Candy Dulfer is a Dutch pop, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer who began playing at the age of six. She founded Funky Stuff, when she was fourteen years old, her debut album Saxuality received a Grammy nomination. Dulfer has released eleven studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, she has performed and recorded songs with musicians including her father Hans Dulfer, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, Angie Stone, Maceo Parker, has performed live with Alan Parsons, Pink Floyd, Tower of Power. She hosted the Dutch television series Candy meets.... In 2013 she became a judge in the fifth season of the Dutch version of X Factor; the daughter of saxophonist Hans Dulfer, Candy Dulfer was born on September 19, 1969 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She began playing the drums at the age of five; as a six-year-old, she started to play the soprano saxophone. At age seven, she switched to alto saxophone and began playing in a local concert band Jeugd Doet Leven in Zuiderwoude. Dulfer played her first solo on stage with her father's band De Perikels.
At age eleven, she made her first recordings for the album. In 1982, when she was twelve years old, she played as a member of Rosa King's Ladies Horn section at the North Sea Jazz Festival. According to Dulfer, King encouraged her to become a band leader. In 1984, at age fourteen, she started the band Funky Stuff. Dulfer's band performed throughout the Netherlands and in 1987 was the opening act for two of Madonna's European concerts. In 1988 Prince invited Dulfer on stage to play an improvised solo during one of his European shows. In 1989 Dulfer appeared in Prince's "Partyman" video. Dulfer performed session work with Eurythmics guitarist and producer Dave Stewart and was a guest musician for Pink Floyd during the band's performance at Knebworth in 1990, from which several tracks were released on a multi-artist live album and video, Live at Knebworth'90. Dulfer was the featured saxophonist on Van Morrison's A Night in San Francisco, an album in 1993, performed with Alan Parsons and his band at the World Liberty Concert in 1995.
Dulfer collaborated with her father Hans Dulfer on the duet album Dulfer Dulfer in 2001. She joined Prince's band in 2004 for his Musicology Live 2004ever tour. In 2007, she released her ninth studio album Candy Store; the album reached a No. 2 position in Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz charts. Her songs "Candy Store" and "L. A. Citylights" reached the No. 1 position in Smooth Jazz National Airplay charts in the United States. Dulfer is a self-taught musician except for some training in a concert band and a few months of music lessons. In 2007, Dulfer was the presenter and interviewer in Candy meets... her own television program for public broadcaster NPS. In the series she met with Sheila E. Maceo Parker, Hans Dulfer, Van Morrison, Dave Stewart, Mavis Staples. Saxuality Sax-a-Go-Go Big Girl For the Love of You The Best of Candy Dulfer Girls Night Out What Does It Take Dulfer Dulfer Right in My Soul Candy Store Funked Up & Chilled Out Crazy Together Official website Candy Dulfer on IMDb Candy Dulfer at AllMusic Candy Dulfer Channel on YouTube
Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films, he is ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema. His style of filmmaking was unique among directors, in that his subjects covered most genres, but with a "subversive" twist that relies on satire and humor to express his personal vision. Altman developed a reputation for being "anti-Hollywood" and non-conformist in both his themes and directing style. However, actors enjoyed working under his direction because he encouraged them to improvise, thereby inspiring their own creativity, he preferred large ensemble casts for his films, developed a multitrack recording technique which produced overlapping dialogue from multiple actors. This produced a more natural, more dynamic, more complex experience for the viewer.
He used mobile camera work and zoom lenses to enhance the activity taking place on the screen. Critic Pauline Kael, writing about his directing style, said that Altman could "make film fireworks out of next to nothing."In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Altman's body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. He never won a competitive Oscar despite seven nominations, his films MASH, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Altman is one of the few filmmakers whose films have won the Golden Bear at Berlin, the Golden Lion at Venice, the Golden Palm at Cannes. Altman was born on February 20, 1925, in Kansas City, the son of Helen, a Mayflower descendant from Nebraska, Bernard Clement Altman, a wealthy insurance salesman and amateur gambler, who came from an upper-class family. Altman's ancestry was German and Irish. Altman had a Catholic upbringing, but he did not continue to follow or practise the religion as an adult, although he has been referred to as "a sort of Catholic" and a Catholic director.
