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Nightmare Film Shoots: The Most Grueling Films Ever Made, from ‘Deliverance’ to ‘Mad Max’ to ‘Avatar 2’

Editor’s note: The following list was first published in 2019 and has been updated multiple times since.Sometimes you have to go through hell to make a great movie. Just ask Alexander Skarsgård, who said that the grueling shoot for Robert Eggers’ “The Northman” left him “so exhausted that you want to cry.”Like “Jaws,” “Apocalypse Now,” […]

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Martin Sheen Regrets Changing Name, Wishes He Had the ‘Courage’ to Go by Ramon Estévez

When Martin Sheen began pursuing an acting career in the early 1960s, he made a crucial choice that would follow him for the rest of his life. The then-young actor, who was raised by a Spanish father and an Irish mother, opted to abandon his given name of Ramon Estévez and use the stage name […]

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‘George Lucas is Making This Space Movie’: Robert Englund on Helping Mark Hamill Land ‘Star Wars’ Audition

With “Obi-Wan Kenobi” revisiting some of the “Star Wars” franchise’s most iconic characters on Disney+, nostalgia for the series is a hot topic right now. The fan reaction to seeing actors like James Earl Jones reprise their roles from the films serves as a reminder of how inseparable the characters can be from the actors […]

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Francis Ford Coppola to Spend His Own $120 Million on New Film: I Don’t Care ‘About the Financial Impact’

Francis Ford Coppola is putting down $120 million of his own money to make his long-in-the-works passion project “Megalopolis.” Coppola wrote “Megalopolis” in the early 1980s and has been reportedly in talks with Oscar Isaac, Forest Whitaker and Cate Blanchett to finally get the film off the ground. The issue Coppola has faced is that […]

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How The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Nearly Killed One Of Its Stars

Sergio Leone’s “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” is a landmark Western film, and like any classic piece of cinema with a meticulous director, the quintessential spaghetti Western had its fair share of on-set issues (see: “Apocalypse Now“). Eli Wallach, who played the titular “Ugly” character Tuco Ramirez, shared some of the most dramatic […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Makeup and Hairstyling Predictions

This season, the makeup and hair race is led by “Dune’s” complex prosthetic work on the nightmarish Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), which is up against Jared Leto’s unrecognizable transformation as the disrespected Paolo in “House of Gucci.” The shortlist also includes transformations of Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” […]

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‘When There Is Magic Present, Anything Goes,’ Says ‘The Green Knight’ Dp Andrew Droz Palermo

Before shooting David Lowery’s medieval fantasy “The Green Knight,” which screens this week at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo watched every King Arthur movie he could find, he tells Variety.“To me, these films always tend to be gray, desaturated. But we wanted to make something modern, also when it comes to the casting […]

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Why Francis Ford Coppola Was Nearly Fired During The Godfather’s Production

While Mario Puzo’s book “The Godfather” isn’t usually mentioned in the canon of the Great American Novel, Francis Ford Coppola’s film adaptation is unquestionably one of the Great American Movies. In the 10th-anniversary edition of the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movies list, “The Godfather” was second only to “Citizen Kane.” However, Coppola’s reputation as the premier auteur of […]

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