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David Huddleston, Actor Who Portrayed 'The Big Lebowski,' Dead at 85

4 August 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

David Huddleston, most famous for his role as the real The Big Lebowski in the film of the same name, has died, Los Angeles Times reports. He was 85.

His wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed to the newspaper that he died of advanced heart and kidney disease on Tuesday in Santa Fe, N.M.

The character actor played a number of parts over the course of his more-than-50-year career. He acted on Broadway, television and also in commercials. But it was his breakout role later in life that brought him the most notoriety, »

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David Huddleston, The Big Lebowski Star, Passes Away at 85

4 August 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, as a great character actor has passed away. David Huddleston, best known as the title character in the Coen Brothers' classic The Big Lebowski, died at the age of 85. The actor's wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed that her husband died on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He had passed from advanced heart and kidney disease.

The Los Angeles Times confirmed the actor's death with his wife. David Huddleston was born September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, which is part of the Blue Mountains region. He would act in local community productions before he attended the Fork Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic, and when his service had ended, he went to New York to study acting on the G.I. Bill.

He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic »

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David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

4 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Huddleston, a noted character actor who was most famously known for the titular role in “The Big Lebowski” died Tuesday at 85. His wife, Sarah Koeppe, told the Los Angeles Times that he died of heart and kidney disease in Santa Fe, N.M.

Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.

Before he was cast as the Big Lebowski, he guest starred on several TV shows, including “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Murder, She »

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David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

4 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Huddleston, a noted character actor who was most famously known for the titular role in “The Big Lebowski” died Tuesday at 85. His wife, Sarah Koeppe, told the Los Angeles that he died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, N.M.

Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.

Before he was cast as the Big Lebowski, he guest starred on several TV shows, including “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Murder, She Wrote, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Shining City’ Theater Review: Matthew Broderick Sleepwalks Through Conor McPherson’s Ghost Story

9 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ever since his Tony-nominated turn in “The Producers,” Matthew Broderick has become one of the most mannered and understated-to-a-fault performers on the New York stage. He continues his recessive approach to acting in an uneven new revival of Conor McPherson’s “Shining City,” which opened Thursday at Off Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre. In some ways, Broderick’s somnambulism suits his character, John, a middle-aged businessman who has become so distraught about the death of his wife in a car accident that he has begun seeing her ghost around the house — forcing him to flee to a bed and breakfast. »

- Thom Geier

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‘Trumped’ Musical: Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Reunite for ‘The Producers’ Spoof

1 March 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Sunday night after the Oscars, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had his usual star-studded show to follow Hollywood’s biggest night. There was plenty of fun to be had, from the premiere of a deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring Kimmel himself discovering the true identity of Clark Kent and […]

The post ‘Trumped’ Musical: Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Reunite for ‘The Producers’ Spoof appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Late-Night Comics John Oliver and Jimmy Kimmel Take Their Best Stabs Yet at Dethroning Donald Trump

1 March 2016 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With Donald Trump poised for a potential near-sweep on Super Tuesday, everyone from his presidential rivals to Republican Party elders to Gop celebrities have been doing their darndest to dethrone the billionaire businessman from his front-runner position. Late-night comics like Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver have also stepped up their Trump takedown game. Last Week Tonight host Oliver devoted an entire 30-minute show to ripping the real estate mogul apart point by point, labeling him "a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former Kkk leader who he can't decide whether or not to condemn. »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Late-Night Comics John Oliver and Jimmy Kimmel Take Their Best Stabs Yet at Dethroning Donald Trump

1 March 2016 10:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With Donald Trump poised for a potential near-sweep on Super Tuesday, everyone from his presidential rivals to Republican Party elders to Gop celebrities have been doing their darndest to dethrone the billionaire businessman from his front-runner position. Late-night comics like Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver have also stepped up their Trump takedown game. Last Week Tonight host Oliver devoted an entire 30-minute show to ripping the real estate mogul apart point by point, labeling him "a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former Kkk leader who he can't decide whether or not to condemn. »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Batman, Superman, Matt Damon Can’t Keep a Straight Face in Blooper Reel of Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Special (Video)

1 March 2016 7:30 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar special looked like it went off without a hitch, but the late-night host shared some behind the scenes bloopers on Monday. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill had a hard time keeping it together in a skit spoofing their roles in the upcoming movie “Batman v Superman.” Likewise for Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, who laughed hysterically when Kimmel forgot his lines during a spoof of “The Producers.” See video: Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Superhero Identities in 'Batman v Superman' Deleted Scene Similarly, Tracy Morgan, Matt Damon and Mike Tyson all lost it at various times while filming the special for Kimmel. »

- Joe Otterson

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Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane Reunite for Trump-Themed 'Producers' Sequel

29 February 2016 5:53 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Producers stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane reunited for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special to appear in a trailer for a faux-sequel to their hit musical. "Just in time for the election, it's a story that starts off funny then gets really, really depressing," the trailer warns of Trumped, which finds the two producers hopping aboard the runaway train known as Donald Trump.

