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The bachelor George Clooney bon voyage tour: 10 romantic roles in Clooney history

26 September 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A million leggy models/bartenders/aspiring red carpet hosts are having a little cry on the inside as George Clooney prepares to marry lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a reported 4-day fete in Venice. We tv shares the same sentiment as they announced a “Bye George!” Roseanne marathon, airing Clooney-centric Roseanne  episodes starting Sunday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. E.T. To those around the world who are still holding a candle for the Cloonz, here’s a nostalgic look back at some of Clooney’s great romantic roles in past and recent history.

E/R (1984-1985) – Dr. Mark “Ace” Kolmar

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George Clooney to receive Cecil B. DeMille award at Golden Globes

15 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

George Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, annually given to those who offer “outstanding contributions” to the entertainment world, at this year’s Golden Globes.

Clooney was nominated for his first Golden Globe in 1996 for his performance as a doctor on medical drama ER. He later won Golden Globes for his performances in 2001’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2006’s Syriana (this role also won him an Oscar), and 2011’s The Descendants.

The 53-year-old most recently starred in the Oscar-winning Gravity, as well as last year’s The Monuments Men. He’s currently working on the upcoming sci-fi Disney film Tomorrowland, »

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Cecil B. DeMille honour for George Clooney

15 September 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The multihyphenate and humanitarian activist will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015.

“The HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma.

The honour is presented each year to those “who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”

Woody Allen received the award earlier this year and previous honourees include Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Hopkins and Barbra Streisand.

Clooney has won three Golden Globes, for The Descendants, Syriana and O Brother, Where Art Thou? He will next be seen in Disney’s May 2015 sci-fi release Tomorrowland. »

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George Clooney Set For Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

15 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The actor-director-writer-producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has four Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000). He also won for his breakout role in ER. “The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. Clooney most recently appeared in Gravity and The Monuments Men, the latter of which he also produced and directed. He next stars in Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for Disney. Woody Allen received the 2014 honor. He was his typical no-show and his Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton accepted for him. »

- The Deadline Team

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George Clooney to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

15 September 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

George Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday. Clooney won his first Golden Globe in 2000 in the Best Actor, Musical or Comedy category for “O Brother Where Art Thou?” He later won for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for “Syriana” and for Best Actor, Drama in 2012 for “The Descendants.” Most recently, he won Best Picture for Ben Affeck's “Argo,” on which he was a producer. Also read: George Clooney to Direct Film on British Phone Hacking Scandal Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood »

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Movie Review – A Most Wanted Man (2014)

9 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

 A Most Wanted Man, 2014.

Directed by Anton Corbijn.

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Derya Alabora and Nina Hoss.

Synopsis:

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Sodden, dishevelled and alone a young man (Grigoriy Dobrygin) pulls himself from the River Elbe. In the grey dawn of a Hamburg morning Gunther Bachmann (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) sits across from his colleague Irna Frey (Nina Hoss). A cramped office divided neatly down the centre, piles of papers, reminders pinned across the walls and a comfortable silence between them.

Soon CCTV footage featuring this very same young man (Grigoriy Dobrygin) in conversation will cause a domino effect. Bachmann (Seymour Hoffman) and his team will become embroiled with CIA operative Martha Sullivan (Robin Wright), banker Tommy Brue (Willem Dafoe) and human rights lawyer Anna Richter (Rachel McAdams »

- Gary Collinson

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George Clooney Visits Hospital as Back Injury Continues to Act Up Years After Filming Syriana—Get the Details!

31 August 2014 7:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Almost ten years after filming the Oscar-nominated movie, Syriana, George Clooney is still feeling the effects of his on-set injury. E! News has learned the actor traveled to Duke University earlier this month and then to a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back injury looked at. After hurting his spinal cord while filming a particularly violent torture scene, the 53-year-old actor periodically loses spinal fluid. As a result, it's routine for the actor to tend to the injury when it's warranted. Clooney's rep could not be reached for comment. Clooney has had to cope with lingering effects since the accident occurred in 2004. The back injury turned out to be a torn »

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Participant Media, Changing Its Stripes, Sells Thriller 'Out of the Dark' to Vertical Entertainment

25 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years after its founding, Participant Media has released some 55 films, from docs "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc.," "Waiting for ‘Superman'" to upcoming Toronto International Film Festival title "Merchants of Doubt" to uplifting features such as "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Syriana," "The Help," "Contagion" and "Lincoln." As Participant prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary at Toronto with the world premiere of animated “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the company led by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll has been broadening its narrowly defined social action niche to include commercial feature fare. The message is still there--but it's more hidden. In one example, the company just sold U.S. rights to supernatural thriller "Out of the Dark," starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, to Vertical Entertainment »

