In a heartfelt revelation on The Drew Barrymore Show, acclaimed actor Gary Oldman shared the deeply personal and transformative impact that his roles in the Harry Potter and Batman film franchises had on both his career and his role as a single father.
Movies often conceal a multitude of hidden details, waiting to be discovered by attentive viewers. These intricacies can range from subtle visual cues, symbolic references, or nuanced foreshadowing to add Easter eggs referencing other films or cultural touchstones. From carefully placed props that offer narrative clues to background elements that subtly reinforce character development, the layers of depth within a movie can surprise and captivate audiences.
Guess why they chose a singer for the role. Spoiler: the Joker sequel will be a musical! This time Lady Gaga created some buzz among her fans and fashion lovers as well. It wasn’t just an outfit of the day though. We’re going to see her on the big screen as Harley Quinn. We bet the critics will have to make the difficult decision — which Harley is better? In any case, we’ll enjoy watching them both.
Robert Pattinson rose to fame as a heartthrob in Hollywood after his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie series. The actor, however, despite being labeled as a “Hottest Actor” and “The Sexiest Man Alive” early in his career, still isn’t any less prone to body insecurities than the rest of us. Both women and men in Hollywood experience pressure to conform to a certain body ideal.
Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character in history. Since his creation in 1887, he has been played by over 75 different actors. This is proof that some movie characters simply steal our hearts. The impeccable work done by the actors makes them memorable, and no matter who plays these parts, we keep rooting for them all the same.
Oftentimes, while watching a movie or a series, we let so many important details slip from our sight. Thankfully, there is always a stranger on the Internet with much better eyes who will happily point these details out for us to enjoy. These 15 people have much sharper eyes than us and shared some strange observations from different films.
Hollywood is a non-stop machine that’s constantly changing. New stars seem to be getting put on the map nearly every day, often replacing some familiar faces we’ve grown to know and love. Some entertainers occasionally see their stars fade through no fault of their own. However, true talent always triumphantly comes back into the spotlight, reminding us exactly why we fell in love with them in the first place.
From time to time, directors have to recast a beloved character and have them played by someone other than who we’ve gotten used to. Although fans might not always be happy with this choice, sometimes a new actor can bring a fresh perspective to the role, making the movie even more exciting.
When a film director plans a movie, they usually keep a certain actor in mind to play the lead part. But sometimes, this actor turns the role down, or casting directors are not satisfied with their auditions. If that happens, they have to look for other candidates. It’s interesting that some of our favorite movies were planned with different actors in mind, but turned out differently due to various circumstances.
With another Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to get those spooky outfits ready. And we’ll help you out with some super-adorable options to decide on your pet’s costume. From creepy to funny to cute and even elegant, there’s no shortage of costume choices for your precious furry friend this year. So let’s take a look at the 11 unique outfits we picked out from Amazon to get your pet ready for the Halloween paw-ty.
Science tells us that when we want to explore a whole new experience, we’re prone to hasty decision-making. Impulsivity can be tricky, and saying “yes” right away makes us think about our choices once the tide has passed. Hollywood stars prove that big career moves require thinking through before it’s too late, and that it’s normal to look back.
Believe it or not, there are celebrities that are still waiting for their dream jobs on the silver screen. They are eager to challenge themselves and have always wanted to play a character that they’re passionate about. These are the people who prove that one should never rest on their laurels.
In today’s world, humor is a necessity. It gets us to listen, improves our memory retention, and our understanding, it builds trust, and, last but not least — brings us closer together. When we laugh and lift the corners of our mouths, it seems like at that moment in time, nothing can touch us. Pair this with a classic belly laugh, and you’ve got a recipe for happiness. Bright Side found some people who know how to be humorous, and we wanted to use this to try and make your day.
In the movie industry, there are certain characters, like Sherlock Holmes, Zorro, and Tarzan, that managed to obtain a status of universal cultural values. New films about them are being produced every 5-10 years, where the stories of the characters adapt to new modern realities. For example, each generation has its own Spider-Man or Batman, which, by the way, has been played by 7 different actors.
