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Mena Suvari in 'Day of the Dead' remake

HOLLYWOOD, July 13 (UPI) -- "American Beauty" temptress Mena Suvari is starring in the remake of the 1985 Hollywood film, "Day of the Dead," about zombies overtaking the military.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Ving Rhames cast as 'Aquaman' lead

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Ving Rhames has signed on to play lighthouse keeper and mentor McCaffery in "Aquaman," a pilot on new TV network The CW. "Aquaman" also stars former Miss Universe Denise Quinones as Rachel Starling, a U.S. Navy pilot and McCaffery's love interest, Z

Outkast movie lands at Universal studios

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The untitled HBO Productions musical film starring Grammy Award-winning hip-hoppers OutKast has landed at Universal Pictures.

Billy Crudup in 'Mission: Impossible III'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Billy Crudup will star alongside Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Keri Russell in "Mission: Impossible III."

Fishburne, Seymour Hoffman join M:I III

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Laurence Fishburne and Philip Seymour Hoffman are joining the cast of "Mission: Impossible III."

Keri Russell joins 'Mission: Impossible 3'

HOLLYWOOD, June 16 (UPI) -- Former "Felicity" star Keri Russell has signed on to portray a junior agent mentored by Tom Cruise's character in "Mission: Impossible 3."

'Mission Impossible' forges ahead

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The third installment of Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series is targeted to hit theaters next May, it was announced Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: ASCAP honors Mark Snow

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- "The X-Files" composer Mark Snow is being honored this week by the American Society of Composers and Publishers for a career that in many ways exemplifies the t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rhames recalls youth readying for 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Ving Rhames says he didn't have to prepare for "Kojak," the New York cop with a lollipop habit, by watching Telly Savalas in the original TV series.

Rhames to play 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The USA Network has signed Ving Rhames to star in a series based on the 1970's police show, "Kojak," the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Alba, Johansson cast in new films

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood starlets Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johannson have been cast in two upcoming feature films, "Sin City" and "Mission: Impossible 3," respectively.

Depp's 'Secret Window' opening earlier

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures has decided to open "Secret Window," starring Johnny Depp, six weeks earlier than scheduled based on favorable audience screenings.
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Ving Rhames
LAP99071307 - 13 July 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Ving Rhames and Debra Reed pose upon arriving July 12 at the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) annual gala honoring director Martin Scorsese with the organization's 1999 Torch of Liberty award for his contributions through his work that affirm the democratic principles that underlie the promise of "liberty and justice for all." iw/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series.

Rhames was born in New York City, New York, the son of Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were raised as sharecroppers in South Carolina. Named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, Irving Rhames grew up in Harlem.

A good student, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase. His fellow acting student Stanley Tucci gave him his nickname "Ving". Rhames later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater.

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