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Jason Priestley's directorial debut wins award at Whistler Film Festival

December 12th, 2013 3:10am EST
Jason Priestley
Actor Jason Priestley's directorial debut, Cas & Dylan, has picked up the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star stepped behind the camera for his first narrative feature, and the road trip comedy has become a break-out hit at the annual British Columbia movie festival.

The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as a dying man who decides to spend the rest of his days travelling Canada, but ends up on the lam with an eccentric young woman, played by Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.

The rising actress was given her own accolade - she won the Best ...

Richard Dreyfuss Opens Up About His Bipolar Battle

November 12th, 2013 4:39pm EST
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss has spoken candidly about the affect his battle with manic depression has had on his life, revealing he is regularly overcome by debilitating anxiety.

The renowned thespian revealed his mental health issues in 2006 in his documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive and has since travelled across the country, speaking at conferences on the topic.

Dreyfuss attended the Depression Research Foundation luncheon in Manhattan last week and revealed how his personal battle with the illness has blighted much of his adult life.

Speaking about his severe anxiety, he told...

Celebrities React To Ben Affleck Playing Batman

August 23rd, 2013 10:11pm EDT
Ben Affleck
A lot of famous fans were stunned when it was revealed overnight that Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale as Batman in the 2015 "Man Of Steel" follow-up.

Check out what some celebs said on Twitter about the casting:

Wil Wheaton said: "Really looking forward to seeing Affleck bring the depth and gravitas to Batman that he brought to Daredevil and Gigli."

Comedian Jim Gaffigan added: "I'd react to Ben Affleck getting an acting role but I'm still recovering from Beyonce's haircut."

Funnyman Billy Eichner noted: "How dare Ben Affleck ruin the integrity of a franchise where a grown man p...

National Teacher Day: Our Favorite Onscreen Teachers

May 7th, 2013 8:00am EDT
School of Rock

May 7, 2013 marks National Teacher Day, and to honor those who have educated and inspired us, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite onscreen teachers.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black), “School of Rock” (2003)

Dewey Finn may have been a rowdy, unemployed wannabe rock star, but after scheming his way into the classroom he became a new kind of role model. Dewey taught his students the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll and encouraged them to rock out in every aspect of their lives.

Memorable Quote: “I have been touched by your kids... and I'm pretty sure that I've touched them.”

Jaime Escalante (...

10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...

Review: Age Comes Before Beauty in 'Red'

October 15th, 2010 11:35am EDT
The graphic novel-turned-film “Red,” about a group of retired assassins forced back into action draws to mind the idiom “age before beauty.” This saying for those unfamiliar, asserts that younger people should pay deference to their elders, because of their more extensive experience. It’s their knowledge and ability to think ahead that allows the old timers in “Red” to kick ass, and the chemistry of a fantastic cast that makes the movie so entertaining.

“Red” does not rely on experimental visual style despite being a graphic novel adaptation, nor does it overwhelm you with epic explosio...

Mary Louise Parker & Helen Mirren Worried About Running For 'Red'

October 10th, 2010 3:41pm EDT
Mary Louise Parker
Actresses Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren feared they'd be sacked from new action comedy "Red" once director Robert Schwentke saw them running.

The two thespians were tested to the full when it came to giving chase in the new film - because no matter how hard they tried they struggled to look convincing.

Parker explains, "Helen and I both said that we thought as soon as they saw us run that we'd both be fired. It takes a certain kind of commitment to run and look like there's a lot of drama happening around you and then to fall.

"I don't mind being pulled to the ground if something w...

31 Days Of Horror Week 4: 'The Sentinel,' 'Night of the Living Dead,' & More

October 30th, 2009 11:30am EDT
31 Days Of Horror Week 4
With Halloween just a day away, Starpulse writer Kris King is reaching the final stages of his horror movie marathon. This week Kris gets cozy with a Good Guy doll with a "Child's Play" double feature, stands guard at the gates of Hell

in "The Sentinel," and fights off a mental assault from Nazi Alien Grasshoppers in "Quatermass and the Pit."

October 22 - The Sentinel (1977)

There are a staggering amount of famous people in "The Sentinel," and nary a one of them has a major role. When starting the movie, seeing Beverly D'Angelo impulsively masturbate towards the camera was probably the...

Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...

Richard Dreyfuss Calls Attention To Neglected Battlefields

March 19th, 2009 10:01am EDT
Richard Dreyfuss
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss visited the nation's capital on Wednesday to call attention to the most endangered Civil War battlefields.

The actor joined the Civil War Preservation Trust as the group released its annual report on 10 battlefields that it says are deteriorating due to neglect, land development and other threats.

At a news conference, Dreyfuss said his interest in preserving Civil War battlefields grew out of his love for history and the significance of the war.

"We are the consequences of that war and the more we know about our past, the bette...

A Look At The Influence of 'Days Of Our Lives' On Recent Pop Culture

November 5th, 2008 11:50am EST
Days Of Our Lives
Back in 2004 a documentary-- not completely unlike Trekkies but for the soap opera crowd-- began filming in Los Angeles, interviewing the stars and fans alike of Days of our Lives. In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the show being on air (as well as the producer/director's college thesis project), this documentary sought to look deep into the psyches of the people who dedicated the majority of their lives to following this show. At an hour a day, five days a week, starting at a time before TiVo, it was true dedication to devote one's interest to such a show. What was found, though, ...

