Eva Green (born 5th July 1980)
Eva Green is a French actress, known for her role as Vesper Lynd in 'James Bond: Casino Royal'.
Eva Green: Net worth
Eva Green's net worth was estimated at $10 million (The Richest, 2012)
Eva Green: Childhood
Eva Green was born in Paris, along with her twin sister, Joy. Her parents are actress Marlène Jobert and dentist Walter Green.
Green is Jewish, like her mother, although was not raised in a strict religious manner.
Green attended the American University of Paris.
She decided to pursue acting at 14 after seeing Isabelle Adjani perform in 'The Story Of Adele H'. Green enrolled in an acting course at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and studied film direction at New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts.
Eva Green: Acting Career
Eva Green was nominated for a Molière Award, for her performance in the 2001 play 'Jalousie en Trois Fax'.
Green made her film debut in 2003's 'The Dreamer', directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The role included full frontal nudity, so her family and agent advised her not to take the role, but Green took it anyway. Her performance in the film was well received. Her next role was in the crime/adventure film 'Arsène Lupin'.
Ridley Scott cast Green in his film 'Kingdom Of Heaven' in 2005, but she was disappointed when much of her screen time was cut.
She was cast in 2005's 'Casino Royale' as Vesper opposite Daniel Craig. Her performance was highly praised and won her a BAFTA and an Empire award.
Green has since featured in films such as 'The Golden Compass', Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' and '300: Rise of an Empire'. It was announced that Green would play Ava Lord in the 2014 'Sin City' sequel 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'.
2014 also saw her star in the horror TV series 'Penny Dreadful' alongside Billie Piper and Reeve Carney.
Eva Green: Personal Life
Eva Green counts taxidermy and entomology among her interests and has a collection of preserved skulls and insects.
She had a relationship with New Zealand actor Marton Csokas after the two met during the making of 'Kingdom Of Heaven'. Green and Csokas split in 2009.
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Just when you thought no one could come up with a fresh take on the Western, the Danes arrive with this astonishingly earthy and inventive film, shot in South Africa no less. Director Kristian Levring uses all of the usual elements without ever resorting to cliches, which makes the film strikingly involving. Not only are the characters people we can identify with, but their moral dilemmas are strikingly provocative. Especially as the violence escalates.
The story opens in 1871, as Danish immigrant Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) welcomes his wife (Nanna Oland Fabricius) and young son to the American prairie where he has worked for seven years. But on the way home from the station, they are ambushed by outlaws. After a desperate struggle, Jon manages to kill them, but this puts him on the wrong side of the local boss Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who enforces cooperation from the town's mayor-undertaker (Jonathan Pryce) and sheriff-priest (Douglas Hensall). So aside from his brother Peter (Mikael Persbrandt), Jon has nowhere to turn. His only hope of justice is to deliver it himself.
Adding an intriguing layer is the fact that Jon and Peter are veterans of Denmark's civil war, just as the locals are survivors of America's. So everyone has war in their blood. The Danish brothers have vowed to turn their backs on violence and build a lawful society, so the flurry of clashes, kidnappings and killings with Delarue's goons (including Eric Cantona) are tinged with regretfulness. And the script never lets the audience off lightly: in the Wild West, no one is safe. Civilisation has only begun to arrive in this isolated place, but the discovery of oil has replaced old world values with pure, unfiltered greed. Yes, there's a lot more going on here than the usual swaggering Western machismo. And the casting has as much to do with that as the script.
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Rihanna is the new face of Dior!
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior. The French fashion house confirmed the news on Friday (13th March). Rihanna will star in Dior's Secret Garden campaign. The series of campaign videos, shot by Steven Klein, feature models cavorting around the Palace of Versailles. Rihanna will star in the fourth instalment of the Secret Garden films, which Dior has reinvented since 2012.
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior.
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In the 1870s, Danish settlers travelled to the US following a brutal war with Germany. One of these people was Jon (Mads Mikkelsen), who travels to America to start a new life with his family. But, having travelled from the frying pan to the fire, Jon's world is ready to be rocked to its very core. When his family is murdered, Jon puts his military training to use, and hunts down and deals out western justice to his families killers. The problem is, one of the men his kills was the brother of a feared outlaw, who proceeds to terrorise a local town as revenge. Jon will be called upon to end the feud he started - but with nothing left, why should he?
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There's an unusual honesty to this film, which is an odyssey into the inner life of a teen girl. Gregg Araki has made a career out of understanding the often tortured inner workings of the adolescent mind, and this is one of his most beautifully crafted films yet, artfully circling around a central mystery while digging deeply into each of the characters. And while it seems a bit straightforward for an Araki movie, it's packed with his usual darker corners, especially in the surprising final act.
It's set in the autumn of 1988, when Kat (Shailene Woodley) feels her life fall apart. She's just 17, on the verge of womanhood when her mother (Eva Green) inexplicably vanishes, leaving her dad (Christopher Meloni) struggling to help her through puberty. Her best pals (Mark Indelicato and Gabourey Sidibe) are some help, but at the same time she begins to feel a growing distance from her boyfriend Phil (Shiloh Fernandez). Is all of this connected, or is this because of Phil's own family issues? As she plays through the various clues in her mind, the answers are also eluding the local tough-guy detective (Thomas Jane). A few years later, Kat returns home from her studies at Berkeley to visit her dad. And maybe this time she'll finally find out what happened.
