Daniel Bruhl Was Forced To Take The Wheel Of A Taxi Cab In Argentina Because The Driver Was Convinced The Actor Had Special Racing Skills Due To His Role In Formula One Film Rush.
The German star was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of real-life racer Niki Lauda in the 2013 sporting drama, and a cabbie in Buenos Aires was so convinced of Bruhl's talents, he stopped the car during the journey and made Bruhl drive himself home.
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Prince HARRY of Wales and Niki Lauda - Shots from the 2014 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix which was held at the Yas Marina Circuit where British driver Lewis Hamilton was crowned the 2014 F1 champion - Abu Dhabi, United Emirates - Sunday 23rd November 2014
Essentially a feature-length In Memoriam reel, this entertaining Formula One documentary thrills us with its whizzy editing while it traces the sport's deadly legacy. It took some 45 years after F1's inception in 1950 for proper safety guidelines to be implemented, so watching the parade of iconic drivers, living and dead, is often quite emotional. And the film tells this story with a pumping kinetic style.
Motor racing has a long history in Europe, becoming a proper sport with the birth of Formula One in 1950. But as car-building technology developed, the safety systems didn't keep pace. So drivers were racing at double the speed without up-to-date barriers, safety equipment and emergency procedures. Between 1968 and 1974 alone, the sport lost such iconic drivers as Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson, Francois Cevert and Peter Revson in terrible crashes. Over the years the regulations were changed, but it wasn't until Ayerton Senna's shocking death in 1994 that the entire system was overhauled. And no driver has been killed in an F1 Grand Prix since.
In addition to Fassbender's enthusiastic narration, the line-up of on-screen interviewees is seriously impressive, with a collection of champions, team leaders, businessmen, journalists and others recounting their memories as the film presents a chronological history of the sport. Director-editor Crowder ramps everything up as he mixes archive film and stills with thundering music to get the adrenaline pumping. Many of these sequences generate a lot of vroom-vroom energy, even if the video trickery sometimes gets too flashy. Intriguingly, the film's most riveting segment is a single take with no edits, shot from Senna's helmet as he does a qualifying lap in Monaco.
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'Rush' director Ron Howard has admitted he related to Formula 1 star Niki Lauda and explained the pair are both extremely ''ambitious'' professionals.
The 59-year-old filmmaker is the man behind 'Rush', the new biopic looking at the Formula 1 star's real-life rivalry with James Hunt, and the former actor admitted he has more in common with Niki's determination than his competitor's reputation as a womaniser.
He told The Times newspaper: ''I am very ambitious and I share that with Niki. I want to succeed.
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Why then, did he decide to make the Eurocentric race car movie?
Director Ron Howard has admitted that he'd never hear of 1970s Formula One race car drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt until screenwriter Peter Morgan (Frost/ Nixon) handed him the Rush script and even then he had to research the legendary European drivers using Wikipedia. Why then, having no particular interest in racing, especially that which took place across the pond forty years ago, did Apollo 13 director Howard decide that turning the story of F1 rivalries into his upcoming movie, Rush, would be a good idea?
Ron Howard's Latest Movie Rush Was A Bit Of A Risk.
Ron certainly took a risk; with sports movies, the storyline can get lost in the detail so it's vital that there's a passionate force behind it making sure audiences can feel every emotion. Howard explained to the Wall Street Journal how he managed to translate his learning curve into a movie that will be accessible to all audiences, including the female market, regardless of whether they follow racing or have any mechanical knowledge.
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Daniel Bruhl was ''very sad'' he missed out on the chance to watch 'Rush' with Formula 1 star Niki Lauda, who he plays in the new biopic focusing on his rivalry with James Hunt.
The 35-year-old actor plays the German Formula 1 star in the new biopic and he was ''very sad'' when he couldn't watch the movie when it was shown to him and his fellow drivers.
He told The Guardian newspaper: ''[Director Ron Howard] called me, super excited, because they organised a screening for the drivers and the actors and Niki at the Nürburgring [racetrack], and the reactions were overwhelming.
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Chris Hemsowrth and Daniel Bruhl ''invented'' a ''romantic comedy'' between their characters James Hunt and Niki Lauda in between takes while filming new movie 'Rush'.
The actors play Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, who were known for their fierce rivalry during the 1976 F1 season, in Ron Howard's new biopic, but the stars were much friendlier than their real-life counterparts.
Quizzed on whether he and co-star Hemsworth tried to emulate the famed feud between their characters on set, Bruhl said: ''No, we didn't. We tried to at first, we always teased each other. But in fact, in between the takes, we invented our own relationship between Hunt and Lauda which would have been a romantic comedy!''
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Olivia Wilde has said her 'Rush' co-star Chris Hemsworth is one of her favourite leading actors, and described him as ''so professional'' and ''amazing''.
The 29-year-old actress has admitted the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' star is among her most loved actors and she described him as ''professional''.
Speaking at the 'Rush' world premiere in London's Leicester Square tonight (02.09.13), Olivia described her co-star as ''so professional''.
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Director Ron Howard wasn't keen for his children to pursue acting careers, but once his daughters Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Carlyle Howard decided to follow his career path he supported them fully.
Ron Howard wasn't keen for his children to pursue acting careers.
The actor-turned-director - famous for his role as teenager Richie Cunningham in the iconic sitcom 'Happy Days' - admitted he and his wife Cheryl moved their four children, daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, twins Jocelyn Carlyle Howard and Paige Carlyle Howard and son Reed Cross Howard away from Los Angeles so they wouldn't be lured into Hollywood.
During an appearance on UK talk show 'Lorraine': ''I'm not so crazy about them getting into the industry to be honest. It's tough, particularly for women. We even moved our kids out of Los Angeles and raised them East outside of New York City, because we just didn't want them exposed to it.''
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Chris Hemsworth decided to star in new Formula One biopic 'Rush' because he needed a break from the world of fantasy films for his ''personal growth'' as an actor.
Chris Hemsworth decided to star in 'Rush' to take a break from fantasy films.
The 'Thor' and 'Avengers' actor is best known for playing the hammer-wielding superhero, but felt it was time to take on a more challenging character-driven role, which led to him accepting a part in the new Ron Howard-directed movie.
He said: ''The focus was certainly to do something character based and rooted in reality. I love the fantasy world that I was working in for 'Thor' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman' but, you know, I had it in spades. So something like this was essential, just for my own personal growth.
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