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Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]
Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull”) has delivered a one-two punch to all the other Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s. That decade’s first Best Actor winner was also your clear choice for the best of the ’80s, handily winning Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your favorite performance.

De Niro won with 40% of the vote, with last decade’s winner Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot”) coming in second at 22%. F. Murray Abraham (“Amadeus”) was the only other winner to earn a double-digit percentage, taking in 11%. Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”) followed close behind at 8% and Michael Douglas (“Wall Street”) and Paul Newman (“The Color of Money”) tied for fifth at 5% apiece. There was another tie further down between Henry Fonda (“At Golden Pond”) and Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi”) at 3% each, then William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”) at 2%. Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies”) came in last with just 1% of the vote.
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Tom Courtenay: 'I've done my best work since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer'

The veteran actor used to be so insecure about his work that he ‘couldn’t bear looking back’. Now, he says, everything has changed

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Over coffee and biscuits in a Soho hotel, the actor who played Billy Liar is showing me a picture of his dog on his iPhone. If this was not weird enough, Tom Courtenay then points out that Stanley, his seven-year-old pointer, is gazing longingly at Colin Firth on a Sunday supplement cover. “We did a film together … me and Colin, that is,” 81-year-old Courtenay explains with a wink. “Extremely unsuccessful but very enjoyable; we laughed all the time. So we now have a running joke on these things,” he says, wiggling his phone, “which is nice. I also sent him another where Stanley was deciding between him or Dustin Hoffman.”

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Dumb and Dumber Reunion: Watch Jim Carrey Surprise Jeff Daniels

Dumb and Dumber Reunion: Watch Jim Carrey Surprise Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels appeared on the Conan show to promote his new 9/11 series The Looming Tower, and just when the interview seemed like it was wrapping up, Jim Carrey came out and surprised his Dumb and Dumber co-star. The duo was an odd couple in 1994 when Dumb and Dumber exploded into theaters, which was a complete shock for both actors. When asked how the two came together, Daniels revealed that Carrey wanted more of a "straight" actor as opposed to another comedian when they were casting the movie and the rest is history.

The look of complete shock and then joy on Jeff Daniels' face when Jim Carrey comes out on stage is really something you don't see every day on television. The relationship that the two have is clearly special, which Conan O'Brien even marveled at while watching the two interact. But, Carrey seems to be a little (jokingly) bitter
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Dumb and Dumber Reunion! Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels Interview and Lovefest Ensues

Dumb and Dumber Reunion! Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels Interview and Lovefest Ensues
It’s been 24 years since Dumb and Dumber became a comedy sensation, and stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels still have nothing but love for one another.

On Tuesday’s Conan, the two actors shared a surprise reunion when Carrey crashed Daniels’ interview.

“I thought for sure they’d tell him and it’s great that they didn’t,” Carrey, 56, said of the surprise, after the two hugged and returned to host Conan O’Brien’s chairs. “Because I wanted to come out here and say it in front of the world: You’re in town and you don’t call me?
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‘Dumb and Dumber’ Reunion! Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels’ ‘Conan’ Interview (Video)

‘Dumb and Dumber’ Reunion! Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels’ ‘Conan’ Interview (Video)
Just when we thought Jim Carrey had fallen off the deep-end, he goes and does something like this — And Totally Redeems Himself!

Carrey surprised Jeff Daniels on Tuesday’s “Conan,” a gag that turned out much better than the duo’s “Dumb and Dumber To.” The visit proved that the fellas behind Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne have not missed a beat — they’ve only missed each other.

“I wanted to come out here and say it in front of the whole world: You’re in town and you don’t call me,” Carrey ribbed his old pal.

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“I’ve been watching all the press and stuff and I’ve gotta tell you: This ‘Looming Tower’ thing sounds funny,” the comedic genius and busy artist as of late teased the star of Hulu’s very serious 9/11 series.

