September 28, 2022 Alan Royle 0

  CHARLES LAUGHTON (1899 – 1962)                  [The man who played Edward Moulton-Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) and Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) admitted struggling with the characterizations]: ‘When I have a part like Father Barrett or Bligh, I hate the man’s guts so […]

PROFILES – Linda Hamilton & Daryl Hannah.

PROFILES – Linda Hamilton & Daryl Hannah.

July 5, 2020 Alan Royle 0

LINDA HAMILTON (1956 – )                    Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). She readily admits that her bipolar disorder and her addiction to cocaine destroyed both her first marriage to Bruce Abbott (1982-9) and her second to James Cameron (1997-9). Linda […]


November 24, 2018 Alan Royle 2

Sterling Hayden as Dix Handley in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Sterling Hayden was one of those actors who did not have to act tough. He was tough. Hayden made two movies in 1941, found time to wed British beauty Madeleine Carroll in February 1942, and then headed off to war. […]

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October 21, 2018 Alan Royle 2

    Val Kilmer as Batman & Bruce Wayne Director Joel Schumacher described Val Kilmer as ‘childish and impossible’, after the actor refused to talk to him for two weeks during the filming of Batman Forever (1995). Later, he told an interviewer, ‘Val did me two great favors when I […]

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September 23, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Deanna Durbin Canadian-born Deanna Durbin was just 14 when Walt Disney tested her to be the voice of Snow White in his 1937 feature-length animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He chose not to use her because her voice sounded ‘too mature’. By 1943, at the age of […]

The making of ‘TOP GUN’ (1986)

March 4, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  This was the highest grossing movie of 1986, raking in over $350 million worldwide. For the record, Crocodile Dundee ran second and Platoon third. In North America alone it sold nearly 50 million tickets in its first theatrical release. It was such a popular picture with young people that […]