Brad Pitt Says He Won’t Be Acting at 80

Some actors work well into their 80s. Brad Pitt won't be one of them.

“Will I be acting when I'm 80?” he asks rhetorically in a new USA Weekend profile. “Definitely not.”

He says his children play a big factor in what projects he'll do.

He has six children ages 2 to 9 — three of them adopted, three biological, born in five different countries — with partner Angelina Jolie.


Kevin Bacon energized by ‘X-Men: First Class’

"I'm obsessed with zombies," the former Footloose star says. "I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books."

That kind of role may be a bit left of field for fans of Bacon's conventional dramas such as Mystic RiverApollo 13 and The Woodsman, but so might his newest: superpowered villain Sebastian Shaw in the 1960s-setX-Men: First Class, which hits theaters Friday. He's the thorn in the side of fellow mutants Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and their team of do-gooders, as well as the human world at large.

When you start the Cuban Missile Crisis, that officially makes you one really bad dude.

"Exactly!" Bacon says. "I like him because he's evil, but he's smooth and suave and sort of charming."


The guide to the mysterious Terrence Malick

The release of a Terrence Malick movie is like a rare eclipse: It barely ever happens, so when it does, the film community takes note.

“The Tree of Life,” the latest flick by the reclusive Austin-based filmmaker, has been eagerly anticipated for years. Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, it’s just Malick’s fifth movie in a career that began with “Badlands” in 1973.

An ambitious and meditative poem that melds the story of a young boy growing up in Waco, Texas, during the ’50s with the origin of the universe, “The Tree of Life” finally hits theaters on Friday after winning the top prize at the recently completed Cannes Film Festival. We help you get up to speed on all things Malick.


‘Hangover’ director Todd Phillips loves taking chances

Like the comedy in his movies, Todd Phillips is unapologetic.

The director of “The Hangover Part II,” opening Thursday, and its preceding blockbuster has made a mint at the box office by leading his characters to the cliffs of irredeemable iniquity, dangling them over the precipice, then reeling them back to safety just before they plunge into the abyss.

The men in Phillips’ movies have trafficked with hookers, consumed perilous quantities of drugs and alcohol, placed children in peril — and attracted a broad swath of the moviegoing public, not simply the young males who storm theaters showing R-rated raunch.

“Grandmothers came to ‘The Hangover,’?” Phillips says of his 2009 breakout, among the most successful comedies of all time, with a worldwide gross of more than $467 million

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‘Tree of Life’ wins Palm D’Or best film honors at Cannes

Reclusive US director Terrence Malick clinched the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival for "The Tree of Life", a fantastical family drama uniting Brad Pitt and Sean Penn on screen.

Malick did not turn up at the gala awards ceremony Sunday, after which jury president Robert De Niro said the epic had "the size, the importance, the intention, whatever you want to call it, that seemed to fit the prize".

Kirsten Dunst won acting honours for her turn as a depressed bride facing the apocalypse in "Melancholia" by Denmark's Lars von Trier, who was expelled from the festival for making an awkward joke about his sympathies for Hitler.

"Well, what a week it's been," she quipped, referring to the scandal which marred what critics otherwise hailed as a vintage year at the world's top cinema showcase. She skipped a post-ceremony press conference.


‘Showrunners’ Trailer Goes Behind the Scenes of Running a TV Show

While we're content with staying within the realm of strictly movie news, there's always something exciting happening on the small screen too. Obviously we've highlighted shows like The Walking Dead, and other items from series gaining a lot of buzz, but those instances are few and far between. But as a big fan of alot of work being done in television right now, I'm excited to highlight this trailer for a new documentary called Showrunners, which goes behind the scenes of several different TV series, and talks the minds like Damon Lindelof from "Lost" and David Shore from "House M.D." about what it's like to run a TV series.


Acting Schools Los Angeles Has To Offer

Acting schools Los Angeles

Acting schools Los Angeles hosts are everywhere. There are many, many chances for you to learn the art while you live in the entertainment capital of the world. Work your way up, and learn from the best. You want to be the total package, and become a great singer, dancer and actor. You will be able to take any job you want after you've learned all the things you need to know.

