Dennis the Menace (film)
Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family comedy film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. It, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film; the film was directed by Nick Castle and produced by John Hughes, distributed by Warner Bros. which released it under its Family Entertainment banner. It concerns the misadventures of a mischievous child with a cowlick and a grin who wreaks havoc on his next door neighbor, George Wilson hangs out with his friends and Margaret Wade, is followed everywhere by his dog, Ruff; the film features a cameo appearance by Jeannie Russell, a cast member on the original television show. A direct-to-video sequel called Dennis the Menace Strikes Again was released in 1998 without the cast from this film, it was followed by a Saturday morning cartoon series called All-New Dennis the Menace. Another direct-to-video sequel called A Dennis the Menace Christmas was released in 2007 with different cast from both first and second films.
Dennis Mitchell is a five-year-old boy who lives with his parents and Alice in Evanston, is the bane of next-door neighbor, Mr. George Wilson. One morning, George pretends to be asleep. Dennis enters his bedroom, only to find him asleep with by his prescription medication on his nightstand, assumes he's sick. To make the man feel better, Dennis flings an aspirin into his mouth with a slingshot, causing him to gag and spit the aspirin out, as Dennis flees home; when Dennis arrives home, his parents learn of the incident he had caused to Mr. Wilson and are both shocked, but because they both have to work, Alice has to take him to stay at Margaret Wade's house for the day, he isn't too happy about this. When he arrives, he and Margaret, along with his best friend, venture into the woods to an abandoned tree house and intend to fix it up. While getting paint from a high shelf in the garage, Dennis tries to grab his slingshot, taken away from him by Henry and accidentally spills the paint on the floor.
He fervently attempts to vacuum it up but ends up spilling a glob of it which splinters onto George's barbecue grill, while George is cooking chicken, he tastes the paint and wood splinters as he eats it. That night, Dennis has a set of babysitters, he plays doorbell pranks on them and they retaliate by sticking a thumbtack on the doorbell and preparing water and flour to dump on the prankster. However, George goes over there to prove that Dennis was responsible for the paint on his chicken, against the wishes of his wife, only to ring the doorbell, stick his thumb, get water and flour dumped on him, much to Martha's amusement; the next morning, Dennis goes over to the Wilsons' house to apologize for the events of the previous night but finds himself playing with Mr. Wilson's dentures, losing the two front teeth down the drain, replacing them with Chiclets in the process; this gets noticed. Meanwhile, a thief named Switchblade Sam arrives in town and starts burglarizing people's houses, as well as stealing things outdoors and striking fear into children he meets.
Henry and Alice have a difficult time getting people to watch Dennis. George and Martha are being charged with the task of doing so when both Henry and Alice are being called away on business trips on the same weekend. Martha loves Dennis as if he were her own grandson, as she and George never had children, she enjoys telling Dennis a bedtime poem that her mother told her. Alternatively, George is further irritated by him for spilling bath water on the bathroom floor, replacing his nasal spray with mouthwash, his mouthwash with toilet cleanser, bringing Dennis's pet dog, into the house for a while. George has been chosen to host a long awaited garden party, he has been growing and nurturing a rare night-blooming orchid for about forty years for it. Despite the investment, the flower dies shortly. Alice’s flight is delayed due to a thunderstorm forcing Dennis to stay with the Wilsons for the night of the garden party. Martha is understanding, but George is dismayed about this. But, at her insistence, he agrees to let Dennis stay outside for the party only with a firm warning to behave himself.
Dennis doesn't enjoy it much because the guests pinch his cheeks, so he distances himself from them. However, in his curiosity, he finds himself pushing the garage door button, causing it to open, knock over the dessert table, make a huge mess. George angrily bans Dennis from the party. Whilst inside, Dennis hears Switchblade Sam robbing the house goes downstairs and finds George's gold coins missing from the safe. Just as the flower is about to bloom, he alerts George of the robbery, distracting him and everyone else just long enough to miss the flower's brief blooming span. Furious about his forty year investment gone to waste and the constant mishaps Dennis has caused, George uproots the plant and scolds Dennis by telling him that he is selfish and spoiled, that George has no use for him, that the flower blooming meant more to George than Dennis will, that he does not want to see or know Dennis anymore before tell
Corey Scott Feldman is an American actor and singer. He became well known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as Gremlins, The Goonies and Stand by Me. In 1987, Feldman starred in the horror comedy film The Lost Boys with Corey Haim. Feldman has continued to act in film and on television as an adult, is known for speaking out about the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Feldman was born in Reseda, the son of musician Bob Feldman and cocktail waitress Sheila Feldman. Feldman was raised Jewish, holds beliefs in the paranormal, he has an older sister Mindy, a former member of The New Mickey Mouse Club, two younger brothers and Devin, a younger sister, Brittnie. Feldman started his career at the age of three. In his youth he appeared in over 100 television commercials and on 50 television series, including The Bad News Bears, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, One Day at a Time and Cheers, he was in the films Time After Disney's The Fox and the Hound. In 1981, he appeared in NBC's musical comedy children's special How to Eat Like a Child alongside other future child stars Billy Jacoby and Georg Olden.
Feldman was featured in several consecutive high-grossing movies in the mid-1980s. The movies included Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand By Me, the latter alongside River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell. In 1987, Feldman appeared with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys, in which he played Edgar Frog, a role he reprised in two sequels, Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst; the Lost Boys marked the first onscreen pairing of Feldman and Haim, who became known as "The Two Coreys". The pair went on to star in a string including License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. Feldman voiced the character of Donatello in the original live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. After a public battle with drugs, Feldman fought to re-establish his life and career by working with youths, starring in several lesser-known films, branching out with an album entitled Love Left, he returned to the big screen with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III where he again did the voice of Donatello, starred in the Richard Donner/Robert Zemeckis/Joel Silver film Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood, opposite Dennis Miller and Angie Everhart.
He continued working with his friend Corey Haim on independent films, including a sequel to their last mainstream film together, Dream a Little Dream 2. In 1996, Feldman directed his first and only motion picture, a slapstick comedy called Busted where Haim played a leading role; this would be the last film that they would do as the Two Coreys.. In the late 1990s, Feldman starred in the CBS series Dweebs and released his second album, Still Searching for Soul, with his band Corey Feldman's Truth Movement. In 1996, Feldman appeared alongside his former Stand By Me co-star Jerry O'Connell in the episode "Electric Twister Acid Test" of the Fox Network series Sliders. In 1999, Feldman appeared in New Found Glory's "Miss" music video as Officer Corey Feldman. In 1999, he made an appearance in the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. In 2002, Feldman released a solo album, Former Child Actor, promoted it with a second US tour. In 2003 he appeared in the first celebrity-driven reality series The Surreal Life on The WB.
On the show, he publicly married Susie Sprague. He made a cameo appearance in the film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star starring David Spade, he appeared in the Moby music video "We Are All Made of Stars". In 2004, Feldman made a cameo appearance in the independent sci-fi comedy Space Daze, distributed by Troma Entertainment in 2005, starred in the made-for-TV slasher crossover film Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys which aired December 18, 2004 on NBCUniversal's Syfy network. In 2005, Feldman made his stage debut in the positively reviewed off-Broadway play Fatal Attraction, a Greek Tragedy, a parody of the seminal 1987 film Fatal Attraction directed by Timothy Haskell. Feldman played the lead character, named Michael Douglas. Feldman appeared in the theatrical release My Date with Drew and was the voice of "Sprx-77" in the Toon Disney/ABC Family series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!. In 2007, Feldman and Corey Haim began a scripted reality television show entitled The Two Coreys on the A&E Network.
Haim and Feldman began taping on December 4, 2006. The show premiered on July 29, 2007. In the winter of 2007, Feldman's new film, Terror Inside, was released after the premiere of the A&E show, it was filmed in the Greater Orlando area by Minott Lenders, an independent film company based in Florida. In January 2008, his wife, Haim started production on the second season of the television show The Two Coreys. Feldman was executive producer for both seasons. In 2010, Feldman made an appearance in the music video for "1983" by Neon Trees, he served as an official festival judge in May 2011 for the 4th annual Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles. Feldman appeared in the music video for Katy Perry's 2011 single "Last Friday Night". In summer 2011, Feldman started shooting for the horror film Six Degrees of Hell in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; the majority of the film was shot at the Hotel of Horror haunted attraction. In January 2012, Feldman joined the British television show Dancing on Ice with American pair skater Brooke Castile, was eliminated in the fourth week of the show.
A Little Romance
A Little Romance is a 1979 American Technicolor and Panavision romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, Diane Lane in her film debut. The screenplay was written by Allan Burns and George Roy Hill, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Patrick Cauvin; the original music score was composed by Georges Delerue. The film follows a French boy and an American girl who meet in Paris and begin a romance that leads to a journey to Venice where they hope to seal their love forever with a kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs at sunset; the film won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Score for Georges Delerue and received an additional nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Allan Burns. It received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Laurence Olivier and Best Original Score for Delerue; as the film's young leads, Thelonious Bernard and Diane Lane both received Young Artist Award nominations as Best Actor and Best Actress as well as earning the film a win as Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth.
