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Richard Launches Wine Range

Veteran British pop star SIR CLIFF RICHARD has launched an award-winning range of wine produced at his vineyard in the Algarve regional of Portugal. The SUMMER HOLIDAY singer has named the alcoholic drink Vida...

Brando's Corleone Tops Greatest Movie Character List

MARLON BRANDO's turn as VITO CORLEONE in FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's classic THE GODFATHER has been named the greatest movie character of all time. Brando, who won an Oscar for his performance as the mafia...

Coppola And Salles To Adapt Kerouac

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has teamed up with Brazilian director WALTER SALLES to bring beatnik author JACK KEROUAC's seminal work ON THE ROAD to the big screen. The GODFATHER film-maker's production company American Zoetrope has...

Bracco To Launch Her Own Wine

THE SOPRANOS star LORRAINE BRACCO is set to become the latest celebrity to release her own wine. The actress, who plays psychotherapist DR MELFI on the hit mob show, is endorsing wine from the...

Brando's Voice 'Unusable' In Video Game

Late screen icon MARLON BRANDO's voiceover has reportedly been dropped from a video game based on THE GODFATHER movie, because his ill health made it unusable. Brando won an Oscar for his portrayal of...

Coppola To Release Extended Cut Of The Outsiders

Acclaimed film-maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is set to re-release his movie THE OUTSIDERS - 22 years after its debut. The director has recut the 1983 film, adding 22 minutes in an effort to be...

Apocalypse Now Inspiration Dies

The inspiration for crazed APOCALYPSE NOW character COLONEL KURTZ has died at the age of 74. Vietnam War veteran DAVID HACKWORTH - who was brought to the big screen by MARLON BRANDO in FRANCIS...

Coppola Upset About Godfather Videogame

Director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is furious with the makers of a new THE GODFATHER videogame because they didn't consult him for permission to tamper with his epic film. KOCH, the makers of videogame THE...

Keitel: 'I Almost Quit Acting'

Hollywood star HARVEY KEITEL almost quit acting after he was fired from the set of APOCALYPSE NOW in the late 1970s. Keitel, who enjoyed a renewed bout of fame in the early 1990s with...

Putin Praises Coppola

Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN has praised FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA during a visit by the American director to Moscow to receive a prestigious film award. The APOCALYPSE NOW film-maker visited Putin at the Kremlin before...

Sopranos Star Turned Down The Godfather

THE SOPRANOS star DOMINIC CHIANESE missed out on his first big break when he had to turn down a role in THE GODFATHER. The actor, who plays ageing Mob boss UNCLE JUNIOR, in the...

Brando To Return As Godfather

Late film icon MARLON BRANDO will return from the dead to reprise his legendary role from THE GODFATHER - in a new computer game based on the film classic. The actor won an OSCAR...

Nicholson Said No To Corleone

JACK NICHOLSON turned down the chance to play MICHAEL CORLEONE in THE GODFATHER trilogy to give the gangster part to AL PACINO. The movie veteran has revealed he was FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's first choice...

Godfather Ii Is Top Sequel

Gangster sequel GODFATHER: PART II has been named the top movie sequel in history, in a new poll. Users of website MOVIES.COM voted the 1974 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA crime classic the number one follow-up...

Brando Tops Gangster Poll

Late actor MARLON BRANDO has been voted the best movie gangster of all time, for his role in 1972 classic THE GODFATHER. In a poll for British cinema chain UCI, Brando's portrayal of DON...

Hollywood Tributes Pour In For Brando

Major Hollywood stars have been paying tribute to Hollywood legend MARLON BRANDO, who has died at the age of 80. Director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is "sad" of the death of the star of two...

Swayze's No Fan Of Cool Dillon

MATT DILLON failed to impress his co-star PATRICK SWAYZE on the set of THE OUTSIDERS - because he was "too cool". Swayze lived with Dillon and co-stars TOM CRUISE, ROB LOWE and EMILIO ESTEVEZ...

Coppola Sells Old Family Home

OSCAR-winning director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has sold the longtime California home of his mother ITALIA PENNINO COPPOLA, who died in January (04) at the age of 91. The four bedroom Woodlands Hills house sold...

Brando's Corleone Voted Best Movie Character

MARLON BRANDO's portrayal of mob boss VITO CORLEONE in celluloid classic THE GODFATHER has been voted the most memorable movie character in history. The mafia don from FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's OSCAR-winning 1972 film...

Drunk Murray Rates Kathleen Turner's Bedroom Performance

An inebriated BILL MURRAY gave KATHLEEN TURNER's bedroom skills a high rating this week (ends2APR04) - in front of an all star audience. Funnyman Murray was hosting a benefit at New York's MUSEUM OF...

Robert Duvall Sick Of Famous Line

Veteran actor ROBERT DUVALL is tired of fans quoting his most famous movie line at him. The line, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," was immortalised by Duvall when he played...

Ford Coppola Praises Gibson's Passion

Legendary movie-maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has praised MEL GIBSON's controversial new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, and told the star to ignore his critics. The film, which chronicles the final 12 hours in...

Coppola's Wine Tribute To Director Daughter

Movie guru-turned-wine maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is toasting his daughter's LOST IN TRANSLATION successes with a new drink named after her. SOFIA COPPOLA has already picked up a slew of awards for her directorial...

Money Concerns Kept Duvall Out Of Godfather Iii

Movie legend ROBERT DUVALL pulled out of the third THE GODFATHER movie after learning AL PACINO was being paid almost four times as much as he was. Pacino has been vocal about how dreadful...

Moby Films Quirky Documentary Footage For New Dvd

MOBY's new DVD release features hours of footage the quirky dance star shot in hotel rooms on tour. Inspired by epic movie APOCALYPSE NOW - and in particular MARTIN SHEEN's breakdown scene in the...

Hollywood Moguls Join Fight Against Screeners

ROBERT REDFORD, MARTIN SCORSESE and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA are among the Hollywood heavyweights who have added their signatures to an open letter which urges OSCARS bosses to reconsider their new screener video ban. MOTION...

Directors Join Forces To Protest Screening Restrictions

Directors FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA and ROBERT ALTMAN have joined forces with other Hollywood big-shots to protest a move to stop distributing copies of movies for awards consideration. The MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MPAA)...

Sofia Coppola Goes Her Own Way

SOFIA COPPOLA refuses to follow her legendary father's film directing methods - because being quiet and polite works just as well for her. The daughter of celebrated film-maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA made waves with...

Coppola Seeks Inspiration In Brazil

Veteran director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is seeking inspiration for the location of his new movie MEGALOPOLIS in Brazil. The GODFATHER mastermind spent a week in Curitiba, a city in Southern Brazil, which provided him...

Cage's Favourite Wine

Hollywood star NICOLAS CAGE's favourite wine is named after his cousin ROMAN COPPOLA. The actor loves his uncle FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's wines, which is useful because he always gets a case at Christmas....

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