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Working For The Clampdown: Julie Delpy To Direct Joe Strummer Biopic 'The Right Profile'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 8:03 PM
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Julie Delpy's become quite the renaissance woman in recent years. The French actress, discovered by Godard at the age of 14 before going into international stardom in "Europa Europa" and "Three Colors White," has worked principally in U.S. fare in the last decade-and-a-half, in films from "Broken Flowers" to, um, "An American Werewolf in Paris," but it's her behind-the-scenes achievements that are the most impressive.

Joe Strummer Biopic 'Joe Public' In The Works From 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' Writer

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2010 3:00 AM
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We've written at length about our love for seminal punk band The Clash, but to reiterate: if they weren't the greatest rock and roll band in history, they're in the top five. Burning relatively briefly, but utterly gloriously, they show up other British punk bands of the period, like The Sex Pistols, as the charlatans they were. Frontman Joe Strummer was one of the greats too, going on to a terrific solo career, as well as consistently interesting film work with the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Alex Cox and Aki Kaurismaki.

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