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  • Ben Stiller on Hollywood's Long Journey With 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    At a recent Q&A to promote "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," actor-director Ben Stiller was asked by the moderator, filmmaker pal Jay Roach, if the work was at all autobiographical. "Are you Mitty? Is this wish fulfillment for you?" Roach recalls asking...
  • Christian Bale: Reluctant Movie Star Talks 'Furnace,' 'Hustle'

    Christian Bale has an intensity that seeps into performances which leave fans awestruck. His passion for his craft, however, does not include self-promotion. With a pair of compelling perfs to tubthump, the excruciatingly private star now has to do his...
  • Maker Studios, Ben Stiller's Red Hour Team for YouTube Comedy 'Next Time on Lonny'

    Maker Studios has pacted with Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films shingle to produce and distribute season 2 of YouTube comedy series "Next Time on Lonny." The series, a spoof of reality TV, was originally produced independently by creators Alex Anfanger and...
  • Palm Springs Fest Fetes Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen will receive the director of the year award at the 25th annual Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival. The helmer is being honored for "12 Years a Slave" at the Jan. 4 gala, where the previously announced Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern and Matthew...
  • Emma Thompson to Nab Santa Barbara Fest's Modern Master Award

    The 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will fete Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award. The British thesp-scribe-producer will receive the fest's highest honor for her diverse body of work, which includes, most recently, her...
  • 'The Great Beauty' follows a misanthrope in modern Rome

    'The Great Beauty' follows a misanthrope in modern Rome
    Opening on package-tour views of classical Italian architecture set against lilting choral music, "The Great Beauty" abruptly cuts to a screaming Roman disco party swarming with distorted glamour. The disorienting bacchanal is the 65th birthday party...
  • Awards Season Blasts Into Party Overdrive with Ballots on the Way

    During awards season, there are always a flood of events. But this week and next are particularly frenzied, for three reasons: Ballots go out next week for the SAG Awards and Nov. 27 for the Golden Globes; and a lot of people are in town for Saturday's...
  • Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn Unveil 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' at AFI Fest

    Ben Stiller found himself awash in nostalgia at Wednesday night's AFI Fest screening of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at the Chinese Theater. "When I was 8 years old, I snuck in here with my sister to see 'The Exorcist,'" Stiller told the audience on...
  • Madonna -- still daring after all these years

    "MOST PEOPLE thought I was strange. I didn't have many friends. I might not have had any friends. But it all turned out good in the end, because when you aren't popular, and you don't have a social life, it gives you more time to focus on your future. And...
  • Matthew McConaughey Nabs Actor Honor at Palm Springs Fest

    Complementing the Oscar buzz surrounding Matthew McConaughey's role in "Dallas Buyers Club," the thesp will be feted with the Desert Palm Acting Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala on Jan. 4 at the Palm...
  • Dubai To Fete Egyptian Film Critic Samir Farid With Lifetime Achievement Award

    ROME - The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will honour Egyptian film critic Samir Farid with a Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his longstanding passion and support for Arab cinema. Farid, who reviewed films for Variety out of Cairo...
  • Paolo Sorrentino Secures Michael Caine for 'In The Future'

    ROME - Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino ("The Great Beauty") has secured Michael Caine to topline his next pic, to be titled "In The Future." Sorrentino announced Tuesday that he will be working with Caine, confirming news revealed recently by the thesp...