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Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard Dies at 89

Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard Dies at 89
Actor Rance Howard, father of Ron and Clint Howard and a prolific actor in his own right, has died at the age of 89. Ron Howard broke the sad news to fans on social media late on Saturday. Howard started his career when he was 20-years old, as part of a touring theater company. He acted alongside Henry Fonda in the play Mister Roberts, playing the role of Lindstrom across the country for a year and a half. Earlier this month, his granddaughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, praised Howard at the Broken Memories premiere and said that she admired how he stuck to acting despite never really hitting it big.

Ron Howard took to Twitter to share the news of Rance Howard's death while also paying tribute to the late actor. Ron Howard shared that his father changed the course of the Howard family history when he started acting. Ron had this to say.
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Ron Howard's Actor Father Rance Howard Is Dead at 89

Ron Howard's Actor Father Rance Howard Is Dead at 89
Rance Howard, Apollo 13 actor and father to actor-turned-director Ron Howard, has died. He was 89 years old. The Oscar winner took to Twitter on Saturday to share the sad news with his fans on behalf of himself and his brother Clint Howard.  Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard's sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad." Rance has appeared in several of his famous son's movies, including Apollo 13ParenthoodSplash, How the Grinch Stole...
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Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89

Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89
Rest in peace, Rance Howard.

The actor died on Saturday, his son, director Ron Howard, announced on Twitter. Rance, who is also dad to actor Clint Howard, was 89.

"Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89," Ron wrote. "He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad."

Rance's acting career spanned more than six decades. After his first movie role in 1956's Frontier Woman, Rance appeared in films like An Eye for an Eye (1966), Chinatown (1974), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Nebraska (2013).

He also acted in several of Ron's films, like Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood and Apollo 13, as well as Ron's feature film directorial debut, Grand Theft Auto. He also worked with his son in TV, on the sitcom
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Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron and Clint Howard, Dies at 89

Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron and Clint Howard, Dies at 89
Rance Howard, actor and father of actor-director Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, died Saturday. He was 89.

Ron announced the news via his Twitter account. “Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons,” he wrote. “Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall [for] his ability to balance ambition [with] great personal integrity. A Depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.”

Howard appeared in several of his older son Ron's films, including Apollo 13, Parenthood, Splash, How the Grinch Stole...
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Rance Howard, Ron Howard’s Father, Dies at 89

Rance Howard, Ron Howard’s Father, Dies at 89
Actor Rance Howard, father of director Ron Howard and Clint Howard, died on Saturday. He was 89.

Ron Howard announced his father’s passing on Twitter.

“Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons,” he wrote. “Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall [for] his ability to balance ambition [with] great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.”

Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 25, 2017

Howard appeared in several of Ron Howard’s movies, including “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Splash,” “Cocoon,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Parenthood” and Howard’s directorial debut, “Grand Theft Auto
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Actress Annabella Sciorra Claims Harvey Weinstein Raped Her as Daryl Hannah Recalls Scary Incidents in New Exposé

Actress Annabella Sciorra Claims Harvey Weinstein Raped Her as Daryl Hannah Recalls Scary Incidents in New Exposé
Three more actresses have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, joining the long line of more than 50 women who have accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexual assault and harassment.

Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah and Ellen Barkin spoke to The New Yorker in a new exposé, released on Friday, about their harrowing encounters with Weinstein.

Sciorra, who relistened to a 2015 recording of her and Weinstein, revealed that she struggled to speak about Weinstein for more than twenty years but friend and former The View co-host Rosie Perez encouraged her to come forward.

“I was so scared,” she said about recounting one
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The Lure

No jokes about fish and visitors please — Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s horror fantasy musical is indeed about delectable creatures from the deep, but these particular mythical misses have their own agenda, and woe to the man who trifles with their affections. What’s today’s catch? A Polish phantasmagoria seemingly teleported from the glitzy 1980s.

The Lure

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 896

2015 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 92 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 10, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Kinga Preis, Michalina Olszańska, Marta Mazurek, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk.

