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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...
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Lee Marvin Tops Movie Badass Poll

October 7th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Point Blank
Late tough guy Lee Marvin has topped a new poll naming the biggest movie badasses. Marvin's role as Walker in '60s cult classic Point Blank tops the list in Maxim magazine.

Sharing second place are actors Jamison Newlander, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, all honored for their roles in vampire movie The Lost Boys.

Legendary hard man Charles Bronson's performance in The Magnificent Seven rounds out the fop five.

The Top 10 Movie Badasses are:

1. Lee Marvin in Point Blank (1967)

2. Jamison Newlander in The Lost Boys (1987)

2. Corey Haim in The Lost Boys (1987)

2. Corey Fe...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 19

February 19th, 2007 3:00am EST
Haylie Duff
Happy Birthday to Norwegian singer Maria Mena (1986), "Napoleon Dynamite" actress Haylie Duff (1980), Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro (1967), "Family Ties" actress Justine Bateman (1966), British singer Seal (1963), British actor Ray Winstone (1957), late Austrian singer Falco (1957; d. 1998), "Dumb and Dumber" actor Jeff Daniels (1955), Italian actor Massimo Troisi (1953; d. 1994), actor Stephen Nichols (1951), Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (1948), R&B singer Smokey Robinson (1940), director John Frankenheimer (1930; d. 2002), "The Dirty Dozen" actor Lee Marvin (1924; d. 1987), It...
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Two-Time Oscar Nominee Jack Warden Passes At 85

July 23rd, 2006 12:00pm EDT
Veteran actor Jack Warden has died in New York. He was 85.

The Emmy-winning Heaven Can Wait star, who was twice nominated for an Academy Award, was born John H Lebzelter in September, 1920. He was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was expelled from Du Pont Manuel High School for fighting and decided to put his violent streak to good use in the boxing ring.

After boxing professionally, he then joined the Navy in the late 1930s, and served in China before becoming a Merchant Marine and later signing up for the US Army, where he became a paratrooper with the elite 101st Airb...
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Donald Sutherland Is Against 'Dirty Dozen' Remake

May 4th, 2006 1:13pm EDT
Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland has slammed Hollywood's plans to remake his classic 1967 anti-war movie The Dirty Dozen. Sutherland credits the film, directed by Robert Aldrich and featuring a galaxy of stars including Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson, with launching his own career.

But the 70-year-old fears the forthcoming remake will sacrifice the anti-combat intent of the original film.

He tells MTV, "It's silly. Robert Aldrich was making a film against war; most movies glorify war and he was showing how brutal and vulgar and awful it was. It's not an adventure story. Forget it. Go look at J...
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Movie Snippets: 'Dirty Dozen' Remake & More

March 14th, 2006 11:40am EST
The Dirty Dozen
* Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures will remake classic movie The Dirty Dozen, the 1967 action drama that starred Lee Marvin as a major who enlists 12 condemned solider-prisoners for a dangerous mission in World War II. Joel Silver will produce the film.

* Colin Farrell had to lose 25 pounds to play a skinny writer in his latest film, Ask The Dust. He was put on a highly restrictive diet that banned alcohol.

* The life of celebrated Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov is to inspire a Hollywood biopic, media reports suggest. The music mastermind, famed for his piano co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 19

February 19th, 2006 3:00am EST
The Future Mrs. Reen
Happy Birthday to Norwegian singer Maria Mena (1986), "Napoleon Dynamite" actress Haylie Duff (1980), Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro (1967), "Family Ties" actress Justine Bateman (1966), British singer Seal (1963), British actor Ray Winstone (1957), late Austrian singer Falco (1957; d. 1998), "Dumb and Dumber" actor Jeff Daniels (1955), Italian actor Massimo Troisi (1953; d. 1994), actor Stephen Nichols (1951), Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (1948), R&B singer Smokey Robinson (1940), director John Frankenheimer (1930; d. 2002), "The Dirty Dozen" actor Lee Marvin (1924; d. 1987), It...
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