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Famke Janssen Is Only Offered Alien Roles

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Famke JanssenFamke Janssen only gets offered roles as aliens and weird creatures. The 48-year-old actress who is best known for her performances as psychic mutant Jean Grey in the X-Men films wishes she was put up for a bigger variety of parts but she is happy to be to the go-to girl for odd roles.

"I am nothing like the characters I play, but I know I look like I would be. Of course, when you're Meryl Streep or Daniel Day-Lewis, it's a different story, but most of us are not that lucky. It's not like I turn down those parts and opt for the alien creatures. It's what's offered to me," she told The New York Post.

As well as not being offered a variety of roles, Famke recently claimed men are "threatened" by her in Hollywood. Janssen believes some male actors in the industry don't feel comfortable in her presence but she refuses to change the way she is just to please guys: "My boyfriend [Cole Frates] says men get threatened by me and I notice it sometimes. I've seen women dumb themselves down in order to deal with men in Hollywood. I've never done it. I don't know how to, I'm too Dutch. I think we're way too straightforward as people to do that."


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Famke Janssen: Men Are Threatened by Me in Hollywood

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Casting, Celebrity Gossip,

Famke JanssenFamke Janssen says men are "threatened" by her in Hollywood. The 47-year-old actress - who played Bond Girl Xenia Onatopp in 1995 movie GoldenEye - believes some male actors in the industry don't feel comfortable in her presence but she refuses to change the way she is just to please guys.

"My boyfriend [Cole Frates] says men get threatened by me and I notice it sometimes. I've seen women dumb themselves down in order to deal with men in Hollywood. I've never done it. I don't know how to, I'm too Dutch. I think we're way too straightforward as people to do that."

Famke recently reprised her role in Taken 2, which sees her play the ex of Liam Neeson's alter-ego, who is still in love with her, and she enjoyed working with the 60-year-old actor again because he is "so talented and handsome." She explained, "Oh my God, fantastic. He is so talented and handsome and tall. As a tall actress, it's not easy to find people you can actually look up to rather than look down on. In the story, he's married to his work and I think that would be problematic in a relationship.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: October 20, 2009

Cheri DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 100 Feet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blood: The Last Vampire: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cheri: DVD
  • Easy Rider: Blu-ray
  • I Am Because We Are: DVD
  • Love N’ Dancing: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Monsoon Wedding (Criterion Collection): DVD, Blu-ray
  • Plains, Trains and Automobiles (“Those Aren’t Pillows” Edition): DVD
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Waterworld: Blu-ray
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 12, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Taken DVD

  • Big: Blu-ray
  • Black Sheep: Blu-ray
  • Fargo: Blu-ray
  • Force 10 from Navaraone: Blu-ray
  • Galaxy Quest (Deluxe Edition): DVD
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Blu-ray
  • The Grudge: Blu-ray
  • Licence to Kill: Blu-ray
  • The Man with the Golden Gun: Blu-ray
  • The Pianist: Blu-ray
  • S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy: DVD, Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: Monster-Sized Premiere for Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Even though it premiered in less 3-D theaters than previously hoped (so much for technology), still towered over the competition this weekend. The Dreamworks Animation/Paramount film is now the best opener of the year so far.

Monsters’ $59.3 million gross placed the comedy third behind 300 ($70.9 million) and Ice Age: The Meltdown ($68 million) on the list of all-time March entries. The animated feature also gave Reese Witherspoon her best debut since 2002’s Sweet Home Alabama ($35.6 million).

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Box Office Breakdown: Nicolas Cage Bests Julia Roberts

Knowing

It was a battle between two Oscar winners this past weekend - one in (Julia Roberts) a well-received drama and the other (Nicolas Cage) in a critically panned thriller.

You can guess how this ended.

, a film about a bunch of seemingly random numbers, found itself hitting all the right ones over the past three days. The Summit Entertainment project earned $24.6 million and a first place finish. The debut - a nice rebound from Cage’s showing with Bangkok Dangerous - also gave the actor his sixth best premiere ever.

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Box Office Breakdown: Watchmen Loses to Race

Race to Witch Mountain

Win or lose, this weekend’s box office race was a success for at least one person: .

Last week, the actress saw her movie, , sitting at the top of the pack with a hefty $55 million. Unfortunately, the film’s strong start quickly turned into a disappointing ride. In just seven days, the comic book adaptation fell a whopping 67%. Nevertheless, a $17.8 million gross was still good enough for a 2nd place finish.

Meanwhile, another Gugino feature, , was having a nice time on Earth. The Disney remake’s $24 million surprised many industry watchers for its solid lead over Watchmen.

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Box Office Breakdown: Watchmen Finally Gets Its Time to Shine

Watchmen's Rorschach

When is a $55.7 million weekend considered a slight disappointment?

  • When the film is the only new major release that weekend.
  • The movie involves superheroes.
  • The story is based on a popular graphic novel.
  • The project has received a significant amount of attention due to a lengthy court battle.
  • The director earned more for his last film. (300 grossed $70.9 million over its first three days back in 2007.)
  • The R-rated film features plenty of gore and nudity.
  • It cost between $120-$150 million to make.

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Box Office Breakdown: Tyler Perry Surprises the Jonas Brothers

Madea Goes to Jail

Back in February 2008, Hannah Montana grossed a record $31.1 million during its first weekend. Now, just over a year later, the Jonas Brothers can say they pulled in less than 1/2 as much.

Although there were high hopes for , the musical trio was unable to match the work of dual personalities. (The movie even played in twice as many screens as the Miley Cyrus version.) As it was, the teen heartthrobs were only the second biggest draw this weekend. The good news? The boys did have the best per screen average of any entry in the Top Ten.

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Box Office Breakdown: Madea Sets Record for Lionsgate

Madea Goes to Jail

While Slumdog Millionaire was making news for India, Tyler Perry was busy breaking records for his studio.

The latest installment in Tyler Perry’s franchise surpassed all expectations this weekend. , with its $41 million premiere, was the box office’s biggest opener since November’s Twilight. It was also the best debuter for Lionsgate…ever. (October 2006’s Saw III was the previous topper at $33 million.)

Unfortunately, Friday the 20th didn’t go as well for Friday the 13th. After only one week on the charts, last weekend’s record breaker dropped a frightening 81% to 6th place.

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