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Robert Getchell, 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore' Screenwriter, Dies at 81

Robert Getchell, who received Oscar nominations for his screenplays for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore and Bound for Glory, has died. He was 81.

Getchell died Oct. 21, according to a funeral home in Monterey, California. No other details of his death were available.

Getchell also co-wrote Mommie Dearest (1981), starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, and John Badham’s Point of No Return (1993), and he did adapted screenplays for Stella (1990), starring Bette Midler; This Boy's Life (1993), starring Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio; and John Grisham's The Client (1994), directed by Joel Schumacher.

Getchell’s first screenplay...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Da Vinci in Upcoming Biopic

Well, this just seems perfect. It has been officially announced that Leonardo DiCaprio will play the painter/scientist and fellow Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci in a biopic based off of author Walter Isaacson's book called, you guessed it, Leonardo da Vinci. As it turns out, Paramount won an intense bidding war for the project over Universal who was reportedly bringing out the big guns to acquire the biopic. DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce the movie for their Appian Way banner.

Deadline reported the news while also sharing that DiCaprio was allegedly named after da Vinci. The story goes that DiCaprio's mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in Italy while pregnant with the superstar actor. Legend has it that DiCaprio kicked for the first time while his mother was looking at the painting and gained a name. It is not clear what painting that his mother was looking at,
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Watch: It's All About Family In New Trailer For TNT's 'Animal Kingdom' TV Series

While multiplexes this summer are going to be stuffed with blockbusters costing hundreds of millions of dollars, if that doesn't float your boat, TV will have plenty to keep you occupied. And one show that looks like a sizzling winner is TNT's "Animal Kingdom." Read More: Tribeca Film Festival TV Lineup Includes 'Animal Kingdom,' 'The Night Of,' 'The Night Manager,' 'O.J.: Made in America' Marathon, More Based on David Michod's breakout Australian crime flick, he serves as executive producer on the TV drama which transplants the story to sunny California, where Ellen Barkin leads a very, very bad family. Here's the official synopsis:  Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy's Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers,
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Former Costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Have a Sweet Reunion at an NYC Gala

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Former Costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Have a Sweet Reunion at an NYC Gala
On Wednesday, Leonardo DiCaprio arrived at the annual amfAR Gala in New York looking handsome as ever. At the event, which honored producer Harvey Weinstein, and also brought out Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Leo reunited with his former costar, Robert De Niro. The actors starred together in not one but three films, including 1993's This Boy's Life, 1995's One Hundred and One Nights, and 1996's Marvin's Room. Talk about going back in time! Leo's latest appearance comes towards the end of an exciting award season for the actor, who may just take home his first Oscar this year. After winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama, he received a trophy at the Critics' Choice Awards and also won big at the SAG Awards. Keep reading for more of Leo and Robert's sweet reunion, and then check out how much Leo has changed since his first red carpet.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Says He Didn't Expect Overnight Fame After Titanic: 'My Whole Life Became About Things That Weren't Acting'

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Leonardo DiCaprio Says He Didn't Expect Overnight Fame After Titanic: 'My Whole Life Became About Things That Weren't Acting'
When Leonardo DiCaprio first signed on to play Jack Dawson in Titanic he never expected it would become the highest-grossing film of all time. "Titanic was very much an experiment for Kate Winslet and I," he told Deadline. "We'd done all of these independent movies. I loved her as an actress and she said, 'Let's do this together, we can do this.' We did it, and it became something that we could've never foreseen." The current Oscar frontrunner admitted that after the success of the film, the level of fame he achieved seemingly overnight surprised him. "It was shocking,
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Five Things You Need to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad George

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Five Things You Need to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad George
[Brightcove "4744977545001" "" "" "auto"] Leonardo DiCaprio isn't afraid to talk about how his father has influenced his career. "My father has always been a huge force with me," The Revenant actor told GQ in 2011. From taking his son to counterculture concerts to offering crucial career advice, here are five things about Leonardo's counterculture father you might not know. 1. George was an underground comic book writer and distributorUnlike most fathers trying to get their sons into comics, George didn't expose his son to mainstream comics like Marvel and DC Comics. "At a young age, I was exposed to, like, the most hardcore hippie subculture any
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Five Things You Need to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad George

