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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ray,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘Django Unchained’

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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ray,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘Django Unchained’
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967. He changed his name when he began his career in stand-up comedy and chose “Foxx” to honor one of his comedic idols, Redd Foxx. He picked the first name “Jamie” because he noticed that female comics were usually given earlier times on open mic nights and he thought the androgynous name of Jamie might get him onstage earlier in the evening.

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Foxx’s love of comedy began early. By third grade he was already doing stand up for his elementary school classes. His popularity was such that if the class behaved properly the teacher would reward them by letting young Jamie tell them jokes. He moved to Los Angeles when he grew up and began appearing on the comedy circuit until he was cast on the television sketch show “In Living Color
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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967. He changed his name when he began his career in stand-up comedy and chose “Foxx” to honor one of his comedic idols, Redd Foxx. He picked the first name “Jamie” because he noticed that female comics were usually given earlier times on open mic nights and he thought the androgynous name of Jamie might get him onstage earlier in the evening.

Foxx’s love of comedy began early. By third grade he was already doing stand up for his elementary school classes. His popularity was such that if the class behaved properly the teacher would reward them by letting young Jamie tell them jokes. He moved to Los Angeles when he grew up and began appearing on the comedy circuit until he was cast on the television sketch show “In Living Color” alongside other newcomers such as David Alan Grier and Jim Carrey.
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Regina King SAG Awards Snub Sparks Cries of ‘Category Fraud’ and ‘Dopey Goons’

Regina King SAG Awards Snub Sparks Cries of ‘Category Fraud’ and ‘Dopey Goons’
There were some pleasant surprises from Wednesday morning’s SAG Awards nominations. Emily Blunt got nominated twice in the film categories, including for “A Quiet Place” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” and John David Washington broke into the Best Actor field in a mostly white crowd for “BlacKkKlansman.”

But Regina King, a true standout in Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” and thus far a presumed front runner in the Oscar race, was snubbed from the Female Actress in a Supporting Role category, as was the movie at large. And the snub has many critics and fans scratching their heads.

“I believe in Regina King,” actress Carrie Coon tweeted in support of the actress after King was left out of the SAG field.

Also Read: SAG Awards Nominees: The Complete List

“We love you, Ethan Hawke and Regina King,” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy said of King and another notable acting snub
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Asc Awards: Cinematographers Guild Sets Robert Richardson & Jeff Jur For Career Honors

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The American Society of Cinematographers said today that Robert Richardson will receive its Asc Lifetime Achievement Award and Jeff Jur is set for the Career Achievement in Television Award. They will pick up their prizes February 9 during the 33rd Asc Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Asc also noted that it also will marks the guild’s 100 anniversary during the 2019 trophy show.

In a career spanning nearly four decades and counting. Richardson has won three Cinematography Oscars — for Hugo (2012), The Aviator (2005), and JFK (1992) — and been nominated six other times for The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Snow Falling on Cedars, Born on the Fourth of July and Platoon. His most recent film is A Private War, in is in theaters, and his latest of several Quentin Tarantino films, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is slated for release next year.

Jur has a pair of Emmy
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Paul Schrader, Jonah Hill Borrow From Youth in A24’s ‘First Reformed’ and ‘mid90s’ – The Contenders NY

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Paul Schrader, Jonah Hill Borrow From Youth in A24’s ‘First Reformed’ and ‘mid90s’ – The Contenders NY
Religion and skateboarding may provide contrasting spiritual homes to its adherents, but as revealed by veteran director Paul Schrader, writer/director of First Reformed and first-time filmmaker, Jonah Hill, writer/director of mid90s, both found inspiration for their stories rooted in their upbringing. Released through A24, both First Reformed and mid90s are audience favorites that have drawn audiences to theaters this year.

“I’m a product of the Christian school system,” said Schrader Saturday morning. “I wrote a book as a film critic on theological aesthetics and then a few years ago it came to me that it was time to write the script I never wanted to do…”

In First Reformed, Ethan Hawke stars as Reverend Ernst Toller, a middle-aged parish pastor of a small church in upstate New York. The historical place of worship was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, but it is eclipsed by the nearby mega church,
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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Film Festival Honors ‘Green Book’ With Vanguard Award

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Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Film Festival Honors ‘Green Book’ With Vanguard Award
In today’s film news roundup, “Green Book” gets a festival honor, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild names lifetime achievement winners, and indies “Tyger Tyger” and “Sons of the Cross” are heading into production.

