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Welcome back to Slackerwood's annual Holiday Favorites series. Over the next month or so, we'll talk about our favorite movies to watch in the winter holiday season, and ask various friends in the film community to share their favorites with us too.
When actor Eli Wallach died earlier this year, I immediately thought of his work in Nancy Meyers' The Holiday. Certainly he appeared in more notable pictures, but The Holiday is near and dear to my heart (as is How to Steal a Million, in which he also appears). A romantic comedy only vaguely related to end-of-the-year festivities, the "Holiday" here represents the short breaks Brit Iris (Kate Winslet) and American Amanda (Cameron Diaz) take from their regular schedules as they trade homes for a couple weeks.
Wallach plays an endearing remnant from Classic Hollywood, the kind of old codger who will namedrop Cary Grant at the same »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
It's (sort of) a Christmas miracle! Jude Law revealed during a recent interview with Glamour UK that he would be on board to do a sequel to his 2006 romantic comedy The Holiday. "That's a good idea. Yeah, [of] course!" Law, 41, replied when asked about the possibility. "Absolutely." The British actor starred in the Nancy Meyers film with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. It centered on two women, Amanda Woods (Diaz) and Iris Simpkins (Winslet), who find love after deciding to swap homes in each [...] »
Toronto — “Titanic” was a seminal moment in Kate Winslet’s career, but she made it clear even during the film's Oscar run and in the years following that it was a more grueling experience than she ever expected. In the years since she’s avoided anything that came close to those shooting conditions, when she spent weeks in water tanks and wading through water. That is until her new period drama, “A Little Chaos,” which screened for the press at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival Wednesday before its Saturday night premiere. In the film, Winslet and her stunt person are drenched when her character tries to manually close an aqueduct from flooding a massive garden she’s been building at Versailles (yes, that Versailles). The long and the short of it is that the sequence found Winslet in a ton of water. And for her to do that, she must simply adore her co-star and director, »
- Gregory Ellwood
DeNiro and Hathaway were shooting a scene in which they performed Tai Chi on Thursday. For the day on set, DeNiro was dressed comfortably in navy blue sweatpants, a pullover and sneakers. Hathaway, not quite as well dressed for the exercise, sported a sweater, jeans and loafers. The two Oscar-winning actors were joined in the Chinese martial art by a number of others who looked a bit more practiced in the technique.
In The Intern, Hathaway – who played an assistant to a fashion editor in Devil Wears Prada – plays Julie Ostin, the founder of a fashion-centric e-commerce company. DeNiro plays her elderly intern Ben Whittaker, who gets involved with the company via a community outreach program. Initially, Julie is dismissive of Ben, »
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, »
- Variety Staff
Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel is available now Digital HD on 30 June and Blu-ray and DVD now from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we’ve got a great exclusive clip to share with you!
With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of it all.
It’s undoubtedly one of the best films I’ve seen this year, so highly recommend picking up a copy! Here’s that clip that explores what it »
- Dan Bullock
To mark the release of The Grand Budapest Hotel on 7th July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
With a show stopping cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M Gustave (Ralph Fiennes: Skyfall, The Invisible Woman), a legendary and enigmatic concierge at the famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori: The Perfect Game), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend during the wars. Told by an older Zero (F Murray Abraham: Amadeus, Scarface) in retrospect to a young writer (Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday) we learn the history of The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Following the mysterious death of Madame D (Tilda Swinton: Moonrise Kingdom, Only Lovers Left Alive), it emerges that she has bequeathed her favourite – and most priceless – piece of art, Boy With Apple, not to a family member, but instead to beloved Concierge M. »
How many careers can one man have? Eli Wallach was a Tony award-winning Broadway actor and a soldier, a leading pioneer in the realm of Method acting and Mr. Freeze on the Batman TV show, a villainous live wire and an elderly person so intrinsically soulful that just his presence in a movie could make you happy and sad for no apparent reason.
Wallach was already over 50 when he got his most famous role, and he had almost 50 years left on this earth afterwards. There are a couple of generations that probably only know the older Wallach, stepping into movies »
- Darren Franich
Legendary actor Eli Wallach, best known for his role as the villainous Tuco in The Good the Bad and the Ugly, passed away in New York City yesterday at the age of 98. The actor's passing was confirmed by his daughter, Katherine.
Born in 1915 in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Eli Wallach began studying acting after receiving a B.A. and M.S. in education from the University of Texas and City College of New York. His acting ambitions were cut short when he was drafted to serve in World War II, but he began acting in several plays upon his return to New York in 1945. In 1948, he was one of the 20 core actors who helped found The Actor's Studio, where he honed his method acting craft.
Legendary multi-award winning actor Eli Wallach died on Tuesday from natural causes. He was 98.
Wallach has appeared in more than eighty films since his first starring role in 1956's "Baby Doll," though is perhaps best remembered for his key roles in two of the most famous westerns of all time - "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" and "The Magnificent Seven".
Other films in which he often played a memorable role included his turns as Guido in "The Misfits, " The General in "Lord Jim," Napoleon in "The Adventures of Gerard", Don Altobello in "The Godfather Part III," Adam Coffin in "The Deep," Cotton Weinberger in "The Two Jakes," Donald Fallon in "The Associate," and small but key roles in more recent fare like "Mystique River," "The Ghost Writer," "The Holiday" and his final film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".
