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Chazz Palminteri Launches Website For Wannabe Writers

May 29th, 2012 9:52pm EDT
Chazz Palminteri
A Bronx Tale star Chazz Palminteri has created a website to help wannabe screenwriters and playwrights.

The actor, who also runs a writer's retreat with New York's Manhattan Film Institute, set up AskChazz.com earlier this month.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "People can ask me questions about how to get into the business or anything to do with the business; I answer them and a lot of people can get information from answering that one question."

And busy Palminteri is also hoping to show off his writing skills again in New York next year.

He adds, "I wrote a new play called Human that was...
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Interview: 'Mighty Fine' Actress Andie MacDowell On Playing Polish, James Spader And Changing Minds

May 24th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Andie Macdowell
For a sheer body of memorable movies, nobody has more quality films in her cache then actress Andie MacDowell. From playing a repressed southern housewife in Steven Soderbergh’s debut "sex, lies and videotape" to Bill Murray’s object of desire in the Harold Ramis classic "Groundhog Day," MacDowell has proven herself as an actress with much diversity. Taking on yet another acting challenge, MacDowell portrays a polish mother forced to confront her husband’s demons in the new 1970’s based drama "Mighty Fine," out May 25 from Adopt Films. The film, which also stars Chazz Palminteri, is a da...
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Interview: Chazz Palminteri, The Flawed Father Of 'Mighty Fine', Talks Characters Past & Present

May 21st, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Mighty Fine photo
When one thinks of on-screen tough guys, nobody does it better then Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri. But the famed writer and talented actor who brought pizzazz to such films as "A Bronx Tale," "The Usual Suspects" and "Bullets Over Broadway" is adding another standout role to his already impressive list – troubled father. In the new film set in the 1970's "Mighty Fine" (out May 25 from Adopt Films) Palminteri plays Joe Fine, a charismatic father and family man who also has an angry side that threatens the happiness of his home. Also starring the lovely Andie MacDowell and featuri...
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Chazz Palminteri Joins The Cast Of 'Gotti'

August 24th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palminteri has joined the cast of John Travolta's new Gotti family biopic - he'll portray crime boss Paul Castellano.

Palminteri joins Travolta, Kelly Preston and Al Pacino in Barry Levinson's movie.

The film, Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father, will begin pre-production in September and start principal photography on location in New York on January 3rd.

Palmintieri tells WENN, "I have seen this film come together from the very start, and am pleased to be able to work alongside such great talent to bring this story to the big screen. I have been a longtime admirer of Barry Levins...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Director And Former Gutterboy Singer Dito Monteil Releases Self-Titled Solo Album

October 18th, 2006 7:15pm EDT
Dito Montiel
Dito Montiel, lead singer of the '90s band Gutterboy, returns October 10 with his self-titled solo debut. The 15-track release follows Montiel's success with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, a fictionalized account of his life that he made into a book in 2003 and an award-winning independent film currently in theaters. The album will be available through all the regular digital retailers, but the physical version will only be available exclusively through Amazon, which will create each CD as ordered. In the past, the online retailer has produced DVDs and books on demand through CustomFli...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 15

May 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Happy Birthday to "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981), musician Ahmet Zappa (1974), French actor David Charvet (1972), Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (1969), Braves pitcher John Smoltz (1967), rap/hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel (1962), English composer Mike Oldfield (1953), "Analyze This" actor Chazz Palminteri (1951), producer/Roxy Music member Brian Eno (1948), country singer K.T. Oslin (1941), Latin rock pioneer Trini Lopez (1937), country legend Eddy Arnold (1918), and "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum.
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Matt Dillon Honored With Visionary Award

January 23rd, 2006 12:28pm EST
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon was honored with the 2006 Ray-Ban Visionary Award, which was presented yesterday in Park City, Utah, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The evening was presented by The Creative Coalition and Hollywood Life and concluded with a special performance by hot young breakout artist singer/songwriter Anna Nalick. Matt Dillon received the award from actress Lili Taylor, with whom he worked on "Factotum," which is being featured at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Honoree Matt Dillon was joined by some of the most influential personalities in the entertainment industry including Dennis Hopper...
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