Film | Flicks and Bits - Part 179


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Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies Aged 93

mickey rooney Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies Aged 93

Legendary Hollywood star Mickey Rooney died of natural causes in his North Hollywood home on Sunday in the presence of his family at the age of 93. Working as a performer since he was a child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning 92 years actively making films in ten decades, from the 1920s to the 2010s. During his career he received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. By 1965 alone, Rooney’s 200 films had earned more than $3bn (£1.8bn).

As the story goes, when he was 14 months old, unknown to everyone, Mickey Rooney crawled onstage wearing overalls and a little harmonica around his neck. He sneezed and his father, Joe Sr., grabbed him up, introducing him to the audience as Sonny Yule. He felt the spotlight on him and has described it as his mother’s womb. From that moment on, the stage was his home. “When I open a refrigerator door and the light goes on, I want to perform,” he said in one of his often-told jokes.  He was six when he secured his first movie role.

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“Winter Is Here”: Awesome Collection Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Artwork

got1 Winter Is Here: Awesome Collection Of Game Of Thrones Artwork

With HBO’s hugely anticipated fourth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ now upon us, the Bottleneck Gallery have debuted their “Winter Is Here” series for the show. Based on the hugely popular book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

Members of the ‘Game of Thrones’ ensemble cast include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Charles Dance, Maisie Williams, Liam Cunningham, Aidan Gillen, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, Alfie Allen, Jack Gleeson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michiel Huisman and Sophie Turner. Season four of ‘Game of Thrones’ will roughly cover the second half of Martin’s third book in his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series, ‘A Storm of Swords.’ Above poster by Marko Manev, titled “Fire and Blood”.

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