Charlie Bartlett (2007)
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.
Argentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.
He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1985), for which he earned a best director Oscar nominee and William Hurt earned an Oscar win for best actor.
Babenco went on to direct Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed (1987) and Tom Berenger and John Lithgow in At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991).
After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison
Permut has acquired Joey Poach’s spec script “Dock” through his Permut Presentations company and brought on board Dock Ellis’ son, Dock Ellis III, as a consultant.
Ellis played in the major leagues for 12 years, nine with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was an outspoken advocate for African-American players, continuing Jackie Robinson’s fight for racial equality in Major League Baseball. He gained notoriety after he retired by disclosing that he had pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while high on LSD.
In 1973, pictures circulated of Ellis wearing hair curlers during pre-game warmups, which led to a magazine story about his hairstyles.
Ellis played on World Series champion teams in 1971 with the Pirates and in 1976 with the New York Yankees. He retired in 1979 and subsequently admitted that he had never pitched a
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Yelchin’s car was among some Fiat Chrysler models under recall after Fiat and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa) received numerous complaints about problems with the gear shift. Drivers have often exited the vehicle believing it to be in park only to discover it’s actually in neutral, leading to accidents and crashes. According to Variety, the Nhtsa is “aware of nearly 700 complaints about the issue,
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Their statement reads: “All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin. Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced ‘Star Trek Beyond’ event at Cannes Lions this week.”
Yelchin first broke through with starring roles in Nick Cassavetes’ crime drama “Alpha Dog” and the teen dramedy “Charlie Bartlett.
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This week’s question: In honor of the late Anton Yelchon, who was killed in a tragic accident early Sunday morning, which was your favorite of his performances?
Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics
It’s definitely not his best movie, and maybe it’s not really technically his best acting, but my favorite of Yelchin’s performances is in “Terminator Salvation.” You could tell he tried to sound like Michael Biehn in “The Terminator” in his portrayal of young Kyle Reese, and that meant a lot to me as a fan of these movies. And it shows how much he took care in his work
The young actor who played Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, Anton Yelchin, has died. Yelchin died earlier today after a freak accident when he was pinned between his car and his home's gate and mailbox. Friends found him when he failed to show up for a rehearsal. He was just 27.
Yelchin was best known for his work in the Star Trek reboot feature films -- Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. He also starred in films like Terminator Salvation, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Odd Thomas, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Yelchin also provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf in the recent Smurf movies and games.
In that first screen performance, we see the paradox the persisted for the rest of Yelchin’s career — that mix of uncanny maturity and childlike vulnerability, characterized by soulful, saucer-like eyes; the sort of face whose cheeks
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"All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Antony Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family."
The actor is probably best known for playing Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek, its
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