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Tom Hardy Brought ‘Venom’ Energy to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition and Won Gold

Tom Hardy channeled his “Venom” energy onto the mat.The Academy Award nominee and “Mad Max: Fury Road” alum competed in the 2022 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Championship in Milton Keynes, England, where he won the gold prize. Hardy entered the match under his real name, Edward Hardy, and competed against martial arts veteran Danny Appleby in […]

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John Williams Would ‘Love’ to Score the Next James Bond Movie

John Williams turned 90 years old this year, but you’d never know it from his packed upcoming film slate. The legendary composer teamed up with Steven Spielberg once again for the director’s autobiographical film “The Fabelmans,” which is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters nationwide this Thanksgiving. And Williams […]

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Prepping For Platoon Was Especially Punishing For Forest Whitaker And Willem Dafoe

It’s not uncommon to hear of actors being put through boot camp to prepare for war movie roles, but when Oliver Stone made his long-gestating, Academy Award-winning Vietnam film “Platoon,” he had his actors undergo training in the real jungle. “Platoon” was inspired by Stone’s true-life experiences as a soldier in the U.S. Army during […]

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Zooey Deschanel: I’m Not the ‘One-Dimensional’ Villain of ‘500 Days of Summer,’ Fans Should ‘Think Deeper’

Zooey Deschanel is debunking the “manic pixie dream girl” trope that has plagued film, TV, and the Internet this century.Deschanel, whose filmography has all but embodied the lovable, goofy, and whimsically edgy stereotype, slammed the concept in an interview with The Guardian.“I don’t feel it’s accurate. I’m not a girl. I’m a woman,” Deschanel responded […]

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Zooey Deschanel Defends M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Happening’: ‘Maybe People Didn’t Get’ It

It’s “Happening” all over again.Almost 15 years since the premiere of M. Night Shyamalan’s oft-spoofed flop “The Happening,” lead star Zooey Deschanel is back defending her role in the 2008 box office bomb. In an interview with The Guardian using fan-requested questions, Deschanel joked that “The Happening” was “pretty universally not loved” despite Shyamalan’s best […]

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John Cho on How ‘Harold and Kumar’ Approached Race: ‘We Were Ahead of Our Time’

Almost two decades since a trip to White Castle and John Cho is still hungry for more roles that break down Aapi stereotypes.The “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” star reflected on the legacy of the 2004 buddy comedy co-starring Kal Penn.“Its posture towards race is to laugh at it,” Cho explained to The […]

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How Karl Urban Landed His Role In The Lord Of The Rings

Karl Urban has been a geek film and television staple for two decades now. He played the lead role in “Dredd,” Leonard McCoy in “Star Trek,” Skurge the Executioner in “Thor: Ragnarok,” and is now starring as William “Billy” Butcher on the comic book series adaptation “The Boys.” Before his breakout role in 2002’s “The Lord of the Rings: […]

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‘I Couldn’t Breathe’: Sarah Polley Says Terry Gilliam Created Unsafe Conditions on ‘Baron Munchausen’ Set

Sarah Polley has built an admirable career as an actress, director, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, but her show business career began in earnest when, at the age of eight, she was cast in Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” But despite the opportunities that the film created for her, and the movie’s cult classic status, […]

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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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