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To celebrate the '90s classic's big birthday, we dive into Braveheart trivia to find out who nearly took on the role of William Wallace, the role originally earmarked for Sean Connery and which celebs count the Gibson flick among their all-time favourites.
1. Randall Wallace came up with the idea for the film while on holiday in Scotland in 1983. Visiting Edinburgh Castle, he asked a tour guide to tell him the story behind the statues of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The guide did just that, and the rest is movie history!
According to a new report from Hollywood Life and their sources, it turns out that former Twilight Saga main man, Robert Pattinson (left), is about to have a big musical bachelor party at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK. He's reportedly invited his pals to take a camping trip with him there. He also likes the location because his future wife, Fka Twigs, will be headlining at the festival, so that's pretty cool. Their source explained: "Robert loves the idea of having his bachelor party during the weekend of the Glastonbury festival in England. He wants to round up his best guy mates, and even go camping in the ultimate weekend away and enjoy the music extravaganza. Robert was planning on going anyway because Fka Twigs is one of the headliners at the event and he wanted to support her. Now, he’s willing to ignore the perils of the English summertime, »
The British have always been trendsetters; we can thank them for lots of things like Harry Potter, some of our favorite boy bands and even chocolate bars. And today we're thanking Red Nose Day founders Richard Curtis and Jane Tewson (both Brits) for bringing their televised Comic Relief UK event, Red Nose Day, stateside. Red Nose Day will air on NBC, and raise money for children in some of the poorest communities in the world. Established in 1985, Comic Relief UK has raised over a billion dollars and we here in America are excited to help! Some of today's hottest celebs like Robert Pattinson, One Direction, Sam Smith, John Legend, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Levine, Will Ferrell, Julianne Moore, Julia »
Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs stayed close in NYC on Tuesday. The couple kept things casual as they explored the city together, with Rob covering up in a jacket and beanie and Fka Twigs showing some skin in a flattering white dress. The outing marks the engaged couple's first appearance together since their cute afternoon in La last week, during which Fka Twigs flaunted her midriff. In the meantime, Rob celebrated his 29th birthday, took a cute bike ride, and brought his good looks to the Heaven Knows What premiere. »
Since they began dating last August, Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs have taken their love all over the globe, popping up in La; London; Brussels, Belgium; NYC; and even, Paris. While their relationship hasn't been without controversy - the British singer was the target of online bullying, receiving racist messages via Twitter - it's been hard to ignore how smiley and happy Robert seems with his new lady, and their aww-inducing Pda has made us pretty thrilled, too. As their romance heats up - they're engaged! - we can look forward to many more outings for these two this year. Keep reading to see Rob and Fka Twigs's cutest photos so far, and check out more of the hottest celebrity Pda. »
Now this is what a true friend looks like. Notoriously private Robert Pattinson was out and about with a group of friends in New York Sunday night, but couldn't escape the paparazzi. As he and his pals were trying to make their way into hot spot Escuelita, the photographers were itching to snap a pic of him but one faithful gal-pal was insistent on distracting them. So what was a woman to do?! She flashed her boobs, of course. As she lifted her shirt to reveal her breasts she said, "Wait, take a picture of me. I'm so cute." That definitely caught their attention! R.Pattz and his crew were able to make it into the nightclub unscathed. Even though he has had to deal with the constant attention »
Robert Pattinson ran the perfect distraction play on NYC photogs with the help a friend -- well, a friend's bare tatas, anyway. R-Pattz and his posse were en route to gay hot spot Escuelita Sunday night when a bunch of paparazzi started shooting pics and video -- but one of his quick thinking gal pals set up a diversion by flashing her cans. So, did her boobs get the job done? Check out the vid. »
- TMZ Staff
Robert Pattinson is a year older - and just as hot. On Monday, the actor popped up at the Heaven Knows What premiere in NYC. In true Rob style, he smiled, got serious, and even did that adorable thing he does with his hair. The picture-perfect appearance comes less than a week after he turned 29 on Wednesday. We last caught a glimpse of Rob during another solo appearance on Saturday: the actor caught some fresh air on a bike ride through NYC. Still, he's had no shortage of cute couple moments with his fiancée, Fka Twigs, this past month. Most recently, Fka bared her hot abs during their outing in La last Monday, and we still can't get over their first joint trip up the red carpet, which finally happened at the Met Gala in early May. »
Gone is the five o'clock shadow - this Indiana Jones has some more practical uses for the Holy Grail but is just as quippy as ever!
This new female Indiana Jones parody was actually produced by Funny or Die for this week's Red Nose Day Us to poke fun at the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie and rumours of an Indy reboot.
Starring with Kendrick in the Red Nose Day Us video is comedian Brett Gelman, who plays a neurotic protector of the Grail.
The biennial Red Nose Day telethon is being brought from the UK to the Us for the first time by Sir Richard Curtis to raise money for 12 charities working with children and young adults in the Us and Africa.
NBC's star-studded lineup for the three-hour telethon includes Matt LeBlanc, »
Al Munteanu is CEO of SquareOne Entertainment, one of Germany’s leading film distributors. Past releases have included “The Imitation Game” and “Philomena”; its upcoming slate includes “Jane Got a Gun,” starring Natalie Portman; “Life,” starring Robert Pattinson; “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren, and “While We’re Young,” starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Munteanu is a co-producer on the upcoming Jesse Owens’ biopic “Race.” He and his five-strong team have a busy schedule during the festival, with up to 15 meetings a day. Every year, the company acquires at least a couple of films at Cannes.
Da Laura is a breath of fresh air, as relates to gastronomy and service. For some odd reason, you don’t feel like you’re in Cannes.