He was educated including Rockhurst High School, in Kansas City. He graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri in 1943. In 1943 Altman joined the United States Army Air Forces at the age of 18. During World War II, Altman flew more than 50 bombing missions as a crewman on a B-24 Liberator with the 307th Bomb Group in Borneo and the Dutch East Indies. Upon his discharge in 1946, Altman moved to California, he worked in publicity for a company. He entered filmmaking on a whim, selling a script to RKO for the 1948 picture Bodyguard, which he co-wrote with George W. George. Altman's immediate success encouraged him to move to New York City, where he attempted to forge a career as a writer. Having enjoyed little success, in 1949 he returned to Kansas City, where he accepted a job as a director and writer of industrial films for the Calvin Company. In February 2012, an early Calvin film directed by Altman, Modern Football, was found by filmmaker Gary Huggins. Altman directed some 65 industrial films and documentaries before being hired by a local businessman in 1956 to write and direct a feature film in Kansas City on juvenile delinquency.
The film, titled The Delinquents, made for $60,000, was purchased by United Artists for $150,000, released in 1957. While primitive, this teen exploitation film contained the foundations of Altman's work in its use of casual, naturalistic dialogue. With its success, Altman moved from Kansas City to California for the last time, he co-directed The James Dean Story, a documentary rushed into theaters to capitalize on the actor's recent death and marketed to his emerging cult following. Altman's first forays into TV directing were on the DuMont drama series Pulse of the City, an episode of the 1956 western series The Sheriff of Cochise. After Alfred Hitchcock saw Altman's early features The Delinquents and The James Dean Story, he hired him as a director for his CBS anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. After just two episodes, Altman resigned due to differences with a producer, but this exposure enabled him to forge a successful TV career. Over the next decade Altman worked prolifically in television directing multiple episodes of Whirlybirds, The Millionaire, U.
S. Marshal, The Troubleshooters, The Roaring 20s, Bus Stop, Kraft Mystery Theater, Combat!, as well as single episodes of several other notable series including Hawaiian Eye, Lawman, Surfside 6, Peter Gunn, Route 66. Through this early work on industrial films and TV series, Altman experimented with narrative technique and developed his characteristic use of overlapping dialogue, he learned to work and efficiently on a limited budget. During his TV period, though fired for refusing to conform to network mandates, as well as insisting on expressing political subtexts and antiwar sentiments during the Vietnam years, Altman always was able to gain assignments. In 1964, the producers decided to expand "Once Upon a Savage Night", one of his episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre, for theatrical release under the name, Nightmare in Chicago. Two years Altman was hired to direct the low-budget space travel feature Countdown, but was fired with
Mary Eileen McDonnell is an American film and television actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles as Stands With A Fist in Dances with Wolves and May-Alice Culhane in Passion Fish. McDonnell is well known for her performances as President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica, First Lady Marilyn Whitmore in Independence Day, Rose in Donnie Darko, she was featured as Captain Sharon Raydor during seasons 5–7 of the TNT series The Closer and starred as Commander Sharon Raydor in the spin-off series Major Crimes on the same network. McDonnell was born in Wilkes-Barre and raised in Ithaca, New York, she is the daughter of a computer consultant. Her siblings are Jane, Judith and John, she is of Irish descent. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, she attended drama school and joined the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, with which she worked for over 20 years. McDonnell won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1981 for her work in the play Still Life.
