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12. Best Shout-Out to the HFP-Who? Here's how Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale (The Fighter) thanked the ragtag group of journalists abroad known as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: "I never really knew who those guys were. I'd always leave the press junkets going, 'Who are those awful characters in that room?' I usually just sat there and they'd be arguing amongst themselves... And now I know who you are, and I realize how wise and spectacular and perceptive those guys really are! ...What a bunch of characters."
Arthur Penn, the stage and film director whose iconic Bonnie and Clyde ushered in the post-classical age of Hollywood, has died. He was 88.
Penn died Tuesday — the day after his 88th birthday — his friend and accountant, Evan Bell, told The New York Times. Bell said Penn had been sick for a year, but did not disclose the cause of death.
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A Philadelphia native and brother of the late still photographer Irving Penn, Penn first made his name directing television dramas and Broadway plays in the 1950s and '60s. He earned Tony nominations for his stage productions of Two for the Seesaw, The Miracle Worker and All the Way Home, winning for The Miracle Worker. Star Anne Bancroft also won a Tony.
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Some of Hollywood's most respected stars – including Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Meryl Streep – met privately with the president of the Screen Actors Guild, encouraging plans to move forward with a vote on a possible actors' strike, a top entertainment writer reports.
DVD Tuesday Bonnie and Clyde The wild the beautiful and the damned come to DVD in a new deluxe editionIts hard to look at Bonnie and Clyde 1967 today and understand what a visceral shock it was in 1967 Weve had 40 years to get used to sympathetic killers abrupt shifts in tone and serious violence The road to Natural Born Killers 1994 started with Bonnie and Clyde And frankly Bonnie and Clyde is a great movie that holds up four decades laterDirected by Arthur Penn and written by Robert Benton and David Newman the films inspiration was the exploits of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker Faye Dunaway Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty and their gang makeshift gang which consisted of Clydes Brother and sister-in-law Gene Hackman Estelle Parsons and teenager W D Jones The films CW Moss Michael J Pollard stands in for Jones who was unlike the rest of the gang still alive when Bonnie and Clyde was made he still sued Warner Bros for invasion of pr
Though studio suits had been pushing for an A-lister to play the disgraced prez in Ron Howard's upcoming take on the stage drama Frost/Nixon, Playbill.com reports that Frank Langella, currently channeling the Watergate wonder on Broadway, may snag the gig despite names such as Warren Beatty and Kevin Spacey being bandied about. Similarly, Michael Sheen (aka Kate Beckinsale's babydaddy), is in talks to reprise his role as David Frost. Having seen the production three days ago, I predict that Langella will win the Tony and perhaps an Oscar for his stunning work. Almost makes me forgive him for Cutthroat Island. Almost. In other stage news, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein has booked its out-of-town, pre-Broadway tryout, but as of yet has not announced a cast. The monster will run loose Aug. 4 through Sept. 1 at Seattle's Paramount Theater, says Variety, aiming to hit the Great White Way on (wait for it) Halloween. Reporting by Raven Snook