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RIP Bill Paxton (1955-2017) - The great actor from many blockbusters of the 1980′s and 1990′s, known for his extensive partnership with James Cameron films (The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic) and HBO’s Big Love has died today age 61 after complications from surgery. A true versatile actor who could do both comedy and drama, hero or villain, Paxton appeared in more than 90 projects and among them are: Stripes (1981), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985) as the bully Chet, Pass the Ammo (1988), Next of Kin (1989), Predator 2 (1990), One False Move (1992), Trespass (1992), Tombstone (1993), Apollo 13 (1995), The Last Supper (1995), Twister (1996), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), A Simple Plan (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2001), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Nightcrawler (2015), and the upcoming The Circle (2017). On TV, he is best remembered as Bill Henrickson in Big Love (2006-2011), which earned him 3 Golden Globe nominations; as John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently in Training Day (2017). He also directed two films: the tense Frailty (2001), in which he also starred and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). One of the finest people in the business who’ll be truly missed.

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It was a great night for black creatives at the Academy Awards.

Congratulations to all the nominees and, of course, to tonight’s winners:

  • Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor in Moonlight
  • Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress in Fences
  • Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Best Adapted Screenplay (Moonlight)
  • The cast and crew of Moonlight for Best Picture

Photos Courtesy of Moonlight and Fences Official Facebook Pages.

slate.com
A Short List of Great Actors and Directors Who Now Have Fewer Oscars Than Suicide Squad
“Oscar winner Suicide Squad.” Let that phrase roll around in your mouth a little. Savor it as is you would a fine wine or the touch of winter’s first s ...

“Here’s a short list of those poor, benighted souls who may have created brilliant art but, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, are at least one Oscar less good than Suicide Squad.”

anonymous asked:

Did these anons even watch Moonlight?! Did they read the screenplay?! Are they aware of the trends against blacks and POCs in these award shows?! I'm ambivalent over La La Land, but Moonlight rightly deserved all the mother f*cking awards and hell yeah I'll keep yelling incoherently for the next week! It's rare the Academy "gets it right" and for an ambitious indie film about a poignant, HUMAN story of a poor, gay, black boy/teen/man by black actors/director/creatives... FUCK. YES.

Careful now, you don’t want them to say you’re “bathing in the humiliation of white people” whatever the fuck that means lol. We’re all celebrating the win. (Everyone except for the pressed white people pretending to be POC)

William “Bill” Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) Actor and director. He appeared in a number of films, including The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), and Titanic (1997). He also starred in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.  In February 2016, Paxton was cast as Detective Frank Roarke for Training Day.

Other TV series he appeared in were Miami Vice, The Hitchhiker, Tales from the Crypt, Frasier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Very Sad News
William “Bill” Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He appeared in a number of films, including The Punk Leader in Terminator (1984), Chet Donnelly Weird Science (1985), Intercept Officer, Commando (1985) Private William Hudson Aliens (1986), Jerry Lambert Predator 2 (1990), Morgan Earp Tombstone (1993), Simon True Lies (1994), Fred Haise Apollo 13 (1995), Bill “The Extreme” Harding Twister (1996), and Brock Lovett Titanic (1997).
He also starred in the HBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
In his Television Roles Detective Vic Romano in Miami Vice (1986) Billy DeLuca in Tales from the Crypt (1993)
John Garrett “The Clairvoyant” in Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014)
Paxton died on February 25, 2017, due to complications of surgery.

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Throughout November and December of 2016, Johnny and other actors, directors, and industry professionals volunteered their time to help make a teenage boy’s dream of filming a horror movie he wrote come true. The boy’s name is Anthony Conti(pictured in the top and bottom photos to the left of Johnny), a 16 year old aspiring film maker from Boston battling Stage 4 kidney cancer. He wrote a script for a short film about a young man who risks his life to save the girl he loves from zombies after his family is killed in a zombie apocalypse. The film is called The Black Ghiandola . Johnny plays a Nuclear Medical Technician working in a hospital. A non-profit organization called the Make a Film Foundation was instrumental in getting this project going and completed with financial support from AMC(the television station that brings us The Walking Dead ,Anthony’s favorite show), Hollywood businesses, Conti’s family, and the general public who donated on gofundme. Among those who contributed to the film were three well known directors; Catherine Hardwicke, Sam Raimi and Ted Melfi.

Honestly, even though I don’t normally care about the Oscars, I just love that so many talented actors and directors of color have been nominated this year. I feel like it’s a subtle “fuck you” to Trump. It shows that no matter what the president tries to do, we’re still here. We’re still going to tell our stories. We’ve always been and we always will be a part of America.

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion of ATJ in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Nocturnal Animals (if you've seen that one)?

I think he’s an OK actor when he has strong direction. I think that Edwards may not be much of an “actor’s director” and, such as with Cranston, prefers to let actors do their thing. I don’t think ATJ is equipped to do that sort of acting. In fact, based on what I’ve heard, he doesn’t even really want to act. He seems to have bad panic attacks while at press events as well.
This is second hand information of course. I do definitely remember how uncomfortable and even pissed off he looked when promoting Godzilla during the MTV awards that year.