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'San Andreas' Begins Production with Dwayne Johnson

17 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography begins Tuesday, April 22, on location in Australia for San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson. The action thriller from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over...it's just getting started.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV's Entourage), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV's True Detective) and Archie Panjabi (TV's The Good Wife), as well as Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV's "Home and Away »

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Exclusive: Ben Stiller & Steve Conrad Talk ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’

17 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 

To celebrate the release of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty on DVD and Blu-ray release on April 21st, we’ve a great insight into the film thanks to the star and director Ben Stiller and screenwriter Steve Conrad.

The film focuses around the life of Walter Mitty (Stiller), a modern day-dreamer, and an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his normal existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger.  But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable:  take real action – sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.

Below, Steve Conrad and Ben Stiller talk about adapting the film from the classic short story, why now is the time for this »

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Principal Photography Begins In Australia On San Andreas Starring Dwayne Johnson

16 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography begins Tuesday, April 22, on location in Australia for San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson.

The action thriller from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures reunites Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

San Andreas is slated to open in theatres on Friday, June 5, 2015.

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”) and Archie Panjabi (TV »

- Michelle McCue

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Mickey Rooney leaves entire estate to stepson?

9 April 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, April 10: Actor Mickey Rooney has reportedly left his modest estate worth $18,000 to his stepson Mark Aber and his wife Charlene, reports contactmusic.com.

The late actor died on Sunday aged 93 due to natural causes and diabetic complications and signed his will on March 11.

Despite starting his iconic acting career aged just 18 months, the late-star said he lost most of his fortune because of financial mismanagement by one of his stepsons, according to USA Today.

Rooney disinherited his eight surviving children and his estranged wife of 35 years, Janice Rooney.

The "Night At The Museum" actor previously said that his wife Janice receives his Social Security benefits and some of the pension earnings. »

- Ketali Mehta

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A Star Is Burned: Mickey Rooney's Final Days Marred by Bizarre Family Feud

9 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

An abbreviated version of this story first appeared in the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Mickey Rooney died April 6 at 93, his wife of 35 years, former nightclub singer Jan Chamberlin Rooney, learned about it from the media. "I haven't seen him since April [2013]," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "Someone from TMZ called me." Rooney's death marked the end of not only the longest and most prolific career of a movie star in Hollywood history -- one spanning the silent era through MGM's golden age to the upcoming Night at the Museum 3 --

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- Scott Feinberg

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After Rooney's Death, Who Is Earliest Surviving Best Actor Academy Award Nominee?

8 April 2014 6:17 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mickey Rooney was earliest surviving Best Actor Oscar nominee (photo: Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy in ‘Boys Town’) (See previous post: “Mickey Rooney Dead at 93: MGM’s Andy Hardy Series’ Hero and Judy Garland Frequent Co-Star Had Longest Film Career Ever?”) Mickey Rooney was the earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award nominee — Babes in Arms, 1939; The Human Comedy, 1943 — and the last surviving male acting Oscar nominee of the 1930s. Rooney lost the Best Actor Oscar to two considerably more “prestigious” — albeit less popular — stars: Robert Donat for Sam Wood’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) and Paul Lukas for Herman Shumlin’s Watch on the Rhine (1943). Following Mickey Rooney’s death, there are only two acting Academy Award nominees from the ’30s still alive: two-time Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, 104 (for Robert Z. Leonard’s The Great Ziegfeld, 1936, and Sidney Franklin’s The Good Earth, 1937), and Best Supporting Actress nominee Olivia de Havilland, »

- Andre Soares

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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

8 April 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just about to hit in stores, and I’ve got a copy of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack for you. The Ben Stiller vehicle didn’t have quite as much impact on theaters as I expected, but I’m hoping it gets a new lease on life with the home release.

That might be a little surprising (catch our podcast review, and my Answers.com review) considering that I haven’t exactly championed the film whole-heartedly, but I wasn’t exactly opposed to it either. It’s a fun ride, that had a few rough spots, and didn’t exactly play out the way I’d have liked. In the end, I think it’s a lot better than most are probably giving it credit for, and it has a few scenes that really shouldn’t be missed.

Also, to help celebrate the film, »

- Marc Eastman

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Movie News: Classic Movie Star Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

7 April 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Hollywood – He was the biggest star the world, the box office champion from 1939 to 1941. “Wow, spanning two decades,” Bart Simpson said. Mickey Rooney lived long enough to work on silent films, be the biggest star in the world and do a voiceover on “The Simpsons.” Not bad for one lifetime. Mickey Rooney died of natural causes in his North Hollywood home on April 6th. He was 93.

