The Cry Baby Killer (1958) - News Poster

News

Jack Nicholson's Youngest Son Looks Exactly Like the Oscar Winner at NYC Fundraiser—Take a Look!

Jack Nicholson's Youngest Son Looks Exactly Like the Oscar Winner at NYC Fundraiser—Take a Look!
Like father, like son! Jack Nicholson and his youngest son, Ray Nicholson, stepped out for a theatre fundraiser this past weekend in the Hamptons where they quickly proved how similar they look. The 77-year-old screen legend and his 22-year-old son share those very distinctive eyebrows, as well as an irresistible smile. Besides the physical similarities, both Nicholsons share a passion for the movie scene. At the age of 22, Jack made his big screen debut in the 1959 movie, The Cry Baby Killer.  Meanwhile, Ray already has two assistant director credits to his name including the comedic drama, A Reunion, released earlier this year. The father-son duo has remained close over the years....
See full article at E! Online »

Famous Film Debuts: The First Roles Of Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson And More

  • Moviefone
Let's rewind the clock (and some very old video) to the glorious, often unsung moment when future superstars made their film debut. This star-studded video essay, created by Flavorwire, digs up some obscure cameos from your favorite actors and actresses. For example, who knew that future "Office" leading man John Krasinski appeared briefly in David Mamet's "State and Main?" Or that Zach Braff's first role was in "Manhattan Murder Mystery?" Speaking of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone was the "pretty girl on train "in his 1980 movie "Stardust Memories," and Woody himself made his acting debut opposite Peter O'Toole in 1965's "What's New Pussycat?" You can check out their debuts, as Robert De Niro's, Sylvester Stallone's and more, in the video above. (On a film nerd note: Jack Nicholson's first role was actually in 1958's "The Cry Baby Killer," but since he's so much fun as an eager,
See full article at Moviefone »

Nicholson Tears Up During Corman Tribute

  • WENN
Nicholson Tears Up During Corman Tribute
Jack Nicholson fought back tears as he paid tribute to the director who gave him his big break in the late 1950s during a recent documentary chat.

The movie legend agreed to sit down for 20 minutes for director Alex Stapleton's Roger Corman film, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, but according to The Hollywood Reporter he became emotional as the memories ticked by.

He ended up spending hours chatting to Stapleton, who says, "After we finished, Jack told me, 'I've only gone on camera one other time for something like this - for Stanley Kubrick.'"

Nicholson's first movie role was in Corman's 1958 movie The Cry Baby Killer.

Documentary Catch Up: 'Undefeated,' 'Page One,' 'Buck,' 'Corman's World,' 'If a Tree Falls' and 'We Were Here'

I wrote about Project Nim last time (read that here) and since then I have watched six more documentaries, trying to close the gap on the number of documentaries I missed out on seeing over the course of 2011. As a result, I have now seen five of the 15 documentaries shortlisted by the Academy for Oscar consideration and unfortunately I don't have access to the other ten, though I still have the much talked about Senna and Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss yet to watch. Beyond all that, however, I have six documentaries to briefly discuss today so let's no waste anymore time... Undefeated Undefeated is hands-down, without a doubt fantastic. Yet, at the moment, two things piss me off about it. The Weinstein Co. hasn't done anything to promote it. There isn't a clip; there isn't a trailer; and the poster I used to the left is some rush
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

[Nyff Review] Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

  • The Film Stage
Roger Corman is an interesting character. He’s a provocateur, a goof, a “schlockmaster,” a great assembler of talent, an independent film legend, an international film buff, an under-appreciated master of concepts and execution. All of these sides are shown in Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, director Alex Stapleton‘s new documentary that attempts to reconcile all of these disparate character traits and titles into one cohesive piece. And, happily, he mostly succeeds.

The film is a combination of Hollywood luminaries relating to the audience what makes Corman so unique through talking head interviews mixed with a mostly-chronological telling of his story to inform us of what exactly we should be admiring about him. The crux of the story seems to be that he is under-appreciated not only amongst the film elite but also from an entire new generation of film fans that grew up without drive-thrus or grindhouses (alas,
See full article at The Film Stage »

50 Reasons Why Jack Nicholson Could Be The Greatest Living Actor

Jack Nicholson wasn’t particularly good looking, muscular or indeed an early screen success story when he won his colourful, breakthrough supporting role, at the age of 32, in Dennis Hopper’s 1969′s road-trip classic Easy Rider. But his remarkable presence in that film and future prominent roles in Five Easy Pieces, Carnal Knowledge, The Last Detail, and Chinatown along with his Oscar winning turn in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest subsequently cemented him as one of the finest leading actors of the era.

Some 40 years (and 40 odd films… including iconic turns in The Shining, Batman, A Few Good Men and The Departed) later, even in semi-retirement, the legendary 73 year old with the killer grin, is still considered an undisputed king of the screen. And here are 50 reasons why I think he could just be the greatest living actor today.

1. Charisma

Jack Nicholson is one of the most charismatic actors in the business.
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites