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Jan 19, 2020

Jonathan Majors on How He Landed His Breakthrough Role in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

After portraying Montgomery “Mont” Allen in The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Jonathan Majors’ career is bustling with opportunity. Indeed, he’s set to appear in Spike Lee’s upcoming epic war drama film Da 5 Bloods about four African-American Vietnam… Read More

Jan 13, 2020

‘Succession’ Actor Jeremy Strong Honored with a Critics’ Choice Award

Jeremy Strong won Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in Succession during the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The HBO comedy-drama was also honored at the Golden Globes earlier… Read More

‘Rockeman’ Actor Taron Egerton Wins Golden Globe for His Masterful Portrayal of Elton John
Jan 12, 2020

‘Rocketman’ Actor Taron Egerton Wins Golden Globe for His Masterful Portrayal of Elton John

During the 77th Golden Globes ceremony, Taron Egerton received an award for his no-holds-barred portrayal of the musical icon Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman. Winning the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, the 30-year-old… Read More

Jan 6, 2020

‘The Farewell’ Star Awkwafina Takes Home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Actress and rapper Awkwafina won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the 2020 Golden Globes for her deeply moving performance in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell.  She portrayed Billi, an aspiring Chinese-American writer who visits her beloved and gravely… Read More

Jan 4, 2020

Do you plan on seeing ‘Cats’ in the movie theater?

“How do I unwatch the ‘Cats’ trailer?”  “Every frame of this trailer makes me uncomfortable.”  “The most frightening horror movie of 2019.” These quotes reflect just a tiny sample of the overwhelmingly negative comments on social media sites pertaining to… Read More

Dec 31, 2019

4 Actors Whose Roles Landed Them in the Hospital

In the open-ended, playful world of acting, an element of unpredictability and risk persists. Props can break, lines can be forgotten, costumes can rip, and sunshine can turn into rain. Another problem is that actors can become sick—even deathly ill—while… Read More

Dec 21, 2019

‘Big Bird’ Puppeteer, Caroll Spinney Dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, the legendary Muppeteer who performed as Sesame Street‘s lovable Big Bird for five decades as well as the trash-can dwelling Oscar the Grouch, died earlier this month at the age of 85. The Sesame Workshop said he passed while… Read More

Dec 17, 2019

Actor Gary Sinise Treats A Thousand Gold Star Children to Disney World 

Emmy and Globe-winning actor Gary Sinise, who played Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, treated a thousand Gold Star children to a free Disney World vacation this holiday season. In honor of the sacrifice their parents made… Read More

Dec 16, 2019

Goodbye to Danny Aiello

Acclaimed actor Danny Aiello died this week in New Jersey after a brief illness. He was 86 years old. Best known for playing tough-guy roles, Aiello portrayed the pizzeria owner Sal Frangione in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing—a role… Read More

Dec 14, 2019

Unlikely Holiday Movies

With the season of giving upon us, you probably have your holiday favorites all lined up and ready to go! And that’s cool—we all have our go-tos: Home Alone, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street,… Read More

Dec 9, 2019

2020 Golden Globes Nominations Overlook Notable Female Directors

Nominations for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced live from Los Angeles on December 9th. And although this year saw a notable increase in female-directed films as well as a record number of hit movies that were directed by… Read More

Dec 9, 2019

Peloton Commercial Actors Respond to the Ad’s Backlash

It’s always fantastic news when commercial actors hear they’ve landed a gig, especially when it’s a national job, right? Well, occasionally a commercial role can stir up so much controversy, the starring actors’ end up being associated with the backlash,… Read More

Dec 7, 2019

Al Pacino Explains Why Acting Makes You Freer

In a recent Variety Uncovered interview, the great Al Pacino waxed poetic on the craft of acting as well as the liberating nature of playing a film or theatrical role. Looking straight gangster in a silk suit and unbuttoned black… Read More

Dec 5, 2019

Legendary Voice Actor Tom Kenny Talks SpongeBob 

At Casting Frontier, our mission is to empower actors everywhere to expand their horizons and build their careers by offering a simple, no-nonsense portal to apply for real casting calls and auditions right from your computer. But beyond connecting actors… Read More

Dec 1, 2019

Tom Hanks on His Panic to Slow Down Enough to Portray Fred Rogers

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks is known for both his comedic and dramatic roles in many revered Hollywood films including Big, You’ve Got Mail, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, and Sully. And now, he can add a… Read More