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‘Independence Day’: Ethan Hawke Was Considered For The Lead & Will Smith Nearly Didn’t Star Because Of Studio Bias

Director Roland Emmerich and screenwriter Dean Devlin have been longtime collaborators that started with the hit Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi action film “Universal Soldier.” Their most well-liked film is easily the 1996 alien invasion film “Independence Day” that helped launch a new era of disaster films, most made by Emmerich.Read More: ‘Moonfall’: Halle Berry & […]

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Bill Pullman Revisits ‘Independence Day’ For An Important Message on ‘Freedom Masks’

Bill Pullman’s decades-long acting career has provided him plenty of memorable roles, from Lone Starr in “Spaceballs” to Jack Callaghan in “While You Were Sleeping,” to Dr. James Harvey in “Casper.” Currently, he stars as Detective Harry Ambrose on USA Network’s “The Sinner.” But perhaps no role has been more memorable for Pullman than his […]

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‘Independence Day’ Star Bill Pullman Tells Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public (Watch)

President Thomas J. Whitmore is urging Americans to wear their face masks in public.Bill Pullman, who played the character in the 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day,” gave a public service announcement about wearing masks in a video for Alamo Drafthouse.“And now, a message from the most presidential actor of all time, Bill Pullman,” the video began […]

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Bill Pullman Isn’t Pleased Trump Used His ‘Independence Day’ Speech For A Tweet

There have been plenty of iconic moments from films and TV series featuring a great actor portraying the President of the United States. There’s Martin Sheen in scenes from “The West Wing.” Morgan Freeman is incredible in the underrated “Deep Impact.” And who can forget Harrison Ford’s “Get off my plane!” moment from “Air Force […]

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How ‘Twister’ Beat ‘Mission: Impossible’ at the 1996 Box Office and Transformed Movie Marketing

Jan de Bont’s 1996 “Twister” (Warner Bros.) is more than a cinematic guilty pleasure. Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, the tornado-chase thriller shattered box office records at the time. The marketing triumph not only influenced the way future trailers were crafted, but much like Marvel’s “Spider-Man” in 2002, “Twister” showed Hollywood that you could jumpstart […]

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Roland Emmerich to Direct Action Sci-Fi Action Epic ‘Moonfall’

Roland Emmerich is blasting off on his latest film, which finds the “Independence Day” director returning to space for one of the biggest projects to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival market.Emmerich will co-write and direct “Moonfall,” which will be presented to buyers at Cannes with Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios and CAA Media Finance […]

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Richard Alan Greenberg Dies: Title Designer On ‘Alien’, ‘Superman’, ‘Matrix’ & Many More Was 71

Richard Alan Greenberg, an Oscar-nominated title designer and motion-graphics pioneer, died June 16 in New York City. He was 71. Greenberg scored his Oscar nom for Best Visual Effects on the 1987 Anrold Schwarzenegger thriller Predator. Among his many other notable opening-sequence credits are Superman, Alien, Dirty Dancing, Zelig, The Untouchables, The World According to […]

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Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’

Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With Wolves, Braveheart and The Patriot. So long, exploding buildings. Hello, period costumes! While primarily known for directing big disaster movies like Independence Day, 2012, and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland […]

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