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Star Wars Legend Mark Hamill To Be Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

What a day it’s been for Mark Hamill.

First, the Star Wars mainstay and all-around Hollywood veteran joined The Academy’s roster of presenters for the 2018 Oscars – ditto for Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Justice League), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez and Armie Hammer – and now, we have confirmation that Hamill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ceremony, which has been scheduled to take place on March 8th, will make Hamill the 2,630th person to receive such an honor, and we understand both George Lucas and co-star Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will be present on the day.

Meanwhile, Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, shared the following statement:

Star Wars fans will be over the moon that hearing their idol Mark Hamill is going to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are
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Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer And Mark Hamill Among Latest 90th Oscars Presenters

The Oscars are less tan two weeks away and that means it’s time for the Academy to announce more presenters for the 90th Academy Awards. Joining host Jimmy Kimmel on the Oscars stage will be none other than Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), Mark Hamill (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Best Supporting Actor snub Armie Hammer (“Call Me By Your Name”), Oscar Isaac (“Life Itself”), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Gina Rodriguez (“Annihilation”), Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint (“On The Waterfront”), Wes Studi (“Wind River”), Kelly Marie Tran (“Downsizing”) and Zendaya (“The Greatest Showman”).
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Saoirse Ronan, Gal Gadot and More Portraits From Palm Springs Film Festival (Exclusive Photos)

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Saoirse Ronan, Gal Gadot and More Portraits From Palm Springs Film Festival (Exclusive Photos)
Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Producer J. Miles Dale, actors Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins, director Guillermo del Toro, actor Octavia Spencer and composer Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water.” Actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name.” Actor Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name.” Actress Salma Hayek, “Beatriz at Dinner.”
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'Call Me by Your Name' Star Timothee Chalamet Recalls "Crazy-Gratifying" Meeting With Jennifer Lawrence

'Call Me by Your Name' Star Timothee Chalamet Recalls
Chalamet’s awards season marathon began more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival, where Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino’s Italy-set romantic drama in which Chalamet stars as an erudite teen experiencing his first love, premiered. The actor, 22, who received his first nomination for his work opposite Armie Hammer, talked to THR about what he wishes he knew at the time and the talents he’s loved meeting during awards season.

Do you have a memorable audience interaction?

At the Sundance Film Festival, someone said that Michael Stuhlbarg’s monologue in the film, playing Mr. Perlman, was...
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2018 Oscars presenters: ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot, ‘Star Wars’ cast led by Mark Hamill

2018 Oscars presenters: ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot, ‘Star Wars’ cast led by Mark Hamill
Ten more names have been added to the list of presenters at this year’s Academy Awards. They are led by stars of two of the biggest movies of the year: Gal Gadot, who took on the title role in “Wonder Woman” and Mark Hamill, who headlined “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest installment in the franchise that launched his career more than four decades ago. Two of Hamill’s co-stars, Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran, are also slated to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater on March 4.

Among those also scheduled to present are Armie Hammer, who co-stars in the Best Picture nominee “Call Me By Your Name” and Tony and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) who is featured in the upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns.” Also on the list are Gina Rodriguez, Wes Studi and Zendaya.

Perhaps most intriguing is the inclusion of 1954 Best Supporting Actress winner Eva Marie Saint.
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Geoffrey Rush & Armie Hammer in Official Us Trailer for 'Final Portrait'

"Your whole life can be swallowed up..." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a new official Us trailer for the film Final Portrait, which was one of my favorites from last year's Berlin Film Festival. Glad it's finally hitting Us theaters soon. The film stars Geoffrey Rush as accomplished Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, an eccentric painter and sculptor who lived in Paris for the the last years of his life. The story is all about his friendship with an American journalist named James Lord, played by Armie Hammer, who visited in the 1960s. Giacometti asked Lord to sit down for a portrait, to be finished in only a few days, but it ends up going on and on for months - his final portrait. This also stars Clémence Poésy and Tony Shalhoub. I wrote in my review from last year's Berlinale: "Rush gives such an outstanding performance, it's compelling and thoroughly enjoyable to watch him.
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Peter Travers' Oscar Picks and Predictions for 2018

Peter Travers' Oscar Picks and Predictions for 2018
In what's shaping up as the most exciting and competitive Oscar night in years, Academy voters find themselves faced with making decisions that reflect the startling changes happening in the world we live in. Time's up for actresses playing victims, as warriors take the lead in films that celebrate female strength and independence. A female director – Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) – and a black man – Jordan Peele (Get Out) – find themselves breaking barriers in categories in which they are usually sidelined. The contentious Trump era finds its questionable politics taken to
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Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill Among Those Announced in Second Round of Oscars Presenters

Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill Among Those Announced in Second Round of Oscars Presenters
Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker are among the second round of presenters for the 2018 Academy Awards.

