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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)

Sean Penn in '21 Grams.' Sean Penn: Honorary César once again goes Hollywood Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a “living legend” and “a stand-alone icon in American cinema.” The Academy has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner […]


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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)



'Gangster Squad' Trailer: Roaring '50s Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen

Gangster Squad trailer: Over-the-top Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen The Gangster Squad trailer features an over-the-top Sean Penn as mobster Mickey Cohen, who came to Los Angeles in the '50s to create his own private fiefdom. The Los Angeles Police Department (ironically, notorious for its rampant corruption and abuse of power), wants to save L.A. from the mob. Enter the Gangster Squad led by Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. (Please scroll down to check out the Gangster Squad trailer. Photo: Gangster Squad Sean Penn Mickey Cohen.) Gangster Squad, of course, is the movie that had its release date pushed back because of the Dark Knight Rises Denver area shooting massacre. The film featured a scene – now gone – in […]


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'Gangster Squad' Trailer: Roaring '50s Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen



Woman Comedians: Judd Apatow vs. Jerry Lewis + Critics' Choice Awards

While accepting the award for Best Comedy for Bridesmaids at the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, Judd Apatow ended his speech with the following: “Jerry Lewis [photo] once said that he didn't think women were funny. So I'd just like to say, with all respect, fuck you.” Jerry Lewis' negative comment about female comedians was made at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 1998. During a Q&A session with Martin Short, Lewis said “I don't like any female comedians.” What about Lucille Ball, Short asked? “No. A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies […]


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Woman Comedians: Judd Apatow vs. Jerry Lewis + Critics' Choice Awards