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TCM Classic Film Festival: Martin Scorsese and James Ivory chat with fans about Oscars at Chinese Theater

TCM Classic Film Festival: Martin Scorsese and James Ivory chat with fans about Oscars at Chinese Theater
This is the second part of Gold Derby’s coverage of the 9th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival where Oscar winners and film fans gathered at Hollywood’s famed Chinese Theater. (Read Part 1 of our report here.) Every day was filled with Oscar winners sharing stories and here are some of the best.

Martin Scorsese (2006 Best Director for “The Departed”) received the first Robert Osborne Award on the opening night of the festival from Leonardo DiCaprio (2015 Best Actor for “The Revenant”) and gave an impassioned speech about the importance of preserving film culture. He also joked that he refuses to stay in a hotel that doesn’t have TCM on their cable television and that he and DiCaprio’s film “The Aviator” is probably the only film of his that TCM would be able to show unedited.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: PBSMasterpiece’ categories for ‘Little Women,’ ‘The Child in Time’ and
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International Newswire: Russian Basketball Movie ‘Three Seconds’ Crowned Box-Office Champ

International Newswire: Russian Basketball Movie ‘Three Seconds’ Crowned Box-Office Champ
In today’s International Newswire, Russia crowns basketball movie as box-office champ, newly restored print of Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire” to be premiered at Berlinale, Czech Film Fund launches script program, and funeral arrangements are made for rock promoter, producer and manager Tony Calder.

Russian cinema has a new box-office champ. “Three Seconds,” which centers on the victory of the Soviet basketball team at the 1972 Munich Olympics, when the U.S. team was defeated for the first time in 36 years, is towering over the local charts with a gross of $33.4 million after just three weeks.

Anton Megerdichev’s film has edged past comedy fantasy film “The Last Warrior,” which was last year’s local hero in Russia, and is still in movie theaters with a gross so far of $30.4 million. Fedor Bondarchuk’s 2013 World War II actioner “Stalingrad” remains the Russian movie to beat with a $52 million gross.

Three Seconds,” which is also
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Berlinale Classics line-up includes Ozu, Lumet, Wenders

Berlinale Classics line-up includes Ozu, Lumet, Wenders
Seven movies have been digitally restored.

Wim Wenders

The Berlinale Classics section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 15-25) will present the world premieres of seven digitally restored films.

The strand will open on February 16 with the premiere of 1923 silent classic The Ancient Law, restored digitally by the Deutsche Kinemathek. Zdf/Arte have commissioned French composer Philippe Schoeller to make new music for this version.

Wim Wenders’ Wings Of Desire (1987) will screen in a 4K Dcp version. The version is restored by the Wim Wenders Foundation and is based on its original negatives; StudioCanal will be releasing it in German cinemas later this year.

My 20th Century (1989) is the feature debut of Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi, who won the 2017 Golden Bear. It is a black-and-white story about the diverging lives of identical twins at the start of the Twentieth century. The film owes its 4K restoration to the Hungarian National Film Fund.

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s head of
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George Clooney to Star in Catch-22 Limited Series Adaptation

George Clooney to Star in Catch-22 Limited Series Adaptation
George Clooney is set to star in and direct a six-episode adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

RelatedReese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston Morning-Show Drama Gets Series Order at Apple

Previously adapted as a 1970 film directed by Mike Nichols, this Paramount Television/Anonymous Content production will be penned by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (TV’s Animal Kingdom), reports. The limited series will be shopped to prospective outlets in December.

RelatedNicole Kidman on Big Little Lies Season 2: ‘That Would Be a Beautiful Prospect’

The novel, published in 1961, is set during World War II and follows Captain John Yossarian,
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The Horizon Award To Recognize Four Women Directors at Sundance 2016

Continuing their support for women directors, Horizon Award co-founding producers Cassian Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor, and Christine Vachon, announced the winners of the second annual Horizon Award. Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny will bestow up-and-coming filmmakers Macarena Gaona, Juliette Gosselin, Shanice Malakai Johnson, and Florence Pelletier with the Horizon Award at a reception in Park City, Utah, with creative talent, producers, entertainment executives and media in attendance to celebrate these rising women directors and their achievements in independent filmmaking.

The Horizon Award ceremony and reception will take place on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the WireImage Portrait Studio at Village at the Lift (825 Main Street, Park City), co-hosted by Jeff Vespa.

The Horizon Award is an annual award that seeks to identify and mentor talented, up-and-coming female directors – the primary goal being to support women directors early enough in their development to help them overcome the hurdles in advancing their learning curve and careers.

