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Seven actors with other films and TV shows that could boost their Oscar chances: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Stephan James …

Seven actors with other films and TV shows that could boost their Oscar chances: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Stephan James …
It always helps a potential Academy Award nominee if they feature in a second (or even third) project alongside the one they are hoping to be nominated for. At worst, it helps get their faces out there a bit more and gets a few more Oscar voters to notice them. At best, it helps them garner more votes from the various colleagues they’ve worked with over the two or three projects. It also serves as a timely reminder of their talent, skills, and range.

For example, it helped recent Best Actor nominee Timothee Chalamet that he also appeared in “Hostiles” and “Lady Bird” the same year. Likewise, appearing in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” (2016) helped Andrew Garfield earn a Best Actor nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge.”

But which potential male acting this year have other projects out that could give them a little boost on their way to the Oscar podium – or,
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Charlotte Rampling to Join the Cast of Dune

The star-studded cast of Dune is shaping up to be pretty impressive. Those already established include Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgard.

The latest addition to the cast is French actress Charlotte Rampling, best known for her Oscar nominated role in the 2016 film 45 Years and her Golden Globe nominated performance in London Spy.

Dune will be directed by Denis Villenueve, who has given us the films Prisoners, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049.

The Hollywood Reporter gives us this synopsis and description of Rampling’s character:

Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truthsayer, a person who can divine intentions, suss out lies and manipulate people's emotional states.
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‘Wayne’ Review: It’s ‘The End of the F***ing World,’ But This YouTube Original Is Better Than Fine

‘Wayne’ Review: It’s ‘The End of the F***ing World,’ But This YouTube Original Is Better Than Fine
“‘Bonnie and Clyde’ for the younger generation” must be a hot pitch around Hollywood. After Netflix struck cult-classic gold with “The End of the Fucking World” in early 2018, YouTube has another rebellious-teen/road-trip romance to rev up the new year. And unlike so many inadvertent entertainment twins, where one entry dwarfs the other, “Wayne” is worth watching.

Created by Shawn Simmons (“School of Rock”) and produced by the “Deadpool” team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the half-hour black comedy follows Wayne (Mark McKenna of “Sing Street”) as he takes and doles out beatings, each delegated by his sense of duty. The 15-year-old tough guy has quite a reputation around his southeastern Massachusetts hometown, and most kids run when they hear, “Wayne’s comin’!” But his vengeance stems from pain: Wayne’s mother up and left, while his father (Ray McKinnon) is dying from workplace illness.

Absent from school for
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Gears of War 3 Nearly Featured Drake and Minnie Driver

Rob Leane Jan 14, 2019

Rap star Drake and iconic actress Minnie Driver were both set for roles in Gears of War 3...

Epic Games and Microsoft Studios' big-hitting Xbox 360 game, Gears of War 3, nearly featured voice acting work from Drake, the rapper who cut his teeth as an actor in Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Minnie Driver, the movie star you saw and loved in the likes of Good Will Hunting and Grosse Pointe Blank.

This news has come about now because Minnie Driver waded into a Twitter thread about iconic video game dialogue. The discussion turned to Driver's work in Jurassic Park: Trespassers, which prompted the actress herself to chime in. While doing so, she revealed that she was fired from a Gears of War project...

I loved voicing that game. Do you know I was fires off Gears of War cause I couldn%u2019t shout loud enough? Only
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Office Space Almost Starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Office Space Almost Starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Mike Judge reveals that the studio originally wanted Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to star in Office Space. It's hard to think of anybody else playing the role of Peter better than Ron Livingston. The actor nailed the part, but Damon originally wanted the role and even sat down with Judge for a meeting. Under pressure from the studio, Judge and the rest of the crew were initially looking for some big actors to fill up the comedy, which is something that Judge was not comfortable with.

When Office Space was green lit by the studio, they wanted Mike Judge to cast Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. However, the writer/director did not want the role of Peter going to someone with "star energy." Casting director Nancy Klopper noted that this was "post-Good Will Hunting. They weren't exactly unknown," when talking about Affleck and Damon. Judge relented and went
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Bradley Cooper (‘A Star is Born’) could win Oscars as actor, director and producer, but are we underestimating him as a writer?

