Tim Robbins
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Tim Robbins
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Susan Sarandon: My Sexuality Is 'Up For Grabs'
Huffington Post - 12 days
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Looking For Anti-Trump Protests? Here Are Dozens To Choose From.
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Stephen King Books
Huffington Post - 5 months
By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf Guinness Superlatives, the group that awards the Guinness World Records, has named Stephen King the living author with the greatest number of motion picture adaptions of his work. This comes as no surprise, as it seems that nearly everything Stephen King writes is adapted into some sort of film. Many of these adaptions have become iconic horror movies, while some are lesser known. They are based on King's novels, short stories, novellas, and even on original screenplays. In honor of some exciting new adaptions on the horizon, we decided to run down our favorite Stephen King writings that have been adapted for the small and big screen. Go ahead, read the source material for a film you love--you'll be glad you did!   Night Shift "Children of the Corn," a short story from the collection NIGHT SHIFT, has spawned an ongoing horror franchise with sequel after sequel. The story follows a couple who accidentally hit a boy while driving throug ...
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Will The Stars Appear On Occupy's 5th Birthday?
Huffington Post - 6 months
Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today. When Occupy was evicted from its Eden, some of the brightest faded quickly, having no audience. Gratefully, other stars emerged out of that darkness and continue putting forth their light even today. As Michael Greenberg described in The New York Review in November, 2011, Cameras were everywhere - recording, broadcasting, feeding - and the people at the computer hub were hard at work, streaming it all live. The movement was a digitized global brain, a strange melding of the virtual and the actual, one a mirror of the other, both unspooling simultaneously in real time. How could this not attract the glitterati? Here is a sampling of those immediately tying themselves to the Occupy cause, but who seemed to fizzle, followed by a list of those who have continued to shin ...
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From silver screen to tablet: The best movies on HBO Go and HBO Now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is continually updated to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on HBO’s premium services, HBO Go and HBO Now. True to its name, HBO has always aimed to bring the box office into people’s homes. That is easier than ever thanks to their streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. There are many movies on HBO’s platform, however, not all of them necessarily qualify as “great.” If you feel like streaming a movie and don’t want to waste your time on dreck, check out our list of the very best HBO has to offer. Related: Here’s what’s coming to HBO in February and what’s going away Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Next Page: Comedy… Choose a genre: Comedy Drama Action/Sci-fi Comedy Beetlejuice Please enable Javascript to watch this video Tim Burton’s best films often center around a clever premise. In Beetlejuice , married ghosts Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis), having died in a car accident, are distressed to find that the ...
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Snoop Dogg in Seattle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The other day I was at Starbuck's when I ran into a "mom" friend. "Carolyn, we loved your column on Burger Addict," she said, "we would have never gone there if it weren't for you." My friend was referring to a piece I'd written about a new hole in the wall burger joint next to a biker bar that just so happens to feature a Michelin star chef. "That's why I love what I do...finding gems in the most unexpected places," I replied as I envisioned her bringing her family for a meal in a decrepit strip mall next to a biker bar. "The place was a real dive but the burgers and the chef's story was amazing." "We trust you, Carolyn." The woman said, using the royal, "We." It feels good to be trusted. But trust is a funny thing. I love what I do. I'm a mom to five and I am the sole food columnist for the community paper in my city of Renton, Washington. I don't live in necessarily a small city. But like, say, Staten Island, 15 miles away from Seattle, Renton is always in t ...
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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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Stage actors' wage fight pits Tim Robbins against Charlayne Woodard
LATimes - almost 2 years
A play in which Tim Robbins and Charlayne Woodard squared off as antagonists would likely draw a sizable audience.
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'Gone Girl' Is About To Find Company In 'The Social Network' And 'Pulp Fiction'
Huffington Post - over 2 years
The New York Film Festival is one of many possible stops along the road to the Oscar stage, and with the announcement that David Fincher's "Gone Girl" is this year's opening-night selection, it seems the thriller is readying a strong awards push. Over the past 20 years, 13 movies that opened the festival went on to bask in Oscar glory, while only seven garnered at least $50 million at the box office. We're not too worried about "Gone Girl" finding its place among those honors: In 2011, Fincher's "Social Network" went on to become a Best Picture frontrunner after grossing nearly $100 million on domestic shores. Whether "Gone Girl" will hold up when awards season rolls around is yet to be seen, but the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-seller is a guaranteed cash cow for 20th Century Fox. What stature will it find among the past two decades of New York Film Festival opening nights, which have become notable showcases for all-star directors' new projects? Let's review recent years' se ...
