Lindsay Lohan's behavior 'unspeakable,' says director Paul Schrader

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VENICE, Italy, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Director Paul Schrader says Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan, the lead in his film "The Canyons," is a "great actress," but her behavior was "unspeakable."

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Goldblum throws self into 'Adam' role

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NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jeff Goldblum says he took violin lessons and visited concentration camps in the long run-up to his role in the upcoming movie "Adam Resurrected."

Town beach between canal and a hard place

SANDWICH, Mass., March 30 (UPI) -- Jetties built decades ago to protect the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts appear to be starving nearby beaches, threatening them with erosion.

Dafoe, Goldblum set to be 'Resurrected'

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'Spider Woman' writer Schrader dead at 62

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- "Kiss of the Spider Woman" screenwriter Leonard Schrader has died at a Los Angeles hospital from heart failure at the age of 62.

Woody Harrelson cast as 'The Walker'

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BOX-OFFICE PREVIEW Action-comedy, hip-hop comedy, an adaptation from popular juvenile literature, old folkies and a Latina-based comedy are playing in U.S. theaters this weekend.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- There is more than a little worry and controversy in Germany over the television debut of a comedy about Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
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Actor James Coburn dies at age 74

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Paul Schrader
Director Paul Schrader arrives for the Toronto International Film Festival gala premiere of "The Walker" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada on September 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American screenwriter and film director.

His influences include Robert Bresson, Yasujiro Ozu and Carl Dreyer, whose cross-cultural similarities he examined in Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer (ISBN 0-306-80335-6) in 1972. Despite his credentials as a director, Schrader has received more recognition for his screenplays directed by others.

Schrader is married to the actress Mary Beth Hurt, and they have two children, a daughter named Molly and a son named Sam. He was trained at the AFI Conservatory. His brother was a screenwriter and director Leonard Schrader, with whom he collaborated on the screenplays of Blue Collar and Mishima.

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