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  1. '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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  2. '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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  3. 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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  4. 'Exorcist' Director Reveals the Struggle to Make the Classic Film

    8:00 am 4/26/2013

    With a new memoir and a 40th anniversary Blu-ray on the way, William Friedkin remembers how Warner Bros. refused to hire him, the fight to cast Ellen Burstyn and the shocking confession that got Linda Blair the part.Read more

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  5. Marcel Vercoutere, Special Effects Man on 'The Exorcist,' Dies

    11:57 am 4/21/2013

    He built the lifelike robot that stood in for a possessed Linda Blair in the 1973 film.Read more

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  6. Warner Inks Nordic Package with NonStop

    11:58 pm 4/26/2011

    Scandinavian broadcaster picks up 50 films and series from WBITD.Read more

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  7. 'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Airplane!' Among 25 Movies Named to National Film Registry

    12:00 am 12/28/2010

    "All the President's Men," "The Exorcist" and "Malcolm X" also were chosen by the Librarian of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.Read more

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