Hollywood actors – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:07:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png Hollywood actors – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 Actor Johnny Galecki is selling a Spanish-style Hollywood Hills villa for $11.1 million https://carolchanning.org/actor-johnny-galecki-is-selling-a-spanish-style-hollywood-hills-villa-for-11-1-million/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:58:41 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/actor-johnny-galecki-is-selling-a-spanish-style-hollywood-hills-villa-for-11-1-million/ Actor Johnny Galecki has just sold his 1920s Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills for a profit of $11.1 million. Los Angeles Times reports. Galeckiknown for his leading role in The Big Bang Theorypaid $9.2 million for the property in 2015 and put it up for rent last year at $45,000 a month before finally put […]]]>

Actor Johnny Galecki has just sold his 1920s Spanish-style home in Hollywood Hills for a profit of $11.1 million. Los Angeles Times reports. Galeckiknown for his leading role in The Big Bang Theorypaid $9.2 million for the property in 2015 and put it up for rent last year at $45,000 a month before finally put it on the market last August. The expensive sale is the fifth most expensive transaction completed in the district this year.

Located in Outpost Estates, a coveted Hollywood Hills enclave home to famous neighbors that include winona ryder and Russell Brandthe six-bedroom, six-bathroom villa itself was previously owned by the action star Jason Stathamwho bought it from Ben Stiller for $7.3 million in 2011. Stiller spent more than 10 years at the luxury abode, renovating it to suit his needs and outfitting it in period style.

The complex is made up of a main house built in 1929, a two-room guest house and an elaborate loggia connecting them, with a fireplace decorated with blue and yellow mosaics. The 7,415 square foot main house is adorned with all the classic trappings of a Spanish-style structure, including a neutral stucco exterior topped with a terracotta roof, with elaborate tile work and impressive archways found in its interior and exterior spaces.

Inside, a living room with dark parquet flooring and matching exposed beams features a fireplace and connects to a billiard room through an arched doorway in the middle of a wall of floor-to-ceiling shelving with a pull-out bookcase ladder classic. Other interior highlights include a large period-style kitchen, a wood-paneled theater with plush purple carpeting and matching velvet sectional, and a chic 1920s speakeasy with tin ceilings.

A sprawling, colorful mosaic-tiled pool and spa with an adjacent fountain and fire pit are the crown jewel of the outdoor space, nestled among palm trees and other lush landscaping.

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All About Anna Elisabet Eberstein – Hollywood Life https://carolchanning.org/all-about-anna-elisabet-eberstein-hollywood-life/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:06:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/all-about-anna-elisabet-eberstein-hollywood-life/ See the gallery Image Credit: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Hugh Grant is an award-winning actor who stars in iconic romantic comedies from Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, and more. He is married to Anna Elisabet Eberstein. Hugh previously dated British actress Elizabeth Hurley in the late 1980s and 1990s. The hit movie love in […]]]>



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  • Hugh Grant is an award-winning actor who stars in iconic romantic comedies from Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, and more.
  • He is married to Anna Elisabet Eberstein.
  • Hugh previously dated British actress Elizabeth Hurley in the late 1980s and 1990s.
  • The hit movie love in fact celebrated its 19th birthday on November 6, 2022.

Hugh Grant62, is notably one of the most beloved actors when it comes to romantic comedy movies. After all, he starred in some of the best cult classics of all time, including Notting Hill (next to julia robert), Bridget Jones Diary, Four weddings and a funeral, and much more. But when the English actor isn’t busy working on film sets, he spends time with his wife. Below you will find everything you need to know about her, their weddingand their family.

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Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein have been married since 2018. (Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)

Who is Anna Elisabet Eberstein?

Anna Elisabet Eberstein42 years old, is more than Hugh’s lovely wife, but she is also a businesswoman. In fact, Anna founded a successful Scandinavian shoe and sock company. The stylish beauty founded the company with her cousin in 2014, by Marie Claire. The company’s goal is “to bring a bolder style to the traditional Swedish sock,” according to Ace Slippers. website.

Hugh’s leading lady is impressive to say the least, as she earned her master’s degree from Uppsala University in Sweden. She then worked as a “promotions producer” and in marketing for sports media giant ESPN. Anna doesn’t have a social media account, as she and her man keep their lives extremely private.

How long have Hugh and Anna been married?

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Hugh and Anna started dating around 2012. (Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)

The 62-year-old star and Anna officially tied the knot over four years ago in 2018. Although they only tied the knot in 2018, their relationship began years before, by Marie Claire. Hugh and Anna’s romance dates back to at least 2012, as that’s when they welcomed their first child together. News of their relationship only became public around 2014, as Hugh was added to their son’s birth certificate the year before. Shortly after, the couple called he leavesbut eventually got back together in 2015.

