|1992||Keanu Reeves – Point Break as Johnny Utah||Kevin Costner - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as Robin Hood |
Christian Slater - Kuffs as George Kuffs
Patrick Swayze - Point Break as Bodhi
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Double Impact as Chad Wagner/Alex Wagner
|1993||Christian Slater – Untamed Heart as Adam||Kevin Costner - The Bodyguard as Frank Farmer |
Tom Cruise - A Few Good Men as Danny Kaffee
Mel Gibson - Lethal Weapon 3 as Martin Riggs
Jean-Claude Van Damme - Nowhere to Run as Sam Gillen
|1994||William Baldwin – Sliver as Zeke Hawkins|
|1995||Brad Pitt – Interview with the Vampire as Louis||Tom Cruise - Interview with the Vampire as Lestat |
Andy García - When a Man Loves a Woman as Michael Green
Keanu Reeves - Speed as Jack Traven
Christian Slater - Interview with the Vampire as Daniel Molloy
|1996||Brad Pitt – Seven as David Mills||Antonio Banderas - Desperado as El Mariachi |
Mel Gibson - Braveheart as William Wallace
Val Kilmer - Batman Forever as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Keanu Reeves - A Walk in the Clouds as Paul Sutton
Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer. Known for his work in action films for which he performs risky stunts, he has received several accolades for more dramatic work, including three Golden Globe Awards and nominations for three Academy Awards. One of the best-paid actors in the world, his films have earned over $3.9 billion in North America, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy Risky Business and the action drama Top Gun. Critical acclaim came with his roles in the dramas The Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July. For portraying Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor; as a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, Cruise starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men, the thriller The Firm, the horror Interview with the Vampire, the romance Jerry Maguire, for which he won another Golden Globe and received his second Oscar nomination.
His performance as a motivational speaker in the 1999 drama Magnolia, earned him a third Golden Globe and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. As an action star, Cruise has played Ethan Hunt in six films of the Mission: Impossible film series from 1996 to 2018, he continued to feature in several science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds and Day, Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise has been married three times, to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, has three children, two of which were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other a biological daughter with Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, credits it with helping him overcome dyslexia. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology.
Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, both from Louisville, Kentucky. He has three sisters: Lee Anne and Cass, they are of English and Irish ancestry. One of Cruise's paternal 3x great-grandfathers, Patrick Russell Cruise, was born in north County Dublin in 1799, they settled in New York. They had a daughter, Mary Paulina Russell Cruise, whose son Thomas Cruise Mapother was Cruise's great-grandfather. A cousin, William Mapother, is an actor. Cruise grew up in near poverty, had a Catholic upbringing; the family was dominated by his abusive father, whom Cruise has described as "a merchant of chaos." Cruise has said that he was beaten by his father, whom he has called a "bully and coward." He stated, "He was the kind of person. It was a great lesson in my life—how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and bang! For me, it was like,'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him.'"Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada.
His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 so that Cruise's father could take a position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. There, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four and grade five. In grade four, Cruise first became involved under the tutelage of George Steinburg. Cruise and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright, in the audience that night, reflected, "The movement and improvisation were excellent, it was a classic ensemble piece." Cruise enjoyed sports at the school and played floor hockey, though he was known more for his aggression than his talent. In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada. However, in the spring of that year, Cruise's mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States, his father died of cancer in 1984. Cruise attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a church scholarship and aspired to become a Catholic priest, before his interest in acting.
