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From playing a live-action Disney Princess to a sexy, tough-as-nails con-artist, here are some of Amy Adams' best films.
Today, acclaimed actress Amy Adams turns 40, and in celebration of her incredible and critically praised career, we take this opportunity to look at some of the films that people love the most.
Adams has been nominated for five Oscars, and has played everything from a live-action Disney Princess to a sexy, tough-as-nails con-artist, and so many other lauded roles. Here are her seven best-reviewed films, according to their Rotten Tomatoes score…
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%
The film follows Madeleine, an art dealer, whose very presence throws the lives her middle-class North Carolina in-laws into chaos. Amy Adams plays a child-like and naive pregnant girl who is amazed by her sister-in-law's seemingly glamourous life. This was really Adams' breakthrough performance and the first film to snag her an Oscar nom.
#6. The Fighter
David Beckham shirtless? We've never seen that before! The soccer stud stripped down to accept Ryan Seacrest's Als Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday. Before he got showered with a bucket of ice water, he asked Leonardo DiCaprio, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan to either do the same or donate $100 to fund amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research projects. Beckham joined numerous stars who have raised awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. LeAnn Rimes accepted Cmt host Cody Alan's challenge Monday. Before she got wet, Rimes revealed that she'd already made a donation and vowed to make one on a fan's behalf if he or she completed the challenge and sent her a link to the video. Eddie Cibrian and »
Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo looked straight out of a magazine in Las Vegas on Saturday. The couple linked up with Joe Jonas to celebrate his 25th birthday. In other can't-miss moments, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner blended in with the crowd at a coffee shop, Leonardo DiCaprio showed off his thick beard, and Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo took their newlywed bliss out on the town. Scroll through to see all that and more in the weekend's must-see snaps! »
Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.
From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »
- Chris Holt
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire got together to bring their passion project to the big screen. That project is an untitled Warner Bros movie about illicit animated trafficking. The trio are on board to produce, but are also in talks to star. The movie is being compared to "Traffic" as it dissects the trafficking industry that exploits the global market for illicit parts from slain animals that are used as aphrodisiacs and other ridiculous purposes. The story will take place around the world, tracing supply and demand for animals slain, stripped and sold for fortunes in places like China. The characters range from corrupt executives, to poachers, to others involved in the underbelly of a global scourge that occurs not only in the jungles but also the oceans, where illegal shark fishing runs rampant. The film is written by Will Staples, who's best known for his work on »
“Do you enjoy breathing?”
It’s a question Dr. Sylvia Earle asks people who wonder why we need to protect the oceans. The legendary marine biologist and National Geographer Explorer-in-Residence has been studying the ocean since the 1950s. Her life and work are now the subject of a new documentary, “Mission Blue,” hitting theaters and Netflix today.
As Earle points out, Earth would not be hospitable for humans if it weren’t for the ocean. “It’s filled with living things that shape the chemistry of Earth,” she says. “It’s where we get most of our oxygen, from small organisms that make up the plankton in the sea. Of course trees and other green things have much to do with generating oxygen and taking up carbon dioxide—but there’s no green without blue.”
Her cause has already earned the endorsement of the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, who has hosted screenings of the film, »
- Jenelle Riley
When filmmaker-actor Fisher Stevens met Sylvia Earle for the first time, he couldn't comprehend the idea that she wasn't already on his radar. Stevens was a producer behind the exposé The Cove, about dolphin hunting in Japan, and yet was only just learning of Earle's incredible story. At 78 years old, she is one of the world's top marine biologists, explorers, and environmental advocates — a job she began in the 1950s. One glimpse of Earle in action and Fisher knew he couldn't leave her side. So he didn't. Fisher's latest directorial effort, Mission Blue (which premieres exclusive today on Netflix), is part character study, part nature film, and part activist call-to-arms, hoping to “ignite public support for a global network of marine-protected areas.” From Los Angeles, where fellow environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio was set to present a screening of Mission Blue, Fisher told Vulture about assembling Earle's life story into a »
- Matt Patches
Two years ago, we told you about a project teaming up Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Tobey Maguire as producers of a drama about animal trafficking for Warner Bros. The film was inspired by Hardy’s friends, former Special Forces operatives who went on to become anti-poaching fighters in South Africa and other nations where the problem ran rampant. Although that project is still in development with Hardy in the lead, Deadline reports the same three have signed with the same studio to produce another film about the same issue, and they may all star in this one. Scripted by Will Staples, so far best known for writing video games and the as-yet-unmade Mission: Impossible 5, the new project will follow a structure somewhat in the vein of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, as in it’s taking a multistory approach to the impact of animal poaching. The film will explore the heinous industry from every facet and angle »
- Samantha Wilson
It’s been a work in progress for almost two years now, but the Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy produced anti-poaching drama for Warner Bro has found a writer. Deadline reports that Will Staples will write the screenplay for the three who might also star in the film which is said to be in vein of Traffic. The story will focus on the global market of poaching including individuals, executives, and the marketplace. The film will have multiple strands spread around »
- Graham McMorrow
Will Staples ("Mission: Impossible 5") has come onboard to pen an untitled film described as a "Traffic-like dissection" of the illicit animal trafficking industry.
