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Laurence Fishburne To Play Perry White In New Superman Film 'Man Of Steel'

August 3rd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to play the hard-nosed editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet, Perry White, in the new Superman film Man of Steel.

The film will also star Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive parents Jonathan Kent and Martha Kent, and Michael Shannon as antagonist General Zod.

Perry White was famously played by the late Jackie Cooper in the original film series and by Frank Langella in Superman Returns.

Fishburne recently left his spot on CSI after two years ...
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Legendary Actor, Director & Star Of 'Superman' Films Jackie Cooper Dies At 88

May 4th, 2011 8:44pm EDT
Jackie Cooper
Actor Jackie Cooper, the man who played Clark Kent's newspaper boss in the first four Superman films, has died. He was 88.

A former child star, Cooper was one of only two young stars to win a Best Actor/Actress Oscar nomination before his 18th birthday for his role in 1931's Skippy. He was nine.

He also appeared in Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins and 1940's The Return of Frank James before turning his attention to TV as a regular and, in his later years, directing dramas like M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow.

But he's best known by movie fans as Perry White, the editor of the Daily Sentinel,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 15

September 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Amy Davidson
Happy Birthday to Prince Harry of Wales (1984), "8 Simple Rules" actress Amy Davidson (1979), Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson (1976), football legend Dan Marino (1961), movie director Oliver Stone (1946), "Man of the House" star Tommy Lee Jones (1946), actor Henry Darrow (1933), bandleader Cannonball Adderley (1928; d. 1975), "Superman" actor Jackie Cooper (1922), actress Penny Singleton (1908; d. 2003), "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (1907; d. 2004), country singer Roy Acuff (1903; d. 1992), "Murder on the Orient Express" author Agatha Christie (1890; d. 1976), 27th President of the Uni...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 7

May 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eagle Eye Cherry
Happy Birthday to Swedish musician Eagle Eye Cherry (1969), actress Traci Lords (1968), late WWE star Owen Hart (1965; d. 1999), film director Amy Heckerling (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), character actor Randall "Tex" Cobb (1950), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann (1946), singer Thelma Houston (1946), singer Harvey Andrews (1943), soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939), Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933; d. 2002), actress Anne Baxter (1923; d. 1985), "A Christmas Story" actor Darren McGavin (1922; d. 2006), Argentine first lady Eva Peron (1919; d. 1952), "High Noon"...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 15

September 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Amy Davidson
Happy Birthday to Prince Harry of Wales (1984), "8 Simple Rules" actress Amy Davidson (1979), Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson (1976), football legend Dan Marino (1961), movie director Oliver Stone (1946), "Man of the House" star Tommy Lee Jones (1946), actor Henry Darrow (1933), bandleader Cannonball Adderley (1928; d. 1975), "Superman" actor Jackie Cooper (1922), actress Penny Singleton (1908; d. 2003), "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (1907; d. 2004), country singer Roy Acuff (1903; d. 1992), "Murder on the Orient Express" author Agatha Christie (1890; d. 1976), 27th President of the Uni...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 7

May 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Eagle Eye Cherry
Happy Birthday to Swedish musician Eagle Eye Cherry (1969), actress Traci Lords (1968), late WWE star Owen Hart (1965; d. 1999), film director Amy Heckerling (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), character actor Randall "Tex" Cobb (1950), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann (1946), singer Thelma Houston (1946), singer Harvey Andrews (1943), soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939), Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933; d. 2002), actress Anne Baxter (1923; d. 1985), "A Christmas Story" actor Darren McGavin (1922; d. 2006), Argentine first lady Eva Peron (1919; d. 1952), "High Noon"...
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