Month: April 2016

The new teen motion picture Tomorrow When The War Began has done actually very well at the Australian box office in its 1st month of release. The motion picture is based on the first of numerous books in a series with the same title. They had been written years ago by writer John Marsden for … Continue reading → Continue reading →

Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco with an English, Scottish and Dutch ancestry. He began his career with some B-grade films such as Francis in the Navy, and Revenge of the Creature. The world knows him as an icon, and a living legend who started his career as an actor but later on reached great heights of popularity and sweet success. He appeared for the first time as a star in a feature film called Ambush at Cimmaron Park.

In 1959, he became a household name with the television series Rawhide. With the release of the film The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, where Eastwood played the role of a hunter, he actually came up with a new image. By this time, people had already started recognizing him as an international star though still with the same tough look.

In the year, 1971, Siegel came up with his production Company, Malpaso. This incident became a turning point in the life of Eastwood. The first ever movie where the audience saw their superstar in the most promising role was Dirty Harry, which also became a huge box office hit and was also critically acclaimed. The thriller Play Misty for Me, which was released in 1971, also gave him a chance to show off his talents and mesmerize the audience with his directorial abilities while starring in the same film too. High Plains Drifter and Outlaw Josey Wales are the two allegorical Westerns by Eastwood. His collaboration with Siegel ended with the movie Escape from Alcatraz.

The decade of the 1980s did not witness much of Clint Eastwood though Pale Rider in 1985 paid homage to the Western Film Classic and became a part of the Cannes Film Festival.

After 1990, people once again witnessed the most promising and critically acclaimed box office hit, Unforgiven. The movie had other stalwarts like Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris. It was a landmark in Clint Eastwood’s career, which bagged him the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture. The film was nominated for 9 Oscars.

In 2000, Clint Eastwood worked in films like Blood Work and directed some all-time hits like Mystic River, Flags of Our Father and Letter from Iwo and Jima.

His originality and uniqueness can also be garnered from the fact that he is the only one who has been nominated for both Best Actor and Best Director for the same film (Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby). Clint Eastwood won the Golden Globe award for Best Director Motion Picture in 1989 for Bird and Academy award for Unforgiven (Best Director) in 1992. In the history of Hollywood along with Francis Ford Coppola and Milos Forman, Eastwood also directed two Best Picture winners.

In 2007, Eastwood became the first recipient of the Jack Humanitarian award. Apart from the Academy and Golden Globe awards, he has also achieved Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award in 2003 as well as the Hank award by the Henri Mancini Institute. With a career spanning four decades, he has touched all the forms of filmmaking. Clint Eastwood is the ultimate Cowboy hero who actually reinvented the form in his own unique style. An amazing actor, he even tried his hands in direction with some remarkable movies like Play Misty for Me, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven. Evolving from an actor to a producer in his most prolific and versatile way was Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood has starred in about 25 films, appeared in 57, directed 25 and produced 20. He is not only an icon and a living legend but also an institution by himself. It seems that there is no end to the creativity of this tight-lipped and low-key person. Currently he is busy directing The Changeling, a period thriller by Universal Pictures expected to release in 2008.

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Halle Berry has certainly made her mark in Hollywood as not only as one of the most beautiful women in the movie industry, but also as one of the most talented. She has an impressive body of work and has received many awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leticia Musgrove in the movie “Monster’s Ball.” Berry earns approximately $ 10 million per movie as of 2013, according to Forbes, making her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.

Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1966. Her birth name was Maria Halle Berry, but her mother legally changed her name to Halle Maria Berry when she was five years old. Berry was born to an interracial couple; Berry’s mother is Caucasian and her father is African American. She is the younger of two children, and she spent her early years living with her family in the rough inner-city town of Cleveland. Berry’s parent’s divorced before she started first grade, and she and her older sister were raised exclusively by Berry’s mother. As an adult, Berry claimed to have never seen her father again since he departed from the family during her childhood.

While in still in high school, Berry entered a few of local beauty pageants. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Cuyahoga Community College and worked part time as a department store clerk. During that time, she began to enter beauty pageants again, and she ultimately won the title of Miss Teen All American when she was 19 years old. Just one year later at the age of 20, Berry won the title of Miss Ohio USA. After becoming Miss Ohio, Berry entered the Miss USA pageant of 1986 and became first runner-up. She then entered the Miss World pageant and came in sixth place. Shortly after the Miss World pageant, Berry decided not to continue her education, and she moved to Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a modeling career.