Even though Hugh and the brunette beauty keep their love life out of the spotlight, he’s spoken about his wife a few times. At a 2019 red carpet interview with Additional TV the Hollywood hunk shared that Anna cried during their honeymoon. “We had a brief honeymoon, my wife cried throughout it,” Hugh told the host Mario Lopez. “We were in the south of France, it was lovely, we went to the Monaco Grand Prix, we love cars.”

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Hugh and his wife welcomed three children together. (Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)

Do Anna and Hugh have children together?

Anna and Hugh hosted several children togetherincluding son John MungoGrant10 years old, a daughter whose name is unknown, 7 years old, and a third child whose name is also unknown, 4 years old. This brings the total number of children Hugh has to five to five, as he welcomed two more children with Tinglan Hong. The star is the proud dad at Tabitha Grant11 years old and his brother Felix Chang Hong Grant9.

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The Actor’s Side – Deadline https://carolchanning.org/the-actors-side-deadline/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:23:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/the-actors-side-deadline/ The fun thing about this job and doing this particular series that we call The actor’s sideit’s that every once in a while the opportunity arises to be able to have a conversation with someone who I think is truly a legend in the movie industry, however you might want to define the term. Day […]]]>

The fun thing about this job and doing this particular series that we call The actor’s sideit’s that every once in a while the opportunity arises to be able to have a conversation with someone who I think is truly a legend in the movie industry, however you might want to define the term.

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So when I called Jacqueline Bisset word at the start of our interview for my Deadline video series, she balked a bit, knowing that she herself has worked with a lot of legends, and doesn’t really fit into that category. But in a career that now spans nearly 60 years, Bisset is definitely a survivor, and will even admit to being called an “icon” by some. Whichever categorization you want, Jacqueline Bisset is a star, and a truly awesome actress who keeps working and deserves to keep finding roles worthy of her talent.

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I tell her that she practically started her film career in a film that I still consider my favorite of all time, the one from 1967. Two for the road in which she plays a small role in Stanley Donen’s film starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney.

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Later in her career, she would star alongside Finney in another classic, John Huston’s under the volcano, and here she tells great stories about her work with Huston (whom she calls a “dangerous man”), not only about that, but also opposite Paul Newman in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. Too quickly we approach his work in forever movies like Bullit with Steve McQueen and François Truffaut’s Oscar day for night, a film which she says gave her new credibility in the industry. She also talks about doing the abyssa cinematic experience she loved until the studio primarily marketed it with her in a wet T-shirt which she felt exploited her.

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Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Quinn, William Holden, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Paul Belmondo, Nick Nolte, so many others she has also worked with, even Sir Laurence Olivier in Inchon, though she notes that they didn’t have any scenes together, but rather had a very memorable dinner on location. And speaking of memorable dinner parties, there’s one that’s the focus of his new film, Loren & Rose, which revolves around a famous actress who has seen better days by meeting a very young director for the lead role in her new film. Playing Rose in this independently directed film by Russell Brown Bisset received one of the best roles of her career and she delivers a terrific performance.

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We talk about it and more, including the night she won a Golden Globe for the 2013 TV movie, Dancing on the edge, and was so shocked that it became one of the most unforgettable moments of any awards show. Maybe Loren & Rose will offer him a new opportunity to have a remarkable career recognized. To watch our conversation, just click the link above.

Join me every Wednesday during Oscar season for another episode of The side of the actor.

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Freddie Highmore, Talk Series Co-Showrunners – The Hollywood Reporter https://carolchanning.org/freddie-highmore-talk-series-co-showrunners-the-hollywood-reporter/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:30:38 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/freddie-highmore-talk-series-co-showrunners-the-hollywood-reporter/ the good doctor was a compelling and emotionally charged staple for ABC on Monday nights, breaking new ground with its portrayal of autistic Dr. Shawn Murphy navigating a prestigious hospital as well as a difficult workplace and personal drama. But the show, which marks its 100th episode on November 14, has had a long way […]]]>

the good doctor was a compelling and emotionally charged staple for ABC on Monday nights, breaking new ground with its portrayal of autistic Dr. Shawn Murphy navigating a prestigious hospital as well as a difficult workplace and personal drama.

But the show, which marks its 100th episode on November 14, has had a long way to go, with Daniel Dae Kim, who bought the rights to the 2013 Korean series of the same name, buying it for several years before she finally lands with Accommodation creator David Shore and Sony Pictures Television.

Now six seasons, starring the Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore in the lead role, it was a ratings hit (according to Nielsen, its season six premiere topped out at 10 p.m. in the 18-49 demo) and started new conversations about portraying neurodiversity. Co-showrunners Shore and Liz Friedman, along with Highmore, spoke with THR on the show’s success, depictions of neurodiversity, and what fans can expect from the rest of season six.

Can you share what the impact of reaching 100 episodes means to you?

