Category Archives: Actors

Happy Birthday, Michael Ontkean

The strip-tease scene in “Slap Shot” that launched the fantasy-lives of many young people, male and female, who were way too young to be watching that movie anyway. I love him as an actor, and I am glad Twin Peaks … Continue reading

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Because …

He’s the best, that’s why. And this photograph is smokin’.

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Happy Birthday, Archie Leach

My favorite actor. As my friend Mitchell observed (in our conversation about him, linked below): I mean, to this day, people say, “Oh so-and-so’s the new Cary Grant.” Cary Grant was acting in 1930. We’re talking 70 years ago. Almost … Continue reading

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Eartha, Arthur, Marilyn, 1957

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R.I.P. Edward Herrmann

With a career as long and diverse as Edward Herrmann’s there is much to discuss, but I decided to talk about just one moment he has in Warren Beatty’s Reds, a moment that (in its small way) helps make the … Continue reading

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Belle (2014)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is having a year, as they say. First came Belle, directed by Amma Asante, based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a free black woman in late-18th century England. Then came her performance in Gina Prince-Blythwood’s … Continue reading

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“Since the beginning, I’ve said, ‘I’m not going to get involved with my image.’” – Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling in “Night Porter.” A terrific interview with Charlotte Rampling, one of my favorite actresses.

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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and totally brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, you are missing out. (You are also missing out if you haven’t been … Continue reading

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“Charlie’s nose is totally broken, blood gushing and all he’s saying on the way down is, ‘That was the greatest punch I’ve ever been hit with. Jesus, what a punch. Perfect. Oh, my god.’”

Part 3 of Kim Morgan’s epic conversation with Elliott Gould, Joseph Walsh, and George Segal, about California Split (which turns 40 years old this year.) So many great exchanges, but this one made me laugh out loud: EG: Ernie Lehman? … Continue reading

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“And so I knew that Sterling knew that I knew that Sterling knew that I knew that Sterling knew that I understood him.”

That is just one quote from Part 1 of a projected three-part series of Kim Morgan’s group interview at a deli in Los Angeles with Elliott Gould, George Segal, and Joseph Walsh about Robert Altman’s California Split (and myriad other … Continue reading

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