Fact: Matthew Modine and Ryan O'Neal will join host Malcolm McDowell for an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tribute to late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick in Los Angeles on Wednesday (07Nov12). The actors all appeared in Kubrick's films.
Fact: Actor Matthew Modine will head the jury for the upcoming 2012 Rome Film Festival to determine the winner of the Best Debut or Second Film Award. The five-person panel also includes Italian actress Stefania Rocca and director Laura Amelia Guzman. The event kicks off on 9 November (12).
Quote: "I shouldn't be surprised when I am attacked for giving it that title. The disappointing thing is when people identifying themselves as Christians are threatening me for the title alone. They haven't seen the film and yet they have judged it." Actor Matthew Modine on the controversy surrounding the title of his arty new film, Jesus Was a Commie.
Quote: "I paint every day. I did Al Pacino's portrait. He told me he didn't like it. I think he threw it away. I also did Whoopi Goldberg's. I don't think she kept that, either." Actor Matthew Modine's celebrity pals aren't fans of his artwork.
Quote: "I go to Knicks games all the time, and they always put the camera on Spike Lee, Woody Allen and Matthew Modine, and never on me." Punk icon Lou Reed feels ignored at New York basketball games.