Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas make Golden Globes comeback
Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas are pictured above at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 16.
The 66-year-old Douglas was a nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. He was also the presenter of the Best Film - Drama Golden Globe, which went to David Fincher’s The Social Network, toplining Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.
Two-time Oscar winner
Michael Douglas won the 1987 Best Actor Academy Award for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987). That remains not only his single Oscar win in the acting categories, but also his single Oscar nomination as an actor.
Having said that, 12 years prior to his Wall Street victory, Douglas took home an Academy Award as one of the producers of Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Milos Forman, and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher.
This year, Douglas lost the Golden Globe to odds-on favorite Christian Bale for David O. Russell’s The Fighter.
Incidentally, Douglas’ nomination for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps marked his Golden Globe comeback – as a nominee – following a decade-long absence. His previous nod, as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, was for his performance in Curtis Hanson’s (comedy) Wonder Boys, costarring Tobey Maguire.
Last week, Michael Douglas announced that he was cancer free.
Michael Douglas is the son of veteran actor (and sometime producer) Kirk Douglas, whose movie credits include:
- Vincente Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), opposite Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, and Dick Powell.
- Minnelli’s Lust for Life (1956), opposite Anthony Quinn.
- Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus (1960), opposite Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, and Peter Ustinov.
The Bad and the Beautiful, Lust for Life, and Mark Robson’s Champion (1949) earned Douglas Best Actor Oscar nominations.
Catherine Zeta-Jones movies
Below are four of the Welsh-born Catherine Zeta-Jones’ most notable movies.
- Best Picture Oscar nominee Traffic (2000).
Director: Steven Soderbergh.
Cast: Michael Douglas. Benicio Del Toro. Don Cheadle. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Steven Bauer. Miguel Ferrer. Topher Grace. Albert Finney. James Brolin. Erika Christensen. Amy Irving. Dennis Quaid.
- Best Picture Oscar winner Chicago (2002).
Director: Rob Marshall.
Cast: Richard Gere. Renée Zellweger. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Queen Latifah. Dominic West. Chita Rivera. John C. Reilly. Colm Feore.
- The Terminal (2004).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Cast: Tom Hanks. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Stanley Tucci. Diego Luna. Chi McBride. Zoe Saldana.
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004).
Director: Steven Soderbergh.
Cast: George Clooney. Brad Pitt. Matt Damon. Julia Roberts. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Andy Garcia. Casey Affleck. Scott Caan. Carl Reiner. Elliott Gould. Robbie Coltrane. Jeroen Krabbé. Vincent Cassel.
Traffic earned Steven Soderbergh the year’s Best Director Academy Award. Besides winning Best Picture, Chicago earned Catherine Zeta-Jones the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Robert Pattinson News: Hot Twilight actor
In the above photo, Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson, one of the hottest stars of the early 21st century, poses for the cameras on the 2011 Golden Globes’ red carpet. Pattinson and his two 2010 releases – Allen Coulter’s romantic drama Remember Me and David Slade’s vampire-human-werewolf love triangle The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – weren’t nominated for any Globes. Even so, the vampire Edward Cullen was there with TRON: Legacy‘s Olivia Wilde to present the Best Foreign Language Film Award to Susanne Bier’s surprise winner, the Danish drama In a Better World – which also went on to take home that year’s Academy Award.
Back then, Robert Pattinson’s presence at the Golden Globes worked two ways: Pattinson was a good TV-audience magnet and his participation in the ceremony was a good reminder to Globe watchers that he had a movie coming out the following spring. The Pattinson movie in question was Francis Lawrence’s Water for Elephants, a period circus drama co-starring Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds).
Though not a major hit in a year dominated by comedies, special-effects-laden action / adventure flicks, and fantastical tales, Water for Elephants was one of a handful of straight dramas (not horror / action / fantasy / crime) to earn more than $50 million at the domestic box office in 2011. The film’s worldwide cume was $117.09 million.
Robert Pattinson movies
Later in 2011, Robert Pattinson was seen once again as the lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen in Breaking Dawn - Part 1, directed by Bill Condon (Kinsey / Dreamgirls), and co-starring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. The first official Breaking Dawn picture, showing Pattinson’s Edward and Stewart’s Bella in nuptial bliss, was released on “Golden Globes Sunday” as well.
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 eventually became the year’s third biggest hit in North America, grossing $281.28 million. In the no. 4 slot worldwide, the film collected $705.1 million.
