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Exclusive: French actor Olivier Martinez has signed on as a client with Paradigm. The Paris-born thesp who has a César Award under his belt (for 1993’s Un, deux, trois, soleil) most recently appeared last season on ABC’s Revenge as French billionaire media mogul Pascal LeMarchal. He’ll next be seen in History Channel’s upcoming May 25 miniseries Texas Rising playing Antonio López de Santa Anna, the 19th century Mexican general known as the Napoleon of the West, in a cast that includes Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brendan Fraser, and Chad Michael Murray.
Martinez’s big screen credits include Unfaithful with Diane Lane and Richard Gere, Before Night Falls opposite Javier Bardem, S.W.A.T. with Samuel L. Jackson, D.J. Caruso’s Taking Lives, and Dark Tide with Halle Berry.
- Jen Yamato
Fans of the G.I. Joe films are probably still left wondering if a third entry into the lucrative toy film franchise is on the horizon. Well, after a bit of a dry period on news, it appears that this wayward ship of a third film may now be back on course with a new director. This could also mean a huge role for a certain member of the Joe team. After a game of musical chairs which saw the exit of last entry head Jon M. Chu for Jem and the Holograms, and failed negotiations with Martin Campbell, it looks like D.J. Caruso is set to take the helm of the Hasbro toy franchise film. Caruso, director of the 2004 Angelina Jolie vehicle Taking Lives, was also responsible for Shia Labeouf.s early hits Disturbia and Eagle Eye, the 2011 young adult "hot teens with superpowers" genre film, I Am »
Angelina Jolie added a dose of star power to the 40th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. awards, which honored achievements in independent and world cinema.
Jolie, whose appearance had been whispered about but not announced in advance, was on hand Saturday night at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City to present career achievement honors to acting legend Gena Rowlands. The pair co-starred in 1998’s “Playing by Heart” and 2004’s “Taking Lives.”
Jolie followed an effusive and heartfelt speech from Lafca member Chuck Wilson, who proclaimed Rowlands the equivalent of Marlon Brando for her impact onscreen acting. Wilson then called on Jolie to introduce Rowlands, and the actress and “Unbroken” director delivered some very personal remarks, noting that she had studied Rowlands’ work when she was starting out in the biz.
She also nodded to Rowlands’ famed collaborations with her late husband, filmmaker and actor John Cassavetes, observing, “Every artist »
- Geoff Berkshire
Tell Us how to get on that list! Ethan Hawke revealed to USA Today on Tuesday, Jan. 6, that he and his Taking Lives costar Angelina Jolie still keep in touch — via holiday cards! "Every now and then, I get a Christmas card," the Boyhood actor, 44, told the paper. He then reflected on what it was like to work alongside Jolie over ten years ago, before she had even started her romance with now-husband Brad Pitt. In 2003 (when Taking Lives was filmed), Jolie had recently [...] »
4 items from 2015
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