Peter Fonda

American actor Peter Fonda

Peter Henry Fonda is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda (by first wife Susan Brewer, stepdaughter of Noah Dietrich). Fonda is an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s.
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Super Bowl Ad: Mercedes
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Peter Fonda is still an Easy Rider, in this Super Bowl ad for Mercedes-Benz.
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 Wall Street Journal article
Harley stock is getting punished. Down 9%
CNN - almost 3 years
Investors looking for adventure and whatever comes their way like Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in "Easy Rider" were hopefully not doing so with Harley-Davidson stock on Tuesday.
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Meryl Streep, Peter Fonda celebrate Women in Film
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar nominees Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, and Laura Dern kicked off their big weekend in style at the eighth annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Los Angeles.
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Celebrities Share Where They Were When They Found Out JFK Was Assassinated (NEW BOOK)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The following is an excerpt from Seven Seconds: Memories of the JFK Assassination, the Tragedy that Changed America by Holly Millea [Byliner, $1.99]. Where were you when you heard the news that JFK had been shot? For years, journalist Holly Millea has concluded interviews with that question. In her decades-long career as a profile writer for magazines, Millea has interviewed dozens of prominent artists, entertainers, and leaders who’ve shared vivid memories of what they were doing on November 22, 1963. Nora Ephron, Jeff Bridges, Barbra Streisand, Charlie Rose, James L. Brooks, Jimmy Carter, Gay Talese, Dick Cavett, Peter Fonda, Carl Reiner, James Patterson, Chuck Close, Debbie Reynolds, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, and Judy Collins are among the many cultural icons Millea has spoken with about that fateful day when, in just seven seconds, a series of gunshots in Dallas changed the country forever. Robert Redford, actor, age 27 on November 22, 1963 I was in New York, and I had bee...
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"The Ultimate Life" Is the Latest Directorial Effort By Michael Landon, Jr.
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "The Ultimate Life" (Reel Works) Michael Landon Jr.'s latest directorial effort is a movie titled "The Greatest Life." This is the sequel and also the prequel to the 2006 film "The Ultimate Gift." Landon appears to be following in his father's footsteps in being involved with faith based stories. "The Ultimate Life" is certainly a film that presents a moral message and does it in an entertaining way. Jason Stevens (Logan Bartholomew) is a young man who has been selected by his grandfather, Red Stevens (James Garner), to run his hugely successful foundation. When this transfer of power takes place Jason's relatives are unhappy and sue to take control of the foundation and its funds. While fighting this battle Jason is given his grandfather's journal. In reading it he finds out more about the man who entrusted him with su...
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Arianna Huffington: Happy Birthday, HuffPost Live!
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
One year ago today, we launched HuffPost Live, our live-streaming network, inviting you all to join, as I put it then, "a different kind of conversation." Our goal was to create the most social video experience possible -- allowing members of the HuffPost community to speak out on the issues that matter most to them, on equal footing with newsmakers, celebrities, pundits, and experts. Things have gone even better than we'd hoped. Since HuffPost Live launched, over 9,600 guests from more than 85 countries have joined us live on-air, discussing an eclectic mix of topics -- from presidential politics to pop culture memes, and everything in between. And thousands more have joined the conversation via our interactive social tools, leaving 1.3 million comments on the HuffPost Live platform. The critical response has been equally strong. In its first year, HuffPost Live has won a Webby Award, a "Salute to Excellence Award" from the NABJ, a CINE Golden Eagle, an Appy, a Te...
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Xaque Gruber: Remembering the One and Only Karen Black
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In the fall of 2011, I had the pleasure -- and honor -- of being assigned to interview one of my favorite actresses, Karen Black, about her hilarious and touching turn in the darkly comic play, Moses Supposes, at Los Angeles' Zephyr Theatre. Nobody knew at the time that the performance would be her theatre swan song. An Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winner, Karen Black had a unique gift for embodying characters sliding down the razor blade of life; dark, sexy and vulnerable with unexpected comic touches, often in the throes of falling apart. Any film with Karen Black suddenly became more interesting just by her inclusion. Karen Black film montage: Black insisted I come to her home for the interview. She could not have been a more consummate and generous hostess -- pouring hot tea in antique cups advising me to add honey "for good health." Karen was as interesting offscreen as her characters onscreen -- and just as loveable, complex, and surprising. She ...
