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Ethan Hawke talks Linklater, River Phoenix and Sony

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Actor and writer discusses career (and Sony hack) at BAFTA retrospective.

Ethan Hawke has said that he is “grateful” for the dialogue roused by the cancellation of The Interview’s release, commenting that censorship “makes writing important”.

In a retrospective of his career at a BAFTA, the Training Day and Before Sunset star said: “Two things are to blame for that censorship: the weakness of Sony and the scumbags who are threatening people. It creates an interesting dialogue for us, so in a way I’m grateful to it.

“The second they censored that movie and the second these terrorists say they’re going to kill somebody: wow, you’ve just made that piece of art important. There’s something awesome about that. Now everybody in the world wants to see that movie, and they will.”

Hawke spoke at length about his body of work with director Richard Linklater. “My career and Rick’s are forever entwined »

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Den Of Geek Book Club: In Glorious Technicolour!

14 December 2014 4:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Francine Stock's exploration of the way film has entered our lives is Aliya's non-fiction choice for this month's Book Club...

There are lots of different ways to talk about films. There’s film as an art form, in which people try to objectively discuss how the director makes a statement by manipulating sounds and images. There’s film as a historical document – why was it made at that time? What does it say about what was happening in society? And there’s film on a totally subjective level, where you just like what you like; whether it’s important artistically or historically or in any other way is not the point.

It’s rare to come across a book that attempts to address film on all three of those levels at the same time, but In Glorious Technicolor! gives it a good shot. It’s described in the introduction as, »

- louisamellor

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Google Play’s 2014 Stars: ‘Frozen,’ ‘Frozen’ Again, #Tfios And ‘The Walking Dead’

11 December 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

‘Tis the season for lists: Two days after Facebook and Google unit YouTube released their 2014 Top 10s, the Google Play online store has come out with its best-selling movies, TV shows, books, apps, music and more. And what’s at the top: AMC’s ratings monster The Walking Dead, Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen and … the soundtrack for Frozen.

In fact, the store’s biggest music trend this year was movie soundtracks, and not just for Frozen, whose soundtrack perched at the top of everyone’s sales charts for more than three months. The soundtracks for Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, The Lego Movie and even 2013’s The Great Gatsby also were big sellers on Google Play.

One poignant note: the most searched-for actor on the site for the year was Robin Williams, the beloved comedian and Oscar-winning actor who killed himself this summer. No doubt plenty of »

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Ethan Hawke on 'Boyhood' awards success: 'I feel like we crashed the party'

10 December 2014 7:48 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Boyhood" has been steamrolling in the critics phase of the awards season, something we all saw coming. But today the film received some real, tangible love from an actual industry organization: the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette were chalked up in the supporting races, while the film's cast was nominated in the ensemble category. For Hawke, it all makes for the biggest of cherries on top of a hugely fulfilling creative endeavor. "I've done eight movies with Richard Linklater," the actor says by telephone. "I met him when I was 24 years old at a time in my life when I felt as excited about acting as I imagine Peyton Manning feels about the Super Bowl. I was dedicating my life to it. I was so interested in it. And he was a peer that was as interested in the kind of naturalism that I was into, »

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‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke to Receive Award at Santa Barbara Film Fest

9 December 2014 7:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke have been honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2015 American Riviera Award, marking the first time the distinction has been awarded to two honorees. The tribute will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Arlington Theatre.

“To honor Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for Sbiff,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “Both have careers filled with significant achievements both on and off camera including their roles in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ — which features some of the most unique performances of the year in a project they worked on for over a dozen years — and proves that they’re artists that continue to evolve and inspire us.”

The American Riviera Award is given to actors and directors who have had a strong influence on American cinema, with previous honorees including Robert Redford (2014), Quentin Tarantino (2013), Martin Scorsese »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette & Ethan Hawke Set For Santa Barbara Honor

9 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival said today that the pair will receive its 2015 American Riviera Award, which recognizes actors who have had a strong influence on American cinema. Marking the first time the honor will go to multiple recipients, Boyhood stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke will receive a tribute to their long careers. The awards will be presented February 5 at the Arlington Theatre during the 30th annual event up the California coast.

