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When talking to people about the nicest actors and filmmakers in the business a few names recur in every conversation. Alyssa Milano is one of them. She is one of the most cherished actresses who have emerged from American television. …

On the verge of a whole new season for acclaimed HBO series True Detective, set to start in the mid of summer 2015, creator, writer and director Nic Pizzolatto celebrated a well deserved victory for best drama series at this …

He became a teen idol while on the popular show Gilmore Girls, he has been a promising movie star, he has reached world wide recognition with the series Heroes, yet actor Milo Ventimiglia never subscribed to the ways of young …

Although she’s been laying low in the past few years, taking part in smaller films, American tv productions and stage plays in her home country England, actress Claire Forlani hasn’t been forgotten by audiences worldwide who fell in love with …

On February 24th it will be 12 years since Alberto Sordi, one of the greatest if not the greatest Italian comedic actor, passed away due to heart attack. His career spanned seven decades, starting at the end of thirties until …

In Hollywood there are movie stars and then there are working actors; hard working people that just never became a household name. More often than not those are very well connected in the industry and well respected by their peers. …

There’s been a lot of Oscar buzz for Nightcrawler, in particular for the daunting performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, but the movie also marks Rene Russo’s return to the big screen after a long hiatus, broken only briefly to play Thor’s …

It’s always a big deal for the film industry when an artist gets recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the event becomes particularly important for the Italian-American community as well when said artist has a …

One of the objects of this column is to explore the Italian ethnicity of actors and filmmakers when their heritage doesn’t appear obvious at a first glance. An Italian last name is always a giveaway but there are often cases …

It’s generally agreed that the most popular Italian-American in Hollywood were from the seventies and the eighties. That’s because they were often first generation from immigrant parents and the link to their roots still very well regarded in their life. …