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Forest Whitaker Will Be Feted By Gotham Independent Film Awards With Actor Tribute

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 3, 2013 12:41 PM
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Renaissance man (actor/producer/director) Forest Whitaker will be presented with the Actor Tribute at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will take places at a ceremony on December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

Forest Whitaker To Star In & Produce Feature Film On Colin Powell's 'Iraq War Problem'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 8:48 PM
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A hat-tip goes to our comrades at The Playlist for sniffing this one out, which was buried within a Variety piece on 10 British talents to watch - a list I skimmed a few days but didn't bother to look any closer at, given that there are no black talents on it (save for Gugu Mbatha-Raw; but she's been in our sights for a few years now, so I won't necessarily consider her that fresh of a face).

Second Longer Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Sings And Dances Its Way Onto Your Computer Screens

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2013 7:01 PM
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Here's a second, longer trailer for Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity, a musical drama directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

NSFW First Trailer For South African Crime Drama 'Zulu' Starring Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 10, 2013 4:58 PM
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It closed the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May, where it made its World Premiere.

Black Church Groups Play Significant Role In 'The Butler's' Big Opening Weekend Box Office

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2013 10:19 AM
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Some were apparently stunned by the commanding box office lead Lee Daniels' The Butler enjoyed over the weekend, debuting to a stellar $25 million.

Idi Amin Died Today; Watch Barbet Schroeder's 'General Idi Amin Dada' (Portrait of A Dictator)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2013 11:36 AM
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Today in history... August 16th, 2003, Idi Amin Dada, the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, died in Saudi Arabia, where he'd been living in exile since 1979.

Contest: Guess Opening Weekend Box Office For 'The Butler' & Win Amazon.com Gift Cert.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2013 4:49 PM
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So tomorrow is the big day; Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film that was in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros., but is now in the clear - opens tomorrow, August 16.

Forest Whitaker Talks To Sergio About 'The Butler,' 'Fruitvale Station' And More...

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2013 3:57 PM
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Just before I interviewed director Lee Daniels (HERE) I spoke with actor and producer Forest Whitaker about his new film The Butler, as well as Fruitvale Station and a few other things.

Meet The Real Butler Who Inspired 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2013 7:41 PM
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Despite my misgivings about the film that his life inspired (misgivings that have nothing to do with the real man himself, as I know him), if there's one very good thing that comes out of the release of Lee Daniels' The Butler, it's that it will likely generate public interest in the story of the real life butler, the late Eugene Allen - a story that apparently no one was interested in or intrigued by until journalist Wil Haygood, working on President Obama's 2008 presidential run, sought out stories from White House staff who had been employed there prior to the signing of the Civil Rights Act in the mid-1960s.

Watch 4 New Clips From 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' + Check Out A New Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2013 4:39 PM
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Here are 4 new clips from Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film that was in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros., but the fight is now over, with the film set for release in 2 weeks, on August 16.