The two actors then took an awesome trip down memory lane to 1994’s “Dumb and Dumber.” The always “on” Carrey even fit in a groping joke about Dustin Hoffman while recalling a phone call the two shared about the “Ace Ventura” grad’s on-screen chemistry with Daniels.

Hoffman has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. That part is obviously no laughing matter, but we won’t judge the value of the actual diss for our readers.

Watch the video above.

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Susan Anspach Dead at 75

Susan Anspach died on April 2 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 75.

Anspach's son, Caleb Goddard, announced her death to the New York Times and said the cause was coronary failure.

Anspach was best known for her roles in 1970s films including Bob Rafaelson's Five Easy Pieces, Paul Mazursky's Blume in Love, and Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam.

Later in her career, Anspach landed recurring roles on television series. She starred in the NBC primetime soap oepra The Yellow Rose as Grace McKenzie. She also appeared in the 13-hour mini-series Space and the comedy The Slap Maxwell Story.

Raised in Queens, New York, Anspach graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School before becoming involved with musical theater. She starred in multiple Broadway and off-Broadway shows, such as “Hair” and “A View from the Bridge” with Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. Her first feature
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Interview: Horror FX Legend Steve Johnson Talks Ghostbusters, Fright Night And More

When horror and film fans think of special FX legends, they usually lean toward Rob Botttin and Rick Baker, just to name a few. But there is one man who not only worked alongside these men, but became a master himself with work on films like An American Werewolf In London, The Howling, Big Trouble In Little China, Ghostbusters, Species and The Abyss, among so many others.

He helped create the lovable Slimer, did the make-up of a wicked ancient who was in search of women with green eyes to resurrect himself, and gave us the the feral vampires we love in films like Fright Night and Innocent Blood, as well as Blade II. His is a true story of a young passionate kid from Texas making a name for himself. The man is honest about his career, his wilder days in the business, and the ups and downs of
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Women in Animation, Indie Studios Partner on Anti-Harassment Pledge (Exclusive)

Women in Animation has partnered with a group of independent studios on a pledge to have zero tolerance for harassment in the industry.

The advocacy group has lined up 11 companies — OddBot, Inc., Six Point Harness, Titmouse, Bento Box Entertainment, CounterPunch Studios, Duncan Studio, Incessant Rain Animation Studios, Renegade Animation, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Tonko House and Wild Canary Animation — and hopes to convince others to join and affirm their commitment to creating healthier work environments. In each instance, the studio president and owner have agreed to sign the pledge and to have it counter-signed by each of their employees.

The move came about in the wake of an open letter that was sent last October to studio chiefs. It was signed by more than 200 women and gender nonconforming people in the animation industry, urging others to speak out about sexual harassment and calling the problem pervasive.

The movie business has been
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Foreign Drama Enters ‘Brilliant’ Era as Global Giants Embrace Local Stories

“The volume, quality and global reach of drama [now] is unequalled in the history of television,” Lorenzo Di Maio, an agent at Endeavor Content, said Tuesday at a panel on TV drama financing at Canneseries, a festival in Cannes dedicated to drama series. Di Maio’s company is handling international sales on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Killing Eve,” which plays in the festival’s competition.

The growing quality of high-end series is drawing in top actors and that is pushing up budgets, the panelists said. Eleonara Andreatta, director at Italy’s Rai Fiction, which has “Il Cacciatore” (The Hunter) in the festival’s competition,
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Susan Anspach, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ and ‘Blume in Love’ Actress, Dies at 75

Susan Anspach, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ and ‘Blume in Love’ Actress, Dies at 75
Susan Anspach, the blonde actress known for her roles in ‘70s films including Bob Rafaelson’s “Five Easy Pieces,” Paul Mazursky’s “Blume in Love,” and Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam,” died Monday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 75.

Anspach’s son, Caleb Goddard, announced her death to the New York Times and said the cause was coronary failure.