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Alex Simon: Karen Black: 1939-2013
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I grew up hearing about Karen Black as far back as I can remember. She would pop up on television and my mother would point her out as a compatriot from their college days at Northwestern University, a mixture of pride and wistfulness in her voice as the memories came back. When I finally got the opportunity to sit down with Karen during the summer of 2007, the venerable actress had turned playwright, with a well-received L.A. production of "The Missouri Waltz," a musical for which she penned the book. Black was alternately eccentric, passionate, grounded and fascinating during our chat, her obvious intelligence shining through the entire proceedings. She remains one of my favorite conversations during nearly twenty years of doing interviews. RIP. Karen Black first entered the cinematic lexicon with her heartbreaking turn in Bob Rafelson's landmark 1970 film Five Easy Pieces, playing a trailer park queen who is the lover of fugitive concert pianist Jack Nicholson. Bla...
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'Five Easy Pieces' Star Dies At 74
Huffington Post - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES — Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," `'Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died. Black's husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says the actress died Wednesday from complications from cancer. She was 74. Known for her full lips and thick, wavy hair that seemed to change color from film to film, Black often portrayed women who were quirky, troubled or threatened. She was a prostitute who takes LSD with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in 1969's "Easy Rider," a breakthrough that helped get her the role as a waitress who dates an upper-class dropout played by Jack Nicholson in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces." Black won an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe Award for that performance.
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Peter Fonda sues Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom for $3 million over 'Easy Rider' t-shirts
Yahoo News - over 4 years
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES ( - Peter Fonda isn't such an easy rider when it comes to his face being slapped on T-shirts. The "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" star is suing clothing manufacturers Dolce & Gabbana and retail chain Nordstrom, claiming that the companies are unlawfully peddling T-shirts bearing the actor's likeness. Fonda wants $3 million for his trouble. ...
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Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl
CNN - over 4 years
For many Los Angeles locals, the unofficial start to summer is marked by opening night at the Hollywood Bowl. Each summer, the Bowl features an array of music from every genre, as Angelenos head for the Hollywood Hills to picnic and enjoy music under the stars.   The 2013 season officially opened this past Saturday, June 22 with a night that featured new inductees to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, culminated in a fireworks show synchronized to music, as only the Bowl can do.   The evening opened with patriotic flare, as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by conductor Thomas Wilkins, performed the national anthem before a backdrop of red, white, and blue.   Actress Angela Bassett hosted the evening, followed by presenter Arsenio Hall, who introduced inductee Patty Austin, who took a cue from the evening’s super moon, to sing the jazz classic, along with the hopeful, inspirational favorite “Lean on Me,” among other fan favorites.   Stevie Wonder – the legend himself – brought t...
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Boulder International Film Festival Opens
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Chilly temperatures and light snow didn't stop the show Thursday night as a sellout crowd turned out for the Valentine's Day red carpet gala and opening night of the ninth annual Boulder International Film Festival. "We don't want it to be too nice. This is perfect film weather," said Robin Beeck, who founded the festival with her sister, Kathy, in 2005. The festival drew 5,000 attendees its first year. Beeck said organizers are expecting as many as 19,000 people this year. "It just keeps growing and growing, and it's a great community event," she said. In a break from festival tradition, this year's gala was not held at the Boulder Theater, the venue where the opening-night film -- the music documentary "Muscle Shoals," directed and produced by Boulder's own Greg "Freddy" Camalier -- was screened at 8 p.m. Instead, the gala was split into two parties, one held in the Hotel Boulderado ballroom and another across the street at Rembrandt Yard, both featuring live musi...
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Xaque Gruber: 'Mickey' Turns 30: A Closer Look at the One and Only Toni Basil
Huffington Post - over 5 years
An iconic slice of new wave dance-pop from the early MTV era, Toni Basil's cheerleading anthem, "Mickey," shot to number one 30 years ago -- in 1982. Though she's often considered a "one-hit wonder," Toni Basil was no flash in the pan. What many don't realize is that by the time "Mickey" was released, Basil was actually in the third decade of a varied career, spanning dance/directing/acting/music that began with choreography for ABC's Shindig! (1964), and is still going strong today. Rewinding 15 years before "Mickey," Basil was recording her first 45 -- an obscure one-off single for A&M called "I'm 28, and It's Getting Late" (1966). The B-side, a groovy Motown-esque stomper called "Breakaway," inspired renowned avant-garde artist/filmmaker, Bruce Conner, to direct an accompanying black-and-white film, featuring a nude, dancing Basil. "Breakaway" by Toni Basil: Basil shifted her focus to acting, and hit an impressive streak in the late '60s/early '70s with nota...
