Decoration Day (film)
Decoration Day is a 1990 film based on a novel by John William Corrington of the same title. The made-for-TV movie was directed by Robert Markowitz and filmed on location in Georgia, james Garner plays a retired judge and recluse who comes out of hiding to investigate when his childhood friend refuses to accept a Medal of Honor awarded decades ago in World War II. His reason is kept in confidence and Garners character files a motion to deny the ceremony, the personal lives of the other characters have issues of their own to work out. In the end of things Cobbs character is told of something he didnt know about, in his review, he says the movie starts out like the a video greeting card designed to warm your heart. But very quickly it becomes something better than that and he goes on to say To be sure, theres a lot thats sentimental about this story, and calls the film entertaining. They declared. if you havent brushed aside a tear or three by the credits, you probably cant see your reflection in a mirror, either.
They summed up, Gather the relations, grab a box of Kleenex, lenski Decoration Day at the Internet Movie Database Decoration Day at AllMovie Decoration Day at TV. com
Alfredo James Al Pacino is an American actor of stage and screen and screenwriter. DeMille Award, and the National Medal of Arts and he is one of few performers to have won a competitive Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony Award for acting, dubbed the Triple Crown of Acting. He achieved international acclaim and recognition for his role as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppolas The Godfather. He received his first Oscar nomination and would reprise the role in the successful sequels The Godfather Part II. Pacinos performance as Corleone is now regarded as one of the greatest screen performances in film history, for his performances in The Godfather, Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross, Pacino was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. A lifelong fan of Shakespeare, Pacino directed and starred in Looking for Richard, a film about the play Richard III. He has acted as Shylock in a 2004 feature film adaptation, since 1994, Pacino has been the joint president of the Actors Studio with Ellen Burstyn and Harvey Keitel.
Pacino was born in New York City, to Sicilian-American parents Salvatore Pacino and Rose and his mother moved to The Bronx to live with her parents and James Gerardi, coincidentally, had come from a town in Sicily named Corleone. His father, who was from San Fratello in the Province of Messina, moved to Covina, California, in his teen years Sonny, as he was known to his friends, aimed to become a baseball player, and was nicknamed The Actor. Pacino went through Herman Ridder Junior High School, but in secondary school dropped out of many classes and he attended the High School of Performing Arts, but dropped out of school at age 17. His mother disagreed with his decision, they argued and he left home and he worked at low-paying jobs, busboy and postal clerk, to finance his acting studies. He once worked in the room for Commentary magazine. He began smoking and drinking at age nine, and took up casual cannabis use at age 13 and his two closest friends died from drug abuse at the ages of 19 and 30.
Growing up in The Bronx, he got into fights and was considered something of a troublemaker at school. He acted in basement plays in New Yorks theatrical underground but was rejected for the Actors Studio while a teenager, Pacino joined the Herbert Berghof Studio, where he met acting teacher Charlie Laughton, who became his mentor and best friend. In this period, he was unemployed and homeless, and sometimes slept on the street, in theaters. In 1962, his mother died at the age of 43, the following year, Pacinos grandfather James Gerardi, one of the most influential people in his life, died. After four years at HB Studio, Pacino successfully auditioned for the Actors Studio, the Actors Studio is a membership organization of professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City
Barbarians at the Gate (film)
Barbarians at the Gate is a television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. The film was directed by Glenn Jordan and written by Larry Gelbart and it stars James Garner as F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco, and Jonathan Pryce as Henry Kravis, his chief rival for the company. It features Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy and Fred Dalton Thompson, the free-spending Johnsons bid for the company is opposed by two of the pioneers of the leveraged buyout, Henry Kravis and his cousin. Other bidders emerge, including Ted Forstmann and his company, Forstmann Little, after Kravis, the greed was so evident, Kraviss final bid is declared the winner, even though Johnsons was higher. Barbarians at the Gate at the Internet Movie Database
Don King (boxing promoter)
Donald Don King is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction. Kings career highlights include, among other enterprises, promoting The Rumble in the Jungle. Some of these boxers sued him for allegedly defrauding them, Most of the lawsuits were settled out of court. King has been charged with killing two people in incidents 13 years apart, in 1954, King shot a man in the back after spotting him trying to rob one of Kings gambling houses, this incident was ruled a justifiable homicide. In 1967, King was convicted of nonnegligent manslaughter for stomping one of his employees to death, for this he served three years and eleven months in prison. After being released, he was pardoned in 1983. King was born in Cleveland, where he attended school, the first was determined to be justifiable homicide after it was found that King shot Hillary Brown in the back and killed him while he was attempting to rob one of Kings gambling houses in 1954.
