Friday, June 30
Tuesday, June 27
Jack Nicholson has spent his long career being one of the great movie stars... in my estimation, one of the greats of all time. When it comes to comedy, he's one of the best and his turns at drama render him positively riveting. As of this writing he has made 60 movies as an actor, three as a director, six as a writer and eight as a producer. He has been nominated for 12 acting Oscars (the most of any male actor) and won three of them. He made 19 films before he came to worldwide attention in 1969s Easy Rider. Every decade since he has made a collection of memorable films. Here are those from the 1970s.
Friday, June 23
Tuesday, June 20
Someone once described her as a Boticelli cracking a malicious grin. I regarded her as the high priestess of movie comediennes in the 1970s whose deadpan expressions drove me crazy with laughter and whose voice was truly her best instrument. She was a sensation on Broadway, a multiple Tony nominee, and she admitted she owed her movie career mainly to Mel Brooks with an extra nod to Peter Bogdanovich.
Friday, June 16
Here we have 10 more actors who indeed had some odd careers. Some had a famous role... and then nothing. There are even a couple of Oscar nominees. Several were young and simply never graduated to adult roles. Some come from acting families and didn't make the cut. Some were very talented. Let's see who they are.
Tuesday, June 13
Being as fond of writers as I have always been, it has been fascinating for me over the years to become more aware of what movies come from the pen of the same person. So, like any good sleuth, I have looked them up, always finding a few surprises along the way. Of the 25 people listed, some have written an original work, some are adaptations of previously-published works and some are cowritten with others not mentioned. I have not specified which is which. Check it out: