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12 Actors Who Played Hitler in Movies and TV, From Charlie Chaplin to Taika Waititi (Photos)

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12 Actors Who Played Hitler in Movies and TV, From Charlie Chaplin to Taika Waititi (Photos)
Playing a villain in a movie is a great career move for an actor, but playing a real life, universally known monster like Adolf Hitler is not necessarily a decision that’s made lightly. Even in the history of countless movie Nazis, having the guts and gravitas to actually play Hitler is something else entirely. Taika Waititi, who portrays a satirical, imaginary version of Der Fuhrer inside a young boy’s mind for his latest film “Jojo Rabbit,” only got his movie made under the studio’s condition that he play the part of Hitler. But he’s not the only one who made that leap:

Anthony Hopkins – “The Bunker” (1981)

Though he’s more famous for his other villainous turn as Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins portrayed Hitler during his downfall era as the Fuhrer was hiding out in an underground bunker. “The Bunker” was a three-hour, TV movie event on CBS,
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: October 15)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: October 15)
Predicting the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture is never easy. We were sure the top prize at the 2019 Oscars would go to “Roma” but it was “Green Book” that won. In coming up with our 2020 Oscar predictions, we considered a slew of factors, starting with the preferential ballot used to determine the winner. Add in the pedigree of the filmmakers, the critical reception to the films, the box office tally and the track record of the studios. We take all of these into consideration again as we look ahead to the 2020 Academy Awards. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Picture.)

Contenders began to emerge at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Others will be seen for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in May. However, most of the top tier of Best Picture hopefuls won’t screen until September at four film festivals: Venice,
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‘On Broadway’ Film Review: Documentary Offers Neon Lights But Not Much Else

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A promotional video writ large, “On Broadway” feels like the kind of hotel programming a tourist might find playing on a loop at the Times Square Marriott Marquis.

Brought to the screen by film and theater director Oren Jacoby (“Constantine’s Sword”) and produced by Broadway insiders, this earnest but oddly superficial documentary zips through decades of artistic impact without taking enough time to create its own memorable impression.

All the elements are there, beginning with an ostentatiously celestial range of talking heads. Alec Baldwin, Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, John Lithgow, James Corden, Christine Baranski and others show up briefly, each delivering a pithy statement about how important The Theater is. Only a few — including Tommy Tune and George C. Wolfe — get a chance to say anything truly noteworthy or unexpected. For the most part, it seems we’re supposed to be impressed by their mere presence.

Also
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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20 Actors Digitally De-Aged on Film, From Brad Pitt to Robert De Niro (Photos)

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All the rage right now in CGI is digital de-aging, the act of making an actor look decades younger (or sometimes older) on screen by digitally smoothing out wrinkles and tightening jaw lines. Why hope that a young, untested actor can be convincing as a lookalike Samuel L. Jackson when we have the real thing right here? Imagine photoshopping a picture for a magazine, but now do that over and over for every scene of a movie. It’s not a complicated process, and the technology hasn’t advanced drastically dating back to the first instance in 2006, but the VFX artists have matured to the point that filmmakers can go entire movies with a de-aged actor rather than just a few scenes. Here are just a few actors who have gone under the digital knife.

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen – “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)

The first major instance of digital
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A Murderous Ian Mckellen Takes Center Stage in ‘The Good Liar’ Trailer

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A Murderous Ian Mckellen Takes Center Stage in ‘The Good Liar’ Trailer
Ian McKellen is up to no good in the new trailer for Warner Bros. upcoming film “The Good Liar.”

Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle, the New Line drama follows Roy Courtnay (McKellen), a career con artist who sets his sights on well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) after meeting her online. However, his latest plot begins to goes awry as he begins to develop feelings for McLeish.

Jim Carter kicks off the trailer with some insight into McKellen’s con artist motivations and his seemingly fool proof plan to con Mirren, who McKellen says is worth millions.

“Is that why you think you do it? for the money?, Carter says. “It’s the game. It’s the adrenaline rush.”

