Geena Davis says Bill Murray once screamed and swore at her on set of 'Quick Change' and pressured her into doing 'something inappropriate' before filming began
"It's very emotional for me because I felt so ashamed," Davis said on the "On With Kara Swisher" podcast while fighting back tears.news.yahoo.com
Geena Davis memoir 'Dying of Politeness' comes out in fall
Books Geena Davis FILE - Geena Davis, star of "Thelma & Louise," poses in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird similar to the one featured in the film, at the 30th anniversary screening of the film in Los Angeles on June 18, 2021. Davis has a memoir coming out this fall, titled “Dying of Politeness.” HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday that the book will be published Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK — (AP) — Oscar winner Geena Davis has a memoir coming out this fall, titled “Dying of Politeness,” and described by the actor as her “journey to badassery.”HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday that the book will be published Oct. 11. I’ve been blessed to practice living a different life — a bolder, freer, and more authentic one — onscreen. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Geena Davis on increasing opportunities for women on screen
Thirty years after starring in the transcendent tale of female friendship "Thelma and Louise," the Oscar-winning actress is still fighting to improve opportunities for women in the film industry, in front of, and behind, the camera.cbsnews.com
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.
Brad Pitt wins first acting Oscar for 'Once Upon a Time'
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – An emotional Brad Pitt won his first acting Oscar on Sunday night, claiming the supporting actor trophy for “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” while referencing his own storied run in the industry where he is among the most famous and revered. Pitt beat out an iconic group that included Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino. In earlier speeches, Pitt joked about DiCaprio and director Quentin Tarantino, and via Robbie zinged Brexit and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from their royal roles in Britain. Pitt's ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, won a supporting-actress Oscar in 1999 — years before she and Pitt got together. Pitt was the only man in the category who had never won an acting Oscar.
Geena Davis gets honorary Oscar for fighting gender inequality
(CNN) - Actor Geena Davis knows gender inequality can't be fixed overnight -- except on screen. Davis was celebrated Sunday with an honorary Oscar for her work fighting gender inequality. Called the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the honor is given to someone whose humanitarian work has made a difference in the industry. Davis has spent years battling gender inequality that can be seen on screen. Davis joins the ranks among past Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winners like Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey and Frank Sinatra.