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This Week's Cover: EW's Best and Worst of 2014, starring Entertainer of the Year Jimmy Fallon

3 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

It's our favorite time of year again: list-making season! To celebrate, this week's Entertainment Weekly dives deep into 2014 to give you our rundown of the year's best and worst in pop culture. Movie critic Chris Nashawaty ranks the year's top films (we see you, Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy) and calls out some bad ones (two too many volumes, Nymphomaniac!); TV critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz rave about Transparent and Fargo but refuse to Wanna Marry Harry; the music team reps Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent while rejecting Robin Thicke; and the books staff relishes Emily St. »

- EW staff

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Turner Classic Movies Garner Tribute Next Monday

25 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Garner movies on TCM: ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’ among highlights (photo: James Garner ca. 1960) James Garner, whose film and television career spanned more than five decades, died of "natural causes" at age 86 on July 19, 2014, in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. On Monday, July 28, Turner Classic Movies will present an all-day marathon of James Garner movies (see below) as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated star of Murphy’s Romance and Emmy-winning star of the television series The Rockford Files. Among the highlights in TCM’s James Garner film lineup is John Frankenheimer’s Monaco-set Grand Prix (1966), an all-star, race-car drama featuring Garner as a Formula One driver who has an affair with the wife (Jessica Walter) of his former teammate (Brian Bedford). Among the other Grand Prix drivers facing their own personal issues are Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato, while Akira Kurosawa’s (male) muse Toshiro Mifune plays a »

- Andre Soares

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Movies This Week: July 25-31, 2014

25 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »


The Austin Film Society begins a very rare series this Sunday afternoon at the Marchesa called "The Sepia Screen." They'll be spotlighting 35mm "race" films from a special collection at Southern Methodist University from the days when movie theaters were segregated. This weekend, they'll be screening a 1946 short called Vanities, a 1946 feature called Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A. and 1949's feature Souls Of Sin. Elizabeth's preview has details plus some insights on the series from Afs programmer Lars Nilsen.

On Tuesday evening, Afs is hosting Two Step, a locally-shot SXSW 2014 favorite (Don's review). Director Alex R. Johnson and composer Andrew Kenny (The Wooden Birds, The American Analog Set) will be in attendance for a Q&A. The current Afs Essential Cinema series is closing out on Thursday evening with Liv and Ingmar. After filling the Marchesa's screen over the last few weeks with some of their greatest collaborations, »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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TCM Remembers James Garner with All-Day Marathon on July 28

21 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The Oscar nominated actor passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles at age 86.

TCM’s lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour(1961); and the gender-bending Victor/Victoria (1982).

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to James Garner.

TCM Remembers James Garner – Monday, July 28

6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner

8 a.m. – Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) – starring Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson and James Garner

9:30 a.m. – Grand Prix (1966) – starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Yves Montand

12:30 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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Remembering James Garner: See the 7 Most Memorable Roles of the Rockford Files Star

21 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

From Westerns to war films, James Garner had a relaxed charisma all his own. As a Pow, as a gunfighter, as a private eye, Garner wore his charm like an old sweater - it never went out of style, and it always fit. In the wake of Garner's death Saturday at the age of 86, let's look back at seven of his most memorable roles, all of which showcase what critic Todd VanDerWerff calls Garner's rare ability to "make his essential James Garner-ness work in just about any situation." Maverick, 1957-1962 Though he'd had parts on the big screen for years, »

- Nate Jones

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Iconic Film and Television Actor James Garner Dies at 86

21 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Christopher Rosa 

Screen legend James Garner died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday. He was 86 years old. Garner’s most recent work was voicing Shazam in the 2010 short animated film  Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam; however, his extensive résumé dates back to 1956.

Garner’s most notable film roles include The Great Escape (1963), The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), the music-packed Victor Victoria (1982), and Murphy’s Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He is perhaps best known for the television series Maverick and The Rockford Files, the latter of which won him an Emmy for his performance in 1977. Garner also played wise-cracking grandpa Jim Elgan on ABC’s 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter from 2002 to 2005.

