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Jason Statham Calls On The Academy To Recognise Stunt Actors At The Oscars

Jason Statham has called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally recognise the work that Hollywood's stunt actors at the Oscars ceremony. The Brit actor, who does most of his own...

Stuntman And Director Hal Needham Passes Away, Aged 82

Hollywood stunt legend-turned-moviemaker Hal Needham has passed away, aged 82. The long-time stand in for Burt Reynold, who went on to gain his directorial debut with Smokey and the Bandit, Needham passed away on Friday,...

Stuntman-turned-filmmaker Hal Needham Dead At 82

Hollywood stunt legend-turned-moviemaker Hal Needham has died, aged 82.A former stunt double for Burt Reynolds, he made his filmmaking debut with Smokey & the Bandit in 1976 and was once one of Hollywood's highest-paid stuntmen....

Hollywood Stuntman/director Hal Needham Dies Aged 82

Hollywood stuntman and director, Hal Needham, has died aged 82 on Friday (Oct 25th).Hal lost a short battle to cancer in Los Angeles. Regarded as the highest paid stuntman in the movie industry, Needham received...

Tom Hanks And Will Smith Team Up At Governor's Awards 2012

It's been a relatively quiet year for both Tom Hanks and Will Smith, though both teamed up for the Governor's Awards 2012 on Saturday evening (December 1, 2012). Producers of the show had enlisted the...

Governors Awards 2012 See Steven Spielberg And Jeffrey Katzenberg Attend Star-studded Event

This years Governors Awards saw one heck of a turn out in terms of famous faces, with honouree Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg just two of the big names in attendance at...

2012 Honorary Oscars Snubs Actors In Favor Of Industry Insiders

This year's honorary Oscars list has overlooked veteran actors in favor of industry insiders such as George Stevens Jr., who helped to found the American Film Institute. Yesterday, the Academy's Board of Governors announced the...

George Stevens Jr. Awarded With Honorary Oscar

George Stevens Jr is amongst a handful of Hollywood movie veterans to be awarded an honorary Oscar, the Academy's Board of Governors announced yesterday (September 5, 2012). The Wrap report today that the awards will...

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