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Gibson Petitioned For St Francis Bio-pic

21st April 2004

MEL GIBSON is being petitioned by New York friars who loved his religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST so much they want him to follow it up with a bio-pic of SAINT FRANCIS OF...

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The Passion Rush Released In Peru

20th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been released a month early (APR04) in Peru after an influx of pirate DVD copies. The religious epic, which has made over $350 million (GBP194...

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Time Names Nicole, Jackson + Gibson As Influential

20th April 2004

NICOLE KIDMAN, PETER JACKSON and MEL GIBSON have joined soccer ace DAVID BECKHAM, PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and ex-President BILL CLINTON on TIME magazine's new 100 World's Most Influential People list. Celebrities like SEAN...

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Passion Of Christ Star Hopes Next Film Is Big Hit

16th April 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JIM CAVIEZEL's latest film has got Hollywood producers hoping it will set the box office alight - just like MEL GIBSON's record-breaking biblical epic. Caviezel - who...

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Archbishop Praises The Passion

12th April 2004

The ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY, Australia, has become the latest Catholic leader to praise MEL GIBSON's movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - because it focuses attention on the meaning of Easter. ARCHBISHOP GEORGE PELL...

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Christ Back On Top At Easter

12th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's epic movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has jumped back to the top of the American box office thanks to an Easter (04) boost. In its seventh week on release,...

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Passion Of The Christ Breaks Box Office Records

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST looks set to smash box-office records to become the biggest grossing movie of all time. The biblical epic has grossed $316.8 million (GBP176 million) in...

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Passion Breaks Record In Italy

9th April 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken Italy's first-day box office record, taking an unprecedented $1.4 million (GBP804,000) in its opening 24 hours. The JIM CAVIEZEL-starring movie - which...

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Gibson Hands Over Cash To Nuns

7th April 2004

MEL GIBSON made Passover extra special for nuns in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday (05APR04) when he screened his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST for them and then handed over a hefty cheque. The...

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Gibson's Mugging Was Catalyst For Film Career

31st March 2004

MEL GIBSON credits a vicious assault at the hands of three muggers with landing him his breakthrough movie role in MAD MAX. When THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST director, 48, turned up at...

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The Passion Leads To Confession

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST led to Norwegian Neo-Nazi JOHNNY OLSEN confessing to two bombings a decade ago. Olsen, 41, turned himself in to police after watching the heavily criticised...

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French Court Drops The Passion Court Case

30th March 2004

Three French Jewish brothers have failed in their bid to get MEL GIBSON's controversial film THE PASSION banned in France this week (ends02APR04). PATRICK, JEAN-MARC and GERARD BENLOLO, who branded the film "anti-Semitic", were...

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The Passion Breaks UK Cinema Records

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has broken box-office records in Britain, for being the highest grossing subtitled film to open in the country. The biblical epic took $3,635,600 (GBP2,019,803) on its...

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Philippine Priest Gives Blessing To Passion

30th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has received support from an unlikely source - after the Filipino Archbishop urged Christians to go and watch it. The ultra-violent film depicts the last...

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Scooby-doo 2 Scores Box Office Winner

29th March 2004

SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED has leaped to the top of the American box office, after taking in $30.7 million (GBP17 million) on its opening weekend (26-29MAR04). While the movie, starring Hollywood couple SARAH MICHELLE...

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Yet More Criticism For Gibson

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON has now come under attack from film fans who have spotted 10 mistakes in THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Throughout the epic - which charts the final 12 hours of JESUS CHRIST's...

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Mel To Release The Passion Every Easter

28th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is eager to release his controversial epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST every Easter, because he's convinced church-goers will always flock to see it. The Hollywood actor-turned-director believes his violent depiction of...

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Passion Of Christ Star Defends Violence

26th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST star JAMES CAVIEZEL has defended the graphic violence in the controversial movie about the final hours of JESUS CHRIST's life. The actor - who plays Jesus in the...

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Actress Claims Mel Bedded Her

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON is bracing himself for another controversy after a little-known actress has claimed the Hollywood star cheated on his wife with her 15 years ago. DIANA ALOUISE has gone public with her affair...

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Gibson's Christ Film Banned By Cinema Chain

25th March 2004

MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has been banned from being shown in a British cinema chain - by the company's boss. CURZON boss ROGER WINGATE, 64, has ordered his movie...

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The Passion Spurs On Monty Python Re-release

24th March 2004

Movie distributors are planning to re-release MONTY PYTHON classic LIFE OF BRIAN as a light-hearted alternative to MEL GIBSON's harrowing epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST . To mark the 25th anniversary of the...

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French Arthouse Chain Bans The Passion

23rd March 2004

A leading French cinema group is refusing to screen MEL GIBSON's new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, insisting it's little more than "fascist propaganda." MK2, one of Paris' leading arthouse circuits with 58...

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Kevin Smith Questions Reasons Behind Passion's Success

22nd March 2004

Hollywood film-maker KEVIN SMITH believes the bloody nature of MEL GIBSON's controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has helped make it a massive success. While Gibson's movie has attracted phenomenal box office figures...

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Zombie Film Takes Over From Christ Epic In America

22nd March 2004

Zombies have ended JESUS CHRIST's reign at the top of America's box office as the remake of classic horror film DAWN OF THE DEAD crashes in at number one. The movie, starring VING RHAMES...

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Gibson Speaks Out About His Passion

19th March 2004

MEL GIBSON was moved to make religious epic THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST after experiencing the shallowness of a life in Hollywood. The BRAVEHEART star was left with a religious void in his life...

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Gibson Planning Jewish Movie

18th March 2004

Hollywood star MEL GIBSON is already planning his next foray into the weighty world of religious film-making - he wants to make a movie about the origins of the Jewish holiday of HANUKKAH. Gibson...

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Affleck Relieved At Missing Passion Slaying

18th March 2004

BEN AFFLECK is relieved the release of his new movie JERSEY GIRL was delayed - because it was originally supposed to go up against MEL GIBSON's box office smash THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST....

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Gibson's Aramaic Gags

18th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST filmmaker MEL GIBSON decided to inject some light-hearted humour into the tragic epic - by adding hilarious private jokes. The staunchly Catholic superstar found the perfect way to break...

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Gibson To Stop Supporting Bush?

17th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST movie maker MEL GIBSON is considering ditching his support for American President GEORGE W BUSH, after questioning his handling of the Iraq War. The star - who was born...

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Gibson's Passion Remains On Top

15th March 2004

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST has topped the American box office for the third week straight, taking in $31.7 million (GBP17.6 million) and pushing its total to $264 million (GBP146.6 million). MEL GIBSON's dramatisation...

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