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From Depp to Hardy: 9 actors playing notorious real-life gangsters

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

Johnny Depp was recently photographed in full prosthetics to play real-life Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in the upcoming movie Black Mass.

The 50-year-old actor was wearing a balding wig cap, fake teeth, a blue open shirt with a gold chain, and a black leather jacket as he shot the film's final scenes in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Benedict Cumberbatch recently joined the cast as Whitey Bulger's brother Billy Bulger, along with Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott, who is reported to be playing FBI agent Robert Fitzpatrick.

The Scott Cooper-directed crime drama is due for release in cinemas on September 18, 2015.

Bulger spent 16 years at large and 12 years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list before he was arrested in June 2011, aged 81. Prosecutors indicted him for 19 murders and he is currently serving two life terms.

Here are 9 other actors morphing into some of the world's most notorious real-life gangsters below: »

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Denzel Washington's The Equalizer to open San Sebastian

9 hours ago | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, which will open San Sebastian Film Festival. The European premiere of Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer will open the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival, it was announced today.

Denzel Washington - who stars as an ex-black ops commando who comes out of retirement to rescue a girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) from Russian Gangsters in the film - will receive a Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening gala.

The Equalizer will screen out-of-competition on September 19, with Fuqua also in attendance.

The film - based on the TV show starring Edward Woodward - was written by Richard Wenk (The Mechanic, The Expendables 2) and marks the second time Washington has teamed up with Fuqua. Their previous collaboration, Training Day, saw Washington win the Oscar for Best Actor.

Washington picked up his first TV film credit in 1977, with Wilma. He made his film debut in 1981 with the comedy Carbon Copy, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Denzel Washington to open San Seb

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us actor to receive the Donostia lifetime achievement award

Denzel Washington is to open the 62nd San Sebastián Film Festival (Sept 19-27) with the European premiere of Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.

During the opening gala, Washington will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Equalizer will screen out-of-competition at the festival on Sept 19 and both Washington and Fuqua will present the film in the Kursaal Auditorium.

The film centres on a former black ops commando (Washington) who faked his own death for a quiet life in Boston but comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

Written by Richard Wenk, it is based on the TV series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, and Michael Sloan.

Washington previously »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Denzel Washington To Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Denzel Washington will receive a career achievement 2014 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at September’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile fest in the Spanish-speaking world.

Washington and director Antoine Fuqua will also present “The Equalizer” at its European premiere, which will open San Sebastian’s 2014 edition on Sept. 19.

Sony Pictures’ big-screen redo of the ‘80s hit TV show, with Washington playing McCall, a hero who helps the hopelessly helpless, “The Equalizer” is already being talked up as a potential awards contender, though it will not be seen until it world premieres at the Toronto Festival where, on paper at least it weighs in as on of the festival’s highlights and commercial heavyweights.

Oscar talk is a reflection, however, of the kudos trawl for “Training Day,” the first teaming of Fuqua and Washington which earned the U.S. actor his second Academy Award after a supporting actor nod for »

- John Hopewell

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Denzel Washington to Open San Sebastian Film Fest, Get Lifetime Honor

15 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Denzel Washington will open this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival with the European premiere of his latest movie, The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua, festival organizers said Wednesday. The American star will also receive the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the fest held Sept. 19-27 in the northern Spanish seaside resort city. Photos Cannes Stars 2014: Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum and Others Fuqua directed Training Day, for which Washington received the Oscar for best actor in 2002.     In The Equalizer, based on a 1980s TV series, Washington plays a former intelligence officer drawn out of retirement to

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- Ben Jones

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Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

22 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Trains in cinema have always made for an excitable source within the realm of the comedy, drama, mystery or suspense pertaining to the plot of a particular film. The setting for the featured trains as the driving force of entertainment serves as the heart and soul of the action for the most part.