These schools are just the first step for people who want to be working as actors in LA. You can make the long drive to the city, but you will still need to work during school. You may get some chances to do small work, but school is teaching you how to keep getting jobs.

Choose your school based on things you do not know very well. Funny people don't need to study comedy. Dancers aren't really in the mood study dance, and singers don't need to learn singing. If you struggle with comedic timing, you should choose a school with a good comedy instructor. Make your weaknesses into strengths by studying them like never before. When people see that you're growing, they assume that you are going to be very good very soon.

Be very picky about your choice. It should meet your expectations and suit your needs. The types of classes they have should appeal to you. It should be a reasonable price for you. Going outside your comfort zone could make the situation unbearable. Simply pick a school you like and stay there.

Network at every opportunity. Become friends with as many classmates as possible. Make friends with the teachers at the school, and make sure you're using social networking to stay in touch. The people you get to know will be able offer you work, recommend you for work, or tell others about you.

Auditions are a wonderful place to use new things you've learned. You will have to work very hard to find work, and auditions are the place to do so. Your skills will deteriorate if you don't use them regularly. Everybody likes money, but you need to do everything you can do to get better.

Pick a school that you feel will offer you the most improvement. Any discipline can pay off in the city of angels. Make sure you network with your classmates and teachers. Be honest about your weaknesses, and take as many auditions as you can. You will likely be at the start of a good career in acting.

First look at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ villain

To make a modern superhero blockbuster, it's not just enough that the movie is good: The campaign to get people excited has to be executed just as perfectly. Why anyone would need to get more excited about "The Dark Knight Rises" (which just started shooting) is beyond The Projector, but we do love the first salvo from the Warner Bros.' publicity people that happened today.

This morning, the movie's official site was revealed (viaJoBlo) ... if you call an all-black homepage with some weird chanting an official site. But then some crafty online sleuths discovered a coded message within the chanting, which suggested a Twitter hashtag, #TheFireRises. Tweeting that caused an image to show itself on the site, and thanks to more enterprising web folks, we now know it's a photo of Tom Hardy decked out as Bane, the sequel's principal villain.


Six TV Trends For The Fall 2011-2012 Season: From Fairy Tales To Fish, Bunnies, And Manly Men

With the major network upfronts wrapped up, it’s time to step back and look at what ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW have to offer us in terms of new programming. From men being men to fish out of water and trips through space and time, there are definitely some trends worth noting in the upcoming Fall 2011-2012 TV line-up.

You can view all five Fall 2011 schedules here. Below are some of the notable trends for the upcoming season. We’ll have to wait and see whether any of them pan out…

Once Upon An Alternate Universe

There are plenty of shows embracing the limitless world of make-believe. ABC’s Once Upon A Time and NBC’s Grimm bring classic stories to life. Once Upon a Time sounds more like a continuation and modern-day twist on classic stories, while Grimm appears to have a sort of crime-procedural feel to it as it centers on a detective who learns he’s the decendant of a group of people who battle supernatural creatures in an effort to protect mankind. The CW’s The Secret Circle is based on a book about a group of teen witches.

Danny Trejo – the original badass bad guy in Hollywood

Danny Trejo got his start playing "Mexican bad guy No. 1" or "Tattooed inmate No. 2." But after decades of bringing authentic menace to Hollywood films, Trejo has transcended the tough to become a movie star — for some, an icon even. And, OK, he's still pretty tough, too.

Trejo is best known as the title character inRobert Rodriguez's 2010 neo-exploitation classicMachete (a name that gets chanted at him pretty much wherever he goes these days). During our interview at Musso and Frank — one of his favorite L.A. haunts for breakfast — even the dapper old waiter and the parking-lot guy outside couldn't resist.

But decades before he was turned into a Claymation character for Lipton Brisk Iced Teaads or battled Kobe Bryant in The Black Mamba, Rodriguez's short film for Nike, Trejo was a dodgy dude who spent years in L.A.'s prison system for robbery and drug-related offenses.


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