In addition to the Horizon Award, the four winners will receive grants from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. The Foundation supports the artistic achievements of female filmmakers through a series of grants that reflect Adrienne Shelly’s dedication to the art of filmmaking and her own successful transition from actress to filmmaker.

This year’s winners are:

Horizon Award First Place

Juliette Gosselin (University of Quebec in Montreal) & Florence Pelletier (Concordia University, Montreal)

Co-directors of "Mes Anges à Tête Noire"

Horizon Award Runners-Up

Macarena (Macqui) Gaona (New York University) Director of "Channel 999 and Channel 1000"

Shanice Malakai Johnson (Scottsdale Community College) Director of "End to the Suffering"

On making the announcement, Cassian Elwes said: “I’m so excited to announce the winners of the second annual Horizon Award. This year’s overwhelming number of submissions and caliber of work made it very hard indeed to pick just one winner – the jury identified one grand prize winner, and two runners-up. Additionally, we have added new partners to our already formidable team – proving that not only is the move towards gender equality in the zeitgeist, but that there are very real advocates amongst our peers. After the recent summit for systemic change (hosted by Sundance and Women in Film), I am more convinced than ever that we can make a difference and that history is on our side. I remain steadfastly committed to the idea that, one day soon, women will have exactly the same opportunities as men to direct movies.”

Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO of The Black List and one of the award’s original advocates added: “We are passionate supporters of this award that recognizes fresh voices and perspectives in storytelling. This effort mirrors our own effort – the Black List's 500 Feminist Films project, created by our Director of Community, Kate Hagen. We look forward to mentoring the winners in the year to come.”

The jury was comprised of 38 influential directors, producers, and executives from the filmmaking community who viewed 483 short film submissions from over 200 colleges and universities world-wide, including the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, India, China, South Africa, Scotland, France, Mexico, Portugal, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, Serbia, the Ukraine, and more. This year, submissions increased by over one hundred from last year, with additional countries and universities participating. Submissions were received from Nyu, USC, UCLA, Chapman, Emerson, Penn State, Loyola Marymount, University of Wisconsin, University of Washington, Syracuse, Tcu, Ryerson (Toronto), Oxford, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, University of Delhi, and more.

Now in its second year, the Horizon Award provides an all-expense-paid trip for the winning female college students to the Sundance Film Festival, where they will have the opportunity to present their films to some of the industry’s most influential names. The winners receive mentorship, festival access, and important introductions by Elwes, Howell, and Vachon to agents, producers, executives, festival staff, and other influencers throughout the Sundance Film Festival.

The Horizon Award was founded by producer, Cassian Elwes ("Margin Call," "All is Lost," "Dallas Buyers Club"), and Michelle Satter, Founding Director, Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, in response to a Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles study that revealed that only 4.2% of the top 100 films each year from 2002-2013 were directed by women. Elwes partnered with Howell ("Captain Fantastic," "Mississippi Grind," "Big Eyes," "The Place Beyond the Pines:), and Vachon ( "Goat," "Carol," "Boys Don’t Cry," "One Hour Photo," "Far From Heaven"), to create the award as an opportunity for young female directors to have mentorship and networking opportunities in conjunction with Sundance, the home of American Independent film.

You can see links for more info on the study:

Phase I and II

Phase III

Sponsors and Partners for the 2016 Horizon Award are: The Black List, CreativeFuture, The Creative Mind Group, Done To Your Taste Catering, FilmLA, Indiegogo, Mprm Communications, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, Sundance Institute, Twitter, Verge, Vimeo, WireImage, Adina Design, and Women in Film. This impressive group has come together to support an award that they hope will continue to identify, nurture, and launch the careers of future female directors for years to come.

Full List of Jurors:

Stephanie Allain Producer ("Dear White People," "Hustle & Flow")

Dori Begley Magnolia Pictures (Svp, Acquisitions)

Amy Berg Director ("Janis: Little Girl Blue," "Deliver Us From Evil," "Prophet’s Prey")

Arianna Bocco IFC Films (Svp, Acquisitions & Co-Productions)

Robbie Brenner The Firm (Partner, President of Film)

Susan Carter Hall Painter

Amal ElWardi Zeal Media Company (Producer)

Cassian Elwes Producer ("Margin Call," "All is Lost," "Dallas Buyers Club")

Janet Grillo Director ("Jack of the Red Hearts," "Fly Away")

Poppy Hanks Macro Venture (Svp, Development & Production)

Catherine Hardwicke Director ("Miss You Already," "Red Riding Hood," "Twilight")

Lynette Howell Taylor Producer ("Captain Fantastic," "Mississippi Grind," "Big Eyes")

