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After winning a record third Oscar for Best Actor at the 85th Academy Awards for his performance in Lincoln, English-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis is being heralded by many as "our greatest living actor," with some even crowning him "the greatest actor of all time." In his acceptance speech, Day-Lewis humbly said that he didn't "know how any of this happened" to him, and that he "received more" than his "fair share of good fortune." Maybe so, but Day-Lewis is also an incredibly dedicated method actor who conducts vast amounts of research for every role he takes on and often lives his day-to-day life as the character he is portraying while a film is in production.
Day-Lewis' intense commitment to his craft has jeopardized his health on more than one occasion — he broke two ribs from remaining hunched over in a wheelchair all during the filming of My Left Foot and initially refused treatment for a case of pneumonia while filming Gangs of New York because it wasn't in keeping with the time period. This type of behavior sometimes earned the actor the enmity of his fellow cast and crew members, but the result is a body of work that is second-to-none. Lincoln was his latest achievement in acting, but was it Day-Lewis' best? Help us rank the movies of the most celebrated actor of our day.
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Posted 03.12.13 by BrentJS
Today's Challenge: April 21st is traditionally recognized as the day that Romulus and Remus founded Rome. Celebrate the city by finding the link between Only You and Nine, two movies shot in Rome.
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.21.11 by reelz
Tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at the best movies about the movie biz. Which ones made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.27.10 by reelz
Up in the Air appears to have an inside track for Best Picture, but don't count out Nine, a musical directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, and Sophia Loren!
"...smart, sexy, occasionally sorrowful film adaptation of the 1982 Broadway show...."
— Matt Wolf, Telegraph (U.K.)
"...one of those rare things: a sombre musical, as gritty as it is glittery."
— Tim Teeman, Times (U.K.)
"...Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses as it extravagantly renders the creative crisis of a middle-aged Italian director, circa 1965."
— Todd McCarthy, Variety
"For a musical, Nine is often an introspective, sombre piece, and the film’s sign-off feels particularly anti-climactic and downbeat."
— Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
"Nine marks the number of terrific acting and singing talents poorly used in this flat rendition of the Broadway musical."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter Posted 12.07.09 by reelz
Believe it or not, winter is almost here, and along with it comes the studios' typical slate of prestige pictures hoping to garner Awards Season success — but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of surprises. The Box, The Men Who Stare at Goats, and Ninja Assassin promise some fun thrills for the season. Nine, The Road, and Sherlock Holmes look to duke it out for critical accolades. Above all, though, may be the fight between The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Avatar to break box-office records.
Want to know get the full rundown? Check out ReelzChannel's Winter Movie Preview for trailers and info on the movies we'll be talking about for months to come. Posted 10.08.09 by reelz
Over the past month, several sources -- including The New York Times -- have reported that the financial situation of The Weinstein Company, headed by Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, is in less-than-ideal shape.
Earlier today, Gawker reported on another possible sign of desperation from the Weinsteins: Bob Weinstein is apparently trying to sell his Central Park West duplex for $34 million.
Gawker also chronicled the events over the past year that indicate dire financial straits for the Weinsteins: The company laid off 11 percent of its staff, lost the rights to Sin City 2, possibly due to lack of capital, and may not even be able to afford the distribution and promotion costs for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
The company will likely put its hopes behind three movies this summer and fall, and it needs a hit soon to ease its troubles. Those three movies are Basterds, Rob Zombie's H2, and Rob Marshall's Nine. Posted 06.10.09 by reelz
Today is deal day for Hollywood's beauties.
Director Rob Marshall and producer Harvey Weinstein are in talks with Penelope Cruz (Volver, Vanilla Sky), Marion Cotillard (A Good Year, La Vie en Rose), Sophia Loren (Grumpier Old Men) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, No Reservations) to star in Nine, the film adaptation of the musical based on Fellini's 8 1/2.
Javier Bardem (Collateral) will be playing the lead, a man named Guido Contini who has trouble balancing all the women in his life, says Variety. Cruz will play his mistress and Cotillard his wife. Marshall and Weinstein are trying to convince Zeta-Jones to play his nurse and Loren the ghost of his mother.
And model Natalie Martinez is in talks to star opposite Jason Statham (War, Crank) in the upcoming remake of Death Race. It will be the former model's first feature film, says The Hollywood Reporter. Posted 08.21.07 by reelz
Hollywood loves its adaptations, and a bunch of them are in the works.
First, Ron Howard has signed on to direct The Emperor's Children, which Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) adapted from Claire Messud's 2006 novel. The story is about New York Ivy League grads angst-ridden over their approaching 30s.
Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) will be directing an adaptation of Mao's Last Dancer, the 2003 autobiography of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin who defected to the West in 1981. Jan Sardi (Shine) wrote the adaption, which will begin filming in February.
And what better choice than Rob Marshall (Chicago) to direct Nine, Michael Tolkin's (The Player) adaption of the 1982 Broadway musical of the same name? The story is based on the Fellini film 8 1/2.
And finally, director of the breakthrough Irish indie rock-musical Once, John Carney, will be making his US studio debut. Carney has signed to direct Town House, a comedy about a hermit who maintains his lifestyle by selling off memorabilia left to him by his dead rock star father. It was adapted from Tish Cohen's 2007 novel by screenwriter Doug Wright (Quills).
Source: Variety. Posted 07.18.07 by reelz