“What if it is?,” McKellan responds, before the trailer cuts to a clip of him pushing another man in front of a subway train. Soon after, another particularly violent
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‘The Good Liar’ Trailer: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Play a Dangerous Game

‘The Good Liar’ Trailer: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Play a Dangerous Game
Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are paired together on the big screen for the first time in The Good Liar, a dark con man thriller based on the best-selling novel of the same name. And as if that prospect couldn’t get us excited enough, Good Liar will pit the two of them against each other in a thrilling […]

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The Good Liar (2019) Movie Trailer 2: Ian McKellen Wants to Steal Helen Mirren’s Money in Bill Condon’s Film

The Good Liar Trailer 2 Warner Bros. has released the second movie trailer for The Good Liar (2019). The first film trailer for The Good Liar can be viewed here. Plot Synopsis The Good Liar‘s plot synopsis: “Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen [...]

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New Trailer For ‘The Good Liar’ With Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen

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Warner Brothers Pictures has just dropped a trailer for the upcoming The Good Liar with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. This looks absolutely delicious.

Bill Condon is directing with Russell Tovey and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) also amongst the cast.

Career con man Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.

Legendary actors Mirren McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama from New Line Cinema about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.

Watch the trailer below. The Good Liar opens on 8th November.

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Film Review: The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005) by Auraeus Solito

While the 13th Slovak Queer Film Festival includes in its line up a later Solito’s queer jewel, let’s have a look at the director’s feature debut “The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros”. The film won over the children juries at the 56th Berlinale and left with the Special Mention from the Generation Kplus Children’s Jury, Grand Prix from the International Jury Kinderfilmfest, and also with the Teddy Award. By the way, that was the year when Sir Ian McKellen received the Honorary Golden Bear.

The international attention that the coming of age story of a “fairy” gay Maxi (Nathan Lopez) has received is, I dare to say, well deserved. “The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros” portrays the world of its main protagonist with a great sense for details, leaving his queerness as a mere one of them. Quite unlike what we could have seen in western films, being gay is a character trait,
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Superb Second Trailer for 'The Good Liar' Starring Mirren & McKellen

"You've had quite a past, Roy?" Warner Bros has debuted a new 60-second trailer for The Good Liar, the latest from director Bill Condon. This is the fascinating con thriller starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in their first real movie together. And boy does this look dang good - one hell of an exciting trailer. Described as "a story about the secrets we keep and the lies we live", The Good Liar is about career con artist Roy Courtnay who falls for the "well-to-do widow Betty McLeish" after meeting her online. The full cast also includes Russell Tovey, Mark Lewis Jones, Jim Carter, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, and Celine Buckens. I've got a strong feeling this is one to keep an eye on. And holy crap this a perfectly edited taut trailer! Everything lines up just right. Here's the latest 60-second trailer for Bill Condon's The Good Liar, direct ...
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Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren star in new trailer for The Good Liar

Ahead of its release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for Bill Condon’s upcoming adaptation of Nicholas Searle’s thriller novel The Good Liar which stars Ian McKellen as a con artist who finds he’s met his match when he attempts to swindle a well-to-do widow (Helen Mirren); watch it here… Career con artist […]

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‘The Good Liar’ Trailer Will Make You Wonder Who Its Real Con Artist Is

One of my top-ten most anticipated films of the fall is New Line's The Good Liar, which pairs acting legends Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren for the first time together on the big screen. I just love this kind of twist-filled movie, where you're never quite sure who is playing whom. Either way, it's clear that these two lost souls deserve each other. McKellen plays Roy Courtnay, a career con artist who can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life …
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‘The Good Liar’ Trailer Will Make You Wonder Who Its Real Con Artist Is

One of my top-ten most anticipated films of the fall is New Line's The Good Liar, which pairs acting legends Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren for the first time together on the big screen. I just love this kind of twist-filled movie, where you're never quite sure who is playing whom. Either way, it's clear that these two lost souls deserve each other. McKellen plays Roy Courtnay, a career con artist who can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life …
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‘The Good Liar’ Trailer: Ian McKellen Is A Con Man That Falls For His Romantic Mark In Helen Mirren

Stories of con artists and online dating gone awry are far from new, yet Bill Condon’s “The Good Liar” promises something different. Instead of cliches about young people grifting vulnerable seniors, the film focuses on two mature leads to carry the powerful material. It’s no mistake that ‘Liar’ highlights Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in the starring roles; these two film icons prove to be a potent match when paired together.

