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Ledger Signs Up For New Terry Gilliam Movie

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Hollywood heartthrob Heath Ledger had so much fun working with director Terry Gilliam on The Brothers Grimm - the actor has signed up to his next project.
Ledger has accepted an offer to play the lead in Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, co-starring Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits and supermodel Lily Cole.
The fantasy movie starts shooting in December (07), according to

Headey Almost Quit Acting After Gilliam Row

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Movie star Lena Headey almost quit acting after a bitter bust-up with director Terry Gilliam on the set of The Brothers Grimm.
Brit Headey describes the 2005 film as "hell to shoot and a horrendous experience" - and she blames Gilliam.
The 33-year-old actress says, "The director didn't want me in the role and let's just say he wasn't too subtle about showing his dislike for me.
"Once the film came out and didn't do so well, he blamed me for absolutely everything. It was pretty appalling, and it made me want to not work for a while."
Headey regained her love of acting after landing a role in war epic 300. She says, "When I got the call to say I'd got the part in 300, I felt such an enormous wave of relief, I burst into tears."

Headey Sick Of Us Size Obsession

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British actress Lena Headey is prepared to snub Hollywood for British movies - because she is sick of Tinseltown's obsession with weight.
The sexy star of 300 and The Brothers Grimm finds it too stressful staying slim enough for US casting directors - even though she's a svelte size 8 (US size 4).
Headey says, "You're surrounded by it out there, you really are. It's all hyped, whereas here it's more relaxed.
"I'm just glad I'm not a size zero! I'm about a size 8.

Headey Stops Expecting Big Break

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American actress Lena Headey has given up waiting for her big break in Hollywood and accepted she may never become an A-list superstar. The striking brunette, whose films including RIPLEY'S GAME, The Cave and The Brothers Grimm have failed to catapult her stardom, feels she is constantly bouncing back to the start of her career. She says, "I feel like my career has been like an elastic; I've almost had the big breakthrough role so many times and then been back to where I started. "I've given up thinking, 'This is it,' as it makes you dizzy, so I'm just going to do what I do and if things happen then they happen."

Gilliam Calls For Better Movie Piracy

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British film-maker Terry Gilliam has outraged Hollywood studios by calling on illegal movie pirates to produce better quality DVDs.

The Brothers Grimm director insists the piracy isn't a problem for the movie industry, because it is rich enough to overcome criminal activity.

He says, "I'm not very sympathetic to their money problems because they certainly haven't been sympathetic to mine.

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Gilliam Slams Weinstein Brothers

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Terry Gilliam blames movie mogul brothers BOB and Harvey Weinstein for the critical mauling his new movie The Brothers Grimm endured in the US.

The former MONTY PYTHON star insists the Miramax founders, who left the company in September (05), were too interested in masterminding their own career future to provide support for their movies.

And Gilliam insists he foresaw the film's flop, when he discovered the Weinsteins had failed to commission a release campaign just four weeks before the MATT DAMON-starring epic was due to hit screens.

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Prague Shop Named In Gilliam's Honour

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Director Terry Gilliam made such an impression with his eye-catching socks while filming The Brothers Grimm in Prague, he's now had a shop named after him in the Czech Republic's capital.

While the 65-year-old film-maker's love of colourful footwear has provoked playful mockery among his peers, locals in the European nation have paid him a generous tribute.

Gilliam says, "They've opened a shop called Terry's Socks. It sells books, specialist DVDs and movie paraphernalia.

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Gilliam Poised To Get Back To Work On Quixote Disaster

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LATEST: Maverick director Terry Gilliam has confirmed reports he is on the verge of finally getting his THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE movie back off the ground.

The 64-year-old's labour of love turned into one of the biggest movie disasters of all time in 2000, when soaring costs led to financiers pulling all funding out of the picture, which was to be the most expensive European film ever made.

The unmaking of the movie then became hit documentary Lost in La Mancha, which showed Gilliam and his star Johnny Depp despairing as one disaster after another hit the set.

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Gilliam: 'Trust Me Or Fire Me'

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Director Terry Gilliam almost walked out during the final stages of filming The Brothers Grimm after an artistic disagreement with Miramax bosses.

Gilliam, who wrote and starred in the MONTY PYTHON TV series, refused to back down on his plans for the fairytale film's final edit.

The movie-maker only agreed to stay with the project after his obstinacy convinced HARVEY and Bob Weinstein, who financed the $80 million (GBP44.5 million) production, to trust him with the film's success.

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Gilliam: 'Bellucci Has Italian Sex Appeal'

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Director Terry Gilliam has hailed Italian women as the ultimate screen goddesses after working alongside Monica Bellucci in The Brothers Grimm.

The former MONTY PYTHON star was enraptured by Bellucci's sex appeal during filming, and credits her with bringing the fantasy movie to life.

He says, "Immediately she comes on screen, it seems to me the whole film lifts up into another realm, a realm of sex and sensuality and danger.

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