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Joseph Cotten – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Cotten Quote by Joseph Cotten: Orson Welles lists Citizen Kane as his best film, Alfred Hitchcock opts for Shadow of a Doubt and Sir Carol Reed chose The Third Man – and I’m in all of them. I’m rewatching – and re-enjoying – Citizen Kane, and am a longtime fan of The Third Man. Given […]

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Newman’s Own Inventory: 10 unmissable Paul Newman films | Film | Inventory | The A.V. Club

http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/newmans_own_inventory_10 I’m making an effort to catch up on the Paul Newman performances I’ve neglected for too long; the Onion AV Club helpfully provided me with some suggestions. Thus far, I’ve covered Paris Blues (Newman, Poitier, Woodward and Carroll never looked so good), The Hustler and The Verdict, all of which feature the future lung […]

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Gregory Peck – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_peck The biography of screen legend Gregory Peck, who seems to have been just as fine and upstanding a man as the characters he played. I particularly liked this quote: I’m not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8JmN_-oudY Kevin Spacey isn’t quite at Clooney level for me, but he’s cute, talented, and is clearly on the right side of nuts. Here, he does about 10 impersonations (at the behest of the impersonation-loving acting snob James Lipton) that are totally bang-on. It’s like he’s channelling Pacino and Walken. Love it!

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