| May 9, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Though the satirical "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" feels like the love child of the Peter Sellers classic "Being There" and one of Jim Carrey's signature gimmick comedies, director Zack Bernbaum still carves his own offbeat groove with this amusing...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:01 PM
It was no accident that British makeup artist Stuart Freeborn resembled his most famous movie creation — Yoda, the wrinkled, ancient sage from the "Star Wars" films.
"I looked at myself in the mirror and decided that I was comic, with all these...
| Sep 28, 2012
Herbert Lom, the actor who played Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies and was memorably reduced to eye-twitching madness dealing with Peter Sellers' imbecilic Inspector Clouseau, has died. He was 95.
Lom died Thursday in his sleep at his...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:38 PM
In conjunction with its currrent photography exhibition, "Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," the Getty presents a new film series, "What Becomes a Legend," which opens Saturday afternoon with the famed 1921 romance "The Sheik," starring the silent screen heartthrob...
| Nov 7, 2010
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
| Sep 10, 2010
Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84.
Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...
| Dec 17, 2010
Blake Edwards, a writer-director who battled depression in his personal life yet was known as a modern master of slapstick and sophisticated wit with hit films such as the "Pink Panther" comedies, "10" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died. He was 88....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Before they made the Oscar-winning "The Artist," director Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo made the 2006 spy spoof, "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies," which screens Thursday through Saturday at the New Beverly Cinema, along with the 2009...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
New York crime photographer Weegee looked forward to coming west to ply his trade in Hollywood—until he got here....