Honors

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present the drama “Green Book” with the Vanguard Award at its annual film awards gala on Jan. 3.

The Vanguard Award is a group honor for a film’s cast and director in recognition of their collective work on an exceptional film project. Actors Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali as well as director Peter Farrelly are expected to attend.

“Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are an on-camera dream team in the crowd-pleasing film ‘Green Book,’ inspired by a true friendship, about a New York City bouncer hired to drive and protect pianist Dr. Don Shirley on a concert tour in the Deep South,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.
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How independent have the Spirit Awards winners been compared to Oscars? You might be surprised

How independent have the Spirit Awards winners been compared to Oscars? You might be surprised
The Film Independent Spirit Awards began in 1984 as a way to shine a spotlight on smaller art-house movies that often were made on a shoestring budget and came from entities outside the major studios. From its inception as an alternative to the likes of the Academy Awards, titles that were eligible have been required to have a budget cap of $20 million, although exceptions could be made. It is also a more populist organization. While a select group of committee members choose the nominees, anyone who can afford to pay a yearly $95 fee can vote on the final outcomes online.

With Friday morning’s announcement of this year’s slate of Spirit contenders (see the full list of nominees here), it is as good a time as any to investigate just how independent these awards are these days.

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Black Films and the Oscars: Despair Must Not Be the Only Route to Prestige

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Black Films and the Oscars: Despair Must Not Be the Only Route to Prestige
In 2015, April Reign’s viral hashtag campaign #OscarsSoWhite indicted the Academy for its lack of recognition of contributions made by creatives of color. Since then, on-screen representation has become a cause célèbre, with inclusivity initiatives that aim to navigate culture toward more gender and racial equality. However, numbers don’t tell the full story: How much freedom do black creators have when the storytelling expectations remain mired in variations of the black struggle?

This year, there are more Best Picture Oscar contenders centered on black lives than ever, but themes largely center on the complications of race and/or racism in films like “Green Book,” “BlacKkKlansman,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” And while the concerns of “Black Panther” are more intraracial, it’s a conflict rooted in the notion of a united global black liberation in response to white supremacy. The exception that proves the rule is Steve McQueen
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Join Us: Special panel with cinematographers of ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Never Look Away,’ ‘A Private War,’ ‘A Quiet Place’

Join Us: Special panel with cinematographers of ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Never Look Away,’ ‘A Private War,’ ‘A Quiet Place’
Don’t miss our upcoming special Q&A panel as Gold Derby welcomes four of the top cinematographers in the world on November 29. Join us at the Landmark Theater on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles for the event at 7:00 Pt. It’s free to anyone who wants to attend, but top priority in getting one of the limited seats is to be a guild member or Oscar voter.

Click the following link to register: https://meettheexpertscinematography.splashthat.com

Our senior editor Joyce Eng will moderate the Q&A with the following contenders for 2019 awards consideration:

Charlotte Bruus Christensen represents Paramount for “A Quiet Place

Christensen is also known for her work on such films as “The Girl on the Train,” “Fences” and “Molly’s Game.”

Caleb Deschanel represents Sony Pictures Classics for “Never Look Away

Deschanel is a five-time Oscar nominee for “The Right Stuff” (1983), “The Natural” (1984), “Fly Away Home
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Music of the part: Could all 4 Oscars go to actors playing musicians?

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Music of the part: Could all 4 Oscars go to actors playing musicians?
It’s not uncommon to win an Oscar for playing a musical performer, real or fictional. From James Cagney in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942), to Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980), to Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (2006), just to name a few, it often pays dividends to star in a musical showbiz story. But this is a unique year where every Oscar could go to an actor playing a musician.

First there’s “A Star is Born.” Real-life recording artist Lady Gaga stars as a fictional up-and-coming recording artist in the musical remake. Her co-star Bradley Cooper — who also directed, produced and co-wrote the film — plays a veteran country singer whose career is on the skids. According to the latest forecasts of thousands of Gold Derby users, they’re the front-runners to win Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively.

