Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is a former Western actor who, in his advancing years, no longer gets offered any work - apart from the odd commercial voiceover. He is, however, being offered a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Western Appreciation Guild in honour of his work, but it's little comfort when he's only ever done one movie he's actually proud of. Nowadays he spends his days smoking pot with his old co-star Jeremy (Nick Offerman), but his floundering career is not the only thing he has to contend with; he has been diagnosed with cancer. Plus, his relationship with his estranged daughter Lucy (Krysten Ritter) is looking irreparable. However, when he meets a young comedian named Charlotte (Laura Prepon), he finds himself with a new lease of life - something that only improves when his award acceptance speech incites a flurry of new job offers.
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Katharine Ross - Snaps of the stars as they arrived at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hollywood Costume Luncheon at the Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th October 2014
After an attack and temporary restraining order from Katharine Ross against her daughter, the case has been thrown out by a judge.
The restraining order from Katharine Ross against her daughter has been thrown out by a judge after both parties were not present at court for a scheduled second hearing. In March, 2011, Ross requested legal protection from her daughter Cleo, after an attack at their Malibu family home in California. Cleo is Ross' only child with her husband, actor Sam Elliot.
Ross claimed that her daughter Cleo, who is 26-years-old, has been violent ever since her early teens, and this culminated in a death threat and an attack recently. Said attack was explained in legal papers filed at Los Angeles County Court, which stated that Cleo stabbed Ross with a pair of scissors during a 911 phone call.
In a previous hearing, a judge granted Ross a temporary restraining order, which called for Cleo to leave the family home and then proceed to stay at least 100 yards (91 metres) from her mother. In this second hearing, both Ross and her daughter were ordered to return to court on 30th March, 2011, in order to determine the extension of the restraining order. As neither showed up for the hearing, the judge has decided to throw the case out.
Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott - Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and Cleo Rose Elliot New York City, USA - at the New York premiere of 'The Golden Compass' at the Ziegfeld Theater -- Arrivals Sunday 2nd December 2007
Butch and Sundance is more than a Western: It's an iconic, American experience, a classic adventure tale, and a singular slice of late-'60s moviemaking that has never really been repeated. The story is a surprisingly, "mostly" accurate tale of two of history's best-known outlaws. The film comprises two major sequences: First, the duo robs a series of trains on the frontier, then spends a lengthy amount of time on the run from the hired guns the railroad is paying to hunt them down. The heat gets so severe that it leads them to the second sequence: Self-imposed exile to dingy Bolivia, where they rob banks instead, only to have the federales try to hunt them down. The final moments of the film are unforgettable.
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Hoffman is unforgettable, as is Bancroft (supposedly old enough to be Hoffman's mother but actually only 6 years his senior in real life). Of course, Buck Henry and Calder Willingham's adaptation of Charles Webb's novel is what makes this picture so perfectly solid ("Mrs. Robinson... you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"), and who can forget the masterful direction of Mike Nichols, here in his prime, setting up that immortal shot of Hoffman as seen beneath the bent knee of Bancroft? And Simon & Garfunkel's soundtrack is also perfectly apt, unforgettable to this day.
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Jimmy Stewart would never have been able to cope with the giant rabbit that haunts Donnie Darko's demented waking nightmares. This thing is no friendly cottontail like Harvey. It's a macabre-looking monster with a hard, malformed pewter face, snaggled teeth and ominous blank eyes without pupils.
This rabbit's name is Frank, and he may or may not be a figment of the heavily medicated, intensely tormented imagination of the delusional teenage boy at the center of the engrossingly bizarre, mind-bending fringe film "Donnie Darko."
Whatever Frank is, it's his hypnotic influence over the eerily vexed title character (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) that launches him into a surreal labyrinth of increasingly esoteric encounters, starting the night Donnie sleepwalks away from his parents' house, seduced by the chilling sound of Frank's resonating, semi-synthetic voice. The world will end in 28 days, five hours, 52 minutes and 12 seconds, the diabolic bunny intones.
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29th January, 1940