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Happy Birthday Lee Marvin! Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Born 94 years ago today, Lee Marvin rose through the ranks of movie stardom as a character actor, delivering mostly villainous supporting turns in many films before finally graduating to leading roles. Regardless of which side of the law he was on however, he projected a tough-as-nails intensity and a two-fisted integrity which elevated even the slightest material. Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was badly wounded in battle when a machine gun nest shot off part of his buttocks and severed his sciatic nerve. He spent a year in recovery before returning to the U.S. where he began working as a plumber. The acting bug bit after filling in for an ailing summer-stock actor and he studied the art at the New York-based American Theater Wing.
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Playback: Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman on ‘Darkest Hour’ and Never Looking Back

Playback: Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman on ‘Darkest Hour’ and Never Looking Back
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Legendary actor Gary Oldman has been one of the most laureled performers of the season for his work as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour.” As of Tuesday, he’s an Oscar nominee for just the second time in his storied career, and he remains frontrunner to win the award in March after scooping up a slew of critics prizes as well as the Screen Actors Guild trophy last weekend. In many ways it is the role of a lifetime, and if indeed Oldman graces the stage as winner of this year’s best-actor Oscar, there will no doubt be plenty who will view it as a long time coming for an artist who has dazzled with his commitment and grace for decades.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes
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‘Wonder Wheel’ or: When Autopilot Woody Allen Goes on Autopilot

When Woody Allen makes a movie these days, it’s akin to watching a dart in midair as it readies to hit the board. When he makes a hit, it hits (‘Midnight in Paris‘, ‘Blue Jasmine‘, ‘Café Society’, even older hits such as ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors‘); when the project flops, oh boy, does it flop (‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger‘ and ‘To Rome with Love‘ [you know, the one Ellen Page said she regretted working on. She was right, just not for the reasons she believes]); and sometimes, there’s a middle ground where the movie can fall into either group (‘Magic in the Moonlight‘ and ‘Irrational Man‘). ‘Wonder Wheel‘ marks three milestones for Mr. Allen: his forty-eighth major motion picture as he turns, a reunion with iconic Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro after their previously acclaimed collaboration and directing Kate Winslet, certainly one of the most iconic actresses of today, in what
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Jon Bernthal Says He Lost All Respect For Kevin Spacey On The Set Of Baby Driver

He is known for playing some of the roughest and toughest characters on the big and small screen including Marvel’s The Punisher. Now actor Jon Bernthal is sharing his experience working with Kevin Spacey during an interview on Sirius Xm’s “Jim and Sam Show.” Bernthal called the actor, who is currently under fire for alleged sexual misconduct, a “bully.”

Bernthal, who acted in Baby Driver alongside Spacey, said that the former House of Cards actor had left an incredible impression on Bernthal when he saw Spacey in a West End production of The Iceman Cometh several years ago. But after seeing the way Spacey behaved on the set of Baby Driver, Bernthal’s opinion changed:

“Going onto that set and working with him — I wasn’t there much and I wasn’t really in a situation to judge — but when I was there he really rubbed me the wrong way.
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Jon Bernthal Says Kevin Spacey Was a ‘Bully’ on ‘Baby Driver’ Set (Video)

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Jon Bernthal Says Kevin Spacey Was a ‘Bully’ on ‘Baby Driver’ Set (Video)
As Kevin Spacey continues to face scrutiny for his on- and off-set behavior, actor Jon Bernthal added to the fire, saying the disgraced “House of Cards” star was a “bully” on the set of Edgar Wright’s box office and critical hit film “Baby Driver.” In an interview on “The Jim and Sam Show” on SiriusXM, Bernthal said how Spacey had been one of his favorite actors from a young age, having watched him perform in a West End production of “The Iceman Cometh.” But after his small role in “Baby Driver” opposite Spacey, who plays the leader of a robbery.
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Kevin Spacey's Baby Driver Costar Jon Bernthal Says Actor Was a 'Big Bully' on Set

Kevin Spacey's Baby Driver Costar Jon Bernthal Says Actor Was a 'Big Bully' on Set
Jon Bernthal says he was privy to aspects of Kevin Spacey‘s alleged inappropriate conduct before the slew of recent sexual assault or harassment accusations were leveled against the star.

The actor told SiriusXM, “I just remember losing a ton of respect for him,” when asked to discuss their time working together on the summer hit Baby Driver.

“I remember being on that set and I remember him really rubbing me the wrong way,” recalled Bernthal. “And it’s funny, anybody who I was working with at the time, and people in my life remember me saying it and a
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Denzel Washington-Starring ‘Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway Is Casting—Apply Here

One of this season’s hottest Broadway shows will surely be Denzel Washington’s return to the New York stage in “The Iceman Cometh.” How would you like to star alongside the Tony and Academy Award winner? Casting directors Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths will hold Equity Principal Auditions for more than a dozen roles in the George C. Wolfe–directed revival. The team will see talent Oct. 19, 20, and 21 in New York City. Actors will be hired under an Equity Production (League) Agreement and will be paid a minimum $1,974 per week. Rehearsals are slated to begin Jan. 29, 2018, with the run itself set for March 22–July 1 or 8 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The celebrated Eugene O’Neill drama returns to the Great White Way for the first time since its Kevin Spacey–starring revival in 1999. It brings Washington back to the Main Stem following his celebrated outing leading “A Raisin in the Sun
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'Georgy Girl' Producer Robert A. Goldston Dies at 88

'Georgy Girl' Producer Robert A. Goldston Dies at 88
Producer Robert A. Goldston, whose credits ranged from such American Film Theatre productions as The Iceman Cometh and A Delicate Balance in the 1970s to the 1987 HBO film Mandela, died Saturday at his home in New York from complications of Crohn’s disease. He was 88.

