Robert Hofler

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Hugh Hefner

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As the man who calls the Hollywood sign "our Eiffel Tower" and spearheaded the drive to save it, Hefner credits a repressive childhood with pushing him into the "drama and fantasies" of the movies.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson

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"I cried when I saw that movie," Jackson says of the Douglas Sirk sudser that resuscitated the career of Lana Turner after her daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed and killed boyfriend-mobster Johnny…

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Michael Connelly

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Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" took Connelly to his current L.A. address on High Tower Drive in Hollywood. "I saw the film in college and it led me to Raymond Chandler and made me want to be a…

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Domestic Film DAILY

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    No Good Deed

    Daily Gross:$1.2M

    Cume to09.17.14: $28.9M

    No Good Deed

    1
    Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$586,451

    Cume to09.17.14: $307.9M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
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    Dolphin Tale 2

    Daily Gross:$506,166

    Cume to09.17.14: $17.6M

    Dolphin Tale 2

    3
    Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%

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Sen.-Elect James Webb

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Having served as assistant secretary of defense and, later, secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan, Webb picks a number of war films that highlight recent and historic conflicts around…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen

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"Rarely have I seen a musical film that I've liked," says Salonen, musical director and conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic. " 'Chicago' I enjoyed. It had real grit in it, and the characters felt more…

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Neil G. Giuliano

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In 1982, years before he was elected mayor of Tempe, Ariz., Giuliano went to the theater alone in his home town, "hoping that I wouldn't run into anyone I knew." The film: Arthur Hiller's "Making…

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Art Buchwald

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On the subject of classic movie comedies, Buchwald is concise. "What makes them great are the jokes," says this two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one-time Variety contributor and author of more…

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Ed Zwick

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Zwick made his name in TV and film with contempo dramedies like "thirtysomething," only to switch to a much larger canvas at the end of the 1980s with his Civil War epic "Glory." Since then, he's…

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