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Guy Pearce Joins Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult In Drake Doremus' 'Equals,' Plus More Casting News

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 3:17 PM
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Breathe In, Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce isn't a movie star, and he's totally fine with that. The Australian actor has been a familiar face on screen for getting on twenty years, and has occasionally brushed against potential A-list-dom, but after getting burnt with things like "The Time Machine," has pretty much settled into doing whatever the hell he wants, whether it's solid character actor roles like this week's "The Rover," or fun B-movie fare like "Lockout."

Michael Peña & Clifton Collins Jr. Eyed For Roles In Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 3:40 PM
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While Marvel likes to keep a veil of secrecy over their projects, it seems they have a leaky faucet in their offices. Just after news broke last night that Johnny Depp was in loose discussions for "Doctor Strange," now another actor is being linked to another big, upcoming project, with Marvel already denying the story.

The Good, The Bad & The Weird Of Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 15, 2013 2:13 PM
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This weekend, Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," a monster mash about giant creatures that come through an inter-dimensional portal on the ocean floor and the giant robots constructed to fight them, was neither an outright dud nor a smash. Beaten to number one by "Despicable Me 2," we can't imagine a third place finish was what Warner Bros. had in mind for their $200 million summer movie. Was it too much of a fan letter to nerds and comic book stores for the general public to care? Did the marketing campaign stumble? Did it need an A-list star? We're sure conference rooms at WB today are having meetings asking those exact same questions, but there's also the simple question of whether or not the movie actually delivered.

Clifton Collins Jr. Joins Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 4:58 PM
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Clifton Collins Jr. is one of those reliable character actors who sometimes get taken for granted, but who can pretty much do it all. There's a reason directors like J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek"), Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), Jim Sheridan ("Brothers"), Bennett Miller ("Capote"), Terrence Malick (his upcoming music scene movie if he doesn't get cut) and more have called on him, and how he's lining up a role in one of next year's most exciting, mysterious projects.

Clifton Collins Jr. Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Pic 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 24, 2011 1:17 AM
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Park Chan-wook's 'Stoker' Adds Phyllis SomervilleA couple of casting updates on two highly anticipated projects from acclaimed international helmers. Firstly, character actor Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the growing cast of Guillermo Del Toro's monster-pic "Pacific Rim" in an unnamed role. The actor joins Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Rob Kazinsky and Max Martini for the Travis Beacham-scripted tale set in Japan which will see the cast members form the human resistance against a series of devastating monster attacks.

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