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Is Kevin Costner or Nicolas Cage Worth the Ticket? What to See and Skip at the Movies

See This/Skip That: From Nicolas Cage's Comeback Role in Joe to a Colorful Rio 2

Originally posted 04/11/2014 05:45PM

Kevin Costner makes a solid football movie with Draft Day, but it's Nicolas Cage who steals the show with his comeback role in Joe.

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact Titanic Scene on SNL

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact Titanic Scene on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 01/26/2014 12:45PM

Jonah Hill is nominated for an Oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street but that doesn't mean he can get away with acting like a big shot. At least according to his costar, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Hill, who was hosting Saturday Night Live, acted a little bothered when several SNL cast members began asking him about the Wolf star during his opening monologue.

"What is it like working with Leonardo DiCaprio?" asked one. "What's Leo's hair like, is it like beautiful?" asked another.

Then Taran Killam, dressed as Hill's Moneyball costar Brad Pitt, asked, "What's DiCaprio like? I bet he's the best!"

Hill, 30, then explained that Leo wasn't even supposed to be in the movie with him. That's when DiCaprio, 39 walked onto the set. "I have a question," he asked. "What the hell are you doing, man?"

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Hot Stuff! Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast in Catching Fire | Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast in Catching Fire

Originally posted 07/09/2012 02:35PM

Looks like Catching Fire is heating up: Philip Seymour Hoffman has just been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins's bestselling novel.

Heavensbee, who replaces Seneca Crane as the new Head Gamemaker in the second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, is a pretty complicated guy. After all, you never really know whether he's friend or foe until the very end of the book.

But complex roles are nothing new for the Oscar winner, 44, as shown by The Ides of March, Moneyball and Capote (for which he was named Best Actor).

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Brad Pitt Wants to Celebrate Oscar Nod with 'Pancakes for Everyone' | Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Tells How He'll Congratulate His Fellow Oscar Nominees

Originally posted 01/24/2012 01:50PM

Saying he was "dizzy with joy … and caffeine," Brad Pitt had plenty to celebrate early Tuesday morning after the Oscar nominations were announced in Beverly Hills.

Not only did he receive a nod for Best Actor in Moneyball, but that film, along with his movie Tree of Life, were both nominated for Best Picture.

But the star, 48, isn't solely about celebrating himself.

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Jonah Hill Tries to Play It Cool with His 2 Nominations | Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill Tries to Play It Cool with His 2 Nominations

Originally posted 12/15/2011 12:30PM

Jonah Hill has double the reason to celebrate: this week he snagged two major nominations for his supporting role opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball – one from the Screen Actors Guild and one – a Golden Globe – from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

And yes, this puts him squarely in the running for an Oscar nod.

Though he admits to feeling "fantastic," the comedian-turned-dramatic actor, 27, told PEOPLE from the Atlanta set of the upcoming movie Neighborhood Watch, "I have been trying not to get wrapped up in all of this, in everything."

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PHOTO: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie & Kids Arrive in Japan | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie & Kids Arrive in Japan

Originally posted 11/08/2011 11:00AM

Getting the ball rolling to promote the release in Japan of his movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt arrives at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport on Tuesday.

As you can see, he is not alone: with him and partner Angelina Jolie is their entourage – their children (from left in the photo): Zahara, Knox, Maddox, Shiloh, Pax and Vivienne.

The movie, a critical and commercial hit stateside that has generated Oscar buzz for Brad, is a real-life drama about American baseball – specifically, Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane – who's determine to have a winning season in 2002 despite his lack of a budget.

Of course, with just another tiny addition to their brood, the Jolie-Pitts could have a ball team all their own.

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All You Need to Know About Moneyball's Chris Pratt | Brad Pitt, Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt: All You Need to Know About the Moneyball Star

Originally posted 09/29/2011 03:00PM

This fall's hottest, funniest, sweetest actor stepping up to the plate and generating the most buzz with critics and moviegoers? Is it Brad Pitt … or could it be Chris Pratt?

Best known as the lovable goofball Andy the shoe shiner on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Pratt, 32, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of former Oakland A's baseball player Scott Hatteberg in the Oscar contender Moneyball.

Discovered by a director while waiting tables in Maui at the age of 19, the Seattle-area native next stars opposite real-life wife Anna Faris in the romantic comedy What's Your Number, in theaters on Friday.

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Brad Pitt Further Clarifies Jen Aniston Remarks | Brad Pitt

UpdatePosted 09/20/2011 03:00PM

Brad Pitt Further Clarifies Jen Aniston Remarks

Originally posted 09/20/2011 10:20AM

The night was devoted to unveiling his latest movie, the based-on-fact baseball movie Moneyball, but Brad Pitt still found a moment to clarify comments he made last week regarding his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

"That was never my intention for it to be spun that way," he said of those who interpreted his remarks to be critical of his former mate. "People read things into it that just weren't there."

At the Oakland Coliseum, where the movie premiered and much of Moneyball takes place, Pitt, 47, said the role of Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane offered him a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of America's favorite pastime. (The film is based on nonfiction author Michael Lewis's Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.)

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Brad Pitt: Angelina and I Are Used to 'Taking Punches' | Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt on Kids, 'Taking Punches' with Angelina – And Why Playing a Vampire Sucks

Originally posted 09/16/2011 01:15PM

Brad Pitt doesn't care how popular vampires have become – he wasn't all that thrilled to be playing one.

"I am miserable," he tells Entertainment Weekly of his appearance in 1994's Interview With the Vampire. "Six months in the f---ing dark … contact lenses, makeup, I'm playing the bitch role."

Pitt, 47, shares plenty more candid thoughts on his life and his many movies (his latest, Moneyball, opens Sept. 23) in the magazine's cover story this week. Among the revelations:

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