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The Wrestler

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Everybody knows wrestling is fake, but those are real professionals throwing Mickey Rourke around the ring and real staples piercing skin in one particularly grisly fight.

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Wall-E

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"Out there, there's a world outside of Yonkers," goes the "Hello, Dolly!" number that plays over the opening images of "Wall-E" -- a sentiment that encapsulates the hopes and dreams of the last…

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Gran Torino

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The "Gran Torino" trailer features plenty of Clint Eastwood waving guns around and growling tough-guy one liners -- basically, the kind of behavior that kept him tops with fans but an also-ran for…

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Alexander Witt

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Alexander Witt has been working with Ridley Scott since 1989, but it wasn't until "Body of Lies" that the Chilean-born camera pro found a window in his schedule to actually d.p. one of the director's…

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Andrew Stanton

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"Wall-E" isn't like other toons, not even previous Pixar ones. Instead of coloring within the lines of existing computer-animated movies, director Andrew Stanton saw the technology as an opportunity…

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Mike Hill & Dan Hanley

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When it comes to editing, Ron Howard believes two heads are better than one. That system has been working for the "Frost/Nixon" director since 1982, when assistant editors Mike Hill and Dan Hanley…

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