7 items from 2015
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Julianne Moore slaps Madonna in Body of Evidence and Patricia Arquette gets backhanded by Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and these are just the first two clips in Falvorwire's latest rundown of early roles played by this year's Oscar nominees. OBviously, this also means the inclusion of early roles by Mark Ruffalo, Bradley Cooper, J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, Rosamund Pike, Ethan Hawke, Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Edward Norton, Laura Dern, Keira Knightley, Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones and Reese Witherspoon. What's most interesting about this, to me at least, are seeing some of the films these actors starred in and I had no idea, a distinction Eddie Redmayne appears to dominate with roles in The Good Shepherd, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Other Boleyn Girl, which, coincidentally also starred Beendict Cumberbatch. Watch below. vimeo id="119759675" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
It's been a long and winding road for Eddie Redmayne since "The Theory of Everything" debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. He's won a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and could be your next Oscar winner in the Lead Actor category. Somehow, he also managed to find time to get married and begin filming "The Danish Girl" while still trekking back and forth between New York and Los Angeles for numerous awards season events including today's prestigious Oscar luncheon. One of those events happened to be a private screening of "Theory" hosted by none other than Robert De Niro right before the holidays. As you may know, Redmayne's big Hollywood break came in De Niro's 2006 drama "The Good Shepherd" alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. In an incredibly competitive year where many have noted Michael Keaton's numerous Academy friends and Ben Affleck publicly supporting Bradley Cooper »
- Gregory Ellwood
While "Unbroken" failed to take off as an awards season machine, Angelina Jolie remains undefeated. She's already got the drama, "By The Sea," with her husband Brad Pitt, in the can, and now it looks like they'll be reteaming. The latter has joined Jolie's previously announced project, "Africa." Penned by Eric Roth ("Ali," "Munich," "The Good Shepherd"), the film is a biopic about Kenyan Richard Leakey, who came from a line of archaeologists, but turned his attentions to paleontology and most famously to anti-poaching efforts. Roger Deakins will lens the Jolie-directed movie and production aims to start this summer. [The Wrap] Matthew McConaughey is "Born To Run." The actor will star in an adaptation of Christopher McDougall's book, scripted by Matthew Michael Carnahan, about "how an award-winning journalist and often-injured runner headed for Mexico’s isolated, deadly Copper Canyons to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Fitness model Greg Plitt killed in train accident: Plitt was the 'body' of Dr. Manhattan in 'Watchmen' movie Fitness model Greg Plitt, best known for adorning countless fitness magazine covers and for his participation on the reality TV show Work Out, was killed by a passenger train while being videotaped last Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2015, in Burbank, about 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities are now trying to figure out how Plitt and his two-person crew were able to access a restricted area – without a filming permit – and what exactly they were doing there. Online tabloids claim to have the answer, asserting that Greg Plitt's death was the result of a failed thrill-seeking stunt. The athletic Plitt, who had previously shot at least one workout video on a train track, was purportedly trying to outrun the passenger train, but tripped and fell on the tracks. Police have »
- Zac Gille
Crewmembers confirm to Burbank police they were shooting a video for a sports drink, but say Plitt made an unexpected move
Burbank police have interviewed the video team that was accompanying Gregory Plitt Jr. when he was struck and killed by a Metrolink train this past weekend, and the men are denying that they knew the Bravo “Work Out” star would be running on the tracks.
“Witnesses interviewed at the scene confirmed they were shooting a video for a sports drink, and at no point did Mr. Plitt say he would be running between the rails,” Burbank Police Department officer Joshua Kendrick told TheWrap Wednesday. »
- Anita Bennett
“Had proper channels been followed, this would not have happened,” Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten tells TheWrap
As Burbank police analyze surveillance footage recorded from the Metrolink train that struck and killed Bravo “Work Out” star Gregory Plitt Jr., a spokesman for the rail company is speaking out about the accident that claimed the actor’s life.
“While our hearts go out to his [Plitt’s] family, this was very, very preventable,” Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten told TheWrap Tuesday.
“Had the proper channels been followed, this would not have happened,” Lustgarten said as he explained that Plitt was not authorized to be on the train tracks. »
- Anita Bennett
7 items from 2015
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