TV Fact #128 – February 17th, 2015:

Some guest actors have said that the working environment on the show “Justified” (2010-2015) is very different from other shows, because the writers are really open to suggestions from the cast even while shooting scenes, to the point to stop the shooting for a while and sit to discuss the scene profoundly if there is room for improvement. Although the show has always been about taking risks.

Actor Walton Goggins, who plays the character Boyd Crowder, stated that he did the pilot for the show as a favor to his good friend, actor Timothy Olyphant who plays the lead character Raylan Givens. Boyd Crowder was originally supposed to die at the end of the pilot, but when the character scored well with audiences, it was decided to bring him back as a recurring character. Fortune favors the bold. A show ending after six seasons this year, and on it’s own terms, shows this.

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Movie Fact #767 – February 17th, 2015:

Actress Sigourney Weaver, who played the character Paulina Escobar in the 1994 film “Death and the Maiden”, stated in a later interview that director Roman Polanski would sometimes randomly fire a gun in order to get the most genuine expressions of fear from the cast.

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Quote #767 – February 17th, 2015:

“The more we focus on our own personal happiness, the more it eludes us.”

– Christopher Plummer, “Hector and the Search for Happiness”

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TV Fact #127 – February 16th, 2015:

Despite their characters having accents in “2 Broke Girls” (2011-Present) and being from other countries, actor Jonathan Kite (Plays the Ukrainian character Vanko “Oleg” Golishevsky),actress Jennifer Coolidge (Plays the Polish character Sophie Kaczynski), and actor Matthew Moy (Plays the Korean-American character Han Lee) are all born and raised in America and speak with American accents. However, Moy, though portrayed as Korean-American, is actually of Chinese descent.

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Movie Fact #766 – February 16th, 2015:

For 2014’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, director Matthew Vaughn teamed up with luxury retailer Mr. Porter to create a 60-piece clothing line based on the film and changed the film’s name from “The Secret Service” to “Kingsman: The Secret Service” because of that collaboration.

In fact, Mr. Porter worked with the film’s costume designer, Arianne Phillips, to design the bespoke suiting, while everything from the ties and shirts to umbrellas and shoes were designed by heritage brands such as Cutler & Gross, George Cleverly and Mackintosh. The collaboration is actually the first of its kind, making “Kingsman: The Secret Service” the first film from which customers can buy all of the outfits they see.

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Quote #766 – February 16th, 2015:

“You can only cruise the boulevard of regret so long then you gotta get back up on the freeway again.”

– Belladonna, “Inherent Vice”

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