Qualifications for inclusion were simple: the talk show host in question has to be best known -- and most successful -- in their show business career as a talk show host. Craig Ferguson, current host of CBS' "Late Late Show," carved out a long and successful career as an actor and director of such films as "The Big Tease" before accepting the slot after David Letterman, so he was out.
Well Graham is both correct and incorrect about the soundtrack for the above. The story of The Last Hard Men score is that a score by Leonard Rosenman was rejected and, whether due to time constraints or cost, Fox simply chose to track the movie with cues from three Jerry Goldsmith Fox westerns (100 Rifles, Rio Conchos and the remake of Stagecoach) and also his score for the thriller Morituri.
Barack Obama is inaugurated this week. Will he be able to sort out Iraq? Fix the economy? Restore faith and pride into a divided America? No one knows, but what we can do is look back at some of Hollywood’s offers of President of the United States, and see how they sized up to mighty challenges.
These are the Top Ten Movie Presidents to ever grace our screens.
10. President “Unknown Name” - Henry Fonda (Fail Safe)
In a movie that is practically the serious drama version of Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove; Henry Fonda plays a president on the brink of nuclear destruction. After an accidental breach of Russian security, a missile is launched and is heading for Moscow,
It’s an unusual choice, very much at odds with
Sellers' famous role in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film beat out Harrison Ford's James Marshall (Air Force One) and Kevin Kline's William H. Mitchell (Dave) in the CNN Inauguration Day countdown.
The only real-life leader to make the list is outgoing U.S. leader George W. Bush, as portrayed by Josh Brolin in W. He comes in at number 10.
The full list is:
1. Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb); 2. Harrison Ford as James Marshall (Air Force One); 3. Kevin Kline as William H. Mitchell (Dave); 4. John Travolta as Governor Jack Stanton (Primary Colors); 5. Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd (The American President)
Adapted by Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Dave) from the award-winning book by Kate Dicamillo, The Tale of Despereaux features both a rat and a mouse in leading roles, but the self-described fairy tale is much more than a slapdash character study of two rodents. The
Starring Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, and Dustin Hoffman
Directed by Bob Fell and Rob Stevenhagen
The Tale of Despereaux unfolds like a children’s book, which is good news since this is, after all, adapted from a children’s book. Without being overly complicated, its story is a bit of a page-turner, although some of the time you’d be content to just stare at the pictures.
Animation has likely never been a bigger financial boon for studios (in a time when most other movies carry with them huge question marks), and it has never been more on the forefront of emerging technologies. Despite any traditional soft spots you might have for Disney classics like Bambi, this is a true golden age of animated film.
Despereaux comes to us not from Disney, DreamWorks or even Fox, but rather from Universal. Though its only other
The former Eurythmics singer was ordered to endure six months of physiotherapy before doctors expected her to walk properly again - after determining she was suffering from an impinged nerve in August.
Lennox's contributions to music were marked before her rousing performance on Sunday - when she was presented the Award of Merit at the 36th Annual AMAs in Los Angeles - lifting the star-studded audience to their feet.
Standing to take a bow, she was presented the award by pop superstar Justin Timberlake: "The Award of Merit is being given tonight to an artist who means a lot to me personally. There are certain musicians that other musicians love, and she is one of those special artists, held in the highest regard by her peers.
"l love that she's always been on the cutting edge of fashion, she's always looked so so cool and taught us how to look cool. Then there's her humanitarian work. She's been an activist for just causes all over the world, mostly in silent ways that you've never even heard about. She does this from her heart, motivated purely by love."
Imploring the audience to sit, Lennox added, "It's been an incredible journey - music, my friends, my accompaniment through my life, so much of my life. Much of that was with Dave Stewart, of the Eurythmics and it is very important that I say half of the award goes to Dave also.
"Thank you so much for this. I never thought that I would live to see the day that I could be 53-years-old, standing on the stage and so many people have inspired me in this experience and too many to mention."
Lennox joins a long list of music legends including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Whitney Houston, who've also been honoured with the award.
“In Sam Hell, a young man who runs a Halloween spooky house finds what he believes to be an old movie prop at a yard sale, and decides to work it into his chilling attraction,” Bayouth tells Fango. “The grotesque decayed head in a cage turns out to be the real remains of a deranged mass murderer who begins to possess Sean, making him continue his bloody killing spree. When Sean’s girlfriend Jill realizes what’s happening, she enlists a pair of paranormal ass-kickers
Obama will become the 44th Commander in Chief come next January and if he wants to see how some of his predecessors fared there’s a whole library of cinematic choices. We’ll be touching on the likes of Nixon, JFK and W. on Friday, but Thirteen Days is a gripping look at a president battling an international disaster (Kennedy
His portrayal of President James Marshall in Air Force One has beaten out Morgan Freeman in Moviefone.com's quirky pre-u.S. presidential election poll.
Ford's Marshall landed 24 per cent of more than 1.1 million votes. Freeman's portrayal of President Tom Beck in 1998's Deep Impact came in second with 16 per cent.
The top five are:
1. Harrison Ford in Air Force One
2. Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact
3. Michael Douglas in The American President
4. Bill Pullman in Independence Day
5. Kevin Kline in Dave.
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