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Jennifer Aniston Flaunts Cleavage, Long Legs in Sexy White Dress
US Magazine - over 5 years
Is there any dress Jennifer Aniston doesn't look good in? The actress, 43, made a surprise appearance at the 40th AFI Life Achievement Awards honoring her Rumor Has It costar Shirley MacLaine in Culver City, Calif. Thursday. Aniston wore a floor-length white Burberry gown with a cut-out back and thigh-high slit; she completed her ensemble with Tabita Simmons sandals and an ivory Valentino clutch. PHOTOS: Jennifer Aniston's best hairstyles The actress joined the night's honoree, 78, at the head table, where the two women sat beside Meryl Streep, 62, Melanie Griffith, 54, Julia Roberts, 44, and Sally Field, 65. Despite being in the company of fellow A-listers, Aniston's presence didn't go unnoticed. "It took her a long time to even touch her salad because people kept coming up to the table to say hello and photographers kept coming by to take pictures," an onlooker tells Us Weekly. Eventually, "Jen ended up eating her whole entree: grilled fish with shrimp and some mixed ...
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Church Street, Noe Valley, S.F.
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 6 years
Church Street, Noe Valley, S.F. On a recent Friday at a local cafe, two friends enjoyed conversation and a warm afternoon in this neighborhood, where sloping hills surround neatly kept Victorian homes, distinct boutiques and shops. Nearby, shoppers perused the local produce store for the makings of a vegetarian meal, searched for quality fashions on a budget, and sampled fare inspired by an island in the Mediterranean. From an oh-so-pretty champagne lace and satin tie blouse to a pair of Adriano Goldschmied jeans to business separates to a halter cocktail dress to an array of shoes, the selection is quality, in excellent condition and affordable. Employing traditional shoemaking methods, custom-shoe designer Suzanne George and her business partner - shoemaker Pietro "Peter" Fonda, an expert in orthopedic footwear - create hand-crafted, made-to-measure shoes. People watch from a cafe table by the window or outside beneath shade trees, while munching on buttery...
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John Farr: On His 75th Birthday, The Best Jack Nicholson Movies of All Time
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
Jack Nicholson's own story rivals any of his films. Born in New York City, he grew up in New Jersey. He grew up thinking his grandparents were his parents, and his mother, his older sister. When years later, he learned the truth, he realized he had no clue who his real father was, and he decided he was not all that curious to find out. He'd already carved out a path for himself. But getting there wasn't all that easy. When he first got to Hollywood in the late fifties with a dream to make a living in the movies, Jack was not an immediate hit. For a time he was an assistant at Hanna-Barbera, and actually showed promise as an animator. But drawing cartoons wasn't his reason for being out there. So he quit. He then worked with B-movie king Roger Corman on-and-off for several years, appearing in such cult items as The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) and The Raven (1963). By the late sixties though, he still had not hit pay dirt as a screen actor, and was grad...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - almost 6 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Blue Like Jazz As a Reed College graduate, it's incredibly difficult to watch Blue Like Jazz without focusing on the school's portrayal. After all, as the backdrop for 19-year-old protagonist Donald Miller's (Marshall Allman) crisis of faith, the Portland campus and its students have a starring role. There are few reasons to see this mediocre and faith-messaged movie other than as another round of Reed scrutiny, and its honor could use a little defense: If Miller failed to penetrate Reed's superficial weirdness and tap into its essential open mindedness, it's his loss. MARJORIE SKINNER Century Clackamas Town Center, Fox Tower 10. Boy Boy tells the story of an 11-year-old growing up in rural 1980s New Zealand amid harsh circumstances. His mother died giving birth to his younger brother, who remains haunted by guilt. His father is a deadbeat wanderer who goes missing for years at a time. His best fr...
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 The Portland Mercury article
Moviefone Presents 'The Best Songs In Cinema' For Spotify
Moviefone Blog - almost 6 years
Sometimes, all it takes is one song to make a film memorable: Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You" playing during Michael Madsen's ear-carving scene in "Reservoir Dogs," Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper cruising along to the tune of "Born to Be Wild" in "Easy Rider," Angela Lansbury telling us to "Be Our Guest" in "Beauty and the Beast" -- just three of the hundreds of thousands of memorable musical moments witnessed by movie audiences over the years. To celebrate the history of music in cinema, Moviefone has put together a highly entertaining -- albeit, completely random -- Spotify playlist for you to enjoy at your leisure. There's everything from the "Ghostbusters" theme to "Hakuna Matata" on this big-screen music mix. (And don't worry, there's some current stuff on there, too.) You can check out the playlist below. Enjoy!
