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Richard Zanuck Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 77

13th July 2012

'Jaws' producer Richard Zanuck has died aged 77. The legendary Hollywood producer - who was behind movies such as 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Deep Impact' and more recently, 2010's 'Clash of the Titan's - died of...

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Richard Zanuck Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 77

13th July 2012

'Jaws' producer Richard Zanuck has died aged 77. The legendary Hollywood producer - who was behind movies such as 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Deep Impact' and more recently, 2010's 'Clash of the Titan's - died of...

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Spike Lee Cohort Slams White-dominated Studios

26th January 2012

Days after Spike Lee's obscenity-laced tirade against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival ("They know nothing about black people. Nothing!"), his co-producer and co-writer of Red Hook Summer has accused those same executives...

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Redgrave And Earl Jones Raise $22,000 For Theatre Charity

29th November 2011

Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones have been applauded for helping to raise more than $22,000 (£13,750) for charity through their West End show Driving Miss Daisy.The acting legends have pulled in huge crowds and...

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James Earl Jones 'Gobsmacked' By Oscar Honour

14th November 2011

James Earl Jones was "gobsmacked" to receive an honorary Oscar on Saturday (12.11.11). The 80-year-old actor - who is best known as the voice of 'Star Wars' villain Darth Vader - revealed his delight at...

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Morgan Freeman To Win Lifetime Achievement At Globes

10th November 2011

Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for contribution to entertainment at next year's Golden Globes.The 74-year-old actor - best known for roles in 'Driving Miss Daisy', 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Invictus', where...

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Vanessa Redgrave To Receive Oscar Tribute

7th November 2011

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive an Oscar tribute in London on Sunday (13.11.11). The British actress - who is currently starring in a theatre production of 'Driving Miss Daisy' in the West End - will...

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Website Offers Reviews "As A Contact Sport"

16th September 2011

Veteran writer/producer Bryce Zabel has launched a new movie review website, MovieSmackdown.com, in which newly released films are compared with early ones with similar themes, content or cast. "The way people actually talk about movies...

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Jones And Redgrave Take Daisy To London

27th June 2011

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are steering their hit Broadway play Driving Miss Daisy towards London.The duo took to the stage in New York for a revival of Alfred Uhry's award-winning play in October...

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Aretha Franklin Getting Ready For Birthday Bash

24th March 2011

Aretha Franklin is planning a huge star-studded bash to celebrate her 69th birthday tomorrow (25.03.11). The soul singer - who underwent surgery in December for an undisclosed complaint, rumoured to be pancreatic cancer - will...

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Jones Staying On Broadway After Driving Miss Daisy

25th February 2011

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES is doubling up on Broadway - he's already landed a new stage project before his stint in a revival of DRIVING MISS DAISY comes to an end.The Star Wars legend...

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Jones Turns 80 With Driving Miss Daisy Party

18th January 2011

Veteran actor JAMES EARL JONES celebrated his 80th birthday in style on Monday (17Jan11) - his DRIVING MISS DAISY co-stars threw a party to mark the milestone.The Star Wars legend is currently starring in the...

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James Earl Jones Got $7,000 To Become Darth Vader's Voice

24th December 2010

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas's original film ( Star Wars A New Hope ) Jones...

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Redgrave & Jones Continue Driving Miss Daisy Until April

16th December 2010

Veteran stars VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES have turned DRIVING MISS DAISY into such a big Broadway hit, they've extended their stage run by a further 10 weeks.The Tony Award-winners were due to bow...

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Gaines Takes The Wheel From Aykroyd In Driving Miss Daisy

2nd August 2010

DRIVING MISS DAISY star DAN AYKROYD is steering clear of the film's Broadway debut - Tony-winning actor BOYD GAINES will step into the funnyman's role when it comes to the New York stage.Gaines has been...

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Redgrave & Jones To Take Driving Miss Daisy To Broadway

30th June 2010

VANESSA REDGRAVE and JAMES EARL JONES are to team up onstage for the Broadway debut of DRIVING MISS DAISY.The Tony Award-winners will recreate roles played on the big screen by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman...

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Beresford To Direct Archer's Jail Script

1st October 2006

Australian director BRUCE BERESFORD has teamed up with controversial British author JEFFREY ARCHER to make a biopic about legendary mountain climber GEORGE MALLORY. The DRIVING MISS DAISY director is collaborating with Archer on his screenplay...

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Composer's Life Adapted To Film

14th March 2006

The life of celebrated Russian composer SERGEI RACHMANINOV is to inspire a Hollywood biopic, media reports suggest. The music mastermind, famed for his piano concertos, died in California in 1943, having fled his homeland in...

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Fascinating Fact 1140

6th March 2006

At 71, DAME JUDI DENCH became the oldest Best Actress nominee since JESSICA TANDY won for DRIVING MISS DAISY in 1990, aged 80. Dench was nominated for her role in MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.

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Fascinating Fact 1132

6th March 2006

At 71, DAME JUDI DENCH became the oldest Best Actress nominee since JESSICA TANDY won for DRIVING MISS DAISY in 1990, aged 80. Dench was nominated for her role in MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.

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Freeman: 'I Didn't Deserve My Oscar'

28th February 2006

Veteran actor MORGAN FREEMAN insists he didn't deserve a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in MILLION DOLLAR BABY last year (05), but was recognised because of his long history of losing. Freeman...

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Freeman Throws Out 'Nomination' Excitement

28th February 2005

Hollywood star MORGAN FREEMAN remains unfazed about being nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD - until he wins. The 67-year-old was named Best Supporting Actor for his performance in MILLION DOLLAR BABY at the OSCAR...

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Beresford Bashes Toni Collette

10th February 2004

Australian director BRUCE BERESFORD has attacked the acting abilities of fellow Aussie, actress TONI COLLETTE. Collette won critical acclaim for her roles in MURIEL'S WEDDING and ABOUT A BOY, and an OSCAR nomination for...

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Dan Aykroyd Returns To His Roots

15th May 2003

Hollywood actor DAN AYKROYD is set to return to his comedic roots as guest host for this weekend's (17MAY03) SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE season finale. The 50-year-old actor and comedian was one of the popular...

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Morgan Freeman Helps Raise Funds For Historic Theatre

23rd April 2003

Actor MORGAN FREEMAN has taken part in a fundraiser to help save Mississippi, America's historic ELKIN THEATRE. The Saturday (19APR03) event included a showing of Freeman's 1989 film, DRIVING MISS DAISY, which clinched him...

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Morgan.s Noble Rot

17th April 2003

Veteran actor MORGAN FREEMAN's reputation as a dignified character actor annoys him - as it all stems from his role in DRIVING MISS DAISY. The 1989 multi-OSCAR winning movie brought Freeman to the attention...

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