5th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 5th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 24, 1985, at Vine Street Elementary School in Hollywood, California, to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1984. Classic German silent film Metropolis was nominated for two Razzies, both for Giorgio Moroder's new score for the 1984 re-release; the complete list of nominees follows, with the recipients marked in bold. 1984 in film 57th Academy Awards 38th British Academy Film Awards 42nd Golden Globe Awards Official summary of awards Nomination and award listing at the Internet Movie Database
Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian and former television talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian, he had a small part as an obstetrician in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby in 1968. In the 1970s he moved into film acting, including playing the lead in The Heartbreak Kid and supporting roles in Catch-22 and Heaven Can Wait, he became a familiar face as a supporting actor in many Hollywood comedies of the era, including Real Life, Seems Like Old Times, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Great Muppet Caper, The Woman in Red, The Lonely Guy, The Couch Trip, Taking Care of Business, Dave. He is best known for his appearances on The Tonight Show and The Late Show, for co-starring alongside Robert De Niro in the classic action comedy Midnight Run, for his role as George Newton in the 1990s Ivan Reitman-produced comedy franchise Beethoven. Grodin has won several acting awards, including American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Dave, Best Actor at the 1988 Valladolid International Film Festival for Midnight Run.
He was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for The Heartbreak Kid in 1972. He shared a 1978 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for his work on The Paul Simon Special. In the mid-1990s, Grodin retired from acting to become a talk show host on CNBC and in 2000 a political commentator for 60 Minutes II, he has written several autobiographical and acting related works, including 1990's It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business and 1994's We're Ready for You, Mr. Grodin. However, he has returned to acting. Grodin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Orthodox Jewish parents, who worked in the family store and volunteered for disabled veterans, Theodore I. Grodin, who sold wholesale supplies, his maternal grandfather was an immigrant from Russia who "came from a long line of rabbis" and moved to Pittsburgh at the turn of the 20th century. Grodin has Jack. Grodin left without graduating to pursue acting.
He studied acting at HB Studio in New York City under Uta Hagen. Grodin's film debut was an uncredited bit part in Disney's 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. A student of Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen, he made his Broadway debut in a production of Tchin-Tchin, opposite Anthony Quinn. In 1965, he became an assistant to director Gene Saks and appeared on several television series including The Virginian. Grodin had a small but pivotal part playing an obstetrician in the 1968 horror film, Rosemary's Baby. In 1964, he played Matt Stevens on the ABC soap opera the Young Marrieds. During the late 1960s, he co-wrote and directed Hooray! It's a Glorious Day...and All That, a Broadway play, directed Lovers and Other Strangers and Thieves on Broadway. He directed Simon and Garfunkel's television special Songs of America in 1969. However, he turned down the part of Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate because of the low salary offered by producer Lawrence Turman, although Turman assured him that the part would make him a star, as it did for Dustin Hoffman.
After a supporting role in the 1970 comedy film Catch-22, Grodin gained recognition as a comedy actor when he played the lead role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid. Grodin subsequently appeared in several films during the decade, including 11 Harrowhouse in 1974, the 1976 version of King Kong and the hit 1978 comedy Heaven Can Wait. During the 1970s, he frequently appeared on Broadway and was involved in producing several plays. In 1981, he landed in a role in The Great Muppet Caper playing Nicky Holiday, a jewel thief who falls in love with Miss Piggy, he appeared that same year opposite Lily Tomlin in The Incredible Shrinking Woman. His 1980s roles included Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times and 1988's well-reviewed comedy Midnight Run, a buddy movie co-starring Robert De Niro. Grodin appeared in the 1986 CBS mini-series sendup Fresno, playing the evil son of a raisin matriarch, his Hollywood film roles of the 1980s saw him cast as uptight and world-weary white collar professionals, such as a psychiatrist having a nervous breakdown, a health conscious accountant, an ineffectual advertising executive, a lonely awkward nerd.
He was cast against this type as a scheming CIA agent in Ishtar. Commenting on his work with regard to Ishtar, Hal Hinson in the Washington Post observed: "Grodin has a one-of-a-kind quality on the screen, a sort of inspired spinelessness, and with his cat-burglar rhythms – he seems to play all his scenes as if someone were asleep in the next room – he's become a sly scene-stealer." Sandra Brennan at Rovi noted that: "Whereas many funnymen have been popular for their ability to overreact and mug their way around everyday obstacles, Grodin belonged, from the beginning, to the Bob Newhart school of wry comedy that values understatement and subtlety."Aside from his film work, he was a frequent presence on television. In 1977, Grodin hosted an episode of the NBC sketch show, Saturday Night Live, where the entire episode revolved around his forgetting that the show was live, he proceeded to wreck sketches because of his failure to prepare accordingly, his many talk show appearances from the 1970s to the present have included confrontational and mock angry segments.
At one time Johnny Carson "banned" him from The Tonight Show appearances
Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather. Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements, he is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting to mainstream audiences, he gained acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, a role that he originated on Broadway. He received further praise for his performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be a lasting image in popular culture.
Brando received Academy Award nominations for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata!. Brando was included in a list of Top Ten Money Making Stars three times in the 1950s, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, number 4 in 1958; the 1960s saw. He directed and starred in the cult western film One-Eyed Jacks, a critical and commercial flop, after which he delivered a series of box-office failures, beginning with the 1962 film adaptation of the novel Mutiny on the Bounty. After 10 years, during which he did not appear in a successful film, he won his second Academy Award for playing Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, a role critics consider among his greatest; the Godfather was one of the most commercially successful films of all time. With that and his Oscar-nominated performance in Last Tango in Paris, Brando re-established himself in the ranks of top box-office stars, placing sixth and tenth in the Money Making Stars poll in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Brando took a four-year hiatus before appearing in The Missouri Breaks.
After this, he was content with being a paid character actor in cameo roles, such as in Superman and The Formula, before taking a nine-year break from motion pictures. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million and 11.75% of the gross profits for 13 days' work on Superman. He finished out the 1970s with his controversial performance as Colonel Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now, a box-office hit for which he was paid and which helped finance his career layoff during the 1980s. Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950, he was one of six professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, U. S. President Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century. Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr. a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, Dorothy Julia.
Brando had Jocelyn Brando and Frances. His ancestry was German, Dutch and Irish, his patrilineal immigrant ancestor, Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in New York in the early 1700s from the Palatinate in Germany. Brando was raised a Christian Scientist, his mother, known as Dodie, was unconventional for her time. An actress herself and a theatre administrator, she helped Henry Fonda begin his acting career. However, she was an alcoholic and had to be brought home from Chicago bars by her husband. In his autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Brando expressed sadness when writing about his mother: "The anguish that her drinking produced was that she preferred getting drunk to caring for us." Dodie and Brando's father joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Brando harbored far more enmity for his father, stating, "I was his namesake, but nothing I did pleased or interested him, he enjoyed telling me I couldn't do anything right. He had a habit of telling me I would never amount to anything." Brando's parents moved to Evanston, when his father's work took him to Chicago, but separated when Brando was 11 years old.
His mother took the three children to Santa Ana, where they lived with her mother. In 1937, Brando's parents reconciled and moved together to Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago. In 1939 and 1941, he worked as an usher at The Liberty. Brando, whose childhood nickname was "Bud", was a mimic from his youth, he developed an ability to absorb the mannerisms of children he played with and display them while staying in character. He was introduced to neighborhood boy Wally Cox and the two were unlikely closest friends until Cox's death in 1973. In the 2007 TCM biopic, Brando: The Documentary, childhood friend George Englund recalls Brando's earliest acting as imitating the cows and horses on the family farm as a way to distract his mother from drinking, his sister Jocelyn was the first to pursue an acting career, going to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She appeared on Broadway films and television. Brando's sister Frances left college in California to study art in New York.
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39th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 39th Golden Raspberry Awards was an awards ceremony that honored the worst the film industry had to offer in 2018. The Golden Raspberry Awards known as the Razzies, are awarded based on votes from members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation; the nominees were announced on January 21, 2019 and the winners were announced on February 23, 2019. On January 31, 2019, the ceremony was accused of rigging the vote tallies for its nominees. For example, Jamie Dornan and Kevin Spacey received enough votes for Worst Actor, but neither were included on the final nominee list; the following nine films received multiple nominations: The following films received multiple wins: 91st Academy Awards 76th Golden Globe Awards 72nd British Academy Film Awards 34th Independent Spirit Awards 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards 24th Critics' Choice Awards Official website
Seems Like Old Times (film)
Seems Like Old Times is a 1980 American comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Charles Grodin, directed by Jay Sandrich and written by Neil Simon. It is the only film directed by Sandrich. After Nick Gardenia is forced to rob a bank, becomes a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex-wife Glenda Parks, a public defender, her current husband, Ira Parks, is the Los Angeles County district attorney, who harbors a jealous disdain towards Nick. The film was the second pairing of Chevy Chase, after 1978's Foul Play. Nick Gardenia, an out-of-luck writer, has the use of a friend's oceanside cabin in Big Sur, California, he is interrupted by a pair of bank robbers. Their M. O. is to take an innocent person, force them at gunpoint to rob a bank, take the money and toss their captive out of their car. For Nick, he trips in the bank, is helped up and looks directly into a security camera; the bank's picture of Nick comes to the attention of Los Angeles district attorney Ira Parks when his assistant, recognizes it to be Parks' wife's ex-husband.
