Geno Silva, an actor best known for playing the silent assassin that took down Tony Montana in 1983’s “Scarface,” has died. He was 72.The actor died in his home in Los Angeles on May 9 of complications from a form of dementia known as frontotemporal degeneration, something he had suffered with for the last 15 years, his family told The Hollywood Reporter).In “Scarface,” Silva played The Skull, the man who finally brings down Al Pacino’s character in the bloody climax to Brian De Palma’s 1983 film, all without uttering a word.Also Read: Lynn Shelton, Director of 'Humpday' and 'Mad Men' Episodes, Dies at 54Silva also worked with Steven Spielberg on three occasions, including his wartime comedy “1941,” “Jurassic Park: The Lost World” and the drama “Amistad.” Some of his other film credits included small roles in David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “A Man Apart.” He most recently acted in the 2005 film “Tortilla Heaven.”On television, he starred as Hector Allegria in the American drama series “Key West.” He also popped up in episodes of “Days of Our Lives,” “Alias,” “Walker: Texas Ranger” and “MacGyver.”Silva was born in 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was also a veteran stage actor, appearing alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in a 1994 production of “The Merchant of Venice.” He also starred in the play “Sueño” written by Jose Rivera.Read original story Geno Silva, ‘Scarface’ Actor, Dies at 72 At TheWrap
Joseph Mazzello has admitted that even Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg didn't recognise him in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Lee Fiero, the actress who memorably played the grieving mother Mrs Kintner in Jaws, has died from complications brought on by coronavirus.
The TV host died at his home in Manhattan, after suffering bladder cancer.
Steven Spielberg will remain a hands-on producer of the forthcoming fifth Indiana Jones movie.
Lynn Cohen, the veteran Broadway actress also known to millions for her role as Magda on the HBO series “Sex and the City” and its subsequent movies, died Friday, her representative told TheWrap. She was 86.Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1933, Cohen had a wide-ranging career with dozens of credits in film and television and the stage. Among her most well known roles, she portrayed Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” Mags in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and also appeared in the films “Across the Universe,” “Eagle Eye,” the 2014 comedy “They Came Together,” and Charlie Kauffman’s “Synecdoche, New York,” among many others.Her numerous television credits include appearances on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Nurse Jackie,” “God Friended Me,” “Master of None,” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Affair” and “Chicago Med.”Also Read: Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77On Broadway, she appeared in a 1989 revival of “Orpheus Descending” and 1997’s”Ivanov,” and was an integral part of New York’s theater community. During her career she was honored with Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations, and received the New Dramatists’ Bowden Award, Fox Fellow, Lilly Award and the Richard Seff Award from Actor’s Equity Association.She also performed as a voice actor, most notably in the hit video game “Red Dead Redemption.”Read original story Lynn Cohen, ‘Sex and the City’ Actress and Veteran Broadway Performer, Dies at 86 At TheWrap
Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning producer of the Best Picture winners “Schindler’s List” and “Gladiator,” has died, according to an announcement Thursday via the Festival of Tolerance. He was 87.Lustig, who was the president of Croatia’s Festival of Tolerance – the Jewish Film Festival, died in his home in Zagreb, Croatia. He worked in the film industry for 50 years and was a survivor of the Holocaust, having spent time in both the Auschwitz and BergenBelsen concentration camps during World War II.Many of his family members were lost in the concentration camps, and his grandmother specifically was killed in a gas chamber, and his experience there helped inspire some of the stories for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.”Also Read: Niall Tóibín, Irish Actor Known for 'The Nephew' and 'Far and Away,' Dies at 89Lustig worked in the film industry in his home of Croatia before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s. He served as a unit manager on films such as “Don’t Look Back, My Son” and “Kozara,” and also as a Yugoslavian production supervisor on “Sophie’s Choice.” Then after winning the Oscar in 1993 for “Schindler’s List,” he produced or executive produced many of Ridley Scott’s films including “Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “American Gangster” and “Kingdom of Heaven.”According to the Festival of Tolerance, Lustig returned to Croatia in 2009 and this year was named an honorary citizen of Zagreb. As to why he left Los Angeles. “Honestly, I came back to die,” he said. “Hollywood is beautiful, I met great actors, worked with them, but still this is my country and I have experienced a lot here – both beautiful and distressing. I also have a lot of friends here, I have a lot of acquaintances in America, but only Spielberg is my friend.”Read original story Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87 At TheWrap
Steven Spielberg is in the middle of remaking the classic, Oscar-trawling musical West Side Story, and now we've got our first idea of what it's going to look like.
Michael Douglas is still upset that he didn't win Cannes' Best Actor award for Behind The Candelabra and he blames Steven Spielberg.
'Jurassic World' spin-off series 'Camp Cretaceous' is coming to Netflix in 2020. A new animated series set in the same universe as Jurassic World is set to debut on Netflix next year. Camp Cretaceous will take place within the same time period as the 2015 blockbuster, which reinvigorated the Jurassic Park franchise 14 years after Jurassic Park III.
The fifth Indiana Jones movie is still on track for a 2021 release, Disney has confirmed on the publishing of its latest slate.