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The Man Behind the Villains We Love to Hate

Alan Rickman (February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016) There is no direct route of my thinking that brought me to this post. While reading Hello From Heaven, I thought back to the film “Truly, Madly, Deeply” from 1990. In … Continue reading

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John Drake: America’s “Secret Agent” Man

Patrick McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) I’m being a bit cheeky here, since John Drake’s and Patrick McGoohan’s birth time and date are identical. And (t)he(y) was/were born in Astoria, New York. That’s surprising. But Patrick may … Continue reading

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The Most Fun a Bond Arch-Villain Can Have

Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) “Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac “Auric Goldfinger” trying to … Continue reading

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The Original “King of Hollywood”

Douglas Fairbanks Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) After writing yesterday about “America’s Sweetheart”, Mary Pickford, it only seems appropriate to look at the astrological chart of her ‘one, great love’. This chart was on my Kepler 7.0 … Continue reading

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One Man, Multiple Masks

Peter O’Toole (Aug 2, 1932 – Dec 14, 2013) When I was looking for proof of T.E. Lawrence’s birth time, I happened upon Peter O’Toole‘s birth chart. That ‘accident’ is the prompt for today’s post. Lawrence of Arabia was the … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh is the New Olivier

One Face, Many Roles I caught the last few minutes of Thor the other night on TV and was startled to see that the director of the movie was Kenneth Branagh. I wasn’t startled that he was the director, just … Continue reading

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A (New) Star is Born

Lady Gaga could win an Oscar Bradley Cooper is a very smart man. Most directors would be wary of yet another remake of this story. In fact, after Barbra Streisand’s last joke of film, the idea should have been dead … Continue reading

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The Actor: Myth and the Hero

  A Thousand Faces For those with a skeptical nature, reincarnation is a hoax of monumental proportions. How, they ask, can a man be born again? Jesus’ answer to Nicodemus, that one needs to be born of the spirit, gives … Continue reading

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