Died Today (October 31st): River Phoenix (1970–1993)

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riverphoenix.jpgRiver Phoenix (1970–1993)

Born: August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon, USA
Died: October 31, 1993 (age 23) in West Hollywood, California, USA

I would rather quit while I was ahead. There’s no need in overstaying your welcome.

I would just look at Harrison [Harrison Ford]; he would do stuff and I would not mimic it, but interpret it younger. Mimicking is a terrible mistake that many people make when they play someone younger, or with an age difference. Mimicking doesn’t interpret true because you can’t just edit it around. [on his interpretation of a young Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)]

Stand By Me
1986
dir. Rob Reiner
Starring
Wil Wheaton
Phoenix
The Mosquito CoastThe Mosquito Coast
1986
dir. Peter Weir
starring
Harrison Ford
Helen Mirren
Dogfight
1991
dir. Nancy Savoca
starring
Phoenix
Lili Taylor
THE THING CALLED LOVE MOVIE POSTERThe Thing Called Love
1993
dir. Peter Bogdanovich
Starring
Samantha Mathis
Phoenix
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeIndiana…

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Died Today (October 31st): Federico Fellini (1920–1993)

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federicofellini.jpgFederico Fellini (1920–1993)

Born: January 20, 1920 in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: October 31, 1993 (age 73) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

Married to:
Giulietta Masina (30 October 1943 – 31 October 1993) (his death) (1 child)

It’s absolutely impossible to improvise. Making a movie is a mathematical operation. It is like sending a missile to the moon. It isn’t improvised. It is too defined to be called improvisational, too mechanical. Art is a scientific operation, so I can say that what we usually call improvisation is in my case just having an ear and eye for things that sometimes occur during the time we are making the picture.

La Strada
1954
dir. Federico Fellini
starring
Anthony Quinn
Giulietta Masina
NIGHTS OF CABIRIANights of Cabiria
1957
dir.Federico Fellini
starring
Giulietta Masina
François Périer
Juliet of the Spirits
1965
dir. Peter Watkins
Starring:
Giulietta Masina
Sandra Milo
FELLINI-SATYRICONFellini-Satricon
1969
dir. Federico Fellini
Starring
Martin…

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Happy Birthday: Justin Chatwin

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justinchatwin.jpgJustin Chatwin

Born: October 31, 1982 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

You don’t need to come from poverty to say growing up is tough. You can have everything in the world going for you and still feel the same loneliness and the same problems that a lot of kids have.

I really like ‘Shameless’ because it brings up important issues, but we get to talk and laugh and look at something that’s really important that’s a problem, like alcoholism and bad parenting. It’s done in a funny, smart way.

SHAMELESS
Review of the television show
Dragonball: Evolution
dir. James Wong
Starring
Justin Chatwin
Joon
THE INVISIBLEThe Invisible
2007
dir. David S. Goyer
Starring
Justin Chatwin
Margarita Levieva

War of the WorldsWar of the Worlds
2005
dir. Steven Spielberg
starring
Tom Cruise
Dakota Fanning
Tim Robbins
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Happy Birthday: Piper Perabo

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piperperabo.jpgPiper Perabo

Born: October 31, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Married to:
Stephen Kay (26 July 2014 – present)

Any time I’m playing opposite somebody in a love relationship, if I know them it’s easier, because I know how much I can trust them.

I think that you love who you love, and there are people who you love that people aren’t going to understand why, and that sort of doesn’t really matter.

LOOPER
dir. Rian Johnson
Stars:
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Bruce Willis
MOVIE POSTERTHE PRESTIGE
2006
dir. Christopher Nolan
Stars:
Christian Bale
Hugh Jackman

 

CARRIERS
2006
dir. �lex Pastor
David Pastor
Starring:
Chris Pine
Piper Perabo
Beverly Hills ChihuahuaBeverly Hills Chihuahua
2008
dir Raja Gosnell
Voices by
Barrymore
Andy Garcia
First Snow
2006
dir. Mark Fergus
Starring
Guy Pearce
Simmons
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Happy Birthday: Dermot Mulroney

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dermotmulroney.jpgDermot Mulroney

Born: October 31, 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Married to:
Tharita Cutulle (2008 – present) (2 children)
Catherine Keener (17 November 1990 – 17 December 2007) (divorced) (1 child)

(On remaining friends with past co-stars) I do. Sometimes they won’t sustain. It’s kind of like going to summer camp where you get that close and then a lot of times you’ll never see people again. Diane and I just talked a few times in the last six months, I guess. It’s not like we’re hanging out playing tennis. But every so often, every couple of movies, you actually get a really good friend. I think Luke Wilson and I hit it off really good on The Family Stone (2005). Some of my best friends are from having worked together. James Le Gros and Edward Norton, these are the keepers.

Living in Oblivion
1995
dir. Tom DiCillo
Starring
Steve…

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Happy Birthday: Vanessa Marano

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vanessamaranoVanessa Marano

Born: October 31, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Everyone loves each other for the pilot. But once you start to do the show, you see everybody’s true colors. If it’s successful, people start to change, and then if it’s not doing well, people start to change in other ways.

Who doesn’t love a ‘Lifetime’ movie? I think that they know their audience so well.

I’m very into dark colors. I try to rock the dark against the ghost white skin as much as humanly possible.
 

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Happy Birthday: Peter Jackson

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peterjackson.jpgPeter Jackson

Born: October 31, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Married to: Fran Walsh (1987 – present) (2 children)

The weird thing about being a director of films that have a certain popularity and a following is that you are forced to have to deal with things that you have no interest in but they become part of your life. Like you have to deal with increased security. You have to deal with privacy issues. A lot of things that really don’t have anything to do with filmmaking. You have to have a team around you, assistants, and people that look after you. I never imagined that sort of filmmaking when I was young. I never thought I’d find myself in this place. There’s the actual craft of directing and then there’s this other baggage that comes the more successful you are as a director. Your craft…

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