March 22, 1998 |
Robert Forster calls it The Slide. Actors have different names for it, but the symptoms are more or less the same. You've hit pay dirt. Your name has been boldfaced by Liz Smith and nudge-nudged by Cindy Adams. All at once, you're invisible again. Every role you read for goes to this year's flavor. Thick books become your best friend. You change agents. You take a workshop. You finish the complete works of Trollope. You teach a workshop. "I'm between jobs" turns into "I'm between gyms."
January 19, 1998 |
The box-office smash "Titanic" and romantic comedy "As Good as It Gets" steamed off with top honors at the 55th annual Golden Globe Awards presentation Sunday night in Beverly Hills, in what turned out to be a wild evening by staid awards show standards. Fulfilling its epic scope, "Titanic" took home a quartet of trophies, more than any other film.
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.