Directors: Mitchel, Roger

ROGER MICHELL¬† The son of an English diplomat, Roger Michell was born in South Africa and as a child lived in Beirut, Damascus and Prague. He started directing plays at school before going on to Cambridge where he won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Award at the National Student Drama Festival in 1977 and a Fringe […]

Movie Stars: Day, Doris–Films, Genres, Directors, Leading Men

1948: Romance on the High Seas 1949: My Dream Is Yours It’s a Great Feeling 1950: Young Man With a Horn Tea For Two The West Point Story Lullaby of Broadway 1951: On Moonlight Bay Storm Morning I’ll See You in My Dreams 1952: The Winning Team April in Paris By the Light of the […]

Oscar Actors: Robbins, Tim–Best Supporting Actor, Mystic River (2003)

For his part as Dave Boyle in Clint Eastwood’s 2003 critically acclaimed drama, Mystic River, he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at his first acting nomination, at the age of 44.

Directors: Walsh, Raoul–Hollywood’s Prolific, Diverse, Underestimated Filmmaker

Raoul Walsh directed the first widescreen spectacle, The Big Trail (1930), an epic western shot on location.¬† The movie starred John Wayne, then unknown, whom Walsh discovered as prop boy Marion Morrison and renamed after the Revolutionary War General Mad Anthony Wayne; Walsh claimed to be reading book about him at the time. He helmed […]

Ray, Anthony: Nicholas Ray’s Son and Gloria Grahame’s Former Husband Dies at 80

Anthony Ray, son of director Nicholas Ray who appeared in John Cassavetes’ Shadows and earned an Oscar nomination for producing An Unmarried Woman, has died. He was 80.