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The 57 Greatest Westerns Ever, Ranked

26 May 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.

Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.

As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.

57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)

Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense »

- Gary Susman

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'A Beautiful Mind' Stars React to Taxi Crash Deaths of John and Alicia Nash

25 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82 -- both subjects of the Oscar-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" -- died Saturday, May 23 in a car crash in New Jersey. According to State Police, the taxi they were in lost control when trying to pass another car; it crashed into the guard rail and the Nashes were ejected from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene.

Alicia was credited with saving John during his battle with schizophrenia, which was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar's biography "A Beautiful Mind" and adapted in the movie. The 2001 film was accused of revising history, but won Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Connelly; and Best Adapted Screenplay. Russell Crowe was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing John Nash.

Crowe reacted to the news of the Nashes' deaths in two tweets:

Stunned. »

- Gina Carbone

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Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Killed in Taxi Crash

25 May 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86 and she was 82 years old. John and Alicia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail. They were both ejected from the vehicle. The taxi driver sustained non life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was treated for back and neck injuries. John was an instructor at MIT and earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, sharing the award with two other mathematicians. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and attended Princeton University. John and Alicia married in 1957 and had a son, John. The couple divorced in 1963 but remained close before remarrying in 2001. John »

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A Beautiful Mind's Brian Grazer pays moving tribute to film's inspiration John Nash

25 May 2015 3:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Beautiful Mind producer Brian Grazer has paid a heartfelt tribute to John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who inspired the film.

Nash, who was 86, was killed alongside his 82-year-old wife Alicia when their taxi crashed in New Jersey on Sunday (May 24).

"Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived," Grazer told Variety.

"Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph.

"His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs."

Grazer also recalled the time he 'auditioned' for the couple before production on the film began.

"I asked them, 'When the movie is finished and you're in the theater watching it, what is your fantasy of the experience?'"

"Alicia responded by saying 'If the story is about love, we'll feel really comfortable'. And that idea »

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John and Alicia Nash, subjects of 2001's 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in auto accident

24 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday. They were 86 and 82 respectively. The car reportedly crashed into the guard rail, and the couple was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015 The Nashes were portrayed by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in Ron Howard's film. Connelly won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar while the film also won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. "This is a great loss," Connelly said in a statement. "John and Alicia Nash were an inspiration and I have deep admiration for all that they accomplished in their lives. My thoughts are with their family." Nash is renowned »

- Kristopher Tapley

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John Nash, Who Inspired A Beautiful Mind, Dies in Car Crash With Wife Alicia—Read Russell Crowe's Moving Tribute

24 May 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

John Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi cab crash on Saturday in New Jersey. They were mourned online by Russell Crowe, who played the man in Ron Howard's 2001 film, which won four Oscars and earned the actor a nomination for his leading role. "Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family," Crowe said on Twitter on Sunday. "An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." John, born, John Forbes Nash Jr., was 86 and his wife was 82. The two were riding in a taxi cab near the New Jersey Turnpike when their driver lost control of the Ford Crown Victoria »

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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86

24 May 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude in confronting the disorder, was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film.

According to NJ.com, the Nashes were in the backseat of a taxi driving southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday when the driver lost control of the taxi and crashed into the guardrail, »

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Beautiful Mind mathematician John Nash dies in car crash alongside his wife Alicia

24 May 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind has died in a car crash.

John Nash was killed alongside his 82-year-old wife Alicia when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, reports BBC News.

The 86-year-old Princeton University mathematician was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, which depicted Nash's struggles with schizophrenia as well as his groundbreaking work in game theory.

Crowe has tweeted his sympathies to Nash's family, saying he's "stunned" by the news.

Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family.

An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https://t.co/XF4V9MBwU4

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015

He wrote: "Stunned... my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."

The movie's director Ron Howard also paid tribute to the couple, writing: "It was an honour telling part of their story."

"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, »

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John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician, Dies in Car Crash

24 May 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician whose brilliance and mental health struggles inspired the Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday.