In “Five Easy Pieces,” Anspach played a serious pianist who had a steamy sex scene with Jack Nicholson despite being engaged to his brother; in “Play It Again, Sam,” she played Allen’s critical ex-wife. In Dusan Makavayev’s 1981 “Montenegro,” she played a disturbed housewife, and in “Blume in Love” she portrayed the ex-wife of George Segal’s character who he tries to win back.

Later in her career, Anspach landed recurring roles on television series. She appeared in the family drama “The Yellow Rose,” the 13-hour
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‘Fargo’ Director Dearbhla Walsh To Helm Channel 4 Period Spy Thriller ‘Jerusalem’

Fargo and The Punisher Dearbhla Walsh is to direct Channel 4's period espionage epic Jerusalem. Walsh is to make her first return to British television in three years, since directing Richard Curtis' Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman-fronted adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot for the BBC. In addition to her work on the Netflix Marvel drama and two episodes of season three of the FX thriller, she directed Amazon's French fashion drama The Collection and Showtime/Sky co-pro Pe…
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Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al

Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al
R7al, a new film event in Lausanne, Switzerland, dedicated to classic films, wrapped Wednesday, with Christopher Walken receiving an honory award onstage, and one of his films, Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral,” playing as the closing night movie.

Among the other guests were directors Darren Aronofsky, Barry Levinson, Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier, Michel Hazanavicius, Hugh Hudson and Tim Pope, composer Alexandre Desplat, Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux, author Stephen Apkon, and actresses Lea Seydoux, Rossy De Palma and Fanny Ardant. The event was founded by actor Vincent Perez.

R7al screened 40 films as well as staging a multitude of discussions during which filmmakers could talk about their work.

At a screening of “The Deer Hunter,” Walken explained that two weeks before filming started director Michael Cimino brought together the principal actors at the film’s first location, Cleveland, Ohio, to get to know each other. “We spent at least 10 days together.
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An Actor’s Revenge

An Actor’s Revenge

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1963 / Color / 2.39:1 / 113 Min. / Street Date February 20, 2018

Starring Kazuo Hasegawa

Cinematography by Setsuo Kobayashi

Written by Daisuke Itô, Teinosuke Kinugasa

Edited by Shigeo Nishida

Directed by Kon Ichikawa

From Twelfth Night to Homicidal, casting calls for cross-dressers are a Hollywood tradition. The stories are alike in their differences; Katherine Hepburn was dodging the cops, Jack Lemmon was fleeing the mob, Dustin Hoffman was just an actor begging for work. Yukitarō, the enigmatic hero of An Actor’s Revenge, is gainfully employed but his motives are far more complicated than Hoffman’s needy thespian.

The story of a female impersonator’s vengeful killing spree, Kon Ichikawa’s 1963 film boasts a plot line John Waters would surely appreciate. But where Waters revels in the high comedy of lowlifes, Ichakawa’s movie is a ravishing melodrama set in the elevated atmosphere of death-dealing samurai, 19th century Kabuki
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s: Jessica Lange, Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest … ? [Poll]
The Best Supporting Actress Oscar winners of the 1980s include both well-known leading ladies and beloved veteran actresses. The decade saw stars like Jessica Lange, Geena Davis and Anjelica Huston earn their Oscars, joining Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Linda Hunt, Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, who have all had solid careers since their wins. The decade also has two winning actresses that have since died, Maureen Stapleton and Peggy Ashcroft, though their performances will not be forgotten.

Who is your favorite Best Supporting Actress winner of the 1980s? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Mary Steenburgen, “Melvin and Howard” (1980) — The decade started off with Steenburgen winning her Oscar for “Melvin and Howard,” about Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat), who claimed to be the heir of Howard Hughes‘ fortune. Steenburgen plays Lynda, Melvin’s wife who takes up stripping and is frustrated by Melvin’s behavior. This
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Bill Murray movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Rushmore,’ ‘Lost in Translation’

Bill Murray movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Rushmore,’ ‘Lost in Translation’
The spring movie “Isle of Dogs” marks the eighth pairing of actor Bill Murray and filmmaker Wes Anderson. In fact, Murray has participated in all of Anderson’s films except for his first project “Bottle Rockets” which he made with longtime friends Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson.

