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George Clooney is all polka-dotted out on the latest issue of W Magazine! The 52 year-old movie star covers their annual Art Issue in a custom-designed installation by Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama. But trust George to still look amazing in a Giorgio Armani suit and bow-tie with painted white dots and a white shirt with black dots, all while posing in front of a spotted background. Inside the mag, the Oscar winner is asked who the greatest love of his life is, to which he responds: “I haven’t met her yet.”Though he was recently linked to Croatian model Monika Jakisic in October, his last serious relationship was with former WWE diva Stacy Keibler. Click the ‘Launch Gallery’ below to see who else the A-lister has dated.While Clooney plays coy about his love life, he didn’t shy away from revealing the Hollywood legends that have inspired his ideal woman. »
- tooFab Staff
Washington, Dec. 3: George Clooney has revealed that he is yet to meet the greatest love of his life.
The 'Gravity' star told W magazine that he fell madly in love with Audrey Hepburn as an 11-year-old when he saw 'Roman Holiday', where the late actress played a princess being pursued by a reporter, People Magazine reported.
The 52-year-old actor said that he found Hepburn as elegant as anything he'd ever seen.
- Rahul Kapoor
In the special-effects-heavy Gravity, most his scenes were shot solo, which George Clooney says suited him just fine. "I actually like working by myself," he says with a laugh. But what about off-screen? Who is there to keep him warm? And, on that subject, the often-reticent star is more forthcoming, but only slightly. When it comes to the greatest love of his life, "I haven't met her yet," Clooney, 52, matter-of-factly tells W magazine for its 8th annual Art Issue, on sale as of Dec. 2 (for the cover the Dream Man looks like an Op Art Nightmare in polka dots painted »
- Stephen M. Silverman
A Conversation with Edith Head will be held at The Sheldon Ballroom in St. Louis on December 6th and 7th
All About Eve, Roman Holiday, The Ten Commandments, A Place In The Sun, The Sting. These great films and hundreds more have one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897–1981). The small woman with the familiar straight bangs, black-rimmed saucer glasses, and unsmiling countenance racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a sixty-year career. The golden age of Hollywood sparkled with extravagant cinematic productions and stars such as Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Mae West, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Redford were made even more glamorous by donning the costumes designed by incredibly talented Ms Head.
Theater director Susan Claassen, a New Jersey native got the idea for a project based on Edith Head several years ago after »
- Tom Stockman
All About Eve, Roman Holiday, The Ten Commandments, A Place In The Sun, The Sting. These great films and hundreds more have one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897–1981). The small woman with the familiar straight bangs, black-rimmed saucer glasses, and unsmiling countenance racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a sixty-year career. The golden age of Hollywood sparkled with extravagant cinematic productions and stars such as Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Mae West, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Barbara Stanwyck, and Robert Redford were made even more glamorous by donning the costumes designed by the incredibly talented Mrs. Head.
Theater director Susan Claassen, a New Jersey native, got the idea for a project based on Edith Head several years ago after she watched a televised biography of the designer. She realized that her physical resemblance to the designer was uncanny, »
- Tom Stockman
She was a lonely princess. He was a cocky civilian. And after she escaped the palace, the unlikely couple fell in love. It's the plot of Roman Holiday and — according to this soapy romance from director Oliver Hirschbiegel — the true-enough story of the last two years of Princess Diana's life. (Alas, unlike Audrey Hepburn, this short-haired gamine had a fatal destiny in France.)
You're forgiven for assuming the boyfriend is Dodi Fayed, the wealthy Harrods heir who spent the month of August 1997 squiring the world's most photographed woman on his yacht. Nope, Diana is about her other beau, Pakistani doctor Hasnat Khan, who was so determined to keep his private life private that what split the couple up after two years was secrecy itself. That you prob »
• Edith Head's classic designs – in pictures
Edith Head, the subject of today's Google Doodle, still holds the record for most Oscar wins by an individual woman: eight, all for her costume designs. Most of these wins came in the early 50s, including two for Audrey Hepburn movies, Roman Holiday and Sabrina, but it was Head's work on a string of Alfred Hitchcock films that have ensured her place in the cinematic firmament.
