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Martin Sheen Regrets Changing Name, Wishes He Had the ‘Courage’ to Go by Ramon Estévez

When Martin Sheen began pursuing an acting career in the early 1960s, he made a crucial choice that would follow him for the rest of his life. The then-young actor, who was raised by a Spanish father and an Irish mother, opted to abandon his given name of Ramon Estévez and use the stage name […]

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Aaron Sorkin: ‘Screenwriters write about people who are cooler than we are’

The American writer known for The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network on adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage in the 21st centuryAaron Sorkin, 60, is that rare screenwriter who qualifies as a household name. Starting out in theatre in the 1980s, the former actor broke into movies with the hit 1992 […]

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Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Upsets Brewing

Last Year’s Winner: Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”Still Eligible: No.Hot Streak: Peter Dinklage was the last actor to earn back-to-back wins in the Best Supporting Actor, Drama category, and that was just a few years ago: 2018-2019. Before that, you have to go back to 1995-1996 to find a repeat winner, when Ray Walston took […]

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‘Coda,’ ‘Zola’ Set For 2021 Sundance London Program

Sundance Film Festival: London has revealed that “Zola” and “Coda” will be among the 2021 lineup, when the festival returns to Picturehouse Central next month.“Coda” — an acronym meaning “Child of Deaf Adults” — features Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”) and 19-year-old Emilia Jones (“Locke & Key”) navigating their relationship, while “Zola” is based on […]

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Emmy Winning and Oscar Nominated Actor Hal Holbrook is Dead at 95

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Hal Holbrook, whose acting career spanned more than six decades and included roles in classic films like Wall Street and All The President’s Men and in beloved shows like The West Wing, has died. He was 95. Holbrook, a stalwart character actor who has portrayed everyone from Mark Twain to […]

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Film News Roundup: Mptf Fundraiser Raises $750,000 for Resident Care

In today’s film news roundup, the Mptf raises $750,000; Iatse hires a trio of epidemiologists; “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” and “The Flip Side” find homes; and the CAA Moebius screening series goes virtual.Fundraiser GoalThe Motion Picture & Television Fund has met its goal of $750,000 from its May 15 fundraiser event, thanks to matching contributions […]

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