Today in Movie History: November 23

It was a quiet day in movie history, but we still had a few notable releases. Elvis Presley serenaded Juliet Prowse in one of his better offerings, G.I. Blues, opening this day in 1960. More recently, we learned WAY more about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s lady parts than we ever wanted to know (as well as being reminded yet again how awesome Frank Langella is) in Ivan Reitman’s Junior in 1994. And James L. Brooks scored a major-league Oscar winner with Terms of Endearment — with trophies for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress Shirley MacLaine and Best Supporting Actor Jack Nicholson. Had Nicholson run in the lead actor category, it would have had the Big Five, a feat only three other movies thus far have accomplished.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

 

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 today. We’re led to understand he’s a director of some sort.

Happy Birthday one and all!

Director Martin Scorsese arrives at The Royal Premiere of his film Hugo at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London

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Rachel McAdams Deauville American Film Festival - 'The Time Traveler's Wife'  - Photocall Deauville, France - 05.09.09 **Only available for publication in the UK, USA, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Canada, United Arab Emirates & China.. Not available for the rest of the world** Mandatory Credit: WENN.com

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