It was the first film released by Orion Pictures. Lauren King is a "book-smart" and affluent 13-year-old American girl living in Paris with her mother, who works in the movie business, stepfather. Daniel Michon is a "street-smart" 13-year-old French boy who lives in Paris with his father, a taxi driver; the two meet in the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, where a movie Lauren's mother is working on is being filmed and where Daniel is taking a school trip, fall in love. Lauren's mother fiercely objects to the romance. Daniel punches George, a sleazy friend of Lauren's mother, at Lauren's birthday party for making a crude innuendo about Lauren, the two are forbidden to date. Lauren and Daniel soon meet Julius Santorin, a quirky but kind elderly man by accident. Daniel is unimpressed by him, but he fascinates Lauren with stories of his life, telling of a tradition that if a couple kiss in a gondola beneath the Bridge of Sighs in Venice at sunset while the church bells toll, they will be in love forever.
Told her family will be returning to America soon, Lauren hatches a plan to travel to Venice with Daniel. Though they have money from a horse race, they cannot cross the border without an adult. With Julius's help, the pair travel by train but miss their connection to Verona after Julius gets into a conversation during the stop at the Italian border. In the meantime, Lauren's family spark an international investigation, believing she has been abducted, they hitch a ride with a couple of American tourists and Janet Duryea, who are headed to Venice. In Verona, the travelers go out to dinner together, where Bob discovers that his wallet has been stolen. Though their winnings from the horse race were left on the train in Julius's vest, Julius offers to pay the bill with cash, perplexing Lauren and irritating Daniel, who suspects he stole it; the following morning at breakfast, the Duryeas notice Lauren's picture in an Italian newspaper, revealing her as a missing child. Julius has seen the paper and intercepts Lauren and Daniel on their way back to the hotel, angry that Lauren lied to him about their true reason for going to Venice and that everyone will think he's a kidnapper.
Because they cannot go back to the hotel, they join a local bicycle race to escape Verona. Julius soon falls behind and Lauren persuades Daniel to go back for him, they find. Daniel worms his background out of Julius, who confesses that he both picked Bob's pocket and stole the money for their train tickets, disappointing Lauren. Lauren reveals that she will be moving back to the United States permanently in two weeks, she wanted to take a gondola to the Bridge of Sighs and kiss Daniel so as they could love each other forever. She berates Julius by dismissing all his stories as lies. Julius admits he insists the legend is true. Daniel decides he still wants to go to Venice with Lauren, Julius joins them. In Venice, they spend the night in St Mark's Basilica, until a chance meeting with the Duryeas sets them on the run again hours before sunset. Julius hides them in a movie theater and gives them his remaining cash, promising to return a half-hour before sunset; as soon as they are inside, Julius turns himself in to police searching for them.
The two children fall asleep during the wake with just a few minutes remaining. Lauren and Daniel run to find a gondola, but most are taken, they find an available gondolier. Daniel pushes him into the canal and, as the bells of the Campanile begin chiming, the two pull the gondola by hand along the pilings toward the bridge. While the bells are still pealing and Daniel kiss and embrace. In the police station, Julius reveals the two children's whereabouts. A few days Lauren is preparing to leave for home with her mother and stepfather; as she starts to get in the car, Lauren notices Daniel across the street waiting to say goodbye to her. Her mother starts to object, she and Daniel share a final kiss, pledging not to become “like everybody else.” Lauren tearfully bids farewell to Julius, sitting on a nearby bench. She runs back to the car, Daniel follows it as it leaves, he and Lauren waving at
The Impossible (2012 film)
The Impossible is a 2012 disaster drama film directed by J. A. Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez, it is based on her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The cast includes Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland; the film received positive reviews from critics for its direction and its acting for Watts, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Maria Bennett, her husband Henry Bennett, their three sons Lucas and Simon go on a Christmas holiday in 2004 to Khao Lak, Thailand. Arriving on Christmas Eve, they begin to enjoy the brand new Orchid Beach Resort. Two days on Boxing Day, the massive 2004 tsunami inundates the area. Maria and Lucas emerge from the swirling water and find one another, with Maria having sustained serious injuries to her leg and chest, they help a young boy, from the wreckage and are soon found by locals who transfer them to a local hospital in the city of Takua Pa.
