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February 27, 2011 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
? At a recent preview of the Broadway revival of "That Championship Season," actor Jason Patric took a fall so convincingly that the audience gasped. The headlong tumble down the steps was part of his role as Tom Daley, the cynical sports star turned alcoholic failure who joins a 20-year reunion of his former basketball champs at the home of their coach. But the bruises are real enough. "Most of my injuries happened during the first week of rehearsal," recalls the 44-year-old actor.
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August 12, 2013 | By Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
When does a man become a father - the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law recognized only fathers who married the mothers. Today, recognition extends to unmarried parents who raise a child together. The new question on the table is whether it extends to a man who donates sperm to a woman and establishes a relationship with the child.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - A child-custody dispute involving actor Jason Patric has evolved from Hollywood tabloid fodder into a policy battle in the state Legislature that could affect thousands of California parents. Patric, a star of films including "The Lost Boys," donated sperm in 2009 as part of a fertility treatment that resulted in pregnancy for a former girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber. The actor decided he wanted to help raise the child, Gus, who is now 3, but has been stymied in his attempts to gain partial custody in court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - A child-custody dispute involving actor Jason Patric has evolved from Hollywood tabloid fodder into a policy battle in the state Legislature that could affect thousands of California parents. Patric, a star of films including "The Lost Boys," donated sperm in 2009 as part of a fertility treatment that resulted in pregnancy for a former girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber. The actor decided he wanted to help raise the child, Gus, who is now 3, but has been stymied in his attempts to gain partial custody in court.
NEWS
December 19, 2002 | Jessica Hundley, Special to The Times
It's the sort of movie that slaps you awake, that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you -- hard. "Narc's" opening scene is a barrage of kinetic brutality that disturbs not so much with its violence as with its honesty. In "Narc," murder is painfully real, slow and messy and committed on sad and savage impulse.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
Coming off of their Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy," producers Lili Fini and Richard Zanuck had a lot riding on "Rush," the story of two Texas narcotics agents swallowed up by the lifestyle they set out to combat. They had, after all, paid $1 million for the rights to Kim Wozencraft's first novel. And when the Zanucks announced that the project would be Lili's directorial debut, Hollywood skeptics came out in full force.
NEWS
September 7, 1997 | Michael Wilmington
Like a tumbleweed, Kid Collins (Jason Patric, pictured) blows into the path of the recently widowed Fay Anderson (Rachel Ward, pictured), whose mocking edge sharpens with her every bottle of wine. With Bruce Dern (Bravo Saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight).
OPINION
August 12, 2013 | By Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
When does a man become a father - the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law recognized only fathers who married the mothers. Today, recognition extends to unmarried parents who raise a child together. The new question on the table is whether it extends to a man who donates sperm to a woman and establishes a relationship with the child.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Thousands of Hummers, helicopters, hot cars, houses, hotels and humans — well, actors playing humans — were sacrificed to make "The Losers" what it is: a violent, bloody mess. For the action-loving comic-book fans the film has in its sights, just one word: Duck! There are burning fragments of what passes for a story flying around everywhere in the massive debris field that is "The Losers." There's a full metal jacket of pounding sound, blood, fireballs, mayhem, double-crosses and the entire future of the U.S. of A. on the line.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2011 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
? At a recent preview of the Broadway revival of "That Championship Season," actor Jason Patric took a fall so convincingly that the audience gasped. The headlong tumble down the steps was part of his role as Tom Daley, the cynical sports star turned alcoholic failure who joins a 20-year reunion of his former basketball champs at the home of their coach. But the bruises are real enough. "Most of my injuries happened during the first week of rehearsal," recalls the 44-year-old actor.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Thousands of Hummers, helicopters, hot cars, houses, hotels and humans — well, actors playing humans — were sacrificed to make "The Losers" what it is: a violent, bloody mess. For the action-loving comic-book fans the film has in its sights, just one word: Duck! There are burning fragments of what passes for a story flying around everywhere in the massive debris field that is "The Losers." There's a full metal jacket of pounding sound, blood, fireballs, mayhem, double-crosses and the entire future of the U.S. of A. on the line.
NEWS
December 19, 2002 | Jessica Hundley, Special to The Times
It's the sort of movie that slaps you awake, that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you -- hard. "Narc's" opening scene is a barrage of kinetic brutality that disturbs not so much with its violence as with its honesty. In "Narc," murder is painfully real, slow and messy and committed on sad and savage impulse.
NEWS
September 7, 1997 | Michael Wilmington
Like a tumbleweed, Kid Collins (Jason Patric, pictured) blows into the path of the recently widowed Fay Anderson (Rachel Ward, pictured), whose mocking edge sharpens with her every bottle of wine. With Bruce Dern (Bravo Saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight).
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
Coming off of their Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy," producers Lili Fini and Richard Zanuck had a lot riding on "Rush," the story of two Texas narcotics agents swallowed up by the lifestyle they set out to combat. They had, after all, paid $1 million for the rights to Kim Wozencraft's first novel. And when the Zanucks announced that the project would be Lili's directorial debut, Hollywood skeptics came out in full force.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
Maggie the Cat is coming back to Broadway. Ashley Judd will star as Maggie in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," opening Nov. 2 at the Music Box Theatre. One of Williams' most popular plays, "Cat" will also star Jason Patric as Brick and Ned Beatty as Big Daddy. The director is Anthony Page, who directed the Tony-winning revival of Ibsen's "A Doll's House," starring Janet McTeer.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | Jack Mathews
On Hollywood's shamefully slim list of movies dealing with American slavery, there are next to none about the attitudes of non-plantation whites toward the runaways they encountered. With John Duigan's smart 1995 adaptation of John Ehle's 1971 novel and with star performances by Jason Patric and Thandie Newton (pictured), the short list expands to include North Carolina settler August King and slave girl Annalees (Cinemax, Wednesday at 4 p.m.).
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