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But even if Cooper loses Best Actor,
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Hateful Eight Composer Trashes Tarantino's Movies, Calls Him a Cretin

Hateful Eight Composer Trashes Tarantino's Movies, Calls Him a Cretin
The Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricone doesn't like Quentin Tarantino. The legendary Italian composer has scored over 500 movies during the course of his long career, including Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, Roland Joffe's The Mission, and Guiseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso. Morricone, who turned 90-years old over the weekend, also had some opinions to share about America and the Academy Awards, though they weren't as harsh as his Tarantino criticisms.

Quentin Tarantino announced at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con that Ennio Morricone would score The Hateful Eight. It was the first western score that Morricone had done in 34 years. It's believed that the composer wrote the score without even seeing the movie. In a new interview, Morricone called Tarantino's movies "trash," and slammed his creativity. The composer had this to say about Tarantino.

"The man is a cretin. He only steals from others and puts stuff back together again. There's nothing original about that.
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Ennio Morricone Trashes Quentin Tarantino & His Films… Again

Let’s all give a birthday salute to legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who, at 90 years old isn’t afraid to speak his mind about other filmmakers and even collaborators. And in a recent interview with German Playboy, Morricone has done just that trashing and throwing major shade at Quentin Tarantino, a filmmaker he worked with on “The Hateful Eight”—the director’s first official score, though he did hire Morricone to write a piece of music for “Django Unchained.

Continue reading Ennio Morricone Trashes Quentin Tarantino & His Films… Again at The Playlist.
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Best Supporting Actor Oscar slugfest: Can Mahershala Ali really win again so soon? [Watch]

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Best Supporting Actor Oscar slugfest: Can Mahershala Ali really win again so soon? [Watch]
Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”) had been sitting pretty atop our Best Supporting Actor Oscar predictions for months until Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) bumped him down two weeks ago, but one of Gold Derby’s editors is still on the Timmy Train — for now.

“It’s a tough one. I still have Timothee at No. 1, but I could be convinced,” Marcus James Dixon says in our Best Supporting Actor slugfest with Chris Beachum and myself (watch above). “He was so great in that. And I was not a big fan of ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ but ‘Beautiful Boy’ — his performance just completely blew me away and they kind of owe him one for last year, whereas Mahershala, they don’t owe him anything; they just gave him an Oscar. The Golden Globes owe Mahershala, remember. They did not give him a Golden Globe for ‘Moonlight.’ So I could see Mahershala winning at the Globes,
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Emma Stone seeking to be 7th woman to win lead and supporting Oscars

Emma Stone seeking to be 7th woman to win lead and supporting Oscars
Emma Stone took home her first Oscar just two seasons ago, for Best Actress for “La La Land” (2016), and she might soon find herself not only with a bookend statuette but in a very exclusive group. Back in the running with a supporting campaign for “The Favourite,” Stone could become the seventh woman to win in lead and supporting.

The first six to accomplish this are:

1. Helen Hayes, Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931/32) and Best Supporting Actress for “Airport” (1970)

2. Ingrid Bergman, Best Actress for “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956), and Best Supporting Actress for “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974)

3. Maggie Smith, Best Actress for “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (1969) and Best Supporting Actress for “California Suite” (1978)

4. Meryl Streep, Best Supporting Actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), and Best Actress for “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and “The Iron Lady” (2011)

5. Jessica Lange, Best Supporting Actress for “Tootsie” (1982) and Best Actress for “Blue Sky” (1994)

6. Cate Blanchett,
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Beware: the queen approaches! Here’s why Olivia Colman is a serious threat to grab the Oscar crown for Best Actress

Beware: the queen approaches! Here’s why Olivia Colman is a serious threat to grab the Oscar crown for Best Actress
One of the biggest false assumptions about the Oscars is that they usually go to the biggest stars – you know, Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis again and again. But that’s not really true. More than half of the acting winners turn out to be names relatively unknown to the movie-going public. That’s because voters love to make new discoveries.

