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Since the release of "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, George A. Romero has been earning his reputation as "The Grandfather of the Zombie." And over the past forty years, Romero has given zombies life on the big screen in films like "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," and "Land of the Dead." In his latest effort, the ironically titled "Survival of the Dead," Romero continues building on the reputation that has been his Hollywood trademark. With a very diverse list of films that acted as inspirations for his horror classics, Romero stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share his favorite movies.
Over the past decade, Brett Ratner has directed action-packed blockbusters that include "Rush Hour 2," "X-Men: The Last Stand," and "Rush Hour 3." His latest effort, "Kites: The Remix," is a re-editing of the Bollywood film "Kites," which opened internationally this May. With a very fresh list of films and inspirations, Ratner stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share his favorite movies.
After stealing the heart of Dr. Alex Karev on television's "Grey's Anatomy" as Dr. Izzie Stevens, Katherine Heigl has made her mark on the big screen with starring roles in romantic comedies that include "Knocked Up," "27 Dresses," and The Ugly Truth." In her upcoming film, "Killers", Heigl stars opposite Ashton Kutcher as a newlywed who discovers her husband is an international spy. A brunette Heigl stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share her favorite movies.
With a filmography that includes films like House Party 2, Set It Off, and recent returns to her musical roots in Chicago and Hairspray, Queen Latifah has certainly proven her acting talents over the years. In her most recent film, Just Wright, Latifah stars opposite fellow hip-hopper Common, in a romantic comedy about a basketball star trying to find his way back to the NBA after an injury and perhaps find some love along the way. Her highness stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share her favorite movies. Check them out!
With a film and television career that spans decades, Michael Caine is one of Hollywood's best and most respected stars. After years of success in both supporting and leading roles, his latest is "Harry Brown," a thriller about a man who reaches his breaking point and enforces his own brand of justice after the death of his best friend. Caine stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current to share his five favorite film. Check out his picks!
Spanning over 30 years, Brooke Shields' Hollywood career includes a memorable role in "The Blue Lagoon" and a trip on "The Midnight Meat Train", along with television roles in "Suddenly Susan" and "Hannah Montana." Shields' latest effort finds her alongside Brendan Fraser in a tale (tail? Too easy?) of woodland creatures gone wild in "Furry Vengeance." Shields stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV to share her five favorite films. With choices spanning multiple decades, check out her list below! Shields stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV to share her five favorite films. With choices spanning across multiple decades, check out her list below!
As elderstatesmen of stoner movies, a reputation achieved across a dozen films (including the classic Up in Smoke), Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have found remarkable endurance, their pothead alter egos now spanning decades in popularity. After a long hiatus, the two reunited last year for a massive comedy tour, captured on film as Cheech and Chong's Hey Watch This. Out promoting the release of this documentary (released today in limited release, DVD & Blu-Ray, and video-on-demand channels), Rotten Tomatoes sat down with the legendary duo for their Five Favorite Films.
With a filmography that includes such films as "The People Vs. Larry Flynt," "American History X," and "Fight Club," Edward Norton's latest flick is "Leaves of Grass," a film about identical twins on very different life paths that get caught up with a small town Oklahoma drug lord. Norton stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV and shared his five favorite films. Check out his uniquely fresh list of films!
Andy Garcia is truly a modern renaissance man. The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for his roles in such movies as The Godfather Part III, When a Man Loves a Woman, the Ocean's franchise, and The Untouchables, but Garcia also produces, writes, directs, and even composes music for film.
Amanda Seyfried, who takes on a seductive role in Chloe after starring opposite Channing Tatum in Dear John, stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV to share her five favorite films (right now). Showing a love for the visually compelling, check out her picks below!
Craig Ferguson is a man of many talents. He's been, among other things, a milkman, a bouncer, a punk rock drummer, a standup comedian, an author, an actor, and, most prominently, the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His latest gig is in the CGI adventure How To Train Your Dragon, as the voice of Gobber, a Viking warrior who offers instruction in the fine art of dragon slaying. In an interview with RT, Ferguson shared some of his favorite movies, and discussed late-night TV and his wild job history -- all the while employing more salty language that one usually expects when discussing a kids movie.
