December 13, 1998 |
It was his Oscar-nominated portrayal of a humble, understated beekeeper in "Ulee's Gold" that opened the door for Peter Fonda to play a larger-than-life magician who conjures up a world of trouble in the NBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," which premieres Sunday. But it was the boy in Fonda that ultimately made him jump at the role of Prospero. "I said, 'Far out, I get to be a wizard in a tree house,' " Fonda said. "The 8-year-old said, 'A tree house! Goody, goody, goody.'
November 23, 1998
There's one in every family, the one with the camera. Lisa Law has been that one--though her friends were Bob Dylan, Peter Fonda, Janis Joplin, and her moments were the '60s.
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."
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.
March 21, 1998 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Grandparenting; the Fonda family's film industry success; Oscar night fashions, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "Evans & Novak": Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Reliable Sources": Barbara Cochran of the Radio-Television News Directors Assn.; Tom Rosenstiel of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, 3:30 p.m. CNN. "Larry King Weekend": Singer Michael Bolton, 6 p.m. and 11 p.
March 1, 1998
With prosperity just around the corner--that one, there, the one we passed five miles back--festiveness is in the air, no more so than in and around the Industry. Warner Bros. is 75! "Titanic" may actually make a profit! Peter Fonda is nominated for an Oscar! Again!
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 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.
June 13, 1997 |
An unadorned and unexpectedly moving look at personal redemption and the resilience of family, "Ulee's Gold" stands out for its sureness, its quiet emotional force and writer-director Victor Nunez's ability to find and nurture the mystery and power in the events of an ordinary life.