FREDDIE HIGHMORE I feel overall, like I’ve always felt with this show, very blessed and blessed that we were able to get to this point and that people connected with the show and with the character that I play. It’s increasingly rare in today’s world to have a show that lasts that long. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

LIZ FRIEDMAN It’s such a joy. We have great characters, and we can tell these great stories and follow them as they unfold over the long haul – and follow Shaun [played by Highmore] development. Also, the fact that we can continue to work with these amazing people – from the writers to the crew and the cast – is great.

DAVID RIVE Freddie has been the best since day one. It has not changed or evolved. (Laughs.) He just remained the best. You go to work and you work hard, and you forget to be proud, and then something like this happens and reminds you to lift your head and look around and see what you’ve done.

Do you remember when you realized there was a fandom behind the show?

SHORE There were times when we got letters or something where we were like, ‘Wow, this stuff really struck a chord. But right from the start, we had a really good response because we were telling a story in an area about a person that wasn’t represented on TV. People love this character, and people have responded and rooted for the character.

The 100th episode of The Good Doctor, which is filming in Vancouver.

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Freddie, you have such a responsibility in the role of an autistic person. What did you learn from Dr. Murphy and the autism community?

MORE MORE Our portrayal of autism was always going to be the biggest challenge on this show and the thing we most wanted to achieve. We understood that we were only telling Shaun’s individual story and that he would never represent everyone on the spectrum, but at the same time we hoped that he would be a meaningful character and a powerful portrait of the community.

That’s something that struck me now that we’ve reached 100 episodes: if by doing this show we’ve changed one person’s perception of autism and challenged stereotypes, then that’s definitely the something I would be most proud of.

Diversity and representation have been paramount in the good doctor of the pilot. Why was this so important to you?

FRIEDMAN It’s what the world is, and it’s great to have the chance to represent it. I think it’s also really interesting to see how various characters from various backgrounds connect to Shaun. Being able to bounce these characters off of each other gives you some great opportunities.

SHORE People go through their lives in bubbles to some extent. When we meet people outside of this bubble, it opens our eyes and television can replicate that experience. One of the great things television can do is get people to watch something they thought they knew in a new way.

MORE MORE I also think that by celebrating and representing diversity, this is a show that, in a very divisive time, has hopefully proven that we are more alike than different.

SHORE This is an oversimplification of the truth, but the pilot’s director, Seth Gordon, said he realized halfway through that “everyone is screwed. Shaun has just been diagnosed.

Freddie, what did you wish you had known when you started the show?

MORE MORE (Laughs.) I wouldn’t risk rolling the dice again or finding out more. Some of the things you learn are probably necessary along the way to get us here today. It might have been more helpful if I had gone into medicine and known all those terms that we all have to spend a lot of time learning. It would be great if they rolled off my tongue more easily without as much homework.

Star and executive producer Highmore (far right) in the pilot episode of The Good Doctor.

Star and executive producer Highmore (far right) in the pilot episode of The Good Doctor.

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What surgery or illness you read about was so intriguing that you had to include it on the show?

FRIEDMAN There have been so many. We have amazing support staff and writers here, we all collect medical histories and they publish a summary every week. There’s so much weird stuff going on. We’ve got it floating around so we can say, “Oh, we can do it; we can do the story of the virgin birth here. We never did that one, but there has been someone who got pregnant after being in a hot tub.

Is there a moment from the first 99 episodes that stood out to you or stood out to you more than any other over time?

SHORE These are the times Dr. Murphy first kissed someone, held someone’s hand, kissed someone, or drank tequila [for the first time]. The personal accomplishments that are so huge are the ones that stay with me.

MORE MORE The end of season two when Shaun knocks on Carly [Jasika Nicole] gate [to ask her out for the first time]. I remember thinking at the time that it was magical to end in a hopefully satisfying way, a TV season with such a small moment that feels like enough to be a landing place for the end of the show. I know it’s probably obvious, but the pilot and some momentous scenes for Shaun that were more emotional or bigger still stand out as big turning points.

Several actors exited and then re-entered the series. How do you approach their writing on and off the show?

SHORE We take the stories where we think they can give us the most dramatic fodder. It’s still difficult, though. It’s always heartbreaking. But we never want to avoid grief. It’s a show about hope. It’s a show about overcoming adversity. It’s a show about good people doing their best, but that doesn’t mean it always works out for the best. We want to explore the people who come and go from Dr. Murphy’s life. And whether they stay or go, we appreciate having new perspectives on Dr. Murphy and Dr. Murphy.

What about the newcomers who have been added to the show in recent years? What do you look for when you want to bring an actor into an already established cast?

FRIEDMAN Well, it’s a bold move, but we’re looking for good actors. (Laughs.) We have an incredibly great and professional cast here, so we’re looking for people who will approach it with the same truthfulness and decency.

