So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American public to buy into his Keystone XL pipeline.
Maximilian Schell, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in movies with Marlon Brando, Jon Voight and Robert Redford, died last night at a hospital in Innsbruck, in his home country of Austria. He was 83.
“American Hustle,” a retelling of a 1970s FBI sting, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying the space thriller “Gravity” as Hollywood prepared to hand out its highest honors.
As the year rolled to a close, Russ Girling, chief executive officer of TransCanada Corp., repeated on television what he has often said: he’s “very confident” that President Barack Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
When Robert Redford was a little- known actor in the early 1960s, he turned down a $10,000-per- week offer to star in a TV series. A short time later, he accepted a $110 weekly salary for a role in a new Neil Simon play that would soon be renamed “Barefoot in the Park.”
Robert Redford, the Hollywood actor whose Sundance Film Festival promotes independent cinema, praised Prince Charles and criticized U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron as he brought the event to London for the first time.
In the early 1970s, a U.S. group known as the Weather Underground detonated small bombs at the Pentagon, the State Department, and the Capitol to protest the Vietnam War. They gave advance warning to avoid casualties.
Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” is as harrowing as its subject demands. No mainstream movie since “Schindler’s List” has merged worthy sentiment and grueling sadism with such powerfully disturbing sweep.