Some movie viewers that don’t know a lot about the cinematography might think that any actor is willing to do anything just to get the main role in a film. But this isn’t really true. Quite often, for different reasons, stars decide to refuse to portray roles, even if the directors beg them to take them on.
A lot of people have a goal they want to achieve at their job, and actors are no exception. Many actors dream that one day they will get to play the character they’re fond of the most. And the outcome differs — some think it’s too late to play their favorite role, and others have already achieved their dream.
Movie heroes like Batman and Superman are well-known and loved by people worldwide. These casts are chosen wisely, and we can hardly imagine Aquaman being played by anyone other than Jason Momoa, for example. However, it could happen. The whole Marvel Universe could look very different.
Great actors get scripts all the time, and it’s not uncommon for them to turn down a lot of them. Even for stars, it can be hard to imagine how successful certain films will be with the public. There are times when they regret their choices, but sometimes someone encourages them and they end up accepting roles that will change their lives.
John Travolta, celebrated for his dynamic performances and magnetic screen presence, once stood at a critical crossroads that would reverberate throughout his illustrious career. The crossroads presented itself in the form of an opportunity to portray the beloved and iconic character, Forrest Gump. This role, which eventually garnered Tom Hanks critical acclaim, was initially extended to Travolta. However, in a twist of fate, Travolta made the painstaking decision to decline the role, thereby shaping the course of cinematic history.In a parallel tale of cinematic deliberation, the esteemed Jack Nicholson found himself facing a role that demanded not just thespian prowess but cultural authenticity as well. The iconic “Godfather” trilogy, a magnum opus of the crime genre, required an actor to immerse themselves in the Sicilian heritage, bringing forth a portrayal both riveting and rooted. Nicholson, cognizant of the complexities of embodying a cultural identity distant from his own, made a choice that echoed with integrity. Consequently, the role of the enigmatic Michael Corleone found its embodiment in the remarkable Al Pacino, imprinting the character’s indelible mark on the annals of film history.Nevertheless, the trajectories of these actors’ careers were far from linear. The whims and intricacies of Hollywood can pivot on the weight of a singular decision. Travolta, despite his magnetic performances in films such as “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction,” inevitably harbored the question of how his career could have metamorphosed had he embraced the challenge of portraying Gump’s heartwarming innocence and emotional journey.Likewise, Nicholson’s contemplation of the Sicilian role leaves us pondering alternate cinematic universes. Would his unique style have breathed a different kind of life into Michael Corleone, or would it have birthed an interpretation fundamentally distinct from the nuanced portrayal that Pacino ultimately delivered? It’s within these tantalizing conjectures that the allure of Hollywood’s “what if” scenarios resides.
A lot of women love experimenting with their appearance. But sometimes, it’s not so easy to change your regular look, even if you really want to. If you’ve been considering a change in your style, check out how some of these stars did it.
A Great Dane named Enzo, with his tall, pointed ears and massive muscles, has stricken the internet with his resemblance to everyone’s favorite superhero from Gotham. And even though he probably won’t be able to defeat criminals from the whole city, his tough-guy appearance is not the only thing he and Batman have in common.
Lucas Nascimento is a Brazilian designer and illustrator with a lot of talent and creativity, capable of portraying popular and celebrated superheroes in their most unknown, carefree, and private spheres. Nascimento, who publishes his work under the pseudonym Dragonarte, shows through his comics and animations the day-to-day life of these characters in a super-funny way. You don’t always stop and wonder about what Batman’s doing when he’s not saving the world, right? Well, if you’ve ever wondered, we think you’ll find the answer right here.
Gladiator is an epic action film from what is sometimes referred to as the sword-and-sandal genre. It stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen. It was released on May 5, 2000 in the United States and soon after became not only a box-office hit but also a great success in many ways. It actually contributed to the revival of the epic genre of films set in antiquity. The film won several awards, including 5 Oscars, most notably Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe.