In his senior year, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but he was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game. In total, Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years, including stints in at least two suburban New Jersey towns, including Glen Ridge. Cruise first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders; that same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, described as "A Generation X classic, a career-maker for Tom Cruise", which, along with 1986's Top Gun, cemented his status as a superstar. Cruise played the male lead in the Ridley Scott film Legend, released in 1985. Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, which paired him with Paul Newman. 1988 saw him star in Cocktail. That yea
Untamed Heart is a 1993 American romantic drama film directed by Tony Bill, written by Tom Sierchio, starring Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei. It tells the story of a young woman unlucky in love finding true love in a shy young man; the original music score was composed by Cliff Eidelman, includes a classical arrangement of "Nature Boy". A remixed version of Suzanne Vega's 1981 song "Tom's Diner" is featured in the opening scene of the film. Caroline is a young woman living in Minneapolis, she is a part-time waitress at a diner. She works with her best friend and Adam, a busboy and dishwasher who keeps to himself. One night at work, after Caroline's latest boyfriend breaks up with her and Cindy find themselves talking about Adam. Cindy confides that she thinks Adam is "kinda cute" and adds, "I'd do him if he wasn't so dumb". Walking home from work one night, Caroline is accosted by two men who attempt to rape her, but Adam shows up and fights them off. Unbeknownst to Caroline, Adam had been following her from a distance every night to make sure she gets home safely.
The next evening at work, Caroline thanks Adam for coming to her rescue, he begins to open up about himself to her, bringing the two closer. Caroline confides in Cindy that she was raped and that Adam saved her life, thus she is now interested in Adam, which Cindy supports. Things begin looking up for Caroline as she and Adam become a couple: Caroline buys a used car, Adam is beginning to overcome his shyness. One night the same two men who tried to rape Caroline stab Adam outside the diner. Adam is rushed to the hospital, Caroline identifies the perpetrators in a police lineup. While Adam is recovering, Caroline learns that he has a heart defect and will die without a transplant. Adam, claiming that he has a baboon's heart, refuses to listen, stating that he is afraid he will no longer be the same person if he gets a transplant. Caroline tries to assure Adam that love comes from a person's mind and soul, but she is touched when Adam asks why it hurts so much "here" when one's heart is broken.
On his birthday, Caroline visits Adam at his small apartment and surprises him by taking him to a Minnesota North Stars hockey game, but Adam surprises her with flowers and a gift that he left for her to be opened only after they return. At the game, Adam catches a stray hockey puck, on the way home Adam falls asleep next to Caroline, but when they reach her house she discovers to her horror that his heart has given out and he had died in his sleep. After Adam's funeral, Caroline goes to his apartment and opens his gift for her: a box of his record albums with a handwritten note declaring his love. Marisa Tomei as Caroline Christian Slater as Adam Rosie Perez as Cindy Kyle Secor as Howard Willie Garson as Patsy Tony Bill discovered Tom Sierchio's screenplay for Untamed Heart during one of his talent searches: he had asked an agent at William Morris to send him screenplays from new writers. Sierchio's screenplay had been submitted as a writer’s sample. Bill showed the screenplay to producer Helen Bartlett.
Within two weeks of Sierchio handing his script to his agent, MGM had greenlighted the project. The film was titled The Baboon Heart in honor of an infant named Baby Fae who received a cross-species heart transplant from a baboon to fix a congenital heart defect. Bill had not considered Christian Slater for the role of Adam, “but it was just the obvious choice."For the role of Caroline, Bill remembered auditioning Marisa Tomei for his earlier film, Five Corners. While she had been too young for that role, after her success with My Cousin Vinny he felt she was right for the film. Sierchio's screenplay was set in New Jersey, but for logistical reasons they could not shoot there; the filmmakers considered finding a location to double for the state, but while Bill and Sierchio were scouting in Minneapolis, they realized that it was the perfect place because of its strong acting community and a large commercial production community that allowed them to utilize a local crew. The city’s locations were a strong factor in deciding to shoot there.
The centerpiece was Jim’s Coffee Shop & Bakery, which existed at the time of production but was closed to the public for the duration of shooting the film. Bill said, “It had a wonderful combination of ingredients from every diner you’ve been to. In fact, we changed the original name of the diner in the script to reflect that it is Jim's."Principal photography began in March 1992 amidst cold temperatures. However, several scenes in winter were shot in May. One scene was shot at the home of the then-Minnesota North Stars at the time. Tomei wanted to have a believable regional accent, so chose as her driver local Craig Kittelson to double act as her dialogue coach. Untamed Heart received a 54% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the film was "kind of sweet and kind of goofy, works because its heart is in the right place". Hal Hinson of The Washington Post said that the film "is hopelessly syrupy and more than a little bit lame, still, somehow it got to me".
