With Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay each working on $100 million films in Hollywood, there’s a sense that things are getting better for female directors. It’s a bit more complicated than that. For many women filmmakers, the toughest part of Hollywood is getting the second (or third) film made. Take You Were Never Really Here director Lynne Ramsay. Her 2011 standout film We Need to Talk About Kevin, now considered one of the best horror films of the young century, was her first feature film in nearly a decade. And if you think she decided to simply take six years off between that film and her next project? Probably best to check some of the assumptions that went into that statement.
Over the past few years, Joaquin Phoenix has flirted with multiple big-budget superhero movies. He was offered roles in The Avengers (as Bruce Banner/Hulk), Batman vs. Superman and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and come very close to signing a deal (Marvel was hoping up until the very last moment to be able to introduce Phoenix as Strange at Comic-Con in 2014) before eventually opting to pass on all three. But, why? The actor opened up about his decision making process admitting that it’s probably best if he doesn’t ever star in a superhero movie.
Joaquin Phoenix knows a pullout couch when he sees one -- even if its own owner isn't aware of its convenient (and comfy!) extras. On last night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' guest Joaquin Phoenix somehow hit upon the idea that he and host Jimmy Kimmel should pop into bed to close out the show. Where do ideas come from? What day is it? Where will someone find a bed on the stage of a late night talk show?
Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix, who pretended to reinvent himself as a rapper as the subject of the 'I'm Still Here' mockumentary, is said to be dating DJ Allie Teilz. Big deal, right? Well, Phoenix is 39 and Teilz is 20, so she's half his age, minus a year.