In addition to awards favorite Boyhood — which famously was shot over a 12-year span — Arquette’s long list of credits includes turns for such top directors as Martin Scorsese (Bringing Out The Dead), John Madden (Ethan Frome), Tony Scott (True Romance), Michel Gondry’s (Human Nature), Tim Burton (Ed Wood), David O. Russell (Flirting With Disaster) and David Lynch (Lost Highway). She won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood and »

- The Deadline Team

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Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley on Their Early Roles and Handling Criticism

2 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ethan Hawke and Keira Knightley both achieved fame at a young age; he for “Dead Poet’s Society” and she for “Bend It Like Beckham.” The pair have since moved on to successful careers as adults, and they reflect on their early roles — and how they handle criticism.

Knightley: What was the first role that made you feel like you were an actor?

Hawke: That question is tinged with a little sadness, because I was 18, in “Dead Poets Society” (with) Robin Williams. He wrote on a chalkboard: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.” And there’s a scene where he was supposed to drag a poem out of my character. We did this scene, and slowly Robin is just spinning me around and talking, and suddenly this poem was supposed to come out. And there was just kind of a weird high that I had when the day was over, »

- Variety Staff

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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Wrote This Song for His Son - And Now the Remix Will Help Fight AIDS

24 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When your dad is a mega-producer, songwriter and the lead singer of OneRepublic, you can be fairly certain that you might have a song written about you at some point - so it's no surprise Ryan Tedder's 4-year-old son Copeland Cruz can already cross that one off his bucket list. OneRepublic is working on a global campaign with Coca-Cola and (Red), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate AIDS. The group will be releasing an original (Red) remix of their single "I Lived" from their 2013 album Native, and all proceeds »

- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios

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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Wrote This Song for His Son - And Now the Remix Will Help Fight AIDS

24 November 2014 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When your dad is a mega-producer, songwriter and the lead singer of OneRepublic, you can be fairly certain that you might have a song written about you at some point - so it's no surprise Ryan Tedder's 4-year-old son Copeland Cruz can already cross that one off his bucket list. OneRepublic is working on a global campaign with Coca-Cola and (Red), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate AIDS. The group will be releasing an original (Red) remix of their single "I Lived" from their 2013 album Native, and all proceeds »

- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios

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BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective

19 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will fete Ethan Hawke with a career retrospective on Dec. 18.

The event is part of “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,” a series of onstage interviews in which “some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft,” BAFTA said.

The series has previously hosted Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, among others. Recordings of previous events in the series are available at http://guru.bafta.org/features/a-life-in-pictures.

Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in “Dead Poets Society,” since when he has starred in more than 40 films, including “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca,” “Great Expectations,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Purge” and “Woman in the Fifth.” In 2002, his role in “Training Day,” opposite Denzel Washington, earned him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor.

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Ethan Hawke to Discuss Career at BAFTA Event

19 November 2014 3:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ethan Hawke with be the subject of an upcoming BAFTA A Life in Pictures event that will provide a retrospective of his career. The event will be held in London on Dec. 18. The three-time Oscar nominee will be onstage to talk through his career and craft from the 1980s with Explorers and Dead Poets Society, right through to his acclaimed turn in Richard Linklater’s 2014 indie hit Boyhood and self-directed doc Seymour. Read more James McAvoy Takes Best Actor Crown at BAFTA Scotland Awards BAFTA’s long-running A Life In Pictures program has previous featured interviews with

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Robin Williams' Death Officially Ruled Suicide; No Substance Abuse Detected

7 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Robin Williams' tragic death in August has officially been ruled a suicide by hanging, and neither drugs nor alcohol were found to have played a part in the suicide.

