Elliott Gould
American actor
Elliott Gould
Elliott Gould is an American actor. He began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s, and has remained prolific ever since. Some of his most notable films include M*A*S*H and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, for which he received an Oscar nomination. In recent years, he has starred as Jack Geller on Friends and as Reuben Tishkoff in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen.
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Talking With Tarantino: The Sight and Sound Excerpt
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The new Sight & Sound features my ten-page interview with its February cover star, Quentin Tarantino, and they have graciously allowed me to excerpt a portion of the extensive Q&A here. This is a nice chunk of it, but there's so much more in the magazine, from getting to know his characters, to the Roadshow appeal of The Hateful Eight and themes in the movie, to movie violence, to Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Django, to shooting on Ultra Panavision, to his own theater in Los Angeles, The New Beverly (shout out to Clu Gulager in the issue), to his love of old film prints, to interesting thoughts and facts about his past movies, and much, much more. Dig in and read it all via the magazine. For now, check out these choice moments from the interview. "There was a whole lot of speculation from some people about this whole 70mm thing, as in, that's really great, but it's just this set-bound parlor piece, so isn't it just a big old fucking waste of time and money? And, I thi ...
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Actor John Turturro Plans to Resurrect Jesus (Quintana, That Is)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Consummate character actor John Turturro has pumped life into so many memorable roles that it's difficult to pick a favorite. Yet if the veteran performer, who has appeared in more than 60 films, has his way, there will be one he finally deems worthy of resurrection -- his juicy turn as Jesus Quintana in the Coen Brothers' cult-turned-classic film The Big Lebowski. The profane, bowling ball-licking, hairnet-wearing maniac fleshed out by Turturro for the 1998 film was based on a real person, according to the actor who received the John Cassavetes Award at the Denver Film Festival on Nov 12. "I can't really announce it, but because I had done this character and now people are obsessed with it ... but I know there's a lot more dimensions, I'm hoping to now do something, but with a lot more dimension, with Jesus," Turturro said in a crowded Sie FilmCenter theater during an entertaining one-on-one interview with Denver Film Society resident moderator and former Rocky Mountain New ...
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Here's What The Supporting Cast Of 'Friends' Looks Like Now
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Friends" may have wrapped over 11 years ago, but you don't need to be a diehard fan to know what Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and the rest of the gang has been up to since. They're all still huge stars! The supporting cast ... well, that varies. Quite recently, the Internet threw a collective gushing party after seeing Baby Emma Geller-Green all grown up. In honor of Emma and all those who've been in less than 236 episodes, we present the following ... Gunther (James Michael Tyler), Then: Tap here to see what James Michael Tyler looks like now! Jack Geller (Elliott Gould), Then: Tap here to see what Elliott Gould looks like now! Judy Geller (Christina Pickles), Then: Tap here to see what Christina Pickles looks like now! Janice Litman Goralnik (Maggie Wheeler), Then: Tap here to see what Maggie Wheeler looks like now! ...
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George Heymont: Revelations
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
March 22, 1962 is remembered by many musical theatre fans as the night Barbra Streisand took Broadway by storm as Miss Marmelstein during the opening night performance of I Can Get It For You Wholesale. Based on Jerome Weidman's novel, many of Harold Rome's lyrics dripped with a unique brand of bitter irony and blunt sarcasm. While the star of the show was a young Elliott Gould (who married Streisand in 1963), none of the show's songs gained a toehold in the pop music of the day. More than a half century after I Can Get It For You Wholesale opened on Broadway, it's interesting to examine Rome's lyric for the ingenue, Ruthie Rivken (Marilyn Cooper) who gets dumped by the show's anti-hero, Harry Bogen. "A funny thing happened on my way to love. I lost the young fellow I've been dreaming of. He changed while I waited and hoped for his call, To someone who's no fun at all. Well, I've stopped forgetting, what else can I do? And much thanks for letting me practice on ...
