‘Homeland’ actor Rebhorn dies
James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65.
Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., after a long battle with skin cancer.
Busch said Rebhorn was diagnosed with melanoma in 1992 but managed to work until the past month.
In five decades of television and film work, Rebhorn amassed more than 100 credits, ranging from a shipping magnate in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” to the prosecutor in the series finale of “Seinfeld,” in which he famously sent the group to jail.
The lanky but piercing Rebhorn often played astringent authorities, such as the headmaster in “Scent of a Woman” or the secretary of defense in “Independence Day.”
On “Homeland,” he played the father of Claire Danes’ CIA officer Carrie Mathison. He also had a recurring role on the USA Network series “White Collar” playing the FBI head of a white-collar crime unit.
Other credits of the Philadelphia-born Rebhorn, who received his master’s in acting from Columbia University, include “The Game,” “Real Steel,” “Law & Order,” “Carlito’s Way” and “Meet the Parents.”
‘Divergent’ debuts with $56M
To go with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading “Divergent.”
The teen science-fiction thriller starring Shailene Woodley debuted with $56 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, though less than some anticipated, launches Lionsgate’s third franchise built on young-adult best-sellers.
Disney’s Muppets sequel “Muppets Most Wanted,” with Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, fared poorly, earning just $16.5 million over the weekend.
The family-film market was more competitive than expected, as 20th Century Fox’s animated “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” has held better than anticipated. In its third week of release, the film — tops at the box office last weekend — slid to third with $11.7 million.
Lennon’s artwork set for auction
John Lennon’s drawings and manuscripts are coming to auction.
Sotheby’s says a collection of the late Beatles singer’s material will make up the “You Might Well Arsk” sale. The auction is scheduled for June 4 in New York.
The items are being put up for sale by Tom Maschler, who worked with Lennon on “In His Own Write” and “A Spaniard in the Works.”
Among the items in the auction is a manuscript from 1965 called “The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield.” It is expected to sell for $40,000 to $60,000.