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Jack Kehoe Dies: ‘The Sting’, ‘Serpico’, ‘Car Wash’ Actor Was 85

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Jack Kehoe Dies: ‘The Sting’, ‘Serpico’, ‘Car Wash’ Actor Was 85
Jack Kehoe, a character actor whose 50-year career was highlighted by appearances in Serpico, The Sting, The Untouchables, Car Wash and Warren Beatty’s Reds, died Jan. 14 at age 85. The Hollywood Hills resident had suffered a debilitating stroke in 2015.

Kehoe’s family announced his death today.

Kehoe made his Broadway debut in 1963 as a supporting player in Edward Albee’s The Ballad of the Sad Cafe starring Colleen Dewhurst, and would appear on Broadway again in 1977’s The Basic Training of Pavel Hummel starring Al Pacino.

The role in Pavel would be his second opposite Pacino: Kehoe appeared as a crooked cop in 1973’s Serpico, the first in a string of high-profile movies throughout the 1970s and ’80s that would include Melvin and Howard, The Sting (as the con man called The Erie Kid), Reds, Car Wash, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, The Star Chamber, The Untouchables and Midnight Run,
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Jack Kehoe, ‘Serpico’ and ‘Midnight Run’ Actor, Dies at 85

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Jack Kehoe, ‘Serpico’ and ‘Midnight Run’ Actor, Dies at 85
Jack Kehoe, best known for his roles in the Al Pacino-led crime drama “Serpico” and “Midnight Run,” died on Jan. 10 at a nursing home in Los Angeles. He was 85. The actor suffered a debilitating stroke in 2015, which left him inactive in recent years.

Kehoe also appeared in several Academy Award-winning films during his 50-year career, including “Melvin and Howard,” “The Sting” alongside Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty’s “Reds.”

Other notable movies on Kehoe’s resume: “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” “The Star Chamber,” “The Untouchables,” “The Paper,” “Midnight Run,” “Young Guns II,” “The Game,” and the cult classics “Car Wash” and “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.” He also appeared on the TV shows “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Twilight Zone.” Additionally, he reunited with Pacino in 1977 on Broadway in “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel.”

Born on Nov. 21, 1934, in Astoria, Queens, Kehoe served in the
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Jack Kehoe, Actor in 'Serpico' and 'The Sting,' Dies at 85

Jack Kehoe, Actor in 'Serpico' and 'The Sting,' Dies at 85
Jack Kehoe, the top-notch character actor who supported such outstanding films as Serpico, The Sting, Midnight Run and The Untouchables, has died. He was 85.

A resident of the Hollywood Hills, Kehoe died Jan. 14 in after suffering a debilitating stroke in 2015, his family announced.

In '70s cult classics, Kehoe portrayed Scruggs, the cowboy who pumps gas, in Car Wash (1976) and the marksman "Set Shot" Buford in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979). His résumé also included Melvin and Howard (1980), Warren Beatty's Reds (1981) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984).

In the best picture Oscar winner The Sting (1973), directed by George Roy Hill,...
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Will 2020 Directors Guild Awards preview Best Picture again after leading us astray last year?

In the 71-year history of the DGA Awards, the guild has honored the director of the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner a staggering 55 times. That success rate of 77% far eclipses that of both the PGA (21/30 = 70%) and SAG (11/22 = 50%). This year’s slate of Directors Guild of America Awards nominees will be announced on January 7.

We are just coming off one of those 16 years when there was a disconnect between the guild and the academy. While Alfonso Cuarón won over the DGA for the helming of his memoir “Roma,” it was “Green Book” that claimed the top prize at the Academy Awards. That film’s director, Peter Farrelly, was nominated by the guild but snubbed by the directors branch of the academy. And his movie did not number among the five nominated for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards; “Black Panther” took home that prize.

In 2018, Guillermo del Toro bagged the DGA
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Tom Fleischman (‘The Irishman’ sound mixer) on maintaining the ‘intimacy’ and ‘purity of the performances’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Tom Fleischman (‘The Irishman’ sound mixer) on maintaining the ‘intimacy’ and ‘purity of the performances’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
From the beginning, sound mixer Tom Fleischman knew “The Irishman” was going to be “a quiet, restrained movie, and there weren’t going to be a lot of flashy moments.” But the lack of “big, huge sound sequences” didn’t mean it would be an easy movie to mix. Watch our exclusive video interview with Fleischman above.

