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'He was super happy': Heath Ledger film fights perception actor was depressed

8 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Documentary portrays young star as a passionate force of nature who was ‘enthralled’ by his final role as the Joker

Nine years after his death at the age of 28, audiences are seeing a different side of the Australian actor Heath Ledger – through the lens of his own camera.

A new documentary about the actor’s life, I Am Heath Ledger, uses thousands of hours of video shot by Ledger, as well as his artwork and music videos, to paint a portrait of the young actor who took Hollywood by storm in roles including Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight.

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How Heath Ledger's Daughter Matilda Influenced the New Documentary

12 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nine years after Heath Ledger's tragic death from an accidental prescription drug overdose, the late actor is getting new life in the feature-length documentary, I Am Heath Ledger, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. According to the film's director Derik Murray, the documentary gives insight into the life of the troubled Aussie, who may be remembered by the public for his turns in 10 Things I Hate About You, Brokeback Mountain and of course, his Oscar-winning role in The Dark Knight, but is remembered by those close to him as a father to his daughter Matilda Ledger and a loyal friend. When E! News caught up with director last night at Tribeca, Murray »

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Heath Ledger Was ‘Just a Natural Dad ‘ to Matilda: They Were ‘Beautiful’ Together, Sister Says

17 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it came to fatherhood, Heath Ledger was a “natural.”

Nine years after the actor’s death, Ledger’s closest friends and family came together on Sunday to remember him at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary I Am Heath Ledger, where they opened up about intimate details of his life.

“He was just a natural dad,” Ledger’s longtime friend Matt Amato said during a panel talk moderated by People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle. “I met Matilda three days after she was born and they were just a beautiful painting together.”

“He just held »

- Jodi Guglielmi and Mary Park

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’

23 April 2017 9:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If there is any one image you take away from “I Am Heath Ledger,” it’s that of Ledger staring into the camera, spinning it around and around, creating his own sort of impromptu DV-selfie version of the swirling-camera POV dance duets in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Carrie.” The shots are emblematic for a couple of reasons. Ledger, as we learn, was always filming and photographing things, including himself and his friends; it was part of his compulsion to make art, to filter his experience through a vast array of lenses. The bounty of images he left behind is a testament to that creative hunger. Yet the fact that he got off on filming himself so much makes its own statement. “I Am Heath Ledger” is a portrait of the artist as an angelic young narcissist, a self-conjured celebrity image-maker. He was always pushing himself to the next level, which is why, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Gemini Man’: Ang Lee Might Direct ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunner David Benioff’s Sci-Fi Script

23 April 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s a pairing that probably never occurred to you: Ang Lee and David Benioff. Variety reports that the two-time Best Director winner is in talks to direct the sci-fi-action film “Gemini Man,” which has been in one stage of development or another for a full 20 years. The most recent iteration would have seen “L.A. Confidential” director Curtis Hanson working with a script from Benioff, the co-creator and -showrunner of “Game of Thrones.”

Read More: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: How Ang Lee and Cinematographer John Toll Changed the Way We Look at Movies

Lee, who won the Academy Award for Best Director for both “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi,” most recently directed “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” “Gemini Man” follows an aging Nsa agent whose retirement plans aren’t received well — he ends up being targeted by an assassin who just so happens to »

- Michael Nordine

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The Rounders

22 April 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

The laid-back, plot challenged non-violent western gets a boost in this folksy comedy about two aging cowboys with less sense than the horses they tame. Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda star together for the first time, leaving behind their older images… they’re too tender-hearted for their own good. If the sex comedy wasn’t quite so dated, Burt Kennedy’s picture might be a classic.

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1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 84 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Sue Ane Langdon, Hope Holiday, Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Freeman, Joan Freeman, Denver Pyle, Barton MacLane, Doodles Weaver, Peter Fonda, Peter Ford, Bill Hart, Warren Oates, Chuck Roberson.

Cinematography: Paul Vogel

Film Editor: John McSweeney

Original Music: Jeff Alexander

From the Novel by Max Evans

Produced by Richard E. Lyons

Written and Directed by Burt Kennedy

 

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- Glenn Erickson

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Ang Lee Eyes Sci-Fi Actioner ‘Gemini Man’ at Skydance

21 April 2017 6:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ang Lee is in discussions to direct the science-fiction actioner “Gemini Man” for Skydance — a project that’s been in the works for two decades.