Liz and David, do you know where the story of Dr. Murphy will end?

FRIEDMAN I used to think so. (Laughs.)

SHORE I think we’ll skip that and move on.

FRIEDMAN I have a few ideas. I want to see what he does. Shaun has grown so much and there is still so much to do.

SHORE Each season we identified a new goal for him or a new challenge – just a general area and an opportunity. Until we run out of these, hopefully we’ll keep going.

Can you share any teasers on what we can expect from the rest of season six?

MORE MORE What’s been exciting for me this year is that Shaun got his promotion. It felt like a little reset, having Shaun overseeing people and being a boss. Being in that position of authority feels very meaningful and fun to me because of how he learns those tricks of the trade. It was fun to play.

FRIEDMAN There’s great drama in the way Shaun, Lim [Christina Chang] and Glassman [Richard Schiff] dealing with the fallout from the surgery Shaun performed on Lim. This creates real emotional complications from which they must find a way out.

SHORE It’s always interesting to watch Shaun deal with emotional complications in his own way.

MORE MORE This year, with Shaun now married, is the very beginning of a whole new life. This raises even bigger questions. Likewise, I think it will take a bit of readjusting with Shaun and Dr. Glassman because up until now, Dr. Glassman has definitely been the most important person in [Shaun’s] life. Now the center of her world has shifted to Lea [Paige Spara]. So what happens to this relationship between Shaun and Dr. Glassman with this new life structure?

Interview edited for length and clarity.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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‘Hollywood’s first actor’: When Dwayne Johnson got VIP treatment from Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015 https://carolchanning.org/hollywoods-first-actor-when-dwayne-johnson-got-vip-treatment-from-facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg-in-2015/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/hollywoods-first-actor-when-dwayne-johnson-got-vip-treatment-from-facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg-in-2015/ Dwayne Johnson is a worldwide celebrity among fans and other popular personalities. Several well-known stars often praise the WWE wrestler-turned-actor for his unparalleled popularity. However, The Rock is also a businessman and he meets other businessmen frequently, as he met Mark Zuckerberg a few years ago. ADVERTISING The article continues below this ad In 2015, […]]]>

Dwayne Johnson is a worldwide celebrity among fans and other popular personalities. Several well-known stars often praise the WWE wrestler-turned-actor for his unparalleled popularity. However, The Rock is also a businessman and he meets other businessmen frequently, as he met Mark Zuckerberg a few years ago.

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In 2015, Dwayne Johnson met Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Japan for dinner. The WWE The Facebook star and boss had a great time, like they were longtime friends over sushi in the “Land of the Rising Sun.”

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The Tenth Adam actor shared the photo on Instagram, writing, “Very cool to partner with Facebook to be the first Hollywood actor to launch their new global live streaming feature from the app.”

He further wrote about getting a massive response to his Florida Gym video on Facebook. He said he received over 23 million views on Instagram and over 50 million on Facebook for the video.

Additionally, he wrote about the conversation with Zuckerberg, “Mark and I have talked about the importance of continuing to evolve and grow and creating even greater ways to connect with my fans around the world – and Facebook Live is one of those powerful ways.”

He had added, “I’ve said it many times before and it’s true, connecting with fans will always be the best part of my job. And eating sushi with Zuckerberg in Japan isn’t too bad either 💪🏾.

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The Great One used hashtags – #BreakingNewGround #FacebookLIVE #RockAndZuck #TwinningInJapan

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Obviously they could have chatted more over a sushi dinner and discussed various other things. Additionally, Zuckerberg was in his usual attire of a gray t-shirt and jeans. Meanwhile, Johnson wore a pink shirt and pants.

How can Dwayne Johnson return to WWE and challenge Roman Reigns?

There are strong rumors that The Rock will return to WWE early next year to have a most exciting match against The needle mover. Ever since Reigns returned to SummerSlam 2020 and turned heel on calling himself The Head of the Table, fans have wanted to see him face DJ for the title.

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‘The Great One’ doesn’t need a qualifying match to challenge the tribal leader for world titles. He can just show up on RAW or SmackDown and call Reigns up for a match at WrestleMania 39.

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Still, an element of excitement can be added if The Rock returns to the Royal Rumble and wins the match. This win will come out of nowhere and confirm the former WWE Champion’s ticket to WrestleMania for one match.

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The WWE Universe is hoping for this match to happen and there are great possibilities for the same. However, it all depends on Johnson’s schedule for Hollywood, so it could take time for WWE.

