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When Rob Lowe emerged onto the scene in the 1980s he was a teenage heartthrob with sky-blue eyes and a winsome smile that drove swooning girls to wallpaper their bedrooms with posters featuring his impossibly pretty face. He was the dreamy Sodapop Curtis in “The Outsiders” and the persistant hustler Nick De Angelo in “Oxford Blues” and, later, the saxophone-playing screw-up Billy Hicks in Joel Schumacher’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a bad boy role that secured Lowe a spot, for better or worse, in the “Brat Pack,” a term coined for a core crew of actors such as Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Molly Ringwald — all of whom loathed the term — who defined coming-of-age movies during the Reagan administration.
By the late ’80s, Lowe’s reputation was marred by an underage sex scandal and his career as a dramatic actor sputtered, but he regained footing as a touted comedic talent, »
- Malina Saval
The 1994 film Blue Sky is something of an anomaly from the mid-90s. Filmed in 1991, it would be the last film feature of British auteur Tony Richardson’s career, who had been working in television for several years prior, ever since his coolly received 1984 adaptation of John Irvine’s The Hotel New Hampshire. Then, due to the bankruptcy of Orion Pictures, the film’s distributor, the final product was shelved for three years, at long last released in the autumn of 1994, going on to snag actress Jessica Lange her second Academy Award. Now, twenty years later, it’s a prestige that would seem near impossible to attain for a feature treated to the same fate in today’s market. This distinction potentially sets the film up for failure, which perhaps explains the lack of continued enthusiasm surrounding it.
Nuclear engineer Hank Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) is forced to uproot his »
- Nicholas Bell
Actor, comedian, producer, and all-around nerd Seth Green is celebrating the big 4-1 on Feb. 8. And we mean nerd in a good way -- come on, he even got married at Skywalker Ranch, how awesome is that?
Green began his rise to fame at the age of seven when he landed a role in an RCA commercial – but if it were up to Seth, he would have started even earlier.
Flashback: 9-Year-Old Elijah Wood Wants to Study the Sea
“When I was 2 years old I told my parents I wanted to be in entertainment. They go, ‘Yeah right, now go to sleep!’’ Green told Et back in 1988. “They never took me seriously, and [when] I was about 6 I told them that they were wasting the best years of my career, and if they didn't do something than I would have to.”
Talk about knowing what you want to do early in life!
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3 items from 2015
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