Vince Vaughn received one of Hollywood's highest accolades this morning (Wednesday, March 4, 2015), his handprints and footprints were frozen in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, as the 280th star to be so honored. And unlike any other award in Hollywood, be it an Oscar®, a Golden Globe or a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® handprints-footprints tribute is the most selective of all, since over the course of nine decades, only 280 such honors have been presented.
In his latest film, "Unfinished Business" (Opening March 6), Vaughn and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But to close this morning's big deal in Hollywood, he needed, and got, the support of long-time friend Jon Favreau, with whom Vaughn starred in "Swingers," and James Marsden, who appears in Vaughn's latest movie "Unfinished Business."
Favreau introduced Vaughn during the event and praised his friend's accomplishments. "A guy who's gone just from being an actor in smaller roles to a movie star in both dramas and comedies, and I was lucky enough to have a backstage seat for the whole journey," Favreau said.
Of Favreau, Vaughn said, "I'm incredibly proud of my friend, a brother, a coworker, somebody who never fails to make me laugh, both on screen and off camera."
Also, during the ceremony, Vaughn expressed gratitude to his fans, "I share this with all of you, all the fans, and the people that throughout the years have given me a chance to participate and make a living doing something that I love very much," Vaughn stated.
Other memorable roles for the 44-year-old Vaughn include "Starsky & Hutch," "Wedding Crashers," "Fred Claus," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Couples Retreat" and "The Break-Up." He also made a memorable cameo appearance in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and its sequel.
His latest film, "Unfinished Business," opens in theaters on Friday March 6, 2015.
About the film:
Vaughn portrays a hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
For more information and a complete list of hand and footprint ceremonies visit TCL Chinese Theatres
Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" television and films, has died at the age of 83, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed to The New York Times. Susan Nimoy told The Times that the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and according to The Times, "Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier."
Nimoy’s show business career spanned more than six decades as a stage actor, television guest star, series regular and movie veteran. He went on to direct a number of films, including the box-office hit “Three Men and a Baby” in 1987. He was also a recording artist, a published poet and an accomplished photographer.
But he will best be remembered as Mr. Spock, a Vulcan whose pointed ears, deadpan unemotional manner and frequently uttered catch phrases “fascinating” and "Live long and prosper," endeared him to millions and cemented his place as a pop culture icon.
According to CNN, His "Star Trek" co-stars, including William Shatner and George Takei, expressed sadness at his death. "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner
"We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to 'Live Long And Prosper,' and you indeed did, friend," Takei wrote.
Nimoy married his wife, Susan Bay, in 1989. She survives him, as do his two children by his first wife, Sandra Zober.
Was the only actor to appear in every episode of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
The "Vulcan nerve pinch" concept on Star Trek (1966) was invented by Nimoy when he and the series' writers were trying to figure out how an unarmed Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.
Was William Shatner's best man at his third wedding to Nerine Kidd.
Hit #121 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1967 with "Visit to a Sad Planet"
Was an accomplished photographer (specializing in black and white images) and has given exhibitions of his works.
Had a pet store in Canoga Park, California during the 1960s.
Was the only actor to appear in both pilots of the original Star Trek (1966) series. His father had a barber shop in Boston, where one of the more popular haircuts given was the "Spock cut".
Along with Majel Barrett, he is one of only two actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
Appeared in episodes of six different series with William Shatner: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Mission: Impossible (1966), Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973), T.J. Hooker (1982) and Futurama (1999).
Was born only four days after his Star Trek (1966) co-star William Shatner.
Suffered from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), along with Star Trek (1966) co-star William Shatner. Nimoy's right ear and Shatner's left ear are affected. Their hearing was apparently damaged during the filming of the episode Star Trek: Arena (1967), when they were both close to a special effects explosion.
Along with David McCallum, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Rush and Peter Breck, he is one of only five actors to appear in both The Outer Limits (1963) and The Outer Limits (1995).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 16, 1985.
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) last night (January 31, 2015) announced winners of its 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, in eleven categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during a black-tie ceremony at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin.
