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Were you or were you not entertained by Russell Crowe in Gladiator back in 2000? Universal/Getty Images hide caption

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The Movies From The Year 2000

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Jerry Stiller performed in a comedy duo with his wife, Anne Meara, and also appeared in films and on Broadway and television. Onscreen, he was George Costanza's father; in real life, he was dad to actor Ben Stiller. He's pictured above in New York City in October 2008. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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Comedian Jerry Stiller, Who Played Hotheaded Dad On 'Seinfeld,' Dies At 92

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Beanie Feldstein stars as Johanna Morrigan in How To Build A Girl, adapted from Caitlin Moran's 2014 semi-autobiographical novel. IFC Films hide caption

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It's Not Just A Phase: 'How To Build A Girl' Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

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When 8-year-old Cody (Lucas Jaye) temporarily moves into the house next door to Del (Brian Dennehy), the two strike up an unlikely, intergenerational friendship. Dennehy died April 15 at the age of 81. Courtesy of FilmRise hide caption

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Brian Dennehy's 'Driveways' Performance Is Gruff, Graceful — And A Goodbye

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In Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has authorized the opening of theaters, but Chris Escobar, owner of the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, won't be unlocking the doors quite yet. "I'm not forcing my employees to choose between their livelihoods and their lives," he says. CJ Swank/Plaza Theatre hide caption

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As Some States Reopen, Theater Owners Are Watching — And Mostly Waiting

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NASA confirmed that actor Tom Cruise and private spaceflight company Space X are considering a feature film shot on board the International Space Station. Cruise is shown above in New York City in June 2017. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Seinfeld pictured in his Netflix special, 23 Hours to Kill. He says he's "adjusted pretty comfortably" to life at home. Jeffery Neira/Netflix hide caption

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Jerry Seinfeld On Staying Home: 'At My Dinner Table, You're Supposed To Be Funny'

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Movie theaters remain closed as stay-at-home orders continue in many parts of the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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TV, Movies And Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all parts of the entertainment industry. Sam talks to writer and comedian Jenny Yang and camera operator Jessica Hershatter, whose jobs are on hold due to shutdowns. Also, Sam and LA Times entertainment reporter Meredith Blake discuss television and streaming. And joining Sam for a special edition of Who Said That is Shea Serrano, staff writer for The Ringer and author of the book Movies (and Other Things).

TV, Movies And Coronavirus

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Screenwriter Archie (Jeremy Pope, left) and wannabe director Raymond (Darren Criss) run lines in the Netflix miniseries Hollywood. Saeed Anyani/Netflix hide caption

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Actor Irrfan Khan has died at age 54, after an acclaimed film career in India and on the international stage. He's seen here in 2018, during a visit to Park City, Utah. Ray Tamarra/GC Images hide caption

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The new Lifetime movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel tells the story of the one of the most important gospel groups of the 20th century. Amanda Matlovich/Courtesy of Lifetime hide caption

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In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

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Brian Dennehy, known for his interpretations of characters created by Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, has died at the age of 81. Mike Piscitelli /Dennehy Family hide caption

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