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Allen Praises Brits' Acting 'Gene'

Veteran filmmaker WOODY ALLEN enjoyed shooting his new movie MATCH POINT in London because he loves the English accent, particularly when spoken by actors. The MANHATTAN star loves the local dialect so much he...

Match Point Sparks Johansson's Filming Fears

Screen beauty SCARLETT JOHANSSON suffered so many panic attacks while shooting WOODY ALLEN's new movie MATCH POINT, she was convinced she'd have to quit the movie. The 20-year-old actress admits she's often nervous before...

Allen: 'Scarlett Put Art Above Money'

WOODY ALLEN has praised SCARLETT JOHANSSON for waiving her usual multi-million dollar fee to star in two of his movies. The veteran New York director admits he's never able to offer his cast and...

Allen Hits Out At Hollywood

WOODY ALLEN has slammed the American film industry for letting financiers have too much involvement in the movies they fund. The quirky New York director, whose latest work MATCH POINT was set and shot...

Woody Allen's Winslet Snub

Director WOODY ALLEN has taken a swipe at actress KATE WINSLET, claiming he only cast her in his new movie MATCH POINT because he thought he had to use an all-British cast. Winslet and...

Allen Inspired By Gloomy London

WOODY ALLEN found the notoriously bad British weather the perfect inspiration for his new movie MATCH POINT. The legendary director travelled to London to make his first movie outside his native New York, and...

Cannes Head Urges Jury To Focus On Film-making

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL head GILLES JACOB has urged this year's (05) jury to focus on film-making, not politics, after anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 claimed the Palme D'Or honour last year (MAY04). As...

Wiest's Daughter Arrested For Assault And Robbery

The daughter of double OSCAR winner DIANNE WIEST has been arrested on charges of physically attacking a classmate - and stealing his iPOD. EMILY WIEST, 17, and two teenage pals from New York's The...

Allen Sticks With Johansson

Legendary director WOODY ALLEN is so impressed with the acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON, he has cast her again in his next movie. The curvy 20-year-old stars in Allen's film MATCH POINT, which screens...

Messing: 'I Never Dreamed Of Stardom'

Flame-haired actress DEBRA MESSING has to pinch herself sometimes because she never dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star as a child. The WILL + GRACE beauty, 36, was determined to live a conventional life...

Allen's Confidence Boosted By Johansson

Neurotic film-maker WOODY ALLEN is unusually confident about his forthcoming film MATCH POINT - because it features the "strong" acting talents of SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Allen cast the 20-year-old Johansson last summer (04) after his...

Mitchell Feared Allen Would Sack Her

Hollywood beauty RADHA MITCHELL found playing the same character in different incarnations in WOODY ALLEN's latest film MELINDA AND MELINDA so tough, she thought the legendary film-maker would sack her. The PITCH BLACK actress...

Mitchell Thought Allen Offer Was A Hoax

Australian actress RADHA MITCHELL thought it was a hoax when she received a call from legendary director WOODY ALLEN asking her to star in MELINDA AND MELINDA - until she received the script. The...

Cabaret Star Bobby Short Dies

New York cabaret singer BOBBY SHORT has died from leukaemia at New York's Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 80. The triple GRAMMY AWARD nominee embodied cabaret sophistication and earned the nickname 'Miniature King...

Allen: 'Movies Can Still Be Made Quickly'

Veteran film-maker WOODY ALLEN has dismissed the notion all movies need to involve a huge amount of effort to make - because his productions are always low-key. The MANHATTAN star, who has averaged a...

Allen Embarrassed At Banana Superstition

Veteran film-maker WOODY ALLEN is deeply embarrassed about his one superstition - because he has no religious beliefs yet insists on precisely slicing a banana each morning. The ANNIE HALL director follows a strict...

Allen: 'I'm No Intellect'

WOODY ALLEN is frustrated by cinema-goers who jump to conclusions about the real-life personalities of film stars based on their appearances on-screen. The director argues that costume plays an integral part in creating a...

Allen: 'I'm Too Lazy To Be A Comedian'

WOODY ALLEN misses his past as a stand-up comedian, but insists he is too lazy to ever return to the stage. Allen is a prolific movie-maker and self-confessed workaholic - he has two movies...

Allen Rewrote Film For Ferrell

WOODY ALLEN re-wrote new movie MELINDA AND MELINDA to make it funny after persuading comedian WILL FERRELL to star in it. After several successive comedy films, the director was relishing the opportunity to tackle...

Woody Allen Dreams Of Big Budget

WOODY ALLEN ran out of money while making new movie MATCH POINT in London - and had to secure a musical score for free. The legendary director enjoys the thrill of achieving big screen...

Allen: 'I Cast Stars By Accident'

WOODY ALLEN is modest about his ability to attract big name stars to his movies - insisting they only work with him between bigger projects. The auteur is famous for convincing Hollywood's leading stars...

Radha Takes Lessons In Joke-telling

Australian actress RADHA MITCHELL is amazed WOODY ALLEN chose her to star in his latest movie MELINDA AND MELINDA, because she is terrible at telling jokes. The Australian actress is indebted to co-star JOHN...

Allen: 'Hollywood Will Lose Patience With Me'

WOODY ALLEN is convinced Hollywood will grow tired of him before he loses interest in making movies. The OSCAR-winning auteur is as busy as he has ever been, with two movies ready for release...

Allen Explains His Success

Veteran film-maker WOODY ALLEN believes he's achieved phenomenal success by targetting people who want to escape the harsh realities of modern life. The MANHATTAN star, who has also made a number of serious dramas...

Peet Asks Keaton How To Handle Woody Allen

Hollywood actress AMANDA PEET was terrified of stepping out of line while working with movie director WOODY ALLEN on his latest movie MELINDA AND MELINDA, and turned to DIANE KEATON for advice. Allen is...

Allen Put Peet In A Panic

Actress AMANDA PEET was terrified working under director WOODY ALLEN on his latest movie, because she was convinced he wanted to fire her. The sexy Hollywood star has idolised New Yorker, Allen for years...

Triple-jointed Sevigny's Musical Dilemma

BOYS DON'T CRY star CHLOE SEVIGNY missed out on learning to play a musical instrument when she was a child because her triplejointed fingers made playing anything impossible. The actress dreamed of playing the...

Woody Allen Hates Birthdays

Quirky film-maker WOODY ALLEN is terrified of turning 70 because he hates all the fuss surrounding milestone birthdays. The ANNIE HALL director hits his seventies this December (01DEC05) and he isn't looking forward to...

Woody Can't Retire

WOODY ALLEN insists he'll die on a movie set because he fears retirement will be too boring. The 69-year-old mogul occasionally takes time off from writing and negotiating movies to relax, but can't stay...

Farrow's Inner Strength

Hollywood legend MIA FARROW may look delicate, but her turbulent life has made her stronger than ever. The American actress, famed for her fragile beauty, has just reached her 60th birthday. But neither age,...

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