Consider, for example, some recent Best Actress champs: Brie Larson in “Room” (beating Cate Blanchett in “Carol”) and Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (clobbering Julie Christie in “Away From Her”), etc. Currently, superstar Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) is out front to win, according to 13 out of 27 Experts who are making predictions at Gold Derby. Seven say 6-time loser Glenn Close (“The Wife”) will finally prevail. But is that really the race? What’s all this scuttlebutt we keep hearing about little-known Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), who is the choice of 5 Experts?
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More "Robin Hood"

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Take a look at more new images, plus footage from the latest "Robin Hood" feature, directed by Otto Bathurst, starring Taron Egerton ("Kingsman: The Secret Service"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained") and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey"), opening November 21, 2018:

"...'Robin Hood' returning from 'The Crusades'...

"...discovers 'Sherwood Forest' rife with corruption and evil. 

"Teaming with a band of outlaws he takes matters into his own hands...

"...to set things right with some merry-making along the way..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Robin Hood"...
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Mahershala Ali can make SAG history with another Best Supporting Actor win

Mahershala Ali can make SAG history with another Best Supporting Actor win
In January, Frances McDormand entered the Screen Actors Guild Awards record books when she became the first person to win Best Actress more than once, adding a statuette for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” to go with her one for “Fargo” (1996). That left Best Supporting Actor as the only one of the four individual acting categories without a repeat champ — Daniel Day-Lewis has won Best Actor three times and Kate Winslet has won Best Supporting Actress twice, if you’re wondering — but it might finally see a familiar face at the podium this season.

Mahershala Ali has risen to first place in our combined SAG odds, as “Green Book” racks up Audience Award after Audience Award. A second victory would come just two years after his first, for “Moonlight” (2016), and would also make him the first person with a 2-for-2 record in the category.

Ali’s first SAG was an
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Jamie Foxx Didn’t Think Twice About Joining Spawn Reboot

From the Oscar-winning Ray to Django Unchained to, er, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx’s résumé is nothing if not eclectic.

This is an actor who jumps from one unique project to another, and wholly commits himself to the role at hand. His latest? A lead role in the Spawn reboot coming from Todd McFarlane, and it turns out Foxx didn’t take much convincing before he signed along the dotted line; as a matter of fact, he “jumped in with two feet.”

Via ComicBook.com, McFarlane recalled some of his early meetings with the Oscar-winner, during which time he outlined the tone and style of Spawn and what it means to play the part of Albert Francis Simmons.

I was fortunate enough, I went to my first ask, which was Jamie Foxx. I had talked to him before. I had talked to him at my office, coincidentally, years before,
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Tom O’Neil explains why Mahershala Ali is suddenly the new Oscar frontrunner

Tom O’Neil explains why Mahershala Ali is suddenly the new Oscar frontrunner
Over the past 10 days, Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”) has not only jumped ahead of Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”) in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor, but Ali seems to have established a firm lead among the Experts making predictions at Gold Derby. Fifteen out of 25 Experts pick Ali; 6 predict Chalamet will prevail.

See the Experts’ latest rankings per category and racetrack odds in the 15 top races.

Up until recently, Chalamet consistently held a modest lead in this race. On Oct. 19, for example, 10 Experts picked him to win, 8 backed Ali. Chalamet seemed like the obvious fave because, well, for starters, a lot of people think he should’ve won Best Actor two years ago for his breakout performance in “Call Me By Your Name.” Now he’s got an even flashier part in “Beautiful Boy”: the kind of big, wigged-out, bug-eyed, high-kicking, grandstanding role that academy voters often adore.
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Mahershala Ali could become the 7th performer with a perfect 2-for-2 Oscar record

Mahershala Ali could become the 7th performer with a perfect 2-for-2 Oscar record
What’s harder than winning more than Oscar? Having a perfect record while doing so. But that’s what our combined odds are forecasting for Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), who could join the exclusive 2-for-2 club if he prevails in Best Supporting Actor.

Only six actors have never lost an Oscar from multiple nominations:

1. Luise Rainer: Best Actress for “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936) and “The Good Earth” (1937)

2. Vivien Leigh: Best Actress for “Gone with the Wind” (1939) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951)

3. Helen Hayes: Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1932) and Best Supporting Actress for “Airport” (1970)

4. Kevin Spacey: Best Supporting Actor for “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and Best Actor for “American Beauty” (1999)

5. Hilary Swank: Best Actress for “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999) and “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)

6. Christoph Waltz: Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012)

See Mahershala Ali knocks Timothee Chalamet out of top spot
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