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Stacy Martin's parents were 'cool' about Nymphomaniac sex scenes

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Hollywood newcomer Stacy Martin has publicly thanked her "cool" parents for supporting her through her big breakthrough in Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac.

The actress bares all and appears to actually have sex with Shia LaBeouf in the film, but she has explained director Von Trier called on "porn doubles" to actually make love in the graphic scenes.

She admits she didn't have to have any awkward conversations with her folks about her role in the film as they understood it was just a job.

Martin tells WENN, "From the start I always told them what I was doing and the...

Shia LaBeouf's Film Sex Partner: 'There Was No Penetration'

March 8th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Shia LaBeouf's Film Sex Partner: 'There Was No Penetration'
Hollywood newcomer Stacy Martin has confirmed she and Shia Labeouf never actually had sex for real in director Lars Von Trier's controversial new film Nymphomaniac.

Speculation surrounding their intimate scenes has been rife for months, but now the British actress has revealed there was no penetration.

She tells Nylon magazine, "Neither Shia nor I were willing to actually have sex onscreen, obviously."

But Martin can understand why film fans believe they saw something they didn't, adding, "Everything was set in place for us to have a porn double, a prosthetic vagina, special effects.


Shia LaBeouf didn't have real sex in Nymphomaniac

March 7th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf didn't actually have sex with his co-star in 'Nymphomaniac'.
Actress Stacy Martin knows scenes between her and Shia are particularly intimate in the movie - about a self confessed sex addict recounting her life story - but they were achieved through careful use of prosthetics and porn doubles.
She told Nylon magazine: "Neither Shia nor I were willing to actually have sex onscreen, obviously.
"Everything was set in place for us to have a porn double, a prosthetic vagina, special effects.
"As actors, we could be ourselves and commit to an amazing project, but we were protected a...

Jamie Bell never spoke to Charlotte Gainsbourg while filming Nymphomaniac

February 23rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Charlotte Gainsbourg
British actor Jamie Bell was thrown into filming for controversial movie Nymphomaniac so abruptly he never actually spoke to co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg before he started hitting her on camera.

Bell plays a sadistic dominator in Lars Von Trier's new movie, which explores the life of a sex addict, and he shot some aggressively explicit scenes of violent sexual encounters with lead actress Gainsbourg.

But the director's unusual methods meant the Billy Elliot star found himself in front of the camera with Gainsbourg before the two had even had a chance to say hello.

The actor tells Britai...

Romanian censors reverse ban on second Nymphomaniac film

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Censors in Romania have reversed their decision to ban the second installment of Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac amid a drama which has cost the president of the nation's film rating commission his job.

The unnamed executive lost his title after labelling the Danish filmmaker's two-part project pornographic and agreeing that the movie was not fit for cinemagoers.

The film's Romanian distributors at Independenta Film appealed the decision and learned that the movie is now back on the release schedule for 7 February (14) as planned, with an 18-plus rating.


Romanian Censors Ban Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac II'

January 29th, 2014 2:46pm EST
Romanian Censors Ban Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac II'
Film bosses in Romania have banned the second part of Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac from their cinemas.

Officials have ruled the racy film, which features Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell and Charlotte Gainsbourg, is unfit for public viewing, ahead of its planned February 7 release.

The movie chronicles a woman's erotic life and features scenes of explicit sexual encounters and nudity.

Distributors at Independence Film are planning to appeal the ruling.

The two films debuted in Von Trier's native Denmark last month.

Highly Charged 'Nymphomaniac' Has 'Super Secret' Screening At Sundance

January 24th, 2014 8:13am EST
Critics at the Sundance Film Festival got a treat on Tuesday night - a special screening of Lars Von Triers' upcoming "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1."

Reporters were kept in the dark about the "super secret" screening and were only told that they were about to see a "highly anticipated film," according to USA Today.

The film centers on charming old bachelor Seligman, who finds a woman named Joe beaten up in an alley. He takes her home to his apartment and asks about her life. The self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe tells her story from birth to the age of 50.

The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte ...

