More actors doing Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Following in the wake of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, who starred on Broadway in "The Producers," A-list movie actors are flocking to the theater.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2003 with 55 to follow.
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Jolie gets role in Alexander

HOLLYWOOD, July 22 (UPI) -- Director Oliver Stone has cast Angelina Jolie in his epic "Alexander," as Olympias, the Macedonian conqueror's mother.

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NASA attracts some of the most well-educated and highly motivated scientists, pilots and engineers in the country to become astronauts -- maybe too many.
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The new Eddie Murphy comedy "Daddy Day Care" is the only major new release at the U.S. box office this weekend.
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Oscar-winning parents Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas welcomed their second child into the world early Sunday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Celebrities urge Bush to avoid Iraq war

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- More than 100 Hollywood celebrities have written to President Bush, urging him to avoid a first-strike war with Iraq.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2002 with 55 to follow.
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SONY'S 'BLACK' INK "Men in Black II" set some records in its opening weekend and helped Sony further along to what is shaping up as the company's best year ever at the U.S. box office.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

74th Academy Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 74th Academy Awards to be presented Sunday in Hollywood.

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

YOU BET All eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday when the winners of this year's Oscars are announced during the 74th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Robert Downey Jr. stood before a judge in California again this week -- not to be lectured, scolded or sentenced, but to be praised and encouraged for the job he's doing in drug rehab.
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THE END OF AN ERA The final Whitewater report was released by the independent counsel's office Wednesday, ending an eight-year investigation that cost taxpayers $70 million.
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Ethan Hawke
Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy pose at the June 26, 2004 New York premiere of their film "Before Sunset" which they co-wrote with director Richard Linklater. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role. He then appeared in such films as White Fang (1991), A Midnight Clear (1992), and Alive (1993) before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he gained critical acclaim. In 1995, he starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise, and later in its sequel Before Sunset (2004).

In 2001, Hawke was cast as a rookie police officer in Training Day, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. Other films have included the science fiction feature Gattaca (1997), the title role in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

Hawke has appeared in many theater productions including The Seagull, Henry IV, Hurlyburly, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale and The Coast of Utopia, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He made his directorial debut with the 2002 independent feature Chelsea Walls. In November 2007 Hawke directed his first play, Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want. Aside from acting, he has written two novels, The Hottest State (1996) and Ash Wednesday (2002). Between 1998 and 2004, Hawke was married to actress Uma Thurman.

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