Cinematography: Kuba Kijowski

Film Editor: Jarosław Kamiński

Production Design: Joanna Macha

Costume: Katarzyna Lewińska

Special Effects makeup: Tomasz Matraszek

Choreography: Kaya Kołodziejczyk and Jarosław Staniek

Original Music and Lyrics: Barbara Wrońska and Zuzanna Wrońska

Written by Robert Bolesto

Produced by Włodzimierz Niderhaus

Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska

I’m normally an easy mark for bizarre genre-bending horror fare. I also like musicals of all sorts,
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Biff Review: ‘Mermaids’ Captures a Joyous Rebirth

On first blush Ali Weinstein’s documentary Mermaids focuses its glimpse at the titular sea myth’s power towards the whimsical and fun. She takes us from the days of old at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (which is still in operation) to a contemporary trend of mer-lovers creating or commissioning their own tails for public expositions or some much needed private rest and relaxation. Vicki Smith relays fond memories from when she was a teenager performing underwater with an air hose for packed auditoriums. Rachel Smith (no relation) takes us through the backstage preparations before swimming within a Sacramento mermaid bar. Julz Owen shows how she manufactures her own fins. And Cookie de Jesus basks in the excitement of discovering she’s no longer the only “mermaid” in Harlem.

Everything we see is brimming with joyous wonder both on the faces of those wearing the tails and
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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking
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Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Han Solo Movie: Clint Howard to Appear in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
Ron Howard has cast his younger brother, Clint Howard, in an unspecified role in the upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff.

The director disclosed the casting on Twitter in response to a straightforward request from a fan: “Please tell me you have a role for Clint.” “You won’t be disappointed,” the filmmaker responded on Wednesday.

Please tell me you have a role for Clint.

— Andylove (@Andylov123) August 2, 2017

You won't be disappointed

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Clint Howard starred in many of his brother’s early films, including his first directing gig — 1976’s “Eat My Dust!” — followed by “Night Shift,” “Cocoon,” “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Far and Away,” and “The Paper.” He portrayed Nasa engineer Seymour Liebergot in “Apollo 13” in 1996, as Whobris in 2000’s “The Grinch,” a referee in 2005’s “Cinderella Man” and in 2008’s “Frost/Nixon.”

Clint Howard has an extensive resume with roles in all three Austin Powers movies, “Cinderella Man,
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Where in the World Is Barack Obama? We Investigate

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Image Source: Getty / Bruce Glikas Barack Obama's last day in the White House was on Jan. 20, and he settled into permanent vacation mode in a matter of hours. Since walking out of our lives, Barack has been popping up all over the world, making stops in the Us Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and NYC. Because of his new and improved globetrotter status, it's been pretty difficult to keep track of where he is, so we've made it easier for you by rounding up all the places Barack has visited since his White House departure. Related18 Times President Obama Was Unequivocally You Image Source: Splash News Online Rancho Mirage, CA: Fresh out of the White House, Barack hit up Oracle founder Larry Ellison's private golf club on Jan. 21. He was spotted lining up his shot and driving around in a golf cart. Us Virgin Islands: A week and a half later,
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Byo Ynms x 3: Shape of Water, The Snowman, Proud Mary

Having an entirely unproductive day. (It happens). But the trailers are coming fast & furious. Are you a yes no or maybe so on three following pictures. Do tell.

The Shape Of Water

Yes - Sally Hawkins. This could well be magical. 

No - Guillermo Del Toro tends to be more of a genius in concept than in execution

Maybe So - Hate it when trailers show the whole movie. In some ways this feels like a demented fan fiction version of the 10 minutes near the end of Ron Howard's Splash. Is there more to it than this?

The Snowman

Yes - Tomas Alfredson is a very impressive director (Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) who is pretty great and sustaining tension for a whole running time. He's gathered his usual array of impressive craftsmen in all departments

No - Is any single subgenre more plagued
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Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actors

Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsRyan Reynolds in The Hitman's Bodyguard and more of our top Canadian actorsZachary Dent7/20/2017 9:29:00 Am

With Ryan Reynolds starring in The Hitman's Bodyguard, we have the perfect excuse to countdown our favourite Canadian actors. Reynolds stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson as the world's top bodyguard who must protect an assassin who must testify at the International Court of Justice. We're excited for this interesting pairing of two actors we love.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is another great Canadian actor who has become a household name around the world. Most would know him fromthe recent hit Deadpool. His role as the fast-talking antihero was well-received by critics and audiences alike. He can also be found starring in romantic comedies such as Definitely, Maybe and Just Friends. This B.
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Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Top Canadian actors to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!Zachary Dent6/29/2017 2:29:00 Pm

This Canada Day our fine country turns 150 years old! A lot has happened in 150 years, including the rise to stardom of scores of talented Canadian actors and actresses.

