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Culture Dump #20: 5 Actors who Really want to win an Oscar!

The 90th Academy Awards is just a few months away – and you can tell. The industry has stepped up its game by firing out its best and brightest titles in the hopes of bagging gold – but who’ll come out on top? While Oscar predictions can often be hit and miss, some stars wear their intentions very much on their sleeve when it comes to Academy approval. People like…

Joaquin Phoenix

When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
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Why Hugh Jackman Said No to Playing James Bond

Why Hugh Jackman Said No to Playing James Bond
Hugh Jackman as James Bond? It could have happened. The 49-year-old actor reveals that he turned down the chance to play the iconic MI6 spy early on in his career. He would have been balancing the X-Men franchise and the James Bond franchise at the same time, which would be incredibly difficult for any actor, which is part of the reason he turned down the role.

The beloved actor who brought Wolverine to life on the big screen for nearly two decades is currently promoting his latest movie, The Greatest Showman. During a recent interview, Hugh Jackman reveals that he was called about being the next 007, back when the producers were looking to replace Pierce Brosnan. Here's what Jackman had to say about it.

"I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I'd be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time
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Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?

Oscars: Best Actor is a Race to Lose to Gary Oldman… Or is It?
Compared with this year’s lead actress Oscar race — a wide-open contest packed with serious contenders and no clear winner in their midst — the lead actor competition is a little less exciting. The list of viable players ends a bit more quickly, and they all might well be vying for the right to lose to a towering Oscar bait performance.

Gary Oldman is a force of nature as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” gnawing the scenery, wonderfully comfortable in the famed Briton’s skin. He has felt like the one to beat seemingly since the first production stills arrived showing off his physical transformation. Long admired for his efforts in movies like “Sid and Nancy,” “State of Grace,” “True Romance” and “Léon: The Professional,” among others, the actor finally landed his first Oscar nomination just six years ago, for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” But despite missing some early precursor prizes, everything seems to
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Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond

Hugh Jackman on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ Saying Goodbye to Wolverine and Turning Down Bond
It was judgment day for “The Greatest Showman.”

The brass at 20th Century Fox and a cadre of financiers were descending on New York City to decide whether or not to give the greenlight to a musical biopic about circus impresario P.T. Barnum — one that by 2015 had been in development for seven years. In order to convince the studio, director Michael Gracey and star Hugh Jackman had arranged to do an elaborate read-through, with several Broadway greats playing supporting parts.

There was just one catch. Twenty-four hours before the presentation, Jackman had gone to the doctor to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose.

“‘Michael, I have some good news and some bad news,’” Jackman said on the phone to Gracey. “The operation was a huge success; that’s no problem. But I’m in the surgeon’s office, and he’s not letting me leave until I call you and say there’s no way
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Jake Gyllenhaal: Getting ‘Stronger’ and Better as His Career Goes On

Jake Gyllenhaal: Getting ‘Stronger’ and Better as His Career Goes On
When actors become stars, they can choose one of three paths: play a number of roles that will basically repeat the original success; work in projects that are high-paying but undemanding; or take on bigger challenges, dig deeper into themselves and become better actors.

Luckily for audiences, Jake Gyllenhaal took route No. 3. In the past year, he shone as the TV host in Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja,” conquered Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George” and capped it all with a career-best performance in “Stronger.”

The actor plays Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings; after that, Bauman struggled physically and emotionally, while dealing with a public that made him an instant hero.

It sounds like a seen-it-before movie, but the film (written by John Pollono and directed by David Gordon Green) is much smarter and full of surprises. Gyllenhaal is raw and honest in a performance that Variety
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Jennifer Garner Thriller ‘Peppermint’ Adds Kyla Drew & Annie Ilonzeh

Jennifer Garner Thriller ‘Peppermint’ Adds Kyla Drew & Annie Ilonzeh
Kyla Drew (Prisoners) and Annie Ilonzeh (All Eyez on Me) have been cast in Lakeshore Entertainment/STXfilmsPeppermint, the Jennifer Garner-starring action thriller that recently commenced production. They join previously announced cast members John Ortiz, Richard Cabral, Juan Pablo Raba and John Gallagher Jr. in the Pierre Morel-directed film, written by Chad St. John. Garner stars as Riley North, a young mother who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are…
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Denis Villeneuve On His Love Of Sci-Fi, Working With Ridley Scott On ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Revisiting ‘Dune’ – Behind The Lens

Denis Villeneuve On His Love Of Sci-Fi, Working With Ridley Scott On ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Revisiting ‘Dune’ – Behind The Lens
There is no question that Denis Villeneuve has been on a roll of late enjoying great success with movies like his Oscar-nominated foreign-language film Incendies, Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival and now Blade Runner 2049, which is earning buzz for a second consecutive Oscar Best Director nomination following last year’s Arrival. Villeneuve sat down with me for an in-depth conversation in my new video series Behind the Lens, and we covered the waterfront with topics ranging…
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Denis Villeneuve Confirms Bond 25 Talks, But Dune Takes Priority

Coming off his meticulous work on Blade Runner 2049 (our review), writer-director Denis Villeneuve would be forgiven for wanting to take a nice long vacation.

But it seems the filmmaker has no intention of taking his foot off the pedal, as he’s already begun scripting Legendary’s fabled Dune reboot alongside the Oscar-winning Eric Roth. It’s a sci-fi reimagining that has languished in the pits of development hell for years, and it may wind up averting Denis Villeneuve from Bond 25.

Four months ago, the director was shortlisted for MGM’s next James Bond film alongside Yann Demange and David MacKenzie (Hell and High Water), and though Villeneuve confirmed those talks in a new interview with The Playlist, he also admits that Dune has taken precedence over all other projects.

The thing is I don’t now about that, but listen. Daniel Craig is a very inspiring actor
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50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’

50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’
Looking for a good read this fall? Skip a book and try a screenplay instead. Script Reader Pro has put together an incredible collection of 50 screenplays you can download right now for free. The database is categorized into five genres — drama, comedy, thriller, horror, and action/adventure — and includes 10 films per genre. Scripts featured include classics like “Alien” and “Reservoir Dogs” and contemporary favorites like “It Follows,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Bridesmaids.”

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

For aspiring screenwriters, the collection provides a masterclass in learning the ins and outs of writing for the big screen from masters such as Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Alexander Payne, Quentin Tarantino, and more. Oscar-winning screenplays for “Lost in Translation,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “No Country for Old Men” are also available.

Click here to visit Script Reader Pro, where you can download all the screenplays for free.
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Makeup-Hair Designer Specializes in Bruising Looks for ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Stronger’

Makeup-Hair Designer Specializes in Bruising Looks for ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Stronger’
This is a busy year for makeup and hair designer Donald Mowat, who worked on two major releases: “Blade Runner 2049” and “Stronger.”

Mowat was a big fan of Ridley Scott’s original “Blade Runner,” released in 1982, so he was psyched when helmer Denis Villeneuve asked him to lead the makeup department for the sequel — a revisiting of the L.A.-based futuristic tale set 30 years later. Mowat overcame initial anxiety over the epic scope of the project and was happy to reteam with the director and cinematographer Roger Deakins, with whom he had worked on “Sicario” and “Prisoners” as well.

“Blade Runner 2049” required every type of makeup application: character, aging, beauty and fantasy. Mowat and Villeneuve met to discuss initial concepts. The designs found inspiration in many sources, including Alexander McQueen’s fashions, Jack Nicholson’s torn nose in “Chinatown” and Rutger Hauer’s bloodied face in the original “Blade Runner.”

