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‘Cowboys & Aliens’ – Press conference report

13 August 2011 12:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

If you saw our pictures from the premiere, then you’ll know that director Jon Favreau, stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford, and producer/writer Roberto Orci are in London promoting Cowboys & Aliens. We went along to the press conference to get some insight into the film, its production and the cast…

Which side this movie appealed to you more, the cowboy side or the alien side?

Jon Favreau: I grew up watching Science Fiction. I was first exposed to the Western through Science Fiction. I grew up with Star Wars, I’m part of that generation, and (George) Lucas drew a lot of inspiration from Kurosawa, and Kurosawa drew a lot of inspiration from John Ford. Spielberg is a huge John Ford fan as well. As you learn more about directing you appreciate the Western more. It was a great opportunity to do a large scale Western, »

- Maahin

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30 of the Sexiest Cowboys

1 August 2011 12:07 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Cowboys & Aliens" rode to the top of the box office this past weekend (tying with "The Smurfs"), so "Extra" is highlighting those sexy men of the West - be they old or new! Yee haw!

30 Sexy CowboysDaniel Craig in 'Cowboys & Aliens'

As Jake Lonergan, Craig is the latest Hollywood star to play a ruggedly handsome cowboy from the Old West.

Kurt Russell in 'Tombstone'

Role: The famed lawman Wyatt Earp Best line: "I »

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Exclusive: Brendan Wayne Talks Cowboys & Aliens

26 July 2011 2:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brendan Wayne discusses Cowboys and Aliens, following in the Western footsteps of his grandfather John Wayne, and more

Brendan Wayne, grandson of legendary Western actor John Wayne, is taking on the genre that made his family name famous with director Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, in theaters this Friday.

After appearing in such fare as Hotel for Dogs, Fast & Furious, and Couples Retreat, this modest member of Hollywood royalty has decided to jump on a horse and show what he is truly made of. In Cowboys & Aliens, Brendan Wayne plays Charlie Lyle, deputy to the town's sheriff John Taggart (Keith Carradine). We recently caught up with Brendan to find out what it was like for him to truly become part of the Wayne legacy.

Here is our conversation.

What can you tell us about Charlie Lyle and his place within Cowboys & Aliens? I understand that your character is pretty integral to the storyline. »

- MovieWeb

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Harrison Ford Discusses Almost Skipping Cowboys and Aliens; Calls it "Genius" in New Featurette

17 July 2011 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Harrison Ford's upcoming role of Colonel Dolarhyde in Cowboys and Aliens seems like a perfect fit for Ford — he gets to wear a hat, he fights aliens, the character is an antihero — but the movie is set in 1873 Arizona, making it Ford's first Western since 1979's The Frisco Kid. Ford had been looking for Western, the actor told Extra, but still, he almost didn't take the role.

I ready thirty pages and threw it across the room and said, "What the hell is this? There's nothing in this for me! I'm an actor!" Anyway, I told my agent, "Listen, I know there's not a lot going around these days, but..." [And] he said, "Go back and read the rest of it." And I did, and — I've always been looking for a Western — and, as I got deeper into it I sensed the complexity of the ambition of the piece a »

- Ryan Gowland

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