Tag Archives: leo dicaprio

Movie Buzz: 4/13

13 Apr

Well I don’t think anyone will be surprised to see The Hunger Games still holding a solid #1 spot grossing $469,838.0M worldwide.  American Reunion came in second grossing $47,0M worldwide and  Titanic 3D came in at third with $31,256 M.  Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Continue reading

Advertisements

Movie Buzz: 4/6

6 Apr

Well I don’t think anyone will be surprised to see The Hunger Games still holding a solid #1 spot grossing $58.6M.  Wrath of the Titans came in second grossing $33.5M while Mirror Mirror came in at third with $18.1M.  Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Continue reading

The Complete Transformation of an Actor

23 Feb

By: Open Book

There are actors who can completely transform themselves right before our eyes. They have the innate ability to take on physical mannerisms without constraint. Leaving audiences wondering how did they do that? Some of these actor’s have portrayed legendary figures such as, Malcolm X, Gandhi, Howard Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg, Ray Charles, John Nash, Katharine Hepburn, Muhammad Ali, Erin Brockovich, Elizabeth Windsor and George VI of Britain just to name a few.

During a recent viewing of the DVD commentary of the film Aviator. A Professor of Psychiatry and researcher at the UCLA School of Medicine, Jeffrey M. Schwartz M.D. worked with Leo DiCaprio to transform him into Howard Hughes who suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or (OCD). He spoke about the rituals a person adopts at an early age and the physical manifestations that derive from performing these patterns over and over again. However, as we get older we learn how to override these ritualistic behaviors through self-directed neuroplasticity. Now this is an over simplified description to give you an idea of the psychological research happening to understand what takes place inside the brain when people take on   new personas.   Continue reading

International Actors Playing American Superheroes-Part 2

15 Feb

By: Open Book

Today, reality T.V.is a favorite past time in America.  Some say it began back in 1992 with a show called The Real World on MTV. But in fact, it began much earlier on PBS with a show called An American Family in 1973.  The idea was the brainchild of a documentary film producer, Craig Gilbert in 1971.  He believed Americans were tired of situational comedies about families, like The Brady Bunch, Father Know Best and Ozzie and Harriet and wanted to try something new. But it’s important to mention, in 1973, 100,000 Americans lost jobs due to a number of US car manufacturers closing plants.[1] Needless to say, when An American Family aired in 1973, the show was a major success making it one of the most watched shows on PBS and it lasted for 12 episodes.[2] So what does all this have to do with American actors loosing jobs to International actors? A lot!  Continue reading

SAG Award Recipients

31 Jan

By Lurker

The 17th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were held last evening in Los Angeles. The King’s Speech is continuing to rack up awards heading for Oscar night!

The winners list includes the following:

Outstanding Movie Cast: The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Male: Colin Firth The King’s Speech

Outstanding Movie Actor Female: Natalie Portman Black Swan

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Male: Christian Bale The Fighter

Outstanding Movie Actor Supporting Role Female: Melissa Leo The Fighter

Outstaning Stunt Ensemble Motion Picture: Inception

 

For the full list which includes the Television awards please see:

http://www.sagawards.org/awards/nominees-and-recipients/17th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards