Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance
Bono, Cruz and Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series Pandemica will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The series was created to bring attention to global vaccine access in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pandemica is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the world,” Cruz said.
Clooney honored by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian
Clooney was honored Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually. MoMA’s annual film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Also giving virtual tributes Monday evening were actors Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler and Demian Bichir, who appear in “A Midnight Sky,” which Clooney stars in and directs. The benefit featured clips from some of Clooney’s many films: “Michael Clayton,” “Syriana,” "The Descendants,” “Gravity,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” among others. In earlier comments to The Associated Press, Clooney said “Good Night, and Good Luck” was probably his proudest professional accomplishment.
David Oyelowo delves into new territory with 'Don't Let Go'
1976: Actor David Oyelowo, best known for his roles in the movies "Selma," "The Butler" and "Lincoln," is born in Oxford, England. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - David Oyelowo has gone back in time for other projects, but not like he does in his latest film. The actor, who won critical acclaim for playing Dr. Martin Luther King in "Selma," is starring in the time travel thriller "Don't Let Go." Oyelowo plays Detective Jack Radcliff, a man who begins to receive phone calls from his teen niece after she's been killed. It's a different kind of role for Oyelowo, and he told CNN that was purposeful.