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On Safari: The Lion Sleeps, The Elephants Poop, and the Leopard, the Elusive Leopard…

Michael’s searchlight picks out the lion materializing suddenly out of the darkness. A couple of females and their five cubs. Sighting female lions is not so unusual out here on the savanna or bushveld that is part of the Kapama

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“I’m Getting A Pulse”: My Brilliant (Acting) Career

Now that awards season is upon us–an Oscar to Robert Redford for his incredible performance in All Is Lost; take the statuette Cate Blanchett for what you accomplished in Blue Jasmine–it is time to reveal the unsung details of my

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You Believed A Man Could Fly (Christopher Reeve Just Couldn’t Act)

The release of the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, put me in mind of my encounters with Christopher Reeve, the best of the Supermen and the star of what remains the most successful of the attempts to bring Superman to

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The Guy Who Fired Robert Redford (and Forever Changed Movies)

When I did that sort of thing for a living, one of my favorite people to interview was the producer Richard Zanuck, who died of a heart attack last  week at the age of seventy-seven. Zanuck was stiff and formal, handsome

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