Oprah reported that she has never been to Australia and loves to do things in a big way. That was probably one of my biggest assets when I moved to the U.S. Dances with Wolves- This is Costner’s most critically acclaimed film.
Country superstar Keith Urban and Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman were guests on an upbeat Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired on Monday,November 29, 2010. Oprah interviewed each of them separately and Keith Urban performed his new song, ‘Put You in a Song,’ to his wife Nicole Kidman.
Culture and Events caught up with John Turturro last week by phone in New York, where he was busy in rehearsals and previews directing three one-act plays by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May.
The Expendables – The all star cast includes many of the recent action heroes. Whoever your hero is, you can identify with at least one of these guys. Like most action movies that engage you at all, you want to see how it turns out. If that takes long enough to get your workout in, that’s a treadmill movie!
As a child, Zimmerman loved to write poetry. In his early teens, he taught himself to play musical instruments including the piano and guitar. Soon, he formed several bands including: Golden Chords, Elston Gunn and His Rock Boppers. Zimmerman was influenced by Greats such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie.
Saving Private Ryan is another movie that has to make my list. Also brought to us from the lens of Steven Spielberg, and based on the same war as Schindler’s List, this movie takes more of a look at the battle front. According to veterans of this war, the Battle of Normandy is depicted incredibly accurately in this film.
This is the film that made Sylvester Stallone a star. It 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for best picture in 1976 (beating out Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver). It is the story of an unknown boxer from South Philadelphia rising up to the challenge of taking on the heavy weight champion of the world.
Another director that must be mentioned in any combination of directors is obviously James Cameron. The man has put out some of the most iconic movies of all time, not to mention the top two highest grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar. If you haven’t seen Avatar, you are missing out.
Upside of Anger- This film is not one of Costner’s most well-known films, but he gives his best acting performance in it. Costner plays Denny Davies, a former professional baseball player who works as a radio personality. Davies gets involved in the lives of Terry Ann Wolfmeyer and her four daughters. Terry is played by Joan Allen. Costner has many comedic, dramatic and romantic scenes with Allen. The scene which features Costner kicking down Allen’s door is especially powerful. Costner should have received a best supporting actor nomination for this film.