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  1. Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore and Actress A-List on Nude Photo Hack, Renee Zellweger's "Cruel" Treatment, Hollywood's Female Problem

    9:00 am PST 11/19/2014
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    In THR's annual actress roundtable, this season's top seven awards contenders — including Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, Felicity Jones and Hilary Swank — open up about how to fight the lack of female leads and what you teach your daughter when you yell at a paparazzo to "leave us the f— alone" READ MORE

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  2. Matt Damon Teams With Alexander Payne for 'Downsizing'

    12:41 pm PST 11/05/2014
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    Payne wrote the script and will direct READ MORE

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  3. 'Sideways' 10th Anniversary Celebrated at Reunion With Alexander Payne, Paul Giamatti

    9:58 pm PDT 08/04/2014
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    The 2004 film celebrated the milestone by raising $100,000 for Direct Relief International at the ranch of Jim Clendenen, the Au Bon Climat winemaker whose Pinot Noir was featured in the film. READ MORE

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  4. Top American Film Schools Alumni: Matthew McConaughey, Vince Gilligan and More (Photos)

    5:34 pm PDT 07/30/2014
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    THR looks at where talents such as Seth MacFarlane, Alexander Payne, Darren Aronofsky and "Frozen" co-director Jennifer Lee got their start. READ MORE

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  5. 'Nebraska' Director Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler Honored by Location Managers

    7:00 am PST 03/06/2014
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    Commercial location scout Scott Dewees will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the LGMA Awards. READ MORE

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  6. Oscars: Inside the Last, Desperate Push to Win Over Voters Before Balloting Closes

    2:33 pm PST 02/25/2014
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    From taking over the late-night talk shows to going anywhere a reporter and camera might follow —even the Vatican — this year's nominees have stopped at nothing to court votes during the final days of this year's cutthroat Oscar race. READ MORE

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  7. Oscar Breakdown: Best Director

    12:00 pm PST 02/19/2014
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    This year's nominees: An old master who made a vibrant film, a younger master who made one in black-and-white, a Mexican and a Brit plus a guy who has now been nominated in this category in three of the last four years. READ MORE

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  8. Telluride vs. Toronto: Forced to Pick One Fest or Other, Where Will Filmmaker Loyalties Fall?

    9:06 pm PST 02/03/2014
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    Upset that films they accepted as premieres were sneak-screening in Telluride, Toronto Int'l Film Fest organizers say they will no longer screen any films that have already been seen elsewhere within their fest's first four days. READ MORE

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  9. How 'Nebraska's' Composer Wrote Americana Music Without 'Banjo Plucking'

    10:29 am PST 01/31/2014
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    Mark Orton explains how 'temp love' got him the gig, what Alexander Payne's best advice is and why he didn't nab an Oscar nomination. READ MORE

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  10. Oscars: David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Other Directors Reveal What Inspired Their Nominated Movies

    10:00 am PST 01/30/2014
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    This year's crop of nominees -- which also includes Alexander Payne, Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron -- reveals the personal ideas and experiences that influenced their films. READ MORE

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  11. Oscar Nominations: The Most Colorful Reactions

    6:36 pm PST 01/16/2014
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    Hopefuls share how they heard the news and what their next moves are -- from Leonardo DiCaprio's low-key plans (call his parents and take a "nappypoo") to Jared Leto's breakfast of champions ("vegan pancakes"). READ MORE

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  12. On the Set of 'Nebraska' With Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and Will Forte

    9:17 am PST 01/06/2014
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    The director and stars of the awards contender reveal secrets of the film in a behind-the-scenes look; says cinematographer Phedon Papamichael: "We don't work with storyboards; we leave room for discovery." READ MORE

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  13. Studio Shifts, Gene Hackman's Retirement and Filming in Black and White: Making 'Nebraska'

    9:00 am PST 01/06/2014
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    Alexander Payne's latest film began 10 years ago with an unemployed comedian whose mover knew Bruce Dern, and ended with a standing ovation at Cannes and the actor's greatest role after "55 years of trying to get here." READ MORE

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  14. 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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  15. 'The Butler,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave' to Screen at Camerimage Festival

    4:02 am PDT 10/29/2013
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    The world's leading festival honoring the art of cinematography kicks off in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Nov. 16. READ MORE

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  16. 'Nebraska' Trailer

    12:00 am PDT 10/13/2013
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    After being notified that he has won a million dollars, an elderly man (Bruce Dern) drags his son (Will Forte) along on a journey to Nebraska to claim his winnings. READ MORE

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  17. New York Film Festival 2013: 13 Movies to Know

    12:07 pm PDT 09/27/2013
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    "Captain Phillips," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Her" and more titles set to screen at Lincoln Center. READ MORE

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  18. Telluride: Bruce Dern, Allan Arkush on How the Fest Upped 'Nebraska' Oscar Odds

    1:51 pm PDT 09/01/2013
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    The movie bowed at Cannes, but insiders argue Alexander Payne's film upped its awards potential at the Rocky Mountains festival. READ MORE

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  19. 'Nebraska's' Bruce Dern on Going for the Best Actor Oscar: 'If I Go Supporting, I'm a Whore'

    6:06 pm PDT 08/30/2013
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    In a Telluride interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the veteran star of Alexander Payne's new film says he's not listening to awards handicappers who think he'd have a better shot in the supporting actor category. READ MORE

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  20. Telluride: Robert Redford, Coppolas Dazzle Fellow Filmmakers at Opening Brunch

    2:06 pm PDT 08/29/2013
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    Oscar hopefuls Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern, Oscar Isaac, J.C. Chandor, Errol Morris and Adele Exarchopoulos were among the bold-faced names in attendance. READ MORE

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