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Childhood Stuntman Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has been doing his own stunts since he was 12. The 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' actor is famous for doing his own stunts - from motorbike chases, to hanging off the 124th...

Producers Win Last Samurai Court Case

Producers behind Tom Cruise's 2003 blockbuster The Last Samurai have won a legal battle against two screenwriter brothers who alleged their idea for the film was stolen.Writers Aaron and Matthew Benay filed suit in 2005,...

Chinese Firm Invests $220.5 Million In U.s. Movies

Although producing movies sounds as far removed from construction and real estate development as the U.S. is from China, shareholders of Hong Kong-based Paul Y. Engineering Ltd. today (Tuesday) approved a deal to invest $220.5...

Rachel Weisz Wanted For New James Bond Movie

Rachel Weisz is being lined up to play a villain in the new James Bond movie. Producers are hoping to sign up the 40-year-old actress to play the head of a sinister organisation but are...

New James Bond Given Release Date Confirmation

James Bond is to return to movie screens next year.Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the suave British spy in the 23rd screen adventure in November 2012, after the film was finally given the...

Watanabe To Donate Film Salary To Alzheimer's

THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE was so stirred playing a 50-year-old man diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, he plans to dedicate a portion of his salary to Japan's Alzheimer's Association. The actor read author Hiroshi...

Watanabe Stunned At Eastwood Film Role

Japanese star KEN WATANABE was stunned when he was offered the lead role in CLINT EASTWOOD's latest movie, because he assumed the main parts in the Hollywood epic would be filled with American actors. When...

Fascinating Fact 2658

THE LAST SAMURAI star KEN WATANABE beat leukaemia in the early 1990s after he was diagnosed with the disease as his career was taking off in 1989....

Cruise And Holmes Honoured By Eaterie

Soon-to-be-newlyweds TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES have been honoured in Bracciano, Italy, with their own risotto. The couple are set to wed in Castello Odescalchi overlooking Lake Bracciano later today (18NOV06). Owners of the Trattoria...

Cruise Day Declared In Japan

TOM CRUISE has had a special day named in his honour in Japan. According to the Japan Memorial Day Association, he was awarded with his own day because of his love for and close association...

Keith Got Acting Advice From Reynolds

Country star TOBY KEITH was thrilled when he got acting advice from veteran star BURT REYNOLDS while he was filming his first movie BROKEN BRIDGES. Keith plays a washed-up country music singer who returns to...

Preston Congratulates Cruise For Publicising Scientology

Actress KELLY PRESTON has praised fellow celebrity Scientologist TOM CRUISE for bringing publicity to their controversial religion. Cruise, Preston and her husband JOHN TRAVOLTA are long-term followers of L RON HUBBARD's Church Of Scientology,...

Last Samurai Star In Cop Rage

THE LAST SAMURAI actor SHICHINOSUKE NAKAMURA has been arrested for punching a policeman following an alcohol-fuelled night of partying in Tokyo. Japanese Nakamura, 21, was questioned by cops on Sunday (30JAN05) after attacking an...

Caridi Fined $300,000 For Oscar Screener Copies

Movie actor CARMINE CARIDI has been fined $300,000 (GBP160,000) for sending screener tapes of OSCAR contenders to a fan, who then made them available on the internet. The GODFATHER: PART II star, 70, has...

Cruise Rejects Studio Diet

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE has refused to cooperate with a diet plan designed to get him into top shape for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 - because he prefers doing it his own way. Anxious studio...

Cruz Gets Over Split With Cruise

Actress PENELOPE CRUZ has already recovered from her high-profile split with movie hunk TOM CRUISE - because she's too determined to excel in Hollywood and "embrace life" to worry about the past. GOTHIKA star...

Cruise Is Daredevil Number One

Hollywood star TOM CRUISE has been named Hollywood's number one daredevil in a new list of movie risk takers. Cruise, who was almost decapitated in THE LAST SAMURAI and famously hung on to a...

Caridi Case Accused Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of pirating actor CARMINE CARIDI's "screener" copies of OSCAR-considered movies has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and copyright infringement. Caridi, 70, star of such films as GODFATHER: PART II,...

Knightley And Beckinsale's Boob Battles

English actresses KEIRA KNIGHTLEY and KATE BECKINSALE are battling for the Best T+A (Best tits and a**e) award at this year's (04) GOLDEN SCHMOES. Teenage star Knightley - who garnered interest in her breasts...

Actor Sued Over Oscar Screeners Leak

Veteran actor CARMINE CARIDI is being sued by film giants COLUMBIA and WARNER BROS. after admitting to lending his screener copies of this year's OSCAR contenders to a friend who put them online. The...

Tom Cruise Nearly Lost His Head On Set

TOM CRUISE was about half an inch away from being decapitated on the set of epic THE LAST SAMURAI, when actor HIROYUKI SANADA nearly chopped his head off with a sword. Japanese Sanada, who...

Cruise's Memory Loss

Hollywood hunk TOM CRUISE displayed a strange case of memory loss when questioned about a past legal battle by American talk show host LARRY KING. The American actor was promoting his new film THE...

Leap Year Cruz Proposal For Cruise?

TOM CRUISE is hoping his fellow movie star girlfriend PENELOPE CRUZ will ask for his hand in marriage in 2004 - because it's a leap year. The TOP GUN star, speaking at the London premiere...

Cruise Tells Fans: Ask Me A Question

TOM CRUISE delighted fans at the London premiere of his new film as promised last night (06JAN04) - he signed autographs and chatted to fans for over two hours. The hunky star told those...

Japanese Co-stars Praise 'Amazing' Cruise

Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE was "amazing" and "fantastic" to act with, according to his Japanese THE LAST SAMURAI co-stars. HIROYUKI SANADA and KEN WATANABE were impressed by the 41-year-old mega-star's dedication in learning...

Tom Cruise Defies Security Warning

Movie superstar TOM CRUISE has vowed to give his autograph to every fan at the London premiere of his new movie THE LAST SAMURAI tonight (6JAN04) - ignoring security warnings for his safety. The...

Mother Responsible For Action Man Cruise

Movie superstar TOM CRUISE attributes his love of action movies to his "adrenaline junkie" mother. THE LAST SAMURAI actor - who has starred in a string of blockbuster action films - reveals his mother...

Kidman Promises To See Samurai

TOM CRUISE's ex-wife NICOLE KIDMAN has proved their is no bad blood between them by promising to see his new film THE LAST SAMURAI. The COLD MOUNTAIN star greeted questions about the epic drama...

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