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Spielberg & Oprah Talk 'Hundred-Foot Journey' in New Featurette

8 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

When the first trailer for Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of The Hundred-Foot Journey debuted, quite a big deal was made by the fact that the film is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. And now the two entertainment powerhouses discuss the charming story of a clash between two different cultures who eventually find a way to co-exist. Helen Mirren plays a stuck up restaurant proprietor who is not too pleased when an Indian establishment opens up across the street. It looks a little cheesy, but it seems to have a lot of heart, and if the story has the approval of Spielberg, then it must have something to it. Here's the new featurette for Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey from the film's YouTube: The Hundred-Foot Journey is directed by Lasse Hallström (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules, Safe Haven), from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, »

- Ethan Anderton

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DiCaprio + Iñárritu = ???

16 April 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

I am not, in any way according to the Internet, a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. Never mind that I saw him first and was proselytizing about his gift for at least ten years after seeing the double whammy of This Boy's Life and What's Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993. Alas, I have no proof of this fact as I was not writing for the internet at the time. But, it is true that I began to sour on him starting with Gangs of New York (2002) the first obvious sign that he was quite fallible indeed and that maybe he needed to be, you know, directed, rather than coddled by the auteurs he blesses with his unusually foolproof bankability. I may be the only person alive who thinks his relationship with Martin Scorsese, The Departed aside, has not been good for developing his once prodigious talent. But at the risk of angering his devout legion again, »

- NATHANIEL R

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20 actors who almost got the part: Katniss, Loki, Bond, Batman

29 March 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With rumours flying about a new Indiana Jones and Disney reportedly closing in on their final choices for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the Hollywood casting machine is operating at an even higher temperature than usual.

You'll be familiar with some of these near-misses, but others are frankly astonishing. Which rapper almost took Matt Damon's role in Elysium? Which former Friends star was the first choice to front Men in Black? And why is Leonardo DiCaprio Christian Bale's nemesis? Read on...

Al Pacino - Star Wars

Pacino revealed during a Q&A session last year that the role of roguish smuggler Han Solo was "his for the taking" back in the '70s, but he turned it down because he didn't understand the script. Harrison Ford made the role iconic and ended up having his own issues with Lucas's script, famously telling the director "You can type this s**t, »

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Juliette Lewis at 40: 'I Quit My Bull-- at 22'

10 March 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Juliette Lewis is at a turning point. Admitting that most past news coverage about her was "usually about Brad Pitt or drug addiction, which hasn't been me since I was 22," she says, "I'm 40. I quit all my bulls--- at 22. There is growth. Get out of the past." At present, Lewis has two films at the SXSW arts fest in Austin: Kelly & Cat, which Variety in its review called an "inspired match-up of underserved veteran Juliette Lewis and breakout newcomer Jonny Weston," and writer-director Kat Candler's darkly emotional Hellion, which premiered Sunday and costars Josh Wiggins as a struggling teenager »

- Alicia C. Dennis

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The Answers to All Your Burning Oscar Questions (as Determined by Google Searches)

3 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every year, the Oscars are watched by a whole lot of people. Many of those people are not pop-culture experts. They have a lot of questions about the Oscars. Sometimes, they type these questions into Google. According to the search engine's internal analytics, these were Sunday night's five most-searched Oscar questions. We've done you the pleasure of answering them. (You're welcome.) 5. How many times has Leonardo DiCaprio been nominated?Leo has been nominated as an actor four times: Best Supporting Actor for What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and Best Actor for The Aviator, Blood Diamond and for The Wolf of Wall Street. »

- Nate Jones

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Oscars 2014: Poor Leo - Twitter reacts as DiCaprio misses out again

3 March 2014 1:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Always the bridesmaid... Leonardo DiCaprio again missed out on a Best Actor prize at the Oscars, losing last night to Matthew McConaughey.

Leo's virtuoso turn in The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't enough to win him the big prize, and it's not the first time.

The movies that never win Oscars: Harry Potter, James Bond, more

After a Best Supporting Actor nod way back in 1994 for What's Eating Gilbert Grape, he also got nominations for The Aviator (2005) and Blood Diamond (2007).

