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February 4, 2009
What movie or performance moved you this year? I've seen them all. Frank Langella, this guy is an amazing actor. An incredible performance. I'm going to go down the list because it's true. Sean Penn, he just gets more interesting every time out. Brad Pitt, he really trusts himself now as an actor and it's beautiful to watch him in this movie. And I tell you, Mickey Rourke, I was blubbering halfway through, that's an extraordinary performance. -- Richard Jenkins
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October 21, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Norman" is one of those intimate indies that makes an excellent case for micro-economics in filmmaking, with director Jonathan Segal wringing every bit of emotional purity and ironic humor that he can out of this teen coming-of-age in a life surrounded by death story. Dan Byrd, whose nice turn in "Easy A" last year began pushing him outside his "Cougar Town" comedy series comfort zone, stars as Norman, a complex kid with a lot of extra baggage piled on top of the normal high school angst.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Norman" is one of those intimate indies that makes an excellent case for micro-economics in filmmaking, with director Jonathan Segal wringing every bit of emotional purity and ironic humor that he can out of this teen coming-of-age in a life surrounded by death story. Dan Byrd, whose nice turn in "Easy A" last year began pushing him outside his "Cougar Town" comedy series comfort zone, stars as Norman, a complex kid with a lot of extra baggage piled on top of the normal high school angst.
NEWS
February 18, 2009
What films or performances have stayed with you recently? "I loved Kate Winslet in 'The Reader.' Her physicality, what she did vocally, how the character unfolded. Her sensuality incorporated into this -- Nazi. You don't think of those two things together normally." -- supporting actress nominee Marisa Tomei -- "I'm so happy for Richard Jenkins to get nominated. His performance in 'The Visitor' was the one thing I saw this year that flabbergasted me."
NEWS
November 19, 2008
What film have you enjoyed the most so far this year? "I loved 'The Visitor.' Richard Jenkins is phenomenal. The film just creeps up on you. It doesn't demonstrate, it's not emphasizing sentiment and it's beautiful and brilliant and passionate and heartbreaking. All the actors in that are remarkable. And Richard Jenkins deserves all the accolades. As an actor he's unafraid." -- Sally Hawkins
SPORTS
April 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Jenkins, acting head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in Pomona, said he will wait until at least Wednesday before deciding whether to file misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence against Bill Shoemaker, horse racing's all-time winningest jockey. Shoemaker, 59, was involved in an alcohol-related crash April 8 on the Foothill Freeway in San Dimas that has left him with a broken neck and paralyzed from the upper chest down.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
"Then She Found Me," which stars Oscar winner Helen Hunt and also marks the actress' feature film directorial debut, will be one of 25 movies screening at the city of Calabasas' 10th annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival, which runs Thursday through April 3. Also in the lineup are "The Stone Angel" with Ellen Burstyn, "The Visitor" with Richard Jenkins, "The Cake Eaters" with Bruce Dern and "Familiar Strangers" with Shawn Hatosy. Screenings are at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills and the Carlson Family Theatre at Viewpoint School in Calabasas.
NEWS
January 17, 1986
Daniel S. Jenkins, accused of the Halloween night killing of Los Angeles Police Detective Thomas C. Williams, who testified against him in a robbery case, has been charged with the July 4 shooting of another witness. Jenkins will be arraigned today for attempted murder in the shooting last year of North Hollywood theater manager George Carpenter, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Jenkins said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1986 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Time Staff Writer
Daniel S. Jenkins, accused of the Halloween night killing of a police officer who testified against him in a robbery case, has been charged with the Fourth of July shooting of another witness in the case. Jenkins will be arraigned Friday on a charge of attempted murder stemming from the shooting last year of a North Hollywood theater manager, George Carpenter, as Carpenter sat in a bar, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Jenkins said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
Daniel Steven Jenkins told jurors Monday they will have to answer to God if they vote to execute him for the murder of an off-duty Los Angeles police detective three years ago. "At the end of your . . . life journey, if you vote to execute me, when it comes time to meet your maker, what's your closing argument going to be to Him?" Jenkins asked jurors during closing arguments in the penalty phase of his trial in Van Nuys Superior Court.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
What movie or performance moved you this year? I've seen them all. Frank Langella, this guy is an amazing actor. An incredible performance. I'm going to go down the list because it's true. Sean Penn, he just gets more interesting every time out. Brad Pitt, he really trusts himself now as an actor and it's beautiful to watch him in this movie. And I tell you, Mickey Rourke, I was blubbering halfway through, that's an extraordinary performance. -- Richard Jenkins
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Melissa Leo and Richard Jenkins are both respected veterans of the independent film scene, having played a full roster of supporting characters over the years. But their respective Oscar nominations for lead actress and lead actor -- a first for both of them -- have finally landed them on Hollywood's marquee.
NEWS
January 7, 2009 | Pete Hammond
This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony. Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and especially Sean Penn in "Milk" (by far the year's most lauded performance) are in the hunt, many of the other prime top-tier contenders likely to hear their names called when Oscar nominations are revealed on Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
"Then She Found Me," which stars Oscar winner Helen Hunt and also marks the actress' feature film directorial debut, will be one of 25 movies screening at the city of Calabasas' 10th annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival, which runs Thursday through April 3. Also in the lineup are "The Stone Angel" with Ellen Burstyn, "The Visitor" with Richard Jenkins, "The Cake Eaters" with Bruce Dern and "Familiar Strangers" with Shawn Hatosy. Screenings are at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills and the Carlson Family Theatre at Viewpoint School in Calabasas.
NEWS
October 14, 2004 | Lisa Rosen, Special to The Times
In "Shall We Dance?," due from Miramax on Friday, Richard Gere plays a happily married husband who yearns for something more. He finds it, secretly, at a dance studio under the watchful eye of Jennifer Lopez. Susan Sarandon plays Gere's happily married wife who suspects that he's having an affair. She turns to a private detective to find out the truth. Happily for her, and for the audience, that role goes to Richard Jenkins.
SPORTS
April 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Jenkins, acting head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in Pomona, said he will wait until at least Wednesday before deciding whether to file misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence against Bill Shoemaker, horse racing's all-time winningest jockey. Shoemaker, 59, was involved in an alcohol-related crash April 8 on the Foothill Freeway in San Dimas that has left him with a broken neck and paralyzed from the upper chest down.
NEWS
October 14, 2004 | Lisa Rosen, Special to The Times
In "Shall We Dance?," due from Miramax on Friday, Richard Gere plays a happily married husband who yearns for something more. He finds it, secretly, at a dance studio under the watchful eye of Jennifer Lopez. Susan Sarandon plays Gere's happily married wife who suspects that he's having an affair. She turns to a private detective to find out the truth. Happily for her, and for the audience, that role goes to Richard Jenkins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
Daniel Steven Jenkins told jurors Monday they will have to answer to God if they vote to execute him for the murder of an off-duty Los Angeles police detective three years ago. "At the end of your . . . life journey, if you vote to execute me, when it comes time to meet your maker, what's your closing argument going to be to Him?" Jenkins asked jurors during closing arguments in the penalty phase of his trial in Van Nuys Superior Court.
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