Gwyneth Paltrow To Quit From Acting Forever


She’s had enough of acting!

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Gwyneth Paltrow is making big plans for the future, and it doesn’t involve Hollywood! The famous Oscar-winning actor, known for her roles in movies like “Shakespeare in Love,” opened up about her future in a chat with Bustle. Here’s the scoop on her exciting journey:

So, when is she selling Goop, her wellness and lifestyle company worth millions? Gwyneth’s answer: “I have no idea. We’re not ready to sell yet. I need a few more years.”

But she’s got a little twist up her sleeve; she might just pass on the baton on her 55th birthday.

Picture this: Gwyneth in a luxurious mansion in the south of France, treating herself to manuka honey facials and peptide serums. Pure bliss!

And here’s the fun part: Gwyneth isn’t a big fan of her celebrity status. She finds her happiness in “creating, collaborating, and being struck with new ideas.” It’s all about the thrill of making cool things happen for her.

Now, when it comes to money, Gwyneth isn’t motivated by it. Even though Goop is worth a jaw-dropping $250 million, she says, “I could never get attracted to the really rich guy… Money has never been my thing. It’s never been my driver.” She’s all about doing what she loves.

But there’s more! Gwyneth talked about a term called “nepo baby.” It’s when the kids of celebrities follow in their parents’ footsteps and achieve success.

She doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with it. In fact, her daughter, Apple, wants nothing to do with the industry, but even if she did, Gwyneth believes it’s totally fine. “Nobody rips on a kid who’s like ‘I want to be a doctor like my dad and granddad,'” she said.

Gwyneth wishes that her children always feel free to pursue whatever they want to do, regardless of what anyone thinks or says. And you know what? That’s a fantastic way to approach life! 😄

Newly-added Netflix film is being hailed ‘the best movie ever’

What transpires when an Oscar-winning masterpiece such as Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” makes its debut on Netflix?

Instant virality, indeed! On September 1, this hard-hitting war drama found its way onto the streaming giant, promptly asserting its presence in Netflix’s elite list of top-ten most-watched films, all the while creating a buzz that reverberated across various social media platforms.

Numerous viewers wasted no time in extolling the virtues of this film, starring Andrew Garfield and the Australian actress Teresa Palmer, going so far as to label it “the best movie ever.”

One jubilant fan took to Twitter and effused, “‘Guys, I just watched the best movie ever on Netflix. Name – Hacksaw Ridge, based on a true story. I highly recommend it. Produced by Mel Gibson. A must-see.'”

Another reveled in the accessibility of “Hacksaw Ridge” on Netflix, proclaiming, “‘Watching Hacksaw Ridge!!! So glad it’s finally on Netflix!'”

As if this wasn’t enough, a viewer even acknowledged the emotional rollercoaster that the film provides, commenting, “‘Hacksaw Ridge Is On Netflix. Time to bust out the tissues and ice-cream.'”

Yet another chimed in, declaring, “‘If you’ve never seen Hacksaw Ridge, it’s on Netflix. Amazing movie. 10/10 recommend.'”

The heart of the film lies in the true story of Desmond Doss, portrayed by Garfield, a deeply religious U.S. recruit during World War II. Despite being a conscientious objector who steadfastly refuses to carry a weapon, he displays extraordinary valor by saving 75 men amidst the ferocious Battle of Okinawa.

Initially shunned by his fellow soldiers due to his pacifist convictions deeply rooted in his Seventh Day Adventist upbringing, Doss eventually earns the Medal of Honor for his remarkable bravery and selfless actions.

Viewers have lauded director Mel Gibson for his stunning recreation of the harrowing battlefield sequences. Alongside American actor Vince Vaughn, the film also boasts a roster of acclaimed Australian talents, including Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, and Richard Roxburgh.

Produced through a collaboration between Australia and the United States with a budget of $40 million, “Hacksaw Ridge” raked in an impressive $180 million worldwide. In the realm of awards, the film garnered six Oscar nominations and clinched trophies for Editing and Sound Mixing. It also triumphed at the Australian Academy Awards (AACTAs), securing nine accolades, including Best Picture.

Director Mel Gibson, known for his knack for producing intense, visually spectacular films, has been praised for his brilliant re-creation of the harrowing battlefield scenes. Credit: John Phillips / Getty

The film’s resurgence on Netflix isn’t merely a fleeting trend; it stands as a testament to the universal allure and profound emotional resonance of “Hacksaw Ridge.” Its resurgence on the streaming platform adds yet another accolade to its status as a modern classic in the pantheon of war cinema.

So, whether you’re a connoisseur of war films or simply seeking an epic cinematic experience that delivers on all fronts, “Hacksaw Ridge” unquestionably deserves its accolade as “a must-see.”

21 Actors From The Harry Potter Films Who Are No Longer With Us

So many great actors from the series are no longer with us

Calling all fellow wizards and witches, it’s time to raise our wands and remember the magical stars who’ve left us from the Harry Potter universe. Since the very first Harry Potter movie graced our screens in 2001 with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” we’ve laughed, cried, and cheered alongside a fantastic cast of characters. But, my friends, the bittersweet truth is that not all of them are still with us.

