Dance pioneers like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly—remembered for his groundbreaking performance in 1952's Singin' in the Rain—truly set the stage for Hollywood's dance-film genre. John Travolta, Jennifer Beals, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Natalie Portman are some of the performers who took up where Astaire, Rogers and Kelly left off, repopularizing dance on film for later generations. Biography.com's Famous Movie Dancers group examines the lives and careers of these high-stepping performers who will always be remembered for their unforgettable moves.
In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.
Showtime has ordered a 1990s-era, Boston-set drama “City on a Hill” as a 12-episode series directed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Assistant DA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) allies with FBI veteran Jackie Rhor (Kevin Bacon) to take on a family of armored car robbers.
After almost a decade in the making, the film 'Gotti' has finally opened. The low-budget film about the notorious mobster John Gotti, played by John Travolta, opens in just 503 theaters and so far has 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.