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Michael Douglas Thanks 102-Year-Old Dad Kirk After ‘Kominsky Method’ Golden Globe Win: “Alte Kakers Rule!”

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Michael Douglas Thanks 102-Year-Old Dad Kirk After ‘Kominsky Method’ Golden Globe Win: “Alte Kakers Rule!”
“Alte kakers rule!” said The Kominsky Method‘s Michael Douglas after winning the 2019 Golden Globe Award for best actor in a TV musical or comedy, a double-duty reference to both his role as the aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky and to his 102-year-old Kirk Douglas, name-checked in the tonight’s first acceptance speech.

Alte kaker, in case you were about to Google for a definition means old man in Yiddish.

Douglas, who beat out upstarts (relatively speaking) Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, Donald Glover and Bill Hader, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for treating him so well over the last 45 years.

The win started tonight’s awards presentation on a tried-and-true note: The award was Douglas’ third after 1988’s Wall Street and 2014’s Behind the Candelabra. He also was the recipient of 2004’s Cecil B.
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2019 Golden Globes TV winners: ‘The Americans,’ ‘The Kominsky Method,’ ‘Versace’ are big champs [Updating Live Blog]

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The 2019 Golden Globes aired Sunday, January 6 on NBC and we’re still picking our jaws up off the floor with the reveal of some of the night’s shocking TV winners. Below, check out our minute-by-minute live blog of all 11 Golden Globe TV races including what we thought of the winners of Best Comedy Series, Best Drama Series and Best Limited Series/TV Movie. Did you have the same “Omg! Wtf?” reactions as we did?

Heading into the ceremony, FX had a leading 10 nominations including four for the limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and three for the gone-but-not-forgotten drama series “The Americans.” The other shows that nabbed three nominations were Amazon Prime Video’s “Homecoming,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “A Very English Scandal,” HBO’s “Barry” and “Sharp Objects,” and Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.”

See 2019 Golden Globes: Complete list of winners in all 25 races

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McU Chief Kevin Feige Says Stan Lee’s Influence Will Never Fade

Last month, the world lost a true creative icon.

Stan Lee, one of Marvel’s greatest ever exports, passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind a wealth of comic book gold ranging from Spider-Man to Black Panther, Thor to the Fantastic Four. Most, if not all of those characters have been integrated into the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well, which really underlines the longevity of Lee’s timeless creations.

Indeed, McU chief Kevin Feige recently spoke about Stan Lee’s lasting legacy while appearing on Variety’s Playback Podcast (h/t Heroic Hollywood), along with the cameos currently in the tank. We know Avengers: Endgame is set to mark Lee’s final cameo – how very apropos, given it signals the end of an era in itself – though it remains to be seen what Marvel Studios has planned for the post-2019 world.

Regardless, here’s what Feige
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Jeff Bridges to receive the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

Jeff Bridges to receive the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes
Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 20198 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its official selection Monday for this life achievement award slated for NBC’s 76th annual ceremony on January 6.

Gold Derby ran two recent polls asking who your top DeMille choice would be. Cher won our actress poll over Sigourney Weaver and Jessica Lange. Tom Hanks prevailed in our actor/director poll over.

SEEGolden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award: History of every recipient (Photos)

Bridges won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his leading performance in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart.” He is a five-time Globe nominee and seven-time contender at the Academy Awards. Those nominations were for “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “Crazy Heart,” “True Grit” and “Hell or High Water.”

Oprah Winfrey received the award at the 2018 event and gave one of the most memorable speeches for the evening.
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Jeff Bridges to Receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Jeff Bridges to Receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award
Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B.DeMille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is a lifetime achievement award for film that was first given out by the HFPA in 1952, when the inaugural award went to DeMille himself.

Since then, recipients have included Walt Disney, Judy Garland, Kirk Douglas, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand and, in the last decade, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.

The award is chosen by the HFPA board of directors. This year, the organization launched a second honorary award, to be given for work in the field of television. The first recipient will be Carol Burnett, for whom the award was also named.

Also Read: 'Bad Times at the El Royale' Film Review: Chris Hemsworth and Jon Hamm on a
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Willem Dafoe movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Platoon,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

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Willem Dafoe movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Platoon,’ ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘At Eternity’s Gate’
The life of legendary Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh has resulted in a couple of pretty good films, including Vincente Minnelli‘s “Lust for Life” (1956) with Kirk Douglas as well as Robert Altman‘s 1990 biopic with Tim Roth as Van Gogh. Willem Dafoe takes a slightly different tack to van Gogh in painter Julian Schnabel‘s latest film “At Eternity’s Gate,” which is opening this weekend. Dafoe’s take on the artist is complex, as the film is set in the final years of van Gogh’s life in which he creates masterpieces while being hospitalized and finally winding up in an asylum. Oh, and there’s that business about an ear.

