Jerry Lewis: Articles

Polly Bergen Movies: 'First American Woman President,' 'Cape Fear' Rape Victim

Polly Bergen publicity shot ca. 1960s. Polly Bergen movies: 'First woman U.S. president' dead at 84 Emmy Award-winning actress Polly Bergen – whose movie and television roles ranged from the first woman U.S. president in the 1964 comedy Kisses for My President to Felicity Huffman's mother in Desperate Housewives – […]

Jerry Lewis 'Max Rose': Cannes Standing Ovation for 'Disastrous' Comeback

Jerry Lewis in 'Max Rose.' Jerry Lewis Max Rose panned: Cannes Film Festival Jerry Lewis and Charles Chaplin both made comedies. What else do they have in common? One possible answer: Claire Bloom, Chaplin's Limelight “discovery” (Bloom had already been featured in the 1948 British drama The Blind Goddess) and […]

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 […]

Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / […]

Jerry Lewis: Comedian Gets Academy Honor But Enmeshed in Gay Slur & Other Controversies

Jerry Lewis: Comedian host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Telethon will be receiving the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given since the 1957 Oscar ceremony to “an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” Besides […]

'Sideways' Movie: Arrested Coming-of-Age Road Flick Tops Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

Sideways movie with Thomas Haden Church and Paul Giamatti. Alexander Payne's belated coming-of-age road movie obviously pleased the members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Sideways won five awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (Payne and Jim Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), and Best Supporting Actor […]