See Eugene Gearty Interview: ‘The Irishman’ sound mixer, editor

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the Netflix release casts Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a truck driver-turned mob hitman pulled between the powerful forces of Mafia honcho Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and union bigwig Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). The film is “really about the intimacy of the scenes between the characters,” Fleischman reveals, so it was important to “keep the quality of their voices and the performances as pure as possible, without any distractions.”

Because of this, Fleischman’s soundscape was “very narrow and very focused.
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Raise ‘A Glass of Soju’ because ‘Parasite’s’ Bong Joon Ho could now tie the record of 4 Oscar nominations for a single film

Raise ‘A Glass of Soju’ because ‘Parasite’s’ Bong Joon Ho could now tie the record of 4 Oscar nominations for a single film
One of the notable snubs on the Oscar shortlists was “Parasite’s” arresting score, but the music branch made it up by shortlisting the film in original song. Yes, “Parasite” has an original song. No, sadly, it’s not the “Jessica Jingle,” although it should be. The track, “A Glass of Soju,” was co-written by Bong Joon Ho, which means he could be nominated for a record-tying four Oscars for one film, joining a very small group, and just one year after Alfonso Cuaron did it himself.

Bong is already expected to receive bids for Best Picture as a producer on “Parasite,” Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, alongside co-writer Han Jin-won.

“A Glass of Soju” plays over the end credits of “Parasite” and is performed by star Choi Woo Sik, who plays Ki-woo in the film. Bong wrote the lyrics and enlisted “Parasite” composer Jung Jae Il to write the music,
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‘Marriage Story’ could be only the 16th film to sweep the Oscar acting nominations, but does that mean it’ll win?

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‘Marriage Story’ could be only the 16th film to sweep the Oscar acting nominations, but does that mean it’ll win?
Marriage Story” looks like the only Oscar contender this season with a plausible shot at earning nominations in all four acting races, in large part because it’s one of the few films in the conversation with male and female co-leads. Only 15 other movies have accomplished that feat, which would make “Marriage” the 16th. But it’s even more impressive when you consider that it has only happened twice in the last 37 years.

According to the combined predictions of Gold Derby users, “Marriage Story” is a reasonably safe bet for Best Actress (Scarlett Johansson as an actress filing for divorce), Best Actor (Adam Driver as her husband fighting to retain custody of their son) and Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern as Johansson’s lawyer). That leaves Best Supporting Actor, where Alan Alda is a contender for playing Driver’s kindly but out-of-his-depth attorney, but he’s an underdog according to
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in November

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Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of everything new coming in November, and it includes the Amazon Original movie “The Report” starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, coming Nov. 29.

Based on a true story, “The Report” is described as following idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Driver), who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.

The fourth and final season of “The Man in the High Castle” is out Nov. 1. According to Amazon’s description: “America will witness rebellion on both coasts as Juliana and Wyatt join forces with an
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Hulu in November: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Fall is upon us, and so is Hulu’s list of every title coming and going from the streaming service in November.

Among the list of arriving titles is a new episode of Hulu’s original monthly anthology series, “Into the Dark.” November’s episode is called “Pilgrim,” and claims to be inspired by true events — in which a woman invites a bunch of Pilgrim re-enactors over for Thanksgiving dinner. But things get spooky when the “actors” refuse to break character.

Other new arrivals include Season 5 of “You’re the Worst,” described as a modern look at love, the complete first seasons of “Dollface,” about a young woman re-entering the world of women, “The Accident,” which begins with a deadly explosion at a construction site, and “Love Island: Australia,” an answer to the U.K. and U.S. versions of the beloved reality dating show.

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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming in November 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that the docudrama “The Report” will debut on the streaming service in November. This Oscar contender, which chronicles the Senate investigation into the CIA, stars Adam Driver as a dogged investigator and Annette Bening as the crusading Senator Dianne Feinstein. Also premiering is the heartwarming “Brittany Runs a Marathon” which, like “The Report,” debuted at the Sundance film festival to rave reviews.

Five original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in November. Among these is the sophomore season of the thriller “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” with John Krasinski taking on the title character played on film by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. Back for its fourth season is “The Man in the High Castle,” which imagines a post-wwii world in which the Axis powers have won.

