Prop was used in the film's opening sequence
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Friday 26 November 2010
There is a fine line in Hollywood these days between being regarded as an out and out star and as an actor of repute.
Friday 05 November 2010
Steven Spielberg's fixation with the Second World War continues. He has given us Band of Brothers, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and 1941 and he is on board here, along with Tom Hanks, as a producer. This costly ($150m) and lovingly-crafted HBO mini-series charts the true experiences of three US Marines – Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), John Basilone (Jon Seda) and Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello, the boy in Jurassic Park) in the Pacific theatre of war.
Friday 29 October 2010
These days, you could walk past him on the street and barely notice, but at one point in the mid-Nineties Joseph Mazzello was one of the most famous children in the world. Before he was 11 he'd acted opposite Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford and Anthony Hopkins, and was handpicked by Steven Spielberg to play dinosaur fanboy Tim in some film called Jurassic Park.
Friday 01 October 2010
When he began looking for a leading lady to star in his highly anticipated new television series Terra Nova, Steven Spielberg could have taken his pick from the cream of Hollywood's most famous acting talent.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Monday 28 June 2010
Michael Morpurgo: He is a terrific storyteller who understands the need to immerse himself in the tale
Saturday 19 June 2010
Friday 07 May 2010
Earlier this week, Steven Spielberg confirmed he will direct a film adaptation of War House - the children's book that has become a huge hit in London's Theatreland. As Spielberg joins the growing club of directors who have adapted plays and musicals for the big screen, we look at the work of those who have gone before him.
Thursday 06 May 2010
There was a colourful addition to the annals of Hollywood history last week, when it was reported that a young Russell Crowe once telephoned a producer of his breakthrough film, Gladiator, at 3am, in order to utter the immortal words: "You motherfucker! I will kill you with my bare hands!"
Wednesday 05 May 2010
It is already a popular children's book and a hit on the London stage. Now Steven Spielberg is taking War Horse to the big screen.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Saturday 13 March 2010
Saturday 27 February 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
The next time your parents or spouse nag you about how much gaming you do, remind them that what they consider to be a waste of you life could lead you to greatness.
Thursday 04 February 2010
After David Brown formed an independent production company with Richard Zanuck in 1972, they were responsible for two of the biggest money-making movies, The Sting (1973), which won seven Oscars including Best Film, and Jaws (1975), directed by their protégé, Stephen Spielberg. Brown and Zanuck had been ousted from executive positions at 20th Century-Fox, where Richard's father, Darryl F. Zanuck, had been studio head. They later dissolved their partnership, but still teamed up occasionally, their later films including Robert Altman's 1992 satire of Hollywood, The Player.
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