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Gary Oldman Has A Good Laugh Watching His Many Death Scenes On 'Conan'

July 23rd, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Gary Oldman Has A Good Laugh Watching His Many Death Scenes On '
Gary Oldman guested on Conan O'Brien's show Tuesday night to promote new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and during his interview the host surprised him with a supercut of some of his many death scenes.

The montage starts off with 2006's "The Backwoods," followed by a scene that really got the actor laughing -- his outrageous quicksand death in 2003's "Sin" at the hands of Ving Rhames.

According to IMDb, Oldman says it's "the worst movie ever made" and he only took the role because he hadn't worked in a while and had gone through a divorce at the time.

Conan's co-host Andy Richter a...
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'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Review: Brilliant, Breathtaking And The Best Of The Franchise

July 13th, 2014 4:16am EDT
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rarely is a sequel better than the original. Of course, there are exceptions, such as 'Godfather 2' and now 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'

This film is absolutely fantastic on every level, starting with Andy Serkis as Caesar, the soulful, emotional, kind and fair ape that we met in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' which starred, James Franco.

Right off the bat, I have to say that Serkis is amazing. He gives such a beautiful, nuanced performance that we, as an audience, are able to feel everything that Caesar feels and thinks. The film, shot in 3D, is brilliantly directed by Matt Reeve...
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Gary Oldman's Apology For Playboy Interview Not Good Enough For Anti-Defamation League

June 25th, 2014 11:23pm EDT
Gary Oldman
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has refused to accept the apology that actor Gary Oldman made following comments he made about Jews in an interview with Playboy magazine.

The actor caused controversy by defending actor Mel Gibson over the anti-semitic rant the star went on after he was arrested for drunk driving in 2006. Oldman said the only reason that the story blew up and Gibson was shunned by the industry is because Hollywood is "a town that is run by Jews," and referring to the fallout as a "hypocrisy."

Oldman apologized on Tuesday in a letter to the ADL, saying, "I am deeply remors...
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Gary Oldman 'Deeply Remorseful' For Offending Jewish People

June 25th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Gary Oldman 'Deeply Remorseful' For Offending Jewish People
Gary Oldman has issued an apology to the Anti-Defamation League after a Playboy article published his views about high-powered Jewish figures in Hollywood.

The actor said that Tinseltown is "run by Jews" and said Hollywood unfairly treated Mel Gibson, who made anti-semitic remarks after being arrested by a Jewish police officer in 2006.

Among other things he said: "The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n**ga or that f**king Jew? I'm being brutally honest here. It's the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy... Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong...
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Gary Oldman Defends Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitic Rant, Slams Political Correctness

June 24th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Gary Oldman Defends Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitic Rant, Slams Politi
Gary Oldman has come to the defense of fellow actor Mel Gibson over racist comments the star made eight years ago.

In 2006, Gibson was pulled over for drunk driving and made some anti-semitic remarks during his arrest in Malibu, Calif. The actor apologized, blaming his actions on a a "moment of insanity." He served three years of probation, and his arrest was later expunged from his record.

Oldman believes the Hollywood community treated Gibson unfairly following the incident. He told Playboy magazine: "We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me... I don't know ...
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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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Hail Caesar! First Trailer For 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Released

December 19th, 2013 12:54am EST
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The first trailer for Summer 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arrived online Wednesday.

The film takes place 10 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) genetically alters chimpanzees while trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Rodman's testing affects test subject Caesar, who gains intelligence and leads an uprising of the apes which ultimately leads to Charlton Heston landing his space ship on an unknown planet that *SPOILER ALERT* turns out to be Earth, where apes have become more intelligent than humans and a...
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Exclusive Clip From The 'Paranoia' Blu-Ray

November 19th, 2013 4:15pm EST
Paranoia
The thriller Paranoia is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and Fox Home Entertainment has provided Starpulse with this exclusive clip from the special features. Check out the cast members weighing in on what it was like for them to work with star Gary Oldman.

Paranoia stars Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) as a low-level employee whose boss (played by Oldman) coerces him into spying on a rival corporation run by the boss's former mentor (Harrison Ford). Needless to say, this game of corporate espionage soon goes awry.

The film is based on the Joseph Finder novel of the same name, and a...
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David Bowie's New Music Video 'The Next Day' Temporarily Removed From YouTube

May 8th, 2013 5:07pm EDT
David Bowie
David Bowie's music video for single "The Next Day" was pulled from YouTube hours after its release, only to be allowed back on the site after YouTube said it "made the wrong call."