With years of sharp supporting work on his resume, Timothy Olyphant has recently morphed into a leading man. He gained widespread acclaim as Sherriff Seth Bullock on HBO's Deadwood, faced off against Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard, romanced Jennifer Garner in Catch and Release, and left a trail of destruction in Hitman. With his latest, a remake of George Romero's The Crazies, hitting theaters this week, Olyphant spoke to RT about some of his favorite movies; In particular, he shared his admiration for David Lynch and several flicks he thinks should have won big at the Academy Awards.
For a first-time ever actor, Gabby Sidibe's been thrown directly into the glare of the spotlight: the star of Lee Daniels' critically acclaimed inner city drama Precious has found herself nominated for a host of awards recently, including a Best Actress Oscar alongside such greats as Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep. It could all be a little overwhelming, but when RT caught up with the 26-year-old New Yorker we found her anything but fame-struck; preferring instead to chat about movies and kangaroo fights (well, that's another story). And so it was she got on to the subject of her five favorite movies...
It's been a busy few years for Anika Noni Rose. After starting her career in the Broadway musical Footloose, she snagged a role as part of the starry ensemble in 2004's Dreamgirls and made the transition to the big screen. Perfect qualifications, then, for her latest role as Disney's newest princess, Tiana, in The Princess and the Frog. Beating out tough competition from Alicia Keyes, Tyra Banks and her Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson, the 37 year-old actress might be making headlines as Disney's first black princess, but she's also the first Disney princess to record both the speaking and singing parts of her character. Sitting down with RT at Walt Disney Animations Studios' Burbank HQ, Rose shares her five favourite films.
Brendan Fraser, star of "Extraordinary Measures" and of course, monster franchise reboot "The Mummy" took some time to stop by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV to share his five favorite movies. Find out what classic movies and what recent blockbuster the adaptable actor chose as his favorites!
Matthew Broderick, star of "Wonderful World," shares his Five Favorite Films with The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV, love of Charlie Chaplin and two Walter Huston roles that range from "the most adult" to the happiest dance you've ever seen.
There's a good chance you're already familiar with Jeri Ryan, even if her name isn't immediately familiar. Fans of the Fox television show Boston Public knew her as attorney-turned-high school teacher Ronnie Cooke, and Ryan maintained recurring roles on other popular shows such as The O.C. and Boston Legal. But she is perhaps best known for her work as the Borg "Seven of Nine" on Star Trek Voyager. In fact, Ryan's role in the sci-fi series propelled her to the height of geek fandom, as the former Miss Illinois' smoldering screen presence succeeded in melting the hearts of many a Voyager fan. Lucky for us, she took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with RT about her Five Favorite Films, working in TV vs. working in film, and how she feels about escargot.
Peter Jackson has come a long way since his 1987 debut Bad Taste, a shoestring-budget splatter film shot in his native New Zealand that went on to earn a cult following. Yet there's something of that film's inventive and playful spirit in almost everything he's done since, be it bawdy puppets (1989's Meet the Feebles), killer teens (1994's Heavenly Creatures) or ice-skating apes (2005's King Kong). The Lord of the Rings trilogy made him a household name and earned him Oscar acclaim, while he's currently producing the long-awated prequel, The Hobbit, with Guillermo del Toro directing. As Jackson's latest, the murder-thriller-fantasy The Lovely Bones, arrives in cinemas, we caught up with him and asked him to name his all-time favorite films. He happily obliged. "My five favourite films of all time," Jackson pondered. "For different reasons, they would be... "
Whether you realize it or not, you probably already know who actor Keith David is, even if his name is not immediately familiar. Are you a fan of John Carpenter's cult classic films The Thing and They Live? Have you seen any of Ken Burns' documentaries on PBS? Did you grow up watching the popular animated television series Gargoyles? And more recently, have you played such blockbuster video games as Mass Effect, Halo 2 or 3, or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you know who Keith David is.
Audiences down under have been familiar with Australian actor Sam Worthington for a few years now, but for the rest of the world it's almost as though the guy appeared out of nowhere. This year he's already starred in Terminator Salvation (some critics suggesting he was the best thing about the film), and will soon headline 2010's amped-up remake of Clash of the Titans. Then, of course, there's his pivotal role in arguably 2009's most anticipated film -- James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar. So just how did this little-known actor become the planet's go-to action guy? Maybe it's got something to do with his taste in movies...