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Classy: Brett Ratner Says He "Banged" Olivia Munn A Few Times Then Forgot Who She Was

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2011 1:04 PM
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Brett Ratner has never been shy of making his appreciation of the female form known, and when it comes to his own junk, the director is his own biggest fan. So who can blame him when can't remember the name of somebody he slept with?

Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 3, 2011 5:20 AM
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And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and more help bring the story, a distinctly New York City-set tale, to life.

So, Brett Ratner Wants To Make 'Hunting Eichmann' Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 10:54 AM
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For a guy who is pals with Roman Polanski, is housemates with James Toback, has produced documentaries on John Cazale and Woody Allen and is a great lover of cinema, Brett Ratner's oeuvre has been ridiculously milquetoast. But then again, making movies that are About Things and have even a whiff of artistry, don't allow you to hang with Paris Hilton and publish books of tasteful nude photography. But since he's producing the Oscars this year, we suppose he's feeling it's about time to direct a movie that has a possibility of getting nominated for one.

Brett Ratner Threatens Broadway Musical 'Wicked' as His "Dream Project"

  • By Sam Price
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  • October 29, 2011 1:29 AM
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It’s been a while since chubby megalomaniac Brett Ratner deigned to bother the film world with his mirthless blitherings behind the camera, but with the decidedly non-revolutionary “Tower Heist” hitting theatres in the proximate future, the bolshie “Rush Hour 3” director seemingly can’t keep his trap shut.

Eddie Murphy Says 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' Is Dead, But TV Series About Axel Foley's Son In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 5:29 AM
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Also Says His Oscar Night Incident After Losing To Alan Arkin Was Misunderstood"We’re not close, but I’m hoping in the next few years there will be one," Brett Ratner recently told Collider about the forever in development "Beverly Hills Cop 4." "Eddie and I are even setting up some more of his ideas. I’m hoping that we have a long, fruitful relationship. We’re both still very young, believe it or not. Eddie’s only 50 years old, so I think we have a little bit of time to come up with a great 'Beverly Hills Cop.'" But it looks like the sand in the hour glass has run out as Eddie Murphy is hanging up the idea of starring in a fourth movie and is looking for a younger Axel Foley to take the adventures to the small screen.

God Help Us All: Brett Ratner Will Produce The 2012 Oscars

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 5, 2011 2:32 AM
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Hey, guys! Brett Ratner here. You know, the Ratmeister? Sir Rats-A-Lot? King Rat? Ratty Boom Boom? RAT@T? Rat-A-Tat-Tat? B-RATZ? The Ratlantic Ocean? Ratatouille? Rat The Mountains Of Madness? Rattack The Block? Ratlas Shrugged? Hayley Ratwell? Rat Damon? Rat Long Last Love? Director of the Academy Award-nominated "After The Sunset?"* There we go.

Brett Ratner Quietly Fights Back On Twitter After Matthew Vaughn Trashes 'X-Men: The Last Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2011 3:23 AM
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Update: Snarky or sincere? Brett Ratner tweeted today, "I was the first one on line to see X Men First Class and I loved it.. I thought Matthew. Vaughn did a briliant job!! Congrats." Please note, the avant garde punctuation is all Ratner.

Brett Ratner To Direct Leftover Steven Spielberg Project 'The 39 Clues'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2011 12:59 PM
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Steven Spielberg gives himself options and as such, he's attached himself to numerous projects over the years that for whatever reason, he doesn't wind up directing. Either they fall off the map, go back into development or, as in this case, get picked up by Brett Ratner.

Brett Ratner Wants To Bronze Up 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2011 9:32 AM
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Are you ready for movies centered around dudes with glistening, oiled up pecs who like, do battle and yell and shit? Well, with "Conan" and "Immortals" on the way you should have your quota filled at least for this year, but if Hollywood has its way, the genre won't disappear without Brett Ratner delivering his take on sweaty dudes wrestling each other to the death.

Updated: Matthew Broderick & Casey Affleck Join Ben Stiller & Eddie Murphy In 'Tower Heist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 6:11 AM
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Update: Casey Affleck has also joined the cast playing Stiller's friend and underling who is uncomfortable with the heist plans and wants to turn him in. Judd Hirsch of "Taxi" fame is also in the ensemble. This cast is now officially bonkers.

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