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Entries from June 2009

Taste Test: The Apartment (1960) vs. Jerry Maguire (1996)

June 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

By Joe Valdez What the *&#! Are They About? C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) — accountant for Consolidated Life, or more specifically, “Ordinary Policy Department, Premium Accounting Division, Section W, desk number 861” — has made his West 60s apartment available to four executives who treat Baxter’s home as their extramarital playground. His neighbors, a Jewish […]

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Tags: Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Famous line · Interrogation · Sports

Character Actors Work Until They Decide Not To Work

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

By Joe Valdez Frances McDormand was born June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Adopted by a Disciples of Christ minister and his wife, McDormand grew up in towns across Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee due to her foster father’s work setting up congregations. At the age of 8, the family settled in Pittsburgh. McDormand attended […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors

Incapable of Watching Himself Objectively

June 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

John Goodman was born June 20, 1952 in Afton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. His father — a mail carrier — died shortly before Goodman turned two, leaving his mother to raise him and two siblings with whatever she could earn working as a cashier at Globe Drug, a waitress at Jack and Phil’s […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors