Jack Schaefer wrote the book Shane, which was also movie.
David Niven played James Bond in the movie Casino Royale (1967). His nephew, Jimmy Bond, was played by Woody Allen.
Isabella Rossellini was married to director Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982. Afterward, she became the companion of director David Lynch.
The baseball legend Lou Gehrig played himself in a western called Rawhide (1938). In the film, Gehrig quits baseball to retire out West, where he tangles with ranching racketeers.
Daryl Van Horne was the Devil as played by Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
Composer, Rod McKuen sang the hit song “Jean” over the credits of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). But the single that reached Billboard magazine’s “Hot 100 Chart” in 1969 was sung by folk singer Oliver.
Best Picture—Wings (1927) (Best “Production”) Best Actor—Emil Jannings in The Last Command (1927) and The Way of All Flesh (1927) Best Actress—Janet Gaynor in Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1927), and Sunrise (1927) Best Director—Frank Borzage for Seventh Heaven (1927)
Werner Krauss played the title doctor in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). Conrad Veidt played Cesare, the somnambulist controlled by Dr. Caligari.
The six models used in the filming of King Kong (1933) were each eighteen inches tall. They were made of rubber flesh and rabbit fur on a metal skeleton, and filmed in stop-motion animation. For close-ups, the filmmakers used a full-scale mechanical hand and a twenty-foot bust of Kong’s head and shoulders, covered with bear […]
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz met on the set of Too Many Girls (1940), produced by RKO and directed by George Abbott.
The real names of the following Western actors are: Slim Pickens—Louis Bert Lindley, Jr. Roy Rogers—Leonard Slye Gene Autry—Gene Autry Tom Mix—Thomas Mix Hoot Gibson—Edmund Richard Gibson Allan “Rocky” Lane—Harold Albershart Will Rogers—William Penn Adair Rogers
Check and Double Check (1930) was the first film to star Freeman F. Gosden as Amos and Charles V. Correll as Andy. The two white actors played the roles in black-face.
Geoffrey Unsworth and John Alcott were the cinematographers on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Alcott was also Kubrick’s cinematographer on A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Shining (1980).
Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald were known by the nicknames “The Singing Capon” and “The Iron Butterfly”.
Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in 1986.
Fred Waller (1886-1954) of Paramount’s special-effects department developed Cinerama. The wide-screen process used three cameras and three projectors to record and project a single expansive image. The process debuted in 1952 with This Is Cinerama, a travelogue. What was the first story feature filmed in Cinerama? How the West Was Won (1962).
Charlton Heston starred in only one horror film, The Awakening (1980). He played archaeologist Matthew Corbeck in this latter-day mummy film.
Fraser Clarke Heston went on to write the screenplay for The Mountain Men (1980), a film starring his father. He also wrote and produced Mother Lode (1982), again starring his father. Charlton Heston also codirected the latter film, with Joe Canutt, son of Western actor Yakima Canutt.
Vincent Gardenia played gangster “Dutch” Schultz in Mad Dog Coll (1961).
The acrobatic dancers the Nicholas brothers, who appeared in films like Down Argentine Way (1941), Stormy Weather (1943), and The Pirate (1948), were named Fayard and Harold Nicholas.
There was never a theatrical movie version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, but there was a 1980 TV movie starring Keir Dullea, Bud Cort, Julie Cobb, and Ron O’Neal.
Joel McCrea regularly listed acting as his hobby. He listed his occupation as “rancher.”
According to the song “Think Pink” in Funny Face (1957), Banish the black, burn the blue, and bury the beige.
June Allyson took the role of madcap heiress Irene Bullock (played by Carole Lombard in the original 1936 version) in the remake of My Man Godfrey (1957). David Niven took the role of Godfrey Parke, the rich man posing as a butler (played by William Powell in the original).
Eleven actors have played Marc Antony on film, in thirteen movies. They are: Frank Benson—Julius Caesar (1911) Henry Wilcoxon—Cleopatra (1934) Charlton Heston—Julius Caesar (1950) Marlon Brando—Julius Caesar (1953) Raymond Burr—Serpent of the Nile (1953) Helmut Dantine—The Story of Mankind (1957) Georges Marchal—Legions of the Nile (1959—Italy, Spain, France) Philip Saville—An Honourable Murder (1960—UK) Bruno Tocci—Caesar […]