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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
March 3, 2009 – 12:32 am | No Comment
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Old FSF knew his onions when it came to stories and the pertinent word was short. Why mess with that?

Escape to Victory
February 23, 2009 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Escape to Victory

Now let me explain why I’m watching a film that is some 28 years old. As I suspect is true of most parents, I’m living vicariously through my children. From visiting lower league football grounds to watching …

Bob Hoskins
February 4, 2009 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
Bob Hoskins

Short, bad baldie who rose to fame in The Long Good Friday, Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk in 1942 where his mother had been sent to escape the Blitz.  They couldn’t …

Charles Dance
February 4, 2009 – 10:24 pm | No Comment
Charles Dance

Walter Charles Dance was born in Birmingham, England, in 1946, son of a parlour maid and a civil engineer who died when he was four.  When the son was four that is, not the father. …

Michael Caine
February 4, 2009 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
Michael Caine

Born Maurice Mickelwhite – not a lot of people know that – actually everyone knows that – in St Olaves Hospital in South London in 1933.  In 1986, the same building became Bob Hoskins’ production …

Gabriel Byrne
February 4, 2009 – 10:20 pm | No Comment
Gabriel Byrne

Born in Dublin in May, 1950, Gabriel Byrne set out to become a priest but was somewhat put off by being molested by his Latin teacher while at an English seminary preparing for the cloth. …

Lee Marvin
February 4, 2009 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
Lee Marvin

Born February 19, 1924, in New York City, Lee Marvin quit high school to enter the Marine Corps and while serving in the South Pacific was wounded in the Battle of Saipan.  That sounds pretty …

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle
February 4, 2009 – 10:09 pm | No Comment
Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle

A comic genius from the golden age of the silent cinema, the Prince of Whales was the first comedian ever to be hit by an on-screen custard pie.  He was working as an overweight plumber …