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Forest Whitaker: 'I Want A Director To Have My Back'

Despite being one of the most well respected character actors in Hollywood, the Oscar-winning star admits he still gets bouts of insecurity on screen. To combat this, the Last King of Scotland actor prefers to...

Jeremy Renner Protects Daughter From Limelight

While promoting his upcoming sci-fi drama Story of Your Life at CinemaCon on Thursday (14Apr16), the actor took time to gush about daughter Ava, whom he shares with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. Jeremy, 45, talked openly...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Unveils Another Female Hero

Delighted fans got their first look at the spin-off film set in the Star Wars universe which comes soon after JJ Abrams' successful reboot of the intergalactic saga last year.The film stars another female protagonist...

Forest Whitaker's Broadway Debut To End Early

The Oscar winner made his first appearance in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play Hughie on 25 February (16), before producers of the show announced just one week later that the show will...

Forest Whitaker Fails To Engage Critics With His Broadway Debut 'Hughie'

Forest Whitaker has finally made his Broadway debut in Michael Grandage's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'; a safe choice in some ways, given that there's little action involved and it stands at just an hour...

Will Smith: 'Oscars Diversity Debate Represents A Much Bigger Issue'

The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are just two of the stars choosing to boycott next month's Academy Awards (28Feb16) after there were no black nominees on the list.And Will believes this...

Brick City Castmember Shot Dead In New Jersey

Darel Evans, 33, was killed in Newark on Monday night (07Dec15). The victim, known as Creep, appeared on the Sundance Channel show after successfully turning his back on a life of...

Forest Whitaker And Jonathan Rhys Meyers Join Roots Reboot

The Matrix star was recently cast as real-life author Alex Haley in the revamp, taking over the role originated by James Earl Jones in the 1977 mini-series Roots: The Saga Of An American...

Forest Whitaker Addresses World Leaders At United Nations Conference

The Last King of Scotland star is a special envoy for the U.N.'s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and was named keynote speaker at the Fourth World Conference of Parliament Speakers held...

Forest Whitaker To Make Broadway Debut

The Last King of Scotland star will take on the role of hustler Erie Smith in the play - a role originated by Jason Robards in 1964 and revived by Ben Gazzara in...

Jake Gyllenhaal Respects Boxing After Making Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal ''fell in love with boxing'' on the set of 'Southpaw'.The 34-year-old actor trained as a pugilist for months to play Billy Hope in the new movie because he didn't use a stunt double...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Acting Isn't Difficult

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't think acting is difficult.The 34-year-old star, who appears in new boxing movie 'Southpaw', alongside Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, has claimed his chosen profession is ''absurd''.He said: ''I would never call acting...

Forest Whitaker & Chris Cornell To Celebrate With Dalai Lama As Buddhist Leader Turns 80

The two stars will cut short their American Independence Day weekend festivities to celebrate with the spiritual guru at the Peak Mind Foundation event. Oscar winner Whitaker has been asked to introduce...

Forest Whitaker 'Cast In Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'

Forest Whitaker is reportedly set to star in 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'.The 53-year-old actor will join Felicity Jones in director Gareth Edwards' eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which is set for release in 2016.The...

Forest Whitaker Added To The Cast Of Star Wars: Rogue One

As excitement continues to build for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, fans of the galaxy far, far away have been given even more to get lively about with Forest...

Anglophile Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is in an Anglophile because his English fans gave him the confidence to pursue an acting career.The now 34-year-old actor starred in 'This Is Our Youth' at the Garrick Theatre in London in...

Jake Gyllenhaal Had To Duck Southpaw At Cannes

Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie 'Southpaw' had to be pulled from the screening schedule at the Cannes Film Festival because the actor is part of the judging jury.The 34-year-old star's boxing drama has been creating quite...

A Week In Movies: Russell Crowe Hits Madrid, Julie Andrews Graces Los Angeles And M:i-5 Disrupts Streets In London, While New Trailers Arrive For Spectre, Southpaw And Mad Max

As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar...

Rita Ora: Gyllenhaal Helped Me On Southpaw

Rita Ora says Jake Gyllenhaal made it ''very easy'' for her to act with him in upcoming film 'Southpaw'.The singer has a role in the boxing drama and she admits Jake - who plays pugilist...

A$ap Rocky Makes Movie Debut

Rapper A$Ap Rocky has made his movie debut in Forest Whitaker's new coming-of-age story Dope.The Wild For The Night star landed a supporting role in the drama, about a young hip-hop fan growing up in...

Liam Neeson Admits Bryan Mills Has Finally Met His Match In 'Taken 3'

Liam Neeson is set to return yet again for another spell of breakneck action and a seemingly impossible manhunt in 'Taken 3'; a movie which he claims will be the biggest of the franchise yet...

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Ripped For Southpaw: Is There Anything He Can't Do?

Jake Gyllenhaal is a shape shifter. There is no other explanation. We barely recognised him whilst he was filming 'Nightcrawler', with his sunken cheeks and generally gaunt demeanour, but now he's transformed yet again into...

Rita Ora Dubbed 'Sensational' By Hollywood Big Wig

Harvey Wenstein has dubbed ''sensational'' Rita Ora his ''biggest discovery''.The Hollywood veteran - who produced the Academy Award-winning film 'Shakespeare in Love' - has given the 23-year-old 'Hot Right Now' singer his seal of approval...

First Trailer For Tak3n Is Released

The first trailer has been released for the eagerly-awaited third film in the 'Taken' franchise.The new teaser to the movie - which has seen its title updated to 'Tak3n' - stars Hollywood legends Liam Neeson,...

Stars Turn Out For Sophia Loren's 80th Birthday Gallery Gala

Forest Whitaker and Jon Voight were among the stars who turned out to help Italian actress Sophia Loren mark her 80th birthday at an exhibition in Mexico celebrating her life and career.The Oscar winner is...

Jake Gyllenhaal Romancing Rachel Mcadams?

Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly dating Rachel McAdams.The 'Brokeback Mountain' actor and the 35-year-old actress have been spotted out together on a number of occasions over the last week, fuelling speculation of a romance.The pair dined...

Stars Pay Tribute To Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday (17Apr14).The writer passed away at his home in Mexico City,...

Maggie Grace Secures Deal For Taken 3

Maggie Grace has secured a deal to star in 'Taken 3'.The 30-year-old star is set to reprise her role as Bryan Mills' (Liam Neeson) daughter in a third instalment of the popular franchise, according to...

Oprah Winfrey Gives Dress To Twitter Fan

Oprah Winfrey gave a dress away to a Twitter follower for her wedding.The generous talk show host made a fan's dreams come true after gifting her the lavish white dress she wore on the cover...

Selena Gomez Wins Humanitarian Award

Selena Gomez has won a Young Humanitarian Award. The 21-year-old singer was awarded the accolade at the unite4:good and Variety's unite4:humanity gala, held at the Sony Lot in Los Angeles, California, last night (27.02.14). The...

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