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Screen Legend with Longest Film Star Career Turns 97 Today

1 May 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Danielle Darrieux turns 97: Darrieux has probably enjoyed the longest film star career in history (photo: Danielle Darrieux in ‘La Ronde’) Screen legend Danielle Darrieux is turning 97 today, May 1, 2014. In all likelihood, the Bordeaux-born (1917) Darrieux has enjoyed the longest "movie star" career ever: eight decades, from Wilhelm Thiele’s Le Bal (1931) to Denys Granier-Deferre’s The Wedding Cake / Pièce montée (2010). (Mickey Rooney has had a longer film career — nearly nine decades — but mostly as a supporting player in minor roles.) Absurdly, despite a prestigious career consisting of more than 100 movie roles, Danielle Darrieux — delightful in Club de femmes, superb in The Earrings of Madame De…, alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in 8 Women — has never won an Honorary Oscar. But then again, very few women have. At least, the French Academy did award her an Honorary César back in 1985; additionally, in 2002 Darrieux and her fellow 8 Women / 8 femmes co-stars shared Best Actress honors »

- Andre Soares

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Exclusive: All-New Clip from SXSW World Premiere 'Sequoia'

5 March 2014 9:35 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Check out an exclusive clip from SXSW world premiere "Sequoia," starring Aly Michalka ("Easy A") as a young woman battling a dangerous illness who plans one last trip to a bucolic national park. The film bows at the Austin fest on March 9 in the narrative spotlight section."Sequoia" is helmed by first-time feature filmmaker Andy Landen, a graduate of USC's film school. Dustin Milligan ("Slither"), Todd Lowe ("True Blood"), Demetri Martin ("In a World"), Sophi Bairley ("The Poker House"), Joey Lauren Adams ("Blue Caprice") and Lou Diamond Phillips ("La Bamba") also star.Here's the official synopsis:a lively young woman with a life threatening illness visits Sequoia National Park with the intention of ending her life – but her plans are complicated by her colorful family and the unexpected possibility of romance with an introspective musician. »

- Beth Hanna

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Jennifer Lawrence Gets "Bazaar"

23 January 2014 8:05 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek actress Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") in a series of recent fashion magazine covers and spreads.

Lawrence's career began when she scored small commercial and film roles at the age of 14.

She was then cast in the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007).

This was followed by smaller movies including "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008).

Her big break came when she played 'Ree' in "Winter's Bone" (2010), earning her Academy award and Golden Globe nominations. 

She then secured the role of 'Mystique' in "X-Men: First Class" (2011).

This was followed by winning an Oscar for her work in "Silver Linings Playbook".

Lawrence then starred as 'Katniss Everdeen' in "The Hunger Games" (2012), with "Catching Fire" currently playing and "Mockingjay" - Part 1 scheduled for release November 2014, and "Mockingjay" - Part 2 opening November 2015.

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- Michael Stevens

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