'W' Fails To Impress Critics

October 8th, 2008 3:32pm EDT
W= Fail
Oliver Stone's filmmaking skills have come under question after a series of noted movie critics were left unimpressed by his eagerly anticipated George W. Bush biopic, W.

The JFK moviemaker rushed to shoot and edit the film so it could open in cinemas throughout the U.S. before the forthcoming presidential elections in November. And some of the industry's most respected film critics have taken aim at Stone for doing so - with one writer claiming the quality of the rush job is no better than a made-for-TV movie.

According to Britain's The Times newspaper, the subject matter - Bus...

Richard Dreyfuss Suing His Father And Uncle

August 9th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Richard Dreyfuss
Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss is suing his father and uncle over an unpaid loan. The actor filed suit in Los Angeles on Friday, claiming his family members owe him a whopping $870,000.

In the documents, obtained by, Dreyfuss claims his father Norman and Uncle Gilbert asked him to help them save a family business and he agreed.

That was back in 1984.

The actor loaned them the money they needed, but has never been able to get it back. And when he recently asked about the repayment, Dreyfuss claims his uncle told him, "You can't get it."

So the Jaws star is showing his...

Jim Caviezel Wins Book Award

July 16th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Jim Caviezel
Actor Jim Caviezel's portrayal of Jesus in a new audiobook has made history at the 2008 Evangelical Book of The Year Awards. The Passion of The Christ star voiced the role of Christ in a 21-hour New Testament package, called The World of Promise and the 'audio Bible' has become the first non-book to claim the top religious prize in 30 years.

As well as Caviezel, the audiobook features the voices of Terence Stamp as God, Marisa Tomei, Richard Dreyfuss, Louis Gossett Jr. and Luke Perry.

-Jim Caviezel Pictures

-Marisa Tomei Pictures

-Luke Perry Pictures

(This news article provi...

Richard Dreyfuss In Talks To Play Dick Cheney

May 23rd, 2008 11:22am EDT
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss is in negotiations to complete the all-star cast of Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic "W" and play Vice-President Dick Cheney.

Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks have already signed on to play the President and First Lady Laura Bush, and Thandie Newton and Scott Glenn will play Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld, respectively.

The film started shooting earlier this week in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is scheduled to hit the big screen in October.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Screen Actors Guild union bosses have granted Stone a special waiver to continue...

The 5 Best & Worst Films By George Lucas

April 15th, 2008 2:42pm EDT
George Lucas
"I hate directing." George Lucas used these words in an interview with Rolling Stone in 1980 and, at times, it shows. In fact, since the original Star Wars was released in 1977 Lucas has directed a total of three movies.

We are ranking Lucas' best five and worst five movies in honor of next month's release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In our rankings we are including not only the movies he directed but also the movies he produced and created the story treatment for.

The Worst

5. Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones - 2002

We originally ...

Roy Scheider, Best Known For Role In Blockbuster Movie 'Jaws,' Dies At 75

February 10th, 2008 10:58pm EST
Roy Scheider
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie Jaws, has died. He was 75.

Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.

However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.

Scheider received two Oscar nominations, for best-supporting actor in 1971...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 29

October 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Gabrielle Union
Happy Birthday to U.S. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (1981), Tennessee Titans running back Travis Henry (1978), Bring It On actress Gabrielle Union (1973), actress Winona Ryder from "A Scanner Darkly" (1971), daytime television actress Finola Hughes (1960), original Charlie's Angel Kate Jackson (1948), prolific actor Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and vaudeville legend Fanny Brice (1891).

'Big Fat Greek Wedding' Star Granted Rare Access To Film At Acropolis

October 14th, 2007 10:15am EDT
Nia Vardalos
ATHENS, Greece - Nia Vardalos, star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, stood under a big reflector on Saturday, filming a new romantic comedy among the dramatic ruins on the Acropolis.

The scene will appear in ''My Life in Ruins,'' also starring Richard Dreyfuss, and follows a decision by Greek authorities to relax their ban on any commercial use of ancient sites.

Authorities vetted the script for historical accuracy and convened a panel of senior archaeologists to give final approval.

''Imagine how I feel being here shooting a movie ... I can't believe things like this can happen ...

Notable Quotables

July 2nd, 2007 4:23pm EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
"I've caught mahimahi, and last summer I reeled in a 40-pound wahoo, like Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws." Catherine Zeta-Jones on her love for deep-sea fishing.

"It was a pajama campaign and the pajamas looked like all sorts of animals. One was a cow. They made me do my hair like horns. I was 18 so you do what you have to do." Josh Holloway on his worst assignment as a male model.

"I like gold and I'll buy jewelry, but I'm not fascinated by diamonds. I like shoes, lingerie like La Perla." Rihanna is not impressed by gems and baubles.

"I really wish that he had used a different ...