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Taylor Swift is Selena Gomez’s ‘one true friend’ in Hollywood https://carolchanning.org/taylor-swift-is-selena-gomezs-one-true-friend-in-hollywood/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 06:58:15 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/taylor-swift-is-selena-gomezs-one-true-friend-in-hollywood/ Singer and actress Selena Gomez considers fellow singer Taylor Swift her “one true Hollywood friend”. The actress admitted she struggled to fit in with the “cool group” of celebrities as she struggled with her identity, reports Mirror.co.uk. While Selena, 30, stars in her Apple TV+ documentary, ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me,’ she told ‘Rolling […]]]>

Singer and actress Selena Gomez considers fellow singer Taylor Swift her “one true Hollywood friend”.

The actress admitted she struggled to fit in with the “cool group” of celebrities as she struggled with her identity, reports Mirror.co.uk.

While Selena, 30, stars in her Apple TV+ documentary, ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me,’ she told ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine: ”I never fit in with a cool group of girls who were celebrities. My only friend in the industry is really Taylor [Swift]so I remember feeling like I didn’t belong.”

Mirror.co.uk adds that after doing some soul-searching, Selena said: “‘I felt the presence of everyone around me living a full life. I had this position and I was really happy, but… was I? materialistic things make me happy?’

But she realized she ‘didn’t like who she was’ and said she too ‘didn’t know who she was’.

Following the release of “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” on Friday, Taylor showed her support for her friend’s new film in the story section of her Instagram.

She shared a clip from the trailer and wrote, “So proud of you @selenagomez Love you forever.”

Selena, who started her career when she was just 15, explained that she often considered taking her own life during a dark time.

She had battled psychosis, which eventually led to her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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‘Chisum’, ‘Wide Country’ actor was 86 – The Hollywood Reporter https://carolchanning.org/chisum-wide-country-actor-was-86-the-hollywood-reporter/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 23:15:18 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/chisum-wide-country-actor-was-86-the-hollywood-reporter/ Andrew Prine, the charming character actor who proved quite comfortable in the saddle in Bandolero!, Chisom, Big country and dozens of other westerns on TV and the big screen, has passed away. He was 86 years old. He died Monday in Paris of natural causes while vacationing with his wife, actress-producer Heather Lowe, she said. […]]]>

Andrew Prine, the charming character actor who proved quite comfortable in the saddle in Bandolero!, Chisom, Big country and dozens of other westerns on TV and the big screen, has passed away. He was 86 years old.

He died Monday in Paris of natural causes while vacationing with his wife, actress-producer Heather Lowe, she said. The Hollywood Reporter. “He was the sweetest prince,” she said.

Prine also played Helen Keller’s brother (Patty Duke in an Oscar-winning turn) in The Miracle Worker (1962) and portrays a Texarkana, Arkansas lawman who hunts a hooded serial killer alongside Ben Johnson in the cult classic The city that dreaded sunset (1976).

Later in his career, he stood out as Confederate General Richard B. Garnett in the sprawling Gettysburg (1993).

In 1962-63, lanky Prine got his first taste of fame when he played the younger brother of Earl Holliman – their characters are traveling rodeos – on NBC. Big country. Four years later, he played Barry Sullivan’s eldest son in another NBC Western, The western route.

Prine worked with director Andrew V. McLaglen on three episodes of CBS’ Smoke in 1962-63, and the couple reunited in 1968 for two films, the war film starring William Holden The Devil’s Brigadeand Bandolero!in which he and George Kennedy pursue the fugitives across the Mexican border.

Prine teamed up with John Wayne in Chisom (1970), also helmed by McLaglen, and Cogburn Rooster (1975).

For his work in westerns, he received the Golden Boot Award in 2001.

The son of a Pullman conductor, Andrew Lewis Prine was born on February 14, 1936 in Jennings, Florida. He graduated from Miami Jackson High School and attended the University of Miami on a theater scholarship, but dropped out and headed to New York to continue acting.

In 1958, he reprized the role of Anthony Perkins on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning film. Look home, angelwritten by Thomas Wolfe and directed by George Roy Hill.

“I think one of the reasons I got it is because I was so thin,” he said. In the wings in an undated interview. “I weighed 138 pounds at 6-foot-2, so I was looking exactly at this character, who was supposed to be this lanky 17-year-old. I swear to God, I think my diet had something to do with it.

“I was getting free lessons at that time from a lady at The Actors Studio who liked me. But I was a very lazy actor. I was scolded by Old Man [Lee] Strasberg over the years and other teachers who said to me, “You’re not paying attention”. But I followed a training course, in spite of myself.

“Fortunately, I did Look towards the house for two years, and what I did by playing the lead role and getting paid was learning how to act. The stage manager came backstage every night with plenty of notes, and his job was to keep me on target. I really learned to play on Broadway.

Universal’s scouts saw him on stage and wanted him to perform in a series of rodeos.

“So I said I’m just going out [to California] and do [that] and I’m right back on Broadway,” he recalled in a 2013 episode of A Word About Westerns. “Then I found out how much money they’d give me just to sit on a horse, and I said, ‘Goodbye, Broadway’.”

