Affleck says Phoenix flick not real

Affleck says Phoenix flick not real

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Casey Affleck has admitted the bizarre behavior his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix exhibits in their new film
Paramount acquires rights to 2 bestsellers

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HOLLYWOOD, May 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures said it has purchased the screen rights to two current New York Times non-fiction bestsellers.

Casey Affleck: Being a father is the best

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and freshly minted Oscar nominee Casey Affleck said being the father of two is the best thing that has ever happened to him.

Affleck, Holbrook make Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Holbrook and Tom Wilkinson are in the running for Hollywood's best supporting actor Oscar.

Affleck, Phoenix welcome second son

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Casey Affleck has announced on his Web site that he and his wife Summer Phoenix, Joaquin's sister, have welcomed a second child.
'Blood' takes national critics prize

'Blood' takes national critics prize

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The National Society of Film Critics Saturday named "There Will Be Blood" best picture of 2007 in ceremonies in New York.

NBR names 'No Country' best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review Wednesday named "No Country for Old Men" best film of 2007, the organization announced in New York.

Travolta wins supporting actor prize

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Hollywood Film Festival have named John Travolta the recipient of its Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year Award.

Pitt related to notorious Dalton gang

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A descendent of notorious outlaw Jesse James claims actor Brad Pitt is related to the Dalton Gang which robbed its way across the U.S. west a century ago.

Pitt thinks Parker adoption a 'great idea'

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is applauding the decision of his co-star Mary-Louise Parker to adopt a baby girl from Africa.

Other Jesse James film to premiere in Mo.

KEARNEY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Missouri Division of Tourism says it is planning a ride-in premiere of the new film "Jesse James of Clay County" at the 19th Century outlaw’s historic farm.

Lee, Pitt, Blanchett honored in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Ang Lee’s sexy new drama, "Lust, Caution," and actors Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were the big winners at the 64th Venice Film Festival this weekend.

‘Lust, Caution’ takes Golden Lion at Venic

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Director Ang Lee's controversial drama, "Lust, Caution," Saturday won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice Film Festival.

Pitt says he's ready for a fifth child

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt, at the Venice Film Festival to promote his latest film, told reporters in the Italian city he's ready to expand his family.

Pitt, Jolie move to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their three children have moved to New Orleans from Hollywood, buying a $3.5 million, six-bedroom mansion in the French Quarter.
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Coward Robert Ford
Brad Pitt attends a press conference for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" at the Four Seasons Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 8, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Robert Newton "Bob" Ford (January 31, 1862 – June 8, 1892) was a Ray County, Missouri born American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader Jesse James in 1882. Ford was shot to death by Edward O'Kelley in his tent saloon with a shotgun blast to the front upper body. He was buried in Creede, later reburied at Richmond Cemetery in Ray County, with "The man that shot Jesse James" inscribed on his grave marker. Ford is often believed to have been a proficient marksman, due to his recreational and extensive use of small firearms throughout his life.

Robert Ford was born in Ray County, Missouri, to James Thomas Ford and his wife Mary Bruin. As a young man, he became an admirer of Jesse James for his war record and his celebrated criminal exploits. In 1880 he finally met James. Ford's brother Charles is believed to have taken part in the James gang's Blue Cut train robbery in Jackson County near Glendale, Missouri (now part of Independence), on September 7, 1881.

In November 1881, James moved his family to St. Joseph, Missouri. He intended to give up crime, but first wanted to stage one last robbery at Blue Cut, Missouri. The James gang had been greatly reduced in numbers by that time. Some had fled the gang in fear of prosecution, and many of the original members were either dead or in prison after a botched robbery (the Northfield, Minnesota raid) in Northfield, Minnesota. After the train robbery, Frank James decided to retire from crime, settling in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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