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May 16: Happy Birthday Pierce Brosnan and Henry Fonda


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Pierce Brosnan celebrates his 64th today.  He graduated from the Drama Centre London and worked in English theater for several years.  American audiences first became aware of him when he starred as the title character of the detective/romance series Remington Steele.  During the show’s run he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the BBC/Masterpiece Theater miniseries Nancy Astor.  When the series ended, he had a few prominent film roles, including an adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s The Fourth Protocol, but it wasn’t until 1995 that his career-defining part came along.

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Movieline Cover Gallery 1985-1988

Arthur Miller: Return of the Misfit


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After a twenty-eight year absence, legendary playwright Arthur Miller returned to Hollywood with his first original screenplay since The Misfits in 1961.  The writer’s future as a screenwriter hinged on the success of Everybody Wins.  When it turned out that the movie was a loser, Miller was mostly done with the movie business.  He went on to write the 1995 adaptation of his own play, The Crucible.  Here he is in the February 1990 issue of Movieline talking about his long and complicated relationship with Hollywood and his short and complicated relationship with Marilyn Monroe.

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Debra Winger Gallery

What Might Have Been: Debra Winger


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What the Hell Happened to Debra Winger?


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Debra Winger

Debra Winger has received three Academy Award nominations.  She’s been nominated four times by the Golden Globes.  Not to mention numerous nominations for various critics’ awards and a couple of wins.  But despite the acclaim, she had a toxic reputation for being “difficult” – a reputation which she reinforced by trash-talking co-stars and directors.

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