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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby undinum » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:47 pm

When Jean Arthur was 74, she was arrested for trespassing and abuse of a police officer. A neighbour had taken exception to her insistence on feeding the wailing dog he would leave out for hours and Arthur's persistent offers of help (like putting up a fenced rut herself so the dog wouldn't have to be chained up). The abuse charge resulted from her calling the responding officer "damn stupid".

During the trial, her lawyer told her to play it like she was in a Capra movie again. When the judge asked her why she didn't leave immediately after being told to, she shouted "I love the dog and the dog loves me!" But she was convicted anyway and sentenced to three years suspended with probation.

(She also used an alias during booking and told them "you wouldn't be doing this to me if I were Katharine Hepburn!" when she made bail)

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby Maaxwell » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:19 pm

Glenn Close's dad was Mobutu's personal physician.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby brickwall » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:15 am

Quentin Tarantino hand doubled for Christoph Waltz during the strangulation scene for Inglorious Basterds and actually choked the the shit out of Diane Kruger

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby undinum » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:16 am

If he hadn't gotten the opportunity to legally prey on actresses etc. I imagine some variety of sex crime charges would have been a given

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby Maaxwell » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Daniel Day-Lewis' father Cecil was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.

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Re: Crazy Facts about Actors, Actresses, and Directors

Postby CosmicMonkey » Tue May 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Michael Curtiz competed in the 1912 Olympics as part of the Hungarian Fencing team. 4 months later, the first Hungarian feature film, directed by and starring him, was released.


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