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10 Films In Which Actors Play Multiple Roles

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 8, 2014 2:12 PM
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10 Films In Which Actors Play Multiple Roles
This week, in celebration of the release of Richard Ayoade’s “The Double,” a film we loved at TIFF (here’s Kevin’s A- grade review), what we really ought to be doing is a feature on films about doubles. Except, whoops, we just did one, for the release of the similarly themed, but very differently executed “Enemy” from Denis Villeneuve (which we also loved at TIFF, here’s Rodrigo’s A grade take). And so we’re honing in on a different, but related aspect of Ayoade’s film, namely that lead Jesse Eisenberg takes a dual role here, and so adds his name to the roster of actors who’ve played more than one character within a single film.

Watch: Vintage 16-Minute Promo Reel For Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 2, 2014 10:44 AM
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Dr. Strangelove
This year not only marks the 15th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s passing but also the 50th anniversary of his peerless 1964 Cold War satire, “Dr. Strangelove.” What better way to celebrate the film than with a nearly twenty-minute little-seen promo reel for the film narrated by none other than the iconic auteur himself.

Watch: 45 Minute Making Of 'Dr. Strangelove' As Stanley Kubrick's Subversive Classic Turns 50 Years Old

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 5:36 PM
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Geez, we almost let the whole day go by forgetting to celebrate a birthday. Okay, not a birthday of someone we know, but a cinematic anniversary for a film whose comedy and satire is just as biting today as it ever was: "Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."

Stanley Kubrick Had Plans For A 'Dr. Strangelove' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 11:12 AM
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Earlier this week we learned that Stanley Kubrick apparently wanted to get Terry Gilliam to direct a "Dr. Strangelove" sequel that would've been called "Son Of Strangelove." It was an interesting nugget only because Kubrick wasn't exactly the first person you'd think would want to have sequels to his movies, but as it turns out out, his plans for 'Strangelove' were even grander than that.

Terry Gilliam Says Stanley Kubrick Wanted Him To Make A Sequel To 'Dr. Strangelove'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 16, 2013 10:21 AM
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When you think about Stanley Kubrick's output, you don't really think about sequels. The celebrated auteur was not one to return to his previous work, and the lone sequel that did come from one of his movies, Peter Hyams' "2010: The Year We Made Contact," was so different in tone and spirit from "2001: A Space Odyssey" that it might as well just have been some other random science fiction movie (Kubrick was obviously uninvolved). But new comments made by "12 Monkeys" director Terry Gilliam suggest that before his death Kubrick was not only plotting a sequel, but had intended Gilliam to direct: a follow-up to his black comedy "Dr. Strangelove" entitled "Son of Strangelove."

'The Doomsday Machine'? Take A Look Stanley Kubrick’s Diary Page Of Alternate 'Dr. Strangelove' Titles

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • March 8, 2013 11:04 AM
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It’s hard to imagine that the iconic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” could have come wrapped in a different title, but here is hard evidence that a few other possibilities crossed Stanley Kubrick’s mind.

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