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Both Mel Gibson and Sean Penn broke out big in the summer of 1982. Gibson soared as a haunted loner in action thriller The Road Warrior and Penn stood out as a stoned high school student in the goofy comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Both had already shown their skills -- Gibson in Mad Max and Gallipoli, Penn in Taps -- and the roles they played in the following years showed the wide range of their dramatic talents. Thanks to the popular Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson became known as an action star. He balanced that out with roles in intense dramas and light comedies, and eventually turned to filmmaking, winning two Academy Awards for Braveheart. His latest directorial project, the wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge, is due for release on November 4. For his...
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After developing a passion project for nearly 20 years, Mel Gibson is finally ready to move forward, bringing another A-list star along for the ride. Sean Penn is in talks to star alongside Mel Gibson in the unique biopic Professor and the Madman. Both stars will play the two men who helped create the Oxford English Dictionary, under amazing circumstances.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mel Gibson purchased the rights to Simon Winchester's book of the same name back in 1998, and has been developing it ever since. For many years, he had planned to direct the biopic himself, but this new report reveals that he has handed the directorial reins over to Farhad Safinia, who co-wrote Apocalypto with Mel Gibson. Farhad Safinia wrote the screenplay, with Todd Komarnicki and John Boorman writing an earlier draft.
Well, pretty soon, you’re going to get A Few Good Men on NBC.
The Peacock Net made recent buzz official Wednesday by announcing it will broadcast a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play in early 2017.
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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of John Huges as director.
John Hughes’ is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past few decades. His contributions as writer, director, and producer have created many well-loved and contemporary classic films. While his impact as a filmmaker in general overshadows his contributions just as a director, there are many commonalities between the films he directed versus the films he only contributed a script. As such, the trademarks considered below are meant to represent the films directed by John Hughes, but they can easily also apply to the films he contributed to, but did not direct.
Hughes’ career began as a writer for several advertising campaigns. He went on to join National Lampoon where he wrote several films including 1984’s Vacation, »
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