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‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Took Exception to His Character Roy Batty Being Labeled a Villain

Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer did not see his character as a villain, and the actor took some exception to that notion while doing press for the film’s initial release. The iconic Ridley Scott sci-fi movie, set in 2019 Los Angeles and starring Harrison Ford as a former police officer tasked with hunting down synthetic […]

Lea Seydoux Joins ‘Dune: Part 2’ as Lady Margot

Léa Seydoux is in talks to be the latest star to board Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two, joining fellow franchise newcomers Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem are returning for the Legendary and Warner Bros. film, which resumes where Part One left off, with Paul Atreides […]

Christopher Walken Joins Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya in ‘Dune: Part Two’

The emperor of the universe has been found. Christopher Walken has nabbed the plum role of Emperor Shaddam IV in Dune: Part Two, the all-star continuation to Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-winning adaptation of the Frank Herbert science fiction classic. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem, among others, are returning for the Legendary feature, with […]

Denis Villeneuve Hands Out Namesake ‘Coup de Cœur’ Award (Exclusive)

Denis Villeneuve, the Dune director, was on hand to award the namesake Denis Villeneuve Coup de Coeur prize to Clara Milo for her short film Aska on Friday night in Montreal. The honor was handed out as part of the Gala Prix Prends CA Court! Awards and including $25,000 in cash, followed Villeneuve judging around […]

How Canada Made Such a Strong Showing in the 2022 Oscar Race

Guillermo del Toro reached the pinnacle of Hollywood success by shooting Oscar winners and contenders like The Shape of Water and Nightmare Alley in Ontario. So after years of working with Canadian creatives, the horror maestro’s growing web of Toronto collaborators are set to join him at the Academy Awards on March 27 — and […]

‘Dune’ VFX Supervisors Tristan Myles and Paul Lambert Detail an Award-Winning Sequence in Sci-Fi Epic

Denis Villeneuve’s epic Dune was the big winner March 8 at the Visual Effects Society Awards, with the Legendary/Warner Bros. movie collecting trophies for outstanding model (for the royal ornithopter), effects simulations (for the dunes of Arrakis), compositing and lighting (for the attack on Arrakeen) and for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature, the evening’s […]

Florence Pugh in Talks to Join Timothee Chalamet in ‘Dune: Part 2’

Florence Pugh may be journeying to the planet Arrakis. The English actress is in talks to join the all-star ranks of Dune: Part 2, the sequel-continuation to Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic in the works at Legendary. If a deal is made, Pugh would be the first franchise newcomer to join a returning cast that […]

Inside The Hollywood Reporter’s Star-Studded Oscar Nominees Night Party With Kristen Stewart, Ariana DeBose, Denis Villeneuve and More

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Nominees Night celebration returned Monday after two years off, with a star-studded party taking over the outdoor pavilion at Spago Beverly Hills. The event drew Oscar nominees Kristen Stewart (Spencer), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Denis Villeneuve (Dune), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Summer of Soul), […]

Oscar Nominations: Lady Gaga, ‘House of Gucci’ Snubbed While Jessica Chastain Surprises

House of Gucci and its star Lady Gaga appeared to be gaining momentum in recent weeks, landing high-profile nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTAs. But when the 2022 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, Gaga was surprisingly absent from the list of best actress nominees. Similarly, Gucci helmer Ridley Scott didn’t earn […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast [LIVE] — Denis Villeneuve (‘Dune’)

Denis Villeneuve, this week’s guest on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast (which was recorded in front of an audience at Chapman University), is a 54-year-old Canadian who is now one of a select few filmmakers in Hollywood who makes movies that are consistently embraced by both critics and audiences. After directing his first four […]

Guest Column: Denis Villeneuve Pays Tribute to “Untamable” Director Jean-Marc Vallee

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Dune) pays homage to his compatriot and beloved competitor Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, Big Little Lies), who died this week at age 58. Jean-Marc Vallée loved truth. So I must start by setting the record straight.  I’m not Jean-Marc Vallée’s closest friend. We were competitive brothers […]

Denis Villeneuve to be Honored by Advanced Imaging Society

Denis Villeneuve is set to receive the Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking during the Society’s 12th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 1 at Warner Bros. Studios. The award is presented annually, in partnership with the Harold Lloyd family, for achievement in filmmaking and use of technology to empower storytelling. In addition to directing, […]