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  • Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage

    Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage
    Sam Chwat was a master of accents who taught Robert De Niro to talk like an Appalachian ex-convict, Olympia Dukakis to talk like a Holocaust survivor and Peter Boyle to talk like a bigot from the Deep South. A modern-day Henry Higgins, he also trained some actors to lose accents, helping Julia Roberts drop her native Georgia drawl and Tony Danza his distinctive Brooklynese. Chwat even turned his training on himself, muting his own "Noo Yawk" accent to prevent clients from miming the wrong cues.
  • Moonstruck: The bread! Those eggs!

    Moonstruck: The bread! Those eggs!
    Moonstruck is a great food movie. Nicholas Cage on bread, the making of eggs, the great meeting scene in the restaurant with Olympia Dukakis and John Mahoney. Moonstruck opens the 13th Annual Little Italy Film Festival tonight. By the way, I'm looking...

    Olympia Dukakis To Play Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires

    Olympia Dukakis To Play  Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires
    There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.” Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...

    Galifianakis far from 'Bored to Death' with his HBO sitcom

    You still may not be sure how to pronounce, let alone spell, his last name, but thanks to such movie blockbusters as "The Hangover" and its recent sequel, along with very successful guest appearances on "Saturday Night Live," you probably know the...

    A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard

    A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard
    In her solo show "The Night Watcher," Charlayne Woodard talks for nearly two hours, sharing stories about her heartfelt relationships with other people's children. In "Vigil," Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy, Olympia Dukakis utters but 12 lines during...