Berry worked as a catalog model for a few years, traveling back and forth between Chicago and New York. In 1989, Berry decided to move to New York because she had a strong desire to become an actress. Berry had natural acting abilities, so it did not take her long to land her first major gig. That year, she won the role of Emily Franklin in a television show called “Living Dolls.” During the taping of “Living Dolls,” Berry was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. “Living Dolls” was short-lived, which gave berry time to learn about her disease and how to manage it. After learning to control her diabetes, Berry decided to continue her acting pursuit and moved to Los Angeles, California.

After moving to California, Berry landed a few small roles on television shows, but her big break came in 1991 when she was cast as a crack addict named Vivian in the movie “Jungle Fever.” That same year, she was cast as Natalie in the movie “Strictly Business.” “Jungle Fever” was moderately successful, and “Strictly Business” was not a box-office hit. However, it was Berry’s role as Angela Lewis in the 1992 hit comedy “Boomerang” that really made Hollywood take notice. In this film, she played alongside Eddie Murphy, Grace Jones, Martin Lawrence, Eartha Kitt, and Robin Givens, and the film earned more than $ 130 million at the box office.

Throughout the 90s, Berry starred in many more films, including “The Flintstones,” “Losing Isaiah,” “The Rich Man’s Wife,” “Bullworth,” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.” In the year 2000, Berry starred as Storm in the hit superhero movie “X-Men.” This movie earned approximately $ 300 million at the box office and introduced Berry to an entirely new fan base. While making her mark as an actress, Berry also worked as a spokesperson for Revlon and spoke publicly about her struggles with diabetes. She also married and had a very public divorce with baseball player David Justice. In 2001, Berry married her second husband, singer Eric Benet.

In 2001, Berry reached her greatest accomplishment as an actress when she was nominated for and won the Oscar Award for Best Actress for her role in “Monster’s Ball,” making her the first African-American actress to receive an award in this category. Less than two years after this huge accomplishment, Berry and her husband Eric Benet divorced. Berry went on to play starring roles in the film “Catwoman,” “Robots,” “X-Men” The Last Stand,” “Perfect Stranger,” and “Frankie and Alice.” She began dating model Gabriel Aubry in 2005, and the couple welcomed a baby girl in 2008. Aubry and Berry separated in early 2010, and later that year, she began dating actor Oliver Martinez. In April 2013, 46-year-old Berry announced that she was three months pregnant with Martinez’s child.

Berry is still very active on the Hollywood scene. In 2012 and 2013, she starred in “Cloud Atlas,” “Dark Tide,” and “The Call.” In 2014, she will again star as Storm in the film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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Box office proceeds may not necessarily tell you if a movie is truly terrific as each one has a separate opinion and every movie appeals to someone, even if it is only the producers and actors mothers. Nevertheless, box office take do show how victorious the motion picture was out in the actual world.

The highest grossing motion picture of all time did not make the most money of every motion picture for all time. That is of course, because the top-grossing motion picture of all times was filmed back in 1939. Inflation has increased spectacularly since that era and the box office revenue from that time were much less than box office receipts from current times.

With an change for the inflation of the past 70 years, the highest moneymaking successful movie of all times is “Gone with the Wind” starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. With the inflation change this film has grossed a exceptional $ 1.45 billion.

The film that has brought in the maximum money amount without any adjustment for inflation actually comes in at a reputable, but by no means number 1, place at number 6. That movie is “Titanic” and it brought in $ 922 million.

Rounding out the first five, at number 2 it is “Star Wars”, number 3 is “The Sound of Music”, number 4 is “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and at the number 5 spot we have “The Ten Commandments”.

“Titanic” of course, comes in at number 6, followed by the summer runaway success, “Jaws” at number 7 and at number 8 it is “Dr. Zhivago”. The only horror motion picture in the top 10 comes in at number 9, which is “The Exorcist” and another movie from 1939 rounds out the top 10, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from Disney.

In the top 25 movies, both Disney and George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies have done well. “Fantasia”, “101 Dalmatians” and “Mary Poppins” are from the Disney studios and “Return of the Jedi”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace” connect with “Star Wars” on the list of top 25.

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The Box Office of Philips Arena, adjacent to CNN Center.