Vincent Canby of The New York Times, said that the film "is to the mind what freshly discarded chewing gum is to the sole of a shoe: an irritant that slows movement without any real danger of stopping it". Entertainment Weekly gave the film a "B−" rating and Ow
Sliver is a 1993 American erotic thriller film based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a owned New York high-rise sliver building. Phillip Noyce directed the film, from a screenplay by Joe Eszterhas; because of a major battle with the MPAA, the filmmakers were forced to make extensive reshoots before release. These reshoots necessitated changing the killer's identity; the film stars Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger. When he signed on to direct the film, Phillip Noyce remarked "I liked the script a lot. Or at least, I liked the idea of jumping on the Joe Eszterhas bandwagon." Carly Norris, a book editor and divorcee, moves into the exclusive New York City sliver building "113". She meets other tenants including Zeke, a video game designer, Jack, a novelist, Vida a fashion model who moonlights as a call girl and Gus, a professor of videography at New York University, they tell Carly that she bears a striking resemblance to the previous tenant of her apartment, Naomi Singer, who fell to her death from her balcony.
After running into Zeke numerous times Carly invites him to her housewarming party. Soon after they begin a sexual relationship. Meanwhile Jack starts stalking Carly and warning her about Zeke who he says is "sick"; as Jack's behaviour becomes more erratic and Vida die under suspicious circumstances. Zeke reveals to Carly that he is the owner of 113, which he bought with the inheritance of his wealthy father; as owner of 113, Zeke installed a comprehensive video surveillance system throughout the building, allowing him to spy on all of the tenants of 113 from his own secret surveillance room. Through deduction and one of Zeke's secret recordings Carly learns that Jack killed Naomi in a crime passionel. Jack was jealous of Zeke, who had sexual relations with Naomi and a number of other tenants in 113. Jack attacks Carly in her own apartment and she shoots him dead. Angry at Zeke for withholding evidence in Naomi's murder, jealous of his liaisons with the other tenants, Carly destroys Zeke's surveillance room and tells him to "get a life" before leaving.
In the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue. The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue New York, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address; the building has since become a condominium development. It has 32 floors. While the movie made use of the building's courtyard, the lobby was a Los Angeles film set. In the film's original ending Zeke, instead of Jack, turns out to be the antagonist, he and Carly fly over a Hawaiian volcano when Zeke confesses his crimes. He veers the aircraft into the volcano as the end credits roll and leaves the audience to decide whether they survive; the shooting of the final scene resulted in the crashing of the helicopter. After an investigation the pilot's certificate was temporarily suspended; the footage shot during the flight was destroyed. Preview audiences disliked the idea of Carly turning immoral: in the helicopter scene she tells Zeke that the evidence against him is "somewhere safe", implying she is willing to cover up his crimes.
The film premiered on May 1993, at Mann National Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles. It was released two days on May 21, received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a rating of 11% based on reviews from 27 critics; the main criticisms were that the film provided little in the way of compelling thriller elements, that it diluted some of the plotlines of the novel, that the actors were not on form. Many singled out the editing and ending, calling the latter hasty and unconvincing. According to a Showtime special about the film prior to the late-night premiere showing of the original NC-17 version, the debate over the NC-17 versus R-rating was linked to the display of male frontal nudity. However, when Paramount released the unrated version to video there was no male frontal nudity included, though the sex scenes were more graphic; the film debuted at No. 1 at the box office making $12.1 million in 2,093 theatres. By the second week the box office taking dropped to No. 6. Sliver grossed $36.3 million domestically and $80 million outside the United States to a total of $116.3 million worldwide.