The awards took place before an audience of more than 850, including guild members, industry executives and press. ADG President Mimi Gramatky and Council Chair Marcia Hinds presided over the awards ceremony.
Winners included "The Big Bang Theory," "American Horror Story," "True Detective," and "Silicon Valley" for Television Series.
Christopher Nolan received the Cinematic Imagery Award and Jim Bissell was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Joining Bissell as Lifetime Achievement recipients were Camille Abbott, John P. Bruce and Will Ferrell. The Hall of Fame inductees were John Gabriel Beckman, Charles Lisanby and Walter H. Tyler.
Presenters for this year’s awards included George Clooney "The Monuments Men", Anne Hathaway "Interstellar", Eddie Redmayne "The Theory of Everything", Felicity Jones "The Theory of Everything", Julie Bowen "Modern Family", Tony Hale "Veep", Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", Margo Martindale "The Americans, Justified", Kiernan Shipka "Mad Men", Loni Love "The Real", Brian Tyler "Iron Man 3",Lisa Edelstein "Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce", Matt Ryan "Constantine" and Tyler Oakley "YouTube star". iJustine was the trophy handler.
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2014:
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Production Designer: ADAM STOCKHAUSEN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Production Designer: CHARLES WOOD
Production Designer: KEVIN THOMPSON
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2014:
One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series
GAME OF THRONES: “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper” Production Designer: DEBORAH RILEY
One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series
TRUE DETECTIVE: “The Locked Room,” “Form and Void” Production Designer: ALEX DiGERLANDO
Television Movie or Mini-Series
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW: “Massacres and Matinees” Production Designer: MARK WORTHINGTON
Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
SILICON VALLEY: “Articles of Incorporation,” “Signaling Risk,” “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency” Production Designer: RICHARD TOYON
Multi-Camera Television Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY: “The Locomotive Manipulation,” “The Convention Conundrum,” “The Status Quo Combustion” Production Designer: JOHN SHAFFNER:
Awards or Event Special
86th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS Production Designer: DEREK McLANE
Short Format: WebSeries, Music Video or Commercial
APPLE: “Perspective” Production Designer: SEAN HARGREAVES
Variety, Competition, Reality, or Game Show Series
PORTLANDIA: “Celery” Production Designer: TYLER B. ROBINSON
The Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards honors excellence in production design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. For more information visit the Art Directors Guild.
The Hollywood Archive and PictureLux Agency is starting the new year in its new facilities right across the street from Sony Pictures in downtown Culver City, California - in part due to Culver City's long history in Motion Picture and TV production.
Although unaffiliated with Sony, with this move adjacent to the Sony Pictures Complex, The Hollywood Archive and PictureLux gains an office presence that reflects our strong Culver City - Entertainment Industry ties and accommodates our future growth plans.
Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. It was also the headquarters for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1932 to 1985. National Public Radio West and Sony Pictures Entertainment now have headquarters in the city. The NFL Network studio is also based in Culver City.
Hundreds of movies have been produced on the lots of Culver City's studios: Sony Pictures Studios (originally MGM Studios), Culver Studios, and the former Hal Roach Studios. These include The Wizard of Oz, The Thin Man, Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, the Tarzan series, and the original King Kong. More recent films made in Culver City include Grease, Raging Bull, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, City Slickers, Air Force One, Wag the Dog, and Contact. Television shows made on Culver City sets have included Las Vegas, Gunsmoke, Cougar Town, Mad About You, Lassie, Hogan's Heroes, Batman, The Green Hornet, Arrested Development, The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle, Jeopardy!, The Nanny, MasterChef, the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune and Tosh. O. The TV series The Green Hornet featured Bruce Lee as Kato, who also resided in Culver City during the Series' production. John Travolta's "Stranded at the Drive-In" sequence in Grease was filmed at the Studio Drive-In on the corner of Jefferson and Sepulveda. It served as a set for many other films, including Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
The Hollywood Archive specializes in celebrity, entertainment and historical stock photography. PictureLux Agency is an independently owned celebrity and entertainment photo agency specializing in the licensing of digital photography of Celebrities.
