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It is very unfortunate that many young people today do not know who the great Olivia de Havilland is. While just about everyone knows classic films like Gone with the Wind and The Adventures of Robin Hood, many are unaware that one of the stars of such films is still alive today. Although she is retired, the 101-year-old de Havilland is just as vibrant as ever. She made headlines recently when she sued FX for their unfair portrayal of her in Feud. de Havilland has cemented her status as Hollywood royalty several times over, winning two Academy Awards and a
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Olivia de Havilland »
- Timothy Hickey
After winning three Academy Awards and establishing himself as one of the world's greatest living actors, Daniel Day-Lewis issued a statement last week announcing that he was retiring from acting, and that the film he recently completed, director Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, would be his last film performance.
The decision came as a shock to fans of the 60-year-old actor and father of three, many of whom feel like he has a lot more to offer in the way of brilliant performances. However, he's far from the first star to retire before his or her time. Here's a look at just a few major stars, throughout the history of Hollywood, who have walked away from their careers in search of something different.
Watch: Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting, Final Film 'Phantom Thread' to Premiere This Christmas
1. Sean Connery
20th Century Fox
After a long career playing everything from James Bond to romantic leads, Connery »
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
“Il Bello Marcello” highlights Italy’s greatest actor and, in turn, its greatest filmmakers.
Stalker continues its run.
Museum of the Moving Image
The Caan Film Festival is underway! Films from Michael Mann, Coppola, Hawks, and more kick it off.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plays on Sunday.
- Nick Newman
As we embark on the trek through hot summer blockbusters, let's take a breather and see what cool indies are in the works: Errol Flynn Gets Another Early Years Biopic Four years ago, we saw Kevin Kline play Hollywood icon Errol Flynn in his later years in The Last of Robin Hood, and we've seen him portrayed by Jude Law in The Aviator and by Guy Pearce in Flynn. Like the latter, a new biopic titled In Like Flynn will focus on his early years as a gold-seeking adventurer prior to becoming the star of such classic films as Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Mulcahy, who directed the original Highlander and its sequel, will be at the...
- Christopher Campbell
David Crow May 9, 2017
Errol Flynn is one of Hollywood’s very first action stars. Known for his dashing good looks (and his notorious after hours affairs), Flynn enjoyed a swashbuckling career in Hollywood throughout the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, famously defining the pirate subgenre with turns in Captain Blood (1935) and The Sea Hawk (1940), and going West, young man, for the genre’s first Technicolor extravaganza Dodge City (1938), as well as the classic piece of historical revisionism that is They Died With Their Boots On (1941). Of course, to many, he simply remains the definitive Prince of Thieves from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Sorry, Kevin.
But Flynn had plenty of adventures before he fell into movie song, drink, and lechery. And it appears it will be getting »
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