01:31 PM EDT 11/05/2013
Originally posted 10/18/2013 01:30PM
Kumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with small parts in movies such as The Terminal and The Royal Tennenbaums, died suddenly Oct. 10 at the home he shared with his son in Oakland, Calif. He was 94.
"He lived life to the fullest," said his daughter Sandhya Pallana of Dallas, who confirmed the death to the Associated Press. "It was really wonderful how well he was received and how well he was liked and that people appreciated his unique and creative style."
Pallana was a yoga instructor living in Dallas in the mid-1990s when he met Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, who were working on their breakout movie Bottle Rocket, the Los Angeles Times reported. They cast Pallana as a bumbling safe cracker.
His thick accent and diminutive stature combined to help him steal scenes and earned him parts in more films, including three more directed by Anderson and one by Steven Spielberg.
Originally posted 05/18/2012 12:30PM
Bill Murray seems to be indulging in the local nightlife while in France for the Cannes Film Festival.
Murray, 61, and director Wes Anderson arrived at the Hotel Martinez bar shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday evening. Murray in particular appeared to be thoroughly enjoying himself (and some drinks!), flirting with a woman at the bar and singing along with a piano player.
The actor was heard telling the object of his affection that he planned to give her a kiss at midnight, before realizing it was already the wee hours of the morning.
Around 3:30 a.m., Murray, still in very lively spirits, closed out the evening by paying tribute to his hometown and accompanying the pianist for a rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago." – Mary Green
Originally posted 09/03/2007 12:05PM
Owen Wilson canceled appearances at the Venice Film Festival but is "doing well" and "making us laugh a lot," says his longtime friend Wes Anderson.
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