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  • Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image

     Morgan Freeman, the voice of gravitas, is wise to his image
    Hear Morgan Freeman's name and you immediately think worldly wisdom and genial gravitas. He's certainly earned that reputation. But over a four-decade acting career, Freeman has also taken some less expected routes, beginning with his first notable film role, as a pimp in 1987's "Street Smart" (one of those Oscar-nominated instances), and more recently offering a wry sendup of his own saintly image in last winter's breakout "The Lego Movie."
  • Mobster world fits this power-mad 'Hamlet'

    Mobster world fits this power-mad 'Hamlet'
    If you're tapping your feet impatiently awaiting the return of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Oak Park Festival Theatre's current production of "Hamlet" may provide some relief. Director Lavina Jadhwani's staging, adapted by Jadhwani and Doug Finlayson, sets...

    Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71
    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended

    Bob Hoskins continually transformed and transcended
    "Five-foot-six-cubic" is how Bob Hoskins described his dense, brick-like physique, and in his career as one of Britain's most familiar and reliable screen actors Hoskins was compared to all sorts of non-human entities. A bulldog. A fireplug. A face like...

    Bob Hoskins, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' star, dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' star, dies at 71
    British actor Bob Hoskins, who rose to fame for his performance in the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and dozens of others, has died after a bout of pneumonia at the age of 71, his publicist said on Wednesday. A statement issued on behalf of his wife...