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Paul Haggis To Receive Lifetime Honour At 2015 Writers Guild Awards

16th December 2014

Crash filmmaker Paul Haggis is set to be feted for his career success at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards.The Canadian Oscar winner will be presented with the Ian MCClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement by...

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Moran Atias Lived And Worked With Gypsies To Perfect Movie Role

17th June 2014

Israeli actress Moran Atias spent weeks living with gypsies in Italy in a bid to perfect her role in director Paul Haggis' new movie Third Person.Atias tells Wenn that no one wanted her for the...

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A Week In News: Havoc As 'Godzilla' And Kardashians Unleashed On Unsuspecting Cities

By Lauren James | 23rd May 2014

Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map...

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'Third Person': Check Out The Trailer For Paul Haggis' "Russian Doll" Drama

By Lauren James | 22nd May 2014

The release of Paul Haggis' unique new drama, Third Person, is looming and fans can finally check out the trailer for the movie that had critics' heads spinning at the Toronto International Film Festival last...

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Why Paul Haggis Wants 'Third Person' To Irritate People With Its "Russian Doll" Structure

By Lauren James | 13th September 2013

Third Person has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, challenging audiences with its interwoven storyline and unanswered questions. Paul Haggis directed the romantic drama which employs a star-studded cast and some glamorous locations.Paul Haggis:...

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Leah Remini Offered Big Bucks For Tell-all Memoirs Into Scientology Past

By Joe Wilde | 5th August 2013

Leah Remini, the co-star of the comedy series King of Queens, made the conscious decision to leave the Church of Scientology in July this year, severing her nearly 30-year devotion to the controversial religious group....

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Leah Remini Will Talk Church Of Scientology In Memoirs, Supported By Paul Haggis

By Elinor Cosgrave | 5th August 2013

Leah Remini will tell all about her life as a Scientologist in her upcoming memoir. The 43 year old actress said, to US Weekly, her upcoming memoirs "will include my experiences, everything that's taboo to...

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Scientology Bosses Blast Paul Haggis Over Open Letter To Leah Remini

1st August 2013

Church of Scientology officials have blasted former member Paul Haggis after his open letter to actress Leah Remini was published in The Hollywood Reporter.The writer and director has become a vocal opponent of the church...

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Paul Haggis Writes Open Letter Of Support To Fellow Former Scientologist Leah Remini

31st July 2013

Filmmaker Paul Haggis has written an open letter to actress Leah Remini, applauding her for walking away from the Church of Scientology.The star hit the headlines earlier this summer (13) when she revealed she had...

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Paul Haggis Praises 'Brave' Leah Remini

31st July 2013

Paul Haggis has praised Leah Remini for leaving Scientology.The 'Crash' director quit the controversial religion in 2009 and while Leah remained with it until recently, Paul says she was one of the few people from...

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24th February 2013

Scottish star Gerard Butler locked lips with Paul Haggis on Thursday (21Feb13) after willingly bidding $75,000 (£46,875) for a moment of "joy" with the filmmaker during a special charity auction in Los Angeles on Thursday...

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Argo Vs Lincoln? Not So Fast: Oscars Has A History Of Best Picture Shocks

By Michael West | 22nd February 2013

Think the Oscar for Best Picture is a two-horse race between Ben Affleck's Argo and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Think again. Though the bookmakers have the Iranian hostage drama just in front of the historical epic,...

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Director Paul Haggis: 'I Was Ashamed To Be A Scientologist'

18th January 2013

Oscar winner Paul Haggis quit the Church of Scientology after 34 years because he was ashamed of becoming part of an organisation he now considers a cult.The Crash writer/director has become the most famous and...

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17th January 2013

Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis has opened up about his decision to walk away from the Church of Scientology for the first time on Tv. The Crash writer/director sat down for an interview with...

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Paul Haggis Offers Walk-on Part In New Movie For Charity

30th October 2012

Director Paul Haggis is offering a fan the chance of a walk-on role in his new movie Third Person to raise money for charity.The auction winner will join stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde and James...

