Posts Tagged ‘ Ben Stiller ’

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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Following from the success of Zoolander and Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller has released the trailer for his latest film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Starring himself in the lead role, the film is a remake of a 1947 comedy film of the same name (which was based on a 1939 book by James Thurber) and chronicles the life of a man who escapes his mundane office-working life through vivid adventure-filled daydreams. However, when his job and that of a co-worker (played by Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Mitty finds himself taking action in the real world and ends up going on a global adventure. Supporting cast members include Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, and Adam Scott. Release is due for Christmas Day.

The Highest Paid Actors In Hollywood.


Forbes‘ new list has declared Hollywood star Tom Cruise world’s highest earning actor after he took home $75 million between May 2011 to May 2012.  While Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol collected close to $700 million worldwide, the 1980s musical Rock of Agesstarring Cruise wasn’t a big draw.  Last year’s highest-paid actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, placed equal second on the list with Comic actor Adam Sandler after each collected $37 million.  The recent winner of ten Razzie Awards may make critically panned films, such as Jack and Jill, but the movie grossed $150 million worldwide.

The list of top ten earners also includes Johnny Depp, Will Smith and British comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen, who placed joint sixth with earnings of $30 million.

In June, Forbes released its list of the highest paid actresses and Twilight star Kristen Stewart topped the list with $34.5 million, while her male costars tied on the actor’s list at $26.6 million, which is more than third-place Sandra Bullock earned with $25 million. There’s inequality in salaries even at the top.

1. Tom Cruise — $75 million
2. Leonardo DiCaprio — $37 million
3. Adam Sandler — $37 million
4. Dwayne Johnson — $36 million
5. Ben Stiller — $33 million
6. Johnny Depp and Sacha Baron Cohen — $30 million
8. Will Smith — $30 million
9. Mark Wahlberg — $27 million
10. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — $26.5 million

Re-hashin’ the classics.


Jurassic Park

Now, many people know that I enjoy dressing like a gentleman, and doing my thing at the same time.  Recently Empire magazine trotted the globe to deliver 27 of the planet’s biggest stars, recreating iconic performances from two decades in film, for a unique 20th birthday celebration.  All parties involved are in classic poses from their respective films, but dressed to impressed with designer suits (‘cept for Tom Cruise and a few others), which puts a very unique spin on the entire concept.  I’ve thrown a few of my personal favorites onto the blog for your enjoyment.

Minority Report

Silence of the Lambs

Braveheart

The Matrix

The Bourne Trilogy

300

American Psycho

Harry Potter

Shaun of the Dead

Zoolander

Atonement

Seven

Terminator