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ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »
Frankie and Alice is based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, and shot by Newton Thomas Sigel (Valkyrie, X-Men, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, The Usual Suspects), the film also stars Stellan Skarsgård (upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Phylicia Rashad (For Colored Girls) and Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”).
Frankie and Alice opens exclusively in Los Angeles on December 10, 2010 and nationwide on February 4th 2011.
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Frankie and Alice Poster
- Allan Ford
 Freestyle Releasing have released the first movie trailer for Frankie and Alice. Directed by Geoffrey Sax (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, White Noise), the drama stars Halle Berry as "a young woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and not give in to her racist alter-personality." The movie co-stars Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting, Mamma Mia!) as Dr. Oz. The film screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to mostly positive reviews. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. Frankie and Alice will be released in limited theaters December 10th 2010 (possibly for award contention?) and will expand nationwide on February 4th 2011. Official Info: Starring: Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson Screenplay By: Cheryl Edwards and Marko King & Mary King & Jonathan Watters and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse Directed By: Geoffrey Sax Produced By: Halle Berry, »
- Peter Sciretta
Frankie & Alice is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Halle Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, and shot by Newton Thomas Sigel (Valkyrie, X-Men, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, The Usual Suspects), the film also stars Stellan Skarsgård (upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Phylicia Rashad (For Colored Girls) and Chandra Wilson (.Grey.s Anatomy.).
Frankie And Alice opens exclusively in Los Angeles on December 10, 2010 and nationwide February 2011.
Photo credit: Sergei Bachlakov
- Michelle McCue
In a career that has encompassed indie, cult, mainstream, and cinema from a range of different countries, Rutger Hauer has offered movie audiences a vast array of characters, in an eclectic grouping of genres. Born in Holland, Hauer was something of a scallywag as a youth. Troubled, rebellious, unpredictable. Stints in the army and in psychiatric institutions followed his young life before becoming an actor. As an actor too, he’s remained somewhat rebellious and unpredictable. His choices have raised eyebrows. As for his on set antics? He’s well known for his intensity. Very much a method actor, Hauer gets under the skin of his characters, bringing to his roles, especially his most memorable turns a depth beyond what’s on the page. Often his fellow actors have felt actual intimidation when Hauer gets in the shoes of his darker characters. »
By a margin, I suggest, George Clooney is the most interesting male movie star around today. Although he'll be 50 next year, he is still unquestionably attractive to both sexes. Has he ever looked better, or at such a point where handsomeness is so blended with maturity? That may sound obvious, until one considers near rivals – Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt – none of whom is aging with the same insouciance. Indeed, the only fault I can find in Clooney, and it's not a small one, is that he handles this passage not just with ease, but with a hint of smugness. It is there that he falls short in the wishful comparison made by many fans – of being our modern Cary Grant.
Of course, a movie »
- David Thomson
Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren And Scarlett Johansson Also Linked If British tabloid The Daily Mail is to be believed, two biopics on the controversial life of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, are reportedly in the works with high-profile actresses linked to the lead roles. The first project is being spearheaded by producer Stephen Evans ("Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind") of Renaissance Films, who plans to adapt a book by Diana's lifelong bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, titled Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, which provides a "first-hand account [that] takes issue with many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess that have appeared… »
James Franco in 127 Hours
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures I really wanted to write about the actresses today, but since I will be seeing Love and Other Drugs in less than five hours it seemed silly to get into that topic without first experiencing Anne Hathaway's performance. So, we'll take a look at the men's side of things and explore the current state of the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor race.
Best Actor Rank Nominee 1 Colin Firth (The King's Speech) 2 James Franco (127 Hours) 3 Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) 4 Robert Duvall (Get Low) 5 Javier Bardem (Biutiful) Click Here For Complete Chart I'll start with Best Actor as that seems to be a much quicker conversation since I think we are talking about either a two or three man race, depending on Jeff Bridges's performance in True Grit. I'll admit, Javier Bardem could come on strong with what I think »
- Brad Brevet
For the first time since Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the movie industry will pay homage to the life of the Queen of Hearts. An outpouring of tributes will flood Great Britain and the rest of the world next July when they commemorate what would have been the Princess’s 50th birthday and the 30th anniversary of her fairy tale wedding to Prince Charles. Two major and very different projects are currently being developed. UK studio Pathé is banking on a traditional movie spanning her entire life from her childhood up until her tragic death in Paris, whereas Renaissance Films is taking a slightly darker approach by adapting the controversial book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret by Ken Wharfe, who served as Personal Protection Officer to the Princess of Wales for ten years, report French Elle and Britain’s Sunday Express.
