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Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject John Nash

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“A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey. Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for… Read more »

Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 18

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Cannes: Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ Wins Palme d’Or French auteur Jacques Audiard’s mostly Tamil-language drama “Dheepan” was the unexpected winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Box Office: ‘Tomorrowland’ Tops Slow Memorial Day Weekend With $32.2 Million There weren’t as many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer… Read more »

Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

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Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85. No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Tops $200 Million in China

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to attract crowds in China, where the Marvel sequel has earned a massive $210 million since opening in the People’s Republic two weeks ago. The superhero adventure now ranks as the fourth highest-grossing film release in Chinese history. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” topped foreign charts this weekend largely on the… Read more »

Cannes’ Honoree Agnes Varda Touts ‘Girls,’ Says Money is the Biggest Problem

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In advance of receiving the Cannes Film Festival’s honorary Palme d’Or, influential French director Agnes Varda addressed the issue of women in film during one of the Kering-sponsored talks. Varda was being interviewed by the well-known film historian Jean-Michel Frodon, who presented her as the filmmaker who truly launched the New Wave, three years before… Read more »

Cannes: Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’ Wins Palme d’Or

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CANNES — French auteur Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” an intimately observed, mostly Tamil-language drama about a makeshift family of Sri Lankan refugees in Paris, was the unexpected winner of the Palme d’Or at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Sunday night. “Thank you, Michael Haneke, for not making a film this year,” Audiard said as he… Read more »