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Quote

"The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing."


Maxime Lagacé


Joke

What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto!


Fun Fact

Actor Bill Murray uses a 1-800 number instead of an agent or manager.


Bill Murray is famous for starring in movies like the original Ghostbusters (1984) and Groundhog Day (1993). But anyone in Hollywood who's interested in working with him must first navigate a somewhat strange situation in order to get his attention. That's because the star uses a mysterious 1-800 number instead of an agent or manager.


"You just call the 1-800 number," filmmaker Theodore Melfi, who directed Murray in St. Vincent (2014), told USA Today. "You have to record the message and send the message. I started calling once a week … He never called back. I finally called his lawyer and said, 'I'm trying [to] reach Bill.' And he goes, 'What number do you got?' And I go, 'I've got the 800 number.' And he goes, 'Well, that's what I got.'"


History Fact

In the 16th and 17th century wealthy Europeans ate corpses thinking they'd cure them of ailments.

Movie/TV Trivia

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.


Movie/TV Quote

"Didn't I tell you not to come to my house? Nobody touches my child!"


Obsessed (2009)


"Come here, bitch. I'll wipe the floor with your skinny ass," says Beyoncé towards the end of this joyfully ludicrous erotic thriller, a twist on the proven Fatal Attraction formula with Ali Larter in the Glenn Close role and Idris Elba as the Michael Douglas-like master of the universe with a wandering eye. The big difference is that Beyoncé, coming off her I Am… Sasha Fierce record and her part in Dreamgirls, plays the scorned wife, and she makes the most of the role in the film's climactic fight scene, dragging Larter by the leg and punctuating her lines with punches to the face. Obsessed is not a great movie -- much of it is dull and derivative -- but it comes alive in the final stretch, enlivened by the intensity of the performances and the tawdriness of the material. At the moment, Obsessed is Beyoncé's last non-voice-acting Hollywood film role; if she returns to narrative feature films in the future, perhaps behind the camera, hopefully she'll bring a touch of Obsessed's pulpy, cathartic pleasure with her.


Conversation Starter

What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?


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