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Mario & Mandela Van Peebles ARE The Party With Successful Film Debut
All Hip Hop - almost 6 years
We The Party may be a teenage comedy/drama, but in reality, it’s more like a family affair. Written and directed by veteran actor and film-maker Mario Van Peebles, the movie also stars a total of seven Van Peebles, including a cameo by the legendary family patriarch, Melvin. Much of the film is based upon the sense and style that Mario learned from his own children, as he explored their world to discover the realities of today’s youth. chopped it up with Mario and his son, Mandela, who plays the movie’s lead character, about how the father and son were able to relate and work together to make this film: I sometimes have a hard time understanding the new style and sound of today’s generation. I heard that you got a crash course from your children about this generation’s sense of style in order to make this movie. Mario Van Peebles: I spoke to Snoop Dogg about this, because he rolled through with his kids. I actually went to a club with my children, d...
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'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' directors Neveldine and Taylor Discuss Wall*E and Bambi Urinating Flames
Moviefone Blog - about 6 years
The photo that you see associated with this story depicts the Ghost Rider, the main character from "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," urinating flames. Yes, the main character in this movie urinates flames. This would be the doing of the film's directors, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is not a sequel. Nicolas Cage, of course, returns as the Ghost Rider, but as they explain, the events of the first movie did not happen to the character that we see in the second movie. Over the course of my conversation with the somewhat eccentric duo to discuss their new film, we discuss Cage's self-awareness level, the unfortunate lawsuit between the creator of Ghost Rider and Marvel, how David Hasselhoff almost wound up in this movie and why they left "Jonah Hex" -- a wise move, as it turns out. Also, they somehow seared into my brain the image of Wall*E pissing flames -- something that will most likely stay with me for the rest of my life. So, before talking ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Fonda
  • 2011
    Age 70
    On January 12, 2011, Fonda found the body of a man sitting in a car parked on the side of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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    In 2011, Fonda and Tim Robbins produced The Big Fix, a documentary that examined the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its effects on the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • 2009
    Age 68
    In 2009, he appeared as 'The Roman', the main villain, in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the sequel to a cult hit. 'Il Duce' was played by Billy Connolly.
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  • 2007
    Age 66
    This year also featured Fonda portraying Mephistopheles, one of two main villains in the 2007 film Ghost Rider.
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    In 2007, Fonda made a notable return to the big screen as the bounty hunter Byron McElroy in the remake of the 1957 Western, 3:10 to Yuma.
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    In a 2007 interview, Fonda said that riding motorcycles helped him to focus, stating,
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  • 2002
    Age 61
    In 2002, Fonda was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
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  • 1999
    Age 58
    Two years later, Fonda appeared in the 1999 crime film The Limey, as the money laundering/celebrity rock music producer Terry Valentine.
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  • 1998
    Age 57
    In 1998, Peter Fonda starred in a TV movie version of The Tempest, based in part on Shakespeare's play of the same name.
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  • 1981
    Age 40
    In a later nod to his roles in The Wild Angels and Easy Rider, Fonda had a cameo as the "Chief Biker" in the 1981 slapstick comedy The Cannonball Run.
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  • 1979
    Age 38
    In 1979, he directed and starred in the drama Wanda Nevada alongside Brooke Shields.
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  • 1976
    Age 35
    In 1976, Fonda starred opposite Susan St. James as a musician on the run in Outlaw Blues, and in Futureworld, an unsuccessful science fiction sequel to Westworld.
  • 1975
    Age 34
    Fonda and Warren Oates were close friends, and they worked together again in Race with the Devil and 92 in the Shade, both released in 1975.
  • 1974
    Age 33
    This was followed in 1974 by both Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, a box-office hit that became a cult classic, and Open Season, which failed.
  • 1968
    Age 27
    In 1968, Fonda produced, co-wrote and starred in Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper.
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    Fonda did some singing and in 1968, recorded a 45 for the Chisa label: "November Night" (written by Gram Parsons) b/w "Catch The Wind" (the Donovan song), produced by Hugh Masekela.
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  • 1966
    Age 25
    In 1966, Fonda was arrested in the Sunset Strip riot, which the police ended forcefully.
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  • 1965
    Age 24
    Through his friendships with members of the band Byrds, Fonda visited The Beatles in their rented house in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in August 1965.
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  • 1963
    Age 22
    In the 1963–1964 season, he appeared in an episode of the ABC drama about college life, Channing.
  • 1940
    Born on February 23, 1940.
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