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Vera Farmiga (born 06.08.1973)
Vera Farmiga is an American actress.
Vera Farmiga: Childhood
Vera Farmiga was born in Clifton, New Jersey. Her parents are Mykhailo, a computer analyst, and Luba Farmiga, a teacher.
She was raised in a Ukrainian American community and attended a Ukrainian Catholic school in Newark before touring with a Ukrainian folk-dancing group called Syzokryli.
She later attended the Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
She originally wanted to be an ophthalmologist before attending Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Vera Farmiga: Acting career
Vera Farmiga began acting on stage in 1996 making her Broadway debut as an understudy in 'Taking Sides'.
Her first TV role was in the series 'Roar' alongside Heath Ledger in 1997, while her debut film appearance came with 'Return to Paradise' in 1998 with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix.
2000 saw her in the comedy 'Autumn in New York' alongside Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, while 2001 landed her with '15 Minutes' opposite Robert De Niro, 'Dust' opposite Joseph Fiennes, 'Snow White: The Fairest of Them All' with Miranda Richardson and TV series 'UC: Undercover'.
She landed her first starring role was in the romance 'Love in the Time of Money' in 2002. She later appeared alongside Milla Jovovich and Adrien Brody in the romcom 'Dummy' in 2003.
2004 saw her in 'Down to the Bone' with Hugh Dillon and 'The Manchurian Candidate' with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.
In 2006, she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Departed'. The following year she and Sam Rockwell starred in psychological horror 'Joshua'.
In 2008, she was in 'Quid Pro Quo' with Nick Stahl and the holocaust book-to-film drama 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' with David Thewlis. She also starred in 'Nothing But the Truth' opposite Matt Dillon and Kate Beckinsale.
In 2009, she and Peter Sarsgaard were in the horror flick 'Orphan' and the major box office success 'Up in the Air' alongside George Clooney and Anna Kendrick which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
2010 saw her in the romcom 'Henry's Crime' opposite Keanu Reeves, while 2011 she appeared in 'Source Code' with Jake Gyllenhaal and made her directorial debut with the movie 'Higher Ground'.
In 2012 she starred alongside Aaron Eckhart, Rupert Grint and Chloe Grace Moretz in 'The Drummer' - a biopic about the life of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson - and in 2013 she began starring in the 'Psycho' spin-off series 'Bates Motel' based on Alfred Hitchcock's famous film.
Vera Farmiga: Personal life
Vera Farmiga married actor Sebastian Roche in 1997 but they got divorced in 2004.
She married Renn Hawkey in 2008 and they have a son called Fynn and a daughter called Gytta.
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James Wan, Vera Farmiga , Patrick Wilson - 2016 CinemaCon Warner Bros Pictures Red Carpet Arrivals at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Vera Farmiga - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Not fazed by their previous experiences, Lorraine and Ed Warren are still successful paranormal investigators and their reputations have made them known around the world. As they hunt for new cases to investigate they decide to travel to England, Enfield just outside London to help a single mother and her children who are being haunted by a nasty spirit.
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Vera Farmiga loved being silly with co-star Patrick Wilson in between takes on The Conjuring 2.
The 42-year-old actress reprises her role as real-life ghostbuster Lorraine Warren in the supernatural sequel. While the tone of the movie is undoubtedly dark and scary, Vera enjoyed lightening the mood on set with Patrick, who plays her partner Ed Warren.
"I’m very close with Patrick, so just partnering up with him is really like stepping into your old comfy pair of shoes," Vera told Collider.com. "He’s a good friend. He’s a very, very good friend. His wife is one of my best friends. So that closeness, I think, lends itself to that familiarity. And we have a blast doing it. It’s dark. Exploring negative mysticism is not fun. It’s arduous, it’s emotionally taxing. But, in between takes, and you’ll see, we’re so silly."
The first film was definitely a challenge for Vera, who is mother to two children with her husband Renn Hawkey. The tales of children affected by supernatural activity proved difficult for the actress to switch off from when it came to her own family life.
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This generational drama strains so hard to be serious that it's almost laughable. Its big themes are only superficially addressed, while the bloated nearly two and a half hour running time could easily have been cut down simply by eliminating all of the emotive close-ups of actors with tears welling in their eyes. In other words, while there are the bare bones of a decent movie in here, it's been badly compromised to turn it into Oscar bait.
At least it starts well, with a sequence centred on Hank (Robert Downey Jr), a slick Chicago lawyer with a precocious daughter (Emma Tremblay) and an angry trophy wife (Sarah Lancaster) who has had enough. Hank's cold-hearted ways are a legacy of his estranged relationship with his father Joseph (Robert Duvall), the no-nonsense judge in a small-town Indiana town. Then Hank is called home when his mother dies, comforting his brothers Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio), whose injured hand ended his baseball career, and Dale (Jeremy Strong), who is mentally challenged. He also rekindles his youthful romance with waitress Sam (Vera Farmiga). Then Joseph is arrested for murder, and Hank steps in to help inexperienced lawyer CP (Dax Shepard) defend him against the shark-like prosecutor (Billy Bob Thornton).