- Anne Thompson

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Matthew McConaughey May Take The Stand

24 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Warner Bros. and The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone going full speed to develop a cinematic take on Stephen King’s sprawling post-apocalyptic story The Stand, the studio’s thoughts are clearly starting to turn to casting. Boone already has Stars’ Nat Wolff aboard, but for the villain of the piece, Warners is trying to land Matthew McConaughey.According to Deadline, it’s very early days and no formal discussions have taken place, but the studio wants McConaughey to play antichrist-like figure Randal Flagg, who haunts the survivors of a man-made plague that collapses civilization. We can certainly see McConaughey’s natural intensity working for the character, though with an Oscar under his belt, he has a lot more negotiating power these days and may simply decide it’s not for him.Also jumping up and down like an eager puppy to score his attention is Syriana’s Stephen Gaghan, »

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Stephen King's 'The Stand'

22 August 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece novel "The Stand." 

Randall Flagg is the demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. Flagg was played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 television adaptation. Flagg was such a force of evil that he has appeared in at least nine of King's novels, sometimes as the primary antagonist and other times in a cameo appearance including The Dark Tower series.

Meanwhile the site also reports that McConaughey might team up with Oscar-winning "Traffic" writer Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) to make "Gold" for Black Bear Pictures. 

Patrick Massett & John Zinman wrote the script, which is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. »

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McConaughey Wanted For "Stand" & "Gold"

22 August 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly keen to get Matthew McConaughey to play the devil himself, Randall Flagg, in Josh Boone's upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand".

Flagg is the primary antagonist of the novel which is set in the wake of a plague that decimates civilisation. He's essentially seen as the work's version of The Devil and was previously played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 mini-series.

McConaughey may also team with "Syriana" writer/director Stephen Gaghan on "Gold" at Black Bear Pictures. Paul Haggis, who was previously linked as director, remains onboard as producer.

The true story tale deals with the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal where large amounts of gold were found in the Indonesian jungle.

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TV News: Emerald, Living, City, Enlisted

22 August 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Emerald City

NBC has opted not to move forward with "Emerald City," a ten episode modern and dark reimagining of the classic L. Frank Baum Oz tales said to be more akin to the likes of "Game of Thrones" than the 1939 MGM film.

Matthew Arnold and Josh Friedman's project would've drawn from Baum's original fourteen books and featured more battles, political maneuvers and a very different take on the infamous wizard. Though ordered straight to series, the plan has been scrapped due to a "difference in vision" between the network and show runners. [Source: Variety]

The Living and the Dead

"Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes" co-creators Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham are re-teaming for the six-part supernatural period drama series "The Living and the Dead" for The BBC .

Set in the English countryside in 1888, the story follows a gentleman farmer who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife. »

- Garth Franklin

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McConaughey Eyed to Play the Lead Villain in Adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Stand'

22 August 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Matthew McConaughey is clearly a hot property, what with his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, hit television show "True Detective" and now a starring role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and it appears the hits just coming as The Wrap is reporting Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is courting McConaughey to play Randall Flagg in his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros. amz asin="B001C4NXKM" size="small"The site reports Boone initially saw McConaughey as Stu Redman, a character immune to the plague responsible for wiping out most of the world's population, but an insider has since confirmed McConaughey is now being eyed to play Flagg, the primary villain in the feature, played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 television adaptation. However, McConaughey is hardly solidified for the role, though the site does say the actor is set to star in »

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Stephen Gaghan to Direct AMC’s Geopolitical Drama Pilot

22 August 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Traffic” and “Syriana’s” Stephen Gaghan is returning to similar terrain, as he has been tapped to direct the pilot for AMC’s geopolitical drama “White City.”

The drama, which comes from former Middle East correspondent for Time magazine Nick McDonell and former senior Afghanistan adviser to Richard C. Holbrooke John Dempsey, centers on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan. The lead character is Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the better part of the last decade in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. In the pilot, Jon ignores the advice of everyone and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. It does not go well.

McDonell and Dempsey are co-writers and co-executive producers. Executive producers are Chris Mundy, a long-time journalist for Rolling Stone and showrunner on “Criminal Minds” and “Low Winter Sun,” and Tom Freston, the former CEO of Viacom and a former resident of Afghanistan. »

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Toronto: Fortissimo Shoots Hal Hartley’s ‘Ned Rifle,’ ‘Theeb’

15 August 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to Hal Hartley’s comedy drama “Ned Rifle” and to Middle Eastern action film “Theeb.”

