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  1. How Matthew McConaughey Changed the Narrative of His Career (Guest Column)

    1:38 pm 12/17/2013

    "Mud" producer Lisa Maria Falcone on the 44-year-old actor's turn from rom-com lead to acting tour de force: "I see this intensity in his eyes, you know this guy is going to kill it." Read more

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  2. How to Turn Three Teen Movies Into $26 Million and Counting

    1:34 pm 12/17/2013

    A24, the hot indie behind James Franco's "Consider This Shit" campaign for "Spring Breakers," turned viral marketing of smart acquisitions "The Bling Ring" and "The Spectacular Now" into box-office gold.Read more

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  3. 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston Pen Mutual Fan Letters

    1:29 pm 12/17/2013

    For The Hollywood Reporter's Rule Breakers 2013 issue, the pair, photographed together, trade notes on what drove the AMC hit to record ratings. Read more

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  4. John Singleton on Hollywood's 'Slavery Zeitgeist' (Guest Column)

    1:08 pm 12/17/2013

    The acclaimed director on how "Fruitvale Station," "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" were made outside the studio system, and what's next: "The chains on what can be made and what can't in Hollywood have been unshackled."Read more

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  5. 'Despicable Me 2's' Mastermind: My Dad Was a Disruptor, Too

    12:46 pm 12/17/2013

    Chris Meledandri, whose sequel grossed almost $1 billion, recalls his fashion-designer father bringing Italian-style clothes to big cities: "If you were dressing in his clothes in New York or California, you were breaking a rule."Read more

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  6. 'Duck Dynasty' Stars Don't Mind Knockoffs and Imitators: We Need 'Clean Television'

    12:38 pm 12/17/2013

    "We're just kind of doin' what we do, and people identify with that," Jase Robertson tells THR of the series that regularly lures 9 million-plus viewers to A&E.Read more

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  7. Ted Sarandos' 'Go Big or Go Home' Gamble: An Analyst Takes Stock

    11:33 am 12/17/2013

    Richard Greenfield writes that Netflix originals like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" are widening the rift between what customers want and what traditional TV provides.Read more

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  8. Rule Breakers 2013: 'Duck Dynasty,' Bowie and 'Breaking Bad'

    11:10 am 12/17/2013

    THR's third annual year-end celebration of entertainment's movers and shaker-uppers -- from 'Gravity's' Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron to Netflix's Ted Sarandos.Read more

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  9. Steven Spielberg: In 2012, 'Chris Christie Was a Hero for Me' (Q&A)

    5:00 am 12/19/2012

    The "Lincoln" director and Obama supporter, one of The Hollywood Reporter's 2012 Rule Breakers, says the New Jersey governor was "able to put party politics aside for the greater good" and also cites Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton among his heroes. Read more

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