• Oscar Actos: Rip Torn (Cross Creek) Dies at 88

    Rip Torn, who earned Oscar and Tony nominations as well as an Emmy Award and two Obies, has died Tuesday in Lakeville Connecticut.  He was 88. Torn was equally adept in the comedy of the “Men in Black” film series or TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show” (for which he won his Emmy) and in the […]

    Hollywood: Suicide–Hill, George W (Director of Oscar Nominee The Big House)

    George W. Hill was severely injured in a June 1934 car accident just when his career was beginning to peak. It is rumored that his injuries were the root cause of his apparent suicide two months later on August 10, 1934. His body was found in his Venice beach home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. […]

    Vidor, Charles: Filmography; Career

    Filmography The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) Sensation Hunters (1933) Double Door (1934) Strangers All (1935) The Arizonian (1935) His Family Tree (1935) A Doctor’s Diary (1937) The Great Gambini (1937) Romance of the Redwoods (1939) Blind Alley (1939) Those High Grey Walls (1939) My Son, My Son! (1940) The Lady in Question (1940) Ladies […]

    Dassin, Jules: Filmography; Career

    Films Directed by Jules Dassin Output: 25 films The Tell-Tale Heart Nazi Agent The Affairs of Martha Reunion in France Young Ideas The Canterville Ghost Two Smart People A Letter for Evie Brute Force The Naked City Thieves’ Highway Night and the City Rififi He Who Must Die The Law Never on Sunday Phaedra Topkapi […]

    Movie Stars: Roberts Julia–from TV to the Big Screen and back to TV

    Julia Roberts, the one time Oscar winner and multiple nominee, has never won an Emmy but this year she is a strong contender for an acting nomination with Amazon’s Homecoming. Roberts made her first appearance on television in 1987 as a juvenile survivor of sexual assault on NBC’s Michael Mann-produced Crime Story. She was 19. […]

    Malick, Terrence: Director Career; Filmography

    Sharply uneven, the output of the massively talented filmmaker Terrence Malick is small: 10 films in 46 years, though four of them masterpieces.

    Elton, John: Artist as the Ultimate Survivor

    Every creative artist does have doubt and has moments of, ‘Am I doing the right thing? Am I good enough?’–Elton John

    Zwick, Edward: Director Career; Filmography

    Edward M. Zwick He has worked primarily as director and/or producer of serio-comedies or epic historical films, including About Last Night, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai. Edward M. Zwick was born October 8, 1952 into a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ruth Ellen (née Reich) and Allen Zwick. […]

    Mann, Anthony: Director Career; Filmography

    Anthony Mann (June 30, 1906 – April 29, 1967) Mann is best remembered for his work in the film noir and Westerns genres. As a director, he often collaborated with the cinematographer John Alton. He directed films for a variety of production companies, from RKO to MGM, and worked with many major stars of the […]

    Cromwell, John: Director Career; Filmography

    Born in Toledo, Ohio to a well-off Scottish-English family, executives in the steel and iron industry, John Cromwell went to private high school at Howe Military Academy, in Indiana, but never pursued higher education. Instead, he fell in love with theater in Chicago and then made his way to New York City and a life […]

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