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Career Watch: TV Boosts Movie Stars Jon Voight, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey

With Emmy Award season in full swing (the show airs Aug. 25), we look at three Emmy nominees who came up in Hollywood and are enjoying a career boost from their work in television. These days it's possible to move more fluidly than ever before between movies and TV (the late great James Garner was a rare example of a star who could swing both ways). The Third Golden Age of Television --easily viewed on multi-platforms by a wide range of viewers--has proved a boon for these movie actors.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 21, 2014 11:56 AM
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Stream This: Ari Folman's Soaring, Ambitious 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright as Many Versions of Herself

At long last, Ari Folman's "The Congress," the Israeli auteur's half-animated followup to his fully animated "Waltz with Bashir" (2008), is available to stream. This electrifying fantasy about an actress (Robin Wright) who sells her soul to the studio system offers plenty of visual derring-do and optimism about the future of cinema -- despite being very anti-Hollywood.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 14, 2014 2:42 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer for 'The Congress,' Ari Folman's Visually Ravishing Anti-Hollywood Nightmare

At last, Ari Folman's long-awaited "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, has an official US trailer. Watch it here -- and read why you must see this film.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 27, 2014 2:49 PM
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TIME 100 List Loves McConaughey, Adams, McQueen, Cumberbatch and More; Record 41 Women Make the Cut

TIME has unveiled its 100 Most Influential People edition, with some select names from film making the cut: Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Amy Adams, Kerry Washington, Matthew McConaughey, Robin Wright and Benedict Cumberbatch among them. Below, check out what fellow celebs have to say about the stars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 24, 2014 12:30 PM
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WATCH: Philip Seymour Hoffman Is 'A Most Wanted Man' in First Clip from Anton Corbijn's Espionage Thriller

Check out the first clip from Anton Corbijn's Sundance thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 22, 2014 7:19 PM
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WATCH: Seductively Simple Teaser Trailer Arrives for 'House of Cards' Season 2, Sets Premiere Date

A simple yet tantalizing teaser trailer for "House of Cards" Season 2 has arrived. In the black-and-white 30 second spot, Robin Wright's Claire Underwood appears to be continuing her Lady Macbeth-like scheming, as she puffs calmly on a cigarette and contemplates -- what? Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 4, 2013 11:57 AM
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Lionsgate Takes Anton Corbijn's Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 31, 2013 12:36 PM
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WATCH: Steamy New 'Adore' Trailer Stars Watts and Wright as Beautiful People Doing Very Bad Things

"Adore," the controversial new film from French director Anne Fontaine starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, has a scandalous new trailer. Originally titled "Two Mothers" when it debuted at Sundance, this is an erotic drama about two lifelong friends who develop a dangerous attraction to each other's arrestingly beautiful sons.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 8, 2013 1:55 PM
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Cannes Review: Ari Folman's Hybrid 'The Congress' Befuddles More than It Bedazzles

Ari Folman’s “The Congress” begins well enough, with the sheer physical presence of Robin Wright center screen, tears popping from her eyes. The actress, who in real life has aged gracefully into strength – or maybe it’s just bitterness -- plays “Robin Wright,” an aging actress who has made many “lousy choices.” We know this from her agent, played with sweet understatement by Harvey Keitel, who spares nothing and no one, including the “lousy men” Wright has chosen. Is that one of the movie’s many in-jokes?
  • By Tom Christie
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  • May 17, 2013 8:43 PM
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CANNES EXCLUSIVE: Ari Folman Talks Fortnight Opener 'The Congress,' Which Predicts Hollywood's Chilling Future (TRAILER)

The Cannes International Film Festival gets under way Wednesday with the international premiere of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," a perfect opening night choice given its already established hit status stateside (TOH review here). And on Thursday the edgier Cannes sidebar Director's Fortnight (or Quinzaine) will open with Israeli director Ari Folman's "The Congress," a live-action/animation hybrid starring Robin Wright and Danny Huston, which is being screened for the first time not only for Cannes audiences and critics but North American distributors as well.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 14, 2013 1:22 PM
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