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6 Male Stars Who Lost a Shocking Amount of Weight

20 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood is known for physical transformations, and stars often take pride in losing tons of weight - sometimes for a role and other times just to get healthier. But for a few actors, the results of the rapid weight-loss are downright startling.

Here's a look at six celebs who lost a shocking amount of weight.

Zach Galifianakis

The Hangover star's dramatic weight-loss first made headlines in October when the once-portly comedian showed up to the screening of Birdman, on the closing night of the New York Film Festival, having gone down a few clothing sizes.

His new, slimmer look also surprised people when he was featured in the opening of the 2015 SAG Awards. It's estimated that Galifianakis may have lost as much as 50 pounds.

Photos: Before & After: Celebs' Most Dramatic Transformations

Jake Gyllenhaal

The Prisoners star famously dropped 30 pounds for his role as the deranged freelance crime photographer Louis Bloom in the Oscar-nominated thriller Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal, who has »

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Brad Pitt in Negotiations to Star in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Africa’ (Exclusive)

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar winner Brad Pitt is in negotiations to play Richard Leakey in Angelina Jolie‘s drama “Africa,” an individual familiar with the Skydance project has told TheWrap.

Skydance declined to comment, while a representative for Pitt did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pitt and wife Jolie recently teamed on her third feature as a director, “By the Sea.” They first worked together on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

Oscar winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”) wrote “Africa,” which is a biopic of Leakey, the famed archaeologist who became a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late ’80s. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic begins production, full cast announced

28 January 2015 10:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After some turbulent developments in the last few months with studios dropping out and cast members moving aside, it now seems that Danny Boyle’s new Steve Jobs biopic is ready for production, with the main cast finalised yesterday.

The film is written by Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, The Social Network) based on the biography of Jobs by writer Walter Isaacson, and focuses on three major moments in the life of the Apple man, which include the launch of the Mac, the iPod and NeXT.

Christian Bale and David Fincher were linked to the film when it was being prepped by Sony, is now under the direction of Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and distributed by Universal Pictures. Michael Fassbender (Frank) is the new lead to take on the role of Jobs, as filming begun in the last few days.

Supporting Fassbender is a stellar cast, including Kate Winslet (The Reader) as »

- Scott J. Davis

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie Begins Filming With Cast Full of People Who Haven’t Dropped Out Yet

28 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs — a gigantic game of musical chairs that has seen David FincherLeonardo DiCaprioChristian Bale, and Sony all think differently about their involvement — started filming this week, which means it is now a lot harder for everyone in the cast to quit. Here is the official list of actors who managed to be sitting down when the music stopped: Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley, Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Michael Stuhlbarg as developer Andy Hertzfeld, and Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's girlfriend Chrisann Brennan. Universal also revealed that the last of the film's three long scenes will take place in 1998, at the Apple product launch that introduced the iMac. Go get those royalty checks, New Radicals. »

- Nate Jones

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Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet confirmed for Steve Jobs

28 January 2015 9:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet have been confirmed to be starring in director Danny Boyle's biopic Steve Jobs.

Fassbender will be playing the Apple pioneer, following previous shake-ups that linked Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale to he role.

Universal Pictures has announced that Rogen will play Jobs's earlier collaborator Steve Wozniak and Winslet is portraying Macintosh marketing expert Joanna Hoffman.

Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's former partner Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.

Universal Pictures said in a statement: "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre."

The ensemble drama will also feature »

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Universal Confirms Full Cast Of Steve Jobs Movie As Filming Gets Underway

28 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Principal shooting has already begun on Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, with production setting up shop in San Francisco earlier this month, and today, Universal confirmed the full list of casting choices set to portray the film’s leading roles.

As previously reported, the title role will be occupied by X-Men: Days of Future Past star Michael Fassbender — following Christian Bale’s abrupt departure — opposite Seth Rogen, who is on board to play the integral role of co-founder Steve Wozniak. This core cast will be rounded out by Jeff DanielsJohn Sculley, Avie Tevanian, Sarah Snook and Kate Winslet as a former marketing head.

But as previous reports had indicated, Boyle’s Steve Jobs film will place a heavy emphasis on the impact of the visionary’s first daughter, Lisa Brennan, who will be portrayed by Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss at “various stages” of her life. »

- Michael Briers

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Michael Fassbender’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic Reveals Cast List, Plot Will Focus on Three Iconic Moments

28 January 2015 8:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that filming has begun on the delayed Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Danny Boyle.

