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Dick Van Dyke - Ed Asner and Dick Van Dyke arrive for Barbara Bain's Walk of Fame ceremony at Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 28th April 2016

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Dick Van Dyke - AARP's 15th Annual Movies for GrownUps Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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Arlene Silver Van Dyke and Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke - AARP's Movie For GrownUps Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016

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Dick Van Dyke , Arlene Silver - Dick Van Dyke spent the day at Disneyland to celebrate his 90th birthday. He was serenaded by the Disneyland New Orleans Band playing 'Happy Birthday' where he watched from the Dream Suite balcony in New Orleans Square, joined by wife Arlene Silver. at Disneyland - Anaheim, California, United States - Sunday 13th December 2015

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Dick Van Dyke - Dick Van Dyke signs copies of his new book 'Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging' at Barnes & Noble - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd October 2015

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Disney Are Making A New ‘Mary Poppins’ Film, Set 20 Years After The Original


Disney Mary Poppins Julie Andrews Dick Van Dyke Rob Marshall John DeLuca Marc Platt Scarlett Johansson Bill Murray Lupita Nyong'o

Disney are planning to make a new Mary Poppins film. The upcoming film will not be a remake of the much beloved original but will take place 20 years later when the magical nanny has a new set of children to take care of. Like the original, the film will be set in London.

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins. Photographed here at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A. in March 2015.

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Steve Carell's 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' Aims For Family Audiences


Steve Carell Jennifer Garner Dylan Minnette Bella Thorne Megan Mullally Jennifer Coolidge Donald Glover Dick Van Dyke

It's taken quite a while for a film adaptation of the beloved children's book to appear, perhaps because its title is rather cumbersome: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But there the full title is on posters (with commas) and across the screen (without them), although it could be argued that the story hasn't been adapted with quite as much reverence.

The cast of ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ is based on the book from 1972

Originally published in 1972, the award-winning book by Judith Viorst won a shelf-load of awards. The film adaptation, by first-time screenwriter Ron Lieber, flips the story around: now it's not Alexander who's having such an awful day: he has wished his bad luck on everyone around him instead.

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Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Review


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There's nothing wrong with this bright and goofy family comedy, but there's nothing much to it either. As a bit of mindless entertainment, the film is smart and funny enough to keep audiences entertained, spinning a swirling vortex of bad luck and wacky slapstick around one lively family. But it's utterly weightless, without even a hint of an edge, and anyone who loathes either nutty physical gags or sappy sentimentality should steer well clear.

Everyone in the audience can understand how Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) feels: he's fed up with the fact that no one notices that his life is just one humiliation after another, so on his 12th birthday he wishes that his family would have a taste of his misfortune. Sure enough, everything that can go wrong does. Dad Ben (Steve Carell) has to take the baby with him to an important job interview; mom Kelly (Jennifer Garner) has a work event go horribly wrong; teen brother Anthony (Dylan Minnette) struggles to make prom night special for his demanding-diva girlfriend (Bella Thorne); and middle sister Emile (Kerris Dorsey) gets ill on opening night of the school play she's starring in. On the other hand, Alexander's day isn't so bad, as he finally catches the eye of cute girl Becky (Sidney Fullmer).

The plot is laid out as a series of minor calamities that escalate to crazed proportions as the day goes on, but only until the screenwriter decides to have mercy on the characters and let them bond to face the mayhem. Frankly, this is such a wildly happy family that nothing about the film is believable: their problems exist strictly for laughs. Thankful, most of the set pieces are genuinely funny due to the up-for-it actors, who make the most of their characters and the connections between them. There's also a terrific stream of cameo roles for comedy aces like Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie) and Donald Glover (Parks and Recreation). Dick Van Dyke even makes a witty appearance as himself.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer


Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life after dark, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is faced with a new problem. After confronting the curator, Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais), about the exhibits steadily losing consciousness, Daley and friends must travel to England to try to restore power to The Tablet of Ahkmenrah - the ancient artefact that grants life to the museum. In an adventure which spans the globe, Daley and company must meet up with new characters in an attempt to restore the magic before the figures lives end permanently. 

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Dick Van Dyke And Wife Joke About Burnt Out Car Following Freeway Fire


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Dick Van Dyke was involved in a potentially serious car accident on Sunday (28th August) when his car caught fire. Van Dyke was driving down the 101 freeway in Los Angeles when he was forced to pull over. He remained in the vehicle, with witnesses telling the emergency services that the 87-year-old remained oblivious to his smoking car.

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Dick Van Dyke the screening of The Wonder Kid at the 2008 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. 

A number of people placed 911 calls regarding Van Dyke's car, the recordings have been obtained by TMZ, and one caller said "I don't think he's aware it's on fire." Others described the car's condition: "it's smoking but I've just spotted a load of flames underneath it." 

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Actor Dick Van Dyke Narrowly Misses Roadside Inferno, Rescued By Random Passerby


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87-year-old iconic actor Dick Van Dyke was in a serious traffic accident earlier today. The news of Van Dyke’s crash and his quick rescue by passerby Jason Pennington was first reported by TMZ. According to the website, the actor is safe and well, all thanks to Pennington’s well timed intervention.

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"Lucky escape" doesn't begin to cover it.

