Linda Hamilton
American actress
Linda Hamilton
Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator and its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Catherine Chandler in the 1987 – 1990 television series Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. Hamilton had a recurring role as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski on NBC's Chuck.
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Dominique Tipper Takes Charge
Huffington Post - 25 days
The Cold War may be history for us, but 200 years from now in The Expanse, it's heating up between fading Earth and her scrappy, wealthy former colony Mars. Forces on both sides are struggling for domination. They despise one another, but both sides also have a common focus of prejudice: the inhabitants of the resource-rich Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter "Belters" form a maligned and oppressed underclass. They're miners and laborers who've developed a unique dialect derived from many languages, as well as hand gestures that replace words for when they're working in space suits. Low gravity on their space stations has made them physically different as well, and their lives are precarious because anyone at any time can cut their supplies of air and water. They know it, they resent it, and the intend to fight it. Belter engineer Naomi Nagata is powerfully played by Dominique Tipper. She's lithe, commanding, magnetic, and utterly believable aboard the ship captained by ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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Why do we like scary movies? It's an escape and adrenaline rush, expert says
LATimes - over 1 year
New York City psychologist Linda Hamilton theorizes that the reason some of us love horror movies is that it takes us out of our normal life. "Halloween and scary movies, scaring people and being scared, is not boring," said Hamilton. "We are attracted to doing things that are unusual. How many...
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Mommy Hottest: Why I'm Not Sacrificing My Sexy for My Kids
Huffington Post - over 1 year
For TueNight.com by Melissa Rayworth (Graphic: Helen Jane Hearn/TueNight) "A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." --Victor Hugo "Stacy's mom has got it going on." --Fountains of Wayne Last month, my husband came home after a week of work travel. He brought me this incredible dress from a street market in London -- a steampunk mashup of leather and lace with a thin brass chain dangling from the neckline that somehow reads as both sweet and sexual. It's the kind of completely impractical piece of provocative clothing he knows I adore but would never buy for myself. I went into the bathroom, slipped it on, then walked back into our bedroom. His face lit up. "I love it," he said quietly, looking at me like I was the only person on the planet. Our two boys, who'd been busy opening the souvenirs he'd brought them, stared at me. "Awkward silence," the 8-year-old stage-whispered. And then this, from the 12-year-old: "Mom," he said, ...
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Man Caught Taking Candid Photos Of College Women And Posting Them To Porn Site
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
On Monday, the University of Hawaii at Manoa warned students about a man who was taking photos of women and posting them to a porn website. According to Hawaii News Now, the man posted candid photos of 140 women and identified them on the site as students at UH Manoa. All the women were fully clothed, and there were dozens of photos of each woman. The photographer assigned each woman a number in the photo captions, such as "University of Hawaii Student #7." Most of the photos were taken at a bus stop near a university library. Two women notified campus officials of the photos on Monday, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The university's security department sent a campus-wide warning to students that described the suspect as an Asian male in his mid-20s. On Tuesday, officials at UH Manoa's Department of Safety announced that they had identified a person of interest and were working with the Honolulu police. The photos were removed from the website at some point pr ...
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Overused Movie Sets
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Remaking old movies is nothing new in Hollywood, but it turns out Tinseltown likes to recycle their filming locations as often as their plotlines. The Bradbury building is a Los Angeles office building recognizable for its distinctive interior staircase. It was used in the Harrison Ford film “Blade Runner.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character meets a woman named Autumn there at the end of “500 Days of Summer.” And actors Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo meet on the stairs in the 2011 Oscar winning film “The Artist.” Just outside Los Angeles is a familiar looking gas station, which was used in the last scene of the 1984 film “Terminator” when Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton, stops for gas and gets her picture taken by a young boy. The station, distinctive for its dusty, rural feel, was also used in the ZZ Top video “Gimme All Your Lovin’ “ and the Britney Spears film “Crossroads.” But familiar settings aren’t limited to Southern California. Monument Valley, Utah is known for its dram ...
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The Best Movies About Time Travel, and Why <i>About Time</i> Isn't One of Them
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I just popped in to an advance screening of Richard Curtis's upcoming time-travel rom-com, About Time and left over two hours later wishing I could go back in time to pick another film. For some reason, thinking about Mr. Curtis's work, including this latest effort, a whole bunch of words beginning with "c" come to mind: cute, corny, commercial, cliché, calculated, sometimes clever... but not often enough. Clearly About Time is calculated to appeal to young women in their 20s. I could tell because my screening was filled with such "tastemakers," who will be expected to venture forth and encourage their friends to see this tedious, saccharine outing. I even overheard one such lady pronounce the film "cute" as I was bolting for the exit and a well-earned martini. Bingo, I thought. The plot concerns Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), a pale, gangly, ginger-haired youth who, on turning 21, is informed by his dad (Bill Nighy) that all males in the family have the power to go back in time, as ...