Earlier Robert Pattinson movies include How to Be; Mike Newell’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Cedric Diggory; Little Ashes, in which he plays Salvador Dali as a conflicted gay man in a doomed relationship with poet Federico García Lorca (Javier Beltrán); and two previous Twilight Saga entries: Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight (2008) and Chris Weitz’s New Moon (2009). Pattinson was also featured in the short The Summer House and in Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair.
Robert Pattinson 2012 movies
Robert Pattinson’s 2012 releases are the following:
- Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Bel Ami, featuring Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
- David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, currently screening in the United States, and featuring Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, and Mathieu Amalric.
- Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final installment in the Twilight movie franchise, once again co-starring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, and featuring Twilight regulars Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, et al. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens Nov. 16.
Barring unanticipated cancellations, next in line for Robert Pattinson are David Michôd’s action / adventure The Rover, featuring Guy Pearce; Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, with Naomi Watts in the title role and Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia; and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Mission: Blacklist, with Pattinson as Iraq War investigator Eric Maddox.
Robert Pattinson pictures: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Katey Sagal: Wildly popular Golden Globe win
Katey Sagal, whose film and television career spans four decades – including the landmark sitcom Married with Children – was the Golden Globe winner in the Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her performance in Sons of Anarchy, co-starring Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, and Kim Coates.
At least on the Twitterverse, Sagal’s victory was a wildly popular one; Twitter was flooded with hundreds, or rather, thousands of congratulatory messages. One assumes these were from Americans who grew up watching Married with Children on television – the way previous generations of Americans grew up watching The Wizard of Oz and It’s a Wonderful Life on TV.
Katey Sagal movies
Katey Sagal’s film work has been sporadic – less than 10 movies in the last two decades. These include the following:
- The Good Mother (1988).
Dir.: Leonard Nimoy.
Cast: Diane Keaton. Liam Neeson. Jason Robards. Ralph Bellamy. Teresa Wright. James Naughton. Joe Morton. Katey Sagal.
- House Broken (2009).
Dir.: Sam Harper.
Cast: Danny DeVito. Katey Sagal. Skyler Stone. Caitlin Crosby. Ryan Hansen. Brie Larson. Matthew Glave.
- Jack and the Beanstalk (2009).
Dir.: Gary J. Tunnicliffe.
Cast: Colin Ford. Chloë Grace Moretz. Christopher Lloyd. Adair Tishler. William Brent (as Billy Unger). Emily Rose Everhard (as Emily Everhard). Katey Sagal. Daniel Roebuck. Wallace Shawn. Chevy Chase. Voice: James Earl Jones.
Katey Sagal photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Katey Sagal movies’ cast info via the IMDb.
Annette Bening: Golden Globes’ Best Actress winner
For better or for worse, Annette Bening’s hairdo led to more comments online (and probably in print) than her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. 16, ’11, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. Bening won her trophy in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category for her performance as Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska’s lesbian mother – and Julianne Moore’s (unofficial) wife – in Lisa Cholodenko’s comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right. Moore was also a nominee in that same category.
In her acceptance speech, Bening thanked “her kids” in the film, her kids at home, and her husband Warren Beatty, whom she introduced as the recipient of the Golden Globe for the Most Promising Newcomer - Male back at the 1962 ceremony.
For the record, that same year Beatty was a Best Actor - Drama contender for Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass, co-starring Natalie Wood. He lost to eventual Best Actor Oscar winner Maximilian Schell for Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg.
Best Actress Golden Globe winner Annette Bening photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: Road to the Oscars
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross display their Golden Globe backstage in the press room at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Former Nine Inch Nails frontman Reznor and partner Ross and won the Globe in the Best Original Score - Motion Picture category for David Fincher’s Facebook drama The Social Network, toplining Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake.
Veteran Hans Zimmer (Rain Man, Thelma & Louise) would have been a more likely winner in that category for his score for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fier Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. So, file Reznor and Ross’ victory away in your Golden Globes Surprises folder.
Is an Academy Award next in line for the music-writing duo?
Trent Reznor is best known for the 1994 song “Closer,” probably because the chorus includes the line “I wanna fuck you like an animal / I wanna feel you from the inside.” (Despite its dialogue peppered with four-letter words, Mike Nichols’ Closer is not a film adaptation of the song.)
Atticus Ross co-composed the score for Albert and Allen Hughes’ The Book of Eli, an apocalyptic drama starring Denzel Washington as a Bible-thumping avenger, and is currently working with Reznor on the score of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, which stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in the old Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist roles.
