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Ridley Scott 'Baffled' By Alien Offer

9th April 2012

Sir Ridley Scott was ''baffled'' when he was first asked to direct a sci-fi movie. The 74-year-old helmer was surprised when he was offered the chance to take charge of 1979 movie 'Alien' as his...

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Liv Tyler Willing To Change Hair

13th January 2012

Liv Tyler would be willing to change her hair for the right film role.The stunning actress has previously chopped off all her locks and while she prefers her tresses to be longer she would be...

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Classic Films To Debut On Hulu Plus

16th February 2011

Some of the greatest films ever produced will now become available for streaming on Hulu Plus, the $7.99-per-month subscription service launched last year by Hulu, the company owned jointly by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC Universal, News Corp./Fox,...

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Julianne Moore Has No Nude Intention

1st March 2010

Julianne Moore never intended to take on so many nude roles. The actress - whose character in the new erotic thriller 'Chloe' falls in love with the prostitute she commissions to spy on her husband...

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Actor Henry Gibson Dies At Age 73

17th September 2009

Henry Gibson, best remembered for his portrayal of the meek poet on NBC's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In in the late '60s and early '70s, died Monday in Malibu, CA at age 73. He was also...

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Gelbart Fought Against Laugh Track

17th September 2009

In the end, Larry Gelbart was grateful that when M*A*S*H* was released on DVD, 20th Century Fox allowed viewers the option of watching it either with a laugh track or without. His remarks appeared Wednesday...

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Anderson Dedicates New Movie To Relaxed Altman

17th December 2007

Moviemaker PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON has dedicated his new movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD to ROBERT ALTMAN, because the late director didn't live to see the film he helped inspire. The Magnolia director honed his craft...

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Fox Searchlight Leads Indie Spirit Awards Nods

28th November 2007

Fox Searchlight received 11 nominations to lead all other independent film production companies contending for honors at the Independent Spirit Awards to be held on February 23rd. Its Juno was nominated for best feature, director...

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I'm Not There Leads Spirit Noms

28th November 2007

Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There has been announced as the 2008 Independent Spirit awards frontrunner, with four major nominations.Six different actors play the revered songwriter in Haynes' film, including Heath Ledger, Christian...

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Tyler Struggles With Fainting Spells

26th March 2007

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star LIV TYLER suffers from fainting fits. The actress is terrified of crowds and passes out whenever her emotions get the better of her. She reveals, "I've fainted a few...

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Robbins: 'Being Opinionated Pays'

8th March 2007

Being an outspoken political campaigner has helped TIM ROBBINS' career, not harmed it, the actor insists. Critics claim the SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION star has been shunned by studios because of his strong anti-war and anti-GEORGE W....

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Sunshine Beams On Spirit Awards

25th February 2007

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE got a pre-Oscars boost yesterday (24FEB07) after claiming four honours at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, including the ceremony's Best Film prize. The movie, which is up for a...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Altman At Independent Spirit Awards

25th February 2007

M*A*S*H co-stars SALLY KELLERMAN and ELLIOT GOULD, JOHN C REILLY, ANDIE MACDOWELL and LILY TOMLIN were among the stars who paid tribute to late filmmaker ROBERT ALTMAN at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica,...

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Lohan Skips Funeral Service For Altman

22nd February 2007

LINDSAY LOHAN was a no-show at director ROBERT ALTMAN's memorial service on Tuesday (20FEB07) in New York City - but instead was seen partying in Los Angeles with JACKASS star STEVE-O. Lohan became close to...

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Altman Awards Honour

16th February 2007

The Independent Spirit Film Awards will honour the late film director ROBERT ALTMAN by naming a special award after the movie maverick. The Robert Altman Award will be given to a film's ensemble cast and...

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Altman Honoured With Multiple Memorials And Awards

16th February 2007

Late Oscar-winning director ROBERT ALTMAN will be honoured during two memorial services over the coming weeks - and is also receive a special award at the Independent Spirit ceremony later this month (FEB07). A service...

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Eastwood Honoured By Afi

29th December 2006

Actor/director CLINT EASTWOOD has been branded a "national treasure" by the American Film Institute (AFI) - with his work named the "greatest cinematic work of this century". The DIRTY HARRY actor was praised by the...

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Frears Provided Altman With Gosford Park Insurance

5th December 2006

British moviemaker STEPHEN FREARS received a producing credit for period movie GOSFORD PARK - because aged director ROBERT ALTMAN couldn't get insured. THE QUEEN director reveals he was teaching at the time and was stunned...

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Lohan Hits Back At Altman Letter Critics

1st December 2006

LINDSAY LOHAN's has defended the letter she wrote following the death of director ROBERT ALTMAN, insisting the message's unusual grammar and spelling doesn't matter because it was written "from the heart". After Altman died at...

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Fascinating Fact 2533

30th November 2006

The late ROBERT ALTMAN made a living tattooing dogs ears with ID numbers before making it in the movie business....

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Sunshine And Nelson Head Spirit Awards Nominations

29th November 2006

Quirky road movie LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and classroom drama HALF NELSON will lead all contenders at the Spirit Awards in February (07) after picking up five nominations apiece yesterday (28NOV06). The two films will compete...

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Altman's Final Project Grinds To A Halt

24th November 2006

The death of director ROBERT ALTMAN has thrown production of new movie HANDS ON A HARD BODY into disarray, because nobody else can match the GOSFORD PARK film-maker's vision. Seven-time Oscar nominee Altman died on...

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Lohan Sends Condolences To Altman's Family

23rd November 2006

LINDSAY LOHAN's "heart aches" in the wake of her A PRARIE HOME COMPANION director ROBERT ALTMAN's death, and she has passed on her condolences to his family. Altman died on Monday night (20NOV06) in Los...

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Tributes For Altman

22nd November 2006

Tributes have poured in for director ROBERT ALTMAN, who died on Monday (20NOV06) from complications related to cancer. MERYL STREEP, ELLIOT GOULD, RICHARD GERE, TIM ROBBINS and SOPHIE LOREN - all of whom starred in...

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Robert Altman Dead At 81

21st November 2006

Legendary director Robert Altman, whose films included M*A*S*H*, Nashville, The Player, and most recently The Prairie Home Companion, and who received five Oscar nominations during his long career, died Monday in Los Angeles at age...

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Robert Altman Dies

21st November 2006

Legendary director ROBERT ALTMAN has died in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 81. The seven-time Oscar nominee, who picked up an honorary Academy Award earlier this year (06), passed away last night (20NOV06). No...

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Altman To Write Movie-making Memoir

10th October 2006

Academy Award-winning director ROBERT ALTMAN will pen a memoir about his experiences as a film-maker. The book, A DIRECTOR'S LIFE: PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING MOVIES, will deal with the complete film-making process....

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Judge Rules Against Sanitised Movies

12th July 2006

A US federal judge ended a six-year trial on Monday (11JUL06) by ruling it is illegal for distribution companies to release sanitised versions of movies, because it infringes the rights of film-makers. Directors including STEVEN...

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Carey, Combs And Foxx To Receive Hollywood Stars

24th June 2006

MARIAH CAREY, SEAN COMBS and JAMIE FOXX are among the celebrities who will receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year (07). The Hollywood Walk of Fame committee recently finalised their selections for...

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