The story explores the global market for illicit parts from slain animals. The characters range from the poachers, to the smugglers, to the buyers and dealers and more.
If this sounds familiar, it kind of is. This is the second project in development with the same subject matter spearheaded by Tom Hardy. Sheldon Turner ("Up in the Air") is penning the other one which Maguire and DiCaprio's companies are also producing.
That film is an African-set drama has Hardy playing a former Special Forces soldier who signs on with a friend to work in the bush. He trains rangers to battle poachers »
- Garth Franklin
It seems that screenwriter Will Staples is at his most comfortable writing male ensemble pieces. The former videogame scribe has an as-yet untested body of work that seems to feature groups of men in all kinds of dramatic scenarios. Aside from Mission Impossible 5, Ben Affleck has apparently tapped him to write a film about a team of mercenaries hunting a brutal warlord in Africa; director Gavin Hood is attached to direct Staples’ Alaskan adventure, featuring a team of 20 men, 200 sled dogs and a race against time; the currently titled King Of Heists is Staples’ adaptation of J. North Conway’s book about the biggest bank robbery in Us history. Indeed, it appears to be the case that, if you give him an interesting team of guys, Will Staples can deliver a fascinating dramatic premise. That is certainly the case with the latest project to be added to his slate – an animal trafficking story, »
- Sarah Myles
Nearly two years ago, we heard about Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy teaming up to produce an animal trafficking drama, in the same vein as Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, that takes a dramatic from look at everything from the ground war on poachers in the African savanna to how animal material ends up in the fancy fashion houses of Paris. There's been no news since then, but now Deadline reports Mission: Impossible 5 writer Will Staples will script another untitled film set up at Warner Bros. about the same topic with Hardy, DiCaprio and Maguire still possibly taking roles in an ensemble cast. Staples previously worked writing video games like Call of Duty and Need for Speed, but he's hit Hollywood with a Black Listed script called King of Heists, which will star Jeremy Renner, and a project called Myth that will be produced by Transformers franchise producer »
- Ethan Anderton
As we reported almost two years ago, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy have teamed up to produce an anti-poaching drama for Warner Bros. Deadline is now reporting that Will Staples has been tapped to write the screenplay. The three producers might also take onscreen roles in the film, which Deadline describes as being in the vein of Traffic. The story will dissect the global market of poaching, ranging from portraits of individual poachers to corrupt executives to the marketplace that would buy parts from dead animals for use as an aphrodisiac or other absurd purposes. Staples is a very hot screenwriter at the moment. Having previously served as a writer for the Call of Duty video games, he landed a Black List script with King of Heists, which will star Jeremy Renner. In addition to King of Heists, Staples wrote an untitled geopolitical thriller for Ben Affleck to star in and direct, »
- Matt Goldberg
Our new weekly feature continues, bringing you biggest movie stories from the last week in case you missed them. If you have missed some of them, postcards to the usual address explaining why. Michael Bay is flexing new muscles and might not be directing Transformers 5 Zoolander 2 is nearly on the catwalk, a catwalk made of blue steel (sorry) Bad Robot releases a picture of the hand of Darth Vader / Luke Skywalker or some random droid (internet explodes…again) We didn’t find as much happiness as we thought with Hector And The Search For Happiness Julianne Moore bounced all over the place in the new Maps To The Stars trailer A 3 year old Leonardo DiCaprio (we’re not good with ages, he might be 6) and a bunch of other celebs end up on a compilation video of dodgy audition tapes The legendary Robin Williams passed away – We remember the »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Will Staples, who was hired in May to write Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount, has been brought on by Warner Bros. to write their Untitled Animal Trafficking Project, which has Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy attached to produce.
