Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dead at 89

Martin Landau, the Oscar-winning character actor who has worked with acclaimed directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton, has died at the age of 89.

He is perhaps best known by modern audiences for his role as the down-on-his-luck Bela Lugosi in the black comedy Ed Wood, the Burton-directed biopic of the titular director of cult “bad” movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space. Landau won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role, after being nominated twice before for roles in Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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george romero dead

George A. Romero, the director of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, has passed away at the age of 77. The creator of the modern zombie movie, the often imitated but never matched filmmaker still looms large as one of the most important horror filmmakers of all time.

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Michael Nyqvist dead

Some sad news this afternoon: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, John Wick) has died after an illness. He was only 56 years old.
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John G. Alvidsen Dead

After delivering two of the most iconic sports movies of all time, the Best Picture winning Rocky and the 1980s classic The Karate Kid, director John G. Avildsen has passed away at age 81. We remember the filmmaker’s career and contributions to cinema below. Read More »

peter sallis dead

Peter Sallis, the English actor best known for the BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine and lending his voice to Wallace in Aardman Animations’ Wallace and Gromit films, has passed away at the age of 96.

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Clerks actress

Sad news for fans of writer/director Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse: actress Lisa Spoonauer, who appeared in Smith’s 1994 breakout debut film Clerks, has died at the age of 44. Read touching tributes from her Clerks co-star Brian O’Halloran and from Smith himself below.
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James Bond Actor Roger Moore Has Died at 89

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Roger Moore, best known for playing the suave secret agent James Bond in a record seven films between 1973 and 1985, has passed away at the age of 89.

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Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at 52

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When James Bond returned to the big screen with Daniel Craig in the lead role of Casino Royale in 2006, the new run of 007 movies needed a theme song to bring the franchise into the 21st century the right way. Sony Pictures and MGM called upon Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell‘s signature growling singing voice to make it happen, and he created what I think is one of the better James Bond theme songs of the entire series.

Therefore, we’re sad to report that the rock musician and singer has passed away suddenly at the young age of 52 after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit last night.  Read More »

The Great Powers Boothe Has Died at 68

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Powers Boothe, the imposing character with a gravelly voice and a penchant for playing dangerous men, has passed away at 68. He leaves behind dozens of memorable film and television roles – he played cowboys and crooks and presidents and soldiers. We brought the American west to life and lent his unique gravitas to the Marvel Cinematic Universe…and he made it look effortless.

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The Great Character Actor Michael Parks Has Died

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Michael Parks, who began his career as a prolific television actor before evolving into a secret weapon for directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith, has passed away at the age of 77. He leaves behind a filmography filled with tremendous performances – his work stands up whether it’s planted in the middle of a masterpiece or a dud.

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