He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman for the New Jersey state police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but multiple reports state the Nashs were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.

The movie’s director, Ron Howard, tweeted, “Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story  #ABeautifulMind.”

Nash’s work in game theory, differential geometry, and other mathematical research were influential in economic, artificial intelligence, computer technology and a number of other fields. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for his work in »

- Brent Lang

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'Beautiful Mind' -- Inspiration for Movie Killed in Taxi Crash

24 May 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver tried to pass another car and lost control.  The taxi crashed into the guard rail and both Nash and his wife were ejected.   They were not wearing seat belts. »

- TMZ Staff

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John Nash Dies at 86: Russell Crowe Reacts to Death of A Beautiful Mind Mathematician

24 May 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash were tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 23, on the New Jersey Turnpike, the New York Times reports. Nash inspired the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, which starred Russell Crowe as the brilliant mathematician.  On Sunday, May 24, Crowe, 51, tweeted, "Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."  The Nobel Prize winner and his wife were killed when the taxi they were riding in lost control [...] »

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Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?

18 May 2015 5:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Last week, Dominic Monaghan sent our nostalgic little hearts all aflutter when he tweeted a picture of his mini-reunion with Lord of the Rings co-stars Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

With The Hobbit trilogy now concluded and Peter Jackson having theoretically said goodbye to Middle-earth forever, Monaghan's post got us thinking about the rest of the Fellowship. Below, we take a look at all nine members of the Fellowship and what they're up to today.

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

After Frodo said his goodbyes and departed for the Undying Lands (don't pretend you're not tearing up at the mere memory), Elijah Wood veered away from blockbuster lead roles in favour of an eclectic mix of indie movies comprising the great (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the good (Everything Is Illuminated) and the ugly (Green Street).

His most memorable post-Frodo role has to be mute, cannibalistic serial killer Kevin in Frank Miller's Sin City, »

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Time Machine: Drop Dead Dazzling Adams 'Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride' on the Oscars' Red Carpet

15 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »

- D. Zhea

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Freeman Entertainment to Distribute Warner Bros. Movies in Czech Republic (Exclusive)

13 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freeman Entertainment, which launched its distribution operation in the Czech Republic at the start of the year, will handle theatrical distribution of Warner Bros. titles in the territory.

Mad Max: Fury Road” will be the first Warner movie to be released by the company in the Czech Republic. Freeman Entertainment will also release titles there produced by leading independents, including Lionsgate/Summit, DreamWorks, Studiocanal, Nu Image and Relativity Media. Radovan Cech is Freeman’s executive director in the Czech Republic.

As well as the Warner titles, its release slate includes “Self/Less,” which is directed by Tarsem Singh (“Immortals”); “Mune,” which is helmed by Benoit Philippon (“Lullaby of Pi”) and Alexandre Heboyan (“Kung Fu Panda,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”); and “The Light Between Oceans,” which stars Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.

Other pics include “The Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell; “Now You See Me: The Second Act, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Corporate Greed Is Bad for Your Health and for the Health of Democracy

13 May 2015 6:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Insider' movie: Al Pacino and Russell Crowe 'The Insider' movie: 1999 exposé of CBS news show barks, but doesn't bite Michael Mann's 1999 movie The Insider quote exchange: "It's old news. ... We'll be ok," says Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall), the creator of the CBS news show 60 Minutes. "These things have a half-life of 15 minutes." "No, that's fame," replies 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer). "Fame has a 15-minute half-life. Infamy lasts a little longer." The infamous "things" referred to by Hewitt and Wallace are the series of scandals that erupted in early 1996, when it was revealed that CBS had refused to air an interview with a tobacco company whistleblower because the network feared the (financial) consequences. What Freedom of the Press? Based on Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article about the events that led up to that embarrassing – and disturbing – incident, The Insider tells the story of scientist Jeffrey Wigand »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks Excellent as Crusoe-ish Hero in Pop-Existential Drama

