George Miller was well established in the rough-and-rugged world of Ozploitation cinema thanks to his work on the cultishly adored Australian trilogy Mad Max (1979-85). “It was my first full Hollywood feature,” Miller told Yahoo Entertainment (watch above) about the horror-comedy about three women (Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer) who get into some hocus pocus after Jack Nicholson’s mysterious playboy arrives in their sleepy New England town. “Jack said to me, ‘Look, George, they mistake politeness for weakness.
Jackie Chan was sick and tired of trying to cross over into American movies. The martial arts wonder and ex-Bruce Lee stuntman was a superstar in his native China, but his attempts at going Hollywood in films like Big Brawl (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), and The Protector (1985) barely registered with stateside audiences. “Nobody knew who this little Chinese guy was that spoke no English,” Chan told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Role Recall interview (watch clip above).
The Nebraska native was 16 at the time, and working on a television show ("Camp Wilder") during the day and her first film role by night.
Bruce Lee recognized his stuntman Jackie Chan on the street, then followed him to a bowling alley.
“Sometimes I’m a little bit aware that Chucky is not pulling his part,” Tilly told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Facebook Live interview promoting the new "Cult of Chucky."
Danny Boyle didn’t exactly subscribe to the Romero school of zombies before helming the 2002 horror hit 28 Days Later. “I was on the fence about zombies, to be honest,” he told Yahoo Entertainment during a recent Director’s Reel interview. The 28 Days Later flesh eaters not only were fast, but punishingly strong, too — something that, per Boyle, had a surprising inspiration.
Naomi Watts had serious heat after her head-turning performance in Mulholland Drive, David Lynch’s twisty neo-noir that introduced the Aussie actress to American audiences. Major offers rolled in, and among them was a mainstream horror movie called The Ring, about a woman who encounters a videotape that dooms those who dare to watch it. Watts, who already had a decade’s worth of minor film credits under name, had seen people she knows in the business break out in an acclaimed film, then sell out for studio paychecks.
"In Hollywood, I always receive the [same type of] script: Police from Hong Kong, police from China, CIA from Hong Kong," Jackie Chan says.
Corey Feldman insists that no, he never brought Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee Bubbles to the set of the 1989 horror-comedy The ‘Burbs… which means, no, Bubbles never deficated all over Feldman’s trailer. It’s a claim that’s lived in infamy on the internet, and was repeated by the film’s own helmer, Joe Dante, when he visited Yahoo Studios to shoot a Director’s Reel interview in 2015. “Bubbles was not big on hygiene, and so one day they went in to clean the trailer, and it was completely covered in monkey s**t,” said Dante, who had previously directed Feldman in Gremlins.
Corey Feldman recounted to Yahoo Entertainment how Carrie Fisher attempted to stage an intervention with him while the two starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1989 horror-comedy "The ’Burbs."
"When you see Idris and Kate together in that picture, immediately you want to see them in a movie," said "Mountain Between Us" director Hany Abu-Assad.
'Blade Runner 2049' director Denis Villeneuve appreciated that Mackenzie Davis looks like "Daryl Hannah's little sister."
As the younger actor tells it, Ford’s “apology” involved pushing him out of the way and putting his hand on ice. But Ford has an apology for that.
Kate Winslet met husband Ned Rocknroll during a 2011 house fire at a home in the Caribbean owned by Richard Branson, Rocknroll’s uncle.
"We were the first [people] to do a doll sex scene," Tilly told Yahoo Entertainment in a Facebook Live interview Monday.
Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.
Michael Douglas never actually says the line “greed is good” in Wall Street, the seminal stockbroking drama that Oliver Stone deposited in theaters 30 years ago this December. It’s one of those infamous, constantly misquoted movie lines, up there with “Play it again, Sam” (it’s “Play it, Sam”) and “If you build it, they will come” (“If you build it, he will come”).
"He was just a master of emotion and it was an act," Steve Carell says about his 'Battle of the Sexes' character, "male chauvinist pig" tennis player Bobby Riggs.
Brie Larson talks about her directorial debut 'Unicorn Store,' which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As his new film, 'Brad's Status,' wins raves at the Toronto Film Festival, actor Ben Stiller says it's time for him "to hold a mirror up to myself"
Movie badass Danny Trejo shows tender side, recites lyrics of Disney Princess ballads from 'Pocahontas,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Moana,' and 'Frozen'
Seann William Scott shares a story about Christopher Walken from the set of 'The Rundown,' proving the latter can conjure up a cake anytime he pleases
Reese Witherspoon talks 'Home Again,' a rare romantic comedy in which a 40-year-old newly single mother of two gets to have a fling with a younger man