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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted June 18 2003 - 07:49 AM

I posted this yesterday but it was lost last night...

John Malkovich, perhaps the only actor ever to have his name included in the title of a non-biographical movie -- Being John Malkovich -- will play a conman being Stanley Kubrick in the forthcoming Color Me Kubrick, according to published reports. Malkovich's real-life character reportedly traveled through London in the late '90s passing himself off as the U.S. director, even though he looked not a thing like him. The film's writer is Brian Cook, a co-producer of Eyes Wide Shut.

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In Tuesday's edition, we observed: "John Malkovich, perhaps the only actor ever to have his name included in the title of a non-biographical movie..." We should more accurately have stated that Malkovich is perhaps the only actor to appear in a movie in which his name was included in the title. Several writers have correctly observed that a handful of other actors' names have appeared in titles, including Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; and Garbo Talks.

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Jean-Michel

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Posted June 18 2003 - 04:29 PM

Empire has an article on this. No new info beyond what you posted except that it "will star Kubrick in the title role as the man who conned Londoners left right and centre." Damn, that Kubrick sure is versatile. Jeffrey Wells' column has a tidbit about it in the sidebar that conflicts with most of what I've read so far (he says that Kubrick's personal assistant Anthony Frewin will be writing it and Cook will be directing, which makes more sense).

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Posted June 18 2003 - 06:04 PM

now that would be one hell of a con, one I would certainly be happy about

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted June 19 2003 - 04:04 AM

There was a lengthy article on this very subject about 6 or 7 years ago in one of the Vanity Fair "Hollywood Issues"; was quite an interesting read. (I wonder if it's online somewhere.) This might turn out to be an interesting piece of work...sorta like Catch Me If You Can for film geeks.

Oh, and on a somewhat related note: HBO will soon be airing a biopic of Peter Sellers (played by Geoffrey Rush); apparently Stanley Tucci will be portraying Mr. Kubrick in the film--now that I have to see.Posted Image
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted June 19 2003 - 05:15 AM

This con job was in the news during the years leading up to Eyes Wide Shut. All very interesting.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 19 2003 - 06:38 AM

The title of the thread scared me: I thought some idiot was going to release a colorized version of Paths of Glory and Doctor Strangelove.

Since Kubrick was a recluse, few knew what he looked like. This made him fair game for impostors.
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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted June 19 2003 - 07:13 AM

Actually, Dennis, the man's bearded visage (post Strangelove, that is) was well-enough known to people in the industry and anyone who reads about film. But, then, there's the greater public. Six Degrees...

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted June 19 2003 - 11:22 AM

Can you imagine Kubrick doing one of those "do you know me" commercials for American Express?

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Far out. Did you know that "do you know me?" is a registered trademark in the UK of the American Express company???? http://home3.america....trademarks.asp
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