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Napoleon Dynamite Stars Unveil Bronze Statue For 10th Anniversary

11th June 2014

The stars of Napoleon Dynamite celebrated the 10th anniversary of the film's release by reuniting to unveil a bronze statue of the titular character in Los Angeles on Monday (09Jun14).Since its release in 2004, the...

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Veronica Mars Film Is Close To Becoming A Cast Reunion

13th June 2013

Director Rob Thomas is close to landing a dream Veronica Mars cast reunion for the film adaptation of the cult Tv series after signing up Napoleon Dynamite star Tina Majorino.The actress will reprise her role...

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Efren Ramirez No Longer Speaking To Twin Brother

25th February 2013

Napoleon Dynamite star Efren Ramirez fell out with his identical twin brother after he began impersonating the actor at promotional events.Efren landed his breakthrough role playing lovable sidekick Pedro Sanchez in Napoleon Dynamite, but his...

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Jim Carrey To Play Real-life Bankrobber

1st February 2013

Jim Carrey is set to team up with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess to bring the real-life story of a banker-turned-bankrobber to the big screen.Reports suggest The Mask star has signed up to lead the...

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Fascinating Fact 12746

27th January 2012

Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder is a boy scout leader.

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Napoleon Dynamite Tv Series Bombs With The Critics

17th January 2012

Napoleon Dynamite became a surprise cult classic upon its release in 2004, with Jon Heder's title character charming audiences with his goofy appearance and short persona; made from a modest budget of an estimated $400,000...

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Napoleon Dynamite Producers Sue Over Royalties

2nd September 2011

The producers behind Napoleon Dynamite are suing Fox movie bosses over allegations they're owed millions in royalties.Bosses at Napoleon Pictures have filed suit against executives at Fox Searchlight Pictures, the independent division of 20th Century...

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Fascinating Fact 11778

15th July 2011

Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre screenwriter Jerusha Ness is to make her directorial debut with indie romantic comedy Austenland, which will star Keri Russell.

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Napoleon Dynamite To Become Animated Series

12th October 2010

The cult comedy film NAPOLEON DYNAMITE starring JON HEDER is set to become an animated series, reports MTV News. The 2004 indie favourite about a small-town kid became an instant hit when it was released,...

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Fascinating Fact 10117

12th October 2010

Cult movie NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is heading to the small screen - as a cartoon series. Jon Heder, who played the oddball character in the hit 2004 film, will return to voice the animated Napoleon Dynamite...

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Heder's Twin Dilemma

8th February 2010

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER fears his identical twin brother is wrecking his image as a nice guy - because he refuses to pretend he's his famous sibling.Dan Heder is a spitting image of the...

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The Things They Say 15304

3rd February 2010

"It was probably the best move of my life - kicking a midget in the neck." NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER on tackling pint-sized fighter Hornswoggle during a recent WWE guest appearance. Heder took to...

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The Things They Say 13651

1st October 2009

"I live in New York City and I ride a bicycle. Without exception, I get recognised once a month as NAPOLEON DYNAMITE." ADVENTURELAND star JESSE EISENBERG is constantly mistaken for JON HEDER's awkward teenage character.

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Fascinating Fact 7663

10th July 2009

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER is to star in a new U.S. TV sitcom, co-written by WILL FERRELL. In the untitled show, the actor will play an unemployed city computer geek who moves back to...

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Costello Adamant Napoleon Dynamite Was His Idea

2nd December 2008

ELVIS COSTELLO is still upset with moviemaker JARED HESS for using his mid-1980s alter-ego NAPOLEON DYNAMITE in his hit 2004 film - and refusing to credit the rocker. Hess maintains the name of his socially-challenged...

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Dynamite Star Pens Self-help Book

11th July 2008

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star EFREN RAMIREZ has co-written a new self help book. The actor and DJ has teamed up with filmmaker Chris Barrett to write Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In...

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Heder Hopes For All Star Napoleon Dynamite Sequel

23rd August 2007

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JOHN HEDER wants make a big budget sequel of the successful low budget comedy - with an all-star cast. The 2004 film quickly became a cult hit and made a star of...

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Heder Loves Changing Diapers

4th June 2007

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER is loving every minute of his newfound fatherhood - and even reckons changing diapers is "fun". The 29-year-old actor and his wife Kirsten welcomed their first child, daughter Evan Jane,...

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Blades Of Glory Tops Us Chart

2nd April 2007

Will Ferrell's latest film Blades of Glory has skated right to the top of the US box office chart after its first weekend of opening.Featuring Ferrell and Jon Heder as two rival ice-skaters who team...

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The Things They Say 4334

23rd March 2007

"I specifically asked for my three skating outfits. I'm going to wear them out in public." NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER jokes about the Lycra and Spandex costumes he had to wear to play a...

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Heder's Ankle Break Almost Ended Skating Movie

19th March 2007

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER almost wrecked filming on figure skating comedy BLADES OF GLORY after breaking his ankle on the ice. The actor had just started shooting when his skate got caught deep in...

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Heder Rejected Chance To Become Hollywood Heartthrob

7th March 2007

Actor JON HEDER gave up the chance to become a Hollywood playboy after the 2004 independent film NAPOLEON DYNAMITE turned him into an unlikely heart-throb - because he's a devout Mormon. The 29-year-old star was...

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Voight, Cain + Stamp To Star In Mormon Massacre Movie

25th January 2007

JON VOIGHT, DEAN CAIN and TERENCE STAMP are set to upset Mormons across America by revisiting the religion's darkest day in a controversial new film. SEPTEMBER DAWN recalls the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, when...

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The Things They Say 3792

16th January 2007

"I was at a Dodgers (baseball) game and two girls were arguing over whether I was JAMES BLUNT or NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (JON HEDER)." Opera singer JOSH GROBAN is often caught up in a case of...

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Schwartzman's Fischer Tops Movie Nerd List

9th January 2007

JASON SCHWARTZMAN's portrayal of MAX FISCHER in cult movie RUSHMORE has topped a new poll to find the greatest film nerd. Fischer beat ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL's FARMER TED in 1984's SIXTEEN CANDLES and JERRY LEWIS'...

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Barrett Impressed By Religious Heder

2nd October 2006

Actress JACINDA BARRETT was stunned to find decency still exists in Hollywood on the set of new comedy SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS - co-star JON HEDER refuses to curse, swear or work on a Sunday. The...

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Thornton Injured During Tennis Sessions

30th September 2006

BILLY BOB THORNTON suffered for his art in new movie SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS - by playing tennis with NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER. The movie star plays a self-help guru trying to steal the object...

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Jon Heder And Wife Expecting First Baby

15th September 2006

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JON HEDER and his wife KIRSTEN are expecting their first child. The 28-year-old star first hinted at the good news during a Hollywood Foreign Press news conference in Beverly Hills yesterday...

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Napoleon Dynamite Kills Pedro's Dj Ambitions

28th August 2006

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star EFREN RAMIREZ has been forced to cut back on his love of DJing because he always gets swarmed by fans of the cult film at nightclubs. The Latino actor, who played PEDRO...

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Napoleon Dynamite Star Discovers Hopkins Is A Fan

28th August 2006

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star EFREN RAMIREZ was thrilled to learn one of his biggest fans is acting legend SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS. The actor, who played outcast PEDRO in the hit film, was attending the premiere of...

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