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  1. William Friedkin Pens Tribute to Jerry Weintraub: "He Played the Game Better Than Anyone"

    8:00 am 7/15/2015

    Fresh off 'The Exorcist,' the young hotshot director met the late megaproducer while trying to get Sinatra tickets from him in 1974. Soon after, they were making the controversial gay serial-killer film 'Cruising' together — and that's when the real craziness started.Read more

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  2. '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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. '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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  7. '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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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