In 1967, King was convicted of second degree murder for the killing after he was found guilty of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett. King entered the world after convincing Muhammad Ali to box in a charity exhibition for a local hospital in Cleveland with the help of singer Lloyd Price. Early on he formed a partnership with a promoter named Don Elbaum. In 1974, King negotiated to promote a heavyweight fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, popularly known as The Rumble in the Jungle. The fight between Ali and Foreman was a much-anticipated event, Kings rivals all sought to promote the bout, but King was able to secure the then-record $10 million purse through an arrangement with the government of Zaire. Don King induced a Cleveland tycoon named Carl Lombardo to underwrite the show for $1. 3‐million, video Techniques put in $200,000 and that just about took care of the nut. Chuck Wepner went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali, knocking down his opponent in the round, as an unheralded challenger for the WBA.
Aside from promoting the premier heavyweight fights of the 1970s, King was expanding his boxing empire. Throughout the decade, he compiled a roster of fighters. Fighters including Larry Holmes, Wilfred Benítez, Roberto Durán, Salvador Sánchez, Wilfredo Gómez, for the next two decades, King continued to be among boxings most successful promoters
Rhames was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, the son of Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were raised as sharecroppers in South Carolina, named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, Irving Rhames grew up in Harlem. He entered New Yorks High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting, after high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase, where fellow acting student Stanley Tucci gave him his nickname Ving. Rhames transferred to the Juilliard Schools Drama Division where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1983, Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Boys of Winter in 1984. Rhames played Dr. Peter Bentons brother-in-law on the TV medical drama ER and he played ace computer hacker Luther Stickell opposite Tom Cruise in Brian De Palmas Mission, Impossible. In 1997 Rhames portrayed the character of Nathan Diamond Dog Jones in the popular film Con Air, Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film in HBOs Don King, Only in America.
At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, saying, I feel that being an artist is about giving, Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the back to Rhames. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames and that moment was #98 on E. s 101 Awesome Moments in Entertainment. The New York Times lauded Rhames for the act, writing that in doing so he demonstrated his capacity for abundant generosity, Rhames appeared in Striptease as the wisecracking bodyguard Shad, Bringing Out the Dead, reprised his Luther Stickell role for Mission, Impossible II. Rhames has appeared in a series of commercials for RadioShack. In March 2005, Rhames played the role on a new Kojak series. The bald head and Who loves ya, catchphrase remained intact, but little else remained from the Savalas original. Rhames voiced the part of Tobias Jones in the computer game Driver 3.
Rhames reprised his role in Mission, Impossible III, had an appearance in Mission, Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He is the only actor besides Tom Cruise to appear in all five Mission, Impossible films. It was announced that he would have a role in the Aquaman-based show Mercy Reef, however due to the integration of The WB and UPN for the new network, CW, Mercy Reef was not picked up. Rhames played a homosexual, possibly homicidal, firefighter who comes out of the closet in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and he narrates the BET television series American Gangster
Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a part of the film industrys awards season. The 74th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film, the 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, was held in January 1944, at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies were held at venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish an honorary award to recognize outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Recognizing its subject as a figure within the entertainment industry. The official name of the award became the Cecil B. In 1963, the Miss Golden Globe concept was introduced, in its inaugural year, two Miss Golden Globes were named, one for film and one for television.
