Posts Tagged: Actors

Would You Be Able To Tell The Difference Between A Robot Actor And, Say, Ryan O'Neal?

"Robots and humans acted together in harmony for this particular performance. But Hirata suggested that robot actors could begin replacing human actors within the next few decades."


Awesome Michael Caine is Awesome

"In 1987, he missed the chance to accept his Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters because he was off filming Jaws 4. 'I haven’t seen it, but I did see the house it bought for my mother,' Caine says. 'It was very beautiful. They said, here’s a million bucks for a week’s work… fine." —Michael Caine, am I right???


New Diablo Cody Chat Show Features Jason Bateman, Wheat Thins

I actually enjoyed this conversation between Diablo Cody and Jason Bateman. He's 41! Apparently 41 really is the new 36.


Other Famous People Who Were (Or Planned To Be) In Other Hobbit Movies

Were there other famous people attached at one point or another to adaptations of the J.R.R. Tolkien stories? There were! In fact, several non-Peter Jackson hobbit movies have already been made. You may have even seen some of them, when you were a little child, or when you were smoking marijuana "hobbit weed" and looking at videos on the Internet this very afternoon!

If you have kids and/or once enjoyed the indoor sport of Dungeons & Dragons, then you will probably go see The Hobbit next weekend. But what if Magneto and that guy from The Office weren't in the movie, then what? Other people would [...]


How To Stand Out As An Actor: "Just Finished Playing a Rapist"!

This solicitation was recently received by a TV person out on the other coast. They say "leave an impression and you'll get remembered!" I suppose that works even if the impression is rather creepy. For reasons of politeness, we've obscured this actor's last name. (And to be fair, it's not like my handwriting's any good either, though it is less rapistey.) But if you're interested in hiring this young man, let us know, and we'll make contact!


Even Actors Find Out that the New Currency is Attention

I am making less money upfront than ever and so is America's Sweetheart™ and potential This Weekend's Oscar© Winner Sandy Bullock, who only got $5 million up front for her dye job in The Barf Slide. Now more than ever, actors are working on an attention-based bonus system, in which the success of a film is what brings the big pay, and the huge names take "less" up front. (Setting aside the hilarious pay scale itself, in some ways this is not a great idea, as actors have the least to do with the finished product being watchable or miserable? And yet still.) In the future, though, I think [...]


Nice Lillards Finish Last

Matthew Lillard: I made great money in Scooby Doo 2, but that was ten years ago. I just thought, ‘I’ll make a lot of money.’

BlackBook: Did you think that at one point? Matthew Lillard: Sure. I was like, ‘Oh dude, I’ll always work.’ And also, I’m fun to work with and I’m not a guy that’s hard to get a long with. I’ve never had a bad experience with anyone, I’ve never been late, I don’t do drugs. You know, I wish I did. I wish I would beat a woman, do drugs, get arrested, kill a dog.

BlackBook: Then you would have starred in Iron [...]


The Dorothy of South Street Seaport

"Ladies! Dorothys!" yelled Mary Shriver at nine dark-haired young people. She is one of the producers of "WiZaRD," an upcoming off-Broadway musical loosely built around the music of "The Wizard of Oz." It was 9 a.m. on Thursday at the South Street Seaport, and the nine women were sitting on benches about 100 feet from a makeshift stage, which was built between a schooner and a mall. The bright-eyed actors carried bottles of water and cups of hot coffee, and some even wore pigtails.