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Paul Sorvino, Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘That Championship Season,’ Dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, the burly character actor who made a career out of playing forceful types, most notably the coldhearted mobster Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 83. Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), died Monday of natural causes, his wife, Dee Dee, announced. “Our hearts are broken, there […]

James Caan, Macho Leading Man of Hollywood, Dies at 82

James Caan, the brawny star who played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and a rough-and-tumble athlete in Rollerball but had the self-assurance to showcase a sensitive side during his long career, has died. He was 82. Caan died Wednesday night in Los Angeles, his rep Arnold Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter, confirming a post on […]

Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT

A list of the Hollywood stars who just need one award to have an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

‘The Godfather’ Turns 50: Film and TV Homages Likely Seen Before the Francis Ford Coppola Masterpiece

The Godfather is arguably the greatest film ever made. But at 50 years old, it’s a good bet today a decent portion of viewers saw an homage to the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece before watching the actual masterpiece. And that makes perfect sense. The film, based on the best-selling novel by the late Mario Puzo, […]

‘The Godfather’ at 50: Cast Looks Back on Legendary Motion Picture and Shares New Insights on the Production

James Caan was so mad that Francis Ford Coppola cut one of his beefier scenes from The Godfather, he walked out of a screening. Fifty years later, he’s still irked. Based on the best-selling book by the late Mario Puzo, The Godfather debuted in theaters on March 24, 1972. Immediately receiving universal acclaim, the Paramount […]

Guest Column: How Method Acting Elevated Five Films — From ‘The Godfather’ to ‘The Lost Daughter’

During the second half of the 20th Century, the Method — an acting technique codified by Lee Strasberg that draws on the individual actor’s idiosyncrasies, psychology and emotion to help breathe life into their roles —transitioned from insurgent movement to dominant establishment to an often-mocked and misunderstood long twilight in the popular consciousness.

‘The Godfather’ Scores Top Weekend Box Office Average — 50 Years Later

Talk about an oldie but goodie. Over the Feb. 25-27 weekend, Paramount booked The Godfather in 156 theaters across North America in honor of the movie’s 50th anniversary. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic Mafia pic earned $970,000 for a per-location average of $6,218, the best of any film for the weekend. (The next closest was […]

Robert Allan Ackerman, Acclaimed Director for Stage and Television, Dies at 77

Robert Allan Ackerman, the admired director who guided the likes of Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave, Sean Penn and Anne Bancroft in productions for stage and television, has died. He was 77. Ackerman died Monday of kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’: Film Review

Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino also star in this true-crime saga of the turbulent years that led to the murder of Maurizio Gucci, head of the eponymous Milan fashion house.

Inside LACMA’s Art+Film Gala as Honoree Steven Spielberg Says: “I Don’t Think I’ve Referred to Myself in Public” as an Artist

The star-studded annual affair is often affectionately referred to as the Met Gala of the West as it features well-heeled, A-list guests from fashion, film, music, philanthropy, business and tech gathered to raise funds for a museum. But this year’s LACMA Art+Film Gala, a milestone 10th-anniversary event, shimmered in its own, brighter light on Saturday […]

Lady Gaga Plots a Takeover and Then a Murder in New ‘House of Gucci’ Trailer

The latest trailer for MGM’s anticipated House of Gucci movie teases even more of the dramatic saga that gave way to Maurizio Gucci’s death in 1995. With “Sweet Dreams” serving as the soundtrack, the new trailer plots how Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) made her way into the powerful family before ultimately conspiring against her former […]

Toronto: Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino to Star in Retirement Community-Set Noir ‘Sniff’

A group of Oscar winners and nominees will star in a retirement community-set noir feature, with sales launching at the Toronto International Film Festival. Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and Danny DeVito will appear in Sniff from director Taylor Hackford. The logline for the projects reads: “When two residents die under suspicious circumstances, retired […]