There isn't a single subtle element in this film, as the script is carefully constructed to pull our sympathies back and forth even though both Hank and Joseph are deeply unlikeable grumps. Downey and Duvall are good enough actors to make them watchable, but director David Dobkin (The Change-up) hammers every sentimental scene home with far too much force. And the script is so simplistic that it chickens out before anything interesting happens. Even the court case lacks something compelling to draw the audience in. It certainly doesn't help that the characters are all deeply contrived. Just one example: there's a disability for each of the three brothers: physical, emotional and mental.
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David Dobkin's movie 'The Judge' is the opener at Toronto Film Festival - a slot not traditionally associated with high quality.
David Dobkin, the filmmaker best known for his classic comedy Wedding Crashers, brings an altogether different film to the Toronto Film Festival this week. His legal drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, opens this year's festival on Thursday (August 4, 2014).
"I hadn't had an opportunity to really dig in and do something like this in 20 years," Dobkin told the Canadian Press of his foray into drama. "There are a lot of intense scenes in the movie. You would think that comedies are more fun to work on and they're not always as fun as they come out. This movie was strangely cathartic."
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Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have announced details of their spin-off of 'The Conjuring', focusing on Annabelle, the demonic doll seen in the film.
'The Conjuring' spin-off is to be called 'Annabelle'.
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have set an October release date for a spin-off film from last year's smash hit horror movie, which will focus on the demonic doll seen in the original.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is directed by John Leonetti and produced by 'The Conjuring' director James Wan and Peter Safran.
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Hank Palmer is a ruthless but excellent lawyer, despised by many of his peers for his habit of representing often blatantly guilty criminals. One day mid-trial however, he receives a call from home informing him of his mother's recent death. Reluctantly, he ventures back to the town of Carlinville, Indiana where he grew up to convene with his family ahead of the funeral. As he expected, the greeting between himself and his father - the local Judge Joseph Palmer - is particularly frosty. As a young college graduate, Hank was desperate to leave the harsh and unfriendly grasp of his father but when the town's sheriff tells him that Joseph is now a murder suspect, he begins to feel a grudging obligation to cast their differences aside and help him protest his innocence.
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Farmiga's younger sister Taissa plays her student daughter in the film, At Middleton, and Garcia's daughter Daniella Garcia-Lorido also has a role.
It's not the first time the actresses have joined their more famous relatives onscreen - Farmiga, who is 21 years Vera's junior, played The Conjuring star's character as a teenager in Higher Ground, while Garcia-Lorido was cast opposite her dad in The Lost City and 1999's Just The Ticket.
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It seems you can take a kid out of college but you can't take college out of a kid as two discontented parents find themselves struggling to behave themselves as they take their respective 18-year-old children to visit their new college campus Middleton. George and Edith are total opposites who find themselves completely uninterested in each other's quirks initially; George is a serious, suit-wearing heart surgeon desperately worried about the academic future of his overly chilled out son, while Edith embarrasses her hard-working daughter with her laidback attitude and never being too afraid to speak her mind. When the parents find themselves separated from the campus tour, they actually start enjoying each other's company and slowly but surely begin to fall in love as they help each other come to terms with the complications of parenthood.
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So which movies made Tarantino's list for 2013?
Movie buffs have begun to anticipate Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 movies lists in recent years. The legendary director's run-down of his favorite movies of the year has made for interesting reading in recent years and is often regarded as the antithesis of the Academy's choices of the year's best.
He passed on devising a list last year, owing to Django Unchained, though in 2011 Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris - a wonderful movie that actually went onto win Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars - topped Quentin's list, edging out Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the excellent Moneyball, with Brad Pitt. Tarantino threw in a couple of curveballs with X-Men: First Class, The Skin I Live In, Attack The Block and Warrior.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 Movies Of 2013 (So Far)
'The Conjuring' is released in UK cinemas today. Released in the US two weeks ago, the horror movie has already grossed over $92 million.
The Conjuring is released in UK cinemas today (2nd August). It's been a surprise summer box office hit in the US, but will the British respond in the same way?
Vera Farmiga at the premiere of Bates Motel held at Soho House in L.A.
The Conjuring had a brilliant opening weekend, gaining $41.5 million and warding off big-budget films such as R.I.P.D., Despicable Me 2 and Turbo. Since then the film has known no bounds: as of 31st July, The Conjuring had made over $92 million. A significant sum considering it was released in the US only two weeks ago.
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