The Actress Granddaughter Of Iconic Author Ernest Hemingway Has Accused Filmmaker Woody Allen Of Attempting To Seduce Her When She Was 18 Years Old.
Mariel Hemingway, 53, had a breakthrough role in Allen's 1979 film Manhattan, in which she played the actor/director's significantly younger love interest in a role which earned her an Oscar nomination.
In her new memoir, Out Came the Sun, Hemingway suggests that Allen wanted to be more than just friends off screen when she was 18 years old and he was in his 40s.
In an excerpt from the tome obtained by Fox News, Hemingway writes, "Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me. Though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women."
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The Manhattan star has penned a memoir as well as two lifestyle books, but she has stayed clear of venturing into fiction over fears she will be compared to her late grandfather, the author of classics including A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
She tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "As my grandfather was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, it's a little bit daunting to follow in his footsteps. I write health and wellness books. I stay very sane and far away from fiction."
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The Sundance Film Festival has become a hub for some of the world's best documentaries to be showcased. Mariel Hemingway, the grand-daughter of the iconic American writer Ernest Hemingway. Her family's history has been carved by depression and ill mental health. Running From Crazy explores that part of her family's history, and had its premier at the Sundance Film Festival.
Ernest Hemingway killed himself two weeks before Mariel was born, one of her sisters died of an overdose in 1998 and her other sister has been in and out of institutions for a decade. Mariel herself has battled with depression but now, speaking to the Globe and Mail, she says she's through it. "Some people are like, 'Wow, [Running From Crazy is] a heavy title.' Well, I don't see it as a heavy title. I'm like, 'Dude, thank God.' Crazy's gone. . There's fun in my life and I'm joyful. But there was a time when I really was not. . But I truly am no longer depressed. It's gone. I can honestly say that it's been years. I laugh at myself now, which is fun."
With Academy Award winner Barabara Kopple directing and Oprah Winfrey as executive producer it's got some heavy-weight backing behind it. Working with Mariel was a dream for Kopple. "What Mariel has, I mean, she's the dream of a documentarian," she said, "because you sit at the table with her and talk to her, and everything comes out, because she has a higher purpose for it. She really wants to shed light on suicide and mental illness."
Actress Mariel Hemingway is convinced mental illness runs in her family after suffering severe bouts of depression - just like her famous grandfather.
The Oscar-nominee's grandpa, writer Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide just months before she was born, her model sister Margaux overdosed in 1996, and her youngest sibling, Joan, has been in and out of psychiatric institutions for years.
A total of five other relatives also took their own lives, and the Manhattan star admits she worried she was destined to follow in their footsteps as she started struggling with her own demons.
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Actress Mariel Hemingway has spoken out about the dangers of cosmetic surgery after experiencing complications from a breast augmentation procedure.
The Manhattan star had her cleavage enhanced when she was younger, but was forced to have the implants removed after they ruptured.
Hemingway has now launched TheWillingWay.com to educate those interested in surgery about the risks accompanying cosmetic operations.
She tells ET Online, "I actually had silicone in my blood. So I did hyperbaric oxygen treatment to turn the silicone into silicone citrate so it could pass, but it took a long time to get that out of my system.
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Actress Mariel Hemingway's request for a restraining order against her business manager has been rejected.
The Manhattan star filed papers alleging Mike Wittlin has sent her inappropriate sexual messages and uses vulgar and offensive language around her.
In the documents, Hemingway claimed Wittlin was "overly aggressive and hostile in his manner" and told a judge she feared for her safety, reports Tmz.com.
But Judge Carol Boas Goodson has rejected the request, insisting the level of the alleged harassment and threats is not sufficient enough to warrant a restraining order.
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Actress Mariel Hemingway's pet pit bull terrier is under investigation by Animal Control officials in Los Angeles after the pooch allegedly attacked two people last week (ends24Dec10) and sent them to hospital.
The dog will be placed in quarantine while the officials conclude their report.
According to TMZ.com, Hemingway's pit bull went after another dog and the two humans were also attacked in the fight.
The events later known as the rape of Nanking happened quickly, over just six horrific weeks at the end of 1937 and into 1938, and because the city was so cut off at the time and the war went on for eight more years, much of the story went untold for decades. It wasn't until writer Iris Chang documented the tragedy in her 1998 book The Rape of Nanking that the true scope of the horror was made apparent. It was that book that inspired Nanking, a highly effective documentary that uses interesting techniques to tell its remarkable story.
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Say what you will about the movie itself: The casting is either inspired or excruciating or both. Jürgen Prochnow as the older Schwarzenegger. Mariel Hemingway as Maria Shriver, and Nora Dunn as Ariana Huffington. Wow. Prochnow alone is terrifying: He doesn't really look much like Arnold (and he's about 120 pounds light), but they've done his hair up to make him look like a bizarro approximation of him. Hemingway and Dunn are equally disturbing: Hemingway lowers her voice an octave to play Shriver. Dunn sounds like she's been listening to Huffington on the radio for an hour, and this is her best approximation. I was disappointed that the producers didn't pull out a little guy to play Gary Coleman (who also ran for Governor) or get porn star Mary Carey to play herself.
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