Better call it a mockumentary.
Joaquin Phoenix's recent bizarre behavior, chronicled in the supposed documentary, I'm Still Here, was all a ruse for the film, director Casey Affleck says.
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"It's a terrific performance, it's the performance of his career," Affleck tells The New York Times of his brother-in-law's fictional portrayal of himself, which included his baffling interview with David Letterman last year.
During the two-year production, Phoenix left many scratching their ...
Brittany Murphy is in talks to replace Lindsay Lohan in Poor Things, the film Lohan dropped out of to enter rehab in May. The film, about two con women who kill homeless men for their insurance policies, costars Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson.... Kate Hudson has Big Eyes, fronting a biopic of mass-market artist Margaret Keane.... Casey Affleck, a supporting-actor Oscar nominee for The Assassination of Jesse James by (spoiler alert!) the Coward Robert Ford, gets his shot at a leading role in The Kind One, a period noir about an amnesiac who goes to work for a gangster. Mickey O'Connor
A surprising number of movies had to make do with single nominations in the major categoriesViggo Mortensen picked up a best-actor nom as an icy Russian Gangster in David Cronenbergs brutal thriller Eastern Promises ditto Johnny Depp for Tim Burtons gothic adaptation of Stephen Sondheims musical Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sentimental favorite Hal Holbrook 82 hell be 83 by the time the ceremony takes place took a best supporting actor nomination for Sean Penns Into the Wild based on Jon Krakauers nonfiction account of a troubled young mans search for meaning that eventually takes him deep into the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness It was also ignored in all other major categories despite strong reviews for Penns direction and adapted screenplay as well as Emile Hirschs performance in the lead role Audiences failed to warm to the film Much-loved veteran character actress Ruby Dee 83 got the only nomination for best-supporting actress 15
Beach boy Matthew McConaughey announced today that he and girlfriend Camilla Alves are expecting a baby, People reports. We can't wait for a mini-McConaughey to take over the 'Bu!.... Also today, Casey Affleck and wife Summer Phoenix had their second child, a boy, who represents the merging of some major Hollywood genes.... Original So You Think You Can Dance hostess Lauren Sanchez and her hubby Peter Whitesell have welcomed their second child, a daughter named Eleanor. Anna DimondRelated: In our Online Video Guide: McConaughey talks about life and love Eva and Gwen Lead This Week's Pregnancy Denials
Set the red carpets loose! The Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men is the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' pick for the best film of 2007. "I think it is one of the purest adaptations of a book," board president Annie Schulhof tells the AP. "The ensemble performances were absolutely extraordinary and it really talks about what happens when evil overrides good."In other categories, George Clooney (Michael Clayton) and Julie Christie (Away from Her) were named best actor and actress, Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) topped the supporting slots, and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Ellen Page (Juno) won the young-actor contests.