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Steve Karras: Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Steve Stoliar and Groucho Marx In January 1974, a 19-year-old UCLA student named Steve Stoliar started The Committee for the Rerelease of Animal Crackers to pressure Universal Studios into releasing the Marx Brothers' 1930 black-and-white film, which had been in copyright limbo for at least two decades. Executives at Universal were more concerned with their recent releases, Airport 75 and Earthquake, than they were in untangling the legal knots necessary to re-release a 44-year-old movie. "I probably discovered the Marx Brothers when I was in high school and I wondered where they had been hiding all my life," Steve Stoliar said in a recent interview with us. "They were such a wonderful blend of physical comedy and clever wordplay -- either Groucho's wordplay or Chico's mangling of the language." Marx mania swept college campuses in the late '60s and early '70s. Their anarchic shenanigans resonated with baby boomers who weren't even alive when the Marx Brothers wer ...
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Clooney & Damon Together Again
Huffington Post - about 4 years
George Clooney's next film is called "Monuments Men," though you would be forgiven for thinking the title is actually "Ocean's 14." According to Deadline.com, Clooney is negotiating with Matt Damon to co-star in the film, a heist thriller about a group of art historians who, in the aftermath of World War II, go on the hunt for artwork stolen by the Nazis. The film is based on the book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History" by Robert M. Edsel. In addition to starring, Clooney will direct the film and he co-wrote the script. "I'm excited about it," Clooney said to TheWrap in December of 2011. "It's a fun move because it could be big entertainment. It’s a big budget, you can’t do it small -- it’s landing in Normandy.” "Big" is definitely the right word for the cast: In addition to Clooney and potentially Damon, "Monuments Men" also stars Daniel Craig, Bill Murray and more. As of yet, Brad Pitt has not been attached to the ...
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Mel Stuart, director of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Mel Stuart, director of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83 Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:48 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012 A collaborator on "Willy Wonka" was screenwriter David Seltzer, who at 26 had gotten his first job in the film business — making documentaries — from Stuart and calls him "a mentor by way of drill sergeant, much-feared boss and much-loved friend." Besides "Willy Wonka," Stuart's theatrical features include the 1969 comedy-romance, "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium," starring Suzanne Pleshette and Ian McShane, and, a year later, "I Love My Wife," with Elliott Gould. Before joining forces with the Wolper Organization, he was a researcher for CBS News' 1950s documentary series, "The 20th Century," which was hosted and narrated by Walter Cronkite. Besides his daughter, an interior designer, S ...
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Tribeca: Paul Dano on Dream Girl Zoe Kazan Coming to Life in Ruby Sparks
Huffington Post - over 4 years
By Karen Kemmerle In Ruby Sparks, the latest feature from Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the impossible comes true. The film stars Paul Dano as Calvin Weir-Fields, a writer who experienced Salinger-like success at a young age and has been suffering from writer’s block and various heartbreaks ever since. A writing assignment from his trusted therapist (Elliott Gould) provides inspiration in the form of Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan), an imaginary dream girl he creates and compulsively writes about. Much to his surprise, Calvin stumbles across Ruby in the flesh and seeks counsel from his reluctant brother, Harry (Chris Messina, Fairhaven and The Giant Mechanical Man, TFF 2012). Calvin soon ecstatically comes to terms with this miracle: Ruby is real, unaware of her origins, and in love with him. It’s not all a bed of roses for these two lovebirds, as Calvin must find the balance between keeping control of his own creation and letting her independently flo ...
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High-stepping and high-fiving at festival
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
High-stepping and high-fiving at festival The opening movie of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival drew a large and emotional crowd, as it always does, but this time all the emotions were cheery. [...] in the tradition familiar at every Jewish celebration, there was universal enthusiasm for food, talking and schmoozing, and demonstrated differences of opinion only on choreographic style and which foot to kick first. Amid the tumult at the Swedish-American Hall, site of that party, Elliott Gould, who was to be honored with the festival's Freedom of Expression Award, stood - no VIP lounge, no velvet ropes, no extra privileges to big donors - talking to friends and accepting congratulations. -- Just before the start of a San Francisco Symphony performance last week, reports Abe Battat, the announcement "Please turn off your cell phones" was followed by "please don't encourage the trombone player." Among the well-wishers were Bruce and Fran Walker, who had spon ...
