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Lee Marvin Died 29 Years Ago Today – Here Are His Ten Best Films

29 August 2016 7:32 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

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. Upon making his debut in summer stock, »

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Cary Fukunaga Comedy ‘Maniac’ With Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Gets Series Order From Netflix

23 March 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cary Fukunaga‘s “Maniac” has received a 10-episode series order from Netflix. The comedy, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, is based on a Norwegian series about a mental patient who lives in a fantasy world inside his mind. Stone and Hill will reunite after previously starring together in “Superbad,” to play patients at the same institution. Fukunaga will direct all the episodes. The series hails from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, and no writer is attached Fukunaga, Stone and Hill will serve as executive producers alongside Michael Sugar and Doug Wald of Anonymous. Ashley Zalta will co-executive produce. Also Read: Jeremy Renner Says Taking. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Emma Stone to Star in Black List Script ‘Letters From Rosemary’ (Exclusive)

21 March 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emma Stone is attached to star in the Black List spec script “Letters From Rosemary.”

The script tells the story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the first born daughter to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Kennedy, Sr., and the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. After displaying behavioral problems that caused her to fall behind accolades of her siblings due to a mental disability that was long kept secret, Joseph Kennedy arranged one of the first prefrontal lobotomies for her at age 23.

The procedure failed and left her permanently incapacitated. The spec, written by first timer Nick Yarborough, will take a look at broad look at the moments leading up to the procedure and how it affected the family going forward.

Steve Golin and Doug Wald of Anonymous Content, whose “Spotlight” just took the top prize at the Oscars, will produce the project. »

- Justin Kroll

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