RIP Actor Gene Wilder – Died today at 83.

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Died:

August 29, 2016 (age 83) in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Born: Jerome Silberman
June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Married to: Karen Boyer (8 September 1991 – present)
Gilda Radner (18 September 1984 – 20 May 1989) (her death)
Mary Joan Schutz (27 October 1967 – 24 November 1980) (divorced) (1 child)
Mary Mercier (22 July 1960 – 1965) (divorced)

movie posterEVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX, But were afraid to ask
1971
dir. Woody Allen
BLAZING SADDLESBlazing Saddles
1974
dir. Brooks
starring
Gene Wilder
Slim Pickens
poSterWILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1971
dir. Mel Stuart
Starring:
Gene Wilder
Jack Albertsons
YOUNG FRANKENSTEINYoung Frankenstein
1974
dir. Brooks
starring
Gene Wilder
Teri Garr
Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde
1967
dir. Arthur Penn
Cast
Warren Beatty
Faye Dunaway

Died Today (August 29th): Ingrid Bergman

ingridbergmanIngrid Bergman

Born: August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982 (age 67) in Chelsea, London, England, UK

3 TIME Oscar Winner for Best Actress: Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Anastasia (1956), Gaslight (1944)

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that’s work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.

CasablancaCasablanca
1942
dir. by Michael Curtiz
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Bergman
SPELLBOUNDSpellbound
1945
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Gregory Peck
NotoriousNotorious
1946
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Cary Grant
Bergman
UNDER CAPRICORNUnder Capricorn
1949
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Joseph Cotten
SEE TOP 100 INGRID BERGMAN PHOTOS
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
Academy Award
and Alfred HItchcock
and Cary Grant
and Charles Boyer
and Children
and Daughter
and Dr. Contance Peterson
and Gary Cooper
and Gregory Peck
and Holger Brandt
and Humphrey Bogart
and Ingmar Bergman
and Isabella Rossellini
and Ray Milland
and Roberto Rossellini
and Walter Matthau
Andy Warhol
Art
as a Nun
as Alicia Huberman
as Anita Hoffman
as Ilsa Lund
as Ivy Peterson
as Joan of Arc
as Maria
as Paula Alquist
Black and White
Blonde
Body
Breasts
by Saratoga Trunk
Cleavage
Close Up
Color
Costumes
Crying
Curly Hair
Drawing
Dress
Ears
Eyebrows
Eyes
Face
Fashion
Ferrari
Gown
Grave
Hair
Hat
Hot
in Adam had Four Sons
in Anastasia
in Arch of Triumph
in Cactus Flower
in Casablanca
in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
in Gaslight
in Intermezzo
in Joan of Arc
in Notorious
in Spellbound
in the Bells of St. Marys
in Under Capricorn
Jewelry
Kiss
Last Movie
Life Magazine
Lips
Makeup
Measurements
Model
Mont Blanc Pen
Movie Life
Nose
Older
Photoplay
Piano
Pose
Postage Stamp
Poster
Profile
Rose
Sexy
Short Hair
Sister Mary
Smile
Smoking
Style
Sweden Magazine
Teeth
Time Magazine
Wallpaper
with Oscar
Young

Died Today (August 29th): Lee Marvin

leemarvinLee Marvin

Born: February 19, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 29, 1987 (age 63) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

[on Johnny Cash] Do you realize that he gets three million a year for singing that shit? “I walk the line, I keep my eyes wide open all the time.” I met him in Nashville. He said, “You haven’t heard my other stuff?” “No”, I said, “I haven’t.” He sent us his complete 27 fucking albums. Jesus, Johnny, I like your stuff, but for Christ’s sake . . .

movie posterTHE BIG HEAT
1953
dir. Fritz Lang
Cast:
Glenn Ford
Gloria Grahame
posterPOINT BLANK
1972
dir. John Boorman
Starring:
Lee Marvin
Angie Dickinson
posterBAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
1955
dir. John Sturges
Starring:
Spencer Tracy
Robert Ryan
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCEThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1962
dir. Ford
starring
James Stewart
Wayne

 

Happy Birthday: William Friedkin

williamfriedkin.jpgWilliam Friedkin

Born: August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The French Connection (1971) was really made in the editing room. One of the easiest sequences to do was the chase scene. It was relatively easy to do because everything was worked out minutely, carefully planned and checked in advance. Of course, there were some human errors and we did wreck a couple of cars before we were through.

