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Whether an artist is working in front of the camera, behind the camera, or in a recording studio, the film industry is perpetually the home of working ten or twenty ...

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For the past twenty-five years, Margo Martindale has been an acclaimed character actress on stage and screens big and small. Highlights of her big-screen work include her work as Maggie ...

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Steve Coogan is a comedic megastar in the U.K., best known for his signature character Alan Partridge. The character has appeared in numerous television shows over the past twenty years, ...

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Two years ago, A Separation took Asghar Farhadi from being an acclaimed filmmaker in his native Iran, to a renowned figure in global cinema. The film won dozens of awards ...

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John Wells is one of the towering figures in modern American television. His seemingly innumerable credits have reaped six Primetime Emmys for his work as writer and producer on “ER,” ...

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Since the premiere of his play “Killer Joe” in Chicago in 1993, actor and playwright Tracy Letts has become a major figure in American theater, winning the Pulitzer Prize in ...

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Since beginning his career in France in 1985, Alexandre Desplat has scored 150 films including two Best Picture winners. His first Golden Globe nomination came in 2004 for Girl with ...

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Since his first film and television appearances in the late-eighties, actor Chris Cooper’s filmography has come to include blockbusters (The Bourne Identity, the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2), comedies (Me, ...

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12 Years a Slave has begun awards season with a strong showing, leading the field in Independent Spirit Awards nominations among other accolades. The film is connecting with audiences as ...

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When Gus Van Sant was preparing to make 1995’s To Die For, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were both vying for the role of Russel Hines, which Van Sant gave ...

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After spending a decade acting in film and TV projects, writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature film debut in 2009 with Crazy Heart. In addition to being a great success ...

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My eleventh birthday was at the beginning of 1998. I remember a series of very formative years growing up, where Lenny Kravitz was a dominating force on what we didn’t ...

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Idris Elba is an actor equally prolific on screens big and small. Last year, he won a Golden Globe for his work on TV’s Luther, following acclaimed work on The ...

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As we’re now in the heart of the holiday season, the major movie studios are rolling out the latest crop of “tentpole” movies, aimed at drawing family audiences to their ...

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Since his widely-acclaimed portrayal as the title character in TV’s James Dean in 2001, James Franco has appeared in almost ninety films and become a renaissance man of cinema. His ...

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Since the release of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has been one of America’s most consistent producers of outstanding films, boasting a list of Oscar-winners that includes Finding ...

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Breakfast with Curtis premiered last summer at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and was by far the standout narrative film of the festival. After playing a series of festivals around ...

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Jeff White joined the legendary LucasFilm visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic roughly ten years ago, and has since worked on some of the biggest blockbusters of the past ...

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Documentarian Alex Gibney is no stranger to taking on difficult subjects and courting controversy. In 2008, Gibney won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Taxi to the Dark ...

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Sound designer Ben Burtt began his career in 1975, and his innovations were quickly recognized by the Academy who gave him Special Achievement Awards for Star Wars and Raiders of ...

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