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Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock Top Vulture's 100 Most Valuable Stars of 2013

Vulture has released its annual list of the "100 Most Valuable Stars," using a proprietary algorithm that takes into account factors like box office, media coverage, Twitter chatter (newly added in 2013), reviews and knowledge from a tribunal of studio execs. Robert Downey Jr. has nabbed the top spot for a second year in a row. Check out the other names in the top ten, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2013 12:11 PM
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Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt Make TV Appearances on Road to Oscars (VIDEO)

Movie stars do TV interviews in front of their movies, and Sandra Bullock, a frontrunner for Best Actress for "Gravity," and Brad Pitt, the producer and supporting star of "12 Years a Slave," are no exception, charming their interlocutors (Jay Leno and Ann Curry, respectively) and hopefully a smattering of Oscar voters at the same time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2013 3:38 PM
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Immersed in Movies: 'Gravity' Takes a Giant VFX Leap as Pure Cinema

Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and VFX supervisor Tim Webber explore the reverse engineering that went into animating the Oscar-contending space adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 4, 2013 12:39 PM
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'Gravity' Review: Cuaron's Exhilarating 3-D Space Ballet Is Anchored by Bullock and Clooney

If Alfonso Cuaron's hypnotic, exhilarating space thriller "Gravity" isn't thematically as potent as "Children Of Men," his allegory about an infertile world, it is nonetheless a mesmerizing experience from start to finish, an extraordinary visual triumph. The film deploys 3-D in prodigious fashion, turns the carnage of disintegrating space shuttles and hurtling satellite debris into a beautiful if perilous ballet (scored magnificently by Steven Price), and benefits in differing ways from the turns of its two star performers, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • October 3, 2013 1:23 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' Top the Fall Fests So Far

Kris Tapley of In Contention and I resume our Oscar Talk Podcast, discussing the current awards season frontrunners that emerged during TIFF and Telluride.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 20, 2013 11:59 AM
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Sandra Bullock Talks 'Gravity,' Career and Personal Life in Vogue: "If it ends here, I've ended up on top" (VIDEO)

In a new profile of Sandra Bullock, Vogue sits down with the actress to discuss her latest film "Gravity," her Oscar win for "The Blind Side," life as a mother in Austin, Texas and much more. We've rounded up highlights below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 18, 2013 2:22 PM
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WATCH: Final Trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' Goes Deeper Into the Void

The final, full trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts torn asunder from their spaceship, has landed, as it were.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 5, 2013 12:47 PM
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WATCH: Exhilarating 'Gravity' Clip 'Detached'

In case you missed it, check out this stunning clip from Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." In it, astronauts Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are confronted with a stomach-turning crisis in space, and Bullock's character is forced to detach from an arm of a downed spacecraft. All this is shown in a single uninterrupted shot. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 25, 2013 3:25 PM
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Comic-Con Immersed in Movies: 'Gravity' Could Be This Year's 'Life of Pi,' A Commercial Art Film in Glorious 3-D (UPDATED VIDEOS)

It looks like Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" (October 4) could be this year's "Life of Pi," a thrilling roller-coaster ride in space and a mystical meditation on the cosmos and rebirth, and a major VFX Oscar contender.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 24, 2013 11:47 AM
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Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' to Open the 70th Venice International Film Festival

As we predicted, Alfonso Cuaron's much anticipated sci-fi epic "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will open the 70th Venice International Film Festival, running August 28 - September 7. The film will be out of competition.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 3, 2013 12:19 PM
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