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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...
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In Honor Of 'Sparkle,' The 6 Best Posthumous Film Releases

August 14th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Sparkle
This weekend's release of Sparkle will mark the final film for the recently deceased Whitney Houston. Posthumous film releases aren't too common, but there have been some fantastic films that hit theaters after a star's tragic death. Here are the Top 6:

The Deer Hunter (John Cazale) Cazale was in six films and all of them were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. He was dying from terminal lung cancer during The Deer Hunter, but his girlfriend Meryl Streep and director Michael Cimino threatened to walk away from the film if the studio fired Cazale. Robert De Niro used his own m...
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Mark Wahlberg To Play The Crow?

October 19th, 2010 10:45pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role in a remake of cult 1994 film "The Crow," according to new Internet reports.

Singer-turned-scriptwriter Nick Cave is working on a screenplay for the film, which Stephen Norrington is slated to direct, according to BloodyDisgusting.com.

The original movie, which starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee's son Brandon as an undead avenger of his and his fiancee's murder, was marred by tragedy - Lee was accidentally shot and killed in North Carolina during filming.

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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Jason Statham Wants 'Crow' Role

January 25th, 2008 8:37am EST
Jason Statham
Action man Jason Statham is urging studio executives to consider him for the lead in a planned remake of The Crow. Brandon Lee lost his life on the set of the 1994 cult film, when a prop gun was replaced with a real pistol for a shooting scene.

But the movie's controversy hasn't put Snatch star Statham off revisiting the role of Eric Draven.

He says, "There's talk of them redoing The Crow. That was a good movie. So, if that one comes my way, bang! There's so many comic book movies out there and most of the time there's only a handful of people who can do them any justice. Hopefu...
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Students Plan Bruce Lee Memorial

December 27th, 2007 8:59am EST
Bruce Lee
Students at the University of Washington are hoping to ring in the New Year with a memorial to martial arts movie icon Bruce Lee. The students have collected more than 1,000 signatures in recent weeks in a bid to petition university officials to erect a lifesize bronze statue of the Enter The Dragon star on campus.

Lee, who is buried alongside his son Brandon in Seattle, Washington, studied at the university in the 1960s. He died in 1973.

The memorial design students have in mind features a meditating Lee seated. If university officials agree to students' wishes the statue will ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 1

February 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Lisa Marie Presley
Happy Birthday to Outkast half Big Boi (1975), Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman (1969), comedian Pauly Shore (1968), rock royalty Lisa Marie Presley (1968), martial arts actor Brandon Lee (1965; d. 1993), "B" movie star Sherilyn Fenn (1965), "Lost In Space" actor Bill Mumy (1954), Heartbreaker Mike Campbell (1950), "Doctor Who" actress Elisabeth Sladen (1948), Mr. Jefferson Sherman Hemsley (1938), SNL alum Garrett Morris (1937), Everly Brothers half Don Everly (1937), gospel singer George Beverly Shea (1909), and "Gone With The Wind" star Clark Gable (1901; d. 1960).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 1

February 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Lisa Marie Presley
Happy Birthday to Outkast half Big Boi (1975), Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman (1969), comedian Pauly Shore (1968), rock royalty Lisa Marie Presley (1968), martial arts actor Brandon Lee (1965; d. 1993), "B" movie star Sherilyn Fenn (1965), "Lost In Space" actor Bill Mumy (1954), Heartbreaker Mike Campbell (1950), "Doctor Who" actress Elisabeth Sladen (1948), Mr. Jefferson Sherman Hemsley (1938), SNL alum Garrett Morris (1937), Everly Brothers half Don Everly (1937), gospel singer George Beverly Shea (1909), and "Gone With The Wind" star Clark Gable (1901; d. 1960).
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Bruce Lee Is Immortalized in Bosnia, Hong Kong

November 28th, 2005 2:50pm EST
Bruce Lee
Bosnia and Hong Kong honored martial arts legend Bruce Lee by unveiling statues of the icon on what would have been his 65th birthday. Lee passed away in 1973 while filming The Game of Death. Conspiracy theories surround his death, but he allegedly died from a cerebral edema. Lee is widely known for his films Fists of Fury, The Chinese Connection, Enter the Dragon, and Return of the Dragon, as well as for his portrayal of Kato on The Green Hornet.

Whatever the circumstances of his death, Lee's legend did not die with him. For several years thereafter, "new" films appeared composed o...
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