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5 Most Anticipated Hollywood Movies Of 2020

Many think 2020 is the year of Hollywood blockbusters, sequels of successful titles, and fresh movie adaptations of your favorite characters.

But the most successful Hollywood has gotten was in fact 2019 with the release of Avengers: Endgame and many others that took the world by storm.

Does this mean that 2020 will be a bad year for movies? Of course not. So far, we’ve seen Joker get an Oscar as well as the likes of Parasite and many others.

2020 has not been bad for Hollywood so far, nor will it be. We’re still in March so there is plenty of time for new releases to show what they’re made of. To put things into perspective, we’re here to bring to you the top 5 most anticipated Hollywood movies of 2020.

1. A Quiet Place Part II

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Release date set on the 20th of March this year, the sequel to the mega-popular science fiction horror film “A Quiet Place” sees us follow Emily Blunt and her children cope with life without John Krasinski.

If haven’t seen part 1 then we suggest you do so, and perhaps even skip this next section. But at the ending of the first part, we saw how John Krasinski sacrificed himself to save his children from the monster.

In a way, John was protecting them by offering himself instead. The film’s main antagonists are in the fact the monsters that have super hearing. They navigate through hearing hence why the title of the movie is labeled the way it is.

Judging from the trailer that dropped a while back, we’re in for a heck of a nail bitter. And while John won’t act in the sequel, he is the lead director.

2. Wonder Woman 1984

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History remains the main theme of the latest Wonder Woman movie, with the previous one earning an impressive $821 million worldwide.

But that was in 2017 and fans were calling for a sequel as soon as possible. Well, we got an answer to that calling on June the 5th this summer. The director of the film, Patty Jenkins, also happens to be the co-writer. If we take the prequel into account, and the success it enjoyed, we’re almost positive that Wonder Woman 1984 will be just as successful.

But let’s talk a little about the movie itself. Well, there is nothing to talk about really since we only have a trailer and no plot available. What we can say from the trailer is that Diana (Gal Gadot) has a cool new golden armor. Oh, and Steve is back.

3. The New Mutants

The New Mutants is the latest and probably the last movie installment of the super-popular X-Men series. This movie will be the 13th installment, and boy is the hype around it real.

According to some people, the New Mutants has some pretty big shoes to fill. Others don’t have any real expectations; an opinion solely based after the latest X-Men mess-up that was Dark Phoenix.

But real superhero film fans cannot wait for this one. The cast is also a completely new one, as Maisie Williams Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor all making their first X-Men appearance.

The plot follows all three protagonists, and others, as they try to escape the secret facility that experiments on the next generation of mutants in the world.

The release date for The New Mutants is April 3rd, and you can watch the movie for free at Couchpop.com.

4. Top Gun: Maverick

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Set to be released in US cinemas on June 26th, we’ve got yet another blockbuster to look forward to this summer. This time, it’s Tom Cruise.

Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to the original Top Gun; the one we all know and love. At what cost, you might ask? At the cost of a 34-year wait.

But the original need for speed sees Maverick train Goose’s son this time.

The plot of the film is all about Pete Mitchell. Tom Cruise plays an important role, but the movie follows Pete as a courageous test pilot that advances up the ranks in the Navy.

What the audience should expect from this movie is a lot of action, but also a lot of drama.

5. No Time to Die

Who doesn’t love a James Bond movie? Well, No Time to Die is the latest James Bond movie, and the last that Daniel Craig will appear in.

The director of the movie is Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of True Detective Season One, and expectations are certainly high.

The past few James Bond movies weren’t up to the standards, so No Time to Die naturally comes with high anticipation. Rami Malek, Mr. Queen himself, joins the cast as the main antagonist.

Also, at the recommendations of Craig, the product employed Phoebe Waller-Bridge to come and give the script a bit of flair. According to reports, this is only the second time that a female scriptwriter has worked on a Bond flick in its history.

This, naturally, means that there will be a lot more humor and a heck of a lot more feminism in the movie. Some have openly stated their displease at the matter, while others have welcomed it as a breath of fresh air.

One thing is for certain, though, that No Time to Die comes with a high level of expectation and anticipation.

Honorable Mentions

While these movies aren’t the only ones that the public expects to perform big at the Box Office, they are the ones that we anticipate the most.

We wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t give out honorable mentions to some truly amazing movies that are about to come out in 2020. The list includes the following:

  • Mulan – March 27thBlack Widow – May 1st
  • Fast & Furious 9 – May 22nd
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife – July 10th
  • TENET – July 17th
  • Bill & Ted 3 – August 21st
  • The Witches – October 16th

Not all of these will be instant hits at the Box Office, but all America can do is hope and wait for the best.

What’s the Game of Thrones Cast Doing Now

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows of all time, and it ended about one year ago, with a season finale that not many people found very appealing.

Some say that it was a great journey, and that’s our opinion as well, but most of the hardcore fans who also like the books a lot say that the story should’ve played out a lot differently.

Either way, Game of Thrones reached an unbelievable amount of fame and success, and so much money was spent on some of the latest episodes that had the most action, so no matter what the critics have to say, we think that it’s one of the best shows ever made.

A lot of popular actors were hired to fit the roles of the fictional characters in the story, and that’s the beauty and charm of the wonderful Game of Thrones. Actors of all kinds were chosen, some of which aren’t even professionals, and do something completely different for a living.

One of the best examples for this is Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the world’s most known strongman, who played the role of possibly one of the most remarkable characters in the series, called “The Mountain”.

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So, why exactly are we mentioning this? Well, it’s solely because, in today’s article, we are going to talk about the cast of GoT, and what they’re up now that the show is finally over. If you are curious about gaining some insight into this, or you are just a person who likes to follow what some celebrities do, we recommend that you keep on reading until the end. Let’s take a look.

Kit Harington

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If you watched GoT, or you’ve read something about it at least once, chances are that you’ve heard about a character named Jon Snow. He is one of the most popular and remarkable characters in the show, and we’re not going to give any spoilers for all of you who haven’t finished the series yet, but he plays a huge role in the story.

Now that Game of Thrones has ended, the 32-year-old acting star will go straight from the snowy north into another dimension of Marvel, hopping on the crew-bus for an upcoming movie called The Eternals.

We are not exactly sure what’s going to be the story of the young Kit Harington in this movie, but we do know that he’s going to play the role of a character called The Black Knight.

Jason Momoa

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We all know about this young and amazing actor, a true star known for multiple famous characters that he played in the movie industry. He is mostly known for Aquaman, but those who haven’t seen that movie, you probably saw him in a completely different light, playing the fearsome Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.  

Jason Momoa has a lot of projects going on at the moment, and he isn’t planning to stop with his acting career anytime soon, and some rumors say that he’s going through a physical training once again, probably preparing for a very important role. Not that he wasn’t all shredded before, but you know how actors are, they don’t stop until they reach perfection. If you are interested in learning some more about Momoa and his plans, feel free to visit Taddlr.com

Peter Dinklage

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Game of Thrones without this guy is simply not the same. The role of Tyrion Lannister is something so important in the show, and Mr. Dinklage had to go through a lot to get everything done perfectly in the complicated storyline of GoT. One of the most amazing actors of all time, undeniable.

Peter is not even close to stopping with his acting career now that GoT is finally finished, but instead, he’s looking to be as engaged as possible in other projects, such as The Angry Birds Movie 2, The Croods 2 and a lot of other smaller projects. If you were a fan of his character in the amazing series, make sure to follow him and support his work in the other smaller projects as well.

Emilia Clarke

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The main star of Game of Thrones, also known as Khaleesi, and one of the most attractive female actors of all time. Her sense of humor is great, her acting skills are even better, and her charisma is just out of this world.

Emilia played the most important role in the GoT series, and now when the show is finally over, she wants to settle down for some easier roles which are not even closely as demanding as playing Daenerys.

We expect to see Emilia Clarke in many other amazing roles in the future, but what we know so far is that she will be playing an FBI informant in Above Suspicion, a title that’s based on a true story. Very intriguing, especially if you are into these types of films, so make sure to check her out and support her work, she truly deserves it after what she did for Game of Thrones.

Alfie Allen

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Last but not least, Alfie Allen, the guy who played Theon Greyjoy, a character that has a very important role in the GoT storyline, and someone who we think didn’t get enough appreciation for all of their hard work. Alfie Allen is an amazing actor, and since he is so young and talented, his acting career has a lot of opportunities, and we hope to see him once more in a role that was as significant as Theon.

For now, it looks like young Alfie is trying to settle down with a role that’s not as demanding and difficult, so he played the Taika Waititi in the already famous JoJo Rabbit film that came out back on October 18th.

