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Garry Marshall To Return To New York Theatre After 20 Years

Filmmaker Garry Marshall is set to make his return to the New York stage after two decades to direct a play about Hollywood screenwriter Billy Wilder and author Raymond Chandler.The Pretty Woman director is bringing...

Judith Crist Dies At 90: Hollywood's Most 'Hated' Film Critic?

'Judith Crist dies at 90' is a headline that most movie directors will probably read with a wry smile and a respectful sigh of relief. According to New York Times, the renowned film...

Film Critic Judith Crist Dead At 90

Veteran film critic Judith Crist, who reviewed films for NBC's Today show from 1963 to 1973 as its first film critic and was also the critic for the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune and later...

Marilyn Monroe Death: 50 Years On

It has been 50 years to the day (August 5th) since the ultimate screen siren Marilyn Monroe passed away of an apparent overdose at the tender age of 36. In that time she has become...

London Film Museum To Showcase Iconic Movie Images

The London Film Museum has announced that it will open a new exhibition space on April 21st, 2012. It follows on from a major redevelopment of the original Flower Cellars, which is located in the...

Clint Eastwood Bases Directing On Acting

Clint Eastwood directs movies based on how he likes to work as an actor. The 'Hereafter' director - who starred in his first movie over 60 years ago - limits rehearsal time and rarely shoots...

O'toole Still Wary At 75

Film legend PETER O'TOOLE struggles to trust anyone, despite being 75-years-old. The LAWRENCE OF ARABIA star, who recently lost out on his ninth Oscar nomination, claims that he still suffers from certain negative feelings and...

Thornton Owes Writing Career To Wilder

BILLY BOB THORNTON credits his screenwriting career with an inspirational talk from late filmmaker BILLY WILDER. The Hollywood actor decided to pursue a second career as a movie writer after a chat with Wilder, who...

Allen Overwhelmed By Johansson's Sexuality

Veteran film-maker WOODY ALLEN is intimidated by SCARLETT JOHANSSON because she is so "sexually overwhelming". The famous funnyman claims he finds it impossible to concentrate when he is around the stunning 21-year-old. He explains, "It's...

Pollack: 'I'll Never Make Another Remake'

SYDNEY POLLACK will never get involved in another remake project after directing the critically savaged SABRINA. The EYES WIDE SHUT star was reluctant to remake the 1954 BILLY WILDER classic from the beginning, but...

Close And Mcgregor To Star In Sunset Boulevard Film

Hollywood heavyweights EWAN McGREGOR and GLENN CLOSE are set to star in a $57 million (GBP33 million) movie version of LORD LLOYD WEBBER's musical adaptation of SUNSET BLVD. Close is thrilled to be returning...

Nolan: 'Hollywood Is International'

Movie-maker CHRISTOPHER NOLAN has always been inspired by the universal language of Hollywood, and is thrilled to be part of an institution which affects people across the globe. The BATMAN BEGINS director was born...

Pfeiffer Takes On Christie Classic

MICHELLE PFEIFFER is joining forces with husband DAVID E KELLEY in a version of AGATHA CHRISTIE's WITNESS FOR THE PROTECTION. The OSCAR-nominated actress, 45, will take on the role of CHRISTINE HELM VOLE in...

Nichols To Receive Dga Achievement Award

OSCAR-winning director MIKE NICHOLS is the latest film-maker to be given the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA'S (DGA) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. When he receives the gong next month (FEB03), the 72-year-old German-born WORKING GIRL director...

Breakfast At Tiffany's Writer Dies

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S writer GEORGE AXELROD has died in his sleep of heart failure, aged 81. Axelrod, who earned an OSCAR nomination for Breakfast At Tiffany's, was the son of silent movie star BETTY...

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