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Stephen King, Edgar Wright, and More Pay Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton: ‘Coolest of the Cool’

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Stephen King, Edgar Wright, and More Pay Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton: ‘Coolest of the Cool’
Tributes have been pouring in for Harry Dean Stanton, who died yesterday at 91 after a six-decade career that saw him steal scenes in movies as varied as “Pretty in Pink,” “Repo Man,” and “The Godfather Part II.” Stanton left behind a huge number of friends and colleagues, many of whom have taken to social media to honor the late performer.

Read More:Harry Dean Stanton’s Best Performances: An IndieWire Tribute to ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ and More

Harry Dean Stanton had the best line in Christine: "I'm selling' this shithole and buyin' a condo." Rest in peace, HD. You were great.

Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 15, 2017

But also 'Wild At Heart', 'Straight Time', 'Escape From New York', 'Two Lane Blacktop', 'Wise Blood', 'Christine' and many others still. pic.twitter.com/4eEVgOR2e8

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton
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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91

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Harry Dean Stanton, Alien and Twin Peaks Star, Dies at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, who has almost 200 acting credits to his name, with films like Alien and TV shows like Twin Peaks, passed away at the age of 91 yesterday. It hasn't been announced if there will be a public memorial service or if the remembrance will be a private affair.

Variety reports that the actor passed away from natural causes earlier today in Los Angeles. One of the actor's final films, Lucky, where he plays an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, will be released via Magnolia Pictures on September 29. He also has another film in post-production entitled Frank and Ava, where he stars alongside Eric Roberts and Lukas Haas. No release date has been handed out at this time.

Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky to Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and a tobacco farmer, and Ersol, a cook. Harry first followed in his mother's footsteps,
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Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’

Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’
Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton died on Friday, and Hollywood was quick to mourn the “Big Love” actor.

Jon Cryer, who starred alongside Stanton in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink,” posted a photo of the two on set with the caption, “Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton”

Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton pic.twitter.com/6pPrQT9ClX

Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 15, 2017

Baby Driver” director Edgar Wright also shared a still of Stanton from “Repo Man” with the caption, “Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here’s a few favs: ‘Alien,’ ‘Paris Texas,’ ‘Repo Man.'”

Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man'. pic.twitter.com/tKglu0Bemv

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017

Longtime Stanton collaborator David Lynch, who most recently worked with him on the “Twin Peaks” revival
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Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’

Hollywood Mourns Death of ‘Legendary’ Harry Dean Stanton: ‘The Definition of Cool’
Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton died on Friday, and Hollywood was quick to mourn the “Big Love” actor.

Jon Cryer, who starred alongside Stanton in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink,” posted a photo of the two on set with the caption, “Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton”

Was an honor, man. #RIPHarryDeanStanton pic.twitter.com/6pPrQT9ClX

Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 15, 2017

Baby Driver” director Edgar Wright also shared a still of Stanton from “Repo Man” with the caption, “Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here’s a few favs: ‘Alien,’ ‘Paris Texas,’ ‘Repo Man.'”

Rip to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man'. pic.twitter.com/tKglu0Bemv

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017

Longtime Stanton collaborator David Lynch, who most recently worked with him on the “Twin Peaks” revival
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Harry Dean Stanton, 'Repo Man' and 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, 'Repo Man' and 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 91
Harry Dean Stanton, the legendary character actor and offbeat leading man who starred in Repo Man, Paris, Texas, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Big Love in a career that spanned over seven decades, has died at the age of 91.

Stanton died of natural causes in Los Angeles, Variety reports, with TMZ adding that the actor died peacefully Friday afternoon at the city's Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Director David Lynch, who cast Stanton in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story and the recent Twin Peaks: The Return,
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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius
Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him
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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian And Actor, Dead At 90

