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Russell Crowe Joins Les Miserables

Russell Crowe has signed on to star in 'Les Miserables'. The Australian actor - known for his action roles in 'Gladiator' and 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' - will play police...

Movie Reviews The Way Back

For the most part, critics are giving Peter Weir's The Way Back , his first feature in seven years, positive reviews -- not glowing ones, which are the kind the Australian director customarily evokes for...

Crowe Calls For Master And Commander Sequel

RUSSELL CROWE is pushing for a sequel to his 2003 movie MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD - he wants fans to bombard studio bosses at 20th Century Fox with messages to...

Movie Stars See Drastic Salary Cutbacks

Big-name movie stars are no longer the draw they once were and their current salaries reflect that reality, the New York Times observed today (Thursday), pointing out that when the estimated salaries of all 10...

Crow Under Pressure To Make Master And Commander Sequel

Actor RUSSELL CROWE is under pressure by his wife to make a sequel to MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD - because she found his period costume sexy. Russell Crowe played dashing...

Director Weir Quits Depp Movie

Director PETER WEIR has quit new film SHANTARAM after failing to see eye-to-eye with JOHNNY DEPP. The MASTER AND COMMANDER director and Depp, who is also producing the film, had creative differences on how...

Beckinsale Studies Crowe For Rage Tips

British beauty KATE BECKINSALE studied the films of RUSSELL CROWE to inspire her on-screen rage as SELENE in the forthcoming UNDERWORLD sequel. Beckinsale steps back into her leather outfit for a second time to...

Bettany Attacks Photographers

Actor PAUL BETTANY often lashes out at intrusive paparazzi when they catch him unawares - because their sudden presence enrages him. The MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD star is desperate...

Bettany: 'Fatherhood Has Changed Me'

British actor PAUL BETTANY credits fatherhood with changing his life in a way he never thought possible. The MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD star has one-year-old son STELLAN with wife...

Bettany: I Don't Want To Be Cool

British star PAUL BETTANY is terrified of becoming "too cool" for mainstream cinema. The 33-year-old MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD fears he'll be typecast and miss out on exciting film...

Bettany: Cheaper Than Jude Law

Actor PAUL BETTANY cites fellow Brit JUDE LAW as the reason he's securing major Hollywood roles - because he looks similar to the COLD MOUNTAIN star but costs less. The 33-year-old husband of actress...

Bettany: Connelly Was My Teen Crush

British actor PAUL BETTANY still questions reality every time he wakes up next to his wife JENNIFER CONNELLY - because the actress was his teenage fantasy. The MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF...

Caridi Case Accused Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of pirating actor CARMINE CARIDI's "screener" copies of OSCAR-considered movies has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and copyright infringement. Caridi, 70, star of such films as GODFATHER: PART II,...

Jackson Picks Up Bafta Memorabilia

PETER JACKSON picked up more than just five gongs at Sunday's (15FEB04) star-studded BAFTA ceremony - he pocketed some valuable memorabilia as well. The LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING film-maker...

Lord Of The Baftas

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and LOST IN TRANSLATION were the big winners at Sunday's (15FEB04) ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS. The final installment of the JRR TOLKIEN adaptations...

Lord Of The Rings Snubbed By London Movie Critics

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING may be hotly tipped to sweep the board at this year's (04) OSCARS, but the movie failed to scoop a single award at the London...

Seabiscuit Trumps Rings At Cinematography Awards

American epic SEABISCUIT has surprisingly beaten OSCAR favourite THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING to claim the top prize at this year's (04) AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS awards. The TOBEY...

Weinstein Disappointed By Cold Mountain Oscar Failure

MIRAMAX movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN is trying to be philosophical after his pet project COLD MOUNTAIN was largely snubbed by the OSCARS - even though he admits to being "disappointed". The hard-hitting film producer...

Cold Mountain And Rings Head To Head At Baftas

Civil war romance COLD MOUNTAIN and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING have topped the nominations at this year's (04) BAFTA awards. ANTHONY MINGHELLA epic film and PETER JACKSON's last...

Russell Crowe Holds Onto Baby Son

Hollywood actor RUSSELL CROWE is so overwhelmed at becoming a father for the first time, he won't let anybody else hold his baby son. The GLADIATOR star's wife DANIELLE SPENCER gave birth to CHARLES...

Matrix Sequels Passed Over For Oscars

Both MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS have been passed over for the Best Visual Effects ACADEMY AWARD at next year's OSCARS. The original Matrix, which won the Oscar in 1999, revolutionised film special effects...

Crowe Marriage Vibes

GLADIATOR star RUSSELL CROWE would have proposed to new wife DANIELLE SPENCER long before he actually did - but the Australian beauty kept giving off negative marriage vibes. The Antipodean hunk had an on/off...

Crowe Draws Inspiration From England

Actor RUSSELL CROWE credits historical English figures for inspiring him to be "the best actor that I can be". The MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD star's admiration for legendary seafarers...

Crowe's German Strip Club Jaunt

Movie tough guy RUSSELL CROWE has been photographed next to a raunchy blonde dancer in a strip club in Hamburg, Germany. Images of the OSCAR-winning star - whose wife DANIELLE SPENCER is expecting their...

Bettany Turns Down Crowe's Rugby Invite

PAUL BETTANY refused to join co-star RUSSELL CROWE for a game of rugby on the set MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD - because he had a better offer from wife JENNIFER...

Crowe Loves Wife's No Nonsense Style

Hollywood star RUSSELL CROWE cites his wife's outspoken view that ante-natal classes are pointless as a good example of why he married her. DANIELLE SPENCER - who wed the actor earlier this year (APR03)...

Monarchist Crowe

Hollywood star RUSSELL CROWE has outed himself as an avid fan of the British Royal Family. While many in his adopted country Australia campaign for independence from the monarchy, New Zealand-born Crowe insists he...

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