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Euro heroes get due Time

Almodovar, Geldof, Curtis feted at Royal Society

LONDON — Spanish helmer Pedro Almodovar, Irish rock musician Bob Geldof and British scripter-helmer Richard Curtis were among the 37 folks crowned with Time magazine’s “European Heroes for 2005” nods Oct. 24 at the Royal Society of Arts.

Nod was doled out to those who “embraced challenges and made a difference.”

Almodovar was honored for his pics’ sympathetic depiction of gays and lesbians, while Curtis and Geldof were feted for their work on the Make Poverty History campaign and the Live8 concerts.

“I give (Time) permission next time I write a film not to review it,” Curtis said upon accepting his honor. “It will be the same as the other ones: Hugh Grant will finally get the girl despite the wrinkles on his face. Instead, review how the (U.N.) Millennium Development Goals are going.”

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