Latest A Prairie Home Companion Stories

2006-04-05 19:13:30

By Jason Szep BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - She has two Academy Awards and 13 Oscar nominations over an illustrious 30-year Hollywood career, but actress Meryl Streep says she still suffers from stage fright. "As intrepid as actors are, and as long as a career may be, you still are terrified of walking in front of people," she told a news conference on Wednedsay in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she was to receive an award from the Coolidge Corner Theater, a film art house....

2006-02-19 08:19:51

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. directors Robert Altman and Sidney Lumet, both in their eighties, brought new works to the Berlin film festival this year, and both returned to familiar territory in the twilight of their careers. Lumet's "Find Me Guilty," a courtroom drama based on a real trial, drew inevitable comparisons with his classic "Twelve Angry Men," made 49 years earlier. And Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," about an old-fashioned radio show threatened...

2006-02-12 15:51:25

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - Veteran director Robert Altman has chosen an old-fashioned radio show threatened with closure for his latest film, a riotous yet touching story which actress Meryl Streep said recalled a more innocent time for Americans. Streep led an all-star ensemble cast in "A Prairie Home Companion" which also featured Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Lindsay Lohan and Kevin Kline. It was written by Garrison Keillor, real-life host of the eponymous...

2005-10-27 00:21:36

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lindsay Lohan is joining the cast of "Bobby," an indie film about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which Emilio Estevez wrote and is directing. Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Nick Cannon and Freddy Rodriguez already are cast in the film, which is set to go into production next week in Los Angeles. Estevez also has a role. The ensemble film mixes fact and fiction to chronicle the intertwining lives of a...

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