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The Doors

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"The world we suggest should be of a new wild west. Strange and haunting." -- Jim Morrison (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The world we suggest should be of a new wild west. Strange and haunting.” — Jim Morrison   “I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.” – Jim Morrison. Morrison’s first arrest was in Tallahassee, FL (his home […]

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John Cusack – photos and quotes

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"The thing that really matters to the older Hollywood establishment is they don't care if you're an ax murderer, if your film is No. 1 at Christmas you're going to get invited to all the parties. You're either on the A-list, the B-list or the C-list. Until I make movies that make $200 million, I'm going to be underneath Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe and some of these other guys. But I'm still on that list. Just down a little bit. Until I jump back up, no one cares." -- John Cusack (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The thing that really matters to the older Hollywood establishment is they don’t care if you’re an ax murderer, if your film is No. 1 at Christmas you’re going to get invited to all the parties. You’re either on the A-list, the B-list or the C-list. Until I make movies that make $200 million, I’m […]

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Mickey Rooney – photos and quotes

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Mickey Rooney

“If one critic says I over-act, and 15,000 fans say it’s okay, I’m gonna study Andy Hardy again so I can keep on muggin’.” – Mickey Rooney Source: Robbin Coons (1938) “How’d I get in pictures? Well, I won a contest for a tough kid. They picked me out as the toughest, but I’m really […]

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Thomas Jane

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"Everyone gets it backwards...You don’t want to strengthen the idea that it’s a comic book in film, because film gives you the chance to actually bring it one step closer to reality—and that's the direction that 'Punisher' wants to go in." -- Thomas Jane

“My interest has always been based more in reality than in superhero fiction…The strengths of ‘The Punisher’ that I did lie in the reality that we were able to bring to the character, and the weaknesses of ‘The Punisher’ I did were all based on people trying to make this a ‘comic book movie’—with funny […]

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Keanu Reeves – photos and quotes

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"Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place." -- Keanu Reeves (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Art is about trying to find the good in people, and making the world a more compassionate place.” — Keanu Reeves Source: Jack Garner (1994) Photo: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)   “I didn’t really have a destination except that I wanted to work in Hollywood. And I was hoping as a young actor to […]

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Mel Brooks – photos and quotes

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"I wasn’t allowed to be in [Young Frankenstein]. That was the deal Gene Wilder had. He says, 'If you’re not in it, I’ll do it.'" -- Mel Brooks (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I wasn’t allowed to be in [Young Frankenstein]. That was the deal Gene Wilder had. He says, ‘If you’re not in it, I’ll do it.’” — Mel Brooks “You can’t cheat an audience. You promise them comedy, you have to give them that magic carpet that’ll lift them up over their own problems into giggles, […]

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Bill Murray – photos and quotes

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"I know you've heard this before, but comedy is very, very serious business. Anybody can make people cry, but not anybody can make 'em laugh. It's mathematical and complex and just hard. It's so tough." -- Bill Murray (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I know you’ve heard this before, but comedy is very, very serious business. Anybody can make people cry, but not anybody can make ’em laugh. It’s mathematical and complex and just hard. It’s so tough.” — Bill Murray in 1990 Photo: Stripes (1981)   “When I did The Razor’s Edge, there were all these conversations that […]