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In Memory of Alan Rickman: 1946-2016

Most known today for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman was a multi-talented, very diverse British actor.  From playing ultimate baddies (Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the best ever Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) to sweet, sentimentalists (A Little Chaos, which he also directed), Rickman could […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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In Memory of Omar Sharif: 1932-2015

Though most noted for his role as the title character, Dr. Yuri Zhivago, in the 1965 David Lean epic, Doctor Zhivago (based on the Boris Pasternak novel), Sharif had a varied and highly well-respected film career throughout the decades.  He had early fame as a key player in another Lean-directed classic, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), […]

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In Memory of Wes Craven: 1939-2015

Best known for his creating Freddy Kruger and the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise, Wes Craven is more than just a scary persona.  He has directed drama (Music of the Heart) as well as romance (Paris Je T’aime).  His legacy will live on in his wide range of films.   Cursed (director) The Hills […]

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