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The German, Austrian-born actor has garnered global attention for his Oscar-winning roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, and will soon command the big screen again when he stars in November’s release of Spectre as Franz Oberhauser opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond. But beyond his recognition as the bad guy in an array of films (including Water for Elephants), The Hollywood Reporter looks at five facts you probably didn't know about Waltz. See more Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz Spar in Final 'Spectre' Trailer
- Natalie Stone
Lionsgate has hired veteran executive Amy Dunning as head of music for its motion picture group. She will have responsibility over all creative and production aspects of music for Lionsgate’s film scores, songs and soundtracks.
Dunning will work on “The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Now You See Me 2,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “Lala Land,” “Power Rangers,” “The Odyssey,” “Robin Hood: Origins” and “Monopoly.”
“The soundtrack and music in a motion picture tell a story and lead the audience on an emotional journey that is integral to the success of any film,” said Erik Feig, co-president of the motion picture group. “Lionsgate is in a period of tremendous growth as we broaden our slate and expand our production of current and potential franchises, star-driven branded properties and targeted releases for a broad range of audiences.”
Dunning is replacing Carter Armstrong in the post.
Prior to joining Lionsgate, Dunning served »
- Dave McNary
Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain. »
- Andre Soares
The Jack Russell terrier was euthanized on Friday after battling prostate cancer, his owner, Los Angeles animal trainer Omar Von Muller, announced Wednesday on Facebook. “Our beloved boy has passed away,” he wrote in a post.
Uggie was most famous for his role as Jean Dujardin’s furry friend in 2011’s silent film “The Artist.” Bérénice Bejo (pictured above with Uggie) also starred in the movie, which nabbed five Academy Awards.
Uggie won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2012 Golden Collar Award. He was the first canine to have a paw print »
- Maane Khatchatourian
People always take it a little harder in movies when the dog dies, and the same came be said of life. It will surely be devastating news for some this morning, but it is being reported that Uggie has passed away. The canine was 13 years old. That's 91 in dog years, for anyone counting. He is said to have lived a full and healthy life.
Uggie was a Jack Russell terrier. He became well-known for his scene stealing role in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie The Artist. The dog was euthanized this past Friday after a bout with prostate cancer. He was part of Omar Von Muller's family. Omar lives in Los Angeles and is a famous animal trainer. He reported the news of the canine's passing on Wednesday. He stated the following.
"He was a real friend. He was very special."
Omar Von Muller plans to bury the dog in his backyard. »
Uggie, the dog who starred in the 2011 Oscar-winning film The Artist, has died. The Jack Russell terrier, who hit it big by starring in Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon's 2011 movie Water for Elephants, was put down last Friday in L.A. after battling a prostate tumor, according to TMZ. He was 13. Uggie, who was owned by animal trainer Oscar Von Muller, won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his work in The Artist. He also won the Golden Collar Award for the role. Sarah Clifford, who trained Uggie for his scenes in The Artist, told TMZ that he was "a perfect little terrier. I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hot »
Uggie the dog, who won hearts around the world with his charismatic performance in The Artist, has died at the age of 13. The much loved Jack Russell terrier, who also appeared in Water For Elephants and in several television productions, had been ill for some time.
Winner of the 2011 Palme Dog a Cannes and, later, the inaugural Golden Collar Award, he received a special mention at the Prix Lumière Awards and had his pawprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite loving the attention he got on the red carpet, however, Uggie was said to be primarily motivated by sausages.
Uggie formally retired in 2012 after developing a dementia type illness but continued to make occasional appearances. Recently he developed a prostate tumor which led his family to decide that it was time for him to go. He is survived by owner Omar Von Muller. »
- Jennie Kermode
Omar Van Mueller, owner of the jack russell terrier, is reported by TMZ to have made the ‘difficult decision’ after Uggie’s condition worsened in the last few weeks. He was 13.
Uggie’s career began after Van Mueller rescued him and launched the canine into global stardom. His trainer for The Artist, Sarah Clifford said: “I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs.”
The canine star was put down in La on Friday (August 7) after battling prostate cancer, according to TMZ.
The beloved Jack Russell terrier also became the first dog to have his paw-prints immortalised outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a ceremony in 2012.
Watch a trailer for The Artist »
A moment of silence, please, for the handsome and talented Uggie, who was put to sleep on Friday, August 7, after suffering from a prostate tumor. He was 13. Uggie, a Jack Russell Terrier, may be best known from the 2011 Oscar-winning film "The Artist," but he also starred with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in"Water for Elephants," and appeared in "Mr. Fix It," the TV movie "Holiday Road Trip," and a "Key and Peele" sketch.
Uggie's owner/father, Omar Von Mueller, told TMZ it was a difficult decision to say goodbye to Uggie, but the tumor had left him suffering and the last few weeks were especially tough. Sarah Clifford trained Uggie and told TMZ he was "a perfect little terrier" with boundless energy. "I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs." Sniff.