"Max, do you realize that under the right circumstances it might be possible for us to make more money from a losing candidate than from a winner? »

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Kimmel Oscars Special: Broderick, Lane Get 'Trumped' in Producers Sequel

28 February 2016 11:36 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special featured a sequel to The Producers — and it looks like it’s going to be huuuuge.

RelatedChris Rock Hosts the Oscars: Grade His Race-Conscious Opening Monologue

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprised their roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom in Trumped, a follow-up to the 2005 musical-comedy that reimagines the show-stopping duo as political consultants responsible for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Cloris Leachman is also featured as a gullible donor in the story “that starts off funny, then gets really, really depressing” once the “gold-plated nincompoop” defies all odds and comes out on top. »

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Jimmy Kimmel Post-Oscar Special Debuts ‘Trumped’: The Musical

28 February 2016 11:35 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tonight’s Oscar broadcast was surprisingly short on commentary about the can’t-make-this-stuff-up presidential race – maybe because the trophy show was so deeply mired in its own controversy. Jimmy Kimmel made up for that during his late-night show’s After The Oscars special edition, unveiling #Trumped, a new musical from the producers of The ProducersNathan Lane reprises his role as Max Bialystock, and Matthew Broderick’s back as Leopold Bloom. And, this time (with… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Post-Oscar Special Debuts ‘Trumped’: The Musical

28 February 2016 11:35 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tonight’s Oscar broadcast was surprisingly short on commentary about the can’t-make-this-stuff-up presidential race – maybe because the trophy show was so deeply mired in its own controversy. Jimmy Kimmel made up for that during his late-night show’s After The Oscars special edition, unveiling #Trumped, a new musical from the producers of The ProducersNathan Lane reprises his role as Max Bialystock, and Matthew Broderick’s back as Leopold Bloom. And, this time (with… »

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Does the Working Title For 'Justice League Part One' Hint at the Film's Villain?

26 February 2016 12:05 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Time waits for no one. As the release date for Batman v Superman quickly approaches, so does the impending start date for the principal photography of Justice League Part One, one of the many follow-ups already in the works from DC and WB. The start date for the film, as of this writing, is April 11, a couple short weeks after Batman v Superman hits theaters. While we don't know a whole lot about the film just yet, the reveal of the film's working title may very well be a window into the picture's villain.

According to ComicBook.com, the working title for Justice League Part One is Caveman. Before we go any further, I feel like I should clarify what a working title is. Contrary to what people may think, it isn't necessarily a title that the producers feel fits the film, but rather a random title that they could »

- Joseph Medina

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J.J. Abrams Talks '10 Cloverfield Lane' Origins and Connections to the First Movie

26 February 2016 11:37 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It was quite the surprise about a month ago when the trailer for a strange film called 10 Cloverfield Lane was dropped. The trailer started off as a peek into the lives of a trio in a bomb shelter, though it soon became clear that the setup wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. What were the relationships between these three characters, who almost seemed like a family at the beginning of the trailer?

However, the biggest question, without a doubt, was what the connection was to the 2008 hit Cloverfield. Would this actually be a sequel to the film, a movie set in the same world, or more of a spiritual successor? More and more, I personally became interested in the idea of using Cloverfield as a brand of horror/thriller, with each film having its own standalone premise (almost like a Twilight Zone-esque series, but in film »

- Joseph Medina

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‘Grease Live’: A Peek Inside the Wardrobe Department with Costume Designer William Ivey Long

29 January 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Step into William Ivey Long’s “Grease Live” lair on the Warner Bros. lot in L.A., and you’ll feel like you were transported back to Broadway.

The costume designer has decorated his walls with inspiration: stills from the original movie, multi-colored fabric swatches and photos of “bad boys of all time.” Next to Marlon Brando hangs a photo of James Dean — because “our Danny is blonde,” says Long, referring to star Aaron Tveit.

With 30 costumers in total, many of whom come with a background in New York theater, the hustle and bustle of the wardrobe department is a sharp contrast to the relatively calm soundstage. Fast-moving staffers weave in and out of rolling racks and alteration rooms with razor-sharp focus — so much so that the visitors on set can’t help but note that these Broadway types don’t mess around.

“This is a Broadway musical and filmed »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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