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  1. 'American Hustle' Stars on Accents, Music and the Catfight-Turned-Makeout Scene (Video)

    11:44 am PST 01/21/2014
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    THR's awards analyst sat down for a wide-ranging chat with the film's Oscar-nominated co-writer/director David O. Russell, lead actress Amy Adams, supporting actor Bradley Cooper and supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence. READ MORE

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  2. The Stars of 'American Hustle' Weigh in on the Similarities Between Con Artists and Actors

    12:30 pm PST 01/19/2014
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    "I think by the time you are playing the character, you are telling the truth. That's the key. You are telling the character's truth," says Amy Adams. "But yes, we are con men." READ MORE

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  3. SAG Awards: 'American Hustle' Wins Best Film Cast, 'Modern Family' and 'Breaking Bad' Take TV Honors

    5:23 pm PST 01/18/2014
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    UPDATED: The stars of "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years a Slave" and "Blue Jasmine" also won prizes at the 20th annual show. READ MORE

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  4. Santa Barbara Film Fest: David O. Russell to Receive Outstanding Director Award

    4:28 pm PST 01/17/2014
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    This week, Russell scored his second consecutive Oscar noms for best director and best original screenplay. READ MORE

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  5. Berlin: 'American Hustle' Added to Lineup

    3:25 am PST 01/17/2014
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    Wim Wenders' 3D project “Catherdrals of Culture,” Diego Luna's “Cesar Chavez” also receive special screenings at next month's festival. READ MORE

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  6. David O. Russell 'Truly Sorry' For Comparing Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Role to 'Slavery'

    11:24 am PST 01/14/2014
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    The director apologized for his poor attempt at humor after a remark he made during a pre-Golden Globes event last Friday. READ MORE

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  7. 'Gravity' Takes Top Prize at Australian Academy International Awards

    8:00 pm PST 01/11/2014
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    The space drama, "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" divide the honors among them. READ MORE

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  8. Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper on Their 'American Hustle' Characters' Accents

    12:30 pm PST 01/08/2014
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    Director David O. Russell and the stars of his award-winning 'American Hustle' join THR's awards analyst to discuss their character's accents, working with Louis C.K. and Sydney and Rosalyn's catfight scene. READ MORE

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  9. BAFTA: What the Nominees Are Saying

    7:51 am PST 01/08/2014
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    David O. Russell calls the 10 nominations for "American Hustle" "mind-blowing," while Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks") and "Philomena" stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan also share their thoughts on the honors announced Wednesday morning. READ MORE

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  10. DGA Noms Boost Scorsese and Greengrass, But Oscar Voting Works Differently (Analysis)

    3:38 pm PST 01/07/2014
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    THR's awards analyst recounts the historic overlap between DGA winners and best director and best picture winners -- while noting that the Academy's voting system could produce slight differences on Jan. 16. READ MORE

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  11. Watch The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Tonight on PBS SoCaL

    10:00 am PST 12/23/2013
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    The second episode of a holiday television event features Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels in a candid conversation about fighting with studios and firing actors. READ MORE

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  12. Abscam, '70s Couture and Jack Jones: The Making of 'American Hustle'

    9:00 am PST 12/19/2013
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    David O. Russell's latest movie, a $40 million celebration of con men and the women who (sometimes) love them, came together in a rush. Reteamed with Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams, nothing could stop him, not even the tragedy in Boston. READ MORE

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  13. 'American Hustle': Behind the Scenes With Christian Bale, Amy Adams

    8:59 am PST 12/19/2013
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    The David O. Russell film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper, with Bale gaining 40 pounds to play "this rotund ball of energy with his shades and his comb-over." READ MORE

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  14. 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell: 'All My Work Was Leading Up to This Period'

    12:52 pm PST 12/15/2013
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    The director talks to The Hollywood Reporter about collaborating with his casts, Jennifer Lawrence's stratospheric rise and the film's seven Golden Globe nominations at the Dubai International Film Festival. READ MORE

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  15. David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Closes Dubai Film Festival

    10:24 am PST 12/14/2013
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    The director, along with producer Charles Roven, attended the film's debut festival appearance as the 10th edition of the event ends after ten days of galas in the UAE metropolis. READ MORE

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  16. 'American Hustle' Stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams on Getting Into Character (Video)

    9:07 am PST 12/13/2013
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    Writer-director David O. Russell also talks to THR about how much of his film based on the real-life Abscam scandal is fictional. READ MORE

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  17. 'American Hustle' Dominates Australian Academy's International Award Noms

    3:49 am PST 12/13/2013
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    The David O. Russell movie is nominated in all seven categories, including best director, best film and best actor for Christian Bale. READ MORE

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  18. 'American Hustle's' Christian Bale on His Weight Gain, Comb-Over

    3:06 pm PST 12/12/2013
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    The Academy Award-winning actor reveals why he wanted to put on weight and shave his head in order to play a con man in David O. Russell's drama. Plus co-stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner share what it's like working with the director. READ MORE

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  19. Golden Globes Reactions: What the Nominees Are Saying

    8:36 am PST 12/12/2013
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    UPDATED: Emma Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Zooey Deschanel and others on their honors, announced Thursday morning. READ MORE

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  20. 'American Hustle' Premiere: Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale and More Celebrate the Art of the Con

    12:43 pm PST 12/09/2013
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    The film's star-studded cast, minus Jennifer Lawrence, and director David O. Russell stepped out to support the Oscar hopeful in New York. READ MORE

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