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Say what you like about Ashton Kutcher's Jobs movie, but it did hold one ace up its sleeve that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn't - an actor who actually resembles the character they're playing.
We take a look at a handful of stars who don't look anything like the real-life people they played.
As brilliant an actor as the Shame star is, it's clear from the trailers for Danny Boyle's biopic that little has been done to make Fassbender look like the man he's portraying. Ashton Kutcher has him beat in that department (as does Noah Wyle if you go all the way back to Pirates of Silicon Valley), but with the talent involved here we're expecting Steve Jobs to be a cut above Jobs.
Intriguingly, prior to Fassbender's casting Christian Bale was circling the role before bowing out due to worries »
By Alex Simon
They say that clothes make the man. They also make the man in the movie and, sometimes, even make the movie itself live on in the annals of classic filmdom. With that in mind, here are a list of ten gents and the characters they played who changed our sartorial habits forever.
1. Michael Douglas/Gordon Gecko—Wall Street
Arguably the movie that set the style for second half of the 1980s, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street featured Michael Douglas’ Oscar-winning turn as corporate raider Gordon Gecko, whose ruthlessness in the boardroom was only matched by his sense of style. Douglas is all clean lines in his pinstripe suits, suspenders and slicked-back hair, creating an iconic look that screamed “power” and “go fuck yourself” simultaneously.
Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian sci-fi allegory is one of cinema’s great dark satires, with a legendary »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The mysteries of America’s foremost intelligence agency are fertile ground for storytellers, but the truth is always more powerful than fiction – particularly in the case of the 2014 biography The Good Spy: The Life And Death Of Robert Ames. Now, producing super-team Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes (Flight, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Road To Perdition, the Men In Black franchise) have snapped up the rights to The Good Spy, and are planning to deliver a dramatic adaptation of it to the big screen.
Robert Ames was a CIA operative and the intelligence agency’s Near East Director. He allegedly made the first high-level infiltration of the Plo during his career, and was renowned for building productive and effective relationships with Arab intelligence figures. These bonds were seen to hold the key to lasting peace – but those hopes were dashed when he was killed in the suicide »
- Sarah Myles
During the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced that Xavier Dolan had cast Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) in It’s Only the End of the World, and now with production underway we have our first look at Marion Cotillard in the film…
Based on a play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce, It’s Only the End of the World follows a writer as he goes back to his hometown, intending on announcing his upcoming death to his family. However, as resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
- Gary Collinson
Saturday 6th June saw the first episode of The Voice India. As many of you are aware, The Voice, is already an extremely popular international singing reality show concept. The Voice has now arrived in India and has the multi talented Himesh Reshammiya (Hr), Shaan, Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan as its ‘fabulous four’ coaches. The show is hosted by popular television actor Karan Tacker. Two of the coaches are also seen in their new looks: our favourite coach Hr, wears golden shoes, and has a statement tattoo on his arm to show off his new lean look. While coach Sunidhi looks incredibly chic with her short hairstyle and trendy outfit.
The Voice India is split into three rounds: Blind auditions, Battle rounds and Live rounds. Saturday’s show opened with short introductions by the coaches, followed by their spectacular performances. Their opening acts were choreographed by Terence Lewis. Sunidhi Chauhan »
- Jem Raj
We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »
After playing romantic ‘Rana’ in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’, Irrfan Khan’s next release is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most awaited films ‘Jurassic World’ playing the legendary, cool, talented and flamboyant park owner Mr. Simon Masrani. This makes us wonder which other Hollywood characters Irrfan would be incredible in , and here is a list:
Steven Spielberg’s romantic comedy ‘The Terminal’ is a heart-touching tale of Viktor Navorski who lands at an airport in the United States of America, only to find that his passport is no longer valid due to the outbreak of a civil war in Krakozhia, his homeland. The role originally played by Tom Hanks requires an actor who can showcase his expressions clearly without saying much and Irrfan is someone who can do just that. His role in ‘The Lunchbox’ as well as in ‘Piku’ has shown us his immense »
- Press Releases
Of all the great actor/director power couples in Hollywood, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have got to be one of our favourites. Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, and The Terminal are all movies that brought these two talented men together, and now we’ve got another one.
The first trailer for spy thriller Bridge of Spies was just released, and features Tom Hanks as a lawyer caught up in the midst of Cold War era drama as he tries to get a captured American pilot back. The film also stars Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance and Eve Hewson, and rolls into theatres just in time for awards season.
