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After Salvador Dalí and Harpo Marx met and expressed mutual admiration, Dalí sent Harpo a Christmas present: a harp with barbed wire for strings and spoons for tuning knobs, wrapped in cellophane. Harpo was delighted and sent Dalí a photo of himself sitting at the harp with bandaged fingers.

When Dali Met Harpo: Read Salvador Dali’s script for the Marx Brothers Salvador Dali loved the Marx Brothers. He loved their madcap, anarchic comedy. In particular Dali loved Harpo Marx—the blonde corkscrew-haired comic mime whose visual comedy—unlike the quick witty repartee of his brother Groucho—was universal and needed no translation. Dali described Harpo as one …

After Salvador Dalí and Harpo Marx met and expressed mutual admiration, Dalí sent Harpo a Christmas present: a harp with barbed wire for strings and spoons for tuning knobs, wrapped in cellophane. Harpo was delighted and sent Dalí a photo of himself sitting at the harp with bandaged fingers. Read More »

Audrey Hepburn was a ballet prodigy as a child and during WWII would put on silent dance performances to raise money for the Dutch resistance. As the occupation worsened, years of malnutrition weakened her too much to ever have a viable career as a ballerina, so she turned to acting instead

Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British[a] actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International …

Audrey Hepburn was a ballet prodigy as a child and during WWII would put on silent dance performances to raise money for the Dutch resistance. As the occupation worsened, years of malnutrition weakened her too much to ever have a viable career as a ballerina, so she turned to acting instead Read More »

In the early 90s John Travolta’s career was over until director Quentin Tarantino asked to meet. Quentin made John play board games from his past movies and had him recite famous lines to his past films. At the end of the evening Quentin offered the part of Vincent in Pulp Fiction.

John Travolta reveals the bizarre request Quentin Tarantino made during their first meeting John Travolta has gone into detail about a bizarre request he got from Quentin Tarantino during their first meeting. Travolta told the story at the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming event in Adelaide where he was asked on stage how he landed …

In the early 90s John Travolta’s career was over until director Quentin Tarantino asked to meet. Quentin made John play board games from his past movies and had him recite famous lines to his past films. At the end of the evening Quentin offered the part of Vincent in Pulp Fiction. Read More »

Legendary actor James Earl Jones, the voice behind Darth Vader and Mufasa, refused to speak as a child because of a severe stutter. He overcame this by performing poetry readings on the advice of his high school teacher, which ultimately set him on the course of acting.

James Earl Jones on stammering The legendary actor James Earl Jones, the voice behind Darth Vader, refused to speak as a child because of his stammer. This Star Wars Day (May 4th — think about it), here are some quotes from the multi-award winner himself explaining how, with the help of a good teacher, his …

Legendary actor James Earl Jones, the voice behind Darth Vader and Mufasa, refused to speak as a child because of a severe stutter. He overcame this by performing poetry readings on the advice of his high school teacher, which ultimately set him on the course of acting. Read More »

Actress Jan Stirling had airfare to fly to the US but found lingerie she liked, used the last of her money to buy it, trading in the airfare for a ticket on a steamship. Midway thru the voyage she learned that the airship she had been booked on, the Hindenburg, had been destroyed in a fire.

Jan Sterling Jan Sterling (born Jane Sterling Adriance; April 3, 1921 – March 26, 2004) was an American film, television and stage actress. At her most active in films during the 1950s (immediately prior to which she had joined the Actors Studio), Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance …

Actress Jan Stirling had airfare to fly to the US but found lingerie she liked, used the last of her money to buy it, trading in the airfare for a ticket on a steamship. Midway thru the voyage she learned that the airship she had been booked on, the Hindenburg, had been destroyed in a fire. Read More »

Danny DeVito did the dub for his role as the titular character in The Lorax (2012) in Russian, German, Italian, Catalan, and Castilian Spanish, despite not speaking any of those languages

Actor, Dub Thyself: Daniel Brühl & Danny DeVito On Joy In Voicing Themselves — Cannes For Anglo-Saxons, the concept of dubbing can carry with it a comical stigma, bringing to mind the martial arts movies, horror flicks and softcore porn films of the ’70s, where the lip movements of the actors hardly matched the (usually …

Danny DeVito did the dub for his role as the titular character in The Lorax (2012) in Russian, German, Italian, Catalan, and Castilian Spanish, despite not speaking any of those languages Read More »

Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls and used his pay (about $3600) to help finance Reservoir Dogs.

Quentin Tarantino “Tarantino” redirects here. For other people with the surname, see Tarantino (surname). For the Neapolitan dialect spoken in Taranto, see Tarantino dialect. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (/ˌtærənˈtiːnoʊ/; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear storylines, dark humor, aestheticization of violence, extended scenes …

Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls and used his pay (about $3600) to help finance Reservoir Dogs. Read More »

The 1990’s cult hit “Event Horizon” was heavily inspired by Warhammer 40,000 and many fans of the tabletop strategy game consider the movie to be an unofficial prequel

Event Horizon (film) For other uses, see Event horizon (disambiguation). Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson. Set in 2047, it follows a crew of astronauts sent on a rescue mission, …

The 1990’s cult hit “Event Horizon” was heavily inspired by Warhammer 40,000 and many fans of the tabletop strategy game consider the movie to be an unofficial prequel Read More »

Martin Scorsese, after requiring 19 takes to get a scene right in his film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, praised one particular 6-year-old extra. “She ate 19 ice cream cones and didn’t get sick, that girl’s gonna be an actress!” That girl was future Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern.

Laura Dern’s Cameo in “Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore” as a Child Laura Dern talks about hanging out on the set of “Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore” starring her mom, and getting to appear in the movie. Subscribe: