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Ronald Colman's 'Double Life' role carries echoes of 'Birdman' theme

kansascity.com — As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.

Ronald Colman's 'Double Life' role carries echoes of 'Birdman' theme

miamiherald.com — As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.

Ronald Colman's 'Double Life' role carries echoes of 'Birdman' theme

sacbee.com — As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.

Ronald Colman's 'Double Life' role carries echoes of 'Birdman' theme

kansas.com — As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.

Mike Nichols, on working with the greats

latimes.com — In 2010, on the eve of being honored by the American Film Institute with its Life Achievement Award, Mike Nichols shared memories of some of the actors he directed. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Warner Bros.) Jack Nicholson in "Wolf."

Ronald Colman's 'Double Life' role carries echos of 'Birdman' theme

latimes.com — As Michael Keaton's critically lauded "Birdman" emerges as an Oscar hopeful, with its tortured actor losing sight of where his character ends and how much realism to bring to the stage, it calls to mind 1930s and '40s actor Ronald Colman.

Mike Nichols' talks about his 'wonderful life'

latimes.com — If it hadn't been for a girlfriend's mother, Mike Nichols might never have become one of the few artists to earn Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards - much less the 38th recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, which is being presented Thursday night at a gala ceremony at Sony Studios.

How the late film critic Charles Champlin changed my life

latimes.com — I never met the formidable L.A. Times arts editor and film critic Charles Champlin, who died Sunday at the age of 88. But learning of his death Monday afternoon affected me deeply because Champlin altered my career path. Strangely enough, I had been thinking about Champlin on Sunday evening and how he introduced me to the films of French director Francois Truffaut.

It's 'So, Anyway' by John Cleese, not 'Monty Python' by John Cleese

latimes.com — John Cleese recently fell under the spell of singer Taylor Swift when they appeared together on the popular British chat series "The Graham Norton Show," which airs here on BBC America. "I am more ignorant about music than anyone you have ever spoken to in your life," confessed Cleese.

Reconnecting with 'The Shawshank Redemption'

latimes.com — Some films, such as the Oscar-winning 1939 Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind," resonate with audiences on release, but others, such as Frank Capra's 1946 yuletide tale "It's a Wonderful Life," take time to become part of the cultural lexicon. In that latter category is "The Shawshank Redemption," which languished at the box office in fall 1994.
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