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Don't Recognize Ant-Man's Original Wasp? Talk to the Hand

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While it can already feel like all of your favorite actors have found their way into the McU in one way or another, Marvel continues to find ways to add new A-list talent to their ever expanding universe. The latest to join their ranks is Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man and the Wasp as the original Wasp who has been lost to the Quantum Realm.

Pfeiffer first appeared in various television shows in the early 1980s, such as Delta House, B.A.D. Cats, and Fantasy Island. She had a breakout role in 1982's cult hit Grease 2, but it was really her part in 1983's Scarface (below) that put her on Hollywood's A-list.

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She would go on to be nominated for Academy Awards for 1988's Dangerous Liaisons, 1989's The Fabulous Baker Boys, and 1992's Love Field. That same year, she
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Don't Recognize Ant-Man's Original Wasp? Talk to the Hand

Image Source: Getty / Valerie Macon / Afp

While it can already feel like all of your favorite actors have found their way into the McU in one way or another, Marvel continues to find ways to add new A-list talent to their ever expanding universe. The latest to join their ranks is Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man and the Wasp as the original Wasp who has been lost to the Quantum Realm.

Pfeiffer first appeared in various television shows in the early 1980s, such as Delta House, B.A.D. Cats, and Fantasy Island. She had a breakout role in 1982's cult hit Grease 2, but it was really her part in 1983's Scarface (below) that put her on Hollywood's A-list.

Image Source: Everett Collection

She would go on to be nominated for Academy Awards for 1988's Dangerous Liaisons, 1989's The Fabulous Baker Boys, and 1992's Love Field. That same year, she
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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Fabulous Baker Boys,’ ‘Batman Returns’

Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Fabulous Baker Boys,’ ‘Batman Returns’
Michelle Pfeiffer’s new film “Where is Kyra” has been getting strong reviews for the actress and marks the first time in many years that she has had a leading role in an awards caliber feature film. Pfeiffer plays an unemployed woman desperately trying to survive while she cares for her sick mother.

Pfeiffer has had a nearly 40-year career on screen and has managed to overcome being known at first just for her looks. While her beauty was prominently on display in many of her first roles she quickly became more than just a pretty face and plunged herself into deeper and more complex roles. Pfeiffer’s first professional acting job was on a TV series version of the film “Animal House” called “Delta House.” Her character on the TV show was referred to simply as “The Bombshell.” This debut hardly signaled the arrival of an actress good enough
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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Michelle Pfeiffer’s new film “Where is Kyra” has been getting strong reviews for the actress and marks the first time in many years that she has had a leading role in an awards caliber feature film. Pfeiffer plays an unemployed woman desperately trying to survive while she cares for her sick mother.

Pfeiffer has had a nearly 40-year career on screen and has managed to overcome being known at first just for her looks. While her beauty was prominently on display in many of her first roles she quickly became more than just a pretty face and plunged herself into deeper and more complex roles. Pfeiffer’s first professional acting job was on a TV series version of the film “Animal House” called “Delta House.” Her character on the TV show was referred to simply as “The Bombshell.” This debut hardly signaled the arrival of an actress good enough
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'Where Is Kyra?' Review: Michelle Pfeiffer Gives the Performance of Her Career

'Where Is Kyra?' Review: Michelle Pfeiffer Gives the Performance of Her Career
Do you remember the first time Michelle Pfeiffer showed up on your radar? Was it courtesy of one of her gangster molls, available in both coke-snorting (Scarface) and gum-snapping (Married to the Mob) varieties? Or was it via her costume dramas, playing passive heartbreakers (The Age of Innocence) and the aggressively heartbroken (Dangerous Liaisons)? Taking zero amounts of shit in Dangerous Minds? Slinking across a piano in The Fabulous Baker Boys? Licking faces in Batman Returns, the movie that inspired a thousand Halloween costumes and prepubescent fetishists? Pfeiffer has played
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Fergie Sexes Up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game and America Isn’t Having It

Fergie Sexes Up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game and America Isn’t Having It
Was there collusion, or was this unilaterally sprung upon an unsuspecting America by an outside enemy bent on sowing discord and chaos? We’re speaking of course, of the scandal of Fergie’s Sunday night performance of the national anthem, which caused the entire All Star Game-watching public to immediately form a social-media grand jury, intent on wondering: What the NBA and TNT know, and when did they know it?

