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Clint Eastwood to Direct Beyonce in A Star is Born Remake

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Clint Eastwood has been tapped to direct a remake of A Star is Born with Beyonce as the lead actress, Deadline reports.

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The story line centers on an aspiring Hollywood actress and an aging movie star who helps launch her career.

The first film, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, debuted in 1937 and was remade twice since: once in ... read more

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Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Peter Mountain/ DreamWorks Pictures

Ask FlickChick Oscar rules Oscar history Oscar procedures your questions answeredQuestion Debate about the Oscars why werent any of the songs of Sweeney Todd nominated Its Sondheim after all Could there be a reason like a regulation or something Dreamgirls was on Broadway first and had songs nominated didnt it We dont understand Love you all at TV Guide though Thanks LilaFlickChick None of Stephen Sondheims songs could be nominated because of rules In order for a song from Tim Burtons film version of Sweeney Todd to have been eligible for an Academy Award it would have to have been written specifically for the film Youre absolutely right Dreamgirls 2006 was a Broadway musical before it was filmed but the three count em three nominated songs Listen Love You I Do and Patience were all new And they all lost Thats also how Chicago 2002 picked up its best-song nomination John Kander and Fred Ebb who wrote a read more

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Question: My father and I were chatting about Clint Eastwood's talent for directing actors to Academy Awards, now I'm wondering which director has directed the most actors to Oscar victories. My father is thinking William Wyler. Is he right?  Answer: Yes, he is: It's William Wyler. He directed 31 actors and actresses in performances that earned them Academy Award nominations. Bette Davis (Jezebel), Fay Bainter (Jezebel), Greer Garson (Mrs. Min read more

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