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Angela Bassett Was Nervous Wreck In Helicopter Shoot


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The 57-year-old reprises her role as the Director of the Secret Service in the sequel to Antoine Fuqua's 2013 release Olympus Has Fallen, and the star admits filming scenes up in the air for this movie proved to be a really harrowing experience.

However, the Waiting to Exhale beauty had no idea the chopper ride would trigger her fear of small spaces until it was too late.

"I don't like elevators, I don't like being in small places...," she explained to U.S. talk show host Conan O'Brien. "I worked with the dearly departed Wes Craven years ago and he had me in a coffin (for Vampire in Brooklyn) and closed up, so I get a little claustrophobic..."

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'Ash Vs Evil Dead' Unveils Sam Raimi's Soft Side With Wes Craven Tribute


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We are so not looking forward to a weekend without 'Ash vs Evil Dead' now that season one has wrapped and we have no idea when to expect season two. A re-watch of the final episode may be in order, just to get a glimpse of creator Sam Raimi's last homage to his horror hero Wes Craven.

Sam RaimiSam Raimi shows true respect for Wes Craven

Raimi has always been a huge fan of Craven, with his movies 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' getting honourable mentions in various contexts within his 'Evil Dead' movie series. Now with the latter newly reprised as 'Ash vs Evil Dead', featuring the return of star Bruce Campbell 30 years later, he's seemingly made one last tribute to the late Craven by featuring the glove of 'Elm Street''s Freddy Krueger in the basement of that old cabin.

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Johnny Depp: 'Wes Craven Gave Me My Hollywood Career'


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The actor got his big break by landing a part in Craven's 1984 horror, and he has revealed the director, who died last month (Aug15) after a battle with brain cancer, hired him on the advice of his daughter, and Depp will always be thankful.

Speaking at a question-and-answer session at the Toronto International Film Festival, Depp told the audience, "Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular. I read scenes with his daughter when I auditioned for the part. At the time, I was a musician. I wasn't really acting. It was not anything very near to my brain or my heart, which is pretty much how it remains to this day...

"But Wes Craven was brave enough to give me the gig based on his daughter's opinion. I guess she had read with a bunch of actors, and after the casting sessions, she said, 'No, that's the guy.' I always think of her for putting me in this mess, and certainly Wes Craven for being very brave to give me this gig. But he was a good man - so rest in peace, old Wes."

Neve Campbell Pays Tribute To Late 'Scream' Director


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Neve Campbell has paid tribute to the late director Wes Craven.

The 'Scream' actress believes her life and career wouldn't have been the same without the legendary filmmaker, who passed away at his home in Los Angeles last Sunday (30.08.15) following a battle with brain cancer.

The 41-year-old star - who appeared in all four of the horror movies - said: ''Little did we know that our few months in the sleepy little town of Santa Rosa, California would give birth to one of the highest-grossing films of that decade and bring about a resurgence in a genre that had been deemed dead for years. Little could we comprehend the great success each of us would be gifted from having the opportunity to make 'Scream' with the great Wes Craven.''

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MTV's 'Scream' Pays Tribute To Wes Craven In Series Finale


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MTV series ‘Scream’ paid tribute to late director Wes Craven at the beginning of Tuesday’s first season finale. The episode began with some fittingly spooky piano music as the message, ‘In memory of Wes Craven 1939-2015. Thanks for the screams,’ appeared on screen.

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The series, which premiered on MTV, in June is based on the string of horror films Craven directed in the 1990s, starting with Scream in 1996. The late director had also worked as an executive producer on the series, although his involvement was said to have been minimal.

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Scream Tv Show Honours Wes Craven


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The Nightmare on Elm Street filmmaker lost his battle with brain cancer, aged 76, on Sunday (30Aug15) just two days before the killer in the final installment of Scream, the horror TV show based on his films, was unmasked on Tuesday (01Sep15).

The season one finale featured a tribute to Scream creator Craven, who was also an executive producer on the MTV show.

Alongside a picture of the director, a message added, "In memory of Wes Craven 1939-2015. Thanks for the screams."

Horror Legend Wes Craven Dies


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Acclaimed film director Wes Craven has died.

The 'Scream' filmmaker passed away at the age of 76 at his home in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.

Wes is credited with reinventing the horror genre with his spooky films, including introducing Freddy Kruger to the big screen in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' in the 1980s, and with the 'Scream' franchise in the 1990s.

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Peta Bosses Add Tribute To Animal Lover Wes Craven


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The Nightmare on Elm Street filmmaker lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 76, and tributes have poured in from famous friends, fans and colleagues, including Scream stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette and Halloween director John Carpenter.

Now PETA officials have offered up their condolences to Craven's family by hailing his long-running efforts in the fight against animal cruelty.

A statement issued by PETA President Ingrid Newkirk reads: "Wes matched his success on the silver screen with the kindness of his heart, which he extended to animals many times, wishing to spare them the real-life horrors of laboratory experimentation and other forms of cruelty. He put fear into the hearts of those who experimented on dogs and cats condemned for a lifetime to endure pet-food tests, and his monthly column about how wonderful birds are gave every reader tips for how each of us can make the world a less scary place for our feathered friends.

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Filmmaker Wes Craven Dies Aged 76


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Filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76, his family has announced. With a career spanning over 40 years, Craven was one of the most prolific horror directors of his generation and is responsible for slasher classics including A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.

Wes CravenFilmmaker Wes Craven has died aged 76.

The 76 year old died on Sunday afternoon surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, his family said in a statement. “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away,” the statement read. “Our hearts are broken.”

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Scream Director Wes Craven Dies


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Director Wes Craven has died aged 76.

The legendary 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream' filmmaker passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (30.08.15) following a battle with brain cancer.

The director was acclaimed in the horror genre, with his first feature 'The House on the Left' released in 1972. He helped reinvent the genre with his Freddy Kruger classic in the 1980s, and again with teen slasher series 'Scream' in the 1990s.

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Wes Craven Out And About In Beverly Hills

Wes Craven - American film director Wes Craven out and about in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 22nd March 2013

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'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Screening At The Sunshine Landmark

Wes Craven Tuesday 15th November 2011 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' screening at the Sunshine Landmark New York City, USA

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New York Screening Of 'Another Happy Day' At The Sunshine Landmark Theater - Arrivals

Wes Craven Monday 14th November 2011 New York screening of 'Another Happy Day' at the Sunshine Landmark Theater - Arrivals New York City, USA

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World Premiere Of 'Scream 4' Held At Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 Party At The Getty House

Wes Craven Thursday 24th February 2011 The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 Party at the Getty House Los Angeles, California

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Wes Craven

Date of birth

2nd August, 1939

Date of death

30th August, 2015

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Place of birth

Cleveland, OH




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Scream 4 Movie Review

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The Hills Have Eyes II Movie Review

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The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Movie Review

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Movie Review

The Hills Have Eyes is a truly American horror film. Like Manifest Destiny gone horribly...

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