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The American Film Institute Announces Its Red Carpet Centerpiece Galas And Special Screenings

11 October 2012 12:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced its red carpet Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings . comprised of award season contenders and the year.s most highly anticipated works from film masters, moving image icons and breakthrough talents . for AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi. This year.s line up includes feature films of iconic figures such as President Abraham Lincoln, prolific filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac, as well as non-fiction and inspired-by stories about the Central Park Five and West of Memphis teenagers, Southeast Asia tsunami survivors and much more.

As previously announced, the World Premiere of Hitchcock (Dir Sacha Gervasi) is the Opening Night Gala and the World Premiere of Lincoln (Dir Steven Spielberg) is the Closing Night Gala.

The Centerpiece Galas are Life Of Pi in 3D (Dir Ang Lee); On The Road (Dir Walter Salles);Rise Of The Guardians in 3D (Dir Peter Ramsey »

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"I Know What You Did Last Summer" Cast -- Then & Now!

10 September 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ryan Phillippe turns 38 today -- and to celebrate, we're taking a look back at the film that helped make him a breakout star: "I Know What You Did Last Summer."Though he first burst onto the scene playing gay teen Billy Douglas on "One Life to Live," the 1997 horror flick was one of Ryan's first major movie roles.And he's not the only one whose career the success of the freaky flick helped!Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt were hardly household names when the movie started filming in March 1997. The first episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" hadn't even aired yet when Gellar was cast and Hewitt was only known for her TV roles on "Kids Incorporated" and "Party of Five."The movie also starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and, randomly, Johnny Galecki.Check out the gallery above to see how the cast has aged »

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Russell Brand told off by co-star

2 August 2012 8:01 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Russell Brand was reportedly told off by Billy Connolly after he refused to start filming until a wardrobe girl flashed her breasts at him. The comedian's demand delayed shooting on the first day for two hours, so the assistant eventually gave in for the sake of the schedule. The 37-year-old - who had a stint in sex rehab - was filming Eric Idle's musical 'What About Dick?' in Los Angeles with fellow comedians Billy, 69, and Eddie Izzard, 50. A source told The Sun newspaper: 'It was just a bit of fun. Billy got annoyed when he found out and gave Russell a stern ticking off.' The insider continued: 'Russell tried to persuade a wardrobe assistant to show him »

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Wamg At The Brave Press Day

22 June 2012 5:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hi guys! Melissa here with a Brave new tale. This week I had the chance to attend the Brave press day Monday, June 18th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. Kelly Macdonald (Merida), Kevin McKidd (Lord MacGruffin and Yound MacGruffing), and Craig Ferguson (Lord Macintosh) were all present, as well as Mark Andrews (Director) and Katherine Sarafian (Producer). Below, you will find the Q&A from Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, and Craig Ferguson.

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney.Pixar.s .Brave. follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of »

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Pixar's Brave step with a feisty fairytale

6 April 2012 3:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ben Child watches thirty minutes of Pixar's first fairytale and finds a courageous story with a feminist and Scottish twist

You might expect a studio with films of the quality of Up, Wall-e, Ratatouille and Toy Story 3 to be excused for making the odd turkey, yet there are still those who haven't forgiven Pixar for churning out the distinctly average Cars 2 last year. They're the studio that are often seen as the antidote to bland Hollywood commercialism, so Cars 2's vapidity stuck in the craw of critics almost as much as the sudden availability of entire fleets of branded merchandise. The good news is that the Emeryville-based production company's latest offering, Brave, has the feel of a stout-hearted return to form, one that doesn't look like a strong candidate for a cynical marketing drive.

On paper, the movie appears an easy target for cynics. It began life under a different director, »

- Ben Child

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Billy Connolly makes art debut

15 March 2012 7:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedy veteran showcases Born on a Rainy Day, a collection of contemporary pen and ink drawings

After more than 40 years in stand-up comedy, music and acting, Billy Connolly has turned his hand to contemporary art.

The comedian on Wednesday unveiled to the world a series of pen and ink drawings called Born on a Rainy Day, the result of two years of sketching.

It was an interest that came to him late in life, he said. "Art, for me, bears no relation to comedy or music. My art is pure and 'unjudged'. I am creating it for myself – it is personal and private whereas with a film, comedy show or music you expect people to be critiquing, watching, assessing. Art is different; it liberates you."

