Lupe Ontiveros, who starred in the 1997 film “Selena,” died today at the age of 69, after a battle with liver cancer.
Though Ontiveros played Selena’s killer in the Jennifer Lopez flick, the actress was best known as the consummate maid of film (she’s estimated to have played the role around 300 times, both in film and on stage).
Her “Selena” co-star Jacob Vargas was at her bedside last night, and broke… Continue reading Lupe Ontiveros Dead: 'Selena' Actress Dies At 69
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Frank Pierson has passed away at the age of 87.
Pierson is best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays “Cool Hand Luke,” “Cat Ballou” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” the latter of which won him the gold in 1976. The Hollywood staple also served as President of the Writers Guild of America, from 1981-1983 and again from 1993-1995. More recently, he was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts… Continue reading Frank Pierson Dead: 'Dog Day Afternoon' Screenwriter Dies At 87
UPDATE: Due to the events in Aurora, Colorado earlier, Movies.com will be going dark for the remainder of today. Again, our thoughts and prayers remain with those impacted by these tragic events.
Earlier today, a 24-year-old lone gunman brought at least three guns, a gas mask, tear gas and a bulletproof vest into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire during a midnight screening of… Continue reading 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting: 12 Dead, 71 Injured in Midnight Screening Massacre (Updated)
LOS ANGELES — Film producer Richard Zanuck, who won the best picture Oscar for “Driving Miss Daisy” and was involved in such blockbuster films as “Jaws” and “The Sting” after his father, Hollywood mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, fired him from 20th Century Fox, died Friday. He was 77.
Zanuck’s publicist says he died of a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home.
Zanuck’s run of successes as an independent producer rivaled the… Continue reading 'Jaws' Producer Richard Zanuck Dead At 77
The AP is reporting that actor Ernest Borgnine has died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 95.
Borgnine was best known for his work in both film and TV, having starred on the program “McHale’s Navy,” as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale. Up on the big screen, Borgnine won an Oscar for one of his earliest roles, as the lead character in 1955′s “Marty,” which saw the actor playing… Continue reading Ernest Borgnine Dead: 'Marty' Actor Dies At 95