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Al Pacino, And Justice For All, Brian DePalma, Cruising, Dog Day Afternoon, Ellen Barkin, Francis Ford Coppola, Gigli, Heat, Jeffrey Tambor, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Sea of Love, Serpico, The Godfather, The Panic in Needle Park, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, William Friedkin
Born in, of all places, Harlem and raised in the Bronx, forced to leave an already broken home when he made the choice to pursue acting, Al Pacino was born tough and lived it as well (being known as both a troublemaker and fighter in school)
Bloodsport, Cannon films, Cyborg, Double Impact, Double Team, Hard Target, JCVD, Jean Claude Van Damme, Kickboxer, Lionheart, Maximum Risk, No Retreat No Surrender, Street Fighter, Timecop, Universal Soldier, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
From a local child prodigy in karate and competitive bodybuilding to one of the first and most influential kickboxing film stars, tonight we talk a man who supposedly inspired the entire Mortal Kombat series, whose oft referenced but seldom imitated balletic approach to full contact martial arts is positively legendary.
10 to Midnight, Assasination, Borderline, Breakheart Pass, Breakout, Cannon films, Charles Bronson, Cold Sweat, Death Wish, Farewell Friend, J. Lee Thompson, Jan Michael Vincent, Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects, Love and Bullets, Messenger of Death, Michael Winner, Mr. Majestyk, Murphy's Law, Rider on the Rain, St. Ives, Telefon, The Evil That Men Do, The Mechanic, The Stone Killer, Violent City, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
When it came to movie tough guys, Eastwood was your strong silent type, Stallone your streetwise paisan, Schwarzenegger your jokey bruiser…and Bronson the hard ass, vindictive son of a bitch nobody wanted to deal with.
A Bridge Too Far, Barbra Streisand, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Busting, Capricorn One, Devil and Max Devlin, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Escape to Athena, Little Murders, M*A*S*H*, Mean Johnny Barrows, Naked Face, Night VIsitor, Oceans Eleven, S*P*Y*S*, The Long Goodbye, The Silent Partner, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Who?
Notable for playing nebbishy if likeable everyman types, the former Elliott Goldstein was something of a unique type who could pull off comedy and serious melodrama equally believably.
A Force of One, An Eye for an Eye, Breaker Breaker, Cannon films, Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos, Code of Silence, Delta Force, Firewalker, Forced Vengeance, Good Guys Wear Black, Hellbound, Hero and the Terror, Invasion USA, Lone Wolf McQuade, Missing in Action, Return of the Dragon, Sidekicks, Silent Rage, The Octagon, Top Dog, Walker Texas Ranger, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
From humble roots in the dust bowl of Oklahoma, Carlos Ray Norris took his post Korean war-era stint in the Air Force and turned it into what became a black belt in three separate disciplines (Korean karate, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo) and international karate championships, where he met and trained further with the man, the myth: Bruce Lee.
Amicus, Animal House, Billion Dollar Brain, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carol Lynley, Castle of the Living Dead, Christopher Lee, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Emilfork, Die Die My Darling!, Doctor Terror's House of Horrors, Don Rickles, Don't Look Now, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Federico Fellini, Fellini's Casanova, Gene Wilder, Gig Young, Hammer Films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jane Fonda, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer O’Neill, Jenny Agutter, Julie Christie, Kelly's Heroes, Ken Russell, Kentucky Fried Movie, Klute, Lady Ice, Lee Marvin, Leonard Nimoy, Luke Perry, M.A.S.H., Murder by Decree, Nicolas Roeg, Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, S.P.Y.S., Sean Connery, Start the Revolution Without Me, Stefanie Powers, The Dirty Dozen, The Eagle Has Landed, The Great Train Robbery, The Rosary Murders, The Shuttered Room, Tina Aumont, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Next time, we’re taking on another counterculture icon!
Amicus, Angel Heart, Asylum, Bo Derek, Caravan to Vaccares, Charlotte Rampling, D.O.A., David Birney, Dino DiLaurentis, Dirk Bogarde, Farewell My Lovely, Georgy GIrl, Jessica Harper, Keenan Wynn, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Bonet, Luchino Visconti, Lynn Redgrave, Marie-Christine Barrault, Meg Ryan, Mickey Rourke, Orca, Peter Hooten, Randy Quaid, Richard Harris, Robert DeNiro, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Stardust Memories, The Damned, The Night Porter, Vanishing Point, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Woody Allen, Zardoz
Charlotte Rampling, like Diana Rigg and many others of her generation, began her career as a 60’s fashion model.
After bit parts in such well remembered films as A Hard Days Night and The Knack and How to Get It, she stepped into a major role in the seminal Swinging London kitchen sink drama Georgy Girl, which got her noticed and brought over to Italy where she showed up in two WWII related epics that made her famous (and perhaps unintentionally helped kick off a certain infamous and short lived exploitation subgenre in Italy, France and the US): Visconti’s The Damned and Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter.
Alfie, Angie Dickinson, Anna Karina, Anthony Quinn, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Billion Dollar Brain, Blame it on Rio, California Suite, Christopher Reeve, Dark Knight Rises, Deathtrap, Donald Sutherland, Dressed to Kill, Funeral in Berlin, Get Carter, Harry Palmer, James Mason, Jaws 4 the Revenge, Ken Russell, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Miss Congeniality, Oliver Stone, Sandra Bullock, Sean Connery, Sleuth, Telly Savalas, The Black Windmill, The Destructors, The Eagle Has Landed, The Hand, The Ipcress File, The Island, The Italian Job, The Magus, The Man Who Would be King, The Swarm, The Wrong Box, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast, Zulu
Born to a poor Cockney fishmonger and charwoman (you know, the
folks that come around after hours to clean the office?), Michael Caine
quickly discovered some important things about himself and the world
around during a then-mandatory stint in National Service…a shattering
of ivory tower illusions about communism, and a zest to live each day
as if it were your last.
Barbarella, Blow-Up, Chantal Contouri, Daria Nicolodi, Dario Argento, David Bowie, David Hemmings, Deep Red, Eye of the Devil, Fabio Testi, Fragment of Fear, Goblin, Harlequin, Jane Fonda, Jenny Agutter, Juggernaut, Just a Gigolo, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Michelangelo Antonioni, Murder by Decree, Peter O'Toole, Power Play, Richard Harris, Robert Powell, Sean Connery, Sharon Tate, Sherlock Holmes, The Heroin Busters, The Survivor, Thirst, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
With his sleepy eyed look and tousled blond locks, he came across as some amalgamation of Robert and Chris Mitchum…with more than a touch of Paul McCartney as a finisher. Generally strolling through films as oddly passive, even disinterested, he could flip to a crazed enervation unexpectedly, leading him to serve as the ultimate outsider figure: either failing to react or overreacting to the events onscreen, in turn.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian Oak, Commando, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, End of Days, Grace Jones, Hercules in New York, Jingle All the Way, Joe Wieder, Kindergarten Cop, Last Action Hero, Mr. Olympia, Mr. Universe, Muscle & Fitness, Predator, Pumping Iron, Red Heat, Red Sonja, Running Man, The Expendables, The Governator, The Terminator, Total Recall, Twins, Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine podcast
Born into a stiff, lower middle class Austrian background just after the war, Arnold Schwarzenegger rebelled from his rigid father and proscribed life at an early age, eschewing the family plans for his life and career to pursue a rocky road in the dubious world of bodybuilding.