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Actor Elliott Gould to Speak Thursday at Encino Screening of His Movie 'Dorfman'
Encino Patch - almost 5 years
[The following information was taken from a press release issued by the LAJFF]. The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival presents the closing night film of Elliott Gould's new comedy, Dorfman. Stars and VIPS who are in the film and celebrity friends of Elliott Gould will attend. This yet to be released Hollywood film is a love letter to Los Angeles.  It is a tale of an under-appreciated young Jewish woman who desperately needs to reinvent her life.  A romantic comedy about 27 year old Deb Dorfman, who is uprooted from the comfort of the suburban San Fernando Valley and gets caught up in the whirlwind of a newly revitalized downtown L.A.  This one will charm you off your feet! The 7th LAJFF has 26 films to proudly screen. Each year thousands of Angelenos from all corners of the city participate in this week long celebration of the Jewish experience through film. It includes world premieres and Los Angeles premier ...
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Bethel Daily Briefing: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Bethel Patch - almost 5 years
  Today is Friday, May 4, 2012 Have an announcement or an interesting bit of news?  Let us know!  Click here  to post announcements, and here to post events.  This Morning's Headlines Does Bethel Support Gay Marriage? Bethel Eye on the Beltway: Himes, Murphy on Gay Marriage Two Letters to the Editor from Bethel Residents BHS Students Take on the Government at Boys and Girls State  Be sure to check back to Bethel.Patch.com  for more stories throughout the day.    Today's Weather   Thursday: A chance of showers before 10am, then a slight chance of showers after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind between 8 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.  Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind between 6 and 11 mph.   Question of the Day  What is the origin of American football, and when was the first game played? Football is an A ...
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Barbra Streisand Movies: Grading The Star's Hollywood Career
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
One thing's for sure: The frosting on her birthday cake will be like buttah. As Barbra Streisand turns 70 on Tuesday, you'd think her reputation would be secure. She's conquered every medium, she's one of only a dozen or so members of the EGOT club (people who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), and she's one of the most popular and best-selling singers of all time. Still, despite her two Oscars, her Hollywood career has never gotten its due. In part, that's because, in 44 years of screen acting, she's made just 18 movies. Young audiences who know her only as Ben Stiller's exuberant mother from the "Fockers" movies can't be blamed for not knowing that she was once a groundbreaking dramatic and comic star, a reliably funny and sexy leading lady, a pioneering jill-of-all-trades filmmaker, or a celebrated (and reviled) movie diva. She's made just six movies in the last 30 years, often allowing six to eight years to lapse between screen appearances. (At least she has another mov ...
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‘Ruby Sparks’ Trailer: From The Team Behind ‘Little Miss Sunshine’
Film - almost 5 years
A young, struggling author begins to fall in love with the woman he’s writing about and then, one day, she manifests herself in his apartment. Is she real? Where did she come from? Is their love something that can endure? These are the questions central to Ruby Sparks, a new film by the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It’s written by and stars Zoe Kazan as the title character along with her real-life boyfriend, Paul Dano, as the author. The supporting cast isn’t too shabby either: Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould and Chris Messina. Fox Searchlight will open the film July 25 and you can check out the first trailer below. Head to Apple for the high definition version of the trailer or just watch the embed below: Here’s the official plot description: Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. ...
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Pizarro: Elliott Gould added to Cinequest lineup
Good Morning Silicon Valley - about 5 years
The veteran actor -- who appears in a romantic comedy directed by Palo Alto native Brad Leong -- will receive the film festival's Maverick Spirit Award on March 2.
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TV: Newswire: Elliott Gould and Jon Voight are moving to Showtime
A.V. Club - about 5 years
Aiming to outdo HBO’s recent recruiting of <a class="fplink fp-5773" href="/alan+alda+1">Alan Alda</a> with their own unconventional ’70s sex symbols, Showtime has drafted both <a class="fplink fp-76869" href="/elliott+gould+1">Elliott Gould</a> and <a class="fplink fp-151349" href="/jon+voight+1">Jon Voight</a> to join the cast of the upcoming Ray Donovan, which stars modern-day “thinking woman’s sex symbol” Liev Schreiber. Indeed, there will be a whole lot of thinking women thinking, “As a thinking woman, I regard these men as a symbol of sexy things and feelings.” Anyway, as previously reported, the show stars Schreiber in the very au courant role of (in the words of the press release) a “professional troubleshooter” to an elite ...