Murray first came to national attention when he joined “Saturday Night Live” in its second season to replace the departed Chevy Chase. Like many of his SNL colleagues of the era (Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd) Murray was able to parlay his television success into a film career. He first made his film mark in comedies but in later years would take on increasingly dramatic films as well. Murray would return to TV in 2015 for the HBO limited series “Olive Kitteridge,” for which he won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actor a suicidal man who becomes involved with the title character (Frances McDormand
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Holly Hunter movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Piano’ …

Holly Hunter movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Piano’ …
Holly Hunter missed out on a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars for “The Big Sick” despite reaping SAG, Critics Choice, and Indie Spirit bids, but she’ll have a chance to pick up an Emmy later this year in the Best Drama Actress category for “Here and Now.” Created by Alan Ball (“American Beauty,” “Six Feet Under,” “True Blood”), the HBO series focuses on a multi-racial family whose bond is tested when one of their children begins seeing things which the rest cannot. Hunter plays Audrey Bayer, a therapist and the family matriarch. In honor of her recent small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of the actress’s best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Hunter’s 12 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite her recent snub, Hunter has been popular at the Oscars. She won Best Actress for “The Piano
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Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]
The Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s are some of Hollywood’s most beloved acting legends. We saw icons of yesteryear finally winning their first Oscar, like Henry Fonda and Paul Newman, in addition to actors who have endured through decades of film, like Robert De Niro, Ben Kingsley, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman and Daniel Day-Lewis. The decade also saw newer stars like F. Murray Abraham and William Hurt step into the spotlight and launch lasting careers of their own.

Who is your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Robert De Niro, “Raging Bull” (1980) — The ’80s started off with one of the most memorable performances in movie history — De Niro as troubled boxer Jake Lamotta in “Raging Bull.” De Niro won Best Supporting Actor five years earlier for “The Godfather Part
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Time’s Up Calls for Investigation Into New York D.A.’s Handling of Harvey Weinstein Allegations

Time’s Up Calls for Investigation Into New York D.A.’s Handling of Harvey Weinstein Allegations
The Time’s Up organization is calling for an investigation into New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for his office’s decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015 after Ambra Battilana alleged that she had been groped and harassed by the indie mogul. The group, which was launched this year to combat workplace abuse and harassment, is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to launch the probe.

The entreaty was prompted by a report by New York Magazine. It claims that Vance and his colleagues worked to undermine Battilana’s case against Weinstein because they were gun-shy about taking on a politically well-connected operator. That fear led Vance to decline to prosecute Weinstein, the article implies.

“Reports that District Attorney Cyrus Vance could have been improperly influenced by Mr. Weinstein and/or his representatives, and that senior officials within the Da’s office may have sought to intimidate
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The optimism of tragedy by Anne-Katrin Titze

Rebecca Miller‬ on her father in the Touching The Flame chapter on Joseph McCarthy and Elia Kazan in Arthur Miller: Writer: "He was very distressed by the way that Kazan had been so villainised by the whole situation. I think he really understood his plight, you know."

In the final installment of my conversation with Rebecca Miller on her documentary Arthur Miller: Writer we discuss family, wisdom and why "tragedy is more optimistic than comedy" for her and her father. Plays according to Arthur Miller are never finished but abandoned as you get nearer to the hidden meaning. It is really all about "approaching the unwritten, the unspoken and the unspeakable. The closer you get the more [there is] life to it."

Rebecca Miller on Arthur Miller's Timebends: A Life: "That's a wonderful book and I hope people will go back to that book." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In 2017, Rebecca Miller appeared
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