Bradley Cooper (‘A Star is Born’) could win Oscars as actor, director and producer, but are we underestimating him as a writer?
So far the awards season has been a real nail-biter, but Bradley Cooper is holding on to the lead in our predictions for both Best Picture and Best Actor for “A Star is Born.” And he’s second only to Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma“) in our forecasts for Best Director. But we’ve admittedly given him less attention for his writing. If “A Star is Born” really is the film to beat for Best Picture, could we be underestimating Cooper for Best Adapted Screenplay?

Cooper co-wrote this version of the oft-remade “A Star is Born” with Eric Roth and Will Fetters. They’re nominated for Critics’ Choice, Writers Guild and BAFTA Awards for their script, and they currently rank third in our Oscar forecasts with 9/2 odds. One of the Expert journalists we’ve polled, Gold Derby’s own Jack Mathews, is even forecasting their victory. But the current front-runner for Best
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‘Office Space’ Almost Starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

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‘Office Space’ Almost Starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
If you’ve seen “Office Space,” you’re already well aware that it doesn’t star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. This being the 20th anniversary of Mike Judge’s cult classic, the workplace comedy has gotten the oral-history treatment courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, which includes the revelation that the longtime friends and collaborators were nearly cast as the lead. Either Affleck or Damon would have played the role that eventually went to Ron Livingston.

“Fox wanted us to pursue Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. This was post-‘Good Will Hunting,’” casting director Nancy Klopper told EW. “They weren’t exactly unknown.” Livingston had momentum of his own, having recently been in “Swingers,” and Judge was impressed by his audition: “I met with Matt, who was really nice and liked the script,” he said. “But I’d found Peter.” Judge also thought it was important that Peter, the main character,
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Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain

Dune Remake Gets Stellan Skarsgard as the Villain
The Dune remake has found yet another key cast member. Denis Villeneuve, who has asserted himself as one of the most promising filmmakers working in the business today following a run that includes Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, has been putting together a new adaptation of author Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel behind the scenes for more than two years now. The pieces are finally falling into place and one very key element has just been locked in, as the movie has found its villain.

According to a new report, Stellan Skarsg&#229rd has been tapped to portray the villainous Baron Harkonnen in the Dune remake. The Part was previously played by Kenneth McMillan in David Lynch's previous big screen adaptation, which was released back in 1984. Skarsgard is no stranger to big-budget blockbusters, as he's starred in the Thor movies, as well as a couple of the
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‘Mowgli,’ ‘Buster Scruggs’ and Beyond: Streaming Cinema Is Enlisting A-List Composers

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The debate rages on over whether a Netflix movie is legitimate, bona fide cinema, as the streaming behemoth has somewhat reluctantly joined Amazon Studios in giving its award-hungry offerings at least a limited theatrical run. But good old-fashioned talent makes contrasting the streamers with their Old Hollywood rivals a moot point. And, along with star-studded casts and esteemed directors, many of this season’s Netflix and Amazon original films were soundtracked by prestige composers.

Roma” had no original music, but Netflix scored a coup with “The Other Side of the Wind,” the belatedly released Orson Welles film that features a new score by three-time Oscar winner Michel Legrand. Meanwhile, Amazon nabbed not one but two Radiohead members for its original features this year: Jonny Greenwood for “You Were Never Really Here” and Thom Yorke for “Suspiria.”

Netflix’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is the latest in a 35-year collaboration
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the mid-to-late 1990s, including ‘Colors of the Wind,’ ‘My Heart Will Go On’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the mid-to-late 1990s, including ‘Colors of the Wind,’ ‘My Heart Will Go On’
This article marks Part 22 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1995 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Dead Man Walkin’” from “Dead Man Walking

“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” from “Don Juan DeMarco

“Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas

Moonlight” from “Sabrina

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story

Won: “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas

Should’ve won: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” from “Don Juan DeMarco

With 1995 and losses in both Best Original Song and Best Original Score for “Toy Story,” composer Randy Newman found himself 0-for-8 at the Oscars. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is a real charmer that instantly brings to mind
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Oscars 2019: Will Jordan Peele pull a Ben Affleck by winning Best Screenplay (‘Get Out’), then Best Picture (‘BlacKkKlansman’)?