There’re animals who fake pregnancies to get more food from their caretakers, pigeons can tell if people have cancer or not. Every day we can learn something new, and the things we discover may make us smile, astonish us, or even scare us to some extent.
Filmmakers like to rework the characters who are loved by the audience. This can refer to both literary characters and real-life personalities. For example, Miss Marple, Queen Elizabeth II, and Cleopatra are very popular among film directors.
Playing the role of a bad guy is always a big challenge, even for the most talented actors. But some of them manage to transform in such an amazing manner that their characters become absolutely impossible to forget. And despite their transformations into such evil characters, these actors still manage to stay incredibly charming.
Some people put their whole hearts into serving others, even if they don’t get paid for it. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone is treated with the care and respect they deserve. And sometimes they do it in a way that’s fun too, like the principal who dressed up as Batman and went up on the roof to greet kids in the morning, or the grandad who built a backyard roller coaster for his grandkids.
When we think about Daniel Radcliffe, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a certain wizarding school. When we think about Robert Pattinson, we see sparkling vampires. We’re all familiar with the actors whose names invoke a single hero or genre in our memory. But despite these stereotypes, many actors have shed the curse of being associated with their early movies and moved on with their Hollywood careers.
Tyrion Lannister is probably one of the most popular characters from Game of Thrones and the entertainment world in general. Likewise, it has been a milestone in the career of Peter Dinklage, the New Jersey native actor who played the Tyrion the series needed. His dramatic personality, wit, and somewhat arrogant look combined make him an unforgettable character.
Although some of celebrity siblings have lived in their famous sibling’s shadows, others have managed to carve their own path. Think about Ashlee Simpson, whose great musical debut was completely independent from Jessica’s career.
Some films have a straightforward and clear plot and others surprise us with open endings. Still, in almost all cases, there’s room for creativity. Some fans really let their imagination fly and have come up with theories that radically reinterpret many of the stories we saw on the big screen, like WALL-E, Joker, Harry Potter, and even Toy Story. All of them are the center of some interesting hypotheses that, as strange and crazy as they may seem, could cause you to watch your favorite movies with different eyes.
Spending time in the hospital can be a really unpleasant experience, especially for kids. That is why Dr. Robert Parry from Akron Children’s Hospital, in Ohio, always makes sure that a scar isn’t the only lasting memory that a child takes away after their surgery. Trying to distract their attention during recovery, he uses his pens and pencils to draw unique cartoon characters on their bandages.
Imagine having to shoot 10 hours straight under the hot sun in a 44 lb (20 kg) full body costume. This is just one of the extreme conditions superhero actors have to deal with while filming. Even if we find them distinguished in their shiny armor, stars don’t always experience the same feelings acting in their roles. Sometimes things can be really tough and that’s when stunt people come in.
Visiting the public bathroom isn’t necessarily everyone’s cup of tea — in fact, we can guarantee that all of us hate it. However, encountering a funny bathroom sign on your way in is always appreciated especially when it puts a smile on your face. Have you ever seen any bathroom signs referencing Batman or Wonderwoman? Or that feature the Android logo? How about misleading ones that cause us to accidentally enter the wrong bathroom?
Clothes are not just a means of protection from the forces of nature but also a mark of the wearer’s personality. T-shirts are extremely popular: they are easy and comfortable to wear and can be a means of expression through playing with design. Be it your parents, siblings, or your significant other, what can be a better way to show off your love than wearing it? Bright Side brings you some of the most imaginative T-shirt pairs that will allow you to express your feelings and look cool at the same time.
Cinema is considered to be one of the main kinds of art, and it is also a very profitable business. Some movies surprise us not just with the plot or acting but also by the number of zeros in their “budget“ and ”gross" columns. Of course, we agree that every single person should be paid for their hard work, but some actors make much more money than others. And many of them earn money outside the world of cinema. Bright Side invites you to take a look at the list of today’s richest actors. Of course, all figures are approximate. Only the people on the list know the real figures.