James B. Donovan’s Family Offers Look at Real-Life ‘Bridge of Spies’ Hero

In 1962, New York lawyer James B. Donovan was given an unlikely mission: Facilitate the exchange of convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel for captured U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers in hostile East Berlin. The situation was, in fact, one that Donovan had predicted. Just five years earlier, the 46-year-old married father of four was assigned […]

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Sean Astin Navigates Choppy Waters in Drama ‘The Surface’

The tragic former child star narrative is an all-too-familiar one in Hollywood, but it’s a headline actor Sean Astin has successfully avoided for 30 years. Best known around the world as Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adventure hit “The Goonies,” Astin maintained a steady career through the ’90s with memorable roles in films such as […]

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Five Minutes with ‘Roger Rabbit’ Star Charles Fleischer

In 1988, director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steven Spielberg stunned Hollywood with “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” a seemingly un-makeable movie that married animated and live-action characters in the same interactive world. For the uninitiated, “Roger Rabbit” stars Bob Hoskins as private detective Eddie Valiant, a former champion of downtrodden cartoons living in the Tinseltown-adjacent Toontown, […]

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