Prints of Connolly's drawings will go on sale via Castle Galleries.

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[Casting] - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - Billy Connolly Signs on

15 February 2012 6:05 AM, PST | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Billy Connolly is joining the cast of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic "The Hobbit". The announcement was made by Jackson, who directed all three "The Lord Of The Rings" films and is currently in production on "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There And Back Again", with the films shooting back-to-back in New Zealand. In the films, Connolly ("The Last Samurai", "Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events") will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. Peter Jackson welcomed the news of Connolly to Middle-earth: "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into »

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'Hobbit' Gains Its Final Cast Member: Billy Connolly

9 February 2012 10:14 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Better late than never! Even though Peter Jackson and the rest of the cast of "The Hobbit" have been busy filming the upcoming two films in New Zealand, there were still apparently characters left to be cast. But no longer.

Deadline is reporting that Billy Connolly has come on board to play the role of Dain Ironfoot. The dwarf warrior is the second cousin of head dwarf Thorin Oakenshield. The reason that Connolly was able to sign on so late in the game is because the character of Dain only has a small role in "The Hobbit," and likely will only appear in the second "Hobbit" film, "There and Back Again," which comes out in 2013.

Though Dain has a larger role in the "Lord of the Rings" mythology, in "The Hobbit" he only appears after Thorin asks him to help the dwarves on their quest to reclaim Erebor. After he receives Thorin's request, »

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Billy Connolly Joins the Cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

9 February 2012 10:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Director Peter Jackson has announced that Scottish comedian, presenter and actor Billy Connolly (Fido, Brave) has joined the cast of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again as Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield, being portrayed by Richard Armitage.

Press Release:

Billy Connolly Joins The Hobbit Cast

Los Angeles, CA—February 8, 2012—Billy Connolly is joining the cast of Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “The Hobbit.” The announcement was made today by Jackson, who directed all three “The Lord of the Rings” films and is currently in production on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” with the films shooting back-to-back in New Zealand.

In the films, Connolly (“The Last Samurai,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”) will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. »

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Billy Connolly gets dwarfed in The Hobbit

9 February 2012 8:06 AM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

When one thinks of Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly, one typically doesn't imagine him as standing somewhere between 3 and 4-foot-tall. Nevertheless, Connolly will appear as a warrior from the race of Middle-earth's dwarves in the pair of The Hobbit movies, now currently shooting in New Zealand under the director of Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings).

Connolly's character is named Dain Ironfoot. He's a cousin to Thorin Oakenshield (played in the films by Richard Armitage), and Dain is also considered a mighty warrior by his people.

"We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself," said the director in a studio issued press release. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

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Billy Connolly becomes the latest cast member of 'The Hobbit'

9 February 2012 6:59 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Scottish stand up comedian and actor Billy Connolly has become the latest person to be cast in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." Billy will fill the role great dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot, the cousin of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage).Director Peter Jackson couldn't hide his excitement at the casting of Billy Connolly and also confirmed that the cast for "The Hobbit" was now complete;.We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of .The Hobbit. is now complete. We can.t wait to see him on the Battlefield!."The Hobbit" is being split into two movies with "The Hobbit: »

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Peter Jackson concludes “Hobbit” casting with Billy Connolly

9 February 2012 6:49 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: You would think that Peter Jackson had buttoned up his “Hobbit” casting, given the fact that filming has been underway for weeks (maybe months) now, and we’ve already seen extended footage and a full trailer.

But the great Billy Connolly has landed a key role, according to a press release, and should finalize the casting on what’s without question one of the most anticipated one-two punch for 2012 and ’13.

Connolly will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield, in Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.”

“We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself,” Jackson said in a statement to THR. “With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of ‘The Hobbit’ is now complete. We can »

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Billy Connolly to star as dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in The Hobbit

9 February 2012 5:14 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Billy Connolly is going from Big Yin (his Scottish nickname) to badass dwarf as he completes the cast of Peter Jackson's big-screen version of The Hobbit.

The comedian and actor will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior, in the two-part prequel to Jrr Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings.

Jackson won huge acclaim and massive box office success for the original Rings trilogy.

