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Has Val Kilmer Just Confirmed That 'Top Gun 2' Is Happening And Tom Cruise Is On Board?

Nearly 30 years after we were first introduced to Iceman and Maverick, it seems a sequel to Top Gun could finally be on its way, according to star Val Kilmer. In a Facebook status shared...

Francis Ford Coppola To Head Marrakech Film Festival Jury

The moviemaker will lead a panel of judges, featuring former Bond girl and new mum Olga Kurylenko, Italian actor/director Sergio Castellitto and French moviemaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet, when the event gets underway in Morocco...

Francis Ford Coppola To Receive Lifetime Career Award

The Godfather moviemaker will be feted for his career achievements in film and his work as the publisher of creative magazine Zoetrope: All-Story at the ceremony on 16 November (15) in California....

Francis Ford Coppola Named Jury President At Marrakech Film Festival

The Godfather moviemaker will head up a team of judges who will select award winners from the feature film competition during the event, which runs from 4 to 12 December (15). Coppola...

Al Pacino Wanted To Quit The Godfather

The Scarface star was cast as Michael Corleone, the son of Marlon Brando's mafia boss Don Vito Corleone, but he almost quit because he didn't want to stay where he wasn't wanted....

Robin Wright Wants To Watch Sons Grow Up Again

Robin Wright wishes she could watch her children grow up ''all over again''.The 48-year-old star has sons Dylan Frances Penn, 23, and Hopper Penn, 21, with ex-husband Sean Penn and she's confessed that although being...

Francis Ford Coppola Sent Gary Oldman 'Sex' Coffin For Dracula Role

Moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola gave his Bram Stoker's Dracula star Gary Oldman a coffin to help him prepare to play a 300-year-old vampire.The actor was struggling to get into character during a pre-shoot retreat in...

Stars Honour Sophia Loren At Special Dinner

Stars including Robert Redford, Whoopi Goldberg, and Francis Ford Coppola gathered in California over the weekend (19-20Jul14) to pay tribute to Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren.The Italian beauty was honoured at the annual Napa Valley Festival...

Actor Karl Schanzer Dies At 81

Karl Schanzer, the inspiration behind Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, has died at the age of 81.The former private detective passed away on 25 May (14) in Studio City, California. Coppola developed the film,...

The Iconic Gordon Willis, A Legend Of Cinematography, Dies

Hollywood is paying tribute to the kind of person you say ‘they don’t make them like that any more’ about. Gordon Willis, famous for his indelible imprint on Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather films as director...

Francis Ford Coppola: Classic Films Need Time

Francis Ford Coppola thinks films should be judged 10 years after their release. The 75-year-old filmmaker - whose directorial prominence was cemented with the release of 1972's 'The Godfather' - believes movies are often recognised...

Val Kilmer Teams Up With Son In Acting Debut

Francis Ford Coppola's actress/director granddaughter Gia made her adaptation of James Franco's book Palo Alto a family affair by casting Val Kilmer and his son Jack.The filmmaker has known Kilmer's kid all her life and...

Hollywood's Golden Girl: In Praise Of Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola was never exactly destined to pursue a career as a lawyer or a teacher. Born in New York City to artist Eleanor Coppola and 'The Godfather' director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia had creativity...

Joss Whedon Inspired By Godfather Part Ii

Joss Whedon's inspiration behind 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' comes from 'The Godfather Part II'.The 49-year-old director admitted the 1974 American crime film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which is both a sequel and prequel...

Francis Ford Coppola To Receive £100k Arts Prize, Does He Really Need The Cash?

Francis Ford Coppola is set to be honoured in one of the world's biggest arts prize-givings at a presentation ceremony next month. The Oscar-winning director will be one of five awarded this year's Praemium Imperiale,...

Francis Ford Coppola To Receive World's Biggest Art Prize

Veteran moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola and opera singer Placido Domingo are to receive a $142,500 (£95,000) award as part of the world's biggest art prize.The Godfather director and The Three Tenors star Domingo are among...

Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

Sofia Coppola Doesn't Read Movie Reviews

Sofia Coppola refuses to read reviews about her movies as she's too ''sensitive''.The 'Bling Ring' director - who has previously won an Academy Award for her film 'Lost In Translation' - says despite the success...

Al Pacino Praises 'Prodigy' Jessica Chastain

Al Pacino thinks Jessica Chastain is a ''prodigy''.The veteran actor was so mind-blown by the then-unknown actress' audition for his film 'Wild Salome' - which is based on Oscar Wilde's play and was years in...

Francis Ford Coppola Is Getting Back Into The Business With Brand New Mobster Saga

Francis Ford Coppola is apparently readying himself to take on his next film, one that will follow a similar Italian-American saga as his most famous film franchise; The Godfather. The veteran filmmaker's plans were revealed...

The Bling Ring Premieres At Cannes

'The Bling Ring' held its premiere at Cannes Film Festival yesterday (16.05.13).The celebrity burgling drama was the highlight of the second day of the 66th annual film gala in France with main actress Emma Watson...

Can 'The Bling Ring' Compete For Movie Gold During Awards Season?

The alarm bells started ringing when Sofia Coppola, the director of Lost in Translation and Somewhere, announced she would be adapting the story of a group of internet savvy Los Angeles burglars for the big-screen....

Francis Ford Coppola: Another Godfather Would Be Annoying

Francis Ford Coppola would be ''annoyed'' if there was another 'Godfather' movie.The legendary director - who directed the 1972 classic and its 1974 sequel - doesn't think it would be in the interests of audience...

Bram Stoker Turns 165: In Praise Of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula

Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist who created Dracula, was born 165 years ago today (November 8, 2012). Google's latest doodle celebrates the author, who wrote 19 books in total though will always be best known...

Elle Fanning: 'Francis Ford Coppola Is Like My Grandfather'

Teen actress Elle Fanning forged a close bond with Francis Ford Coppola after they met on the set of Somewhere, and insists the legendary director is now like a grandfather to her.The 14-year-old star was...

All Quiet On The Kristen Front: 'On The Road' Stars Stay Silent

Kristen Stewart was nowhere in sight for the UK premiere of her latest movie 'On the Road' at London's Somerset House this week. Organisers insist the actress was never scheduled to attend the event, though...

Alec Baldwin Marries Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin has married fiancee Hilaria Thomas.The '30 Rock' actor tied the knot with the yoga instructor yesterday (30.06.12) at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York, in a ceremony watched by their close friends...

Alec Baldwin To Marry At The Tend Of The Month

Alec Baldwin is set to marry fiancee Hilaria Thomas at the the of the month.The '30 Rock' actor will tie the knot with the Spanish-born yoga instructor at New York's Basilica of St. Patrick's Old...

Cannes Road's End For On The Road

The film version of Jack Kerouac's famous beat-generation novel On the Road has finally made it to the screen after a decades-long journey. The film received its worldwide premiere at the Cannes Film Festival today...

Bruce Willis-starring 'Moonrise Kingdom' To Open Cannes Film Festival

Bruce Willis will be centre of attention at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival later this year after it was announced that 'Moonrise Kingdom,' which he stars in alongside Billy Murray, Ed Norton and Tilda Swinton,...

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'Monsters, Inc.' Writer Dan Gerson Dies At 49

'Monsters, Inc.' Writer Dan Gerson Dies At 49

The Pixar wordsmith loses his battle with a brain tumour.

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Liam Neeson Reveals He’s Dating An 'Incredibly Famous' Mystery Woman

Liam Neeson Reveals He’s Dating An 'Incredibly Famous' Mystery Woman

The mystery woman will be receiving some ‘freshly picked flowers’ from the Irish actor this Valentines Day.

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The Beatles Add £82 Million To Liverpool's Economy Annually

The Beatles Add £82 Million To Liverpool's Economy Annually

New research suggests that The Beatles are worth roughly £82 million per year...

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