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The Out-of-Their-Depths Gang

The Out-of-Their-Depths Gang

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 15th 2018

“Nobody’s perfect” is the final line of dialogue in what’s regarded one of the most perfect period movie comedies ever made, the Billy Wilder/I.A.L. Diamond Some Like It Hot (1959). Nobody’s Perfec

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Hailing Hoskins

Hailing Hoskins

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2016

A unique looking and much beloved screen actor born 74 years ago today described himself in one interview as a “cube” and “not even my mum would call me pretty.” In that same conversation recounted

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Actor's Instinct

Actor's Instinct

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 16th 2016

The story goes that 27-year-old Richard Dreyfuss, who had pleased moviegoers and impressed critics with his work as Curt in American Graffiti, Baby Face Nelson in Dillinger (both 1973) and especia

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Heard to the Bone

Heard to the Bone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2016

In director Joan Micklin Silver’s Between the Lines (1977), actor John Heard, still going strong and celebrating his 71st birthday today, played an award-winning investigative reporter for an alter

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