Trump hypes Dubai project at LA party

Trump hypes Dubai project at LA party

BEL AIR, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Donald Trump says his luxury hotel project in Dubai has the endorsement of a bevy of A-list Hollywood stars, who attended a gala launch party in Bel Air, Calif.

Fogler, Greer, Sheen set for 'Traveling'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Dan Fogler, Judy Greer and Martin Sheen have signed on for the big-screen comedy "Traveling."

Tarantino honored at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was honored Sunday with the 2008 Ray-Ban Visionary Award at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

'Dark Knight' trailer airs at Wizard World

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Fans at Wizard World Chicago got a special treat in the form of a teaser for the next installment in the batman series, “The Dark Knight.”

Bam! Emeril to host food awards ceremony

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Honoring gastronomical delights and the chefs who created them is the main course for the Food Network Awards during a food festival in Miami Beach, Fla.

Brian De Palma's 'The Black Dahlia'

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The kickoff of the 63rd Venice Film Festival included Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" starring Scarlett Johansson, Josh Hartnett and Aaron Eckhart.

Two films focus on 'Black Dahlia' killings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two U.S. movies about the same Hollywood killer are in the works -- Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" and New Line's adaptation of "Black Dahlia Avenger."

'Black Dahlia' film to premiere in Venice

VENICE, Italy, July 24 (UPI) -- Actress Scarlett Johansson's newest film, "The Black Dahlia," is set to make its world premiere next month at the Venice Film Festival.

Aaron Eckhart joins 'Black Dahlia' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of director Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia," The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Robert Duvall in tobacco satire

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Robert Duvall has joined the cast of "Thank You for Smoking," a satire about Big Tobacco, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Affleck thanks Damon for 'Paycheck' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Matt Damon is responsible for his pal Ben Affleck's current starring role in "Paycheck," the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Affleck blames himself for media frenzy

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck told reporters in Los Angeles that he and Jennifer Lopez share the blame for the media frenzy surrounding them, according to Zap2it.com.

Review: 'Core' is fantasy, not sci-fi

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Given that either a bad movie or bad science will give me a headache by itself, "The Core" left me with a migraine bigger than the Earth.

Analysis: Senseless backlash in show biz?

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Some Americans seem so bent on harming the careers of anti-war celebrities they don't care who else gets hurt, as long as their targets pay for speaking freely.
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Aaron Eckhart
SMX2001011001 - 09 JANUARY 2001 - HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA: Aaron Eckhart at the premiere of, "The Pledge" at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California on January 9, 2001. cc/Russ Einhorn/STAR MAX UPI ***Europe, Australia and Japan OUT ***

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American film and stage actor. Born in California, he moved to England at the age of 13 when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career performing in school plays before moving to Sydney, Australia, for his high school senior year. He left high school without graduating, but earned a diploma through an adult education course. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994, gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor.

As an undergraduate at Brigham Young, Eckhart met director and writer Neil LaBute who cast him in several of LaBute's original plays. Five years later, Eckhart made a debut as an unctuous sociopathic ladies' man in LaBute's black comedy film In the Company of Men (1997). Under LaBute's guidance, he worked in the director's films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002). Eckhart has chosen roles in an eclectic range of movies, from science fiction films such as The Core (2003) and Paycheck (2003) to romantic dramas like Conversations with Other Women (2006) and No Reservations (2007).

Eckhart gained wide recognition as George in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich (2000) and, in 2006, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. In 2008, he starred in the big-budget studio film The Dark Knight as District Attorney Harvey Dent and the villain he becomes, Two-Face. Eckhart starred alongside Nicole Kidman in the film Rabbit Hole (2010).

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