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    Stream Them Now: Watch 48 Oscar-Winning Best Supporting Actress Performances Online

    In honor of the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've decided to take a journey into Oscar's past by looking through the winners of the coveted Best Supporting Actress award.

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    Melissa Leo Steps Up to Fund Women Screenwriters

    Having distinguished herself onscreen, Leo is doing the same behind the scenes. At the Whistler Film Festival, a showcase and celebration of new Canadian talent, Leo answered a "ballsy" call for increased funding for women screenwriters.

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    AFI FEST 2013 Announces a Special Tribute to David O. Russell

    The 2013 AFI FEST announced a Special Tribute to three-time Oscar nominated writer/director David O. Russell, whose latest film "American Hustle" opens Dec. 13. The tribute will take place Nov. 8 at 9pm in the Egyptian Theater. Below find more info courtesy of the fest:

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    Jon Brion Tried To Score 'The Fighter' For David O. Russell, But The Score Was Scrapped

    At the beginning of the aughts, Jon Brion was the man for film soundtracks, especially the quirky and offbeat kind. He wrote the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (and had done the same for "Magnolia"), as well as Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and David O....

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    Mark Wahlberg Producing a 'The Fighter'-Inspired Reality Pilot for A&E

    Remember in "The Fighter" when Micky's (Mark Wahlberg) swarm of blonde harpy sisters are led by his mother Alice (Melissa Leo) to the doorstep of his girlfriend Charlene (Amy Adams), who they deem uppity and a "skank" and are fully to prepared to battle with shrieked insults ...

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    David O. Russell Lines Up Cooper, Bale, Adams and Renner for Next True Story Ensemble

    David O. Russell wastes no time. After winning Toronto's Audience Award with "Silver Linings Playbook" (Oscars, here it comes), he's lined up the film's star, Bradley Cooper, plus "The Fighter"'s Amy Adams and Christian Bale, and Jeremy Renner for a new untitled ensemble project.

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    Career Watch: Christian Bale - The Dark Superhero We Need

    Batman is not like other superheroes, and Christian Bale's iteration of him stands apart from the Thors and Iron Mans of contemporary hero-cinema. Because Bale's Batman, as we know him from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, is human and flawed, the tragedy that accompanied "The Dark Knight Rises" openin...

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    Career Watch: Marky Mark Wahlberg - A Big, Bright, Shining Star

    Mark Wahlberg's "Ted" opened strong this past weekend, and while it's no awards contender, it does prove Wahlberg's box office power. Although none of his upcoming projects scream "Oscar nom #2!" one must admit that Marky Mark has come a long way...

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    AFI's Master Class Looks at Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg

    TCM Presents AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg is filmed in front of an audience of AFI fellows studying at the AFI Conservatory. It's the second in AFI's series exploring artistic film collaborations; the first was between Steven Spielberg and Joh...

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    Mark Wahlberg Says They're Looking For A New Director To Helm 'The Fighter' Sequel

    Remember that alleged rift between Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell? Despite their three films together -- "Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees," and "The Fighter" -- and Wahlberg being one of the director's main cheerleaders (unlike, say, George Clooney), there may ...

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