From the producers of the Academy Award ® winning Best Motion Picture, “Crash” is a provocative new 13-episode drama series premiering on Starz October 17, 2008. Starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper, the series looks at the way different lives intersect and collide in the melting pot of L.A. The drama features a disparate group of Los Angelenos, including maverick record producer Ben Cendars (Hopper); impulsive cop Kenny Battaglia (Ross McCall); his actress-turned-police officer partner Bebe Arcel (Arlene Tur); frustrated Brentwood mom Christine Emory (Clare Carey); her pre-bust real-estate developer husband Peter Emory (D.B. Sweeney); former gang member-turned-EMT Eddie Choi (Brian Tee); Ben’s street-smart driver Anthony Adams (Jocko Sims); illegal Guatemalan immigrant Cesar Uman (Luis Chavez); and cocky, hot-tempered detective Axel Finet (Nick Tarabay). With a creative team including writers, directors and producers from movies like Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale, and premium shows like The Sopranos, The Shield and Deadwood, Crash pulls no punches.
Roscoe Lee Browne (81) died 4-11-07. "Some critics complained that I spoke too well to be believable" in the cook's role in “The Cowboys,” Browne told The Washington Post in 1972. "When a critic makes that remark, I think, if I had said, 'Yassuh, boss' to John Wayne, then the critic would have taken a shine to me."