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Kenneth Branagh may direct, star in Anne Frank film

Tony Sokol May 16, 2017

Kenneth Branagh is in talks to play Anne Frank’s father in Keeper Of The Diary...

Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct and star as Anne Frank’s father Otto Frank in Fox Searchlight’s Keeper Of The Diary. The screenplay was written on spec by Sam Franco and Evan Kilgore.

Keeper Of The Diary is set after World War II Otto Frank searched for a publisher for his daughter’s Anne’s The Diary Of A Young Girl. The diary detailed her family’s experiences during the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews as they found themselves trapped in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944. Anne died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust in 1945. Anne's diary and papers were rescued by Miep Gies and delivered to her father. Otto transcribed the diaries from Dutch for relatives in Switzerland.

The historically important document was published in Europe in
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15 Memorable Moments in Oscar History

Oscar’s big night is always filled with surprises and great moments — here are our favorites:

Hattie McDaniel, Best Supporting Actress, “Gone With the Wind

Newsreel clips show that she was visibly moved in a historic win.

Charlie Chaplin, Honorary Oscar

After 20 years in Europe, he returned in 1972 to a 12-minute standing ovation. (Unfortunately or fortunately, the video doesn’t show all 12 minutes.)

Louise Fletcher, Best Actress, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

As she spoke, she signed part of her speech for her deaf parents.

Sally Field, Best Actress, “Places in the Heart

The actress summed up the exuberance of the moment as “You like me, right now, you like me!” It’s Oscar’s most misquoted speech.

Roberto Benigni, Best Foreign Language Film, “Life is Beautiful” (Italy)

The Italian filmmaker walked on the backs of the seats.

Miep Gies

Winning for the 1995 docu “Anne Frank Remembered,” Jon Blair
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