March 4, 1994 |
While the rest of the country has been stuck in an endless winter of frigid temperatures, record snowfalls, earthquakes and flooding, Alaska residents are enduring a disaster of a different sort: the latest from Steven Seagal. "On Deadly Ground" is the movie that's offending just about everybody here. While that, in itself, may not be unusual for a Hollywood picture, what is interesting is that this film, which has been No. 1 and No.
July 12, 2002 |
When Steven Seagal first surfaced in Hollywood, as a ponytailed 6-foot-4 martial arts expert, he offered a background story full of murk and menace. He hinted in hushed tones of having done "special favors" for the CIA. Whether anyone believed him hardly mattered--what counted was how he put over the tough-guy image in films that cast him as a lone avenger caught in ominous conspiracies. Julius R. Nasso showed up in town as a wannabe of a different sort.
June 18, 2006
When Brown University student Ian Spector devised his Random Chuck Norris Fact Generator last year for his website, www.4Q.cc, a question arose: What would he do for an encore? Spector's epiphany: Generate "facts" about Steven Seagal. Spector hasn't posted the page yet. But he has been thinking: 1. Steven Seagal has an uncredited role in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" as the Empire State Building. 2. Steven Seagal drinks milk straight from the cow. 3.
February 21, 1988
What was the payoff to hype Steven Seagal? How dare Seagal be compared to the likes of an Eastwood or a Bronson? Some people in this business feel that with enough hype they can make anyone a star. Even if it's someone who has no looks, no presence and no charisma. Let's face it, this guy's a mutt. JIMMY DANELLI Burbank
April 16, 1991 |
There's a sense, in most cop-vs.-psycho movies, of the antagonists as opposite sides of a bloody coin. That's what happens in the new Steven Seagal action-thriller "Out for Justice" (citywide). In most ways, it's the usual rough-and-ugly, slam-bang, blood-soaked cop-vs.-psycho vendetta saga, begining with a pimp hurled through a car window and ending with a dog relieving himself on a knocked-out bully.
June 10, 2005 |
The producers of two Steven Seagal films now in postproduction -- "Today You Die" and "Mercenary" -- have sued the international action star for breach of contract, claiming he cost them millions of dollars by consistently failing to arrive on the set on time, engaging in constant script rewrites, making unapproved departures from the set and allowing his entourage to interfere with the work of the film crews.
June 25, 1990 |
It's a boy for actress Kelly LeBrock and her actor-husband, Steven Seagal. Dominic San Rocco Seagal weighed 7 pounds and measured 21 inches long when delivered by natural childbirth Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Paul Bloch, publicist for the couple. "Mother and child are in excellent health," Bloch said today. The couple and their newborn have returned to their home near Santa Barbara, he said. The Seagals also have a 3-year-old daughter, Annaliza.
November 8, 1992 |
The oeuvre of Steven Seagal is ever-expanding. In between shooting action-adventure movies--his latest is "Under Siege"--the martial-arts-expert-turned-actor has turned his passions to music: He's the executive producer of "Music From the Films of Steven Seagal." For $12.95 (the CD) or $8.98 (the tape), the kind of hard, kick-boxing music that pumps up audiences in the theaters can be heard on 18 tracks from the "Above the Law," "Hard to Kill" and "Out for Justice" movies.