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What Actors Can Learn from Marlon Brando, Ellen Page and James Franco (VIDEO)

James Franco is no fool. He has made a study of how to survive in Hollywood as he pursues multiple careers--without worrying about how he will be judged. Whether it will be fulfilling or not is up to him. He gets that the relationship between him and his audience is complicated.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 20, 2014 12:58 PM
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VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD ISSUE: Roberts, Ejiofor, Elba and Clooney on Front Cover, Who Was Brave Enough to Pose for a Chuck Close Polaroid? (VIDEO)

The annual Vanity Fair Hollywood cover has arrived in the mail. They've gone back to established movie stars for the front cover: those gorgeous faces include Oscar contenders Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), as well as global movie stars Idris Elba ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom") and George Clooney ("Gravity").
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 14, 2014 2:41 PM
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Berlin: The Longest Day for 'Monuments Men'

You certainly can’t blame Clooney and his band of merry men. Flanked by Matt Damon and Bill Murray, John Goodman and Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Jean Dujardin, Clooney joked and smiled through a series of increasingly inane questions that culminated in a female Mexican journalist asking, apparently in earnest, if the movie star realizes how large a role he plays in the erotic fantasies of women around the world.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 8, 2014 8:37 PM
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Review: George Clooney's World War II Adventure 'The Monuments Men' Never Achieves Liftoff

George Clooney' true-life World War II adventure "The Monuments Men" never achieves liftoff.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 6, 2014 6:17 PM
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George Clooney Talks Why He'd Never Be on Twitter, Brad Pitt and More in Esquire

A lengthy profile of George Clooney has arrived in Esquire Magazine, wherein the actor-writer-director-producer talks his early understanding of his ability to entertain people, why he would never be on Twitter, and his pal Brad Pitt. Interview quote highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 11, 2013 12:42 PM
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Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 10, 2013 7:38 PM
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George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' to Have International Premiere at Berlin Film Festival

Following this week's earlier news that Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" is set to have its international premiere at the fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2013 12:45 PM
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Shifting Oscar Line-up: Who Comes Out Ahead? UPDATED

UPDATE: Yes, it's official. Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" will hit theaters December 25, as we expected would be the case when Paramount announced it would push back its Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan reboot "Shadow Recruit" to President's Day weekend in 2014.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 29, 2013 11:39 AM
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WATCH: New Trailer for George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Sets a More Dramatic Tone

A second trailer has arrived for George Clooney's "Monuments Men," considerably more dramatic than the first lighter and more commercial trailer that debuted in August.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 11, 2013 12:38 PM
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Why George Clooney is Skipping Early Awards Circuit with 'The Monuments Men': See New Poster

While many Oscar pundits are picking up the message (or spin) that "The Monuments Men" is more commercial than awards-worthy, Clooney has decided that he wants to follow the high road taken by Martin Scorsese with "The Departed." The director was tired of the awards slog that he had gone through on "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" and decided to sit that one out. The movie won four Oscars including picture and director. Clooney should be so lucky.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 27, 2013 2:02 PM
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