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10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew

10 Fight Club Facts You Never Knew
Today, it's an oft-quoted classic, but Fight Club was only a modest success when it was released in 1999. Its cult film status was cemented by repeated VHS and DVD viewings, thanks to the brilliant performances by Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's adaptation of the novel of the same name. By now, we're all as familiar with the movie's twist as we are the whole bit in The Sixth Sense. Yes, there's the whole "first rule of Fight Club," but we've all shared anecdotes like the subversive frames hidden in the movie, or the Starbucks cups in every scene. Here, we look at 10 things you never knew about Fight Club.

The Producers courted four different directors.

It's hard to imagine anyone else behind the camera, but producers approached at least three other directors for the job before making a deal with David Fincher, who
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‘Harry Clarke’ Theater Review: Billy Crudup Visits a Patricia Highsmith Landscape

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Patricia Highsmith didn’t write plays. Fortunately, David Cale does write them, and his new one, “Harry Clarke,” received its world premiere Tuesday at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. As the character Harry Clarke tells us early in this one-person thriller starring Billy Crudup, “I don’t understand why anyone would read reviews. Why would you want to know what’s going to happen?” He has a point. It’s best not to know too much about “Harry Clarke” before seeing it, just as you wouldn’t want to know much about Highsmith’s “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley
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Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)

Orson Welles’ Final Film ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Nears Completion, Hires Post-Production Team (Exclusive)
Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” is nearing completion following the hiring of Academy Award winners Bob Murawski as editor and Scott Millan as sound mixer.

The producers have also tapped negative cutter Mo Henry, who has worked on more than 300 films, along with Ruth Hasty as post-production supervisor.

Netflix acquired global rights in March to ‘The Other Side of the Wind” and is financing the completion of the movie with plans for a 2018 release. The film was shot by Welles beginning in 1970 from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oja Kodar. It stars John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Paul Stewart, and Dennis Hopper.

Producer Frank Marshall, who served as a production manager on the original production and has led efforts to complete this film for more than 40 years, is overseeing completion of the film with consultation from Bogdanovich
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Matt Damon Says He Knew Harvey Weinstein Was a ‘Womanizer,’ Not a Predator

Matt Damon Says He Knew Harvey Weinstein Was a ‘Womanizer,’ Not a Predator
George Clooney and Matt Damon continued to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, the mogul who helped launch both of their careers, alleging they didn’t know the extent of Weinstein’s misconduct.

“When people say like, ‘Everybody knew,’ Like, yeah, I knew he was an a—hole,” Damon told ABC News in a joint interview with Clooney. “He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy. But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on. Absolutely not.”

Clooney said Weinstein talked to him about women he had affairs with, though Clooney didn’t believe him.

“I didn’t really think that they were going to have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly. And clearly they didn’t. But the idea that this predator, this assaulter, was out there
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Matt Damon Knew About Gwyneth Paltrow's Weinstein Sexual Harassment Story

Matt Damon Knew About Gwyneth Paltrow's Weinstein Sexual Harassment Story
Matt Damon didn't mince words when he called Harvey Weinstein an "asshole" and a "womanizer" during an interview with Good Morning America Monday.

The actor also revealed that he knew about Gwyneth Paltrow's allegations of sexual harassment against the movie mogul for years, long before Paltrow came forward earlier this month.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after Brad [Pitt]," Damon said. (Paltrow and Affleck dated in the late Nineties, following her broken engagement with Pitt.) "But I was working with Gwyneth, with Harvey,
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Matt Damon Admits He Heard About Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassing Gwyneth Paltrow

Matt Damon Admits He Heard About Harvey Weinstein Sexually Harassing Gwyneth Paltrow
Suburbicon” director George Clooney and star Matt Damon have started to make the press rounds for their drama, which opens October 27, but their taped appearance on “Good Morning America” was more memorable for their new comments on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. Both actors condemned Weinstein’s actions in previous statements while stressing that they never knew about the extent of his behavior, but on “Good Morning America” the two admitted to at least knowing Weinstein was having affairs.

“When people say ‘everybody knew’ – Yeah, I knew he was an asshole,” Damon said. “He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. And I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy. But that’s not my business.”

Read More:Matt Damon Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Am Not the Story Here. The Story is These Women’

Clooney,
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Matt Damon Says He and Ben Affleck Knew About Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Sexually Harassing Gwyneth Paltrow

Matt Damon Says He and Ben Affleck Knew About Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Sexually Harassing Gwyneth Paltrow
Matt Damon says that while working with Harvey Weinstein on several films, he found the Hollywood movie mogul to be both a "bully" and a "womanizer."

