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Mark Ruffalo and James Corden bonded over booze on the set of 'Begin Again'

Mark Ruffalo and James Corden bonded over booze on the set of 'Begin Again'

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) --British actor and comedian James Corden says he shot his scenes in the film, "Begin Again," during breaks from his Broadway show, "One Man, Two Guvnors."
Karen Butler
Adam Levine, Kiera Knightly help each other in 'Begin Again'

Adam Levine, Kiera Knightly help each other in 'Begin Again'

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Adam Levine praises Kiera Knightly's singing chops in upcoming film "Begin Again."
Danielle Haynes
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

'Bad Grandpa' opens to strong box office with $32 million

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" opened to a strong $32 million to lead the U.S. box office for the week, pushing "Gravity" to second place with $20.3 million.

'Gravity' still sky high at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The space thriller "Gravity," starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, led the box office for the third weekend in a row with $31.03 million.
Tom Hanks talks about becoming 'Captain Phillips'

Tom Hanks talks about becoming 'Captain Phillips'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Double Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks says he felt a tremendous responsibility to accurately portray Richard Phillips, a real-life merchant mariner who -- along with his crew -- was taken hostage at sea by Somali pirates in 2009 while on a voyage to Kenya.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Emma Stone gets animated in family feature 'The Croods'

Emma Stone gets animated in family feature 'The Croods'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Emma Stone says she loved seeing how her animated movie "The Croods" came together after she and her co-stars separately recorded the lines for their characters.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Julia Louis-Dreyfus praises co-star James Gandolfini

Julia Louis-Dreyfus praises co-star James Gandolfini

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, an Emmy Award-winning actress widely regarded as one of the funniest women in the world, says she was thrilled to demonstrate her more serious side in writer-director Nicole Holofcener's big-screen relationship dramedy, "Enough Said."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Nicolas Cage says he didn't meet his 'Croods' clan while making the film

Nicolas Cage says he didn't meet his 'Croods' clan while making the film

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage says he didn't meet his co-stars in the animated caveman comedy "The Croods," until after the movie had wrapped.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Croods' star Cage says he was once in talks to play Shrek

'Croods' star Cage says he was once in talks to play Shrek

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage says he was once in talks with DreamWorks Animation to play the grumpy green ogre in the "Shrek" film franchise, but the role didn't suit him.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Allison Janney and Oliver Platt say having previously worked together on TV's "The West Wing" helped them play a long-married New Jersey couple in the new big-screen comedy, "The Oranges."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

DreamWorks Animation signs deal with Fox

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. animator behind the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute its movies, it said Monday.
Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

Laurie, Keener cast in big-screen comedy

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester and Allison Janney have begun work on "The Oranges," a film now shooting in New York.
Charlie Kaufman makes directorial debut

Charlie Kaufman makes directorial debut

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures Classics says it has purchased the U.S. rights to Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York," from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
De Niro's 'What' to get October release

De Niro's 'What' to get October release

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Wagner/Cuban Companies announced that a release date has been set for the latest 2929 Productions film, "What Just Happened."
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Actress Catherine Keener arrives on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's in West Hollywood, California on March 5, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Catherine Ann Keener (born March 23, 1959) is a two time Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated American actress.

Keener, the third of five children, was born in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Evelyn and Jim Keener, a manager of an automotive store. She is of Irish descent on her father's side and of Lebanese descent on her mother's. Her sister Elizabeth is also an actress. Keener attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Hialeah, Florida. Although she didn’t get into trouble growing up, by the time she reached high school at Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Keener began rebelliously acting out. She was eventually expelled from the 11th grade, although she later returned to school, and kept her grades up enough to be accepted into college.

She attended Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts where she lived with an aunt in order to save on room and board, feeling out of place among her more privileged peers. Keener majored in English and history, enrolling in a theater course only when she was unable to get into a photography class. Her first theatrical production was the Wendy Wasserstein play, "Uncommon Women and Others," during her Junior year at Wheaton. She took on the character, "Rita."

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