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Home Alone Star John Heard's Cause of Death Revealed

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John Heard passed away at the age of 72 last month, and now his cause of death has been revealed. The actor - best known for his role as Peter McCallister, the beloved dad in the Home Alone movies, and his Emmy-nominated role on HBO's The Sopranos - died after suffering a heart attack brought on by heart disease. John was found dead at a hotel in Palo Alto, CA, on July 21, according to sources close to the family. He underwent minor back surgery two days before his death, but officials says that did not play a role in his passing. John is survived by his two sons, John Matthew and Max, and his daughter, Annika. »

- Terry Carter

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John Heard, the Dad from Home Alone, Died of a Heart Attack, Says Coroner

15 August 2017 2:18 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Heard — best known for his roles in Home Alone and The Sopranos — died in a Palo Alto, California, hotel room after suffering a heart attack.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office tells People the 71-year-old suffered “a sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease.” 

Despite previous speculation, the coroner says Heard’s back surgery shortly before his July 21 death did not play a role. “The manner of death is natural,” reads a statement from the coroner’s office.

With a four-decade career in Hollywood and more than 200 credits on stage and screen, Heard appeared »

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Horror Highlights: Garbage Pail Kids Documentary, Hexploitation Film Festival, The Eyes, Compulsion

11 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Anyone who grew up in the ’80s is familiar with their unforgettable names and faces. The Garbage Pail Kids Topps trading cards and 1987 movie are embedded in the brains of a generation, and Indican Pictures' new documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story explores the phenomenon like never before. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on the Hexploitation Film Festival, The Eyes home media release info, and the trailer for Brian Sepanzyk's Compulsion.

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story: Press Release: "West Hollywood, California (Tuesday, August 8th) - Indican Pictures is set to release the pivotal documentary on the Garbage Pail Kids. Titled 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, this documentary revisits the artists, who made these collectibles famous. Showing a rare glimpse into the corporate culture of Topps as they launched Garbage Pail Kids through the height of the cards fame, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Blacklist: Season 5; Aida Turturro & Michael Aronov Coming to NBC Series

3 August 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

EW reports The Sopranos' Aida Turturro will recur in the fifth season of The Blacklist TV show on NBC. She is playing a character named Hawkins, who is described as, "...the brilliant accountant for an unusual business who has saved her own skin by cutting a deal with the Feds against a former business partner she absolutely loathes." The Blacklist, season five, premieres on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:00pm Et/Pt on NBC. According to the report, Tony winner Michael Aronov has landed the recurring role of Smokey Putnum. He's described as, "...an expert in the art and science of logistics who once managed the travel arrangements of a magnificent, yet unusual, business, but has since fallen on hard times, currently on the run and accused of embezzling over $2 million." The Blacklist stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: Amazon's Alt History, Sopranos Sis to Blacklist and More

2 August 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO has had a rough time with #NoConfederate, but it looks like Amazon’s Black America is off to a much better start.

On the heels of the controversy surrounding HBO’s upcoming series Confederate — which is set in an alternate universe where slavery has remained legal — Amazon has announced that they are developing their own alt-history series from Roots Ep Will Packer and The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.

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Black America explores a world where the newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery. »

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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

1 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies. »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

1 August 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies. »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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Christopher McQuarrie to direct con man thriller The Chameleon for Netflix

30 July 2017 8:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Christopher McQuarrie may have found his next directorial project after the upcoming spy sequel Mission: Impossible 6, with Deadline reporting that he is attached to an adaptation of David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker feature The Chameleon, which is being scripted by Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and Carl Capotorto.

Described as a psychological thriller along the lines of The Silence of the Lambs and Making a Murderer, The Chameleon tells the true story of Frédéric Bourdin, a young French con man and serial impersonator of missing teenagers who lived with a family in San Antonio, Texas for a time during the mid-1990s, posing under the guise of being their long-presumed missing brother.

