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December 8, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
IT wasn't actually a mutiny on "The Bounty," but during the production of that 1984 seafaring tale, star Anthony Hopkins and director Roger Donaldson didn't quite hit it off. "There was no secret that we had a tough time," says Donaldson ("The Recruit"). "We could have killed each other. If anybody had said to either of us, 'You will be working with each other again one day,' we both would have said, 'You have to be joking.'
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December 8, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
IT wasn't actually a mutiny on "The Bounty," but during the production of that 1984 seafaring tale, star Anthony Hopkins and director Roger Donaldson didn't quite hit it off. "There was no secret that we had a tough time," says Donaldson ("The Recruit"). "We could have killed each other. If anybody had said to either of us, 'You will be working with each other again one day,' we both would have said, 'You have to be joking.'
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
Anthony Hopkins will star as Ernest Hemingway in "Papa," to be directed by Roger Donaldson. Donaldson said the film will be based on Hemingway's encounter with Denne Bart Petitclerc, America's youngest war correspondent in the Korean War, who was inspired by how Hemingway reported on the Spanish Civil War. From Associated Press
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN
Baldwin to 'Getaway': Alec Baldwin has been cast as an imprisoned master thief and real-life girlfriend Kim Basinger as the wife who will do anything to spring him in Largo Entertainment's upcoming action thriller "The Getaway." Roger Donaldson will direct and David Foster, Lawrence Turman and John Alan Simon are producing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1987 | Deborah Caulfield
What do you do with a movie starring an actor who's warming up--but not quite "hot"? In the case of Orion Pics and Kevin Costner, the answer may be: Hold the picture until a bigger one fuels his career. On hold: "No Way Out," a political suspense thriller set in the Pentagon stars Costner as Lt. Cmdr. Tom Farrell, who is given just 48 hours to find the sole witness to a brutal crime that is being covered up.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2003 | Manohla Dargis, Times Staff Writer
For the first of its nearly two hours, "The Recruit" is just the sort of diverting, slick nonsense you expect and want when handsome devils like Al Pacino and Colin Farrell play CIA spooks.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1997 | KENNETH REICH
Two of the three retired U.S. Geological Survey volcanologists who were hired as consultants to the makers of "Dante's Peak" and are touted in the film credits, used the word "cringe" to describe their own reactions to some of the scenes in the movie. Director Roger Donaldson "gave us an unprecedented opportunity to make the script and sets real," said Jack Lockwood, who led the Geological Survey's monitoring team at the devastating Mt. Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines in 1991.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2010
SERIES The Bridge: A cop (Aaron Douglas), who is voted to become the leader of the police union and organizes a walkout strike after he learns there won't be a police funeral for his training officer, and some fellow officers are being railroaded for allegedly using excessive force. Paul Popowich and Inga Cadranel also star (8 p.m. CBS). Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? The unscripted series returns with a new episode titled "Elegant Big City vs. Redneck Rodeo Wedding," where a woman dreams of a classic wedding, while her fiancé prefers a more macho affair (9 p.m. Style)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2005 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
There always seems to be something endlessly fascinating going on inside the characters played by Anthony Hopkins, and it's not merely the suggestion of an inner life. The men he's played -- whether it's Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"; Stevens, the preternaturally stoic butler in "Remains of the Day"; C.S. Lewis in "Shadowlands"; or Richard Nixon in "Nixon" -- all share a seemingly oxymoronic quality of Zen unconsciousness.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1989 | Compiled by David Pecchia
Driving Miss Daisy (The Zanuck Co.). Shooting in Georgia. Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Lupone and Esther Rolle are all taking cuts in pay to bring this Pulitzer-prize winning play by Alfred Uhry to the big screen. Tandy's an elderly Southern Jewish woman who must contend with the black man her son hires (against her will) to drive her about. Producers Richard and Lili Zanuck. Director Bruce Beresford. Screenwriter Uhry. Final Notice (Wilshire Court). Shooting in Toronto.
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