In some cases using trains as a last minute symbolic theme for a film can generate great impact that thrives and questions the motives and urgency of the characters and storyline (i.e. the climax scene in The Defiant Ones where the salt-and-pepper escaped convicts Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier try and make a desperate dash for permanent freedom on a speeding train en route to permanent freedom).  Perhaps a train could also add an extra element of action-packed excitement in a film’s conclusive ending such as the uncontrollable commuter train in Speed?

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- Frank Ochieng

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Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

22 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars don't take place until February next year, but for awards hopefuls like Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the campaign starts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival announced its lineup Tuesday, featuring several fall films with lots of buzz, including two from Witherspoon: Wild, based on the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, and The Good Lie, a drama about several of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who are taken in by an American (see the trailer below). Other noteworthy films include Cannes favorite Foxcatcher starring Carell and Channing Tatum, The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, »

- Mary Green

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Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon Headline the Toronto International Film Festival

22 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars don't take place until February next year, but for awards hopefuls like Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, the campaign starts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival announced its lineup Tuesday, featuring several fall films with lots of buzz, including two from Witherspoon: Wild, based on the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, and The Good Lie, a drama about several of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who are taken in by an American (see the trailer below). Other noteworthy films include Cannes favorite Foxcatcher starring Carell and Channing Tatum, The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, »

- Mary Green

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Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

22 July 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Toronto’s lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here’s some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations.

A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the situation is changing so quickly that Toronto is still a big factor, but it’s no longer the key factor. And that’s a good thing for everybody.

There are certainly plenty of tantalizing Toronto titles. The ones that sound (on paper) like strong awards contenders include “Black and White” (Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in a custody battle), “The Equalizer” (Denzel Washington, reuniting with Antoine Fuqua), “The Imitation Game” (Benedict Cumberbatch), “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr., pictured), “Men, Women and Children” (directed by Jason Reitman), “Nightcrawler” (Jake Gyllenhaal, in Dan Gilroy’s film-directing debut), and “Theory of Everything” (Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking), as well as Cannes hits like “Foxcatcher” and “Mr. Turner. »

- Tim Gray

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Toronto International Film Festival unveils first wave of films for 2014

22 July 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), which runs from September 4 to 14 this year, has announced its initial lineup of films. This is the first of a handful of announcements for the festival, and as always, the first announcement focuses on its Galas and Special Presentations -- the films with the flashiest names.

The initial slate of fifty-nine films includes thirty-seven world premieres, boasting those from Noah Baumbach,Lone Scherfig, and Chris Rock – yes, that Chris Rock. Premieres have been a contentious subject this year on the film festival circuit, as Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Tiff, threw down the gauntlet, announcing that the festival would not play a film in the first four days of its schedule if it was also programmed concurrently for the Telluride festival.

Whether or not this was the right move, Tiff has still managed to secure the films of Noah BaumbachDavid Cronenberg, Lone Scherfig, »

- Sasha James

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Toronto 2014 unveils first wave

22 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full list

Not to be outdone by the New York Film Festival, which has staked a claim to the world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, and Venice, which will open with Birdman, artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team announced on Tuesday (22) close to 50 galas and special presentations.

Two factors are certain to ratchet up the sense of anticipation heading into September. Most of these titles are without Us distribution and that said, it remains to be seen which films will qualify for a coveted first-weekend slot.

Tiff top brass made it clear earlier this year that any title that sneaks into Telluride will be forced to screen after the first four days of the festival. Tiff runs from »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tiff 2014 Line-Up Announced; A Little Chaos; The Nightcrawler; Foxcatcher; The Equalizer; While We’Re Young and Many More to Debut

22 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has made the initial announcement for its 2014 line-up.  While there will be more films announced in the near future, we now know who many of the heavy hitters will be.  While the opening night film has yet to be unveiled, the closing night film will be Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Stanley TucciBennett Miller’s much buzzed about Foxcatcher (featuring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in a great cast that includes Mark Ruffalo and Vanessa Redgrave).  Somewhat unexpected is the announcement of Antoine Fuqua’s 80’s show adaptation The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz.  We’ll also see Adam Sandler trying his hand at another dramatic role (which he is often good at) in Men, Women and Children from director Jason Reitman.  Another pleasant addition is Dan Gilroy’s The Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, »

