Erica Leerhsen (born February 14 1976) is an American actress, best known for appearing in several Hollywood films, such as Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn 2. She is also well known for her acting on television, such as her recurring roles in The Guardian and Alias.
Leerhsen was born in Ossining, New York, where she was raised along with her two sisters, Nora and Debbie; their father is Charles Leerhsen, a long time editor of celebrity publication US Magazine (which became US Weekly in March 2000). She attended St. Augustine's School and Ossining High School (where she sang in the choir) and graduated from Boston University College of Fine Arts in 1998. She earned B.F.A (summa cum laude) in acting the same year.
After graduation, Leerhsen's first role was as Sarah in a 1999 short film Junior Creative, which received several good reviews. During its production, she got the lead role of a practicing witch in the controversial film Book of Shadows...
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Mozart and the Whale is a 2005 feature-length motion picture starring Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell, and directed by Petter Næss.
The film tells the story of two people with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism). Donald (Josh Hartnett) runs a small self-help group for people on the autistic spectrum who are more affected by their autism than he is. Isabelle (Radha Mitchell) is referred to the group by her therapist. Mozart and the Whale is a fictional account, using characters loosely based on the real-life relationship of Jerry Newport and Mary Meinel (now Mary Newport).
The screenplay was written by Ron Bass, who also wrote Rain Man, a movie about an individual with autism. Bass is said to have been inspired by a 1995 article in the Los Angeles Times.
The film was previously a DreamWorks vehicle and was to have been directed by Steven Spielberg with Kevin Spacey and Hilary Swank as stars. But other work commitments meant that Spielberg could not film it in the available time...,
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 film, a re-imagining of the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The film was directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Michael Bay. It was released on October 17, 2003 in North America. The film grossed $107 million worldwide. Daniel Pearl, the cinematographer for the original film, reprised the position for this movie. Also reprising his role from the original film is narrator John Larroquette. The film is currently banned in Ukraine.
The movie starts out with some real police footage of the crime scene where the massacre took place. Then seen are random bits of evidence such as glasses and paper with writing on it. We then see a police evidence tape that has a walkthrough of Leatherface's home. We see the officer guiding through the stairwell to the basement as he points out some scratches on the wall (comes later on in the film). We then see five teens swimming in a river.
On August 18 1973, five college kids, Erin, Kemper, Pepper, Andy,...,
Anything Else is a 2003 motion picture that tells a story of a young writer who meets a dysfunctional young woman in New York City. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen, produced by his sister Letty Aronson, and stars Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Erica Leerhsen, Adrian Grenier and Danny DeVito.Jerry Falk (Biggs) is an aspiring writer living in New York City who falls in love at first sight with Amanda (Ricci) and dumps his girlfriend to get with her. Seeking advice, Jerry turns to the aging struggling artist (Allen) who acts as his oracle -- and that includes trying to help sort out Jerry's romantic life.Dreamworks launched a $10 million marketing campaign for the movie that was centered on the appeal of Biggs and Ricci to attract a teenage audience to the film. Trailers, TV ads and posters for the film seemed to hide the fact that the film was written and directed by Woody Allen, perhaps due to his last films being underperformers at the box office. Roger...,
Hollywood Ending is a film written and directed by Woody Allen.The film tells the story of a once-famous film director (Allen) who turns blind due to the intense pressure of directing.The film was directed by Woody Allen and stars Allen himself, Téa Leoni and Erica Leerhsen.The film received a "rotten" rating from film-review website Rotten Tomatoes and was a flop in American theaters, with ticket sales under $5 million . As with most later Woody Allen films, it had more success internationally, with a worldwide gross of $14.6 million according to boxofficemojo.  (oddly mirroring the plot of the film).It opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.In the United Kingdom, the film has not been released on DVD or in the cinemas as of 2007....
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is the sequel to the movie The Blair Witch Project. Released on October 27, 2000, it was directed by Joe Berlinger, who previously (and subsequently) had only directed true documentaries.
Although its theatrical release made a profit, it is largely considered a huge failure. Its failure has been blamed, in part, on its R rating, which was strictly enforced by theatres due to contemporary political pressures. Others (including director Joe Berlinger) believe that the incoherence of the film caused its failure. Desiring a more "commercial" film, the studio (Artisan) recut the film and re-shot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements. Berlinger repeatedly states on the DVD commentary that he does not like the changes that were made and that they ruin the ambiguous tone of the plot. The film was nominated for five Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture.
Erica Leerhsen was born in Ossining, New York, Westchester County