When Lucasfilm initially announced the lineup for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it wasn’t long before the studio began populating the cast with exciting choices: Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in lead roles, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o in supporting roles, the return of Carrie Fisher — all of which proved the limitless, inclusive potential of a galaxy far, far away. What we didn’t (and couldn’t) know was just how diverse the flagship film in the new era of Star Wars would actually turn out to be, and it’s all thanks to one very simple, very effective casting choice.
Russell Crowe pretty much just inserted his own foot into his privileged male mouth. It’s hardly news that actresses face sexism, ageism, and other sorts of unpleasant -isms in Hollywood, but the actor thinks their complaints about ageism specifically are “bulls---”—which is both a willfully ignorant and completely sexist opinion. Hey, Mr. Crowe, ageism in Hollywood, much like dry land in ‘Waterworld,’ is not a myth.
Even lauded talents star in terrible films, but sometimes—as is the case with these ten thespians—they happen to star in the worst of the bunch during the exact same calendar year that they turned in those Oscar-worthy works. Oops.
Released in 1991 and directed by Ridley Scott, 'Thelma and Louise' starred Geena Davis as housewife Thelma, convinced by the headstrong Louise (Susan Sarandon) to go on a fun road trip that quickly devolves into a nightmare for the two women, turning them into fugitives from the law. The film was a commercial and critical success, was nominated for six Academy Awards -- including Best Actress for both Davis and Sarandon -- and won the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Twenty-three years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1996, 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' tells the story of Samantha, a mother and schoolteacher with amnesia, who recovers her memories and discovers she was once an assassin for the CIA. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film was written by Shane Black, who was at the time becoming one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, thanks to his work on 'Lethal Weapon.' Black more recently wrote the screenplay for and directed 'Iron Man 3,' but 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' remains a cult classic. Eighteen years later, we revisit Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and the rest of the cast, and see what they're up to now.
We've heard of a few upcoming projects on TNT's development slate over the past season, though still waiting on a 'Lost Angels' update, but the latest to feature the return of Geena Davis and 'Star Trek: Enterprise' star Scott Bakula, sadly, won't come to pass. TNT has officially passed on a new bounty-hunter drama loosely based on the real-life story of bounty hunter Mackenzie Green, which would have included several other notable TV returns.