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Birdman, Boyhood & Whiplash Make Afi Best Films List

9th December 2014

Birdman, Whiplash, Unbroken and Boyhood have been named among the American Film Institute's movies of the year.A jury of Afi members, scholars, artists and critics has selected 11 films for the organisation's end-of-year hit list....

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Sophia Loren Dishes Dirt On Co-stars At Afi Fest Tribute

13th November 2014

Movie icon Sophia Loren spilled the beans about some of Hollywood's most famous male stars during a tribute evening on Wednesday (12Nov14) as part of the American Film Institute (Afi) film festival.Director Rob Marshall interviewed...

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Steve Martin To Receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

3rd October 2014

Actor Steve Martin is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's 2015 Life Achievement Award.The Pink Panther star will be feted at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on 4 June (15)....

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Sophia Loren To Be Feted At Afi Film Festival

27th August 2014

Italian actress Sophia Loren will be honoured by the American Film Institute (Afi) at its annual festival in November (14).A special tribute will be paid to the movie icon during an evening celebration on 12...

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Ellen Burstyn To Make Directorial Debut

27th August 2014

Actress Ellen Burstyn is set to make her directorial debut with a film inspired by the events in the life of manager/producer Danny Sherman.The Exorcist star will headline and direct the film, titled Bathing Flo....

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Stars Honour Jane Fonda At Afi Gala

6th June 2014

Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Michael Douglas were among the stars who turned out to honour Jane Fonda as she received a special award from the American Film Institute (Afi) on Thursday night (05Jun14).The veteran...

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Jared Leto: Got My Oscar, Now I'm Going On Tour With Linkin Park - Thanks

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th March 2014

Jared Leto isn’t like most Oscar winners. He’s been criticised for his role as the transgender character Rayon, and not 48 hours after his Best Supporting Actor win for the role, it has been announced...

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30 Seconds To Mars To Tour With Linkin Park On Hot Summer Ticket

4th March 2014

Oscar winner Jared Leto is set to shelve his new Academy Award and hit the road for one of the biggest rock tours of the summer (14).The Dallas Buyers Club star's band, 30 Seconds to...

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William Hurt Cast As Gregg Allman In Movie Biopic

7th January 2014

Oscar winner William Hurt has been aded to the cast of the upcoming Allman Brothers biopic as the older Gregg Allman.All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter was cast as the younger Allman at the end...

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Jane Fonda To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

4th October 2013

Hollywood star Jane Fonda is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the board of the American Film Institute (Afi), 36 years after her father.The Mamma Mia! actress has been chosen to...

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Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

By Holly Williams | 22nd July 2013

It's time to start making preparations for one of the loudest festivals of the year: Riot Fest 2013 featuring headline sets from the likes of Pixies, The Replacements and Blink-182.Taking place in Chicago on September...

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Kathryn Bigelow Receives Honorary Degree

13th June 2013

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow was celebrated in Los Angeles on Wednesday (12Jun13) as she received an honorary degree from the American Film Institute (Afi).The Oscar winner was recognised during the Afi Conservatory Commencement...

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Mel Brooks Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

5th October 2012

Comedy legend Mel Brooks has landed a lifetime achievement award from the board of the American Film Institute (Afi).The director and star of The Producers will accept the trophy at a gala dinner held in...

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George Stevens Jr. Awarded With Honorary Oscar

6th September 2012

George Stevens Jr is amongst a handful of Hollywood movie veterans to be awarded an honorary Oscar, the Academy's Board of Governors announced yesterday (September 5, 2012). The Wrap report today that the awards will...

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David Lynch And Mel Brooks Pick Up Honorary Degrees

14th June 2012

David Lynch thanked Mel Brooks for launching his career by hiring him to direct The Elephant Man as they both accepted honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) on Wednesday (13Jun12).The filmmakers donned traditional...

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The Things They Tweet 2734

9th June 2012

"Thrilled to be able to honor Shirley MAClaine at the Afi Life Achievement Award last night. Huge admirer of her and her work." Actress Katherine Heigl was humbled to be in the veteran star's presence...

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David Lynch And Mel Brooks To Receive Honorary Afi Degrees

30th May 2012

Filmmakers David Lynch and Mel Brooks are set to be handed honorary degrees from the American Film Institute (Afi) in recognition of their lengthy careers.Both men will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for "contribution...

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Debbie Reynolds: 'The Artist Borrowed From Singin' In The Rain'

12th April 2012

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds is convinced The Artist borrowed heavily from her hit movie SINGIN' IN THE RAIN but failed to live up to the 1952 film's high standards.The black and white silent movie ruled...

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Afi Names 2011'S Best Films

12th December 2011

The Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (Afi).The institution has announced its top 10 films of the...

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Spielberg's Tintin A Big Hit In Europe

1st November 2011

Steven Spielberg's new Tintin movie is an international smash-hit - and it has yet to debut in North America.The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn opened in Europe to rave reviews last week (ends28Oct11)...

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Shirley Maclaine Given Afi's Life Achievement Award

10th October 2011

Shirley MacLaine will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award next year.The 77-year-old actress - who won an Oscar for her leading role in 1983's 'Terms of Endearment' - will be the 40th recipient...

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Maclaine To Be Honoured With Afi Prize

10th October 2011

Hollywood legend Shirley Maclaine is to be honoured with the American Film Institute's (Afi) lifetime achievement award next year (12).The Oscar-winner will be presented with the revered prize in a ceremony next June (12), making...

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Afi To Split? Management Insist Statement Is A Hoax

8th September 2011

Mystery surrounds the future of rockers Afi after the band's management denied reports of a split just hours after frontman Davey Havok announced the break-up online.Havok took to the band's Despairfaction forum to let fans...

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Clint Eastwood's Edgar Hoover Movie Will Open Afi Fest

7th September 2011

Clint Eastwood's much-anticipated new J. Edgar Hoover movie will open this year's (11) American Film Institute annual festival.Leonardo DiCaprio stars in J. Edgar as the former Fbi director, alongside Naomi Watts and Dame Judi Dench...

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Fascinating Fact 12002

30th August 2011

Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar will serve as the guest artistic director at the American Film Institute's upcoming Afi Fest, where he will present a special screening of his movie Law Of Desire to mark the...

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Hugh Jackman Pays Tribute To Aboriginal Actor Ngoombujarra

19th July 2011

Hugh Jackman has paid tribute to his Australia co-star David Ngoombujarra, who passed away over the weekend (17Jul11), aged 44.The aboriginal actor, born David Bernard Starr, was found in a park in Fremantle, western Australia,...

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Stars Hail Morgan At Lifetime Achievement Event

10th June 2011

Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honoured with the American Film Institute's (Afi) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday (09Jun11).The Shawshank Redemption star...

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Aussie Acting Veteran Bill Hunter Dies

22nd May 2011

Australian acting legend Bill Hunter has died at the age of 71.The Muriel's Wedding star passed away on on Saturday (21May11) surrounded by his family at a Melbourne hospice following a battle with cancer, according...

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Aussie Acting Veteran Bill Hunter Dies

22nd May 2011

Australian acting legend Bill Hunter has died at the age of 71.The Muriel's Wedding star passed away on on Saturday (21May11) surrounded by his family at a Melbourne hospice following a battle with cancer, according...

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American Idiot Movie To Be Produced By Tom Hanks

15th April 2011

AMERICAN IDIOT, the 2004 album by American rock band Green Day, has been given the go-ahead to be adapted into a feature-length movie. AMERICAN IDIOT, the Broadway musical, has been hugely successful and Universal studios...

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