the Blue Mountains region. He would act in local community productions before he attended the Fork Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic, and when his service had ended, he went to New York to study acting on the G.I. Bill.

He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic »

- MovieWeb

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Newswire: R.I.P. David Huddleston of The Big Lebowski and Blazing Saddles

4 August 2016 5:41 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, actor David Huddleston—probably best known for playing the actual Big Lebowski in the classic Coen Brothers film—has died. According to a statement from his family, he had been suffering from heart and kidney disease. Huddleston was 85.

Born in Virginia in 1930, Huddleston initially seemed set up for a career in the military. He attended the Fork Union Military Academy and became an officer in the Air Force, but he officially entered the world of acting after attending the historic American Academy Of Dramatic Arts. Most of Huddleston’s first acting roles were bit parts on TV shows, including Harrigan And Son, Adam-12, Then Came Bronson, Bewitched, and McMillan & Wife. His first big role in the movies came in 1972’s Bad Company, which starred a young Jeff Bridges—who Huddleston would memorably run into again later in his career.

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

4 August 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

4 August 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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'The Big Lebowski' Star David Huddleston -- Dead at 85 (Photo Gallery)

4 August 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

David Huddleston -- the actor who played "The Big Lebowski" -- died Tuesday of kidney and lung disease ... according to his wife. He died on Tuesday at his home in Sante Fe. Huddleston is most famous for playing the title role in the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic, alongside Jeff Bridges. He was a popular character actor in TV and movies for 50 years and has a ton of credits to his name. He also played Ben Franklin »

- TMZ Staff

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David Huddleston Dies: Prolific Character Actor With ‘The Big Lebowski’ Title Role Was 85

4 August 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Huddleston, a prolific character actor with dozens of credits, but was best known for playing the title role in the 1998 Coen Brothers comedy The Big Lebowski, has died in New Mexico following a battle with kidney and liver disease. He was 85. A native of Virginia, Huddleston was born in 1930 in Vinton, and raised in Villamont. As a young man he was an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force before attending American Academy of Dramatic Arts on the G.I… »

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