Prepare For 'Shark Week,' July 29-August 4 On Discovery Channel

June 28th, 2007 1:30pm EDT
Shark Week
It's just not summer without "Shark Week." And in 2007, the ultimate must-watch summertime television event is turning 20 - making it cable's longest running event.

Hosted by "Survivorman's" Les Stroud, "Shark Week's" 20th Anniversary will fill Discovery Channel's total day schedule from Sunday, July 29, through Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. (ET/PT) each day - adding up to over 130 hours of shark programs devoted to the behavior of one of the most mysterious and majestic creatures on the planet. Also to be featured is a programmed-by-you Viewer's Choice hour at 8 PM, an...

Richard Dreyfuss & Bette Midler Are Back Together

April 13th, 2007 3:47pm EDT
Bette Midler
Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler are set to re-team on the big screen for the first time since 1986's Down & Out In Beverly Hills. The couple has signed on to star in new Disney film Lust For Life, which will be directed by Garry Marshall.

According to, the film follows the fortunes of a 70-year-old widower (Dreyfuss), who shocks his family and friends when he becomes a free-spirited romantic when he retires.

-Check out Bette Midler Pictures

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Richard Dreyfuss Turns Wizard In Sci Fi's 'Tin Man' Miniseries

March 2nd, 2007 6:00pm EST
Richard Dreyfuss
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss has joined the star-studded cast of SCI FI Channel's upcoming six-hour miniseries Tin Man (working title). He joins Zooey Deschanel and Alan Cumming in this wildly re-imagined fantasy take on Frank Baum's classic book, "The Wizard of Oz." Slated to begin production next month in Vancouver, the miniseries will premiere this December.

Dreyfuss will take on the role of the Mystic Man, a powerful wizard who holds the key to revealing the destiny of the one woman who can save The Outer Zone (the O.Z.) a fantastical realm rife with wonder, but oppressed ...

Jim Caviezel To Reprise Role As Jesus

January 17th, 2007 8:39am EST
Jim Caviezel
Jim Caviezel, who starred in Mel Gibson's Passion Of The Christ, will reprise the role of Jesus in a star-studded audio edition of The Bible. The 25-hour edition of "The World Of Promise: New Testament Audio Bible" will be released in October on 20 CDs.

The cast will also include Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett Jr. as John and Lou Diamond Phillips as Mark. Terence Stamp will provide the voice of God.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, October 29

October 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Gabrielle Union
Happy Birthday to U.S. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (1981), Tennessee Titans running back Travis Henry (1978), Bring It On actress Gabrielle Union (1973), actress Winona Ryder from "A Scanner Darkly" (1971), daytime television actress Finola Hughes (1960), original Charlie's Angel Kate Jackson (1948), prolific actor Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and vaudeville legend Fanny Brice (1891).

Neil Simon To Receive Mark Twain Award

August 30th, 2006 9:42am EDT
Neil Simon
American playwright/screenwriter Neil Simon is to be honored with the Mark Twain Prize at New York City's Kennedy Center annual award ceremony. The writer will be celebrated at the prestigious ceremony on October 15, which celebrates entertainers who "create humor from their uniquely American experiences."

This year's other recipients will include Robert Redford, Cyndi Lauper, Nathan Lane, Jason Alexander and Richard Dreyfuss.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Richard Dreyfuss Needed Poseidon Cash

June 4th, 2006 1:20pm EDT
Actor Richard Dreyfuss only starred in new movie Poseidon because he was offered a pile of money.

The 59-year-old actor announced his retirement from Hollywood two years ago, because he wanted to concentrate on theatre, but he was lured back by the Poseidon paycheck.

Dreyfuss explains, "It was because they offered me enough money to do the things I want to do now. Like teaching, lecturing and reading about history. I need the money because when I was earning well, I was not handling it as wisely as I should have done."

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Opens May 12: Poseidon

May 9th, 2006 10:45am EDT
When a rogue wave capsizes a luxury cruise ship in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler John Dylan (Josh Lucas) ignores captain’s orders (Andre Braugher) to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety.

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Kurt Russell - (Robert Ramsey)

Richard Dreyfuss

Josh Lucas - (Dylan Johns)

Emmy Rossum - (Jennifer Ramsey)

Andre Braugher - (Capt. Michael Bradford)

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Superman Returns & Poseidon To Get IMAX Treatment

November 3rd, 2005 10:54am EST
Superman Returns
Superman Returns will be simultaneously released in both IMAX and conventional theatres on June 30, 2006. In addition, Poseidon, a re-envisioning of the 1972 classic The Poseidon Adventure, will be simultaneously released on May 12, 2006.

Superman Returns is directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) and marks a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. Greg Foster, chairman and president of theatres, they're going to feel like they are flying right alongside the Man of Steel - an event not to be missed next summer."

Following a mys...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 29

October 29th, 2005 3:00am EDT
Gabrielle Union
Happy Birthday to U.S. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard (1981), Tennessee Titans running back Travis Henry (1978), Bring It On actress Gabrielle Union (1973), actress Winona Ryder from "A Scanner Darkly" (1971), daytime television actress Finola Hughes (1960), original Charlie's Angel Kate Jackson (1948), prolific actor Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and vaudeville legend Fanny Brice (1891).

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