Haley Joel Osment
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Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing Tom Hanks' title character’s son, Osment rose to fame with his performance as Cole Sear in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller film, The Sixth Sense, which earned him a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Enough of the Mean...
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
It was 11pm(ish) and I couldn't sleep. My wife had drifted off almost an hour prior and I longed to join her in slumberland. Maybe it was the "to-do" list racing through my head of the last minute gifts, or wrapping up in important video edit, or the seemingly endless state of suck in the world that kept me awake. So I did the one thing that usually helps in this situation: find the crappiest movie I can, turn it on, and zombie into nightly oblivion. This, however, has a potentially opposite effect: what if one of my favorite movies that I haven't seen in forever and a day is on? Cue: The Sixth Sense. Curse you M. Knight and your masterpiece of storytelling. It was early in the film, so I was going to be up for a while. In no time, I was right in the thick of it, trying to anticipate every twist and turn, marveling at how beautifully this story unfolded. And then, in the middle of nowhere, an absolute gut punch brought my bliss to a screeching halt. For those of you wh ...
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13 Baby Names Inspired By Famous Ghosts
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Hollywood has had a long love affair with ghosts. From the silent days on, there have been genuinely scary ghosts and comic ghosts, terrifying everyone from Laurel & Hardy to Bob Hope. In screwball comedies, it was standard for dead mates to return to haunt their spouses, along with ghosts who came back in different bodies, like Joe in "Heaven Can Wait," and uber-romantic ghosts like Jamie in "Truly Madly Deeply," and of course Patrick Swayze’s Sam in "Ghost." In honor of Halloween, here’s a baker's dozen of ghosts and spirits for baby name inspiration. Casper Of course we have to start with the friendliest, most familiar, and least scary ghost of all. Casper the Friendly Ghost was created in the late 1930s for a children’s book, becoming an animated cartoon in 1945, and was still haunting away in the 21st century. Casper is the Dutch form of Jasper and was one of the three biblical Magi; he has not yet followed his cousin to popularity. Daniel Rex Ha ...
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13 Baby Names Inspired By Famous Ghosts
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Hollywood has had a long love affair with ghosts. From the silent days on, there have been genuinely scary ghosts and comic ghosts, terrifying everyone from Laurel & Hardy to Bob Hope. In screwball comedies, it was standard for dead mates to return to haunt their spouses, along with ghosts who came back in different bodies, like Joe in "Heaven Can Wait," and uber-romantic ghosts like Jamie in "Truly Madly Deeply," and of course Patrick Swayze’s Sam in "Ghost." In honor of Halloween, here’s a baker's dozen of ghosts and spirits for baby name inspiration. Casper Of course we have to start with the friendliest, most familiar, and least scary ghost of all. Casper the Friendly Ghost was created in the late 1930s for a children’s book, becoming an animated cartoon in 1945, and was still haunting away in the 21st century. Casper is the Dutch form of Jasper and was one of the three biblical Magi; he has not yet followed his cousin to popularity. Daniel Rex Harriso ...
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13 Baby Names Inspired By Famous Ghosts
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Hollywood has had a long love affair with ghosts. From the silent days on, there have been genuinely scary ghosts and comic ghosts, terrifying everyone from Laurel & Hardy to Bob Hope. In screwball comedies, it was standard for dead mates to return to haunt their spouses, along with ghosts who came back in different bodies, like Joe in "Heaven Can Wait," and uber-romantic ghosts like Jamie in "Truly Madly Deeply," and of course Patrick Swayze’s Sam in "Ghost." In honor of Halloween, here’s a baker's dozen of ghosts and spirits for baby name inspiration. Casper Of course we have to start with the friendliest, most familiar, and least scary ghost of all. Casper the Friendly Ghost was created in the late 1930s for a children’s book, becoming an animated cartoon in 1945, and was still haunting away in the 21st century. Casper is the Dutch form of Jasper and was one of the three biblical Magi; he has not yet followed his cousin to popularity. Daniel Rex Harriso ...
