Rodolphe Guenoden, 39, originally from Noyon, France, is an animator at Dream Works, and a martial arts veteran. He's worked on blockbusters like Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, and Madagascar.
Ever since Robin Williams' turn as the Genie in "Aladdin," voice artists who specialize in character work for animated movies have been sidelined by celebrities, no doubt tickled to do something they can show to their children.
Western cinema's relationship with martial arts has been a rocky one. Like many genres, kung fu has drifted in and out of fashion, but it has never regained the same popularity as its glorious heyday in the early 1970s.
Jackie Chan: A-list Asian megastar, iconic kung fu hero to millions and basically a really famous guy. We had been pursuing an in-depth interview with him for months through "The JC Group," Jackie's all-conquering management company.
He's thrown himself off more buildings than he can remember and broken more bones than an actor has any right to and still be alive and working today, but at 54 years old, Jackie Chan's days of taking spectacular tumbles may be coming to an end.
A rising star in the glare of the media, Maggie Q has long been famous as an action heroine in Asia. Recently however, she has joined the top rank of upcoming young actresses in Hollywood. Half Vietnamese, she was brought up in Hawaii, but began her career in Hong Kong's film industry after being spotted by Jackie Chan.
When I first visited the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve, I expected to see an untouched paradise. While it is still beautiful to the naked eye, behind the scenes, all is not well. While there, I learned that the famous sharks of the Galapagos were under siege for their fins.
Next Stop New Delhi!: So I'm winging off to India on Friday to attend the Fortune Global Forum there. It's an amazing confab of public and private sector leaders. It's so great we¹re having it India this time around, because this country is such an economic hotspot and a crossroads right now. Just ask Google. Or Cisco. Or IBM. We already got some cool stuff up on our Global Forum site. So ya'll go there, hear? And treat yourself to a nice dinner at an Indian restaurant while you're at it!
A record snowfall -- never before have as many as 25 inches fallen in Burlington, Vt., in a 24-hour period -- led my ABA team, the Vermont Frost Heaves, to postpone our game with the Maryland Nighthawks last Thursday. The decision didn't follow only from prudence, though a snow emergency still had the streets around Memorial Auditorium choked with heaps of the white stuff, and we certainly didn't want our opponents to hurry their bus ride up from the mid-Atlantic in hazardous conditions. By carrying the game over a day, we bridged it to a walkup-friendly Friday night, and got another news cycle of promotion out of the player Maryland had somehow folded into that bus.
For four months, Liev Schreiber did eight intense shows a week in a Broadway production of "Glengarry Glen Ross." At the same time, he was editing his film-directing debut, "Everything Is Illuminated."
Why doesn't anyone know how to engineer the successful transition of the finest Asian film exports? Though a few scattered blockbusters make their way to the fore, Hollywood still hasn't been able to truly use the amazing palette of potential talents like Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, John Woo, Jackie Chan and their ilk.