He confirmed the casting for Ironfoot - a cousin of Thorin Oakenshield, to be played by Richard Armitage - in an interview.

Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter: "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself.

"With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the battlefield."

Martin Freeman is starring in the lead role of hobbit Bilbo Baggins, »

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Billy Connolly Joins Cast Of The Hobbit

9 February 2012 4:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bringing yet another Jrr Tolkien adaptation to life, Peter Jackson is hard at work on his newest project The Hobbit. And the final addition to the team is no other than Billy Connolly, who has been cast in the role of Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. “We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the battlefield!”

Director Jackson and partner Fran Walsh, however, have also been busy on other accounts. Taking a short break from filming in New Zealand, they went to Sundance to introduce the film West Of Memphis, a documentary about the West Memphis 3. The film was a big hit at the festival, »

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Billy Connolly Joins The Hobbit

9 February 2012 2:22 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Billy Connolly has just joined the cast of "The Hobbit," the two films that Peter Jackson has been shooting. The actor is set to play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself," said Jackson. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of 'The Hobbit' is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!" "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is set to hit theaters on December 14th. The sequel, called "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," will follow on December 13th, 2013. »

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Billy Connelly To Play Dain Ironfoot in The Hobbit

9 February 2012 1:18 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Despite being almost a year into production and still with plenty of time left to go in front of cameras (filming doesn’t end until July time), Peter Jackson is still casting his two-part, 3D epic The Hobbit.

Deadline say Scottish Comedian and actor Billy Connolly is set to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in the film, what we hear is the last role cast and probably this late in the day a character who mostly appears in The Hobbit: There And Back Again, the second part of the Lotr prequel saga.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s work Ironfoot joins The Battle of the Five Armies at the request of his cousin, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) but ironically he features a little bit more in The Lord of the Rings books than he does in The Hobbit. Is this Jackson further merging The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings together?

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Connolly Rounds Out The Hobbit Cast

9 February 2012 12:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Peter Jackson has completed the star-studded cast of The Hobbit after signing up Billy Connolly to play a dwarf warrior.

The Gulliver's Travels actor will tackle the role of Dain Ironfoot and joins Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom in the director's Lord of the Rings prequel.

Jackson tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself.

"With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is scheduled to hit theatres in December. »

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'The Hobbit': Billy Connolly cast as dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot

8 February 2012 10:36 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Scottish actor-comedian Billy Connolly has been cast in "The Hobbit." He'll be playing dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot, who is Thorin Oakenshield's cousin. Director Peter Jackson said in a statement, "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of "The Hobbit" is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

If you'd like to geek out for a moment, here is the info on Dain. He's one of the Dwarves greatest warriors. He's the son of Nain, the grandson of Gror, the youngest son of Dain I if Durin's folk. Following his grandfather's death, Dain was created lord of the Dwarves of Iron Hills. After the death of Thorin Oakenshield, he succeeded Thorin as King Under the Mountain.

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey »

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Billy Connolly Is In The Hobbit

8 February 2012 10:31 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We thought that the complex series of strings, ropes, pulleys, bells and tin cans we had strung around the office to warn us whenever Peter Jackson cast someone new in the Hobbit films would finally have fallen silent since they’ve long gone into production. But nope: we were rudely jangled from a pleasant lull today by the clattering noise that Billy Connolly has been added to the sprawling Hobbit ensemble.Jackson released a statement to the Heat Vision Blog today announcing that Connolly was on board. “We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly (sic), the Big Yin himself," the director enthuses. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of The Hobbit is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the battlefield!"Complete, the man says. We won’t believe it until »

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Billy Connolly Joins the Journey of 'The Hobbit'

8 February 2012 5:57 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The treacherous expedition to Lonely Mountain has gained another traveler.

It's definitely the more the merrier when it comes to "The Hobbit," as "Boondock Saints" star Billy Connolly has joined director Peter Jackson's two-part Tolkien adaptation, according to Deadline.

Connolly joins the campaign to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug in the role of Dain Ironfoot, a fearsome Dwarf warrior and cousin to Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). He's also the final actor to be cast in "The Hobbit."

"We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself," said Jackson in an official press release. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of 'The Hobbit' is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the Battlefield!”

Connolly's casting comes after Jackson has already »

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