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6 Jokes We Should Retire Before The 2016 GOP Primaries Get Going
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Mitt Romney's greatest accomplishment is that -- right until the very end of his third bumbled run for the presidency -- he has always been a bigger joke than his religion. As the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to win a major party's presidential nomination, Romney risked offering up his faith for ridicule. Thankfully, Mitt's Mormonism never became more than a mild curiosity compared to Mitt's dog, Mitt's awkward attempts to relate to human beings and Mitt's secret contempt for about 150 million Americans. Suspicion of Mormons has festered in the religious right for generations. But when Billy Graham endorsed the Romney/Ryan ticket and backed off his long-held belief that the religion started by Joseph Smith in "ancient upstate New York" is a "cult," tolerance in the name of a shared hatred of Barack Obama had won. Jokes about Mitt's religion probably fell flat because it was the most likable thing about him. It was the only possible way he coul ...
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Haley Joel Osment: ‘I See Dead People’ Popularity Still Surprising
Access Hollywood - about 3 years
Haley Joel Osment said, “I see dead people,” 15 years ago in his Oscar-nominated role in “The Sixth Sense,” a sentence whose longevity still amazes the actor.
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'The Larry Sanders Show': The 'Breaking Bad' of Sitcoms
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The week that Breaking Bad finishes, it seems fitting (or the lowest form of hack opportunism to publish an article I've had marinating for months) to reappraise a show as revolutionary, allegorical and morally nebulous in a different genre. The Larry Sanders Show, which ran on HBO for six series from 1992 to 1998, is a fictional chatshow-within-a-show that interlaces behind-the-scenes chaos with snippets of the chatshow itself. It is, in my opinion, the Great American Sitcom, a sharp, dark, complicated exploration of quintessentially American ambition, an infinite hall of cracked mirrors, a recursion between the chatshow and the sitcom as half-evolving, half-monolithic forms. Its roll call of celebrity cameos is almost preposterously impressive (Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, David Duchovny, Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Aniston, Helen Hunt, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Danny DeVito, Sharon Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vince Vaughn, Jeff Goldblum, Ben Stiller, Winona ...
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Fear is the key for director Shyamalan
Bury Free Press - over 3 years
Picture this – a man is sitting at home alone when he notices a photograph of his wife is faced down. ‘That’s weird,’ he thinks, before returning it to its upright position and leaving the room to make a cup of coffee. When he walks back into the room, he looks over at the photograph - it’s faced down again. Pretty scary, right? But while I’d love to take credit for this terrifying tale, it is, in fact, M. Night Shyamalan’s creation. The director of The Sixth Sense has just conjured up this story on the spot, as we talk, to illustrate what he thinks makes a good thriller. Before that 1999 film, starring Bruce Willis and a school-age Haley Joel Osment as the little boy who can “see dead people”, Shyamalan had a few completed projects under his belt but was little-known. A huge box office success, later earning six Oscar nominations, The Sixth Sense propelled him into the big leagues, cementing Shyamalan’s reputation as a director with a gift for creating the fear factor. “The unk ...
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Meet The Cast Of IFC's A-List Miniseries
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Did the madness on last night’s "Game of Thrones" make you long for another epic in your life? IFC to the rescue! The network has announced the rest of the cast for "The Spoils of Babylon," an epic parody of television mini-series produced by Funny Or Die and starring Will Ferrell. Rounding out the cast will be Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins, and Kristen Wiig.
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5 great Bruce Willis performances
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
5 great Bruce Willis performances Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 3:04 pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013 Quentin Tarantino is in love with words and Willis is an excellent fit for his peculiar brand of verbosity; he's also very much up for the, um, many freaky and physical demands of appearing in a Tarantino film. (The two would reteam the next year for another supernatural thriller, "Unbreakable," in which Willis is also very good in a low-key way.) Willis is the ghost at the center of this ghost story, a child psychologist working with a little boy (Haley Joel Osment) who, famously, sees dead people. — "Sin City" (2005): Willis once again plays a cop — John Hartigan, the last honest cop in this corrupt town — searching for an 11-year-old girl who would go on to become an exotic dancer played by Jessica Alba. ...
