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With some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to his name, Bill Paxton (not to be confused with Pullman, dammit) has admitted he is creating a niche for himself as a trustworthy and respectable supporting actor – and in that regard he shines as a CIA agent, and all round bad guy Earl, in the forthcoming picture 2 Guns, and we had the pleasure of speaking to the actor ahead of the film’s August 16 release.
Paxton – who has starring roles in the likes of Aliens, True Lies and Apollo 13, talks of his delight as playing such a strong, villainous character, as well as his joy in teaming up with old friend Mark Wahlberg once again. He also tells us what makes a good blockbuster and whether he intends to step back into the director’s chair himself soon…
So what first attracted you to 2 Guns?
- Stefan Pape
Interview Duncan Bowles 14 Aug 2013 - 07:41
Bill Paxton is a legend. Here at Den Of Geek, he needs little introduction, as his work with James Cameron alone has been enough to secure his reputation as a cinema icon - from the small role as a punk in The Terminator, to the hysterical Hudson in Aliens, as well as a sleazy Simon In True Lies and a rather more grounded Brock in Titanic, there’s nothing he hasn’t excelled at.
While Paxton’s mortality rate in movies is high enough to give Sean Bean a run for his money – he has the dubious honour of dying by Terminator, Predator and Alien, although there’s some debate about whether his character dies during the T-800 scuffle - the beauty of his »
As we say in our review of 2 Guns, don’t let the film’s August release date fool you into thinking it’s not one of summer’s funnest rides. Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star as an undercover DEA agent and naval intelligence officer, respectively, who’ve infiltrated a narcotics syndicate with the goal of bringing down drug kingpin Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos). The catch: Neither of them knows the other guy isn’t a real criminal until they receive orders to steal $3 million of Papi’s cash from a Savings & Loan but find $40 million more in the vault than they should. »
- Mandi Bierly
The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Song of the Year »
4 items from 2013
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