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Zack Sharf Digital News Director Djimon Hounsou’s acting career spans 33 years and includes two Academy Award nominations (“In America” and “Blood Diamond”), action blockbusters like “Furious 7,” superhero movies such as “Shazam!” and collaborations with Steven Spielberg (“Amistad”) and Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”), yet he told The Guardian that he still feels “tremendously cheated” when it comes to Hollywood pay. “I’m still struggling to try to make a dollar!” Hounsou said. “I’ve come up in the business with some people who are absolutely well off and have very little of my accolades. So I feel cheated, tremendously cheated, in terms of finances and in terms of the workload as well.”
“I’ve gone to studios for meetings and they’re like: ‘Wow, we felt like you just got off the boat and then went back [after ‘Amistad’]. We didn’t know you were here as a true actor,’” Hounsou continued. “When you hear things like that, you can see that some people’s vision of you, or what you represent, is very limiting. But it is what it is. It’s up to me to redeem that.”
“I still have to prove why I need to get paid,” he added. “They always come at me with a complete low ball: ‘We only have this much for the role, but we love you so much and we really think you can bring so much’….Film after film, it’s a struggle. I have yet to meet the film that paid me fairly.” Hounsou said Hollywood has overlooked him from the beginning, starting with his breakthrough role as a rebellious slave in Spielberg’s “Amistad.” Despite earning universal acclaim, it was his co-star Anthony Hopkins who got the film’s sole Oscar nomination. With 2016’s “Blood Diamond,” the Academy nominated Hounsou for supporting actor and his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for lead
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EXCLUSIVE: In one of the wildest book rights auctions the town has seen in some time, Warner Bros. production co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy tonight landed screen rights to the upcoming T.J. Newman novel Drowning: The Rescue Of Flight 1421. Studio paid $1.5 million against $3 million, and there were five seven-figure bids on the table, sources said.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” actor Djimon Hounsou confessed that Hollywood life isn’t all it’s cut out to be. After acting in the industry for more than 30 years, Hounsou revealed he felt slighted by the Hollywood pay and said he’s faced challenges with money.“I’m still struggling to try to make a dollar!” he expressed during an interview with The Guardian. “I’ve come up in the business with some people who are absolutely well off and have very little of my accolades. So I feel cheated, tremendously cheated, in terms of finances and in terms of the workload as well.”Hounsou spoke out about how he had to fight for the paycheck he felt he deserved and was continuously disrespected.“I still have to prove why I need to get paid,” he told the media outlet.
"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" actor Djimon Hounsou confessed that Hollywood life isn’t all it's cut out to be. After acting in the industry for more than 30 years, Hounsou revealed he felt slighted by the Hollywood pay and said he's faced challenges with money. "I’m still struggling to try to make a dollar!" he expressed during an interview with The Guardian. "I’ve come up in the business with some people who are absolutely well off and have very little of my accolades.
Djimon Housou is getting candid about the systemic problems in Hollywood.The actor opened up in a new interview, while promoting his most recent film,, noting that, despite Oscar-nominated starring roles in acclaimed films likeand he still struggles to get his due respect when it comes to meaningful roles and contracts.«I still have to prove why I need to get paid,» he shared with. “They always come at me with a complete low ball: 'We only have this much for the role, but we love you so much and we really think you can bring so much.'«The Benin-born actor broke through on the international stage with his role as Cinqué in Steven Spielberg's.
Djimon Hounsou is getting very candid about how Hollywood has treated him.
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was an emotional reunion with Ford, Quan’s co-star in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” — and the origin of that friendship can be seen in newly released photos, shot by Eva Sereny, as they hung out while filming.“Temple of Doom,” in which Quan played Indy’s chatty kid sidekick Short Round, was his first film as an actor. He was just 12, and superstar Ford was 40.
The 14th annual TCM Classic Film Festival will open with a restoration of “Rio Bravo” (1959) and appearance by Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Spielberg in celebration of Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary.Running from April 13-16 in Hollywood, the program will open with a conversation between TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and “Rio Bravo” star Angie Dickinson, who starred alongside John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. The screening will mark the world premiere of the 4k restoration of the Warner Bros.
Ke Huy Quan was on a mission. He’d just been named best supporting actor for his performance as Waymond Wang, the goofy husband of a laundromat owner in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and he wanted to experience the moment with Steven Spielberg. Spielberg, you see, was the filmmaker who cast him in his breakout role in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” when Quan was 12 years old. So during a commercial break in the Academy Awards telecast, Quan, 51, went over to where Spielberg was sitting with his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, whom Quan hadn’t seen since they co-starred in “Temple of Doom” four decades earlier. After hugs all around, Spielberg put his hands on Quan’s shoulders and said, “You are now an Oscar-winning actor.”
Naman Ramachandran Emile Hirsch (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Inbar Levi (“Fauda”) lead the cast of WWII-set drama “Bau, Artist at War,” which is now in production. The film is based on the true story of Joseph and Rebecca Bau whose wedding in the Plaszow concentration camp was depicted in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.” It follows Joseph’s journey as an artist and prisoner in the Plaszow camp and his fight for justice years later. Using his skills to forge IDs, Joseph manages to stay alive while helping hundreds of prisoners escape from the camp, with his creativity and humor providing hope in a place of hopelessness. Rebecca, also a Resistance worker, serves as a spy in Kommandant Goeth’s (Josh Blacker) office. After the liquidation of the Plaszow camp, Rebecca is sent to Auschwitz, while Joseph is sent to Oskar Schindler’s (Edward Foy) factory in Brunnlitz.
By now, everyone knows The Hollywood Reporter roundtables. And yes, they didn’t invent the format, but thanks to the array of A-list talent they get—actors, directors, writers, producers, comedians, etc.—THR’s roundtable series has become quite popular and notable, especially in the last few years as the brand has risen and all the top tier talent flock to the series, especially during awards season.
Kate Garraway hasn't had a break since husband Derek Draper was left fighting for his life after contracting Covid back in March 2020. She had recently planned a "special" family break in Paris with Derek and her children, Billy and Darcy. Sadly, on the morning of the trip, it was apparent that Derek was too unwell to join them.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Penn Badgley ignited a fiery social media debate in February when he revealed that he now refuses to act in sex scenes. “That aspect of Hollywood has always been very disturbing to me — and that aspect of the job, that mercurial boundary — has always been something that I actually don’t want to play with at all,” he told Variety just as the fourth season of his Netflix serial killer show “You” was launching. “It’s important to me in my real life to not have them,” Badgley added about swearing off sex scenes. “My fidelity in my relationship. It’s important to me. And actually, [sex scenes] was one of the reasons that I initially wanted to turn the role down [in ‘You’]. I didn’t tell anybody that. But that is why.”
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Jessica Alba said on a recent episode of HBO Max and CNN’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” that she adopted a more masculine persona as a teenager and young adult in Hollywood in order to deliberately avoid being preyed upon by various Hollywood predators. Alba started acting at age 13 and landed her breakthrough role as Max Guevara on Fox’s “Dark Angel” when she was 19 years old. The James Cameron-created series made Alba both a feminist TV icon of the early 2000s and a sex symbol. “I guess I understood that I needed to help sell the product,” Alba told Wallace when asked if it bothered her how the media objectified her as a sex symbol. “And they sell it how they do so I understood it as a business decision and a strategy. And so I was able to distance myself from it. But I guess, you know, you can’t change other people’s minds about what they may or may not think of you. I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with owning your sexuality. I just frankly was definitely not that person. I was very nervous about all of that, and I was quite uncomfortable in my own skin.”
Out on the town! Ariana Madix partied in Mexico days after she split from Tom Sandoval over his affair with their Vanderpump Rules costar Raquel Leviss.
Ramin Setoodeh Co-Editor-in-Chief At 11:30 p.m., Daniel Kwan was ready for a late dinner. The movie that he co-directed — “Everything Everywhere All At Once” — had swept the 95th annual Academy Awards, winning a historic seven statues, including best picture and best director. But he hadn’t had a bite to eat in hours. So at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars party, he grabbed an In-N-Out burger from a tray to refuel. But before he could dig in, he was greeted by one of his many fans — named Steven Spielberg. The man who saw his cinematic memoir, “The Fabelmans,” get crushed by the Daniels (as Kwan and his collaborator Daniel Scheinert are called) didn’t seem the least bit upset.
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo had a PDA-filled date night! On Sunday, the couple attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and couldn't keep their hands to themselves for the occasion. The duo coordinated their looks from head to toe. Prinsloo, 34, wore a sleek, sparkling form-fitting black gown.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Ke Huy Quan ended an emotional Oscars night by reuniting with his “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” co-star Harrison Ford on stage. Ford presented the final award of the 2023 ceremony, which went to “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for best picture. As Quan and Ford came face to face as the “Everything Everywhere” cast took the stage to accept the prize, the two actors and former co-stars shared an emotional hug. Quan won the Oscar for best supporting actor earlier in the ceremony. Ford championed Quan’s performance in “Everything Everywhere” all awards season long. Quan got his start in Hollywood as a child actor, making his feature film debut opposite Ford in Steven Spielberg’s 1984 adventure “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
Academy Awards brought out the biggest names in Hollywood for a night of fun and celebration.Coming together at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, this year's Oscars was a musical performance-filled gala that also served as a celebration of cinema greatness and delivered some truly unexpected surprises and category upsets.Hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel — serving as emcee for the third time -- this year's show expertly navigated the potentially choppy waters of the first show since the infamous slap heard 'round the world.From some long-awaited wins to some truly touching acceptance speeches, here are all the best, biggest and most memorable highlights from Sunday's 95th Oscars ceremony!After parachuting into the Dolby Theatre (literally dropping down from the rafters), Kimmel delivered a monologue that was gently playful, poking fun at some of the nominees but with a loving and considerate tone — for the most part.After ribbing Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Tom Cruise, he addressed last year's infamous slap toward the end of his monologue, explaining, «We want you to have fun, feel safe, and most importantly, we want me to feel safe. So, we have strict policies in place.