Rene Russo
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Rene Russo
Rene Marie Russo is an American film actress, musician, and former model.
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Kill the Cape! 'Thor: The Dark World' Bloopers
Entertainment Tonight - about 3 years
In The Incredibles, Edna Mode made it very clear that capes only cause trouble for superheroes, and these fun bloopers from the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, illustrate that exact point. Watch the video as Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and the rest of the cast crack up and make faces as they assemble their super sequel for the masses -- and Thor's cape has a mind of its own. Enjoy! PICS: Hollywood's Sexiest Shirtless Men Available on 3D and HD Digital now and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand February 25, Thor: The Dark World, finds Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins back for the sequel that finds the classic Marvel Comics character battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself -- an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (played by Eccleston) looking to plunge the universe back into darkness. In or ...
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Anthony Hopkins on Marvel, Hiddleston, Odin
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Marvel movie czar Kevin Feige on super sequel
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: Chris Hemsworth takes an imaginary beatdown
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Thor: The Dark World’: 75 images from the Marvel sequel
LATimes - over 3 years
#photogallery-wrapper{width:100%;background:#000;min-height:450px;} #photogallery{background:#000;width:600px;margin:0px auto;min-height:450px;} .photogalleryloader{} #photogallery div.galleryitem{width:100%;margin:0 0 30px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p{text-align:left;margin:5px 0px;padding:0 10px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p.galleryCaption{padding-top:5px;border-top:1px #333 solid;} #photogallery div.galleryitem img{margin:0 auto;border:none;} #photogallery .galleryCredit{letter-spacing:1px;font-size:.75em;text-transform:uppercase;} Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (Jay Maidment / Marvel) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/thor-the-dark-world-75-images-from-the-marvel-sequel/attachment/la_ca_1015_thor_the_dark_world_027/ 1 Link Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (Marvel) http://herocomplex.latime ...
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Thor: The Dark World, review - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 3 years
Telegraph.co.uk Thor: The Dark World, review Telegraph.co.uk 3D, 12A cert, 112 min. Dir: Alan Taylor. STarring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba. Thor: The Dark World sees the popular Norse deity combatting an ... Film Review: 'Thor: The Dark World'Variety 'I Love You Man!' Thor: The Dark World Star's Chris Hemsworth And Tom ...Entertainmentwise Chat With Chris Hemsworth, star of 'Thor: The Dark World,' Saturday at 9 a.m.New York Daily News MTV.com -Irish Independent -E! Online all 180 news articles »
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Westlake Center’s holiday tree goes fake
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Few things herald the holidays in Seattle like Westlake Center’s giant Christmas tree, which draws thousands of people to the lighting ceremony every year after Thanksgiving. For more than 20 years, the tree has usually been a Douglas or silver fir grown somewhere in Washington. Not this year. On Friday, according to KING 5, the tree at Westlake’s annual night-time lighting event will be fake. Er, make that sustainable. Artificial trees of course have their fans; they’re reusable and don’t require killing something for temporary enjoyment. But not everyone’s excited. Take Gene Rosso, of family-owned Rosso Gardens in Tukwila, which has supplied Westlake’s holiday tree for most of the tradition’s [...]
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Michael Higgins: Despite what the critics say, I’m still a big fan for Clint
Natiobak Post - over 4 years
I love Clint Eastwood. I’ve loved him since he was The Man with No Name. I loved him when he was Dirty Harry. I loved him when he was a grumpy old man in Gran Torino. And I loved him when he was an even older man at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Critics, not for the first time, panned him. Social media excoriated him, and liberals labelled him “weird” and “strange” because — shock! — he talked to an empty chair. Which just goes to show how these people have lost their sense of humour and the ability to link actors to props. Related John Moore: Unfortunately for Romney, Eastwood’s speech was no laughing matter Clint Eastwood’s speech, whether cringe worthy or ‘unique,’ an unneeded distraction for Mitt Romney Mr. Eastwood is 82 — yes, he’s old, that probably accounts for some moments when he did stumble over his words, but he still managed a 12-minute, off-the-cuff monologue, filled with humour. He came out to a standing ovation that didn’t app ...
