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It's ten days until Oscar and soon this post may be obsolete! To date, unless I've miscounted, ten actors have won the leading Oscar for reprising a role they won praise for first on the Broadway stage. Soon there could be 11 depending on how well Denzel Washington fares on Oscar night for Fences.
Actors Who Won Lead Oscars Reprising Their Broadway Roles
Arliss had played this role in the Broadway production in 1911
He previously played this role from 1941 through early 1942 on Broadway -- the transfer to the screen was mighty quick!
- NATHANIEL R
Exclusive: Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck have been cast as the parents of Shannon Purser’s title character in the Ian Samuels-directed comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Described as a contemporary retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale, the film is being produced by Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill. Lindsey Beer wrote the screenplay for the movie, which centers on Sierra, an intelligent teen who does not fall into the… »
Exclusive: Kristine Froseth has joined the cast of Black Label Media’s modern Cyrano de Bergerac take Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, co-starring as a Beverly Hills high school queen of mean opposite Stranger Things‘ Shannon Purser, who was set in her role yesterday. Purser plays Sierra, who is smart, intelligent, witty and creative but not exactly beautiful according to Beverly Hills high school standards. When she starts texting a cute guy who has no idea that she’s on the… »
Exclusive: Shannon Purser, who plays Barb Holland on Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has landed the title role in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, a feature film from Black Label Media being called a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story. She joins Rj Cyler in the cast. Ian Samuels is directing a script from Lindsey Beer, who was part of Akiva Goldsman's writers room for the Transformers franchise. Black Label's Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and… »
4 items from 2017
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