March 19, 2012
Carl Reiner won his first of eight Emmy Awards in what category and for what show? Supporting actor in a series in 1957 for NBC's "Caesar's Hour"
February 20, 2012
Who presented Sidney Poitier his lead actor Oscar for 1963's "Lilies of the Field"? Anne Bancroft
March 12, 2013 |
While Jefferson Mays was performing in "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" in the fall of 2012 at Hartford Stage, he recalls, his wife kept overhearing variations on the same remark at intermission: "Isn't it wonderful how they got actors who all look the same to play the different members of the D'Ysquith family?" "It made me very happy and really depressed, simultaneously," says Mays, who was in fact the only actor cast to play all nine D'Ysquiths (DIE-squiths), aristocrats in line for a dukedom who get inventively bumped off one by one by an ambitious relative.
December 1, 2013 |
Actor Paul Walker's death in a fiery car crash under a clear-blue California sky on Saturday continues to feel so incredibly sad, and so surreal. How can it not? The actor, 40, spent much of his life on screen behind the wheel of fast cars, walking away from the worst possible pileups in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. As one of the central players in the hugely popular series, and a part of the cast from its 2001 beginnings, it created a world where there was no curve its drivers couldn't navigate, no wreck they couldn't survive.
April 6, 2012 |
Few actors own a role the way Hal Holbrook owns Mark Twain. The Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, who recently turned 87, has played the humorist in his one-man stage play "Mark Twain Tonight!" since 1954, logging thousands of performances and many more miles traveling with the show. But longevity doesn't necessarily guarantee that you have an exclusive monopoly on a part. A relative newbie to the Twain game, Val Kilmer recently launched his own one-man play, "Citizen Twain," running in a workshop production at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever cemetery through Wednesday.
December 14, 2012 |
Hugh Jackman got his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, introduced by Jay Leno and supported by his "Les Miserables" costars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. "I believe this is the 2,487th star on the Walk of Fame," Jackman told the crowd, "however, apart from Lassie, I'm the only one who's gotten it for playing the same character in 15 movies. " Leno, on whose show the actor had made his first American TV appearance, gushed over Jackman . "I don't believe wealth and fame changes anybody, I think it just exaggerates who you already are," the talk-show host and comic told the crowd before turning to acknowledge the honoree.
January 13, 2013 |
“Django Unchained” star Christoph Waltz may have starred in a movie that's kicking up dust for its portrayal of the slavery era, but the Golden Globes supporting actor winner said that he's remained unfazed by the backlash. “It should be controversial,” the man who plays a smooth-talking bounty hunter said backstage. “If you choose a controversial subject, you better be prepared for a controversial discussion,” he said, adding, “I wish more movies gave us an opportunity to discuss controversial [subjects]
September 25, 2012 |
Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is set to receive the Hollywood supporting actor award at the 16th Hollywood Film Awards for his performance in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook. " In the film, De Niro plays the Philadelphia Eagles-obsessed father of a troubled young man (Bradley Cooper). "Robert De Niro is not only highly regarded for his body of work as an actor, producer and director, but also for the passion, integrity and dedication he brings to his performance on camera, as well as his intense off-camera preparation and study of the characters he brings to life," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards, in a statement Tuesday morning.
February 10, 2014 |
Everyone's a winner - or at least no one is yet a loser - at the annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon, where a glitzy crowd of actors, directors and behind-the-scenes creative types rub elbows and offer a few choice sound bites before the final stretch of the Oscar race. At Monday's event, a procession of big-name nominees spoke to assembled reporters about making their movies, picking their outfits, surviving awards season and more. Here are some highlights. "Dallas Buyers Club" actor Matthew McConaughey , on how he'll celebrate if he wins: "I'm going to celebrate no matter what.
November 22, 2012
EVENTS Laura McKenzie and ex-"Chip" Erik Estrada host the 81st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which features actor Joe Mantegna as grand marshal. The parade – and its special, red-suited guest of honor – travels a U-shaped route from Hollywood Blvd. at Orange up to Vine and back on Sunset Boulevard, which might make for a few traffic headaches, but it all comes as part of the magic of the season. Sun., 6 p.m. Grandstand seats: $35. Info: 866-727-2331 or http://www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com.