09:46 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 06/19/2012 09:45AM
In his latest turn on the big screen, Taylor Kitsch has segued from superimposed special effects … to super awkward sex scenes.
Getting up close and personal with Blake Lively in the crime-thriller Savages, due in theaters July 6, was just as tough as tackling alien forces in Battleship, the Canadian actor, 31, told reporters.
"It's very awkward to do, you know, and I was just glad it was over with, to be honest," Kitsch said about their sex scenes together. "And it's such a big part of [my character] and who he is, and that's how you meet him. So it's a pretty intense reveal, no pun intended.
Originally posted 05/16/2010 05:30PM
While Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps stars Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan huddled affectionately nearby on Friday in Cannes, director Oliver Stone couldn't help but reflect back to watching the two fall in love on set.
"It was all thanks to me," Stone told PEOPLE, laughing, of the young costars' "amazing and wonderful" romance during a lush party in the hills above Cannes, following the film's premiere.
"You could see their chemistry right away, and it was pretty powerful," the director said. "They were completely professional on the set, but there was no mistaking what was happening."
Originally posted 05/08/2008 10:45AM
Oliver Stone is coming out shooting.
In less than two weeks, the controversial J.F.K. and Nixon filmmaker will begin production on his new feature about the current occupant of the White House – a film to be called, simply, W – for a proposed release this fall, possibly even in time for the November presidential election.
With a first look at the two principals playing George W. and Laura Bush, Josh Brolin and The 40-Year-Old Virgin's Elizabeth Banks, in full makeup, and a behind-the-scenes story on how the project came together, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly reports on both the speculation about the movie and the facts – especially as filmmaker Stone sees them.
Originally posted 08/11/2005 08:00AM
Oscar-winning Platoon and JFK director Oliver Stone pleaded no contest in Beverly Hills Superior Court on Wednesday to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Originally posted 05/30/2005 09:00AM
Oscar-winning Platoon and JFK director Oliver Stone, 58, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and driving while intoxicated, police tell AP.
Originally posted 01/15/1999 12:00AM
"JFK" movie director Oliver Stone will enter drug rehab and plead no contest to drunken driving and drug possession as part of a plea bargain that will keep him out of jail. Stone's lawyer, David Wood, said in a court hearing on Tuesday that as part of the plea bargain he expected prosecutors to drop several charges related to drug possession. The Oscar-winning filmmaker, 52, wasn't in court Tuesday when details of the agreement were presented. Beverly Hills Municipal Court Judge Judith Stein said she wanted to be sure Stone personally understood the legal consequences involved in the plea and set a hearing for Sept. 13 when Stone will appear and receive his sentence.
Originally posted 01/12/1999 12:00AM
"Platoon" movie director Oliver Stone carefully staged the setting for his courtroom appearance Friday when he pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and drunk driving, authorities revealed Tuesday. On Friday morning Stone, 52, failed to appear in Beverly Hills Municipal Court for his scheduled plea and sentencing hearing (he was arrested on June 9 after allegedly driving erratically), and municipal court judge Judith Stein refused to accept the guilty pleas from his attorney. Setting a hearing in the case for Sept. 13, Stein ordered Stone to appear -- only the director didn't wait until Sept. 13. On Friday afternoon Stone slipped quietly into the courtroom, long after the media circus of TV crews, photographers and reporters had gone home.
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