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'Goodfellas' Stars To Reunite

3/18/2015 8:01pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Cast To Reunite For 25th Anniversary At Tribeca Fil
Robert De Niro was one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2002, and now the legendary New York actor will be callilng on some of his former Goodfellas castmates to make the 2015 festival a special one.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced that it will close out its 2015 show on April 25 with a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese-directed mob classic.

Scorsese, De Niro and the rest of the cast will reunite at New York's Beacon Theatre for a special post-screening conversation about the movie, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart.

"I was most proud of ...

'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons' For $250 Million

10/22/2014 6:11pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Star Frank Sivero Suing Producers Of 'The Simpsons'
Actor Frank Sivero, who played mobster Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster flick "Goodfellas," is suing the producers of The Simpsons for using his likeness for over two decades without compensation.

The actor alleges that the animated Fox series created the character Louie, a henchman sidekick of Springfield's mob boss Fat Tony, in his likeness and has featured the character on the show in 16 of its episodes, according to the New York Daily News.

Sivero is seeking $250 million in damages in the lawsuit. He says that he's the one who "developed" his character in "Go...

9 Greatest Movie Quotes And Scenes From The 1990s

5/4/2014 12:00pm EDT
9 Greatest Movie Quotes And Scenes From The 1990s
There are memorable movie lines and then, there are MEMORABLE movie lines. The kind you repeat to yourself, your friends and anyone you meet for weeks after you've seen the film. The best part about most of them, they weren't meant to be funny. Human perception, go figure! The 90's were a perfect time for the movies. They were a time to experiment and go outside the lines with stories, laughs and most of all, acting.

1. GoodFellas (1990)

"What do you mean, I'm funny?...You mean the way I talk? What?...Funny how? I mean, what's funny about it?...But I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm ...

The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

4/6/2014 12:00pm EDT
The Coolest Movies Of The 90s
The age of grunge music and beanie baby mania also was home to plenty of masterful movies. From Spielberg’s historical masterpieces to Scorsese and Tarantino inspired gangster action, the 90’s ran a gamut of films representing the best of every genre. Certainly an improvement over the flashy blockbuster films of the 80s, these films of the 20th century’s penultimate decade were adored by critics and casual moviegoers alike. Here are the best movies of the 1990s.

Goodfellas (1990)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to watch gangster movies - Goodfellas in particular. No, “Good...

Check Out 'The Ultimate Gangster Collections' From Warner Bros. On Blu-ray May 21

5/17/2013 6:27am EDT
Ultimate Gangster Collection
Warner Bros. is in the midst of celebrating its 90th anniversary and is releasing two great gangster collections just in time for Father's Day.

Eight of the studio's greatest gangster films, including one of Paramount's best, will be released in "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classic" and "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary."

The four films in the Classic Collection have been remastered for their Blu-ray debuts. They include:

-"The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney
-"White Heat" starring James Cagney
-"Little Caesar" with Edward G. Robinson as hoodlum Rico Bandello
-"The Pet...

'Goodfellas' Mobster Henry Hill Dies

6/13/2012 8:05am EDT
Goodfellas mobster Henry Hill has died in Los Angeles at the age of 69.

The former gangster, whose life story inspired Martin Scorsese's classic crime movie Goodfellas, passed away in the hospital after a long battle with ill health.

His girlfriend Lisa tells, "He had been sick for a long time... his heart gave out."

Hill spent almost 30 years as a member of a New York mafia gang but turned informer following his arrest on drug charges in 1980, helping to bring down some of the city's most feared mobsters.

He spent several years under witness protection but was eventually dr...

Martin Scorsese In Talks To Develop Frank Sinatra Biopic

4/9/2012 4:33pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese has set his sights on shooting a Frank Sinatra biopic, revealing he has already met with writers to develop the project.

The Goodfellas filmmaker is hoping to bring the Rat Pack star's life story to the big screen but Scorsese reveals he's struggling to come up with a focused script, although he hasn't ruled out developing a Sinatra TV miniseries.

He tells, "I'm talking to one or two writers now. The problem is the biography. Where do you start? ...I met this writer who I think could do a lot with it, but (we) have to get a hold of the story. It's t...