Daniel is separated from them during the journey. At the hospital, Maria encourages Lucas to help others find their family members while she goes into surgery for her chest injuries. Meanwhile, Henry and Simon have survived and are together. Henry leaves the two boys with another family who head to the mountains for safe shelter while he stays behind to search for Maria and Lucas. While out looking and alone, he is picked up by a passer-by and driven to a nearby bus shelter to wait out with other survivors. Communication facilities are scarce but a tourist named Karl, separated from his family, lends Henry his cell phone to contact his relatives. Henry promises Maria's father that he will find them. Karl tells the group his wife had left him a note confirming they were at the beach, their location when the wave hit, he volunteers to accompany Henry to look for his own family, too. While Maria is in surgery, her medical chart is mixed-up with another patient. Lucas returns to find his mother's bed empty and is taken to a tent where children without families are kept safe.
The mistake is discovered when Lucas cannot identify any of the dead woman's jewelry and he is subsequently reunited with his mother, moved to a private room in the ICU. In the hospital while he waits, Lucas finds Daniel, reunited with his father. Henry and Karl search for their families in various places before they arrive at the hospital where Henry is given five minutes to look. Karl gives him a piece of paper with his family members’ names on; the vehicle carrying Thomas and Simon stops outside the hospital and the boys get off so Simon can urinate. From a distance, Lucas recognizes his father and while searching him out in the chaotic crowd outside, Lucas' brothers spot him and they reunite. Henry finds the three of them together, he learns that Maria is in the hospital ready to undergo more surgery for her leg, which she survives. Flashbacks reveal how she surfaced the water. While in surgery, Lucas tells his father he has something important to tell Maria; the following day, the family boards an ambulance airplane to Singapore so Maria may receive further medical treatment, arranged by their insurance company.
On the plane, Lucas tells his mother. Maria looks out the window at the chaos left behind. Naomi Watts as Maria Bennett, a doctor and the mother of the Bennett family. Ewan McGregor as Henry Bennett, the father of the Bennett family. Tom Holland as Lucas Bennett, the 12-year-old son. Samuel Joslin as Thomas Bennett, the seven-and-a-half-year-old son. Oaklee Pendergast as Simon Bennett, the five-year-old son. Marta Etura as Simone Sönke Möhring as Karl Schweber, a German man trying to find his wife and daughter, he joins Henry to find their families. Geraldine Chaplin as the Old Woman Ploy Jindachote as the Caregiver Jomjaoi Sae-Limh as the Red Cross Nurse Nicola Harrison as the Woman in charge of Simon and Thomas The film was a co-production of Spanish film companies Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema, employed much of the crew from The Orphanage, including the director, production manager, cinematographer and editor. Principal photography began 23 August 2010, in Alicante and continued in October in Thailand.
Director Juan Antonio Bayona decided not to specify the nationalities of the main characters in order to create a universal film in which nationalities were irrelevant to the plot. The tsunami was recreated with a mixture of digital effects and real water surges filmed in slow motion created in a water tank in Spain using miniatures that were destroyed by a huge wave. Bayona committed to working with real water rather than a computer-generated wave because he wanted the story to be authentic; this meant Watts and Holland spent five weeks filming physically and psychologically demanding scenes in a massive water tank. Holland, aged 14 at the time of filming described it as a "scary environment... You can imagine how tiring and brutal that was."The Impossible is the second collaboration between Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor after appearing together in the 2005 film Stay. Warner Bros. released the film in Spain on 11 October 2012. The United States distribution rights were pre-bought by Summit Entertainment.
A teaser trailer was released on 26 December 2011. After a full-length English language trailer was released on 20 August 2012, a United States release
A feature film or theatrical film is a film with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program. The term feature film referred to the main, full-length film in a cinema program that included a short film and a newsreel; the notion of how long a feature film should be has varied according to place. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute, a feature film runs for at least 45 minutes, while the Screen Actors Guild asserts that a feature's running time is 75 minutes or longer. Most feature films are between 210 minutes long; the first narrative feature film was the 60-minute The Story of the Kelly Gang. The first -feature-length adaptation was Les Misérables. Other early feature films include The Inferno, Defence of Sevastopol, Quo Vadis?, Oliver Twist, Richard III, From the Manger to the Cross and Cleopatra. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute, the British Film Institute all define a feature as a film with a running time of 2,700 seconds or longer.