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H. Alan Scott: Celluloid Chemotherapy: Top 12 Cancer Films
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Now that I have cancer, there is no end to my desire to watch movies about people dying from cancer. Call me a masochist! Actually, don't call me a masochist, that's gross and complicated. I've always been a huge movie buff, so naturally my first response to my own cancer was to find ways to put my cancer in terms of movie cancer. Not all that surprising, and I'm sure many people do it. I will tell you though, after dealing with cancer for a few months now, I'm realizing that Hollywood may have -- are you ready for this? -- sensationalized what it's like to have cancer. Also, Julia Roberts is potentially deadly. I know I'm not supposed to define myself by this cancer thing, but really, when else are you going to get a guide to cancer movies by a cancer patient? (If you know of any, get at me -- we'll compare notes!) ******** Top 12 Movies That Put the "er..." in Cancer 1. Terms of Endearment Before I even got cancer, Terms of Endearment was my favorit ...
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Fabulous Independent Film Festival in Sarasota opens with 'Sassy Pants': interview
Bradenton - over 4 years
Filmmaker Coley Sohn on working with Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment. Click to Continue »
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Victor Garber Talks 'Moving Day,' 'Argo' And Working With Funnymen
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Director Mike Clattenburg certainly keeps audiences guessing. He's best-known for giving the world the deliciously ridiculous Trailer Park Boys, but he's also the man behind Afghan Luke, a far more serious film about a journalist investigating the possibility that Canadian soldiers are mutilating corpses in Afghanistan. His latest flick, Moving Day, falls somewhere in between -- though undoubtedly landing closer to Trailer Park Boys on that broad spectrum. The thoughtful comedy, set in Dartmouth, NS, stars Will Sasso (The Three Stooges) as a kind yet dim-witted furniture mover named Clyde who's stuck in a dead-end job. His coworkers, including the wise ex-con played by Charlie Murphy (Chappelle's Show), encourage him to set his sights higher and work towards landing a coveted job working at construction sites for the city. Indeed, the bar is set high. Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic) co-stars as Clyde's eccentric, hard-ass boss Wilf. Wilf is obsessed with hiding an ominous secret abo ...
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From Wynnewood to Hollywood: Lower Merion in Film
Bryn Mawr- Gladwyne Patch - over 4 years
Lower Merion has been buzzing with movie stars lately: Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard filmed in Merion on May 31 for the upcoming film Dead Man Down, and last year, James Van Der Beek filmed in Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr for his role in Backwards, written by and starring Haverford native Sarah Megan Thomas. In light of Lower Merion's recent encounters with the rich and famous, we've compiled a list of movies that were filmed in Lower Merion Township. The list is not exhaustive—at least, we think—so if you can name any other movies that have filmed here, tell us in the comments. Also following this list are a few instances within film and television that mention Lower Merion locales (for example: Betty Draper, from the television series Mad Men, is a Bryn Mawr College alumna). If you can think of more, we'd love to hear them. Lower Merion in the Movies Dead Man Down (2013), starring Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard: Exterior shots filmed on Brookway Road in Merion ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Haley Joel Osment
    TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 24
    In 2013, he appeared in a series of episodes of Amazon's Alpha House.
    More Details Hide Details He also co-starred in the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay-produced comedy melodrama miniseries The Spoils of Babylon and The Spoils Before Dying for IFC. Kevin Smith has further added to Osment's career resurgence with roles in the first two films of his True North Trilogy, first as Teddy Craft in Tusk and next as a fictionalized version of Canadian Fuhrer Adrien Arcand in Yoga Hosers. Osment is an avid golfer who began playing at the age of 7. He played for the U.S. team in the All Star Cup 2005, under team leader Mark O'Meara, and has participated in the Annual Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament. Osment was involved in a single-driver automobile accident on July 20, 2006; he struck a brick mailbox and overturned his car while driving near his home. He suffered injuries including a broken rib, fractured shoulder blade, cuts, and abrasions. Osment pleaded no contest to one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and misdemeanor drug possession on October 19, 2006. He was sentenced to three years probation, 60 hours in an alcohol rehabilitation and education program, a fine of $1500, and a minimum requirement of 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings over a six-month period.
  • 2011
    Age 22
    Osment plays the guitar and piano. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2011.
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    Variety reported on June 27, 2011 that Osment would star in Wake the Dead, a modern-day retelling of the Frankenstein story, with production to begin the last quarter of 2011.
    More Details Hide Details As of mid-2014, no published status was available.
