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  1. '12 Citizens’: Shanghai Review

    4:46 am 6/23/2015

    Xu Ang's film plays like Sidney Lumet’s jury drama "12 Angry Men" with a Chinese flavor.Read more

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  2. Jeremy Irons, 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin Set for Paris' Champs-Elysees Film Festival

    2:58 am 5/1/2015

    Oscar nominee Alan Parker, Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu will also attend the French-American festival's fourth outing, which will screen new films with Michael Douglas and Melissa McCarthy.Read more

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  3. Don't Call It Horror: 'Babadook' Director Says She's Making Serious Cinema

    1:09 pm 12/4/2014

    Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent has received raves from Stephen King and 'Exorcist' helmer William FriedkinRead more

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  4. 'The Exorcist' Director William Friedkin: Movies Now 'Opium for the Eyes'

    7:13 am 7/14/2014

    The director praises cable dramas aimed at intelligent, adult audiences, saying such small-screen content is "deeper and more complex" than superhero films often playing on the big screen.Read more

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  5. 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin on Casting Linda Blair

    11:04 am 4/1/2014

    The director, whose other films include "The French Connection," "Sorcerer" and "Killer Joe" -- which helped detonate star Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth as more than a handsome devil -- was taking part in The Hollywood Masters interview series, conducted by THR’s Stephen Galloway. Read more

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  6. 'Exorcist' Director: It Worked Because 'I Made That Film as a Believer' (Video)

    3:44 pm 3/29/2014

    William Friedkin reveals the film's star was an atheist, discusses how his belief in God helped make the movie a hit, and says he risked lives shooting "The French Connection" chase scene.Read more

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  7. Hollywood Turns Out to Celebrate Disney Hall's 10th Anniversary

    7:23 am 10/2/2013

    Sherry Lansing and her husband, film and opera director William Friedkin, Norman Lear, Julie Andrews, Ron Meyer and Albert Brooks were among those attending. Read more

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  8. Matthew McConaughey: Why I Rejected a $15 Million Paycheck

    10:00 am 9/11/2013

    The actor turned down "Magnum, P.I.," choosing small roles like the lead of "Dallas Buyers Club" in his impressive tap dance to stay on the New A-List.Read more

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  9. A Fuller Life: Venice Review

    6:28 am 9/3/2013

    A slew of prominent actors and directors pay tribute to legendary reporter-turned-filmmaker Sam Fuller in his daughter Samantha's documentary, premiering in a sidebar at the Italian festival.Read more

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  10. Venice Fest to Honor 'Exorcist' Director William Friedkin With Special Award

    3:35 am 5/2/2013

    The world's oldest film festival will fete him with a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and screen a restored version of his thriller "Sorcerer."Read more

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