According to the accidental hero’s own recount of the incident, he was driving along the 101, when he saw a car on the side of the road, quickly filling up with smoke, and an elderly man inside. He stepped out and helped Van Dyke, who was seemingly struggling to get free. Moments later, the fire reached the gas tank and, much like in the movies, the car burst into flames.

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Dick Van Dyke Rescued By Passer-By When Car "Melted"


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Dick Van Dyke has narrowly escaped a serious and, in all probabilities, fatal accident owing to the kindness of a passing stranger. Van Dyke was driving along the 101 freeway in Los Angeles when his Jaguar burst into flame. Admirably, a passer-by named Jason Pennington (according to TMZ) was driving along the same freeway when he saw a car full of smoke on the side of the road, with an elderly man - it later transpired was musical legend Dick Van Dyke- attempting to free himself from the driver's seat.

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Dick Van Dyke at the SAG Awards in L.A.

Dramatically, Pennington pulled the 87-year-old actor from the driver's seat just as flames began to enter the car. Thankfully, although Van Dyke was obviously shaken, no damage was done and he did not need to be taken to hospital. As suggested by the L.A. Times it seems Pennington and another passer-by were off-duty nurses who rushed to Van Dyke's aid.

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Can Anyone Out There Help Diagnose Dick Van Dyke?


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Dick Van Dyke has a medical problem and needs you to help diagnose it. The legendary actor, 87, was expected to turn up to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity Through Comedy At New York's 92Y this week, but a representative for the organization confirmed to E! News he would be unable to make it. "Due to a medical condition, Mr. Van Dyke is unable to travel to New York for the program," said the spokeswoman."

The details remained sketchy, until the Diagnosis Murder star took to Twitter to let his fans know the problem. "My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?" he tweeted on Wednesday. Van Dyke immediately received a slew of responses from his followers, some of whom worked in the medical industry. The actor elaborated shortly afterwards, saying it's been going on for seven years and that he's had "every test you can think of (CAT Scan, MRI, Spinal tap etc)."

The actor then re-tweeted a question from another followers asking if it feels "like you heartbeat/pulse throbbing in your head," to which he answered, "YES!"

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Dick Van Dyke Appeals To Fans For Advice Over Suspected Neurological Disorder


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The veteran actor Dick Van Dyke reportedly cancelled a forthcoming appearance in New York, due to fatigue and lack of sleep, apparently stemming from a suspected neurological disorder, New York Post has reported.

Van Dyke appealed to his fans on Twitter to ask for advice. He tweeted “My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. Anybody got any ideas?" and followed the message up with “It has been going on for 7 years. I've had every test you can think of (CAT Scan, Mri, Spinal tap etc)." One of his Twitter followers suggested that he tried a specialist chiropractor but he simply replied “I don’t believe in them.”

He was supposed to appear at an event at the 92nd Street Y on April 26, in order to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity Through Comedy. A representative for the actor told ET Online “[Dick is being treated from] fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder.” The 87 year-old will reportedly be staying close to his home in Malibu, California, for now. Earlier this year, Van Dyke married Arlene Silver, his makeup artist, who is 40 years his younger. 

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Good Genes Or Good Ops: Which Male Celebrities Don't Show Their Age?


Anthony Kiedis David Beckham Tom Cruise Jim Carrey George Clooney Eddie Murphy Wayne Coyne Colin Firth Antonio Banderas Bono Kevin Spacey Prince Donny Osmond Tom Hanks Christoph Waltz Anthony Bourdain Bruce Willis Jeff Daniels Rowan Atkinson Chris Noth Denzel Washington Liam Neeson Jeff Goldblum Bruce Springsteen Lionel Richie Jeff Bridges Samuel L Jackson Jeremy Irons David Letterman Ted Danson Harrison Ford Amitabh Bachchan Morgan Freeman Dustin Hoffman Dick Van Dyke Roger Moore Rolling Stones

We've all had that moment; looking at photos of our favourite celebs and then jumping out of our seats screaming, 'He's HOW old?!' Well, we've been doing a lot of that here at ContactMusic. Some stars seem to have crept up the age ladder pretty sneakily, the odd wrinkle and grey hair barely registering on our radar, while others don't seem to have aged at all! English football player David Beckham was in his twenties when he rose to global popularity and, looking at his recent H&M underwear advert, it seems that his iconic hairstyles and tattoos are our only way of working out the old from the newer pictures of him. However, he is only 37 and has plenty of time to catch up yet. It's the over-50s that have really had our mouths agape in recent times as we've been scouring the net for the most youthful looking middle to old aged stars. 

Anthony Kiedis, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey

(Anthony Kiedis, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey)

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Dick Van Dyke

Date of birth

13th December, 1925

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Dick Van Dyke Movies

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Trailer

Larry Daley, the former security guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New...

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Movie Review

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Movie Review

There's nothing wrong with this bright and goofy family comedy, but there's nothing much to...

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Trailer

Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life...

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer

Alexander is an 11-year-old boy who experiences a series of disastrous events in just one...

Night at the Museum Movie Review

Night at the Museum Movie Review

Right around the time a monkey urinates on Ben Stiller's head, I came to terms...

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