Continue reading ‘The Good Liar’ Trailer: Ian McKellen Is A Con Man That Falls For His Romantic Mark In Helen Mirren at The Playlist.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: September 30)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: September 30)
Historically the Best Actor Oscar has gone to men with a little grey in their hair while Best Actress is usually given to an ingenue. However, we could be seeing a shift in that bias on both sides. At the 2019 Oscars, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) won Best Actor at age 37 over a past winner and three previous nominees. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) did likewise in 2017. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actor.)

While Affleck won for a fictional role, Malek prevailed for portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Of the 10 most recent Best Actor champs at the Academy Awards, seven of them won for bring life to real-life fellows: Colin Firth; Daniel Day-Lewis; Matthew McConaughey; Eddie Redmayne; Leonardo DiCaprio; and Gary Oldman.

Malek was a first-time nominee while each of his four rivals in the 2019 Best Actor race had contended multiple times at the Oscars.
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After ‘Judy’ Wows on Opening Weekend, How High Can It Go?

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After ‘Judy’ Wows on Opening Weekend, How High Can It Go?
Renee Zellweger’s musical biopic “Judy” enjoyed breakout box-office success not unlike that of its subject, Judy Garland.

Boosted by Oscar talk for Zellweger’s portrayal of the famed entertainer, “Judy” struck a chord with moviegoers and collected a promising $3 million. That haul is especially impressive considering it opened in just 461 North American theaters, translating to $6,705 from each location and marking the highest screen average of the weekend. If its limited debut is any indication, “Judy” could end up in the category of prestige films that are both loved and seen. Next weekend, the musical biopic will expand to 1,400 to 1,500 screens.

“This is an incredibly promising start and bodes well for its future, both at the box office and during awards season,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with Comscore. “If this film started in 2,000 theaters, you’re taking a huge risk. By going between that and a four-theater run,
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The Lord Of The Rings: 10 Hidden Details About Gandalf's Costume You Never Noticed

Gandalf is one of the most beloved characters in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Played equal parts curmudgeonly and majestic by Sir Ian McKellen, Gandalf was the figure that bound a ragtag group of hobbits, dwarves, humans, and elves together. Gandalf had been sent by the immortal Valar to Middle Earth in an age when first Morgoth, and then Sauron were amassing great power, and he felt the most affinity for its inhabitants (his favorite being hobbits).

Like every character both large and small in those film series, Gandalf's costume was unique to him and helped convey his character's journey. The costumes of Middle-Earth helped to transport audiences to a fantasy world that looked real because of their detail, and their lived-in quality. Gandalf had two costumes, first as Gandalf the Gray and then as Gandalf the White, each telling a different story. Below
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2 Oscar nominations for Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert De Niro and …?

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2 Oscar nominations for Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert De Niro and …?
What do Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Timothee Chalamet, Ian McKellen and Elisabeth Moss have in common in this year’s Oscar race? All these actors could pull off a stunt that hasn’t been achieved in 12 years — scoring both a lead and a supporting nomination in the same year.

First, some history. Back when Oscar was just a baby, performers could be nominated multiple times in the same category. That is how George Arliss (“Disraeli” and “The Green Goddess”), Greta Garbo (“Anna Christie” and “Romance”) and Norma Shearer (“The Divorcee” and ‘Their Own Desire”) all received two berths during the 1929/30 race. Garbo would win for “The Divorcee” and Arliss was rewarded for “Disraeli,” but that all changed when the supporting actor and actress categories were added in 1936.

A glitch in the system was exposed, however, when Barry Fitzgerald‘s performance as
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Bringing back Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man for the Black Widow movie is cheating

Ellen Ripley and Gandalf have staged comebacks, but making Marvel fans watch their heroes die, then blithely return, is a big ask emotionally

Hollywood has always had a problem with death. Yes, it’s a hugely effective plot device when you need to ramp up the drama. But it’s inconvenient when you kill off your main character and thereby boost demand among audiences to see them reappear.

The prequel, cloning, time travel, magic and alternative universes have all been used in science fiction and fantasy to bring back beloved mainstays of 20th and 21st-century Hollywood, with different degrees of success. Most fans of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley would wish she had never returned as a freaky xenomorph-infused clone of herself in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s tacky and implausible Alien Resurrection, but few Lord of the Rings heads took issue with Ian McKellen’s Gandalf returning with shiny ironed tresses
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