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    Actor Kumar Pallana, Wes Anderson Regular, Dies at 94

    Actor Kumar Pallana, best known for being a regular in Wes Anderson's films, died yesterday at the age of 94. Pallana was a memorable presence in nearly all of Anderson's films, starting with his debut "Bottle Rocket" and continuing in "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Darjeeling Express." He ...

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    'Queen Margot' Filmmaker Patrice Chéreau Dies at 68

    Patrice Chéreau, the French filmmaker best known for the female fronted period dramas "Queen Margot" and "Gabrielle," has passed away today in Paris after succumbing to cancer. He was 68.

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    'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' Author Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

    Elmore Leonard, the author best known in the film world for the feature adaptations of his works "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," and "Rum Punch" (which was filmed as "Jackie Brown"), has passed away at 87, three weeks after suffering a stoke.

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    Actor Dennis Farina Dead at 69

    Veteran character actor Dennis Farina, best known for playing his fair share of weathered tough guys in films like "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty," "Midnight Run," has died at 69, his publicist confirmed today. A former Chicago police officer, Farina is best known to most for his portrayal of Detective...

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    'Monsters' and 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards Remembers Ray Harryhausen

    Ray Harryhausen was a massive inspiration for me. His films used to come on during every bank holiday in the UK when I was a kid.

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    Randy Ostrow Speaks On The Passing of Filmmaker, Producer and Friend Stuart Kleinman

    Filmmaker and lawyer Stuart Kleinman passed away this Monday at the age of 57 of a heart attack in his New York home. After going to law school in the wake of a brief career in graphic design, Kleinman became Vice President of ICM and President of Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures, where his love of film ...

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    'Saturday Night Live' Writer Tom Davis, Al Franken's Comedy Partner, Passes Away at Age 59

    Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian Tom Davis passed away today from throat and neck cancer in his home in Hudson, NY.

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    Peter Bogdanovich Talks About Ben Gazzara: "I don't think they make actors like Ben anymore."

    Ben Gazzara died today at 81, of pancreatic cancer. As an actor, he's one of the last of a generation: trained at the Actors Studio, he went on to create a 60-year career. After success on Broadway, Gazzara starred in films like Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" and as the ter...

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    'Reality is a dirty word': A Eulogy for Ken Russell

    Shade Rupe first met Ken Russell at the Seattle International Film Festival premiere of Russell's 1988 film, "Salome's Last Dance." Per Rupe, "[My] hand went unwashed for a full year."

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    Spout About: Bin Laden Killed; Thor Covers Usher; "Inception" and "Scott Pilgrim" Parodies Continue

    Obviously the big news this morning is the death of Osama Bin Laden. And people are likely still making movie-related jokes that I could round up and recap, such as references to Morgan Spurlock's "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" and "The Wizard of Oz" as well as "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact...

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