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Whitaker Revealed Past With Film Role

FOREST WHITAKER loved filming new movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - because it gave him the chance to connect with his past. The star, who plays Ugandan dictator IDI AMIN in the biopic, spent...

World Trade Center Wins First Film Honour Of The Season

OLIVER STONE's gripping 9/11 drama WORLD TRADE CENTER was named Best Film in the first major awards show of the 2006/2007 season, beating out PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST at the Hollywood Awards...

Mcavoy Signs Up With Red Cross

Actor JAMES MCAVOY is returning to the impoverished African nation which formed the backdrop of his latest movie as an ambassador for the Red Cross. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND sees MCAvoy play the personal...

Whitaker: 'Amin Wasn't A Cannibal'

FOREST WHITAKER has blasted claims late Ugandan leader IDI AMIN was a cannibal, insisting the accusation was a propaganda tool invented by his enemies. Whitaker play the notorious dictator in new movie THE LAST KING...

Whitaker Stunned Ugandans As Idi Amin

Actor FOREST WHITAKER was so convincing as late Ugandan leader IDI AMIN, locals feared he'd come back from the grave to take charge again. THE CRYING GAME star studied Swahili, lowered his voice and even...

Amin Film Inspires Whitaker To Trace Ancestry

PLATOON star FOREST WHITAKER was inspired to trace his family tree after learning he would be making a movie about IDI AMIN in Africa. The actor plays the brutal Ugandan dictator in the film THE...

Film Crew Terrified By Idi Amin Tales

Director KEVIN MACDONALD hired IDI AMIN's favourite music group for scenes in his new film THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, only to discover the late tyrant had killed their bassist. MCDonald went to Uganda to...

Narnia Star Passed Out During Torture Scene

Actor JAMES MCAVOY was so convinced a torture scene in new movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND would be unbearably painful he passed out on the set. Director KEVIN MCDONALD admits even he was worried...

Controversial Amin Film 'Seduces' Toronto

Hotly anticipated IDI AMIN biopic THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND has premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this week (begs10SEP06) - stunning audiences with its "seductive" portrayal of the murderous Ugandan dictator. The movie tells...

Hollywood Producers Sued Over Idi Amin's Cannibal Portrayal

Producers of new movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND are reportedly being sued by the family of late Ugandan dictator IDI AMIN over the persistent allegations of cannibalism levelled at the leader in the film....

Whitaker's Empathy For Idi Amin

FOREST WHITAKER was amazed when he researched his role as IDI AMIN in upcoming movie THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, as it opened his eyes to the murderous dictator's good points. The 44-year-old PHONE...

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