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Jerry Lewis seen speaking with Martin Scorsese at Cipriani 55 Wall Street - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st September 2016

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Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese

Jerry Lewis - 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bob Dylan held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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Polly Bergen, US Actress Known For 'Cape Fear', Has Died Aged 84


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Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.

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Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.

Bergen was born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1940s and she became a household name when she starred in The Helen Morgan Story, for which she won an Emmy award in 1958. 

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Jerry Lewis - Friars Club celebrates Jerry Lewis and the release of the 50th anniversary Blu Ray of The Nutty Professor - New York, New York, United States - Friday 6th June 2014

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Jerry Lewis and Larry King

Quentin Tarantino At Cannes: "Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema"


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Quentin Tarantino has spoken out again about the changes and development in cinema since his youth. Digital Vs. traditional technology continues to be a hot topic amongst film makers with numerous high profile names arguing for either side of the debate. 

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Quentin Tarantino hosted a special film screening in Cannes on Saturday.

The Pulp Fiction director was at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (24th May) in order to host a special screening of the 1964 classic A Fistful of Dollars. He introduced the film with a stark reminder of the dangers of digital and the loss of film making techniques.

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Jerry Lewis Is Still Not A Fan Of Female Comedians


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Jerry Lewis say wha-??? The beloved comedian has earned his right to an opinion in the standup world, but his latest statement had more than a few eyebrows raised. On Saturday, Lewis left his hand and footprints in cement outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theater and used the occasions to clear up some of his controversial opinions on female comedians. In an interview a few years ago, Lewis set the internet on fire by expressing his distaste for female comedians. He clarified on Saturday, saying that he did in fact enjoy the comedy of Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett.

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Jerry Lewis reached a huge milestone Saturday.

Ball “went to the lowest level of the barrel, and she was brilliant because of it,” Lewis said Saturday, according to the Washington Post.

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Jerry Lewis, Danielle Sarah Lewis and SanDee Pitnick - Jerry Lewis' Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 12th April 2014

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Jerry Lewis and Quentin Tarantino

Jerry Lewis' Controversial Clown Film Footage Released After 41 Years


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Acclaimed entertainer and director Jerry Lewis has seen footage of a film he helped make 41 years ago surface online after he swore it would never see the light of day. The movie, entitled The Day The Clown Cried, was completed in 1972, but was withdrawn by Lewis.

The Nutty Professor actor directed and starred in the unreleased movie that was plagued with production and funding problems, which required Lewis to use his own funds to get the film finished. Despite having never been released, probably due to controversy over its subject matter, the movie has gained infamousness amongst film buffs and historians.

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Jerry Lewis' Infamous Clown Film Has Mde Its Way To YouTube.

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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis And Martin Scorsese Reunite For King Of Comedy Screening At Tribeca Film Festival


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The King of Comedy is thirty years old and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the star of the mad-cap kidnap comedy Robert De Niro decided to air a special screening of the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday (April 27). De Niro, who co-founded the film fest with Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff twelve years ago, attended the anniversary screening alongside the movie's director, Martin Scorsese and his co-star in the movie, the legendary Jerry Lewis.

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Robert De Niro at the start of the film festival last week

The three reunited on stage at the Borough of Manhattan Community College before the screening to deliver a few preliminary laughs prior to the feature presentation, with De Niro admitting that he hasn't seen the film in "at least 25 years," saying after, "I'm very curious to see it. If I'm not too embarrassed, I'll stay here after."

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Jerry Lewis - Daughter Danielle Sarah Lewis, Jerry Lewis, wife SanDee Pitnick Los Angeles, California - LA Premiere of Encore's Method To The Madness Of Jerry Lewis Wednesday 7th December 2011

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Gary Lewis Slates His Father Over His Brother's Death


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Gary Lewis, the pop star son of comedian Jerry Lewis, has blamed his father for the death of his younger brother. The 1960s Gary Lewis and The Playboys frontman has suggested that his comedian father all but abandoned his son Joseph when he discovered his growing drug addiction, and it was this abandonment that caused the young man to die.

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In October 2009, Joseph Lewis suffered a sudden seizure and died in Utah, however Gary claims that his brother's health would not have declined to such a drastic extend if he had still had the support of his father. Lewis spoke to 'The Globe' to explain how his father's neglect caused his brother to die, saying: "Joe had problems his entire life and I blame our father."

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Arizona Dream Review


Excellent
This bizarro cult film from director Emir Kusturica (best known for Underground) is impossible to describe -- but it starts with a vignette about an Eskimo, zips to New York, and takes Johnny Depp to Arizona to meet his uncle (Jerry Lewis), where he becomes a car salesman before hooking up with a kooky older woman (Faye Dunaway) who lives in the desert with her suicidal stepdaughter (Lili Taylor). What's it all about? Love, employment, dreams, the surreal, traveling, psychic connections... David Lynch, you've got a target on your back. Compelling and strange, worth seeking out if you can find it (which ain't easy).

The Delicate Delinquent Review


OK
Jerry Lewis's first sans-Dino flick (Martin didn't want to be seen on screen in a police uniform) isn't anything special, but its goofy premise -- a janitor is mistaken for a hoodlum, and he is "rehabilitated" by an oblivious policeman -- might win him a few converts. The gags aren't terribly good or bad, but a gibberish-filled fight with a Japanese wrestler (not exactly a sumo wrestler, but whatever) is somewhat memorable.

The King Of Comedy Review


Excellent
The King of Comedy is a wholly original and entirely offbeat, dark comedy about fame, obsessive fandom, and the medium from which they both feed: television. The film careens from witty satire to difficult melodrama to downright silly and back again. And while King, made in 1983, does appear slightly dated, Scorsese's first film after Raging Bull and perhaps most underappreciated work (or at least a close second to The Last Temptation of Christ) deserves to be seen. And with the recently released DVD, maybe it will.

The film concerns aspiring comedian and completely obtuse Rupert Pupkin, played by Robert De Niro in one of his few comic performances. Kings, however, is no Analyze This or ; De Niro gives a brilliant and, at times, disturbing portrayal of a man so obsessed by fame and enthralled with his idols that he kidnaps comedian and late night talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis in a thinly veiled parody of his own star image) in order to get his big break and show the world that Rupert Pupkin is the new king of comedy. The problem is that he is not that funny, and his self-deprecating brand of humor quickly becomes sad as it traverses the line from joke to personal trauma.

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Arizona Dream Review


Excellent
This bizarro cult film from director Emir Kusturica (best known for Underground) is impossible to describe -- but it starts with a vignette about an Eskimo, zips to New York, and takes Johnny Depp to Arizona to meet his uncle (Jerry Lewis), where he becomes a car salesman before hooking up with a kooky older woman (Faye Dunaway) who lives in the desert with her suicidal stepdaughter (Lili Taylor). What's it all about? Love, employment, dreams, the surreal, traveling, psychic connections... David Lynch, you've got a target on your back. Compelling and strange, worth seeking out if you can find it (which ain't easy).
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