The new crop of celebrity announcers includes Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin- Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.

“Together, these artists represent some of the most beloved movies of our generation,” said Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “It’s an honor to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”

The first round of presenters was announced last week and included past winners like Mahershala Ali, who took home last
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Jennifer Lawrence on 'Hot' Timothée Chalamet: '[I'm] Buttering Him Up Like a Pig for Slaughter'

Jennifer Lawrence on 'Hot' Timothée Chalamet: '[I'm] Buttering Him Up Like a Pig for Slaughter'
Jennifer Lawrence revealed she has a crush on Timothée Chalamet, gushing over Call Me By Your Name star recently.

“ buttering him up like a pig for slaughter,” the Red Sparrow star, 27, joked to Entertainment Tonight, adding that she’s waiting for the 22-year-old star to “get a little older” before making a move.

“I’m going to swing right in there as soon as he’s, like, 30,” she said, before asking, “He’s old enough to say that, right? He’s over 18?”

She added with a laugh, “What if I was like, ‘He’s hot!’ and he’s 15?”

Chalamet earned
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The 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor race

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The 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor raceThe 2018 Oscars: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor raceJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia2/20/2018 10:21:00 Am

Are you following the awards race and want to enter our Pick the Winners contest, but don't have time to see every nominated performance? We're breaking down the front-runners and underdogs to help you make accurate choices in any Oscar pool! Today we're giving you a rundown of the performances nominated for Best Actor.

The nominees are: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Previous Nominations: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Best Actor)

Oldman is definitely the front-runner in this race, having already taken home the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild trophies for his turn as Winston Churchill in the WWII drama. The Academy loves to reward actors who undergo a physical transformation, whether it's gaining weight, losing weight, or enduring hours
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Why Call Me By Your Name should win the 2018 best picture Oscar

Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous coming-of-age tale oozes nostalgic melancholy and avoids the cliches in many films about gay love

Is Hollywood really changing? Or is just going through poses, like a self-conscious teenager at an outdoor disco in 1980s Italy? If Call Me By Your Name wins best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, we’ll have our answer.

Luca Guadagnino’s film tells the story of two young men falling in love, but it’s also an irresistible seduction in itself. One which began before the film’s official release, with a flirtatious clip of Armie Hammer dancing, and continues over the course of a long Italian summer. Like young grad student Oliver (Hammer) and Elio (Timothée Chalamet), the 17-year-old son of his professor-host, we contentedly while away the film’s running time, discussing art and politics in whichever European language feels right, going for long bike rides,
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A24 and Rt Features Reuniting with The Witch Director Robert Eggers for New Fantasy Horror Movie The Lighthouse, Starring Robert Pattinson

After teaming up with Robert Eggers for his renowned 2015 film, The Witch, Rt Features and A24 will reunite with the visionary filmmaker for his next movie, a horror fantasy film called The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson:

Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA) February 15, 2018 - Rt Features and A24 announced today they will reteam with Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse, the renowned filmmaker’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Witch. The new project is a fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths, and will go into production this spring. Robert Pattinson, coming off his highly touted performance for Good Time, has joined the project.

The script was written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers. Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and will produce, alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 acquired worldwide rights and will distribute the film in the U.
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Oscar Watch: "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) Starring Armie Hammer And Timothee Chalamet

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A Look At 2017 Films Nominated For Prominent Oscars

By Lee Pfeiffer

Director Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me by Your Name" has been winning plaudits from critics and has earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The lyrical love story between two closeted gay men is set in Italy in 1983.Timothée Chalamet plays Elio, a 17 year-old Jewish-American high school student who is also of Italian heritage. He lives a seemingly idyllic life in a villa located in rural Italy. He's a brilliant student, able to converse in multiple languages and also displays stunning musical talents.His father (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a professor of archaeology who annually invites a graduate student to spend six weeks at the villa to assist in cataloging materials pertaining to excavations of historical finds. This year's student is Oliver (wonderfully played by Armie Hammer), a hunky, charismatic American who arrives at the villa and takes over Elio's bedroom,
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ House Goes Up for Sale

‘Call Me by Your Name’ House Goes Up for Sale
The house that serves as the central setting for Luca ’s Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” is up for sale.

The Perlman family home, located in Lombardy, Italy, is on the market for $2.7 million, according to a listing on Home & Loft. The property is where Elio and Oliver, played by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer respectively, meet and fall in love in the movie.

The listing dates the construction of the villa around the 16th century. According to Elle Decor, the building, which has 14 bedrooms and seven bathrooms, was originally a fortress before it was converted into a home.

Guadagnino told the New York Times that he briefly considered buying the villa before he came across the “Call Me by Your Name” script. The movie includes interior shots of the rustic property, mainly the conjoined room Chalamet and Hammer’s characters share, as well as the grassy exterior where the men playfully flirt.