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HBO Orders Comedy Starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black to Series
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
The dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men - U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Coppins (Black), and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan (Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber). Maribeth Monroe, Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), Geoff Pierson (Dexter) and Esai Morales (Criminal Minds) will also star in the comedy from executive producers Roberto Benabib (Weeds), Jerry Weintraub (Behind the Candelabra) and Jay Roach. The series order comes two weeks after HBO canceled two of its first-year comedies, Hello Ladies and Family Tree.
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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves And Tim Robbins Loses His Sh*t
Huffington Post - about 3 years
On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel released his sixth compilation of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves, and once again we were amazed at how mad some folks can get at people they've never met. This round features Jon Hamm, Jennifer Garner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Silverman, Rob Lowe and more, including the cast of "The Monuments Men": George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett -- and even Kimmel's arch-enemy, Matt Damon. Tim Robbins, however, takes the cake for the best (read:angriest) reaction. Watch above! #NoDisrespectToBenAffleck
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I Love Television™
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
The most important resolution you will EVER make. by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey It might be a little late to suggest resolutions, but I've been waiting patiently for you to make one in particular—and as usual? YOU HAVE DISAPPOINTED. So here's your resolution: Stop sayin' "just sayin'." I REALLY HATE THAT!!!! People are constantly ending correspondences by sayin' "just sayin'," when they actually mean a whole lot more! Here's an example of what someone might say, prior to sayin' "just sayin'": "Dear Wm.™ Steven Hump-Me, you are clearly America's finest literary talent. However, it really slaughters my goat when you refuse to write about NCIS or any of the NCIS spin-offs. You apparently don't care about fine television drama, keeping your readership informed about fine television drama, or doing your job (which I'm told is writing about fine television drama). If you can't write your column properly, perhaps your editors should replace y ...
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Jack Black, Tim Robbins To Star In New HBO Pilot
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HBO is taking Jack Black and Tim Robbins to "The Brink." Robbins and Black will play two of the leads in the upcoming dark comedy pilot. Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents") will direct with a script from "Weeds" executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib. Deadline describes the series as an "epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the US Secretary of State while Black will play a foreign service officer caught in the middle of the crisis. Aside from starring in the series, Black and Robbins will also serve as executive producers. "The Brink" adds to HBO's upcoming crop of new shows filled with famous faces like "True Detective," starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and "Getting On" starring Laurie Metcalf. This is not the first time Robbins and Black have worked together. Robbins directed Black in the Academy Award-winning 1995 film, "Dead Man Walking," starring Susan ...
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Jack Black and Tim Robbins Sign on for HBO Comedy
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Jack Black and Tim Robbins will costar in and produce a pilot for a new HBO series called The Brink according to Variety The show will be a dark comedy that focuses on the ways in which a geopolitical crisis affects three different men in varying degrees of desperation Black...
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Howard Austen: Gore Vidal's Partner in All but Name
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The thing that remains in many people's minds if they have heard of Howard Austen, Gore Vidal's partner of 53 years, is Vidal's contention that the key to their relationship was not having sex. Vidal also claimed that he didn't believe in gay people, just gay sexual acts. And so, speaking about Austen as a partner or husband was out of his ken completely. And yet Austen kept the Vidal train on the tracks, meaning that the Master could write and bestride the world's cultural stage. He was a dedicated spouse and one of the few people who could prick the balloon of Vidal's pomposity. Vidal first encountered Austen at one of New York's gayest locations of its time. Vidal, then 25, met Austen, then 21, on Labor Day 1950 at the Everard Baths, a well-known sex venue. Of meeting at the baths, Austen told Vidal's biographer, Fred Kaplan, "I saw Gore ... and he was really something. Good-looking. Somehow our eyes struck. ... Then we started talking and ended up in bed. And it was just a total d ...