Andrew Prine (left) and Earl Holliman in a promotional photo for the 1962-63 NBC series ‘Wide Country’

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In 1964, Prine played a dodgy brother to David Janssen’s Richard Kimble on ABC’s first season. The fugitiveand he had a recurring role a year later on NBC’s final season. Dr Kildarebut westerns were his bread and butter.

In the 1960s he starred in Bargain, The Virginian, Wagon Train, Daniel Boone and Lancer and appeared in the dean martin– featuring Texas across the river (1966), often doing his own stunts.

“I’ve been in a lot of wrecks, as we call them, and broken my knees and shoulders trying too hard to do stunts that I shouldn’t have done and wasn’t qualified to do. do,” he said.

Prine also remained busy over the next decade. “I managed to take on so many roles in the 1970s period because I never encountered a film role that I didn’t like,” he said. said in 2013. “I’m a working actor, I don’t wait a year for a picture.” (He has over 180 acting credits listed on IMDb.)

Promote thriller sexploitation The central girls (1974), in which he played a sadistic serial killer, Prine posed naked for the women’s magazine Long live in 1974. His other films of the time included A little Indian (1973) with James Garner, directed by Alan Rudolph Circus of Terror (1973), grizzled (1976) and The evil (1978).

Prine played the father of Michael Manasseri and Lee Tergesen’s characters in the 1994-98 American series weird science and was the “visitor” known as Steven in the 1983-84 NBC miniseries V and V: The Final Battle.

He also acted for Quentin Tarantino on an Emmy-winning two-part episode of CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005. On TV, he was in everything from The hour of steel in the United States, Peter Gunn, The defenders and Fight! at The bionic woman, saving grace, Boston Legal and Six feet Under ground.

Prine was married to actress Sharon Farrell from 1962 to 1963 and actress Brenda Scott three times – from 1965 to 1966, 1968 to 1969 and 1973 to 1978 – before marrying Lowe in 1986. He also had a romantic relationship with actress Karyn Kupcinet when she was murdered in 1963 in an infamous unsolved Hollywood homicide.

Survivors also include his brother, John, and his nephews Nick (and his wife, Rhonda) and Kevin (and his wife, Kathy).

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When Maggie Cheung Left Hollywood – Movie Stories https://carolchanning.org/when-maggie-cheung-left-hollywood-movie-stories/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:10:56 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/when-maggie-cheung-left-hollywood-movie-stories/ Maggie Cheung is arguably one of the finest actresses of her generation – but as her fame grew, she stopped making movies… In 2004, Maggie Cheung announced that she had “turned her back on filmmaking” in what was a quietly monumental moment in modern film history. A rising Hong Kong actress who is now considered […]]]>

Maggie Cheung is arguably one of the finest actresses of her generation – but as her fame grew, she stopped making movies…

In 2004, Maggie Cheung announced that she had “turned her back on filmmaking” in what was a quietly monumental moment in modern film history. A rising Hong Kong actress who is now considered one of the greatest screen presences of all time, she appeared to be at the height of her career when her retirement was announced.

It was a sad moment, especially since she retired at a time when she was embarking on a new cinematic journey in Hollywood, catalyzed by her wonderful performance in Olivier Assayas’ meta arthouse drama in 1996. Irma Vep. In this film, she plays a fictional, augmented version of herself. The film is a meditation on the French film industry – an understated but powerfully satirical production that later cemented its international reputation.

She appeared in her first English language film chinese box in 1997 alongside Jeremy Irons, poorly received, but it followed his first success with To clean in 2004, also directed by her ex-husband Olivier Assayas. In it, she portrayed a junkie named Emily Wang in a heartfelt and career-defining performance that won universal acclaim.

Why, then, did one of the best actors of our time retire from the business when things were only getting better?

Basically, the reason for her retirement was that the dream of stardom had faded away for her. As Cheung said at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, “I don’t have that dream anymore and I don’t want to act in anything anymore… from 18 to 35, I didn’t have my own life and I didn’t know anyone outside of the entertainment industry. It’s only now that I know how hard it is to be a good person, and I’m learning how.

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Her growing qualms with the entertainment industry that eventually led to her retirement propelled her into a life of public reclusion, barely making public appearances outside of the occasional charity fundraiser or awards show. . However, her promise to learn how to be a better person at the Taipei Film Festival came true. She is actively engaged in philanthropy and geopolitics, and in 2010 she was appointed UNICEF Ambassador to China and continues to participate in large amounts of charity work, which testifies to her humble selflessness.

It was perhaps this altruism that led to his dissatisfaction with the superficial, materialistic film industry, and the industry where profits and box office receipts are considered more important than production. good quality art.