He has also guest starred on countless TV shows from "ER, »
- Garth Franklin
Veteran stage, screen and TV actor Eli Wallach has died. He passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 98, his daughter Katherine confirmed to The New York Times. His acting career spanned more than 60 years and included roles alongside Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (in 1961's The Misfits) as well as playing the villain opposite Clint Eastwood (in the 1966 Western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Other memorable roles include his portrayal as a mafia don in 1990's The Godfather Part III, and in 2006, playing Kate Winslet's unlikely Bff in The Holiday. (You might remember when he told her, "You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best »
A true acting legend, Eli Wallach has sadly passed away at the age of 98. The son of Polish Jewish growing up in New York City, Wallach began his career in 1956, his first notable role came in 1960's The Magnificent Seven, playing bandit leader Calvera. Westerns were his bread and butter for much of his early career, and this career path brought him his most famous role, Tuco in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The Ugly of the title, Wallach put in an extremely memorable turn, even giving Clint Eastwood a run for his money. The death of the Western genre didn't mean the end of his career, and he would go onto appear in movies for many, many years to come, including The Two Jakes, The Godfather Part III, Mystic River, The Holiday, The Hoax, and Wall Street: The Mony Never Sleeps. The thoughts of everyone here at »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
He was the ugly to Clint Eastwood’s Good and Lee Van Cleef’s bad and it is with great sadness we must report the death of Eli Wallach at 98 years old. Best known as Tuco in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and as bandit leader Calvera in Hollywood’s remake of Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Wallach was far more than just the go to man for slimy Mexican antagonists that littered many westerns of the era. He played Mr. Freeze in the Batman TV show of the 1960s, the mafia leader Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III and took on a less imposing role in 2006′s The Holiday.
Born on 5th December 1915, Wllach failed to get the grades to attend New York’s City College, but returned to the big apple to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre after graduating from The University of Texas. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Eli Wallach, star of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, has sadly passed away at the age of 98.
We're sad to report that Eli Wallach, perhaps best known for his scintillating turn as the bandit Tuco in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly has sadly passed away.
A veteran of the stage as well as a master in front of the camera, Wallach amassed a fine collection of work that began all the way back in the 1940s when he made his Broadway debut. A lover of the stage, Wallach would star in a number of Broadway productions and was rewarded with a Tony Award in 1951 for his role in Tennessee Williams's play, The Rose Tattoo.
His versatility later saw Wallach move forward into film, making his debut in 1956 film Baby Doll, a role that would propel him to greater heights as he later starred in 1960's The Magnificent Seven, »
98 years old. Remarkable. I can't imagine making it to 98. I can't imagine the breadth of life experience you could have in that amount of time. Eli Wallach leaves behind a truly great filmography and a family life that is enviable, having been married to the same woman, Anne Jackson, since 1948. She had a hell of a filmography herself, and they had three children together. I am in awe of anyone who can build a life that solid for that long, never mind someone who works in the film industry, where relationships are, at best, impermanent, and at worst, inconsequential. Wallach will leave an amazing legacy onscreen, but he was part of something larger, a total shift in the way acting was approached, and telling his story is telling the story of that paradigm change. He was part of that first wave of Method actors who made the jump from their »
- Drew McWeeny
Emmy Award-winning actor Eli Wallach has died, aged 98.
His daughter Katherine confirmed his death to The New York Times.
His performance in the 1956 American black comedy Baby Doll earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer, while he received an Honorary Academy Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards in November 2010.
Wallach continued acting well into his 90s, taking on many smaller character roles in »
Eli Wallach Dies
Wallach’s death was confirmed by a family member to CNN.
Over the course of his storied career, Wallach accumulated more that 150 film credits. In addition to 60s Westerns The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, he starred in The Misfits, Lord Jim, Tour Guys, The Two Jakes, The Godfather: Part III and The Holiday. His last major motion picture was 2013’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Though film paid the bills, Wallach’s passion was the theatre. “For actors, movies are a means to an end," Wallach told The New York Times in 1973. "I go »
Ever since his scene-stealing turn as Bumper Allen in the a capella comedy Pitch Perfect, Workaholics actor Adam DeVine has been highly in demand. He was in the running to play John Belushi in a biopic (though that part went to Emile Hirsch), recently appeared in a multi-episode arc on ABC sitcom Modern Family and will star in Sony’s horror comedy The Final Girls alongside other hot young stars like Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev and Alexander Ludwig. Now, DeVine has found his highest-profile project yet, with news that he has just signed on for a supporting role opposite Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in Warner Bros.’ The Intern.
DeVine will play the smarmy head of the interns in the comedy, which centers on a “seventysomething widower (De Niro) who enters an intern program and is assigned to the founder of a successful fashion website (Hathaway).” De Niro has »
- Isaac Feldberg
Remember when Jude Law's character in The Holiday introduced us to Mr. Napkin Head? That was adorable, yes, but it's nothing compared to these funny faces! On Tuesday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Grand Budapest Hotel star and the late-night host engaged in a "Funny Face-Off" with viewers' kids. Vanity was pushed aside as both Jude and Jimmy did their best to imitate the children and their comical expressions. Jude, a father of four, started off gamely in the competition, doing a fairly decent imitation of Sophia's cross-eyed, fishy-face look. Jimmy, who's tho proud dad of 7-month-old Winnie Rose, tried to mock young Maya's expression. He was a tad too smiley »
Kate Winslet has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The British actress was honoured in a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard earlier today (March 17).
Winslet becomes the 2,520th star to be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Reading-born star won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in The Reader in 2009.
Her latest film, Labour Day, will be released in UK cinemas on Friday (March 21). Watch a trailer below: »
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