It wasn’t the worst televised national anthem ever — maybe just the worst not to actually be intended as comedy. (Your gold medal will always be safe, Roseanne Barr.) Or maybe we shouldn’t be quick to assume that her intent was serious, but there is little in Fergie’s past oeuvre to suggest that the kind of waggish impulses that would lead someone to deliberately do a sexy sendup of a nation’s most sacred ballad. Yet it played out for laughs; watch the video and see
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10 Things You Didn’t know about The Fabulous Baker Boys

Sometimes to spice things up and get things moving an act needs a new face and a new feel. Unfortunately for the Baker boys that new face tends to cause nothing but problems when she begins to come between them. The trouble is that without Susie their sound is going nowhere fast, but with her it seems like their relationship and chance at fame is going away just as quickly. In such cases it’s usually best to figure out a happy medium so that all involved can feel like they came away with the best deal and no one gets

10 Things You Didn’t know about The Fabulous Baker Boys
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La Pfeiffer and the Original Song Oscar Race

by Nathaniel R

Here's some rather surprising news: Michelle Pfeiffer sings the closing credits song of Murder on the Orient Express. The song is called "Never Forget" which we never in danger of doing for anything Pfeiffer. Though opinions vary about how well the goddess sings, we personally love it when she croons. Case in point: Grease 2 (1982), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Prince of Egypt (1998), and Hairspray (2007). Listen it's not her fault that her character in Up Close and Personal (1996) was supposed to be a bad singer or that "Miss Baltimore Crabs" is Hairspray's worst song!

"Never Forget" is written by two-time Oscar nominee Patrick Doyle, a regular on Kenneth Branagh films, who also composes the score. La Pfeiffer is, of course, not the sort who would deign to sing in front of the whole world on Oscar night so they will reassign the vocals if the song is nominated.
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Michelle Pfeiffer’s ‘Mommy Lens’ Woke Her Up to Consumer Safety Issues

Michelle Pfeiffer’s ‘Mommy Lens’ Woke Her Up to Consumer Safety Issues
Michelle Pfeiffer didn’t think much about whether or not the cosmetics she used or the food she ate was safe until she became a mother.

“Like a lot of women I was clueless about a lot of these issues until I had children and started looking at the world through their eyes,” the Oscar-nominated star of “Dangerous Liaisons” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys” tells Variety. “I started thinking more about what I bought. I really benefited health-wise from looking at the world through my new mommy lens.”

But even as Pfeiffer realized she needed to know more about toxic chemicals and questionable consumer products, she struggled to find a resource to keep her informed. That’s where Environmental Working Group came in. From shoddy sunscreen to contaminated tap water, the nonprofit research and advocacy group educates consumers and citizens about public safety issues.

“The environment is not remote or separate from us,” says
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Michelle Pfeiffer on Her Hollywood Hiatus and Return to Superhero Films

Michelle Pfeiffer on Her Hollywood Hiatus and Return to Superhero Films
The cinema gods broke the mold when they made Michelle Pfeiffer.

In her greatest performances, as say, Susie Diamond or Catwoman, she’s achingly beautiful and unapologetically ballsy. Whether slinking across a grand piano while crooning “Makin’ Whoopee” or fending off Batman with a bullwhip, Pfeiffer conveys an inner strength, but also a flicker of vulnerability. In the late 1980s and ’90s, few stars blazed brighter. But as the aughts dawned, Pfeiffer stepped away from Hollywood to focus on raising her two children.

“It wasn’t a conscious choice to not work for five years,” Pfeiffer says. “It was just as my kids got older it got harder. They were school age, and I couldn’t schlep all around the world and disrupt their routines. I set down so many restrictions about when and where I could be on location that I became kind of unhirable.”

From 2004 to 2007, for instance, she
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Why Michelle Pfeiffer 'Disappeared' from the Spotlight — and Why She's Back (Looking Incredible!) at 59

Why Michelle Pfeiffer 'Disappeared' from the Spotlight — and Why She's Back (Looking Incredible!) at 59
Michelle Pfeiffer, we missed you!

Nearly stealing the show in a slinky, sequined Michael Kors Collection gown at the Venice Film Festival premiere of mother!, the 59-year-old actress is decidedly back in action this year — and reminding everyone why she’s one of Hollywood’s most successful (and sexiest) stars of all time.

In Darren Aronofsky‘s creepy thriller mother!, one of several new roles for Pfeiffer, she plays a visitor who interrupts Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem‘s seemingly idyllic life. Pfeiffer plays a pivotal part — a position she hasn’t been in since taking a break from Hollywood
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Michelle Pfeiffer Joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ as Janet Van Dyne

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ as Janet Van Dyne
Michelle Pfeiffer will star alongside Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Marvel revealed during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday.

The Oscar-nominee will play Janet Van Dyne, mother of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne and wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. It’s not Pfeiffer’s first brush with comic book fandom, though it is her first time in a Marvel movie. She previously starred in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” injecting some sizzle into the part of Catwoman.

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Pfeiffer next appears in Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. She’s also part of the all-star cast of Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” an Agatha Christie adaptation that also features Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, and Judi Dench.

Pfeiffer also recently scored her first Emmy nomination for her work as Ruth Madoff in HBO’s “Wizard of Lies.” She
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Remembering Jonathan Demme, Charlie Murphy, Michael Ballhaus and More Reel-Important People We Lost in April

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Michael Ballhaus (1935-2017) - Cinematographer. He received Oscar nominations for his work on Broadcast NewsThe Fabulous Baker Boys and Gangs of New York. In addition to the last of those, he shot many other Martin Scorsese's movies, including GoodfellasThe Age of Innocence, After Hours, The Last Temptation of ChristThe Departed and The Color of Money. For Mike Nichols, he shot Working Girl, Postcards From the Edge, Primary...