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Five Things You Need to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad George
[Brightcove "4744977545001" "" "" "auto"] Leonardo DiCaprio isn't afraid to talk about how his father has influenced his career. "My father has always been a huge force with me," The Revenant actor told GQ in 2011. From taking his son to counterculture concerts to offering crucial career advice, here are five things about Leonardo's counterculture father you might not know. 1. George was an underground comic book writer and distributorUnlike most fathers trying to get their sons into comics, George didn't expose his son to mainstream comics like Marvel and DC Comics. "At a young age, I was exposed to, like, the most hardcore hippie subculture any
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin
Behind every great man are great parents. Over the course of many bold career choices and a much-chronicled love life, including many models, the constants in Leonardo DiCaprio's life have been his parents, George and Irmelin DiCaprio. The 41-year-old star, who is up for his fifth Academy Award nomination, credits his parents for his current success. "To my parents, thank you for listening to an overly ambitious, slightly annoying 13-year-old kid who wanted to go on auditions every day after school," he said in his acceptance speech at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Saturday, where he won outstanding performance
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Secret Weapons: Inside His Counterculture Childhood with Parents George and Irmelin
Behind every great man are great parents. Over the course of countless roles and dating Victoria's Secret models, the two constants in Leonardo DiCaprio's life have been his parents, George and Irmelin DiCaprio. The 41-year-old star, who is up for his fifth Academy Award nomination, credits his parents for his current success. "To my parents, thank you for listening to an overly ambitious, slightly annoying 13-year-old kid who wanted to go on auditions every day after school," he said in his acceptance speech at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Saturday, where he won outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for The Revenant

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Leonardo DiCaprio Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for The Revenant
The Screen Actors Guild has found its leading man: Leonardo DiCaprio. On Saturday night, Julianne Moore presented The Revenant star with the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. "I'm truly humbled by this because it comes from all of you, my fellow actors. Thank you from the bottom of my heart," the actor said of his first win at the SAG Awards. During his speech, DiCaprio reminisced on his start into the acting world. "When I was 15 years old, I was lucky enough to get a film called This Boy's Life and for about
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Awards Flashback! See 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio Contend for a Golden Globe

Awards Flashback! See 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio Contend for a Golden Globe
In 1993, Leonardo DiCaprio was a handsome teenager with only two feature films under his belt - and he was already gunning for Oscar and Golden Globe success. Twenty-three years later, DiCaprio is heaping praise for his turn as 1800s frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revenant and is up for his eleventh Golden Globe nomination at Sunday's award ceremony. But it was the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape, wherein DiCaprio portrayed a mentally challenged Iowan, that gave the now-41-year-old his first taste of stardom and life on the awards circuit. In a 1994 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
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Awards Flashback! See 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio Contend for a Golden Globe

Awards Flashback! See 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio Contend for a Golden Globe
In 1993, Leonardo DiCaprio was a handsome teenager with only two feature films under his belt - and he was already gunning for Oscar and Golden Globe success. Twenty-three years later, DiCaprio is heaping praise for his turn as 1800s frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revenant and is up for his eleventh Golden Globe nomination at Sunday's award ceremony. But it was the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape, wherein DiCaprio portrayed a mentally challenged Iowan, that gave the now-41-year-old his first taste of stardom and life on the awards circuit. In a 1994 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
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Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Turning Down Anakin Skywalker In The 'Star Wars' Prequels & 'Batman Forever'

Leonardo DiCaprio was king of the world at a fairly early age thanks to strong turns in films like "This Boy's Life" and "The Basketball Diaries," an Oscar nomination for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," and then a small indie movie no one saw called "Titanic." And thus, the world was his oyster, and as he shares in an interview with Shortlist, some big franchise opportunities came his way. Read More: Review: Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Fierce And Unremitting 'The Revenant' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio And Tom Hardy "A lot of people may look at what I’ve done career-wise and say that there was a period in which I tried to possibly become a movie star, per se, [and] tried to go for much bigger pictures," DiCaprio reflected. "The truth of the matter is, there was a period of time, very early on, when I started watching films and having heroes in the industry,
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Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio & Robert De Niro Battle For The Same Part In Martin Scorsese-Directed Ad For City Of Dreams Manila

