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SAG AWARDS: Tribute To Ernest Borgnine

By | Sunday January 30, 2011 @ 4:34pm PST

Ray Richmond is a contributor to Deadline’s TV awards coverage:

When some months back the Screen Actors Guild called to tell Ernest Borgnine that he would receive their annual Life Achievement Award tonight, he registered shock. Which isn’t necessarily a good thing for a man about to turn 94 years old. “I’m just over the moon about SAG giving me this thing,” he told me. “Heck, I’m just a character actor for God sakes. I’m no big star. It was my mom who told me, ‘Ernie, if you make even one person happy with your smile or a funny thing you did every day, you’ll have accomplished a great deal.’ And that’s all I’ve ever tried to do.” A son of Italian immigrants and a World War II Navy veteran, Borgnine received his big showbiz break (after some minor, local stage roles) relatively late, at age 33, when he was cast as the hospital attendant in a Broadway production of Harvey. That was followed by roles in some 200 films — the most impact: a villain’s villain in the World War II classic From Here to Eternity. He was cast repeatedly as the bad guy until he landed the part of the unconventional leading man in Marty and won the 1956 Best Actor Oscar. It was his first and only Academy Award nomination and, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, Borgnine beat out an all-star roster of Hollywood legends including … Read More »

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Exclusive Hot Scene: ‘Red’

By | Wednesday September 29, 2010 @ 4:37pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Here is a short scene from Red, the Robert Schwentke-directed action film that Summit Entertainment releases October 15. The cast is top-notch, and whether she’s playing royalty or an assassin, Helen Mirren continues to dazzle.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Red’

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment has just released its new trailer for Red, the Robert Schwentke-directed film that stars Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich and opens October 15th:

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