5 Classic Films Directed By Sydney Pollack

A formidable actor trained by the legendary Sanford Meisner, Sydney Pollack also directed some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Here are five of his best movies.

Legandary Actress Joan Fontaine Dies at 96

Joan Fontaine, the legendary actress who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her leading role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941), has died. She was 96. Fontaine was born Joan de Havilland on Oct. 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan and followed her eldest sister, Olivia de Havilland, into acting. She make her stage debut in 1935 and was soon signed to a contract by RKO, which led to small roles in No More Ladies (1935), A Million to One (1937), and Quality Street (1937). … Read Full Post

Peter O’Toole Dies at 81

Peter O’Toole, the legendary actor who rose to fame on his iconic debut performance in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), has died after a long battle with poor health. He was 81. … Read Full Post

Warner Bros. to Release Classics from Samuel Goldwyn Trust

In an effort to capitalize on its already healthy home entertainment business, Warner Bros. has partnered with The Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Family Trust to license a total of 74 films produced by the legendary producer, and distribute them on DVD and Blu-ray all across North America. … Read Full Post

A Tribute to James Dean

Had James Dean not died in September, 1955, he would have been 80 years old on February 8, 2011. A tribute to the legendary actor whose star burned so brightly and so briefly.

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective

This is Yunte Huang’s absorbing history of the legendary Cantonese detective, born in Hawaii around 1871, who inspired a series of fiction and movie doubles that long defined America’s distorted perceptions of Asians and Asian Americans.