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Would James Dean have been a Newman or a Brando?

13 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As newly restored versions of James Dean's three films come to BFI Southbank, John Patterson reflects on the star's enduring acting style

What if he'd lived, James Byron Dean? What if he'd never ploughed his Porsche Spyder into that oncoming station wagon, had won his auto race that afternoon in Paso Robles, and gone back to work after the weekend to reshoot his final drunk scene from Giant, the one he'd botched the week before?

Would he have had Paul Newman's career: expertly managed, disciplined, intelligent, building himself year upon year towards the iconic status he finally achieved, and two-page spread obits on his death? It's not implausible to think of Newman as someone who benefited directly from Dean's death he inherited Dean's role in the 1956 boxing picture Somebody Up There Likes Me or as an actor who many times in the late 50s and 60s played characters (Hud, »

- John Patterson

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Warner Archive Collection unsaddles The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons of Maverick on DVD

7 March 2014 10:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg reviews the DVD releases of The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons of Maverick...

As much as James Garner (Murphy’s Romance) is associated with the Western television series Maverick one is reminded when watching the episodes again that other members of the family of con artists and poker players make an appearance, in particularly Jack Kelly (Forbidden Planet) who unlike Garner appeared in all five seasons.  The partnership of brothers Bret (Garner) and Bart (Kelly) allowed for a lot of mischievous antics which saw them encounter corrupt lawmen, hostile Indians, beautiful damsels, and conniving cattle ranchers.

Always quoting words of wisdom from their dear Pappy, James Garner got the opportunity to play dual role of the elder Maverick in an episode named after him; the show stars Adam West (Batman) as villain with a cowboy hat which predates his transformation into a superhero wearing a cape and cowl. »

- Trevor

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The greatest Best Actor race? Where does this year's class rank in Oscar history?

24 February 2014 3:20 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This year’s Best Actor race is shaping up to be one of the greatest of all time. And by greatest, I mean both the most competitive and also the most outstanding, in the sense that each nominee is excellent — hypothetical winners in almost any other year. They also reflect the depth of superb male performances in 2013. Consider: Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Joaquin Phoneix (Her), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) all missed the cut.

EW’s Owen Gleiberman recently analyzed this year’s Best Actor race, calling it the most “fiercely, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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10 Days Til Oscar. Sigh and Think of Paul Newman.

20 February 2014 1:36 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Today's magic number is 10. I know you were hoping for a look back ten years to that long awaited 2003 Supporting Actress Smackdown but the lists of reasons that has been delayed multiple times are too boring and painful to share. I promise it's coming! (I'll try for the Saturday morning before the Oscars as a deep breath before the plunge.) Funny but true: I was working on it earlier today and thought "oh, I know. I'll post it on the 10th anniversary of that Oscar ceremony" But guess what date that turns out to be? February 29th. A leap year haha and the date doesn't exist this year. 

Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward in 1958 after the Oscars

I haven't managed to find a fun trivia note involving the number 10 that relates to this year's Oscars so please enjoy this photo of Paul Newman mocking his Oscar losses with a makeshift trophy »

- NATHANIEL R

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James Bond & Best of Warner Bros. Blu-ray Collections on Sale

19 February 2014 6:58 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Amazon has two great deals going on right now for a couple of impressive Blu-ray collections. The first is the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection, which also includes Skyfall along with over 120 hours of extras, including "World of Bond", "Being Bond", "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style" and "Skyfall Videoblogs" for only $119.99, which is 60% off the $300 list price. This week's deal also includes three HD digital copies of past Bond movies. If you're interested, click here to buy it. Next is the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, which includes the following 50 titles along with Ultraviolet digital copies of each with the * noting Best Picture winners. Grand Hotel* (1932) Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935) Wizard of Oz (1939) Gone with The Wind* (1939) Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Mrs. Miniver* (1942) Casablanca* (1942) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) American in Paris, An* (1951) Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gigi* (1958) North By Northwest (1959) Ben-Hur »

- Brad Brevet

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Buzzmakers: Shirley Temple Dies, Duggar Sex Tips

15 February 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

1. Shirley Temple Black Dies

Legendary child actress Shirley Temple Black passed away on Monday night, Feb. 10. She was 85.

The actress, perhaps best known for her 1930s films Little Princess, Bright Eyes and Heidi, died in her Woodside, Calif. home, her nephew Richard Black told The Hollywood Reporter. She had recently begun hospice care.

Temple is survived by her three children, her daughter Linda from her marriage to John Agar, and her son Charles and daughter Lori from her marriage to Charles Black.