The video, which features Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, features Bowie in Jesus-like garb as he sings in a band at an S&M club. Nuns, hookers, preachers, and cardinals fill the room and take part in various sins while Bowie sings.

Oldman plays a preacher that asks a barely-clothed Cotillard to dance. During the song, Cotillard gets stigmata and begins to spray everyone with blood, including a woman wearing...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere: Sultry Anne Hathaway, Sexy Christian Bale & More!

July 17th, 2012 9:02am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Celebrities came out in full force for "The Dark Knight Rises" world premiere in New York City on Monday night. Anne Hathaway, who plays catwoman, looked glamorous in a long white, low-cut gown with silver sequins on the bodice.

Marion Cotillard also wore white, and resembled a ballerina in a flouncy frock paired with strappy high heels.

Christian Bale donned a black and white suit and was accompanied by his wife Sibi Blazic.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opted for a gray suit with a skinny red tie - a stark contrast to Gary Oldman who wore a brown suit with a blue button-down shirt. The always c...
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'Dark Knight' Cast Turns Out For Christopher Nolan's Hand & Footprint Ceremony

July 8th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
On Saturday, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman were among "The Dark Knight Rises" stars who turned out to honor director moviemaker Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also attended the event.

The director left his mark outside Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony.

Nolan Comingsoon.net, "There is something about the permanence of these things. I'm standing on Clint Eastwood's name right now and there's something about knowing that he actually wrote that. There's something very int...
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Gary Oldman To Direct Jack White's Concert Webcast

April 16th, 2012 12:52pm EDT
Gary Oldman
Actor Gary Oldman is stepping behind the camera to direct an upcoming Jack White concert.

The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy star was approached to take control of White's New York show, which will stream live on the internet on April 27th- and he jumped at the opportunity.

Oldman tells the New York Times, "It just fell from the sky. Occasionally you get calls and they just drop in. I didn't have to think very quickly about it. I just said, 'Yeah, that sounds very good.'"

However, the actor admits he's having trouble communicating with White, who is not a fan of modern technology.

He add...
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Gary Oldman: 'I Daren't Travel With My Batman Scripts'

April 9th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman refuses to leave the house with his top-secret "Batman" script because he's terrified it will fall into the wrong hands.

The British actor, who plays police commissioner James Gordon, has been banned from leaking any plot details ahead of the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" this summer.

Oldman recently revealed he suffered a nasty scare when he thought he had lost his script, which contains director Christopher Nolan's closely-guarded plot, but he eventually found it under the mattress in his hotel room.

The incident has made Oldman so paranoid about misplacing his scripts...
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Liam Neeson To Reprise Role In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

March 29th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson will reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul for "The Dark Knight Rises," ending months of speculation about his casting in the eagerly awaited blockbuster.

Neeson's character was killed off in 2005's "Batman Begins" but there have been several rumors about the villain's return in Christopher Nolan's final Caped Crusader movie.

And his appearance was finally confirmed in the production notes of his fantasy epic "Wrath of Titans." The press notes state, "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thr...
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Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

March 26th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Awards, scooping Best British Film and the Best Actor prize for Gary Oldman.

The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine.

The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honor.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, wh...
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Malcolm McDowell Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

March 18th, 2012 5:01pm EDT
Malcolm McDowell
Gary Oldman paid tribute to his friend Malcolm McDowell as the "A Clockwork Orange" icon accepted his Hollywood Walk of Fame honor on Friday, hailing the veteran star for inspiring him to take up acting.

The English actor was honored with the 2,465th star, outside Hollywood Boulevard's British pub The Pig n' Whistle, to celebrate his lengthy career, and he posed with his wife Kelley and their eldest son Beckett, eight, as the plaque was unveiled.

Speaking about his honor, McDowell told reporters, "For a lad that grew up in Liverpool (England), Hollywood was this notion of everything that ...
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Check Out 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' On Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand March 20

March 18th, 2012 7:03am EDT
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Director Tomas Alfredson takes the helm for an adaptation of John Le Carre's novel "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" about an ex-British agent who emerges from retirement to expose a mole in MI6.

England, 1973: British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) head Control (John Hurt) and his top-ranking lieutenant George Smiley (Gary Oldman) are both forced into retirement after a mission involving respected secret agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) turns unexpectedly deadly. As the Cold War continues to escalate, suspicions of a Soviet double agent begin to grow within SIS.

Subsequently summoned by U...
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'Drive' And 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Lead 2012 Empire Awards Nominations

March 5th, 2012 11:25am EST
Drive
Ryan Gosling's thriller Drive and the final Harry Potter installment lead the nominations for the 2012 Empire Awards.

