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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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No heart attack for French actor Reno

No heart attack for French actor Reno

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Contrary to some reports, French actor Jean Reno did not suffer a heart attack while on vacation in the Caribbean, his publicist says.

Fishburne signs on for 'Armored' role

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne, French actor Jean Reno and Milo Ventimiglia are set to star in the new heist film "Armored," a report said Friday.

'Da Vinci' cast heads to Cannes by train

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- The stars of Ron Howard's film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code" hopped on the Eurostar in London Tuesday en route for their world premiere in Cannes, France.

Natalie Portman honored by ShoWest

LOS VEGAS, Nev., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood Actress Natalie Portman was announced Friday as the ShoWest Female Star of the Year.

'The Da Vinci Code' will open Cannes

CANNES, France, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code" has been chosen to open France's prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

'Da Vinci Code' filming begins in Paris

PARIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Filming for the international best-selling "Da Vinci Code" begins in Paris this week.

McKellen joins cast of 'Da Vinci Code'

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina are joining the cast of director Ron Howard's adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Kline in talks to join 'Pink Panther' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Actor Kevin Kline is in negotiations to team up with Steve Martin in a new Hollywood version of "The Pink Panther," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Steve Martin to star in new 'Pink Panther'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Comedian Steve Martin will star as Inspector Clouseau, who tracks the disappearance of the pink diamond, in a new U.S. film version of "The Pink Panther."

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How Hollywood could help

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- It's ridiculous that in America's current struggle to win the hearts and minds of the rest of humanity, we, the home of Hollywood, are being out-propagandized b
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Jean Reno
Jean Reno arrives for the premiere of his new movie "The Pink Panther" at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on February 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jean Reno (French pronunciation: ; born July 30, 1948) is a French actor. Working in French, English, Spanish and Italian, he has appeared not only in numerous successful Hollywood productions such as The Pink Panther, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, Ronin and Couples Retreat, but also in European productions such as the French films Les Visiteurs (1993), it's sequel Les Visiteurs 2 (1998) and Léon (1994) along with the 2005 Italian film The Tiger and the Snow.

Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco. His Spanish parents were natives of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), and had moved to North Africa to find work and escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. His father was a linotypist. His mother died when he was a teenager, and he has a younger sister called María Teresa ("Maite"). Reno was raised Catholic. He moved to France at the age of seventeen and studied acting in the Cours Simon School of Drama.

Due to his tall, hulking frame (188 cm, 6′2″), he mostly played villainous brutes early on in his career. He later appeared in romantic-comedies and action films. Reno's career began in French cinema, where he appeared in many of Luc Besson's films, including Besson's first film, L'Avant dernier. The two have continued to work together throughout their careers, in films produced, written or directed by Besson. Of the films they have done together, the ones that have achieved the most critical and commercial success include: Nikita (1990), the English-language films The Big Blue (1988), and Léon (1994) (known as The Professional in the United States). Additionally, Reno did the voice-over for Mufasa in the French-language version of The Lion King, a role originally performed by James Earl Jones.

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