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Hopper's Addiction Took Him To Jail

Veteran actor DENNIS HOPPER ended up in seven different jails after an alcohol detox in Mexico in 1982 made him hallucinate and forget who he was. The APOCALYPSE NOW star, who was addicted to alcohol...

Dracula Sequel Set For Big Screen

Film-maker JAN DE BONT has received special permission from the descendants of BRAM STOKER to make a sequel to DRACULA. THE UN-DEAD will be the first authorised sequel to FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's 1992 movie, which...

Durst: 'Limp Bizkit Halted My Directing Career'

US rocker FRED DURST insists he would be an acclaimed film director if his band LIMP BIZKIT hadn't enjoyed so much success. The ROLLIN' hitmaker is set to direct two upcoming feature-length movies -...

Goodfellas Named Greatest Movie Of All Time

Director MARTIN SCORSESE's classic mafia drama GOODFELLAS has been voted the greatest movie of all time in a poll of experts by British magazine Total Film. The 1990 movie, which stars ROBERT DE NIRO,...

Cage Laughs Off Coppola Closeness

Oscar winner NICOLAS CAGE has laughed off his fans' perception he regularly enjoys family get-togethers with his film-making family the Coppolas, insisting everyone is too busy to meet. Cage, whose real name is NICHOLAS...

Coppola Returns To The Big Screen For The First Time Since 1997

OSCAR-winning director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is still so obsessed with the themes that inspired him as a student, he has decided to explore them again in his first movie since 1997. Coppola, best known...

Death Scene Kept Pacino In The Godfather

AL PACINO is convinced that were it not for one pivotal scene in THE GODFATHER, he would have been fired. The movie great admits he was at his most insecure making the 1972 classic...

Caan Rues The Bad Choices That Prompted Him To Turn Down Movies

JAMES CAAN missed out on starring in a host of top 1970s movies because he felt sure every one would be a flop. The actor was offered a string of top films after receiving...

Richard Launches Wine Range

Veteran British pop star SIR CLIFF RICHARD has launched an award-winning range of wine produced at his vineyard in the Algarve regional of Portugal. The SUMMER HOLIDAY singer has named the alcoholic drink Vida...

Brando's Corleone Tops Greatest Movie Character List

MARLON BRANDO's turn as VITO CORLEONE in FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's classic THE GODFATHER has been named the greatest movie character of all time. Brando, who won an Oscar for his performance as the mafia...

Coppola And Salles To Adapt Kerouac

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has teamed up with Brazilian director WALTER SALLES to bring beatnik author JACK KEROUAC's seminal work ON THE ROAD to the big screen. The GODFATHER film-maker's production company American Zoetrope has...

Bracco To Launch Her Own Wine

THE SOPRANOS star LORRAINE BRACCO is set to become the latest celebrity to release her own wine. The actress, who plays psychotherapist DR MELFI on the hit mob show, is endorsing wine from the...

Brando's Voice 'Unusable' In Video Game

Late screen icon MARLON BRANDO's voiceover has reportedly been dropped from a video game based on THE GODFATHER movie, because his ill health made it unusable. Brando won an Oscar for his portrayal of...

Coppola To Release Extended Cut Of The Outsiders

Acclaimed film-maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is set to re-release his movie THE OUTSIDERS - 22 years after its debut. The director has recut the 1983 film, adding 22 minutes in an effort to be...

Apocalypse Now Inspiration Dies

The inspiration for crazed APOCALYPSE NOW character COLONEL KURTZ has died at the age of 74. Vietnam War veteran DAVID HACKWORTH - who was brought to the big screen by MARLON BRANDO in FRANCIS...

Coppola Upset About Godfather Videogame

Director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is furious with the makers of a new THE GODFATHER videogame because they didn't consult him for permission to tamper with his epic film. KOCH, the makers of videogame THE...

Keitel: 'I Almost Quit Acting'

Hollywood star HARVEY KEITEL almost quit acting after he was fired from the set of APOCALYPSE NOW in the late 1970s. Keitel, who enjoyed a renewed bout of fame in the early 1990s with...

Putin Praises Coppola

Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN has praised FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA during a visit by the American director to Moscow to receive a prestigious film award. The APOCALYPSE NOW film-maker visited Putin at the Kremlin before...

Sopranos Star Turned Down The Godfather

THE SOPRANOS star DOMINIC CHIANESE missed out on his first big break when he had to turn down a role in THE GODFATHER. The actor, who plays ageing Mob boss UNCLE JUNIOR, in the...

Brando To Return As Godfather

Late film icon MARLON BRANDO will return from the dead to reprise his legendary role from THE GODFATHER - in a new computer game based on the film classic. The actor won an OSCAR...

Nicholson Said No To Corleone

JACK NICHOLSON turned down the chance to play MICHAEL CORLEONE in THE GODFATHER trilogy to give the gangster part to AL PACINO. The movie veteran has revealed he was FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's first choice...

Godfather Ii Is Top Sequel

Gangster sequel GODFATHER: PART II has been named the top movie sequel in history, in a new poll. Users of website MOVIES.COM voted the 1974 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA crime classic the number one follow-up...

Brando Tops Gangster Poll

Late actor MARLON BRANDO has been voted the best movie gangster of all time, for his role in 1972 classic THE GODFATHER. In a poll for British cinema chain UCI, Brando's portrayal of DON...

Hollywood Tributes Pour In For Brando

Major Hollywood stars have been paying tribute to Hollywood legend MARLON BRANDO, who has died at the age of 80. Director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is "sad" of the death of the star of two...

Swayze's No Fan Of Cool Dillon

MATT DILLON failed to impress his co-star PATRICK SWAYZE on the set of THE OUTSIDERS - because he was "too cool". Swayze lived with Dillon and co-stars TOM CRUISE, ROB LOWE and EMILIO ESTEVEZ...

Coppola Sells Old Family Home

OSCAR-winning director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has sold the longtime California home of his mother ITALIA PENNINO COPPOLA, who died in January (04) at the age of 91. The four bedroom Woodlands Hills house sold...

Brando's Corleone Voted Best Movie Character

MARLON BRANDO's portrayal of mob boss VITO CORLEONE in celluloid classic THE GODFATHER has been voted the most memorable movie character in history. The mafia don from FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's OSCAR-winning 1972 film...

Drunk Murray Rates Kathleen Turner's Bedroom Performance

An inebriated BILL MURRAY gave KATHLEEN TURNER's bedroom skills a high rating this week (ends2APR04) - in front of an all star audience. Funnyman Murray was hosting a benefit at New York's MUSEUM OF...

Robert Duvall Sick Of Famous Line

Veteran actor ROBERT DUVALL is tired of fans quoting his most famous movie line at him. The line, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," was immortalised by Duvall when he played...

Ford Coppola Praises Gibson's Passion

Legendary movie-maker FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA has praised MEL GIBSON's controversial new movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, and told the star to ignore his critics. The film, which chronicles the final 12 hours in...

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