"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
TV viewers have the chance to see two very different views of the former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate this weekend — a double feature of sorts that has The LA Times saying the "battle of the Sarah Palins on cable TV could be flippin' awesome."
The Undefeated makes its network television premiere on ReelzChannel Sunday — one day after HBO airs Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain, and Woody Harrelson as strategist Steve Schmidt. Stan Hubbard, ReelzChannel CEO, told the AP that the decision to air The Undefeated on the same weekend as Game Change was strictly for business reasons, not political ones. more on this weekend's Palin Battle >> Posted 03.08.12 by reelz
You're nobody until somebody makes a movie about you.
Just days after the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Sony is working to acquire Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs, simply titled Steve Jobs, which is set to be published in November.
With Jobs being unquestionably the biggest name in technology and the most renowned inventor of this generation, it's not unexpected for studios to be swarming to pick up the rights to put Jobs' story on the big screen.
According to Deadline, the rights for Isaacson's book could go for as much as $3 million. The reason? This is Job's authorized biography, meaning Isaacson's book will have intimate details about Jobs.
Deadline brings up the point that the book was actually originally set to publish in March but a few months ago, the release date was moved up to November. Now that Jobs has passed away, the book will be released on Oct. 24. Who should play Steve Jobs? Posted 10.09.11 by Chris
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
Before the fight even began, Matthew Fox and Ed Harris have dropped out of Paramount's adaptation of World War Z.
Reported as being in talks for the movie last month, Vulture reports that the deals didn't go through. Fox's prior commitment to play the villain in I, Alex Cross is what made him unavailable, but the reason behind Harris' exit is unknown. Both actors were set to play smaller roles in the movie, with Fox's role reportedly being listed as "Parajumper." new set photos abound >> Posted 07.01.11 by Ryan
With productions ramping up to start or already in the midst of shooting, casting announcements are pouring in for several upcoming movies.
With Brad Pitt headlining Paramount's adaptation of World War Z as a U.N. researcher, the Marc Forster-directed production has been adding cast members at a slow trickle, with Mireille Enos (AMC's The Killing) cast in April as Pitt's wife and James Badge Dale (HBO's The Pacific) recently added as a soldier looking to warn humanity about the zombie uprising. Finally, they're getting some company.
Deadline reports that Matthew Fox and Ed Harris are in talks to join the cast in unspecified roles. According to Bloody-Disgusting, Fox will play a part called "Parajumper," which, considering his lack of an actual name, doesn't sound like he makes it for long, but we could be wrong. No details on Harris' role have been revealed yet.
French actress Julia Levy-Boeken (Road Trip: Beer Pong) is also set to join the cast, and again, no details on her role have been given.
World War Z was based on on Max Brooks' best-selling novel and adapted by screenwriters Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) and J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). Production begins this month in London before moving to Glasgow, Scotland. Bale to sail on an ark, Kemper to teach chemistry >> Posted 06.14.11 by Ryan
Director George Ratliff's adaptation of Salvation Boulevard was a reported crowd favorite when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January. IFC Pictures and Sony soon picked up the movie's distribution rights and have finally released a trailer for the movie.
Based on the novel by Larry Beinhart (Wag the Dog), Salvation Boulevard stars a high profile cast that includes Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear and Ed Harris. A religious satire, Salvation Boulevard comes at a time when the proposed Rapture has been moved to October 21, so the July release date allows the movie to arrive with more than enough time before the (rescheduled) end. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.24.11 by Ryan
The upcoming HBO movie Game Change follows the 2008 Presidential bid by Senator John McCain and then-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. With Austin Powers trilogy director Jay Roach at the helm, it would seem that Game Change might have a comedic slant, but the additions of Academy Award-nominated actors Ed Harris (Apollo 13) and Julianne Moore (The End of the Affair) respectively cast as McCain and Palin indicates that the movie will be a dramatic adaptation of the 2010 novel written by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that covered the entire 2008 presidential election.
Moore debuted her eerie resemblance to Palin last month, and EW has the first look photo of Harris, who again looks a whole lot like the Arizona senator.
Shooting on Game Change began in April, from a script by Danny Strong, who previously teamed with Roach for the 2008 HBO movie Recount, which covered the 2000 presidential election.
There is currently no release date for Game Change. Woody Harrelson co-stars as Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt and Ron Livingston as senior McCain-Palin campaign advisor Mark Wallace. Posted 05.18.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
On Monday Nicolas Cage was back on the set of the thriller Medallion and giving a photographer a "What's the big deal?" look, in spite of his arrest over the weekend for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace.
Charlie Sheen is expected to appear in a Los Angeles court today to request full custody of his twin sons with ex-wife Brooke Mueller. This could make for some tricky scheduling, not to mention a very long day, as he's scheduled to perform at 8 PM tonight in Washington, D.C. The judge may not grant Sheen custody when he finds out Charlie wants to take 2 year-old Bob and Max on his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour.
An air traffic controller has been suspended for watching a movie while he was supposed to be monitoring high-altitude traffic. The Cleveland-based controller was watching the straight-to-DVD crime thriller Cleaner starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, and Eva Mendes.
Britney Spears may be history's most everywoman pop diva as she was seen shopping for toilet paper at Target, and recently was spotted using the bathroom at McDonald's.
The Royal Wedding will be broadcast live on ReelzChannel on April 29. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton's family has a brand-new coat of arms designed with acorns and chevrons.
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* Evan Rachel Wood has announced she's bisexual.
* Robert Pattinson snapped smooching Kristin Stewart after the Water for Elephants red carpet.
* Jackass star Johnny Knoxville is expecting his third child with wife Naomi Nelson. He has a 15 year-old daughter from a previous marriage and a 16-month old son named Rocko.
* Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr is back in a bikini looking terrific just three months after giving birth to a boy with husband Orlando Bloom.
* Bravo host and executive Andy Cohen hit Miami Beach on Sunday doing his best David-Hasselhoff-in-Baywatch impersonation.
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Charlie Sheen has fired literary agent Peter McGuigan after he could only get a $1M deal — offered by a single publisher — for Sheen's life story, Apocalypse Me. Sheen had wanted $10M for the project. Meanwhile, another "goddess" has been added to Sheen's warlock harum. The 26-year-old Megan Levant apparently has been dating the actor "for several months," and seems a perfect fit as it's reported she "loves porn and is a regular visitor to the Playboy mansion."
While Lindsay Lohan is taking her chances with a trial by rejecting a plea deal in the jewelry theft case, her dad, Michael Lohan, is headed for the same courthouse and may even face the same judge as his daughter in his domestic violence case.
Katherine Heigl is seen puffing away on an e-cigarette over a pasta and beer lunch in an apparent effort to beat her addiction to nicotine. Either that, or dealing with the stress of an acting career in jeopardy as her latest movie, the crime comedy One for the Money, has been pushed from this summer to the graveyard of January 2012.
There is a mistress involved in the Bradley Cooper–Renee Zellweger split, and it's apparently Cooper's rising career and ascention to leading man status. "Renee had to take a backseat (to his career)," a source says. "It was just not working out."
Two weeks after Julianee Moore was tapped to play Sarah Palin in HBO's upcoming film Game Change, Ed Harris has been cast as candidate John McCain.
Are you old enough to remember watching the steamy sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in the 1973 thriller Don't Look Now? Neither are we, but a new book by Variety editor Peter Bart claims the two actually had unsimulated sex in front of the camera. Posted 03.24.11 by reelz