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My parents were... fantastic. My father was a rabbi, my mother was a typical Jewish mother who fussed over her children and thought they could do no wrong.

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Starring: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Amara Miller

'Hugo', starring Chloe Grace Moretz , picked up 11 nominations

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Scorsese didn’t win over critics, but that won’t stop him taking on the French silent movie, says Guy Adams

Martin Scorsese's family film Hugo leads with 11 nominations

Martin Scorsese's Hugo dominates Oscars with 11 nominations

Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, including best picture and best director.

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Steven Soderbergh: 'Three more movies and I'm out of here'

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Jason Reitman directed Young Adult, Up in the Air and Juno

Jason Reitman: Squirming in the dark with Dr Feel-bad

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Meryl Streep gets Bafta nomination for 'The Iron Lady'

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Best one-liner: Ricky Gervais to Johnny Depp: 'I want to ask you a question, and be honest - are you on recreational drugs? I'm joking, that’s not the question. We know the answer. Have you seen The Tourist yet?'

Weinstein rules the Globes as Brits play a supporting role

Gilded trophy in hand, and with applause ringing in her ears, Meryl Streep neatly crystalised the big story at Sunday's Golden Globes. "I'd like to thank my agent," she declared, after picking up a new Best Actress gong to add to her collection. "And also God: Harvey Weinstein."

Deborah Ross: Not sleeping with George Clooney... one of many resolutions I'll be sure to keep

If you ask me: And, to think, some have always written me off a loser!

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The little French film that has capitalised on the public's dismay with big-budget Hollywood

When Harvey Weinstein phoned his brother and business partner, Bob, from this year's Cannes Film Festival and announced that he had just spent "a lot of millions" acquiring a silent, black-and-white movie by a little-known French director, he is said to have received a two-word response: "You're mad!"

'The Artist' leads Golden Globe nominees

When Harvey Weinstein phoned his brother and business partner, Bob, from this year’s Cannes film festival and announced that he had just spent “a lot of millions” acquiring a silent, black-and-white movie by a little-known French director, he's said to have got a two-word response: “you’re mad!”

George Clooney is a co-founder of the Not On Our Watch organisation

George Clooney on witness list for Silvio Berlusconi trial

Actor George Clooney is among more than 200 witnesses accepted by a Milan court in the trial of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

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Few look as stylish as George Clooney when arriving to a film premiere, but the actor outdid himself in Venice by commandeering the wheel of his water taxi on the way to the screening of The Ides of March.

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