That's not to mention missing out on acting recognition from the Academy altogether for The Departed, Django Unchained, Inception, Revolutionary Road, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and and and...

McConaughey was a worthy winner for his performance in Dallas Buyer's Club, but that hasn't stopped the outpouring of "support" for Poor Leo on Twitter this morning.

[View the story "Oscars 2014: Poor Leo - Leonardo DiCaprio misses out again" on Storify]

Oscars 2014 - winners in pictures: »

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The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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When DiCaprio was scared to win an Oscar

19 February 2014 4:33 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, Feb 20: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recalls being terrified when he was nominated for his first Oscar award for his 1993's film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape".

The 39-year-old said that he was totally "shocked" by the nomination at the time and was hesitant to go on stage in front of so many people, reports contactmusic.com.

"Things just happened so quickly. Out of nowhere a nomination came about and I remember being completely shocked. My Leonardo-dicaprio-Whats-Eating-Gilbert-Grape-first-reaction was being terrified of ever having to go up onstage in front of a billion people," he told deadline.com.

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- Rahul Kapoor

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Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals He Turned Down Starring In "Hocus Pocus"

14 February 2014 6:02 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Leonardo DiCaprio was almost Max Dennison.In a new interview, the actor reveals he was offered the starring role in 1993 film "Hocus Pocus," a role that eventually went to Omri Katz after Leo turned it down.DiCaprio tells Variety he was offered "more money that I ever dreamed of" to take the part, but he held out so he could audition for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape.""I don't know where the hell I got the nerve," he says. "You live in an environment where you're influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron's hot. But if there's one thing I'm very proud of, it's being a young man who was sticking to my guns."The gamble paid off, as Leo got his first Academy Award nomination for his work as an autistic teen in the movie.And while he was a staple »

- tooFab Staff

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Like A Wolf: Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' To Star In 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

13 February 2014 12:30 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While "Titanic" is generally understood as the movie that launched Leonardo DiCaprio into the stratosphere, he had to make a few career moves to get there first. "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries" and "Romeo + Juliet" paved the way, but how would things have gone if he had done "Hocus Pocus"? It's a question for the ages, and the actor reveals that following "This Boy's Life," he was offered “more money than I ever dreamed of” to join Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in the Disney family movie about witches. But he turned down the mouse house to make "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" instead. “I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve,” he told Variety. “You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Hocus Pocus' for 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'

13 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Every successful actor has a breakout role that changes their career, and Leonardo DiCaprio is no different. DiCaprio, now up for his fourth Academy Award nomination for "The Wolf of Wall Street," earned his first Oscar nod for his portrayal of an autistic boy in 1993's "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," though the actor recently revealed that he almost took another role instead.

In an interview with Variety, DiCaprio discussed how he was at a crossroads following his critically-acclaimed turn opposite Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life." For his next film, the actor said he was offered "more money than I ever dreamed of" to take a part in "Hocus Pocus," a Halloween-centric, kid-friendly flick about three witches returned from the dead.

While the big budget Disney film, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi, would have meant a big payday and tons of exposure for DiCaprio, »

- Katie Roberts

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Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals What Movie He Turned Down Even After Being Offered "More Money Than I Ever Dreamed Of"

12 February 2014 10:33 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Talk about working one's magic. Sure, it's pretty much common knowledge that Leonardo DiCaprio passed on starring in Hocus Pocus, but the actor has now revealed in a new interview with Variety that he turned down the part of Max Dennison in the 1993 Halloween comedy despite being offered "more money than I ever dreamed of." It turns out he declined the gig because he was holding out for a part in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, a small indie that he hadn't even auditioned for yet. "I don't know where the hell I got the nerve," DiCaprio said. "You live in an environment where you're influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron's »

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Dallas Buyers Club Writer to Next Pen John D. Rockefeller Biopic

12 February 2014 1:32 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Relativity Media just acquired the film rights to Ron Chernow's book "Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller" and has hired director Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) to tell the story of America's first billionaire. Rockefeller was ruthless in building his company Standard Oil and spent thirty years dodging investigations into his business tactics until Teddy Roosevelt took him on. Rockefeller also turned into a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune. The script will be written by Craig Borten, who was just nominated for an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club." Borten says that there are plenty of similarities between "Dallas Buyers Club" protagonist Ron Woodruff and Rockefeller. "Each saw capitalism as a way to divide and conquer and accumulate but ultimately became most memorable for giving back," he explained. »

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20 Days Til Oscar (1993 Flashback)

10 February 2014 7:14 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Today's magic number is... 20! I couldn't find a statistic from this year's race involving the number 20 so what were Oscar fanatics like me (and you if you're weren't an infant) obsessing about 20 years ago in the Oscar race? 1993 was a fairly astonishing film year but there wasn't much drama in the Oscar race. Everyone knew that Tom Hanks and Holly Hunter would win the lead Oscars and the night would be all about Steven Spielberg with multiple wins for both Jurassic Park (recently revisted right here) and Schindler's List. Even Supporting Actor, in what one could argue was its best shortlist ever, didn't contain much drama. Though Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List)  and Leonardo DiCaprio (What's Eating Gilbert Grape?) were giving major star-is-born performances, it was pretty clear that the industry wanted to honor Tommy Lee Jones for his whole career and for co-starring in a huge hit (The Fugitive).

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- NATHANIEL R

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Martin Scorsese: 'Robert De Niro recommended Leonardo DiCaprio to me'

9 February 2014 12:39 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Martin Scorsese has recalled how he began working with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film duo were present at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where Scorsese was presented with the Cinema Vanguard Award.

Scorsese revealed during the Q&A that he first saw DiCaprio in "some scenes from This Boy's Life" but the actor was also recommended to Scorsese by Robert De Niro.

The legendary director shared: "Robert De Niro told me, 'By the way, I'm working with this young kid. He's really good. You should work with him sometime. His name is DiCaprio.' And I said, 'Ok.'

"The last collaboration I did with De Niro was Casino, which was our eighth film. It's been different since. We don't see each other that often. So, for him to recommend somebody, out of the blue, that way to me, during a phone call, was very, very special.

"I hadn't seen What's Eating Gilbert Grape? »

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Dancing on Ice All-Stars week five: Live blog

2 February 2014 9:45 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Last week we were treated to 'Dance Week' and got to witness Beth Tweddle in a kilt, Gareth Gates attempting street dance and the surprise elimination of Zaraah Abrahams. What could be better than that, I hear you ask? Well this week is 'Duel Week'.

That's right. Two celebrity pairings will be taking to the ice at the same time. Join Digital Spy at 6.15pm to see the remaining eight celebrities battle it out.

20:55So that's it from us tonight guys. Join us again next week.

20:54It's 80's week next week, hopefully Schofe will be rocking a mullet.

20:54Aww Bonnie, I shall miss your gurning face and how your voice gets higher and higher as the show goes on.

20:52Jason also saves Sam meaning Bonnie is going home.

20:52Ashley follows suit and also saves Sam.

20:51Karen saves Sam.

20:50If Bonnie leaves, do you »

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What's your favourite Leonardo DiCaprio movie? Digital Spy staff picks

15 January 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hot on the heels of some Stateside controversy and his second acting Golden Globe, Leonardo DiCaprio brings latest film The Wolf of Wall Street to the UK this Friday.

Wolf marks DiCaprio's fifth collaboration with legendary director Martin Scorsese, and together the duo have produced such modern classics as Gangs of New York, The Departed and Shutter Island. DiCaprio's incredible screen work stretches beyond his Scorsese partnership, though. He's tackled Shakespeare, faced down an iceberg aboard James Cameron's Titanic and dived deep into the human mind for Inception.

With Wolf of Wall Street on the horizon, Digital Spy staff reminisce about their favourite DiCaprio movies below...

Simon Reynolds, Movies Editor - Inception

Arguably Christopher Nolan's finest movie, this mind-bending sci-fi thriller saw DiCaprio marry intense introspection with action hero dynamism. Grieving over the loss of his wife Mal (a haunting Marion Cotillard), DiCaprio's Cobb leads a team of »

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