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Movie Birthdays: November 19

We have a trio of talented actresses celebrating birthdays today: terrific character actress Allison Janney was born in 1959; perennial perky blonde Meg Ryan was born in 1961; and the great, multiple Oscar-winning Jodie Foster was born in 1962. Happy birthday ladies, and thanks for all the great films!    

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Today in Movie History: November 19

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai hit U.S. theaters in 1956, giving us a chance to see the master’s brilliant Eastern-Western mash-up that influenced everything from The Magnificent Seven to Star Wars to A Bug’s Life. For a more recent example of plucky underdogs facing an overwhelming task, the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released five years …

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Movie Birthdays: November 18

Birthday wishes to out to the late Imogene Coca, who rocked it in the boy’s club of Sid Caesar’s show, but will always be Aunt Edna to us. And speaking of comic actors we dig, it’s Owen Wilson’s birthday today too! Have a great one Owen, and thanks for the laughs Imogene!      

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Movie Birthdays: November 17

Birthday wishes go out to the late Rock Hudson, hunky leading man whose death from complications due to AIDS shocked the world in 1985; actor/producer/director/Burton Penguin Danny DeVito; stuntwoman-turned-actress Zoe Bell; French bombshell Sophie Marceau; Abyss survivor Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; character actor/stapler fetishist Stephen Root; and former Mean Girl Rachel McAdams. Oh yeah, and some guy named Scorsese was born …

Movie Birthdays: November 12

Some really good-looking people were born today, starting with everyone’s favorite chimpanzee Kim Hunter in 1922. The luminous Grace Kelly was born today in 1929, as was Ryan Gosling in 1980 and Oscar winner/periodic Internet chew toy Anne Hathaway in 1982. (And seriously guys, what exactly did poor Annie do to any of you?)    

Today in Movie History: November 12

The Legendary Clint Eastwood began a new phase of his career in 1971 with his directorial debut, Play Misty for Me. A syrupy thriller about an obsessive stalker hounding Eastwood’s laid-back DJ, it set the stage for later thrillers like Fatal Attraction… as well as launching Eastwood’s hugely successful directing career (34 films and counting, plus a couple of well-deserved …

Movie Birthdays: November 11

Birthday wishes go out to the late, great character actor Vincent Schiavelli, equally awesome character actor Stanley Tucci, and some cat named DiCaprio, who were guessing you’ve seen here and there.