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By Robert B. Welkos and Robert B. Welkos,Los Angeles Times | April 1, 1992
Hollywood -- It was as if the legendary mobster himself had rolled the dice and come up snake eyes."Bugsy" -- the TriStar film directed by Barry Levinson that pulled in a leading 10 Academy Award nominations -- won only two Oscars Monday night. And those were for art direction and costume design.This occurred despite some high-powered promotion and after the film's normally publicity-shy star and co-producer Warren Beatty conducted numerous interviews on behalf of the movie, the story of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who the film credits with dreaming up the idea of a gambling capital in Las Vegas, Nev.TriStar chairman Mike Medavoy said yesterday that even though "The Silence of the Lambs" captured Oscars for best picture, best actor, best actress, best director and best adapted screenplay at the 64th annual Academy Awards ceremony, he was still "very proud of 'Bugsy.
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January 1, 2006
THE MOB BOX -- Sony / $34.95 / More than the underworld connects the movies in The Mob Box, due out Tuesday. Barry Levinson had a hand in producing 1991's Bugsy (which he also directed) and 1997's Donnie Brasco (which Mike Newell directed, 10 years before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). In Donnie Brasco, a solidly acted, stolidly written, real-life crime saga, Johnny Depp plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a jewel broker. In the facetious Brit "laddie" film/gangster film Snatch (2000)
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By Robert B. Welkos and Robert B. Welkos,Los Angeles Times | April 1, 1992
Hollywood--It was as if the legendary mobster himself had rolled the dice and come up snake eyes."Bugsy" -- the TriStar film directed by Barry Levinson that pulled in a leading 10 Academy Award nominations -- won only two Oscars Monday night. And those were for art direction and costume design.This occurred despite some high-powered promotion and after the film's normally publicity-shy star and co-producer Warren Beatty conducted numerous interviews on behalf of the movie, the story of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who the film credits with dreaming up the idea of a gambling capital in Las Vegas, Nev.TriStar chairman Mike Medavoy said yesterday that even though "The Silence of the Lambs" captured Oscars for best picture, best actor, best actress, best director and best adapted screenplay at the 64th annual Academy Awards ceremony, he was still "very proud of 'Bugsy.
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By David Kelly and David Kelly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 3, 2003
AURORA, Colo. - Bugsy was a tough cat who could stare down a fox and run like a rabbit. But one night the tabby met up with something darker and more menacing than a fox, something he couldn't outrun. The next morning, Christy Hughes found her bruising 12-pound cat on the lawn. "I can't get the visual out of my head," a shaken Hughes recalled, looking at the spot where Bugsy lay two weeks ago. "It's sick." The cat had been dissected with near surgical precision. No one heard or saw anything.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | December 20, 1991
Think of Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby, a romantic egotist to the end. Think of his wonderful shirts. Think of his clothes, his charm, his charisma, his American yearning to be better, to climb in society, to hang out with the swells.Now think of him pulling a snub nose and blowing a sucking chest wound into somebody, and you have "Bugsy."Warren Beatty's best film since "Bonnie and Clyde" and possibly Barry Levinson's best film, period, "Bugsy" is set squarely in the increasingly hard-to-find Neverland of adult moviemaking.
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By Elaine Dutka and Elaine Dutka,Los Angeles Times | September 1, 1991
Mojave Desert, Calif. -- If the name Ben "Bugsy" Siegel isn't yet a part of the popular consciousness, before year's end it should be. For Siegel -- a charismatic, larger-than-life gangster who was part murderer, part visionary -- is quickly becoming a staple in Hollywood's larder.Siegel briefly surfaced in last spring's "The Marrying Man" and reappeared in the recently released "Mobsters" as one of four young hoods on the rise. But as befits a man with more than a trace of megalomania, he'll have a movie to himself when Tri-Star's "Bugsy," directed by Baltimore's Barry Levinson, hits the screen at Christmastime.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | December 29, 1991
It was a very good year for psychopaths: Hannibal Lecter, Max Cady, the Bad Terminator, Bugsy Siegel and Oliver Stone.As for the rest of us, it was only OK.The best film of the year was not even American: the stunningly brilliant "Black Robe," from Australian Bruce Beresford, shot in Canada and set in that country in the 1630s, a powerful and brooding meditation on culture shock and notions of ethno- and religiocentricism that made poor Kevin Costner's "Dances...
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By New York Daily News | February 2, 1992
LAS VEGAS -- Warren Beatty has brought stylish gangster Bugsy Siegel back to life in "Bugsy," a movie about the ex-hood's dream of starting "a gambling Garden of Eden in the desert." But even Bugsy would have trouble recognizing the gambling mecca he launched in 1946.For further information on Las Vegas, call (702) 735-3611.
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February 20, 1992
Here is a complete list of nominees for the 64th annual Academy Awards announced yesterday:Picture: "Beauty and the Beast," "Bugsy," "JFK," "The Prince of Tides," "The Silence of the Lambs."Actor: Warren Beatty, "Bugsy"; Robert De Niro, "Cape Fear"; Anthony Hopkins, "The Silence of the Lambs"; Nick Nolte, "The Prince of Tides"; Robin Williams, "The Fisher King."Actress: Geena Davis, "Thelma & Louise"; Laura Dern, "Rambling Rose"; Jodie Foster, "The Silence of the Lambs"; Bette Midler, "For the Boys"; Susan Sarandon, "Thelma & Louise."
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
Barry Levinson and his wife woke up yesterday morning around 5-ish, West Coast time, and wondered, "Well, should we turn on CNN?"They did, and their decision not to roll over and fall back asleep was rewarded with this news: the former Baltimorean's most recent movie, "Bugsy," was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, more than any other film this year."