Skydance picked up the rights to the project last year. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Don Murphy is executive producing. Lee’s rep stressed that the discussions are at an early stage and that official contract negotiations have not yet started.

Lee’s most recent film was “The Long Halftime Walk of Billy Lynn,” for which he used an unprecedented shooting and projection frame rate of 120 frames per second — five times faster than the normal rate of 24 frames per second. He won Academy Awards for directing “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi” and was nominated for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

In  2009, the late Curtis Hanson had been attached to direct from a script by David Benioff, in which an aging Nsa agent tries to retire and is targeted for death. »

- Dave McNary

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Best MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Acceptance Speeches

21 April 2017 2:09 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The best kiss award is always one of the most anticipated moments of the MTV Movie Awards, and these nominees-turned-winners more than validated our excitement.

As we look forward to the 2017 awards on Sunday, May 7, which will include both film and television nominees for the first time ever, we’re reliving our favorite lip-locking celebrations.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair for Cruel Intentions, 2000

In Cruel Intentions, Gellar and Blair earned their golden popcorn with a super-close-up make-out complete with a string of spit. “First of all I should just thank Sarah for all those hours of practice,” Blair joked during their acceptance speech. »

- Lydia Price

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Documentary Sales Are Surging, But What’s Driving the Competition?

18 April 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You could call it the “Netflix effect.” With the rise of the global VOD giant and its increasingly voracious appetite for nonfiction films, the documentary industry is anticipating a busy spring season at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival and marketplace.

But it’s not just Netflix, say industry insiders. The number of active buyers for documentary films suggests there’s an enthusiasm for independent nonfiction cinema that goes beyond the VOD giant.

On the eve of Tribeca, three high-profile documentaries have already found buyers: National Geographic acquired the coal-mining expose “From the Ashes,” and Gravitas Ventures bought theatrical and streaming rights to two films already partnering with CNN Films: “Elian,” the story of Cuban child émigré Elian Gonzalez, and Impact Partners’ “The Reagan Show,” a freshly relevant archival-driven doc about the staging of the former President.

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- Anthony Kaufman

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” How the three films play in Cannes will determine if the Oscar perennial returns for another go-round.

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle.” She’s back in two movies, “Happy End” (Sony Pictures Classics) by Michael Haneke, rejoining “Amour” co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant, »

- Anne Thompson

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Preview

13 April 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: James Kleinmann

The Tribeca Film Festival hits New York next week and runs from April 19 – 30 th. Now in its sixteenth year, the annual event was co-founded by screen legend Robert De Niro in the wake of the September 11th attacks in an effort to revitalise Lower Manhattan. Retaining an element of its original commitment to Us indie cinema, it has evolved to encompass TV, Vr, online work, music and gaming. As ever, the festival will welcome a dizzying array of big name guests including Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Jon Favreau, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Quentin Tarantino, Scarlett Johansson and Ron Howard. Here are just some of the highlights, for the full line up and to buy tickets check out the official festival website here.

Opening and Closing night Galas at Radio City Music Hall

Kicking off the festival is the world premiere of music doc Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives. »

- James Kleinmann

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Heath Ledger Memorable Film Roles

12 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nine years after Heath Ledger’s death, members of his inner circle share memories of his zest for life and his troubled final days. Subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

It’s been almost a decade since Heath Ledger‘s death. The actor, who died from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs in 2008, would have been 38.

Despite having led a short life, the Australian actor and aspiring director accomplished plenty in his career, which consisted of coveted Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and subsequent wins.

He may have preferred a quieter life to the bustle of Hollywood, »

- Grace Gavilanes

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Heath Ledger's Sister Says New Documentary Is Like a Gift for Actor's Daughter Matilda

12 April 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Heath Ledger's legacy lives on in a new documentary that has the approval of the actor's friends and family.

Nine years after his death, Spike TV's I Am Heath Ledger shows never-before-seen home movies of the actor, and features interviews from those that who part of his inner circle. Ledger, who would have turned 38 on April 4, died of "acute intoxication" by mixing prescription drugs, according to the New York coroner's report. His death was determined to have been accidental.

