Veteran actor Kevin Kline rushed to help an ill presenter who collapsed during a question-and-answer (Q&A) session at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Sunday (07Sep14). The A Fish Called Wanda star was being interviewed to promote his new movie My Old Lady when the moderator fainted and fell off his chair.
Kline rushed to his aid and tended to the man until help arrived, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. The film's director Israel Horovitz also joined in the effort to help the presenter.
The moderator was revived shortly afterwards but the session was still cut short.
The Toronto International Film Festival closes on Sunday (14Sep14).
Beloved British actress Dame Maggie Smith has given a first-time director a big boost by signing on to lead the cast of his new film. The Downton Abbey and Quartet star will join Kevin Kline and Jane Birkin in playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady.
Smith will play the lover of a rich businessman who confronts his estranged son for the first time when he travels to Paris to liquidate an apartment he has inherited from his father.
Horovitz has adapted the screenplay from his own work and filming is scheduled to begin in Paris in September (13).
The first-time filmmaker says, "Of all my stage plays, My Old Lady is my very favourite. For years, this play has cried out to me to be seen in its Paris setting, to become a film... To create this film with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Jane Birkin and Dominique Pinon is beyond thrilling."
Beastie Boys star Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz's playwright father Israel Horovitz was made a Commander of the Arts and Letters at the French Embassy in New York on Tuesday (03Apr12). The prestigious French honour has previously been handed to stars including Clint Eastwood and Patti Smith.
One of the few non-actors granted a membership to The Actors Studio.
Among his awards are a Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Awards, the Elliot Norton Prize and a lifetime achievement from B'nai B'rith.
When asked to teach a playwrighting course at City College of New York, he listed Harvard as his alma mater, despite having never attended college there. Upon discovering that the credit was false, Horovitz was fired.
In early interviews, he said that his father had been a lawyer, but later admitted that he had worked as a truck driver.
Appeared as Dr. Berkowitz in the TV adaptation of "North Shore," and as Louis Schurr in "James Dean."
Published a book of poetry, Spider Poems and Other Writings, in 1976.
Horovitz's plays have been translated into 30 languages worldwide.