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Chicago Film Festival Bosses Latest To Pull Aretha Franklin Film From Line-up

Bosses at the Telluride Film Festival were forced to pull the planned premiere of Amazing Grace when the singer's lawyers filed a last-minute motion in a U.S. District Court in Colorado late on...

Aretha Franklin Seeks To Halt Documentary Screening

Director Sydney Pollack filmed the singer in concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, as she recorded her live album Amazing Grace, but he struggled to...

Forty-three-year-old Aretha Franklin Documentary To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

The moviemaker planned to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the project, recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, but he struggled to sync the sound...

Tom Cruise Given Flying Lessons By Sydney Pollack

Tom Cruise learned to fly planes after he was gifted with a course of lessons by late moviemaker Sydney Pollack.The pair became great friends after working together on 1993 film The Firm and Cruise reveals...

Meryl Streep's 'Sleazy Blouse' Helped Win Out Of Africa Part

Meryl Streep believes a ''sleazy blouse'' and push-up bra helped gain her the lead female part in 'Out of Africa'. The Oscar-winning actress starred as a wealthy, unmarried woman in the 1985 movie alongside legendary...

Streep Blasts Pollack For Unleashing Lion In Out Of Africa

MERYL STREEP has blasted late director SYDNEY POLLACK for unleashing a lion on her while shooting Oscar-winning film OUT OF AFRICA - following years of denials from the filmmaker.Streep was assured the beast would be...

Streep Stuffed Bra To Land Out Of Africa Role

MERYL STREEP had to prove she was sexy to director SYDNEY POLLACK before she landed a role in Oscar-winning film OUT OF AFRICA - so she stuffed her bra.The award-winning actress was in her mid-30's...

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

QUEEN LATIFAH provided a musical backdrop for the annual Oscars rollcall of those in the movie industry who have died in the past year, singing I'LL BE SEEING YOU from the musical RIGHT THIS WAY....

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

QUEEN LATIFAH provided a musical backdrop for the annual Oscars rollcall of those in the movie industry who have died in the past year, singing I'LL BE SEEING YOU from the musical RIGHT THIS WAY....

Oscar Glory For Best Actress Kate Winslet

British star Kate Winslet has won the best actress Oscar for Holocaust drama The Reader.Nominated for an Academy award for the sixth time, the 33-year-old finally claimed a statuette at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Kate Winslet Beats Self To Claim Best Actress

British actress Kate Winslet was named best actress at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, having been nominated twice for the prize.The 33-year-old Golden Globe winner took the accolade for her turn in The Reader,...

By on 09 February 2009

Winslet Dedicates Bafta To Late Producers

Actress KATE WINSLET fought back tears as she accepted her Best Actress gong for THE READER at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards, dedicating the honour to the movie's late producers...

In Reversal, Academy Allows 4 Producer Nods For Reader

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has backed off from its insistence that no more than three producers can be nominated for an Oscar for a single film in the best picture category,...

Gilmore Honoured At Movie Award Ceremony

Producer/director GEOFFREY GILMORE will be honoured in a tribute this month (Dec08), aligning his film career to veteran director SYDNEY POLLACK. Gilmore has been honoured with the American Cinematheque's inaugural Sydney Pollack Award after serving...

Streep Ashamed Of Out Of Africa Audition

MERYL STREEP will always be ashamed of the lengths she went too to land the lead role in hit film OUT OF AFRICA - after director SYDNEY POLLACK revealed he didn't think she was sexy...

Pollack Remembered At Top Secret Service

Family and friends of movie mogul SYDNEY POLLACK said their farewells to the director/actor at a low-key memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday (14Jun08). The 73-year-old lost his battle with cancer at his home...

Director-producer-actor Sydney Pollack Dies At 73

Multi-hyphenated filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who won a director's Oscar for 1985's Out of Africa and received nominations for directing 1969's They Shoot Horses Don't They? and 1982's Tootsie, died Monday after a year-long battle with...

Cruise Remembers 'Unpretentious' Pollack

TOM CRUISE has paid tribute to THE FIRM director SYDNEY POLLACK, admitting he will "miss him dearly". Pollack died aged 73 on Monday (26May08), after a nine-month battle with cancer at his home in Pacific...

Stars Pay Tribute To Pollack

GEORGE CLOONEY has led the tributes his MICHAEL CLAYTON co-star SYDNEY POLLACK, branding the actor/director a "class act". Pollack died aged 73 on Monday (26May08), after a nine-month battle with cancer at his home in...

Oscar-winning Director Sydney Pollack Dies Aged 73

Academy award-winning director Sydney Pollack has died at the age of 73.The Out of Africa helmer died of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, with his family around him, according to his...

By on 27 May 2008

Director Pollack Dies

Oscar-winning director SYDNEY POLLACK has died of cancer. He was 73. Pollack died on Monday (26May08) afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles surrounded by friends and family. His death follows a ten...

Director Pollack Dies

Oscar-winning director SYDNEY POLLACK has died of cancer. He was 73. Pollack died on Monday (26May08) at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles following a ten month battle with the deadly disease. Pollack won...

Minghella And Curtis Adapt No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Award-winning director Anthony Minghella is working with Richard Curtis on an adaptation of the bestselling novel The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.Set to screen on BBC1 in March, the TV movie was shot by Cold...

By on 21 February 2008

Streep Forced To Get Sexy For Out Of Africa

Hollywood actress MERYL STREEP did not think she was sexy enough for her role in OUT OF AFRICA - so displayed her cleavage in an attempt to win over director SYDNEY POLLACK. Streep feared her...

Vampire Thriller Takes Us No1

Vampire thriller 30 Days of Night has proved a hit with American audiences, storming straight to the top of the US box office chart after its first weekend.The R-rated comic book-adaptation took home $16 million...

By on 22 October 2007

Pollack Slams Cinemagoers

Oscar winner SYDNEY POLLACK has slammed cinemagoers - insisting today's audiences are desperate for instant on-screen gratification and don't appreciate complex plots. The producer and director of Out of Africa believes that audiences no longer...

Pollack Quits Election Movie

Filmmaker SYDNEY POLLACK has pulled out of a film based on the 2000 U.S. presidential election after being struck down with a mystery illness. The Oscar-winning director was due to produce a film depicting the...

Pollack To Tackle Florida Recount Saga

Oscar-winning filmmaker SYDNEY POLLACK will direct a new movie based on the controversial Florida vote recounts in the 2000 US presidential election. The film, RECOUNT, explores the behind the scenes drama and power struggles of...

German Oscar Winner Set For Hollywood Remake

The Oscar-winning Best Foreign Film is to be remade as a Hollywood movie. German espionage drama THE LIVES OF OTHERS will be revamped as an English-language film with moviemakers SYDNEY POLLACK and ANTHONY MINGHELLA coming...

Goldberg Turns Tour Guide For Universal

WHOOPI GOLDBERG thrilled visitors to Universal Studios in Hollywood last week (ends21JUL06) when she took over the theme park's famous Backlot Tour and acted as a guide. The comedienne/actress has recorded a new video guide...

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