New address: 10220 Culver Blvd. #205 A Culver City, CA 90232
Matthew McConaughey has been stirring things up since walking away with the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club", the role for which he slimmed down considerably to play a man who battled AIDS for seven years after being told he had only 30 days to live.
On Tuesday night (Oct. 21, 2014), another accolade was bestowed on Matthew McConaughey as he was honored at a star-studded event held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The 44 year old actor received the coveted American Cinematheque Award for the work he has done in his 21-year career. A host of A-listers, including a number of his former co-stars, came out to support the star including "Dallas Buyers Club"'s Jennifer Garner, "True Detective" actress Michelle Monaghan and "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days" lead Kate Hudson.
The yearly event is a benefit for the American Cinematheque which was established in 1981 as a non-profit, viewer supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration to the moving picture in all it's forms. During the gala, McConaughey was also feted by his "Interstellar" co-stars Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain and director Christopher Nolan, who presented him with the award. Other guests at the event, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, included McConaughey's "Mud" co-star Reese Witherspoon and actress Jess Weixler.
Dressed in a dapper black Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo with a black bow tie, the actor was surrounded by loved ones to celebrate his success. He brought his mother Kay McConaughey and her date C.J. Carlig, his wife Camila Alves (also in Dolce & Gabbana) and her mother Fatima Alves, and two of his three children.
It was big a night for red carpet fashion as well. Highlights included Reese Witherspoon in a Prabal Gurung Resort 2015 gown which featured bold black roses and a figure-hugging fit, Jessica Chastain in bright yellow long Givenchy dress, Kate Hudson in a Jennifer Packham blush sequin gown and Anne Hathaway in a Christopher Kane dress, Christian Louboutin shoes and clutch, and Neil Lane jewelry.
Funds raised from the event go towards the American Cinematheque's operating costs for it's year-round public film and video programs.
According to CNN, Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday. Williams apparently took his own life, law enforcement officials said. He was 63.
"He has been battling severe depression of late," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
Per a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff's Office, coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,"
USA Today added "Williams was found by his personal assistant, who broke in to his room Monday morning when he failed to respond to knocks. She was distraught in the 911 call and indicated Williams' death was a suicide by hanging."
The news of Williams' death shocked the Hollywood community and the world. Although the 63-year-old beloved actor and comedy legend has passed, so many unforgettable film and TV roles will ensure that his memory and talent live on.
Robin Williams Trivia Per IMDB:
Moved to San Francisco, California when he was 16.
Studied acting briefly at Julliard under John Houseman. Houseman told him he was wasting his talent at Juilliard and he should strike out on his own and do stand-up comedy.
When he auditioned for the role of Mork from Ork on Happy Days (1974), producer Garry Marshall told him to sit down. Williams immediately sat on his head on the chair. Marshall hired him, saying that he was the only alien who auditioned.
During the making of Mork & Mindy (1978), Williams departed from the scripts and ad libbed so many times and so well, that the producers stop trying to make him stick to the script and deliberately left gaps in the later scripts leaving only "Mork can go off here" in those places so Robin could improvise.
2003: Won Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for "Robin Williams - Live 2002".
Was voted "Least Likely to Succeed" by his fellow graduates at Larkspur (highschool).
He was voted the 50th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
He was a very overweight child. As a result, nobody would play with him. He started talking in different voices to entertain himself.
Most of his dialogue in Aladdin (1992) was ad-libbed.
Co-owned the Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco with Robert De Niro and fellow Bay area resident Francis Ford Coppola.
Was offered the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), which eventually went to Jim Carrey.
Williams and Robert De Niro were the last stars to see John Belushi alive, albeit on separate visits to Bungalow #3 of the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles that fateful day in March 1982.
Was frequently called up by Steven Spielberg when he was filming Schindler's List (1993). He would put him on speaker phone so he could tell jokes to the cast and crew to cheer them up. He used his character in Aladdin (1992) most of the time.
As of his death in 2014, he had appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990) and Good Will Hunting (1997).