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Golden Years: David Bowie’s essential movie performances

4 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

David Bowie.  Thin White Duke, Goblin King, Ziggy Stardust, Genius.  The world was shocked by his death, so soon after gifting us with his album, Blackstar.  Released only days ago on his 69th birthday and intended as a parting gift to us all, David Bowie was wonderful, weird, and surprising until the very end.

While there’s no denying the musical talent Bowie brought to generations through his many albums and character incarnations, the film world has also lost a charismatic actor known for some iconic roles.  While Bowie may not have worked steadily as an actor, his roles were carefully chosen and memorable, allowing him to work with some of the most talented directors of the past 40 years.

Whether Bowie is the Goblin King, a beautiful androgynous alien, or the master of the fashion catwalk to you, we look back and celebrate his most iconic performances in film.

The Man Who Fell To Earth »

- Rachel West and Sasha James

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Review: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Is a Superb, True Crime Must-See

2 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are media frenzies … and there are media frenzies. You can make a similar distinction when discussing legal circuses and celebrity meltdowns. The O.J. Simpson murder trial, a public narrative that delivered a series of sensational jolts from start to finish, consistently falls into the second camp. Everything veers to the right side of the ellipses - the sensational side, the side that goes too far, almost to the improbable. The case, which ended with the acquittal of Simpson on two counts of murder, was referred to as "The Trial of the Century" - the last one - and within »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT

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Review: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Is a Superb, True Crime Must-See

2 February 2016 7:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are media frenzies … and there are media frenzies. You can make a similar distinction when discussing legal circuses and celebrity meltdowns. The O.J. Simpson murder trial, a public narrative that delivered a series of sensational jolts from start to finish, consistently falls into the second camp. Everything veers to the right side of the ellipses - the sensational side, the side that goes too far, almost to the improbable. The case, which ended with the acquittal of Simpson on two counts of murder, was referred to as "The Trial of the Century" - the last one - and within »

- Tom Gliatto, @gliattoT

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Movie Poster of the Week: “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and David Bowie in Movie Posters

16 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: UK one sheet for The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1976). Designed and illustrated by Vic Fair.David Bowie, who left our planet this week, appeared in some 20 movies, but his appearances on movie posters are restricted to just a handful of films. Many of his roles, especially in later years, were cameos or small, but significant, character parts. He memorably played Pontius Pilate in Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Andy Warhol in Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat (1996), and Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige (2006); he appeared as himself in films as varied as Christiane F. (1981), Zoolander (2001) and Bandslam (2009); and he was endearingly strange as an FBI agent in the opening section of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).His most important and iconic film role by far is his starring role as the titular alien in Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth »

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Music Icon/Actor David Bowie Dies

11 January 2016 12:31 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Upi:

David Bowie, one of rock music’s most talented musicians, and most iconic and lasting figures, died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69.

The rock legend released his final album, Blackstar, on Friday, his 69th birthday.

David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” the official statement read. “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

The message was also posted on Bowie’s official Facebook page.

His son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, posted this photo on his Twitter page.

Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m

Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016

As an actor, he appeared as everything from an alien in the movie »

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David Bowie, Legendary Rocker And Actor, Dead At Age 69

11 January 2016 7:45 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Bowie starred in the 1976 cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

David Bowie, one of the most iconic rock and rollers of all time, has died after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Bowie exploded onto the British rock scene in 1969 and quickly became an international sensation. Over the decades he remained relevant by constantly reinventing himself and producing a wide range of music. He even created an alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, who simultaneously built an equally enthusiastic audience. Cinema Retro readers should also recall that Bowie had a successful career as an actor as well. His first appearance on screen was as an extra in the 1969 film "The Virgin Soldiers" but over the decades he won acclaim for his performances that afforded him leading roles and the chance to play memorable supporting characters as well. His film credits include "The Man Who Fell to Earth »

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Warner Bros. Pictures Releases Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice TV Spots; New Images From 2016 Slate Including Tom Hanks In Sully

11 January 2016 4:00 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled brand new photos from their upcoming lineup of films hitting cinemas in 2016.

Above is Tom Hanks with director/producer Clint Eastwood on the set of the upcoming film Sully. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Sully also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.

Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the »

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Iconic Rock/Pop Singer Bowie Dead: His Most Notable Movies (Updated/Expanded)

11 January 2016 2:15 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

David Bowie in 'The Hunger' with Catherine Deneuve. David Bowie movies: Iconic singer memorable as fast-aging vampire in 'The Hunger,' Nikola Tesla in 'The Prestige' Singer and sometime actor David Bowie, one of the iconic figures of the English-language music scene of the second half of the 20th century, died of cancer yesterday, Jan. 10, '16. Bowie (born David Robert Jones in the London suburb of Brixton) had turned 69 on Jan. 8. His son, filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon), has confirmed Bowie's death on Twitter. Bowie was seen in only a couple of dozen movies during his four-decade show business career. Among his most memorable film roles were those in the titles listed below. The Man Who Fell to Earth Directed by Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, Don't Look Now) from a screenplay by Paul Mayersberg (based on a novel by Walter Tevis), The Man Who Fell to Earth »

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Legendary Musician David Bowie Dies at 69

10 January 2016 11:05 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Bowie, the seminal British musician behind such era-defining hits of the 1970s as “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Young Americans” and “Fame,” died Sunday. He was 69.

News of Bowie’s death was confirmed on the artist’s official Facebook page late Sunday. He was widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians and most original songwriters of all time.

David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” Bowie’s family said in a statement.

The androgynous singer and songwriter also appeared in films including Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” “Labyrinth,” Tony Scott’s “The Hunger,” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.” He also appeared on Broadway as the star of “The Elephant Man.”

His latest album, the jazzy “Blackstar,” was released Friday to positive reviews. His son, director Duncan Jones, also tweeted the news.

Very sorry and sad to say it's true. »

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David Bowie Dies at 69 Years Old After Battling Cancer

10 January 2016 10:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news to report this Sunday night. Musical legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. A singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie was also a producer who helped pioneer the glam rock movement of the 70s and 80s. He also dabbled in art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica. Over the course of his 40 year career, he also appeared in movies such as the 1976 cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth and Labyrinth in 1986. David Bowie succumbed to a long bout with cancer. The artist's personal social media accounts left this announcement about his passing.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

David Bowie just celebrated his 69th birthday this past Friday, »

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Music Legend David Bowie Dead at 69 After 'Courageous 18-Month Battle with Cancer'

10 January 2016 10:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Music legend David Bowie had died at the age of 69, it has been confirmed. The news was released late Sunday on his official Facebook page. A statement to fans read: "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief." Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) January 11, 2016 Bowie's son Duncan »

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Ryan Coogler Accepts La Film Critics’ ‘Challenge’ and Issues His Own

10 January 2016 1:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“We may have cheated a bit in creating a film that has been called a love letter to journalism,” admitted “Spotlight” producer Blye Pagon Faust in accepting the drama’s best film honor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.’s annual awards dinner Saturday night. It was a comment that summed up an evening where all the love from honorees was deflected right back to the critics and journalists in the room.

But “Creed” director Ryan Coogler took things a step further. In accepting the New Generation Award, an honor he was relieved didn’t carry a “best” connotation and accepted as a challenge to continue putting his voice into the world, the 29-year-old recalled the first time he ever saw a critic actually doing the work of film criticism. It was at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, his first trip overseas. With a short film in tow, he found »

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Star in an Untitled TV Pilot and 3 Other Casting Opportunities

5 January 2016 11:50 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The camera loves you, and we’ve got the perfect casting opportunities from the latest and greatest in teen TV, modeling, ensemble film, and theater. Untitled TV PILOTThis untitled pilot “aimed to be presented at a major network” may be the next big thing in teen drama! Said to be along the high-stakes lines of one-hour hits like “Pretty Little Liars” and “Gossip Girl,” this L.A.-based production is seeking submissions for male and female leads Finn, a British rock star adapting to fame in the City of Angels, and Rory, the headstrong daughter of a rock legend. The series is also casting Finn’s little brother, Ollie. Wilhelmina, MODELSTyra may have pulled the plug, but you could still be America’s next top model! Wilhelmina is now seeking models and actors for representation from the Philadelphia, Penn., area and holding auditions between January and April in Conshohocken, Penn. »

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