On Broadway, she has performed in productions of Execution of Justice, The Heidi Chronicles, Summer and Smoke. After more than 21 years of theater and television work, McDonnell made her film breakthrough in 1990 as Stands With A Fist, the daughter of American settlers raised by Sioux Indians, in Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves. Portraying the adopted daughter of Graham Greene's character Kicking Bird, McDonnell 37, was only ten months younger than Greene and less than two years younger than Tantoo Cardinal, who played Black Shawl, her adoptive mother, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role. McDonnell's role in Passion Fish brought her another Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Leading Role, her other notable films include Grand Canyon, Independence Day, Donnie Darko. McDonnell starred with Patrick Swayze in the 1988 movie, Tiger Warsaw. In 1997 she played the judge in the film 12 Angry Men; the film featured future Battlestar Galactica castmate Edward James Olmos.
On television, McDonnell had her first regular part in 1980 on the soap opera As the World Turns. She starred in 1984 on the short-lived medical comedy E/R, alongside Elliott Gould and George Clooney. Coincidentally, she guest-starred in 2001 on the NBC medical series of the same name, ER, which featured Clooney, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on the show as Eleanor Carter, the mother of Dr. John Carter played by Noah Wyle, who had a role in Donnie Darko, she played Dr. Virginia Dixon, a surgeon with Asperger syndrome for three episodes of Grey's Anatomy in 2008 and 2009. In 2003, McDonnell starred in the miniseries Battlestar Galactica as Laura Roslin; the miniseries led with McDonnell reprising her Laura Roslin role. The series ended in March 2009. McDonnell received worldwide recognition for her performance in the show, part of, shown when she was invited to the United Nations for a retrospective and discussion with Edward James Olmos. McDonnell took part in a special session entitled Battlestar Galactica at the 2009 World Science Festival.
The session included Michael Hogan, as well as scientists Nick Bostrom and Kevin Warwick. In 2011, she appeared in the role of Kate Roberts, the mother of Emma Roberts's character in Scream 4. From 2009 to 2012, McDonnell had a recurring role in The Closer as Capt. Sharon Raydor, a police captain in the Force Investigation Division, who butts heads with Kyra Sedgwick's Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning character. McDonnell received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011 for the role. McDonnell's character is the lead in the spin-off, Major Crimes, which debuted August 13, 2012, after The Closer wrapped up its final season in January of 2018. McDonnell is married to actor Randle Mell, resides in Pacific Palisades, California. McDonnell and Mell have Michael Mell and Olivia Mell. Mary McDonnell on IMDb Mary McDonnell at the Internet Broadway Database Mary McDonnell at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Mary McDonnell at TV Guide
A dowager is a widow who holds a title or property—a "dower"—derived from her deceased husband. As an adjective, dowager appears in association with monarchical and aristocratic titles. In popular usage, the noun dowager may refer to any elderly widow one of both wealth and dignity. In the United Kingdom, the widow of a peer may continue to use the style she had during her husband's lifetime, e.g. "Countess of Loamshire", provided that his successor, if any, has no wife to bear the plain title. Otherwise she more properly prefixes either her forename or the word Dowager, e.g. "Jane, Countess of Loamshire" or "Dowager Countess of Loamshire". The term queen dowager is used in the United Kingdom and several other countries for the widow of a king; this form of address is used for noble ladies. It was used for the late Queen Dowager, Fabiola of Belgium and for the Dowager countess d'Udekem d'Acoz. Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain was known as dowager queen after the death of her husband. "Dowager". New International Encyclopedia.
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the "Big Three" alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions each year, it has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections across cinematic genres. Around twenty films compete for the festival's top awards, called the Golden Bear and several Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick; the European Film Market, a film trade fair held to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit. The trade fair serves distributors, film buyers, financiers and co-production agents; the Berlinale Talents, a week-long series of lectures and workshops, is a gathering of young filmmakers held in partnership with the festival.
The film festival, EFM, other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries. More than 4200 journalists produce media coverage in over 110 countries. At some high-profile feature film premieres held during the festival, movie stars and celebrities are present on the red carpet; the Berlin International Film Festival was founded in West Berlin in 1951, with film historian Dr. Alfred Bauer as its first director, a position he would hold until 1976. Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca opened the first festival. Bauer was succeeded by film journalist Wolf Donner in 1976. After his first Berlinale in June 1977, he negotiated the shift of the festival from the summer to February, a change which has remained since. After only three years in the role, Donner was followed by Moritz de Hadeln who held the position from 1980 until current director Dieter Kosslick took over in 2001; the festival is composed of seven different film sections. Films are chosen in each category by a section director with the advice of a committee of film experts.
Categories include: Competition: comprises feature-length films yet to be released outside their country of origin. Films in the Competition section compete for several prizes, including the top Golden Bear for the best film and a series of Silver Bears for acting and production. Panorama: comprises new independent and arthouse films that deal with "controversial subjects or unconventional aesthetic styles". Films in the category are intended to provoke discussion, have involved themes such as LGBT issues. Forum: comprises experimental and documentary films from around the world with a particular emphasis on screening works by younger filmmakers. There are no format or genre restrictions, films in the Forum do not compete for awards. Generation: comprises a mixture of feature-length films aimed at children and youths. Films in the Generation section compete in two sub-categories: Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus. Awards in the section are determined by three separate juries—the Children's Jury, the Youth Jury and an international jury of experts—whose decisions are made independent of one another.
Perspektive Deutsches Kino: comprises a wide variety of German films, with an emphasis on highlighting current trends in German cinema. There are few entry requirements, enabling emerging filmmakers to display their work to domestic and international audiences. Berlinale Shorts: comprises domestic and international short films those that demonstrate innovative approaches to filmmaking. Films in the category compete for the Golden Bear for the best short film, as well as a jury-nominated Silver Bear. Retrospective: comprises classic films shown at the Berlinale, with films collated from the Competition, Forum and Generation categories; each year, the Retrospective section is dedicated to important filmmakers. The special Homage series examines past cinema, with a focus on honouring the life work of directors and actors. In addition to the seven sections, the Berlinale contains several linked "curated special series", including the Berlinale Special, Gala Special, Forum 5, Culinary Cinema and the Homage.
Since 2002 a 50-second trailer opens the performances in all sections of the festival with the exception of the Retrospective. The Golden Bear is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Golden Bear Best Motion Picture Best Short Film Lifetime Achievement Silver Bear The Silver Bear was introduced in 1956 as an award for individual achievements in direction and acting, for best short film. In 1965 a special film award for the runner-up to the Golden Bear was introduced. Although its official name was the Special Jury Prize from 1965 to 1999, has been the Jury Grand Prix since 2000, it is known as the Silver Bear as it is regarded as a second place award after the Golden Bear. In 2002 a Silver Bear for best film music, in 2008 an award for best screenplay. Jury Grand Prix Alfred Bauer Prize: in memory of the Festival Founder—for a feature film that opens new perspectives on cinematic art Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Short Film Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Not awarded every year, in some years more than one award is made.
Outstanding Single Achievement - Not a
Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk and blues singer, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee. He recorded for several labels, including Chess Records and Sun Records in the 1950s, before becoming established in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records, he is best known for his novelty dance records, including "Walking the Dog", "Do the Funky Chicken" and " Push and Pull". According to the Mississippi Blues Commission, "Rufus Thomas embodied the spirit of Memphis music more than any other artist, from the early 1940s until his death... occupied many important roles in the local scene."He began his career as a tap dancer, vaudeville performer, master of ceremonies in the 1930s. He worked as a disc jockey on radio station WDIA in Memphis, both before and after his recordings became successful, he remained active into the 1990s and as a performer and recording artist was billed as "The World's Oldest Teenager". He was the father of the singers Carla Thomas and Vaneese Thomas and the keyboard player Marvell Thomas.
Thomas was born in the rural community of Cayce, the son of a sharecropper. He moved with his family to Memphis, around 1920, his mother was a "church woman". Thomas made his debut as a performer at the age of six, playing a frog in a school theatrical production. By the age of 10, he was a tap dancer, performing on the streets and in amateur productions at Booker T. Washington High School, in Memphis. From the age of 13, he worked with Nat D. Williams, his high-school history teacher, a pioneer black DJ at radio station WDIA and columnist for black newspapers, as a master of ceremonies at talent shows in the Palace Theater on Beale Street. After graduating from high school, Thomas attended Tennessee A&I University for one semester, but economic constraints led him to leave to pursue a career as a full-time entertainer. Thomas began performing in traveling tent shows. In 1936 he joined the Rabbit Foot Minstrels, an all-black revue that toured the South, as a tap dancer and comedian, sometimes part of a duo and Johnny.
He married Cornelia Lorene Wilson in 1940, at a service officiated by Rev. C. L. Franklin, the father of Aretha Franklin, the couple settled in Memphis. Thomas worked a day job in the American Finishing Company textile bleaching plant, which he continued to do for over 20 years, he formed a comedy and dancing duo and Bones, with Robert "Bones" Couch, they took over as MCs at the Palace Theater presenting amateur hour shows. One early winner was B. B. King, others discovered by Thomas in the 1940s included Bobby Bland and Johnny Ace. In the early 1940s, Thomas began performing his own songs, he regarded Fats Waller and Gatemouth Moore as musical influences. He made his professional singing debut at the Elks Club on Beale Street, filling in for another singer at the last minute, during the 1940s became a regular performer in Memphis nightclubs, such as Currie`s Club Tropicana; as an established performer in Memphis, aged 33 in 1950, Thomas recorded his first 78 rpm single, for Jesse Erickson's small Star Talent label in Dallas, Texas.
Thomas said, "I just wanted to make a record. I never thought of getting rich. I just wanted to be known, be a recording artist.... The record sold five copies and I bought four of them." The record, "I'll Be a Good Boy" backed with "I'm So Worried", gained a Billboard review, which stated that "Thomas shows first class style on a slow blues". He recorded for the Bullet label in Nashville, when he recorded with Bobby Plater's Orchestra and was credited as "Mr. Swing". In 1951 he made his first recordings at Sam Phillips's Sun Studio, for the Chess label, but they were not commercially successful, he began working as a DJ at radio station WDIA in 1951, hosted an afternoon R&B show called Hoot and Holler. WDIA, featuring an African-American format, was known as "the mother station of the Negroes" and became an important source of blues and R&B music for a generation, its audience consisting of white as well as black listeners. Thomas used to introduce his shows saying, "I'm young, I'm loose, I'm full of juice, I got the goose so what's the use.
We're feeling gay though we ain't got a dollar, Rufus is here, so hoot and holler." He used to lead tours of white teenagers on "midnight rambles" around Beale Street. His celebrity in the South was such that in 1953, at Sam Phillips's suggestion, he recorded "Bear Cat" for Sun Records, an "answer record" to Big Mama Thornton's R&B hit "Hound Dog"; the record became the label's first national chart hit, reaching number 3 on the Billboard R&B chart. However, a copyright-infringement suit brought by Don Robey, the original publisher of "Hound Dog", nearly bankrupted the record label. After only one recording there, Thomas was one of the African-American artists released by Phillips, as he oriented his label more toward white audiences and signed Elvis Presley, who recorded Thomas's song "Tiger Man". Thomas did not record again until 1956, when he made a single, "I'm Steady Holdin' On", for the Bihari brothers' Meteor label. In 1960 he made his first recordings with his 17-year-old daughter Carla, for the Satellite label in Memphis, which changed its name to Stax the following year.
The song, "Cause I Love You", featuring a rhythm borrowed from Jesse Hill's "Ooh Poo Pa Doo", was a regional hit. J
Ned Thomas Beatty is a retired American actor. He has appeared in more than 160 films and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award; these nominations stemmed from his performances in films and television series, such as Network, Friendly Fire, Hear My Song, Toy Story 3. He has had great commercial success in roles such as the executive Bobby Trippe in Deliverance, Tennessee lawyer Delbert Reese in Nashville, investigator Martin Dardis in All the President's Men, undercover federal agent Bob Sweet in Silver Streak, the priest, Father Edwards in Exorcist II: The Heretic, Lex Luthor's bumbling henchman Otis in Superman and Superman II, as a millionaire's right-hand man in The Toy, Pavel Borisov in The Fourth Protocol, TV presenter Ernest Weller in Repossessed, Rudy Ruettiger's father in Rudy, attorney McNair in Just Cause, Dexter Wilkins in Life, the simple sheriff in Where the Red Fern Grows, the corrupt Senator Charles F. Meachum in Shooter, United States Congressman Doc Long in Charlie Wilson's War and in animated films as the voice of Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear in Toy Story 3 and Tortoise John in Rango.