The two Miss Golden Globes named that year were Eva Six and Donna Douglas, respectively, in 2009, the Golden Globe statuette was redesigned. It was unveiled at a conference at the Beverly Hilton prior to the show. The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, telecast to 167 countries worldwide, generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars, gervais returned to host the 68th and 69th Golden Globe Awards the next two years. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th, 71st and 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015, the Golden Globe Awards theme song, which debuted in 2012, was written by Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi. On January 7,2008, it was announced due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The ceremony was faced with a threat by striking writers to picket the event, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to adopt another approach for the broadcast. In acting categories, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight, including honorary awards, such as the Henrietta Award, World Film Favorite Actor/Actress Award, or Cecil B.
DeMille Award, Barbra Streisand leads with nine, Streisand won for composing the song Evergreen, producing the Best Picture, and directing Yentl in 1984. Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda and Shirley MacLaine have six awards each, behind them are Rosalind Russell and Jessica Lange with five wins. Meryl Streep holds the record for most nominations with thirty, at the 46th Golden Globe Awards an anomaly occurred, a three way-tie for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Ewan Gordon McGregor OBE is a Scottish actor. His first professional role was in 1993, when he won a role in the Channel 4 series Lipstick on Your Collar. Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons, Dr. Alfred Jones in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Lumière in an adaptation of Beauty. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for both Moulin Rouge, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. McGregor has starred in productions of Guys and Dolls. He was ranked number 36 on Empire magazines The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list in 1997, in a 2004 poll for the BBC, McGregor was named the fourth most influential person in British culture. He has been involved in charity work and has served as an ambassador for UNICEF UK since 2004, in 2016, he received the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award. McGregor was born in Perth and brought up in Crieff and his mother, Carol Diane, is a retired teacher of Crieff High School and latterly deputy head teacher of Kingspark School in Dundee.
His father, James Charles Stewart Jim McGregor, is a physical education teacher and careers master of Morrisons Academy. He has a brother, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and actress Sheila Gish, McGregor attended the independent Morrisons Academy in Crieff. In 1993, six months prior to his graduation from Guildhall, the same year, he starred in the BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black with a young Rachel Weisz, and made his film debut in Bill Forsyths Being Human. In 1994, McGregor performed in the thriller Shallow Grave, for which he won an Empire Award, and his international breakthrough followed in 1996 with the role of heroin addict Mark Renton in Boyles Trainspotting, an adaptation of Irvine Welshs novel of the same name. McGregor played the romantic lead role in the 1998 British film Little Voice. While the prequels received criticism from Star Wars fans, McGregors performance was widely acclaimed and his uncle, Denis Lawson, had played Wedge Antilles in the original trilogy.
In 2001, he starred in Moulin Rouge, as the young poet Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill courtesan Satine, played by Nicole Kidman. McGregor reprised his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the subsequent prequel Star Wars, in 2003, he starred alongside Renée Zellweger in Down With Love. He portrayed the younger Edward Bloom in the acclaimed film Big Fish alongside Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. Born to a peasant family in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye and he has been described as a monk or as a strannik, though he held no official position in the Russian Orthodox Church. After traveling to St. Petersburg, either in 1903 or the winter of 1904-5, Rasputin captivated some church and he became a society figure, and met the Tsar in November 1905. In late 1906, Rasputin began acting as a healer for the Nicholas II and Alexandras son Alexei, at court, he was a divisive figure, seen by some Russians as a mystic and prophet, and by others as a religious charlatan. The high point of Rasputins power was in 1915, when Nicholas II left St Petersburg to oversee Russian armies fighting World War I, as Russian defeats in the war mounted, both Rasputin and Alexandra became increasingly unpopular. On the night of 29-30 December 1916 Rasputin was assassinated by a group of noblemen who opposed his influence over Alexandra.
Some writers have suggested that Rasputin helped to discredit the tsarist government, and thus helped to precipitate the Russian Revolution, very little about Rasputins life and influence is certain, however, as accounts have often been based on hearsay and legend. Rasputin was born a peasant in the village of Pokrovskoye. His father, was a peasant farmer and church elder who had born in Pokrovskoye in 1842. Efim worked as a government courier, ferrying people and goods between Tobolsk and Tyumen,6,14 The couple had seven children, all of whom died in infancy. There may have been a child, Feodosiya. After a courtship of several months, they married in February 1887, praskovya remained in Pokrovskoye throughout Rasputins travels and rise to prominence, and remained devoted to him until his death. Building a makeshift chapel in Efims root cellar - Rasputin was still living within his fathers household at the time - the group held secret meetings there. Petersburg Theological Seminary at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, and arranged for him to travel to St.