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Can Theater Help Solve California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Can theater help solve California's prison overcrowding crisis? The answer is yes. The recent prison compromise between Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Senate presents California with a unique opportunity to provide a durable, transformative solution to its prison overcrowding problem by focusing on rehabilitation. One reason for the crowding crisis is California's highest-in-the-nation 63.7 percent recidivism rate. That means for every 1000 inmates that leave prison, 637 commit new crimes and land back in prison. There is a better way -- and it saves taxpayer dollars. Multiple studies show in-prison rehabilitation programs can significantly reduce the percentage of prisoners who re-offend. If California could reduce its recidivism rate by just 10 percent, that alone would solve the crowding problem. Any successful system of rehabilitation requires multiple components, ranging from mental health and drug treatment to education and skills training. One aspect that may not be ...
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Time, Hope, Homelessness
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Have you ever seen the movie, The Shawshank Redemption? Written by Stephen King, it's the story of the prison yard friendship between a man unjustly sentenced to two life terms in a state penitentiary (Tim Robbins), and a career inmate (Morgan Freeman). What makes the tale so compelling, at least to me, is its exploration of time and hope, and their affects on each other. Time and Waiting Early in the film, Tim Robbins' character first walks into the prison where he is to spend the rest of his life. He stands in a miserable cement courtyard, and says something like, "As I stood there, I counted out 20 seconds. Twenty seconds served, out of the rest of my life." The power of the moment was not in just the enormity of his despair, but in the brilliant encapsulation of the vagaries of our experiences of time. Time is, of course, a constant, but our perception of the speed of its passage shifts dramatically depending on what we are doing. Watching a good movie? It'll be over befo ...
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Will Ferrell's New TV Show With Jessica Alba & Tobey Maguire Is F**king INSANE! See The Trailer HERE!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
We know what you're thinking: Is that the Tower of Babel in our Underoos or are we just happy to see you? Well, we're always happy to see you, but the puffiness in our pantaloons is actually the huge funny boner Will Ferrell just gave us! IFC finally premiered the trailer for his HIGHlarious new series TV series and it is BEYOND words! Srsly, it's indescribable! Ch-ch-check out The Spoils of Babylon (above)! OMG, outrageous! We have no idea what the hell just happened, but we love it! Tobey Maguire, Kristin Wiig, Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, and Haley Joel Osmont all on the same show? Ah-MAAAY-Zing! The Spoils of Babylon premieres Thursday, January 9th.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Robbins
  • 2016
    Age 57
    He delivered a speech critical of Hillary Clinton and the DLC while introducing Bernie Sanders at a 2016 campaign stop. He publicly opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In 2003 a 15th anniversary celebration of Bull Durham at the National Baseball Hall of Fame was canceled by Hall of Fame president Dale Petroskey.
    More Details Hide Details Petroskey, who was on the White House staff during the Reagan administration, told Robbins that his stance helped to "undermine the U.S. position, which could put our troops in even more danger." Durham co-star Kevin Costner defended Robbins and Sarandon, saying, "I think Tim and Susan's courage is the type of courage that makes our democracy work. Pulling back this invite is against the whole principle about what we fight for and profess to be about." Robbins later said that Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, and Jack Valenti were the only major Hollywood figures that stood up for his free speech rights in this case and noted that all three men are either Republicans or very conservative Democrats, adding that he felt there could be common ground between individuals with different political beliefs. Robbins is an avid baseball and ice hockey fan. He supports the New York Mets and the New York Rangers and frequently attends games. In 1995 Robbins did a series of promos for MSG Network advertising upcoming Rangers games, and has narrated a documentary on the 1969 Mets for SNY. Robbins is a passionate ice hockey player who participates regularly in the New York adult recreational hockey community.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    In 2013, he was a member of the jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Robbins will direct and star in the film Man Under, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloë Grace Moretz.
  • 2010
    Age 51
    In 2010 Robbins released the album Tim Robbins & The Rogues Gallery Band, a collection of songs written over the course of 25 years that he ultimately took on a world tour.
