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Dick Van Dyke had a close call today (March 22) crashing his car into a gate in Malibu, Calif.

TMZ was the first to report the accident by the 97-year-old entertainment icon. Fortunately, no other cars were involved when Van Dyke crashed his 2018 Lexus LS 500. Van Dyke’s car reportedly began sliding which led to the actor losing control of its steering. What caused the car to slide in the first place had not been reported.

Fortunately, police and paramedics responded to the scene quickly. Van Dyke was treated for minor injuries which included bleeding from his nose and mouth. His injuries didn’t require him to go to the hospital.

TMZ noted that due to Van Dyke’s age, the police that responded to the scene are submitting paperwork to the DMV to have the actor retake his driving test.

 

26 Movies That Turn 50 in 2023

A number of classic films turn 50 in 2023. These films also prove one very clear point: 1973 was one weird year for cinema!

In 1973, we saw one of the scariest movies ever released (The Exorcist), but we also saw one of the biggest tear-jerkers released (The Way We Were.) The year brought us coming-of-age tales (American Graffiti) and also one of the most bizarre twist endings of all time (Soylent Green.)

Without further ado, here are 26 movies that turn 50 in 2023.

  • The Exorcist

    Released on December 26, 1973.

  • The Sting

    Released on December 25, 1973.

  • American Graffiti

    Released on August 1, 1973.

  • Mean Streets

    Released on October 14, 1973.

  • High Plains Drifter

    Released on April 19, 1973.

  • The Holy Mountain

    Released on November 27, 1973.

  • Enter the Dragon

    Released on August 19, 1973.

  • Soylent Green

    Released on May 9, 1973.

  • Live and Let Die

    Released on June 27, 1973.

  • Robin Hood

    Released on November 8, 1973.

  • Serpico

    Released on December 5, 1973.

  • Westworld

    Released on November 21, 1973.

  • Papillon

    Released on December 16, 1973.

  • The Wicker Man

    Released on December 6, 1973.

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Released on August 15, 1973.

  • Paper Moon

    Released on May 16, 1973.

  • The Long Goodbye

    Released on March 7, 1973.

  • The Way We Were

    Released on October 16, 1973.

  • Coffy

    Released on June 13, 1973.

  • The Three Musketeers

    Released on December 11, 1973.

  • Charlotte’s Web

    Released on March 1, 1973.

  • The Last Detail

    Released on December 12, 1973.

  • The Paper Chase

    Released on October 16, 1973.

  • Badlands

    Released on October 15, 1973.

  • Scarecrow

    Released on April 11, 1973.

  • Wattstax

    Released on February 4, 1973.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights