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Icymi: Missi's Memoirs, Bellucci's Bond, Freakshow's Find

1 hour ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Christian Bale moonlighting as Natalie Portman's hairdresserWhew. I'm frantically updating Oscar charts as we near the end of another crazy-ass fully booked December week wrapped. This one was out of this world overwhelming. At least behind the scenes. If you missed any of the goodies here's a perfect chance to catch up as I myself atch up. 

7 Highlights You May Have Missed

Grand Budapest sounds as good as it looks

Bellucci + Bond. Where does the Italian goddess stand in the Bond Babes Age Stats?

A Year With Kate: Love Affair *sobbing* The series is almost over.

From Freakshow to Magic Mike Xxl - meet actress Kathy Deitch

Reader Questions Podcast Globes & SAG discussed

Rhett vs. Ashley! Do you give a damn on Scarlett's 75th anniversary?

Knight of Cups trailer. Like flipping through Chivo's Instagram

But Most Importantly...

One more round of applause for this week's Celebrity Guest Blogger, Missi Pyle. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Star Wars Prequels Nearly Ended Natalie Portman's Career

5 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Previous to Star Wars: Episode I, Natalie Portman only had a handful of screen credits, the most notable being in Léon: The Professional as Mathilda. But the terrible dialog and direction by George Lucas tainted the young actress' career. Her most visible work was also her most awful. From 1999 until 2003 Portman was in two middling films and had a single cameo. No director wanted to work with her.

It wasn't until Mike Nichols took action to help her land a role in Cold Mountain that things began to turn around for her. Portman, in her own words, on how it happened:

Star Wars had come out around the time of [The Seagull], and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, “Put her in Cold Mountain, »

- Free Reyes

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Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups"

6 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director Terrence Malick's Hollywood-set dramatic feature "Knight Of Cups", starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Brian Dennehy, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Wes Bentley, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley:

"...once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. 'Rick’ (Bale) had his father read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Knight Of Cups"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Natalie Portman says Star Wars: Episode I almost ruined her career

7 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Natalie Portman's career survived Star Wars, but the actress wasn't quite sure it was going to turn out that way. Portman has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed performers of her generation and has won numerous awards, including Best Actress for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. Still, it came very close in her estimation to not being a happy ending and she can point fingers at George Lucas. In a recent New York Magazine article, a section dedicated to the late Mike Nichols includes »

- Alex Maidy

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Natalie Portman Says Mike Nichols Saved Her Career After 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'

7 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let's say you're an actress who has just landed one of the key roles in a new "Star Wars" trilogy. Before that, you had turned some heads as a kid in "Leon: The Professional," and had small appearances in films by directors like Michael Mann ("Heat") and Woody Allen ("Everyone Says I Love You"). But "Star Wars" was your key to the big time, and the future looked bright. But that's not quite how it turned out for Natalie Portman. And she reveals that the late, great Mike Nichols was the one who saved her career from a possibly skidding off the rails before the entire trilogy had hit theaters (Portman later starred in his 2004 effort "Closer").  " 'Star Wars' had come out around the time of [her performance in 'The Seagull' in Central Park], and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Natalie Portman: “No director wanted to work with me” after Star Wars prequels

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Disney and J.J. Abrams looks to restore some pride in the Star Wars saga following George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy, Natalie Portman has told New York Mag that “everyone thought I was a horrible actress” after her role as Padme Amidala in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and that “no director wanted to work with me”. Fortunately, the late Mike Nichols – who directed Portman in Closer – managed to help her get her career back on track…

Star Wars had come out around the time of Seagull, and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike Nichols wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, ‘Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her.’ And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis. »

- Gary Collinson

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Natalie Portman: 'Star Wars nearly ruined my career'

14 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Natalie Portman has said that appearing in the Star Wars prequels had an adverse effect on her acting career.

The Oscar-winning Black Swan actress recalled her struggles with George Lucas's sci-fi series in a tribute to her Closer director Mike Nichols, who passed away last month at the age of 83.

Portman first worked with Nichols in an all-star production of Chekhov's The Seagull in 2001, while she was in between Star Wars movies.

