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How Angelina Jolie Battled Snakes and Land Mines to Depict War-Torn Cambodia in ‘First They Killed My Father’

"We needed a therapist on the set," says the actress-director of the rough production as she opens up about son Maddox's role, vomiting and fainting during filming, and why she ate bugs.

Making of ‘Hidden Figures’: Re-creating the ’60s to Tell an Untold Story of Space, Sexism and Civil Rights

Telling the story of three African-American female mathematicians who helped launch America into space — even though they weren't allowed to use the "whites only" bathrooms — turned out to be no harder than advanced mathematics for stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

How ‘Patriots Day’ Tackled the Sensitivity of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Three years after the attack, Peter Berg ('Deepwater Horizon,' 'Battleship') and Mark Wahlberg return — sensitively — to the scene of the crime amid local complaints.

Making of ‘Hell or High Water’: How Ben Foster (Intentionally) Lost a Tooth for His Role

Actor Ben Foster took his dedication to his craft to new heights while shooting the Western, 'Hell or High Water,' about a pair of outlaw brothers.

Making of ‘Jackie’: How a Chilean Director Convinced Natalie Portman to Play the Grieving First Lady

"Even though so much has been written, we know very little," says Director Pablo Larrain of America's most famous first lady, Jackie Kennedy.

Nicole Kidman on Adoption Connection That Drew Her to Miraculous True Story ‘Lion’

For his first feature, Aussie director Garth Davis went to India as he searched long and hard to cast the role of a 5-year-old boy who barely speaks, put Dev Patel through audition hell and cut through a mountain of red tape to get the busiest bridge in Kolkata to shut down for a day.

How Clint Eastwood Surviving a Plane Crash Led Him to Direct ‘Sully’

After the film was passed on for years due to Denzel Washington's 'Flight,' the director and star Tom Hanks reveal that their biggest challenge wasn't merely to land a jet in the Hudson River — it was figuring out how to fill the film's other 93 minutes.

Making of ‘Neruda’: How a Biopic of a Chilean Communist Poet “Completely Turned the Genre on Its Head”

Pablo Larrain and his cast braved snowstorms, hypothermia — and high-fat diets — to bring the tale of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda to the big screen.

How ‘Moonlight’ Became a “Personal Memoir” for Director Barry Jenkins: “I Knew the Story Like the Back of My Hand”

A coming-of-age story about a black gay man growing up in Miami could have been a hard sell. But Jenkins had no doubts: "Even for me, on set, directing these things, it was like some extremely aggressive therapy. For me, it’s not just a movie."

How ‘La La Land’ Went From First-Screening Stumbles to Hollywood Ending

'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle shared he feared at first for his modern musical with its many early struggles—until the Venice Film Festival.

Making of ‘Hateful Eight’: How Tarantino Braved Sub-Zero Weather and a Stolen Screener

The writer-director and his cast recall the challenges of getting the three-hour, 70mm saga to the screen, from a script stolen in 2014 to an online leak of the film, as the notorious stickler for realism shot his stars outdoors in the Rocky Mountains ("It was freezing, man, freezing," recalls Walton Goggins) and chained Jennifer Jason Leigh to Kurt Russell for 14-hour days ("We were like a very disturbed version of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers," says the actress).

Making of ‘Carol’: Why It Took 60 Years to Film the Lesbian Love Story

"I didn’t think I’d be good in it," says Rooney Mara, who initially declined the role opposite Cate Blanchett, as she recalls their three-minute love scene ("Those things are always awkward") and a much more shocking one that was cut from the film.