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Film/TV News: Richard Anderson, Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ Dies at 91

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Los Angeles – We can’t rebuild him, but we can honor him. Richard Anderson, best known for portraying Oscar Goldman, the aide de camp of Steve Austin (Lee Majors) in “The Six Million Man,” died on August 31st, 2017 at age 91. The versatile character actor was one of the few remaining performers that came up through the old studio system, in this case the dream factory known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Anderson in Chicago, 2010

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Richard Anderson was born in New Jersey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He started out in the mailroom at MGM shortly after the end of the war, and became a contract player for the studio after Cary Grant took an interest in his career. His major film debut was “The Magnificent Yankee” (1950), followed by “Scaramouche” (1952) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). He made 24 films for MGM. His
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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91
Richard Anderson, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the Osi, on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

Anderson famously intoned the words heard in voiceover in the opening credits of “The Six Million Dollar Man”: “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better … stronger … faster.”

Anderson was one of a handful of actors who’ve played the same character simultaneously on more than one series on an ongoing basis; some actors in the “Law & Order” franchise made occasional or special appearances on another “Law & Order” series, but were not seen regularly on more than one series.

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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman’ Actor, Dies at 91
Richard Anderson, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the Osi, on both “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman” after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

Anderson famously intoned the words heard in voiceover in the opening credits of “The Six Million Dollar Man”: “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better … stronger … faster.”

Anderson was one of a handful of actors who’ve played the same character simultaneously on more than one series on an ongoing basis; some actors in the “Law & Order” franchise made occasional or special appearances on another “Law & Order” series, but were not seen regularly on more than one series.

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Kees van Oostrum Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization.

The Amsterdam native was elected a year ago to a one-year term, succeeding Richard Crudo. The organization, now in its 98th year, has 370-plus active members and 200 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry. Membership is by invitation only.

The Asc board also elected officers for the 2017-2018 term, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons, and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity, and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class program internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine.”

He also noted that the Asc is preparing for
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Win Gettysburg on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Gettysburg: Director’s Cut on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Marking the 150th-anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, Ronald F. Maxwell’s acclaimed fi lm now arrives in a Director’s Cut featuring 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan and more star in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels.

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Interview: Actor Stephen Lang, Director Fede Alvarez Advise You to ‘Don’t Breathe’

Chicago – The horror genre in film is always looking for a shot in the old fear factor, and the new release “Don’t Breathe” delivers that injection (heh-heh). The second film by director Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead”) features character actor favorite Stephen Lang – he prefers “Slang.” The film opens nationwide on August 26th.

Director Alvarez – he also co-wrote the story with Rodo Sayagues – creates an atmosphere of dread by pitting three twentysomething burglars (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) against a blind war veteran (Slang) on an abandoned street in Detroit. You would have thought that the threesome would remember that a vet would know how to robbery-proof a home, but no! There are more twists and turns than a pretzel, and the film is a satisfying scare fest.

Stephen Lang Brushes by Dylan Minnette in ‘Don’t Breathe,’ Directed by Fede Alvarez

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

Stephen Lang is a total actor,
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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

Hmmm.
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Ken Burns’ The Civil War

Ken Burns and Co. made a big splash with this historical docu miniseries that in 1990 gripped the imagination of the whole country. Eleven hours of history are a breeze when presented in what was then a new form: authentic photos and paintings accompanied by actorly recitals of letters and documents from the era. It all comes to life. The people enduring the War Between the States seem just like us, as if it all happened yesterday. The Civil War DVD PBS Video 1990 / Color + B&W / 1:33 flat / 11 hours, 20 min. / 25th Anniversary Edition / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 99.99 Starring Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Barbara Fields, James Symington, Stephen B. Oates, William Safire, Daisy Turner and the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Paul Roebling, Garrison Keillor, David McCullough (narrator), Arthur Miller, Charles McDowell, Horton Foote, George Plimpton, Philip Bosco, Jody Powell, Studs Terkel, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,
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Interview: Actor Sam Elliott, Director Paul Weitz Visit ‘Grandma’

Chicago – Actor Sam Eliott will make you smile. The distinctive voice, his famous mustache and his character presence in a film or TV show increases any potential in the production. He recently was in Chicago with director Paul Weitz, as they teamed up in the film “Grandma,” starring the incomparable Lily Tomlin.