Conclusion

Game of Thrones has truly been an amazing experience for millions of viewers across the entire world, and due to the show being so immersive, a lot of fans got very closely connected with the main stars. This makes them want to follow everything else that they are working on, and our list has more than enough details to know where you need to be if you are looking forward to seeing your favorite actor in another title.

Daniel Craig Parodies “No Time to Die” on SNL

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The new long-awaited James Bond movie “No Time to Die,” as recently announced, has been delayed due to Coronavirus. Although the film was postponed, Daniel Craig decided to cheer his fans up and host Saturday Night Live.

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Daniel first recalls his last show hosting, back in 2012. Then, he tells that people consider him a suave, sophisticated man like James Bond is, and says: “Which I have to admit I kind of am.” After his monologue, he gave the audience a little sneak peek of “No Time to Die” in SNL style.

Read Also: “No Time To Die” Postponed Because of the Coronavirus

In the video, Daniel, as James Bond, enters the casino dressed up in a perfectly fitting tuxedo, and tells Chloe Fineman: “I always thought your game was stealing state secrets.” James is up to the mission, but then he throws a winning dice and gets distracted.

The winning continues, and he calls himself “the king of the jungle.”

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Craig combines acting and comedy in a way that only he can. This hilarious parody of the “No Time to Die” will leave the James Bond fans curious about the actual movie.

Every Event, Film, and TV Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

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Here is a complete rundown of all the ways the Coronavirus is changing the entertainment landscape around us.

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The Coronavirus outbreak is disrupting enjoyment activities in Hollywood and around the world, such as theatrical releases and launches of movie festivals and TV conferences.

We will continue to update this web page with the breaking news concerning production delays, competition cancellations, release date changes, and more enjoyment disruptions as a result of the Coronavirus.

Read also: Tom Cruise quarantined in Italy Over coronavirus outbreak

Major streaming companies, such as Apple, Netflix, and Amazon, have all pulled out of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. The occasion remains on schedule to release this month.

MipTV, the international  TV conference held each spring in Cannes, has canceled its 2020 edition because of coronavirus fears.

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Universal, MGM, and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have driven back the discharge of “No Time to Die” till November 12 in the U.K. Also, Universal had canceled the movie’s China premiere.

The China release of its own family blockbuster “Sonic the Hedgehog” is canceled because of the coronavirus. Other movie releases that have been not on time or canceled in China encompass Universal’s “1917,” Searchlight’s “Jojo Rabbit,” and Universal’s “Dolittle.”

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The Filmmaker Jia Zhangke delayed the production of his next movie indefinitely. The challenge became set to start filming in April. “We nevertheless can’t clearly do all the pre-production stuff to have this happen in April,” he said.

Also, Wong Kar-wai has put the production of his next feature, “Blossoms,” on hold because of the coronavirus.

The 2020 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece has been delayed as well. The festival was supposed to start on March 5 in Greece and run through March 15. However, the organizers are hopeful the event can be rescheduled.

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Then, the inaugural Red Sea Festival in Saudi Arabia has been canceled.

Disney canceled the two-day European press launch for Disney+. They will promote the new platform online instead.

Producers of “The Bachelorette” have canceled the upcoming season’s trip to Italy.

“No Time To Die” Postponed Because of the Coronavirus

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The new long-expected James Bond movie, called “No Time To Die,” was scheduled for April this year. Recently, the Universal and Bond producers announced that the new James Bond movie will be presented on the big screen eight months later. Their decision is due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus spread causes cinemas around the world closing their doors, and this would mean that half of the world would not be able to watch “No Time To Die” even if they wanted to.

The founders of MI6 Confidential and The James Bond Dossier wrote in their open letter: “Just one person, who may not even show symptoms, could infect the rest of the audience….This is not the type of publicity that anyone wants.”

“The health and well-being of fans around the world, and their families, is more important,” they added.

“No time to die” will officially be released on November 12th in the UK and on the 25th in the United States.

The Many Uses of Animatronic Animals

You may not know this, but you have seen animatronics in work more than a few times in your life. You have probably seen a few movies where you didn’t even realize that they are using these because they can be very realistic. Ever since the 70s, they have become a big part of the movie industry, especially with the release since the release of the movies The Thing and Jaws. Considering that Jaws is almost 50 years old, you still cannot recognize that the shark used was actually just an animatronic. With the success of the movie, they became a revelation in the movie industry and then spread to other entertainment industries such as museums and theme parks. We have seen several other uses where they bring animals or characters to life. No matter whether the character is fictional or not, a well-made animatronic can seriously surprise anyone.

