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Tom Hardy to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Revenant'

Tom Hardy to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Revenant'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Tom Hardy joins Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant," a revenge thriller set in the 1800s frontier.
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Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' receives $13.5 million rebate from Michigan

Eddie Murphy's 'Beverly Hills Cop 4' receives $13.5 million rebate from Michigan

LANSING, Mich., June 27 (UPI) --Eddie Murphy is set to return as Detective Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop 4," and the movie has received a $13.5 million rebate to film in Michigan.
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The Rock stars in new, action-packed 'Hercules' trailer

The Rock stars in new, action-packed 'Hercules' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) --Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, stars in a new, action-packed "Hercules" trailer that focuses on the film's theme of revenge.
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Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says director Brett Ratner has donated $1 million for its Academy Museum of Motion Pictures fund.
Samuel L. Jackson, Hailee Steinfeld to co-star in action-comedy

Samuel L. Jackson, Hailee Steinfeld to co-star in action-comedy

CANNES, France, May 16 (UPI) -- Samuel L Jackson is to co-star with Hailee Steinfeld in the action-comedy "Barely Lethal," RKO Pictures announced at France's Cannes Film Festival Thursday.

GLAAD hands out media awards for 24th year

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation gave CNN newsman Anderson Cooper an award at its 24th annual media program in New York City.
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Stars line up for Eddie Murphy salute

Stars line up for Eddie Murphy salute

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Tracy Morgan are to appear in "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a tribute to be taped in Los Angeles next month, Spike TV said.
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Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Eddie Murphy has signed on to play former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in an HBO movie, a source close to the project told The Hollywood Reporter.
New Oscars producer couldn't say no

New Oscars producer couldn't say no

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer says he couldn't really say no when he was asked to step in as replacement producer for the Oscars telecast.
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Academy confirms Crystal as Oscars host

Academy confirms Crystal as Oscars host

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Comic actor Billy Crystal announced via Twitter Thursday he will serve as host of Hollywood's Academy Awards show for a ninth time.
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Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as producer of Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards show, organizers announced Wednesday.
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Director Brett Ratner and his girlfriend Alina Pusau arrive for the taping of the 2006 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, California on June 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969) is an American filmmaker and music video director. He is best known for his films such as The Family Man, Red Dragon, the Rush Hour series, and X-Men: The Last Stand. He was also a producer on the Fox drama, Prison Break. He edited the English version of the Indian movie Kites starring Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori.

Ratner was born in Miami Beach, Florida. His mother, Marcia Presman, was the daughter of Eastern European Jews who lived in Cuba before moving to Florida in the 1960s. His father was Ronny Ratner, the son of a wealthy Miami businessman. Ratner's parents married when he was in his senior year of high school, and his father died in 2006.

Ratner attended high school in Israel and is a 1990 graduate of New York University. He cites the 1980 film "Raging Bull" as his inspiration to enter the world of film.

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