"Star Wars had come out around the time of Seagull, and everyone thought I was a horrible actress," she told NY Magazine.

"I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me.

"Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, 'Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her'. And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis."

Portman also credited Nichols »

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Natalie Portman: after Star Wars "no director wanted to work with me"

16 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After taking on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, "everyone thought I was a horrible actress", says Natalie Portman.

Following her superb debut in Luc Besson's Leon, back when she was just 13 years old, Natalie Portman attracted the attention of the Star Wars casting team. Thus, she was cast as Padme Amidala in George Lucas' Star Wars prequel trilogy, kicking off with The Phantom Menace, and ending with 2005's Revenge Of The Sith.

However, whilst the movies made an awful lot of money, there was a consequence for Portman, who was stuck in what ultimately seemed quite an unforgiving role. Talking to New Yorker magazine, she revealed that once Star Wars had come out,  "everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me".

The man who came to her rescue was the late, great Mike Nichols, »

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"Star Wars" Nearly Ruined Natalie Portman

17 December 2014 10:38 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Being a part of a major franchise is not always a good thing, in fact it can almost become a career killer for some.

In a new feature piece for New York Magazine, actress Natalie Portman spoke about the late film director Mike Nichols whom she worked with on "Closer" and received rave reviews for her performance. However, she claims that at the time no-one wanted to hire her because of a certain franchise she was involved with:

"Star Wars had come out … and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, ‘Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her.’ And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis."

After the prequel trilogy ended, Portman ended up »

- Garth Franklin

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Natalie Portman Remembers How Mike Nichols Saved Her from 'Star Wars'

17 December 2014 8:31 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Vulture has an article featuring Robert Redford, Julia Roberts, Eric Idle and Natalie Portman remembering the late Mike Nichols and the effect he had on their lives and careers and an interesting passage comes via Portman who remembers how Nichols helped her find work after starring in George Lucas' Star Wars prequels. Star Wars had come out around the time of 'Seagull', and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, "Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her." And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis. Portman, of course, would later star in Closer for Nichols, for which she won a Golden Globe and would be nominated for an Oscar, but to the point »

- Brad Brevet

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Natalie Portman Says Star Wars Almost Ruined Her Acting Career

17 December 2014 8:10 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In 1997, Natalie Portman landed the coveted role of Padme Amidala in George LucasStar Wars prequels. The films cleaned up at the box office, however, they left her acting career in the toilet as many people in Hollywood weren't impressed with her performances. Luckily, the late, great director Mike Nichols ("The Birdcage") went to bat for her. "Star Wars had come out … and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, ‘Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her.’ And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis." I always thought Portman appeared to be worse than she was because of the wooden dialogue, lazy direction and having zero chemistry with Hayden Christensen ("Shattered Glass"). Guess it »

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How Star Wars Nearly Ruined Natalie Portman's Career

17 December 2014 7:31 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Currently, everyone.s collectively excited for John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac. They are the newcomers to the Star Wars universe, and most assume that landing high-profile gigs in The Force Awakens can only boost their individual careers. Well, Natalie Portman would like to remind them that Star Wars isn.t always the benefit fans might assume it to be. Natalie Portman, of course, held down the pivotal role of Padme Amidala in George Lucas. prequel trilogy, starting with Star Wars: Episode I . The Phantom Menace. But the way Portman remembers it, the films did more harm than good. While speaking with New York Magazine about the ways that the late film director Mike Nichols influenced her career, Portman recalls: Star Wars had come out . and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted »

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Christian Bale Chases Love, Lust in New ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer (watch)

16 December 2014 7:05 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Christian Bale rides into the valley of temptation–make that the San Fernando Valley–and confronts the excesses of Hollywood in a new trailer for Terence Malick’s film “Knight of Cups,” a study of temptation, love, lust, greed and possibly redemption. Malick couldn’t have picked a better backdrop to test the limits of human emotion, although like most of his projects, the movie’s plot is shrouded in mystery. The cast includes Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian Dennehy, and Ben Kingsley. [...] »

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Synopsis Revealed for Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups'

