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Birthday Double Dynamite

Birthday Double Dynamite

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2018

Both share enduring movie careers highlighted by two Academy Awards® for acting and admired forays into directing, and have worked together on screen. Each has forged individual paths in social and po

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Birthday Bad Boys

Birthday Bad Boys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2018

Let’s hear it for the bad boys raising birthday toasts today, a pair of charismatic U.K.-born lads whose indelible screen characters gave free rein to their wilder instincts, whether in romance or

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Alternate Actress Awardees

Alternate Actress Awardees

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2018

The final deadline for membership voting on the 90th Academy Awards® for 2017 movies closes next Tuesday, and it’s always interesting to pull out one’s dog-eared copy of film historian Danny Peary’

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Authoritatively Bad Oldman

Authoritatively Bad Oldman

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 3rd 2017

This year the chameleon-like Gary Oldman will traffic in authority figures. This summer he plays a sinister dictator in the action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, due in August and starring the promi

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The Prolific Mr. Penn

The Prolific Mr. Penn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2016

As he turns 56 today, Sean Penn remains busy on several fronts. As an activist actor, he’s playing an animated version of himself in an upcoming 15th season episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created F

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