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    Before They Were Famous: Check Out the Best Actress Nominees in Their Debut Film Roles

    With the 2014 Academy Awards just two weeks away, Indiewire decided to compile a list of the film roles that established the careers of these immensely talented actresses. While some of the nominees have been in the game for decades, others got started not too long ago.

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    Sam Mendes' James Bond Film Officially Titled 'Skyfall,' Movie Is A Stand-Alone Story

    First Synopsis Suggest That Judi Dench's M Will Be Front-And-CenterUpdate: The official Bond twitter account, @007, have revealed the first synopsis for the project, which reads: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and de...

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    Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

    And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affle...

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    'X-Men: First Class' Star Caleb Landry Jones To Lead Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral'

    Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts & James Cade Also On BoardUpdate: THR reveals that Sarah Gadon (who is in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"), Malcolm McDowell, Douglas Smith, Matt Watts and James Cade are also on board.

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    Michelle Monaghan To Play A Sex-Addicted FBI Agent In 'Fast Flash To Bang Time'

    Michelle Monaghan is one of those actresses with a lot of potential, who spends most of her time collecting paychecks ("The Heartbreak Kid," "Made of Honor," "Eagle Eye"). She got strong notices a few years back for her performance in “Trucker,” but it’s been far too long since the days of “Gone Bab...

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    Elisabeth Moss To Star In Jane Campion's Murder Mystery BBC Miniseries 'Top Of The Lake'

    After the Playlist-favorite "Bright Star" starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw in 2009, Jane Campion was reportedly set to tackle a six-hour murder mystery miniseries titled "Top Of The Lake" with lensing slated to take place sometime this year. With the year almost over and nothing heard from the...

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    Guy Pearce, Ben Foster & Kelly Macdonald To Star In Steve Buscemi’s Adaptation of 'Queer'

    In early 2010 we reported that writer/director Oren Moverman — who directed "The Messenger" and the upcoming police drama "Rampart" starring Woody Harrelson — was working on an adaptation of William S. Burroughs' "Queer" and staged a test-drive reading of the screenplay at the Sarasota Film Festival...

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    Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands & Jena Malone Move Into 'A Doll's House'

    “Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next...

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    Ellen Barkin Says 'Another Happy Day' Is The Part She's Been Waiting 30 Years For

    Actress Says Motherhood Helped Inform A Role That Helped Her Grow "As A Person And As An Actor"Exclusive: When screenwriter Sam Levinson got behind the camera to shoot his debut feature film “Another Happy Day,” he certainly didn’t arrive unprepared for production on the low budget indie. He lassoed...

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    Naomi Watts & Robin Wright Are 'The Grandmothers' In Anne Fontaine's Doris Lessing Adaptation

    'Animal Kingdom' Star James Frecheville & Xavier Samuel From 'Twilight: Eclipse' Also On Board After a long career as an actress and director, French helmer Anne Fontaine had something of an international breakout with her last film, "Coco Before Chanel." The film, a biopic of the legendary fashion designer starring Audrey Tautou, proved to be critically acclaimed, garnering six Cesar nominations, four BAFTA nods and a place on the shortlist for Best Costume Design at the Oscars, and is one of the most successful French pictures of recent years, taking an impressive $43 million worldwide. As such, Fon...

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