In fact, some might say that movie-making is in our DNA. Mary Pickford, an ambitious young woman from Toronto, is largely considered to be the first-ever global movie star. She may have earned a name for herself while in Hollywood, but she got her start right here at home. Countless Canadian actors have followed in her footsteps, representing Canadian talent on the world’s biggest stage. Comedy, drama, romance, you name it – Canadian actors have done it all.

Check out our list of our favourite Canadian actors below!

Ryan Gosling



Ryan Gosling really does it all: romance (The Notebook, Blue Valentine), comedy (Crazy Stupid Love,
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Ron Howard on ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Directing Gig: ‘I’ve Been a Fan Forever’

Ron Howard on ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Directing Gig: ‘I’ve Been a Fan Forever’
Ron Howard, freshly tasked with taking over directing the “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff movie, said he’s been around the space-epic franchise from the very beginning — and that he’s ready to immerse himself deeply into studying “Star Wars” lore.

“I’ve been a fan forever,” said Howard, speaking Friday at the Cannes Lions advertising and media conference. “It’s gratifying to be asked to lend my voice to the [Star Wars] universe.”

Disney’s Lucasfilm on Thursday officially tapped Howard to finish making the movie, after studio president Kathleen Kennedy fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller this week because the duo were seen as overstepping their remit by going off-script with comedic touches.

“It’s a little opportunity that came my way,” Howard said when initially asked about the “Star Wars” job by panel moderator Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and CEO of Wpp.

Howard recalled that in 1972, George Lucas told him about his plans for a “fun” sci-fi film, incorporating special effects like those used in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” when Howard was appearing as an actor in Lucas’ “American Graffiti” (which also featured Harrison Ford, who went on to play Han Solo).

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When “Star Wars” came out, on opening day Howard said he and his wife, Cheryl, went to go see it — and they stood in line for two hours to get in. “I was so moved by the movie,” he said. “I was transported by the movie… We literally left almost speechless.” They decided to see it again, and waited another 90 minutes in line.

Shooting on the “Star Wars” Han Solo movie was three-fourths completed when Lord and Miller were given the boot. Howard has already begun work on the project, with shooting set to resume July 10. The movie was already scheduled for five weeks of re-shoots later in 2017.

“So many people involved in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise are friends,” Howard said. “It’s already been in production, and there’s a lot of really great work there.”

Howard appeared on stage at the Palais des Festivals’ Lumiere Theatre here with Wpp’s Sorrell and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. (Howard and Kraft were previously scheduled to appear at a post-panel press conference but only Sorrell showed up.)

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Sorrell’s Wpp is an investor in Imagine Entertainment, the production company co-founded and run by Howard and Brian Grazer. With the infusion of $100 million from Raine Group last year, Howard said the company is planning to expand beyond TV and film into branded-content work.

“That’s one of the reasons I’m here [at Cannes Lions],” Howard said. “The next iteration of Imagine, the one we hope goes forward and beyond us, is all about storytelling.”

Asked by Sorrell about their thoughts on President Trump, Kraft declined to comment while Howard chimed in with this: “I’m really hopeful that when this presidency is dramatized years from now, it is as a lovely, hilarious Broadway musical called ‘Trumped.'”

Also on the panel, Kraft commented on the process of picking high-quality talent while looking for people who can check their ego at the door.

“We’re in an ego-driven business — and when we’re doing well, the question is, who gets the credit?” Kraft said. He added, however, “You have to put up with a certain amount of nonsense… People who are really talented, off the charts, are different.”

Sorrell quipped: “We have no egos in the advertising business. We don’t even know how to spell ‘ego.'”