    More Details Hide Details He was originally offered the chance to record an album in 1992 after the success of his film Bob Roberts, but he declined because he had "too much respect for the process", having seen his father work so hard as a musician, and because he felt he had nothing to say at the time. Robbins directed two episodes from the HBO series Treme. The series follows the interconnected lives of a group of New Orleanians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He helmed the episodes "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky" in Season 2 (2011) and "Promised Land" in Season 3 (2012). Robbins became interested in the show while staying in New Orleans during the filming of Green Lantern. "I had the unique experience of watching ‘Treme’ with locals. It resonated for me immediately, and it resonated for them as well, because they have seen their town get misinterpreted and represented in ridiculous ways," he told The Times-Picayune in 2011. “Something about this show was different for them. I appreciated that. I loved the writing and the actors. I loved the environment it’s set in. I watched the whole first season in New Orleans, and got in touch with David Simon and said, ‘If you guys need a director next year, I’d be happy to do an episode.'"
  • 2009
    Age 50
    The end of Robbins' relationship with Sarandon was announced in late December 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 49
    In 2008, Robbins appeared in The Lucky Ones, with co-star Rachel McAdams as well as City Of Ember.
    More Details Hide Details Robbins next film role was as Senator Hammond, the disapproving father of the film's villain Hector Hammond, in the 2011 superhero film Green Lantern.
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In December 2007, Robbins campaigned for Senator John Edwards in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
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  • 2006
    Age 47
    In early 2006, Robbins directed an adaptation of George Orwell's novel 1984, written by Michael Gene Sullivan of the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe.
    More Details Hide Details The show opened at Actors' Gang, at their new location at The Ivy Substation in Culver City, California. In addition to venues around the United States, it has played in Athens, Greece, the Melbourne International Festival in Australia and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Robbins is considering adapting the play into a film version.
    As of 2006, he was the tallest Academy Award-winning actor at.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, he won the 39th annual Man of the Year Pudding Pot Award given by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard.
    More Details Hide Details His most recent acting roles include a temporarily blind man who is nursed to health by a psychologically wounded young woman in The Secret Life of Words and an apartheid torturer in Catch a Fire.
  • 2000
    Age 41
    Robbins supported Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign and appeared on stage in character as Bob Roberts during the "Nader Rocks the Garden" rally at Madison Square Garden.
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  • 1999
    Age 40
    Robbins has also appeared in mainstream Hollywood thrillers, such as 1999's Arlington Road (as a suspected terrorist) and 2001's Antitrust (as a malicious computer tycoon), and in comical films such as The Hudsucker Proxy, Nothing to Lose, and High Fidelity.
    More Details Hide Details Robbins has also acted in and directed several Actors' Gang theater productions. Robbins won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and the SAG Award for his work in Mystic River (2003), as a man traumatized from having been molested as a child.
    His next directorial effort was 1999's Depression-era musical Cradle Will Rock.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    He made his directorial and screenwriting debut with 1992's Bob Roberts, a mockumentary about a right-wing senatorial candidate.
    More Details Hide Details Robbins then starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the critically acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption (1994), which was based on Stephen King's novella. Robbins has written, produced, and directed several films with strong social content, such as the critically acclaimed capital punishment saga Dead Man Walking (1995), starring Sarandon and Sean Penn. The film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director.
    He received critical acclaim and won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his starring role as an amoral film executive in Robert Altman's 1992 film The Player.
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  • 1988
    Age 29
    In 1988 Robbins entered into a relationship with actress Susan Sarandon, whom he met on the set of Bull Durham.
    More Details Hide Details They have two sons: John "Jack" Henry (born May 15, 1989) and Miles Guthrie (born May 4, 1992). Robbins, like Sarandon, is a lapsed Catholic, and they both share liberal political views.
    His breakthrough role was as pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh in the 1988 baseball film Bull Durham which he co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner.
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  • 1985
    Age 26
    In 1985, he guest-starred in the second episode of the television series Moonlighting, "Gunfight at the So-So Corral".
    More Details Hide Details He also took small parts in films, such as the role of frat animal "Mother" in Fraternity Vacation (1985) and "Lt. Sam 'Merlin' Wells" in the fighter pilot film Top Gun (1986). He played in The Love Boat, as a young version of one of the characters in retrospection about the Second World War.
  • 1982
    Age 23
    In 1982, he appeared as domestic terrorist Andrew Reinhardt in three episodes of the television program St. Elsewhere.
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  • 1981
    Age 22
    After graduation from college in 1981, Robbins founded the Actors' Gang, an experimental theater group, in Los Angeles with actor friends from his college softball team (including John Cusack).
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  • 1958
    Born on October 16, 1958.
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