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First Boos And Now Applause For Matthew Mcconaughey's 'Sea Of Trees'

Matthew McConaughey has completely reinvented himself since his shirt-on, shirt-off rom-com days, going on to star in darker and better-received dramas like Killer Joe, the acclaimed TV series True Detective, Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar...

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Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano is set to replace Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's Silence after scheduling issues forced the Godzilla star to drop out of the film. Asano will join Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and...

Godzilla 2 Is Happening, Set For 2018 Release

The success of the franchise reboot Godzilla earlier this year has led to Legendary Pictures greenlighting a sequel, and they have announced a release date of June 8th 2018. In July at San Diego Comic-Con...

Ken Watanabe To Make Broadway Debut In The King And I Revival

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe is set to make his Broadway debut in a revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's The King And I.The Inception star will team up with Broadway favourite Kelli O'Hara in...

Ken Watanabe: Godzilla Is Still Relevant

Ken Watanabe says there's interest in 'Godzilla' because people are still terrified of nuclear power.The 54-year-old actor insists that titular monster who first appeared in Ishiro Honda's 1954 film, where he was a metaphor for...

'Godzilla' Is More Growling Than Roaring Success, But Still... [Trailer]

It's going to be a big weekend for Godzilla: the monster action reboot has been teasing its entrance for months with irresistibly gloomy and stylised posters and trailers, whetting our appetite for an early summer...

John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join Transformers: Age Of Extinction

John Goodman and Ken Watanabe will voice two Autobots in the 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.The 62-year-old actor will play Autobot Hound while the 54-year-old star will has been cast as Drift in the forthcoming Michael...

John Goodman & Ken Watanabe To Voice Robots In New Transformers Film

Actors John Goodman and Ken Watanabe have signed up to voice Autobots in Michael Bay's upcoming movie Transformers: Age Of Extinction.The Monuments Men star Goodman will provide the voice of Hound, while Watanabe has joined...

Godzilla Causes Tsunamis, Rampages Through Cities, Destroys Armies In Extended Look [Trailer & Pictures]

The extended trailer for Godzilla has been released and shows the large lizard at his very worst: causing Tsunamis, destroying cities and taking on the US armed forces.Bryan Cranston (L) and Aaron Taylor Johnson (R)...

Matthew Mcconaughey Cast In Sea Of Trees

Matthew McConaughey will star in 'Sea Of Trees'.The 44-year-old actor has been cast as a suicidal American who becomes friends with a Japanese man, played by Ken Watanabe, who is lost near Mount Fuji, which...

Liam Neeson Cast In Martin Scorsese's Silence

Liam Neeson will star in 'Silence'.The 61-year-old actor will reunite with his 2002's 'Gangs Of New York' director Martin Scorsese for the forthcoming film, which is based on Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel of the same...

John C. Reilly Confirmed Role For Guardians Of The Galaxy

John C. Reilly has been confirmed for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.The 48-year-old actor has signed up to play Rhomann Dey in the Marvel Studios' sci-fi, superhero blockbuster, which follows a team of otherworldly superheroes with...

John C. Reilly For Guardians Of The Galaxy?

John C. Reilly has been offered a role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.The 'Step Brothers' actor is reportedly being courted for the role of Rhomann Dey in Marvel Studios' sci-fi superhero blockbuster, according to HitFix.com.Reilly...

Andrew Garfield Joins Silence

Andrew Garfield has signed up for Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'. The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actor will star as priest Father Rodrigues in the drama film, which tells the story of his character and another Portuguese Jesuit who...

Sally Hawkins Joins Godzilla Reboot

Sally Hawkins has joined the cast of 'Godzilla'.The 'Happy Go Lucky' actress will play a scientist in Gareth Edwards' upcoming sci-fi flick, which began shooting under Legendary and Warner Bros in Vancouver last week -...

Ken Watanabe Takes Year Off To Rebuild Japan

Inception star Ken Watanabe is taking a hiatus from Hollywood so he can assist with rebuilding efforts in his native Japan.The actor has returned to the Far East to film a documentary about disaster recovery...

Kelsey Grammer Signs Psychic To His New Interactive Tv Project

Actor Kelsey Grammer has teamed up with top psychic Ron Bard and Japanese actor Ken Watanabe to launch his ambitious new interactive TV channel globally.Bard and Grammer will debut The Channel Channel next month (Mar12)...

Joseph Gordon-levitt To Play Batman Villain

Joseph Gordon-levitt has signed on to play 'The Holiday Killer' in the forthcoming Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises'.Joseph Gordon-levitt, the American actor and star of 'Inception' and '500 Days of Summer', has joined the...

Dafoe Sharpens Teeth For New Role

WILLEM DAFOE is to play yet another character with a thirst for blood in a new horror film currently shooting in New OrleansAfter the Nosferatu-inspired Shadow Of The Vampire and the forthcoming chiller Daydreamers, the...

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Watanabe To Donate Film Salary To Alzheimer's

THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE was so stirred playing a 50-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, he plans to dedicate a portion of his salary to Japan's Alzheimer's Association. The actor read author Hiroshi...

Watanabe Stunned At Eastwood Film Role

Japanese star KEN WATANABE was stunned when he was offered the lead role in CLINT EASTWOOD's latest movie, because he assumed the main parts in the Hollywood epic would be filled with American actors. When...

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THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE beat leukaemia in the early 1990s after he was diagnosed with the disease as his career was taking off in 1989....

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THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE is going from MEMOIRS to MEMORIES for his debut as a film producer. The actor, who is currently starring in MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA will produce and star in...

Ken Watanabe Weds

THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE has announced that he and Japanese film actress KAHO MINAMI are now a married couple. Earlier this year (05), Watanabe, 46, divorced his former wife, with whom he...

Yeoh Defends Non-japanese Castings

Malaysian-born actress MICHELLE YEOH has hit out at criticism that she and two other leading Chinese actresses were cast as Japanese in her latest movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON...

Language Problems On Geisha Set

CHICAGO director ROB MARSHALL is finding filming on his latest movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA complicated, because his cast all speak different languages. SONY STUDIOS refused to cast non-Asian actresses in the big screen...

Geisha Gets A Director After Spielberg Steps Down

CHICAGO director ROB MARSHALL has signed up to take over from STEVEN SPIELBERG when epic movie MEMORIES OF A GEISHA goes before the cameras next month (SEP04). Spielberg initially took charge of the film...

Baldwin Declares Himself An Oscar Shoo-in

Hollywood actor ALEC BALDWIN insists he's guaranteed to win the Best Supporting Actor OSCAR later this month (FEB04), after conducting in-depth research on his rivals. Baldwin has been nominated for his efforts in THE...

Japanese Co-stars Praise 'Amazing' Cruise

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE was "amazing" and "fantastic" to act with, according to his Japanese THE LAST SAMURAI co-stars. HIROYUKI SANADA and KEN WATANABE were impressed by the 41-year-old mega-star's dedication in learning...

Cruise Trained Hard For Samurai Role

Megastar TOM CRUISE underwent eight months of gruelling training before filming his role in THE LAST SAMURAI. In the upcoming movie, Cruise plays an American hired in the late 1800s to help Japanese warriors...

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