Jerry Lewis

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Christopher Walken. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

In between his early days as a lion tamer and his latest turn as an old lag doing community service in Bristol, Christopher Walken was Hollywood’s go-(...)

Harlan Coben: ‘Every book I write I say, this book sucks and the one I did before was great. How did I lose it? And then five minutes later I’m, like, this book is great!’ Photograph: Vincent Tullo/New York Times

The thriller writer Harlan Coben has some free advice for anyone who cares to ask: “If it produces pages: good. If it doesn’t produce pages: bad.” Wit(...)

Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen in Sea Fever, written and directed by Neasa Hardiman. Photograph: Gunpowder & Sky

Twenty years ago, Connie Nielsen was taking direction from Ridley Scott at a partially reproduced Colosseum in Malta. Her turn as Lucilla – a buffer b(...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short. Photograph: Bryan Derballa/New York Times

Martin Short first met his partial namesake and friend Steve Martin when he went to the latter’s house to collect the script for Three Amigos, the hit(...)

No thesis is being laid out. No conclusion is being drawn about the white male’s role in society

Even before Joker unexpectedly won the Golden Lion at Venice – following in the footsteps of Tarkovsky, Visconti and Cassavetes – the discourse had be(...)

Actor Montgomery Clift standing outside sound stages at Paramount Studios while  filming A Place in the Sun. Photograph:  Peter Stackpole/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty

For decades the cult around the late actor Montgomery “Monty” Clift has traded on his supposed miseries; he was a beautiful loser, as the title of Bar(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Earlier this month, in the hours before the Superbowl kicked off, Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, tweeted that: “#FilmTwitter is going to explode ton(...)

The Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner that sought to capitalise on Black Lives Matter set new standards for tone deafness

Welcome to this column’s annual Get Off My Lawn! awards. Once again we assess the 10 most annoyingly pointless stories of the year. We’re talking abou(...)

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