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Joel Schumacher, director of films like “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Client” and “A Time to Kill,” has died from a year-long battle with cancer, his spokesperson told TheWrap. He was 80.His films “Falling Down” (1993) and “8mm” (1999) competed for Palme d’Or and Golden Bear, respectively. His other credits include “Flatliners,” “The Lost Boys,” “Tigerland,” “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” as well as “Phone Booth,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Number 23” and, most recently, two episodes of “House of Cards.”Schumacher developed a reputation for spotting young talent, casting stars like Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew McConaughey and Brad Renfro in their first major screen roles. He also often cast the same actors in different films, collaborating with stars like Farrell, Sutherland, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage.Also Read: Iconic 'Batman' Writer Denny O'Neil Dies at 81Schumacher was born in New York City on Aug. 29, 1939. He first studied at Parsons School for Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, but after working in the fashion industry, he realized he loved filmmaking. He moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career working as a costume designer in films like Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” and “Interiors.”His first screenplay was 1976’s musical drama “Sparkle,” which he developed with Howard Rosenman. His other screenwriting credits include 1976’s “Car Wash” and 1979’s “The Wiz.” His directorial debut was “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” in 1981 starring Lily Tomlin.Also Read: Brooke McCarter, Star of 'The Lost Boys,' Dead at 52Schumacher directed two adaptations of John Grisham novels: “The Client” and “A Time to Kill.” He then replaced Tim Burton as the director of the “Batman” film franchise, and “Batman Forever” scored the highest-grossing opening weekend of 1995. Its sequel, “Batman & Robin,” was panned by critics and didn’t perform as well at the box office at its predecessor.The director apologized for the film once in 2006 and again in 2017. “Look, I apologize,” Schumacher had said in 2017. of “Batman & Robin.” “I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.”Schumacher also directed several music videos including “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal and “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” by The Smashing Pumpkins.Read original story Joel Schumacher, Director of ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80 At TheWrap
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Matthew McConaughey has a fairy tale for the “little dragon” played by Henry Golding in Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen,” and the moral of that story is “f— off.”McConaughey is a wealthy, American ex-pat with a hugely successful marijuana empire in London. But when Golding, who plays a rival gang leader from Asia, attempts about to buy him out of his business, McConaughey’s character is none too pleased.“There once was a young and foolish dragon who came to ask a wise and cunning lion about acquiring his territory,” McConaughey says as the start of his fable. “There’s only one rule in this jungle. When the lion’s hungry, he eats!”Also Read: 'The Gentlemen' Film Review: Guy Ritchie Gets His Mojo Back in a Tale That Recalls His Early BreakthroughsAfter the billion-dollar success of Disney’s remake of “Aladdin,” Guy Ritchie’s latest film “The Gentlemen” is a return to his roots of British hooligans and mobsters with thick accents, a lot of violence and snappy humor.The full cast, which includes Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, all get a chance to shine in this more violence-heavy peek at the film opening in North American theaters from STXfilms on Jan. 24.Ritchie directed and wrote the screenplay based on his own story co-written with Ivan Atkinson & Marn Davies. Ritchie and Atkinson also produced with Bill Block.Watch the new trailer for “The Gentlemen” above.Read original story Matthew McConaughey Threatens Henry Golding in Violent New ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
Students at the University of Texas, Austin, will have an alright alright alright learning experience this fall, as Matthew McConaughey has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.The actor, a UT Austin alum who graduated in 1993 with a degree in film, has been a visiting instructor since 2015. He developed the curriculum for the school’s Script to Screen film production class, which he’s co-taught with faculty member and director Scott Rice. His new title, professor of practice, is used for people who lack a PhD but have equivalent professional experience — like the time McConaughey won a Best Actor Oscar for 2013’s “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”“It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them,” McConaughey said in a statement. “Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art — no matter the time or generation. The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus.”Also Read: 10 Films Directed By Women to Check Out This Fall (Photos)For fall 2019, the Script to Screen class will study McConaughey’s upcoming film “The Gentlemen,” directed by Guy Ritchie, and his 2012 film “Mud,” directed by Jeff Nichols. Nichols will also visit the class.“We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty,” said Jay Bernhardt, dean of UT Austin’s Moody College of Communication. “Matthew cares deeply for our school and our students, and we are thrilled that he shares his time and talent to help prepare the next generation of media leaders and innovators.”Read original story Matthew McConaughey Joins University of Texas Faculty as a Film Professor At TheWrap
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