16 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After the trailer was released yesterday for the latest Terrence Malick movie of people walking around with a floating camera next to them, Knight of Cups, a lot of people were wondering, "Well, those were pretty images, but what the hell is the movie aboutc" Thankfully, a synopsis has been revealed via ScreenDaily to help you out with this. Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick's (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forthc Or at least it might help. That is about as »

- Mike Shutt

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Trailer For Terence Malick's Knight Of Cups

16 December 2014 4:03 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

One of the two films director Terence Malick shot back to back in 2012 (the other being an Ryan Gosling starring untitled project, once called Lawless) Knight of Cups will get it's debut next February at the Berlin Film Festival, and an absolutely beautiful, lyrical first trailer has debuted. Little is known about the films story, other than it seems to be exploring excess and fame through the experiences of Christian Bale's Rick, but the movie looks stunning thanks to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Children of Men, and Malick's own Tree of Life and To The Wonder). Mix that with a stellar cast, including Bale, Antonio Banderas, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, and Cate Blanchett, and this is one movie to definitely keep an eye on. Knight of Cups is set for release sometime next year. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman

16 December 2014 3:26 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" will have its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. And now, FilmNation has unveiled the first trailer for the new film. Check it out below. Plot: Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick's (Christian Bale) father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth? In addition to Bale, "Knight of Cups" stars Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and the voice of Ben Kingsley. Trailer: »

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Watch Bale Adrift In Hollywood With Blanchett And Portman In ‘Knight Of Cups’ Trailer

15 December 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Times were you were lucky to get a movie out of Terrence Malick, the maverick director’s maverick director. Helming Badlands and Days Of Heaven in the Seventies, he then disappeared off the map as a director, with his lush sense of the cinematic leaving a lasting memory. It was 1998 when he finally returned to make war epic The Thin Red Line, and it took till 2011’s The Tree Of Life for him to truly kick into gear, bringing us To The Wonder in quick succession.

These offerings were lauded and poo-pooed in equal measure, so it’ll be interesting to see the reaction to his latest, the oddly-titled Knight Of Cups. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman star in this tale of Hollywood excess. Yep that’s right, another one.  But under the lens of Malick this may be a twisted trip into Tinseltown you haven’t seen before… »

- Steve Palace

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Christian Bale in first trailer for Terrence Malick's Knight Of Cups

15 December 2014 11:15 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman star in Terrence Malick's seventh film, Knight Of Cups. Here's the trailer...

Terrence Malick movies remain a very rare treat, and even though he's been more prolific of late, he's still only directed six films since 1973. Well, seven with Knight Of Cups factored in, and he's already in post production on his eighth.

So, what is Knight Of Cups? That's not a bad question, and it's a bit like asking what The Tree Of Life was, and trying to get that down to a line or two. Fortunately, someone else has done the hard work for us here, as an official synopsis for the movie has landed.

It reads:

Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. »

- simonbrew

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Knight Of Cups Trailer: Christian Bale Gets Terrence Malicked

15 December 2014 7:36 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The first trailer for Terrence Malick.s new film Knight Of Cups has been released and it is just as peculiar and beautiful as you.d expect. It also gives us a look at Knight Of Cups. rather magnificent cast, which boasts arguably the three best actors in Hollywood at the moment. You can check out the clip below. As you can probably tell, Knight Of Cups won.t be for everyone. But Terrence Malick does appear to have embraced a more mainstream plot that looks as though it will revolve around Christian Bale.s attempt to juggle relationships with both Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. Along the way he will almost certainly incorporate the usual visual decadence and subtle plotting that has become a hallmark of his films too. The fact that Knight Of Cups features the combined acting talent of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman is »

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Check Out The New Trailer for Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups

15 December 2014 7:27 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep.”

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, watch the first trailer for Knight Of Cups.

The cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley.

Knight Of Cups will have its World Premiere in the Competition Programme at the 65th Berlin Film Festival in 2015.

Bale plays a man caught up in a life of Hollywood excess.

Malick recently produced the black and white film, The Better Angels, the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s days in Indiana. »

- Michelle McCue

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