Just imagine how realistic can the animatronics be with today’s technology, considering that those from forty or fifty years ago were realistic enough to fool millions of people worldwide. If you want to know more about such animals or characters, you should first how they work and where they are used.

Where are they used?

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Animatronics or electronic puppets are electronic mechanisms that can realistically simulate the movement, appearance, and behavior of living or fictional creatures. What makes these robotic mechanisms so good is because they very accurately depict emotions or traits of animals or fictional characters. These mechanisms usually come with a remote control that can be used to control the robot from a certain distance. The control can either do simpler movements such as moving the arms or the head or they can also be made to make more complex movements such as moving the feet to traverse the ground and so on. These types of robots are mostly used for movies to avoid spending millions of dollars on computer-generated imagery or more popularly known as CGI. The film industry uses these mechanisms to add more realism to a movie better than CGI could ever do. Maybe in a few decades, we will see animals that are generated by a computer be more realistic than an animatronic, but since the technology is still not there, these robots still have a long future ahead of them.

The movie Jurassic Park was one of the first movies that truly visualized the nature of dinosaurs. They achieved an accurate and realistic look of the dinosaurs by using these robots. After the release of the film, the whole animatronic industry got a lot more work since everyone wanted to create the next big movie with such realistic robots. Museums also saw the potential of this industry and quickly replaced their boring plastic replicas with these life-like animals. If you have ever been to such a museum, you were probably stunned at how realistic their appearance is, how smooth and flexible the movements can be. For Lifesize Animatronic Animals to appear real, manufacturers must consult with zoologists so they can be created based on true information. If you are looking for such a manufacturer, check this.

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How do they work?

Thanks to our increasing knowledge in robotics these last couple of decades and the growing number of mechanical and electrical engineers we can create movements that can even imitate the way humans move. The animatronic industry uses this knowledge we have gathered and the experience of such engineers to create animals or fictional creatures that look very real. For the animal to properly work, the whole development process has got to go through a couple of steps.

The first step is for mechanical and electrical engineers to work together to build the whole mechanical system. If they do not work together, they cannot plan out where the wires will go through or whether the movement will look natural. To create such movements the mechanical engineers use hundreds of gears and advanced hydraulics. The engineer must have an idea on how the final product will look like so they can simulate the fluidness in the movement of animals.

After finishing the whole mechanical system, it is time for the electrical engineers to start working on the electronic part of the system. The electronic control system is basically the brain of the animatronic that controls what the “muscles” (mechanical parts) will do. All those mechanical parts then have to be connected with wires to the electronic control system and form a type of nerve system. The brain of this whole system can then form a connection with the remote control to calibrate the movements.

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While the mechanics and technicians are working on the electronic and mechanical system, a group of experts must work on the structural form of the animatronic. They need to create a frame that will realistically depict the form of the animal and to allow enough room for the mechanical parts to move. In other words, they create something similar to the skeleton of the animal. For this process, graphite is the main ingredient to keep it sturdy and strong, but to be light enough to move. If the frame is done by a much heavier material, the mechanical system will either won’t be able to lift the frame or it will need to be a lot more powerful which can be expensive.

The finishing part of this whole process is not for engineers, but for artists. For the skin to look and feel realistic, expert artists on this subject use different types of rubber, foam, and silicone. These materials must also be very durable and resistant to things such as dust, dirt, and water. If the skin is made from quality materials then all the color will fade away in a very short time and that’s a waste of money. Those special materials are usually poured into a mold and left to dry. After they have finally dried, the artists have to accurately draw and color the skin of the animal onto the animatronic. Then finally the “skin” can be attached to the animatronic frame.

So if you ever want to create a realistic experience in your museum or your dinosaur theme park, you should definitely consider getting these animals.

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Jon Grissom-Famous Actor In The 80s

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Cloyd Jon Grissom born in Alaska became a famous actor in the 80s. As an actor he is known as Jon Grissom. Actually, he worked in only two movies, namely License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. In both the films Jon Grissom worked with two Coreys, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. At that time Corey Feldman was 15 years old actor who had a promising career ahead. Jon Grissom was personal assistant to Corey. As a personal assistant Jon became very close to Corey. According to Corey Feldman, Jon used to provide crack and cocaine to 15 years old Corey. They used to do drugs in clubs where Jon Grissom performed sexual act on Corey under the influence of drugs.

