Marlon Brando

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Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’ is an example of good practice in sex scenes.

There’s a lot more sex these days. On screen and on stage at least. Even the most middle of the road drama has become steadily raunchier and sexier. A(...)

Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor in the 1970s. Photographs: Getty Images

The widow of Richard Pryor has confirmed a claim by music producer Quincy Jones that the late comedian and Marlon Brando were lovers in the 1970s. Jo(...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman appear on stage to give the Palme d’Or award during the Closing Ceremony at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It always seemed likely that the waves of disapproval kicked up by the Weinstein scandal would eventually reach Quentin Tarantino. The director made (...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

Inside a property searched by the Criminal Assets Bureau: Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí and the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) have carried out a series of raids targeting an organised crime operation based in Cabra, Dublin and seize(...)

Tom of Finland has been a significant hit at the domestic box office

Tom of Finland had more in common with Walt Disney than the American animator would have cared to admit. Both created sharp, well-defined images that (...)

Godfather reunion: On 45th anniversary the cast is made an offer it can’t refuse.

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director (...)

Alan McMonagle: has a dark and very Irish sense of humour on the twin topics of home and parenthood. Photograph: John Minihan

Ireland, summer 2009: a country in recession, people emigrating in droves, the formerly bustling main streets of rural towns hollow with empty windows(...)

US president Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to actress, director, theatre founder, Miriam Colón. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
Obituary: Miriam Colón

Miriam Colón, the diminutive but formidable actress who founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York and whose film roles included Al Pacino(...)

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