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Paul Haggis: 'Scientology Auditioned Wives For Tom Cruise'

4th September 2012

Paul Haggis insists claims that Scientologists auditioned wives for Tom Cruise are true.The October issue of Vanity Fair magazine features an article claiming the controversial church set Tom up with Scientologist and actress Nazanin Boniadi...

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Paul Haggis Defends Actress Caught Up In Vanity Fair Scientology Drama

3rd September 2012

Screenwriter and moviemaker Paul Haggis has offered his public support to Iranian actress Nazinin Boniadi after she was named in a controversial new Vanity Fair article linking her to Tom Cruise and the Church of...

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Katie Holmes Wanted To Save Suri From Scientology Tests

4th July 2012

Katie Holmes filed for divorce in order to save her daughter from undergoing Scientology auditing.The 33-year-old actress ended her marriage to Tom Cruise - who is a high-profile member of the quasi-religious cult - last...

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Paul Haggis And Deborah Rennard File For Divorce

18th May 2012

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis and actress Deborah Rennard are divorcing.The Crash writer and the former Dallas star wed in 1997 but split in 2010. The pair has now filed for divorce, but remain on amicable...

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Olivia Wilde In Third Person?

5th April 2012

Olivia Wilde will play Liam Neeson's girlfriend in 'Third Person'.The 28-year-old actress will team up with the 'Schindler's List' star in Paul Haggis' latest movie, which he has been writing for some time.Paul told the...

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Brendan Fraser And Haggis Awarded Damages Over Crash Lawsuit

21st December 2011

Moviemaker Bob Yari has been ordered to pay actor Brendan Fraser and director Paul Haggis $12 million (£7.5 million) in damages for improperly withholding profits from hit 2004 film Crash.In 2007, Haggis launched legal action...

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Petition Calls For Overturning Iranian Director's Sentence

9th June 2011

Amnesty International on Wednesday headed a delegation to the Iran Mission to the United Nations that delivered a petition signed by more than 20,000 people calling for the reversal of the sentence meted out to...

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Paul Haggis Stands By Controversial Scientology Profile

24th February 2011

British moviemaker PAUL HAGGIS is refusing to back down after detailing his defection from the Church of Scientology in a hard-hitting New Yorker magazine article, insisting the piece was necessary.Haggis' profile caused a storm of...

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Haggis At The Centre Of Scientology Dispute

8th February 2011

CRASH director and former Scientologist PAUL HAGGIS has sparked outrage among the church's leaders after revealing the inner workings of the religion to a magazine.The screenwriter was a member of the Church of Scientology, which...

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Penn, Haggis & Weinstein Back Calls To Free Jailed Iranian Directors

28th December 2010

Actor SEAN PENN, filmmaker PAUL HAGGIS and movie mogul HARVEY WEINSTEIN are backing an Amnesty International campaign to free two Iranian directors who were sentenced to six years in prison earlier this month (Dec10).Jafar Panahi,...

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Liam Neeson Set For The Grey?

3rd September 2010

Liam Neeson is in talks to star in survival drama 'The Grey'. The 58-year-old actor would reunite with 'The A-Team' director Joe Carnahan on the project, which tells the story of a group of pipeline...

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Moviemaker Haggis Invites Haitians To Help Him Edit We Are The World Video

11th February 2010

Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS has invited a group of Haitian film students to help him edit the new WE ARE THE WORLD video.The Crash writer/director filmed the historic recording session of the revamped Michael Jackson/Lionel...

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3rd February 2010

Oscar-winner PAUL HAGGIS has shot the video which will accompany the new WE ARE THE WORLD charity anthem. The director and Artists for Peace and Justice charity co-founder will use the latest 3-D technology to...

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Cruz Has Haggis & Haiti On Her Mind At Golden Globes

18th January 2010

PENELOPE CRUZ had Haiti and writer/director PAUL HAGGIS on her mind at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (17Jan10) - because the Brit chose to snub Hollywood and fly to the disaster zone to help...

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Haggis Quits Scientology Over Anti-gay Stance

27th October 2009

Oscar-winner PAUL HAGGIS has severed all ties to the Church of Scientology because he doesn't share the religious organisation's stance on gay marriage.In a letter to Tommy Davis, the head of the Church of Scientology’s...

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