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Spartacus Star Stone Dies At 92

Movie veteran HAROLD STONE has died of natural causes in a Woodlands Hills, California hospital. He was 92. The actor is most famous for starring roles in ALFRED HITCHCOCK's THE WRONG MAN and biblical...

Connery To Be Awarded Top Afi Honour

Veteran actor SIR SEAN CONNERY is to be awarded the American Film Institute's (AFI) Life Achievement Award to honour his outstanding contribution to film. Scottish Connery is most famous for his role as superspy...

Maclaine's Trouble With Hitchcock

SHIRLEY MACLAINE struggled to understand movie mogul ALFRED HITCHCOCK when the pair first worked together because the master of suspense spoke to her in riddles. The actress first worked with the cult British director...

Goodfellas Named Greatest Movie Of All Time

Director MARTIN SCORSESE's classic mafia drama GOODFELLAS has been voted the greatest movie of all time in a poll of experts by British magazine Total Film. The 1990 movie, which stars ROBERT DE NIRO,...

Barbara Bel Geddes Dies Of Lung Cancer

Former DALLAS star BARBARA BEL GEDDES has died of lung cancer. She was 82. The veteran actress, who played matriarch MISS ELLIE EWING on the classic soap, passed away at her home in Northeast...

Ed Mcbain Dies

American writer ED McBAIN died on Wednesday (06JUL05) following a battle with throat cancer. He was 78. McBain sold more than 100 million copies of his crime novels, including the 87th PRECINCT series, and...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

The Birds Flying Back To The Big Screen

ALFRED HITCHCOCK's eerie THE BIRDS is the latest classic heading for a remake. PEARL HARBOR director MICHAEL BAY and Hollywood heavyweight PETER GUBER are working on the revamped version of the 1963...

Pollack: 'How I Won Over The United Nations'

Veteran director SYDNEY POLLACK broke UNITED NATIONS protocol when he persuaded Secretary General KOFI ANNAN to allow him to film THE INTERPRETER inside the closely guarded UN building - with the help of NICOLE KIDMAN....

Grizzly Hollywood Murder Trial To Begin Today

Hollywood's most grizzly murder case gets underway today (02MAR05) as the man who allegedly beheaded screenwriter ROBERT LEES in a double homicide faces the death penalty. KEVIN LEE GRAFF broke into the home of...

Dirty Harry Star Vernon Dies

DIRTY HARRY star JOHN VERNON has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 72. The Canadian actor's daughter KAY VERNON said her father passed away on Thursday (03FEB05), following complications from heart surgery....

Hitchcock Named Best Director Never To Win Oscar

ALFRED HITCHCOCK has been named the best director to have never won an OSCAR, in a new poll of British movie fans. The legendary PSYCHO film-maker was nominated six times between 1941 and 1961...

Lucas To Be Honoured

STAR WARS mastermind GEORGE LUCAS is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE's 33rd annual gala. Lucas, 60, will receive the prize at an elaborate ceremony in Los...

Psycho Star Janet Leigh Dies

PSYCHO star JANET LEIGH died on Sunday morning (02OCT04) at the age of 77. The actress had been suffering from vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels, for a year and died peacefully at...

Street Collects Lifetime Achievement Award

Movie actress MERYL STREEP has been honoured by the prestigious AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) in Los Angeles for her services to cinema. The ADAPTATION star followed in the footsteps of other film greats including...

Psycho Shower Scene Voted Best Death

Critics have hailed JANET LEIGH's chilling shower scene in classic film PSYCHO the "best movie death" of all time. The 1960 ALFRED HITCHCOCK thriller beat other iconic movies like THE GODFATHER and QUENTIN...

39 Steps Reborn

Hollywood bosses are planning to give ALFRED HITCHCOCK's classic 1935 thriller THE 39 STEPS a modern makeover. Movie company CARLTON AMERICA, which owns the rights to the film, has hired ROBERT TOWNE, writer of...

Mr Magoo Dies

The British-born voice of near-sighted cartoon character MR MAGOO, LES TREMAYNE, has died at his home in Santa Monica, California. Tremayne, who started his career in the 1930s as a character actor on the...

Bowie Snubbed Royal Honour, Secret List Reveals

Rocker DAVID BOWIE has been revealed to have snubbed a royal honour, as a list of 300 people who turned down awards has been leaked. According to a secret Whitehall file obtained by British...

Hitchcock Shamed In New Book

Legendary film-maker ALFRED HITCHCOCK was a sex-crazed groper who often fantasised about movie beauty INGRID BERGMAN, according to a new tell all biography. Writer PATRICK GILLIGAN has spent years researching the director's life and...

Teenage Douglas Snooped On Naked Janet Leigh

Movie veteran MICHAEL DOUGLAS has fond memories of the shower scene in classic chiller PSYCHO - because he used to watch outtakes featuring a naked JANET LEIGH. Michael's movie star dad KIRK DOUGLAS had...

Kilmer Makes A Mint At Celebrity Show

Actor VAL KILMER reportedly raked in a small fortune at a Los Angeles autograph show last weekend (4/5OCT03) - by making fans pay to get their picture taken with him. According to the PAGE...

Silverstone's Show Takes A Grave Turn

ALICIA SILVERSTONE's upcoming TV series MISS MATCH will feature Hollywood's new trend of watching movies in cemeteries. The cemetery which houses the likes of MARILYN MONROE and ALFRED HITCHCOCK has taken on a bizarre...

Hitchcock Sculpture To Be Unveiled

Legendary film director ALFRED HITCHCOCK is to be honoured with a three-storey sculpture of his head - containing a film-editing suite. The practical monument to the PSYCHO filmmaker is to become operational later this...

The Birds Problems Revealed By Tippi Hedren

Filming on the set of cult ALFRED HITCHCOCK thriller THE BIRDS was brought to a standstill one afternoon when one of creature handler RAY BREWICK's seagulls flew off. Brewick trained three gulls to fly...

French Director Deray Dies

Cult French movie maker JACQUES DERAY has died at his home outside Paris of an unspecified illness. Deary, who was 74, was often called the French ALFRED HITCHCOCK for his masterful use of...

Hume Cronyn Dies

COCOON star HUME CRONYN has died after a long battle with prostate cancer at his home in Connecticut. He was 91. The stage and screen veteran, who was married to OSCAR winner JESSICA TANDY...

De Niro To Receive Lifetime Honour

Legendary actor ROBERT DE NIRO will receive a lifetime achievement award at a star-studded dinner tonight (12JUN03). The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) is paying tribute to the MEET THE PARENTS star for his three...

Audrey Hepburn Gets Stamp Of Approval

Screen icon AUDREY HEPBURN has been honoured by America's POSTAL SERVICE - with her very own stamp. Hepburn is the ninth actor, actress or director to be honoured in the LEGEND OF HOLLYWOOD series,...

Leigh Still Haunted By Psycho Shower

Actress JANET LEIGH has starred in 50 movies - but she knows she'll always be remembered for a 45 second shower scene. The blonde beauty made cinema history when she was slashed by ANTHONY...

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