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Robert De Niro Shines as Bernie Madoff in Trailer for HBO's Wizard Of Lies

Remember Bernie? No, not the one that a lot of people loved and wanted to be President. The other Bernie. The one who screwed over a lot of people with a Ponzi scheme. Well, there's a new HBO film coming out focusing on his life and how it was ruined. It stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer and the movie looks great!

De Niro is a Hollywood legend that was once was considered one of the greats. Well, it looks like he's found that magic again because he certainly seems to be bringing some power and gravitas to this new role. Not only does DeNiro look great in the film, but so does Michelle Pfeiffer. We haven't seen a lot of her lately in the movies but I loved her as Catwoman in Batman Returns and many of the other films she's made in her career.

In 2008, stockbroker, investment
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Michael Ballhaus (1935-2017)

by Nathaniel R

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. The 81 year old artist was a crucial figure in making me the movie maniac that I am today. Michelle Pfeiffer on the piano top in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) -- hell the entire movie -- being a defining image in my life, after which I went from enthusiastic regular moviegoer to celluloid-devouring obsessive.

Ballhaus had retired after Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) making only one German movie in the last decade of his life and we had hoped each year that he'd be announced as an Honorary Oscar recipient. His three scant nominations -- The Fabulous Baker Boys, Broadcast News, and Gangs of New York -- do no justice to his long and gorgeous career. That's because they don't feel representative of his career as a whole and because,
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New trailer for The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro

With a little over a month to go until The Wizard of Lies premieres on HBO, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming drama. Directed by Barry Levinson, the film sees Robert De Niro in the lead role as Bernie Madoff, the American stockbroker and financier who committed one of the largest cases of financial fraud in Us history; watch it below after the official synopsis…

In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Debuting in May, HBO FilmsThe Wizard Of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.

Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather II”) comes to HBO for the first
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Michael Ballhaus dies at 81 by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-04-13 09:14:47

Michael Ballhaus shot several of Scorsese's films, including Goodfellas. Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus has died, aged 81. Nominated three times for an Oscar - for Broadcast News, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Gangs Of New York - the Berlin-born filmmaker passed away after a short illness.

In a career that spanned more than five decades, he worked with directors including Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Marriage Of Maria Braun, Fox And His Friends and others), Francis Ford Coppola (Bram Stoker's Dracula) and Martin Scorsese (including Oscar-winner The Departed and Goodfellas).

Scorsese led the tributes last night. In a statement he said: "By the time we met, he had already made film history with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and I revered him. He was a lovely human being, and he always had a warm smile for even the toughest situations — anyone who knew him will remember his smile. We started working together in the '80s,
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Legendary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus passes away at 81

Michael Ballhaus, Berlin 2016. Image The Hollywood News/ Heathside Media

Legendary cinematographer and frequent Martin Scorsese collaborator Michael Ballhaus has passed away at the age of 81. Ballhaus passed away at his Berlin home on Wednesday (12th April) following a short illness.

Ballhaus had over 100 credits to his name including 16 productions with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the films After Hours, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York and The Departed, all with Martin Scorsese.

He was nominated for an Oscar three times, for Broadcast News, The Fabulous Baker Boys in 1989 and Gangs of New York.

He is survived by his two children, Sebastian and Florian Ballhaus. May he rest in peace.

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Martin Scorsese Remembers Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus: "For Him, Nothing Was Impossible"

Martin Scorsese Remembers Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus:
Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who died Tuesday at the age of 81, "changed my way of thinking about what it is to make a film. He was a great artist," Martin Scorsese said of the man with whom he shared a two-decade "creative partnership, and a very close and enduring friendship."

Ballhaus' applauded work appeared in such Scorsese classics as Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York. The cinematographer earned Oscar nominations for Gangs, as well as, earlier in his career, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Broadcast News.

Scorsese, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, said of Ballhaus: "By the time we met, he had already made film history with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and I revered...
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Michael Ballhaus, 'Goodfellas' cinematographer, dies aged 81

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Michael Ballhaus, 'Goodfellas' cinematographer, dies aged 81
German enjoyed extensive collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Michael Ballhaus, the German cinematographer and frequent collaborator of Martin Scorsese and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, died on Tuesday in Berlin following a short illness. He was 81.

Ballhaus earned three Oscar nominations for his work on Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York, Steve Kloves’s The Fabulous Baker Boys, and James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News.

He was born in Germany on August 5, 1935, and built up an extensive roster of credits for Rainer Werner Fassbinder such as Whity in 1971, The Marriage Of Maria Braun and Satan’s Brew.

He shot Quiz Show for Robert Redford, Bram Stoker’s Dracula for Francis Ford Coppola, Sleepers for Barry Levinson, Working Girl and Postcards From The Edge by Mike Nichols, Under The Cherry Moon for Prince, among many others.

Besides Goodfellas, Ballhaus’s Scorsese credits include Gangs Of New York, The Departed, The Age Of Innocence, The Color Of Money, and After
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