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2009-02-21 20:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Milk shared top category honors at the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards, making the highly anticipated annual event into a celebration of the diverse films that captured the public's attention this year. The Visitor, Frozen River, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Man on Wire, The Class and Synecdoche, New York also received awards at the event. The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards was held Saturday,...

2009-01-22 08:40:42

Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Mickey Rourke were nominated for the best actor Oscar Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. The men are -- respectively -- the stars of The Visitor, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Wrestler. Shortlisted for the best actress Oscar are Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married, Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Melissa Leo for Frozen River, Meryl Streep for Doubt and Kate Winslet for The Reader. Vying for...

2009-01-08 22:00:00

SEAN PENN WINS TWO AWARDS - BEST ACTOR AND BEST ENSEMBLE - FOR HIS PERFORMANCE IN MILK HEATH LEDGER IS HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY FOR HIS WORK IN THE DARK KNIGHT WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GALA AWARDS CEREMONY BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 AT 9:00 PM (ET/PT) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards at a star-studded ceremony earlier this evening at the Santa Monica Civic...

2008-12-13 13:23:13

The upcoming U.S. movie The Wrestler contains questionable material about Iran through its use of a character dubbed the Ayatollah, Iranian media say. Media sources in Iran have criticized the newest movie from director Darren Aronofsky for featuring the Ayatollah wrestling character and the Iranian flag, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. In the film, the Ayatollah uses an Iranian flag to attack the movie's protagonist, Randy 'the Ram' Robinson, in a wrestling match. Robinson, played by...

2008-12-10 14:13:00

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke says Bruce Springsteen penned a song for The Wrestler after Rourke wrote him a letter telling him how proud he was of the film. Directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky, the big-screen drama co-stars Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. The only reason I wrote Bruce Springsteen a letter was because after about six days, I knew something magical was happening on the movie, Rourke told reporters in New York this week. Darren sort of brought me back to just really wanting...

2008-12-09 19:15:53

Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button have each garnered nominations for eight Critics' Choice Awards, it was announced in New York Tuesday. The Broadcast Film Critics Association's 14th annual prize presentation honoring the best of film in 2008 is to take place Jan. 8. Milk and Button were both nominated for best picture, along with Changeling, The Dark Knight, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and The Wrestler. In the running for best actor are Clint...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

By Peter Popham Mickey Rourke's true-to-life portrayal is tipped for an Oscar and raises the game at lacklustre festival They saved the best for last. Darren Aronofskys The Wrestler won the 65th Venice Film Festivals Golden Lion last night. It premiered only one day before, giving what critics agreed was an otherwise lacklustre Venice a powerful sting in the tail. Mickey Rourke, swaggering in oversize shirt and tie, with straggly blond locks draped over his face, went on stage to watch...

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