A graduate of Harvard Law, Goldston practiced law briefly before entering show business, working first at Screen Gems/Columbia and then joining New York’s WNTA, the forerunner to public television station WNET. There, as president of NTA Productions, he was involved in the Play of the Week series, which ran from 1959-1961, broadcasting 67 Broadway-style...
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Tickets on Sale Now for Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!, Carousel, The Iceman Cometh and More

Tickets are now on sale forfour of the most anticipated shows on Broadway this season Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, and Renee Fleming in Rogers amp Hammerstein's Carousel and Denzel Washington in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Plus, group sales start up for Aaron Sorkin's new adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird.
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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly! and More

Tickets go in sale tomorrow, September 9, at 10 a.m. for fourof the most anticipated shows on Broadway this season Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, and ReneeFleming in Rogers amp Hammerstein's Carousel and Denzel Washington in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.
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‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders in Talks to Join Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer 2’

‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders in Talks to Join Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer 2’
Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders is in talks to join Denzel Washington in a lead role in Sony’s “The Equalizer 2,” with Antoine Fuqua directing.

Sony has set a Sept. 14, 2018, release date for the sequel, which begins shooting next month in Boston, but is keeping plot details from Richard Wenk’s script under wraps.

Narcos” star Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist. Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are returning from the 2014 film. Washington, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Tony Eldridge, and Mace Neufeld are producing the sequel.

The Equalizer,” based on the 1980s crime drama series, starred Washington as a retired CIA black ops operative who lives in Boston and becomes a vigilante against mobsters. The film, directed by Fuqua, performed respectably, grossing $192.3 million at the worldwide box office.

Sanders played the teenage version of the main character, Chiron, in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which
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‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal to Play Villain in ‘Equalizer 2’ Opposite Denzel Washington (Exclusive)

‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal to Play Villain in ‘Equalizer 2’ Opposite Denzel Washington (Exclusive)
Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in Sony and Escape Artists’ “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington.

Antoine Fuqua is returning to direct. Todd Black is producing.

Plot details are currently scarce, other than that Washington will reprise his role as Robert McCall, a former special ops agent who now helps those who can’t defend themselves. Details on Pascal’s character are unknown.
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Denzel Washington to Star in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway

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Denzel Washington to Star in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway
Denzel Washington is heading back to Broadway next year to star in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. The new production directed by Tony winner George C. Wolfe (“Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” “Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk”) and produced by Scott Rudin (“Hello, Dolly!,” “1984”) is set for a limited 14-week engagement. Previews begin March 22, 2018, with April 26 its opening night. Washington has a heavy theater background, dating back 40 years when he was in summer stock theater in Maryland, performing “Wings of the Morning,” which was written for him. Also Read: 'Fences' Review:.
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Denzel Washington to Star in Broadway's 'Iceman Cometh' Revival

Denzel Washington to Star in Broadway's 'Iceman Cometh' Revival
One of Broadway's biggest box-office draws, Denzel Washington, will return next year to star in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.

The revival will be produced by Scott Rudin with multiple Tony winner George C. Wolfe taking on directing duties. 

The Iceman Cometh is an epic 1939 drama, first produced in 1946, set in a down-market New York bar and following the circuitous conversations of its go-nowhere patrons. The one bright light in this dim world is the occasional visits of Theodore Hickey, a colorful traveling salesman whose garrulous manner appears to bring some relief from the atmosphere of hopeless desolation and...
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Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Jokes He's Drinking 'Heavily' Before Star-Studded Tony Awards Opening Number

Exclusive: Kevin Spacey Jokes He's Drinking 'Heavily' Before Star-Studded Tony Awards Opening Number
As Frank Underwood on House of Cards, Kevin Spacey is as cool and collected as they come, but when it comes to hosting the 71st Annual Tony Awards, the two-time Oscar winner admits that he's a bit nervous.

So how does Spacey calm his nerves? "I drink heavily," the star joked with Et's Jennifer Peros at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday.

Photos: 2017 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

Aside from that, Spacey said he knows how to use his nervous energy for his benefit.

"When you've been around long enough, you learn how to use that adrenaline, you learn how to use those nerves in a positive way rather than a negative way so you just kinda drive through it and hope for your best," he shared, adding again, "And have a couple drinks!"

Spacey, 57, also explained that, despite the fact that the show is televised nationally, his primary
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Will National Theatre's Angels In America Fly to Broadway?

According to the New York Post, the National Theatre production of Angels in America might soon fly to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes 'Angels may well wind up at one of the nonprofits - Lincoln Center perhaps, or a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Lane starred in a fine revival of The Iceman Cometh several years ago.'
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Kevin Spacey Announced as 2017 Tony Awards Host

Kevin Spacey Announced as 2017 Tony Awards Host
The Tony's finally found a host! After a lengthy search, CBS announced Kevin Spacey will host The 71 Annual Tony Awards. "I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this year's Tony Awards," Kevin said in a press release. "I think my career is definitely going in the right direction." Not only has Spacey dominated the award ceremony space recently with Netflix original series House of Cards, but he has actually won a Tony himself. Kevin won Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1991 for Lost in Yonkers. He was also nominated for Best Lead Actor in Play in 1999 for The Iceman Cometh. While many of us know...
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Iggy Azalea Gets Seven Diamond Rings From Rumored Boyfriend French Montana: See the Bling!

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The Iceman Cometh! Iggy Azalea was gifted with seven – that’s right, seven – diamond rings from her new rumored beau, French Montana. The “Fancy” rapper took to Instagram late Wednesday to show off her bedazzled new bling, posting a photo of all seven rings on her right hand. More: Iggy Azalea and French Montana […]
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