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Oscars 2019: Will Jordan Peele pull a Ben Affleck by winning Best Screenplay (‘Get Out’), then Best Picture (‘BlacKkKlansman’)?
Ben Affleck has an unusual Oscar track record. He’s best known for his work as an actor and director, but he has never actually been nominated in those capacities. Instead, he won Best Original Screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and then Best Picture as a producer of “Argo” (2012). But as unique as those Oscar stats are, Jordan Peele could actually repeat that feat since he already has a writing Oscar under his belt and could win a second prize as a producer of “BlacKkKlansman.”

Peele made history last year with three nominations for the horror film/social satire “Get Out“: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was only the fifth black filmmaker ever to be nominated for directing, the fourth to be nominated for an original script, and the first ever to be nominated for writing, directing and producing in a single year. He won the writing prize,
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Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Will Get a U.S. Theatrical Release in 2019

Terry Gilliam has been to hell and back multiple times on his journey to make his passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The last we heard, Gilliam had lost the rights to the film and we had no idea if it would ever get released, especially after Amazon dropped it.

Well, I’ve got some great news for all of you Gilliam fans out there! Screen Media picked up the North American rights to the film and they have partnered up with Fathom Events to give the film a theatrical release in March 2019! This is great news!

David Fannon, President of Screen Media had this to say in a statement:

“Terry Gilliam is a true auteur and his latest film does not disappoint. It is the perfect pairing of a film with a filmmaker, the story of Don Quixote, a man who believes in things that seemingly no one else believes in,
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Stellan Skarsgård Inks With CAA

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Stellan Skarsgård Inks With CAA
Exclusive: CAA has signed award-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård.

Since gaining critical acclaim in the César award-winning 1996 film Breaking the Waves from Lars von Trier, Skarsgård continued on to have a phenomenal career in such franchises as Marvel’s The Avengers and Thor, Universal’s Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Swedish actor’s 1997 turn in Miramax’s Oscar winner Good Will Hunting went on to earn him a European Film Award (which also counted for his role in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad) and a SAG cast ensemble nomination. Skarsgård’s work with von Trier spans six films; their most recent collaboration being Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 in 2013.

Other career highlights include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Cinderella. In television, Skarsgård received standout reviews for his starring role in Abi Morgan’s six-part BBC series River.

He recently completed work on the future-world drama Last Words,
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SAG Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Favourite’ will be 18th and 19th films to get 4 nominations

SAG Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘The Favourite’ will be 18th and 19th films to get 4 nominations
“Four” will be the magic number for two films at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Per our combined odds, “A Star Is Born” and “The Favourite” are predicted to receive four bids on Wednesday, which would make the them the 18th and 19th films to pull off that haul.

Both are in our predicted top five — in the top two spots — in the ensemble lineup, along with the casts of “Vice,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Widows.”

The Favourite” is expected to earn individual bids for leading lady Olivia Colman, who’s in third place, and supporting stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who are in third and fourth, respectively. After Sam Elliott was snubbed by the Golden Globes, “A Star Is Born” is projected to rebound with a supporting mention for him, to go with lead nominations for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Of the trio, Cooper is forecasted to win,
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Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?

Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?
A new study has determined that Jessica Alba and Mike Epps are the worst reviewed actors of the last 20 years. The study was conducted by Go Compare who attempted to determine which actors and actresses in movies had the worst track records based on reviews. This was done based on looking at the average Metacritic score for all of the movies the respective stars appeared in over the last two decades. The results are, in some ways, surprising.

