Talk:Bryce Dallas Howard

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Good article Bryce Dallas Howard has been listed as one of the Media and drama good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
July 9, 2011 Good article nominee Listed

Picture[edit]

I removed a massive picture from this article. Please resize massive pictures before adding them. 24.252.50.236 11:45, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

  • The picture is not "massive"; don't remove content just because you don't like the size - it's considered vandalism. --David Shankbone 20:59, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Manderlay[edit]

Wasn't she in the leading role in Lars Von Trier movie Manderlay? Isatay 10:59, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Well according to this, she did. Amo 11:13, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Earthlings[edit]

I removed the PETA reference since it was not the organization behind the movie and replaced it for the right one.

Pregnancy[edit]

I removed "Howard was pregnant during the time of production for Spider-Man 3, and thus had to wear thick clothing to cover up her MONSTEROUS belly." The Spiderman 3 article has a very well-sourced notation that she did not know during filming or she would not have done her own stunts. Oons 04:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Seconded. Spider-Man 3 finished major filming last summer and the baby was born in February. She would have been very early into her pregnancy during the last month of filming.24.6.105.44 13:33, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure it was an issue during reshoots. Mvemkr 17:05, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Speaking of which, is she pregnant in the present picture of her? CAVincent 11:08, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Ivy Elizabeth Walker [edit]

Village character.

Thank You,

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Moral conflict in Manderlay[edit]

It is my understanding that Bryce Dallas Howard became an ethical vegetarian/animal rights activist while working with Joaquin Pheonix in "The Village." I just wonder how she felt about the killing of the donkey in Manderlay. John C. Reilly allegedly walked off the set because of this. Why not Bryce? 4.227.233.8 (talk) 15:50, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Twilight 3[edit]

According to the BBC, she is now playing Victoria in Twilight 3 instead of Rachelle Lefevre. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8174143.stm) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.169.149.184 (talk) 14:33, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Miscellaneous[edit]

According to this site (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1808534469/filmography), she played 'Kissing Woman' in the 2008 film "Good Dick". Also, considering that she appeared in "The Grinch" in 2000, shouldn't her "Years Active" be from 2000 onwards instead of 2004? Finally, several sites say that "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" is a 2008 film (eg. IMDb) and several say it's a 2009 film (eg. Rotten Tomatoes). Which one is it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.241.41.15 (talk) 05:35, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Now a meat-eater?[edit]

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1564952.php/Bryce-Dallas-Howard-gave-up-veganism-to-save-her-health —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.170.37.198 (talk) 10:18, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Henry Winkler as godfather[edit]

I see that under the title Early Life the statement claiming that Henry Winkler is Bryce's godfather is lacking a citation. I do not know how to add a citation, nor the proper way to cite a TV show. But I did just hear Bryce say that Winkler is her godfather on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The episode number is 1310, and aired on October 22, 2010. If someone could add this citation, I would appreciate it. Thanks, 216.160.169.41 (talk) 05:35, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Bryce Dallas Howard/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Queenieacoustic (talk) 13:07, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I will review this article in the next couple of days. Queenieacoustic (talk) 13:07, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I've been very busy lately, so sorry for the late review! Queenieacoustic (talk) 21:40, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

Early life[edit]

  • 1st paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "All of the Howard children were raised away from the world of show business --[1] their parents did not allow them access to television[1]" Why is the same source used twice in the same sentence?
Done
  • 2nd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard is also an alumna of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's prestigious School at Steppenwolf in Chicago, and of The Actors Center in New York City. During her time in New York, Howard was also a member of downtown theater company Theater Mitu, in residence at New York Theatre Workshop, who are known for their daring and stunning exploration of theatrical forms." The bolded words introduce bias to the article and should be removed per WP:WORDS.
Done

Career[edit]

1995 – 2006[edit]
  • 1st paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Another of his movies she was an extra in was the critically lauded Apollo 13 (1995) and 2000 holiday live action Universal Studios production, How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This sentence sounds very awkward and needs to be rewritten. You can change it to "She was also an extra in her father's critically lauded...". Also, add "the" after "and", and remove the comma before How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "While on her dad's film sets she would often socialize with the crew, rather than the actors." Place the comma after "sets" instead.
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "For the next several years Howard appeared in New York plays." Add a comma after "years".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Among these were House and Garden, a 2002 Alan Ayckbourn production held at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In it she portrayed a disdainful, flirtatious teen." You should combine these two sentences by replacing the first punctuation with a comma, and replace "In it" with "in which".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She then starred in the Alan Brown-directed 2004 drama, Book of Love," Remove the first comma.
done
  • 2nd paragraph
  1. X mark.svg Not done "Its story is about a turn-of-the-20th-century village..." Add quotation marks to "turn-of-the-20th-century".
done
Yes check.svg Done
  1. X mark.svg Not done "the director said that it is 'quite clear' his movie can be seen as allude to them President George W. Bush's efforts to impose democracy in Iraq." The bolded text needs to be rewritten.
done
Yes check.svg Done
Not done: "Allude" should be "allusion".Queenieacoustic (talk) 12:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
  • 3rd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Lady in the Water, reunited Howard with Shyamalan, in which she acts as Story, a type of water nymph called a narf." This sentence needs to be rewritten. For example, you could write "Howard reunited with Shyamalan in Lady in the Water," etc.
done'
  1. Yes check.svg Done "The 2006 fantasy film release also stars Paul Giamatti as co-lead." Add "the" after "as".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "It underperformed at the box office, falling short of its $75 million budget and got largely critical reviews." Add a comma after "budget".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Most complaints about Lady on the Water were that little effort was put into getting the viewer to believe in the world..." The real world? The world from which Howard's character came from?
I've removed that part
  1. Yes check.svg Done "When asked about what message she hoped viewers would take away from the film, she said 'I would say it's very simple - it's that if you have faith, all that is meant to be will happen.'" Was Howard asked what she thought viewers disliked in the film? Also, to eliminate confusion, replace the second "she" with "Howard".
done and clarified
  1. Yes check.svg Done "It played theatres in Europe before going directly to cable in the United States, premiering on HBO." Should be "It played in theatres in Europe...". Also, you need to specify that it aired on cable television in the United States.
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance at the 2008 ceremony." Howard performed at the ceremony?
fixed
2007 – present[edit]
  • 1st paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "In 2007, Howard appeared in her first blockbuster, Spider-Man 3, a superhero movie, starring opposite Tobey Macguire and Kirsten Dunst." There's one too many commas in this sentence. You can make it more digestible by adding the last information to the part behind the first comma, i.e. "In 2007, Howard starred opposite Tobey Macguire and Kirsten Dunst in her first blockbuster...".
done
  1. X mark.svg Not done "Adapted from the fictional Marvel Comics, in what would later be the last film of the Sam Raimi series, she played Peter Parker's classmate Gwen Stacy, a fan favorite." First of all, Marvel Comics is not a fictional company; secondly, "would later be" sounds weird - "is" sounds better. Also, "the Sam Raimi series" sounds weird too. You could change it to "the last film Sam Raimi directed for the series", or something similar. And you should replace "she" with "Howard".
Almost done. Add "the" after "Adapted from the Marvel Comics and".Queenieacoustic (talk) 12:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "A challenge that came with playing Gwen was reminding fans of the good-intentioned character who was Peter's first love in the comics, yet the other woman in the movie." What do you mean by the last part?
fixed
  1. Yes check.svg Done "...it is her most profitable movie and the highness grossing in the trilogy." Bolded should be "highest".
done
  1. X mark.svg Not done "She wrote and directed a 2007 short film, Orchids, starring Molina, as part of Glamour magazine's 'Reel Moments' series funded by Cartier and FilmAid International." Since this sentence follows information on Spiderman 3, a 2007 movie, you could instead write "The same year, she...". Also, the second bolded text jars.
done
Almost done. The sentence now reads "The same year she wrote and directed a 2007 short film..."; since you've already established that she wrote it the same year, "2007" is redundant.Queenieacoustic (talk) 12:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Cast in June 2008, she superseded Charlotte Gainsbourg." Looks like something is missing here. For which part did Howard supersede Gainsbourg?
fixed
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Set in 2018, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggle to prevent the machines from destroying all humanity." Add "the film follows" after the comma.
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "It grossed a total of $370 million, but was not well reviewed, with one critic calling it 'a shambolic, deafening, intelligence-insulting mess, a crushing failure on almost all counts.'" The bolded text implies that reviews for the movie were badly written. "Well received" sounds better.
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She replaced Lindsay Lohan as the lead character in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2009)." Replace "She" with "Howard". Also, when was Lohan replaced by Howard?
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Based on a 1957 screenplay by Tennessee Williams, it did not play at many engagements." Engagements? Don't you mean theaters?
done
  • 2nd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "A big career point for Howard was playing the role of Victoria, a vampire who wants to kill Bella Swan to avenge her mate that was killed during events of the first film in the Twilight series' third installment The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." This sentence is very long and should probably be rewritten entirely. First of all, you should inform the reader earlier on what film or film series Victoria is a part of (as of now, it is first mentioned at the end of the sentence). Secondly, it is overall poorly written; who is Bella Swan? Was her (Victoria's? Bella Swan's?) mate killed in the first film of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "The film is a supernatural romance fantasy movie from Summit Entertainment that is based on the Stephanie Meyer book." Bolded text should be replaced with "romantic vampire film", and "Stephanie Meyer book" should be replaced by "the book by Stephanie Meyer".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She landed the part after Rachelle Lefevre had to drop out from a scheduling conflict in July 2009." Rachelle Lefevre dropped out from a scheduling conflict?
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Filming started in August 2009. Eclipse was directed by David Slade and released to theaters on June 30. It set a new record for the biggest midnight opening domestically in box office history, making around $30 million in over 4,000 theaters and topped the weekend box office with $64 million in ticket sales." These sentences are inconsistent; the first sentence mentions the film's production, the second mentions the director and the film's release date, and the third further details the film's release. David Slade and filming should be merged into one sentence, as should the release date and further mentions of the film's release.
done
  • 3rd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "In December 2009, she was cast in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter (2010), which deals with mortality, as a burgeoning love interest of Matt Damon's character." The bolded text jars, and should be removed. Also, replace "she" with "Howard".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Her first film of 2011 will be The Help, a movie adaption of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 best-selling novel of the same name, that also includes Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain." Replace bolded text with "and will also star".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard has teamed with her father to help produce Gus Van Sant's Restless," Add "up" after "team", and when did they team up?
Fixed wording. I haven't been able to find a RS interview where she goes into discuss of why they produce that film in particular
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She was cast in a supporting role in the cancer dramedy 50/50 opposite Seth Rogen, which is based on a true story." Add bolded text after "role".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Both films have September releases. "It’s viewing that experience through a very truthful lens of humour", she said of 50/50's take on its heavy subject matter." These sentences are in the wrong order. In the previous sentence, it says that 50/50 is based on a true story, and the next one mentions the film's release date. The third sentence goes back to the film's premise.
fixed
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She announced in 2011 she would be directing a film called The Original." "In 2011, she announced that she...".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "She co-wrote the screenplay with her brother-in-law Dane Charbonneau, which she described as 'a Breakfast Club for my generation'." She described her brother-in-law?
fixed'

Personal life[edit]

  • 1st paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "The two had met at New York University[11] and dated for five years." Remove "had".
done
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard had difficulty breast-feeding, which she found to be more painful than experiencing natural child birth, and would often cry in the shower and allowed her house to fall apart." What do you mean by the bolded text?
I've removed it.
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Feeling overwhelmed and unable to made decisions," Bolded part is in wrong tense.
Done
  • 2nd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard became a devoted vegan when Joaquin Phoenix, her The Village co-star, showed her a documentary on animal cruelty called Earthlings, for which he had provided the narration at the request of Nation Earth." Replace bolded text with "a co-star in The Village". Also, what is "Nation Earth"?
I re-worded the co-star and removed the NE mention
  1. Yes check.svg Done "However, in August 2006, Howard announced that she had switched her diet from vegan to vegetarian in order to help her boost her amino acid levels in preparation for pregnancy." Remove bolded text and add it after "for".
Done
  • 3rd paragraph
  1. Yes check.svg Done "Howard has said that she gets freaked out by "the Hollywood scene" and has never had a sip of alcohol in her entire life." Put "freaked out" in quotations.
Done

Lead[edit]

Looks good!

In conclusion[edit]

This article needs some work, but it's not too far from GA status . Sorry if I've sounded a bit critical in this review, (especially since you've had to wait so long for it) but I'm sure you will make a fine job fixing the article. I will put it on hold for seven days, but I won't be able to respond until July 10, when I'm back from my vacation. Good luck! :) Queenieacoustic (talk) 21:40, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

I've returned from my vacation, and I notice that you've made some significant improvements on this article. Well done! There are just some small tweaks that need to be made before I can pass it for GA, so until then, good luck! :D Queenieacoustic (talk) 12:56, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Nice work!! I'm more than happy to pass this article now. :) Queenieacoustic (talk) 13:26, 9 July 2011 (UTC)