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Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Hot off a summer of winning critics and the box office, Disney released new details about the sequel to Marvel's flagship franchise, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Matt Bradwell
'Stargate' reboot in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.

'Stargate' reboot in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) --A new movie trilogy based on the 1994 film "Stargate" is currently in the works at MGM and Warner Bros.
Annie Martin
Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Bettany confirmed and discussed his role as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Annie Martin
'Avengers 2': First glimpses of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from 'Age of Ultron'

'Avengers 2': First glimpses of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from 'Age of Ultron'

March 25 (UPI) -- "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has posted the first glimpses of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from the upcoming film.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
By United Press International
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' casts Thomas Kretschmann as second villain

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' casts Thomas Kretschmann as second villain

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play a villain in Joss Whedon's Marvel sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Veronica Linares
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Girls' up for Best Comedy Globe

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" were nominated for the Best Comedy Series Golden Globe Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
James Spader's 'Blacklist' renewed for a second season

James Spader's 'Blacklist' renewed for a second season

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NBC said Tuesday it has ordered a full 22-episode second season of its Washington-set thriller "The Blacklist."
'The Blacklist' gets full-season order from NBC

'The Blacklist' gets full-season order from NBC

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- NBC said Friday it has ordered an additional nine episodes of its Washington-set drama "The Blacklist" for a 22-episode, full-season commitment.
'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- James Spader will reunite with Robert Downey Jr., his co-star in the 1987 film "Less Than Zero," in the upcoming "Avengers" sequel, Hollywood producers said.
Parminder Kaur Nagra joins 'The Blacklist' cast [VIDEO]

Parminder Kaur Nagra joins 'The Blacklist' cast [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Parminder Kaur Nagra is to co-star with James Spader in the new U.S. thriller series "The Blacklist," EW.com said Friday.
James Spader says he didn't watch 'The Office' series finale

James Spader says he didn't watch 'The Office' series finale

SAN DIEGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Actor James Spader, who starred in Season 8 of the U.S. version of "The Office," says he didn't watch the comedy's series finale in May.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
By United Press International
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood.
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James Spader
James Spader arrive for the ABC Up-Front Presentation for his show "Boston Legal" at Lincoln Center in New York on May 16, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as Pretty in Pink; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary. His most famous television role is that of the colorful attorney Alan Shore from The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards making him the only actor to win an Emmy portraying the same character in two different drama series. Recently, it was confirmed via the show's official Facebook fan page that Spader will join the cast of The Office as a replacement for Kathy Bates' character Jo Bennett as the new CEO of Sabre Dunder-Mifflin.

Spader was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. During his early education, he attended The Pike School (where his mother taught art) and enrolled in the Brooks School (where his father taught) for one year in North Andover, Massachusetts. Spader later transferred to Phillips Academy, but dropped out of school in the eleventh grade to pursue acting at the Michael Chekhov School in New York City. Before becoming a full-time actor, Spader held a variety of jobs including being a yoga instructor, busboy, truck driver, stable boy, and railroad-car loader.

Spader's first major movie role was in 1981 as Brooke Shields' brother in Endless Love, and his first starring role was in Tuff Turf alongside good friend Robert Downey, Jr.. But he did not rise to stardom until 1986, when he played Molly Ringwald's foil Steff in Pretty in Pink. He starred opposite Andrew McCarthy, another friend, in Mannequin, and in the film adaptation of Less Than Zero, where he played a drug dealer named Rip. Supporting roles in movies such as Baby Boom and Wall Street followed until his critical breakthrough in 1989. In Sex, Lies and Videotape, he played a sexual voyeur named Graham who complicates the lives of three Baton Rouge residents. For this performance, he received the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. His roles in the early 1990s included playing a young, affluent widower opposite Susan Sarandon in White Palace, John Cusack's best friend in True Colors, and a poker-playing drifter who collides with Mandy Patinkin in The Music of Chance. In 1994, he starred as Egyptologist Daniel Jackson in the blockbuster hit Stargate. He played car-accident fetishist James Ballard in the controversial Canadian film Crash in 1996 and assassin Lee Woods in 2 Days in the Valley. In 1997, Spader guest starred in an episode of Seinfeld as an angry recovering alcoholic who refuses to apologize to George for making fun of him. In 2000, he played a drug-addicted detective tracking down serial killer Keanu Reeves in The Watcher. In 2001, he starred as Maggie Gyllenhaal's sadistic boss in the critically acclaimed Secretary.

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