Grandma” has a very unique premise. Tomlin is the title character of Elle, who is visited by her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner). The girl is seeking an abortion, and her feminist poet grandmother seems like the right fellow traveler on her way to the procedure. Sam Elliott portrays Karl, Elle’s ex-husband – she left him for a same sex partner – who harbors a resentment toward circumstances in their relationship. The two meet along the way to the clinic, and the resentment boils to the surface.

Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott in ‘Grandma

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Sam Elliott
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Los Cabos Film Festival: Interview with Reese Witherspoon

  • Sydney's Buzz
Premiering at Los Cabos International Film Festival in a red-carpet gala, "Wild", produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon gave us all much to laud about Reese. Opening Wednesday January 3 in U.S., we’ll see if it equals the gross of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” (U.S. gross $18,335,230, offshore $ $42,403,567) or Sean Penn’s “ Into the Wild” whose U.S. gross was $18,352,454 and offshore gross was $37,900,786.

I had first heard of Wild when author Cheryl Strayed spoke at Madelyn Hammond’s first annual Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Women’s Conference, “Deal with It”. She spoke about her experience and handed out signed copies of the book.

In keeping with Los Cabos’ mission of creating the Canadian-u.S.-México connection, the movie is directed by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club”) who has created a name for himself in Hollywood which is taking him next into “Demolition” to star Jake Gyllenhaal and “Get It While You Can” the long gestating biopic of Janis Joplin to star Amy Adams with his producing partner Nathan Ross who was, his agent at ICM and switched roles after seeing “C.R.A.Z.Y.” at Toronto, and Robert Katz, known for “Gettysburg” and “Selena” exec producing.

Laura Dern who plays Reese’s mother in the film may be nominated as best supporting actress for her role. The film has been a call to action to other women to gear up and lean in. With this and her other newly produced film “Gone Girl”, Hollywood has been knocking on -- if now down -- her door asking Reese about what her next films are, and she has many films in development.

In her interview with Los Cabos director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo, who saw the film in Telluride and got the Latin American premiere told her how much Cabo loves the film and that a portion of the ticket bought will go toward feeding the children of the city.

She said it was the most difficult film she ever made, actually taking the 1,100 mile walk across desert, through snow, shooting every day. Emotionally it was also very intense as the character was very close to her. The author, Cheryl Strayed, sent her the book in November 2011 and she read it in 24 hours and cried. It was very cinematic as well. She called her the next day. The deal was closed with Jean-Marc Vallée last year at Cabo when “Dallas Buyers Club” was making its Latin American premiere, so it has made a full circle.

When Alonso sat next to a 50 year old man in the audience who was sobbing, he knew this film connected with the audience. Reese responded that it is most important to build a bridge to the audience with her work; that is what artists do, they build bridges.

When he asked what her dream role might be she said that this film fulfills many parts that she would never have a chance to play otherwise. But she has so many ideas and likes to grow with her audience. She does like fantasy and thinks of “Snow White and The Huntsman”.

A Mexican journalist asks, “You have two very strong women in this film; men are like shadows. Did you think about this when you made the film?”

She responded “Yes, it is called a ‘woman’s movie’ but if it were about a man, it would never be called a ‘man’s story’. It is really a universal story. And her encounters with men are all very positive. It’s about humanity. She learned that she was ultimately safe in the world.”

“I don’t see many complex, dynamic women’s films and so it is important to me that this and ‘Gone Girl’ are successful.”

“How did this film land at 20th Century Fox?” I asked her.

“This was made with private equity, there was no studio money involved. We presented it to all the studios in one day and the second day we received four offers from four studios. I said that I would not change a single word of writer Nick Hornby’s and we chose 20th Century.”

Reese answered a question about what she thought about working with Eugenio Derbez and she responded that she had asked him to be in her movie, but he was busy. But she was still talking to Eugenio Derbez and hoped they would make a movie together. The audience loved hearing that!

I later spoke of this to Ben Odell, now partners with Eugenio at 3Pas Studios). He said that actually that would be a great idea but they had not spoken about it. However, they are both represented by CAA, so it would seem like a natural and really exciting pairing.