'The Artist's' Uggie Triumphs At Golden Collar Awards

2/14/2012 8:39am EST
The canine star of The Artist has seen off competition from Martin Scorsese's Hugo dog to win the top prize at the Golden Collar Awards.

The Goodfellas director campaigned to have Blackie the Doberman included in the nominations for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prize giving, which recognizes the most talented animals in Hollywood.

However, even Scorsese couldn't secure his dog the top prize at the ceremony on Monday night as The Artist star Uggie took the coveted honor.

Other winners included Koko, the star of Australian movie Red Dog, who scooped the Best Dog in a Fore...

Martin Scorsese Explains 'Goodfellas' Garlic Trick On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

2/1/2012 9:38pm EST
Martin Scorsese
Moviemaker Martin Scorsese showed off his culinary skills on TV Tuesday night when he sliced garlic with a razor blade.

The director was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and agreed to show the host how to perfect the odd chopping method, which featured in his cult film Goodfellas after Kimmel confessed he had tried to do it at home and failed miserably.

The TV host admitted he liked the idea of garlic being sliced so thin it melted in olive oil - but the trick never worked for him.

Scorsese revealed it was difficult to do, but his mother had perfected it in a dish that is now served at pal ...

AMC Greenlights 'Goodfellas' TV Series

1/12/2012 10:26am EST
A TV series based on Martin Scorsese's gangster classic Goodfellas has been given the go-ahead by bosses at U.S. network AMC.

Rumors circulated back in 2010 that a TV version of the hit 1990 movie was in the works following the success crime drama Boardwalk Empire, and now writer Nicholas Pileggi, who created the original screenplay, has officially signed on to pen the script.

Goodfellas producer Irwin Winkler and his son David are also attached to the project, according to

The storyline is set to follow Ray Liotta's mobster character, Henry Hill, throughout his early years...

John Travolta's 'Gotti' Film 'Put On Hold'

10/10/2011 11:59am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta's upcoming movie about the notorious Gotti family has been put on hold due to financial issues, according to a report.

The Hollywood actor is due to star as late Mafia boss John Gotti, who died in prison in 2002, in upcoming movie Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, alongside his real-life wife Kelly Preston and Al Pacino.

Filming is slated to begin in January ahead of a 2012 release date, but a new report suggests production has been put on hold. reports work on the project has come to a halt and won't resume until more financing is secured.

A source tell...

Robert De Niro Seeking Three More Oscars

10/3/2011 11:41am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro wants to break the record for the number of Oscars handed to one actor - so he can give each of his five children a statuette.

The Hollywood icon is the proud recipient of two Academy Awards, for Best Actor in 1980's Raging Bull and for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1974's The Godfather: Part II.

He's been shortlisted a further four times, but the Goodfellas star hasn't given up hope of winning a record-breaking five Oscars so he can pass them down to his kids.

De Niro tells Britain's The Sunday Times, "If I had one to give to each of my kids, that would be fine. B...

'Gotti' Bosses Fire Back At Joe Pesci

9/22/2011 10:54am EDT
Joe Pesci
Film bosses have hit back at Joe Pesci after he alleged he was pushed out of the upcoming Gotti family movie, calling the actor's lawsuit a bid for attention.

Pesci is suing Fiore Films producers for reportedly reneging on a deal to cast him as Angelo Ruggiero, a close friend to mob boss John Gotti, in upcoming biopic Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.

In his lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles in July, Pesci claimed he was so sure he had landed the role, he piled on 30 pounds ahead of the shoot - only to be offered a smaller part.

Now executives have spoken out about the dispute, accusing ...

Joe Pesci Sues Gotti Film Producers For $3 Million

7/28/2011 8:19am EDT
Love Ranch
Joe Pesci is suing producers of the upcoming Gotti family biopic for $3 million after he was allegedly pushed out of the movie.

The Goodfellas star signed up to play Angelo Ruggiero, the enforcer of mob boss John Gotti, played by John Travolta. He agreed to the lucrative deal and claims he was so convinced the film was going ahead with him as a main part, he piled on 30 pounds for the role.

