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Entries in Bonnie and Clyde (2)

Tuesday
Aug302011

Hilary Duff Getting Golden Parachute for Bonnie and Clyde?

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Hilary Duff will get a $100,000 payday, all for getting fired, according to TMZ. The gossip site reports that when she was axed from an upcoming biopic about the bankrobbing duo Bonnie and Clyde after she announced she was pregnant, a so-called "play-or-pay" clause in her contract kicked in. She and hubby Mike Comrie will have a six-figure check to put in their as-yet-unborn baby's bank account, the gossip site reports.

TMZ caught up with Duff over the weekend in Los Angeles, while she was volunteering at the L.A. Mission’s 75th End Of Summer Block Party, but she didn't want to talk business, saying of the film's producers, "I don't wanna give them any more press than they've already gotten off me...I think [my] baby is a little bit more exciting."

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Thursday
Sep302010

Bonnie and Clyde Director Arthur Penn Dead at 88 

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Arthur Penn, the Oscar-nominated director of the classic 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, died Tuesday night. According to The New York Times, he passed away of congestive heart failure at his New York City home. Penn turned 88 on Monday.

Penn is best remembered for his work on Bonnie and Clyde, which starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the iconic bank robbers. The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including a best director nod for Penn. Actress Estelle Parsons won an Oscar for her performance in the film.

Penn is also closely associated with The Miracle Worker, the story of the blind and deaf author Helen Keller. He directed it as a TV play in the 1950s before bringing it to Broadway, winning a Tony Award in the process. A few years later, he directed the film adaptation of The Miracle Worker, which earned Penn an Oscar nomination and both Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke an Oscar win.

Penn received a third Oscar nomination in 1970 for Alice's Restaurant. His other film credits include the Marlon Brando-Jack Nicholson flick The Missouri Breaks and the Gene Hackman thriller Night Moves.

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