Golden Globe winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Justin Bieber and Hailee Steinfeld
Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld and pop music teen sensation Justin Bieber were presenters at the 2011 Golden Globes Awards. Bieber kept his hands in his pockets throughout the (eventual) announcement of this year’s Best Animated Feature winner – Lee Unkrich’s box office smash Toy Story 3.
Some, in unspeakable outrage, wondered why on earth Justin Bieber was invited to the Golden Globes ceremony.
Why not Barbara Harris instead? Or perhaps Mary Woronov?
Those people choose to ignore the fact that Bieber is the star of the Jon M. Chu-directed autobiographical/concert documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Paramount will be releasing Never Say Never on Feb. 11.
Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, for her part, is a likely Oscar contender in the Best Supporting Actress category for True Grit.
Hailee Steinfeld and Justin Bieber photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Bruce Willis, about to turn 56 and G.I. Jane actress Demi Moore’s former husband, was introduced by 2011 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais as “Ashton Kutcher’s father.” Kutcher, 32 (if the IMDb is to be believed), is Moore’s current husband.
Last year, Willis starred in the box office flop Cop Out, co-starred with Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman in the sleeper hit Red, and had a featured role in Sylvester Stallone’s surprisingly successful The Expendables.
Upcoming Bruce Willis movies
Among Bruce Willis’ upcoming movies are:
- The thriller The Cold Light of Day.
Director: Mabrouk El Mechri.
Cast: Henry Cavill. Sigourney Weaver.
- Catch .44.
Director: Aaron Harvey.
Cast: Best Actor Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, 2006). The Twilight Saga actress Nikki Reed.
Bruce Willis Golden Globes photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Golden Globe nomination for surprises (nearly) everyone
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – the Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, and/or Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman of the 21st century Hollywood (take your pick) – are seen above as they arrive at the Golden Globes’ 2011 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Brad Pitt wasn’t a nominee, but Angelina Jolie was up for the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Golden Globe for her performance in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s spy something-or-other The Tourist, a critical disaster and major box office disappointment in the United States. (Also starring Johnny Depp, the spy caper has been performing much better internationally, where it has grossed more than $100 million.)
‘The Tourist’ shocker of sorts
Unsurprisingly, Angelina Jolie declared herself surprised to have received a nomination for a Golden Globe this year. She wasn’t the only one. Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais joked that the only reason The Tourist received Golden Globe nominations – Depp and the film itself were also shortlisted – was so that Hollywood Foreign Press members could pose for pictures with Jolie and her co-star.
But then again, anyone who knows anything about the Golden Globes also knows that the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association love Hollywood movie stars. And that those pesky “Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical” categories aren’t exactly what one would call competitive – at least not when it comes to English-language entries with some kind of popular appeal.
So, neither Angelina Jolie nor anybody else should be too surprised about her nomination. Incidentally, the winner in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category was Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right.
The other nominees were:
- Emma Stone for Easy A.
- Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right.
- Anne Hathaway for Love & Other Drugs.
‘The Tourist’ cast
Besides Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, The Tourist features the following:
Paul Bettany. Timothy Dalton. Steven Berkoff. Rufus Sewell. Christian De Sica. Alessio Boni. Daniele Pecci. Giovanni Guidelli. Raoul Bova.
In case you’re wondering, Christian De Sica is the son of filmmaker Vittorio De Sica (Miracle in Milan, Umberto D) and actress María Mercader (Natale al campo 119, La porta del cielo).
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Jake Gyllenhaal on the Golden Globes 2011 Red Carpet. Gyllenhaal and fellow player Anne Hathaway were both nominated for Golden Globes in the Best Actor/Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for their work in Edward Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs. Neither one won the award. Paul Giamatti was the Best Actor for Barney’s Version, while Annette Bening was the Best Actress for The Kids Are All Right.
In 2010, Gyllenhaal also starred in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a box office disappointment in the United States that earned solid earnings overseas. Lover and Other Drugs also failed to catch on domestically. The romantic comedy was initially seen as a potential Oscar contender, but those hopes fizzled rather quickly after the film opened to lukewarm reviews.
Sylvester Stallone was a presenter at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 16, 2011. In 2010, Stallone directed and starred in the box office success The Expendables, which was widely panned by critics but pleased those who like super-violent movies. Stallone, in fact, will be making a The Expendables sequel in the near future.
The 64-year-old Stallone has been nominated for two Golden Globes, both for Rocky (1976): Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Rocky went on to receive the Best Picture Academy Award. This year, another underdog boxing drama is making the rounds, David O. Russell’s The Fighter.