And in association with the NFL Channel, Amazon will continue to stream “Thursday Night Football,
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Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’) would make Oscar history with Supporting Actor nomination

Taika Waititi (‘Jojo Rabbit’) would make Oscar history with Supporting Actor nomination
As actor-director Taika Waititi continues to establish his eccentric presence in Hollywood, he might just be on the precipice of making Oscar history. Waititi’s latest film, “Jojo Rabbit,” finds him not only in the director’s chair but co-starring as Adolf Hitler, who appears as an imaginary friend to young Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis). Described as an “anti-hate satire,” the film has been divisive among festival-goers thus far, but Waititi has earned strong praise from critics for his unique take on one of history’s biggest monsters. If the praise continues all the way to Waititi landing a Best Supporting Actor nomination, he wouldn’t just be the latest person to direct themselves to an Oscar nomination for acting. He would be the first person in Oscar history to direct himself to a supporting nomination.

SEEOscar Best Supporting Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

There is a
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Edward Norton (‘Motherless Brooklyn’) was ‘scared’ to write, direct, produce and star, but Warren Beatty convinced him to do it [Watch]

Edward Norton (‘Motherless Brooklyn’) was ‘scared’ to write, direct, produce and star, but Warren Beatty convinced him to do it [Watch]
“It’s efficient. My conversations with myself go very smoothly,” joked Edward Norton about writing, directing, producing and starring in the detective noir “Motherless Brooklyn.” He discussed the film with press and industry on Friday, October 11, at the New York Film Festival, where it was the closing night selection. Watch his complete press conference along with co-stars Willem Dafoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw above.

Motherless Brooklyn” is set in 1950s New York City, where a private eye with Tourette syndrome (played by Norton) tries to unravel a political conspiracy at the highest levels of the city’s government. It’s based on the 1999 novel by Jonathan Lethem, which Norton had heard about even before it was released. “Nothing more high-minded than the greedy actor in me was like, ‘Ooh let’s check that out,'” and when Norton “chased it down” he was “very taken with this character he had written:
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Give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award! [Poll Results]

Give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award! [Poll Results]
According to our latest poll results, you want to give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award next January. Last year’s recipient Alan Alda was announced by the SAG Awards on October 4, so the next person will probably be revealed very soon. If their past history remains true, the choice will be someone at least 70 years old with either a strong career in film, television or both.

SEEMeryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best

It is surprising that Streep hasn’t been chosen already, but that’s the case with all of the people featured in our poll. See the full list below along with the percentage each received.

The following living people have already received this award and wouldn’t be chosen again (year referenced is from the ceremony): Joanne Woodward (1986), Robert Redford (1996), Angela Lansbury (1997), Kirk Douglas (1999), Sidney Poitier (2000), Edward Asner (2002), Clint
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Edward Norton Made the Biggest Bet of His Career With ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

Edward Norton Made the Biggest Bet of His Career With ‘Motherless Brooklyn’
Three-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton does not think small. After years of uncredited rewriting and editing room consulting (“American History X”), he directed “Keeping the Faith” in 2000. And over nine years of trying to make an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel “Motherless Brooklyn”, which he wrote and produced, he decided to direct himself in the ambitious drama, which launched in Telluride and Toronto to upbeat reviews and closes the New York Film Festival on Friday. Whatever happens to this movie, it’s Norton’s baby.

At age 50, Norton is always in demand as a canny character actor, but it took nine years to develop, finance and produce “Motherless Brooklyn,” because he wanted to take the helm of a smart, ambitious drama for adults that evokes 50s period film noir New York, complete with a dissonant jazz soundtrack. Whether smarthouse crowds are ready to go there with him remains to be seen.
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Edward Norton Made the Biggest Bet of His Career With ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

Edward Norton Made the Biggest Bet of His Career With ‘Motherless Brooklyn’
Three-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton does not think small. After years of uncredited rewriting and editing room consulting (“American History X”), he directed “Keeping the Faith” in 2000. And over nine years of trying to make an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel “Motherless Brooklyn”, which he wrote and produced, he decided to direct himself in the ambitious drama, which launched in Telluride and Toronto to upbeat reviews and closes the New York Film Festival on Friday. Whatever happens to this movie, it’s Norton’s baby.