In fact, it's fair to say that Head's costume work in films such as Vertigo, The Birds, and Rear Window was integral to Hitchcock's particular, recondite concern: the dismantling of apparently perfect women. The co-ordinated suits and neat frocks worn by the likes of Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly and Kim Novak were the most obvious part of »
- Andrew Pulver
Just in time for Halloween, today’s Google homepage celebrates Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, on what would have been her 115th birthday (she passed away in 1981).
In 1924, Head was hired as a costume sketch artist for Paramount Pictures. She would go on the create costumes for everyone from Sophia Loren to Elizabeth Taylor, and is probably most well-known for her work on of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, including Vertigo, The Birds and Rear Window.
- Erin Strecker
I miss the Google Doodle's that were interactive. Sigh. The glory days that evaporated so very recently. But today's honoree is a rare Tfe appropriate treat. Google's banner is honoring Edith Head, 8 time Best Costume Design Oscar winner on her 116th birthday.
She won her Oscars for The Heiress (1950), Samson and Delilah (1951), All About Eve (1951), A Place in the Sun (1952), Roman Holiday (1954), Sabrina (1955), The Facts of Life (1961) and The Sting (1974) but the nominations were practically endless. For comparison's sake, today's reigning costume queens Sandy Powell and Colleen Atwood have but 10 nominations and 3 wins each -- stunning track records unless you place them next to Edith's 35 & 8!
My favorite modern tribute to Edith Head's costuming dominance, though, is still "Edna Mode" from The Incredibles (2004). The resemblance being perfectly uncanny, though Edith would still tower over her mini-me Edna at 5' feet 1½
This is as good a time as any to tell »
- NATHANIEL R
Google has marked the 116th anniversary of Edith Head's birth with a Google Doodle.
Head, who was born on October 28, 1897 and died on October 24, 1981, won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design.
Of 35 nominations, she won 'Best Costume Design' Oscars for The Heiress (1950), Samson and Delilah (1951), All About Eve (1951), A Place in the Sun (1952), Roman Holiday (1954), Sabrina (1955), The Facts of Life (1961) and The Sting (1974).
Head designed outfits for actors including Mae West, Frances Farmer, Ginger Rogers, Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Tippi Hedren and Katharine Hepburn among others.
She is the only costume designer to have been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, placed at 6969 Hollywood Boulevard.
With just a couple episodes of AMC's his drama series "Breaking Bad" left to go, Bryan Cranston is poised to return to the big screen for director Jay Roach. Deadline has word that the Emmy-winning actor will take the lead in Trumbo, a film based on the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (Huac) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties. Following his release, Trumbo continued to fight the power, and never fell out of the limelight in his quest against a fear-rattled Washington DC. More below! During his fight against Huac and the blacklist, Trumbo was still able to write films like Gun Crazy and Spartacus for the big screen, albeit under pseudonyms. Trumbo even won two Oscars, one which was given to him posthumously for his work on Roman Holiday, originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter, »
- Ethan Anderton
Bryan Cranston has lined up a project, now that "Breaking Bad" is coming to an end. The actor is headed back to the big screen to play Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted after refusing to testify for the House Committee on Un-American Activities during an investigation about Communist influences on the movie industry.
Trumbo also served 11 months in prison for being found in contempt of Congress after not answering the questions. Though he was blacklisted, he continued to write movies, though many were credited to fake names, including "Roman Holiday" and "Spartacus."
Despite rumors that he may play Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman, Bryan Cranston has lined up his first post-Breaking Bad role as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the Jay Roach directed biopic Trumbo. The biopic is looking to shoot in 2014 which would put it at odds with Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel. Not impossible, but it isn't looking likely for Cranston to play the bald-headed nemesis to Superman. Dalton Trumbo is best known for the screenplays Roman Holiday, Spartacus, »
- Alex Maidy
Dalton Trumbo was the highest-paid screenwriter of his era earning an Oscar nomination for his screenplay Kitty Foyle. His career seemingly came crashing to a halt when he was called before House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac), refusing to answer any questions about his political affiliations.
