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    Watch: The Best of Mike Nichols and Interview Videos

    Check out Mike Nichols' best movies--many of them on streaming-- and clips on his process.

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    Remembering Film Critic Charles Champlin (1926-2014)

    The former LA Times arts editor, film critic (1967-1980) and columnist died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 88.

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    RIP Writer L.M. 'Kit' Carson, Dead at 73

    I'm sad to report that actor-writer L.M. 'Kit' Carson, who called himself a filmmaker/journalist, has left us after battling a long illness.

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    Remembering Actor-Director Richard Attenborough (12 HIGHLIGHT CLIPS)

    I was lucky to interview Attenborough twice, and I found him gracious and inspirational. He talked about capturing the psychopathic ventriloquist played by Sir Anthony Hopkins in the underrated "Magic"; the necessity of using star cameos for dramatic emphasis in the even more underrated "A Bridge T...

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    Robin Williams Time Special Issue Out Friday, Packed with Tributes (VIDEO)

    Time is putting out a special commemorative issue on late actor comedian Robin Williams, who succumbed to depression and took his own life on Monday. Due on Friday, August 15, the magazine is packed with tributes from Alan Alda, Patch Adams, Lewis Black, Dick Cavett, Richard Corliss, Margaret Cho, G...

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    RIP Lauren Bacall, Dead of a Stroke at Age 89 (CLIPS)

    "Oh, maybe just whistle," said 19-year-old Lauren Bacall, giving future husband Humphrey Bogart "The Look" in "To Have and Have Not." "You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." 70 years later, Betty Bacall has died at age 89 in her home, her family has confi...

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    RIP Robin Williams, Dead By His Own Hand at 63

    Robin Williams, age 63, after having checked into a rehab center in June, was found dead by hanging himself Monday, according to police in Marin County, Calif. In a statement his publicist Mara Buxbaum said the actor had been "battling severe depression of late."

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    Makeup Artist Dick Smith Has Died at 92

    Makeup artist Rick Baker tweeted the news Thursday morning that his mentor, the legendary Dick Smith, had died, at age 92. He did makeup effects for "The Godfather" I and II, "Scanners," "The Exorcist," "Altered States," and "Little Big Man."

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    Remembering James Garner, A Maverick On and Off Screen

    It is my custom to celebrate lives, not mourn deaths. On the occasion of James Garner’s passing at age 86, I would like to recall the man and his work by sharing this interview.

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    RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

    After battling a long illness, writer-director Paul Mazursky died in Los Angeles on June 30 of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Luckily for me, some years ago my friend Joan Cohen pulled me into an annual dinner party held around the time of the Oscars with Paul and Betsy Mazursky and other clos...

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