Because of his desire to become the state's attorney general, Ira is frustrated and upset, thinking this could harm his campaign. Ira's wife, Glenda, is a lawyer herself. A public defender, Glenda tries to rehabilitate her clients by giving them odd jobs around their house, as with her chauffeur/butler Chester. After a long day in court, Glenda comes home to mixed news—joy for Ira's run for Attorney General and surprise when Ira gives her the news about Nick, she wants to defend Nick because of her disbelief that he would do such a thing. The robbers ditch Nick and he makes his way to Glenda and Ira's Brentwood home. During a party, while searching for one of her dogs, finds Nick hiding in her garage, he begs for help and she tries to get him some food, despite most of the leaders of law enforcement being in her house. Nick explains what happened. Glenda agrees to let him sleep in a guest room over the garage; the next day Nick decides. After some comically close run-ins with the police and her feisty maid, Aurora De La Hoya, Glenda manages to keep anyone from knowing Nick was there.
He robs Glenda of her car but reappears over her garage, another confrontation ensues between Ira and Glenda. Ira soon discovers. About to have the governor of California coming to the house for dinner, Glenda must deal with court cases, her maid having foot surgery, Chester getting drunk in the kitchen; the party takes a hilarious turn when Nick, coming back to turn himself in, ends up serving dinner to the governor, Ira and Fred. The dinner ends in a fistfight between a jealous Ira and Nick, during which Fred is knocked out. Nick, Ira, the dogs and the robbers end up in the courtroom of Glenda's favorite Judge John Channing. While the judge is overwhelmed by the happenings in the Parks household, the police bring in the bank robbers, they admit Nick's innocence in exchange for a reduced sentence after getting caught by Aurora and the dogs when they attempted to force her to rob a bank, just like they had done with Nick. After all is said and done, Nick is free, she decides to stay with kisses Nick good-bye.
Some time Ira and Glenda decide to take a car trip to forget the recent events. They end up in an accident trying to avoid a cow on the road. Ira breaks his leg, so Glenda has to go for help, she ends up at the only place around: a cabin with all the lights on. Glenda pounds on the door begging for help; the door opens and she discovers the cabin is Nick's. Goldie Hawn as Glenda Gardenia Parks Chevy Chase as Nicholas'Nick' J. Gardenia Charles Grodin as Ira J. Parks Robert Guillaume as Fred Yvonne Wilder as Aurora Harold Gould as Judge John Channing George Grizzard as Stanley T. K. Carter as Chester Judd Omen as Warren'Dex' Dexter Marc Alaimo as B. G. Ramone Chris Lemmon as Policeman Roger Ebert, in a December 24, 1980 review, gave the film two stars out of four and wrote that although it made him "laugh out loud", the movie never "edged over the line of success", he said, "the good parts were good enough to hold out the promise for more. The movie is Neil Simon's attempt at one of those 1940s-style screwball comedies with lots of surprise entrances and hasty exits and people hiding under the bed.
It would be hard to improve on the casting. And there are a couple of funny, sustained sequences." Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune awarded two stars out of four and called it a "limp comedy" with "only gag lines and no characters." Janet Maslin of The New York Times described the film as "Neil Simon in funny form" and the cast as "extremely appealing," adding, "The material here is slick and entertaining, Mr. Sandrich settles for comic simplicity without reaching for anything more, he coaxes the film along at a cheerfully breakneck rhythm." Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "if it gets a zero for innovation, it gets somewhere around 93 for the skill with which it delivers an old-fashioned slapstick farce. Like a Henny Youngman routine, it is funny because it tries so hard, in a stop-at-nothing-you-take-my-wife-please way, to be funny." Variety wrote that Sandrich "has relied upon Neil Simon's script
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti