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Post by Daskedusken » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:51 pm

Jeffrey Wright `Felix Leiter` arrested in bar brawl

Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright and five other members of the crew filming director-producer Oliver Stone’s new film, “W,” were arrested early Saturday during a bar fight in Shreveport, Louisiana. “W” began filming in May in Shreveport - reports eNews.

Jeffrey Wright had recently completed his second stint as Felix Leiter in the 22nd James Bond film "Quantum of Solace". Ironically, in the film he meets with 007 at a bar before a fight ensues.

The police were called to a club called the Stray Cats bar at around 2 a.m. to break up a disturbance. Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested for interfering with police.

They were all charged with interfering with police, a misdemeanor.

Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released, the Times of Shreveport reported.

According to the Times of Shreveport, arrested on the same charge as Brolin, 40, of Los Angeles, and Wright, 42, of New York City, who plays Gen. Colin Powell in “W.,” were Evan C. Bates, 26, of Torrance, Calif.; Cherilyn Young, 36, of Austin, Texas; Amy Draughn, 33, of Los Angeles; and Ismael Martinez, 28, of El Paso, Texas.

A fifth person, who was working as a “W” lighting technician, was charged with entering and remaining, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

Brolin plays President Bush and Wright plays former Secretary of State Colin Powell in Stone’s third presidential film, “W”, following “Nixon” and “JFK.”

The 40-year-old SAG Award winner appeared in three films last year, “In the Valley of Elah,” “American Gangster” and “No Country for Old Men.” He won a Tony Award for his role in “Angels in America.”

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Post by Lu » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:00 pm

hahaha...That's kind of funny. "Bush" and "Powell" getting arrested. :lol:
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Post by Liverpool Rules » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:30 am

louise wrote:Look at the bottom of page 47 This Sundays 13th July Times Style mag
Very tiny article perhaps he is now back from LA proper little jet setter is he not. :)

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Thanks Louise. We have to keep track of what side of the pond he's on. Makes it easier to scout for photos. We do need some new photos.
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Post by bumblebee » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:55 am

Liverpool Rules wrote:
louise wrote:Look at the bottom of page 47 This Sundays 13th July Times Style mag
Very tiny article perhaps he is now back from LA proper little jet setter is he not. :)

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Thanks Louise. We have to keep track of what side of the pond he's on. Makes it easier to scout for photos. We do need some new photos.
Why so much luggage for a trip that lasted a couple of days? Maybe they needed to stock up on purchases and actually arrived with empty cases ready to take the load back home.

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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:44 pm

Pandora wrote:
Aragorn wrote:Pierce Brosnan says there is only one Bond - Sean Connery
I completely disagree with Pierce. I know a lot of people loved Connery as Bond, but he grates on my last nerve. I like Brosnan, thought he was pretty good as 007, but in my humble opinion, Daniel is by far the best - most convincing - Bond.
I agree with you Pandora. I think people feel obliged to say Sean was the best Bond because he was the first actor to play him on screen. But society and attitudes towards sex, politics etc have changed so much since the 1960's, the Sean Connery movies seem a little dated now. I don't dislike the other Bond actors. They ALL had something to contribute. But Daniel brings a little Je Ne Sais Quoi to the role that makes him stand out as something special... Just my H/O... :)

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Post by Laredo » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:17 am

Sure Sean's Bond is dated but his sex appeal is not . He was my first hairy chest and his voice was to die for , he made my toes curl at a young age before I knew why they were curling .
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Post by Jessica » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:59 am

:lol: daniel has been on TMZ twice

the photographers are scared to talk to him :lol:
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Post by Liverpool Rules » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:32 am

Jessica wrote::lol: daniel has been on TMZ twice

the photographers are scared to talk to him :lol:
Since Daniel was in LA last week, I scanned TMZ for ANYTHING. Couldn't find anything on the recent trip, did you???

TMZ has a right to be scared to talk to him. He would kick their @$$es. Wasn't Brosnan sued for kicking the paps @$$ last year, yup! :lol:
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Post by Mahalo4DC » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:20 am

laredo wrote: Sean's voice was to die for , he made my toes curl at a young age before I knew why they were curling .
EXACTLY :lol: :D ! And that is part of Daniel's appeal for me; it adds to his sexiness. A man that can curl your toes without touching you...Now THAT's a man I want to meet. :evil: :evil: Now if I could just get my dh to speak with an upper crust english accent :evil: :evil: Oh hell who am I kidding....just about any accent will do :oops:

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Post by advicky » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:22 am

Designer fitted for heroism

THE year of the bespoke blockbuster is upon us as fashion's superhero designers fight to bring sartorial style back on to the big screen. Their weapons of choice? Suiting up Batman and James Bond.

As a recession looms, designers such as Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford are hoping to turn their collaborations on movie blockbusters into menswear best-sellers.

And with women's fashion dominating cinema thanks to Sex and the City, the timing could not be more critical for men's costume design to make a comeback.

"It is a revisit to the '40s because all those film stars have tremendous style like Clark Gable, Gary Cooper and Cary Grant," says Louise Frogley, costume designer on male-dominated films including the new Bond film Quantum of Solace, and George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana and Ocean's Thirteen.

Call it a chick-flick backlash if you will, but box-office success stories including Iron Man and The Dark Knight prove it pays to be an immaculately dressed hero.

"Things go in full cycle regularly and so do men's concerns about their clothes," says Frogley. "On Ocean's Thirteen and Bond it's a lot about clothes."

This full cycle extends to the catwalks of Milan and Paris, where menswear has moved on from the recent domination of Hedi Slimane's androgynous and ultra-slim rocker silhouettes for Dior Homme.

Due to actors such as Clooney, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Clive Owen, Daniel Craig and Matt Damon, the renewed masculinity of contemporary Hollywood has driven a return to the 1960s rat pack-style suits meets '40s old-school movie star glamour.

Cinema's new heroes and anti-heroes are wearing their masculinity like suits of armour; consider the alumni of hard-edged men vying for Hollywood's crown.

Damon powering through The Bourne Identity, Crowe shooting up 3:10 to Yuma and Denzel Washington's king-pin style in American Gangster. Clooney's Michael Clayton is rivalled in slickness only by Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man.

Responding to the new virility, leading fashion brands are campaigning to align their brands with powerful celluloid players.

At the forefront are two designers with a taste for the theatrical, Giorgio Armani, who has dressed Bruce Wayne for The Dark Knight, and Texas-born Tom Ford, who has outfitted the best of British -- namely Craig -- for Quantum of Solace.

Given the stumbling economy, designers have to fight harder to convince consumers the worth of investing thousands in a suit, and what better marketing coup than dressing a superhero? The alchemy between fashion and film is a proven retail driver. Since Robert Redford stepped on to the set of The Great Gatsby in Ralph Lauren, film characters have become aspirational sales models. On the cusp of the '80s Richard Gere dressed in Giorgio Armani made suits sexy in American Gigolo. Sex appeal turned to excess in 1987's Wall Street with Michael Douglas wearing power suits by Nino Cerruti.

Another Italian luxury menswear label, Canali, would dress Clooney to understated perfection in Michael Clayton.

But in the menswear industry, no franchise is as hotly contested as James Bond. It has become showbiz folklore that Die Another Day (2002) remains the most heavily product-placed film produced, with reportedly 20 companies paying $US70 million to have their products featured.

For Quantum of Solace the product-placement deals are far more selective. "The Bond machine is very experienced in marketing and presentation," Frogley says.

"Everything goes through EON Productions owned by the Broccoli family at first and they are very precise about their marketing and what they will use and the conditions it's under." Bond's Omega watch will be back, along with his beloved Aston Martin. So will the dashing suits, but this time Ford is in the driver's seat.

"I was trying to solve a problem and I was just seeing all this great stuff Tom Ford was doing. I knew the relationship with the previous tailors had come to an end with Bond and they were looking for another house to take over, and I contacted Ford."

With Bond's and Bruce Wayne's outfits set to become some of the most influential men's cinematic wardrobes, the issue of who is dressing Hollywood's leading men has made headlines. Frogley believes this is because their characters inspire people, and "audiences are attracted to the character and want to adapt their styles for themselves". Batman has long fascinated filmgoers; however, his alter ego, billionaire Bruce Wayne, has been somewhat of an enigma. That is likely to change in a sartorial sense when The Dark Knight opens on the big screen and audiences will see Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne dressed exclusively in Armani made-to-measure suits.

"For the character Bruce Wayne, (director) Chris Nolan and I wanted an expensively elegant tailored look, to contrast with his Batman persona," says the film's costume designer Lindy Hemming. "We felt that the Giorgio Armani brand was emblematic of the contemporary classic look that I hoped to create. I think Christian looks edgy and cool, and I feel that their tailoring beautifully realised our vision."

The Italian heritage of Armani suiting was a logical choice for Hemming, who has previously worked with Brioni, another Italian label revered for its hand-made suits.

During her tenure as costume designer on several Bond films, she introduced Brioni to the franchise, dressing Pierce Brosnan in its bespoke suits in 1995's Golden Eye and Craig in Casino Royale.

When the Academy Award-winning Hemming moved from Bond to Batman, she brought with her that taste for Italian perfectionism, but this time in the form of Armani. Armani has a long history of dressing Hollywood's most dashing men but never has the 74-year-old designer turned his talents to such a dark gothic tale. Perhaps the designer could foresee the sombre economic mood and shifting political landscape.

Given Batman's foe the Joker draws on the destructive power of punk, blurring Johnny Rotten with the smeared agony of a Francis Bacon portrait, Bruce Wayne and his bespoke suits symbolise a dignified calm and protective cloak amid the chaos. While Armani is a veteran of dressing actors, Ford is a newcomer.

After the relationship with Brioni and the Bond franchise ended, the fashion industry went into overdrive speculating who would be dressing Bond. At first Dunhill was tipped as the likely contender because of its British heritage. However, Bond has grown into a global brand and one that remarkably mirrors Ford's own, which he launched in 2006 in alliance with Zegna Group. Ford's collaboration with Frogley on Quantum of Solace was announced last month.

"I could not be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film. It is an honour to move forward with this iconic character and there is no better man to dress in the world than James Bond," Ford said in a statement.

When Frogley arrived at Ford's showroom on the King's Road in London in 2007, she knew she had found the designer for her version of a stricter, '60s-inspired Bond.

"With Bond what I was trying to do was to go back to the early days of Bond films, much more the Sean Connery look, only because Daniel Craig isn't a traditional type of Bond guy," Frogley says.

"I felt able to break away from the traditional English Savile Row look and go with a tailor like Tom Ford because I felt that he was doing the look I wanted, which was a very neat, buttoned look, almost like he's a CIA agent meets Steve McQueen, even though he's English."

Whether an English actor such as Craig wears an American designer or Bale dons an Italian master, men's costume design has become an international business where only one rule applies; the harder the man, the smarter the suit.

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Post by sharmaine » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:34 am

Nice article addie....brings back memories of the fashion design days.
Thanks so much for adding it.
Love that Armani and Ford top the list for Batman and Bond.
Armani has always been a designer I admired. Also loved Cerruti for men as well.
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Post by SmittenDramaKitten » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:38 pm

Jessica wrote::lol: daniel has been on TMZ twice

the photographers are scared to talk to him :lol:
'Scuse my ignorance but what's 'TMZ'??? :?

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Post by Dunda » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:48 pm

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Post by advicky » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:42 pm

NextBondGirl wrote:
Jessica wrote::lol: daniel has been on TMZ twice

the photographers are scared to talk to him :lol:
'Scuse my ignorance but what's 'TMZ'??? :?

I looked at this site, but I found nothing. Did anybody succeed?

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