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Jon Hamm deserves a drink. At the Emmys, he's gone 0 for 7 as Best Drama Actor, losing every single bid for his iconic "Mad Men" character Don Draper. He's also lost three times apiece for producing "Mad Men" and for guesting on "30 Rock," bringing his career total to 13 misfires. Will AMC's final batch of episodes (Part 2 of Season 7) finally seal the deal for this mad man, or is he destined to remain an Emmy also-ran? Vote in our poll below. Spoilers Ahead -Break- Will 'Mad Men' finale break Emmys curse? (Vote now in our poll) First, a bit of Emmy trivia: If Hamm is nominated again for this role, he'll be tied with three other gents -- Raymond Burr ("Perry Mason," "Ironside"), Peter Falk ("Columbo"), Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue") -- for the most bids ever (8) in the Best Drama Actor category. And those three, it should be noted, are all winners. »
Los Angeles – The actor who created one of the greatest pop-culture characters in TV and film history has passed away. Leonard Nimoy will always be known for the role of Mr. Spock, science officer for the USS Enterprise of the “Star Trek” TV and film series. He died of pulmonary disease on Feb. 27, 2015, according to his wife Susan. He was 83.
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The legacy of “Star Trek” had much to do with Nimoy’s approach to the character of Spock. The backstory of the half-human, half-Vulcan character was one of logic over conflict, yet his character could always be relied on when situations got confrontational. For three seasons in the 1960s and in rerun heaven, the voyage of the Starship Enterprise captivated viewers and was resurrected in a highly popular film series. Nimoy also was a photographer, director, writer and »
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Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock
The star, who was best known for his role as Vulcan Mr Spock in the sci-fi show and films, died on Friday in Bel-Air, Los Angeles. His family said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The star had announced he had the disease last year.
The actor's final tweet from his Twitter account on Monday read: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Llap" - a reference to his character's catchphrase "Live long and prosper."
Although best known for his Star Trek role, he also starred in shows including Mission:Impossible, Columbo and The Fringe. He also directed 12 movies, including Star Trek: The Search For Spock and 1987 comedy hit Three Men And A Baby. In his spare time he developed an interest in. »
- Amber Wilkinson
Extremely sad news: it's being reported that Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.
Nimoy was best known, of course, for his role as Mr Spock in Star Trek, a part he played on TV and film since 1966. His warmth and humanity was such that we could almost be forgiven for thinking he'd simply go on playing the role forever.
But Nimoy announced in January that he was suffering from lung disease, and according to his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, the actor and filmmaker passed away today, on the 27th February.
Although most famous for his role as Spock, Nimoy appeared in such films as Them! and 1978's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake, and in such TV shows as Mission: Impossible, Columbo and Perry Mason. As a director, he helmed »
Last week, I published the first two of the interviews I did on “The Americans” set in December, with producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields , and with actress Holly Taylor. Now it’s time for one of the show’s two leads, as charming Welshman(*) Matthew Rhys and I talked about where Philip’s head is at in season 3, the pros and cons of so much wig work, why Keri Russell is referred to on set as “The Hulk,” how “The A-Team” helped inform his performance as Philip, and more. (*) My biggest regret about this interview? That I turned off the recorder right before FX’s Lana Kim prompted Rhys to share a memory of one of his first American jobs, as the killer in the final “Columbo” movie. This involved him doing a dead-on Peter Falk impression as he recalled that Falk wanted him to play the killer as a Cockney gangster, »
- Alan Sepinwall
5 items from 2015
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