Sunday, April 20, 2008

Entertainer of the Month: Clint Howard

Entertainment News wishes a happy 49th birthday to the legendary Clint Howard. And to honor him, he is being named April's Entertainer of the Month. Despite the fact that he has appeared in nearly 200 movies and TV shows, many of you might not know much about Clint Howard, but you no doubt have seen this MTV Movie Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner before. In fact he is credited with "legitimizing the award which had previously been won by the likes of Jason Voorhies, Shaft and Chewbacca. Perhaps you recognize him as the serial killer from the Seinfeld episodes that took place in Los Angeles. Or maybe you saw him terrorizing children in the campy horror classic Ice Cream Man. But most likely, you've seen him in a bit part in one of his older, more famous brother Ron's movies. Clint has appeared in 15 movies directed by Ron Howard (not counting the shorts the two made when they were kids), including:
  • Grand Theft Auto (1977)
  • Cotton Candy (1978)
  • Night Shift (1982)
  • Splash (1984)
  • Cocoon (1985)
  • Gung Ho (1986)
  • Parenthood (1989)
  • Backdraft (1991)
  • Far and Away (1992)
  • The Paper (1994)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Edtv (1999)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • The Missing (2003)
  • Cinderella Man (2005)
Today Clint Howard remains one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, with seven films due to be released by the end of the year. So keep an eye out for him.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Maintain the Integrity

I've always said, when making a movie based on existing source material, first and foremost, you must be loyal to that source material.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Charlton Heston: 1924-2008

Entertainment News bids a sad farewell to film legend Charlton Heston. He was best known for his roles in The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur and the Original Planet of the Apes. My favorite of his movies is Orson Welles' Touch of Evil in which he curiously plays a Mexican named Ramon Miguel Vargas. Heston also uttered two of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes: "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" and "Soylent Green is people!" And of course, who can forget the work he did as President of National Rifle Association, telling President Clinton "America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure don't trust you with our guns." Later in his career, Mr. Heston did mostly cameos, none of them funnier than the clip below (1:24) from Wayne's World 2.