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The Marin County, Calif. coroner released a statement declaring Williams’ death a suicide on Friday. The coroner also noted that illegal drugs and alcohol were not involved in the actor and comedian’s suicide. Prescription drugs were found in “therapeutic concentrations,” according to the coroner’s statement.

Williams was found dead on the morning of August 11 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. At the time, Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd said in a press conference that it was believed he had died of a suicide by hanging.

For years, Williams had publicly battled alcoholism and depression. In recent years, he had been living a sober life, but he was still deeply affected by depression. »

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Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory

7 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of “The Streets of New York,” an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault’s 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch a glimpse of one of the show’s actors: the 24-year-old Norman Lloyd.

Next July, you can see the 99-year-old Lloyd in the Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck,” which shot on location in New York this summer and in which Lloyd plays, by his own admission, “a lecherous old man.” In between those unlikely bookends is a career that has quite literally spanned the 20th century and edged into the 21st, during which Lloyd has shared the stage, »

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Remembering Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Pena and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in October

3 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Peer Augustinski (1940-2014) - German voice actor. He voiced most of Robin Williams's parts in German dubs, including Mrs. DoubtfireAladdinDead Poets SocietyHookGood Will Hunting and Good Morning, Vietnam. He also voiced Woody in the German versions of the Toy Story movies. He died on October 3. (Suddeutsche) Ox Baker (1934-2014) - Professional wrestler turned actor. He is best known for fighting Snake Plissken in Escape from...

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Ethan Hawke reflects on his career at Nyff celebration

1 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For Ethan Hawke, the past two years have resulted in a series of culminations. Last year, Before Midnight, which closed out his trilogy with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Boyhood, which he made with Linklater over 12 years, premiered there this year. And now he's celebrating the completion of his documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, as it makes stops at various film festivals. So it makes sense that Hawke was prone to look backwards when feted at the New York Film Festival during its "An Evening With..." event. "It's feeling like a shedding of a skin of some kind, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Robin Williams season for Mind at Prince Charles Cinema

1 October 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square has announced a Robin Williams season in memory of the actor who passed away in August.

Six of the actor's films will be screened in November and December to raise awareness and funds for mental health charity Mind.

Last month, the cinema raised £2,700 for Mind with special screenings of Williams's Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.

Director of fundraising at Mind Kathleen Miles said: "We have all been genuinely touched by the generosity of Prince Charles Cinema, and their wonderful audience, who have dug deep to support Mind as they celebrate the remarkable career of Robin Williams.

"Depression is a very real illness, which can affect anybody regardless of their age, gender, ethnic group, profession or social status, and money raised during the Prince Charles Cinema Robin Williams season will help Mind to be there for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. »

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Matthew McConaughey Won’t Return for Magic Mike Sequel, Khloe Kardashian May Be Getting Back with Lamar Odom + More of Today’s First Dibs

18 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Magic Mike Xxl director confirms the absence of Matthew McConaughey, Khloe Kardashian may be reconciling with Lamar Odom, Saturday Night Live gets a familiar face to announce the show, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Sorry, ladies, but we won’t be seeing Matthew McConaughey (or his delicious abs) in Magic Mike Xxl. [Time] Is Khloe Kardashian thinking about reuniting with Lamar Odom? [Naughty but Nice Rob] Saturday Night Live‘s longest tenured cast member, Darrell Hammond, will return to replace the late Don Pardo as the show’s announcer. [Just Jared] Melissa Rivers will give a tribute to her late mother Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. [Harpers Bazaar] Kate Middleton cancels a trip to Malta due to morning sickness. [Access Hollywood] As his days playing professional baseball are dwindling, Derek Jeter ventures around the Bronx to the sounds of Frank Sinatra in this new Gatorade ad. The 7th Heaven cast reunited for the first time in eight years. [TV Guide] Robin Williams »

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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