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12 Movie Stars Who Experienced Career Resurrections

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 31, 2013 4:27 PM
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Movie Stars /Career Resurrections
This week “The Dallas Buyers Club” opens (you can read our review here), and it features a riveting, committed, physically gruelling and very likely-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance by Matthew McConaughey. If he is nominated, however, McConaughey will be at least a little in debt to the buzz that’s surrounded him of late as the newest member of what we could call the Comeback Club—that rarefied group of people who have, sometimes on a dime, turned their movie careers around and breathed new life into what was once moribund. It takes a great deal of luck to pull off this trickiest of acts, and for every actor who’s managed to hang onto their newly regained spot on top of the pile for a few years, there are ten who’ve briefly clambered all the way up only to topple off again a moment later.

Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Part-Animated 'The Congress' Is Overstuffed And Overwritten, But Sort Of Fascinating

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 16, 2013 7:21 AM
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Ari Folman's "The Congress" aka "Robin Wright at The Congress" aka "Reviewer's Nightmare" (last title mine) opens the director's fortnight at Cannes this evening and screened for a group of alternately beguiled and baffled press this morning. Evoking Miyazaki and perhaps on-form Gilliam in its best moments, and lurching oddly into "Southland Tales" territory in its worst, it is a film we'd be happy to call a fascinating muddle, were it not a little overstretched to really support even that summation. At the very least, however, should your copy of "Pink Floyd's The Wall" have worn out through overuse, we can see "The Congress" having a similar kind of life as a late-night stoner mindfuck.

New 'Moonrise Kingdom' Set Photos Reveal Harvey Keitel's Moustache, Bob Balaban's Red Coat & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 16, 2011 1:02 AM
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Photos by Rob Thorn.

First Look At Edward Norton & Bill Murray On The Set Of Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 4:39 AM
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Harvey Keitel Confirmed As Part Of The CastWith filming underway on Wes Anderson's next project, "Moonrise Kingdom," info is slowly starting to creep out about the film that has been keeping a lid on some of the finer details, but here's what we know so far. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman star alongside newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in the director's first period film set in 1960s New England, with the story centering on a young boy and young girl who fall in love and run away together, turning their small town upside down in the process. Gilman and Hayward play the kids, with Willis as the town sheriff, Edward Norton as a Boy Scout camp leader and Murray and McDormand as the young girl’s parents.

Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston & Paul Giamatti Confirmed For Ari Folman's 'The Congress'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2011 8:43 AM
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Ari Folman has been steadily moving forward with “The Congress,” his animated, sci-fi followup to “Waltz With Bashir.” The director unveiled some early footage last year at the Cartoon Movie Symposium in Lyons, France and has Robin Wright long attached to star, with Kodi Smit-McPhee revealing last month that he had joined the project as well.

Harvey Keitel To Star In Indian Drama 'Against Itself'; 'The Last Godfather' Gets An April Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 9:29 AM
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You know, we give Robert De Niro a lot of flack for signing on to whatever crap project comes his way, but people seem to forget that Harvey Keitel has pretty much been doing the same thing for the past couple of decades too, taking his career where the paycheck pops up next, which leads to the extreme variations in the films he winds up doing. Case in point:

Review: 'Little Fockers' Is That Lump of Coal You (Apparently) Asked For

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 20, 2010 3:30 AM
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A blatant cash grab from studio logos to closing credits, “Little Fockers” takes the money-making formula of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" and adds adorable kids, Jessica Alba, and glorified cameos from Harvey Keitel and Laura Dern into the mix. Families will flock to the holiday release with gusto, but it’s up for debate whether 100 minutes with the Focker and Byrnes families is worse than quality time with your own dysfunctional clan. Sure, there are a few laughs, but we’re not talking minor discomfort on the level with your aunt having spinach casserole stuck in her teeth and blithely smiling for the camera. “Little Fockers” is roughly as pleasant as enduring a rum-and-whiskey-fueled shouting match over the merits of the healthcare bill.

Harvey Keitel May Also Be On Board Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' With De Niro, Pacino And Pesci

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 16, 2010 3:10 AM
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What a reunion this could possibly be: Veteran actor Harvey Keitel is now reported to also be on board with Martin Scorsese's upcoming adaptation of "I Heard You Paint Houses" -- titled "The Irishman" -- which already boasts a Scorsese Who's Who cast of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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