Halle Berry treasures the Golden Globe and other awards she has amassed during her career but, she says, none of them has helped her professionally.
“It is what it is,” she said during a recent visit to the Hollywood Foreign Press offices in West Hollywood. ” It’s a wonderful honor and when you first win it, you think, ‘Oh, I’m going to get all the best scripts sent to my house now, but that just really doesn’t happen. It’s a big myth.
“If you sit around waiting for someone to drop a good script at your door, you may wait yourself right out of your career. It took me a while to learn but you want to have the kind of career you dream of you have to start producing your own projects and telling your own stories.”
Halle, who won her Golden Globe in 2000 for her role in the made-for-television film Introducing Dorothy Dandrige, has done just that and has produced her latest film, Frankie and Alice, in which she plays a young woman struggling with multiple personality disorder.Read More »
Golden Globe nominated actor Jack Black‘s meeting with Hollywood Foreign Press members in London was interrupted by a protest march outside the Dorchester Hotel.
Black and members watched from the hotel windows as the demonstrators marched past banging drums, singing and protesting at job and environmental cuts.
“Gee, there’s a lot of excitement out there,” said Black, who was at the hotel to talk about his latest movie, Gulliver’s Travels.
As well as Gulliver’s Travels Black, who won his Golden Globe nomination in 2004 for best actor in a comedy or musical for School of Rock, has three other movies awaiting release next year—Kung Fu Panda 2, The Big Year and Bernie.
He is also recording his second album with his band Tenacious D, which will open for the Foo Fighters in concert in Australia early next year.Read More »
Leslie Nielsen, the star of comedies like Airplane and the Naked Gun series passed away today due to complications of pneumonia.
Mr. Nielsen was 84. Or, as Mr. Nielsen would probably have said, “at the tender age of just 84″. Mr. Nielsen’s humor will long live on.Read More »
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“You’re looking at unemployment,” he joked with HFPA members. “I get mistaken for Jesus Christ or Charles Manson.”
The 36-year-old actor, who portrays real-life ex-boxer and former crack addict Dicky Eklund in the movie, won’t be out of work for much longer. He is due to begin work in the New Year on the next Batman adventure, The Dark Knight Rises although, he says, he knows nothing about the storyline.
“Chris Nolan will tell me what I need to know when he thinks I need to know it,” he says.