When released on VHS, the film was released in both an R-rated and an unrated version. In March 2006, to coincide with the theatrical release of Basic Instinct 2, which starred Stone, Sliver was released on DVD. Only the unrated cut was made commercially available, but the R-rated cut was distributed for rental. There are no special features and although the film was presented theatrically in the 2.35 aspect ratio, the DVD features a matted, 2.10 aspect ratio transfer. The picture quality of the disc has been criticized by reviewers for what was felt to be an unusually high amount of dirt and scratches for a film, 12 years old at the time of the DVD's release. In 2013, the film was released on Blu-ray Disc, using the same matted 2.10 aspect ratio version of the R-rated theatrical cut. List of film accidents List of films featuring surveillance The Tenants Downstairs Sliver on IMDb Sliver at Box Office Mojo Purtell, Tim. "All About the Watchtower". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-07
José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor and producer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and appeared in high-profile Hollywood films in the 1990s, including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Take the Lead, The Expendables 3, Spy Kids. Banderas provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek series and its spin-off film Puss in Boots as well as the bee in the U. S. Nasonex commercials. Banderas was born on 10 August 1960, in the Andalusian city of Málaga, to José Domínguez Prieto, a police officer in the Civil Guard, Ana Bandera Gallego, a school teacher, he has Francisco Javier. As a child, he wanted to become a professional football player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of fourteen, he showed a strong interest in the performing arts and formed part of the ARA Theatre-School run by Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri and the College of Dramatic Art, both in Málaga.
His work in the theater, his performances on the streets landed him a spot with the Spanish National Theatre. Banderas began working in small shops during Spain's post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the La Movida Madrileña. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 movie debut Labyrinth of Passion. Five years he went on to appear in the director's Law of Desire, making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; the recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star and keeps her tied up until she returns his love. It was his breakthrough role in Tie Me Up!
Tie Me Down!, that helped spur him on to Hollywood. Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career, as he became a regular feature in his movies throughout the 1980s. In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood; the following year, still speaking minimal English, he began acting in U. S. films. Despite having to learn all his lines phonetically, Banderas still managed to turn in a critically praised performance as a struggling musician in his first American drama film, The Mambo Kings. Banderas broke through to mainstream American audiences in the film Philadelphia, as the lover of lawyer Andrew Beckett, who has AIDS; the film's success earned Banderas wide recognition, the following year he was given a role in Neil Jordan's high-profile adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, sharing the screen with Brad Pitt. He appeared in several major Hollywood releases in 1995, including a starring role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist on the action film Assassins, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
In 1996, he starred alongside Madonna in Evita, an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in which he played the narrator, Che, a role played by David Essex in the original 1978 West End production. He made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. In 1999 he starred in The 13th Warrior, a movie about a Muslim caught up in a war between the Northman and human eating beasts. In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez, he starred in Michael Cristofer's Original Sin alongside Angelina Jolie the same year. In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Rebecca Romijn and in Julie Taymor's Frida with Salma Hayek. In 2003, he starred in the last installment of the trilogy Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Banderas' debut as a director was the poorly received Crazy in Alabama, starring his wife Melanie Griffith. In 2003, he returned to the musical genre, appearing to great acclaim in the Broadway revival of Maury Yeston's musical Nine, based on the film 8½, playing the prime role originated by Raúl Juliá.
Banderas won both the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards, was nominated for the Tony Award for best actor in a musical. His performance is preserved on the Broadway cast recording released by PS Classics; that year, he received the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. Banderas' voice role as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, the last film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek Forever After, helped make the character popular on the family film circuit. In 2005, he reprised his role as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, though this was not as successful as The Mask of Zorro. In 2006, he starred in Take the Lead, a high-set movie in which he played a ballroom dancing teacher; that year, he directed his second film El camino de los ingleses, based on the novel by Antonio Soler and received the L. A. Latino International Film Festival's "Gabi" Lifetime Achievement Award on 14 October, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in 2005.