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Bhutan a Happier Place With Books
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(co-authored with Laura Hubber) When Claire Thomsen was 11, her parents pulled the rug out from her comfortable Malibu existence. They sold the family business, rented out the house, and spent the year roving the world, 27 countries in all, with Claire in tow. Instead of entering middle school with friends, flinging with fashions, immersing in social media, and generally avoiding adulthood, Claire spent sixth grade girdling the globe, homeschooling from eco-lodges and hotels through correspondence courses. She found delight and insight in many countries over the course of the year, including China, Japan, Thailand, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Cambodia, France and Italy. But one tiny, remote Himalayan kingdom -- Bhutan -- remained lodged in her consciousness and heart. After returning to Los Angeles and finishing seventh grade, Claire attended a party in honor of Public Radio reporter Lisa Napoli, author of Radio Shangri-La, a riveting book about setting up radio stations in Bhuta ...
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William Bradley: Icons of an Era
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Everything is achievable through technology. Better living, robust health. And for the first time in human history, the possibility of World Peace. So from all of us here at Stark Industries, I'd like to introduce you to the City of The Future. "Technology holds infinite possibilities for mankind and will one day rid society of all its ills ... " -- Howard Stark (portrayed with trademark insouciance by Mad Men star John Slattery) introduction to the 1974 Stark Expo replayed by son Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) to open the present-day Stark Expo in Iron Man 2. It's highly debatable that every era gets the political leaders it deserves. More likely is that every era gets the cinematic icons it deserves. Or at least wants. In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide ...
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'The Good Wife' Gets A Surprise Return
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Marlboro Man is back! According to TV Guide, Gary Cole is returning to "The Good Wife" as Kurt McVeigh, a ballistics expert and Diane Lockhart's (Christine Baranski) love interest. In other casting news... Shohreh Aghdashloo is headed to "Grimm." The "24" vet has joined the NBC series as Stefania, Queen of the Schwarzwald Gypsies. [TVLine] Dog The Bounty Hunter has joined "Hawaii Five-0." Duane "Dog" Chapman is on his way to "Hawaii Five-0 to portray himself in a March episode of the CBS series. [TV Guide] Linda Hamilton will guest star on "Lost Girl." The "Chuck" alum will appear on an upcoming episode of the Syfy series as Acacia, a “a tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has enjoyed a storied and deadly career.” [EW]
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Emily Blunt and the Half-Life of Female Action Stars
The New Republic - over 4 years
I went to see Looper, encouraged or provoked by a few excited reviews I had seen, though every account of the film warned, don’t bother to understand the plot. There is even a moment when the Bruce Willis character (a generous term) says as much, while plainly offering us a tranquillizer to get through the next couple of hours. I have a simpler guide to the film’s nonsense: In the future there will be time travel, in which people still shoot at each other not just with the large guns we know and dread, but with encrusted phallic firepower that hints at a comic-book past. The film, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is terrible and so close to ridiculous that it has to keep offing people with these guns to retain any of our attention. In the course of this, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does enough harm to his appearance, his charm, and his acting ability to make us forget the old and unusual JG-L. This is our loss, as well as his. He now stares throughout the film he is in (and which he co ...
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'Terminator's' Linda Hamilton sells gated Malibu villa
LATimes - over 4 years
The 4,754-square-foot residence features vaulted wood-beam ceilings, terra-cotta floors, a skylighted kitchen, two fireplaces and a bar. Actress Linda Hamilton has terminated her ownership of a gated villa in Malibu, selling it for $4 million. The property came on the market in February at $5.495 million.
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Let's go ahead and cast the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? remake
Boing Boing - over 4 years
Fantastic news coming out of Comic Con: They are remaking What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?! It's such fun news that there is no way to properly punctuate the end of the sentence! Walter Hill, who just finished directing Sylvester Stallone in the cop drama Bullet to the Head, will direct and write the screenplay, because a movie about an abusive, deranged former child star torturing her crippled sister while both wither away in obscurity is clearly the next logical step in his career. Now that the news is out of the way, let's cast this thing! (And maybe look at more pictures of Bette Davis looking out of her blessèd mind!) First, let's take a look back at the 1962 original that starred Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, two women who hated each other with the heat of one thousand suns, perhaps more. Crawford, who played the victimized sister Blanche Hudson, actually put rocks in her costume when Davis -- the titular "Baby" Jane Hudson -- was called upon to drag her body around thei ...
