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Bradley Cooper Taking A Role In Cameron Crowe's Next Film Starring Emma Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 11:00 PM
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Earlier today we ran a feature on actors who should possibly fire their agents and set their careers in a new direction. But one guy who doesn't need that advice is Bradley Cooper. The actor will definitely turn heads in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" next month, and he'll reteam with the helmer for his next feature shooting early in 2013. Plus, next year he features in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines" and Susanne Bier's "Serena" (and of course, he's back for one last run with the Wolfpack in "The Hangover Part III"). He's staying the course of working with interesting talent and material.

Cameron Crowe Eyes Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' For HBO; 'Beautiful Boy' Goes Next After 'Deep Tiki'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2012 8:44 AM
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You might have forgotten, but in 2011 Cameron Crowe dropped three movies after being absent from the big screen for six years: the Matt Damon dramedy "We Bought a Zoo" and two music documentaries, "The Union" and "Pearl Jam Twenty." And heading into 2012, he isn't slowing down one bit. At the end of last month, his once-aborted romantic comedy "Deep Tiki" came back to life over at Sony with Emma Stone attached, and now he's got two more projects brewing that he'll tackle once that picture is in the can.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 13, 2012 1:02 PM
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One of the trickier genres to get right is the teen comedy. Walking the line between not condescending to a high-school-age audience and yet also not alienating them is a difficult balance, let alone making a film that doesn't age, feels truthful, and can be smart and funny as well. And one of the finest examples of the genre remains to this day, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Emma Stone To Star In Cameron Crowe's Next Film, A Reworked Version Of 'Deep Tiki'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 30, 2012 8:41 PM
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Well, talk about a match made in heaven. On one hand, you've got Cameron Crowe, the man behind sweet-natured, smart romances like "Say Anything," "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," films as good of their kind as any Hollywood has produced in the last few decades (take a peek at our recent retrospective on the filmmaker). After taking a serious bruising after the critically-reviled "Elizabethtown," Crowe bounced back with three films last year, most notably the charming, somewhat undervalued "We Bought A Zoo," which proved to be a modest hit over the Christmas period ($120 million worldwide, which isn't too shabby for a film that had some tough competition).

The Films Of Cameron Crowe: A Retrospective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 2:11 PM
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It may be hard to believe, but Cameron Crowe is 55 today. The eternally boyish journalist turned writer-director feels, perhaps because of his alter-ego in "Almost Famous," as though he'll always be seventeen. But for a certain generation, he's been a figurehead for his journalism (at Rolling Stone and elsewhere), his screenwriting (of seminal teen flick "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," most notably), and for his direction, starting with 1989's "Say Anything" through to last year's charming semi-return-to-form "We Bought A Zoo."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Say Anything'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2012 10:03 AM
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Say Anything
"Say Anything" was not particularly successful on its release. John Cusack was an established star of films like "The Sure Thing," but co-star Ione Skye was basically unknown, and director Cameron Crowe was, despite his writing credit on "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" eight years earlier, not a known quantity. As such, despite rave reviews, it only took $20 million at the domestic box office, and a meagre $733,000 internationally -- indeed, in many territories, like the U.K, it went straight to video.

Review: 'The Union' Is A Love Letter To Leon Russell From Cameron Crowe & Elton John

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 3, 2012 1:03 PM
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A documentary portrait by filmmaker and avid music lover Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous," "Pearl Jam Twenty"), "The Union" has a pretty simple concept: chronicling the making of The Union, the eponymously titled album by Elton John and the ultimate rock & roll session man Leon Russell, a musician also known for a solo career featuring his angelic gravely voice and mix of rock, country, blues, and gospel.

Watch: Four Clips Of Cameron Crowe & Elton John Discussing Their Documentary With Leon Russell "The Union'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 1, 2012 3:57 PM
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While on the surface it appeared as if Cameron Crowe laid dormant after 2005's "Elizabethtown," the truth is quite the opposite. The "Vanilla Sky" filmmaker wrote a Marvin Gaye film (still unproduced as of now) and a "Jerry Maguire"-like romantic comedy set in Hawaii with a spiritual element to it ("Deep Tiki," also unproduced), and in 2011, released two films: the documentary, "Pearl Jam Twenty," and the feature-length effort, "We Bought a Zoo" starring Matt Damon (which grossed almost $72 million domestically; not bad for a film which some called a box-office dude at first).

Exclusive: Cameron Crowe Says Jónsi Scoring His Next Film As Well

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 10, 2012 12:03 PM
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Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's recent effort "We Bought A Zoo."

All The Songs In 'We Bought A Zoo' (Yes, That Was Temple Of The Dog You Heard)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2011 10:08 AM
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While audiences seemed cool on the idea of Matt Damon hanging out with a bunch of animals in "We Bought A Zoo" (Vulture has a few pretty good theories on why that happened) they've been missing out a movie that has more heart than you might expect, and keeps the twee factor surprisingly dialed down. And being a Cameron Crowe film, he can't help but curate yet another mostly solid selection of songs, though it's not without a couple of headscratching choices.

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