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Don Rickles, nicknamed The Merchant of Venom, has died at age 90. Rickles pioneered insult comedy and became a sensation on television and night clubs in the 1960s. He was performing until recently. Rickles had started as a dramatic actor and scored some supporting roles in memorable films but it was his stand-up comedy routine that made him a legend.  Rickles penchant for insulting celebrities and everyday people paved the way for a new brand of comedy, though Rickles never delved into the vulgarity that characterizes many of the acts performed by those he inspired. Rickles' appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and the Dean Martin celebrity roasts were the stuff of legendary comedy moments on television. He occasionally delved back into acting in major hit films such as "Kelly's Heroes", "Casino" and the "Toy Story" franchise for which he provided the voice of Mr. Potato Head. He
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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Passes Away at 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Passes Away at 90
The Hollywood community is in morning once again, with another iconic performer passing away. Don Rickles, the legendary insult comedian and actor, died at the age of 90, in his Los Angeles home. The actor/comedian's publicist, Paul Shefrin, confirmed that his client had succumbed to kidney failure earlier today.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the funeral services will be private, and that donations can be made in the late comedian's name to his son's organization, the Larry Rickles Endowment Fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York City, raised in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. He graduated from Newtown High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which, he returned home and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Don Rickles got his start in the entertainment business by performing as a stand-up comedian for several years.
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Movie Alert! TCM (North America) Features Memorial Day Blockbuster Line-up

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In recognition of Memorial Day, Turner Classic Movies (North America) features a blockbuster string of classic films showing back-to-back on Monday. Consider this line-up: "55 Days at Peking" starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven, , "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, "The  Guns of Navarone" starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven, "Where Eagles Dare" starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood and "Kelly's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles. Things kick off at 11:30 Am (Est). 
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Arnold Schwarzenegger killed 81 people in Commando? Hollywood's 5 deadliest action heroes by body counts

Arnold Schwarzenegger killed 81 people in Commando? Hollywood's 5 deadliest action heroes by body counts
Commando, the iconic Arnie action movie with one of the biggest kill counts in the world, is 30 years old. That's right, it's been three decades since we met "Chenny!" and Bennett let off some steam.

To celebrate, here are the top five Hollywood actors in order of on-screen deaths delivered, starting with - you guessed it - one Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Nb: All statistics come from the experts in this field, MovieBodyCounts.com, who spend more time watching stunt men pretend to die than you could possibly imagine.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 312 career kills

5 most bloodthirsty films (by total kills)

1. Commando (1985): 81

2. Total Recall (1990): 44

3. True Lies (1994): 51

4. Predator (1987): 25

5. Eraser (1996): 29

Watch his most iconic kill (from Commando)

Matrix: "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?"

Sully: "That's right, Matrix! You did!"

Matrix: (Dropping Sully off a cliff): "I lied."

2. Dolph Lundgren - 239 career kills

5 most
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Musings On The 87Th Annual Academy Awards

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Well, it's that time of year again when pundits everywhere weigh in on the merits (or lack thereof) of the previous evening's Oscar telecast.

Here are my random observations:

Host Neil Patrick Harris was affable and likable and worked like hell to put on a good show. But there lies the rub. Traditionally, Oscar hosts never had to be chosen for their ability to carry Busby Berkeley-like song and dance extravaganzas. Dear old Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson were simply there to keep the traffic flowing to the podium in between rattling off some memorable one-liners. Billy Crystal quashed that tradition with his ever-outrageous opening production numbers that razzed the Academy and some of the nominees. The idea should have been retired with him when he announced he would no longer host the event. Last evening's opening act was certainly opulent and contained some
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15 Fun Facts about An American Werewolf In London

An American Werewolf in London is another one of those moves that I enjoy watching every year around Halloween. It has everything that makes for a great classic horror movie. The movie was incredibly bloody, violent, and scary, but one of the things that I liked about it most was the humor. It made me laugh, and that was all thanks to the character Jack Goodman, who was a rotting corpse with an upbeat and cheerful attitude. He's actually one of my favorite characters ever in a horror movie. I came across a lot of fun behind the scenes information about the film, and maybe there's something here that you've never heard of before. So without further ado, here are 15 fun facts about An American Werewolf in London.

This is the first movie to win an Academy Award for Best Makeup. The category was created in 1981. It's also the only
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Daily | Brian G. Hutton, 1935 – 2014

"Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the World War II classics Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes as well as Frank Sinatra in the dark cop drama The First Deadly Sin, has died. He was believed to be 79." Mike Barnes for the Hollywood Reporter: "Hutton also called the shots on two films toplined by Elizabeth Taylor: the drama X, Y and Zee (1972), also starring Michael Caine and Susannah York, and Night Watch (1973), with Taylor, as a widow suffering from a nervous breakdown, playing opposite Laurence Harvey." We've also made note of remembrances from Variety and Cinema Retro. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Brian G. Hutton, 1935 – 2014

"Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the World War II classics Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes as well as Frank Sinatra in the dark cop drama The First Deadly Sin, has died. He was believed to be 79." Mike Barnes for the Hollywood Reporter: "Hutton also called the shots on two films toplined by Elizabeth Taylor: the drama X, Y and Zee (1972), also starring Michael Caine and Susannah York, and Night Watch (1973), with Taylor, as a widow suffering from a nervous breakdown, playing opposite Laurence Harvey." We've also made note of remembrances from Variety and Cinema Retro. » - David Hudson
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Brian G. Hutton, 79, Director Of "Where Eagles Dare" And "Kelly's Heroes",

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By Lee Pfeiffer

It is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of director Brian G. Hutton, a long-time friend of and contributor to Cinema Retro. Brian was one of the most unique talents in the film business. Born in New York City, he never lost his hard-scrabble, irascible attitude which extended to resenting having to take orders from the studio "suits" who employed him. He walked away from a great and lucrative career in the industry decades ago and kept out of the public eye, granting precious few interviews in the intervening decades. He remains primarily known for his two big budget WWII MGM films, "Where Eagles Dare" and "Kelly's Heroes", both starring Clint Eastwood. The films were difficult to make and the latter resulted in a major conflict with Hutton and Eastwood and MGM when the studio exercised its rights to dramatically cut the film prior to its release.
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Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'

Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'
The veteran actor who plays tyrannical president Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster series talks about films as political activism – plus cinema villains and happy marriages

Donald Sutherland wants to stir revolt. A real revolt. A youth-led uprising against injustice that will overturn the Us as we know it and usher in a kinder, better way. "I hope that they will take action because it's getting drastic in this country." Drone strikes. Corporate tax dodging. Racism. The Keystone oil pipeline. Denying food stamps to "starving Americans". It's all going to pot. "It's not right. It's not right."

Millennials need awakening from slumber. "You know the young people of this society have not moved in the last 30 years." With the exception of Occupy, a minority movement, passivity reigns. "They have been consumed with telephones." The voice hardens. "Tweeting."

We are high up in a Four Seasons hotel overlooking Beverly Hills, sunlight glinting off mansions and boutiques below,
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Top 10 war movies

War is hell, for sure, but war can make for undeniably brilliant movie-making. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the ten best

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10. Where Eagles Dare

As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills into the genre. Alistair Maclean stepped up, writing the screenplay and the novel of Where Eagles Dare simultaneously, and Brian G Hutton summoned up a better than usual cast headed by Richard Burton (Major Jonathan Smith), a still fresh-faced Clint Eastwood (Lieutenant Morris Schaffer), and the late Mary Ure (Mary Elison).

Parachuted into the German Alps, they have one
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Set Images From Brad Pitt's "Fury"

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Sneak Peek new set images from Columbia Pictures "Fury", the currently filming Ww II action film starring Brad Pitt as a 'Sherman' tank commander.

Qed is producing the film with John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and Ethan Smith.

Alex Ott is co-producing the feature with Ayer. Principal photography is set to start in September 2013 and Columbia anticipates releasing "Fury", November 14, 2014 :

"...'Fury' is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

"Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Third Reich Germany..."

"We loved this script from the moment we read it", said Columbia's Belgrad. "This is epic
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Brad Pitt: Hell Hath No "Fury"

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Sneak Peek the first image from Columbia Pictures "Fury", the new Ww II action film starring Brad Pitt as a 'Sherman' tank commander.

Qed is producing the film with John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and Ethan Smith.

Alex Ott is co-producing the feature with Ayer. Principal photography is set to start in September 2013 and Columbia anticipates releasing "Fury", November 14, 2014 :

"...'Fury' is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

"Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Third Reich Germany..."

"We loved this script from the moment we read it", said Columbia's Belgrad. "This is epic and
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'Under the Dome's' Mike Vogel: 'Actors are the dumbest group of individuals essentially out there'

Born in Pennsylvania to a family with two grandfathers who fought in World War II, Mike Vogel now plays Army veteran Dale "Barbie" Barbara in CBS' Monday limited series "Under the Dome," based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

Barbie is on a mission and has plenty of secrets and angst, but Vogel is a happily married father of three daughters. He also doesn't think much of actors opining on world issues.

"I grew up a plumber's son in Philadelphia," he tells Zap2it. "No one stuck a microphone in my dad's face, saying, 'What's your view on gun control?' But why would they care what I think? On paper, actors are the dumbest group of individuals essentially out there.

"Most of us have not gone to college. However, we never stop learning. Because of what we do, we're constantly researching, constantly learning. However, my opinion
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