What's your favorite sandwich?
Besides the artisinal classic Diego-Maribel-Gael, that is. Mine is the iconic grilled cheese though I also indulge in a little pastrami & swiss on occasion.
On this day in showbiz history...
1921 Charles Bronson of Death Wish and Dirty Dozen fame is born
1931 Monica Vitti born in Italy. You haven't lived until you've seen her mussing with her hair in L'Avventura
1952 Roseanne Barr is born in Utah of all places. Goes on to create one of the best and most important sitcoms of all time, Roseanne
1954 The first Godzilla movie opens. Many more will follow
1956 The Wizard of Oz gets its first television airing. Annual showings will become a beloved tradition that cements the movie's cultural legacy
1957 Hunky action icon Dolph Lundren born in Stockholm
1963 Popular Oscar winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim is born. His films include He Named Me Malala, An Inconvenient Truth, and Waiting for Superman
1964 Awesome Danish actress Paprika Steen is born. If you've never seen her work rent The Celebration (1998) and Applause (2009) immediately to start
1995 Jodie Foster's still underrated very funny Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter in great comic form opens in theaters
1998 Shakespeare in Love premieres in New York. After an extremely heated still divisive Oscar battle over its next few months it wins Best Picture, a decision we co-sign here at TFE since The Truman Show wasn't nominated. On this day also Bob Kane, the co-creator of Batman, dies. To think that the last Batman movie in his lifetime was Batman and Robin, poor guy.
2006 Pedro Almodóvar's Volver (2006) opens in New York and Los Angeles. Becomes one of his most popular movies, nabs Penélope Cruz her first Oscar nomination, and remains one of the best films of the Aughts and of Pedro's career. It's utterly embarrassing that Oscar didn't nominate it for Best Foreign Language Film
and one year from today...
2017 Thor: Ragnarok opens