Some design
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Denis Villeneuve Tells Rian Johnson About Being Offered ‘Blade Runner 2049’ With a Mysterious Envelope — Listen

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Denis Villeneuve Tells Rian Johnson About Being Offered ‘Blade Runner 2049’ With a Mysterious Envelope — Listen
Just about everyone is happy that Denis Villeneuve directed “Blade Runner 2049,” including Rian Johnson. The two filmmakers spoke to each other after a recent screening of the film, which was recorded as an episode of the DGA’s podcast the Director’s Cut. A few minutes in, Villeneuve describes the cloak-and-dagger circumstances that led to him taking on the project — and why it took him two months to decide to do so.

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Never Going to Be a Blockbuster, But It Can Become Something Cooler: a Cult Classic

“The project was written by and for Ridley Scott, and the thing is that Ridley had a lot of things cooking at the same time. Harrison Ford was anxious to start the project, and Ridley was working on finishing ‘The Martian’ going into ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and so they decided, the producer and Ridley decided to reach for someone else,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Box Office Carnage: Sony and Ryan Gosling Stand to Lose, but Roger Deakins Still Stands to Win

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Box Office Carnage: Sony and Ryan Gosling Stand to Lose, but Roger Deakins Still Stands to Win
It could have been worse: The final domestic weekend totals for “Blade Runner 2049” came to $32.7 million, about $1.25 million better than initial pre-Sunday estimates. That could mean all is not lost for Warner Bros. — but with production, marketing, and distribution around $300 million, it’s still a dreadful result. Who stands to suffer the most? Here are some losers — and, some possible winners.

Alcon Entertainment and Sony

Alcon, the 20 year-old production company founded by FedEx’s Fred Smith, has produced 31 films, with one big moneymaker (“The Blind Side”), some smaller successes (“Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Insomnia”) and several higher-budget flops (“Transcendence,” “Point Break”).

Its total investment in “Blade Runner 2049” isn’t totally clear. Sony is reported to have contributed $90 million for international rights, with its share of marketing expenses uncertain. So Alcon will neither bear the entire expense nor keep all the revenues, but it
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Watch: Roger Deakins on Personal Connection through Cinematography

To supplement Matt Mulcahey’s interview with Roger Deakins about shooting Blade Runner 2049, check out Arri’s interview with the legendary Dp. He starts with a few general anecdotes, notes that he’s not lit the way he’d light a scene, and tells a story about lighting a scene in Prisoners with just a lighter, among other highlights.
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Peer Through The Glass Of Denis Villeneuve’s Films

Dark and haunting are the worlds director Denis Villeneuve brings to the screen. Often obstructed by oblique lines and brimming with suspense, Villeneuve frames his films in a way that pulls the audience forward by their already contorted, anxiety-ridden gut. Villeneuve’s most recent film “Blade Runner 2049” will, no doubt, earn its place in the canon of thought provoking and awe-inspiring science fiction cinema. A large portion of praise “Blade Runner 2049” has garnered is due to the transcendent camera work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, with whom Villeneuve previously worked with on “Sicario” and “Prisoners.” Translated by way of Deakins’ incomparable talent and style, Villeneuve marries the feeling of unease and the framework of film to create images that are possessive.

Continue reading Peer Through The Glass Of Denis Villeneuve’s Films at The Playlist.
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Blade Runner 2049 Bombs at the Box Office with $31.5M

Blade Runner 2049 Bombs at the Box Office with $31.5M
While New Line Cinema's It remake managed to salvage a horrid summer box office season, last weekend marked a return to the box office's slumping ways with a slew of underperforming newcomers. As expected though, Warner Bros.' Blade Runner 2049 debuted at just the right time to put the box office back on track, opening in the top spot with a decent $31.5 million. While it still came in far under most box office predictions, it still helped the box office get back on track for what could be a strong fall season.

