What if Bart Simpson played the kid in "The Sixth Sense," "Home Alone," "The Shining," "E.T.," and other movies? Thanks to Nancy Cartwright, now we know!
Jonathan Lipnicki was one confident 5-year-old kid — and this was before he became a movie star. After auditioning for the role of the precocious Ray in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire, Lipnicki insisted to his mother that the job was his. “And then they cast another kid,” the now-26-year-old Westlake Village, Calif., native told us when he stopped by Yahoo Studios (watch above) to promote the film’s 20th anniversary Blu-ray release.
After becoming one of the most popular child actors at the turn of the century thanks to his beloved role as the precocious Ray in Jerry Maguire (1996) and subsequent gigs in films like Stuart Little (1999), The Little Vampire (2000), and Like Mike (2002), Jonathan Lipnicki peeled back from Hollywood. Lipnicki, now 26, enjoyed his teen years in Agoura Hills, a small city about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, but he admits it has been tough to crack back into the industry. “Most careers, you have 20 years of experience, and it’s a good thing,” Lipnicki told us when he stopped by Yahoo studios to promote the 20th anniversary Blu-ray release of Jerry Maguire.
It’s been 20 years since Renée Zellweger told Tom Cruise, “You had me at hello.” To celebrate the anniversary of Jerry Maguire (which opened on Dec. 13, 1996), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released a new Blu-ray edition of Cameron Crowe’s feel-good drama, including nearly an hour of deleted and extended scenes. As Jerry strikes out on his own, his fiancée Avery (Kelly Preston, soon to be replaced in Jerry’s affections by Renée Zellweger’s character) gives him a not-so-helpful pep talk.
Renée Zellweger had three Oscar nominations, one win, and a bevy of box-office hits to her name when she stepped away from acting in 2010. It was never clear during her long hiatus if or when she’d return to the craft she excelled at. So it’s a beautiful thing to find the Texas-born actress, now 47, back on the big screen this fall.
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