Ned Rifle,” is the final installment in Hartley’s dysfunctional family trilogy which started with “Henry Fool” and “Fay Grim.” It sees a son emerge from the witness protection program with the sole aim of killing his father.

The film, which has its world premiere in Toronto’s Special Presentation section, stars Liam Aiken, Martin Donovan, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan and James Urbaniak. Fortissimo has all rights outside North America.

Appearing in Toronto, but premiering in Venice, is recent Fortissimo pickup “Theeb,” the story of a desert trek by a Bedouin youngster and a mysterious British army officer. It was shot by first-time director Naji Abu Nowar in some of the same locations as “Lawrence of Arabia.” Fortissimo handles rights outside the Middle East, »

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George Clooney To Star In Jodie Foster’s Money Monster

28 July 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has acquired the worldwide rights and given the go ahead to Money Monster, a fast-paced, character-driven thriller written by Jamie Linden. Daniel Dubiecki, who worked with George Clooney on Up In The Air, and Lara Alameddine developed the script along with Jodie Foster, who will direct the film. Dubiecki and Alameddine’s The Allegiance Theater will produce together with Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov. Alan Difore and Jim Kouf wrote the original draft of the script.

Principal photography is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a bombastic television stock huckster, whose program (the titular “Money Monster”), and life, are taken hostage by an outraged gunman. As much of the world watches live, Gates must keep himself alive and, with help from the woman who produces the show, uncover the truth behind a tangle of big money lies. »

- Michelle McCue

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U.K. Ad Watchdog Bans Jaguar Spot With Tom Hiddleston for Encouraging Irresponsible Driving

16 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – The U.K. advertising watchdog has banned a Jaguar spot featuring Thor star Tom Hiddleston for encouraging irresponsible driving. The latest installment of carmaker Jaguar Land Rover's online ad campaign with the slogan “It's good to be bad" was entitled “The Art of Villainy” and promoted the Jaguar F-type coupe. "They say Brits play the best villains," Hiddleston says in the spot before exploring what makes a great villain. Photos Inside Warner's Chamber of Secrets The ad campaign, which was kicked off during the  Super Bowl, has also featured Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong (Syriana, Tinker

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- Georg Szalai

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Spotlight on Billionaire Jeff Skoll

6 July 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Robert Welkos Name: Jeff Skoll Net Worth: $2.7 billion (TheRichest.com) to $3.8 billion (Forbes) Source Of Wealth: eBay ‘Bio: Born to a middle-class family in Canada, Skoll graduated with honors in electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto, then went backpacking around the world before entering Stanford Business School, where he earned an Mba degree. He was the first full-time employee and first president of eBay, the Internet auction firm. He sold a portion of his company holdings for $2 billion. In 1999. he created the Skoll Foundation, which quickly became the world’s largest foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2004, he created the movie production company Participant Media. In 2009. he founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund, focusing on issues that could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. Marital Status: Single Hollywood Connections: Participant Media seeks to make films that »

- Robert W. Welkos

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Egyptian Multihyphenate Amr Waked Joins Cast Of 'Marco Polo'

21 May 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Egyptian star Amr Waked (best known internationally for his performances in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Syriana) has joined the cast of the Weinstein Company/Netflix TV series collab, Marco Polo, which follows the travels of the 13th Century explorer. Currently shooting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Waked joins star Lorenzo Richelmy, who is playing Marco Polo, as well as Benedict Wong, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Remy Hii and Rick Yune. The 10-episode drama was created by John Fusco, and focuses on the famed explorer's journey that takes him to the center of a brutal war in 13th century China - "a world replete with astonishing martial arts, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Cannes: Foresight Unveils Big-Budget ‘Inversion’

18 May 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Foresight Unlimited has brought onto the market one of the biggest – if not the biggest – of new projects at Cannes: the sci-fi action film “Inversion,” Mark Damon, chairman-ceo of Foresight Unlimited announced Sunday at Cannes.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales on the epic. It is budgeted at $120 million, Damon added.

“Inversion” turns on a scenario where the Earth suddenly loses its gravity, the catastrophic results of such a phenomenon and what could be done, if anything, to restore gravity and save the Earth and its six billion inhabitants.

The epic is written by Bragi Schut and Academy Award nominee David Arata (“Children of Men”). It charts a global chase against the clock with the narrative traveling across continents from China to Europe to the U.S. culminating in a startling gravity inverted NYC.

Philip Lee (“Cloud Atlas”), Michael Nozik (“Syriana) and Markus Barmettler (“Conviction”) produce. They are currently in »

- John Hopewell

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