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Venice Review: Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Documentary 'The Armstrong Lie'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 4, 2013 11:30 AM
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The Armstrong Lie, Gibney
The last few years have seen sport of all kinds haunted by the specter of doping, with everyone from Barry Bonds to Alex Rodriguez linked to the use of banned substances. But the name that is likely to forever be linked with drugs cheating in sports is Lance Armstrong. Thanks to his seven victories at the Tour De France, the cyclist would have been a hero even if he hadn't also recovered from a near-death battle with cancer, and subsequently raising millions and millions of dollar for research against the disease thanks to his Livestrong brand.

Ben Foster To Play Lance Armstrong In Stephen Frears' Take On The Disgraced Cyclist

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2013 3:39 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Ben Foster, Lance Armstrong Movie
Quick, off the top of your head, name one young actor that hasn't quite gotten his due. Top of mind for us is 32-year-old Ben Foster, who has racked up some critical praise in the last few years with some seriously impressive supporting performances, even in films not quite to our liking, or in roles that match his intensity. Foster has been terrific in mediocre movies like "30 Days Of Night" and "Alpha Dog," and went toe-to-toe and stood his ground with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in the underrated "3:10 To Yuma." Foster's been moving the needle a bit more lately with meaty roles in Oren Moverman's "The Messenger," David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," but he's got an even juicier role landing on his plate.

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