The film is a beautiful depiction of the awkwardness of being a teenager, when everything seems wrong but feelings are so strong. Araki fills the screen with sumptuous imagery including dreamy sequences set in a snowy landscape where Kat mentally searches for her mother. And flashbacks offer more earthy glimpses into this difficult mother-daughter relationship, especially as Kat and her once-glamorous mother begin to shift in their roles. Clearly, Kat suspects that her mother ran away after seducing Phil, but the truth isn't quite this obvious.
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'White Bird in a Blizzard' appears to be a misstep from Shailene Woodley.
Shailene Woodley has made a varied start to her career in Hollywood - breaking through in Alexander Payne's superb comedy-drama The Descendants before making two of the teen-dramas of the decade, The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now. However, she's already committed to numerous movies in the Divergent franchise - the first of which suffered poor reviews last year - and her latest movie, White Bird in a Blizzard isn't exactly setting preview screenings alight.
Shailene Woodley in 'White Bird in a Blizzard'
Woodley stars as Kat Connors, a 17-year-old whose perfect mother Eve suddenly disappears. However, after discovering her newfound sexuality, Kat barely registers her mother's absence and regards it as somewhat of a relief. When times passes, she begins to come to terms with the disappearance and eventually becomes confronted with the truth.
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Shailene Woodley described filming sex scenes for 'White Bird in a Blizzard' as "awkward".
Shailene Woodley and director Gregg Araki.
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It is a time for sexual awakening for Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley). The 17-year-old is born again into a new world of desire and pleasure when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, her mother, Eve (Eva Green) mysteriously vanishes. Kat tries to ignore it, and continue enjoying the moment that she has created for herself, although she steadily discovers that her mother's disappearance has affected her more deeply than she originally thought. Thinking that her mother, a stunningly beautiful yet clearly haunted woman, left the family to pursue an affair, Kat finds herself seducing her way to the truth, in an attempt to find out if her mother is still out there, somewhere.
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Lea Seydoux will allegedly be the next woman James Bond falls for in the upcoming 'Bond 24'.
Lea Seydoux has reportedly been cast in the next James Bond movie. Filming for the currently untitled 24th Bond movie is set to begin in six weeks and Bond 24, as it is known, will be in cinemas next year.
Lea Seydoux at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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Despite decent reviews, Sin City 2 looks like a commercial flop.
A week after it opened in the US and UK, pundits are already calling Sin City: A Dame to Kill For a major box office flop. The last big blockbuster of the summer, the film scored $6 million at the American box office when everyone predicted it would earn at least $10 million.
Gordon Joseph-Levitt in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
But there are a few things to consider: first, audiences are enjoying it, as demonstrated by its 72% positive IMDb rating. And second, it's still opening around the world. The film previewed in limited UK cinemas last weekend, but the receipts won't be added in until it opens wider this weekend, and its global total is at £13 million and counting.
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Sin City 2 is far darker than the original.
It's been nine years since Frank Miller brought his noir-thriller comic book Sin City to cinema screens in a groundbreaking movie co-directed with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. It was the first time a film looked and sounded exactly like its source graphic novel, complete with spot-colour, silhouetted action and intense violence and sex.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sin City 2
Rodriguez calls these films a "translation" of the comic book rather than an adaptation, giving Miller full screenwriting credit because essentially the book is the script.
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It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych of stories even more visually stunning, and the emotional resonance is even stronger. This is a lean, mean noir thriller that doesn't waste a single moment as it rips through three interlocking plots that centre on revenge for the events of the first movie.
Two people are out to get even with the ruthlessly nasty politician Roark (Powers Booth). Watched over by the hulking Marv (Mickey Rourke), gun-toting stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still heartbroken after Roark killed her beloved Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who appears to her as a ghostly apparition. And Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is determined to bring Roark down by humiliating him at his own high-stakes poker game, even though merely having uncanny good luck might not be enough. But the main story centres on private eye Dwight (Josh Brolin), who is stopped in his tracks when he encounters his old flame Ava (Eva Green), a bombshell who has power over most men she meets. She asks for help with a domestic problem, and Dwight is powerless to walk away even though he knows something is fishy.
As before, these stories unfold exactly as they would in a graphic novel, with blunt dialogue and strikingly visual imagery black and white that's spotted with flashes of colour. Aside from Ava's blue coat, that colour is usually red: hair, nails, lips, but not blood, which splashes in glaring white. It looks fantastic in (ahem) eye-popping 3D. And it's fiercely violent as death hovers around the residents of Basin City, especially the lawless Old Town district. But there's just as much emphasis on surging passion, including some surprisingly graphic sexuality that plays up how helpless men are around a scantily clad woman. Indeed, it's rare to see an action film in which the women are so resolutely in charge.
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