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Alberto Grimaldi, Producer of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ and ‘Gangs of New York,’ Dies at 95

Alberto Grimaldi, a film producer whose credits include the Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” has died. He was 95.Grimaldi’s son, Maurizio Grimaldi, confirmed his death to Variety, adding that his father died of natural causes.Born in Naples, Italy on March 28, 1925, Grimaldi originally […]

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Stephen Graham: ‘The Irishman was my Champions League final’

The British actor reflects on a year in which he was ‘everywhere’, from gritty TV drama The Virtues to Martin Scorsese’s starry gangster epicMerseyside-born Stephen Graham, 46, discovered acting aged eight, before joining Liverpool’s Everyman youth theatre in his teens. His breakthrough role was his Bafta-nominated performance as skinhead Combo in Shane Meadows’s This Is […]

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ to Close London Film Festival

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” his eagerly awaited mobster film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, will close the BFI London Film Festival. The long-in-the-works Netflix drama will have its international premiere in London on the fest’s final night Oct. 13.The cast members are expected to attend, as is Scorsese. “This picture was […]

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Film News Roundup: Leonardo DiCaprio to Present Martin Scorsese With Robert Osborne Award

In today’s film news roundup, Leonardo DiCaprio has been named to present Martin Scorsese with the Robert Osborne Award, Edward James Olmos launches a film festival, and Amanda Seyfried lands a part.Film FestivalsTurner Classic Movies has selected Leonardo DiCaprio to present Martin Scorsese with the inaugural Robert Osborne Award as part of the 2018 TCM […]

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What Is the John C. Reilly Award, and How Did Michael Stuhlbarg Just Become the First Person to Win It in 15 Years?

John C. Reilly did something exceedingly rare back in 2002: appeared in three different Best Picture nominees. His roles in “Gangs of New York,” “Chicago,” and “The Hours” — all of which premiered within a week of each other — are now the basis for what FiveThirtyEight has appropriately dubbed the John C. Reilly Award, […]

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