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Carole Mallory: I Am a Cosmo Girl, Thanks to Helen Gurley Brown, and Proud of It!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I once was photographed for Cosmopolitan in an editorial photograph with the logo, "What will happen to you if you become a Cosmo Girl." Well, opportunity came my way due to the credo of Helen Gurley Brown, who imbued in her readers and models that we could look sexy, have a career and stay single for as long as we wished and still have an active sex life -- like a man. I went on to become a supermodel known primarily for the ads who wanted to hire me to sell their products: De Beers Diamonds, Faberge Tigress, Chevy, Woolite, Spiedel, Clairol, Revlon, Hanes -- well, the list goes on and on and made me financially independent, which was a part of Helen's credo. I also was photographed for many other magazine covers, such as Esquire (yes, the men wanted my image to sell their copy); New York Magazine (chose me to promote a book, the Sensual Summer by X, and used a photo of me in a bikini being splashed by a fire hydrant); GQ (more men picking up on Brown's choice of sensua ...
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'The Thomas Crown Affair': A Look Back At The Classic Caper
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
"The Thomas Crown Affair" was one of the most stylish movies of the 1960s -- stylish for the icy cool of Steve McQueen as the millionaire who robs banks for kicks; for the similarly frosty cool of Faye Dunaway as the investigator who plays an erotic game of cat-and-mouse with him; for the costumes of Theadora Van Runkle, who helped make Dunaway a fashion trendsetter in "Bonnie and Clyde" and did the same for her here with no fewer than 29 haute-couture outfits; for the jazzy score of Michel Legrand, including the Oscar-winning ballad "The Windmills of Your Mind"; and for the camera trickery of director Norman Jewison, the first Hollywood filmmaker to shoot heist scenes and love scenes in split-screen. The 1968 caper flick was a favorite of both McQueen and Dunaway, as well as of moviegoers, many of whom prefer it to the similarly slick 1999 remake that starred Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. You can make the comparison yourself when the McQueen-Dunaway original comes out on Blu-ray th ...
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Chris Hemsworth on Thor 2 director Alan Taylor
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
The Avengers hasn't even hit cinemas yet [just a couple of days to go here in the UK now though...] but two of Earth's Mightiest Heroes are already bracing themselves for a quick return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth gearing up for respective solo sequels. Furthermore, both stars will be joined by new directors as Shane Black takes over from Jon Favreau on Iron Man 3 and Alan Taylor steps in for Kenneth Branagh on Thor 2. While Black is a name immediately recognisable to anyone familiar with the likes of the Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Taylor is best known for his work on the small screen, having raked up a host of credits on acclaimed shows such as The West Wing, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire - not to mention his fantastic work on HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. According to the God of Thunder himself, it's this experience that make ...
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The Road to The Avengers: Thor (2011)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
Luke Owen continues on the road to The Avengers, revisiting Thor... Thor, 2011. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Anthony Hopkins, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanobu Asano, Joshua Dallas, Clark Gregg, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. SYNOPSIS: Stripped of his powers by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is exiled to Earth, where he discovers what it takes to become a true hero. Much like Iron Man, Thor was finally getting his first big screen film adaptation after a lot of stop-start movie productions (although his first film appearance was in The Incredible Hulk Returns in 1988). After finishing Darkman in 1990, Sam Raimi pitched a Thor movie to 20th Century Fox who apparently did not understand it. It wasn’t until the success of Bryan Singer’s X-Men that Fox thought they could get some mileage from the character as a TV s ...
