Brad Renfro – a wasted life

February 28, 2015 admin 1

  Brad Renfro in The Client ( 1994 ) Author John Grisham did not want a professional Hollywood child actor, complete with phoney southern accent, to play the pivotal role of Mark Sway in The Client (1994). Enter the 11 year-old unknown Brad Renfro from Memphis, Tennessee. His only acting […]

BUD ABBOTT & LOU COSTELLO – Not all laughs?

February 28, 2015 admin 17

  Abbott & Costello in Buck Privates ( 1941 ) Bud Abbott ( 1895 – 1974 ) Lou Costello ( 1906 – 1959 ) Before running off to try his luck in Hollywood, Lou Costello was an amateur boxer in his home town of Paterson, New Jersey, fighting under a […]

RICHARD HARRIS – Hell raiser supreme.

February 27, 2015 admin 0

    Richard Harris’s violent temper and manic drinking bouts were legendary in Hollywood. In fact, it was generally accepted by most producers that the signing of the wild Irishman for any picture meant adding a further week onto the shooting schedule, simply to allow for days lost through his […]

Sean Penn – an enigma?

February 26, 2015 admin 2

    Throughout the entire two-month shoot of Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982, Sean Penn insisted on remaining in the Jeff Spicoli character on and off the set. He immersed himself in his character’s persona and refused to answer anyone unless they called him Jeff. Even his message […]

Duck Soup (1933)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

  Groucho Marx (as Rufus T. Firefly): ‘I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home!’

Sabrina (1995)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

  Julia Ormond (as Sabrina Fairchild): ‘They say you’re the world’s only living heart donor.’

An Ideal Husband (1999)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

    Rupert Everett (as Lord Goring): ‘I love talking about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.’

Sgt. Bilko (1996)

February 25, 2015 admin 4

  Steve Martin (as Sergeant Ernie Bilko): ‘All I’ve ever wanted was an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.’

The Godfather Pt. ll (1974)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

  Al Pacino (as Michael Corleone): ‘If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone.’

Beau Geste (1939)

February 25, 2015 admin 0

  Ray Milland, Gary Cooper & Robert Preston in Beau Geste ( 1939 ) Gary Cooper (as Beau Geste): ‘I don’t know much about mutinies, but I do know it isn’t good form to plan them at the top of your voice.’