Cold War dramas tend to get a bad wrap, usually being more of a slow burn due to the fact that not much physical action really happened. Bridge of Spies is looking like it just might break the mold, »
- Amanda Wood
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are at it again! The frequent collaborators (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers) have a Cold War drama on the horizon, called Bridge of Spies, and the trailer has just been released. Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an ordinary insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, NY, who is handpicked by the government to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Amy Ryan plays his wife, alongside costars Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, and Billy Magnussen. Lest you write this off as just another historical drama, you should know that not only is the story inspired by true events, the script was cowritten by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Interested? The movie is out on Oct. 16, and you can watch the trailer below. »
The first trailer and poster have been released for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies , which reunites the director with Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal star Tom Hanks; check them out here…
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Set for release October 9th in »
- Gary Collinson
Read More: Watch: Steven Spielberg Admires a Master in Exclusive 'Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles' Clip Whether collaborating on projects in front of the camera ("Saving Private Ryan," "Catch Me If You Can") or behind it as producers ("Band of Brothers," "The Pacific"), Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have one of the most successful and award-winning partnerships in Hollywood. Reuniting on the big screen for the first time since "The Terminal" in 2004, the pair tackle the mysterious intricacies of the Cold War in the new drama, "Bridge of Spies." Written by Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers, "Spies" is a dramatic wartime thriller that tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. »
- Zack Sharf
Well, we're going to see this one. The latest union of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, following the likes of Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, is Bridge Of Spies. Based on a script co-written by the Coen brothers, it tells the story of an American lawyer who was recruited by the CIA during the Cold War. Said lawyer is tasked to help rescue a pilot being held in Russia.
The film is due in cinemas in October, and the cast also features Mark Rylance (currently filming The Bfg with Spielberg), Alan Alda, Amy Ryan and Sebastian Koch. And the first trailer for it has just landed. Here's a flavour as to what awaits us near the end of the year...
And, why not, here's the poster too...
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The duo's latest film Bridge of Spies has premiered its first trailer, teasing a tense Cold War thriller about an American lawyer who's enlisted by the CIA to rescue a pilot being held in the Soviet Union.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have worked together three times on screen: “Saving Private Ryan,” “Catch Me If You Can” and their last collaboration in 2004’s “The Terminal.” But in a way, the two partners and friends are always working together on something. They co-produced and conceived of the HBO WWII mini-series “Band Of Brothers” and they did the same thing with 2010’s companion piece focusing on the United States Marine Corps in “The Pacific.” WWII and all its facets clearly fascinate these two men and they’re going to do this well, to some degree, once again with Spielberg’s latest film, “Bridge of Spies.” Read More: Thomas Newman To Score Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge Of Spies,' John Williams Will Tone Up 'The B.F.G' But ‘Spies’ is post-wwii, and set in the middle of the Cold War in the 1960s. It's a historical action spy »
- Edward Davis
The first trailer has been unveiled for Steven Spielberg's Cold War thriller "Bridge of Spies". Tom Hanks stars in the DreamWorks Pictures and Fox 2000 project which follows a Brooklyn insurance claims lawyer who is sent to Berlin by the CIA on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. The film opens in October and marks Spielberg and Hanks' fourth film together following "Saving Private Ryan," "Catch Me If You Can" and "The Terminal":
- Garth Franklin
Pennsylvania-born Banks has had a varied and rich career, playing dumb and smart blondes in dramas and comedies, from Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" to "Spider-Man," "Sea Biscuit," "40 Year-Old Virgin," TV's "30 Rock," "Zach and Miri Make a Porno" and Effie Trinket in the "Hunger Games" series, which is finally coming to an end. This year she took the directing reins on acapella sequel "Pitch Perfect 2," which opened to strong reviews at number one and continues to pull summer audiences, with worldwide box office of $233.7 million to date. Read: The 'Love & Mercy' Family Reveal Brian Wilson, Myth and Man Remarkably, playing the Cadillac saleswoman who stood up to control-freak pseudo-shrink Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti) in order to free fragile ex-Beach Boy (John Cusack) from his clutches is Banks' juiciest role to date. Having met Wilson and Ledbetter at the Sundance Film Festival, »
- Anne Thompson
UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb
Long Lost Family's return proved to be a ratings hit for ITV on Wednesday (June 3), according to overnight figures.
The Davina McCall-fronted series brought in 4.21m (21.5%) at 9pm, while a further 235,000 (1.5%) watched on ITV+1. Earlier, The Cube thrilled 3.07m (16.8%) at 8pm (234k/1.2% on +1).
BBC Two's Antiques Road Trip averaged 940k (5.5%) at 7pm, before Springwatch interested 1.94m (10.7%) at 8pm, and Modern Times continued with 680k (3.7%) at 9.30pm. Newsnight followed with 650k (5.1%) at 10.30pm.
On Channel 4, The Auction House aired to 990k (5.4%) at 8pm (271k/1.4%), while 24 Hours in A&E fascinated 1.75m (9.0%) at 9pm (329k/2.1%). The Job Centre was watched by 650k (4.1%) at 10pm (76k/1.0%).
Channel 5's Caught on Camera entertained 818k (4.2%) at 9pm (57k »
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
Cannes is almost upon us, and many distributors have moved early to snap up some of the hottest new films in the festival, with Seville International enjoying strong pre-sales for the distribution rights for Xavier Dolan’s new film, It’s Only the End of the World.
The film stars Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent), and is based on a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce about a writer who returns to his hometown to tell his family about his upcoming death.
It’s Only The End of the World is set for release in 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Entertainment One’s boutique sales arm Seville International has kicked off its Cannes with strong pre-sales on Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End Of The World. The film, starring Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Léa Seydoux (Spectre) Vincent Cassel (Child 44), Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent), has secured deals in the UK (Curzon Artificial Eye), Italy (Lucky Red) and Japan (Pictures Dept). Active negotiations are underway in a… »
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