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | November 4, 1994
There's not much on TV tonight, but the two things that shouldn't be missed -- Fox's "The X-Files" and CBS' "Picket Fences" -- are on back-to-back, even though their backs are on different networks.* "Bugsy" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., Channel 2) -- You know what really "Bugsy" me? The fact that this movie pre-empts "Homicide: Life on the Street" which is superb. Then again, this 1991 movie is directed by Barry Levinson, who's also one of the creative forces behind "Homicide," so who am I to complain?
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By Bob Strauss and Bob Strauss,Los Angeles Daily News | April 8, 1992
Those two tag teams of outstanding cinematic athletes -- "White Men Can't Jump's" Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and "Basic Instinct's" Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas -- were neck and neck in the weekend box-office playoff.In the end, Ron Shelton's basketball comedy nosed Paul Verhoeven's mixed-doubles sex thriller by less than $775,000.Considering both pictures brought in more than $10 million apiece, the difference was negligible and -- at two-week and three-week cumulatives of just less than $30 million and $50 million, respectively -- "Jump" and "Instinct" are both well on their ways to the $100 million winners circle.
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By Robert B. Welkos and Robert B. Welkos,Los Angeles Times | April 1, 1992
Hollywood -- It was as if the legendary mobster himself had rolled the dice and come up snake eyes."Bugsy" -- the TriStar film directed by Barry Levinson that pulled in a leading 10 Academy Award nominations -- won only two Oscars Monday night. And those were for art direction and costume design.This occurred despite some high-powered promotion and after the film's normally publicity-shy star and co-producer Warren Beatty conducted numerous interviews on behalf of the movie, the story of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who the film credits with dreaming up the idea of a gambling capital in Las Vegas, Nev.TriStar chairman Mike Medavoy said yesterday that even though "The Silence of the Lambs" captured Oscars for best picture, best actor, best actress, best director and best adapted screenplay at the 64th annual Academy Awards ceremony, he was still "very proud of 'Bugsy.
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By Robert B. Welkos and Robert B. Welkos,Los Angeles Times | April 1, 1992
Hollywood--It was as if the legendary mobster himself had rolled the dice and come up snake eyes."Bugsy" -- the TriStar film directed by Barry Levinson that pulled in a leading 10 Academy Award nominations -- won only two Oscars Monday night. And those were for art direction and costume design.This occurred despite some high-powered promotion and after the film's normally publicity-shy star and co-producer Warren Beatty conducted numerous interviews on behalf of the movie, the story of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who the film credits with dreaming up the idea of a gambling capital in Las Vegas, Nev.TriStar chairman Mike Medavoy said yesterday that even though "The Silence of the Lambs" captured Oscars for best picture, best actor, best actress, best director and best adapted screenplay at the 64th annual Academy Awards ceremony, he was still "very proud of 'Bugsy.
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March 30, 1992
"Beauty and the Beast" and "JFK" were neck and neck among SUNDIAL readers in balloting for best picture of 1991. "Bugsy," the choice of many film critics, was a distant also-ran in the SUNDIAL sample.The Disney animated film, the first of its kind ever nominated for best picture, led with 124 votes, with "JFK" breathing down its neck with 122. "The Silence of the Lambs" was a close third with 119 votes.But Barry Levinson's gangster movie "Bugsy," starring Warren Beatty, received only 30 votes, and "The Prince of Tides" picked up just 29.In six days of SUNDIAL questions about the Oscars, ''The bTC Silence of the Lambs" fared best.
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March 27, 1992
The best picture category in the Oscar competition continues the Baltimore connection in the nominations with "Bugsy," directed by Barry Levinson, and "Beauty and the Beast," the full-length Disney cartoon featuring lyrics written by the late Howard Ashman, a graduate of Milford Mill High School who was executive producer of the film. Both are native Baltimoreans. Winners will be revealed in a Monday telecast on ABC-TV.A few weeks ago, when the nominations were announced, callers selected "Beauty and the Beast" as the favorite.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 27, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- "If you cast wrong, it's not an easy day," said director Barry Levinson, who with Oliver Stone and Barbra Streisand addressed a recent Directors Guild of America seminar. During the course of the 2 1/2 -hour discussion, Mr. Levinson shared some of the agonizing that went into casting Oscar nominees for "Bugsy."Mr. Levinson said that he was "amazed" at the number of people who turned down various roles in "Bugsy." The part of gangster Meyer Lansky, in fact -- for which Ben Kingsley received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination -- wasn't filled until a week before the shoot.
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February 21, 1992
The five films nominated for best picture in the Academy Awards competition were "JFK," a controversial look at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; "Beauty and the Beast," the first full-length cartoon feature ever nominated for best picture; "Bugsy," a period drama about gangster Bugsy Siegel; "The Silence of the Lambs," a psychological thriller about a serial killer, and "The Prince of Tides," a drama about a Southern football coach with a...
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By Los Angeles Times | March 27, 1992
HOLLYWOOD -- "If you cast wrong, it's not an easy day," said director Barry Levinson, who with Oliver Stone and Barbra Streisand addressed a recent Directors Guild of America seminar. During the course of the 2 1/2 -hour discussion, Mr. Levinson shared some of the agonizing that went into casting Oscar nominees for "Bugsy."Mr. Levinson said that he was "amazed" at the number of people who turned down various roles in "Bugsy." The part of gangster Meyer Lansky, in fact -- for which Ben Kingsley received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination -- wasn't filled until a week before the shoot.
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