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Joe Turkel, the Bartender in ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 94

Joe Turkel, who portrayed the haunting bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the creator of the replicants in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, has died. He was 94. Turkel died Monday at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, his family announced. Turkel also appeared in two other Kubrick films: as a gunman in the climactic shootout […]

Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman and Fought for Creators’ Rights, Dies at 80

Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York of complications from sepsis, his wife, Marilyn Adams, told The Hollywood Reporter. Adams jolted the world of comic books in the late 1960s and […]

Jack Nicholson Wanted His Joker to Scare Kids — Because He Knew They’d Like the Feeling

Jack Nicholson knew immediately how he was going to play the Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman; it was going to be the only way the film would have been taken seriously. The multi-winning Oscar actor, who turned 85 on Friday, explained in a previous making-of featurette that the classic DC comic book villain could not […]

Sally Kellerman, Hot Lips Houlihan in ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 84

Sally Kellerman, the husky-voiced actress known for her Oscar-nominated portrayal of U.S. Army Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, has died. She was 84. Kellerman, who also sang and had a Grand Funk Railroad tune written for her, died Thursday morning at an assisted care facility in Woodland Hills after a battle with […]

Steve Schapiro, Acclaimed Photojournalist, Dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, the photojournalist and documentarian who covered the civil rights movement, produced stills for The Godfather and Taxi Driver and shot portraits of David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Andy Warhol and Ray Charles, has died. He was 87. Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago of pancreatic cancer, a publicist announced. Schapiro photographed the […]

Monte Hellman, Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91

He also helmed 'The Shooting' and 'Ride in the Whirlwind,' two sparse Westerns starring a young Jack Nicholson.

Richard Rush, Writer and Director of ‘The Stunt Man,’ Dies at 91

He also helmed three films featuring a young Jack Nicholson as well as one of the first buddy-cop movies, 'Freebie and the Bean.'

Larry McMurtry, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Novelist and ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Oscar Winner, Dies at 84

The Pulitzer Prize recipient and screenwriter also wrote the books behind 'Hud', 'The Last Picture Show' and 'Terms of Endearment.'

‘Batman’: The Joker’s Makeup Design Was No Laughing Matter to Jack Nicholson

When Jack Nicholson signed on to play The Joker in 1989's Batman, he had no intention of playing a campy comic book villain.

‘Kubrick by Kubrick’: Film Review | Tribeca 2020

THR review: Twenty-one years after his death, fans of the '2001' director and all-around cinema genius can hear his thoughtful takes on his craft and the paradoxes of human nature in 'Kubrick by Kubrick,' a documentary built upon four wide-ranging audio interviews with French critic Michel Ciment.

Michael Keaton Was Stunned by Jack Nicholson’s Sports Obsession During ‘Batman’

Michael Keaton knew Jack Nicholson enjoyed sports when he signed up to do 1989's Batman, but he was blown when he learned of the iconic actor's obsession.

Roger Corman Launches Short Film Fest Competition During Quarantine

Roger Corman, the prolific film director and producer credited with discovering talent like Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola and Peter Bogdanovich, on Wednesday launched a self-named Quarantine Film Festival to judge short films made while filmmakers shelter in their homes.