Jon Grissom is caught in the web of controversy with recent accusations of child abuse and molestation by Corey Feldman. In 2001 also he was arrested for the child abuse of 14 to 15 years old child and was imprisoned in 2003. Due to his refugee status, Jon Grissom was not registered as a sex offender with the state. According to Megan’s Law, it is mandatory for sex offenders to register with the state. Jon Grissom has a sketchy past. He was arrested in Utah on March 12, 1995 for various criminal charges. Credit card theft, using illegal means of transport and resisting arrest are some of them. In 2000, he spent 3 months in Arizona jail for above mentioned charges.

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At present, Jon Grissom lives in Mazatlan, Sinaloa in Mexico. He is active on his Facebook and My Space accounts. Although he has not responded to Corey’s accusations, he recently posted pictures of him with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. This triggered anger and pain for Corey Feldman. And Jon Grissom became a target of public anger on social media. Eventhough Los Angeles police is aware of Corey’s accusations, they cannot open an investigation against Jon Grissom. To initiate a formal investigation Corey is required to make a formal complaint with the police.

Jon Grissom, born on May 31, 1962 is currently 57 years old. 5 ft 8 in tall Jon has a tattoo on his left arm.  He studied at Amphitheater High School, Tucson, Arizona. He studied psychology from Jan 1991 to April 1995 in the University of Arizona. He had a diverse career in the field of movie production as well as sales management. He has worked as production assistant in movie production companies. As per his Facebook account, his sales management career spans over the period of 10 years starting from may 1985 to may 2006. He worked at Dino De Laurentiis as production specialist. He has listed mind games as his professional skills.Eventhough his acting career is limited to only two films, he is well known as an actor.

 

In 1988, he made his debut in the world of films. License to Drive was his first film starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Richard Masur and Carol Kane. He got the role of a valet in this teen adventure film. The film is about a 16 years old teenager who fails knowledge part of his driving test. The film was described s passable entertainment. The film received only two and half stars out of four from the critics. Eventhough the film was not acclaimed by the critics, it was a success at the box office. It was produced at the budget of $8 million and it made $22 million at the box office.

The next film of Jon Grissom was a teen fantasy called Dream a Little Dream starring Corey Feldman, Jason Robards, Harry Dean Stanton and Piper Laurie. He was assigned the role of a P.E. coach in this film. The film is about mind swap of a married older man with that of a teenager. The film was released simultaneously in 1019 theaters. The film made $2.5 million on opening weekend. However the collection dropped to the half in next week. The reviews were also negative. The music was a plus point of the movie. It was the mix of rock and classic music.

Jon Grissom’s acting career is limited to two movies with insignificant roles. While practicing his acting skills, he served Corey Feldman as a personal assistant during the 80s. According to Corey Feldman, Grissom sexually abused Corey while serving him as a personal assistant. He has given vivid description about the sexual abuse and molestation in his autobiography “Coreyography; A Memoir.” Feldman accuses Jon Grissom of molesting Corey Haim as well. The autobiography was published in 2013.

Corey Feldman is appearing on talk shows revealing details about child abuse which was rampant in Hollywood in 80s. Some Hollywood big shots such as Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Jeremy Piven have been implicated in the scandals of se*ual harassment of young artists. Jon Grissom is also getting attention in social media because of Feldman’s accusations. In his autobiography Coreyography, Feldman has used the pseudonym Ron Crison for Jon Grissom.

In the book Feldman describes how he and Corey Haim were molested by a man named Ron Crison. It is described in the book how Ron Crison would give him pills before performing se*ual act. He has accused Grissom of molesting Corey Haim as well. Feldman claims he has reported this to San Diego police department. However, the police denies the claim. As a result, they cannot arrest Jon Grissom. Some people even doubt the intentions of Corey Feldman.

Jon Grissom seems to be an undistinguished person with criminal history. His achievements are not very significant. However he is getting a lot of negative attention because of Corey Fledman’s accusations. It is sad that none of the accusations can be proved. Even for the police department it is not possible to arrest him. Se*ual harassment and molestation of children is a serious crime and sex offenders should be dealt with firmly. I believe in coming years people would be more careful and protective about their children. And law enforcement would be more empowered to bring sex offenders to justice.

Katy Jurado Prominent Mexican actress Katy Jurado

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There have been many prominent actors and actresses of the previous century that have helped lay down the foundation of Hollywood and brought it to the standards that it is known for today. One of the actresses of the previous century who really took the golden screen by storm was Katy Jurado. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia, she preferred to call herself only as Katy Jurado. She was one of the top Mexican actresses and acted in film, television and theater.

