- Mark Deming at Movie Talk2 mths ago
Smart and a little snarky, a smug guy who knows how to put other smug guys in their places, Chevy Chase had been knocking around the edges of American comedy for years when, in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" made him an overnight star and one of the biggest names on television.
The 1978 comedic thriller "Foul Play" proved Chase had the makings of a movie star, and after racking up hits like "Caddyshack," "Fletch" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," he became was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Less known: Chase has passed up on just as many, if not more, iconic roles, including "Ghostbusters," "Forrest Gump," and "American Beauty."
As Chase celebrates his 70th birthday today, we’re commemorating it with 70 things you probably don’t know about the legendary comedian. Try not to trip along the way.
1. Birthday Boy. Chevy Chase was born on October 8, 1943. He might want to go out for a free ice cream cone today with Sigourney Weaver, Matt Damon, Paul Hogan, and/or half-man of “Two and Half Men” fame, Angus T. Jones, who were all also born on the 8th.
- jdepper at Movie Talk7 mths ago
Emma Roberts stepped into the Hollywood spotlight playing parts like Nancy Drew back in 2007, but the 22-year-old has quickly shed her schoolgirl image and is determined to flex her acting chops.
The Los Angeles-bred actress hit the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival to promote her latest film, "Adult World," where she plays Amy, a college graduate who dreams of being a poet, but can only get a job at a sex toy shop.
Roberts, who stars opposite her real life boyfriend, Evan Peters, in the flick, chatted with Yahoo! Movies about her role in the coming of age story and her favorite things about spending time in the Big Apple.