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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in first 'Nightcrawler' trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in first 'Nightcrawler' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a freelance crime journalist on the edge in the intense first trailer for "Nightcrawler."
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Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plan whirlwind promotional tour for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plan whirlwind promotional tour for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

BURBANK, Calif., May 8 (UPI) --Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are to travel to three countries in one day for the premieres of their new movie, {i:Edge of Tomorrow}, Warner Bros. announced.
Karen Butler
Bill Paxton attended John F. Kennedy speech hours before assassination

Bill Paxton attended John F. Kennedy speech hours before assassination

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Bill Paxton is to narrate the documentary "JFK: The Final Hours," the National Geographic Channel announced.
Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Paula Patton says she has no plans to star in a followup to her husband Robin Thicke's sexy "Blurred Lines" music video.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Paxton admits the dangerous CIA asset he plays in the new action flick "2 Guns" was difficult to leave behind once the cameras stopped rolling for the day.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg agree being hung upside-down and dangled in front of a bull in Mexico was the toughest part about filming their new action picture "2 Guns."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
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'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best Ensemble in a Drama prize.
Cruise movie gets 2014 release date

Cruise movie gets 2014 release date

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- "All You Need is Kill," a sci-fi action thriller starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman, is to hit U.S. theaters in 2014, Warner Bros. said Monday.
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Tripplehorn joins 'Criminal Minds' cast

Tripplehorn joins 'Criminal Minds' cast

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jeanne Tripplehorn will join the cast of "Criminal Minds" this fall, CBS announced Thursday.
13.9M catch 'Hatfields & McCoys' debut

13.9M catch 'Hatfields & McCoys' debut

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- The first installment of the American miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" was seen by 13.9 million total viewers when it debuted, the History channel said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Stars reunite for 'Titanic 3D' premiere

Stars reunite for 'Titanic 3D' premiere

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher and Bill Paxton attended the premiere of the 3D version of their 1997 blockbuster "Titanic" in London.
Bill Paxton joins 'Hatfields' cast

Bill Paxton joins 'Hatfields' cast

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Paxton has joined the cast of the television miniseries "The Hatfields and McCoys," the cable network History said Tuesday.
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William "Bill" Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring roles in the movies Apollo 13, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic. Paxton also starred in the HBO series Big Love, which aired between 2006 and 2011.

Paxton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, to Mary Lou (née Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman, lumber wholesaler, museum executive, and occasional actor. Paxton was raised Catholic, his mother's religion, and attended St. Anne's Catholic School. He attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and began working for the movie director Roger Corman as a set designer on his movies. His experiences working behind the camera influenced Paxton's decision to pursue acting, which led him to relocate to New York City where he studied under Stella Adler.

Paxton has played many distinctive and memorable characters, including the sneering older brother Chet Donnelly in John Hughes' Weird Science; the loud-mouthed Colonial Marine Private William Hudson in James Cameron's Aliens; astronaut Fred Haise in Ron Howard's Apollo 13; the sadistic vampire Severen in Kathryn Bigelow's film Near Dark; tornado researcher Bill Harding with Helen Hunt in the blockbuster Twister; the treasure hunter to whom Rose's story is told in Titanic; and the sleazy car salesman in True Lies. Paxton has the distinction of being one of only two actors, the other being Lance Henriksen, who has starred alongside an Alien, a Predator, and a Terminator. He further holds a distinct honor of being the only actor to have been "killed" by all three, as each of his characters in these films meets his end during conflict with the lead antagonists.

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