Watch: Heath Ledger's Father Says Sister Warned Actor About Mixing Drugs

Ledger's sister, Kate, tells People that the documentary is of big importance to her brother's 11-year-old daughter, Matilda. "You can tell her about things, but with her being able to visually see his movement and his expressions, it’s almost like he had actually filmed the documentary himself and pieced it together for her," she says of her niece. “Everything she does »

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From the People Archive: A Life Cut Short — Inside Heath Ledger’s Life and Tragic Death

12 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nine years after Heath Ledger‘s 2008 death at age 28 from an accidental overdose, those closest to him open up to People in this week’s cover story about the late star’s private side — and discuss the evocative new footage in the upcoming Spike TV documentary I Am Heath Ledger that sheds light on his soulful inner life. Take a look back at People’s 2008 cover story following his tragic death, and subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

The man who inked the name “Matilda” on Heath Ledger‘s stomach couldn’t wait to see his friend again. »

- People Staff

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Desperate Days and Sleepless Nights: How Heath Ledger ‘Unraveled’ in His Final Weeks

12 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nine years after Heath Ledger’s death, members of his inner circle share memories of his zest for life and his troubled final days. Subscribe now for the emotional new details and never-before-seen photos — only in People.

Heath Ledger was a young superstar and father grappling with the pressures of fame and a recent breakup when he retreated to his New York City apartment in January 2008 to try and get some rest and recuperate from an illness he couldn’t shake.

Despite warnings from friends and family about mixing sleeping pills with prescription medications, the 28-year-old Brokeback Mountain star was found dead on Jan. »

- Liz McNeil and Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Heath Ledger’s Private Side Comes Alive in Revealing New Footage: It’s Like He ‘Pieced It Together’ for Daughter Matilda

12 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He was a blazing talent who stunned audiences with his portrayal of a conflicted cowboy in Brokeback Mountain and the Joker in The Dark Knight. He was the doting father to his “darling” daughter Matilda, and he was the loyal son and brother who would come home to his native Australia and cover the ceiling in flour as he made pasta from scratch.

Now, nine years after Heath Ledger‘s 2008 death at age 28 from an accidental overdose, those closest to him open up to People in this week’s cover story about the late star’s private side — and discuss the evocative, »

- Liz McNeil and Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Heath Ledger Documentary Trailer Previews Footage Shot by Late Actor

5 April 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A trailer for Spike TV's Heath Ledger documentary was released yesterday in honor of the late actor's birthday. Ledger, who died from an accidental mixture of prescription drugs in 2008, would have turned 38 years.

The doc I Am Heath Ledger includes interviews with his family, friends and colleagues.

"Before Brokeback Mountain came out, it would've been unthinkable to have a romantic tragedy involving two gay cowboys," said Ben Mendelsohn. "This is one of the biggest heartthrobs on earth taking on that character. That's an artist."

Director Ang Lee added, "Even as a supporting actor, he'll steal the whole show. That's Heath Ledger."

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- Ashley Lee

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And the Link Goes To...

4 April 2017 6:01 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Daily Mail Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman reunite... but for an interview series, not a film

The Muse Rich Juzwiak talks to Anne Hathaway about Colossal and the very tired subject of 'Hathahaters'... as I've always said: their loss, she's awesome.

Deadline omg Toni Collette has a lead role again (opposite Thomas Haden Church)

Criterion Director Amy Heckerling (Clueless) visits the Criterion Closet. She loves Federico Fellini, the story of Billy Wilder and Tokyo Story

Coming Soon Director Sam Mendes is considering a movie based on the graphic novel My Favorite Thing is Monsters  about a little girl trying to solve her neighbors murder

Towleroad there's a new documentary about Heath Ledger

This is Not Porn and speaking of... polaroids from the set of Brokeback Mountain

Hollywood Reporter 4 Japanese actresses discuss Ghost in the Shell. This is a fun conversation but I wish they'd engaged more with the central twist »

- NATHANIEL R

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Watch Heath Ledger's Home Movies in Poignant New Doc Trailer

4 April 2017 5:13 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Heath Ledger's trove of never-before-seen home movies feature prominently in the moving new trailer for Spike's upcoming documentary, I Am Heath Ledger. The film will premiere April 23rd at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The candid footage is interspersed with clips from Ledger's various films and interviews with friends, family and collaborators like Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Ang Lee, Ben Harper and Christina Cauchi. "Even as a supporting actor he will steal the whole show," Lee says. "That's the power of Heath Ledger."

The I Am Heath Ledger trailer teases Ledger's desire for, »

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