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    Viola Davis On What To Expect From Barbara Jordan Biopic + What Critics Of Black Actors Don't Understand

    One of a few new projects Viola Davis is developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company, first announced in March of this year, but I've yet to hear anything further about it... until today.

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    Casting Watch - 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby': Huppert, Hurt, Davis & Arianda Join Chastain & McAvoy

    “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," which will be told in two films from "His" and "Hers" perspectives -- those of husband and wife James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain -- has rounded out its casting with Isabelle Huppert, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Nina Arianda, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Hader and Jess Wei...

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    Viola Davis, Bill Hader, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert & More Join 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    Slowly shaping up to be one of the more unique productions this year, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” has gradually acquired a talented cast fit for its two-film premise -- that of a troubled marriage told, in each installment, from the husband and the wife's perspective. A few ...

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    Another Supporting Role For Viola Davis - Joins Cast Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

    Despite all the critical acclaim, accolades, and several vocal pushes by the likes of Meryl Streep, Viola Davis continues to be relegated to supporting roles in films that center on stories about Caucasian characters. 

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    Watch: Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Won't Back Down' In 4 Clips From The Education Drama

    With her performances in “Doubt” and “The Help” both garnering her deserved Oscar buzz, actress Viola Davis quickly attached herself to another awards season hopeful, the education-reform drama “Won't Back Down.” Apparently 20th Century Fox believes so too, an...

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    Watch Viola Davis In 4 New Clips From "Won't Back Down" + Official Poster

    Here are 4 clips and the offifical poster for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

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    Quote of the Day: "Why? Why? Why? Don't they want the money?

    That is the quote Meryl Streep uttered Tuesday night at the annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.  She was onstage to present Viola Davis with her Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. 

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    Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

    If women make up 51 percent of all moviegoers, “Why don’t they want the money?” asked Meryl Streep at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night. She cited five movies in less than five years aimed at women, costing a fraction of the cost of studio tentpoles, that grossed $1.6 billion com...

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    Jenna Elfman to Host Women in Film 2012 Crystal + Lucy Awards June 12

    Actress Jenna Elfman who will return to TV next season as the First Lady in the comedy 1600 Penn will be the host of the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. If I lived in LA I would so be at this event supporting the work of Women in Film. It's one of the rare occasions to celebrate women in the bus...

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    Viola Davis Gets Honorary Degree from Providence College

    Viola Davis received an honorary doctorate degree from Providence College.  She also gave the commencement address.

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