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Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Fox has acquired the film rights to the classic British mystery novel, "Murder on the Orient Express," Acorn Productions and Agatha Christie Ltd. announced.
Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actor Mandy Patinkin admits he earned his reputation for being difficult, but says it was partly because he previously saw direction as criticism.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 25, 2012.
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Director Ulu Grosbard dead at 83

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Stage and film director Ulu Grosbard has died in New York, his family said. He was 83.
Director Sidney Lumet dies in New York

Director Sidney Lumet dies in New York

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Sidney Lumet, who made classics such as "12 Angry Men" and "Network" during a 50-year directing career, died Saturday in his New York home. He was 88.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
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Hawke praises Lumet as an 'old master'

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New York actor Ethan Hawke says he was eager to work with Sidney Lumet, but unsure what to expect from the 83-year-old filmmaker.

Hoffman plays Alpha male in new Lumet film

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says he was eager to work with iconic director Sidney Lumet on his new film "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Tomei, co-stars bond over smoke breaks

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Marisa Tomei says she bonded with her "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" co-stars over cigarette breaks -- even though she doesn't smoke.

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UPI almanac for Monday, June 25, 2007.

Streep, Hoffman on board for 'Doubt'

HOLLYWOOD, April 20 (UPI) -- Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in the film adaptation of "Doubt," scheduled to begin production in New York in December.

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Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2006 with 189 to follow.
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Hoffman is the actor in demand

HOLLYWOOD, June 16 (UPI) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman, star of "Capote," is Hollywood's man of the hour with leading roles in "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."

Sydney Lumet returns to courtroom drama

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Director Sidney Lumet returns to courtroom drama with his latest film "Find Me Guilty." Lumet, 81, a former child actor, received three Oscar nominations with his 1957 directorial debut, "Twelve Angry Men," The Los Angeles Times noted.

Close: 'Nine' shoot was 'totally new'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Actress Glenn Close says shooting her vignette in Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble drama, "Nine Lives," was a great challenge since it was all done in one take.

Jose Canseco book may become film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jose Canseco's tell-all book about major league baseball and steroids may be made into a feature film.

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Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005 with 189 to follow.
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Best picture 'Baby' wins four Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biography "The Aviator" won five Oscars -- more than any other movie at the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday -- but Cli

Winners at 77th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 77th Academy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

Sidney Lumet to receive honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Director Sidney Lumet will receive an Honorary Academy Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

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Today is Friday, June 25, the 177th day of 2004 with 189 to follow.
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Katharine Hepburn was all-time Oscar champ

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- From her Hollywood debut in the 1932 drama, "A Bill of Divorcement," to her final big-screen performance in the 1994 romantic melodrama, "Love Affair," Katharin
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