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Linda Hamilton leads cast of "Air Force One Is Down"
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sonar Entertainment and the London-based distributor Power announced the cast of "Air Force One Is Down," a four-hour television miniseries currently shooting in Luxembourg. Based on a book by Scottish novelist Alistair MacLean, "Beauty and the Beast" actress Linda Hamilton will star as U.S. President Harriet Rowntree in the thriller about a sabotaged Air Force One crashing into the Mediterranean, where she is captured and held hostage by a Serbian strongman. ...
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Audio Horror Series Mysteries Most Macabre, Inc., Volume 1 Now Available
Dread Central - almost 5 years
If you enjoy a bit of old time audio horror now and then, you might want to check out the new horror audio series Mysteries Most Macabre, Inc., Volume 1 of which is now available from John C. Alsedek and Dana Perry-Hayes of Blue Hours Productions. From the Press Release: Mysteries Most Macabre, Inc., is a collection of downloadable short audio vignettes, averaging between 6 to 9 minutes in length. Set in the 1930’s, it concerns the adventures of Blake and Beatrice Ashton, a married detective team whose cases invariably take a turn for the supernatural. “Blake &amp; Beatrice were originally inspired by Nick &amp; Nora Charles from the classic ‘Thin Man’ films and radio show,” notes Alsedek. “However, the characters found their own voices pretty quickly.” Blake is heir to the Ashton Cracker fortune and is described by Alsedek as “the world’s oldest ten-year-old…both aggravating and adorable.” Beatrice is the experienced private eye, daughter of a Scotland Yard detective, and a formi ...
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The CW Picks Up Beauty and the Beast and Cult; Cancels The Secret Circle and Ringer
Dread Central - almost 5 years
With the goofy snooze-fest known as "The Secret Circle" being put out to pasture (along with our guilty pleasure "Ringer"), The CW network has picked up two new genre-themed television shows to get your ghost. Now if only they can move "Supernatural" back to Thursday. Deadline reports that The CW has picked up "Cult" from Warner Bros. TV and "Beauty and the Beast" from CBS Television Studios. "Cult" centers on Skye (Jessica Lucas), an inquisitive young production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult. After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, she joins Jeff (Matt Davis), a journalist blogger whose brother was among those gone missing, in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life. In the show, star Andrew Leeds' character is named Kyle and is the network Creative VP recently assigned to Cult. Robert Knepper will play actor Roger Reeves, who portrays charismatic cult leader Billy Grimm ...
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Films To Watch Before You Die #87 - The Terminator (1984)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die... The Terminator, 1984. Directed by James Cameron. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen. The Terminator is a classic Hollywood action film about a cyborg assassin (Schwarzenegger) sent on a mission that sees him travel back in time to 1984 Los Angeles in order to kill Sarah Connor (Hamilton), the mother of the rebel leader of 2029 who poses the biggest threat to the Terminator’s leaders. Resistance fighter Kyle Reese (Biehn) is sent back by his own leader, John Connor to protect Sarah and ensure that she survives in order for John to be born and lead the future resistance movement to the verge of success. As the cold and calculated Terminator tracks Sarah to a nightclub he comes within inches of achieving his mission before Reese saves her and the two of them flee. As the pair of them run from the Terminator they find themselves getting arrested and des ...
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Mother And Son: One Of The Best On-Screen Dynamics
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
In the not so distant future, we'll get to see Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen playing a mother/son duo on a road trip in the upcoming flick The Guilt Trip, set to hit theatres this fall. This, to me, is inspired casting. I can't wait to see funny girl Babs yucking it up with the hilarious Mr. Rogen on the big screen. I realize it may seem a bit premature to get excited about a fall release. But I've got great movie mother/son duos on the brain lately, thanks to the recent release Jeff, Who Lives At Home. The movie follows fate-obsessed slacker Jeff (Jason Segel) who still lives with his mom Sharon (Susan Sarandon). Sharon is at her wit's end with both Jeff and her other son, douchebag Pat (Ed Helms). A series of serendipitous events propelled by Jeff's undying faith in fate culminates in all three having life-changing epiphanies. Sarandon is great as Jeff and Pat's dowdy, floundering mom. We're used to seeing her play spunky sexpots, but in Jeff she proves she's more than capable ...
