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'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes ... Roberts hopes to return to 'GMA' in weeks ... Kate and William's baby due in July ... Justin Timberlake releases new single ... News from United Press International.
'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "Les Miserables" was declared Best Comedy or Musical, and "Argo" Best Drama at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.

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'Chainsaw' chews up rivals with $23M take ... Gellar in talks for television sitcom ... Cher collaborating on TV pilot for LOGO ... BBC America acquires 'Broadchurch' ... News from United Press International.

'Chainsaw' chews up rivals with $23M take

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" chewed its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, raking in $23 million.
'Django' sets holiday box-office record

'Django' sets holiday box-office record

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has set a record for highest-grossing R-rated Christmas release in the United States, its producers said.
Quentin Tarantino: 'Django Unchained' is a historical movie wrapped in genre

Quentin Tarantino: 'Django Unchained' is a historical movie wrapped in genre

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino says his new slavery-themed, revenge picture-spaghetti western "Django Unchained" is meant to be an entertaining look at a shameful era in American history, one which Hollywood frequently ignores.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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NBC reporter freed from captivity in Syria ... Discovery cancels reality show 'American Guns' ... Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair' ... 'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting ... News from United Press International.
'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting

'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has canceled its Los Angeles premiere of Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked period picture "Django Unchained."
Ty Burrell to star in 'Muppets' sequel

Ty Burrell to star in 'Muppets' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell is to play an Interpol inspector in a Europe-set sequel to the 2011 movie "The Muppets," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
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Slavery backdrop for new Tarantino film

HOLLYWOOD, April 14 (UPI) -- Director Quentin Tarantino has an all-star cast lined up for his new picture "Django Unchained," an adventure set in the pre-Civil War slavery system.
Actor Christoph Waltz dislocates pelvis

Actor Christoph Waltz dislocates pelvis

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actor Christoph Waltz suffered a dislocated pelvic bone while preparing for Quentin Tarantino's latest film, the actor's representative said.
Russell in talks for 'Django' role

Russell in talks for 'Django' role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Kurt Russell is in talks to replace Kevin Costner in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," a film set in the 1800s American South.
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Christoph Waltz
Best Supporting Actor winner Christoph Waltz holds his Oscar backstage at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Christoph Waltz (German pronunciation: ; born October 4, 1956) is an Austrian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of SS Colonel Hans Landa in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and the Best Supporting Actor at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. He is the second Austrian actor to receive an Oscar.

Waltz was born in Vienna, where he studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. He also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. He started as a stage actor, performing at venues such as Zurich's Schauspielhaus Z├╝rich, Vienna's Burgtheater, or the Salzburg Festival. He became a prolific actor on television. In 2000, he directed his first film, the TV production Wenn man sich traut.

In Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, Waltz portrayed Standartenf├╝hrer Hans Landa of the Schutzstaffel (SS) aka "The Jew Hunter." For this role, he received the Best Actor Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and has received acclaim for the performance from critics and the public. In 2009, he began sweeping critics' awards circuits, receiving awards for Best Supporting Actor role from the New York Film Critics Circle, Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and for Best Supporting Actor at the 67th Golden Globe Awards and the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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