Temple, who served as a foreign ambassador and diplomat for four U.S. presidents, won a Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award in 2006. "When I was 3 years old, I was delighted to be told that I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was," she said during her acceptance speech. "I have one »

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Ralph Waite obituary

14 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for playing John Walton Sr in the Us television family drama The Waltons

Ralph Waite, who has died aged 85, worked as a social worker, Presbyterian minister, publicist and book editor before turning to acting and landing the part as patriarch of a struggling American family in the wholesome Us television drama The Waltons (1972-81).

For nine series and more than 200 episodes from 1972 to 1981, as John Walton Sr – "Pa" – he was the quiet tower of strength bringing up a family of seven during the depression and second world war with his wife, Olivia (Michael Learned).

The barefoot Virginia hillfolk operated a sawmill on Walton's Mountain, in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Their trials and tribulations, based on Earl Hamner Jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain, were seen through the eyes of the eldest son, John-Boy (played by Richard Thomas for most of the run, then Robert Wightman), a »

- Anthony Hayward

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Ralph Waite obituary

14 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for playing John Walton Sr in the Us television family drama The Waltons

Ralph Waite, who has died aged 85, worked as a social worker, Presbyterian minister, publicist and book editor before turning to acting and landing the part as patriarch of a struggling American family in the wholesome Us television drama The Waltons (1972-81).

For nine series and more than 200 episodes from 1972 to 1981, as John Walton Sr – "Pa" – he was the quiet tower of strength bringing up a family of seven during the depression and second world war with his wife, Olivia (Michael Learned).

The barefoot Virginia hillfolk operated a sawmill on Walton's Mountain, in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Their trials and tribulations, based on Earl Hamner Jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain, were seen through the eyes of the eldest son, John-Boy (played by Richard Thomas for most of the run, then Robert Wightman), a »

- Anthony Hayward

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"Waltons" Dad Ralph Waite Dead At Age 85

14 February 2014 10:18 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Actor Ralph Waite has died at age 85. He became an icon of American television as the kindly father on the hit TV series The Waltons, which ran for nine seasons beginning in 1972. Waite received an Emmy nomination for his performance and he appeared in several Waltons reunion shows and TV specials over the years. Waite had a diversified career prior to acting. He was a Marine, social worker and ordained minister. He became disillusioned with the church and entered the acting profession. Despite a battle with alcoholism for many years, Waite was always in demand both on TV and in feature films. He received another Emmy nomination for his performance in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots. His feature films include Cool Hand Luke, The Stone Killer, Lawman and The Magnificent Seven Ride! He peppered his acting career with political activism and ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic candidate for Congress on three occasions. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Ralph Waite, Star Of ‘The Waltons’, Dies At 85

13 February 2014 7:17 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

So sad! Ralph Waite, who was famous for his role as the father on the hit 1970s drama ‘The Waltons’, has died at age 85.

Ralph Waite, a prolific actor who was best known for playing John Walton Sr. (aka Papa Walton) on the CBS TV series The Waltons from 1972 to 1981, died on Feb. 13.

Ralph Waite Dead — ‘The Waltons’ Dad Dies At 85

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actor — who was nominated for his role on The Waltons in 1978 and for his role in the miniseries Roots in 1977 –  played the Waltons patriarch for its entire nine-season run, later reprising his role in several Waltons telepics. A man of many talents, Ralph also directed 16 episodes of the classic show.

Ralph appeared in many films during his seven-decade-long career, including classics such as Cool Hand Luke in 1967 and Five Easy Pieces in 1970. He starred in several early 1970s films such as Chato’s Land, The Magnificent Seven Ride! »

- tierneyhl

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'The Waltons' Patriarch Ralph Waite Dies

13 February 2014 6:33 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Waltons star Ralph Waite has died.

Ralph Waite, who played patriarch John Walton, Sr. on CBS' The Waltons, died on Thursday at the age of 85, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Waite starred on the long-running CBS series for nine seasons, playing the family man who worked at a lumber mill on Walton's mountain. The role earned him an Emmy nomination in 1978. The year prior, he was given an Emmy nomination for his supporting role in the mini-series Roots.

An accomplished actor, Waite also starred in classic films such as Cool Hand Luke, Five Easy Pieces, The Bodyguard and Cliffhanger. In 1990, he made an unsuccessful bid for a congressional seat in California's 37th District.

Waite continued working in his later years, appearing on Days of Our Lives, Bones and NCIS. »

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Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played the Father on ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 85

13 February 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ralph Waite, a hard-working actor best known for his role as the father on CBS’ hit drama “The Waltons” during the 1970s but more recently seen in recurring roles on “NCIS” and “Days of Our Lives,” has died. He was 85.