13 May 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Cast Away' Movie with Tom Hanks stranded on a deserted island 'Cast Away' Movie review: Tom Hanks excellent in high-concept Hollywood flick disguised as existential adventure drama Most people will see Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away as a celebration of the Triumph of the Human Spirit. A minority, myself included, will prefer the more mundane explanation that the film merely depicts a man following his survival instincts, which propel him – like any other animal, from cockroaches to crocodiles – to fight to remain alive almost against his will. Whichever way one chooses to view the survival of Tom Hanks' Federal Express engineer Chuck Noland (No-land, get it?) after being stranded for years on a deserted island (mostly shot in Monuriki, Fiji), Cast Away is little more than an elaborate, populist star vehicle disguised as an existential The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe-esque drama. A volleyball named Wilson The story of a »

- Andre Soares

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Britain's Got Talent continues with 9.6 million viewers on ITV

10 May 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent continued to dominate Saturdays last night (May 9) with an audience of more than 9.6 million, according to overnight figures.

The ITV reality competition appealed to 9.61m (45.1%) from 8pm, with a further 579k (2.9%) watching on +1.

Ninja Warrior UK managed 4.16m (23.9%) earlier in the evening, while Play to the Whistle entertained 2.64m (13.2%) from 9.20pm.

On BBC One, the latest Atlantis episode drew 2.63m (14%) from 7.35pm.

The National Lottery attracted 1.81m (8.7%), before Ve Day 70: A Party to Remember averaged 4.76m (23.2%) from 8.30pm.

BBC Two's BBC Young Dancer 2015 coverage was watched by 920k (4.8%) between 7pm and 9.05pm. An airing of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was caught by 871k (4.7%) from 9.15pm.

On Channel 4, The World's Most Extreme continued with 533k (2.6%) in the 8pm hour, and Russell Crowe's Robin Hood film averaged 807k (4.8%) afterwards.

Over on Channel 5, an episode of CSI interested 944k (4.7%).

The multichannels were topped by ITV2's Britain's Got More Talent, »

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The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in development

8 May 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Film, TV and games companies have big plans for legendary tights-wearer Robin Hood. Here’s our primer on all the new versions…

Note: we've taken images from old Robin Hood projects because these new films and things, um, don't exist yet. Maximum geek points to whoever can remember what they're all from.

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched »

- rleane

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Chris Rock on Top Five: 'There's a dash of Kardashian in there'

8 May 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chris Rock writes, directs and acts in the funny, self-aware and uplifting comedy Top Five co-starring Rosario Dawson.

The actor and comedian takes the lead as Andre Allen, a stand-up comic and recovering alcoholic who's desperate to be taken seriously in the shallow world of Hollywood while becoming submerged within a celebrity-obsessed culture.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Chris reveals he's currently writing a script for his next movie. It's not, as previously reported, a sequel to Top Five, but will have a similar tone and some of the same cast.

Chris talks about Jay Z and Kanye West's involvement as co-producers, and how there's perhaps a "dash of Kardashian" in Gabrielle Union's reality TV star Erica Long. He also responds to Woody Allen comparisons, and tells us who us his top five stand-up comedians of all time are:

How much of your own personal experiences did you carry into Top Five? »

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Christoph Waltz to Direct, Star In 'Worst Marriage in Georgetown'

7 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As covered by Jordan recently in his look at actors who jumped into the director's chair, more than a few performers have transitioned nicely from being told what to do to calling the shots themselves. However, most produce fairly middle-ground efforts -- like, according to Brad, Russell Crowe mostly recently with The Water Diviner -- or much worse. Where will Christoph Waltz stand in the line-upc It remains to be seen, but he's going to take a shot at it anyway as he stars and now makes his Hollywood directorial debut with the true-crime drama, Worst Marriage in Georgetown. This is not the first time Waltz has directed, as he previously helmed the TV movie Wenn man sich traut, which he also co-wrote, back in 2000. It is, however, his first time in the chair after his two Oscar wins and people appreciating his talents, beyond his native tongue, following 2008's »

- Will Ashton

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