Oscar Winning actor William Hurt has passed away aged 71, boosting a very impressive film collection across many different genres. One of my favourites of his performances came in Mr Brooks.
What better way to celebrate than sharing some of my favourite actresses on international women’s day?
Sad news has just been announced that Sir Sidney Poitier has passed away at the age of 94. He was the first black man to win an Oscar, which was for his performance in Lilies of the Field.
Sad news breaking today that Christopher Plummer has past away at the age of 91 years old, peacefully with his wife by his side. The oldest actor to win an Oscar, may Captain Von Trapp forever rest in peace.
Sir Sean Connery the legendary James Bond actor and Oscar winner has sadly passed away at the age of 90. The first to take on the James Bond and he was iconic doing that. His Oscar win came for The Untouchables and he starred in many big hitting films.
Rest in Peace Sean Connery ❤️
That’s right the legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery turns 90 years old today! An Oscar winner for his role in The Untouchables.
That’s right the true legend Robert De Niro turns 77 years old today and I have to admit that I more than enjoyed the Robert De Niro-Athon I ended up doing a few months ago, really catching up with some of his outstanding films. Including The Godfather: Part II, Once Upon a Time in America and A Bronx Tale.
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.
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!
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 . . .