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  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in Super Bowl V. But he probably was just as well known to some people for his appearances in Miller Lite commercials or as an actor in movies and television. In fact, in the hours after his death, the word "Hightower" – a reference to his character Moses Hightower in the Police Academy films – was a trending topic on Twitter.
  • Have you heard about Amber? The Austin Film Society has!

    "My dad is a typical old-school Texan. He loves to hunt. ... Six days out of the week we ate what he killed. He took me to the shooting range from the time I could hold a gun and I did target practice almost my whole life." This is the beauty Amber Heard...

    Variety to Host Exclusive Press Conference at Texas Film Awards

    Actors Danny Trejo and Fred Williamson, and special effects makeup gurus and actors Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero will be among the cast from the 1996 hit "From Dusk Till Dawn" to join writer/director Robert Rodriguez, above, in accepting the 2014 Star...

    SXSW: Austin Filmmakers Tout Power of Punk Rock Roots and Asskicking Roles

    South by Southwest Festival doesn't start until Friday, but Thursday's Austin Film Society press conference, moderated by Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, kicked off the cinema-centric portion of the multidisciplinary event with a bounty of Texas...

    Vonetta McGee dies at 65; film actress during 1970s blaxploitation era

    Vonetta McGee dies at 65; film actress during 1970s blaxploitation era
    Vonetta McGee, an actress whose big-screen heyday during the blaxploitation era of the 1970s included leading roles in "Blacula" and "Shaft in Africa," has died. She was 65. McGee died Friday at a hospital in Berkeley after experiencing cardiac arrest...