At the truly remarkable age of 104 Olivia de Havilland has passed away peacefully in her sleep, a double Oscar winner who was nominated five times overall. Probably most well known for her role as Melanie in Gone with the Wind.
She made her breakthrough opposite Errol Flynn in Captain Blood. She continued to act until the late 1980s. She took on studios off screen at a time when they had complete control over the stars.
Rest in Peace to one of Golden Hollywood’s outstanding stars.
Olivia de Havilland photographed on 23 April 2018 by Laura Stevens for Variety Magazine at the Pavillon de la Reine in Paris, France
That’s right another year old and now a very old 33!
So I have decided to continue what I did for last year and see which actresses won Oscars when they were 33 years old and it just so happens my absolute favourites Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich and Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago we’re both 33 when they picked up Oscars!
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Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91 in Rome.
Affectionately known as ‘Maestro’ he is involved in some of the most memorable scores in film history.
Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. His haunting melodies for Sergio Leone’s trilogy of westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of these films I have caught up with watching over the past few months and the scores blew me away each and every time.
He was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then went on to win for The Hateful Eight.
Let’s take a little bit of time to appreciate some of his most famous music from films . . .
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That’s right the legend that is Clint Eastwood turns 90 today! He has directed and starred in some of my favourite films, Million Dollar Baby and The Bridges of Madison County are two that mean so much to me!
LOS ANGELES – JUNE 1: Actor Clint Eastwood lies on a towel and looks over his sunglasses at home on June 1, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (6569294a) Eastwood Clint Eastwood holds up his two Oscars at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday night, . Eastwood won best director for the movie “Unforgiven, which also won best picture OSCARS EASTWOOD, LOS ANGELES, USA
US director Clint Eastwood attends “The Clint Eastwood Cinema Lesson” during the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)
As you are well aware Jojo Rabbit is my favourite film since La La Land hence so many blog posts about it! So here is this weeks Screenplay the Oscar winning adapted screenplay for director Taika Waititi.
One day I might stop posting and spamming about the Jojo Rabbit cast, but that is not today. As Taika Waititi won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay he also directed and starred in the film bringing out an incredible performance from child actor Roman Griffin Davis! This photo is a truly lovely moment between director and the young actor, not forgetting the Oscar as well!
I always look forward to the picture of the four acting winners, but for whatever reason this year (so far) I have only managed to find this one with Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). I mean where is Laura Dern?!?! As she has photos with Renee?
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On what is his 77th birthday Joe Pesci is an Oscar nominee tonight for his incredible role in The Irishman, which he should be winning for in my honest opinion! Everyone’s favourite burglar who had trouble not swearing on the Home Alone set!
Paul Sheldon is a best selling novelist and he is on his way home from his hideaway in Colorado after completing his latest book. Due to the blizzard his car crashes and he just happens to be saved by his number one fan Annie Wilkes. She doesn’t tell anyone taking him back to her house . . .
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