While the 47-year-old actor has claimed that he was unaware of the accusations of sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein by numerous women, he had heard about his alleged indecent behavior toward Gwyneth Paltrow.

Paltrow dated Damon's best friend, Ben Affleck, after the alleged incident occurred and also co-starred with Damon in the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, which Weinstein produced.

"I knew the story about Gwyneth from Ben because he was with her after Brad [Pitt]," Damon confessed during an interview with Good Morning America's Michael Strahan, which aired on Monday. "But I was working with Gwyneth and Harvey on Ripley."

Damon says he never "talked to Gwyneth" about the alleged encounter with Weinstein. "Ben told me, but I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding they had come
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Cate Blanchett Responds to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal (Exclusive)

Cate Blanchett Responds to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Scandal (Exclusive)
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has come forth to make a statement on the bombshell sexual assault statements against Harvey Weinstein.

“Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have,” Blanchett said.

Blanchett worked with the Weinstein Co. on films such as “Carol” and “The Aviator,” for which she won the best supporting actress Oscar. Earlier in her career, she starred in Miramax films such as “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “The Shipping News.”

She is currently appearing in “Thor: Ragnarok” and has “Where’d You Go Bernadette” coming out in 2018.

Harvey Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Co. Sunday after a report in the New York Times revealed that he had made
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Matt Damon Denies Trying to Kill 2004 Story on Harvey Weinstein, Says He Never Witnessed Alleged Harassment

Matt Damon Denies Trying to Kill 2004 Story on Harvey Weinstein, Says He Never Witnessed Alleged Harassment
Matt Damon is trying to set the record straight.

In an interview with on Tuesday, the 47-year-old actor opened up about claims that he tried to kill a 2004 New York Times article on Harvey Weinstein.

In a article by Sharon Waxman, the former New York Times reporter claimed that she tried to file a story about Weinstein's alleged history of sexual misconduct in 2004, but the piece was cut after pressure from Hollywood elites like Damon and Russell Crowe. Waxman, who founded The Wrap in 2009, claimed that Damon and Crowe called her "directly" to shut down reports she was following about Miramax's Italian head, Fabrizio Lombardo, who was allegedly hired "to take care of Weinstein's women needs."

Damon denied that he tried to put a stop to the Weinstein story in his interview with Deadline, explaining that he made a "one-minute phone call" to Waxman at Weinstein's request.

Related: Ben Affleck Condemns Harvey Weinstein After Sexual Assault Allegations: 'I Am Saddened
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Matt Damon Denies He Helped Bury Earlier Expose About Harvey Weinstein: 'I Am Not the Story'

Matt Damon Denies He Helped Bury Earlier Expose About Harvey Weinstein: 'I Am Not the Story'
Matt Damon says he didn’t help kill a story about Harvey Weinstein‘s inappropriate behavior over a decade ago, and promises to “be vigilant” in outing sexual misconduct when he sees it.

In a new interview with Deadline, the Oscar winner, 47, said that he “would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that. I just wouldn’t do that. It’s not something I would do, for anybody.”

Weinstein famously championed Damon and Ben Affleck’s 1997 film Good Will Hunting, which he produced and distributed through his former company Miramax. Affleck and Damon two took home an Oscar for the film,
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Matt Damon Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Am Not the Story Here. The Story is These Women’

Matt Damon Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Am Not the Story Here. The Story is These Women’
Matt Damon has joined Ben Affleck in going on the record with remarks in regards to Harvey Weinstien’s history of alleged sexual harassment. The latest report from The New Yorker included 13 more women going the record against Weinstein. Three of the women, including actress Asia Argento, accused Weinstein of rape.

Read More:Matt Damon and Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a New York Times Article About Harvey Weinstein in 2004

Damon’s name got thrown into the scandal after The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman accused him and Russell Crowe of helping to kill a story about the Weinstein scandal back in 2004 that The New York Times was working on. Waxman said that Fabrizio Lombardo, who ran Miramax’s Italian office, was helping bring women to Weinstein and that Damon and Crowe had called her to vouch in his defense after The New York Times was tipped to his actions.