In 2011, the horror thriller The Skin I Live In marked the return of Banderas to Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish director who launched his international career. The two had not worked together since 1990. In The Skin I Live In he breaks out of the "Latin Lover" mold from his Hollywood work and stars as a c
Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. A stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! and Real Genius, as well as the military action film Top Gun, the fantasy film Willow, the western Tombstone. Some of his other notable film roles include Jim Morrison in The Doors, armed robber Chris Shiherlis in Heat, Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever, Simon Templar in The Saint, Moses in The Prince of Egypt. Kilmer was born December 31, 1959, in Los Angeles, the son of Gladys Swanette and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, an aerospace equipment distributor and real estate developer, his mother was of Swedish descent. His father's ancestry included English, Scots-Irish and German, his parents divorced in 1968. Kilmer's grandfather was a gold miner in New Mexico, near the border with Arizona. In 1977 Kilmer's younger brother Wesley drowned in a swimming pool at age 15. Kilmer attended a Christian Science school in Los Angeles, until ninth grade.
He attended Chatsworth High School with Kevin Spacey and Mare Winningham, attended the Hollywood Professional School. He became the youngest person at the time to be accepted into the Juilliard School's Drama Division, where he was a member of Group 10. In 1981, while at Juilliard, Kilmer co-authored and starred in the play How It All Began, performed at the Public Theater at the New York Shakespeare Festival. Kilmer turned down a role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 film The Outsiders, as he had prior theatre commitments. In 1983 he appeared off Broadway in The Slab Boys with Sean Penn.. That same year, his first off-stage acting role came in the form of an episode of ABC Afterschool Special called One Too Many, an educational drama on drinking and driving. In 1983, Kilmer self-published a collection of his own poetry entitled My Edens After Burns, that included poems inspired by his time with Pfeiffer; the book of poems is difficult to obtain, expensive. His big break came when he received top billing in the comedy spoof of spy movies Top Secret!, where he played an American rock and roll star.
Kilmer sang all the songs in the film and released an album under the film character's name, "Nick Rivers." While garnering more substantial roles and prestige, he gained a reputation as a ladies man, dating numerous women, some many years older, including Cher and Ellen Barkin. During a brief hiatus, he backpacked throughout Europe before going on to play the lead character in the 1985 comedy Real Genius, he turned down a role in David Lynch's Blue Velvet before being cast as naval aviator "Iceman" in the action film Top Gun alongside Tom Cruise. Top Gun made Kilmer a major star. Following roles in the television films The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, Kilmer played Madmartigan in the fantasy Willow. Kilmer starred in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival production of Hamlet in 1988. In 1989, Kilmer played the lead in both Kill Me Again, again opposite Whalley, in TNT's Billy the Kid. After several delays, director Oliver Stone started production on the film The Doors, based on the band of the same name.
Kilmer spoke with Oliver Stone early on, concerned about what he might want to do with the story because Kilmer didn't believe in or want to promote substance abuse. Kilmer saw Morrison as having picked the wrong heroes, who had different issues, that were not part of the creativity or inspiration. Kilmer saw Morrison's story as one that could be told "a thousand different ways" and didn't want to tell it by playing the role in the style of drugs, with which Oliver Stone agreed. Kilmer memorized the lyrics to all of lead singer Jim Morrison's songs prior to his audition, sent a video of himself performing some Doors songs to director Stone. Stone was not impressed with the tape, but Paul Rothchild said "I was shaken by it" and suggested they record Kilmer in the studio. After Kilmer was cast as Morrison, he prepared for the role by attending Doors tribute concerts and reading Morrison's poetry, he spent close to a year before production dressing in Morrison-like clothes, spent time at Morrison's old hangouts along the Sunset Strip.