The Centre National de la Cinématographie in France defines it as a 35 mm film longer than 1,600 metres, 58 minutes and 29 seconds for sound films, the Screen Actors Guild gives a minimum running time of at least 75 minutes. The term feature film came into use to refer to the main film presented in a cinema and the one, promoted or advertised; the term was used to distinguish the longer film from the short films presented before the main film, such as newsreels, animated cartoons, live-action comedies, documentaries. There was no sudden increase in the running times of films to the present-day definitions of feature-length. Early features had been produced in the United States and France, but were released in individual scenes; this left exhibitors the option of playing them alone, to view an incomplete combination of some films, or to run them all together as a short film series. Early features were documentary-style films of noteworthy events; some of the earliest feature-length productions were films of boxing matches, such as The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight, Reproduction Of The Corbett-Jeffries Fight, The Jeffries-Sharkey Fight.
Some consider the 100-minute The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight to be the first documentary feature film, but it is more characterized as a sports program as it included the full unedited boxing match. In 1900, the documentary film In the Army was made, it was about the training techniques of the British soldier. Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth ran for 35 minutes, "six times longer than any previous Australian film", has been called "possibly the first feature-length documentary made in Australia"; the American company S. Lubin released a Passion Play titled Lubin's Passion Play in January 1903 in 31 parts, totaling about 60 minutes; the French company Pathé Frères released a different Passion Play, The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ, in May 1903 in 32 parts running about 44 minutes. Defined by length, the first dramatic feature film was the Australian 70-minute film The Story of the Kelly Gang; the first European feature was the 90-minute film L'Enfant prodigue, although, an unmodified record of a stage play.
The first Russian feature was Defence of Sevastopol in 1911. Early Italian features were The Inferno, Quo Vadis?, The Last Days of Pompeii, Cabiria. The first UK features were the documentary With Our King and Queen Through India, filmed in Kinemacolor and Oliver Twist; the first American features were adaptations of Oliver Twist, From the Manger to the Cross and Richard III. The latter starring actor Frederick Warde starred in some of these movie adaptations; the first Asian feature was Japan's The Life Story of Tasuke Shiobara, the first Indian feature was Raja Harishchandra, the first South American feature was Brazil's O Crime dos Banhados, the first African feature was South Africa's Die Voortrekkers. 1913 saw China's first feature film, Zhang Shichuan's Nan Fu Nan Qi. By 1915 over 600 feature films were produced annually in the United States, it is incorrectly cited that The Birth of a Nation was the first American feature film. The most prolific year of U. S. feature production was 1921, with 682 releases.
Between 1922 and 1970, the U. S. and Japan alternated as leaders in the quantity of feature film production. Since 1971, the country with the highest feature output has been India, which produces a thousand films in more than twelve Indian languages each year. In 1927, Warner Bros. released the first feature-length film with sound, The Jazz Singer, whose audio track was recorded with a proprietary technology called Vitaphone. The film's success persuaded other studios to go to the considerable expense of adding microphones to their sets, scramble to start producing their own "talkies". One of the next major advancements made in movie production was color film. Before color was a possibility in movies, early film makers were interested in how color could enhance their stories. Early technique
Matthew Raymond Dillon is an American actor and film director. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge and established himself as a teen idol by starring in the films My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders and The Flamingo Kid. From the late 1980s onward, Dillon achieved further success, starring in Drugstore Cowboy, The Saint of Fort Washington, To Die For, Beautiful Girls, In & Out, There's Something About Mary, Wild Things. In a 1991 article, famed movie critic Roger Ebert referred to him as the best actor within his age group, along with Sean Penn. In the 2000s, he made his directing debut with City of Ghosts and went on to star in the films Factotum, You, Me and Dupree, Nothing but the Truth, Sunlight Jr. and The House That Jack Built. For Crash, he won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
In 2015, he has starred in the first season of the FOX television series Wayward Pines, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, to Mary Ellen, a homemaker, Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a toy bear manufacturer, his paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. Dillon is the second of six children with one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Kevin Dillon, he is of Irish descent, with some Scottish and German ancestry. Dillon was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family, he grew up in New York. In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon made his debut in the film; the film received a regional, limited theatrical release in May 1979, grossed only over $200,000. Dillon's performance was well-received, which led to his casting in two films released the following year: the teenage sex comedy Little Darlings, in which Kristy McNichol's character loses her virginity to a boy from the camp across the lake, played by Dillon, the more serious teen dramedy My Bodyguard, where he played a high-school bully opposite Chris Makepeace.