New fans of Garner may recognize him for his work in The Notebook (2004), where he played the elder NoahDuke” Calhoun, »

- VH1

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Movie News: Marvel Sets Movies Through 2019; James Garner Dies At 86; First Teaser for Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler'

21 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Marvel: Oh, boy! Marvel Studios has scheduled releases for its next five movies, claiming July 28 and November 3, 2017; July 6 and November 2, 2018; and May 3, 2019. Officially, Marvel has set Avengers: Age of Ultron for May 1, 2015, Ant-Man for July 17, 2015, and Captain America 3 for May 6, 2016, with Doctor Strange widely expected to arrive on July 8, 2016; Marvel has previously claimed May 5, 2017 for another unannounced title. So what Marvel movies do you most want to see? [Marvel]   James Garner: Actor James Garner, whose career in movies and television spanned more than 50 years, has died at the age of 86. He gained fame in the TV Western Maverick before scoring on the big screen with roles in The Great Escape, The Americanization of Emily, Grand Prix, and...

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- Peter Martin

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James Garner's Five Best Sleeper Films

20 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Almost every obituary for the quietly great James Garner, who died on Saturday, July 19, concentrated on his TV triumph, The Rockford Files, which made it easy to forget that this marvelously artless actor had a fine film career, too. True, Garner didn’t have a lot of hits. Who cares? The handsome actor went for the art, not the simpleminded smash. After his career-defining turn as Hendley "The Scrounger" in The Great Escape, this understated Okie made a slew of wonderful sleepers. Here are some of the best. Box office be damned. The Americanization Of Emily (Directed by Arthur Hiller, MGM 1964) Supposedly his favorite role, Garner plays the scales of cynicism so gracefully in this anti-war gem, he makes them sound like a symphony. He »

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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

20 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim »

- Frank Ochieng

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R.I.P. James Garner: Sally Field, James Woods and more mourn the 'Rockford Files' star

20 July 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hollywood came out in force to mourn the loss of movie and TV great James Garner on Sunday, sharing their personal recollections and thoughts on the passing of the Oscar-nominated (and Emmy-winning) star at the age of 86. Check out a sampling below, then share your own fond memories of Garner and his work in the comments. Sally Field: "My heart just broke. There are few people on this planet I have adored as much as Jimmy Garner. I cherish every moment I spent with him and relive them over and over in my head. He was a diamond." James Woods: Lois Garner just told me, "I'll never be the same. My Jim is gone." Her tears speak for all of us. #JamesGarner Rip — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 20, 2014 Carole King: I worked with #JamesGarner on the set of "Murphy's Romance". He was one of the nicest people. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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James Garner Died at His Home at 86

20 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

James Garner passed away at his home in Los Angeles on July 19.

Actor James Garner known for his roles in The Rockford Files and Maverick has died at the age of 86.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded at about 7:57 pm last night to an unspecified medical request at his address. West Lapd has confirmed they responded and after their investigation, it appears he died of natural causes.

Garner received an Emmy nomination for best actor in Maverick in 1959, and he won an Emmy for his role as Private Investigator Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files in 1977.

Garner was not just known for his roles in television as he was able to transition from television to film. In the 1960s, he starred in The Children's Hour with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, The Thrill of It All and Move Over Darling with Doris Day, The Americanization of Emily with Julie Andrews, The Art of Love with Dick Van Dyke »

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James Garner, Hollywood Icon, Dead At Age 86

20 July 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Artist Pete Emslie's tribute to Garner. (Courtesy of The Cartoon Cave),


By Lee Pfeiffer

Hollywood lost another member of its rapidly diminishing roster of stars who can truly be called legends. James Garner has passed away from natural causes following years of battling severe health issues that kept him out of the public eye. He was 86 years old. Like many actors of his generation, he drifted into the profession as an unlikely candidate for stardom. Garner served in the Korean War and was awarded two Purple Hearts, a fact he was characteristically humble about discussing. He landed some parts in "A" list feature films in the late 1950s before starring as Bret Maverick in the smash hit TV series "Maverick". His popularity exploded in the 1960s when he became part of a select number of TV stars to successfully transfer their popularity to the big screen. Garner made a major »

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Maverick, The Rockford Files: James Garner Dies at 86

20 July 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Television legend James Garner has died at the age of 86. He reportedly passed away late last night.

Garner began his career with a non-speaking role in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial on Broadway after helping actor Lloyd Nolan learn his lines. He then landed a regular role in the touring production.

From there, he moved on to small roles in movies and television. While he found success starring in more than 50 films over the course of his career -- including The Thrill of It All, The Americanization of Emily, Victor/Victoria, Murphy's Romance, Support Your Local Sheriff!, and The Notebook -- Garner really made his mark on the small screen.