Shia LaBeouf sent penis pictures to land Nymphomaniac role

January 8th, 2014 6:20am EST
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf sent pictures of his penis to land his role in 'Nymphomaniac'.
The actor was forced to send director Lars Von Trier's production team close-up images of his manhood before being deemed suitable for the raunchy flick's numerous sex scenes.
He joked in a video interview by the film's Zentropa Productions: "The first info we got - and I'll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such fear - the first request from the production end, not Lars, was for pictures of my penis."
Shia - who stars opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard in the upcoming risqué dra...

Shia LaBeouf And 13 Other 'Nymphomaniac' Stars Show Their 'O-Faces' In Nude Character Posters

October 10th, 2013 10:31pm EDT
Nymphomaniac Shia LaBeouf
Fourteen new character posters from Lars Von Trier's instantly controversial Nymphomaniac have been released, showing the entire cast nude and in the throes of passion.

The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman and Stellan Skarsgard, all of whom show their "O-faces" in the new teaser posters for the NC-17-rated film.

The film chronicles the sex life of a woman (Gainsbourg) who diagnoses herself as a nymphomaniac, and she tells the stories of her erotic escapades to a man (Skarsgard) who helps save her after s...

Nicole Kidman No Longer A 'Nymphomaniac'

October 18th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has reportedly quit her Dogville director Lars Von Trier's latest movie project Nymphomaniac.

The actress will not be teaming up with Shia LaBeouf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard in the film, as was previously reported, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It is not known why Kidman, who is currently shooting Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco, has bolted from the project, which hit the headlines even before filming begins over reports it will feature explicit sex scenes.

In the movie, Gainsbourg plays the titular nym...

Uma Thurman Joines Cast Of Lars Von Trier's Explicit Erotic Drama 'Nymphomaniac'

October 11th, 2012 2:59pm EDT
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman is the latest A-list star to join the cast of Lars Von Trier's upcoming erotic drama, Nymphomaniac.

The film, which will reportedly feature unsimulated sex scenes from some of its stars, will be split into two movies, the first of which is planned for a 2013 release and is currently filming in Cologne, Germany.

Actor Shia LaBeouf, who signed on to join the cast in August, made headlines after revealing that the film's script called for several of its stars to perform real sex acts.

"There's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're [having sex] for real....

Kirsten Dunst Opens Up About Her 'Dangerous' Google Fixation

November 18th, 2011 2:12pm EST
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst can't help but search for stories about herself on the internet, despite branding her Google fixation a "very dangerous" habit.

The actress began worrying about saucy pictures of herself surfacing online after she stripped off for full-frontal nude scenes in Lars Von Trier's drama Melancholia.

She says, "I hadn't been that nude in a film before. It's nerve-wracking but at that point I knew everyone pretty well and it was a closed set. Lars and I were making jokes to each other... It was cold, I was lying there. But I knew it was going to be pretty. Doing a Lars Von Trier f...

Two Jews' Review 'Melancholia' And Are Worlds Apart On This SciFi Fantasy (Video)

November 9th, 2011 12:47pm EST
Two Jews on Flim - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: When 'Melancholia' directed by the always controversial, Lars Von Tier, opens there is a montage of impressionistic stills set to Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde.

Dead birds slowly rain down from the sky, while Kirsten Dunst, dressed in a long flowing white wedding gown, wearing a dazed expression on her face, runs through a lush dark forest. A horse silently falls to the ground as the opera reaches a crescendo. Then we cut to...

Somewhere in Outer Space, where we see Earth and a much larger planet, gradually moving closer and closer to one anothe...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Immortals,' 'J. Edgar,' & More

November 7th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of last week’s comedy “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” I had fun speaking one-on-one with the fellow Emerson alum about his experiences directing his first major feature length film. Check out my interview here.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Tarsem Singh Greek epic “Immortals,” the Clint Eastwood biopic “J. Edgar,” the Lars Von Trier apocalyptic drama “Melancholia,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill,” the William Monahan gangster flick “London Boulevard,” the Werner Herzog doc...

'Melancholia' Leads European Film Awards Nominations

November 7th, 2011 11:31am EST
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst's new movie Melancholia is set to be a major contender at the upcoming European Film Awards after landing a massive nine nominations.

The Spider-Man star plays a woman battling depression in the Lars von Trier film and the role has scored her a nod in the Best European Actress category at the European Film Academy prize-giving.

