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Posts Tagged ‘Steven Seagal’

Whatever Happened to Jaye Davidson, Star of 1992′s The Crying Game?

Remember Jaye Davidson? Twenty years ago, the Riverside, CA native was front and center in the 1992 Oscar race, nominated as Best Supporting Actor for the role of Dil in Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game. He wound up losing to Gene Hackman’s evil Unforgiven sheriff.

The bulk of Awards Line managing editor Anthony D’Alessandro’s 20th anniversary look-back is about how producer Stephen Woolley and Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein miraculously managed to get the press to keep the film’s gender-bending plot twist a secret. But there’s also this tidbit:

Davidson never plotted an acting career in the first place. A prolific role as the sun god Ra in MGM’s scifi film Stargate followed. At one point during Cannes 1998, it was announced Davidson was attached to a Steven Seagal action title Cousin Joey opposite Mickey Rourke (which was never made).

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LAT In 90 Seconds

32373556.jpgElizabeth Snead’s Big Weekend: The Dish Rag makes us feel dirty… and, worse, somehow culpable in the destruction of Britney Spears.

sseagalp.jpegSteven Seagal Buries The Hatchet: A six-year battle between Steven Seagal and former business partner Julius R. Nasso ends with an out-of-court settlement, in which Seagal agrees to pay Nasso $500,000. With that headache out of the way, Seagal can now get back to the business of being completely irrelevant.

tomcut.jpgYesterday’s News: Yes, this is a day-old, but we were too hung-over yesterday to report: “United Artists, the independent production unit of MGM controlled by actor Tom Cruise and his producer partner, Paula Wagner, is expected to become the first movie company to reach an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, enabling the recent start-up to hire union writers despite the continuing strike.”

LAT in 90: Fame/Infamy

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The Los Angeles Times, hand-picked.

On Deadly Ground
Steven Seagal blames the FBI for his career downswing. Did they tie him up and stuff him with doughnuts?

Tell Me Something Good

Joel Stein’s column on celebrity interview tips is clever, smart and readable. Who knew?

Bless the Beasts…
John Giona’s Column One piece on drive-by deaths of farm animals is searing to read.

And Children
Did CBS exploit kids in Kid Nation? Or did the producers take advantage of the nation’s stupidest parents?

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture
Steve Lopez’s columns about the homeless musician, Nathaniel Ayers, will become a Dreamworks vehicle for Jamie Foxx–with the feeling of Midnight Cowboy. Bet that changes in rewrite.