He starred in a comedic Western, Maverick, in 1957 on ABC. Garner's Bret Maverick character sought out high-stakes poker games and rarely stayed in one place for very long. Unlike »


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Celebrities remember James Garner on Twitter

20 July 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

On Saturday, Hollywood leading man James Garner died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 86.

When the news broke, celebrities immediately took to Twitter to remember the man behind Maverick, The Rockford Files, and so much more. Here are just a few of those tributes:

Rip to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed.

Nicholas Sparks (@NicholasSparks) July 20, 2014

Matt Weiner on casting Don Draper: “James Garner was the model. That’s who I wanted.”

Brett Martin (@brettmartin) July 20, 2014

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- Samantha Highfill

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James Garner has Died at the Age of 86

20 July 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Actor James Garner has died at the age of 86, reportedly of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Garner was probably best known for his television shows "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files", though his presence on film won't go overlooked especially in such films as The Great Escape, Grand Prix, Sayonara, The Americanization of Emily, Victor/Victoria, The Notebook and Space Cowboys. My personal experience with Garner's work is limited to only a couple of the films mentioned above, but perhaps mostly when he appeared as the father to Mel Gibson in the feature film version of Maverick, co-starring Jodie Foster. Garner was something of an everyman performer, nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in 1986 for Murphy's Romance, three-time Golden Globe winner, though never for his most popular roles, two-time Emmy winner and most recently, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild »

- Brad Brevet

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James Garner, Iconic Actor and 'Rockford Files' Star, Dead at 86

20 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Garner, a legendary actor of both the small and silver screens for nearly six decades, passed away Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 86. Lapd confirmed reports that the actor was found dead at his home, and while Garner suffered from various ailments in recent years – including a minor stroke in 2008 – it appears he died from natural causes, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A towering, charismatic presence with a slight Oklahoma accent from his childhood, Garner's long filmography is filled with dozens of unforgettable roles, from long TV stints as »

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R.I.P. James Garner

20 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary actor James Garner has died at the age of 86.  TMZ reports that an ambulance was sent to the actor's Los Angeles home on Sunday but he was dead when they arrived. The distinctively voiced actor reportedly died of natural causes.

With more than five decades of projects under his belt, Garner was one of those rare actors who had an equally successful career in both television and movies. 

On TV he was in not one but two iconic roles as the title characters in 1950s western-comedy "Maverick" and 1970s detective drama "The Rockford Files". He subsequently appeared in the 1994 "Maverick" film as the father of Mel Gibson's younger Maverick lead.

He also starred in over fifty films including many iconic titles like "The Great Escape," "Grand Prix," "Victor/Victoria," "The Americanization of Emily," "Marlowe," "Hour of the Gun," "Up Periscope," "The Art of Love," "The Fan," "Barbarians at the Gate, »

- Garth Franklin

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Movie News: Film, TV Icon James Garner Dies at 86

20 July 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Los Angeles – He was the guy that could take care of things for you, with a wink of the eye and a slightly cynical air. Handsome star James Garner distinguished himself in both film and television, and passed away on July 19th, 2014, in Los Angeles after a long stretch of health problems. He was 86.

Garner broke in on a national level by starring as professional gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s TV series, “Maverick,” and went from there to take on leading man and character roles in classic films such as “The Children’s Hour,” “The Great Escape,” “The Americanization of Emily,” “Victor Victoria,” and “Murphy’s Romance.” He even completed a TV-to-movie cycle by appearing in the Mel Gibson film version of “Maverick.” He also made a second character splash on TV in the 1970s, portraying private investigator Jim Rockford in the sly and popular show, “The Rockford Files. »

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Actor James Garner Dead at 86

20 July 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Oscar-nominated actor James Garner has passed away at the age of 86.

From AP:

Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.

Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. Pdt and confirmed Garner’s identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.

There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.

Although he was adept at drama and action, Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style, especially with his hit TV series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files. »

- Movie Geeks

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James Garner, TV legend from 'Maverick' and 'Rockford Files,' dies

20 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

James Garner, the rugged leading man who charmed generations of audiences with his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files, and The Notebook, died of natural causes on Saturday night in Los Angeles, according to TMZ and the Associated Press. The Emmy winner—and 14-time nominee—had suffered a stroke in 2008 and was 86.

The persona he first projected in Maverick in 1957—handsome, charming, genial, a bit of a rogue, mostly a mensch—established Garner as America’s leading television actor. Born James Scott Baumgarner in Norman, Okla., in 1928, he survived an upbringing that was at best knockaround and often, at the hands of a cruel stepmother, »

- EW staff

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