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  1. 'Big Short' Director Adam McKay Breaks Silence on 'Reagan' Alzheimer's Outrage: "We Were All Taken Aback"

    11:00 am 5/11/2016

    The Oscar winner, who was set to produce the project with Will Ferrell, — who since has dropped out — defended the script: "The reason we even looked at it is because it actually had some sensitivity on the subject."Read more

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  2. Hollywood Blasts GOP Candidates on Twitter After Cruz Paves Way for Trump

    6:45 pm 5/3/2016

    "It just wasn't your time Ted Cruz. If only you had run in 1788," Adam McKay tweeted.Read more

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  3. Just How Offensive Is Will Ferrell's 'Reagan'?

    10:24 am 4/29/2016

    THR obtained a copy of the script, and it's a well-researched comedy that offers an "alternate take" on seismic events in American history.Read more

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  4. Oscars: 'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thanks Paramount for "Taking a Risk" on "Financial Esoterica" Film

    11:53 am 2/24/2016

    Adam McKay and Charles Randolph accepted the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for transforming Michael Lewis' best-selling novel into the movie.Read more

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  5. Scripter Win Solidifies Oscar-Frontrunner Status for 'Big Short' Screenplay (Analysis)

    11:59 pm 2/20/2016

    The last five winners of this award, which celebrates adapted screenplays and the written works that inspired them, went on to win the best adapted screenplay Oscar.Read more

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  6. 'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam McKay ('The Big Short')

    9:37 pm 1/30/2016

    The 47-year-old best director and best adapted screenplay nominee talks about his journey through the comedy world, how he shifted gears to tackle Michael Lewis' 2010 bestseller, why he's backing Bernie Sanders and reteaming with Will Ferrell.Read more

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  7. Adam McKay Prank Called Lorne Michaels Pretending to be Joe Torre

    7:59 am 1/26/2016

    The former 'SNL' head writer who recently directed 'The Big Short' said he got tired of waiting for Michaels to choose which sketches would be in the show.Read more

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  8. Stripper Robin Hood Story 'The Hustlers at Scores' in the Works at Gloria Sanchez

    5:17 pm 1/19/2016

    Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum are developing an adaptation of the New York Magazine piece by Jessica Pressler.Read more

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  9. Golden Globes Red Carpet: Champagne Flowing, Nominees Talk Family, Chance Encounters

    7:17 pm 1/10/2016

    "I’m just waiting to see Leonardo DiCaprio."Read more

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  10. Critic's Notebook: For Politically Charged Films, Timing is Everything

    4:00 pm 12/31/2015

    It’s a truly weird season when a new Michael Moore movie is one of the least topical, but the impact of a politically charged film is often a matter of timing (just ask Spike Lee).Read more

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