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Quentin Tarantino will host a reading of his shelved project, 'The Hateful Eight'

Quentin Tarantino will host a reading of his shelved project, 'The Hateful Eight'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino will host an upcoming stage reading of his script, "The Hateful Eight," which he shelved after it leaked online earlier this year.
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Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

Michael Fassbender thanks McQueen for launching career

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen are a match made in movie heaven.
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Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is to serve as a presenter at this year's Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Gawker says 'we'll be fighting' Tarantino's lawsuit

Gawker says 'we'll be fighting' Tarantino's lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gawker Media says it plans to fight the copyright infringement lawsuit Quentin Tarantino has filed against it in Los Angeles.
Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Quentin Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

Quentin Tarantino sues Gawker over leaked script

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker for making his leaked script available to the public.
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Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Quentin Tarantino pulls film after script leaks

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has canned plans for what he hoped would be his next film after a first draft of a script leaked.
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Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

Quentin Tarantino scraps western after script leak

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Quentin Tarantino told Deadline.com he is scrapping "The Hateful Eight" after the script for his planned western was leaked.

Hong Kong movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 106

HONG KONG, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Hong Kong movie billionaire Run Run Shaw, whose Shaw Brothers Studios turned out kung fu movie hits, died Tuesday at his home, his company said.
Tarantino says next film will be a western, but not a 'Django' sequel

Tarantino says next film will be a western, but not a 'Django' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said on "The Tonight Show" in Los Angeles he is working on another western, but it is not a sequel to "Django Unchained."

Jamie Foxx shows directing knack in short film 'Eve'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jamie Foxx called his stylish new science-fiction short film "And She Was My Eve" the result of his past work with top-tier Hollywood directors.

Quentin Tarantino awarded Prix Lumiere for body of work

LYONS, France, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. director Quentin Tarantino received the Prix Lumiere for his body of cinematic work Friday at the Lumiere film festival in Lyon, France, organizers said.
Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage attend China's Huading Awards

MACAU, China, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Dockery were among the international celebrities who attended China's 10th Huading Image Awards.
Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

Tarantino to actors: Always bring a pen to make notes during rehearsal

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he fires actors who come to a set unprepared because they aren't "professional enough to be in my movie."
Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

Samuel L. Jackson complained about being too old to play Django

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson admits he was initially disappointed to learn he was too old to play the lead in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Django Unchained' tops DVD sales, rental charts

'Django Unchained' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked revenge film "Django Unchained" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States for a second week, Rentrak said.
Police find Tarantino's stolen red Malibu

Police find Tarantino's stolen red Malibu

VICTORVILLE, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- Police in California said they have found Quentin Tarantino's Chevelle Malibu, which was stolen in 1994 during the filming of "Pulp Fiction."
Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

Quentin Tarantino: Christoph Waltz just comes out of my pen

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says after working with Christoph Waltz on 2009's "Inglourious Basterds," he found himself writing a role specifically for Austrian actor in "Django Unchained."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Django' to undergo more edits in China

'Django' to undergo more edits in China

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- A re-edited "Django Unchained" is expected back in Chinese cinemas after it was abruptly pulled the day of its release, The New York Times reported.
Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

Tarantino's 'Django' yanked from Chinese theaters the day of release

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge western "Django Unchained" was abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas the day of its release, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

Tarantino adjusts 'Django' blood color for China release

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures says some of the gore in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century epic "Django Unchained" is to be toned down for its release in China.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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Anti-war protest at actor Schweiger's Hamburg house

Anti-war protest at actor Schweiger's Hamburg house

HAMBURG, Germany, March 26 (UPI) -- Detractors of the film "Schutzengel" have thrown paint on the Hamburg, Germany, home of the film's star, Til Schweiger, police said.

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