Howard, in his 30-plus years as a filmmaker, has made more than 50 movies including “Night Shift,” “Splash,” “Cocoon,” “Parenthood,” “Backdraft,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind,” which won four Academy Awards including for best director and best picture. However, his more recent films, including “Inferno,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Rush” and “The Dilemma,” have fared poorly at the box office.

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[Updated] Star Wars: Ron Howard Steps In To Direct Han Solo Movie

Update 2: Ron Howard took to Twitter to make a statement regarding his stepping in to finish the Han Solo film.

I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 22, 2017

Update 1: Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has since made the following announcement regarding Howard joining the project, including a reveal of when production will resume:

“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and
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Ron Howard to Take Over as Director of ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff

Ron Howard to Take Over as Director of ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will take over as director of the “Star WarsHan Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm announced.

His hire comes after the movie’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired Tuesday, while in the middle of production after clashing with producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan. The duo, who had previously overseen “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” wanted to inject more humor into the storyline and encouraged improvisation, something Kasdan did not appreciate.

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Howard will begin work immediately. The picture still has several weeks left on its shooting schedule, and five additional weeks of pre-scheduled reshoots that were planned for later this year. The exact amount of time and money that it will take to actually complete the production (which was about three-quarters finished when the directors were fired), will vary depending on how much rewriting and reshooting Howard deems is necessary after reviewing the script and shot footage.

It is unclear just how Howard will be credited and whether he will share directing credit with Lord and Miller, or potentially take no credit at all (though that seems unlikely). Lord and Miller have the right to appeal any decision, but ultimately, the Directors Guild of America will make the call.

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Howard previously worked with Lucasfilm on 1988’s “Willow,” a fantasy adventure that garnered two technical Ocscar nominations (visual effects and sound editing) but was a box office disappointment. Howard’s credits also include hits such as “Parenthood,” “Splash,” “Backdraft,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Apollo 13” and 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” about the brilliant, anti-social mathematician John Nash, which won four top Academy Awards including best director and best picture.

These days, however, the former child actor is in need of a big hit. He’s had a string of duds that include “Inferno,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Rush,” and “The Dilemma.” His last significant success was 2009’s “Angels & Demons.”

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How Tom Hanks Helped Brian Grazer Deal With His First Emmy Win

How Tom Hanks Helped Brian Grazer Deal With His First Emmy Win
After producing hit movies for a decade, Brian Grazer got his first blue-chip TV credit in 1998 on HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon.” On the heels of Grazer and partner Ron Howard’s Oscar-nominated “Apollo 13,” the show offered a finely detailed look at the early space program. It had the trappings of a big-budget film and a cast headed by Tom Hanks — novelties at a time when the big and small screens seldom mixed. The show’s win for miniseries kicked off a fertile TV phase for Grazer, who went on to produce such shows as “24,” “Arrested Development” and “Friday Night Lights.” This year, he and Howard are back in the hunt with National Geographic’s Albert Einstein limited series “Genius.

Because you produced some television early on, did you go to the Emmys before 1998?

I did, but not as a nominee. I was way out there in the peripheral seats.

So
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Luke's Original Star Wars Lightsaber Goes Up for Auction

Luke's Original Star Wars Lightsaber Goes Up for Auction
If you're a Star Wars collector with some very deep pockets, you may want to head out to Los Angeles at the end of this month, because you could take home the original Luke Skywalker lightsaber. This historic item is just one of three Star Wars pieces that will be sold off at the Profiles in History auction, which will take place between Monday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 28. Here's the official description of the lightsaber, revealing where it came from.

"Profiles in History is proud to announce, Mark Hamill's screen used Luke Skywalker Lightsaber from A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back will be going up for auction during their three day Hollywood Auction 89 in Los Angeles. It comes directly from the archive of Gary Kurtz, producer of a A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. It is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Kurtz. It is
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The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film

You could argue that Tom Hanks had Oscar acting ability as Uncle Ned on Family Ties but then you’d be lying to yourself. You could say there were hints of his greatness even before that in Bosom Buddies but you’d be lying to yourself then too. How about Bachelor Party? Nope. The Money Pit? Splash? These were all good movies and I think we’d all agree that Hanks was great in all of them but at what point did he transform from comedy into the guy you see today? Many say that Hanks really showed how good an actor he

The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film
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