Yet her benevolence is just one of the many reasons why Maggie Cheung is considered an important figure in the film industry. His celestial, almost supernatural persona is truly something, and this was seen most clearly in his collaborations with esteemed Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai, appearing in five of his films.

His seraphic on-screen persona and Wong Kar-Wai’s innovative and masterful directing are beautifully synthesized in love mood, a 2000 romantic drama film that was ranked the second-best film of the 21st century in a 2016 BBC survey – behind Mulholland Drive.

Maggie Cheung in In The Mood For Love

It is consistently considered one of the most influential films for filmmakers of the modern era, with Sofia Coppola crediting the film as the biggest inspiration for her film. Lost in translation, and the similarities are uncanny. Both films are neither maximalist nor expansive in terms of storytelling, but focus on small, delicate, and minute issues. It’s not necessarily a film overly preoccupied with narrative development and a conventional three-act structure, but rather an experimental, contemplative meditation on loneliness.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a wistful beauty of a production, with gorgeous cinematography by Christopher Doyle that invites audiences into the film and allows us to absorb the lavish visuals. Maggie Cheung really is the icing on the cake here, with her performance complementing the film’s technical beauty superbly.

But this is far from the only example where this is the case. The movies she appears in are uplifted by her naturally majestic nature. And if this little homage to Cheung has somehow whetted your appetite for more of his work, here are four of his finest films…

Irma Vep (1996)

Irma Vep is a 1996 satirical drama director by Olivier Assayas, starring Cheung as herself, involved in a tumultuous French remake of Louis Feuillade’s 1915 147-minute serial drama film The vampires. It is a self-reflective film, criticizing the xenophobic and harsh nature of the contemporary film industry.

The film is experienced directly from the perspective of Maggie Cheung’s character navigating a production in which she is the only stranger and a fish out of water. As the film progresses, the disorientation Cheung felt seeps into the narrative, blurring the lines between fact and fiction and all the while making a poignant and relevant statement about the hypocrisy and vitriol of the industry she -same.

It’s a wonderfully crafted piece of cinema. Maggie Cheung is dressed in leather for most of the film, which makes her character stand out in almost every scene she finds herself in as an enlightened dominatrix navigating through the maelstrom of production. The light and airy 16mm cinematography gives the film a touch of truth, but the performances and the film’s descent into chaos make it an engrossing exercise in melodrama, with the final five minutes of pure avant-garde cinema, brimming with visuals. . innovation. This is not to be missed.

In the Mood for Love (2000)

love mood is a 2000 romantic drama directed by Wong Kar-Wai, and is the second film in an informal tetralogy of films, the first being days of being wild and the third being 2046. Cheung stars as Mrs. Chang, a seductive enchantress who falls in love. To say more about the plot would be a sin, as this is a film to be experienced without prior knowledge of the narrative, but what follows is a glimpse of loneliness, romance, betrayal, lust and opportunity.

The script is minimalist in scope, being a film more about feelings and themes than story progression. It’s a fantastically used narrative choice by Wong Kar-Wai, involving us in the depiction of the love he creates, something so innocent and yet so wonderful. The moist technicolor rainbow palette, similar to something you’d see in a movie giallo, is wonderful and arguably contains some of the most beautiful shots in modern cinematic history. Maggie Cheung walking down a claustrophobic, narrow alley guided by the tactile eye of cinematographer Christopher Doyle is superb cinematic. To watch absolutely.

Maggie Cheung in Hero

Maggie Cheung in Heroes (2002)

Center Stage (1991)

Also known as Actress, it is a biographical film directed by Stanley Kwan about the rise and fall of Ruan Lingyu, a prominent Chinese silent film actor, who tragically committed suicide at the age of just 24. The film traces her hectic and impactful life, and Maggie Cheung plays her, as always, with real grace and decorum.

In a way, the film is a synedoch of Cheung’s own career – a trailblazer when she was active in the industry, but also fame afterward. It’s uniquely underrated and undermined too in Cheung’s vast array of work and, on the contrary, it’s one of his best roles.

A hallmark of her intellectual tenacity – she instantly switches between Shanghainese, Mandarin and Cantonese in her role – the film not only features some of its most poignant actors, but its portrayal of crestfallen Ruan Lingyu is haunting and will linger with you. for days after watching this. A fantastic film to see Cheung in great shape, and also to learn more about the oriental silent film industry in the 1920s.

Clean (2004)

Reuniting ex-husband and wife team Olivier Assayas and Maggie Cheung, this dark narcotics-fueled drama stars Cheung as a woman trying to balance motherhood with her infamous drug use. Once again, Cheung’s multilingual skills shine through as she easily switches between French, English and Cantonese. This movie finds Cheung at his most raw and vulnerable, delivering a believable and authentic performance as a junkie, and it almost reminded me of a toned down, less shocking version of Requiem for a dream. It’s a wonderful piece of auteur cinema, and it’s technically Cheung’s last role before announcing his retirement.