Petersburg, during this time, Rasputin wrote several letters to the Tsar. 69-76 Rasputin was wandering as a pilgrim in Siberia when he heard reports of Tsarevich Alexeis illness. This made it appear that Rasputin was effectively healing him, skeptics have claimed that he did so by hypnosis. His pragmatic tips included suggestions such as Dont let the doctors bother him too much, Rasputin had a considerable personal and political influence on Alexandra, and the Tsar and Tsarina considered him a man of God and a religious prophet. Alexandra came to believe that God spoke to her through Rasputin, of course, this relationship can be viewed in the context of the very strong, age-old bond between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian state leadership. Another important factor was probably the Tsarinas German-Protestant origin and she was definitely highly fascinated by her new Orthodox outlook — the Orthodox religion puts a great deal of faith in the healing powers of prayer
John Uhler Jack Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins, Lemmon was born on February 8,1925, in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He was the child of Mildred Burgess LaRue and John Uhler Lemmon. His paternal grandmother was from an Irish immigrant family, Lemmon attended John Ward Elementary School in Newton and the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. During his acceptance of his lifetime achievement award, he stated that he knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of eight, after graduation in 1947, Lemmon took up acting professionally, working on radio and Broadway. He studied acting under coach Uta Hagen and he was enamored of the piano and learned to play it on his own. He could play the harmonica, organ, and he was close friends with actors Tony Curtis, Ernie Kovacs, Walter Matthau and Kevin Spacey. He made two films with Curtis, and eleven with Matthau, early in Lemmons career he met comedian Ernie Kovacs while co-starring with him in Operation Mad Ball.
Lemmon and Kovacs became close friends and appeared together in two subsequent films, Bell and Candle and It Happened to Jane, in 1977, PBS broadcast a compilation series of Kovacs television work, and Lemmon served as the narrator of the series. Lemmon discussed his friendship with Kovacs in the documentary Ernie Kovacs and he was a favorite of director Billy Wilder, starring in the films Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie, Avanti. The Front Page, and Buddy Buddy, the biography quotes Lemmon as saying, I am particularly susceptible to the parts I play. If my character was having a breakdown, I started to have one. Bell and Candle and It Happened to Jane and How to Murder Your Wife, quine directed Lemmons screen test when the actor was signed by Columbia. Lemmons singing voice was first heard on two film soundtracks in 1955, Three for the Show with Betty Grable and My Sister Eileen and he performed songs in the 1956 film You Cant Run Away from It with Stubby Kaye and June Allyson.
His first solo album A Twist of Lemmon was released in 1958 on Epic Records, while filming Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe in 1959, Lemmon released a second album, Some Like It Hot. Both featured Lemmons singing and piano solos, the two Epic albums were released as A Twist of Lemmon/Some Like It Hot, a single cd on Collectors Choice Music, in 2001. Two singles, Daphne/Sleepy Lagoon and Im Forever Blowing Bubbles/I Cover the Waterfront did not appear on either album, Epic released a third single in 1960, Lemmons piano solo of the theme to the film The Apartment, backed with his own composition Lemmon Blues. In 1963, Lemmon released an album, this time on Capitol Records
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV series)
Jack the Ripper is a 1988 English television film drama about the notorious Jack the Ripper murder spree in Victorian London. The broadcasts were a cause celebre in English television production in the late 1980s, chief Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard is assigned by his superiors to investigate the murder and brutal mutilation of a prostitute in the East End of London. As the mutilated corpses of other shilling whores turn up in the same area, the killer is nicknamed Jack the Ripper after a letter bearing that name and supposedly from the killer, is forwarded to Scotland Yard. As the Ripper terrorizes London, public outrage erupts throughout the country, there is no shortage of suspects for Abberline and his partner, Sergeant George Godley. Using historical characters involved in the genuine 1888 hunt for the killer, Jack the Ripper was written by Derek Marlowe and David Wickes, the series drew heavily on the same discredited Masonic/Royal Family conspiracy theory as the 1978 film Murder By Decree, and in From Hell.
