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TORONTO—William Friedkin has been making movies for more than 40 years, and now, at 77, he says he will keep making them because he won’t give up on the ultimate challenge: to...
TORONTO—Like many people, Emile Hirsch had his life changed by a movie, one in which he actually starred. Five years ago, he played a true-life adventurer named Chris McCandless...
LOS ANGELES—Surprisingly, Christian Bale’s Batman days almost ended before they began. When he showed up to shoot Batman Begins, he had a panic attack. The costume he was given...
LOS ANGELES—All film directors have different approaches to their craft. Some feel most comfortable with making epic films that fuse storytelling with the latest technology....
NEW YORK—Emma Stone had a good year in 2011. The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love. were hits and won acclaim for the comedienne. However, she was not as well known in early 2010,...
NEW YORK—Andrew Garfield will be 29 in August. That’s a good age for playing Biff in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, for which he recently won a Tony nomination. But it’s...
TORONTO—The expectations are running so high, you wonder if Sarah Polley can possibly meet them. She has returned to the Toronto International Film Festival with her second film,...
LOS ANGELES—When director Adam Shankman started casting the musical Rock of Ages, he knew two things: he wanted Tom Cruise to play the film’s aging rock star and he needed a great...
TORONTO—Ethan Hawke started out as a child star, not usually the best option for male actors looking for a lengthy career. However, not only has Hawke managed to have a long...
LOS ANGELES—Adam Shankman was a high-profile choreographer who had produced and directed several films when he was approached about directing a filmed version of the Broadway...

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