March 22, 1998 |
Peter Fonda looks like the enemy. He's wearing a gray pinstriped suit from the Chairman of the Board collection, and his once flowing blond locks are shorn in a tidy 'do suitable for a lawyer. OK, maybe a drug runner's lawyer. Could this be the only person we can think of offhand who still spells establishment with a capital "E" and means it? "Abstract authority gets my hackles right up." Yep. That's the guy. "I mean, U.S. Customs in Toronto will be hearing from me.
December 23, 1986 |
Thin and fit, her face glowing pink, a quite relaxed Jane Fonda kicked off her heels, smoothly tucked her legs under a russet-suede skirt and settled cozily into a 90-minute chat with co-star Jeff Bridges. Their current movie, "The Morning After," a romance thriller about a down-and-out drunk Los Angeles actress and a down-home disabled ex-cop from Bakersfield--what Fonda touts as a "movie-movie, not a message movie"--opens Christmas Day.
June 6, 2011
'Easy Rider' Fonda produced, co-wrote and co-stars as hippie biker Captain America in this seminal 1969 drama that changed the course of American filmmaking. 'Ulee's Gold' Fonda won the Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for this 1997 indie drama about a reclusive beekeeper who tries to heal his dysfunctional family. 'The Trip' Jack Nicholson wrote this 1967 Roger Corman cult classic that finds Fonda playing a TV commercial director with a two-timing wife who goes on an LSD trip.
June 6, 2011 |
Peter Fonda is justifiably proud that he and Dennis Hopper turned the world of cinema on its ear with their iconic 1969 counterculture movie "Easy Rider. " But Fonda believes that before they did "Easy Rider," they changed the fortunes of an old film that helped turn it into a cult favorite. The 71-year-old Fonda recalled that Hopper called him one day and said, "Pick me up. We are going to a museum in Pasadena. " The museum, Fonda related, was part of the Pasadena Playhouse and showed old movies.
June 6, 2011
'Trips, Journeys and the Return Home: An In-Person Tribute to Peter Fonda' When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica Admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
December 12, 1997 |
The calendar said 1997, but it might have been '77. Or even '67: Peter Fonda, Julie Christie and Burt Reynolds, performers probably best known for their work of two or three decades ago, were chosen best actor, best actress and best supporting actor Thursday by the New York Film Critics Circle, which also honored the noirish "L.A. Confidential" with awards for best picture, best director and best screenplay. The Critics Circle, whose 63rd annual awards dinner will be held Jan.
February 22, 2007
Great story on Peter Fonda ["Going His Way," Feb. 15]. I don't ride motorcycles but enjoyed every word. It was an especially well-written piece and about a lot more than motorcycles. The video on the website is a nice touch. LES GAPAY Palm Springs Peter's candid talk about motorcycle safety will, at the minimum, cause some to pause and question their own riding habits. MICHAEL COPELAND Missoula, Mont. Loved it. Well done, indeed. Easy to see why Easy Rider survived to older manhood: He rides smart.
March 26, 2009 |
Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro. For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic landscape of losers, loners and lunatics, such a muse was a grizzled, world-weary and powerful character actor named Warren Oates. Any aficionado of New Hollywood cinema readily recognizes Oates' squinted eyes, crooked sneer and rustic cadence.
February 11, 1998
Here are the major awards and nominations already gathered by the Oscar nominees in the topeight categories: Best Picture Golden Globe winner: As Good as It Gets The Full Monty Good Will Hunting Nat. Society of Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential L.A. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential N.Y. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential Golden Globe winner: Titanic * Best Director Golden Globe winner: James Cameron DGA Award nominee: James Cameron Peter Cattaneo Atom Egoyan Nat.