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Aaron Sorkin Was Pushed to Write a ‘Steamy’ Sexy Scene for Nicole Kidman in ‘Malice’ and Refused

Aaron Sorkin Was Pushed to Write a ‘Steamy’ Sexy Scene for Nicole Kidman in ‘Malice’ and Refused
Aaron Sorkin is currently making the press rounds in promotion of his directorial debut “Molly’s Game,” and he recently shared an eye-opening story with USA Today about one of his earliest gigs as the screenwriter of “Malice.” Sorkin had just come off the success of “A Few Good Men” when he re-teamed with Columbia Pictures to write the Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman-starring thriller, which was being directed by Harold Becker (“The Boost,” “Sea of Love”).

According to Sorkin, Becker specifically requested him to write a “steamy” sex scene for Nicole Kidman. “Early on in my career, I wrote a movie that I’m not very proud of at all, it just turned into a mess,” Sorkin said, “Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman were in it. The director, very close to the start of photography, decided that we were missing a sex scene between Alec and Nicole.”

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Actor Woods Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Targets Twitter Users: Slander Case or Attack on Freedom of Speech Online?

James Woods in 'Videodrome.' James Woods in $10 million Twitter lawsuit feud: Crassly vocal right-wing actor goes after two crassly vocal users who attacked him In a letter dated Aug. 21, '15, Twitter attorney Ryan Mrazik ridiculed Surf's Up and Scary Movie 2 actor James Woods, while also highlighting the potentially dangerous precedent of a $10 million lawsuit the 68-year-old entertainer filed against a Twitter user last July. The lawsuit was followed by a subpoena demanding that the social media giant reveal the user's identity and that of another user with whom Woods has been embroiled in the (generally) no-holds-barred Twitterverse. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, these days the two-time Oscar-nominated Woods is best known for a supporting role as a right-wing sociopath in Roland Emmerich's thriller White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as a liberal-minded U.S. president despised by Woods' character), and for his relentless,
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The rise and fall of Hemdale

Hemdale became one of the largest indie studios of the 80s with films like The Terminator and Platoon. Ryan charts its turbulent history...

When Platoon won four Oscars in 1987, it marked not only a new chapter in Oliver Stone's career as a filmmaker, but also the end of a decade-long battle. Since the 1970s, Stone had been struggling to make his harrowing account of the horrors he'd seen firsthand as a soldier in the Vietnam conflict, but was famously turned down by every major studio in Hollywood.

Platoon, and Stone, finally found sanctuary at a small independent studio with a grand-sounding name: the Hemdale Film Corporation. It was Hemdale, and its co-founder John Daly, that had taken a chance on Stone, and when Platoon came out in 1986, the gamble proved to be a shrewd one: its $6m investment was covered by the first month's ticket sales, and the film
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James Woods interview: Leone, Casino, Oliver Stone, Hemdale

Interview Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:44

In the first of a two part look back at his career, James Woods chats to us about family, Scorsese, Stone, Leone and more...

It took a false start or two before we finally got James Woods on the end of the phone. There was no agent connecting us, no middle person to monitor what we were saying. Just a problem with a charging cable, oddly enough.

When we were connected, we launched into an interview that was intended to last 15 minutes, but as it turned out, it passed the hour mark. And heck, we got through a lot: so much, that we've split this interview into two articles. A genuinely fascinating man.

Regular readers will know that we've been long-time fans of James Woods - as highlighted by our look at some of his least appreciated films, here - and as our conversation started,
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14 co-stars who really didn't get on

Odd List Simon Brew 27 Sep 2013 - 07:49

It's not always smiles behind the camera, as this list of feuding co-stars proves. I Love Trouble, indeed...

It's a fallacy that everyone gets on together on a movie set. Just as in an everyday office, some people get on better with others. That's as you might expect. But when it comes to film, occasionally a disagreement between two stars becomes oh-so-apparent to pretty much anyone in the stalls at their local Odeon.

This isn't designed by any measure to be a definitive list (yep, Swayze and Jennifer Grey weren't best chums making Dirty Dancing), but here are some of the more interesting examples of where co-stars simply didn't get on...

Nick Nolte & Julia Roberts I Love Trouble

To date, we struggle to think of a more bizarre screen combination for a romantic blockbuster than that of I Love Trouble. The movie, a
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Sean Young Photo: Governors Awards 2011

Sean Young Actress Sean Young attends the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage; veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (Ghost Story, The Fan, The Hunger), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. TV talk show personality Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Among Young's credits are James Ivory's Jane Austen in Manhattan, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, David Lynch's Dune, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, Roger Donaldson's Now Way Out, and Joel Schumacher's Cousins. Also, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Boost, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Motel Blue, and Poor White Trash. Her leading men included Harrison Ford,
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New Release: Taps Blu-ray

The 1981 military drama movie Taps starring Timothy Hutton (The Ghost Writer), George C. Scott (Patton) and hot-young-actors-on-the-scene Sean Penn (Fair Game) and Tom Cruise (Knight and Day) will make its Blu-ray debut on May 3 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Tom Cruise (r.), Timothy Hutton (ctr.) and Sean Penn are military cadets in Taps.

Directed by Harold Becker (The Boost) and based on the 1979 novel Father Sky by Devery Freeman, the film tells the story of cadets at a military academy who take extreme measures to insure the future of their institution when its existence is threatened by local condo developers. Said “extreme measures” translate into the kind of military resistance the cadets have been trained for.

The Blu-ray disc will carry a list price of $24.95.

No official announcements have been made regarding bonus features, but here’s a list of what appeared on Fox’s standard DVD from 2006 (which
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Sean Young joins 'Celebrity Rehab' -- Exclusive

Sean Young joins 'Celebrity Rehab' -- Exclusive
Blade Runner actress Sean Young is running to Dr. Drew: EW has learned exclusively that the actress has joined the season 5 cast of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Young joins previously announced cast members Michael Lohan, Bai Ling, Michaele Salahi, Jeremy Jackson, and Amy Fisher. Also set to enlist Dr. Drew Pinsky’s help: Former Guns ‘N Roses drummer Steven Adler.

This will not be Young’s first foray into reality television: The actress — also known for her work in Dune, No Way Out, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective — just finished a stint on Skating With the Stars. The series,
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The 30 Greatest Drug Scenes of All Time

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The 30 Greatest Drug Scenes of All Time
There are plenty of movies that depict drug use, but often it's just a prop, a shortcut -- a character does drugs on screen because he or she is bad, or out of control, or doomed, or simply not to be trusted. The effects are exaggerated, the consequences over the top or unrealistic. And so we felt driven to make this list, to sort through countless films to find drug scenes, some famous, some not, that have a ring of authenticity to them. The 30 scenes we picked are funny, sad, outrageous and sometimes awful, and they're certainly not all depictions of drug use as fun, but we feel pretty certain of their legit greatness. In other words? No "Reefer Madness" here.

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30. Creedence Car Crash

"The Big Lebowski" (1998)

Directed by Joel Coen

White Russians may be the Dude's poison, but it is a simple joint that nearly proves to be his
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Sean Young Withdraws Diary From Sale

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Sean Young has been forced to withdraw her diary from an online auction - because it contains intimate details about fellow actor James Woods. Sean, 42, is selling personal objects on her official website seanyoung.com. A source told Britain's OK! magazine that the star removed the journal after legal considerations came into play. According to some of those who have read her memoirs, Sean describes Woods, who later accused the stunner of stalking, as "never seeming that attractive." Other items up for sale are her baby blanket, scripts from No Way Out and The Boost, the film where she met Woods.

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