Karl Malden

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Favorite Male Actors Of All Time

    I was stunned to find this list posted on But bear in mind I think it was put up there by a single feisty human, and also "favorite" implies a personal like for someone as opposed to a definite feeling that they're masterfully talented.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Who Should Be Barbra's Herbie In Gypsy?

    I love giving casting advice for free, especially when a movie like Barbra Streisand's Gypsy--as it will forever be known--seems to need it so badly. I won't dare to cast the title role, since an age-appropriate daughter for a 70-year-old would probably be Madonna--and while she'd be great as a str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    There's a Glory Hole In A TCM Classic Movie!

    This just came in from our own Southern Dave: "Switching around from channel to channel, I came to TCM, where The Hanging Tree (1958), starring Gary Cooper, was showing. "There's a storm, and the wind and rain cause a huge tree to topple over, displaying its roots and the big cavity below it. "M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Guess Who Barbra's Considered To Play Herbie in Gypsy?

    ​She's even talked to him about it! Hugh Jackman! That's a long stretch from the kvetchy Jack Klugman in the original show and pinched-faced Karl Malden in the movie. And as our friends at point it, it would make the character of Rose a big time cougar (not just a barracuda).

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Martin Scorsese and Leo DiCaprio: Today's Astaire and Rogers!

    ​The people have spoken: Shutter Island grossed $40.2 million this weekend. Olympic ice-dancing aside, the movie didn't face much competition (no other newbies in the top ten) but, hey, the numbers are best evah for director Martin Scorsese as well as his star Leonardo DiCaprio! With four su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Make The Dying Stop!

    2009 will surely go down as the dyingest year in celebrity history, when the only gossip about stars was that they'd suddenly stopped breathing. It's only July, and so far we've already lost the lustrous likes of:

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Dance troupe, Governor's Island. Boy, what a week. Gay Pride was effulgent as ever with three D.A. candidates voguing for the cameras, but marred by a gay-bashing on the Upper East Side. The authorities got involved and the cops went to work, and now it looks like there have been more such incide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Karl Malden, 1912-2009

    Karl Malden was a serious actor in the league of Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Rod Steiger. But he wasn't as showy as they were about it. The Chicago Serbian-American had an unpretentious midwestern manner and lumpy features which may have encouraged him in his behavioral modesty. But Malden, who s ... More >>

  • Film

    December 17, 2008

    Catch Baby Doll with Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach

    Plus Ken Jacobs retrospectives, Alexander Medvedkin revisited

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008
  • Film

    November 13, 2007

    Old Hollywood

    At 93 and the subject of a new documentary, Norman Lloyd is still in the biz

  • Screens

    May 16, 2006
  • Film

    October 26, 2004

    Still a Contender

    Guilt, self-justification, and Brando's career performance in Kazan's 50-year-old classic

  • News

    February 26, 2002

    They Cover the Waterfront

    The Mob's Latest Maritime Maneuvers

  • News

    March 16, 1999
  • Film

    March 9, 1999

    Path of Glory

    Stanley Kubrick, 1928­1999