After all (I say here), aren't "Legally Blond" and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" the same film? She is certainly on a role as a producer with "Wild" and David Fincher's "Gone Girl" as Eugenio is with his U.S. career, riding high on the $100 million dollar-grossing “Instructions Not Included” and his first look deal with Pantelion which also seems to be poised to become part of the Chinese giant competitor of Amazon, Alibaba.

Now is the time for women, Latinos and all the diverse populations to lift their voices, lean in, make movies!!

Thank you Reese Witherspoon for taking up the banner!

"Wild" open today December 3rd.
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Dumbing down Dumb and Dumber To with Jeff Daniels

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Jeff Daniels — longtime celebrated star of stage and screen — has been riding a new wave of acclaim the past couple of years thanks to his role as broadcaster Will McAvoy on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO TV series The Newsroom.

In 2013 Daniels earned a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination for playing McAvoy, and this year the spry handsome 59-year-old received yet another Emmy nomination for the show that kicks off its final season this month.

He has more than 50 film credits to his name, including such critically acclaimed projects as Terms of Endearment, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Gettysburg,Pleasantville and Speed, and has worked with directing legends like James L. Brooks, Woody Allen and Mike Nichols.

But the one movie people always ask about is Dumb and Dumber, the ridiculously funny 1994 comedy starring Daniels as dumb Harry and Jim Carrey as dumber Lloyd. Although it took them 20 years,
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Giveaway: Win 'Jarhead 2: Fields of Fire' on Blu-ray

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Giveaway: Win 'Jarhead 2: Fields of Fire' on Blu-ray
Inspired by the 2005 adaptation Jarhead, Jarhead 2: Field of Fire takes viewers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan when this action-thriller debuts on Blu-ray and DVD August 19. Josh Kelly, a real-life Army Ranger veteran who served in three tours in Iraq, stars as Corporal Chris Merriman, who helps a Navy Seal (Cole Hauser) transport an Afghan woman out of the country. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home this sequel on Blu-ray, which also stars Stephen Lang, Esai Morales and Bokeem Woodbine. Take a look at how you can win below and bring this intense action sequel home.

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Exclusive: Stephen Lang Talks Hunting Witches in Salem, A Good Marriage, and More!

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There's no denying one of the biggest surprises all year is how crazy good Wgn America's "Salem" is. To say it's boundary pushing is a bit of an understatement. So we sat down with Stephen Lang to get the skinny on his character, Increase Mather. Read on!

Dread Central: I don’t have cable so I’ve only just managed to catch up on the last few episodes at a friend’s house. I must say, I am really impressed! The show looks and plays like a mini-movie… Is that one of the things that attracted you to take on the role?

Stephen Lang: I chose to become part of "Salem" for a number of reasons. First of all, I thought the writing was very strong; it has the correct tone, a fluid combination of contemporary and antique language which is unique and pretty hip. Also, I had a
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Commemorate Memorial Day with Movies About Real-Life War Heroes

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If you don't have plans for Memorial Day weekend, it will be a great time to tune in to Reelz. The weekend will feature not only a Bomb Girls marathon and the premiere of the Reelz original movie Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy, we'll also be airing the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 2p Et/ 11a Pt. Of course if you need even more ways to commemorate the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, it's a great weekend to watch some movies about real-life war heroes. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, turn on the A/C and check out our list of movies about real heroes making real sacrifices in defense of our nation’s freedom.

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Sergeant York (1941)

Alvin York (Gary Cooper) was a simple man from Tennessee who hoped to avoid action in World War I because of his religious beliefs.
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Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities

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Seitz on Ken Burns’s Documentary The Address: A Surprisingly Non-Burnsian Look at Learning Disabilities
Ken Burns's The Address (PBS, 9 p.m. tonight) is just unusual enough that I wish it were better, but it's still so unusual — peculiar, even — that I'm recommending it. The advertising imagery suggests it's a film about the meaning of the Gettysburg Address, a 272-word passage in American politics that's arguably the piece of writing that most defines the U.S. Civil War. This is a subject tailor-made for Burns, who broke through to national prominence with his PBS miniseries The Civil War and went on to become public TV's virtual Smithsonian institution, curating our historical memory for us, with and without fiddle music. The Address, however, features none of the oft-parodied Burns storytelling techniques. It's really a documentary about the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, which houses 50 boys ages 11 to 17 who have various learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive function, and Adhd. With help from teachers, administrators,
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Ken Burns’ “The Address” demonstrates lasting impact of the Gettysburg Address

