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Clint Eastwood & 10 Other Actors Over Age 80 Who Keep Working

September 19th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood trouble with the curve
At 82, Clint Eastwood is still very much involved in the movie making business. This weekend he plays an aging baseball scout in "Trouble With The Curve."

Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is losing his sight and hits the road with his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to pursue a promising young ballplayer. On their roadtrip from Georgia to North Carolina, the father and daughter learn just how much they have in common.

Eastwood also keeps his plate full directing. His recent films include "Invictus," "Hereafter," "J. Edgar" and "A Star is Born."

Some stars hit their 70s and quit acting (cough....
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Attend Robert Duvall's Fundraiser For Mitt Romney For $2,500

July 27th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall is opening up his Virginia home for a campaign fundraiser for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The actor will host a party for Romney donors at his Middleburg mansion on September 6 with the politician's wife Ann Romney as the event's special guest.

Tickets to the bash start at $2,500.

Many celebrities, including George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Beyonce and Gwen Stefani, have rallied behind Democrat incumbent Barack Obama, while Duvall has chosen to back Republican Romney.
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Billy Bob Thornton's Dad Inspired Robert Duvall's Character In 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

February 13th, 2012 10:23pm EST
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton will be giving movie fans an intimate look at his tough childhood in new movie Jayne Mansfield's Car - he modelled his onscreen dad, Robert Duvall, after his real-life father.

The dark family comedy centres on three World War II veteran brothers and their struggle to connect with their cold and cruel parent, Jim Caldwell.

Thornton directs and stars in the project he wrote, as one of the siblings, and the Bad Santa star admits he based Duvall's character on his own emotionless dad, William Raymond.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference following the movie's premie...
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Here Are The Rest Of Our 'Twilight Zone' Top 25 Episodes

December 31st, 2011 9:12am EST
The Twilight Zone
A few months ago, we brought you a list of our Top 10 ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes. With another New Year’s marathon approaching on SyFy, we decided there were just too many good installments missing from the previous list. Here, in no particular order, are the rest of the Top 25 episodes, in our book.

‘The Long Morrow’ – Season Five – Jan. 10, 1964

By the fifth season, the show had gotten a little stiff, the writing sometimes forced. But even imperfect episodes like this one strike an emotional chord. The plot is actually quite brilliant: An astronaut decides to take on a 40-year-mission int...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Falling Down'

October 28th, 2011 2:20pm EDT
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Fridays are genuinely a time when new movies hit the multiplex, plus it serves as a day of hope in anticipation of possible fresh films to come. But alongside those current works, we’re gonna start a new Friday tradition that guarantees five-star quality by revisiting memorable flicks from the past – welcome to...Forgotten Friday Flick. From here on, every Friday we’re gonna talk, dissect and go into detail on one tasty film from motion picture past. These selections will consist of movies that are not only of the highest cinematic caliber, but also knockin' flicks you may have forgotten...
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Glenn Close To Receive Palm Springs Career Achievement Award

October 27th, 2011 12:34pm EDT
Glenn Close
Glenn Close has been named the newest recipient of the prestigious Career Achievement Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The actress will follow in the footsteps of Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood and Helen Mirren when she's honored at the 23rd annual gala in California in January.

Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner says, "Glenn Close has the gift of mesmerizing an audience whenever she performs. Since her film debut in 1982, Close's ability to capture the essence of a character is unparalleled, be it a femme fatale, a notorious stalker or the trusted aide ...
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Check Out 'Gods And Generals' Extended Director's Cut & 'Gettysburg' Director's Cut

May 22nd, 2011 7:22am EDT
Gettysburgh
The "Gods And Generals" extended director's cut & "Gettysburg" directors cut arrive on Blu-ray May 24 in time for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Ronald F. Maxwell's acclaimed film features 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen an...
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Billy Bob Thornton: 'Don't Put Me Out To Pasture'

March 21st, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton has no plans to quit Hollywood because he would "go crazy" if he was forced to endure a quiet life of retirement.

The Monster's Ball star, 55, refuses to give up his career after 30 years of acting and insists relaxing on a sunny beach is his worst nightmare.