Rooney was a actor who worked nearly his entire life in film, television and stage. His active career as a performer spanned 92 years, and he was one of the last few in history to have worked in the silent film era. His filmography lists over 200 roles, and he also appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway and several television series. He outlived and outperformed virtually all the classic movie stars from Hollywood’s golden era of the studio system from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hollywood legend, Mickey Rooney, dead at 93

7 April 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Born Joseph Yule Jr. in 1920s Brooklyn, Rooney's career began at an early age on stage with his vaudeville acting parents. From there, at age 6, he went on to make his first film Not to Be Trusted (1926), and thus began a decade long career with MGM making silent films. When it comes to child stars, there's Rooney and there's everyone else. While modern child stars are lucky to be in 2 films a year, Rooney starred in upwards of nine movies a year, including the Depression-era Andy Hardy comedies he made with fellow child star Judy Garland. Like a lot of child stars, he struggled to find great parts as an adult and his tabloid life seemed to overshadow his film output. He was married nine times over the course of his life, but no marriage was more notable than the one to Ava Gardner. »

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Legendary Veteran Actor Mickey Rooney Has Passed Away at Age 93

7 April 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Another one of the greats from the short history of Hollywood has left this world. The New York Times reports legendary veteran actor Mickey Rooney passed away at his home in North Hollywood on Sunday at age 93. Rooney was most recently seen in family comedies The Muppets and the Night at the Museum franchise, but his career in entertainment began at the tender age of two, as part of a family vaudeville act. But his career as a child star wouldn't begin until he landed a role as Mickey McGuire in a series of comedic short films that lasted for nine years. And it was that role which led to feature film fame. Rooney's first feature film role came in the 1937 film A Family Affair alongside Lionel Barrymore. Rooney played a character named Andy Hardy, and would reprise that role in 14 more movies, some of which helped him become the »

- Ethan Anderton

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R.I.P. Mickey Rooney (1920 – 2014)

7 April 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

According to the L.A. Times, actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93 due to natural causes.  Rooney had a staggeringly long acting career, which spanned 92 years.  He debuted on the vaudeville stage when he was a toddler, and was recently in Vancouver shooting a part for Night at the Museum 3.  He came to fame as a child actor in the 1930s and 40s in the popular "Andy Hardy" films.  Although Rooney's fame never hit this height again, he continued to work, play a diversity of roles.  He also acted on stage (he was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Sugar Babies) and television (he won an Emmy in 1982 for playing the title role in Bill).  He also received two honorary Oscars, in 1938 and 1982. Although he also had a turbulent personal life (eight marriages, nine children, various addictions, and suffering elder abuse), Rooney's enduring »

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Mickey Rooney Has Died at the Age of 93

7 April 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

My only real recollection of Mickey Rooney is him as the highly offensive neighbor Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Today, following the actor's death on Sunday at the age of 93, many are remembering roles of his from the '50s, '60s and even earlier. Rooney was the recipient of two Honorary Oscars in 1939 and again in 1983 and starred in films including The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Black Stallion (1979) and National Velvet (1944) and it wasn't as if he hadn't been working recently, though the roles weren't starring roles. He had a small role in 2011's The Muppets, played one of the security guards opposite Bill Cobbs in Night at the Museum and, according to IMDb, he was at work on a couple films up to his passing. There's no immediate information on the cause of death, but it seems as if Rooney died of natural causes. »

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Mickey Rooney a career in clips

7 April 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Andy Hardy to Night at the Museum, we look back at the career of the prolific performer who died yesterday

Video: Mickey Rooney: a life in film

Born Joseph Yule in 1920, Rooney apparently first trod the boards as a toddler, before becoming part of this parents' stage act before he was two years old.

Rooney was one of the last living connections to the silent movie era, which abruptly vanished at the end of the 1920s when synchronised movie soundtracks became widely available. Rooney got the lead role of Mickey McGuire in a low budget comedy serial based on Fox Fontaine's Toonerville Folks comic strips. Very much a Little Rascal's kind of thing, here's Rooney at seven years old in Mickey's Pals, from 1927.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

7 April 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Mickey Rooney, an acting legend who starred as Andy Hardy in sixteen MGM films as part of his nine-decade career, has died. He was 93 years old. Rooney's wife Jan said that she had not seen her husband in a year, adding that the actor was living with her son Mark Aber and his wife. The family has been torn apart in recent years over Rooney's allegations that Jan's son Christopher Aber had withheld food and medication from him. Rooney started as a child actor and received two honorary Oscars, four Academy Award nomination and one Emmy Award. He landed on the cover of Time Magazine in March 1940 and was the biggest ticket-selling star of that time, ranking ahead such Hollywood icons as Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Bette Davis and Abbott and Costello. Some of Rooney's most popular films are "Breakfast at Tiffanys" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. »

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Mickey Rooney dies aged 93

7 April 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mickey Rooney, the Hollywood actor who spent his entire life in showbusiness, has died aged 93.

