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Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Play President Roosevelt

Leonardo DiCaprio plans to play former President Theodore Roosevelt for his next film role. The Wolf of Wall Street actor is pushing for a biopic of the 26th leader of the US to go into production with director Martin Scorsese at the helm. "Leo is telling friends that after his latest movie proved to be a massive box office hit, he's pushing forward with his biopic of Roosevelt which will re-team him with Martin Scorsese. …

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U2 Will to Perform at the Oscars

U2 are set to perform at the Oscars next month. The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track "Ordinary Love," which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 2. Confirming the news on Wednesday, the event's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said it will be the first time the band perform the song, which was written especially for the …

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Ralph Fiennes Inspired Lupita Nyong’o to Become an Actress

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Posted by Andru Edwards
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Lupita Nyong'o says Ralph Fiennes' advice inspired her to become an actress. The 30-year-old star has been catapulted into the limelight with various awards and nominations for her performance in 12 Years a Slave but admits she hadn't fully committed to a career in acting until she met Ralph while working as a production assistant on his film The Constant Gardener. "He asked me what I wanted to do with my life, and I very …

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Idris Elba Shrugs Off Golden Globes Loss

Idris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe. The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, ultimately losing out to Matthew McConaughey, who won the gong for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. Speaking at the launch of the …

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Idris Elba Tried to Capture Mandela’s Aura

Idris Elba tried to capture Nelson Mandela's "aura" when filming Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The star thoroughly researched his role as the South African civil rights activist and former president - who was imprisoned between 1962 and 1990 for his beliefs - and says his acting was helped by understanding the gravitas he is held in: "I was more of a journalist than an actor when I first got the role [as Mandela]. I …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Grandpa’ Kicks Gravity Out of Top Spot

Gravity had a nice three weeks at number one, but the critically-acclaimed space film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was apparently no match for the latest Jackass film, Bad Grandpa. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - which sees veteran Jackass-er Johnny Knoxville as the eponymous patriarch - debuted at number one this weekend with $32 million, which effectively left Gravity in the dust with its $20.1 million, which secured it a second place spot. Captain …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Gravity’ Falls Into Top Spot Again

While Halloween might be only a week away from Thursday, movie-goers this weekend opted for the space film Gravity over the remake of Carrie and the sequel to Insidious, helping it maintain its top spot at the box office for the third consecutive week in a row. The Sandra Bullock and George Clooney sci-fi thriller took in $30 million, staying ahead of Captain Phillips, which placed second with $16.4 million. Carrie (2013) and Escape Plan …

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Jessica Chastain Rules Out ‘Rodham’ Role

The list of actresses rumored to be in the running to portray Senator Hillary Clinton in Rodham has just been shortened by one. When answering questions at a press conference for the charity event Sound of Change in London last night, Jessica Chastain made it clear that she is not being considered for the role. "No, that's actually not true. I found out about the project online, but, yeah, there's a lot of stuff out …

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Box Office Breakdown: Latest ‘Die Hard’ Film Barely Outperforms ‘Identify Thief’

This weekend apparently weren't good enough days for Die Hard. Though the latest installment in the Bruce Willis-fronted Die Hard series debuted at number one this weekend with $25 million, it barely made more than the runner-up (and last week's number one film) Identity Thief, which took in $23.4 million. The Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough romantic vehicle Safe Haven opened to the number three spot with $21.4 million. The animated film Escape from Planet …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Identity Thief’ Steals Number One Spot

Rom-com zombie films are apparently no match for Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. The pair's Identity Thief generated enough laughs to help the film debut at number one at the box office this past weekend with $34.5 million, bumping Warm Bodies down to number two with $11.3 million. Steven Soderbergh's latest film Side Effects debuted with $9.3 million while Silver Linings Playbook followed with $6.4 million. Lastly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fell three spots …

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