Waite was nominated for two Emmys, one for his role as John Walton Sr. on “The Waltons” in 1978 and another for his role in the miniseries “Roots” the previous year.

The actor appeared on “The Waltons” during its entire run from 1972-81 as well as in a number of “Waltons” telepics that followed.

Waite also appeared in a number of feature films, including classics “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967 and “Five Easy Pieces” in 1970, as well as several in the early 1970s including  “Chato’s Land,” “The Magnificent Seven Ride!” and “The Stone Killer” before settling in with “The Waltons.” More recently he appeared in Kevin Costner-Whitney Houston vehicle »

- Carmel Dagan

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R.I.P. ‘The Waltons’ Patriarch Ralph Waite

13 February 2014 5:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The man who played the patriarch on CBS’ long-running series The Waltons has died. Ralph Waite was 86. He starred for nine seasons on the Depression-era drama as John Walton Sr., who eked out a living at the family lumber mill on Walton’s Mountain. He also directed more than a dozen episodes of the hourlong series, which ran from 1972-81 and was followed by a series of telefilms. He scored an Emmy nom for the role in 1978. Waite’s acting credits date to the mid-1960s, appearing in TV series including Bonanza and N.Y.P.D. and later as slave ship mate Slater in the landmark miniseries Roots, a key supporting role that earned Waite his first Emmy nom. He also worked on the big screen, including roles in the classic films as Cool Hand Luke and Five Easy Pieces. After The Waltons, Waite worked regularly in TV and film. The White Plains, »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Ralph Waite Dead: Waltons Patriarch Dies at Age 85

13 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Ralph Waite, the actor who played the father on CBS' The Waltons in the 1970s, has died, Deadline reported Thursday, Feb. 13. He was 85. Waite starred for nine seasons on the Depression-era drama as John Walton Sr., a role that earned him his second Emmy nomination in 1978. (His first was for the miniseries Roots in 1977.) A working actor since the 1960s, Waite's film resume included classics such as 1967's Cool Hand Luke, 1970's Five Easy Pieces, and 1992's The Bodyguard. He also had recurring roles [...] »

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Sam Rockwell To Ooze A Criminal Charm In The Eel

20 January 2014 3:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sam Rockwell’s inability to secure an Oscar nomination for a career filled with hilarious and dazzling turns in films like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon and The Way, Way Back has not stopped the actor from attracting a large fanbase and much love from the independent film community. In Park City to promote Lynn Shelton’s new comedy-drama Laggies, Rockwell is now starting to drum up support for The Eel, which he will star in for writer/director Roberto Bentivegna, whose script appeared on the 2012 Black List.

The Eel should be a darker turn for Rockwell, who will play an escaped convict drawn back into a life of crime when a corrupt sheriff kidnaps the heiress to an oil fortune. As Kevin Walsh, one of The Eel‘s producers, told Deadline, Rockwell’s role “of a criminal on the run… reminded us of Drive and Cool Hand Luke. »

- Jordan Adler

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Sam Rockwell Finds The Eel

19 January 2014 8:49 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’re always glad to hear when Sam Rockwell gets another gig to show off his superior acting chops and also, inevitably, his superior dance abilities. There’s no indication he’ll be getting down in The Eel, but he has signed on to star in writer-director Roberto Bentivegna’s latest.Rockwell, who is currently in Sundance supporting Lynn Shelton’s comedy drama Laggies, has scored the role of an escaped convict who becomes entangled in a corrupt sheriff’s plot to kidnap an oil heiress. The plan, as you might expect, goes badly, endangering Rockwell’s continued freedom.Bentivegna landed on the 2012 Black List with the script and has since scored the chance to direct it thanks to the backing of The Way Way Back’s writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash and their fellow producer Kevin Walsh. “Nat, Jim and I want to foster other directors and writers with this new company, »

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Sam Rockwell Joins The Eel

17 January 2014 5:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sam Rockwell has signed on to star in the upcoming indie drama The Eel, which reunites him with The Way, Way Back producers Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who are forming a new production company they have not named yet.

Roberto Bentivegna is directing from his own script, which centers on an escaped convict (Sam Rockwell) who is drawn into a corrupt sheriff's plot to kidnap the heiress of an oil fortune, which complicates his quest for freedom. The actor's deal was finalized just as he arrived in Park City, Utah for the Sundance premiere of his new film Laggies.

Here's what Kevin J. Walsh had to say about their new company, and teaming up to produce this script that landed on The Black List in 2012.

"Nat, Jim and I want to foster other directors and writers with this new company, and Roberto's film gives Sam the »

- MovieWeb

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