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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT73.

October 25, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Victoria Principal Berry Berenson Anthony Perkins in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)   Anthony Perkins led a homosexual life until he made The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972). This was the screen debut of the stunning Victoria Principal and she and Perkins were soon romantically involved. It was 1971 and he was in his 39th year. ‘It was a case of spontaneous [...]

MOVIE TRIVIA – PT45.

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

   James Dean & Paul Newman screen testing                                          Dean with girlfriend Pier Angeli Paul Newman was a finalist for the Cal Trask role in East of Eden (1955), but it ended up going to James Dean. When Dean turned down the part of Basil the sculptor in The Silver Chalice, Newman quickly (but unwisely) accepted it. It was a terrible part in [...]

ANGELINA JOLIE – Smoke and mirrors?

July 28, 2017 // 4 Comments

  Angelina Jolie is an enigma. She is both secretive and outrageously candid. She is selfish and at times quite selfless. She can be buoyant and effervescent one minute; depressed and suicidal the next. From an early age she was highly sexual and into self-mutilation. Her mother seemingly encouraged the first and was understandably appalled by the second. Less than a year after her birth [...]

Did you know? Points of interest Pt.23.

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Deliverance (1972) was the picture that turned Burt Reynolds into a superstar. The first choice for his role, however, was Marlon Brando, the second Henry Fonda; the third James Stewart. Charlton Heston was also approached. Lee Marvin was asked to play the role that later went to Jon Voight. None of them accepted, primarily because of the risks involved negotiating Georgia’s Chattooga [...]

JOHN WAYNE – The man and the myth.

October 14, 2015 // 8 Comments

  A lot has been written about John Wayne and his early days as an actor in ‘B’ westerns during the 1930s, although even he thought ‘B-Grade’ was rather over-generous description. ‘Hell, they were a lot farther down the alphabet than that’, he recalled. And they were, too. Rock bottom in his career was probably reached when he played ‘Singin’ Sandy [...]

Did You Know? Shortcuts to an Oscar PT 1.

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Since Academy Awards have been introduced there have been, by my count, 32 Best Actor or Best Actress Oscars won by players portraying someone with a medical condition or an affliction. No wonder actors go after these roles with a vengeance. They know that a strong performance will almost certainly earn them a nomination and, most likely, a statuette. Below are listed the first 16 of the 32 [...]

ANGELINA JOLIE – Maturing gracefully.

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  The daughter of Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, (he won for his 1978 performance in Coming Home), Angelina Jolie Voight chose not to use her father’s name because she had no time for him back then. She was always going to be an actress, as evidenced by her enrolment at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute at the ripe old age of eleven. her father Jon Voight her mother Marcheline Bertrand [...]