Born Joseph Yule Jr in Brooklyn, his parents included him in their vaudeville act when he was just 18 months old.

After his mother moved him to California, his first film role as Mickey McGuire came when he was six, in Orchids and Ermine, and he starred in a string of ‘Mickey’ movies that stretched into the 1930s.

In 1937, he took the part of Andy Hardy in A Family Affair under his new name, Mickey Rooney, and the box office hit led to another series of films that lasted eight years and famously paired him with Judy Garland.

Alongside serving in the Second World War, Rooney starred in international hit National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor in 1944.

The actor had starred in 200 films by 1965, which had earned more than $3bn ($1.8bn) worldwide. But he was also declared bankrupt, with much of »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Mickey Rooney dies: Hollywood pays tribute to acting legend

7 April 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mickey Rooney, the acting icon who starred in more than 200 feature films, has passed away at the age of 93.

A four-time Oscar nominee and honorary winner in 1939 and 1983, Rooney shot to fame as a teenager playing Andy Hardy in MGM's film series. So successful was Rooney as a child star, he became the biggest box office draw in America from 1939-1941.

In a career that spanned 10 decades, Rooney worked with Hollywood icons such as Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor. In recent years he cameoed in The Muppets and Night at the Museum. His final film role will be reprising his role as security guard Gus in Night at the Museum 3.

Digital Spy collects reactions from Rooney's famous fans and admirers below:

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!

William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 7, 2014

Had the honour of shooting w MickeyRooney on NATM3 just last month. »

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Mickey Rooney Has Died at 93

7 April 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Mickey Rooney lived a hell of a life. He started working on stage in vaudeville acts when he was just over a year old. That was in 1922, and Rooney recently did a part in Night at the Museum 3. His career spanned 92 years, and he was part of just about every major era […]

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- Russ Fischer

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Mickey Rooney dies at 93

7 April 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cobbs in Night At The Museum Actor Mickey Rooney died at the age of 93 on Sunday. The Brooklyn-born child star who went on to become a giant at MGM is reported to have been ill for some time.

Rooney - real name Joseph Yule Junior - began his career when he was just an toddler in his parents' vaudeville act Yule and Carter. He starred in his first film - a silent - Not To Be Trusted in 1926 and quickly went on to find success as comic strip character Mickey Maguire in a string of silent comedy shorts.

It was the role of Andy Hardy - the son of a small town judge - in a string of films, and his pairing with Judy Garland in musicals such as Babes In Arms that propelled him to stardom. By the time he was 19, in »

- Amber Wilkinson

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R.I.P. Mickey Rooney – Acting Legend Dead At 93

7 April 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mickey Rooney, one of the world’s most successful movie actors, whose career spanned over 80 years, has died at the age of 93. Rooney, who started acting when he was just seventeen months old, starred in over 300 films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, receiving two special Oscars for his massive body of work.

Early success for the star came in 1937 in the film A Family Affair, where he starred as Andy Hardy, a character he would play in 19 more movies over eight years. He appeared in the film National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor in 1944 and also starred alongside Judy Garland in a series of musicals, and was considered to be the world’s most profitable film star during that time. By the sixties, his films had made over $3 billion, a colossal figure for the time.

It was the 1970s when he appeared in the superb Pete’S Dragon for »

- Paul Heath

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Mickey Rooney: Son Michael, Hollywood Admirers React to His Death

6 April 2014 10:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though much of Mickey Rooney’s most notable work appeared more than 70 years ago, the Hollywood community remembers him fondly as a hardworking actor who started his career as a child in vaudeville and silent films and was still working until very recently in films like “Night at the Museum” and “The Muppets.”

His son Michael, a choreographer, was among the many posting about the legendary actor’s death on Twitter.

It is with sadness that I say my father has passed today. I loved him and so did the world. He inspired so many. Rip dad. Your son.—

michael rooney (@rooneydance) April 07, 2014

The legendary Mickey Rooney is dead at 93. Interviewed him many years ago. He was a hoot.—

Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) April 07, 2014

One of the true originators. A trail blazer. Old school legend. He must have had some stories. #MickeyRooney enjoy hyperspace.—

Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) April 07, 2014

Mickey Rooney got »

- Pat Saperstein

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