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'Seven Days in Utopia' too comfortable, predictable - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
... and writer-director Ron Shelton reunites for this romantic comedy about a washed-up golf pro, working at a driving range, who sets out to qualify for the US Open -- and win over the girlfriend (Rene Russo) of his successful rival (Don Johnson)
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Romantic Adventure Movies To Watch With A Date - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star as two people taking the war to the Germans in World War I. “The Thomas Crown Affair” – Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo star in this remake of the 1968 film of the same name, a great romantic adventure movie to
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First Impression: Thor 3D Blu-ray Special Features - IGN
Google News - over 5 years
There's a lot of additional footage from Asgard (unfinished, so the effects look rough) that adds to the relationships between the characters, including Thor and Loki, Thor and Frigga, Frigga and Odin and Frigga and Loki (Rene Russo gets quite a bit of
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'Thomas Crown Affair' screenwriter Alan Trustman talks films, working with ... - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
... but I thought the New York plot at the Met worked perfectly well and I enjoyed the second movie. I thought there were elements of the second movie that were at least as good as the first movie, and I liked the woman, Rene Russo, and Brosnan
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President Obama, Kevin Costner, and Tin Cup - The Plank on TNR.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The plot involves a screwed up golfer, played by Kevin Costner, who gets a chance to compete in the US Open and simultaneously win the love of Rene Russo. On the verge of victory (and fame and fortune), he takes a risky shot that he has been told to
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'Journey Into Mystery' Best Buy Limited Edition THOR Blu-ray Packaging - The Daily BLAM
Google News - over 5 years
... this fantasy epic stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, Tom Hiddleston as Thor's evil brother Loki, with Rene Russo as Frigga, the wife of Odin,
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Key to Being Tom Cruise's Next Co-star. Make Sure You Are 20 Years Younger ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Rene Russo often said in interviews that she's hired to play the love interest for guys like Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman so they won't look like pedophiles! That said….no one criticizes Clint Eastwood for being married (in real life) to a woman 35
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Sigourney Weaver spotted at WNY diner - WIVB
Google News - over 5 years
No one at the restaurant realized it was her until she left with her to-go order of three hamburgers. But she's not the only celebrity who has visited the diner lately. The owner says Rene Russo and her husband recently ate there, ordering eggs
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rene Russo
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 61
    She also co-starred opposite Robert De Niro in the 2015 comedy The Intern directed by Nancy Meyers.
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    She appeared in the comedy The Intern, which was released on September 25, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Russo was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Shirley (Balocca), a factory worker and barmaid, and Nino Russo, a sculptor and car mechanic who left the family when Rene was two. Her father was of Italian descent, and her mother's ancestry was Italian (from her own father) and German and English (from her own mother). Russo grew up with her sister, Toni (who would later marry songwriter Bernie Taupin), and their single mother. She attended Burroughs High School (where her classmates included director Ron Howard), but eventually dropped out in the tenth grade. To help her family, she began taking a variety of part-time jobs including working in an eyeglass factory, and as a movie cashier.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 60
    In 2014, Russo appeared opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the critically acclaimed crime thriller film Nightcrawler, written and directed by her husband, Dan Gilroy.
    More Details Hide Details A film critic from Indiewire in his review said: "Russo is an integral part of the narrative and she gives as good as she gets. The role is easily her finest in several years and the rich material uncorks a wealth of inventiveness from the actress. There’s not a lot of imaginatively drawn roles for aging women, but Russo sinks her teeth into the role of a coldblooded vampiress protective of her own uncertain hold in the newsroom." She also had the leading role in the upcoming independent film Frank and Cindy.
  • 2013
    Age 59
    She reprised the role in 2013's Thor: The Dark World in which she received more screen time.
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  • 2011
    Age 57
    In 2011, six years after resting from acting, she appeared in the superhero film, Thor, as Frigga, the mother of the titular hero.
    More Details Hide Details Most of her scenes were removed in editing. She said that "Anthony Hopkins and I were each cut out".
  • 2005
    Age 51
    In 2005, Russo starred with Dennis Quaid in the family comedy film Yours, Mine and Ours.
    More Details Hide Details The film received negative reviews from critics, but was success at the box office, grossing $72,028,752 worldwide.
    She starred and produced Two for the Money, a 2005 film starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    In 2002, Russo appeared alongside Tim Allen in the comedy film Big Trouble based on the novel by Dave Barry.
    More Details Hide Details Big Trouble was originally scheduled for release on September 21, 2001 and had a strong advertising push. The events of September 11 of that year cast an unshakable pall over the movie's comedic smuggling of a nuclear device onto an airplane. Consequently, the film was pushed back until April 2002, and the promotion campaign was toned down almost to the point of abandonment. The film came quietly to American theaters and left quickly afterwards, receiving mixed reviews and being generally ignored by audiences, becoming a box office bomb. Earlier in the same year, she appeared opposite Robert De Niro in Showtime.
