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Boyle: 'I Hated The Beach'

British film-maker DANNY BOYLE remains adamant LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was not to blame for the critical failure of THE BEACH - he insists his hatred of the backpacker lifestyle was the root cause of the problem....

Dicaprio Scotches Aviator Sequel Rumours

Hollywood heart-throb LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has no intention of starring as HOWARD HUGHES in a sequel to THE AVIATOR, because he is convinced the story of the entrepreneur's later life is too dark. The GANGS...

Boyle Backs Dicaprio

Director DANNY BOYLE blames himself for the failure of 2000 movie THE BEACH, insisting star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was unfairly targetted by critics. The film, about backpackers who discover a paradise island, was reviewed unfavourably...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

Scorsese Moves From The Aviator To The Airbus

Critically acclaimed movie-maker MARTIN SCORSESE is set to direct a documentary on the creation of Europe's jumbo jet. Following the success of his...

Blanchett Broody For More Children

OSCAR-winner CATE BLANCHETT is trying to persuade her husband ANDREW UPTON they should have more children. THE AVIATOR actress and her scriptwriter husband have two sons DASHIELL, three, and ROMAN, one - and Blanchett...

Stefani Gets A Locket Gift From Rossdale

GWEN STEFANI is thrilled after her husband GAVIN ROSSDALE bought her a diamond locket necklace she's spent the past few months borrowing on special occasions. RICH GIRL singer Stefani first eyed the platinum-set necklace...

Kinsey Knocks Out Million Dollar Baby At UK Awards

KINSEY director BILL CONDON has beaten out competition from CLINT EASTWOOD to walk away with the prestigious International Film Prize at the DIRECTORS GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN awards last night (20MAR05). Condon's biopic about...

Dicaprio Rehearsed Losing To Foxx

Actor LEONARDO DiCAPRIO spent hours practising his losing smile for last month's (27FEB05) OSCARS - because he knew he wouldn't scoop the Best Actor trophy for his role in THE AVIATOR. DiCaprio was glad...

The Jacket Director Slams Baby Oscar Wins

THE JACKET director JOHN MAYBURY has launched a scathing attack on MILLION DOLLAR BABY's triumph at last month's (FEB05) OSCARS, labelling the CLINT EASTWOOD movie "crap". The English film-maker, who has won a string...

Historical Film Flops Up For Honours

Film flops TROY, ALEXANDER and THE ALAMO are still up for a little glory in the annual HARRY AWARDS. The critically-mauled movies will join KING ARTHUR and THE AVIATOR in the fight for the...

Nighy: 'Oscars Ignore Comedies'

British actor BILL NIGHY has slammed OSCARS judges for focusing on emotionally-charged movies because comic roles are harder for actors to play. The LOVE ACTUALLY star argues the ACADEMY AWARDS take itself too seriously...

Bundchen Furious With Foxx's Win Over Dicaprio

GISELE BUNDCHEN is furious her beau LEONARDO DiCAPRIO didn't scoop the Best Actor trophy at the ACADEMY AWARDS - because she believes his did a "better job" than winner JAMIE FOXX. The Brazilian beauty...

Blanchett Unfazed By Oscar Loss

CATE BLANCHETT kept her cool when her Best Supporting Actress statuette went missing at VANITY FAIR's post-OSCARS party on Sunday (27FEB05). THE AVIATOR beauty refused to go in search of her missing award -...

Blanchett Pays Tribute To Hepburn Relatives

Australian actress CATE BLANCHETT paid tribute to KATHARINE HEPBURN's relatives for their generosity, after winning an OSCAR for her portrayal of the late actress in THE AVIATOR. The blonde star was named Best Supporting...

Eastwood Blasts Media For Scorsese 'Battle'

OSCAR-winning film-maker CLINT EASTWOOD has played down his hyped 'battle' with MARTIN SCORSESE in the weeks approaching the ACADEMY AWARDS. Eastwood, 74, has repeatedly triumphed over THE AVIATOR director Scorsese in movie awards this...

Blanchett And Freeman Take Early Oscars

CATE BLANCHETT and MORGAN FREEMAN have taken the first acting prizes at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS in Hollywood, scooping the Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards. On the biggest night of the...

Blanchett Shuns Hollywood's Finest Designers

OSCAR-nominee CATE BLANCHETT has shunned the services of Hollywood's finest dress designers for tonight's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. The laid-back Australian beauty has rejected the free help offered by 80 stylists and life coaches...

The Aviator 'Fails To Capture' Madness Of Hughes

MARTIN SCORSESE's biopic THE AVIATOR fails to capture the essence of HOWARD HUGHES, according to legendary double-OSCAR-winner LUISE RAINER. The 95-year-old actress believes the ACADEMY AWARD-nominated director glamorises the billionaire film producer and only...

Blanchett Puts English Home Up For Sale

CATE BLANCHETT has put her luxurious British home up for sale because she wants to move back to Australia to raise her children. THE AVIATOR beauty and her director husband ANDREW UPTON are determined...

The Aviator Beats Out Oscar Competitors For Cursing

MARTIN SCORSESE's acclaimed movie THE AVIATOR has scored a victory over its OSCAR rivals prior to this Sunday's (27FEB05) ceremony - it's been named the most foul-mouthed movie of the five Best Film nominees....

Blanchett Seeks Out Dress Ideas On The Net

Actress CATE BLANCHETT is picking up style ideas for the upcoming ACADEMY AWARDS from an unusual source - the internet. The 35-year-old screen star has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for...

Eternal Sunshine Picks Up Top Writing Award

Quirky JIM CARREY and KATE WINSLET drama ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND has beaten THE AVIATOR to win Best Original Screenplay at this year's (05) WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS. The 2004 movie...

Scorsese Blasts Kane Comparisons

MARTIN SCORSESE has dismissed claims his movie THE AVIATOR is similar in theme and story to ORSON WELLES' classic film CITIZEN KANE. While the OSCAR-nominated director admits both films focus on the rise and...

Blanchett Clarifies Australian Heritage

CATE BLANCHETT is so proud of her Australian heritage, she ensured those attending an awards show last week (09FEB05) were left in no doubt of her Antipodean roots. THE AVIATOR actress was attending the...

The Aviator Wins Big At Baftas

MARTIN SCORSESE's blockbuster movie THE AVIATOR triumphed at last night's (12FEB05) BAFTA awards in London, winning four accolades including Best Film. The Hollywood tale of maverick entrepreneur HOWARD HUGHES also won prizes at the...

Scorsese 'Driving Tv Bosses Nuts'

OSCAR-nominated director MARTIN SCORSESE has angered executives at American TV network PBS, by withholding his long-awaited BOB DYLAN documentary. THE AVIATOR film-maker has been working on the four-hour study of the BLOWIN' IN...

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