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This past Thursday, shortly after Michael Jackson’s untimely passing, a sick Internet rumor started that veteran actor Jeff Goldblum had died. His reps were quick to point out that the actor was, in fact, very much alive and well. For any of you doubting Thomases out there, here’s photographic evidence of the actor’s good health, taken just a couple weeks ago:
Of course, as many here in the MTV offices will attest to, Jeff Goldblum is king. He will always be David Cronenberg’s original “Fly” of course, but I love him best for starring alongside a young Laurence Fishburne as a high-class drug dealer in “Deep Cover.” And a designer drug dealer at that. In the honor of the fact that Jeff Goldblum still walks among us, I present to you this little photographic tour through his career.
I’ll admit, my heart skipped a beat »
- Adam Rosenberg
Cologne, Germany -- Vicco von Bulow, the German comedy multihyphenate better known as Loriot, will receive a lifetime achievement Lola at next week's German Film Awards.
A 10-member jury, which included producers Bernd Eichinger and Gunter Rohrbach, director Michael Bully Herbig and actress Jasmin Tabatabai among other local film luminaries, picked Bulow for the honor.
The 85-year-old first rose to fame as a cartoonist in postwar Germany before crossing over into television and then film.
His gently sardonic humor won over mass audiences as well as critics. His film debut, "Odipussi" (1988), which he wrote, directed and starred in, won him several awards, including a German Film Prize. His follow-up, "Pappa Ante Portas," was a similar critical and commercial success.
"Even though he only directed two feature films, (von Bulow) became a role model for everyone around him and for those who came after him in the field," Rohrbach said. "He set the standard. »
- By Scott Roxborough
No sooner does Berlin begin than the sales agents begin tipping their titles for Cannes. Fortiissimo is touting Taiwan director Tsai Ming-Liang's Face. Helen Loveridge, a founder of Fortissimo has set up her new company and has Cannes hopeful Altiplano directed by Peter Bosens and Jessica Woodworth and starring Jasmine Tabatabi, Olivier Gourmet and Magaly Solier. Her sales on Yes Madam, Sir are going well. TF1 has Love Reclaimed (Aka Starting Over, Tout Peut Recommencer) directed by CHAO Wang and produced by Sylvain Bursztein. A complete Tipped for Cannes Report is available to subscribing clients and will be updated until the final report comes out after the press announcemnt April 23. »
3 items from 2009
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