Actor Ned Beatty passed away in his sleep on Sunday. The Oscar nominee, known for turns in Network , Deliverance and much more, was 83. Beattie’s manager, Deborah Miller, confirmed the news to Deadline, saying that Beattie passed away from natural causes this morning, surrounded by his family and loved ones. No other details about his death were provided. “Ned was an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend,” said Miller, “and he will be missed by us all.” Born on July 6, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, Beatty kicked off his career as an actor around the age of 19, when he appeared on stage in the play Wilderness Road . He spent his first 10 years in the profession working in theaters across Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Related Story Ned Beatty Remembered As 'The Busiest Actor In Hollywood' For His Vast Body Of Work In 1972, he made his feature film debut in John Boorman’s thriller Deliverance , opposite Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds, … [Read more...] about Ned Beatty Dies: Oscar-Nominated Star Of ‘Network’ & ‘Deliverance’ With More Than 160 Screen Credits Was 83
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Across the worlds of Hollywood, media, politics and even sports, the praises for actor Ned Beatty were universal. The Oscar nominee, known for turns in Network , Deliverance and much more, passed away at his home today, aged 83, of natural causes. Among the most recent to respond to news of his death was director Lee Unkrich, who cast the actor as the villanous Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear in 2010’s Toy Story 3 . “Just heard that Ned Beatty passed away in his sleep. It was a joy and and an incredible honor to work with him,” Unkrich tweeted. “Thanks, Ned, for bringing Lotso to life — both his good side and his not-so-good side. We’ll miss you.” Of course, there were also many other fans, friends and film geeks who took to social media to offer their remembrances of a kind man who transformed every role into something special. Related Story Ned Beatty Dies: Oscar-Nominated Star Of 'Network' & 'Deliverance' With More Than 160 Screen Credits Was 83 Along … [Read more...] about ‘Toy Story 3’ Director Lee Unkrich Talks “Joy” And “Incredible Honor” Of Working With The Late Ned Beatty
The coveted role of Lisbeth Salander has been set. Sony Pictures Entertainment has confirmed that the studio has tapped Claire Foy to portray the heroine in The Girl in the Spider's Web . The new installment of Sony Pictures' Millennium franchise , based on the worldwide literary phenomenon originated by Stieg Larsson and continued by David Lagercrantz, will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm, and the film will be released on October 19, 2018. Today's confirmation culminates what has been one of this year's most eagerly anticipated casting announcements. After much speculation about who would be chosen to lead the franchise's next chapter, Foy is now preparing to take it on. The film will team Foy and director Fede Alvarez, who recently took the thriller Don't Breathe to over $150 million worldwide and revived the Evil Dead franchise. Alvarez has been hailed as an inventive and stylish new filmmaker . The Girl in the Spider's Web teams him with Foy, who … [Read more...] about Claire Foy Is Lisbeth Salander in Girl in the Spider’s Web
Vin Diesel and his Fast Family have reason to celebrate as the Fast and Furious franchise has crossed a massive financial milestone. Thanks to the strong early returns from Fast & Furious 9 at the international box office, Universal Pictures' action-heavy, car-centric series has crossed the $6 billion mark at the box office. This makes it not only one of the most successful franchises of the modern era, but one of the most successful franchises of all time. And arguably the most unlikely success story of its kind. F9 , the ninth entry in the Fast and Furious franchise , has earned $163 million in its international debut, including a massive $137 million in China alone. With that, the Fast and Furious movies have earned $6.056 billion overall. The franchise kicked off with 2001's The Fast and the Furious and now includes ten entries overall. The nine main entries in the series, as well as the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and … [Read more...] about Fast and Furious Franchise Races Past $6 Billion at the Box Office Thanks to F9
Getty 12:56 PM PT -- Buckingham Palace responded to the baby news, speaking on behalf of Queen Elizabeth , Prince Philip and Prince Charles , saying ... "Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the entire family are ‘delighted’ and wish them well." Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have another bun in the oven ... they're expecting baby #2. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the announcement Sunday, saying they are due to have a second child together ... although they didn't reveal how far along Meghan is, or the sex of the baby. The couple says, "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child." It looks like they already posed for some maternity shots too -- photo and personal friend Misan Harriman snapped some photos of Meghan and Harry in a lush forest, showing off her baby bump. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle Pregnant Again, Gets Well-Wishes from Queen & Co.