  • 1999
    Age 45
    In 1999 she starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair directed by John McTiernan. A remake of the 1968 film of the same name, the film received generally positive reviews and was successful at the box office, grossing $124,305,181 worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Faye Dunaway played the role of Russo in the 1968 original film. Russo' portrayal of the character received critical praise. Kenneth Turan in his review said: "Actress' smart, gritty performance is the best thing about this remake of the stylish caper movie 'Thomas Crown.'" In 2000 she appeared in the box office bomb live-action/animated film version of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
  • 1998
    Age 44
    In 1998 she appeared in Lethal Weapon 4, the final film in the Lethal Weapon series.
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  • 1997
    Age 43
    In 1997, Russo had the leading role of Gertrude Lintz in the comedy film Buddy.
    More Details Hide Details The film received negative reviews from critics, and grossed only $10 million in US.
  • 1996
    Age 42
    In 1996 she starred in the romantic comedy Tin Cup with Kevin Costner, and reunited with her Lethal Weapon co-star Mel Gibson in the crime thriller Ransom, directed by Ron Howard.
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  • 1995
    Age 41
    Also in 1995, she appeared in another box office hit, Get Shorty, a crime-comedy directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.
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    In 1995 Petersen cast her in the medical disaster film Outbreak alongside Dustin Hoffman.
    More Details Hide Details The film also had box office success, grossing $189 million worldwide.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 39
    In 1993 she starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the thriller film In the Line of Fire, directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
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  • 1992
    Age 38
    In 1992 she achieved breakout success with her role as internal affairs detective Lorna Cole in the 1992 action film Lethal Weapon 3 opposite Mel Gibson.
    More Details Hide Details The movie was a box office success, grossing over $320 million worldwide. In later years she had major roles in a number of box office hits and critically successful movies.
  • 1991
    Age 37
    In 1991 she had the female lead role alongside Michael Keaton in the crime drama One Good Cop.
    More Details Hide Details She later starred in the science fiction film Freejack, which received mostly negative reviews from critics, but Russo was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
  • 1990
    Age 36
    In 1990 she played the supporting role of Jim Belushi's character wife in the comedy film Mr. Destiny.
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  • 1989
    Age 35
    She made her feature film debut in 1989 as the girlfriend of the Tom Berenger character in Major League, a comedy written and directed by David S. Ward.
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    She made her big screen debut in the 1989 comedy film Major League and later co-starred in Mr. Destiny (1990) and One Good Cop (1991).
    More Details Hide Details In 1990s she played the female lead in box office hits including Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Tin Cup (1996), Ransom (1996), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). After she starred in the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005, she took a six-year break from acting. Russo appeared as Frigga, the mother of the titular hero in the superhero films Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). In 2014, Russo co-starred in the crime thriller film Nightcrawler, for which she received critical praise and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
  • 1987
    Age 33
    Her sister Toni was married to lyricist Bernie Taupin in the 1980s, and Russo appeared alongside her sister in the 1987 video for Taupin's solo song, "Citizen Jane."
    More Details Hide Details Russo has bipolar disorder. Russo is a born-again Christian.
    She made her television debut in 1987 with a supporting role in the short-lived ABC television series Sable, based on the comic book, Jon Sable: Freelance, by Mike Grell.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 18
    Russo started a modeling career after allegedly being spotted at a 1972 Rolling Stones concert by John Crosby, an agent from International Creative Management.
    More Details Hide Details With his encouragement, Russo applied to, and was signed by, Ford Modeling Agency. Russo was one of the top models of the 1970s and early 80s, appearing on magazine covers for Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Cosmopolitan, as well as advertisements for perfume and cosmetics. As she entered her thirties, demand for her as a model began to dwindle. She did a few more commercials and then turned her back on modeling and show business for a while. She studied theater and acting, and began appearing in theater roles at small theaters in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California. At one point, she took acting lessons from veteran actor Allan Rich. They were interviewed on CNN in 1980.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on February 17, 1954.
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