Liza Johnson Director ("Elvis & Nixon," "Return," "Hateship Loveship," "In the Air")

Eda Kowan Lionsgate (Svp, Acquisitions & Co-Productions)

Gina Kwon Amazon Studios (Executive, Comedy)

Helen Lee-Kim Good Universe (Partner, Head of International)

Laura Lewis CAA (Agent, Film Finance)

Alix Madigan Broad Green Pictures (Head, Creative)

Marianna Palka Actress/Director ("I’m the Same,""Always Worthy," "Good Dick")

Bruna Papandrea Pacific Standard (Producer/Partner)

Keri Putnam Sundance Institute (Executive Director)

Dee Rees Director ("Bessie," “Empire”)

Laura Rister Untitled Entertainment (Head of Production)

Rena Ronson UTA (Partner)

Michelle Satter Sundance Institute (Director, Feature Film Program)

Cathy Schulman Stx Entertainment (President & Chief Content Officer)

Lauren Selig Shake and Bake Productions (Executive Producer)

Mary Jane Skalski Producer ("The Visitor," "Mysterious Skin," "The Station Agent")

Lara Thompson E1 Entertainment (Svp, Worldwide Acquisitions)

Christine Vachon Producer ("Goat," "Carol," "Boys Don’t Cry")

Ruth Vitale CreativeFuture (CEO)

Angie Wang Director ("Cardinal X")

Hanna Weg Producer ("Septembers of Shiraz")

Tanya Wexler Director ("Hysteria," "Finding North," "Ball in the House")

Joanne Wiles ICM (Partner/Agent, Motion Picture Talent)

Pam Williams Pam Williams Productions ("Lee DanielsThe Butler," "Fail Safe")

Lisa Wilson The Solution Entertainment (Co-Founder/Partner)

So Yong Kim Director ("Love Song," "For Ellen," "In Between Days")
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Review: "Meteor" (1979) Starring Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Brian Keith And Karl Malden, Blu-ray Release From Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Throughout motion picture history, there have always been "disaster" movies. From Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy facing the great earthquake in "San Francisco" to John Wayne trying to rescue an airliner in distress in "The High and the Mighty". However, the disaster movie didn't emerge as a genre until the 1970s. Most people credit "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) with being the first major entry among these kinds of films during that era, but arguably the genre began two years earlier with "Airport". That blockbuster flick set the standard for all of the disaster movies to follow:

An all-star cast ranging from top boxoffice attractions to respected veteran stars and popular character actors Big production values State-of-the-art special effects Majestic musical score (and, if possible, a Top 40 hit shoe-horned into the proceedings)  A well-regarded director at the helm to preside over the mayhem

For the most part the formula worked fairly well.
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Jennifer Aniston on tackling the totally different 'Horrible Bosses 2' and 'Cake'

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Jennifer Aniston on tackling the totally different 'Horrible Bosses 2' and 'Cake'
The first time I met Jennifer Aniston, she was naked. During the rehearsals for the live broadcast version of "Fail Safe" directed by Stephen Frears, I was invited to tour the sets, talk to the people behind the event, and possibly take a peek at some rehearsals. George Clooney was our host for the day, and his assistant at the time, Amy, was the one assigned to drive us around the lot that afternoon. Amy was the sort of person who knew everyone, and she pointed out a soundstage where they were shooting the Mark Wahlberg film "Rock God." As she was pointing it out, the door to the soundstage opened and Jennifer Aniston came strolling out, wearing the tiniest kimono I've ever seen. Amy waved her over, and the two of them started talking. As they did, it was fairly obvious that Aniston was wearing the kimono and nothing else,
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'A Few Good Men' Live Staging Planned at NBC

'A Few Good Men' Live Staging Planned at NBC
NBC found great success with their stage production of The Sound of Music Live in 2013, and are now ready to unleash Peter Pan Live! this December. Already considering what they may do for an encore in 2015, the network is considering a live staging of A Few Good Men.

The 1992 movie starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore was originally based on Aaron Sorkin's play, which will serve as the basis for this live show. The network is already in the stages of working out an agreement with Aaron Sorkin to make the production become a reality. The show put Aaron Sorkin on the map as a writer when it hit Broadway in 1989. And the feature film proved to be a smash hit.

Both the play and the movie adaptation of A Few Good Men follow a court-martial case against two Marines accused of killing a fellow serviceman. Directed by Rob Reiner,
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NBC Eyes Live Staging of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’ (Exclusive)

NBC Eyes Live Staging of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’ (Exclusive)
In its pursuit of audience-grabbing event programming, NBC is said to be eyeing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play “A Few Good Men.”

