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CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE

Brando

There are 7,769 actors detailed on the CCC website. Some have missed a single film. Others, many more. Then, there are the champions. Like these … and look how close Nicholson has moved to his pal Brando's top total … (Exciting huh?!)

1. Brando - bypassed 160 movies 
2. Nicholson - 156 
3. Cary Grant -146 
4. Paul Newman - 143
5. Tom Cruise - 126

Highest Brit Sir Sean at 108.
Highest lady is Bette Davis, 89 items; Jodie Foster, 77; Liz Taylor, 67; Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer are level at 67; likewise Julie Christie, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep at 66.
Newer Brigade: Brad, 107; Johnny, 99; Julia, 64; Jim Carrey, 62; Leo, 61; Madonna, 59; Jennifer Aniston, 22; Jennifer Lawrence, 21.

(You'll find the full list at Champions in the Main Menu)

 

He said title

I like Star Trek more than Star Wars, because William Shatner’s not in Star Wars. - Quentin Tarantino

There's just one moment in a film that people remember, and that's enough. - Jean Renoir

I don’t like seeing old people on TV. I don’t want to inflict myself on people in a deteriorated state. - Jerry Seinfeld

The shortest long movie since Rio Bravo. - Peter Bogdanovich on Tarantino’s Jackie Brown

1. You will be treated like an object. 2. If you are not careful, you will begin to act like an object. 3. The final and death stage - you become that object. - Robert Redford  on stardom

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom poster

The film wasn't so much shot as it was beaten to death. - scenarist Ed Naha on Roger Corman’s 1985 production, Wizards of The Lost Kingdom.

Never act with children, dogs or Denholm Elliott. - Gabriel Byrne

When the former extra Walter Brennan became a top character actor as The Old Galoot in countless Westerns, and winning three Oscars, he’d always ask his director: "With or without?" "With or without what?" "My teeth."

We wanted to shoot in the South of France because who wants to see sex in Queens? - New York director Radley Metzger

The man who invented mornings was no Christian. - Peter O’Toole

The moustache did the acting. - Anthony Hopkins on Howards End

Comedy will be outlawed in my lifetime. - Tim Allen

There are too many stars and too few actors. - Bruce Lee

You know this sex symbol thing isn’t working out for me. Women expect something amazing from me. But I’m just a fumbler, like everybody else. - Burt Reynolds

When I started acting again, and going to auditions… we'd always lose to this one kid. No actor would ever say his name because it was, like, too much, but every casting director would whisper: It's Leonardo. - Joaquin Phoenix

MY SHORTEST INTERVIEW #1

October 1963. Hampstead goes bonkers as Brigitte Bardot starts filming Une ravissante idiote with Tony Perkins. Huge crowds. Shooting cancelled. Press conflab later at her Westbury Hotel. She was late. The media was angry. I happened to be close, put a protective arm around her waist, steered her to a safe corner. Our Q/A were the same words. Me: Ca va? BB: Ca va! Or, if you want it colloquially, Me: OK, luv? BB: Yes, thanks!

 

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WELCOME to a unique directory of what you never saw on-screen. The films the stars did not make. The movies that never were. The most definitive collation of casting stories ... Check up on all the films - of yesterday, today and tomorrow - that your favourite stars never made... A cast of thousands - 8,063 actors - to click on... More than 40 years in the making!! And 2,502,855 words of spirited text. The ultimate in movie trivia ... Better! Exactly the kind of history that Hollywood deserves. Back to front. Upside-down. Inside out. Full of flashbacks, close-ups, tracking shots (and, alas some badly edited sequences - sorry about that!) forming a fascinating, new and often bizarre flip-side perspective on your treasured movies and stars.

This is the film that bred this site ... after Robert Redford told me he'd planned a little black-white version - with Robert De Niro, and Michael Moriarty as Woodstein.
Thunderball wannabe Uschi Bernelle

BOND LADY

Elisabeth Counsell tested (among the many) for Bond’s masseuse Patricia Fearing in Thunderball, 1965. Previously she (or her left knee) had been in From Russia With Love. "In a punt going by with an actor called Michael Culver." She won 71 other roles since 1962 (producing two of them) in a variety of series from Doctor At Sea and Fame Is The Spur to the more recent Cold Call and The Split.

 
WHERE TO FIND ..?

PERFECT GRYSHENKA

How Hollywood ruined Marilyn Monroe's dream role in The Brothers Karamazov is on Marilyn's page - item #17

FULL METAL HALL

For the fullest story of why Anthony Michael Hall did not make Stanley Kubrick's 'Nam classic, go to Hall's page. (The blue section).

STREEP KONG

Meryl v Italian producer Dino de Laurentiis. Read all about it - in her first item.

TORN APART

Why didn't Rip Torn make Easy Rider - see his blue section on his page.

She said title

Sex is funny. - Heather Graham

I planned on having one husband and seven children, but it turned out the other way around. - Lana Turner

Yes, well, if you don't have range when you’re my age, you better quit ... Playing Michelle Pfeiffer's mother is nice work if you can get it. And now I've played Julianne Moore’s mother. I've played Nicole Kidman's mother. I've played a number of fabulous people's mothers. - Hollywood’s Holland Taylor

You have to pay for the DDs in LaDD..! - Jordan Ladd (Alan's grand-daughter, Cheryl's daughter) on refusing toplessness

I've always been a modern woman, and I still am… I'm wilful… extremely impulsive. I'm like a steamroller - I just go forward. Someone falls down in front of me, then I fall in love with him. - Britt Ekland at 77

No drugs. No sex-tapes. - Jennifer Lawrence’s message to new young actresses

I could do movies non-stop, even if there were no film, no result, just for the pleasure of being with the crew. It’s like summer camp! I couldn't live without a crew. Well, I wish I could live with a soccer team! - Beatrice Dalle

Everyone's so much smaller than they seem. - Daisy Ridley meeting stars

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kinda wanted to be a vampire. - Angelina Jolie

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend. – Katharine Hepburn

I need to know what it's for. If you can't really tell why you've got your tits out, you're probably in the wrong scene. - Phoebe Waller-Bridge on screen nudity

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. – Marilyn Monroe


 

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