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro made two films together in the 1990s — "This Boy's Life" and "Marvin's Room" — and haven't appeared on the big screen together since, but we suppose this will have to do. Both are good pals of Martin Scorsese, and the trio have teamed up for what looks to be a series of ads for the casino City Of Dreams Manila. And the first couple of them are here, so sit back and see for yourself what glamorously cashing a paycheck looks like. The story in these expensive looking ads is simple: both DiCaprio and De Niro are brought to Manila to fight it out for the same part. That's it. But still, it's an opportunity to see DiCaprio's beard and De Niro's half-hearted mugging mix it up, while Scorsese tries to play referee. And that appearance of Brad Pitt in the billboard in the first spot below?
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Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn't Want Mark Wahlberg In The Basketball Diaries

Picture it. It's 1994. You're Leonardo DiCaprio. You've just made the leap from your successful stint on television's popular family sitcom Growing Pains to film with noteworthy turns in This Boy's Life with Robert De Niro and What's Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp. Now you're being told your next film will co-star that pant-drooping, often shirtless, always swaggering rap star/underwear model Marky Mark. You might not be happy. DiCaprio certainly wasn't. And Mark Wahlberg knows it. While doing the press rounds for his upcoming effort The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg looked back on his time making the 1995 biopic, The Basketball Diaries. Based on the Jim Carroll memoir, the film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as a tough New York kid with the heart of a poet. But when the critically acclaimed ingendude found out Wahlberg was up for a supporting role, he wasn.t having it. "Leonardo said, .No way, I.m
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Martin Scorsese To Direct Casino Ad Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro & Brad Pitt

Yes, it’s for commercial purposes, but who doesn’t want to see this team work together? Martin Scorsese will be directing a short film to promote Melco-Crown Entertainment, a global resort and casino brand. The short will star early Scorsese favorite Robert DeNiro, late Scorsese favorite Leonardo Di Caprio and an unknown newcomer named Brad Pitt. Ratpac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Rsa’s Jules Daly will produce the film. The film’s content is not known, but it will probably be pretty glitzy. It will premiere next year at Melco-Crown’s new film-themed resort Studio City in Macau. This will be the first time DeNiro and DiCaprio will have worked together in a Scorsese film (though outside of Scorcese, they teamed on "This Boy's Life," with De Niro pointing his young co-star Scorsese's way). If this news made you think of Scorsese as a mere commercial director, here
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DiCaprio + Iñárritu = ???

I am not, in any way according to the Internet, a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. Never mind that I saw him first and was proselytizing about his gift for at least ten years after seeing the double whammy of This Boy's Life and What's Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993. Alas, I have no proof of this fact as I was not writing for the internet at the time. But, it is true that I began to sour on him starting with Gangs of New York (2002) the first obvious sign that he was quite fallible indeed and that maybe he needed to be, you know, directed, rather than coddled by the auteurs he blesses with his unusually foolproof bankability. I may be the only person alive who thinks his relationship with Martin Scorsese, The Departed aside, has not been good for developing his once prodigious talent. But at the risk of angering his devout legion again,
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20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman

20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman
With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.

You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...

Al Pacino - Star Wars

Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t,
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Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Turned Down What's Eating Gilbert Grape For Hocus Pocus

While speaking to Variety about his fourth Oscar nomination for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Leonardo DiCaprio revealed that he almost didn't get his first nomination, because he considered turning down the role in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." After starring opposite Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life," DiCaprio said that he was offered "more money than I ever dreamed of" to take a part in "Hocus Pocus," a Halloween-themed comedy about three witches, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi and Bette Midler. Even though "Hocus Pocus" was a major Hollywood film that would have meant a big payday and lots of exposure, DiCaprio decided to pass up the opportunity and instead audition for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." "I don't know where the hell I got the nerve," he explained. "You live in an environment where you're influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron's hot.
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Like A Wolf: Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' To Star In 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

While "Titanic" is generally understood as the movie that launched Leonardo DiCaprio into the stratosphere, he had to make a few career moves to get there first. "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries" and "Romeo + Juliet" paved the way, but how would things have gone if he had done "Hocus Pocus"? It's a question for the ages, and the actor reveals that following "This Boy's Life," he was offered “more money than I ever dreamed of” to join Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Disney family movie about witches. But he turned down the mouse house to make "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" instead. “I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve,” he told Variety. “You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there
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