October 22, 2009 |
There are movie stars and then there are movie stars -- performers who have such a unique and often indescribable quality that their very name connotes the magic of the cinema. Audrey Hepburn was definitely a movie star . "Everybody loves Audrey," says Ian Birnie, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's film department. "No one ever looked or sounded like Audrey Hepburn -- not even remotely. She stood in complete opposition to the '50s bombshell women -- the Marilyns, the Jane Russells and Janet Leighs."
September 24, 2008 |
Robert Wagner gets a bit emotional explaining how he came up with the title of the memoir he wrote with Scott Eyman, "Pieces of My Heart." After receiving a rough manuscript of the autobiography, he recalls, he decided to read the chapter about Barbara Stanwyck to his wife, Jill St. John, and a friend. The veteran Stanwyck and Wagner had a secret four-year relationship in the 1950s when he was in his early 20s and she was in her mid-40s. "She was a wonderful woman," Wagner says.
April 18, 2007 |
"Hustle" is back tonight for a fourth six-episode series of light-hearted larceny -- such a cheery, melodious word, "larceny." Tracing the adventures of a lovable gang of London-based con artists, this AMC/BBC co-production is not a show to look too closely at, built as it is on a scaffolding of improbability and moral disingenuousness. But if you do not ask too much of it, it will not ask too much of you, and so a happy agreement may be reached.
January 21, 2007 |
IN the 1960s, they were the sauve and debonair private eyes and spies who drew millions to TVs for weekly tongue-in-cheek adventures. Now, Robert Vaughn ("The Man From U.N.C.L.E.") and Robert Wagner ("It Takes a Thief") have reunited for a single episode of AMC's "Hustle," a slick "Ocean's Eleven"-type con series, in which the still-charming actors, both in their 70s, will match wits and tailors to charm a new generation of viewers.
February 3, 2000 |
Most working men heading into their 50th year in the same business would happily accept a gold watch and lose themselves on the golf links or in a Barcalounger. Not Robert Wagner, who instead continues to immerse himself in movie roles this past year ranging from the over-the-top spoof "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" to the surreal drama "Crazy in Alabama." Currently, Wagner is on screen in Ron Shelton's boxing movie, "Play It to the Bone."
April 16, 1999 |
Oscar-winner Kevin Costner may be entering the Orange County restaurant world as a partner in the Clubhouse, but he and his famous partners, Robert Wagner, Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples, stress that their venture will not resemble struggling celebrity-driven chains like "Planet Hollywood." "I'm not that interested in celebrity-themed restaurants," Costner said after appearing at a groundbreaking ceremony for the eatery this week along with Couples, Wagner and Clubhouse Chairman Keith Rudman.