The drama, based
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Wim Wenders Takes on Pope Francis in ‘A Man of His Word’ for Focus Features

Wim Wenders Takes on Pope Francis in ‘A Man of His Word’ for Focus Features
Focus Features is jumping into documentaries in a big way. First they scooped up Morgan Neville’s Sundance breakout profile of Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” for June release. Now they’re opening Wim Wenders’ latest documentary, “Pope Francis — A Man of His Word,” for May 18. (This date suggests a likely global debut at Cannes.)

Producer Alessandro Lo Monaco worked closely with the Vatican on Gianfranco Pannone’s documentary about the Vatican’s Swiss Guard. The Vatican approached him about co-producing a documentary about the outspoken Pope Francis, who seeks to communicate directly with the people. Lo Monaco turned to three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders (“Buena Vista Social Club,” “Pina,” and “Salt of the Earth”).

When world sales agent Cinetic Media brought together “A Man of His Word” and Focus Features, chairman Peter Kujawski jumped on board. The documentary delves into the Pope’s relationship to his namesake,
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Wim Wenders Takes on Pope Francis in ‘A Man of His Word’ for Focus Features

Wim Wenders Takes on Pope Francis in ‘A Man of His Word’ for Focus Features
Focus Features is jumping into documentaries in a big way. First they scooped up Morgan Neville’s Sundance breakout profile of Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” for June release. Now they’re opening Wim Wenders’ latest documentary, “Pope Francis — A Man of His Word,” for May 18. (This date suggests a likely global debut at Cannes.)

Producer Alessandro Lo Monaco worked closely with the Vatican on Gianfranco Pannone’s documentary about the Vatican’s Swiss Guard. The Vatican approached him about co-producing a documentary about the outspoken Pope Francis, who seeks to communicate directly with the people. Lo Monaco turned to three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders (“Buena Vista Social Club,” “Pina,” and “Salt of the Earth”).

When world sales agent Cinetic Media brought together “A Man of His Word” and Focus Features, chairman Peter Kujawski jumped on board. The documentary delves into the Pope’s relationship to his namesake,
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Timothée Chalamet Smolders in GQ Cover Photo Shoot

Timothée Chalamet Smolders in GQ Cover Photo Shoot
Oscars 2018 nominee Timothée Chalamet has fans swooning with a GQ March 2018 cover shoot that many fans are calling the perfect Valentine's Day present. The 22-year-old, who is nominated for his first Oscar for his role as Armie Hammer's character's love interest in Call Me By Your Name and also appears in the nominated film Lady Bird, is making a name for himself not only for his acclaimed acting skills but also for his smoldering good looks. Just ask Twitter. GQ's photo spread, which includes a photo of Chalamet lounging on a luxurious sofa with a Puli dog—the same breed owned by Mark Zuckerberg, and accompanying article on Chalament was released...
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Michael Keaton To Star In ‘What Is Life Worth’

MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award® winner David Frankel’s (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth. Additional casting is currently underway. Academy Award® winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen and Max Borenstein and Bard Dorros. Kim Fox will executive produce along with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Riverstone is financing.

Based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg, the Black List script is penned by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so,
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Michael Keaton Targets 9/11 Lawyer Biopic What Is Life Worth

MadRiver Pictures announced today that Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) is in negotiations to star in Academy Award winner David Frankel's (The Devil Wears Prada, Collateral Beauty) true-life biographical drama, What Is Life Worth. Additional casting is currently underway. Academy Award&#174 winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) will produce alongside Marc Butan, Sean Sorensen and Max Borenstein and Bard Dorros. Kim Fox will executive produce along with Riverstone's Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Riverstone is financing.

Based on the acclaimed memoir by Kenneth Feinberg, the Black List script is penned by Max Borenstein. What Is Life Worth is an Erin Brockovich/Spotlight-type story of Ken Feinberg, a powerful insider D.C. lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund, who in almost 3 years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds and in doing so,
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10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2018

10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2018
Meryl Streep made a movie, so of course she was nominated! All kidding aside, the 2018 The Academy Awards nominations did bring some welcome surprises and by most accounts, several steps toward much needed inclusion for an industry and an institution at a tipping point with "OscarsSoWhite" and "MeToo." Of course, any year's list of Oscar nominees won't be without its omissions, glaring and otherwise. Here we'll take a look at the 10 Biggest Oscar Snubs of 2018.

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for The Post.

Golden Globes host Seth Meyers joked about Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg and their formidable award season shoo-in status, yet The Post only ended up producing an Academy Award nomination for one of them. Hanks has won twice (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump) but hasn't been nominated since Castaway in 2001.

Holly Hunter and The Big Sick.

The Academy often isn't kind to comedies, which made the
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