Jackie Chan was sick and tired of trying to cross over into American movies. The martial arts wonder and ex-Bruce Lee stuntman was a superstar in his native China, but his attempts at going Hollywood in films like Big Brawl (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), and The Protector (1985) barely registered with stateside audiences. “Nobody knew who this little Chinese guy was that spoke no English,” Chan told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Role Recall interview (watch clip above).
George Miller was a working ER doctor when he set off on making his first movie, the independently financed Mad Max. The actioner became of the most profitable films of all time, launched Mel Gibson’s career, and lead to three sequels, including last year’s box-office hit Mad Max: Fury Road, which earned Miller his first Best Director Oscar nomination. In between his work on the original Mad Max trilogy (which also included 1981’s Road Warrior and 1983’s Beyond Thunderdome) and Fury Road, Miller helmed a couple adult dramas (1987’s Witches of Eastwick and 1992’s Lorenzo’s Oil) and a few projects that couldn’t be further from the bloodbaths of apocalyptic Max-land: the family flicks Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Happy Feet (2006), and Happy Feet 2 (2011). Highlights: Related: Director’s Reel: Spike Lee on the Prescience of ‘Do the Right Thing,’ the 'Mockery’ of Denzel’s 'Malcolm X’ Oscar Loss, and More Mad Max (1979) Miller is the first to admit that he didn’t have a tight grip on what filmmaking entailed when he shot his debut.
We went back in time with 'Terminator Genisys' star Arnold Schwarzenegger to look back at some of his most memorable roles in our latest installment of "Role Recall."
"Better Call Saul" and "The Last Man on Earth" star Mel Rodriguez talks about his past roles, including "Enlisted," "Community," and "Gilmore Girls."
The eight-time Oscar nominee (and one-time winner) sat down with Yahoo Movies to share stories from the sets of seven of his classics, including where exactly his Scent of a Woman lieutenant colonel’s penchant for yelling “Hoo-wah!” came from.
The Oscar-winning actress, who describes herself as “half-Canadian, half-Virginian,” has drawn six decades’ worth of adulation for the strong-willed, sharp-tongued women she regularly portrays. On top of her body of screen work, MacLaine is also a dynamic storyteller, as we found out when we sat down for a candid conversation about her most famous film roles.
Killers come and killers go, but there’s never been a horror movie villain like Freddy Krueger, and there’s never been a horror movie star like Robert Englund. Buried under layers of gnarly makeup, Englund’s terrifying tenure as Krueger lasted for eight Nightmare on Elm Street movies over a span of 20 years. Prior to landing the Krueger role, Englund, a classically trained actor, appeared in films like Stay Hungry (1976) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Big Wednesday (1978) with Jan-Michael Vincent. He also had a major role in the popular, but short-lived 1980s sci-fi series V, which debuted two weeks before the first Elm Street movie hit theaters on Nov. 9, 1984.