He was sent to prison and was one of the infamous "Hollywood 10" writers to be completely blacklisted from the studio system. However, he ended up winning two Academy Awards in the 1950s for the classics Roman Holiday and The Brave One, which he wrote under pen names. He eventually launched a campaign to end the blacklist once and for all, going on to write other classics such as Spartacus, Exodus and Papillon. The writer died of »
In 1953, Dalton Trumbo won his first Oscar for writing Roman Holiday, but the man who went up to the podium (and whose name was on the film) was Trumbo’s friend Ian McLellan Hunter. Three years later, Trumbo won a second Oscar for The Brave One, but the name engraved on the statuette was “Robert Rich.” Why did he need a human stand-in and a pen name if he was doing such stellar work? Because he had been blacklisted after serving nearly a year in prison for contempt of Congress. You see, there was a hilarious time in American history that we all look back on and laugh at because it was dominated by members of the government being terrified of ideas that were different from their own. Although it’s difficult to imagine a United States Senator (and a Republican at that!) railing against a leftist agenda in Hollywood today, it »
- Scott Beggs
Breaking Bad actor to star as 'Hollywood 10' member who was persecuted by Hollywood for suspected communist sympathies
Austin Powers and Bruno director Jay Roach's independently funded drama aims to shoot in 2014 with a screenplay by John McNamara. Titled Trumbo, the film is based on the 1977 book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.
Cranston, whose star has risen dramatically in Hollywood following the success of Breaking Bad, is also tipped to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to this year's Superman reboot Man of Steel 2. That casting has not been confirmed, and Cranston said earlier this month he knew nothing about it.
Trumbo is a hugely significant figure in Hollywood history. It was his naming in 1960 as »
- Ben Child
He was also a member of the U.S. Communist Party USA and refused to give information to McCarthy's House Committee on Un-American Activities. He became part of 'Hollywood 10', a group of screenwriters blacklisted by the studios.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Breathe easy, Bryan Cranston fans (Crans?): Heisenberg won't exit Breaking Bad only to tumble straight into more tiny supporting parts (Drive, Argo) and roles in tentpole junk (Total Recall, John Carter). Jay Roach has cast Cranston as the lead in a film about Dalton Trumbo, who was one of Hollywood's highest paid screenwriters when he was sent to prison in 1950 for refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. According to Deadline, "Trumbo became the movies' most prolific blacklisted writer, secretly writing such classics as Roman Holiday and winning two Academy Awards — under fake names." Roach recently did some solid work directing HBO's Recount and Game Change, but he also made the Austin Powers movies and Dinner for Schmucks — meaning there's no guarantee he's the guy to give Bryan Cranston his much-deserved Big Compelling Post-BrBa project. But Trumbo should trump Godzilla. Unless Godzilla's awesome. »
- Zach Dionne
Bryan Cranston has found yet another project to fill his schedule now that the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad is coming to an end. Director Jay Roach is now developing a feature film about the life of Blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo and according to Variety he has hired Cranston to play the lead role. John McNamara wrote the script for what will be called Trumbo, and it will tell the story of how the filmmaker was thrown in prison back in 1950 for not responding to questions during an interrogation from the House Committee on Un-American Activities (the government committee that worked to identify Americans with Communist ties). During his career as one of the highest paid writers in Hollywood, Trumbo wrote a number of classics, including Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Franklin Schaffner's Papillon, and William Wyler's Roman Holiday (his writing credit for the last in the list was only »
Bryan Cranston has spent five seasons showing the world he knows what to do when it comes to slinging meth, but what about slinging illegal scripts? It can't be all that different, right? Well, we'll soon find out in "Trumbo." Walter White is set to play famed, blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in an upcoming biopic about the man. Jay Roach ("Game Change," "Meet The Parents") is at the helm of the movie, penned by John McNamara, that will detail the life of the highly successful screenwriter, who was pulled in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he refused to testify and was quickly banned from working in Hollywood. But that didn't stop him. He moved to Mexico City and kept working, with credits on "Exodus," "Gun Crazy" and "Spartacus," and he posthumously won the Academy Award for "Roman Holiday" in 1992 (it was originally credited to Ian McLellan Hunter, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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