- Evan Dickson

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Noah Baumbach, Denzel Washington, Tina Fey Films Among Toronto International Film Festival Premieres

22 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Every year, the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) foreshadows many of the big awards-season contenders. This year looks to be no exception, just looking at the first 59 films announced this morning. The lineup includes buzzed-about films such as Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, the Reese Witherspoon–starring Wild, and the Benedict Cumberbatch–starring The Imitation Game. Films making their world premieres include: Noah Baumbach's While We're Young; the Jason Bateman–, Tina Fey–, and Adam Driver–starring This Is Where I Leave You; the Denzel Washington–starring The Equalizer; the Chris Rock–directed Top Five; the Alan Rickman–directed A Little Chaos; Chris Evans's directorial debut Before We Go; the Tom Hardy–starring The Drop, which was James Gandolfini's last movie; and Jason Reitman's Men, Women and Children. Read the full lineup below from the festival's official press release, and then start looking for flights to Toronto. The festival »

- Jesse David Fox

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces First Wave of Premieres and Galas

22 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its first wave of Gala premieres and Special Presentations for the festival running from September 4 through 14, and as always, it's an impressive line-up that includes World Premieres of some of the more anticipated movies of the Fall movie season including new works from many filmmakers returning to the festival.

Some of the notable highlights include Denzel Washington's The Equalizer, which reunites him with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, for which Washington received an Oscar, David Dobkin's The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, Shawn Levy's dysfunctional family dramedy This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne and more. »

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain Films Headed to Toronto Film Festival

22 July 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The world premieres of Jason Reitman‘s “Men, Women & Children,” James Marsh's “Theory of Everything,” Noah Baumbach‘s “While We're Young,” Ed Zwick's “Pawn Sacrifice,” Liv Ullman's “Miss Julie” and Oren Moverman's “Time Out of Mind” will be among the gala presentations and special screenings at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff director and CEO Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced on Tuesday morning. The fall's biggest festival will provide a showcase for such stars and awards hopefuls as Jessica Chastain, who plays the title role in “Miss Julie”; Denzel Washington, who takes the role played on TV. »

- Steve Pond

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Tiff 2014: Complete 2014 Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced

22 July 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the first wave of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup was announced and so far it's an impressive list of films including films from Noah Baumbach, Mike Leigh, David Gordon Green, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Antoine Fuqua, Edward Zwick, Mikael Roskam, David Dobkin and many others. One surprising detail is there was no announcement of an opening film so along with everything below there is still at least one biggie on the way, and while they say it has nothing to do with their "premiere" mandate, I wouldn't be surprised if it might be Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and they're waiting to see if it will be the North American premiere. Then again, could Birdman open both Toronto and Venicec But what else could it bec Maybe David Ayer's Furyc No chance for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar... or is therec Probably the films announced so far »

- Brad Brevet

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Robert Downey Jr. Named The Highest-Paid Actor By 'Forbes' With $75 Million

21 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Robert Downey Jr. has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actor by Forbes, which estimates that Downey earned $75 million in the past year, between June 2013 and June 2014.

Robert Downey Jr., Highest Paid Hollywood Actor

A big chunk of Downey’s income comes from his lucrative deal with Marvel as the on-screen manifestation of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the Iron Man trilogy – the third of which was released in May 2013 – and The Avengers franchise. This is the second year in a row that Downey has earned the top spot on the exclusive list.

In second place is Dwayne Johnson, who has a recurring role in the Fast and Furious franchise and is continuing to make a name for himself as an action hero. This summer he will star in the summer blockbuster Hercules, earning him a reported $52 million.

Also on the list are Bradley Cooper, clocking in with an estimated $46 million, »

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