Articles Tagged With ‘Actors’

Leslie Nielsen dead? Surely you can’t be serious

Leslie Nielsen, the dramatic actor who reinvented himself with a comic flair after the classic movie “Airplane!” died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale. The Canadian-born actor, 84, had been battling pneumonia. Nielsen burst into movie history as the spaceship captain in... (Continue reading)

“Danno” from Hawaii 5-0 books no more

James MacArthur, who played Danny “Danno” Williams in the long-running TV series “Hawaii 5-0,” died Thursday in Florida of natural causes. He was 72. [LA Times] MacArthur, the adopted son of stage legends Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur, enjoyed a... (Continue reading)

“More Than Stars” shoots in San Luis Obispo

A low-budget independent movie, based on the experiences of a former New Times writer, is currently being shot in and around San Luis Obispo. The second week of a planned 16-day shoot for “More Than Stars” has wrapped. Directed by... (Continue reading)

Zac Efron gets the LA Times treatment

Arroyo Grande’s Zac Efron gets the star treatment on the eve of his first attempt at a commercially dramatic movie role in “Charlie St. Cloud.” [LA Times] The young actor grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from AGHS. His... (Continue reading)

Movie Review: Please Give

  By DAVID CONGALTON Boy, you think living in San Luis Obispo is expensive, try New York City real estate. Kate (Catherine Keener) and Alex (Oliver Platt) have already bought the apartment of their 91-year-old next door neighbor Andra (Ann... (Continue reading)

Orson Welles’ four all-time strangest gigs

A tip of the hat to Peter Hartlaub, Cal Poly graduate, former Telegram-Tribune reporter, and currently the pop culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Pete is responsible for an offbeat Chronicle blog about parenting and just about anything else... (Continue reading)

Academy Award nominations announced

“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” are heading for a showdown on Oscar night, with the announcement Tuesday morning of the nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. [Deadline Hollywood] Both the science fiction 3-D thriller and the war-on-terror drama scored... (Continue reading)

Alan Arkin coming to SLO Film Festival

Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin will receive this year’s King Vidor Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The actor comes to town Saturday, March 20, to accept the honor at the Fremont Theater. Arkin is best known for... (Continue reading)

AG’s Zac Efron makes all the right moves

Arroyo Grande native-turned-Hollywood-star Zac Efron is ready for his Hollywood close-up with a pair of new movie projects, designed to shake up his Disney-fied teen idol image. [Deadline Hollywood] Efron has just inked a deal with Universal Pictures to star... (Continue reading)