Drive has landed five nods, with Gosling and his co-star Carey Mulligan both vying for Best Actor/Actress awards, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 also scored five nominations.

Both movies will compete for the Best Film prize, along with the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Daniel Radcliffe will compete with Gosling for the Best Actor Prize, along with Daniel Craig (The ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Jean Dujardin Apologizes For Dropping 'F-Bomb' During Oscar Speech

February 27th, 2012 8:28am EST
Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin has apologized for swearing in French as he picked up his Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night.

The French star took gold at the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles for his role in silent movie The Artist, seeing off competition from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Demian Bichir.

Dujardin was ecstatic as he made his acceptance speech and he invoked his The Artist character George Valentin to yell exclamations in French, including a curse word which is the equivalent of dropping the 'f-bomb'.

He was asked about his swearing during a backstage press conference and Dujard...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Gary Oldman Says His 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Character Is A Better Spy Than James Bond

February 5th, 2012 10:30am EST
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman has urged the producers of the James Bond films to study his spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - because he thinks 007 should be a better undercover man.

The Oscar-nominated star, who plays veteran spy George Smiley in the film, admits he has always been puzzled by Ian Fleming's flamboyant hero.

Oldman explains, "He's (Smiley) the polar opposite of Bond. He is the man in the mac who you would pass in the street and not look at twice, whereas Bond, it's always struck me, announces who he is everywhere he goes - to the villain, to the guy that wants to kill him.

"He wears ...
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Gary Oldman Talks About Snooki's Pee & More 'Jersey Shore' On Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

February 4th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman dropped his serious actor guise for a skit on late show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday when he recapped the night's Jersey Shore episode in theatrical style.

The Oscar-nominated "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" star appeared seated on a darkened stage as he read the overview of an earlier screened episode of the trashy reality TV series.

He began, "The roommates take Vinny to a party at Karma for his first night back. While dancing in the club, Snooki accidentally pees on herself... The next day Snooki wears two sets of underwear to dinner as a precaution."

Oldman kept a straigh...
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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Colin Firth Believes Gary Oldman Is Hung Like 'A Water Buffalo'?

January 19th, 2012 10:14am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth is still desperate to know if his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-star Gary Oldman is really well hung after his fellow Brit appeared to boast a large manhood in the Spandex outfit he wore for A Christmas Carol.

Oldman played Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim in the motion capture film, opposite Oscar winner Firth - who portrayed Fred, and both stars had to wear specially-made, unflattering black rubber suits so animators could transfer their facial expressions and actions onto the screen.

Nevertheless, while Firth tried to pad his "manhood-cancelling" Spandex bodysuit so...
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'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

January 17th, 2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Sid & Nancy: Collector's Edition' - AVOID Like The Plague!

January 12th, 2012 10:45am EST
Sid and Nancy photo
The story of the infamous Sex Pistols bassist and his needy gal pal titled "Sid & Nancy" is finally out in Blu-ray in a ‘Collector’s Edition’ via MGM Home Entertainment. Does the product meet with punk approval? (Hint - it doesn't look good!) The totally uncensored opinion you won't want to miss waits below!

Title: "Sid & Nancy: Collector’s Edition"

Grade: 0

Cast: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman

Director: Alex Cox

Rating: R

Runtime: 113 minutes

Release Company: MGM

Website: www.mgm.com

The Flick: Only a man with a brilliantly askew sensibility the likes of Dir...
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Christopher Nolan Says Completing 'Dark Knight Rises' Was 'Pretty Emotional'

December 31st, 2011 8:30am EST
Christopher Nolan
Moviemaker Christopher Nolan is experiencing mixed emotions as he completes editing on his final "Batman" movie after saying farewell to his cast just before Christmas.

The shoot on the hotly-anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises" is complete, and now Nolan is in post-production getting the sequel ready for its summer release.

And he admits his Christmas was tinged with sadness as he realized there were great friends he'd never get the chance to work with again.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "It was pretty emotional as we would finish these characters and say goodbye to Alfred (Michael Ca...
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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' And 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations

December 20th, 2011 1:17pm EST
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive look set to lead the 2012 London Film Critics' Circle awards after landing six nominations each.

Both movies have been named in the coveted film of the year category, alongside silent movie The Artist and The Tree of Life.

Gary Oldman is up for actor of the year for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, against other contenders including George Clooney (The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame), and Ryan Gosling (Drive).

Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Anna Paquin (Margaret), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), a...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

December 19th, 2011 10:28am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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