Clint Eastwood and  Doris Day at the Golden Globe Awards in 1989: They are neighbours in Carmel Valley and Eastwood reportedly gave Day  a script which she loved and is set to have her first film role in almost half a century. Photograph: Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage

Did you hear what happened when Dirty Harry met Calamity Jane? Movie history, that’s what. Octogenarian actor-director Clint Eastwood has repor(...)

Floyd Mayweather jnr (centre) and Manny Pacquiao hold the World Boxing Championship welterweight belt, which will go to the winner of their Saturday night bout, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photograph: Monica Almeida/New York Times

Las Vegas was gearing up for a knockout weekend as A-listers and high-rollers flooded into the gambling resort on Friday for what has been labelled th(...)

Actor Ryan O’Neill with Pat Heavin on the set of ‘Barry Lyndon’ in 1973. Photograph: Stanley Kubrick

There was no bigger film star during the early 1970s than Ryan O’Neal and no more controversial a director than Stanley Kubrick. O’Neal had made Love (...)

The XC90’s squinty-eyed stare: think Clint Eastwood with metal teeth 3:50

In the end, it all comes down to where in your own personal universe you receive Swedish design. If your only conscious exposure to the products of(...)

A woman walks up the stairs to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hours before arrivals for the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The red carpet has been laid out. The bleachers are erected. The Los Angeles police have already deployed a bomb-defusing robot on a suspicious (but u(...)

Gorillaz: one for the road?

Jamie Hewlett’s recent visual confirmation of a Gorillaz reunion tickled fans enormously, and the announcement echoed an age-old pattern of humming an(...)

Queue outside Erath County courthouse for the first day of the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing American Sniper author and former navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

A former US Marine acted with forethought and malice when he fatally shot Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose bestselling autobiography was turned (...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

In any other year, Birdman would – with its unavoidable percussive score – win the Oscar for most drumming in a dramatic feature. This season we ar(...)

Tomm Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’ has secured a nomination for best animated feature

No Oscar pundit would, a few days ago, have flinched if he or she had been told that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel would tie for the most nomin(...)