Woody, Ron and Kate in the 2009 Hollywood Portfolio


From Vanity Fair comes their 2009 Hollywood Portfolio that features some of history’s most memorable actor-director duos. Track back almost quarter of a century to remember Ron Howard and Tom Hanks for Splash or Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road. “From Gus Van Sant and Sean Penn to John Patrick Shanley and Meryl Streep, Annie Leibovitz photographs 10 partnerships that helped generate more than four dozen Oscar nominations this season.” The above photo is of Dev Patel and Bobby Doyle for award-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

More images after the jump

How the economy’s affecting Hollywood

Will Smith laughing at the economy

Apparently, average Joes aren’t the only one’s being affected by the economy. The usual over-paid actor in Hollywood is getting offers that are a bit more acceptable. Minyanville is reporting that Disney’s trying not to go overboard when it comes to compensating Nicholas Cage for his services in the next installment of National Treasure. Even screenwriters that used to be offered $500,000 are now getting offers that in the $300K ballpark. 

Daniel Craig: Next Bond movie could go on a budget and leave Hollywood

No one’s really avoiding the economic crisis the world is facing right now.  The movie industry is hit with increasing costs and not enough revenue which has left 007 Daniel Craig with some opinions of his own.

There are plenty of places we could shoot in the British Isles. If the credit crunch hits the movie business, who knows? Bond in the Lake District, Liverpool… or Birmingham.

It might be a good thing for the brand actually by bringing some “authenticity” back, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen Bond on a budget.  In order to save, maybe they should just stop the $300K Aston Martin crashes to a minimum.

Bond’s new flick Quantum of Solace hits theaters this week.  Check the interview with Daniel Craig after the jump.