This theory was first put forward in the 1960s by Thomas E. A. Stowell who published his claims in a November 1970 issue of The Criminologist, the theory was turned into the bestselling Jack the Ripper, The Final Solution by Stephen Knight. After pressure from Ripperologist Melvin Harris and others, Wickes was forced to withdraw this claim, the Ripper character in the film Murder by Decree, assigned the fictitious name Sir Thomas Spivey, was based on Sir William Gull. The series ends with Gulls son-in-law, Dr. Theodore Dyke Acland, the series denouement thus differs to Stephen Knights claim that Warren was aware of the Rippers identity as the crimes were being committed. Jack the Ripper ends with the disclaimer, The series was originally mounted on a relatively low-budget, with interior photography shot on video-tape. Filming commenced in October 1987, with Barry Foster of Van der Valk cast in the role of Abberline, production was halted in December 1987 after the American television network CBS became interested in the project, and most of the original cast and crew were paid off.
Jack the Ripper was consequently re-tooled as an Anglo-American co-production with an $11 million budget, the casting of Michael Caine was considered to be a major coup, as the actor was not known for doing television work. Jack the Ripper reportedly earned Caine a fee of $1 million, in the original version of the series, Abberlines partner George Godley was to have been played by Brian Capron. He was replaced by Lewis Collins, American actor Armand Assante and British actress Jane Seymour, both well-known to American audiences, were added to the cast at the suggestion of CBS. Ken Bones, George Sweeney, Edward Judd and Kelly Cryer all played the parts they were cast for in the version of the series. Jack the Ripper began filming in February 1988, with photography at Pinewood Studios. David Wickes was determined that as few people as possible should know who would be unmasked as the killer, and shot four dummy endings to put the cast and crew off the scent. He mocked up a scene with Godley pulling William Gull from a coach in a case of mistaken identity, only eight members of Wickes staff knew the truth before production wrapped.
The series premiered in the UK on 11 October 1988, the series enjoyed extremely high ratings on both sides of the Atlantic
Mickey Rooney was an American actor, vaudevillian and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, a versatile performer, he became a celebrated character actor in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney the best there has ever been, clarence Brown, who directed him in two of his earliest dramatic roles, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said he was the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with. Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his debut at the age of six. At thirteen he played Puck in the play and the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream, critic David Thomson hailed his performance as one of cinemas most arresting pieces of magic. In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town, at nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made films, which made him one of MGMs most consistently successful actors.
Rooney was the top box office attraction from 1939 to 1941, and one of the actors of that era. Drafted into the Army during World War II, he served two years entertaining over two million troops on stage and radio and was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. Returning from the war in 1945, he was too old for juvenile roles but too short to be a movie star. Nevertheless, Rooneys popularity was renewed with well-received supporting roles in such as Requiem for a Heavyweight, Its a Mad, Mad, Mad World. In the early 1980s, he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies, Rooney made hundreds of appearances on TV, including dramas, variety programs, and talk shows, and won an Emmy in 1964, with another Emmy plus a Golden Globe for his role in Bill. At his death, Vanity Fair called him the original Hollywood train wreck and he struggled with alcohol and pill addiction and married eight times, the first time to Ava Gardner. Despite earning millions during his career, he had to file for bankruptcy in 1962 due to mismanagement of his finances.
Shortly before his death in 2014 at age 93, he alleged mistreatment by some members and testified before Congress about what he alleged was physical abuse. By the end of his life, his millions in earnings had dwindled to an estate that was valued at only $18,000 and he died owing medical bills and back taxes, and contributions were solicited from the public. His mother was a chorus girl and a burlesque performer. When Rooney was born, they were appearing in a Brooklyn production of A Gaiety Girl, Rooney recounted in his memoirs that he began performing at the age of 17 months as part of his parents routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo