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Lee: 'Ledger Was Like Brando'

ANG LEE has urged HEATH LEDGER not to be too disappointed at missing out on the Best Actor Oscar - insisting his performance in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN speaks for itself. The director - who himself won...

Lee Almost Quit Before Brokeback

ANG LEE almost quit movies making before making BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, after suffering a "midlife crisis". The 51-year-old was physically and mentally exhausted after making THE HULK and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and came close to...

Three Wins For Capote At Independent Spirit Awards

CAPOTE was given a last-minute Oscars boost at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (04MAR06) when the biopic claimed three of five honours, including a Best Actor prize for PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN....

Keaton Is Cheering On Witherspoon At The Oscars

Movie veteran DIANE KEATON will be cheering on REESE WITHERSPOON at the Oscars on Sunday (05MAR06) because she was stunned by her performance as JUNE CARTER CASH in WALK THE LINE. The ANNIE HALL Oscar...

Lee Slams Dusty Rumours

LATEST: Director ANG LEE has rubbished reports he is set to do a movie based on the life of late British pop star and closet lesbian DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Media reports last week (begs20FEB06) speculated...

Freeman Tips Brokeback For Oscar Glory

Hollywood star MORGAN FREEMAN has tipped BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for victory at Sunday's (05MAR06) Academy Awards - despite admitting the film didn't dazzle him. The MILLION DOLLAR BABY Oscar-winner acknowledges the gay cowboy movie has...

Smith Champions Brokeback

Film-maker KEVIN SMITH has lavished praised on ANG LEE's cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, hailing HEATH LEDGER a "genius". The CLERKS director was moved to tears watching Ledger and JAKE GYLLENHAAL's doomed love affair in...

Moss And Theron Play Lesbians In Springfield Bio

Supermodel KATE MOSS is stepping off the catwalk to star as DUSTY SPRINGFIELD's lesbian lover in a new screen biopic. The project, directed by BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN mastermind ANG LEE, will see the 32-year-old play...

Lee Praises British Support

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE paid tribute to British judges after the movie picked up four awards at the BAFTAs. The controversial movie is hotly tipped to win big at next month's Academy Awards,...

Lee Praises British Support

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE paid tribute to British judges after the movie picked up four awards at the BAFTAs. The controversial movie is hotly tipped to win big at next month's Academy Awards,...

Clooney Champions Oscar Rival Brokeback

Actor/director GEORGE CLOONEY has hailed BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as a "terrific film", even though his movie GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK is competing with the gay cowboy romance at the Oscars. While ANG LEE's harrowing...

Lee Boosts Taiwanese Film Industry

The Oscar nominations and the box office success of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN are fuelling hopes in director ANG LEE's native Taiwan that the country's ailing movie industry can be saved. Last year (05), Taiwanese films...

Ledger Explains Ennis Choice

Actor HEATH LEDGER agreed to play the role of ENNIS DEL MAR in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN because he was keen to express the cowboy's repressed emotions through body language. Director ANG LEE allowed Ledger to...

Brokeback Mountain Shirts Auctioned On Ebay

Shirts worn by HEATH LEDGER and JAKE GYLLENHAAL in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN are being auctioned off on website eBay.com for charity. The two men's shirts were originally selected by the film's costume designer MARIT ALLEN...

Clooney Doubtful Of Oscar Success

Hollywood actor/director GEORGE CLOONEY doubts he will win any Oscars at next month's (05MAR06) Academy Awards, because his movies can't fight BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. Clooney is up for Best Supporting Actor for SYRIANA, while his...

London Critics Honour Constant Gardener Stars

RALPH FIENNES's week took a turn for the better yesterday (08FEB06) when the newly-dumped star of THE CONSTANT GARDENER picked up a Best British Actor nod at the London Film Critics' Circle awards - while...

Curtis Berates Brokeback Mountain

Movie legend TONY CURTIS is stunned to learn BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has received eight Oscar nominations, insisting there is nothing "unique" about the gay cowboy romance. ANG LEE's tragic epic has received nods for Best...

Waters Roots For Gay Brokeback Movie

Director JOHN WATERS is thrilled gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is up for eight Oscars, because it will change America's perception of gay relationships for the better. The 59-year-old film-maker is convinced ANG LEE's...

Fun With Dick And Jane Beats Oscar Nominees To UK Box Office Chart

FUN WITH DICK AND JANE has beat off competition from STEVEN SPIELBERG's Oscar-nominated movie MUNICH to maintain the top spot in the UK box office chart. The JIM CARREY comedy took GBP1.38 million ($2.5...

Lee Shocked By 'Quiet' Response To Brokeback

Director ANG LEE is shocked by the silence from religious groups following the release of his gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. The CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON film-maker is convinced religious protestors have kept their...

Biopics Lead The Way At Sags

Biopics including WALK THE LINE, CAPOTE and CINDERELLA MAN led the way at the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards last night (29JAN06), with stars REESE WITHERSPOON, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN and PAUL GIAMATTI picking up acting...

The Clock Is Ticking On Bana's Return As The Hulk

ERIC BANA remains keens to reprise his role as THE HULK - so long as sequel plans tie into his schedule. The Australian actor played the angry green giant's alter-ego, DAVID BANNER, in ANG...

Brokeback Mountain Wins Lee Dga Honour

ANG LEE has won another award for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN after his controversial movie was named Best Feature Film at the Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Awards last night (28JAN06). Brokeback Mountain is now the...

Emotional Gyllenhaal Brought Dunst Heartbreak To Brokeback Set

JAKE GYLLENHAAL owes his acclaimed performance in new gay western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN to his break-up with KIRSTEN DUNST and his hatred for co-star HEATH LEDGER. The actor admits he was an emotional mess while...

Brokeback Mountain Banned In China

Gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has been banned in mainland China after outraging censors there. The film shocked China's broadcast regulator the State Administration of Radio, Film + Television, as the nation still considers...

Dick And Jane Tops UK Box Office

New JIM CARREY comedy FUN WITH DICK AND JANE shot straight to the top of the UK box office last weekend (21+22JAN06). The film took GBP1.9 million ($3.4 million), overtaking horror sequel UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION,...

Lee Brings Globe Home To Taiwan

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE was besieged by fans when he returned to his native Taiwan, following his Golden Globe triumph on Monday (16JAN06). Fans applauded the 51-year-old film-maker as he touched down at...

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