Tag Archives: Variety

Michael Mann, Kathy Bates React to James Caan’s Death – Variety

By Carson Burton, July 7, 2022

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Michael Mann and Kathy Bates have both shared tributes to “The Godfather” and “Misery” star James Caan, who died on Wednesday at 82 years old.

“What a terrible and tragic loss,” Mann wrote in a statement to Variety. “Jimmy was not just a great actor with total commitment and a venturesome spirit, but he had a vitality in the core of his being that drove everything from his art and friendship to athletics and very good times. There was a core of values within him about how people should be, more or less. It might be variable, the corners could be rounded with urban irony, but there was a line and it was non-fungible. And it produced many outrageous and hilarious anecdotes.

“Mann and Caan worked together on the 1991 crime film “Thief.” Caan starred as Frank, a highly skilled jewel thief and safe cracker. The movie was Mann’s first feature film, kicking off a long and successful career in Hollywood.

See also: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083190/

Source: Michael Mann, Kathy Bates React to James Caan’s Death – Variety

William Shatner to Unveil Documentary About Himself at SDCC 2022 – Variety

By J. Kim Murphy, June 30, 2022

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/REX/S

William Shatner has offered his stamp of approval on a new documentary about his life from Legion M and Exhibit A Pictures. The pair of production companies announced the documentary Thursday.

“For years I’ve had people approaching me to do a documentary about my life, but I turned them all down because it didn’t feel like the right fit,” Shatner said in a statement.

“When I heard how Legion M wanted to incorporate audiences to be a part of it, it was perfect.

Fans have been responsible for my career — it only seems right that they should own this doc.”

Source: William Shatner to Unveil Documentary About Himself at SDCC 2022 – Variety