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Patricia Clarkson Talks New Projects, "Motherlover," Lars von Trier And The "Perks" Of The Movie Business

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 13, 2013 11:04 AM
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The very first thing we heard Patricia Clarkson say, at the opening press conference given by the jury of the 2013 Marrakech Film Festival, was that at that point in the proceedings, all they had actually been doing was drinking. At which the collected luminaries including Jury president Martin Scorsese, Marion Cotillard, Park Chan-Wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Fatih Akin and Amat Escalante all laughed, somewhat sheepishly, and everyone kind of relaxed.

Patricia Clarkson Will Head To Eco-Terrorist Thriller 'The East'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 4:45 AM
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Patricia Clarkson is simply one of the best (and one of our favorite) actresses out there. And while the Oscar nominee can do dramatic work with ease, more recently she has been showing that she's just as adept at comedy, delivering memorable turns in "Easy A," "Friends With Benefits," and as Tammy One in a fantastic appearance on "Parks & Recreation" (sidenote: last week's episode was one of the best in the show's history). But for her next role, Clarkson is returning to drama and putting herself in the hands of a rising director.

The Small Screen: Patricia Clarkson Awesomely Cast As Ron Swanson's First Ex-Wife In 'Parks & Rec'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 29, 2011 1:17 AM
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To fill in for those of you who haven't watched "Parks and Recreation" (and really, you're running out of excuses at this point -- we did call it the best thing on television earlier in the year), the show's break-out character is Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), the libertarian, meat-loving head of the titular government department in Pawnee, Indiana. The character has two ex-wives, both named Tammy (also the name of his mother), but, to date, we've only met the second, a fearsome librarian played by Offerman's real life spouse Megan Mullally, whose presence has caused some of the show's greatest moments to date.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Friends With Benefits' Gives Up Emma Stone Cameo, Owned By Patricia Clarkson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 5:09 AM
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A new trailer has landed for "Easy A" director Will Gluck's follow-up to his fantastic comedy vehicle that made launched Emma Stone's career into the stratosphere, and it wastes no time in giving up/ruining the goods. Cameos by Emma Stone and Andy Samberg are out of the way in the first 10 seconds, and hey, Woody Harrelson plays a gay dude! While we would've liked those surprises to have remained until we saw the film, we have to say, that we were still pretty charmed by this one and our optimism remains intact.

Can They Do The Oscars Too, Please? Stanley Tucci & Patricia Clarkson To Host Gotham Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2010 6:23 AM
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While "Easy A" was a show for the film's star Emma Stone, we would be remiss in talking about the film if we didn't mention that Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are equally hilarious and charming as her parents in the film. So we can't really be too surprised then that the duo have been tapped to host 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 29.

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