Last November was the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a brief but impactful speech that has gone down in history as one of our nation’s greatest. Perhaps befitting the brilliant conciseness of that address, filmmaker Ken Burns looks at the speech in one of his shortest projects, the 90-minute film The Address. While it is nowhere near as sprawling as Burns’ other works, like The Civil War or Baseball, it — as the original address did — delivers an effective message in its brief time. The Address differs from most of Burns’ other projects … Continue reading →

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TV Review: Ken Burns’ ‘The Address’

TV Review: Ken Burns’ ‘The Address’
Ken Burns is normally associated with documentary epics covering subjects as ambitious as the Civil War, World War II and the entire history of baseball. So it surely must have felt like something of a respite to play small ball for a while with “The Address,” profiling a school for teenage boys with learning disabilities in Vermont, and the children for whom memorizing and reciting the Gettysburg Address is a rite of passage. Despite its relative lack of heft, the project is reasonably effective in providing a window into these kids’ worlds, however narrow the aperture might be.

Narrated by the boys themselves in sometimes halting fashion, the 90-minute film uses mastering President Lincoln’s speech — a hallowed tradition at the Greenwood School — as a symbol of challenging and not giving up on children who the system has historically abandoned. Along the way, the project introduces a number of youths grappling with different issues,
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Gettysburg

Look past the skimpy budget, kitschy death scenes and cheap visuals. Its fictional account of the Civil War's bloodiest battle still brings a catch to the throat

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In 1998, five years after the release of my guiltiest cinematic pleasure, Christopher Hitchens attended a 135th anniversary re-enactment at Gettysburg. He subsequently considered our endless fascination with such great battles: "Either you can feel a thrill and a catch in the throat at the mention of Thermopylae and Agincourt, Culloden and Gallipoli, Jarama and El Alamein, or you cannot."

It really is that simple. At the mention of Gettysburg, battle or movie, I feel a thrill and a catch in my throat. I suppose, that I am compelled to suggest why this should be so, as well as why it shouldn't.

The battle of Gettysburg was fought in rural Pennsylvania between 1 and 3 July 1863. Fifty-thousand men died, the Union
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Joy Todd, Casting Director for Sidney Lumet, Dies

Joy Todd, Casting Director for Sidney Lumet, Dies
Casting director Joy Todd, whose credits include Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Demolition Man,” “Rambo III” and Sidney Lumet films including “Prince of the City” and “The Verdict,” died Feb. 18 of natural causes.

Todd started out in Philadelphia as an actress and standup comedienne. She had small parts in shows including “Act I,” “Hello, Dolly” “Naked City” In Las Vegas, she was the comedy relief in a book show called “That Certain Girl,” with Walter Slezak, Virginia Mayo and Dennis O’Keefe, and she also worked in some night clubs on the Canadian border.

Shortly thereafter, Todd did her first casting work, for Marty Richards (now a Broadway and film producer), who needed help casting film extras in New York. She then assisted Ralph Serpe, exec producer for Dino De Laurentiis on “Mandingo,” in Louisiana.

She kept an office in New York from 1976-93. Her first
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Bad Country

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Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: April 29, 2014

Price: DVD $Tba, Blu-ray $Tba

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

2014 crime thriller movie Bad Country joins Matt Dillon (Armored) and Willem Dafoe (Daybreakers) against Tom Berenger (Gettysburg).

Dafoe plays Bud Carter, a Louisiana detective who busts contract killer Jesse Weiland (Dillon) and convinces him to become an informant. Damon’s job is to rat out the South’s most powerful crime ring. When the syndicate orders Carter’s death and ID’s Weiland as a snitch, the two must join forces to take down crime boss Lutin (Berenger), who ordered the hit.

Amy Smart (Columbus Circle) and Neal McDonough (Red 2) also star in the R-rated film, which is the first feature directed by Chris Brinker, producer of The Boondock Saints and its sequel.

Bad Country wasn’t screened in theaters, making the DVD and Blu-ray its debut format.

Both formats contain two special
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