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Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve says audiences care about the characters in his thriller "Prisoners" because of Aaron Guzikowski's powerful screenplay and the extraordinary performances given by his cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Terrence Howard marries girlfriend in secret ceremony

Terrence Howard marries girlfriend in secret ceremony

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Terrence Howard has reportedly eloped with his Canadian girlfriend Miranda.
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Terrence Howard claims Robert Downey Jr. got him pushed out of 'Iron Man 2'

Terrence Howard claims Robert Downey Jr. got him pushed out of 'Iron Man 2'

Nov. 17 (UPI) --Terrence Howard blames Robert Downey Jr. for his "Iron Man 2" departure on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live."
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'Thor' still occupies Valhalla at the box office

LOS ANGELES, D.C., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- "Thor: The Dark World," starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and others, sat atop the box office for the second week in a row with $38.454 million.

Terrence Howard said Robert Downey Jr. pushed him out of 'Iron Man'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Terrence Howard said he didn't appear in the "Iron Man" sequels because Robert Downey Jr. took the money that was supposed to go to him.
Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Jackman talks about the responsibility of starring in 'Prisoners'

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, a married father of two, says he felt a tremendous responsibility to the real-life families of kidnapped children as he made his new thriller "Prisoners."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

Whitaker hopes 'Butler' inspires young people to stand up to injustice

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker says he hopes his film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" inspires young people to stand up to social injustice wherever they see it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a 'control freak'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey insists she is not a control freak and was happy to take direction on the set of her new movie.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

'Gravity,' 'Prisoners' to screen at Toronto film festival

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- The big-screen dramas "Prisoners" and "Gravity" have been added to the lineup of September's Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. announced.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- "Winnie Mandela," the bio-picture starring Jennifer Hudson as the title character, is set for release in U.S. theaters Sept. 6, producers announced.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Image Entertainment says it has acquired all U.S. rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson, at France's Cannes International Film Festival.
Actor Terrence Howard's divorce is finalized

Actor Terrence Howard's divorce is finalized

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- The divorce of Hollywood actor Terrence Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent was finalized this week, court records show.
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Actor Terrence Howard throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs Houston Astros game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Having his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles in films and high visibility among African American audiences. Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed television and film roles between 2004 and 2006. Among his roles in movies includes Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, The Brave One. Howard co-starred in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaption. He was replaced in this role in the sequel Iron Man 2, by Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (his Crash co-star) in October 2008.

His debut pop album, Shine through It, heavily inspired by popular soul singers such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, was released in September 2008.

Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Anita Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. His matrilineal great-grandmother, Minnie Gentry, was a stage actress, as were his mother and uncles. His parents were both biracial, of African American and Caucasian descent; he experienced racism throughout his childhood. His father was involved in what has been termed the Santa Line Slaying, serving 11 months in prison on manslaughter charges after stabbing another man. At the age of 16, Howard emancipated himself from his parents and was put on welfare; at 18, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He wanted to be a science teacher, though he had a low GPA in high school and was admitted to the Pratt Institute in New York only after convincing them to give him a special entrance exam. Howard did not complete his education, as he had joined his brother on an audition for The Cosby Show and was cast in the role. Though he did not obtain a degree, Howard claims to be an engineer. Howard had a principal role in a short-lived CBS sitcom, Tall Hopes.

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