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It's only May, but the trailer for Lee Daniels's The Butler already has me thinking about award season. The drama stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who serves eight US presidents over the course of his three decades at the White House. Working through particularly volatile moments in the country's history, he gains a unique perspective on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and more. Oprah Winfrey plays Cecil's wife, marking the first time she's been on screen playing a character other than herself since 1998's Beloved.
Whitaker and Winfrey aren't the only big names in the movie. The laundry list of stars playing presidents is fascinating: Robin Williams is Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden is John F. Kennedy (with Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy!), Liev Schreiber is Lyndon Johnson, John Cusack is Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman is Ronald Reagan. Not all the actors resemble their presidential counterparts, so I'm curious to see how this pans out. The film opens Oct. 18, and you can see the trailer after the jump.
Sally Field may be up for an Oscar for Lincoln this year, but once upon a time, she was in one of my all-time favorite movies, the less critically lauded — but just as celebrated — Mrs. Doubtfire. To this day, no one pulls off English nanny quite like Robin Williams, not even real English nannies. I've listed some of my favorite lines below, what are yours?
- "My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes." — Mrs. Doubtfire
- "Oh, I don't think I have the strength. But I have some plaster." — Frank
- "Mrs. Doubtfire! He's a she! She's a he! He's a she-she." — Chris
In the midst of awards season, several stars have signed on for new film projects. This weekend's Golden Globes host Tina Fey is in late negotiations for the lead female role in The Muppets sequel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is joining Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Oscar winner Robin Williams will be headlining a drama. Check out all that casting news and more, including upcoming roles for a One Tree Hill heartthrob!
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, and many more members of the film's cast and crew reflected on the making of the film with Boston magazine. The film is important to Matt and Ben, especially since it launched both of their careers and, in 1998, earned them their first Oscar win for best original screenplay. The film also earned Robin Williams his first Oscar win that same year for best supporting actor.
Click through to read our five favorite quotes from the oral history — including how Ben and Matt spent their first paycheck — and be sure to read the full Good Will Hunting anniversary interview in Boston magazine.
Mila Kunis and Robin Williams made a splash while shooting The Angriest Man in Brooklyn yesterday in NYC. The costars waded into the East River for a scene in which Mila appeared to save Robin's character from drowning. Mila was back to work after spending the weekend with Ashton Kutcher. Ashton and Mila shared PDA in Manhattan during their days off, stepping out for a romantic dinner Friday and showing their Chicago Bears pride on game day.
Ashton is enjoying a hiatus from Two and a Half Men, and reunited with Mila in the States last weekend after filming part of his Steve Jobs biopic in India. Despite the fact that Ashton's small-screen costar Jon Cryer earned an Emmy nomination, and win, for their sitcom, Ashton opted to spend Sunday on the East Coast with Mila instead of attending the award show.
Robin Williams reprises not one, but two roles, in Happy Feet Two as penguins Ramon and Lovelace. This time around, however, Ramon has a new love interest in Sofia Vergara. We talked to Robin at a junket for the movie recently, where he told us about working with the sexy star, poked fun at tough kid-critics, and revealed that his own daughter once asked him to stop doing "the voices." Check out our chat with Robin and see Happy Feet Two in theaters this Friday!
Pink brought baby Willow along to the premiere of Happy Feet Two in LA yesterday. Willow was decked out in a tux for the blue carpet event, and her mom Pink and dad Carey Hart also matched in black suits. Pink shared her motherhood secrets before heading into the screening, saying, "As long as my boobs are at home at a certain hour, I can do whatever I want!" Joining the happy family of three were Pink's costars in the animated movie Sofia Vergara, Elijah Wood, and newlywed Robin Williams. Robin, who tied the knot on Oct. 23, posed for photos with new wife Susan Schneider. It was one event in a busy weekend for Sofia, as she tweeted yesterday that she's now on her way to Miami to work with Pepsi.
Last night's big winners went from accepting their awards on stage straight into the press room, where Sandra Bullock humbly spoke about her honor. Kathryn Bigelow was visibly moved after being the first female to pick up best director for The Hurt Locker, though she's looking forward to a day when gender becomes a moot point. Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal were flanking Geoffrey Fletcher, who picked up best screenplay for Precious.
Mo'Nique and Christoph Waltz brought their supporting actor gold in for a few photos, while Jeff Bridges joked about starting a band with Colin Farrell. Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick joined other actors from John Hughes films to chat after their touching tribute to the late director. There's lots more to come from Hollywood's biggest night, including all the afterparties, so stay tuned!
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Ready for some more Arctic cuteness? Good, because there's a sequel to animated penguin film Happy Feet on the way, with Robin Williams and Elijah Wood in talks to reprise their roles.
In Happy Feet 2, Williams will again voice Ramon and Lovelace, while Wood will voice main character Mumble. There aren't any script or plot details yet, but I can already envision Mumble and Gloria showing their baby penguins how to sing and dance. Hopefully, the sequel lives up to the original — the sweet film was not just a visual treat, it won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2006.