Early on in his film career, Dafoe was typed into playing a bad guy, such as his biker gang leaders in Kathryn Bigelow‘s “The Loveless” and Walter Hill‘s “Streets of Fire.” But his performance as kindly Sgt.
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Melissa McCarthy To Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival Montecito Award

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Exclusive: Winning raves for her change of pace role in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? , Melissa McCarthy has been chosen to receive this year’s Montecito Award from

the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to her at a ceremony on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the historic Arlington Theatre.

“Melissa McCarthy – always a compelling talent – triumphs as Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me,” says Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “She’s funny, dark, caustic and oh so vulnerable. Sbiff is so pleased to be able to award this performance and her career so far.”

McCarthy is getting strong Best Actress Oscar buzz for the role , something most Montecito Award honorees have had in common. Past recipients of the award include Saoirse Ronan, Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone,
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Willem Dafoe movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Willem Dafoe movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
The life of legendary Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh has resulted in a couple of pretty good films, including Vincente Minnelli‘s “Lust for Life” (1956) with Kirk Douglas as well as Robert Altman‘s 1990 biopic with Tim Roth as Van Gogh. Willem Dafoe takes a slightly different tack to van Gogh in painter Julian Schnabel‘s latest film “At Eternity’s Gate,” which is opening this weekend. Dafoe’s take on the artist is complex, as the film is set in the final years of van Gogh’s life in which he creates masterpieces while being hospitalized and finally winding up in an asylum. Oh, and there’s that business about an ear.

Early on in his film career, Dafoe was typed into playing a bad guy, such as his biker gang leaders in Kathryn Bigelow‘s “The Loveless” and Walter Hill‘s “Streets of Fire.” But his performance as kindly Sgt.
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‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Review: The Definitive Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Review: The Definitive Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh
That dude could paint! There are biopics of artists that don’t ask more of an audience than that simple reaction. Not so with Julian Schnabel’s extraordinary At Eternity’s Gate, which features a monumental, career-best performance from Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh. It’s not that Schnabel doesn’t glory in the visions the Dutch painter put on canvas. But Schnabel, renowned as a painter in the way Van Gogh never was in life, wants to get inside the head of this tormented artist and make us see what he sees,
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Michael Douglas Reflects on Life, Aging and His 'Good Marriage': I'm 'Not Taking it for Granted'

Michael Douglas Reflects on Life, Aging and His 'Good Marriage': I'm 'Not Taking it for Granted'
These days veteran actor Michael Douglas is counting his many blessings.

“I’m old enough to appreciate that this is a good time in one’s life, and not taking it for granted,” the 74-year-old actor told People on Satuday night in Hollywood, at the AFI Fest premiere of his new Netflix series The Kominsky Method—for which he is also an executive producer.

As for what he’s most thankful for, “I’m grateful for a good marriage, good kids, no problem, my health,” says Douglas, referring to wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, with whom he’ll be celebrating 18 years of marriage on Nov.
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At Eternity's Gate review – Willem Dafoe shines in Julian Schnabel's portrait of Van Gogh

Schnabel’s biopic frames the last years of the artist’s troubled life admirably, highlighting his fiercely painful friendship with Gauguin

Julian Schnabel has made a heartfelt if straightforwardly reverent film about the last years in the life of Vincent van Gogh – acted by Willem Dafoe with all the integrity and unselfconscious ease that you would expect from this great actor.

It is a film that strives to capture the ecstatic presentness, the immersion in the moment and the blazing, almost athletic certainty with which Van Gogh painted, and there are some outstanding moments when Schnabel contrives to let us see his canvases standing alone, in situ, in fields or orchards, the paint almost scintillating – competing with the sunlight itself. Wordless passages show Van Gogh striding through the landscape, transfixed and almost stupefied by what it offers, and Schnabel uses declamatory piano chords on the soundtrack – the secular equivalent, perhaps,
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Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on
His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers.

Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old boy, using him to seduce the child’s married mother.
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Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???

Oscars 2018 poll: Who should replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress? Denzel Washington, Leo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis or ???
Last year’s Best Actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) announced on Thursday that he will not return to the Academy Awards on March 4 to present the Best Actress category. It is an annual tradition in the past 25 years to have the previous four acting champs back at the Oscars to bestow the trophies to the new winners. Although not yet officially revealed, Emma Stone (“La La Land”), Viola Davis (“Fences”), and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) will most likely be on stage again to open envelopes.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

When a person has been unavailable to return in recent years, producers have chosen to go with a prior winner from the same category in many cases. Some examples: Michael Douglas replaced Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor (2009 ceremony); Alan Arkin replaced Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor (2009 ceremony); Kirk Douglas (an honorary Oscar
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Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4

Oscars 2018: Here are all 156 living actresses and actors who could join a 90th anniversary family album on March 4
In recent days we have reminded you of the two Oscars family album events that happened in 1998 for the 70th anniversary and 2003 for the 75th ceremony. Click on each of those to watch the highly entertaining assemblies of many living actors and actresses from acting categories.

And now, the 90th anniversary show is already being prepared by producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to air Sunday, March 4, on ABC with returning host Jimmy Kimmel. Would that duo want to take on the challenge of assembling such an all-star gathering on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood? Would they be able to convince 90 of the 156 living actresses and actors who won in competitive categories (or received honorary trophies for acting) to join together for a lengthy 15-minute segment?

