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  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first successful wireless telegraph transmission from Boston to Portland, or something like that," Bernstein says with the practiced storyteller's delight in a well-told tale. "And Thoreau asked, 'But what did it say?' That's always stuck with me. With all the technology and everything else, what's it about?"
  • Brian G. Hutton, Director of 'Where Eagles Dare,' 'Kelly's Heroes,' Dies at 79

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the WWII actioners "Where Eagles Dare" (1968) and "Kelly's Heroes" (1970) and also directed Elizabeth Taylor in two films, has died. He was 79. "Where Eagles Dare," a thriller...

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...

    Maximilian Schell dies at 83; Oscar-winning actor

    When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...

    Austrian-born Actor Maximilian Schell Dies at 83

    Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," ha died. He was 83. Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer,...