Died Today (July 24th): Peter Sellers

petersellers.jpgPeter Sellers (1925–1980)

Born: September 8, 1925 in Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK

Died: July 24, 1980 (age 54) in Lambeth, London, England, UK

Married to: Lynne Frederick (18 February 1977 – 24 July 1980) (his death)
Miranda Elizabeth Louise Quarry (24 August 1970 – 27 September 1974) (divorced)
Britt Ekland (19 February 1964 – 18 December 1968) (divorced) (1 child)
Anne Howe (15 September 1951 – 7 March 1963) (divorced) (2 children)

DR STRANGELOVEDr. Strangelove
1964
dir. Stanley Kubrick
starring
Peter Sellers
Scott

 

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Happy Birthday: Dan Hedaya

danhedaya.jpgDan Hedaya

Born: July 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Although he often plays Italian-Americans, Hedaya is actually the son of Sephardi Jewish immigrants from Syria.

 

 

 

movie posterSEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER
1993
dir. Steven Zaillian
Starring:
Max Pomeranc
Joe Mantegna
MOVIE POSTERJOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO
1990
dir. John Patrick Shanley
Stars:
Tom Hanks
Meg Ryan
MULLHOLLAND DRMullholland Dr.
2001
dir. David Lynch
Starring
Watts
Laura Harring
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1993
dir. Daniel Stern
Stars:
Thomas Ian Nicholas
Gary Busey
MOVIE POSTERTHE HUNGER
1983
dir. by Tony Scott
Stars:
Catherine Deneuve
David Bowie
MOVIE POSTERMARVIN’S ROOM
1996
dir. Jerry Zaks
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Meryl Streep

 

Happy Birthday: Gus Van Sant

gusvansant.jpgGus Van Sant

Born: July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

When asked “Why in the hell would you want to do a shot-by-shot remake of Psycho in color?” He serenely replied “So no one else would have to.”

 

 

 

PROMISED LAND
2012
dir. Gus Van Sant
Stars:
Matt Damon
John Krasinski

GoodwillGood Will Hunting
1997
dir. by Gus Van Sant
starring
Damon
Robin Williams
Milk MovieMilk
2008
dir. Van Sant
Starring
Penn
Emile Hirsch
Josh Brolin
ELEPHANTElephant
2003
dir. Gus Van Sant
Starring
Alex Frost
Eric Deulen

 

Happy Birthday: Doug Liman

dougliman.jpgDoug Liman

Born: July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA

[on Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)] Tom innately understands that audiences come to the theatre not to watch a god but to see a good movie, and he will do everything in his power to make the film as great as possible. Nobody takes the trust of the audience more sacredly than him. When I’m working on a film, I think about how it will play with a tiny audience of friends whose opinions I respect, basically a 40-bloc radius from my apartment in Manhattan. Tom is thinking how it will play with the entire planet Earth.

Swingers
1996
dir. Liman
starring
Jon Favreau
Vince Vaughn
FAIR GAMEFAIR GAME
dir. Doug Liman
Stars:
Naomi Watts
Sean Penn
GOGo
1999
dir. Doug Liman
Cast
Sarah Polley
Katie Holmes
The Bourne Identity
2002
dir. Liman
Starring
Matt Damon
Franka Potente
JUMPERJumper
2008
dir. Liman
Starring
Hayden Christensen
Samuel L. Jackson
MOVIE POSTEREDGE OF TOMORROW
2014
dir. Doug Liman
Stars:
Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt

Happy Birthday: Kristin Chenoweth

kristinchenowethKristin Chenoweth

Born: July 24, 1968 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

[on being four feet, eleven inches tall] I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, “If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.” And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute. They could say I was a bitch, which would be terrible in my book. So I’ve decided that this height ain’t so bad.

 

RV
2006
dir. Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars:
Robin Williams
Cheryl Hines
YOU AGAINYOU AGAIN
dir. Andy Fickman
Stars
Kristen Bell
Odette Yustman
Four ChristmasesFour Christmases
2008
dir. Seth Gordon
Starring
Vince Vaughn
Witherspoon
RIO 2
2014
dir. Carlos Saldanha
Stars:
Anne Hathaway
Rodrigo Santoro
Space ChimpsSpace Chimps
2008
Directed by Kirk De Micco
Voices by
Andy Samberg
Cheryl Hines
Stranger Than Fiction
2006
dir. Marc Forster
Starring
Ferrell
Maggie Gyllenhaal
GLEEBest of GLEE TV series
MOVIE POSTERHIT AND RUN
2012
dir. David Palmer
Dax Shepard
Stars:
Kristen Bell
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski
THE WEST WING season 6
Showrunner John Wells
MOVIE POSTERTHE PINK PANTHER
2006
dir. Shawn Levy
Stars:
Steve Martin
Kevin Kline
TV POSTERBEST of THE WEST WING
Over 100 pages of BIOS and PICS
TV POSTERTHE WEST WING season 7
Showrunner John Wells
MOVIE POSTERRUNNING WITH SCISSORS
2006
dir. Ryan Murphy
Stars:
Joseph Cross
Annette Bening

 

Happy Birthday: Lynda Carter

lyndacarter.jpgLynda Carter

Born: July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Married tO:
Robert Altman (29 January 1984 – present) (2 children)

[When asked if she made a profit from the Wonder Woman dolls]: I think that you’re probably familiar with a problem in Hollywood, and that is that they market you and they use you. They did a mask of my face and put it on the doll and they put my name on for the first run of it. And then they took my name off and said they didn’t have to pay me anymore. So it’s the kind of thing that you can be used SO much in this industry. I make nothing. I don’t even make anything from the reruns. Don’t ever settle for net profits. It’s called “Creative Accounting”.

I won’t consider myself a star until I’ve had more experience. I think the real stars are people like Streisand, Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Hepburn… Hepburn is my favorite. She epitomizes to me what a star should be.

[When told by an interviewer that he owned a copy of her solo record album “Portrait”]: Oh my God. You and three other people.