However, in papers filed in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, Pesci claims bosses reneged on an agreement to cast him.

He states he was subsequently offered $1 million to play a lesser role, but is...

Special Sunday Night Premiere Of 'Locked Up Abroad' Airs June 5

6/4/2011 8:00am EDT
Locked Up Abroad
The start of the month of June marks the return of "Locked Up Abroad" on National Geographic Channel, with a special sneak peek on Sunday, June 5 about a chef caught in Saudi Arabia while smuggling whisky, followed by the regular Wednesday night premiere of the story of Henry Hill, inspiration behind Martin Scorcese's "Goodfellas" on Wednesday, June 8.

Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager, but quickly finds himself a profitable sideline as a bootlegger. His homemade hooch (wine) makes him the toast of the ex-pat party scene — and w...

Martin Scorsese Owes $2.85 Million In Taxes

3/8/2011 8:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is in financial trouble again - he has been slapped with a tax bill for almost $3 million, according to a report.

The Goodfellas director has had a series of tax demands and debt issues over the years - throughout 2002 and 2003 he was hit with three separate liens from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), totaling $1.9 million. A year later another $149,437 demand was made, and last year the filmmaker faced a lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay $600,000 to his jailed accountant Kenneth Starr.

Scorsese has since settled his previous tax debt in full, according to Finance ...

Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro To Make 'The Irishman'

12/14/2010 8:45am EST
Robert De Niro
Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is reuniting with Robert De Niro for the first time since 1995 crime classic "Casino."

Rumors the pair was in talks to star in their ninth collaboration surfaced earlier this year.

And, at a BAFTA's A Life In Pictures question and answer session earlier this month, the legendary filmmaker revealed they are set to start shooting "The Irishman" in 2011.

The film will focus on Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran, a union official who turns mafia hitman.

Scorsese added that the screenplay will be penned by Gangs of New York writer Steve Zallian, according to Digita...

Frank Sinatra Blocked 'My Way' From 'Goodfellas'

12/2/2010 2:08pm EST
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra refused to allow Martin Scorsese to use his version of My Way for the closing scene of gangster classic Goodfellas, because he didn't want to be linked to the Mafia.

Sinatra was dogged by rumors he had contacts with organized crime gangs throughout his career, leading officials at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation to keep records of his alleged involvement on file.

However, Ol' Blue Eyes was careful not to have any connection to mobsters in the movies - and the ban forced Scorsese to use punk rocker Sid Vicious' version of My Way over the end credits of his 1990 Ma...

Tom Cruise, Madonna First Choices For 'Goodfellas'

9/19/2010 12:05pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Superstars Tom Cruise and Madonna were movie bosses' first choices for the lead roles in iconic 1990 mafia movie "Goodfellas."

Studio chiefs were desperate to cast Cruise in the role of mobster Henry Hill and Madonna was wanted to play his wife - until Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco won over director Martin Scorsese and the movie's producers.

Speaking to GQ magazine on Goodfellas' 20th anniversary, producer Irwin Winkler admits, "Tom Cruise was discussed. Marty wanted Ray... Frankly I thought we could do a lot better and then me and my wife were having dinner one night in a restaurant and...

Asthma Kept Martin Scorsese From Mob Life

9/18/2010 4:00pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
A childhood illness saved Martin Scorsese from a life of violent crime in his native New York, according to his longtime cinematographer.

The director was raised in Little Italy in the 1940s and 50s, when the Manhattan neighborhood was ruled by the mob.

And he admitted to Michael Ballhaus, his director of photography on movies "Goodfellas", "The Departed" and "Gangs of New York," that he would have turned to crime had a bout of asthma not forced him to stay indoors.

Instead, Scorsese spent hours watching television and cultivating his love of film.

Ballhaus tells GQ magazine, "(Scorsese...

Helen Mirren Was 'Intimidated' By Joe Pesci

7/6/2010 9:30am EDT
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren was terrified of working with Joe Pesci on their new movie Love Ranch, because she felt "intimidated" by the star's acting skills.