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Elliott Gould on Groucho Marx, Ingmar Bergman and acting
LATimes - over 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-76869" href="/elliott+gould">Elliott Gould</a>: He's been a major movie star, a counter-culture icon, the husband of Barbra Streisand and a lovable-and very busy-character actor. so to what does <a class="fplink fp-76869" href="/elliott+gould">Elliott Gould</a> attribute his half century of success in 'the biz'?
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Elliott Gould
  • 2009
    Age 70
    Gould became one of the many celebrity producers of The 1 Second Film collaboration in June 2009 and is known for his association to charitable causes such as Save Ellis Island.
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  • 2006
    Age 67
    He has also loaned his voice to several animated series, most notable among them, the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible and the 2006 video game Scarface: The World Is Yours.
    More Details Hide Details Gould currently serves on the Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors. Gould has said that he has a "very deep Jewish identity". He has been married three times, twice to the same woman:
  • 2005
    Age 66
    In 2005 he was the guest star in a feature-length episode of the UK TV series Poirot, The Mystery of the Blue Train and he has recently guest starred on a number of television series including Law & Order and CSI.
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  • 1991
    Age 52
    Gould received critical praise for his performances as an aging mobster in Warren Beatty's 1991 film Bugsy and as the boyfriend of the protagonist's mother in American History X (1998).
    More Details Hide Details He also co-starred as Reuben Tishkoff in the popular "caper" film Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels: Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Other recent films roles include supporting turns in Contagion (2011) and Ruby Sparks (2012).
  • 1984
    Age 45
    He starred in a sitcom called E/R in 1984–1985, and had a notable recurring guest role on Friends as Jack Geller, the father of Monica and Ross Geller.
    More Details Hide Details More recently he has had a prominent recurring role on Ray Donovan and had a regular role in the sitcom Mulaney.
  • 1980
    Age 41
    Also in 1980, Gould filmed two movies for Disney studios, The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980) and The Devil and Max Devlin (1981), in which he co-starred with Bill Cosby.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable roles during this time include performances in A Bridge Too Far (1977), Capricorn One (1978), and a remake of The Lady Vanishes (1979). His career slowed down after a series of critical and commercial flops in the mid-to-late 1970s, but he has still appeared in a number of supporting and character roles in prominent television shows and movies.
    He hosted Saturday Night Live six times, his final time being the first episode of the disastrous Jean Doumanian season (season 6) in November 1980, where he was shocked to find that the original cast and producer had left and a new cast and producer had taken their place.
    More Details Hide Details He has never hosted after that, but appeared in a season 16 (1990–1991) episode hosted by Tom Hanks where Hanks is welcomed into the Five-Timers club, a society for celebrities who have hosted SNL five times or more.
  • 1970
    Age 31
    Time magazine placed him on one of its covers in 1970, when he was at the brief height of his long career, calling him a "star for an uptight age".
    More Details Hide Details Gould played the detective Philip Marlowe in Altman's 1973 film noir The Long Goodbye. The role had previously been played by such distinguished actors as Humphrey Bogart and Dick Powell, and would later be essayed by Robert Mitchum, but Gould's naturalistic performance represented Altman's modern, somewhat controversial revision of the material. He soon collaborated with Altman again, as a gambling addict alongside George Segal in California Split (1974). He later cameoed as himself in the Altman films Nashville (1975) and The Player (1992).
    He is perhaps best known for playing Trapper John in Robert Altman's satirical 1970 film MASH.
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  • 1969
    Age 30
    As a film actor, Gould's performance in Paul Mazursky's 1969 comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice proved to be his breakout role.
    More Details Hide Details Indeed, he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    Gould began acting in the Broadway theatre in the late 1950s, eventually landing a starring role in I Can Get It for You Wholesale (where he met Barbra Streisand) in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Other credits include Irma La Douce, Say, Darling, Drat! The Cat!, and Little Murders. He purchased the screen rights to Little Murders, and in addition to acting in the film version, served as uncredited executive producer.
  • 1938
    Born on August 29, 1938.
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