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March 27, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rip Torn and "Matilda's" Mara Wilson are two reasons to tune in Sunday to "The Wonderful World of Disney's" bit of froth, "Balloon Farm." Torn, light years away from his brilliant "Larry Sanders Show" role as dark, manipulative Artie, is the substance in this pleasant but otherwise inch-deep family movie.
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May 17, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Have a hole or three in your favorite pair of jeans? You're in luck and right on trend this season, because ripped, nicked and distressed jeans have overshadowed last summer's boyfriend style as the denim du jour. These aren't just ratty throwaways being recycled as stylish. The trend was sparked when slashed and distressed denim -- paired with a boxy, military-style jacket and killer sandals, studded and strappy -- sashayed down the Balmain spring '09 runway.
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December 7, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Where the Rivers Flow North" affords Rip Torn with one of the best roles of his screen career and Native Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal an equally fine opportunity to shine in this modest, beautiful, deeply felt film about a strong man who finally cannot bring himself to accept the inevitability of change.
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October 16, 2005 | Rachel Abramowitz
WITH his gleeful smirk undiminished by his 75 years on this Earth, Elmore Rual Torn, better known by the family nickname Rip, says that his late-blooming career renaissance as comedy's favorite cracked authoritarian came about when his then-young daughter Katie pleaded, "Daddy, please don't play any more bad guys."
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October 16, 2005 | Rachel Abramowitz
WITH his gleeful smirk undiminished by his 75 years on this Earth, Elmore Rual Torn, better known by the family nickname Rip, says that his late-blooming career renaissance as comedy's favorite cracked authoritarian came about when his then-young daughter Katie pleaded, "Daddy, please don't play any more bad guys."
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October 23, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"The Telephone" director, Rip Torn, says problems editing the film--the focus of an unsuccessful court bid this week by star Whoopi Goldberg to halt its release--were created by her Dutch cinematographer husband, David Claessen. In a printed statement, Torn said Goldberg insisted that Claessen be hired as one of two cameramen on the film. In turn, Claessen "insisted there be no comedy (and) also declined in many of the scenes to include substantial portions of other actor's heads."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1997 | Steve Hochman
With the title role in Disney's "Hercules," Tate Donovan, 33, is in for recognition--or at least his voice is. His face, seen recently in "Murder at 1600" and last year on Fox-TV's "Partners," may have to wait for greater fame; "Home Made," an NBC sitcom he was to star in was not picked up by the network. But you can see him play in the Irish folk band the McGuffins at Molly Malone's on Thursdays. HAPPIEST TOON ON EARTH: "When you're working for Disney, you feel like you're on the Chicago Bulls.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1997 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Up close and personal, prowling around his movie trailer in jeans and black cowboy boots, Rip Torn looks even shorter than he appears on screen. It's his reputation that's bigger-than-life. At age 66, Elmore Rual Torn Jr. of Temple, Texas, remains one of the great bad boys of American theater and film. (Rip is a family nickname--his uncle Roland is known as Big Rip.
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April 5, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Adventures in cutlery . . . Stooge justice . . . Making contact with Lynda Obst. About 30 years after the fact, we're still hearing about that New York dinner party at which Dennis Hopper and Rip Torn got frisky with the cutlery in a tiff over whether Texans are hippie-hating rednecks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rip Torn and "Matilda's" Mara Wilson are two reasons to tune in Sunday to "The Wonderful World of Disney's" bit of froth, "Balloon Farm." Torn, light years away from his brilliant "Larry Sanders Show" role as dark, manipulative Artie, is the substance in this pleasant but otherwise inch-deep family movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Adventures in cutlery . . . Stooge justice . . . Making contact with Lynda Obst. About 30 years after the fact, we're still hearing about that New York dinner party at which Dennis Hopper and Rip Torn got frisky with the cutlery in a tiff over whether Texans are hippie-hating rednecks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1997 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Up close and personal, prowling around his movie trailer in jeans and black cowboy boots, Rip Torn looks even shorter than he appears on screen. It's his reputation that's bigger-than-life. At age 66, Elmore Rual Torn Jr. of Temple, Texas, remains one of the great bad boys of American theater and film. (Rip is a family nickname--his uncle Roland is known as Big Rip.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1997 | Steve Hochman
With the title role in Disney's "Hercules," Tate Donovan, 33, is in for recognition--or at least his voice is. His face, seen recently in "Murder at 1600" and last year on Fox-TV's "Partners," may have to wait for greater fame; "Home Made," an NBC sitcom he was to star in was not picked up by the network. But you can see him play in the Irish folk band the McGuffins at Molly Malone's on Thursdays. HAPPIEST TOON ON EARTH: "When you're working for Disney, you feel like you're on the Chicago Bulls.
NEWS
September 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rip Torn led off Sunday's 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with honors for outstanding supporting acting in comedy series. Dreyfus, who crossed her fingers and mouthed "Please" before the winning actress was announced, won her first Emmy in five nominations for her role as Elaine on NBC's "Seinfeld." "A lot of people say that our show is about nothing, but of course it's been about plenty of something for me," she said tearfully.
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September 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Rip Torn led off Sunday's 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with honors for outstanding supporting acting in comedy series. Dreyfus, who crossed her fingers and mouthed "Please" before the winning actress was announced, won her first Emmy in five nominations for her role as Elaine on NBC's "Seinfeld." "A lot of people say that our show is about nothing, but of course it's been about plenty of something for me," she said tearfully.
IMAGE
May 17, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Have a hole or three in your favorite pair of jeans? You're in luck and right on trend this season, because ripped, nicked and distressed jeans have overshadowed last summer's boyfriend style as the denim du jour. These aren't just ratty throwaways being recycled as stylish. The trend was sparked when slashed and distressed denim -- paired with a boxy, military-style jacket and killer sandals, studded and strappy -- sashayed down the Balmain spring '09 runway.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Where the Rivers Flow North" affords Rip Torn with one of the best roles of his screen career and Native Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal an equally fine opportunity to shine in this modest, beautiful, deeply felt film about a strong man who finally cannot bring himself to accept the inevitability of change.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"The Telephone" director, Rip Torn, says problems editing the film--the focus of an unsuccessful court bid this week by star Whoopi Goldberg to halt its release--were created by her Dutch cinematographer husband, David Claessen. In a printed statement, Torn said Goldberg insisted that Claessen be hired as one of two cameramen on the film. In turn, Claessen "insisted there be no comedy (and) also declined in many of the scenes to include substantial portions of other actor's heads."
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