Movie Quote of the Day 16

Today’s quote is from ‘Life of Brian” just because its funny.

He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”

ShoWest 2009 – Efron Named Breakthrough Star

Zac Efron will recieve the 2009 Breakthrough Star award at ShoWest.

High School Musical star Zac Efron will be honoured as the ShoWest breakthrough performer of the year at the annual cinema owners’ convention in Las Vegas in April.

ShoWest managing director Mitch Neuhauser insists the young star, 21, was an easy choice this year as he prepares to take on the big-screen after the success of the musical franchise with new comedy 17 Again.

Neuhauser says, “When Zac Efron made his debut with the cast of Hairspray at ShoWest 2007, many in attendance took notice of this young actor’s incredible talent. His undeniable onscreen presence and charm have connected with fans around the world.”

Efron will be celebrated at an awards gala set to close ShoWest on 2 April.

Previously announced 2009 ShoWest honorees include Sienna Miller, Chris Pine and Bradley Cooper.

Oscars 2001 – Julia Roberts Speech

Seeing clips from previous Oscar winners the other night, inspired me to look at my favorite actors/actresses winning an Oscar. So decided to start with Julia. I just love how emotional she gets it fantastic, and how she shhhh’s the orchestra. “I may never be up here again”. I really hope she does get up there again. I also love how Kevin Spacey presents the award, another favorite.

Blanchett Lands Maid Marian Role Opposite Crowe

Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses. I love Robin Hood movies, so hopefully this will be good 🙂

Aussie actress Cate Blanchett is to play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe‘s Robin Hood in a new movie about the Medieval hero.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star will replace Sienna Miller in the epic, which will be directed by Brit Ridley Scott.

Shooting on the movie, originally titled Nottingham, will begin in Britain in April.

Daily Variety reports the film’s budget will be $130 million (£89.6 million).

Eastwood Handed Cannes Festival Honour

Well done to Clint Eastwood!!!

Screen legend Clint Eastwood received a special Cannes Film Festival lifetime achievement honour on Wednesday.

The Dirty Harry star was presented with the Palme d’Or award by Festival President Gilles Jacob at a private ceremony in Paris, in recognition of his successful movie career.

And Eastwood was delighted to become only the second person to receive the prestigious honour from the organisers.

He says, “I’m very, very flattered that you’ve chosen me for this. French cineastes have always been very supportive of me along the way. When I directed my first movie, French cineastes and critics encouraged me, while in my own country, everyone was much more reticent. France is the first country to approach and appreciate cinema as an art form.”

Cannes Film Festival bosses have only ever handed out one other lifetime achievement Palme d’Or honour – to Ingmar Bergman in 1997.