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It might be hard to believe, but Sandra Bullock turns the big 5-0 on Saturday. In the course of her 20 years of stardom, Bullock has played everything from a duplicitous Cta token collector to a death-defying astronaut, while never sacrificing an ounce of the charm that made her America's Sweetheart. (Well, except maybe in Crash, but that was on purpose.) In honor of Bullock hitting the half-century mark, let's look back at our five favorite roles. Lucy, While You Were Sleeping Bullock earned her fame with a supporting role as the driver of an bomb-laden bus in Speed; when it »
- Nate Jones
Michael Pitt is the rare actor who, after 15 years in the business (including a stint on Dawson's Creek), remains idiosyncratic and whole. Clocking most of his time with independent filmmakers and esteemed names like Gus Van Sant, Michael Haneke, and Bernardo Bertolucci, Pitt remains a stranger to the throes of studio movies — Murder by Numbers and The Village being rare exceptions. He has never been forced to fit a star mold. His collaborators wouldn't have it any other way. One hundred percent undistilled Pitt ranges from brooding intensity to lunacy of every color. He does what he does, and he does it well. The maturation of television worked in his favor; Boardwalk Empire and NBC's Hannibal have Hollywood sheen and artistic souls. One might describe Pitt the same way.In I Origins, Pitt skews closer to "leading man" territory than ever before. His character, Ian Gray, is a dapper »
- Matt Patches
London — The Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival will open with the international premiere of Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” which will be attended by the film’s lead actor Michael Pitt, Cahill and actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey.
Pic enters on a young scientist whose work investigates the human eye. His research leads him to the discovery of surprising links between the human physiognomy and psyche, with implications bordering on the mystical.
The film garnered a great deal of attention at this year’s Sundance film festival, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan prize for films focusing on science, and was picked up by Fox Searchlight for worldwide distribution.
The film marked out Cahill, who won the same prize at Sundance three years ago for “Another Earth,” as a promising filmmaker to watch.
Pitt broke through »
- Leo Barraclough
The Gravity star "is nervous about coming face-to-face with Gosling this awards season because he really broke her heart years ago," a source told Radar Online.
Bullock, 49, and Gosling, 33, had a brief romance from 2002-2003 after they met while co-starring in the movie 'Murder by Numbers'.
The source added that the actress is totally mortified about being around Gosling, even though she's the one who helped launch his career more than ten years ago.. »
- Anita Agarwal
4 items from 2014
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