This Blade Runner sequel opened in 4,058 theaters, earning a decent $7,769 per-screen average in the top spot at the box office this weekend. It also earned an additional $50.2 million this weekend, to bring its worldwide opening weekend total to $81.7 million. Still, that figure represents roughly half of its $150 million production budget, and since the project isn't slated to open in China,
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Blade Runner 2049 – Review

Ryan Gosling as K in Alcon Entertainment’s action thriller “Blade Runner 2049,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment release, domestic distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures and international distribution by Sony Pictures. Photo by Stephen Vaughan.

Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, is a visual feast, a cinematic banquet that is much in the style and spirit of the original. For that reason alone, it deserves to be seen on the biggest screen, with the best sound, you can find. This is a film worth the effort to see it as it should be seen, but particularly if you are one of the many fans of the first film.

Fans of the original Blade Runner need not fear this sequel. As one of many filmmakers who were smitten with and influenced by Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking film, French Canadian director
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Interview: Denis Villeneuve on the Task of Crafting 'Blade Runner 2049'

"It's the multiplication of brains and [all] the people that you have to tune to make sure that they are all dreaming in the same direction." He's a master filmmaker and continues to deliver some of the best films of this decade - Denis Villeneuve. Born in Quebec, Villeneuve has been an acclaimed filmmaker for many years but finally got his foot into Hollywood's door after making Incendies in 2010. He followed that up with Prisoners, as well as Enemy released the same year, before making Sicario and Arrival. His latest is Blade Runner 2049, a highly anticipated, long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi cult hit from 1982 starring Harrison Ford as a cop named Deckard. I didn't get to chat with Villeneuve for Arrival last year (it was one of my favorite films), so I chased him this time for Blade Runner and got to spend a few minutes talking with him. This interview is completely spoiler free.
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Cold, Hard, Clear: Denis Villeneuve Through Glass

By Jacob Oller

The director’s aesthetic inclinations are quite transparent. lade Runner 2049 won’t be director Denis Villeneuve’s first visually stunning film. The French Canadian won countless awards for Arrival, Sicario, and Prisoners, but even his early work had the crisp detachment that makes those films so striking. Oddly enough, something linking these through their cinematography is shots […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: Denis Villeneuve Creates A ‘Miracle’

Early on in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, Ryan Gosling's Officer K confronts Dave Bautista's Sapper Morton, and Morton says the line, "You've never seen a miracle." Having now seen the film, I can say that I have seen a miracle. A miracle of spectacle and story. A sequel that betters the first film in almost every way. A film that marries science fiction and epic, widescreen pulp noir storytelling. If the original Blade Runner was "sci-fi noir," a futuristic throw back to the detective films of the 1940s and '50s, Blade Runner 2049 is science fiction's Chinatown. And it is truly a miracle.

Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the events of the first film. Officer K (Gosling) is a blade runner, tasked with chasing down and retiring older Nexus model replicants. When he confronts Morton (Bautista), K learns of a secret that could shatter humanity,
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Roger Deakins is Filming ‘The Goldfinch’ Next, But Might Not Reunite With Denis Villeneuve For ‘Dune’

Roger Deakins is Filming ‘The Goldfinch’ Next, But Might Not Reunite With Denis Villeneuve For ‘Dune’
The world will finally get to see Roger Deakins’ latest visual masterpiece when “Blade Runner 2049” opens in theaters this Friday, but the legendary cinematography isn’t taking any moment to rest after working on the Denis Villeneuve sequel for the last year. The 68-year-old Dp has confirmed to Variety that he’s gearing up to shoot “The Goldfinch” next, in which principal photography begins in January. Deakins’ prep on the film begins in a couple weeks.

The Goldfinch” is an adaptation of the 2013 bestseller by Donna Tartt. Warner Brothers and Amazon Studios have teamed up for the film adaptation, which will be directed by “Brooklyn” helmer John Crawley. Ansel Elgort has been offered the lead role, according to multiple reports, but no official casting announcements have been made by the studio. The plot tells the story of Theodore Decker, a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum.
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