Credit: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

We’ve had to bid farewell to 21 talented actors who brought the wizarding world to life. From the mighty Professor Snape, played by the unforgettable Alan Rickman, to the wise Professor Dumbledore portrayed by the legendary Richard Harris. Even the gentle giant Hagrid, portrayed by Robbie Coltrane, has ventured into the great beyond.

But it’s not just the headlining heroes who have left us. The magic of Harry Potter extends to the supporting cast as well. Elizabeth Spriggs, who played the enchanting Fat Lady guarding Gryffindor Tower, and Verne Troyer, our beloved Griphook, have also passed away.

1) Richard Harris – Albus Dumbledore

Prior to Michael Gambon taking over for the remaining six Harry Potter films, Harris played the grandfatherly headmaster in the first two films and many fans were delighted with the casting as he looked as so many fans imagined!

2) Alan Rickman – Severus Snape

Fans of Harry Potter were very saddened by Severus Snape’s loss, but Alan Rickman’s death was by far a bigger shock. Tragically, the actor passed away in January 2016 after receiving a confidential diagnosis of terminal cancer.

3) Robert Knox – Marcus Belby

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Knox, an English actor, played Marcus Belby. Tragically, Knox was fatally stabbed outside a London pub after getting involved in a fight to defend his brother.

Later, a documentary was produced on the actor’s tragic passing and the cast of the Potter films wore ribbons in his memory at the premiere.

4) Elizabeth Spriggs – The Fat Lady

Spriggs was well-known for portraying The Fat Lady, a living portrait who watches over the Gryffindor common area. Comedian Dawn French subsequently took over the part.

5) Timothy Bateson – Kreacher

Prior to his death in 2009, Bateson performed the voice of Kreacher, an elderly house elf, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6) Alfred Burke – Armando Dippet

Alfred Burke, who was well-known for his roles as Frank Marker in Public Eye and subsequently as Armando Dippett, Dumbledore’s predecessor at Hogwarts, died in February 2011 at the age of 92.

7) Jimmy Gardner – Ernie Prang

In the third Harry Potter movie from 2004, Gardner, a WWII veteran who had been acting since the 1960s, played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang.

8) Eric Sykes – Frank Bryce

Frank Bryce, a Muggle who lived in Little Hangleton, the same community which the Riddle family also called home, was portrayed by comic actor Eric Sykes. He worked as their gardener and eventually was the main suspect in the death of the family, but viewers will know he was innocent.

9) Richard Griffiths – (Uncle) Vernon Dursley

Richard Griffiths, a renowned British actor of theatre and cinema recognised for performances in The History Boys, Withnail and I, and Chariots of Fire, was the only person who could have brought Harry’s Uncle Vernon to life and fans loved to loathe him!

10) David Ryall – Elphias Doge

In the 2010 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Ryall took over Peter Cartwright’s role as Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix but sadly passed away, 2014’s Christmas Day.

11) Dave Legeno – Fenrir Greyback

Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf and Death Eater with a sinister propensity for harming innocent youngsters, as the really die-hard fans would know. Tragically, the actor who played him passed away in July 2014 in Death Valley, California, after appearing in three Harry Potter films.

12) Roger Lloyd Pack – Barty Crouch Senior

Roger Lloyd Pack, who played Trigger in the enduring sitcom Only Fools and Horses, went on to play Barty Crouch Senior, a powerful Ministry of Magic official in the series furing Goblet of Fire.

13) Derek Deadman – Tom The Innkeeper

Derek Deadman, a character actor with more than 40 years of experience in the British entertainment business, created the role of Tom, the barman from The Leaky Cauldron, a pub in Diagon Alley.

14) Terence Baylor – The Blood Baron

The Bloody Baron, a ghost at Hogwarts who was originally a wizard also known as Phillip Strenger, was played by New Zealand actor Terence Bayler.

15) John Hurt – Ollivander

Hurt, a well-known English actor whose career spanned five decades including a pivotal part in the Doctor Who video, played the kind-hearted wandmaker Ollivander in the movie series.

16) Robert Hardy – Cornelius Fudge

Magical Minister Robert Hardy CBE, who had acting credentials in theatre, cinema, and television before his passing in 2017, played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.

17) Verne Troyer – Griphook

Verne Troyer played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movie, which is perhaps his most well-known role, but he also played Griphook in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until Warwick Davies took over.

18) Helen McCrory – Narcissa Malfoy

Before her tragic passing in 2021, McCrory had amassed a large following because to her performances in films like Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series and Polly in Peaky Blinders.

19) Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid

The world was in mourning in 2022 after learning of the passing of renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who is best known for his role as Hagrid, the affable groundskeeper in the Harry Potter series.

20) Leslie Phillips – The Sorting Hat

Phillips was well-known for appearing in the Carry On films and for lending his voice to The Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. He passed away in November of last year after building a successful and protracted acting career.

21) Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore (2)

Sadly the news of Michael Gambon’s passing is so sudden and yet he contributed to 6 of the Harry Potter films after taking over from Richard Harris in which he showed a feistier side to the headmaster and fans came to love him. Not to mention his most famous quote ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

As fans of the wizarding world, we’ll always cherish the enchanting moments these actors gifted us. Let’s hold onto those memories, rewatch the films, and keep their magic alive in our hearts. After all, “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home,” as J.K. Rowling once said. And so will the enchanting performances of these dearly departed actors in the world of Harry Potter.

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