    In January 2011, Entertainment Weekly reported that Osment had joined the cast of Sassy Pants, a comedy about a homeschooler with an over-bearing mother.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    In 2010, Osment signed for a leading role in the comedy film Sex Ed from MPCA, to play a college graduate who wants to teach geometry, but ends up as a sex education teacher while inexperienced himself.
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    He appeared in Home of the Giants, playing a high school journalist opposite Ryan Merriman and Danielle Panabaker. He subsequently worked on Montana Amazon as both an actor and executive producer. The film starred Olympia Dukakis and debuted at the Orlando and Big Apple Film Festivals in November 2010, winning Best Feature Film at the latter.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    Osment made his Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre in November 2008 playing the role of "Bobby", a young heroin addict, in a revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo; co-starring with John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer.
    More Details Hide Details The show opened to mixed reviews, and a provisional statement was made on November 20, 2008, that it would close after the first week.
    He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in a short-lived revival of David Mamet's play American Buffalo, starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer.
    More Details Hide Details Osment is also known for his voice-roles of Sora and Vanitas in the Kingdom Hearts video games, as well as his more recent roles in comedies such as Sex Ed and The Spoils of Babylon. Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Theresa (née Seifert), a teacher, and Michael Eugene Osment, a theater and film actor, both natives of Birmingham, Alabama. Osment was raised Roman Catholic. He has one sibling, a sister, actress Emily Osment, who is almost four years his junior. Osment's parents have described his childhood as a “good old-fashioned Southern upbringing”. His father said that when Osment was learning to speak, he deliberately avoided using baby talk when communicating with his son. Osment was a student at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California. As a child, he wrestled and played basketball, football, and golf.
  • 2003
    Age 14
    He returned to live action with the 2003 film, Secondhand Lions.
    More Details Hide Details Osment lent his voice to the video game series Kingdom Hearts, providing the voice of Sora, the series' main character, and also Vanitas, a villain resembling Sora. Osment also voiced the character of Takeshi Jin in the English version of the Immortal Grand Prix anime TV series.
  • 2002
    Age 13
    Between 2002 and 2003, Osment lent his voice to films such as The Country Bears, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II and The Jungle Book 2, all from Walt Disney Pictures.
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  • 2001
    Age 12
    In 2001, Osment starred in the Polish film, Edges of the Lord, as Romek.
    More Details Hide Details The movie was never released theatrically in the United States.
  • 2000
    Age 11
    The 2000 Academy Awards ceremony honored another future co-star, Kevin Spacey, who, along with Helen Hunt, appeared in Osment's next film, Pay It Forward (2000).
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I., cementing his stature as one of the leading young actors in Hollywood. This role earned him his second Saturn Award for Best Younger Actor, and another critical acclaim. In reviewing the movie, critic Roger Ebert claimed that: "Osment, who is onscreen in almost every scene, is one of the best actors now working".
    He made three minor (voice-only) guest appearances on the animated TV series Family Guy in 2000 and 2001.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 10
    Osment first achieved stardom in 1999, when he appeared in The Sixth Sense, co-starring Bruce Willis.
    More Details Hide Details For his portrayal of Cole Sear, a psychic child, Osment won the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the second-youngest performer ever to receive an Academy nomination for a supporting role, but lost the final Oscar vote to Michael Caine (with whom he would later work, appearing together in Secondhand Lions). One of Osment's lines in The Sixth Sense, "I see dead people," became a popular catchphrase and is often repeated or parodied on television programs and in other media. The phrase is #44 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Movie Quotes.
  • 1996
    Age 7
    In addition, he made numerous guest appearances on shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Walker, Texas Ranger, Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, and Ally McBeal. He appeared in the 1996 film Bogus, alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Gérard Depardieu and the 1998 made-for-TV movie The Lake, as well as I'll Remember April (1999), with future The Sixth Sense co-star Trevor Morgan.
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  • 1994
    Age 5
    He also had a small part in another 1994 film, Mixed Nuts.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the rest of the 1990s, Osment played regular or recurring roles in various TV series; including The Jeff Foxworthy Show and the final season of Murphy Brown, where he replaced Dyllan Christopher as Murphy's son, Avery.
    His first feature film role was as Forrest Gump's son, also named Forrest Gump, in the 1994 film of the same name.
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  • 1988
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1988.
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