once upon a time in hollywood cast bruce dern

Burt Reynolds was set to play George Spahn in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but the actor died early this month before he had a chance to shoot any scenes. Now, Bruce Dern, who worked with Tarantino on The Hateful Eight, will take over Reynolds’ part. More on the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood cast below.

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Smokey and the Bandit in Theaters

Last week we were sad to learn about the passing of screen icon Burt Reynolds. Unfortunately, the actor died before he was able to shoot his role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. However, fans of the actor will still have a chance to catch Burt Reynolds on the big screen one more time.

AMC Theatres is bringing the high-speed bootlegging action comedy Smokey and the Bandit, which features one of the most iconic performances of Burt Reynolds’ career, back to theaters for a little over a week. Find out when and where you can see Smokey and the Bandit in theaters below. Read More »

Burt Reynolds Dead

Today we lost one of Hollywood’s most playful and lively actors. Burt Reynolds, whose career took him from being a fast-driving good ole boy in Smokey and the Bandit to an Oscar in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adult film industry drama Boogie Nights, has passed away at age 82.

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once upon a time in hollywood set pics

Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has begun filming (second unit stuff, at least). As a result, the filmmaker and his crew are transforming parts of Hollywood into 1969 (nice). See some Once Upon a Time in Hollywood set pics below.

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once upon a time in hollywood cast timothy olyphant

Yet another impressive actor is eyeing a part in Quentin Tarantino‘s impeccable Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast. Timothy Olyphant has tossed his hat in the ring and may co-star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and more.

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In 2000, The L.A. Times published a first-person account written by former census bureau trainee Virginia Leaper, who recalled a sunny California Day during the Spring of ’70, where she’d been assigned (on the last day of training) to survey the infamous Spahn Movie Ranch, where the Manson Family had allegedly plotted the ritualistic murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Charles Manson was already in custody and awaiting trial, but a handful of his followers still resided at the ranch with its then 81-year-old owner, George Spahn. As Ms. Leaper tells it, these zealots knew the government had Manson locked down, yet still believed he’d return to them any day, cleared of all charges.

Leaper had heard the rumors regarding the old blind man and the “hippie” commune on his ranch. According to local legend, the young women that still counted Manson as their savior kept Spahn satiated with visceral pleasures (i.e. food and sex), to the point that the geriatric groundskeeper turned his cloudy eyes away from the nefarious happenings on this dusty home front. However, on the afternoon this hapless census employee turned off Santa Susana Pass Road onto the dirt trail that led to Spahn’s ranch, she found Manson’s harem suspiciously eyeing her after she entered its elderly owner’s home. While Leaper asked Spahn a series of questions (all contained in a “three-pound” binder), the dirty faces in the room multiplied, closing in and making her quite uncomfortable.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Cast

It’s been a rumor for months, and now it’s official: Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Robbie joins an increasingly impressive cast lead by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

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once upon a time in hollywood cast

Burt Reynolds is the latest big name to join Quentin Tarantino‘s Manson Family murder-inspired film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Reynolds is set to play George Spahn, the ranch owner who rented land to Charles Manson. In addition to Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen are all in talks for minor roles. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star.

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They say life imitates art, but when you’ve had a storied career like that of Burt Reynolds, it can easily be the other way around.

In The Last Movie Star, Reynolds plays a not-too-transparent version of himself: a fading former Hollywood idol who gets invited to accept a lifetime achievement award at a film festival — only to discover that the festival is a low-rent affair held out of a bar.

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Penn Jillette Director's Cut clapboard
Anyone who has been reading this site for any length of time probably knows that I’m a magic geek and two of my idols are the magic duo of Penn & Teller. Not only do they have a magic career spanning 40 years, but their many television shows and movies are equally impressive. So I’m excited to introduce this exclusive short guest post from Penn Jillette himself, presenting a behind the scenes video from his upcoming film Director’s Cut.

The film itself looks really interesting, the kind of story that could only come out of the democratic crowdsourcing process. The supercut-like clip gives you a fast-paced look at the making of the movie, but from the perspective of the clapboard that gets clapped before every single take of the film. Through this perspective, we get to see the film’s shooting locations, we even get a glimpse of Penn in costume as well as the other actors/characters in the film. Read Penn’s guest blog and watch the Director’s Cut clapboard video embedded after the jump.

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