The films, released in March and July 1980 were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences. Another of Dillon's early roles was in the Jean Shepherd PBS special The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters; the only available copies of this film are stored at UCLA, where a legal dispute makes it unavailable to the public. One of his next roles was in Liar's Moon, where he played Jack Duncan, a poor Texas boy madly in love with a rich banker's daughter. In the early 1980s, Dillon had prominent roles in three adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels: Tex, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. All three films were shot in Tulsa, Hinton's hometown; the Outsiders and Rumble Fish had Dillon working with Francis Ford Diane Lane. He followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984, he made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985. Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. In 1989, Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.
Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in films like Singles. He had a resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman's husband in To Die For, as well as starring roles in Wild Things and There's Something About Mary, for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts, starring himself, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu. In 2005, he starred in a film adaptation of an autobiographical work by Charles Bukowski. Two years he received critical praise and earned Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his role in Crash, a film co-written and directed by Paul Haggis. In 2005, Dillon co-starred in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded and on March 11, 2006 hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he impersonated Greg Anderson and Rod Serling in sketches. Dillon starred in the comedy You, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson; the film opened on July 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. In 2006, he narrated Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos. Dillon appeared in several music videos during his career, he made a cameo appearance as a detective in Madonna's Bad Girl music video which stars Christopher Walken. Dillon appeared in 1987 in the music video for "Fairytale of New York" by the Irish folk-punk band The Pogues playing a cop who escorts lead singer Shane MacGowan into the "drunk tank". In 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired Dillon to direct the video for their single "Been There All The Time" from the album Beyond. That year, he guest-starred on The Simpsons episode "Midnight Towboy". Early in 2015 he played the role of a Secret Service agent in the FOX 10-episode series Wayward Pines. In 2018, Dillon played the lead role in the Lars von Trier thriller The House That Jack Built. Dillon had a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz.
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My Bodyguard is a 1980 American comedy-drama film directed by Tony Bill, written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, Ruth Gordon; the film was the debut of both Baldwin and an uncredited Jennifer Beals, was Joan Cusack's first major film. Clifford Peache lives in an upscale Chicago luxury hotel with his father, the hotel manager, his grandmother. Clifford spends his nights with his family relaxing on the rooftop patio and spying on the neighbors through a telescope, he is the new kid at Lake View High School. Clifford becomes a target of abuse from a bully, Melvin Moody, his gang, Dubrow and Hightower. Moody's gang extort money from other students to protect them from a school outcast, Ricky Linderman. According to school legend, Ricky has killed several people, including his own little brother. A teacher tells Clifford that the only violence she's aware of from Ricky's past occurred when his younger brother died accidentally while playing with a gun.
Clifford asks him to be his bodyguard. Ricky refuses, but the boys become friends after Ricky saves Clifford from a beating by Moody and his gang. Ricky has emotional issues over the death of his nine-year-old brother a year earlier, is slow to come out of his shell, but has been rebuilding a motorcycle that he cherishes; the friendship between the two boys is strengthened as Clifford helps Ricky search junkyards for a hard-to-find cylinder for the motorcycle's engine. As Clifford, a few friends from school, Shelley, an unnamed girl, eat lunch in Lincoln Park and his gang approach. Moody has enlisted an older bodybuilder named Mike to be his bodyguard. Mike intimidates and physically abuses Ricky and vandalizes his motorcycle before Moody pushes it into the lagoon. Ricky runs away, he comes to Clifford to ask for money. Feeling used, Clifford follows him and the two argue before Ricky reveals that he accidentally shot his brother while babysitting him; as a result, he is overwhelmed with remorse.
Moody and Mike return to the park to continue bullying the other children. Ricky is there retrieving his motorcycle. Moody demands the motorcycle, which Ricky refuses. Moody summons Mike fight, with Ricky winning. Ricky urges Clifford to fight Moody. Clifford fights incompetently, but lands a solid punch which knocks Moody down and breaks his nose as well. Moody sits on the ground. Ricky retrieves his motorcycle and jokingly asks Clifford to be his bodyguard. My Bodyguard opened on July 11, 1980, in limited release, wide release on August 15, 1980. In its limited weekend, the film opened at #3 with $178,641 and went on to gross $22,482,953 in the United States; the film ranked #45 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies. The film received positive reviews, garnering an 86% "fresh" rating and the consensus "T. Bill debuts as an affectionate director, keenly aware of growing pains", on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes; the film was released on DVD in January 29, 2002 and was released on Blu Ray in September 6, 2016.
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