He tells Britain's Celebs on Sunday magazine, "I think about giving up probably three or four times a day but no, not yet. Don't put me out to pasture. Robert Duvall is not retired! Sometimes I get fed up, but I couldn't retire - I can't even go on a vacation. I would go crazy. The idea of going to the Bahamas an...
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'The King's Speech' Leads 2011 SAG Award Nominations

December 16th, 2010 10:49am EST
The Kings Speech
British monarchy drama The King's Speech and boxing film The Fighter are leading the nominations in the motion picture categories at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning four nods each.

Both movies will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and Facebook-inspired film The Social Network. The King's Speech star Colin Firth is among nominees in the best actor category, which also saw nods to Jeff Bridges (True Grit),

Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Jam...
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'Black Swan' Leads Critics' Choice Awards With 12 Nominations

December 13th, 2010 12:30pm EST
Black Swan
Natalie Portman's hopes of Oscar glory for her movie Black Swan have been given a major boost by Broadcast Film Critics Association - the film has landed a record 12 nominations for the January prize giving.

The psychological thriller scored one more Critics' Choice Movie Awards nomination than The King's Speech and True Grit on Monday, while Christopher Nolan's mind-bending Inception will compete in 10 categories.

Colin Firth, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Gosling will fight it out for the Best Actor prize, while Portman will go up against other le...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Dinner for Schmucks,' 'Charlie St. Cloud,' & More

July 26th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Dinner for Schmucks
The action thriller “Salt” turned out to be more complex than I initially thought. Promotional material made the film seem like it would be a run-of-the-mill rogue spy on the run story. Without spoiling the details, there is additional intrigue surrounding CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), and the accusation that she’s a Russian mole. Thankfully the filmmakers don’t reveal her motivations too early on, keeping them close to the chest until the final act.

Jolie convincingly plays a strong female heroine, however as an actress I don’t feel like she adds much flavor to the role itsel...
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Bill Murray Enjoyed 'Messing' With Robert Duvall On Movie Set

July 24th, 2010 9:00pm EDT
Bill Murray
Robert Duvall had the cast and crew on new movie Get Low cowering in fear whenever they were around him - because The Godfather icon was an intimidating "time bomb", according to co-star Bill Murray.

The actor admits he was struck by Duvall's presence on the film set - but he refused to walk on egg shells around the star like the rest of the crew and tried to engage him in some playful banter.

He explains, "(There was) tension around the set. This guy is a time bomb and the ticking is audible. And so I just remember being on the set and the first day - this guy's very serious... people a...
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Bill Murray Wants A Funeral While He's Alive

May 2nd, 2010 10:00am EDT
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Bill Murray's new film Get Low has given the actor a novel idea - have his funeral while he's still alive.

Co-star Robert Duvall's character does just that in the film, and that has got Murray thinking.

He explains, "I like the idea of having your funeral before you're gone. You can hear all these memoriums about yourself... It would be sort of a baby comedy roast. You can get it over with and then you'd have a party.

"Suffering is the difference between reality and what you think reality is, so that could get your suffering done before your final hour."

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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Avatar
Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...
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'Get Low' Star Bill Murray Amuses Audience At SXSW

March 25th, 2010 8:33am EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray made a public appearance at the Austin premiere of his latest film. "Get Low", a comedy in which he plays a funeral director trying to plan a man’s funeral party while he’s still alive, screened at the South by Southwest film festival on March 17. On stage at a Q&A following the film, Murray mugged and joked with the thousands of people who saw "Get Low" for the first time.

“It’s really a pleasure to come out with this film, because Austin’s not a safe town for people like us,” Murray said. “When we come out with a film like this, we’ve got two or three hours where we’re safe a...
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Check Out 'Four Christmases' On Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand & More Nov. 24

November 24th, 2009 8:00am EST
Four Christmases
In Four Christmases, a crafty couple run the Christmas Day gauntlet by racing to visit their divorced parents' four separate households in this Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon comedy that proves the holidays are no time for relaxing.

