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5 Movie Roles Kevin Bacon Turned Down

Here are five movie roles Kevin Bacon turned down. While he probably didn't miss his chance at an Oscar, they would have been memorable characters.

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Posted by Jimm - July 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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5 Tough Guys Who Have Performed In Drag

Guys Who Have Performed In DragDressing in drag is the act of a man (or woman) putting on the clothing of the opposite sex.  Doing this may seem strange to some, but it isn’t new to acting.  In the time of William Shakespeare, all actors were male. When the role required a female part in the script, a man put on a dress and wig and played the character. The same thing was done in early opera where young men, or castrati (young men castrated to retain their high voices), were used to play women’s roles. Note: None of these people were ever called “drag queens” or “being dressed in drag“. The term of “drag” is a wholly 20th century word which typically has a negative connotation. Nonetheless, some actors like Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon (in the Marilyn Monroe 1959 film, Some Like It Hot) have dressed in drag for comedic roles.  Likewise, Monty Python used to dress in drag, as well as Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire) and Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie). Below is a list of five other men who dressed up as a woman. These tough guys might surprise you with their “lady-like” qualities. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Five Celebrities Lost To Pancreatic Cancer

[ReviewAZON asin=”1451648537″ display=”inlinepost”]Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011.  The 56-year old entrepreneur was responsible for the success of Apple Computers and redefining the way we purchase music and use our cell phones.  Steve Jobs was the strategic vision behind this computer giant and will be missed.  Pancreatic cancer has taken the lives of many of our celebrities.  Here is a tribute to five others who passed due to this deadly disease. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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Five Best Patrick Swayze Performances

patrickswayzePatrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009 after a two year struggle.  He was best remembered for his films involving some of the most promising actors of the 1980s, although he made memorable television spots on such shows as Saturday Night Live (with the late actor, Chris Farley) and M.A.S.H.  Here are five memorable performances by the late actor with some trivia that you might not have known. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - September 14, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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