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7th April 2011

Fact: Into The Wild star Emile Hirsch has made his directorial debut by taking charge of Daft Punk's new video for Alive. The quirky promo features a dance-off between two rival Venice Beach, California skateboarders.

16th November 2008

Fact: Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder has recorded a cover of punk icon John Doe's THE GOLDEN STATE for a new EP. The track is a collaboration with CORIN TUCKER, with whom Vedder recorded HARD SUN for the Into The Wild soundtrack. The new EP features a remix, demo, a live version of the song, and the original version from John Doe's 2007 album A Year in the Wilderness.

10th May 2008

Fact: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL pin-up Zac Efron was among the actors considered for the role of SPEED RACER in the hit new film of the same name. Into The Wild's Emile Hirsch eventually landed the role.

9th April 2008

Quote: "He told me that people in my generation really need to have the courage to stand for something. I took that to heart - the idea of young people taking more responsibility." Emile Hirsch recalls what his Into The Wild director Sean Penn taught him.

29th January 2008

Fact: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Oscar-nominated Into The Wild star Hal Holbrook are all former students of Ohio's Denison University.

22nd January 2008

Quote: "It was quite a shock. Sitting out there (listening to the nominations) is like waiting for a reprieve from the governor." Veteran actor Hal Holbrook was on edge while the Academy Award nominations were read out on Tuesday (22Jan08) morning. His performance in Into The Wild earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod.

19th November 2007

Fact: Into The Wild star Kristen Stewart will star in vampire-thriller movie TWILIGHT based on STEPHENIE MEYER's best-selling book.

27th October 2007

Fact: Sean Penn will be honoured with the Best Director award for his latest movie Into The Wild at the 19th Palm Springs Film Festival in California in January (08).

6th October 2007

Fact: Into The Wild's Emile Hirsch and HAIRSPRAY's Nikki Blonsky will be honoured with Rising Star Awards at the 19th Palm Springs Film Festival in California in January (08).

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