James Dean is a rising superstar; handsome, slick, smart and mild-mannered, and yet rebellious with dreams of being a famous actor. For passionate Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock, Dean poses the perfect subject for his latest project and he's determined to capture the star in all his glory ahead of the release of his break-out movie 'Easy Of Eden'. It takes little persuasion on Stock's part to get Dean to agree to the project and the pair set out on a journey from Hollywood, through New York, and over to Fairmont, Indiana where Dean was originally from. Stock's plan is to capture the raw emotion and energy of this iconic figure of angst and coolness, and it doesn't take long before the two start to build an extraordinary friendship, that's made all the more heart-breaking on screen when you consider it's the final months of his life.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman shines in 'A Most Wanted Man'
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor widely considered to be the greatest of his generation, is garnering posthumous acclaim for his turn in Anton Corbijn's twisting, turning new thriller A Most Wanted Man. It is the first movie to be released since Hoffman's untimely death in February and appears to be one of his finest.
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'
Set in Germany in 2008, A Most Wanted Man stars Hoffman as a hard-drinking intelligence operative who uses a half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant as a chess piece in a game of guile and deception.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman turned in one of his finest performances in 'A Most Wanted Man'
It will probably be bittersweet to fans of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman that one of the Oscar winner's final performances before his untimely death in February just happened to be one of his finest. Anticipation was always high for A Most Wanted Man - a forging of the creative talents of Hoffman and the auteur Anton Corbijn and now, on the week of its release, critics agree that it lives up to expectation.
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'
Hoffman stars as Gunter Bachmann, a hard-drinking anti-terrorism boss seeking to develop sources within the Islamic community that will lead his team to higher profile suspects. Bachman finds himself at odds with the paper-pushing intelligence head in Hamburg, Dieter Mohr, who would rather arrest first, and ask the questions later. The pair clash over a 26-year-old half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant who turns up in Germany looking near death after suffering torture and imprisonment. Classified as an escaped militant jihadist, the man is of interest to Mohr who wants him arrested, though Bachmann sees the bigger picture.
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A German spy belonging to a secret anti-terrorist group named Gunther Bachmann embarks on his latest mission when an immigrant named Issa of both Chechen and Russian descent is discovered in Hamburg, following a traumatic experience of torture back home. Issa insists he is the heir to a large fortune, enlisting human-rights lawyer Annabel Richter to help him claim it, but Gunther's colleagues are not convinced; they believe he is an Islamic terrorist who needs to be arrested and interrogated immediately. Gunther sees things a little differently, and is more suspicious of his relationship with Richter rather than his more obvious circumstances, but when it suggested that Issa could be in league with a Muslim philanthropist who is also an advocate of terrorism, he has to decide if Issa is the villain his co-workers suggest he is. Or could he just be the imperilled victim of the whole situation?
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The Star Wars Episode VII rumour mill takes in a national treasure, while spies take over London. New trailers offer Swinton and Hiddleston as immortal lovers, Hoffman as a German agent, a new spin on E.T. and more airbrushed abs than you can count...
The best rumour this week is that Judi Dench may play Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII, which director Jj Abrams starts shooting in the UK this spring. The character is a rebel leader in both III: Revenge of the Sith and VI: Return of the Jedi, but there's no foundation to this story. Rumours have been rampant over recent weeks and are bound to get even more inventive in the coming months. The original Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill has been keeping his lips tightly sealed when being quizzed about 'Star Wars VII'.
The year's first blockbuster, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, held its UK premiere this week before the spy adventure's British opening this weekend. Stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh (who also directed) were joined on the red carpet by an array of local almost-celebrities. Browse through our 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' UK premiere' photo gallery.
Gunther Bachmann is a German spy who has been enlisted by both German and American Secret Services to track down a Chechen-Russian immigrant named Issa in Hamburg who claims to be the heir to an enormous fortune in a private bank account. Gunther's colleagues believe Issa is an Islamic terrorist and request that he is rounded up and questioned immediately, however when Gunther discovers a suspicious relationship between him and his lawyer Annabel Richter, he holds back in order to find out what's going on in their heads. When he finds out that an Islamic charity boss is strongly linked to a terrorist organisation, he has to work out if Issa is in on it too - but could he be the biggest victim?
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Jack is an an assassin, his job sends him all over the world. Deciding to take some time out, he retreats to a lake in Sweden but given the nature of his job Jack always seems to have a target painted on his back and once again a sniper attempts to kill him.
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James Dean is a rising superstar; handsome, slick, smart and mild-mannered, and yet rebellious with...
A German spy belonging to a secret anti-terrorist group named Gunther Bachmann embarks on his...
Gunther Bachmann is a German spy who has been enlisted by both German and American...