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Louise Fletcher, the Cruel Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Dies at 88

Louise Fletcher, the sweet actress from Alabama who won an Academy Award for her turn as the heartless Nurse Ratched — one of the most reviled characters in movie history — in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, has died. She was 88.  Fletcher died Friday of natural causes at her home in Montdurausse, France, her […]

Ellen Burstyn Reveals Why She Finally Said Yes to an ‘Exorcist’ Sequel

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Actors Studio — the legendary New York (and later Los Angeles) workshop co-founded by Elia Kazan in 1947 where Marlon Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman and scores of other acting heavyweights perfected their craft — the Academy Museum is hosting a series of Sunday screenings. It kicked off […]

Clu Gulager, Actor in ‘The Virginian,’ ‘The Last Picture Show’ and ‘Return of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 93

Clu Gulager, the real-life cowboy from Oklahoma known for his turns on The Tall Man, The Virginian, The Last Picture Show and horror movies including The Return of the Living Dead, has died. He was 93. Gulager died Friday of natural causes at the Los Angeles home of his son John and daughter-in-law Diane, they […]

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 […]

Linda Lawson, Actress in ‘Night Tide,’ Dies at 86

Linda Lawson, a singer and actress perhaps best known for her turn as a mysterious mermaid in the 1961 Dennis Hopper film Night Tide, has died. She was 86. Lawson died May 18 of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Retirement Home in Woodland Hills, her family announced. Born Linda Spaziani in 1936 in Ann Arbor, […]

MGM Buys Ellen Burstyn’s ‘Queen Bees’ for Europe, Asia and Latin America

MGM has snatched up rights in most of world outside of North America for Queen Bees, aka At Last, Michael Lembeck’s comedy drama starring Ellen Burstyn, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Ann-Margret, and James Caan. MGM will take all rights for the film across most of Europe, including Germany, Italy, and the U.K., as well as the […]

Ellen Burstyn to Reprise ‘SVU’ Role on ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

Law & Order: Organized Crime is bringing another member of the Stabler family (back) into the fold. Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role as Elliot Stabler’s (Chris Meloni) mother, Bernadette, in the NBC drama’s second season. Burstyn won an Emmy for playing the character in a 2008 episode of Law & Order: SVU. Details of […]

Universal Plans New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy With Peacock

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to star in the coming reboot of The Exorcist from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Productions, in partnership with Universal and Peacock. Ellen Burstyn will also reprise her role as Chris MacNeil, with David Gordon Green earlier tapped to direct the first of three planned movies. Universal and Peacock acquired the […]

Gravitas Ventures Nabs ‘Queen Bees’ Starring Ellen Burstyn, James Caan

The movie is set for a day-and-date theatrical and digital release on June 11.

Vanessa Kirby, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Team on Depicting Grief and Motherhood

Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn and the 'Pieces of a Woman' filmmakers open up about how the Netflix drama was a therapeutic experience. 

Toronto: Hungarian Filmmakers on the Personal Trauma Behind ‘Pieces of a Woman’

Hungarian filmmakers Kornel Mundruczo and Kata Weber talk about exploring the taboo of their own loss of a child for their first English-language film, 'Pieces of a Woman,' starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, and Ellen Burstyn.

‘Pieces of a Woman’: Film Review | Venice 2020

Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf play a couple shattered by the loss of their newborn baby in Kornél Mundruczó's intense English-language debut, Pieces of a Woman.