The Oscar-winners team up to play Charlie and Grace Bontempo in the new film, which is based on the lives of real couple Joe and Sally Conforte, who opened America's first legal brothel in Nevada in the 1970s.

And despite starting her acting career almost two decades earlier than her co-star, Mirren admits she couldn't help feeling outwitted by the Goodfellas legend.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "He's such an icon of American cinema so I...

Robert De Niro Supports 9/11 Memorial Foundation

6/25/2010 8:14am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has lent his support to a memorial foundation helping victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001 - by encouraging businesses to donate cash and back a new campaign.

The Goodfellas star, who owns restaurants and a hotel in the Big Apple, met with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other business owners in the city on Thursday to promote the Signs of Support drive. The campaign is calling for companies in New York to publicly show their support by displaying a special sign in their doors or windows. The sticker reads, "We Support the 9/11 Memorial. Forever Changed. Fo...

Jessica Biel Wins 'Holy Grail Of Hot' Statue At Guys Choice Awards; See Who Else Won

6/7/2010 9:25am EDT
Jessica Biel
Saturday night's "Guys Choice Awards" was held in Los Angeles, and Sandra Bullock picked up a top movie award. But a slew of other celebs were also winners.

Sylvester Stallone was honored for his lengthy career on the big screen - and joked that he'd still be making movies as a retiree.

Jessica Biel fought off competition from Zoe Saldana to pick up the "Holy Grail of Hot" award, while Ben Affleck presented the "Decade of Hotness" honor to Charlize Theron, and model Brooklyn Decker landed the "Hotter than Hell" trophy.

Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio stepped onstage to accept the...

Sandra Bullock Comes Out Of Hiding At Two Weekend Award Shows

6/7/2010 9:17am EDT
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock made her first public appearance following her split from husband Jesse James at Saturday night's "Guys Choice Awards" in Los Angeles, where she picked up a top movie award.

The Oscar winner was handed the "Troops Choice Award" for "Entertainer of The Year," voted on by members of the military. Her appearance at Spike TV's annual ceremony was the first time she's stepped out professionally since her marriage split in March.

Bullock made reference to her personal problems during her acceptance speech, but predominantly paid tribute to U.S. troops for their service.

She told...

The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

2/17/2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:



Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...

Our Favorite Short Celebrities

2/3/2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...

80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

9/26/2009 10:03am EDT
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?


In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...

Will 'Public Enemies' With Christian Bale And Johnny Depp Make The Top Gangster Movie List?

6/30/2009 10:10am EDT
Public Enemies
It's hard to draft this kind of list with "Public Enemies" so close to reaching its port of call at your local theater, since it's bound to shake the list up a bit. But so far as it goes, the Mob genre has a few golden standards that have set the bar high enough to make any director quake in their concrete boots at the prospect of taking the plunge. These films have a built-in mechanism that causes them either to take complete control of the empire or erupt like a car bomb. It's the requirement for these movies to champion the 'bad guy' as the hero of the film, casting them in a sympathetic...

Top 5 Greedy Movie Characters

11/3/2008 10:00am EST
Wall Street
One can argue, rather easily, the reason we are in such a financial mess today is greed. There are, of course, different dimensions to this greed. Whether it be deregulation, or approving mortgages to people at astronomical interest rates that had no money, well, pick your poison. So, perhaps, while we try to kill time while waiting in the unemployment line together, we can find some solace in remembering some of the greediest characters from motion pictures and their eventual comeuppance.

5. Michael Brantley (Tom Everett Scott) - Boiler Room (2000)

A poor man's Gorden Gekko if...

Samuel L. Jackson: The Hardest Working Man in Hollywood

6/10/2008 9:07am EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
If you have seen more than 10 movies in your lifetime, Samuel L. Jackson was probably in at least 6 of them. You must have noticed that he is in a lot of movies. Often labeled as the hardest working man in Hollywood, he has starred in over 25 films, made countless cameos, and performed voice over roles.

While some movies instantly make you think of Jackson, such as Snakes on a Plane, Pulp Fiction and Coach Carter, there is a whole list of movies he has been in that you might not remember or even have noticed. The following list points out some of these roles and perhaps will make you ...