Although Princes William and Harry have allegedly approved Pathé’s biopic, »
- Talia Soghomonian
Frankie & Alice , starring Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, will have an awards season qualifying run on December 17, 2010, in New York and Los Angeles before its regular theatrical release, which is set for February 4, 2011, it was announced today by Freestyle Releasing. Frankie & Alice , for which Berry also served as a producer, is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, and shot by by Newton Thomas Sigel ( Valkyrie , X-Men , Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , The Usual Suspects ), the film also stars Stellan Skarsgård (upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ), Phylicia Rashad (upcoming For Colored »
Sometimes, there comes a moment in a working actor's life where just the right role suddenly galvanizes awards attention. I've been tracking Sam Rockwell since he broke out at Sundance in 1996 with Tim Dicillo's Box of Moon Light. Rockwell has been knocking out great juicy performances ever since--often in smaller indie films such as George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, or David Gordon Green's Snow Angels. He's also a stalwart supporting player in Frost/Nixon, The Green Mile and The Assassination of Jesse James, and hilarious in Galaxy Quest and Iron Man 2. He held his own opposite Mickey Rourke--not an easy thing to do. Jon Favreau rewarded Rockwell with a role in the upcoming sci-fi western Cowboys and Aliens. And Rockwell also held »
Upon meeting Sam Rockwell for a chat this week, I probably shouldn't have been surprised to find the actor not in his seat, but rather doing a series of stretches in his Soho hotel room. Rockwell has always given the impression of being a guy bursting with energy, whether it be the manic mannerisms of Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind or his dance moves as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2. Even in his latest film, Conviction, it doesn't take long before there's a scene of Rockwell dancing with frenzied energy onstage -- nude, I should add. »
Sam Rockwell grew up on the movies of the 1970s—films he adored such as "The Deer Hunter" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." So when he lists the various teachers he has learned from, he cites some of his favorite actors. "My teachers are all those people I grew up watching: De Niro, Walken, Streep, Robert Duvall, Ellen Burstyn," he says. "When young actors ask me about studying, I tell them, 'You've got to watch those movies. If you're not, you're not doing your job. Respect your elders, and more than that, learn from them.' "Rockwell has sometimes even found himself in the strange position of acting opposite his mentors, using tricks he picked up from them. In last year's drama "Everybody's Fine," he played the son of Robert De Niro's character and had a scene in which the father accuses the son of lying. "I kept saying, »
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Chief creative officer: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
5) Brad Pitt
Coward Robert Ford
7) Scott Rudin
Director: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck
10) Ed Vaizey
Politician: Minister for culture, communications and creative »
- Peter Bradshaw, Mark Kermode
Silver fox George Clooney pulls off celebrity while managing to look like a fully paidup member of the human race
Director: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck
His new film, The American, topped the Us box office despite subdued reviews ("the dreariest thriller of the year") which proves, if nothing else, that Clooney, 49, has still got it. Even with his charisma at half-mast, wearing dad slacks – as he does in The American – Clooney is undoubtedly a proper movie star in the broad-shouldered 40s tradition. To the outside world at least, he pulls off celebrity while managing to look like a fully paidup member of the human race without the control freakery of Tom Cruise or Will Smith. That could have something to do with him being a late bloomer; he was in his 30s when he found success on the TV show ER. »
By Scott Mendelson
hollywoodnews.com: As one of the two highest-of-high holy days in the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur basically involves asking forgiveness for the past transgressions against God over the previous year. But arguably as important is Erev Yom Kippur, which is the day before the high holy day, which involves asking the actual people you’ve transgressed against for atonement. In that spirit, let us take a few moments to finally let go of a few alleged transgressions in recent cinema history. Don’t do it for them, do it for yourself.
Alleged Sin: Beating out Martin Scorsese at the 1990 Academy Awards
For nearly twenty years, critics and film nerds have been condemning Kevin Costner for having the gall to ‘deny’ Martin Scorsese the Best Director Oscar that theoretically should have been his for Goodfellas. As a result, a once beloved film, one that revived the »
- Scott Mendelson
As many of you know, George Clooney is not just a talented actor, but also a very skilled director. Clooney was nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards for Good Night, and Good Luck, but it was his debut – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – that I thought was much more enjoyable. Now, he’s [...] »
Having finally won a long overdue best director Oscar for one of his most solidly pedestrian works (The Departed), Martin Scorsese cuts himself some cultural slack with Shutter Island, a romping old-fashioned psychodrama replete with murderous plots, ghostly visions and the kind of split personality disorders beloved of campy exploitation cinema. In the paranoid 50s, war vet turned Us marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is sent to the titular madhouse to investigate the disappearance of a dangerous inmate. Cut off by fogs and storms, and increasingly detached from the "real world", the patients and carers of this gothic establishment seem to have descended into some form of communal madness, presided over by the quietly sinister Dr John Cawley (Ben Kingsley, featuring villainous bald-cum-untrustworthy facial hair combo) and his Nazi-sounding associate Dr »
- Mark Kermode
This is a surprising turn of events because Greengrass had previously dropped out of making a fourth film and Matt Damon said he wouldn't make another if Paul was no longer involved.
Since then, Tony Gilroy, who penned all three films, was hired in early June to write a script for a fourth adventure, tentatively called The Bourne Legacy. It was widely presumed and reported that Damon would not be starring in it. The actor had even suggested how the franchise might continue without him.
But it seems something has changed. The Hollywood star, 39, now says he is talking over possibilities for another chapter with Paul Greengrass, who directed him in the last two Bourne movies.
Damon told TV Times magazine: "We both love the Bourne character but we want to get it right. »
- David Bentley
With Jonah Hex getting released tomorrow, I was able to sit down with producer Andrew Lazar (Get Smart, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) for an extended interview last weekend. During our wide ranging conversation we talked about the challenges of getting Jonah Hex made, how they got the great cast together, the mixing of different genres in Hex, what will be on the DVD/Blu-ray (over 10 minutes of deleted scenes), and a lot more.
But after talking about Jonah Hex for awhile, we started talking about his other projects like I Love You Phillip Morris, Akira, Get Smart 2, Untitled Joe Namath Project, Pre-Astronauts (now called One Finger Salute), what are general meetings, and a lot more. Some of the interesting things I learned were:
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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