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Robert Taylor


Kevin Bacon


Michael Rainey


Anthony Edwards


Julianna Margulies


Shemar Moore


Katt Williams


Danny Trejo


Paul Bettany


Dylan McDermott


Nicole Beharie

Charles S. Dutton News





'American Violet', Inspired By A True Story, Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 13

October 7th, 2009 6:35pm EDT
American Violet DVD release
Based on true events in the midst of the 2000 election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely making ends meet on a waitress' salary and government subsidies.

On an early November morning while Dee works a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her Arlington Springs housing project with military precision. Police drag Dee from work in h...
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Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

March 12th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...
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'Honeydripper' Hits The Sweet Spot With Deep Blues

January 27th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Honeydripper
Honeydripper, the acclaimed new film written, directed and edited by John Sayles, revisits the genesis of rock 'n' roll -- namely '50s rural blues from the Deep South.

The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kickoff to a young guitar turk's career and the rise of rock 'n' roll itself. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas.

Honeydripper opened in New York and Los Angeles December 28 and spreads nationally in January and February. The...
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HBO Enters Into Development Deal With Charles S. Dutton

October 10th, 2007 9:34am EDT
Charles S. Dutton
HBO has entered into an exclusive overall development deal with Charles S. Dutton, a multiple Emmy winner for his work as both an actor and a director. The agreement covers series, movies and miniseries.

"HBO has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with 'Roc' Dutton, and we are looking forward to teaming up with him on other exciting ventures," said Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO.

Dutton has a career spanning theater, television and film. His HBO credits include acting roles on the hit series Oz (Emmy nomination) and The Sopranos....
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Charles S. Dutton To Direct & Star In True Story Of Noel Chesnut

July 12th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Charles S. Dutton
Emmy Award-winning director and actor Charles S. Dutton will star in and direct the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie "Racing for Time." The inspiring and uplifting story is about a male prison guard who creates an unconventional sports program for some of the toughest and most violent female offenders at a juvenile correctional facility in an attempt to teach them teamwork, discipline and self-esteem.

"This is a powerful, uplifting story that demonstrates the difference that one person can make by giving hope to outcasts in society," said Susanne Daniels, President, Entertainment, Lif...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 30

January 30th, 2007 3:00am EST
Wilmer Valderrama
Happy Birthday to "Lizzie McGuire" actor Jake Thomas (1990), "That 70s Show" star Wilmer Valderrama (1980), American actor/comedian Andy Milonakis (1976), "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale (1974), singer Jody Watley (1959), late golfer Payne Stewart (1957; d. 1999), actor Charles S. Dutton (1951), Genesis drummer/solo singer Phil Collins (1951), Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin (1943), Vice President Dick Cheney (1941), British actress Vanessa Redgrave (1937), prolific screen actor Gene Hackman (1930), musician Roy Eldridge (1911; d. 1989), and 32nd President of the United States Fra...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 30

January 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Wilmer Valderrama
Happy Birthday to "Lizzie McGuire" actor Jake Thomas (1990), "That 70s Show" star Wilmer Valderrama (1980), American actor/comedian Andy Milonakis (1976), "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale (1974), singer Jody Watley (1959), late golfer Payne Stewart (1957; d. 1999), actor Charles S. Dutton (1951), Genesis drummer/solo singer Phil Collins (1951), Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin (1943), Vice President Dick Cheney (1941), British actress Vanessa Redgrave (1937), prolific screen actor Gene Hackman (1930), musician Roy Eldridge (1911; d. 1989), and 32nd President of the United States Fra...
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