LOL: 1980′s Hollywood Agent Voicemails

When most of us think of a Hollywood agent, the image of Entourage‘s Ari Gold comes to mind. A fast-talking, smarmy, foul mouthed big shot. Warren Klein was not that. Once named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine (in 1986) Klein was a huge Hollywood agent who represented many of the big stars of the Eighties: C. Thomas Howell, Jami Gertz, Kirk Cameron, etc. A Funny or Die user has uncovered some of his voicemails and not only do they paint a picture of a very, very different time in Hollywood – the kind of time when $35,000 was a huge pay out and back end on Betamax was a contract perk – but the name-dropping, tech-talk and incredible lack of foresight will make your day. Read More »

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Actors today, especially ones in huge tentpole movies, have to be incredibly careful about everything they say at all times. One inopportune slip of the tongue could snowball into a full on revelation when you were just idly chatting.

The latest example of this is C. Thomas Howell, who we know will have a small role in The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Speaking on the Retro Radio Podcast, Howell said that “Sony wants us to be hush-hush right now” but then not only confirmed what we already assumed – that The Lizard is the movie’s villain – but revealed a major crux of the movie and one of the action scenes. Oops. This is certainly spoiler filled so be forewarned. Read his quotes, and hear them for yourself, after the jump. Read More »

C. Thomas Howell’s ‘Spider-Man’ Role Revealed?

Unlike he did in the Eighties, C. Thomas Howell will not be fighting Russians, Socs or racial stereotypes in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot. We recently reported that he’d been cast in the film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but were unsure who he might be playing. Entertainment Weekly has now revealed that the character’s name is “Ray” and while that doesn’t scream “Spider-Man” like the names Norman, Cletus, Otto or Eddie might, it still makes sense in a roundabout kind of way. We connect the dots after the jump. Read More »

Tons of tidbits regarding the upcoming batch of comic book movies broke this weekend and here’s what we’ve learned. C. Thomas Howell, yes, the star of Soul Man, is reportedly going to be in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot along with Stan Lee in one of his patented cameos. Plus a new photo from Captain America: The First Avenger has revealed our first look at the Cosmic Cube. Read about each of these details, in detail, after the break. Read More »

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