Taylor Kitsch: Sex Scenes with Blake Lively Were 'Very Awkward'

In his latest turn on the big screen, Taylor Kitsch has segued from superimposed special effects to super awkward sex scenes.

Getting up close and personal with Blake Lively in the crime-thriller Savages, due in theaters July 6, was just as tough as tackling alien forces in Battleship, the Canadian actor, 31, told reporters.

Director Played Cupid for Shia LaBeouf & Carey Mulligan

While Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps stars Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan huddled affectionately nearby on Friday in Cannes, director Oliver Stone couldn’t help but reflect back to watching the two fall in love on set.

“It was all thanks to me,” Stone told PEOPLE, laughing, of the young costars’ “amazing and wonderful” romance during a lush party in the hills above Cannes, following the film’s premiere.

First Look Inside Controversial George W. Bush Biopic

Oliver Stone is coming out shooting.

In less than two weeks, the controversial J.F.K. and Nixon filmmaker will begin production on his new feature about the current occupant of the White House – a film to be called, simply, W – for a proposed release this fall, possibly even in time for the November presidential election.

Oliver Stone: No Contest to Pot Charge

Oscar-winning Platoon and JFK director Oliver Stone pleaded no contest in Beverly Hills Superior Court on Wednesday to misdemeanor possession of marijuana, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Stone, 58, was arrested May 27 at a drunk driving checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard when a search of his Mercedes turned up drugs, police Sgt. John Edmundson said at the time, though the officer did not specify what kind.

The next day, Stone was released after posting $15,000 bail.

Director Oliver Stone Arrested in L.A.

Oscar-winning Platoon and JFK director Oliver Stone, 58, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and driving while intoxicated, police tell AP.

Stone was arrested Friday night at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard after showing signs of alcohol intoxication, police Sgt. John Edmundson said.

A search of Stone’s Mercedes turned up drugs, Edmundson said. He did not specify what kind, but Lt. Micaela Garland said police confiscated pills that were being analyzed at a lab.

Stone Pleads Innocent

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, 52, has pleaded innocent to drug charges (including possession of controlled substances and driving under the influence) stemming from a traffic stop last month. Stone was stopped June 9 by a Beverly Hills police officer who said the director was driving erratically. Police said they found hashish in his 1987 black Ford Mustang. Prosecutors said Stone’s blood-alcohol level was above California’s legal limit of 0.08 percent when he was arrested.

Stone To Enter Rehab

“JFK” movie director Oliver Stone will enter drug rehab and plead no contest to drunken driving and drug possession as part of a plea bargain that will keep him out of jail. Stone’s lawyer, David Wood, said in a court hearing on Tuesday that as part of the plea bargain he expected prosecutors to drop several charges related to drug possession. The Oscar-winning filmmaker, 52, wasn’t in court Tuesday when details of the agreement were presented.

Director Stone Pleads Guilty

“Platoon” movie director Oliver Stone carefully staged the setting for his courtroom appearance Friday when he pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and drunk driving, authorities revealed Tuesday. On Friday morning Stone, 52, failed to appear in Beverly Hills Municipal Court for his scheduled plea and sentencing hearing (he was arrested on June 9 after allegedly driving erratically), and municipal court judge Judith Stein refused to accept the guilty pleas from his attorney. Setting a hearing in the case for Sept.


Oscar-winning filmmaker (“Platoon,” “Born on the 4th of July”) Oliver Stone, 52, on charges of possession of hash and driving while intoxicated, by Beverly Hills Police, Wednesday. After spending 6 1/2 hours behind bars he was released on $12,5000 bail. He must appear in Municipal Court on July 16.