His portrayal of Morrison was praised and members of The Doors noted that Kilmer did such a convincing job that they had trouble distinguishing his voice from Morrison's. Paul Rothchild played Kilmer's version of "The End" for the band's guitarist, Robby Krieger, who told him, "I'm glad they got'The End'. We never got a recording of that live with Jim and now we've got it." However, Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was less than enthusiastic with how Morrison was portrayed in Stone's interpretation. In the early 1990s, Kilmer starred in the mystery thriller Thunderheart, the action comedy The Real McCoy, again teamed with Top Gun director Tony Scott to play Elvis Presley in True Romance, written by Quentin Tarantino. In 1993, Kilmer played Doc Holliday in the western Tombstone alongside Kurt Russell. In the film, Doc Holliday performs Chopin's Nocturne in E minor, Op.72, No. 1. In 1995, Kilmer starred in Wings of Courage, a 3D IMAX film, that same year, he starred opposite Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat, now considered one of the best crime/drama films of the 19
The MTV Movie & TV Awards is a film and television awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public. Presently voting is done through MTV's official website through a TV Awards voting website; the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place on May 7, 2017 and featured the first time men and women competing jointly in the acting categories. Winners are presented with the "golden popcorn" statue, made by Society Awards. Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards were taped and broadcast a few days later; the entire production was taped in a different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the show's host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, all the musical acts would perform one after the other. Celebrities would only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, members of the general audience fill-in their vacant seats during the other times.
Through editing, MTV was able to present to its viewing audience an awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence, with celebrities remaining for the entire show. This method of production allowed profanity to be edited from the show and is more convenient for the celebrities; the actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had been shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett announced that the 2007 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3, 2007 in Los Angeles; the 2016 broadcast was the first show since 2006 not to air live as the event was taped on April 9, 2016 before airing on Viacom's MTV networks the following day on April 10. Since 2007, polls for several awards were voted by online users on MTV's official website. Best Movie Best Show Best Performance in a Movie Best Performance in a Show Best Comedic Performance Best Scared-As-Shit Performance Best Villain Best Hero Best Kiss Best Fight Best On-Screen Team Best Reality Series Best Music Documentary Best Scene Stealer The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to movie personalities, including fictional characters, who made an impact on popular culture.
Prior to announcing the winner MTV would air testimonials from major Hollywood celebrities praising the winners greatness while only offering a slight tease as to who the winner was. Following Clint Howard's win and emotional reception speech, the award was discontinued. 1992: Jason Voorhees 1993: The Three Stooges 1994: John Shaft 1995: Jackie Chan 1996: Godzilla 1997: Chewbacca 1998: Clint Howard The Silver Bucket of Excellence is an award, given to a film that has made lasting impact on moviegoers and the MTV audience. It was further defined in 2006 as honoring a "film of the past that resonates with more meaning today." 2005: The Breakfast Club – awarded to Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy 2006: Do the Right Thing – awarded to Spike Lee The MTV Generation Award is the successor to the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, though it is more serious than its predecessor. The recipient of the award is celebrated for great achievement in movies; the distinction "is given to an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent."
The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others. The award is given to an actor of young age that managed to inspire others with a diverse portfolio of work and a transcendent reputation in the public eye. 2013: Will Ferrell 2015: Kevin Hart 2016: Melissa McCarthy Since 1993, scenes are spoofed from that year's most popular films, although television shows and older movies have been chosen. This may include sound and video montages, replacing some of the original cast with other actors mocking the scenes of that film; the diversity of the spoofs can vary from one dialogue to several long scenes, including fighting and action sequences. Steve Hochman, Awards as American as'Pie' and Other Silliness. A. Times, June 7, 2000, Calendar page 3.
Kuffs is a 1992 American action comedy film directed by Bruce A. Evans and produced by Raynold Gideon, it stars Tony Goldwyn. The film includes Ashley Judd in her film debut; the film was written directly for the screen by Evans and Gideon, both of whom had Slater in mind for the title role. The original music score is by Harold Faltermeyer; the film is set in, was filmed around, San Francisco, California, in 1991. It involves a type of law enforcement unique to San Francisco: the Patrol Special police franchises. George Kuffs, an irresponsible 21-year-old high school dropout from San Francisco, has walked out on his pregnant girlfriend Maya. Having lost his job and with no other prospects, George visits his brother, Brad, to ask for money. Brad serves as an officer in the San Francisco Patrol Special Police, a civilian auxiliary police unit that has potential officers assign themselves specific areas and work on a for-hire basis. Brad, unwilling to loan George any money, suggests George join him as a Patrol Special in the district he owns and work under him.