The Boys in the Band
1970
dir. Friedkin
Starring
Kenneth Nelson
Frederick Combs
THE FRENCH CONNECTIONThe French Connection
1971
dir. Friedkin
Starring
Gene Hackman
Roy Scheider
The Exorcist
1973
dir. Friedkin
Cast
Ellen Burstyn
Max von Sydow
SorcererSorcerer
1977
dir. Friedkin
starring
Roy Scheider
Bruno Cremer
BUGBug
2007
dir. Friedkin
Starring
Zach Braff
Ashley Judd
Michael Shannon
MOVIE POSTERKILLER JOE
2012
dir. William Friedkin
Stars:
Matthew McConaughey
Emile Hirsch
MOVIE POSTERBUG
2006
dir. William Friedkin
Stars:
Ashley Judd
Michael Shannon
MOVIE POSTERARBITRAGE
2012
dir. Nicholas Jarecki
Stars:
Richard Gere
Susan Sarandon

Happy Birthday: Joel Schumacher

joelschumacherJoel Schumacher

Born: August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA

“Val did me two great favors. When I wanted him to be Batman, he said yes. Then he created a situation which allowed me not to have him play Batman again. They were both happy, happy instances, for which I will always be grateful.” — Premiere magazine (April 1997), in an article on Val Kilmer.

The Lost BoysThe Lost Boys
1987
dir. Schumacher
Starring
Jason Patric
FLATLINERSFlatliners
1990
dir. Schumacher
starring
Kiefer Sutherland
Kevin Bacon
Julia Roberts
FALLING DOWNFalling Down
1993
dir. Schumacher
Starring
Michael Douglas
Robert Duvall
BATMAN FOREVERBatman Forever
1995
dir. Schumacher
Starring
Val Kilmer
Jim Carrey
tvHOUSE of CARDS season 1
2013
Best of the NETFLIX show
MOVIE POSTERTRESPASS
dir. Joel Schumacher
Stars:
Nicolas Cage
Nicole Kidman
A TIME TO KILLA Time to Kill
1996
dir. Schumacher
starring
Matthew McConaughey
Sandra Bullock<
BATMAN AND ROBIN MOVIE POSTERBatman & Robin
1997
dir. Schumacher
Starring
Clooney
Uma Thurman
Arnold Schwarzenegger
8MM8MM
1999
dir. Joel Schumacher
Starring
Nicolas Cage
Joaquin Phoenix
James Gandolfini
MOVIE POSTERVERONICA GUERIN
2003
dir. Joel Schumacher
Stars:
Colin Farrell
Cate Blanchett

Happy Birthday: Richard Attenborough (1923–2014)

Richard Attenborough (1923–2014)

Born: August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Died: August 24, 2014 (age 90) in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK

Married to: Sheila Sim (22 January 1945 – 24 August 2014) (his death) (3 children)

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone “darling”, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them, too.

GANDHI
1982
dir. Richard Attenborough
Starring
Ben Kingsley
John Geilgud
JURASSIC PARKJurassic Park
1993
dir. Spielberg
Starring
Jeff Goldblum
Sam Neill
Laura Dern
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2
1997
dir. Spielberg
Starring
Jeff Goldblum
Julianne Moore
  MOVIE POSTERBRIGHTON ROCK
1947
dir. John Boulting
Cast:
Richard Attenborough
Carol Marsh
MOVIE POSTERJURASSIC PARK 3D
2013
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
Sam Neill
Laura Dern
MOVIE POSTERELIZABETH
1997
dir. Shekhar Kapur
Stars:
Geoffrey Rush
Cate Blanchett

Happy Birthday: Elliott Gould

elliotgouldElliott Gould

Born: August 29, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

(2013, on working with the Ocean’s Eleven cast) It was great. George Clooney is a fabulous guy. He’s very generous, lots of fun, very intelligent. And he set the tone. Brad Pitt was a terrific guy, and I became friendly with Matt Damon and… well, everyone, really. But I really picked up on Casey Affleck during the film. I called him “Maestro.” He bit his nails lower than I ever bit mine… and I used to bite mine to the quick! Originally, Alan Arkin was going to be playing the part that Carl Reiner played, but then Alan had some sort of medical situation and couldn’t do it, so we got Carl. Bernie Mac was a great guy, and we miss him. It was great working with Steven Soderbergh and Jeffrey Kurland, who did the wardrobe. The choice of wardrobe, even the glasses, that was Jeffrey Kurland.

CONTAGION
dir. Steven Soderbergh
Stars:
Matt Damon
Kate Winslet
AMERICAN HISTORY XAmerican History X
1998
dir. Tony Kaye
Starring
Norton
Edward Furlong
MASHMASH
1970
dir. Robert Altman
Starring
Sutherland
Elliot Gould
Ocean’s Thirteen
2007
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Pitt
Matt Damon
Ocean's ElevenOcean’s Eleven
2001
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Pitt
Matt Damon
MOVIE POSTERRUBY SPARKS
2012
dir. Jonathan Dayton
Stars:
Paul Dano
Zoe Kazan
tv POSTERRAY DONOVAN TV SHOW PILOT
2013
Creators: Ann Biderman