Unlike many other Hollywood actresses who mainly moved to Los Angeles to pursue their acting careers, Jurado started off her acting career in the neighboring country of Mexico. She received quite a bit of fame during the 1940s and the 50s, in a decade that came to be known as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. It wasn’t long before she was discovered American film products and was cast into Hollywood, catapulting her fame to new heights.

Early Beginnings

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Katy Jurado was born on the 16th of January, in 1924 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She was the daughter of Luis Jurado Ochoa, a lawyer by profession. Her mother, Vicenta Garcia, was a singer. She had two younger brothers, Luis Raul and Oscar Sergio. Her mother worked at the famous Mexican radio station known as XEW, which is also the oldest radio station in all of Latin America.

Her earlier studies were at a school run by nuns in the Guadalupe neighborhood in Mexico City. She had no desire to pursue acting, and began to study as a bilingual secretary. However, it wasn’t long before her ravishing beauty and charming looks were discovered by famous Mexican filmmakers. Among them was one Emilio Fernandez. He would go on to offer her a role in a film that would change her life.

Her first role, directed by Fernandez, was in the Isle of Passion. The movie was released in 1941. Her parents were strictly against acting, and never gave consent to her pursuing it. However, her acting in The Isle of Passion caught the eye of other directors, and another filmmaker, Mauricio de la Serna, offered her a role in his film No Mataras just a couple of years later.

The contract was presented before her, and she signed it without the consent of her parents. When she told them what she had done, they threatened her to send her to a boarding school far off in Monterrey. This was around the same time she met an ambitious actor by the name of Victor Velazquez. The two hit it off, and they tied the knot soon after.

She later accepted that the primary reason for marrying Velazquez was because it allowed her the freedom to pursue work in the filmmaking industry and to escape from her parents. The marriage was never going to last long, and the two decided to part ways in 1943. Velazquez was the father to two of her kids, Sandra and Victor Hugo.

Over the course of the next seven years, Jurado would go on to do big things. She ended up doing 16 films in this timeframe, acting alongside prominent Mexican film stars like Sara Montiel, Pedro Armendariz, and Pedro Infante. In 1953, she was noticed internationally for her performance in El Bruto. For her performance in the movie, she received the Ariel Award for the Best Supporting Actress. The Ariel Award is the direct equivalent of the Academy Award in Mexico.

Break into Hollywood

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Her big break in Hollywood came when she was working as a movie journalist and a bull fighting critic to support her family. Prominent Hollywood actor John Wayne spotted her at a bull fighting event. At the time, Wayne didn’t even know that she was already an actress in her hometown.

But, Budd Boetticher did, and he cast her in his movie alongside Gilbert Roland in 1951. The film was entitled Bullfighter and the Lady, and her performance as the wife of an aging matador received a lot of praises. She didn’t know much English at the time, and would only memorize the lines phonetically so she could deliver a convincing performance.

This got her noticed by Stanley Kramer, one of the major producers in Hollywood. She was cast in the classic movie High Noon alongside Grace Kelly and Gary Cooper. Eventually, she had to learn to speak English in order to play the role, and did so by taking classes daily.  She also played a role in Arrowhead, which was released in 1953.

By 1959, she had several Hollywood credits to her name, and had worked on many major films and television plays. Some famous movies that she acted in include Trial, The Racers, the Dragon Wells Massacre, The Man from Rio, Trapeze, Broken Lance, and various others.

Jurado was also close friends with a certain Marlon Brando, who eventually invited her to take part in One-Eyed Jacks. She had met Ernest Borgnine in 1958, and the two married soon after, eventually starting their own production company.

In 1963 however, the two decided to end their marriage.  She returned back to Mexico and started living in Cuernavaca. A couple of years later, she would return to Hollywood to play a role in Smoky.

For a large part of her career, Jurado would continue alternating between Mexico and Hollywood. She shared a very close and romantic relationship with novelist Louis L’Amour, and stated in an interview that he had written her love letters until the last days of his life. For her contributions to Hollywood, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Towards the end of her career, she began suffering from health problems, primarily related to her lungs and her heart. Eventually, in 2002, after a long and successful career in both Mexican cinema and Hollywood, she passed away in her home in Cuernavaca due to pulmonary disease and kidney failure. She is widely regarded as one of the best actresses to come out of Mexico.