Before George can decide on accepting the offer, Brad is shot by a man named Kane, whom George sees holding the gun. Kane drops the gun and nonchalantly walks away from the scene, Brad is rushed to the hospital. George is brought in for a lineup where he identifies Kane as the shooter, but the police are forced to release him because George did not see Kane fire the gun, who had worn gloves to prevent fingerprints. Shortly after, George is told by Captain Morino, a friend of Brad's, that Brad died from his injuries and that George has been bequeathed Brad's district. Local businessman Sam Jones tries to purchase the district so he can control it, but George decides to keep it and train to be a police officer. Seen as unskilled and rude, George draws the mocking of his fellow Patrol Specials and the ire of Officer Ted Bukowsky -a police liaison, assigned to work with the Patrol Specials as punishment for having an affair with the police chief's wife. George spikes Ted's coffee with sleeping pills while on duty.
After George is shot and wounded by a suicidal writer, his life begins to improve. He cracks a criminal enterprise run out of a Chinese dry cleaner, gaining respect and admiration from his fellow officers, reconnects with Maya. George gets justice for his brother's murder by killing Kane during a failed ambush in George's apartment, his joy is short lived, however. George seeks out the still-suspended Ted for help, they wind up in a massive rooftop shootout with Jones' goons and are joined by the rest of the police unit. George corners Jones in the lowest level of a parking garage and fatally shoots him in self-defense. George marries becomes the proud father of a baby girl named Sarah. At Maya's suggestion, he took the high school equivalency exam and passed, allowing him to continue working as an officer, he took out a loan to expand his brother's district. Christian Slater – George Kuffs Milla Jovovich – Maya Carlton Tony Goldwyn – Ted Bukovsky Bruce Boxleitner – Brad Kuffs Troy Evans – Captain Morino George de la Peña – Sam Jones Leon Rippy – Kane Mary Ellen Trainor - Nikki Allyn Slater said he took the role in part because he wanted to avoid doing accents or worrying about historical accuracy, as in his previous two roles.
Because of his popularity as a teen idol, Slater said. He refused. Kuffs was released in the United States on January 10, 1992, it grossed $5.7 million in its opening weekend. The final US gross was $21.1 million. Kuffs continued an 18-month dry spell for Universal Pictures; the film's theatrical poster, which depicts Slater smiling and holding a pistol, was compared to that of Juice's poster, which Paramount Pictures airbrushed to remove a pistol. Further comparisons between the films led Richard Harrington of The Washington Post to question whether racism led the Motion Picture Association of America to rate Kuffs PG-13 and Juice R. Jack Valenti, president of the MPAA, denied racism had anything to do with it and said it was based on parental concerns. In Dallas, the regional ratings board overrode the MPAA rating with an R rating for violent content, it was released on home video in the US in June 1992. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 29% of 17 surveyed critics gave the film a positive rating.
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Variety criticized the film's tone and said that it is "very reminiscent of several Eddie Murphy films". Caryn James of The New York Times wrote that the film takes itself too in parts where it should have used humor, though it will appeal to teenage fans of Slater and action films. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the violent scenes make the comedic elements difficult to enjoy. Desson Howe of The Washington Post wrote, "This movie wasn't scripted, it was shoplifted." Lou Cedrone of The Baltimore Sun called it a "very good action comedy" that "sneaks up on you" with its humor. Gary Thompson of the Philadelphia Daily News rated it 2.5/4 stars and wrote the film's absurdity makes it "strangely entertaining", though it is not intelligently written enough to work as a whole. People, while acknowledging the film is not original, said that Slater carries the film