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Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Ford, Bullock, Roberts honored at Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were honored at the Hollywood Film Awards gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Robin Williams may return for third 'Night at the Museum'

Robin Williams may return for third 'Night at the Museum'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robin Williams may reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt for the third installment of the "Night at the Museum" franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Amy Adams to play Janis Joplin in bio-pic

Amy Adams to play Janis Joplin in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Director Lee Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter Amy Adams will play Janis Joplin in his upcoming bio-picture about the iconic rocker.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.
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Spike Jonze's 'Her' to open in the midst of awards season

Spike Jonze's 'Her' to open in the midst of awards season

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Writer-director Spike Jonze's "Her" is to open in limited release Dec. 18 in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday.

Batman and Superman to star in 2014 film

SAN DIEGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures has announced at Comic-Con in San Diego that Superman will team with Batman in an upcoming 2014 film.
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Shannon, an American actor known for his intense performances in independent films and stage dramas, says he was "ecstatic" to play the villain General Zod in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oscar swag bags worth nearly $50,000, but considered cheapest in 5 years

Oscar swag bags worth nearly $50,000, but considered cheapest in 5 years

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles will be presented with goodie bags valued at $47,802, organizers said.
Casting talks resume for Bateman film

Casting talks resume for Bateman film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- After a change in directors, casting talks have resumed for "This is Where I Leave You," a comedy starring Jason Bateman, The Hollywood Reporter said.
More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Matt Damon 'kidnaps' Jimmy Kimmel, takes over show

Matt Damon 'kidnaps' Jimmy Kimmel, takes over show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon took over Jimmy Kimmel's Los Angeles chat show Thursday night, tying his faux rival to a chair and interviewing his celebrity guests.

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Louis C.K. in talks for Russell film

Louis C.K. in talks for Russell film

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Louis C.K. is in talks to star in director David O. Russell's next project as an FBI agent investigating corruption, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Cast member Amy Adams attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama "Julie and Julia" in Los Angeles on Monday, July 27, 2009. The movie follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child's memoir, "My Life In France", which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud'homme. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in Doubt. Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. Adams starred in Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin, and the following year appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She appeared in Julie & Julia in 2009 portraying writer Julie Powell followed by Leap Year in 2010. Her recent role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter earned Adams her third Academy Award nomination, her third Golden Globe Award, second BAFTA Award, and fifth Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father, a US serviceman, was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the family from base to base before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight or nine years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants, while her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Adams was raised as a Mormon, although her family left the church after her parents' divorce when she was 11 years old. She said her religious upbringing "... instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic 'Do unto others...', that was what was hammered into me. And love."

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