Beatty was born in Kentucky, to Margaret and Charles William Beatty. He has Mary Margaret. In 1947, young Ned began singing in gospel and barbershop quartets in St. Matthews, at his local church, he received a scholarship to sing in the a cappella choir at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1956, he made his stage debut at age 19, appearing in Wilderness Road, an outdoor-historical pageant located in Berea, Kentucky. During his first ten years of theater, he worked at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, the State Theatre of Virginia. Returning to Kentucky, he worked in the Louisville area through the mid-1960s, at the Clarksville Little Theater and the newly founded Actors Theater of Louisville, his time at the latter included a run as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in 1966. In 1972, Beatty made his film debut as Bobby Trippe in Deliverance, starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds, set in northern Georgia. Beatty's character is forced to strip at gunpoint by two mountain men who humiliate and rape him, a scene so unprecedented and shocking that it is still referenced as a screen milestone.
In 1972, he appeared in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, a western with Paul Newman. In 1973, Beatty made The Thief Who Came to The Last American Hero and White Lightning; the latter film reunited Beatty with Burt Reynolds. He appeared in an episode of the TV series The Waltons that year, as well as the TV-movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders, the pilot for the series Kojak; the next year, 1974, he appeared in the television miniseries The Execution of Private Slovik and in the two-part episode of The Rockford Files, "Profit and Loss". In 1975, he made W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings and Nashville, as well as appearing as Colonel Hollister in the 1975 M*A*S*H episode, "Dear Peggy". He appeared in the NBC-TV movie Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan as Deputy Sheriff Ollie Thompson. Ned made an appearance on Gunsmoke in "The Hiders" episode in 1975. Beatty received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor category for the acclaimed film Network, portraying a television network's bombastic but shrewd chairman of the board who convinces the mad Howard Beale character that corporation-led global dehumanization is not only inevitable, but is a good thing.
Neither Beatty nor William Holden, who shared the lead role with Finch, won an Oscar. The other three acting awards besides best supporting actor were swept by Network performers: Best Actor for Peter Finch, Best Actress for Faye Dunaway, Best Supporting Actress for Beatrice Straight. In 1976, he appeared in All the President's Men, Silver Streak and Mikey and Nicky. In 1977, he returned to work with John Boorman in Exorcist II: The Heretic, starring Linda Blair, appeared in "The Final Chapter", the first episode of the television series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected. During 1977-78, he starred in the sitcom Szysznyk on CBS. In 1978, Beatty appeared in a drama aboard a submarine starring Charlton Heston; the film is significant chiefly for being the screen debut of Christopher Reeve, Beatty's future costar. That year, Beatty was cast by Richard Donner to portray Lex Luthor's inept henchman Otis in Superman: The Movie, as he would in the 1980 sequel, where we see his character being left behind in prison.
He received a second nomination for Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for the television series Friendly Fire. In 1979, he was seen in Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, 1941, directed by Steven Spielberg. In 1980, Beatty appeared in Ronald Neame's 1980 American film Hopscotch with Walter Matthau. In 1981, Beatty appeared in the comedy/science fiction film The Incredible Shrinking Woman, directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Lily Tomlin. In 1982, Beatty returned to work with Richard Pryor in the comedy The Toy. Beatty worked with Burt Reynolds again in the auto-racing farce Stroker Ace. In the middle of the 1980s, Beatty appeared in the comedy film Restless Natives, directed by Michael Hoffman. By the end of the 1980s, Beatty appeared in another comedy film, as the academic "Dean Martin" in Back to School, starrin