Cannes 2015 schedule
As we are hunters and gatherers, we get there early and leave late. We have an entire team of people that screens »
- Leo Barraclough
Robert Pattinson hopped on a bike for a Saturday ride through NYC, and he somehow made the whole outing seem effortlessly hot. The actor spent the beginning of his week in La with Fka Twigs, just ahead of his 29th birthday. And while we celebrated with a smattering of little-known facts and absurdly hot pictures, Rob had plenty to toast to as things continue to heat up with Twigs. The recently engaged couple is fresh off their red carpet debut at the Met Gala, and their Pda at Coachella last month proved they're cuter than ever. Keep reading for more photos from Rob's outing in NYC. »
Screen International is to join with the BFI London Film Festival to launch its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow for the first time.
This year’s selected actors, directors, writers and producers will be unveiled by Screen and the Lff at a high-profile industry event during the festival, which this year runs October 7-18.
The move is part of an ongoing collaboration between Screen and the Lff and provides an exciting platform for celebrating the best and brightest new UK and Irish talent during one of the busiest times in the British film calendar.
This year marks the 12th anniversary for Screen’s highly-respected showcase of the UK and Ireland’s hottest talent, which boasts an impressive track record in identifying future stars.
Previous Stars of Tomorrow include:
Robert Pattinson turned 29 on Wednesday and in honor of the occasion, we gathered the best pics of Rob doing his signature pose - running his hands through that thick mane of hair. The cute move is one of the reasons that fans all over the globe can't get enough of the actor, though based on his recent appearances it looks like he may have dropped the hot habit. Regardless, celebrate Rob's big day with a look back at his hottest hand-in-hair pictures. »
Fka twigs got more than she bargained for when she began dating Robert Pattinson last September.
The couple is hounded by paparazzi and their every move is chronicled due to RPatz's overwhelming fame – something the artist wasn't, and still isn't, used to.
"It’s really hard — I can’t begin to explain how awful it is," she told the New York Times. "It makes you want to just stop everything sometimes. It makes you want to smash your face into the mirror."
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The Dutch film industry received a major boost last year with the introduction of the €20 million ($22.2 million)-a-year Netherlands Film Production Incentive.
Overseen by the Netherlands Film Fund, the country’s main film board, the incentive offers a 30% cash rebate on local spend for film productions in the country.
“The film fund has an outward-looking policy towards coproduction and makes a strong effort to stimulate both majority and minority Dutch co-productions,” says Netherlands Film Fund CEO Doreen Boonekamp.
Backed by the Ministry of Culture, the fund’s total 2015 funding budget is $54 million, with about $28 million slated for various funding initiatives, including the production incentive.
Boonekamp says of the 76 films produced in the Netherlands last year, 56, or 74%, were international co-productions.
The Netherlands’ efforts to support international collaborations have resulted in an increase of cross-border co-productions in recent years and received an additional boost with the introduction of the new production incentive scheme last year. »
- Ed Meza
Robert Pattinson and Fka Twigs are going to sign a prenup, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this rumor, which started in one of the tabloids. We're told it's not necessarily about trust, money or even divorce, and has much more to do with having a document that will serve as a "blueprint" for for how they both plan to spend their life together married. »
- Michael Lewittes
Fka twigs is just trying to make it as an indie music performer, but her relationship might be getting in the way of that. The eclectic and experimental R&B singer opened up to the New York Times about her upcoming, sold-out show, Congregata, and how her career has been affected by her relationship—and now engagement—to Twilight star Robert Pattinson. The 27-year-old was thrust into the spotlight as soon as she stepped out with R.Pattz for the first time and hasn't left it since, which is something she wasn't used to beforehand. "It's really hard—I can't begin to explain how awful it is," she said of the constant paparazzi. "It makes you want to just stop everything »
Fka Twigs is opening up about her relationship with Robert Pattinson and taking aim at her haters in a new interview published on Friday. Fka Twigs says being chased by the paparazzi and scrutinized in the pages of the tabloids has taken a toll on her life. "It's really hard. I can’t begin to explain how awful it is," she says. »
- James Crugnale
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you stick cars and explosions in a movie, men will go and see it. The Fast & Furious franchise has clocked up a ridiculous number of miles at the box office and now another series is about to join the fun, set in the future but resurrected from a seemingly-dormant past.
Mad Max: Fury Road takes us back to the dusty, post-apocalyptic world of Max Rockatansky, a man as burned by tragedy as by the relentless Outback sun. Originally played by Mel Gibson, this time round rising Brit Tom Hardy adopts the mantle (and indeed the accent) for a blistering thrill ride of machine-based mayhem that has had even the most genteel critics foaming at the mouth.
Though Charlize Theron provides equal star power as Imperator Furiosa, it’s safe to say this film is largely one for the boys. So with that in mind, »
- Steve Palace
Exclusive: Mia Wasikowska thriller goes to France, Germany ahead of June 15 shoot.
Writer-director Martin Koolhoven’s (Winter in Wartime) upcoming thriller Brimstone, starring Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars), Guy Pearce (The Hurt Locker), Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga) and Carice van Houten (Black Book), has closed key deals and added finance ahead of its June 15 shoot.
Among pre-sales to close for Embankment Films are Germany (Koch Media) and France (The Jokers Films) with savvy French outfit Back-Up Media and Holland’s N279 Entertainment arranging financing on the film with London-based New Sparta Films and Filmwave.
In Brimstone, Wasikowska will play a heroine on the run from her past, chased by a diabolical preacher played by Pearce. Set in the American West, Paterson is set to play an outlaw.
The film will shoot in Romania, Spain and Germany »
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