To mark the occasion, the studio also revealed the official title of the film: “Steve Jobs.” They also released the official logline:

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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- Joe Otterson

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41 A-List Actors Who Bombed as Hard as Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

28 January 2015 7:04 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Johnny Depp‘s mustache comedy “Mortdecai” brought in less than $5 million on opening weekend, it marked the A-list actor’s fifth straight box office bomb. But he’s far from the only top billed actor to endure a tanker or two.

The 51-year-old film star and his co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn are in fact in very good company.

Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos)

From Brad Pitt (“Fight Club”) to Cameron Diaz (“The Box”) to Jamie Foxx (“Stealth”), nearly every high-profile actor has suffered »

- Travis Reilly and Todd Cunningham

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That Steve Jobs Biopic Finally Has a Cast

28 January 2015 5:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The game of musical chairs that is the Steve Jobs biopic has finally come to an end (we think).

The Aaron Sorkin-penned project has seen several stars come and go (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale), one high-profile director come and go (David Fincher), and even a studio come and go (Sony gave it up, now it's being made by Universal). The quagmire of a movie became somewhat infamous due to the Sony email hack.

Well, now all is settled. "Steve Jobs" began filming this week, with these actors: Michael Fassbender as Jobs; Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley; and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief.

The movie is made up of three, long, real-time scenes, the last of which focuses on the 1998 launch of the iMac. At the least, that should prove to be colorful. »

- Kelly Woo

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Steve Jobs biopic starts shooting, Michael Fassbender in lead

27 January 2015 10:34 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs, and Danny Boyle is directing, as the biopic of the Apple co-founder finally starts shooting.

It's taken some time to get going, but the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has finally begun production. The film is officially now titled Steve Jobs, and it's currently shooting in San Francisco.

Furthermore, Michael Fassbender is the man who's taking on the role of Jobs in the movie (a role that had been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale at different stages), and he leads a cast that also includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Steve Jobs is being directed by Danny Boyle (who himself stepped in when David Fincher passed), with Aaron Sorkin providing the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.

It's possible that Universal may try and get the film into cinemas before the end of the year, »

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Audrey Tautou, Daniel Bruhl among Berlin film fest jury

27 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Amelie actress Audrey Tautou and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner will be among the eight jury members for this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Festival boss Dieter Kosslick said Tuesday that Rush actor Daniel Bruhl, The Host director Bong Joon-ho, "Hannibal" producer Martha De Laurentiis and Claudia Llosa, the director of The Milk of Sorrow, will also be among those deciding who gets the Berlinale's Golden Bear and Silver Bears awards.

The jury will be led by director Darren Aronofsky, who was previously announced.

The Berlin event, which runs Feb. 5-15, is the first of the year's major European film festivals.

Terrence Malick's new film Knight of Cups, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman, will have its world premiere in the event's competition. »

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Oscar Loves Diseases and Disorders: 6 Contenders and the Hard Truths They Don't (or Do) Ignore

27 January 2015 7:54 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Oscar often has a soft spot for an acting gimmick, something that proves that the performer has somehow shown themselves worthy of a gold statue by virtue of the physical and mental demands of their role. Extreme weight loss or gain has been a popular way to capture the attention of Academy voters. Christian Bale is the current champ at this form of acting, taking over from Robert De Niro, whose 60-pound weight gain for his Oscar-winning boxing role in 1980’s “Raging Bull” is the stuff of legend. In the past, the six-footer has packed on muscle for 2000’s “American Psycho” and for his Batman films. But, in between, he dropped an alarming number of pounds to achieve a rail-like physique in 2004’s “The Machinist” and 2006’s “Rescue Dawn.” But all his yo-yo dieting finally paid off with Oscar success when Bale won supporting as a crack-addict boxer in 2010’s »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Berlinale director: no plans for German Mip

27 January 2015 2:55 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

The Berlinale’s greater emphasis on television this year should not be interpreted as the first step towards a German Mip, according to festival director Dieter Kosslick.

In an exclusive interview with ScreenDaily, Kosslick said: ¨We don’t want to make a Mip TV or Mipcom, that’s as sure as day follows night and anything more would overstretch us.¨

He pointed out that that the Berlinale had had successful screenings of quality TV in the past with such productions as Dominik Graf’s Im Namen des Verbrechens, Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz.

