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Crowe To Present Afi Awards

4th October 2005

Antipodean movie star RUSSELL CROWE has agreed to compere the prestigious Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards in Melbourne, Australia next month (26NOV04). Crowe, who was last awarded an AFI gong in 1992 for his...

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Film-maker Robert Wise Dies

15th September 2005

Oscar-winning director ROBERT WISE died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday (14SEP05), only five days after celebrating his 91st birthday. THE SOUND OF MUSIC film-maker fell ill on Wednesday and...

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Lucas Receives Afi Honour

10th June 2005

GEORGE LUCAS received a lifetime achievement award from the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) last night (09JUN05). The STAR WARS creator accepted his award from OSCAR-winning film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG - and stars of the original...

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Somersault Triumphs At Australian Film Awards

1st November 2004

Acclaimed CATE SHORTLAND film SOMERSAULT had a record-breaking night at the AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS last night (29OCT04), picking up a staggering 13 prizes. The coming-of-age film claimed all the night's acting awards among...

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Penn's Family Honoured

5th October 2004

OSCAR-winning actor SEAN PENN and his family have been honoured AFI ASSOCIATES OF THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE for their "creative contributions" to the entertainment industry. Penn's mother, EILEEN RYAN PENN, brother CHRIS and wife...

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Somersault Enters The Record Books With 15 Afi Nominations

5th October 2004

Coming-of-age drama SOMERSAULT has entered the record books with an amazing 15 nominations at this year's (04) AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS (AFIs). Writer and director CAT SHORTLAND's debut movie about the 16-year-old girl is...

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Penn Family Honoured

8th July 2004

SEAN PENN and his famous family are to be honoured as a group by the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) in October (04). The Penn clan will be hailed for its achievements in film and...

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Tops Afi Movie Music List

24th June 2004

JUDY GARLAND's WIZARD OF OZ tune SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW has topped another movie music poll. The beloved song, which was voted the best tune of the last millennium in a 2000 poll, has...

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Street Collects Lifetime Achievement Award

14th June 2004

Movie actress MERYL STREEP has been honoured by the prestigious AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) in Los Angeles for her services to cinema. The ADAPTATION star followed in the footsteps of other film greats including...

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Meryl's Musical Tribute

8th June 2004

MERYL STREEP will be showing off her singing skills when she's honoured by the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE later this month (JUN04) - without taking the stage. Producers have created a montage of the actress'...

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Hanks Worries About Brit Reaction To Ladykillers

11th May 2004

OSCAR-winning actor TOM HANKS is worried British movie fans will "crucify" him for starring in a remake of beloved Ealing comedy THE LADYKILLERS. Hanks recreated ALEC GUINNESS' professor role from the 1955 film in...

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Slayer Top Live List

13th January 2004

Heavy metal icons SLAYER have topped a new list of the best live hard rock acts. The group beat out SYSTEM OF A DOWN and AC/DC to top the REVOLVER magazine poll. Magazine...

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Return Of The King Already Makes Best-of List

15th December 2003

Hotly-anticipated movie THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING has made the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE's (AFI) best films of the year list - even though it hasn't been released yet. The...

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Afi Nominates Eminem Song For 100 Best

21st November 2003

Badboy rapper EMINEM's LOSE YOURSELF has been nominated for inclusion in the 100 BEST SONGS IN US CINEMA list by the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI). The OSCAR-winning hip-hop track - taken from 8 MILE...

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Streep Awarded Afi Lifetime Honour

20th October 2003

OSCAR-winning actress MERYL STREEP is to be presented with the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE's highest honour next year (04) - the lifetime achievement award. THE HOURS star - who has won two ACADEMY AWARDS for...

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Heston Received Inaugural Heston Award

25th September 2003

The CHARLTON HESTON AWARD for acting talent has found a suitable recipient for its inaugural gong - CHARLTON HESTON himself. The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) presented the 78-year-old OSCAR winner with the new award...

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Punk Stars Come Out For Freaky Performance

30th July 2003

Upcoming movie LIVE FREAKY DIE FREAKY will be glittering with a cast of punk rockers - in cartoon form. The movie, written and directed by JOHN ROECKER, is the re-telling of the life of...

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De Niro To Receive Lifetime Honour

12th June 2003

Legendary actor ROBERT DE NIRO will receive a lifetime achievement award at a star-studded dinner tonight (12JUN03). The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) is paying tribute to the MEET THE PARENTS star for his three...

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Schwarzenegger To Host Villains Special

15th April 2003

Hollywood hardman ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER will host an upcoming TV special about the top 100 heroes and villains of the screen - having played both good and evil robots in the TERMINATOR films. An...

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50 Cent Stays On Top

20th March 2003

Rapper 50 CENT is continuing to reign on America's BILLBOARD album charts, after shifting 279,000 copies for a six-week total of 3.3 million. Sales of the album have been bolstered by his hit track...

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