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Dennis Hopper Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Dennis Hopper

A frail-looking Dennis Hopper was honored Friday with the 2,403rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dennis Hopper diagnosed with prostate cancer

The ailing 73-year-old actor —known for his roles in Speed, Blue Velvet and Hoosiers — appeared... read more

Longer Road Ahead for Viggo Mortensen Film

Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road

Viggo Mortensen's new thriller, The Road, has a little more travelling to do before it make it to theaters.

The Weinstein Co. film was originally slated for limited release November 14, and wider release Nov. 26. now, however, it may not arrive until December, or even next year.

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Oscar Surprises, Part 2: Blanchett, Mortensen, Hal Holbrook and More!

Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises courtesy Focus Features

A surprising number of movies had to make do with single nominations in the major categoriesViggo Mortensen picked up a best-actor nom as an icy Russian Gangster in David Cronenbergs brutal thriller Eastern Promises ditto Johnny Depp for Tim Burtons gothic adaptation of Stephen Sondheims musical Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sentimental favorite Hal Holbrook 82 hell be 83 by the time the ceremony takes place took a best supporting actor nomination for Sean Penns Into the Wild based on Jon Krakauers nonfiction account of a troubled young mans search for meaning that eventually takes him deep into the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness It was also ignored in all other major categories despite strong reviews for Penns direction and adapted screenplay as well as Emile Hirschs performance in the lead role Audiences failed to warm to the film Much-loved veteran character actress Ruby Dee 83 got the only nomination for best-supporting actress 15 read more

Bale and Depp Are Enemies, and More Movie News

Christian Bale by Alexandra Wyman/ WireImage.com, Johnny Depp by John Shearer/WireImage.com

Christian Bale is in talks to play FBI manhunter Melvin Purvis to Johnny Depp's John Dillinger in Public Enemies, a Michael Mann-directed adaptation of Brian Burrough's Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43. (Did Tracy Jordan come up with that title?).... Charlize Theron is Viggo Mortensen's wife in the big-screen version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.... Hugh Dancy and Krysten Ritter ('Til Death) have been cast as a magazine editor and Isla Fisher's best gal pal, respectively, in Confessions of a Shopaholic.... Orlando Jones is a gay man who micromanages the pregnancy of his and his partner's surrogate (Criminal Minds' A.J. Cook) in the indie dramedy Misconceptions. read more

Saving Grace, the Movie! And Other Film News

Tatum O'Neal by Michael Wong/FX

Tatum O'Neal will play the title character in Saving Grace, a period drama having not a thing to do with the TNT series but that instead is about a woman released from an asylum into the custody or her sister (Penelope Ann Miller) and brother-in-law (Michael Biehn). The 4400's Joel Gretsch plays Grace's ex-husband.... Also per the Reporter, Jennifer Garner is in talks to star opposite (a presumably bare-chested) Matthew McConaughey in the rom-com Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.... Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Stewart have joined the cast of the coming-of-age comedy Adventureland, playing an aspiring rock star and a tomboy amusement-park employee, respectively.... Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer-winning thriller The Road (shop Amazon) is being brought to the big screen. Viggo Mortensen has been rumored for the lead role. Production starts in January. read more

I am having trouble with the ...

Question: I am having trouble with the possibility of Viggo Mortensen joining Crossing Jordan when he's so busy over the next year doing movies. Were you serious?


Answer: That's what I heard. Personally, I'll be shocked if they get him.

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Jeremy Sisto Finds Intense TV Roles

Jeremy Sisto, Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Jeremy Sisto is on a hunt in each of his two latest TV roles. In the Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King episode "The Fifth Quarter," (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET on TNT), he's an ex-con laboring to stay clean while on a quest to uncover millions in buried bucks. And this fall he's in Kidnapped, an NBC drama about an abducted kid and the unorthodox, don't-involve-the-Feds tracker (Sisto) enlisted to find him. TVGuide.com chatted up the actor about tackling such nightmare scenarios. TVGuide.com: In reviewing your résumé, I don't really see much that is inherently uninteresting. A lot of your projects seem to have an edg read more

I wish I had submitted this ...

The man of their dreams

Question: I wish I had submitted this last year but I never got around to it. So I’m asking now: Why is there such a small number of voting Academy members?


Answer: You'd think that if the Academy comprises actors, directors, producers and all those other craftspeople, there would be a lot more voting members. As of 2006, there are 5,798 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, divided among 14 branches: actors (the largest by a considerable margin), art directors, cinematographers, directors, documentary filmmakers, executives, film editors, music composers, producers, publicists, animators, sound technicians, visual-effects artists and screenwriters. Clearly, every person working in those fields is not a member of the Academy: It’s an invitation-only organization, and candidates for membership are proposed by current members and then “considered by committees made up of prominent representatives of the organiza read more

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