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THE FIFTH DOWN; Week 1 Matchups
NYTimes - over 5 years
Steelers at Ravens Sunday, 1 p.m. Line: Ravens by 2 One of the N.F.L.'s fiercest rivalries has become ''The Newlywed Game.'' Both Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco got married in the summer in what, with a little creative planning, could have been an awesome dual ceremony: Roger Goodell presiding, DeMaurice Smith playing the organ, Ray Rice as ring
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Hamilton
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 54
    In November 2011, she narrated the Chiller The Future of Fear horror documentary.
    More Details Hide Details More recently, Hamilton has had a prominent guest role on Lost Girl and a prominent recurring guest role on Defiance.
  • 2010
    Age 53
    In 2010, she joined the cast of Chuck in the recurring guest role of Mary Elizabeth Bartowski, a CIA agent and long-missing mother of Chuck and Ellie.
    More Details Hide Details She also appears as a guest star in the Showtime cable television show Weeds as the marijuana supplier for the show's main character (Mary-Louise Parker).
  • 2009
    Age 52
    In 2009, she returned as Sarah Connor in Terminator Salvation, in voice-overs only.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 48
    In an October 2005 appearance on Larry King Live, Hamilton told the audience that she has bipolar disorder, which she said destroyed her marriage to Abbott, whom she admitted having abused verbally and physically, and eventually sought treatment.
    More Details Hide Details While filming Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Hamilton suffered permanent hearing damage in one ear when she fired a gun inside an elevator without using her ear plugs.
    Hamilton and her Beauty and the Beast costar Ron Perlman reunited in the 2005 post-Vietnam war drama Missing in America.
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  • 1997
    Age 40
    She and Cameron married in 1997; but the marriage was short-lived, ending in a $50 million divorce settlement in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Hamilton has described herself politically as a Democrat, but she voted for Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger, her Terminator co-star, in the 2003 California gubernatorial election after his campaign convinced her he was suitable for the job.
    That same year, Hamilton filmed two motion pictures that were released one week apart in 1997: Shadow Conspiracy with Charlie Sheen and Dante's Peak with Pierce Brosnan.
    More Details Hide Details Shadow Conspiracy flopped at the box office, but Dante's Peak grossed $180 million and was one of the biggest commercial hits of the year. She received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for female performance in Dante's Peak. Hamilton has since appeared on the television shows Frasier (season 4 episode "Odd Man Out" as Laura) and According to Jim and has done more TV movies, including On the Line, Robots Rising, Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Point Last Seen, and The Color of Courage.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 39
    For her performance in the film, which co-starred Kate Nelligan and Bruce Dern, Hamilton was awarded a CableACE Award for best dramatic performance and nominated for another Golden Globe in 1996.
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  • 1991
    Age 34
    In 1991, she moved in with film director James Cameron following his divorce from Kathryn Bigelow.
    More Details Hide Details They had a daughter, Josephine, born on February 15, 1993.
  • 1990
    Age 33
    In 1990, Hamilton was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
    More Details Hide Details Following the success of the Terminator series, she hosted Saturday Night Live. She returned to television in A Mother's Prayer (1995) playing a mother who lost her husband and is diagnosed with AIDS.
    Hamilton returned to the big screen in 1990 with Michael Caine in Mr. Destiny and in 1991 with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the sequel to The Terminator.
    More Details Hide Details The latter was a smash at the box office, grossing over $500 million, more than any other film of that year. Hamilton underwent intense physical training to emphasize the character's transformation from the first film. Her identical twin sister was Linda's double in Terminator 2. Hamilton received two MTV Movie Awards for her role in the film, one for Best Female Performance and the other for Most Desirable Female. She reprised the character, Sarah Connor, for the theme park attraction T2 3-D.
  • 1989
    Age 32
    Hamilton left the series in 1989 and it ended in 1990.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 27
    Hamilton's next role was in The Terminator, opposite Michael Biehn, in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details The movie was an unexpectedly huge commercial and critical success. Following The Terminator, Hamilton starred in Black Moon Rising, an action thriller with Tommy Lee Jones. She then returned to television as a guest-star in the mystery series Murder, She Wrote, scoring favorable reviews. Hamilton next starred opposite Ron Perlman in the TV series Beauty and the Beast. The series was critically acclaimed, and she received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
  • 1982
    Age 25
    Hamilton has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage, from 1982 to 89, was to Bruce Abbott, who left her when she was pregnant with their son Dalton.
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    Her big-screen debut was in the thriller TAG: The Assassination Game (1982) and as a result, she was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1982" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 34.
    More Details Hide Details She also shared a starring role in the CBS made-for-TV movie Country Gold, with Loni Anderson and Earl Holliman. Hamilton played the lead role in Children of the Corn, based on the horror short story by Stephen King. The movie, which made $14 million at the box office, was panned by critics.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on September 26, 1956.
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