The Peacock is in the early stages of working out an agreement with Sorkin to mount a live telecast of the play that put him on the map as a writer when it hit Broadway in 1989. The 1992 feature starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore was a hit for TriStar Pictures.

The story revolves around the court-martial case against two Marines accused of killing another serviceman. The film helmed by Rob Reiner earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture and supporting actor for Nicholson.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are involved with the NBC effort, as is Sony’s TV division. The idea is that Sorkin would do another pass on the play to tailor it for the TV staging. It’s understood
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Walter Bernstein At New York Screening Of "The Front" (1976, New York City, Thursday March 6- Free Seminar

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Hollywood Blacklist, with Screenwriter Walter Bernstein\

When: Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm

Where: The New School, The Auditorium at 66 West 12th St (between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Register: visit, e-mail or call (212) 686-5005

In the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out a witch hunt for Communists that led to the creation of the infamous Hollywood blacklist, resulting in 150 directors, actors, writers, and others in the entertainment business, being banned from making a living for over a decade.

Don't miss our screening of The Front, written by Walter Bernstein, who received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay in 1976, and directed by Martin Ritt. Both were victims of the blacklist themselves. The movie takes a comedic look at what happened during this dark period in American History. Screening to be followed by a conversation and Q&A.
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Directors Guild Announces TV Nominations, Bryan Cranston Takes Two

Directors Guild Announces TV Nominations, Bryan Cranston Takes Two
Bryan Cranston led the way in the Directors Guild of America’s TV nominations with a pair of nods for helming episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family.”

The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA’s 15,000 members.

The two nominations for Cranston were his second and third following his DGA nod last year for a “Modern Family” segment last year.

Breaking Bad” scored a second nomination with series creator Vince Gilligan receiving a nod. They will face competition from David Fincher, receiving his sixth DGA nomination for directing “Chapter 1″ of “House of Cards,” Lesli Linka Glatter for “Homeland” and David Nutter for “Game of Thrones.”

Modern Family” received a pair of comedy series noms for Cranston and Gail Macuso. “The Big Bang Theory” also took two nominations for Mark Cendrowki and Anthony Rich. Beth McCarthy-Miller took the other nomination for a segment
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The Next Live TV Musical: 10 Things to Consider

The Next Live TV Musical: 10 Things to Consider
Now that “The Sound of Music Live!” has scaled the Nielsen mountaintop, it seems inevitable we’re going to be seeing more live musicals, just as the 1990s version of “Cinderella” starring Brandy spawned copycats.

But before network programmers start digging through their drawers, there are several factors to consider that might both help replicate NBC’s success and make future productions a little more fully realized than “Sound of Music” could manage, its success notwithstanding:

1. Being kid-friendly is a good idea. Not only did “Sound of Music” bring in a family audience, but it doubtless played better with those who had nothing with which to compare it. And if you’re going to undertake these sort of gambles, providing the widest possible target makes sense — and as a bonus, can introduce kids to the concept of musical theatre that isn’t animated.

2. Stunt casting really isn’t necessary. Stars always help,
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George Clooney: ‘Gravity’ Is an Argument for 3D

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George Clooney: ‘Gravity’ Is an Argument for 3D
George Clooney says the special effects wizardry in his new space adventure “Gravity” justify shooting it in 3D — a format he thinks is overused. “It’s an actual argument for 3D,” Clooney told TheWrap at the film’s New York premiere. “It’s crazy how good it is.” The actor noted that all too often, filmmakers fail to ask why they are taking a certain approach to a film. He cited his live televised broadcast of “Fail Safe,” a play about a pending nuclear attack, in 2000. Also read: 3D Still A Hit With Foreign Audiences, But Domestically It’s a
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: The Wasteland

The Wasteland:

Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs;

and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.

Lee Loevinger

When people argue over the quality of television programming, both sides — it’s addictive crap v. underappreciated populist art — seem to forget one of the essentials about commercial TV. By definition, it is not a public service. It is not commercial TV’s job to enlighten, inform, educate, elevate, inspire, or offer insight. Frankly, it’s not even commercial TV’s job to entertain. Bottom line: its purpose is simply to deliver as many sets of eyes to advertisers as possible. As it happens, it tends to do this by offering various forms of entertainment, and occasionally by offering content that does enlighten, inform, etc., but a cynic would make the point that if TV could do the same job televising fish aimlessly swimming around an aquarium,
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Front Row For The End Of The World: What Makes a Hollywood Apocalypse?

The apocalypse has been given the Hollywood treatment perhaps more than any other scenario, with literally hundreds of films showing the events leading up to it, or life going on after it.

