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Joseph Gordon-levitt Rules Out Zooey Romance


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has ruled out any romance with Zooey Deschanel.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' actor starred alongside the 'New Girl' actress in 2009 film '(500) Days of Summer' and while many fans Hope they will get together at some point, Joseph says that will never happen as they're just friends.

He said: ''We've been friends for 10 years. She loves movies, music and art, and she's incredibly knowledgeable about that stuff. She's turned me on to so many movies and so much good music. It's fun just to have conversations and watch movies with her.''

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Billy Bob Thornton Was 'Too Insecure' To Be With Angelina Jolie


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Billy Bob Thornton claims his marriage to Angelina Jolie ended because he was ''too insecure''.

The 56-year-old actor - who split from the 'Salt' actress in June 2002 - said their relationship failed because he ''didn't think [he] was good enough for her''.

Speaking on ABC's 'Nightline' programme, Billy Bob confessed: ''I blew it because I didn't think I was good enough for her. She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine and I was just too insecure.''

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Billy Bob Thornton Out Of The Furnace?


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Billy Bob Thornton is to play a villain in 'Out of the Furnace'.

The actor will join Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana and Casey Affleck for the movie, about a man who tracks down his brother's killer after he is released from prison.

Forest Whitaker is also set to play a leading part in the Scott Cooper-directed picture.

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Billy Bob Thornton 'Beaten Up' By Disappointing Movie


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Billy Bob Thornton was ''so beaten up'' after he directed 'All the Pretty Horses'.

The 56-year-old actor - who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar after he wrote and directed 'Sling Blade' in 1996 - admitted while his 2000 adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel was supposed to be a successful follow up, he ended up being ''so disappointed'' with the finished film and it almost put him off directing for good.

He said: ''I was so beaten up over that experience, and so disappointed, that I didn't want to have that happen again until I was in a position that my original vision could be seen by people.''

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Billy Bob Thornton 'Beaten Up' By Disappointing Movie


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Billy Bob Thornton was "so beaten up" after he directed 'All the Pretty Horses'.

The 56-year-old actor - who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar after he wrote and directed 'Sling Blade' in 1996 - admitted while his 2000 adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel was supposed to be a successful follow up, he ended up being "so disappointed" with the finished film and it almost put him off directing for good.

He said: "I was so beaten up over that experience, and so disappointed, that I didn't want to have that happen again until I was in a position that my original vision could be seen by people."

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Thornton Owes Writing Career To Wilder


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Billy Bob Thornton credits his screenwriting career with an inspirational talk from late filmmaker Billy Wilder.
The Hollywood actor decided to pursue a second career as a movie writer after a chat with Wilder, who co-wrote the screenplays for Some Like It Hot, The Apartment and THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, and his decision was proved right when he won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 1997's Sling Blade.
He tells Empire magazine, "I got to talking with Billy Wilder. He started telling me how ridiculous it was my wanting to be an actor - there's so many actors out there. And he said, 'Do you write?' I said, 'Well, yeah, I came out here to do that also.
"So he told me that was what I needed to do, start creating my own characters and writing my own stories, make them different from the rest of the world to set myself apart."

Thornton's Ex Flees Anderson's Home After Mice Infestation


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Billy Bob Thornton's ex-wife and their children were forced to flee the home they were renting from Pamela Anderson after it became infested with mice.
The former Baywatch star had rented out her posh beach house in the exclusive gated community of Malibu Colony and was unaware of the rodent problem.
Anderson had let the home to the Sling Blade star's ex-wife, PIETRA CHERNIAK and their two young sons.
After discovering the problem, the family quickly took up residence at the nearby Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, California.
Exterminators were called in to take care of the problem and the home has now been cleared of any unwanted guests.

Barrett Impressed By Religious Heder


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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 Mormon actor's morals impressed Barrett, who plays his object of affection in the new film.
She says, "Jon has this incredible moral code and it sort of dictates the choices he makes in his life and his career.
"He won't work on a Sunday and you'll never hear him swear in a movie, ever. He's such a genuine grounded person.
"In the entertainment business, it's unusual to see people who are religious and who have a strong moral code. It was nice to see."
But Barrett admits her other co-star in the film, Billy Bob Thornton was completely the opposite: "He has no problem having a glass of wine and swearing and he has a very irreverent sense of humour.
"I guess it's the Australian in me. I love that dirty sense of humour. I had so much fun with him.
"There were days where Billy would go into his CARL character from Sling Blade and Jon Heder would go into his Napoleon Dynamite character, and they'd have these long conversations about tater tots (hash browns)."

Household Name Fame Costs Cross Dream Movie Role


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Desperate Housewives star MARCIA CROSS has missed out on a dream role in a touching new movie because she's too famous.
Cross asked her agent to call director SHANE STANLEY and request a lead role in his new movie CORNERS the day after picking up a Golden Globe Award earlier this year (06) - but her joy was shattered when Stanley turned her down flat.
Ironically, Stanley, whose prison sports documentary has been turned into America's number one movie GRIDIRON GANG, had Cross in mind for one of the smaller characters in the film, about a community dealing with Down Syndrome, but he couldn't give the TV star the lead.
Stanley says, "I was flattered but I really wanted my three leads to be unknowns. It rarely works when you try to put high-profile TV stars in small-budget real-life movies.
"It's ironic because I had written a part with Marcia in mind before Desperate Housewives took off, and I wanted her for the smaller part. Her manager called and said Marcia would be perfect for the lead; I said, 'I'm not interested.'
"I want this film to be like Sling Blade, which was a hit partly because Billy Bob Thornton, at the time, wasn't a household name."
The $1 million (GBP555,000) project will star real-life Down Syndome actor KEVIN EWING and a string of big-name cameos, including Dylan McDermott and LOUIS GOSSETT JR.

Thornton Surprised By His Big Financial Break


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Hollywood star Billy Bob Thornton expected his iconic film Sling Blade to attract a bit of critical acclaim, but he never believed he would make money out of it.

The Bad Santa actor, who wrote, directed and starred in the 1996 heart-breaking tale, agreed a deal with a Los Angeles shooting gallery owner that would give him 50 per cent of any profit in return for getting the film made.

The 49-year-old recalls, "I had no idea it was gonna work out so well! I wasn't surprised by the critical acclaim it got - I'd figured critics might like it, but I was amazed it did so well with the public, that it actually made money.

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