McQuarrie is currently in production on Mission: Impossible 6, which is set for release on July 27th 2018. »

- Gary Collinson

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Ice-T, Vincent Pastore Heading to Horror Movie ‘Clinton Road’ (Exclusive)

30 July 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ice-T has joined Vincent Pastore and Ace Young in the independent horror film “Clinton Road,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Filming is set to begin in August in New York City with Steve Stanulis directing from a script by Derek Ross Mackay. Producers are Noel Ashman, Richard Grieco and Stanulis through his Stanulis Productions company.

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The story is based on the real-life Clinton Road — a notorious, 10-mile stretch of narrow road deep within the New Jersey pine barren woods, which has served as the source of urban legends about paranormal activities such as ghosts and gatherings of witches. It is also an infamous disposal area for corpses in mob hits. In the movie, the road is investigated by a gang of bold teenagers who discover themselves stranded, scrambling against a sadistic satanic cult.

Ice-t will play the role of a club owner who has had his own experience »

- Dave McNary

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Reveals the Sex of Her Second Child With a Cute Video of Her Hubby Cutter Dykstra and Son Beau

28 July 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As we reported earlier this month, Jamie-Lynn Sigler is expecting her second child with hubby Cutter Dykstra, and now she's revealed the baby's sex! It's a (drum roll please)...baby boy! The Sopranos actress will welcome a second son into the world, giving her eldest child, Beau Kyle Dykstra, 3, a little brother. Sigler took to Instagram to share the sweet gender reveal video in which her baseball star hubby pitched a ball to Beau. Upon hitting the ball with his bat, Beau cracked it open, causing a blue powder to explode in front of him. "We are excited to announce, it's a......" Sigler captioned the video, adding, "Video and edit by @donatiennela." So »

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Christopher & Heather McQuarrie Team With Rachel & Terence Winter On David Grann’s ‘The Chameleon’ For Netflix

26 July 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Netflix has acquired rights to David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker feature The Chameleon, in a package that has Mission: Impossible MI6 helmer Christopher McQuarrie developing to direct, with Wolf of Wall Street and The SopranosTerence Winter co-writing the script with Carl Capotorto. Winter and his wife Rachel Winter will produce with McQuarrie and his producing partner, Heather McQuarrie. The Chameleon is the chilling true story of Frédéric Bourdin, a young… »

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John Heard Was ‘Filled with Optimism’ In Final Interview Before His Death: ‘He Just Wanted to Work’

24 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the days before his death, John Heard was eager to put his health woes behind him and get back on the big screen.

In his final interview, Tuesday on Illeana Douglas’ I Blame Dennis Hopper podcast, the seasoned actor opened up about his roles in several iconic ’80s and ’90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone. However, it was comments made off-mic that revealed his hopes for the future.

“He was filled with optimism and hope that he would get this back surgery and begin to start working again! That’s where he was happiest,” Douglas wrote in »

- Char Adams

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John Heard obituary

23 July 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Us stage and screen actor best known for Cutter’s Way, Home Alone and Deceived

John Heard, who has died aged 71, was an engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. In Big (1988), his slyly funny turn as a resentful executive provided a welcome antidote to the sweetness of a comedy about a boy transformed overnight into a man.

In the smash hit Home Alone (1990), he mistakenly leaves behind his son while taking the rest of his family on holiday, contriving to repeat the oversight in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He was Goldie Hawn’s duplicitous husband, who fakes his own death, in the thriller Deceived (1991) and was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for the first season of the HBO drama The Sopranos, in which he played a self-loathing detective in the pocket of the mafia.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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John Heard obituary

23 July 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Us stage and screen actor best known for Cutter’s Way, Home Alone and Deceived

John Heard, who has died aged 71, was an engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. In Big (1988), his slyly funny turn as a resentful executive provided a welcome antidote to the sweetness of a comedy about a boy transformed overnight into a man.

