| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Bill Gerber is a film producer whose credits include "Gran Torino," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The In-Laws." His next movie, "Grudge Match," which will be released by Warner Bros. on Christmas Day, stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date."
Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:05 AM
If you're a studio hoping your film has a shot during awards season, chances are you've already premiered the movie to an elite audience by now. With Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and other festivals, there are plenty of opportunities to unveil an Oscar...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Bruce Dern will be the recipient of the Career Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Dern, who won best-actor honors at the Cannes Film Festival for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and is considered a likely...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Francesca Eastwood is reportedly looking to get her short-lived marriage annulled.
Well, that's one way to celebrate your one-week wedding anniversary. Steak and eggs, anyone?
The 20-year-old daughter of actor Clint Eastwood married Jordan Feldstein,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The following is a first-person report originally published in The Times on Dec. 15, 2009, under the headline: A game played for high stakes. The secondary headline read: A reporter remembers when Nelson Mandela united a young nation behind a rugby team....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:29 PM
By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would.
But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
| Dec 4, 2013
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...