And finally…

I’m a young cinephile, and already Maggie Cheung has fascinated me in many ways. I know I have plenty of movies left to see, plenty of works to admire, but I can’t help but think that Maggie Cheung will go down as having one of the best, if not short-lived, actors. careers. Even though it’s not in the movie, I can’t wait to see what’s to come next.

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Alfred Molina saw Hollywood as an escape from English typography https://carolchanning.org/alfred-molina-saw-hollywood-as-an-escape-from-english-typography/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:25:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/alfred-molina-saw-hollywood-as-an-escape-from-english-typography/ “Alfred Molina” is a bit of a stage name. He was actually born with the much more Hispanic name “Alfredo” – remarkable how one letter changes the cultural connotations of a name. Molina is English by birth, but his father Esteban was Spanish and his mother Giovanna was Italian. As a first-generation immigrant from two […]]]>

“Alfred Molina” is a bit of a stage name. He was actually born with the much more Hispanic name “Alfredo” – remarkable how one letter changes the cultural connotations of a name.

Molina is English by birth, but his father Esteban was Spanish and his mother Giovanna was Italian. As a first-generation immigrant from two different countries, Molina was still something of an outsider. He explained to irish weather:

“I was born and raised in Notting Hill when it was still a working-class area – before Julia Roberts moved there. When I was at school the children were Irish, West Indian, lots of Portuguese and Italians. Almost all of the kids were first generation and I heard this wonderful array of accents. So I guess I took it all in and made it into this energy that drives what I do.

Indeed, Molina has played characters from very different cultures and ethnicities. He made his film debut with a Peruvian character: Two-Faced Satipo in “The Raiders of the Lost Ark.” While working in England, he appeared in “Letter to Brezhnev” in 1985, as a Russian immigrant from Liverpool named Sergei; while the character’s ancestry was different from his own, the environment portrayed by the film is similar to Molina’s own working-class childhood. In “Not Without My Daughter,” based on a true story, he played Iranian professor Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody, the abusive husband of Betty (Sally Field). In Hollywood, he finally got the chance to play a Spaniard in “The Da Vinci Code”, as Bishop Manuel Aringarosa. Molina explained that “In England, I’ve always been the outsider. In America, I’m just one of many ethnic types who all work in film.”

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Hollywood’s Covid Production Protocols Extended Through January 2023 – Deadline https://carolchanning.org/hollywoods-covid-production-protocols-extended-through-january-2023-deadline/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 01:07:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/hollywoods-covid-production-protocols-extended-through-january-2023-deadline/ Hollywood’s Covid protocols have been extended through January 31, 2023, per an agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and Hollywood unions. The vaccination mandate, which gives employers the limited ability to require Covid vaccinations as a condition of employment, will remain in place. This is the tenth time that return-to-work protocols […]]]>

Hollywood’s Covid protocols have been extended through January 31, 2023, per an agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and Hollywood unions. The vaccination mandate, which gives employers the limited ability to require Covid vaccinations as a condition of employment, will remain in place. This is the tenth time that return-to-work protocols have been extended or modified.

First adopted on September 21, 2020, the protocols allowed jobs and productions to rebound from an industry-wide lockdown at the start of the pandemic.

The latest expansion gives producers the option of less stringent Covid testing of cast and crew before each workday, and a higher threshold that would trigger increased masking requirements and more frequent testing if Covid hospitalizations increase. It also includes an additional six days of paid Covid sick leave for industrial workers who contract the virus.

In a joint statement, the CEO, SAG AFTRA, IATSEthe Teamsters and grassroots crafts unions said “the deal maintains the multi-faceted approach that has kept the industry operating safely since soon after the pandemic began. The extension maintains core protocols while allowing for minor changes reflecting improved conditions in most areas. In addition, the agreement again grants a bank of six additional sick days reflecting the shorter duration of this extension.

“The new agreement requires that the strictest protocols be implemented on productions performing in any metropolitan area or county with 14 or more Covid-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population. This is a reasonable and appropriate modification to the trigger given the current environment.

“The agreement also gives productions the option of a daily antigen testing regimen for Zone A during a surge in which production reverts to the stricter mandatory Part 1 protocols. Importantly, employers retain the right to adopt more stringent masking and testing requirements on a production-by-production basis and to require Zone A employees to be “up-to-date” on their vaccinations. Area A, where unmasked actors work, is the most restrictive of the secure working areas on the sets.

The unions went on to say that “Apart from these amendments, all other provisions remain in full force and effect. In any case, the full set of stricter protocols will be reintroduced should Covid-19 flare up over the winter. The parties will continue to monitor Covid-19 developments closely. »

Basic trades unions include Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78.

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