See Oscar Best Picture Gallery: History of Every Academy Award-Winning Movie

Full lists are below of the people who would be contacted about attending.
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Dorothy Malone Dead at 93

Actress Dorothy Malone, who starred in the primetime soap opera Peyton Place, died Friday in her hometown of Dallas. She was age 93.

Malone died in an assisted living center from natural causes days before her 94th birthday, said her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten.

After 11 years of mostly roles as loving sweethearts and wives, the brunette actress decided she needed to gamble on her career instead of playing it safe. She fired her agent, hired a publicist, dyed her hair blonde and sought a new image.

"I came up with a conviction that most of the winners in this business became stars overnight by playing shady dames with sex appeal," she recalled in 1967. She welcomed the offer for Written on the Wind, in which she played an alcoholic nymphomaniac who tries to steal Rock Hudson from his wife, Lauren Bacall.

"And I've been unfaithful or drunk or oversexed almost ever since— on the screen,
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Oscars flashback: Iraq invasion in 2003 almost cancelled 75th anniversary Oscars family album reunion of 59 acting winners [Watch]

The 75th anniversary ceremony for the Academy Awards almost didn’t happen as scheduled. When America led an invasion of Iraq that weekend, broadcast network ABC pleaded with producer Gil Cates and Academy president Frank Piersen to move the event back a week. The duo claimed it would be too expensive to make the switch and that the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood would be unavailable.

On March 23, 2003, the ceremony went live on ABC as scheduled, hosted by comedian, actor, and writer Steve Martin, with the Best Picture proclaimed to be “Chicago.” However, several presenters such as Cate Blanchett, Jim Carrey, and Will Smith cancelled their appearances. That day’s events also caused several past winners to bail out on appearing in the Oscars family album slated for late in the show. Similar to a segment five years early for the 70th anniversary show (read more on the link above), the
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Kirk Douglas Cradles His Great-Granddaughter in Multi-Generational Photo with Grandson Cameron

Kirk Douglas Cradles His Great-Granddaughter in Multi-Generational Photo with Grandson Cameron
Kirk Douglas shared a sweet moment with his first great-granddaughter, the child of his oldest grandchild.

The 101-year-old screen legend posed for a family portrait with grandson Cameron Douglas, 39, and his 4-week-old daughter Lua Izzy, whom he shares with girlfriend Viviane Thibes.

“Words cannot express…. #Powerful #Bloodline,” Cameron captioned the picture of the three generations on Instagram Tuesday.

Aside from their bloodline, the iconic actor and his great-grandchild also share a name as Cameron’s daughter’s middle name is a tribute to her great-grandfather, who was born Issur Danielovitch, and later went by Izzy.

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Kirk Douglas, 101, Took to the Stage With Daughter-in-Law Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Kirk Douglas, 101, Took to the Stage With Daughter-in-Law Catherine Zeta-Jones
Kirk Douglas took to the stage Sunday night at the 2018 Golden Globes alongside his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones to present the award for best screenplay. The 101-year-old actor, director, and producer is a three-time Golden Globe nominee and one-time winner of the award. Douglas is well known for movies like Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Lust For Life, and Detective Story. The presentation served as a mini tribute to the Hollywood legend, who just celebrated his 101st birthday in December 2017. He also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 1968 Golden Globes (the same honor Oprah Winfrey took home this year) for his lifetime achievements throughout the "Golden Age" of Hollywood.
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Michael Douglas Shares First Photo of Granddaughter Who Was Named After His Father Kirk

Michael Douglas is a proud first-time grandfather!

After revealing his granddaughter’s name exclusively to People, the actor, 73, shared the first photo of Lua Izzy on Facebook Thursday, three days after she was born. “Congratulations to my son, Cameron, and lovely Viviane , on the birth of their daughter Lua!” Douglas captioned the sweet photo of the newborn.

Little Lua Izzy is his first grandchild by oldest child Cameron Douglas, whom he shares with his first wife Diandra Luker. Michael also has two children with his second wife Catherine Zeta-Jones: son Dylan, 17, and daughter Carys, 14.

“Dylan and Carys love being
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Cameron Douglas Reveals His Daughter's Middle Name Is a Sweet Tribute to His Grandfather Kirk

Cameron Douglas Reveals His Daughter's Middle Name Is a Sweet Tribute to His Grandfather Kirk
Add “grandpa” to the list of Michael Douglas‘ roles.

On Monday, Dec. 18, the 73-year-old Wall Street star’s son Cameron Douglas and his girlfriend Viviane Thibes welcomed their first child together — a daughter named Lua Izzy!

“Since Viviane has given birth to a beautiful healthy girl on Monday afternoon, I’ve been at their side ever since,” the new dad tells People. “I’m very happy.”

Cameron’s daughter’s middle name is a tribute to her great-grandfather, Kirk Douglas, who was born Issur Danielovitch, and later went by Izzy.

After the birth, the new dad took to Instagram to share his excitement.
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