June 9, 1999 |
Could these two men have less in common: the slight, kinetic Russian, with chiseled cheekbones and regal bearing, and the older guy sporting sunglasses and a black leather jacket, his receding thatch of hair dyed platinum, emanating a major whiff of irony? Meet Vladimir Malakhov, international dance sensation, and Bud Cort, the actor who shot to cult status 27 years ago in the film classic "Harold and Maude."
August 25, 1996 |
Bud Cort sits in a Hollywood cafe, wearing a Nirvana T-shirt and flip-flops and picking at a bagel. One could almost mistake him for a Gen-Xer on summer vacation, even though he became a generational icon a quarter-century ago. He's still best known for his role as a suicide-obsessed rich kid in "Harold and Maude," a 1971 cult film that turned him into a kind of midnight movie poster boy. For many viewers the quirky film--and Cort's wry, imploring performance--have proven unforgettable.
July 12, 1987
I never told Roderick Mann I turned down everything after "Harold and Maude" (Quibbles & Bits, July 5). What I said was I turned down all film offers for a five-year period following the films completion in an attempt to avoid typecasting. Obviously, I have worked since, some very good films ("Why Shoot the Teacher?," "She Dances Alone") and some stinkers (two of which you so kindly mentioned). Personally, I prefer to concentrate on the positive aspects of my career. And the reason for doing the interview in the first place was to publicize a TV movie, not to list my credits.
December 17, 1991 |
The Scene: Sunday night's premiere of the new film "Ted & Venus." After a 7:30 screening at the Royal Theatre in West L.A., where the picture opened the next day, guests cruised westward to the Golden Monkey for a reception. (The Golden Monkey is on the no-longer-new Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, where street musicians vie with the musical strains of car alarms for public approbation.
February 3, 1991 |
RANDY TURROW DOESN'T FIT MY CONCEPT OF A MOVIE PRODUCER. HE'S 35 years old, a nonsmoker and a nondrinker and has been a committed vegetarian ever since, as he says, the "1971 earthquake convinced me that I wasn't immortal." On the set, he wears a black cowboy hat, jeans and a billowy, long-sleeved white shirt that is reminiscent of some 18th-Century painter.