Sylvester Stallone Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Julianne Moore and Kevin Spacey were presenters at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, January 16. Both Moore and Spacey were also nominees in a couple of Best Comedy or Musical categories: Moore as Best Actress for The Kids Are All Right and Spacey as Best Actor for Casino Jack. Moore lost to fellow The Kids Are All Right player Annette Bening; Spacey lost to Paul Giamatti for Barney’s Version.
Both Moore and Bening have been nominated by the British Academy. Bening will surely receive an Academy Award nomination as well. Moore’s fate in that regard is less certain. In this year’s crowded Best Actor field, Spacey’s Oscar chances don’t seem too promising.
Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Last year’s Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (for the television movie Taking Chance) and Resident Alien: Afterlife star Milla Jovovich presented Steve Buscemi with the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for his role in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. That took place at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills last Sunday.
Kevin Bacon was also nominated for a Golden Globe – as Best Supporting Actor – for The River Wild back in 1994. Milla Jovovich has received three Razzie Award nominations, for Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), The Fifth Element (1997), and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999).
Milla Jovovich, Kevin Bacon Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Justin Bieber: Golden Globe presenter
Justin Bieber was one of dozens of show business celebrities in attendance at the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony held Sunday evening, Jan. 16, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. Santa Monica Boulevard was blocked off near the hotel so the stars and their limos could come and go unhindered.
Bieber showed up to present with True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld the award for Best Animated Feature. The winner was Lee Unkrich’s Toy Story 3, the highest-grossing 2010 release at the North American box office.
Toy Story 3 is also the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar in its category.
Why on earth Justin Bieber at the Golden Globes?
Although some have questioned Justin Bieber’s presence at the Golden Globes ceremony, he in fact has as much a right to be there as anybody else. After all, he’s the star of the upcoming autobiographical/concert documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, directed by Jon M. Chu – and documentaries, no matter the genre, are movies.
Not coincidentally, Paramount will be releasing Never Say Never on Feb. 11 – or less than a month after the Golden Globes ceremony. See, when it comes to marketing, timing is everything.
Justin Bieber Golden Globes Red Carpet photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro
In the image above, Brad Pitt is seen chatting with two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro at the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony.
Brad Pitt was in attendance to accompany wife Angelina Jolie, a more than a little surprising Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nominee for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s widely ridiculed spy caper The Tourist. The film was made fun of by both U.S. critics and Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, who singled out the flatness of the characters played by Jolie and Johnny Depp – and the absurdity of their nomination.
Robert De Niro, for his part, was at the Golden Globes to receive from Matt Damon the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his career. De Niro had previously taken home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his performance in Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) – which also went on to earn him a Best Actor Academy Award.
For the record, Robert De Niro’s other Oscar, in the Best Supporting Actor category, was for Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather: Part II.
Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro (and Angelina Jolie) Golden Globes photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bale
Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor winner for David O. Russell’s boxing drama The Fighter, holds up his trophy at the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony.
Bale’s The Fighter co-stars are Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo. The latter two were nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category; as expected, Leo took home the award.
Christian Bale, the favorite to take home this year’s Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, said he enjoyed host Ricky Gervais’ acerbic jokes, which put an uncomfortable spotlight on the foibles of various celebrities.
Bale, of course, could have been fodder for Gervais’ pointed jabs as well. First, there were reports of the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight star allegedly assaulting his mother and sister in London; then he became an Internet sensation following the leak of a recording featuring him screaming obscenities at a technician on the set of McG’s Terminator Salvation. Strangely, Bale’s run-in with the tabloids went unmentioned.
Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe winner Christian Bale photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Hailee Steinfeld and Justin Bieber
Teenagers Hailee Steinfeld (white dress) and Justin Bieber (sneakers, hands in pocket) presented Lee Unkrich with the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony. Unkrich won for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, the most commercially successful domestic release of 2010.
On Feb. 11, the Jon M. Chu-directed documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never will be released by Paramount – which helps to explain why Justin Bieber, hardly known for his film work, was in attendance at the Golden Globes.
Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld created a stir as the young avenger in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s Western True Grit, a surprisingly successful reboot of Henry Hathaway’s 1969 movie starring John Wayne, Kim Darby, and Glen Campbell. In fact, True Grit 2010 has become the Coen brothers’ biggest box office hit to date.
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin are Steinfeld’s costars in the remake.
Hailee Steinfeld and Justin Bieber photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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