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Guy Pearce Was Almost Too Hot To Get Hired


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Of all the possible reasons why an actor might receive a "no" when auditioning for a part in the cut-throat world of movies, being "too handsome" must rank among the best of them. But that's exactly the fate that almost befell Guy Pearce before he won the part of Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Guy Pearce at the premiere of The RoverGuy Pearce: too pretty for Priscilla

Director Stephan Elliott recently told The Herald Sun that he had reservations about Pearce starring in the 1994 comedy-drama, which follows the adventures of three drag queens, because the young Guy was just so darn good looking:

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A Few Best Men Trailer


On David's return from his holiday, he announces to his friends Tom, Graham and Luke that he has met someone and is engaged to be married. They are shocked and not altogether happy about it but agree to give David a day to remember and together travel to Australia where the wedding is to take place. However, with bride-to-be Mia's coke-head mother, her father's transvestite sheep, a gimp mask, a dodgy drug dealer and a catastrophic stag-do, will David and Mia's wedding turn out to be a day they'd rather forget?

This hilarious Australian-British comedy is full of cringe-worthy moments and will most definitely attach a permanent smile to your face as Xavier Samuel ('Twilight: Eclipse'), Kris Marshall ('My Family', 'Love Actually'), Kevin Bishop ('The Kevin Bishop Show') and Tim Draxl ('Swimming Upstream') entertain you with all manner of disasters and misadventures.

The film is directed by Stephan Elliott ('Easy Virtue', 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert') and written by Dean Craig ('Death at a Funeral'). It is to be released on August 31st.

Starring: Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Tim Draxl, David Sullivan, Laura Brent, Olivia Newton-John, Rebel Wilson, Steve Le Marquand and Angela Bishop

Director: Stephan Elliott

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Stephan Elliott and Olivia Newton-John - Director Stephan Elliott and actress Olivia Newton-John Rome, Italy - 6th International Rome Film Festival - 'A Few Best Men' - Premiere Friday 28th October 2011

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Kris Marshall, John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John and Stephan Elliott - Actor Kris Marshall (r-l), director Stephan Elliott, unidentified goat coach, actress Olivia Newton-John and her husband Amazon John Easterling Rome, Italy - 6th International Rome Film Festival - 'A Few Best Men' - Premiere Friday 28th October 2011

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Stephan Elliott - Director Stephan Elliott Rome, Italy - 6th International Rome Film Festival - 'A Few Best Men' - Premiere Friday 28th October 2011

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Picture - Stephan Elliott Rome, Italy, Friday 28th October 2011

Stephan Elliott Friday 28th October 2011 6th International Rome Film Festival - 'A Few Best Men' - Photocall Rome, Italy

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Easy Virtue Review


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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert helmer Stephan Elliott has translated Noël Coward's Easy Virtue, a breezy and witty take on the post-war British upper class, into a sort of gussied-up comedy of manners that falls somewhere between Meet the Parents and Junebug. Beholden more to Coward's stage play than Alfred Hitchcock's 1928 silent adaptation, Elliott's version highlights a burgeoning 25-year-old Coward, still apprehensive of his talents, though that isn't to say there aren't some choice bits.

The film opens on a newsreel of Larita (Jessica Biel), an American racecar driver, with "Mad about the Boy," a song Coward famously wrote, playing over it. The footage opens up and we see Larita taking the eye of young John Whittaker (Prince Caspian himself Ben Barnes). Not long after, they are married and heading towards his family home in the country to meet his parents (Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth). From there it takes little time for the mother, whom Thomas plays with her uncanny icy veneer, to decide that she will wreck the marriage to the scandalous American.

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Eye Of The Beholder Review


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Apparently it's not all tuxedos and vodka martinis, shaken not stirred, in the alleged real-world of the British intelligence. Ewan McGregor plays "The Eye" a high-tech voyeur who is about as charismatic as a piece of lawn furniture. But it's not about that. The Eye's job, as the name implies, is about surveillance: A responsibility that requires him to detach himself from the rest of the world and watch it through an electronic eye. Yet it is this very act that has caused his greatest grief and most regrets in life. He blames himself for the loss of his wife and daughter. Now they appear to him in hallucinations.

The Eye's current assignment is to follow Joanna Eris (Ashley Judd), a woman accused of blackmailing a British official. But she is far more than a simple blackmailer. She is a crafty, seductive spider woman, capable of killing as quickly as she can seduce. As The Eye continues to watch Eris, he becomes entranced by her disguises and cunning charm. Soon he begins to feel that they are kindred spirits.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Review


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Ah, how fun to see the bad boys of tomorrow (The Matrix's Hugo Weaving and L.A. Confidential's Guy Pearce) play drag queens down under. Will The Adventures of Priscilla become the next Rocky Horror Picture Show? It's too soon to say, but for sheer camp value, Priscilla is a lot of fun, even if it has next to nothing to say.
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