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The Stars of 'Dirty Dancing': Where Are They Now?

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It's been 30 years since Baby and Johnny fell in love during their summer at Kellerman's.

Dirty Dancing hit the big screen on Aug. 21, 1987 and in honor of the beloved film's anniversary, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at what some of the movie's most notable stars have been up to since they had the time of their lives.

Sadly, Patrick Swayze and Jerry Orbach died in 2009 and 2004, respectively. But read on to see what Jennifer Grey, Kelly Bishop and others are up to now.

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- Rebecca Cohen

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How Well Do You Know 'Dirty Dancing'?

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It was 30 years ago, on Aug. 21, that Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze first twirled into theaters in Dirty Dancing, a spicy summer romance.

Though three decades have passed, fans still remember the famous lift and Swayze’s character insisting that “nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

The young lovers meet at Kellerman’s, an upscale summer resort where Johnny Castle (Swayze) works as a dance instructor and Baby Houseman (Grey) is visiting with her family. Baby ends up at a party for the staff and Johnny catches her eye. As she swoons over him during the hot summer days, he »


- Rebecca Cohen

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Berlin Film Festival Reshuffles Panorama Team

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The Berlin Film Festival has reshuffled the team for its Panorama sidebar, with longtime head Wieland Speck shifting to a consultant role and a new team, headed by current program manager Paz Lazaro, taking over the reins.

Michael Stutz will take over Lazaro's role as program manager for the section, as well as oversight of the Teddy Award, which honors excellence in gay cinema. Andreas Struck will take over editorial and communications responsibilities for the section.

Speck has been intimately associated with the Panorama sidebar since 1982, when he was brought on board by the late Manfred Salzgeber, who originally »


- Scott Roxborough

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No, Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky' Didn't Change the Film Business

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Steven Soderbergh made headlines in 2011 when declaring he was retiring from filmmaking after an enviable two-decade run that began with his first feature, Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), which helped spark the indie film revolution of the 1990s and in turn made Soderbergh the darling of the mainstream Hollywood studio system.

His "retirement" didn't last long. Soderbergh, who has directed such studio blockbusters as Erin Brockovich and the Ocean's 11 franchise, is now back in the trenches with Logan Lucky, a star-studded heist film starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig that he made independently with the specific intention of »


- Pamela McClintock

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Oscars: Bosnia and Herzegovina Selects 'Men Don't Cry' for Foreign-Language Submission

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Bosnia and Herzegovina has picked Alen Drljevic's Men Don't Cry, a drama about the physiological scars still remaining from the Yugoslav War, as its foreign-language film submission for the 2018 Oscars.

Drljevic's debut feature premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this year, where it won a special jury prize and the Europa Cinemas Label award. Men Don't Cry also picked up the audience award at the recent Sarajevo Film Festival.

Drljevic earned his stripes as an assistant director on the films of Golden Bear winner Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica, On the Path), and Men Don't Cry plays as a more »


- Scott Roxborough

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Oscars: Nepal Selects 'White Sun' for Foreign-Language Category

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White Sun (Seto Surya) has been selected as Nepal’s entry for the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film race.

The second feature from writer-director Deepak Rauniyar revolves around a family divided by bloody war who must come together to put their father to rest. The film is set against the backdrop of the Himalayas and the violent history of Nepal, during which a war between royalists and Maoists cost 16,000 lives between 1996 and 2006.

The film kicks off with the sudden death of Chitra (Prakash Ghimire), the former mayor of a »


- Nyay Bhushan

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Jerry Lewis Remembered by His 'Max Rose' Director: "Unbelievably Complicated and Shockingly Self-Aware"

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Jerry Lewis’s last starring role was in the 2013 drama, Max Rose, in which he played the title character, an aging Jewish jazz musician who questions his whole life when he learns that his late wife of 65 years may have been unfaithful to him. Despite no significant film credits to his name when he first approached Lewis, writer-director Daniel Noah convinced the star to join the film, which was unveiled as a work-in-progress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and was ultimately released in 2016. Lewis, Noah explains, was looking for that one serious role that »


- Gregg Kilday

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Oliver Stone to Head Jury of Troubled Busan Film Festival

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Director Oliver Stone will lead the jury of the Busan International Film Festival's main competition, New Currents, this coming October, organizers of the South Korean event announced Monday. The 22nd edition of the festival will run Oct. 12-21 in the port city of Busan.

New Currents is a competition that is designed to introduce up-and-coming Asian directors. Other members of this year's jury include Bahman Ghobadi, the Iranian filmmaker known for Cannes-winning No One Knows About Persian Cats among others; Agnes Godard, the French cinematographer who has long collaborated with filmmakers such as Claire Denis and Wim Wenders; Lav Diaz, »


- Lee Hyo-won

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China Box Office: 'Wolf Warrior 2' Becomes Second-Biggest Single-Market Film Ever After 'Force Awakens'

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Wolf Warrior 2 devoured the competition for a fourth consecutive weekend at the Chinese box office.

The runaway action phenomenon, starring and directed by Wu Jing, added $35.7 million, lifting its local total to an astonishing $768.5 million after 25 days. The blockbuster also climbed higher in the all-time record books, nudging aside Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the second-biggest film ever in a single market. Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned more from one territory (($936.7 million, North America).

Hong Kong-Chinese genre vehicle Paradox — the third film in Wilson Yip's Spl action franchise — came closest to unseating Wolf Warriors to date, »


- Patrick Brzeski

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Denzel Washington to Star in Broadway's 'Iceman Cometh' Revival

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One of Broadway's biggest box-office draws, Denzel Washington, will return next year to star in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.

The revival will be produced by Scott Rudin with multiple Tony winner George C. Wolfe taking on directing duties. 

The Iceman Cometh is an epic 1939 drama, first produced in 1946, set in a down-market New York bar and following the circuitous conversations of its go-nowhere patrons. The one bright light in this dim world is the occasional visits of Theodore Hickey, a colorful traveling salesman whose garrulous manner appears to bring some relief from the atmosphere of hopeless desolation and »


- Abid Rahman,David Rooney

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