But Kirk doesn’t do that, which is a good thing considering the amount of time consumed by the workday ritual of transforming Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto into Spock, the half-Vulcan, half-human with a high-maintenance look.
By the time the movie finished shooting, the makeup artists had shaved a whopping 30 minutes from their application of the signature swooping ears, angled eyebrows and other facial flourishes.
Not a big deal? It started as 3 hours and 15 minutes — plus another 30 minutes in hair — so even an extra half-hour can be a luxury when you have to report to the set 2 1/2 to three hours ahead of everyone else who may be arriving at 6 a.m.
Peter Falk, star of NBC’s Columbo, died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening, June 23, 2011. Peter Falk was 83 and reported to have suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia in his final years.
The Columbo series made Peter Falk a household name. The character he was so closely identified with playing (Lieutenant Columbo) dressed like a slob, was dumb like a fox and had annoying characteristics. Yet Lieutenant Columbo always got his man, much to everyone’s surprise.
Finally, some good news to report! 66-year-old actor Michael Douglas has announced that his tumor is gone. Douglas has been battling throat cancer and had lost 32 pounds in the process. His gaunt pictures have been seen on tabloid magazines and television. Many have speculated the worst.
Douglas has started an exercise regimen and has gained 12 pounds back! He is set to start filming in May or June. The new film will be a biopic about flamboyant pianist Liberace and Douglas will play the title role.
We wish Michael Douglas a full recovery and many years of good health!
For those of you over 50, you will most likely remember Tony Curtis and his many movies. He made 120 by all accounts. Mr. Curtis was part of the golden age of Hollywood and was a contemporary of Bea Arthur, Walter Matthau, Harry Belafonte, Jack Lemon, Sidney Poitier and Marilyn Monroe to name a few. Mr. Curtis died at his Las Vegas home at the age of 85 from cardiac arrest.
Here is a very fitting obituary found in the Pittsburg Post Gazette:
You may or may not be following the downward spiral of actor Nicholas Cage’s finances. Evidently he owes MILLIONS to the IRS and is trying to sell property to pay back taxes. There was even one report that pal Johnny Depp had offered to bail him out.
It appears Nicholas has champagne taste and a beer wallet. Cage recently sued his former business manager Samuel Levin, blaming Levin for his financial misfortune. Mr. Levin, who is having none of that, countersued Cage stating it was Nicholas’ extravagant spending habits that have put the actor behind the eight-ball. Not poor financial management on Levin’s part.
Evidently Nick thinks he’s a rapper and surrounds himself with an entourage who he throws money at like he’s Oprah! Only he doesn’t have Oprah’s money. Mr. Levin warned Cage about his out of control spending stating he would need to earn $30 million dollars a year to cover his EXPENSES!!! Not make money, just break even!
Look for more Nicholas Cage movies in the future. Probably some really bad ones too. Cage will have to take any script that comes along until he digs himself out of the sizeable hole he finds himself at the bottom of.