In the smash hit Home Alone (1990), he mistakenly leaves behind his son while taking the rest of his family on holiday, contriving to repeat the oversight in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He was Goldie Hawn’s duplicitous husband, who fakes his own death, in the thriller Deceived (1991) and was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for the first season of the HBO drama The Sopranos, in which he played a self-loathing detective in the pocket of the mafia.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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John Heard, Home Alone, Sopranos Actor Dies At 72

22 July 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

John Heard the actor best known as the dad in the classic festive movie Home Alone, has died at the age of 72. Heard was found dead in a hotel in Palo Alto, California on Friday afternoon, so reports TMZ.

As well as his high-profile role in Home Alone, Heard was also seen in the likes of Chilly Scenes of WinterHeart Beat, Cutter’s Way, Cat PeopleC.H.U.D., After Hours, Big, BeachesAwakeningsRambling RoseThe Pelican BriefMy Fellow AmericansSnake Eyes, and Animal Factory, as well as an Emmy-nominated turn in the hit HBO gangster movie The Sopranos.

He is survived by his children John Matthew, Annika and Max Heard.

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- Paul Heath

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Alfonso Cuarón Is the Best Director of the 21st Century, According to Metacritic — See the Top 25

22 July 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Using the proprietary powers of the Metascore, everyone’s favorite review aggregator (sorry, Rotten Tomatoes) has ranked the 25 best directors of the 21st century. The results were found by averaging the reviews of filmmakers who have released at least four movies since January 1, 2000, and thus represent more of a number crunch than a subjective list.

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As the two lowest-ranked auteurs are tied with an average Metascore of 78.4, essentially anyone who’s released at least one movie that received middling reviews didn’t make the cut — meaning that everyone from Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick to Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson won’t be found here.

Topping the list is Alfonso Cuarón, whose average score of 87.5 comes from four highly acclaimed movies: “Gravity” (96), “Y Tu Mamá También” (88), “Children of Men” (84), and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Never Not Good’: Elijah Wood, Michael McKean and More Remember Actor John Heard

22 July 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The life of actor John Heard — the star known for his role in several iconic ’80s and ’90s movies including Big, Beaches, and Home Alone — is being remembered by his Hollywood costars and admirers.

Heard died Friday in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed to People. He was 71.

With a four-decade career in Hollywood and more than 200 credits on stage and screen, Heard had a number of high-profile costars.

“Sad to hear of John Heard’s passing,” wrote actor Elijah Wood — who worked as a young boy with Heard in 1992’s Radio Flyer

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- Dave Quinn

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John Heard, Scene-Stealing Character Actor from ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Sopranos,’ Dies at 71

22 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Heard, best known for playing the father in “Home Alone” and its sequels, has died. The news was first reported by TMZ before being confirmed elsewhere; according to the initial report, the actor had “minor back surgery” at Stanford Medical Center earlier this week and was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room. Heard was 71.

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An omnipresent character actor who had a habit of stealing scenes throughout his prolific career, Heard also appeared in such films as “Big,” “Awakenings,” “The Chumscrubber,” “C.H.U.D.,” and “The Pelican Brief;” among his television work as a five-episode stint as Detective Vin Makazian on “The Sopranos.”

A crooked cop who shared information with mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), Makazian was a forlorn figure who whiled away his days at a brothel — and whose shady dealings eventually caught up with him. »

- Michael Nordine

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to John Heard

22 July 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Longtime character actor John Heard, best known for his role as Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films, died Friday at the age of 71.

Heard, who rose to prominence in the 1980s in such films as Cutter's Way and Big, went on to have a career that spanned over three decades and included nearly 200 credits in film and television shows such as The Sopranos (for which he earned a best guest actor in a drama Emmy nomination in 1999), Law & Order and The Pelican Brief.

Heard was remembered by many in Hollywood following the news »

- THR Staff

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Home Alone star John Heard dies aged 72 – video obituary

22 July 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Heard, the actor best known for his role as Peter McCallister in two Home Alone films, has died aged 72. Variety reported that Heard was recovering from back surgery in a hotel room when he died. The actor received an Emmy award for his role as corrupt detective Vin Makazian in The Sopranos

John Heard, star of Home Alone and The Sopranos, dies at 72

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