This year has been a big year for the end of the world. Oblivion showed a sci-fi vision of what life might be like on an all but deserted Earth, as did After Earth. This Is The End showed what the final hours of life on Earth what might be like for celebrities, and out today Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright team up for the final instalment in the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End.

The dictionary definition of ‘Apocalypse’ is 1. The complete final destruction of the world, and 2. An event involving destruction or damage on a catastrophic scale. These are obviously two quite different things, and the existence of the post-apocalyptic genre suggests that
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Burn Notice Season 5 DVD Review

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Six months after Michael Westen’s burn notice unofficially came to an end, he has almost exhausted the Noc list of those responsible for his exile. Only one target remains. Yet Michael is struggling to settle back into the suited/booted embrace of the CIA. Formal wear and formalities don’t suit the new Westen way of working. Fortunately the extraction of the final spy on the hit list takes Michael and team to Caracas, where he can shrug off his jacket, turn up the volume on his shirts and take a few familiar faces along for the ride.

The mission to Caracas is a surgical strike, requiring meticulous planning and flawless execution. The help Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) chooses to enlist comes in the less-than-regular-shape of underground compadres Sam Axe and Fi (Bruce Campbell and Gabrielle Anwar). Still, as long as they can obey the rules, everything will go without a hitch.
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Actor Larry Hagman Dead At Age 81

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Actor Larry Hagman, immortalized for his performance as the legendary villain J.R. Ewing in the TV show Dallas, has died from throat cancer. He was 81 years old and had been actively acting until recently, when he appeared in the reboot of the famous TV series. The last few years had been difficult ones for Hagman. Not only did he have to battle cancer but also had to contend with his wife Maj's affliction from Alzheimer's Disease. Hagman was a working character actor when he was cast as the male lead in the 1965 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. The show's success helped launch him to star status and he appeared in dozens of TV series and feature films. However, it was his portrayal of lovable cad J.R. Ewing in the 1981 CBS hit Dallas that elevated him to the status of a TV icon. The show ran
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Actor Larry Hagman Dead at 81

Seems like we always say goodbye to someone big on Thanksgiving weekend. Larry Hagman was more a TV figure, and a major one at that, but he had quite a few big-screen credits to brag about including key roles in Fail Safe (1964), Mother, Jugs, And Speed (1976) , and the David Essex cult music drama Stardust (1974). His only directing credit was the 1972 horror film Beware! The Blob which was released on video with the tag line “The film Jr shot!”.. Hagman was the son of actress Mary Martin and was married to the same woman, Maj Axellson, for 58 years. Hagman was 81.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Larry Hagman, who played the evil oilman J.R. Ewing for 14 seasons on the hit primetime soap Dallas, has died, sources close to the actor told The Dallas Morning News. He was 81. Hagman, who starred with Barbara Eden on another TV hit, the 1960s comedy I Dream of Jeannie,
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R.I.P. Larry Hagman

R.I.P. Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman, who played J.R. the conniving, villainous head of the Ewing clan on the TV series Dallas, died today at a Dallas hospital, sources close to the actor told the Dallas Morning News. He was 81. Born in Fort Worth, Hagman was the son of legendary actress Mary Martin. He played the character in the long-running primetime soap from 1978 through 1991 on CBS. He returned last year when the series was resurrected on TNT, focusing on a new generation of Ewings. Prior to Dallas, Hagman’s biggest TV role had been as the astronaut Major Anthony Nelson on NBC’s I Dream Of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. Among those confirming the death were co-star Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, who said the actress was at Hagman’s bedside when he died. Lane said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. Hagman appeared in Season 1 of the Dallas reboot and
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Special Features - The Top Ten Movie Presidents

Jake Wardle selects his top ten movie presidents...

As the Us of A nears the end of a near 2-year election campaign, they face a choice, an enormous, historic choice, between the charismatic, compassionate Barack Obama and the Tyrell Corporation’s most sophisticated android, Willard Mitt Romney. The polls point to a close result, but whoever prevails, they face a tough task – historic levels of Government debt, an unstable Middle-East, and the very real possibility of a hostile alien invasion. Still, if movies have taught us anything about American Presidents, it’s that they’re uniquely equipped to deal with the latter. Here then, to celebrate the 57th election for the President of the United States, are ten of the best movie presidents:

10. Jack Stanton (John Travolta) – Primary Colours

Buoyed by John Travolta’s terrific performance, ‘Charismatic Southern Governor’ Jack Stanton, a thinly veiled version of Bill Clinton, is a truly memorable screen president,
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