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Naomi Watts Honored At This Year's Deauville American Film Festival

September 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts looked gorgeous in a light pink Nina Ricci Resort 2012 gown Friday night at the 37th annual Deauville American Film Festival. The star was at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love, which took place after a press conference and photocall honoring her for her contributions to American cinema.

Several of Naomi's films were also shown during the festival, including Fair Game, 21 Grams, Mulholland Drive, Eastern Promises and Funny Games. Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong.

Blake Edwards, Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Danny Glover and screenwriter/director Roger Avary...

Nike Launches Epic World Cup Ad Campaign

May 21st, 2010 10:14am EDT
Nike Launches Epic World Cup Ad Campaign
With the World Cup less than a month away, Nike has kicked off (pun extremely intended) its advertising campaign with an absolutely epic commercial titled “Write the Future.” Featuring global soccer stars like Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney, Franck Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Landon Donovan, the commercial is a three minute cinematic experience directed by Alejandro Inarritu, the man responsible for “21 Grams” and “Babel.” There are cameos by Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer, and even Homer Simpson, making this commercial’s scope go far beyond anything we have ever seen.

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Who The Heck Is... Eddie Marsan?

July 2nd, 2009 11:00am EDT
Eddie Marsan
They don't get top billing. You know the face but can't quite place the name. Though they toil in the shadows of more famous leads, to imply that character actors merely 'support' is to vastly underrate the contributions of many remarkable entertainers: Often, it is the performance of lesser-knowns that leaps from screens large and small into the hearts of an audience, leaving them with both a lasting impression and a question that begs to be answered: 'Who the heck is that?'

As a misunderstood 19th-century rent-collector called Pancks, British actor Eddie Marsan sputters and guffaws his...

Interview: Melissa Leo Channels John Wayne in Sundance Hit 'Frozen River'

August 14th, 2008 4:05pm EDT
Frozen River
(HollywoodChicago) – Melissa Leo is a familiar face to admirers of the TV show “Homicide: Life on the Street”. After playing Sgt. Kay Howard for five years on that popular series, she left the show to pursue character roles in such films as “21 Grams” and “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”. Taking on a leading role in her latest film “Frozen River,” Leo captures the desperation and strength of a woman with everything to lose.

“Frozen River” star Melissa Leo in Chicago on July 16, 2008.

Photo credit: Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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New York United Film Festival - A Showcase Of Art & Creativity Runs Sept. 5–7

July 25th, 2008 7:00am EDT
New York United Film Festival
The New York United Film Festival, bringing art and creativity together to create a united film community, will be held at the prestigious Millennium in the East Village on September 5th – 7th. The festival's focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a "United" showcase of creative energy and talent. This is a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge. A Tulsa native filmmaker, Jason Connell and his production company Connell Creations founded New York United Film Festival and recently completed their first feature leng...

Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...

Mexican Filmmakers Feud Over 'Babel' Spotlight

February 28th, 2007 7:00pm EST
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Mexican filmmaking duo Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo Arriaga are continuing to feud after ending their working partnership last year, as they accuse each other of trying to steal the limelight in wake of the success of their Oscar-nominated movie Babel.

Director Inarritu and screenwriter Arriaga have created a string of critically-acclaimed movies together, including 21 Grams and Amores Perros. Inarritu, "Babel" composer Gustavo Santaolalla and the film's stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Adriana Barraza have signed a letter addressed to Arriaga, criticizing him for his media c...

Naomi Watts Seeks Fertility Help

March 14th, 2006 1:28pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts is desperate to become a mother after achieving her acting goals. Following an Oscar-nominated performance in 21 Grams and starring in last year's huge blockbuster King Kong, Watts is ready to devote her time to starting a family.

She says, "I want to start a family. It's not that I want to give up acting, but now I want to make room in my life for other things."

Watts has been dating American actor Liev Schreiber since April, and the pair were seen visiting fertility expert Lily Liu during a visit to Sydney, Australia, in December.

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