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Ledger Took Brokeback Inspiration From Bisexual Uncle

HEATH LEDGER took inspiration for his role as a gay cowboy in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN from his bisexual uncle who was disowned by his father. The Australian hunk, who is an Oscar favourite for his...

Hathaway Lied To Lee To Land Role In Brokeback Mountain

Actress ANNE HATHAWAY had a crash course in horse riding before filming began on BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN after she deceived movie-maker ANG LEE into thinking she was an equestrian expert. When the director asked THE...

Brokeback 'Oscar' For Sale

Online pranksters are selling a mocked-up BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Oscar statuette, depicting a sex act between two cowboys, on auction website eBay. The model, which has been fashioned from two vinyl dolls covered with gold...

Brokeback Mountain Tops Florida Critics Poll

Acclaimed western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has topped Florida's annual movie critics poll, after walking away with four awards including Best Film. The controversial movie also won Best Director (ANG LEE), Best Screenplay (LARRY McMURTRY and...

Ledger's Accent Problems

Hollywood actor HEATH LEDGER struggled to perfect his speech for new movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - because he plays a Wisconsin cowboy with a strong accent who suffers from speech impairments. Ledger, who stars alongside...

Gyllenhaal Suffered With Unfriendly Lee

JAKE GYLLENHAAL struggled to enjoy filming new movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, because of director ANG LEE's cold and distant work manner. The 25-year-old actor was shunned by the movie-maker soon after filming started, and insists...

Ledger 'Surprised' By Globe Nominations

Australian star HEATH LEDGER was shocked to hear of his Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor yesterday (13DEC05), because he never dreamed BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN would receive so much attention. The actor and his fiancee...

Brokeback Mountain Sets Records At The Cinema

LATEST: Controversial new western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has broken 2005 box office records by scoring the highest per-screen average take for any film released. The film, featuring JAKE GYLLENHAAL and HEATH LEDGER as secret gay...

Clooney's Acclaimed Movie Wins Top Prize

GEORGE CLOONEY's black and white thriller GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK has joined controversial western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the Academy Awards Best Film frontrunners after landing the National Board of Review's top prize. PHILIP...

La Critics Hail Gay Romance

ANG LEE's gay romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN was hailed as the finest movie of 2005 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association yesterday (10DEC05). Lee was honoured as Best Director for the JAKE GYLLENHAAL...

Gay Group Endorses Brokeback Mountain

America's leading gay and lesbian organisation has given ANG LEE's controversial new movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN a boost by calling the movie "the most poignant love story". Officials at the Gay + Lesbian Alliance Against...

Lee Disregards Religious Opinions On The Mountain

Director ANG LEE refused to censor the gay scenes in his new film BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - because he won't pander to religious and conservative viewers. The Taiwanese film-maker believes if he stopped to think...

The Squid And The Whale Claims Six Indie Spirit Nominations

Actress LAURA LINNEY was in for a big shock when she read out the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards nominations yesterday (29NOV05) - her hit new movie THE SQUID AMD THE WHALE picked up six nods....

Gyllenhaal Plays Down Brokeback Mountain Praise

JAKE GYLLENHAAL has played down praise he is receiving for his portrayal of a homosexual cowboy in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, because it takes far more courage to be gay in the real world. The 24-year-old...

Gyllenhaal: 'Lee And Mendes Changed My Life'

Actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL will regard new movies JARHEAD and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as a success regardless of their performance at the box office, because he learned so much from directors SAM MENDES and ANG LEE....

Ledger And Williams Buy Family Home

Parents-to-be HEATH LEDGER and DAWSON'S CREEK star MICHELLE WILLIAMS have swapped their cosy rented apartment for a bigger home in Brooklyn, New York City, in preparation for the arrival of their baby girl. The...

Ang Lee Wins Golden Lion At Venice

Taiwanese director ANG LEE was honoured with the coveted Golden Lion award for his latest movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN at the climax of the 62nd Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday (10SEP05). The CROUCHING TIGER,...

Ledger And Williams In Pregnancy Riddle

Hollywood couple HEATH LEDGER and MICHELLE WILLIAMS are at the centre of a pregnancy riddle after the former DAWSON'S CREEK beauty was spotted at a pre-natal yoga class. The Australian heart-throb, 25, and American...

Jackie Chan Gets Hong Kong Honour

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON director ANG LEE presented a professional spirit award to JACKIE CHAN at the 24th HONG KONG FILM AWARDS ceremony yesterday (27MAR05). During an evening featuring the stars of the Chinese...

Ang Lee Clashes With Writer On Brokeback Set

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN screenwriter LARRY McMURTRY has been banned from the set of the film after clashing with director ANG LEE. Taiwanese movie-maker Lee has made many changes to McMurtry's script about the relationship between...

Bettany: I Don't Want To Be Cool

British star PAUL BETTANY is terrified of becoming "too cool" for mainstream cinema. The 33-year-old MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD fears he'll be typecast and miss out on exciting film...

Zhang Ziyi: Ang Lee Made Me Cry

Director ANG LEE was so tough on actress ZHANG ZIYI during filming of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON she cried herself to sleep every night. The RUSH HOUR 2 star was so distressed by the...

Lee Anxious About Gyllenhaal And Ledger's Gay Kiss

HULK director ANG LEE could disappoint gay fans by cutting the homosexual kiss between hunky actors JAKE GYLLENHAAL and HEATH LEDGER from his latest film BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW star Gyllenhaal has...

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