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'Star Wars': Mark Hamill says Harrison Ford is 'doing really well'

'Star Wars': Mark Hamill says Harrison Ford is 'doing really well'

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) --Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in June, but co-star Mark Hamill says the actor is "doing really well."
Annie Martin
Christina Chong joins 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast

Christina Chong joins 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Christina Chong, who appeared in '24: Live Another Day' tapped for 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'
Danielle Haynes
Carrie Fisher's daughter to star as a young Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Carrie Fisher's daughter to star as a young Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) --Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd will reportedly star as a young Princess Leia in "Star Wars: Episode VII" flashbacks due to her "likeness" to her mother.
Annie Martin
Harrison Ford injured on Millenium Falcon while shooting 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Harrison Ford injured on Millenium Falcon while shooting 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) --Harrison Ford was injured on the "Star Wars: Episode VII" set Thursday, and is currently being treated in a London hospital.
Annie Martin
Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 (UPI) --Lucasfilm confirmed Monday that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Annie Martin
'Star Wars: Episode VII' starts production at Pinewood Studios

'Star Wars: Episode VII' starts production at Pinewood Studios

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) --A photo posted on the official "Star Wars" Twitter account shows a Pinewood Studios building with a giant "VII" on it.
Karen Butler
'Star Wars: Episode VII' announces official cast

'Star Wars: Episode VII' announces official cast

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- "Star Wars: Episode VII" revealed its official cast Tuesday, and confirmed that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will return for the new movie.
Annie Martin
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
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'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

'Loud' role lured new mom Bullock back to work

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock says she wasn't eager to go back to work after she adopted her newborn son, won her first Oscar, then watched her marriage to reality TV star Jesse James collapse in 2010.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg were among those who attended Monday's Oscar nominees luncheon in Los Angeles.
'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the field with 11 nods, including one for Best Picture, when Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
'Robin Hood' to screen at Cannes film fest

'Robin Hood' to screen at Cannes film fest

CANNES, France, March 26 (UPI) -- "Robin Hood," director Ridley Scott's retelling of the classic adventure tale, will screen at the opening of France's 63rd Festival de Cannes, organizers said.
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Actor Max von Sydow responds to audience applause as he is introduced onstage before the world premiere screening of "Emotional Arithmetic" at Roy Thomson Hall on closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Max von Sydow ( /vɒn ˈsiːdoʊ/; Swedish: ; born 10 April 1929) is a Swedish actor. He has also held French citizenship since 2002. He has starred in many movies and had supporting roles in dozens more. He has performed in movies filmed in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French and Spanish.

Some of his most memorable film roles include knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (the first of his eleven films with Bergman and the film that includes the iconic shot of his career in the scene where he plays chess with Death), Jesus in George Stevens's The Greatest Story Ever Told, Father Merrin in Friedkin's The Exorcist, Joubert the assassin in Three Days of the Condor, and Ming the Merciless in the 1980 version of Flash Gordon.

Von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow to a wealthy family in Lund, Skåne, Sweden. His father, Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, was an ethnologist and professor of Irish, Scandinavian and comparative folklore at the University of Lund. His mother, Baroness Greta (née Rappe), was a school teacher. Von Sydow was brought up as a Lutheran and later became an agnostic.

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