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Ben Gazzara obituary

Forceful actor who built a 60-year career in the Us and Europe

Few screen debuts have equalled the searing malevolence of Ben Gazzara's Iago-inspired Jocko De Paris in The Strange One (1957). The role, which he had created on stage, became forever associated with this intense graduate of New York's method school of acting.

Gazzara, who has died aged 81 of pancreatic cancer, continued his stage career in modern classics including Epitaph for George Dillon and as the humiliated and vengeful George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He also achieved popular acclaim through television series – notably Run for Your Life (1965-68) – and in movies for his friend John Cassavetes and other directors including Otto Preminger, Peter Bogdanovich, David Mamet, Todd Solondz and the Coen brothers.

Gazzara was born to Sicilian immigrants and grew up on Manhattan's lower east side. He began acting at the Madison Square Boys Club and
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Kinology

In addition to the pair of films that were accepted into the Cannes film festival (The Prodigies and Days of Grace), they have Sylvie Testud, Juan Solanas, Quentin Dupieux items in the works. French sales outfit Kinology have got a solid 2012 ahead of them. Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg - Pre-Production His Mother's Eyes (Les Yeux De Sa Mere) by Thierry Klifa - Completed The Prodigies (La Nuit Des Enfants Rois) by Antoine Charreyron - Completed At Gino's (Chez Gino) by Samuel Benchetrit - Completed Days Of Grace (Dias De Gracia) by Everardo Gout - Completed De Force by Frank Henry - Post-Production Dubai Flamingos by Delphine Kreuter - Completed Emergo by Carles Torrens - Post-Production Mon Pere Est Femme De Menage by Saphia Azzeddine - Completed Rebellion (L'ordre Et La Morale) by Mathieu Kassovitz - Completed Small World (Je N'ai Rien OUBLIÉ) by Bruno Chiche - Completed The Art Of Love
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Studio 37 adds several films to slate

Paris – French telecom Orange's Paris-based film subsidiary Studio 37 will decorate movie theaters across the globe with its colorful feature film lineup including new 3D animation project "Mune," Gilles Pacquet-Brenner's "Elle s'Appelait Sarah" starring Kirstin Scott Thomas and Samuel Benchetrit's "Chez Gino," Studio 37 topper Frederique Dumas said Tuesday.

Studio 37 announced a first-look deal with Rezo Films for Gallic distribution in Cannes last year. Studio 37 also has a "privileged partnership" deal with Gregoire Melin's international sales outlet Kinology.

"Mune" is an animated 3D fairytale produced by Onyx films and directed by Benoit Phillipon and Alexandre Heboyan, who worked on "Kung Fu Panda" and "Monsters vs Aliens" among other high-profile Us studio titles.

Studio 37 will focus on Gallic co-productions, but has already branched out into English-language territory with Benoit Philippon's "Lullaby for Pi" starring Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy and Forest Whitaker and recent release Olivier Dahan's "My Own Love Song" with Renee Zellweger,
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