At age 50, Norton is always in demand as a canny character actor, but it took nine years to develop, finance and produce “Motherless Brooklyn,” because he wanted to take the helm of a smart, ambitious drama for adults that evokes 50s period film noir New York, complete with a dissonant jazz soundtrack. Whether smarthouse crowds are ready to go there with him remains to be seen.
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Who will receive the Screen Actors Guild 2020 life achievement award [SAG Poll]

Who will receive the Screen Actors Guild 2020 life achievement award [SAG Poll]
The Screen Actors Guild will soon announce their selection of the 2020 SAG Awards life achievement award. If their past history remains true, the choice will be someone at least 70 years old with either a strong career in film, television or both. Vote in our new poll below and let us know who you think will be the next recipient.

The following living people have already received this award and wouldn’t be chosen again (year referenced is from the ceremony): Joanne Woodward (1986), Robert Redford (1996), Angela Lansbury (1997), Kirk Douglas (1999), Sidney Poitier (2000), Edward Asner (2002), Clint Eastwood (2003), Julie Andrews (2007), James Earl Jones (2009), Betty White (2010), Dick Van Dyke (2013), Rita Moreno (2014), Carol Burnett (2016), Lily Tomlin (2017), Morgan Freeman (2018) and Alan Alda (2019).

Seesag Life Achievement award: Full gallery of recipients since 1995

Here are the 12 possibilities featured in our poll below, all over age 70. Several are very surprising names to be on this list since they have
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Film News Roundup: Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’

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Film News Roundup: Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’
In today’s film news roundup, Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” rounds out its cast, Hayes Hargrove gets two parts, and Oscar-winning sound mixer Tom Fleischman is honored.

Castings

Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett have joined Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” reboot, which has started shooting in Chicago.

Written by Peele and Rosenfeld and directed by Nia DaCosta, the new “Candyman” is being described as a spiritual sequel to the 1992 gothic horror film, which was based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden” about the deadly ghost of an artist and slave.

MGM is producing and financing. Universal will distribute “Candyman” globally with the U.S. release date slated for June 12.

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Hayes Hargrove has joined the cast of the Focus Features film “Half Brothers,” directed by Luke Greenfield and starring Luis Gerardo Mendez.

Hargrove plays a blissfully ignorant ride share driver. Mendez is playing a man who grew up worshiping his
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Review: "The Border" (1982) Starring Jack Nicholson; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Todd Garbarini

Charlie Smith (Jack Nicholson) is a bored man. Bored with his position as an immigration enforcement officer in Los Angeles and bored with his eleven-year marriage to Marcy (Valerie Perrine) in a Sunland, CA trailer park. When Marcy boasts of a better life in a shared duplex with chum Savannah (Shannon Wilcox) and her border patrol husband Cat (Harvey Keitel) in El Paso, TX, Charlie doesn’t exactly protest the change in geography or transfer in job title. With all their possessions strapped to the roof of their car, they are welcomed with open arms. It isn’t long, however, before Charlie realizes not only the danger and utter futility of attempting to stop the migrants from making a run for los Estados Unidos regardless of the presence of the tortilla fences topped with barbed wire. But some of his peers and superiors, particularly his boss Red
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Max Wright, ‘Alf’ Star and Veteran Actor, Dead at 75

Max Wright, ‘Alf’ Star and Veteran Actor, Dead at 75
Max Wright, the actor who portrayed the father on the Eighties sitcom Alf, has died. He was 75. On Wednesday, Wright’s son Ben confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter. TMZ first reported the death, adding that Wright died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California following a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, but was reportedly in remission for several years.

As the news broke of Wright’s death, those in the industry paid tribute to the veteran star on social media. “Rip Max Wright – A hilarious and talented actor,
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‘Alf’ Actor Max Wright Dies at 75

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‘Alf’ Actor Max Wright Dies at 75
Max Wright, best known for playing patriarch Willie Tanner on the sitcom “Alf,” died Wednesday. He was 75.

Wright’s family confirmed his death to TMZ. The actor died in his home in Hermosa Beach, Calif., after years of battling cancer. Wright was diagnosed with Lymphona in 1995.

Wright is most famous for his role as the adoptive father to Alf, a back-talking alien puppet who crash-landed on Earth. The series ran from 1986 to 1990 on NBC and featured Wright in every season. His other television credits include episodes of shows such as “Norm,” “Murphy Brown,” “Friends,” “Quantum Leap,” “Misfits of Science,” “Cheers,” “Buffalo Bill,” “Taxi” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

He also played the manager of the iconic “Friends” coffee shop Central Perk in the early episodes of the series, in addition to Norm MacDonald’s boss in the ABC sitcom “Norm.” His film credits include “All That Jazz,” “Snow Falling on Cedars,
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