Speaking exclusively to Deadline,
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Matt Damon Denies Trying To Kill 2004 Nyt Harvey Weinstein Story: “If There Was Ever An Event And Harvey Was Doing This…I Would Have Stopped It”

Matt Damon Denies Trying To Kill 2004 Nyt Harvey Weinstein Story: “If There Was Ever An Event And Harvey Was Doing This…I Would Have Stopped It”
Exclusive: The daily bombshells involving Harvey Weinstein are involving widening circles of Hollywood people, and hasty mis-characterizations are inevitable. Matt Damon, who won an Oscar for Good Will Hunting and made numerous other movies for Weinstein companies including The Talented Mr. Ripley, was tarred along with Russell Crowe in a The Wrap article by Sharon Waxman. The former New York Times reporter recalled in 2004 when she tried to file a story about Weinstein’s…
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Matt Damon and Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a New York Times Article About Harvey Weinstein in 2004

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Matt Damon and Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a New York Times Article About Harvey Weinstein in 2004
The New York Times article that ultimately led to Harvey Weinstein being fired wasn’t the first attempt at bringing his accusers’ stories to light. Writing in TheWrap, Sharon Waxman says that she attempted to do just that while working as a reporter for the Nyt in 2004, but her story was pulled in part due to “intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly.”

Read More:Kevin Smith on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Now I Know While I Was Profiting, Others Were in Terrible Pain’

That’s her only reference to either actor in the article. At that time Weinstein was still with Miramax, which distributed Damon’s “Good Will Hunting” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and co-produced Crowe’s “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” among many others. Waxman refers to the Times as one of Weinstein’s “enablers” in the media,
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Oscars: David Rubin Returning to Produce Governors Awards

David Rubin will return to produce the ninth annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Academy president John Bailey made the announcement on Friday. Honorary awards will be presented to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnès Varda at the Nov. 11 ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.

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“David’s continuing and passionate commitment to the Governors Awards assure us that the evening will be a memorable tribute to this year’s four distinguished filmmakers,” Bailey said.

Rubin has casting credits on more than 100 films and TV programs, including “Trumbo,” “Wild,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Hairspray,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Men in Black,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “The English Patient,” “Get Shorty,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He has received six Emmy nominations, most
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Actors Who Were Almost Spider-Man

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Actors Who Were Almost Spider-Man
How many actors have played Spider-Man? We've had more Spider-Man movies than there are Baldwin brothers, or Kardashian sisters. But so what? Everybody loves the friendly neighborhood webhead! It's been more than half a century since Amazing Fantasy #15 hit the stands and ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave us the kid who does whatever a spider can, Peter Parker's popularity has covered the world like a spider spinning its web. (Ugh sorry).

The wise cracking, hard working, hard luck hero is a young actor's dream. The number of guys who have wanted to get in that mask earned by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland could fill a Spider-Verse movie packed with Miles Morales, Doc Ock, Spider-Gwen and every other comic version of the wall crawler. Here, we look at 10 Actors who were almost cast as Spider-Man. For whatever reason, they just didn't make it into that costume.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Arrives on Disc in August

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Burbank, CA, June 26, 2017 – Don’t miss the royal showdown when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Entertainment, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Oscar® nominee Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), along with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,
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Filming Underway For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Sequel

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Principal photography starts today, Monday, July 3, on an all new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five films in the series that began with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates.

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars once more as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein; and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome.

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Finding Neverland”), who was revealed as Gellert Grindelwald, stars as the powerful Dark wizard in the film.

Oscar nominee Jude Law (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Cold Mountain”) takes on the role of Albus Dumbledore—one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters—decades before he becomes Headmaster at Hogwarts.
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Plot Details and a Surprising Return Revealed as Filming Begins

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David Yates officially started rolling the cameras on Fantastic Beasts 2 (no title just yet), and the announcement brings a full cast list, and major details on the story we'll be seeing this time around. Come inside to check it all out!

While not everyone was enamored with the return to the Wizarding World in Fantastic Beasts, I really enjoyed it. I love seeing these concepts in a different context, taken out of the school and with full-fledged wizards/witches (not just students). As such, I'm still very interested to see where this new series is going, and today gives us fans new information on the second film, which began filming.

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and
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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Has Officially Started Shooting

Principal photography starts today, Monday, July 3rd, on an all new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five films in the series that began with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates. More on the Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting info below.

Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting news! Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting commences!

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars once more as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein; and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome.

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Finding Neverland), who was revealed as Gellert Grindelwald, stars as the powerful Dark wizard in the film. Oscar nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain) takes on the role of Albus Dumbledore—one
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Blu-Ray Announced

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Guy Ritchie's new take on the King Arthur legend is coming home to blu-ray this August. Warner Bros. announced the release this morning along with the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!

If you're hankering for some King Arthur movie goodness and missed out on Legend of the Sword, you'll get a chance to watch it soon enough. The blu-ray is launching on August 8th, with the digital version arriving on July 25th:

Don’t miss the royal showdown when “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros.
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