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  1. THR's Directors Roundtable: How to Fire People, Who to Steal From, and Amy Pascal's Secret Advice

    12:54 pm 11/16/2011

    Six auteurs reveal personal war stories and what makes a great movie in the second of THR's annual awards season series discussions. Read more

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  2. VIDEO: Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors Part 3

    9:49 am 11/16/2011

    Alexander Payne shares that working with Matthew Broderick on 'Election' was one of his favorite scenes and Jason Reitman and and Steve McQueen give us their best and worst moments as a director.Read more

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  3. VIDEO: Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

    4:57 pm 11/15/2011

    We ask our director roundtable guests Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius -- "In your minds, what makes a great director?"Read more

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  4. Box Office Preview: George Clooney's 'The Descendants' Lands in Theaters Wednesday

    4:29 pm 11/15/2011

    The Alexander Payne-directed film is opening midweek in New York and Los Angeles to build word-of-mouth and get a jump on box office giant "The Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1," which could take away women.Read more

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  5. VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of our Directors Roundtable Photo Shoot

    11:01 am 11/15/2011

    Behind the scenes of our Director Roundtable photo shoot featuring Alexander Payne 'The Descendants', Mike Mills 'Beginners', Steve McQueen 'Shame', Jason Reitman 'Young Adult', Bennett Miller 'Moneyball', and Michel Hazanavicius 'The Artist.'Read more

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  6. Judy Greer, Professional Scene-Stealer, on 'The Descendants' (Audio)

    2:06 am 11/14/2011

    Greer, who stars opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's dramedy, tells THR she now embraces the "Judy-sized roles" upon which she has built her career.Read more

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  7. 'The Descendants': Alexander Payne Goes Behind the Scenes of George Clooney Pic

    11:34 am 11/11/2011

    The director tells THR about returning to George Clooney (after passing him up for "Sideways") to play the grieving father of a heartbroken family.Read more

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  8. George Clooney and His 'Descendants' Castmates Bring Down House at New York Q&A

    9:57 pm 10/15/2011

    The discussion followed a joint SAG/BAFTA screening of the Alexander Payne movie.Read more

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  9. George Clooney Says He's Still 'Upset' About Losing 'Thelma & Louise' Role to Brad Pitt (Video)

    11:07 am 9/10/2011

    During a conversation moderated by THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy, the "Ides of March" actor-director also reveals his thoughts on being passed over for "Sideways" and other movies.Read more

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