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The Inside Story of Jerry Lewis' Final Interview

5 hours ago

Turns out I did Jerry Lewis’ last interview. I wish I had a do-over.

Last year, The Hollywood Reporter decided to do a special package in our end-of-the-year issue on 10 stars who were still working in their 90s called “Creative Until You Die.” The idea was not only to celebrate their longevity but to try get a sense of what made them creative and vital long past a time when most of their contemporaries had retired.

The group included Don Rickles, Norman Lear, Betty White and Jerry Lewis. Each person would be photographed and videotaped »


- Andy Lewis

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Martin Scorsese Remembers Jerry Lewis: "He Was a Great Artist"

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Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 film The King of Comedy, which starred Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday, remembered the star by saying: "Jerry Lewis was a master. He was a great entertainer. He was a great artist. And he was a remarkable man." 

Scorsese cast Lewis as talk show host Jerry Langford in the black comedy. It was an unusual part for the star, since the role was more dramatic than comic. In the film, Robert De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring stand-up comic who is obsessed with Langford and is convinced he »


- Gregg Kilday

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Weekend Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Mows Down 'Logan Lucky' With $21.6M

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In a blow for returning director Steven Soderbergh, his star-studded heist pic Logan Lucky was mowed down at the domestic box office by The Hitman's Bodyguard despite rapturous reviews.

Hitman's Bodyguard also doesn't lack for star power in its two leading men, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. Lionsgate's action comedy debuted to a better-than-expected $21.6 million from 3,377 theaters to easily top the weekend box-office chart, although it couldn't do anything to stop overall summer revenue from continuing to tumble as Hollywood and theater owners endured the lowest-grossing weekend of the year to date.

Critics snubbed Hitman's »


- Pamela McClintock

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