Brad (Vaughn) and Kate (Witherspoon) have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is embarrassed to see their ruse exposed to the world by an overzealous television reporter....
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Check Out 'Falling Down' Deluxe Edition On DVD, May 26

May 23rd, 2009 7:03am EDT
Falling Down
Freeways are clogged. Terror stalks our cities. At shops and restaurants, the customer is seldom right. Pressures of big-city life can anger anyone. But Bill Foster is more than angry. He’s out to get even.

Foster abandons his gridlocked car – license plate D-FENS – on the hottest day of the year and walks straight into an urban nightmare both absurdly funny and shatteringly violent.

In "Falling Down" Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is Foster, an ordinary guy at war with the frustrations of daily life. Fellow Oscar winner Robert Duvall is the savvy cop obsessed with stopping...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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The Best and Worst of John Travolta

December 4th, 2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...
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Lucid Absinthe: Hollywood's Hot New Drink

December 1st, 2008 12:04pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Whenever a new trend in Hollywood emerges all the celebrities need to have a piece of it! They will throw their assistants out in the streets if they aren't the first to be pictured with the hot new trend! UGG boots, Toyota Hybrids, Hermes Birken bags, skinny jeans and now Absinthe. It's the drink of choice for lots of celebrities since its recent comeback after being banned for almost a century. Lucid is one of the hottest labels to bring Absinthe back onto the market. Drinking it makes you feel a little rebellious and bad ass. Hollywood loves edgy!

Absinthe is a distilled, highly al...
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In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

May 23rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at Starpulse.com got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...
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Oldies But Goodies: Older Stars Who Keep On Acting

April 29th, 2008 12:28pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Everyone basically accepts that the entertainment biz is youth oriented. But in spite of the Hollywood bias, there are some older actors who keep at it. Below is a top 10 list of older folks who are still making it in showbiz (and we dare say these actors could teach Hollywood's current young whippersnappers a thing or two about how to have a long career).

10. Ellen Albertini Dow, age 89.

What's that? Her name doesn't ring a bell? Well, trust us, you know who she is. She had to make our list because at almost 90 Ellen is still lining up project after project. With her cute voice, b...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 5

January 5th, 2008 3:00am EST
Diane Keaton
Happy Birthday to "Alias" actor Bradley Cooper (1975), shock rocker Marilyn Manson (1969), Dynasty actress Pamela Sue Martin (1953), "The Love Boat" bartender Ted Lange (1948), screen actress Diane Keaton (1946), Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao (1941), prolific actor Robert Duvall (1931), and TV "Superman" George Reeves (1914; d. 1959).
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Now On DVD: 'Lucky You'

September 18th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Lucky You
In Lucky You, a professional poker player's (Eric Bana) astounding luck at the table fails to translate into his lonesome love life. He attempts to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer (Drew Barrymore).

When his personal problems threaten to distract him from what could be his biggest win ever, seasoned poker pro Huck Cheever (Bana) finds comfort in the company of singer Billie Offer (Barrymore). Upon preparing for the biggest card game in the country, however, Huck soon realizes that his problems have only just beg...
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Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

September 17th, 2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...
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'True Grit' Special Collector's Edition Coming To DVD On May 22

May 7th, 2007 12:28pm EDT
True Grit
In celebration of John Wayne's 100th birthday, Paramount Home Entertainment releases the role that won the Duke his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the age of 63. The classic cinematic masterpiece features Wayne in his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the s...
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American Troops Write Their Own Stories For 'Operation Homecoming'

March 26th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Operation Homecoming
Praised by the Village Voice, The New York Times, Variety, and Salon, Operation Homecoming is a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words. The film is built upon a project created by the National Endowment for the Arts to gather the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through interviews and dramatic readings by such actors as Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin Kirk, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham and John Krasinski, the film transforms selections ...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 5

January 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Diane Keaton
Happy Birthday to "Alias" actor Bradley Cooper (1975), shock rocker Marilyn Manson (1969), Dynasty actress Pamela Sue Martin (1953), "The Love Boat" bartender Ted Lange (1948), screen actress Diane Keaton (1946), Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao (1941), prolific actor Robert Duvall (1931), and TV "Superman" George Reeves (1914; d. 1959).
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

F...
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