August 30, 1987 |
"Hard to Be a God" is having a hard time becoming a movie. The West German-Russ co-venture is in preproduction in the U.S.S.R. With a September re-start date. And a new--as yet unnamed--leading man. This after original star William Petersen("To Live and Die in L.A.," "Manhunter") left amid reports of the film's financial difficulties--and a personality conflict with W. German producer/director Peter Fleishman.
March 10, 1990 |
Four challengers will seek to unseat three incumbents in Dana Point's first municipal election since incorporation, while in Irvine Mayor Larry Agran will face a fellow City Council member for that city's top elected spot on the June 5 ballot. Dana Point City Council members Eileen Krause, Ingrid McGuire and Michael Eggers met the Friday deadline and filed the necessary documents to run for reelection, City Clerk Mary Carlson said.
June 7, 1992 |
Six years ago, William Petersen seemed destined for movie stardom. The Chicago-based stage actor had received a lot of attention for his first film, 1985's "To Live and Die in L.A." Rolling Stone magazine touted him as the "hot" actor of the summer of 1986 because of his lead role in Michael Mann's thriller "Manhunter." "But I showed them," Petersen said, laughing. "Manhunter" failed at the box office and is widely known only in hindsight as the movie that introduced the character of Dr.
March 29, 2009 |
Marg Helgenberger stars as Catherine Willows on "CSI" -- and, can you believe it, the 200th episode airs Thursday. -- It's coming up on 10 years of "CSI." How's that? It's a lot of things. I gauge a lot of things through my son's age. He was 9 when we started that show. He's 18 now -- a freshman at Indiana. He just came home for spring break yesterday, looking like a lumberjack. He's got this full red beard. I mean, he's a redhead! But a red beard is kind of unusual.
August 21, 1986 |
With two tough-guy roles under his belt, in movies that have been labeled "Miami Vice"-like, you might expect actor William L. Petersen to come off as the big screen's answer to Don Johnson. But here he sits--in the suite of a West Hollywood hotel--without so much as a fashionable stubble. And he's dressed casually, as opposed to color-coordinated, in brown cords, blue-green shirt and gray socks with Reeboks.
August 31, 2008 |
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.