“We have now been working for the past two years on this programme which is composed of two parts: a series of discussions on new trends at the Efm and two days of drama series integrated into the festival programme and shown at Haus der Berliner [link=tt »

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Amy Adams Talks About Ben Affleck in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

26 January 2015 5:03 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In a recent interview, Amy Adams talked about reprising her role as Lois Lane in Batman v Superman and Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman. According to Adams, Affleck is giving “his own take” to the popular character that has been previously portrayed by Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney. Read Adam’s comments below:

“He is going to be his own unique thing. He’s got a wonderful quality and a great body of work. I was only in one scene with him, I think I’m allowed to say that. So I didn’t get to see much, but what I saw was fantastic.”

The film wrapped up in December with a 2016 release date. In addition to Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Canvill is reprising his role as Superman and they are joined by Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Stay tuned for additional details. »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Julia Roberts Bringing Batkid Story To Theaters

24 January 2015 3:03 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The heartwarming real-life Batkid story is coming to the big screen with Julia Roberts set to produce and star, according to Variety.

5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott captured the hearts of people worldwide in November 2013, when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City to bring his Make-a-Wish dream to life.

The pint-sized superhero even caught the attention of celebrities and politicians, including "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" star Ben Affleck and President Obama.

Watch: Christian Bale Reacts To Batkid & Offers Batman Advice To Ben Affleck

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Julia Roberts Signs On to Make ‘Batkid’ Movie

23 January 2015 7:37 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After saving San Francisco, Batkid is now getting the Hollywood treatment.

It was announced Friday that Julia Roberts and her production company Red Om Films are officially attached to the remake rights for documentary film Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World.

News: Cancer-Stricken 'Batkid' Saves San Francisco

Batkid Begins tells the story of Miles, a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia and, through the Make-a-Wish foundation, realized his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The entire city of San Francisco pitched in and over 25,000 residents turned out to watch Miles stop a bank heist, take down notorious villains The Penguin and The Joker, and make a special visit to At&T Park, all while accompanied by the Caped Crusader himself.

The feel-good phenomenon went worldwide, thanks to over 2 billion social media users posting pictures, videos and tweets from the event.

"It's thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her »

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Julia Roberts to produce and star in Batkid movie

23 January 2015 5:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Roberts is to produce and star in a movie adaptation of the upcoming documentary about Batkid.

The doc, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard around the World, recounts the real-life adventures of Miles Scott - a 5-year-old diagnosed with leukaemia who wanted to be Batman for a day.

Christian Bale on 5-year-old Batkid: 'It's so touching'

In November 2013, the Make-a-Wish Foundation famously transformed San Francisco into Gotham City to fulfil Miles's dream, as he was dressed up as Batkid and defeated both the Riddler and the Penguin.

The doc has been directed by Dana Nachman and will debut at Slamdance Film Festival today (January 24).

A feature film remake is now on the way, with Roberts producing alongside partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill through their Red Om Films banner.

"It's thrilling to me that Ms Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that »

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Gary Sinise And More Rumoured To Join The ‘Suicide Squad’

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.

However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!

Ayer is reportedly considering both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton as Hardy’s replacement in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. While Bernthal will be »

- Ben Read

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7 Beloved Movies You Didn't Know Debuted At Sundance

23 January 2015 12:49 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah has always been a place for independent spirit, unique storytelling and movies that challenge the so-called "rules" of film making.

Often, this translates to weird, unmarketable character studies that either never see the light of day or are shoved off onto VOD platforms without so much as a single advertisement. But this isn't always the case. In fact, some of the most beloved, iconic films of the last 20 years got their start in the many hallowed screens scattered across the small snow-covered city.

News: 9 Sundance 2015 Films We Are Dying to See

Here are seven hugely popular films that you'd never guess came out of the Sundance Film Festival.

Reservoir DogsQuentin Tarantino's debut feature – about the aftermath of a botched diamond heist and the paranoia that grows between the culprits when it's revealed that one of them is secretly a cop – premiered at Sundance in 1992, where it quickly »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal Wanted for 'Suicide Squad' Role?

22 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide Squad is one of the most high profile films WB/DC have in their upcoming cinematic universe but recently actor Tom Hardy dropped from the role of Rick Flag leaving the spot open for another actor. Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be interested in the role but he also declined.

Now, according to Cinemablend, WB and director David Ayer are looking into two possible candidates to replace Hardy: Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. Edgerton recently appeared alongside Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott directed epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings while Bernthal, better known for his role as Shane in The Walking Dead was part of the ensemble of the film Fury, also directed by Ayer.

Suicide Squad has several A-list names attached such as Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto and Cinemablend reports that the character of Rick Flag will not be as prominent as the other three »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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