Watch this "Uggie Unleashed" interview to »
- Gina Carbone
Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell dog who shot to fame in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie The Artist, has died. The 13-year-old pooch, who also starred in Reese Witherspoon's Water For Elephants, was put to sleep on Friday, Aug. 7, following a battle against a prostate illness, TMZ reports. Uggie was owned by animal trainer Oscar Von Muller. He won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for his impressive stunt work in The Artist, and became the first pooch to have his paw prints set [...] »
Uggie, the lovable scene-stealing canine that memorably appeared in The Artist, as well as a slew of commercials, and helped to further legitimize the role of dogs in movies, has died, according to reports. He was 13 (nearing 100 in dog years). TMZ reports that the Jack Russell terrier was put down last week in L.A. following a tussle with a nettlesome prostate tumor. Though the dog is best known for his fairly recent Artist role, Uggie also had spots in Water for Elephants, Key and Peele, and The Campaign, among other projects. A pound-bound Uggie found his way into showbiz after he was rescued by an animal trainer, melting hearts first in a dog talent show and then in commercials and movie parts. His performance in The Artist earned a Palm Dog kudo from Cannes and nudged viewers to pay more attention to animals — and the impact they »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
The canine star shot to fame thanks to his role in The Artist, which saw him honoured with a Palm Dog award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best Dog in a Theatrical Film at the Golden Collar Awards. In addition to The Artist, the rescue dog also appeared in the films Wassup Rockers, Mr. Fix It, Water for Elephants and The Campaign.
“I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs,” his trainer Sarah Clifford told TMZ.
- Gary Collinson
Uggie the dog, who won the hearts of moviegoers for his performance in the 2011 Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” has died. He was 13. The beloved and talented Jack Russell terrier was put to sleep on Friday in Los Angeles after battling prostate cancer. Uggie was most famous for his role in “The Artist,” the silent French comedy-drama starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, which took home five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards including Best Picture. Along with his starring role in “The Artist,” Uggie appeared in “The Campaign,” “Water for Elephants” and “Mr. Fix It.” Also Read: Uggie Is Top Dog »
- Debbie Emery
Hollywood directors are notorious flirts when it comes to picking projects, and spy thriller Red Sparrow has been the belle of the ball for some time. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was at one point eyeing the pic as his follow-up to Biblical epic Noah, and David Fincher considered coming aboard in hopes of reuniting with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lead Rooney Mara (who walked when Fincher did). Now, Francis Lawrence, who’ll finally be done directing Lionsgate’s Hunger Games films this fall, is in the mix to take the reins.
Lawrence is accustomed to swimming in blockbuster waters, albeit without the same consistent praise Aronofsky and Fincher have received throughout their careers. Outside of The Hunger Games quadrilogy (of which he directed three), Lawrence has helmed I Am Legend, Constantine and Water for Elephants, as well as episodes of short-lived series Kings and Touch. Still, working »
- Isaac Feldberg
Although it’s not drawing the massive crowds that its predecessor did, Avengers: Age of Ultron is still putting up very big numbers. The 3D superhero sequel added another $77.2 million to its gross, a 60% drop from its muscular opening last weekend. Despite a hefty drop, that is the second-best second weekend in history (after The Avengers’ $103.1 million take). Meanwhile, the film’s $312.6 million total after 10 days is the third-best in history, just slightly below the $313.8 million that The Dark Knight made in the same span seven summers ago.
For movies based on Marvel Comics, though, the drop is in the higher end, worse than the last two Iron Mans (-59%) and Thor: The Dark World (-57%), although a bit better than The Amazing Spider-Man 2 last year (-61%). With a large drop, more lukewarm word-of-mouth and competition from Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road next weekend, this should »
- Jordan Adler
Disney and Marvel’s comicbook adventure has made $312.9 million domestically since debuting Stateside 10 days ago. That massive figure makes it the second-fastest film to clear $300 million domestically, and its sophomore weekend is the second-biggest in movie history, surpassing “Avatar’s” $75.6 million haul.
The film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trails on both counts? Its predecessor, 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which had earned $373 million at a similar point in its run after scoring a $103 million second weekend.
“It’s a dominant force,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “These second weekend numbers would be a great opening weekend debut for a lot of films.”
Internationally, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” picked up $68 million, pushing the film to $875.3 million globally. Given that major markets such as China »
- Brent Lang
Five years after he took home the Oscar for his instantly iconic performance as Nazi Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, Christoph Waltz has yet to convince us that he should ever stop playing the bad guy. Luckily, we have word that the actor is going psycho once more, for crime drama The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, which he’ll also direct.
The project, scripted by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, will mark Waltz’s directorial debut. It’s adapted from Franklin Foer’s July 2012 article of the same name for The New York Times Magazine, which told the true story of Albrecht Muth, an eccentric young man who seduced and wed an elderly widow named Viola Drath after spinning her a web of lies about his background. Together, they threw lavish parties at Drath’s Georgetown house, only for Muth to fall under suspicion when Drath was murdered.
- Isaac Feldberg
Lawrence took over directing duties on Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” franchise (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2″) after Gary Ross exited following the first film, and Jacobson has produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Dejan Zecevic’s sci-fi thriller is currently in production in Serbia.
Korea’s More In Group has launched sales on South Korea-Serbia-Slovenia co-production The Rift at Filmart.
Award-winning Serbian director Dejan Zecevic, whose latest feature was The Enemy, a horror film set in the aftermath of the Bosnian civil war, is currently in production with the sci-fi thriller.
The Rift stars American actor Ken Foree, who was in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Knightriders as well as the Robert Pattinson starrer Water for Elephants; Slovenian actress Katarina Cas, who was in The Wolf of Wall Street and Danny Collins; Swedish veteran Bo Svenson (The Great Waldo Pepper, Kill Bill, Vol. 2) and Serbian star Dragan Micanovic (Bad Company, Coriolanus).
In the film, a Nasa space shuttle crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of Us and Serbian agents are sent to investigate and secure the remains of the shuttle’s lone passenger »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
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