Starting with the actresses, Jessica Alba, who had an average Metacritic score of 39 out of 100 for her movies, came out on top. Or at the bottom, depending on how one looks at it. Alba has been in a ton of poorly reviewed movies, from her pair of Fantastic Four movies, to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and, more recently, Mechanic: Resurrection alongside Jason Statham. That really just scratches the surface,
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Pablo Ferro, Legendary Title Designer for ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ Dies at 83

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Pablo Ferro, Legendary Title Designer for ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ Dies at 83
Pablo Ferro, who designed the title sequences for classic films like Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove,” “Bullitt,” “Men In Black,” and “A Clockwork Orange,” has died from complications from pneumonia in Sedona, Ariz. He was 83.

Ferro’s family confirmed the news to industry publication the Art of the Title.

Cuban-born Ferro’s first title sequence was for “Dr. Strangelove,” and featured cards that were hand-lettered with grease pencil on glass. Another of his early notable title sequences was for 1968’s “The Thomas Crowne Affair,” directed by Norman Jewison.

Ferro, who was born on a farm in Antilla and moved to New York in his teens, began as an illustrator for Atlas Comics and worked with Stan Lee on a series of science fiction adventure comics. From there, he got a job with Academy Pictures, eventually becoming an animator for the company, before transitioning to work for Elektra Films on sophisticated commercials.
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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87

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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87
William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87.

His daughter Jenny Goldman cited complications from colon cancer and pneumonia as the cause of his death.

“Butch Cassidy,” a revisionist Western that helped popularize the buddy movie, announced Goldman as a screenwriter able to balance big laughs with a sense of adventure, while “All the President’s Men” cemented his status as a deft writer of suspense. The two are considered to be among the finest screenplays ever written and exemplify Goldman’s range and versatility.

In a 2015 interview with Signature, Goldman was asked about his ability to bounce from genre to genre.

“You cross your fingers and never stop,” he said. “Praying is also good.”

Goldman, who frequently transferred his novels,
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Gus Van Sant to Direct Will Ferrell in Amazon’s ‘The Prince of Fashion’

Gus Van Sant to Direct Will Ferrell in Amazon’s ‘The Prince of Fashion’
Will Ferrell arguably hasn’t given a dramatic performance since 2010’s Everything Must Go, but he may be about to diverge from his comedy roots again in a new movie. Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) is set to direct Ferrell in The Prince of Fashion for Amazon Studios, a drama based on a magazine article from […]

The post Gus Van Sant to Direct Will Ferrell in Amazon’s ‘The Prince of Fashion’ appeared first on /Film.
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John Legend Joins ‘Le Brio’ Remake Starring Letitia Wright (Exclusive)

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John Legend Joins ‘Le Brio’ Remake Starring Letitia Wright  (Exclusive)
Leading French producer Dimitri Rassam (“The Little Prince”) is joining forces with Mike Jackson and John Legend’s banner Get Lifted Film Company to produce the U.S. remake of 2017’s “Le Brio,” the Cesar-nominated comedy/drama. Endeavor Content has come on board to co-finance.

Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”) is attached to star in and executive produce the film, which is currently in development. The French original revolves around the relationship between a young French-Arab woman from an underprivileged neighborhood (played by singer-turned-actress Camelia Jordana) and a brilliant but prejudiced professor (played by Daniel Auteuil), who is forced to coach her for an annual speech contest.

Wright will play the female lead in the remake, which will also explore the complex relationship between a student and a professor who come from different ethnic and social backgrounds. However, the plot of the movie won’t center on the speech competition.

“With
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Don't Miss Your Chance to Watch These 20+ Movies Before They Leave Netflix in November

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Netflix has dropped the list of exciting titles arriving on the streaming site in November, which means you'll be watching classic faves like Cloverfield, Good Will Hunting, and The Great British Baking Show in no time! But, as always, with great entertainment comes great sacrifice. We'll be saying goodbye to over 20 movies and shows in November - including the first three Land Before Time films! Keep reading to see which films you need to watch before they're gone from Netflix for good.

Related: 12 Netflix Original Films That We Would Have Paid to See in Theaters
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