April 24, 2013 |
- When Emily Blunt was in grade school and Colin Firth was still a struggling actor, Becky Johnston was penning their characters in the first draft of a screenplay that would become "Arthur Newman. " Twenty years later, it is finally a movie, opening Friday, a meditation on identity guised in a road trip featuring two lost souls grappling with their unenviable realities. FOR THE RECORD: "Arthur Newman": An article about the film "Arthur Newman" in the April 24 Calendar section said that the movie was the first that Colin Firth signed onto after winning an Oscar for "The King's Speech.
April 23, 2013 |
Actor Nick Nolte's celebrity pedigree home in Malibu is for sale at $8.25 million. Among former film and music industry figures to own the house are comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster. Set in the Bonsall Canyon area on two acres studded with sycamore and pine trees, the main house features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors. There are four bedrooms including the master suite, which has its own sitting area, office and library, and two of the fireplaces.
February 7, 2012 |
"Socrates, knock it off! We're not playing soccer now!" Nick Nolte has not lost his mind. He is shooing away one of his ebullient dogs during an interview on his sunny Malibu patio. The gravel-voiced 70-year-old earned his third Oscar nomination this year, for supporting actor for his gut-wrenching turn in the mixed martial arts-themed family drama "Warrior. " Fortunately, he's considerably sunnier in person than as his "Warrior" character: the remorseful, recovering-alcoholic father Paddy Conlon.
February 1, 2009 |
Plenty of films have tackled the darker side of sports, but few can match the ferocity of 1979's "North Dallas Forty" in ripping the systemic dehumanizition of players in big-time professional sports. In the movie, adapted from Peter Gent's novel and directed by Ted Kotcheff, the players -- for all their hulk, swagger and fame -- are in the end victims of coaches and corporations whose collective vanity fuels a soul-crushing pursuit of perfection and victory. Despite its seriousness, the film is also among the funniest sports movies ever made.
December 25, 2008 |
Watching a bloated and beaten Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler," it's hard not to be reminded at some point of Nick Nolte in "North Dallas Forty"-- a couple of damaged souls on screen and off, exposed for everyone to see. There is a reckless fierceness, a raw vulnerability in Rourke's performance that makes it hard to look at and just as hard to look away. But if he can go there, so can we.
May 21, 2008 |
CANNES, France -- Celebrity interviews abound at the Cannes Film Festival: Penelope Cruz chatting on the beach, Harrison Ford talking near the red carpet, Angelina Jolie conversing in a swank hotel. But none of the Cannes dialogues is as strange as Nick Nolte's: He's actually interrogating himself in a small room.