We first reported on the project back in August 2012, when it was announced that the actors will all produce and possibly star in this drama, which has been compared in scope to Traffic. The story will dissect the animal trafficking industry where animals are killed for body parts used in several different illicit trades, which bring a hefty price on the black market in China. The plot is set all over the world, spanning from shark poaching in the ocean to big game in exotic jungles, with characters such as corporate executives, a lowly poacher, and several others all involved in the trade.
One of those hot screenwriting names who's creating a buzz in Hollywood without yet having had one of his films released, Will Staples will follow Mission Impossible 5 with an unnamed project about animal poaching and trafficking. The film is being set up at Warner Bros. with a dream team of Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire producing and possibly aiming to star.Staples got his start in videogames (Need For Speed: Rivals, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3), but hit the coveted Black List with his script King Of Heists, which currently has Jeremy Renner attached. He's also been at work on an action thriller for Ben Affleck and sci-fi adventure Myth for producer Lorenzeo Di Bonaventura.The poachers project is thought to be a multi-strand narrative along the lines of Traffic, with worldwide threads homing in on different aspects of the illegal animal trade: fur, aphrodisiacs, ivory and so on. »
Exclusive: Mission: Impossible 5 scribe Will Staples has been set to write an untitled Warner Bros film about illicit animal trafficking that Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are herding as producers, with the trio possibly looking to take onscreen roles in the ensemble. Staples was a writer of vidgames including versions of Call Of Duty and Need For Speed, who hit the Black List with King Of Heists (which Jeremy Renner is attached to. He is writing Myth at Fox for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventurea, and an untitled action vehicle for Ben Affleck to direct and star. Here, he will script a film that is described as a Traffic-like dissection of the trafficking industry that exploits the global market for illicit parts from slain animals that are used as aphrodisiacs and other ridiculous purposes. The film will have multiple strands spread around the world, tracing supply and demand for animals slain, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
For the love of God, Just Shave.
Does this picture of a bearded Leonardo DiCaprio have you wishing for his baby-faced, clean-cut days?
Photos: Hollywood's Sexiest Shirtless Men
Slicking his hair back into a ponytail, he also gave us a look at this impressive facial hair, which as you can see in the picture below taken at his foundation's recent inaugural gala, has even infiltrated his neck.
Now let's just take a second to remember Leo in The Wolf of Wall Street, which came out on Christmas last year.
Safe to say, facial hair just isn't for everyone.
... Hey, we can't all be Bradley Cooper right?
These beards are getting out of control.It's clear we're in the middle of a beard renaissance these days -- but Leonardo DiCaprio and Jared Leto are definitely taking it to an extreme.Leo showed off his bushy facial hair on Wednesday night at an advance screening of Netflix's upcoming documentary "Mission Blue." The actor's scruff has been growing all summer long and is likely for his upcoming role in "The Revenant," which finds him playing a frontiersman in the 1820s. Leto put his equally grizzly appearance on display on Thursday in NYC, hitting the streets in a pink tank top, aviator sunglasses and his signature long locks.These two have clearly transformed a bit in the last couple months -- but what do you think of their hairy new looks? Sound off below and see more smooth vs. scruffy stars in the gallery above! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
As negotiations evolved (the basics of the pact were announced in April), it’s clear that the strategy here is more ambitious, the content more diverse, the numbers more exotic (potentially involving as much as $1 billion) — and a filmmaker, not a banker, will be calling the shots. That filmmaker, Brett Ratner, is off to China this week to expand the venture’s involvement in that skyrocketing territory, but before he left, we sat down to discuss the deal’s particulars.
At a time when the flow of Hollywood product is not only shrinking but also suffering from creative atrophy, RatPac clearly deserves scrutiny. It envisions not only co-funding studio features, but also backing midbudget films, documentaries and high-end television miniseries. »
- Peter Bart
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