She will compete alongside her Melancholia co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg for the trophy, as well as Tilda Swinton for her role in We Need To Talk About Kevin.

Von Trier also landed a nod in the Best European Director category, while the film will a...

Kirsten Dunst Explains Lars Von Trier's Apology To 'Melancholia' Cast After Cannes Debacle

October 13th, 2011 6:11pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst
Lars Von Trier apologized to the cast of his movie Melancholia for his controversial Adolf Hitler comments which saw him banned from the Cannes Film Festival - because it stopped them celebrating the success of the film together.

The Danish moviemaker stunned reporters during a press conference at the event in May when he rambled on about his German heritage and declared he could "understand" Hitler.

Von Trier was subsequently banned from the French movie festival, where the film's lead star Kirsten Dunst landed the Best Actress award - and he was saddened to miss out on sharing in her su...

Lars Von Trier Unapologetic Over Nazi Comments At Cannes

September 19th, 2011 10:20pm EDT
Lars Von Trier
Lars Von Trier is refusing to apologize for the controversial statements he made about Adolf Hitler at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, even though the remarks led to a ban.

He stunned reporters at a press conference for his film Melancholia in May when he launched into a rant about his German heritage and declared he could "understand" the Nazi leader.

Festival officials condemned his remarks, prompting von Trier to backtrack over his comments and personally apologize for causing a stir, even though he was still subsequently banned from the rest of the week's events.

Now, ope...

Kirsten Dunst: Von Trier Was 'Trying To Make People Laugh' With Hitler Comments

June 1st, 2011 8:38am EDT
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst has defended her "Melancholia" director Lars Von Trier over controversial statements he made at the Cannes Film Festival about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

The Danish moviemaker stunned reporters during a Cannes press conference last month when he rambled on about his German heritage and declared he could "understand" Hitler - as an awkward Dunst sat next to him.

Von Trier has since apologised for his remarks, but it was not enough for festival organizers; they have banned the filmmaker from the French movie event.

Dunst, who was named the Best Actress at Cannes for her role i...

Fashion Fails Of The Week: Justin Bieber, Kirsten Dunst & More

May 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst
We've been so busy high-fiving Justin Bieber for his PDA with sexy starlet Selena Gomez and his Billboard Music Awards trophies that we forgot to mention his gaudy, gold lame jacket. Well, we just remembered.

Then there's Lady Gaga, who made an appearance on David Letterman in just her underpants. Just say no!

Kirsten Dunst should have left her see-through Little Mermaid frock at home at the Cannes Film Festival. Like Lars Von Trier, it should have been banned.

Check it out in the video below!

Brad Pitt's 'The Tree Of Life' Triumphs At Cannes

May 22nd, 2011 10:23pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt's new movie The Tree of Life has grown on Cannes Film Festival judges - it has won the coveted Palme d'Or prize for Best Film.

The movie, directed by Terrence Malick, follows the fortunes of two young boys brought up by a strict, brutal and demanding father - played by Pitt.

It divided critics at Cannes when it debuted last week, garnering boos and lackluster applause from the audience, but triumphed on Sunday.

Kirsten Dunst took home the Best Actress award for her role in Melancholia - the film in competition from director Lars Von Trier, who was banned from the festival after...

Lars Von Trier Accepts Cannes Ban

May 19th, 2011 10:10pm EDT
Lars Von Trier
Controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier "fully accepts" his ban from the Cannes Film Festival, according to his producer partner.

Organizers of the annual French event declared von Trier a "persona non grata" on Thursday, a day after he shocked reporters and critics at a press conference for his new release Melancholia by rambling on about his German ancestry and admitting he could "understand" Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

He subsequently apologized for his remarks to Cannes officials, who explained that he felt he had "allowed himself to be egged on by a provocation" during the screeni...

Nazi Sympathizer Lars Von Trier Banned From Cannes

May 19th, 2011 11:59am EDT
Lars Von Trier
Danish director Lars Von Trier has been banned from the Cannes Film Festival in France after he made controversial comments about Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

The moviemaker shocked reporters and critics at a press conference for his new release Melancholia on Wednesday when he went off on a tangent about his German ancestry and how he can "understand" and "sympathize with" Hitler. He went on to claim he's "not against Jews" but then launched a rant about Israel, branding it a "pain in the a**."

Von Trier - whose new film premiered to great acclaim from journalists - was forced to apologi...

Lars Von Trier Apologizes For His Nazi Comments

May 18th, 2011 2:23pm EDT
Lars Von Trier
Cannes Film Festival organizers have accepted an apology from director Lars Von Trier over controversial statements he made about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Von Trier stunned reporters at a press conference for his new film Melancholia on Wednesday when he launched into a rant about his German heritage and declared he could "understand" Hitler.

Festival officials subsequently condemned his remarks and admitted they were "disturbed" by the Danish filmmaker's outburst, prompting von Trier to backtrack over his comments and personally apologize for causing a stir.

According to festival or...

Robert De Niro To Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

January 6th, 2011 2:25pm EST
Robert De Niro
Veteran actor Robert De Niro will head the jury at this year's Cannes International Film Festival.

Cannes organizers announced on Thursday the star will serve as the chairman of the festival's competition jury, which will select the winner of top awards, including the prestigious Palme d'Or.

The 64th annual event is expected to feature new work from Pedro Almodovar ("The Skin That I Inhabit") and Lars Von Trier ("Melancholia"), as well as Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life," although official film selections have yet to be announced.

De Niro is the third American chosen to lead the Cannes j...

Fact Or Fiction? Martin Scorsese And Robert De Niro Plan 'Taxi Driver' Sequel

February 16th, 2010 9:50am EST
Taxi Driver
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are planning a sequel to their hit 1976 movie Taxi Driver, according to industry gossip at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The new movie is rumored to be a collaboration between Scorsese and Danish director Lars Von Trier, and will see De Niro reprise his role as troubled New York taxi driver Travis Bickle.

Von Trier and Scorsese, whose new movie Shutter Island premiered at the German festival on Saturday, have yet to confirm any plans.

But the rumors have been fueled by Von Trier's production partner Peter Aalbaek, who has revealed an ann...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...

A Night At The Opera For Bjork Film

May 25th, 2007 10:38am EDT
Bjork's Palme d'Or winning movie Dancer In The Dark is to be turned into a new opera. The acclaimed 2000 film, which was a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival, is to receive an opera adaptation in filmmaker Lars von Trier's native Denmark, according to Daily Variety.

In the film, Bjork played an immigrant factory worker in America, who becomes blind because of a congenital disease.

The opera will open at Denmark's Royal Theater in 2010.

-More Bjork Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, April 30

April 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Willie Nelson
Happy Birthday To "Elizabethtown" actress Kirsten Dunst (1982), Jamaican musician Barrington Levy (1964), Danish film director Lars von Trier (1956), film and TV actor Perry King (1948), "Running With Scissors" actress Jill Clayburgh (1944), pop singer Bobby Vee (1943), "Rocky" actor Burt Young (1940), and country legends Willie Nelson (1933) and Johnny Horton (1925; d. 1960).

Directors Share Their Movie Memories

February 21st, 2007 9:04am EST
Roman Polanski
Legendary filmmakers including Roman Polanski, The Coen Brothers, David Cronenberg and Lars Von Trier have all signed up for a Cannes Film Festival project to reveal what it means to go to the movies.

The initiative pulls together 35 directors from around the globe who have each been allotted three minutes to screen short movies on the theme.

After being packaged together to make a single film, the work will premiere on May 20 to mark the 60th anniversary of the French Riviera festival. Festival director Gilles Jacob says, "None of the directors has learned anything about the ot...

Nicole Kidman Joins 'The Golden Compass'

July 31st, 2006 4:02pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Newlywed Nicole Kidman is set to star as Mrs. Coulter in "The Golden Compass," the film version of the first of Philip Pullman's bestselling "His Dark Materials" trilogy. Movie-maker Chris Weitz will direct the $150 million production at London's Shepperton Studios this autumn.

The film is a fantasy about the adventures of a precocious young girl called Lyra Belacqua, who travels to a parallel universe to save her friends who are kidnapped by dark forces. Kidman will play the sinister scholar and socialite with a mysterious past who has a secret link to Lyra.

Paul Bettany is in...

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